3 bedroom/ 2 bath and cute as can be!!

3 br Port Aransas Home


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Property Type:  Home

Bed/Bath:  3 / 2

Sleeps:  7

Pets:  Yes

Smoking:  No

Rental Rates:

$245 - $395 per night

$1,715 - $2,765 per week

$2,290 - $11,850 per month

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When you walk up the stairs of this tropically landscaped home the first thing you notice is the wonderful front porch. You can sit and enjoy the breezes or watch the kids play in the front yard or private pool in the back yard. When entering the home you walk into the open living room, kitchen and dining area. To the back of the home are two bedrooms and a full bath. The first bedroom has 2 twin beds and one pull out trundle and the second room has a queen size bed. Up the stairs off the livingroom you will find the master suite. There is a queen size bed in this room and a full bath. This home has many updates and is decorated very well. The downstairs, which opens up to a large fenced in back yard, has a game room and washer and dryer. The game room offers ping pong, shuffle board, and foosball.This home is pet friendly and smoking is permitted outside only. Please, no grilling on wood deck, there is a park grill for your use! Come, relax and enjoy all Port Aransas and The Shell House have to offer. There is a maximum of 3 cars allowed at this home. For a virtual tour click here

Bedding Configuration: 2 Queen, 3 Twin

Pets: Dogs Allowed

Additional Features:
* Business: Corpus Christi just 20 minutes, Links Golf Course, Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Grocery Store, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office, Port A Escapes
* Convenience: Area FitnessCenter, Golf Course, Movie Theatres, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services, Variety of Restaurants
* Culture: Art Gallery, Birding Center, Symphony Orchestra, Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington
* Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Player, Television, 2 DVD Players, foosball, air hockey table, ping pong table
* Geographic: Bay Fishing, Championship Golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Golf, In Town, Near Beach, Shelling
* Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, disposal, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
* Living: BBQ Grill, cable TV, Ceiling Fans, Central Air, electric heat, iron, Ironing Board, Towels and linens provided, Washer & Dryer
* Outdoor: Balcony, Beachview, Championship Golf, Charcoal BBQ, close to the beach, Close to the Marina, Fishing, Private Pool, fenced back yard

Owner/Manager last updated on 09/13/2014

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Amenities
  • ·Full Kitchen
  • ·Balcony
  • ·Pool (private)
Appliances
  • ·Blender
  • ·CD Player
  • ·Coffee Maker
  • ·Dishwasher
  • ·DVD Player
  • ·Microwave
  • ·Oven
  • ·Refrigerator
  • ·Toaster
  • ·Satellite TV or Cable TV
Activites
  • ·Deep Sea Fishing
  • ·Golf
 
Property Reviews 
Great Vacation!!
Maggie H. from Gatesville, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014
We had such a great time at the Shell House. Location was fantastic, we were a short golf cart ride to the beach, right in town. House was comfortable, plenty of space, beautiful porch that we used morning and night. Our favorite part was the private pool. Adults and kids used the pool daily. We will be renting the Shell House next year!
 
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Shell House
A guest from Lott, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014
Was disapointed that we could not get in earlier - drove by the house and no one was there doing any maintenance. Had to wait until 4:00. The house could have been cleaner and the yard needed to mowed. I think that would help with the mosquito problem. Overall it was a good place to stay and we enjoyed the pool, foose ball table, ping pong & air hockey. As a mom, the washer/dryer were great. Overall the stay was a 4, property condition a 4, location a 4, clean a 3, property mgmt. a 4. Yes, I would recommend.
 
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are feed back on this home
Ida D. from San Antonio, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014
we have stayed in this house the past 3 years and we love it its a great location and are kids love the pool we will continue to stay in this house and come back next year the only thing we dont like is that we have to waite till 4 in the evening to check in we could could check in at noon that would be GREAT!!! even if we had to pay a little extra well worth it
 
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Enriquez/Edmonson family vacation
Cynthia E. from San Antonio, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2014
The Shell house was great in all aspects comfortable and accomdating I would recommend this house to anyone. Many compliments from the family.
 
