USA Gulf Coast Texas Port Aransas Listing #56565

Beach Cactus - Port Aransas, TX

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Max. occupancy: 12 2 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 10 comfortably  No pets 
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Spacious home with two pools, sprawling deck & Gulf view - boardwalk to beach

Looking for a family-friendly retreat? Our newly constructed, 2900 sq. ft. 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath house at the Royal Sands Resort has gorgeous gulf views and room for 12 guests! Enjoy access to two pools, a boardwalk to the beach and catch the sunset on a sprawling deck. Just 20 minutes from Schlitterbahn.

INSIDE THE HOUSE

Large groups and big families will have plenty of space to spread out between two living areas. The main living space, located on the upper floor, boasts elegant décor, including a reclining sofa and love seat, lots of windows and a 55-inch flat-screen with plenty of entertainment options. TVs in the upstairs and downstairs main living areas have Smart DVD players with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more, plus satellite TV.

When the grown-ups want to relax and chat while the kids insist on watching Frozen again, you’ll find a comfy second living space downstairs, complete with movie room area and queen-size sleeper sofa. Keep the kids happy and microwave them some popcorn before they head downstairs (we’ll supply you with a couple of bags to get you started)!

Preparing meals for your whole group is a cinch in our gourmet kitchen, complete with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, Keurig with six K-cups, and externally vented hood over the range. Four can sit at the kitchen bar and keep the cook company. Enjoy meals in the dining room or at the table out on the patio.

Our house has five bedrooms, each furnished with ultra-comfy, pillow-top mattresses. The master has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with high-end fixtures, including a shower and separate garden tub. The upstairs second bedroom has a queen bed.

You’ll find an additional suite of rooms on the lower floor: two more bedrooms (one with a king bed and one with a queen), each with their own sink and toilet, and a second master with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom.

Besides all the indoor space, our house boasts 555 sq. feet of front and back patio on the second level, with outstanding gulf views. Take in the sunset from the dining and seating areas on the back deck, or grill outside on the BBQ.

WHAT’S NEARBY

The Royal Sands is a gulf-front haven for water lovers! At this fun community of vibrant, candy-colored beach houses, you can make a splash in the sparkling shared pool, go birding at the on-site ponds, or take a short stroll to the beach via the convenient boardwalk.

Summon your inner angler and plan a deep sea fishing adventure with Dolphin Docks, a quick drive north. Bringing your own boat? Island Moorings Marina, with dock space for rent, is a short drive away. Another option: rally the kids for a day trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark, just 14 miles south in Corpus Christi.

Want to spend some time on land? Grab your clubs and head to the 18-hole Palmilla Golf Club - an Arnold Palmer Signature Course less than three minutes north.

THINGS TO KNOW

City/town permit number: 001428
City/town permit number: 200107092

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

39 reviews

Anjelica D. Nov 2022
My bridesmaids and I stayed at this beautiful beach house the night before my wedding! The house has rooms for us all, the decor was fabulous, and the view was absolutely gorgeous! The day of the wedding we took pictures in various areas, used all the natural light from the windows into the house, and enjoyed looking out to the most beautiful day we could have imagined! We will definitely want to return to this gorgeous home sooner rather then later!
Jennifer O. Aug 2022
We had a lovely time at Beach Cactus. We loved the way it was decorated!
Janet W. Jul 2022
We were very impressed the size was perfect! The only downside was the beds not real comfy and says was a hide a bed downstairs, and wasn’t. We had to rob other rooms to push the 2 part couch together for a bed. No bedding or pillows for that. Which it really wasn’t a bed. But we made it work.

The extra cost on cleaning and service fees were outrageous that being the only reason we won’t book this again. Next time they need to make sure they leave a broom for us to sweep ousselves while there. Was a good time with family.
Manager response:
Janet, we hope you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the miscommunication regarding the sleeper sofa/hideaway bed. The listing has been updated. We appreciate your feedback.
Jorge S. Jun 2022
Home was very clean and everything was listed correctly.
Matthew F. Jun 2022
Great house and the upper and lower masters are perfect for multiple families with small kids. The walk to the beach was quick and the multiple decks were great. Would happily stay there again.
John E. Feb 2022
The home is beautiful and located right next to Cinnamon Shore where we had lots of friends staying. The home is clean and well stocked. Turnkey is incredibly easy to work with, as well. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Estella R. Aug 2021
This awesome beach house is located in a great spot with easy access to beach. The house is spacious and clean. It has great vibrant decor that we really enjoyed. My family had a great stay and we will definitely be staying again. Kudos to the person with a great decor ideas.. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jeanette C. Aug 2021
We had a great time and will probably choose this house again! Just a few suggestions: the bed springs on all the beds are very creaky. Any slight movement can be heard even on the other floors. The master bath sinks drain very slowly, and the master shower has very weak spray. Also, it would be nice to have extra blankets in each room since the blankets on the beds are so thin This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Prashanth S. Jul 2021
Lots of amenities and space on the second floor. Tastefully decorated throughout. Walking distance to the beach.

