This was our first family vacation with our 17 month old daughter, and our first visit to Port A. Overall, we had a great time and really enjoyed our stay at the Sea Gull. We stayed in condo 507 from 9/3/13 to 9/7/13. We traveled with another couple (total 4 adults, 1 child). I think the best part of our trip was how quiet the condo was, along with the island/town itself. Since we traveled after Labor Day, the tourist season had ended and most families didn’t arrive until the weekend.
The unit itself was very nice, it is a 2 bed/2 bath unit and had been updated recently. Each bedroom had a king-size bed, along with ceiling fans and closets. The master bath was attached, while the guest bathroom was accessible from the hallway, about 4 feet from the guest bedroom door. We stayed in the master, and there was enough room for our daughter's pack & play in addition to our luggage. The closet in the master is bigger than the guest bedroom, but still enough space for each couple. Both baths were the combo tub/shower and hadn’t been updated, however the water temperature and pressure were fine in each. The sinks in each bathroom had been updated, as well as the toilets. Each bathroom included towels and soap (no shampoo or conditioner), as well as kleenex, toilet paper, and a hair dryer.
The kitchen had modern stainless steel appliances (including coffee maker, can opener, toaster, and in-sink disposal), everything worked very well. The unit does come stocked with pots, pans, bowls, utensils, cups, most basic items you’d need to cook. The condo also supplied dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and paper towels. There was also a trash chute located in the stairwell so we didn’t have to take the trash down by hand, very helpful. Housekeeping came by daily to refresh towels, not much else.
The views were fantastic, all of the units have views that look out towards the Gulf of Mexico. Both bedrooms in our unit faced the parking lot (ocean views from your bedroom may depend on what unit you book) The complex is about a 15 minute drive south of Port Aransas, an easy drive that puts you in the middle of grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, bars, fishing, and other activities. The condo offers a complimentary coffee bar each morning in the lobby, as well as books & DVD’s for rent (DVD’s are $1, books are free). There are also several luggage & shopping carts to help load/unload all of your stuff when arriving/departing, very helpful. When walking to the beach (very short walk, 1 minute to the sand!), Sea Gull does a storage chest with bodyboards, sandcastle toys, etc., and there also some in our unit as well. The staff was pretty friendly, they all seemed to be recovering from the busy summer and weren't too talkative. We never did go to the pool, although it was clean and well kept. There really ni kids activities while we were there, but the beach was enough entertainment for all.
Overall we would definitely go back again, and would consider staying at Sea Gull again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mustang Island's Premier High Rise Condominium is located directly on the beach of the barrier island dividing Corpus Christi Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The Sea Gull condos offer unobstructed cruise ship views of the water and of 27 miles of unspoiled beach. Port Aransas, only 8 miles up-beach, offers excellent dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. Entering the Sea Gull's lobby you will be greeted by attentive staff and a panoramic view of the Gulf and sand dunes. Venturing down the short boardwalk you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the beach that extends on each side of the Sea Gull. It is then that you know... you have landed in paradise... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Gull Condominiums Hotel Port Aransas