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Fabulous Backyard Retreat!
Gerard S. from Cibolo, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2014
My family had a fabulous time at this rental home! The kids loved the pool and the garage game room. Location is great, quiet neighborhood but close enough to the beach (you do need to drive but that is pretty much what everyone does in Port A) and restaurants. The home is older but very well kept, the bathrooms have been remodeled, the downstairs has a huge walk-in shower. The kitchen has everything you need, though dated, it worked great for us. The backyard is the real gem here, beautiful private pool with a waterfall and night time LED lights that change color. It is so tropical with all the beautiful flowering plants and trees. The pictures don't do it justice. There are tons of new outdoor furniture to lounge by the pool or hang out on the deck. The fence surrounding the property is a tall 6 foot privacy fence, perfect for your dogs. Our dogs loved playing in the backyard. This property is a winner.This is our second year using Port A Escapes to book our vacation, I will always use them when booking in Port Aransas. I think their website is very accurate, we never have to wait, everything is always ready for us, whether you are checking in or out. Thanks again for a great Vacay!
 
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Great family and pet vacation home
A guest from Longview, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2014
Best review is the kids are still talking about the fun at the house. One of my kids got a BAD sunburn so she didn't want to head back to beach so having the pool was great. She and the other kids went and played in the pool at night.
 
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Great home and location....private pool a huge plus!!
A guest from Lancaster, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2014
Some of the furniture is a little worn, but very clean home. The private backyard and pool was so easy and convenient. The home has all the basics and provided a nice getaway vacation.
 
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Long Weekend Getaway With Family
A guest from Round Rock, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014
This is the second time we have rented the Shell House while vacationing in Port A, as it is a perfect fit for our family. I really enjoy the wrap around porches to sit out and enjoy coffee in the morning. Also, having your own pool to come back to after a day at the beach is nice. The beach is only a few blocks away, but we rented a golf cart to help us get around town. The owners recently added an outdoor covered bar area, which I sure will be nicer in the summer months. I would recommend they patio the bar area and the new grill area in to make it more functional and add some outdoor lighting. The family had a really relaxing time and enjoyed our visit. I hope to return the Shell House again next summer!
 
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60th Birthday Celebration with friends
A guest from Manchaca, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in March, 2014
The Shell House was wonderful and having the private pool would have been amazing had the weather cooperated - it was rainy and cold. We just stayed inside and relaxed. We left a couple of times to eat out and found some great places for fresh seafood. Would have been nice to have more chairs for the dining table but all in all it was a comfortable clean beach house and the wrap around porch was awesome. Management company was most helpful and very friendly, will use them again.
 
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Our Stay at the Shell House
A guest from Avon, SD recommends this property.
Stayed for 31 days in January, 2014
We were very happy with the location, easy to get any where, even walking. The house was nice, loved the wrap around deck. The pool lights were beautiful too. Also liked all the deck furniture all the way around.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Port Aransas Escapes
Thanks so much for your review and please come back and see us again!
 
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Dog Friendly
Vicki G. from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2013
We were disappointed in the condition of the yard. Evidently the guests before us had a dog with GI problems as there were numerous piles of diarrhea stool I had to pick up before allowing my dog in the yard. 9 poop bags in all and then had to hose down what I could not pick up. Other than the yard the house was nice and convenient to many of the area amenities. The ceiling fans were quite loud.
 
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Great 15th Wedding Anniversary Stay at Cute & Cool "Shell House"
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013
2 adult couples, we totally enjoyed this place and suggest you check it out (It would accommodate 2 more people easily and you could add someone on couch and air mattress to max it out). Wraparound deck,very private, clean, small pool, fenced upstairs porches and backyard. POOL: Fountain runs Noon - midnight, very relaxing. NOTE: Ask mgmt co. for Pool LED Light remote, otherwise you can't turn on super groovy pool lights. The master bedroom upstairs is very private and the only thing we'd change is upgrade the Queen bed to a King, there is plenty of room for a King. NO WIFI, we didn't miss it. We came to relax, not surf the internet! The kitchen is small, but we like to eat out for lunch and dinner so that was perfect too. Foosball table a bit rusty, but ping-pong and air hockey were quite playable. All in all, a GREAT rental and very fairly priced.
 
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Rude Service, Long Grass with Trash
William B. from Brenham, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in September, 2013
We arrived early (Noon)knowing we may not be able to get in but as we were supposed to be there the day before we didn't think it a problem. Went by house it was empty, went by rental office told them we know we were early but was told in a very rude fashion that the house was being cleaned and we could not get in. We went to town messed around had lunch etc. went back by house no one there (2:30)went by rental office and was told rudely again we were early and it had not been cleaned and then it had to be inspected. went to bar ordered a beer 15 minutes later phone rag house was ready. Arrived at house grass had not been mowed in at least a week maybe two trash can out back was full of trash meat wrappers, beer cans and vomit. Rude Girl was Hispanic or had dark skin, slinky back dress tattoo on her chest.
 
