Private gated community that requires a code to enter. Time to head to the beach...Grab a towel...lets go! For a perfect fit, stay at the Blue Buoy where life is simple. This two bedroom/two bath UPSTAIRS carriage house includes many kitchen amenities such as microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven, range and refrigerator but no dishwasher. This unit is also equipped with a washer and dryer. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large walk in shower. The second bedroom has a double bed. Indoor entertainment abounds with 2 HD tvs, 2 dvd players, an ipod dock with speakers, wireless internet, and a collection of board games. Enjoy numerous outdoor seating areas within the fenced yard that includes 2 balconies, a dining table by the gas grill, and a screened porch. Awaken your competitive spirit on the bocce ball court/washer pit then cool off at the outdoor shower. Located in Village Walk, an award winning gated community, your package is enhanced with 2 community pools, a pedestrian walkway, and close proximity to the beach. 3 night minimum on holidays. Use the Port A trolley for rides to shops, restaurants, site seeing points, and beaches. A stop is conveniently located at the front entrance of Village Walk. Look for the red sign.***A portion of every Blue Buoy rental is donated to ARK-Animal Rehabilitation Keep***Friends of the ARK is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting ARK in Port Aransas, TX by providing education, volunteers and funding.http://www.friendsoftheark.orghttp//www.utmi.utexas.edu/outreach/animal-rehabilitation-keep. Parking: -all vehicles must be parked in the garage or driveway of each unit. All additional vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas along the street with curbs, sidewalks and palm trees. * NO parking in street areas designated NO PARKING.* NO parking in other homes driveways or in pool parking driveways. * NO parking in empty lots (grass or sand areas) or on sidewalks * NO Boat, Personal Watercraft, RV, Bus or Trailer parking ANYWHERE (except in closed garages). * Only approved vehicles may be parked on-site. Violators are subject to having their vehicle/boat, etc. towed at their expense. Please read all the Village Walk Condominium Rules and Regulations. No Boats or Trailers Allowed on Village Walk Property.
Additional amenities include: overflow parking: no overflow parking, cable/satt: yes, view: partial water view, laundry: washer/dryer, internet: wireless internet, golf: nearby....Read more
Left on 07/18/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Mario GReviewed Jul 18, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Pictures make the property look larger and the lack of a dishwasher made cooking and cleaning inconvenient. The mattresses on both beds were cheap, noisy and the mattress pad was stained. The property is located upstairs and there is no access to the garage. Luckily the owners were not on site and we were able to use the balcony area during our stay. Rent this property if you don't mind a small space and sharing the outdoor areas. Decor was nice and property was clean for the most part.
Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | CortneyReviewed Mar 20, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
We had an amazing stay and the condo was perfect. Starkey Properties was so easy to work with and they made check in and check out very easy. We are already planning to go back in November. Loved it!!
Also, if you are ever interested in a golf cart rental, go to Braun's and let them know you are renting from Starkey because they will give you a discount.
Left on 12/13/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Family Thanksgiving BeachcombersReviewed Dec 13, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our time at Blue Buoy. Very comfortable and the smallish space felt very open and expansive. They've did a terrific job with supplying everything we needed. Looking forward to returning.
Left on 08/14/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 14, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We stayed in the property for over 2 weeks and were very pleased. The best thing was that everything was there, even soap for the washing machine. I would recommend this property to my friends and family.
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Left on 07/23/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 23, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
I have vacationed in Port aranasas for the past ten years with my family and have stayed at many properties that were perfect. This one by far has been the most disappointing. First the two bedroom was so small that I think my condo in California would be more superior. The main bedroom had no television and limited bedding for the four days I was there. The bathroom for the main bedroom was tiny and had no tub. The second room had a tiny futon. Both beds were horrible to sleep in. None of these things were stated in the on-line view of the property. It was more of a loft apartment then what was described in the on-line tour and was grossly under stated. The unit also had wireless which I might add never worked the entire time of my stay. Needless to say, I would never want to stay at this property again. The price is inflated to the consumer and the owners should be ashamed to charge that for the service they are providing. The only good thing that did not make this experience terrible was that the staff was very friendly and met my needs as much as they could. Hands down I would never refer this to anyone.
First of all we would like to thank you for staying with Starkey Properties. The Blue Buoy is a wonderful upstairs carriage house apartment. This is very clearly stated in the online description. It is value priced compared to larger properties because it is an upstairs carriage house. The Blue Buoy pictures show exactly the bedding and bath set up. This is a great place for four people looking for a small rental with all the amenities, inside and out, that this central Port A location provides. We worked diligently to repair the wireless issue during your stay. The router has been replaced and the issue resolved, unfortunately it took time to receive the new equipment. Please consider Starkey Properties for a future stay in Port A. We would be happy to find you a rental that better suits your needs.
Starkey Property Mgmt.
"Great last minute getaway!"
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | SweetdReviewed May 23, 2013Stayed May 2013
We rented The Blue Buoy for mother's Day weekend. It was a suprise for my mother and children. We had such a great time. The decor was beachy and the house was very very clean. Love the shower in the master bed. It was cozy and just enough room for the 5 of us. Pool was only a short walk from the house. Had all the comforts of home. We will definately be back again. Thank you for allowing us to book this last minute it meant the world to us.
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 22, 2013Stayed May 2013
I loved this carriage house. It is the perfect size for a small family & I cannot believe it had two bathrooms. I was down for business so it was just me but I can definitely see 4 people staying very comfortably in this house.
Left on 11/08/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | thiltpoldReviewed Nov 8, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
This place is good for 3-4 people max. It was a good size for our family 4 and a half) but was a little cramped when we were all in the living space and kitchen. We did not like having to drive to the beach but the location is good. The pool was ideal as well. We were not disappointed.
Left on 11/06/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 6, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Nice, clean, small condo. Okay for a couple, very crowded for a family. The second bed room was very small and barely fit the bed once it changed from a sofa. The kitchen was too small to cook in, so not a good place to stay if you are planning on eating in. Also, taking out the trash was very inconvenient because you have to drive it to the other side of the complex to put in the dumpster. Difficult to do when you've packed up your car and you are trying to clean out the condo for your departure. No boardwalk to the beach. I also thought the cleaning fee and the insurance fee for accidental damage was too expensive given a three night stay.
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