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Double Barr Cottages
2 reviews
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“Cozy and exactly what we were looking for!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was pleased the moment I walked into our cottage. I felt very welcome and so did my family. If youare looking for a cozy, private little get away on the island this place is perfect! It was clean, quite and friendly staff. I honestly did not want to leave. I will stay here again in the near future. Thank you to all of the staff at Double Barr!

  • Stayed April 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed for a month this spring in one of the medium size cottages, and had a fantastic time. The cottages were cute, cozy, and had everything we needed. When we asked for something at the office, the staff always helped us with what we needed. They even called around to find things for us to do during our stay. The kitchens had everything and the flat HD flat screen TVs were really nice. We fish, and the fish cleaning hut on the property is always clean. The BBQ pits there were nice too for our catch of the day. We felt like we were at home. Thank you Double Barr for a wonderful time. We will most certainly return as soon as we can.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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IOWA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Took trip to Port Aransas for our Spring Break trip and found a diamond in the rough. The staff is friendly and gave us so many ideas to do while we were there. Very helpful when checking in they made us feel right at homel It is cozy little cottages that don't have frills but are comfortable and very close to the beach. It was a great time for my whole family and can't wait to go back next month.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank HappySailorIowa
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Fort Worth
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We booked a 3 night stay here through Expedia. Little did we know how incredibly nasty it would be! DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE PICTURES THEY POST!! Unless we got the 1 crappy cottage in the place. We were in cottage 3. Where to begin.... the manager (Linda) called us while we were driving from Houston to Port Aransas around 4 or 5pm and let us know we were the only ones left who haven't checked in. We were told they were open til 10 from when we talked to her previously. She said she would leave open the cottage and leave the keys inside. We could not even stay 1 night in that place. I'm pregnant and I'm sorry but mouse droppings, rust, the smell of mildew and raid are not really a place I'd like to stay in. We found a hotel on the mainland for the night. We knew we would have to probably suck up the $200 for that night we spent on the cottage. We called Expedia in the morning to see what we need to do. And we went back to the Double Barr Cottages to return our keys and talk to Linda. Let's just say that Linda is not good with confrontation and does not handle situations well. She made us leave the office most of the time when she was on the phone with Expedia which makes us wonder what she said. We were in there for a little bit and she lied to them about things she said to us. She refused to give us the contact information to the owner (thanks to google and some helpful phone calls we were able to find it). She said the owner is the only person that could refund our money and she's not available to talk. Later... she said she would give us a refund for 2 of the 3 days. Some other reviewers said she makes promises and doesn't follow through. Make sure you have her put everything in writing! Now we get to wait the 6-10 days to see if we get our money back from Expedia. If not, we have her written promises that we will take to small claims court! My friends and I are teachers and we just wanted a relaxing few days by the beach. Don't go to the Double Barr Cottages if you want to relax!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My family and I booked a vacation here last spring. I went against the reviews and booked. We pulled up, got the key, looked it once over and turned the key back in, forfeiting a good $300...and drove drown the road to another accommodation.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Jvirdell
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This has got to be the biggest ripoff on the whole island!! When you look at a room, they show you the one cottage that's kept in decent condition. And then when you check-in you realize you got taken . The cottages smell like mold and it takes less than 12hours for the mold and mildew to show back up in the "cave" of a shower and inside, yes inside, the medicine cabinet . But wait, there's more: cockroaches scatter when you turn on the lights and for days the kitchen was infested with ants. Even though the place was furnished with pots and pans and dishes, i went and bought our own because theirs were too scummy to think about using. Wait.....it gets worse.....my daughter actually caught HEAD LICE while we were there, and after talking to other residents we found that to be very common. This place is noisy, dumpy, the fish house never gets cleaned so it reeks. But the final straw? One "guest" that was staying here long term had several aggressive dogs.....one of which bit off the finger of a little boy who was playing outside . Did the management do anything? Nope!!! At that point we left even though we had been paid through the month. If you want a noisy, smelly, bug-infested vacation then this is your place . But if you want a nice place to stay where you feel safe and get what you pay for then keep on looking!

  • Stayed December 2012
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4 Thank arabkelly
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The cottages were very cute and quaint. The cottages were in a great location, we parked the car and didn't move it until we went home at the end of a great weekend. The owner was very nice and welcoming. We felt like family!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Double Barr Cottages
Address: 415 Ave G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Double Barr Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 rentals on 1 acre a short 2 blocks from the beach. Natural gas BBQ pits, lots of outdoor seating, fully equipped kitchens, sleep 4-6 people, boat parking and a lit fish cleaning facility! Pet friendly rentals available for an additional fee. Call for a daily and weekly vacation rates available. Let Double Barr Cottages be your home away from home in Port Aransas. ... more   less 
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