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Old Cheap Linens, Pillows and Mattresses
A guest from Austin, TX does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2013
Great Location. But, NO INTERNET. Dirt visible on top of beams in living area and ceiling fans as you ascended the stairs gave an overall dirty feeling. Beds, linens, and pillows were minimally acceptable for a motel 6 level. I understand rental company wanted you to load and wash all dishes, but found it odd that one also had to pick up all trash, empty all trash cans, and then roll trash can to the street- or be fined. glad we didn't have to vacuum and do windows too.
 
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Overall Good Stay!
A guest from San Antonio, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2013
My first impression was the house is that it is old with not many updates. But it is a rental house so what should I expect right? The bathrooms look to have been updated and are nice, but the old dirty blue carpets really need to be changed. Also the leather sofa while comfy is dirty. Beyond those items, the house is sufficient for a rental property. We did not have any maintenance issues while we were there...everything was working properly. The master is upstairs and we have 2 little ones and didn't want to leave them on a floor by themselves so we all stayed on the main floor and never used the upstairs, which was fine. As others reviewed the garage is very musty smelling. We only used it once and opened the garage door to the pool side and my husband and daughter played air hockey. It was ok with the door open. I have to say the best part of this house was the POOL!!! It is a perfect size and was so nice to have a private pool after being at the crowded beach all morning. Without the pool it's just like any other property. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool. There was dish soap and detergent there and extra trash bags, beyond that bring your own. I was a little confused that there were no regular drinking glasses...only wine and margarita glasses and coffee cups ( unless I overlooked it). So if we stay here again I'd bring some plastic ones. Others reviewed about mosquitos in backyard but we did not have that issue. Very close to beach and restaurants. Overall we enjoyed our stay just a little grossed out by the carpet!!! We'd probably stay here again for the private pool.
 
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We Loved the Shell House!
A guest from San Antonio, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2013
We had a wonderful time in this rental. The location is somewhat far from the beach, but the private pool and gameroom more than made up for it. The furnishings are a bit worn, but the house is clean and nicely decorated. The only downsides are the steep stairs to the garage/gameroom and the lack of internet access. But with everything else to do onsite, who really needs the internet?! Would definitely stay here again.
 
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Good
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013
My family and I enjoyed the house. Has nice private pool. The neck was nice to sit outside on. Place was clean.
 
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Nice Retreat
Lindsey C. from Katy, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013
Everything was great! This is the best house I have stayed at thus far in Port A. The pool was amazing and we also enjoyed sitting on the deck.
 
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May 2013 trip
Jeff G. from Cedar Park, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in May, 2013
House was great, only issues we had were a missing tv remote control, no knowledge or guidance on how to turn on pool lights, no WiFi and broken toaster, for which the mgmt company handled the remote and toaster within a couple hours of notification. I would recommend and stay at this location in the future.
 
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Christmas on the coast
A guest from Granbury, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in December, 2012
Overall a good stay.House needs wi-fi,bigscreen Tvs, HBO, things like that. Yes,I understand,then it will cost more.
 
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Perfect spot for R and R
A guest from Spring Branch, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2012
Everything was lovely. Only improvement would be if master bedroom had a king size bed!
 
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Stay at the Shell House
Cori B. from Coppell, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012
The house was in a great location. It was a 1 or 2 minute drive to the beach, and it was easily accessible to town. Beach parking is super easy. The house was perfect for our family of 5, and was clean and well maintained. The only complaint I have would be the musty smell in the basement and the very dirty futon still down there. The door opens to the outside, and there was a fan down there, so it was fine to play the air hockey table, but I think just a little tlc in the basement could go a long way to improving the property greatly. We would most definitely book the property again. The little pool was really fun for the kids and a great perk as well.
 
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Nice older home
kelly k. from Mansfield, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012
The shell house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We had 4 adults and 3 kids and were able to sleep comfortably. The home was clean and the pool was fantastic for the evening bar-b-q's. My only complaints were that the house was a bit small and quite crowded with 7 people all in the house at once. The bedrooms (except for the master) were only large enough for beds and that's it! The house was also a bit older and outdated than other homes we stayed in, however, the price was right and you get a pool so it seems that we got a good deal.
 
