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Fritch, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed in unit 248 which is privately owned and kept up very well, clean and cozy. We had our coffee on the balcony every morning and saw the sunrise and the waves coming in. Had a super great time in the awesome pool and on the beach. It was my best ever experience in Port Aransas and I have... More 

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Thank rickytside41
texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Resort grounds were great. Pool clean & very nice. Proximity to beach was great albeit a somewhat long walk - but super nice new boardwalk. Service was minimal but friendly & adequate. Room -- worn out. Tired furniture. Not enough dishes in unit that supposedly sleeps 10. Beds fairly comfy. AC worked great. Nice new tv but (get this) only... More 

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1 Thank Kat0808
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Everything is ok, except that the living room and the floor in the unit need to be really cleaned, I was very uncomfortable with my kids sitting in the living room sofas. Love island retreat and the spacious unit 41, all the utensils and enough room for 8. Clean bathroom. Grate location.

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1 Thank Vero02013
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed in unit #4. It's an easy walk to the beach but too far to carry all the things that make hanging out on the beach fun. So, we drove and parked on the beach the day we wanted to stay out on the beach all day. The walls were paper thin, so we could hear everything said in... More 

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Thank Marie M
Plano, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

A friend and I stayed here for a long weekend recently. She stays here each summer with her sister-in-law and knows me well enough to know I would not be happy in 'economy' digs so she upgraded us to a unit with a balcony. Good move on her part. Great ocean view and she kept saying how nice the room... More 

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1 Thank Suzanne S
Texas
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Stayed at Island Retreat just a few weekends ago with my family. We had an excellent stay! ROOM When we made our reservation, I combed through the available units and took the virtual tour of each one to make sure I picked a unit that I liked. The one we chose (134) was renovated earlier this year and was in... More 

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3 Thank sagirl5
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was by far the best place my family and I have stayed on the island. But I will probably never stay there again. After we arrived home I realized we had left a piece of luggage. We called immediately after our discovery. We still had family on the island that could pick it up but they would not take... More 

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Thank AmberJoseph
Bulverde, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

For a business meeting, wedding, vacation travel or just a weekend get-away . . . what a wonderful place to spend your time. Boasting small to large accommodations with responsible leadership and capable employees, this island spot is convenient to shops, restaurants and night spots, yet peaceful and a great resting place for those who need a bit of "quiet".... More 

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Thank Doringcourt S
Lubbock, Texas
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79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed in unit #32 and enjoyed our stay. There were a few problems with some lights and the stove fan but the owner will take care of those. It was not a big deal. I was not happy with some of the towels provided by the resort. I did not know at the time I could call down and... More 

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Thank 3longhorns
San Antonio, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Do not stay here if you value your possession's! I left a few items when I checked out of the Island Retreat and called WITHIN 3 HOURS asking if I could return and retrieve my items. I was told to call back the next morning. I had no choice but to agree and assumed I would be able to pick... More 

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CaseyIslandR, Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

It is true that the guest left three articles of clothing and staff bagged into a plastic bag, this bad was then accidentally discarded by Island Retreat's staff. The guest was contacted with an offer to replace the lost articles but declined and thanked me for the telephone call and follow-up. Island Retreat does not have theft problem but did... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Island Retreat

Address: 700 Island Retreat Rd, Port Aransas, TX 78373-6012
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range: $85 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
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