Feel your cares slip away as you walk the beach at sunrise. Sip a cool drink from our second floor 'sunset balcony' off the back second floor bedroom, while the sun slips to the horizon. Watch the lights of Corpus Christi twinkling in the distance in the evenings.
Greet the morning from the patio in the front of the villa... or relax here in the shade of the afternoon...
With two floors of living space, you have lots of room to spread out - give the kids their own floor, or comfortably accommodate two families with this great floor plan!
This two floor loft villa has a nice sized bedroom upstairs with a full bath; an open loft bedroom next to it with a twin/double bunk setup that sleeps three comfortably; and the downstairs master bedroom, full bath, and kitchen, dining area, and cathedral ceiling living room with pullout couch downstairs. Each room has a ceiling fan to keep the cool breezes moving! We're continually upgrading the villa - just finished painting a few rooms and installing new(er) couches with a better pullout bed, and a new ceiling fan.
We've loaded this unit with lots of extras to make your stay easier and more fun -- in addition to the basic amenities of a coffee maker and toaster, our kitchen includes both a microwave and toaster oven for quick heating/crisping, 2 blenders for making those frozen drinks; a waffle maker to help you 'cater in' breakfast in the morning - just make your own waffles to order!; and a George Foreman Grill when you don't want to bother with lighting up the outdoor grill (great for cooking a few hot dogs or hamburgers to get the little ones fed quickly!) We have a washer and dryer (you supply your own soap please), 2 DVD players.
Check-in is at 4 pm; check-out is at 11 am. YOU must be 25+ years or older to rent per our villa complex homeowner association rules... and the limit is strictly enforced at 8 (unless there is a baby - we can do 9 if 1 is in a crib/pack n play) - thanks!
(living room and downstairs bedroom), a modest DVD library, VHS players (up and down) with a small VHS library, and multiple TVs throughout the unit to keep everyone entertained when you're not at the beach. This is all in addition to the standard amenities such as full-sized refrigerator complete with ice maker, new ceramic top stove, new dishwasher, standard spices (set of 12) for your use when cooking, and full sets of dishes, glassware, silverware, and pots and pans...
We are located outside downtown, on the beach side of Highway 361 -- so you can walk to the nice ocean waves and white sandy beaches here, rather than be on the channel side with an inlet and no waves. The unit has a minimum two night rental requirement (three nights on holidays), and is a short five minute walk to the beach via the wood boardwalk. Sorry, but there are no pets allowed (in the entire condo complex - not just our rules) and this is a NON-SMOKING unit.
There are two pools on property (pictured is the one just outside our villa) as well as sports courts (tennis and basketball). Best of all is an outdoor shower right at the boardwalk entrance - you can shower off all that sand and salt and leave it all outside! Take shampoo with you and shower off before coming back to the villa! We also leave sand toys for your use - the sand toys are on-site so you don't have to drag your little ones' toys with you if you don't want to! [Please remember to leave the toys when you depart so they're there for the next guests...]
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Please - NO MORE THAN 8 OCCUPANTS - THIS IS THE INSURANCE LIMIT unless 1 is an infant and sleeps in the pack n play. You will be required to check in at the office when you arrive in order to get a parking pass for each car.
While we encourage you to contact us IMMEDIATELY if you are renting the unit and there is an emergency. Otherwise, please let us know about issues WHILE YOU ARE THERE, as THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER YOU CHECK OUT. We ask that you only call between 9 am and 10 pm for non-emergencies - thanks!
You may cancel 30 days or more in advance with no penalty. Within 15-30 days - a 25% penalty applies; within 14 days, no refunds (unless we can re-rent your dates).
Hurricanes - if the island is evacuated by the government, of course your money is refunded. Otherwise, cancellation policy applies.
PLEASE NOTE: The service we have through FlipKey "hides" your phone number until a deposit is made. We often receive messages when inquiring that say "call me" but we are unable to do that - however, we're really responsive by email!
Sleeps 8+, Beach side El Cortez Villa Port Aransas, Texas
Additional Location Information
we are located in the El Cortez Villas, about 3 miles outside of town so it's quiet and family-oriented... 2 pools on site (we are closer to the bigger one) and community bbq grills as well as fish cleaning station on site.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on February 25, 2015
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Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Paul & Tina G
The El Cortez Villa that we rented from Mary McDonald was a perfect fit for us. Water pressure was unbelievable, unit was clean, and location to the beach was perfect. A walk to the beach was just 10 minutes and an access road was 1-mile away. We also met a few of the owners and they were very friendly. The lady next door is from Garden Ridge/San antonio and very pleasant to speak with. Pool was warm and clean and the entire Villa was very well kept. My family and I found a new place for our next visit to Port aransas when we go there with friends. Read more
It was a true pleasure to host you - we love that you enjoyed yourself, and took the time to leave us a message telling us so!
We work hard behind the scenes to make every stay enjoyable, and it's always fun to hear that you found the unit to your liking, that the showers were good, and that the folks were outgoing and friendly. We love the El Cortez complex for these reasons ourselves, and love to open our home to others when we're not using it.
We look forward to hosting you again at a later date - thanks!
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Spring Break 2014
Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I stayed at this condo over spring break with a couple of my girl friends. It was well stocked, close to the beach, and very spacious. I think that the location paired with the amenities makes this a great place for a family, a couple just trying to get away, or a group of friends going down to the beach for a week. I recommend this place highly!
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