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Beach Wedding
Bill M. from WICHITA FALLS, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2012
My wife rented The Shell House so we could attend my neices wedding on the beach. My daughter, son and son-in-law and I stayed 3 nights. The Shell House is very nice with a lot of room. The kitchen came with ample utensils. The pool was clean and refreshing. We used it several times every day. The mesquitos were tough out back, but we fought back. We had tournments with the games down stairs. It was warm, but not hot during the competition. Appreciated the washer and dryer, but the dryer did not heat up. Had a great time. Would love to return to the same location in the future.Bill and family...Wichita Falls, Ennis, El Paso...Tx
 
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Great place to stay!!
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012
We loved the Shell house. It made our beach vacation fantastic!! We spent most of our time in the pool. 2 Things to mention. Be sure you have mosquito repellant, they love the yard as much as we did. Also, the dryer does not shut off. It will dry your clothes to death. Will definitely try to book this house in the future!! Thanks
 
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The Shell House Review 2012
A guest from San Antonio, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012
Overall we were very satisfied with our stay at The Shell House. Our family really enjoyed the pool. The house is in a great location. The only things needing improvement are getting rid if the musky odor in the garage and replacing the blue sofa in the living room.
 
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Overall Good Place to stay
Jerry p. from Georgetown, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012
Our family chose this house because it had a private pool which we utilized alot. Someone even came to clean the pool during our stay. The location of the house is central to town and the beach. We rented a golf car to travel about town and to/from the beach. Our only complaint is the dish satellite did not work during our stay and we told management about it, but no one seemed to check into it. So we watched dvds that we brought along in the living room and master. The two other rooms do not have tv/dvd players. Also the bedroom with the 3 twin beds needs to say 2 twins and a trundle bed (which transforms the room into one giant bed!) We were disappointed when we arrived because we thought there were actually 3 real twin beds--the master is large enough to accomidate a twin/cot/airmattress if needed.But overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in the future.
 
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Had a great relaxing time at the Shell House
Reviewed by: Tina W. recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012
Our stay was very nice & relaxing...having our own pool was a huge plus! The house was nicely decorated & clean. Although,they were refoofing the house for a day & a half while we were there,(we knew this in advance)it was not that bad(just noisy) but we were gone to the beach for most of it, & the owners discounted our stay for the inconvenience. The house is only 5 minutes from the beach, & as close to all the shopping & dining. My only suggestion to future guest is that if you will be cooking alot, bring a good skillet--the ones in the house are old & scratched up(everything sticks!)but all the other dishes were great. The pool was great & the game room in the garage was too! It did have a musty smell, as all the other reviews said, but we just opened the garage door & the back door & it kept a nice breeze coming though! Thank you so much for our stay---we will definitely be returning!
 
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A Great Family Vacation
Joshua M. from Deadwood, SD recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2012
We loved the location and the pool. We would stay here again. Read our full review and see a video of the house at /
 
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Great family, pet place
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in April, 2012
Overall a great stay: excellent location, pool, yard and wrap around deck were great. Pet friendly a big plus. The house is cute, nice design. Some suggested improvements to make the stay even better: we've come to expect a "fully stocked kitchen" to include basic spice rack, dishwashing and dishwasher soap (especially if you ask us to load and run dishwasher upon leaving!). Really need to get internet there to have full amenities (the cafe down the street was always too crowded!). Pool lights were great, but we wouldn't have known about them unless we asked about the fountain (which was not working for our stay). Need to re-set timers on the sprinkler system to go off in early morning rather than 3:00 in the afternoon! Should get rid of the ratty old futon in the basement. Game tables are old but still functional, just make sure they remain in working condition (nice diversion). We brought a pump to try to get the bikes to work (they are not advertised but we were told we could use them). Seats would not adjust (screw stripped), so again, a little maintenance would make them a nice added amenity (we brought our daughters' bikes), especially since its an easy bike ride to beach or around town. A+ for the property management team, they were very helpful, although a card/welcome folder with map, restuarants, grocery store, other services around town (business center), would be useful to have in the house (ended up calling and asking property management group about these things) Spent every night grilling and on deck or pool patio, but a simple Weber grill would be improvement over public-park style grill in back (too small and no cover to smoke meats). Would definitely consider returning or recommending.
 
