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Island Retreat
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knox city, texas
Reviewed July 12, 2004

We travel clear across Texas to stay with the folks at the Island Retreat as often as we can and that's been many times over a period of years. We love the atmosphere and the fellowship and the kids have grown up knowing that around the end of July to middle of August, hottest part of our year, we travel to South Texas to enjoy the trip and the town and fun in the sun. The kids play in the pool and love the walk to the beach to get to the waves. We have all voted that "6 Flags" or any water park has nothing on the fun and pleasure we get out of family and friends at the Island Retreat. Sorta great to have a place so far from home that we can enjoy so much...YOU GO! JB AND GALA ! WE'RE GONNA SEE YA' SOON....TRY IT...YOU'LL LIKE IT! THANKS, PAT, NIKKI, HEMI, BRITTNEY, ISABELL AND JONATHAN

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Memphis, TN
Reviewed April 19, 2004

I stayed there last weekend at it was great. Easy to get to the beach, very comfortable condos, and the two pools were nice.

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Reviewed March 25, 2004

My favorite view on the Island...most of the condos overlook either a fun pool or a beautilful view of the gulf with pretty dunes at sunset. Great for families!

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Reviewed August 25, 2003

This was our choice for a last minute place to stay. The staff is friendly and courtious. Not only are the rooms spacious, but they come with basic cookware to use. The room was quiet, so we were able to get a nice rest. It was clean and neat, but not festive. This establishment is worth every penny.

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Austin, TX
Reviewed July 25, 2003

If you're looking to save money on a room with a full kitchen, right on the beach, for a reasonable price, the Island Retreat will work. The Island Retreat offers that old cottage experience-- complete with outdated paneling in the rooms, unpainted exteriors, and that musty cottage smell. We traveled to Port Aransas the third week of July during the peak season.

If you're looking to sleep in past 8 a.m. without a maid banging on your door, insisting you take fresh towels without cleaning the room, keep going down the beach. We were convinced after our stay at the Island Retreat that it's definitely worth paying a little more to get a better room, even if it's off the beach. In Port Aransas, you can pay six dollars and drive right out on the beach! Your car and all of your beach stuff is at your fingertips. In contrast, anyone staying at a resort "on the beach", has to lug everything down a long cement path, up a long boardwalk, over sand dunes, across the beach parking you could have pulled right into, and down over the sand. Try that with a beach umbrella, beach bags, boogie boards, skim boards, beach toys, a cooler, and oh yeah, your kids!

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Address: 700 Island Retreat Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-6012
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range: $60 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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