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Super rental, close to everything!
Jan M. from Kewanee, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 32 days in January, 2012
From start to finish we had a wonderful experience with our rental! The smoke alarm kept going off even when we moved the toaster away from the smoke alarm, no biggie we just had to remember to turn on the stove fan anytime we were in the kitchen to cook anything. The property was just as described although a bit farther from the beach than we expected. A great time was had by all and we REALLY appreciate it being pet friendly as we travel with our pet who is indeed a part of our family. Definitely recommend the property management company and this property!! The area around the property was clean and neighbors friendly and helpful! Close to restaurants, shopping and fairly close to the beach.
 
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Lovely home
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011
The home was perfect for our group of 7. All the appliances and fixtures were quite new and of good quality (dishwasher, music system, etc.) Although not on the beach, it was a really short drive and very conveniently located. The staff at the mgt company were professional and friendly too. We would definitely consider staying here again.
 
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Nice place to stay
Hank W. from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011
The property could use some lights on the back side of the house. The deck and backyard are unusable after dark. The gameroom/garage could also stand to have a small window unit to make it a bit cooler in there and make it a more pleasant place to enjoy the gaming tables. Overall I was pleased with the property.
 
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Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011
We checked in on Sunday, everything was great. When we came back from dinner that night (around 10:15) the air conditioner was not working. I called Port A Escapes, they actually answered the phone and had a serviceman at the house to fix it within 15 minutes. That's pretty impressive customer service IMHO.
 
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We had a wonderful family vacation, a great memory.
Jeanie B. from McDade, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011
The Shell House is lovely, the one drawback is those STEEP stairs to the basement but we are sure that is just something that can't be helped and shouldn't take away from our overall rating. In one of the bedrooms, however, the bedding was covered in short, black pet hair, possibly missed by housekeeping.
 
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Bang for the Buck
Liz G. from Austin, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2011
We really liked this nice pet friendly place in easy location. I knocked off a star because the garage was so musty that we couldn't stand being in it for very long. We bought and left bowls for the kitchen. Also, coffee filters and paper towels should be stocked. The house and yard were clean and worked very well for our group. Thanks!
 
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Summer vacation
Rafael B. from Grand Prairie, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2011
This house is great, plenty of room and clean. It's a short distance from beach but your located just a few blocks from everything. Will definitely stay at this location again.
 
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Review of the Shell House - the house was lovely! We especially enjoyed sitting on the deck at night when there was a cool breez
A guest from AUSTIN, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2011
 
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Shell House Family Vacation
Catherine C. from San Antonio, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in June, 2011
We found the Shell House to be very clean, bright and inviting! We loved the oppurtunity to have different members of our family to join us at different times. I think if they had a sofa sleeper and allowed up to 10 adults at a time we would have booked for two weeks instead of one. The garage was great with the air hockey, (yes we dared to turn it on!), ping pong table and the foose ball table. The only thing I did not like was the steep stairway down into the garage, and the moldy smell in the garage. I do think they should refund the damage fee if no damage is done. All in all we enjoyed our time at the Shell House.
 
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I recommend crawling into this Shell(house)
Reviewed by: Anthony N. recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in May, 2011
Pleasant stay. The one slight irritant was the deck construction and evidence therof collected and strewn about the exterior. To be fair the lumber, yellow caution tape, and building supplies were in unused areas around the house itself... simply an eyesore. The house is cozy and reasonable appointed. Less than a 2 minute drive from the beach and close to town. The garage/game area was less of an amenity than a dusty collection of garage sale candidates. In all fairness, we didnt go there to play ping pong. I dare anyone to turn on the airhockey table...we chose to avoid the dust storm. The master was very roomy and the bathrooms were clean. The other rooms served their purpose. A pleasant stay all together. A little heavy on the weird fees. Truthfully, a $50.00 damage waiver and clean fee of $80.00 was over the top. We didnt break anything and we had to empty the trash and do the dishes upon departure...they told us to do so in the check-in process. Why am I paying these fees? Will the damage waiver be refunded? They taxed us like a hotel and didnt include the clean fee in the rate??? Will that be refunded?? That aside... We enjoyed ourselves. Good friends and good times. I guess thats what we were there for.
 
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A guest from Houston, MN recommends this property.
Stayed for 30 days in February, 2011
This property could be great with some maintenance and cleaning. Upgrade basement
 
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