Maintenance is average for this price point. The floors were wet on check-in and one of the bathroom doors was locked. Took almost 24 hours before it was fixed. No possibility of early check-in or checkout. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jose B. Jun 2021
Very clean and spacious home! The location is so convenient to the boardwalk and pool. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laurence B. Apr 2021
The house was nice but the beds were not great and made a lot of noise. It needed minor repair as well. Nothing major but just small things that a house of this caliber should have been taken care of. Further, half way through our stay the downstairs bedroom ceiling fans stopped working. We didn`t have access to the breaker box and it wasn`t a big deal so we just left it alone.
An interesting thing was a beach house didn`t have beach towels, so bring your own. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Shirley S. Mar 2021
We had a great time. House was perfect and very clean. Had everything we needed. Lots of room! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Terry T. Feb 2021
The location of this property was fabulous. The house itself was very nicely kept and pretty decor. However, the floors were dirty (although they did not appear to be, but when your socks are black on the bottom - that says it all) and the mattresses were very uncomfortable. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Vivian B. Oct 2020
House was as advertised and in a great location. It was very clean, fully equipped and nicely decorated. There was plenty of room for our family of 6. We felt safe in this small community neighborhood. Just a short walk over the boardwalk and onto the beach. We had a small issue with the TV but management was very responsive and took care of it. Overall, I highly recommend this rental. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Peter A. Oct 2020
Great house for a family beach weekend. We needed all the bedrooms and bathrooms! Short walk to the beach and the pool is just across the street. Everyone enjoyed their stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jeanette C. Jul 2020
We had a great time and the house fit our needs perfectly. The only problem we had was that the dryer was broken, which was very inconvenient, but other than that all went well. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diane B. Jun 2020
Home was as advertised and in a great location. We had a couple of issues but manangement was very responsive and took care. Place was clean and accomodations were nice. We had 4 couples and 4 kids and it worked out very well. It had good access to the beach and the community it is in was very nice. Pools were great too. Overall a great stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rita B. Jun 2020
It was our 4th year to rent this property - great place to stay for a large group. The master bedroom had a smell of a wet diaper - never did find one though. The coffee pot in kitchen was broke but we made do with the Keurig that was there. Overall a very pleasant experience. Would recommend to others and will consider renting again next year. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kendra K. Jun 2020
Very roomy and in a quiet neighborhood. Walk to the beach. We had a great time!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Thomas W. Feb 2020
Good. nothing was a dissappointment. here are some suggestive comments. Hand rail on outside stair is loose, hazard. Plenty of cooking vessels, all terrible condition. most box springs squeek very loud. Clear top mount sink in the master leaks around the seal to the counter top. Pity the owner as the contractor did not paint the exterior very well if at all. For sure the exterior doors and jambs were not painted, only factory `primed`. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Heather B. Nov 2019
We loved this place. Layout was nice and the decorations were bright and fun! It was very clean. Easy walk to the beach. The pool is across the street (although not heated so too cold to use in November). Beds were comfortable. Can’t wait to come back. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Janie T. Oct 2019
we had a very nice and relaxing time we had a couple of issues but they were resolved. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Daniel S. Aug 2019
The house is spacious and you can walk to the beach along a boardwalk, which is nice. There are two pool in the community, and you`re not far from good restaurants.

The only cons to the house are that it has 5 bedrooms but only 4 parking spaces, which can make difficult to make travel plans if you have a large group meeting in Port A.

Also, the housekeeping could have done a better job. Several of the bathrooms had mold on the shower curtains and we did find trash from the previous renters in the couch cushions and under the beds. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patrick B. Jul 2019
Based on prior reviews we were excited to rent this property. Location was good and property was clean. The biggest issues were threefold: 1) not enough set of sliver wear in kitchen for home, 2) the beds had wooden box springs that creaked so loud my wife couldn`t sleep and we ended spending the last night in a hotel & 3) we could see the property had a six-seater gold cart in the locked garage but they didn`t make it available for use (so we ended up having to rent one for grandparents/ young kids to go back and forth to the beach); when presented with these issues during the stay, they did nothing (incl not coming to property) and only called once to say we couldn`t use the gold cart - their communication platform was good but their follow-thru and issue resolution was poor - would not rent this property or from this rental company again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lakeshia E. Jun 2019
It was super nice and the accommodations were nice and clean. The home was roomy and provided a comfortable stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rita B. Jun 2019
Was great! House has more supplies than last year. Nice! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michelle H. Apr 2019
We had a great time with friends, surprising my husband for his 50th Birthday! Home was gorgeous... loved the décor ~ felt right at home! We went fishing on Saturday with Dolphin Docs. Everything was easy and comfy! We would definitely do it again! ~ Thank you!

Minor Suggestions:
~Beds all make `creaking` sound - I think its the box spring.
~Broiler Pan would be nice to have
~Appreciate that the required clean up at end of stay was not extensive... we tidied, threw out trash and put a load of towels in wash. Fair enough! :)
~Railing to upstairs from outside loose
~Would have appreciated a few more towels
~Salt would be nice too (shaker was empty)
~Clean grills This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patrick S. Mar 2019
The house was nice and really up to date. The location of the house to the beach was so convenient it was only like 2 blocks away. Overall was a good place to stay just had one issue with the outlets in both bedrooms upstairs wasn’t working. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Paul A. Mar 2019
Family This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Celestino R. Feb 2019
Thank you very much to the family that allow us to have a fantastic weekend. This house is well decorated like a mexican beach house, everything is like new.
Will love to stay here again, 5 min walk to the beach and nice views from the balconies. The only compaint is to the cleaning personal, that in one room the linen where to clean, I had to throw it in the washer, and also the guard rails of the balconies need to be wash. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jason R. Aug 2018
This rental property was perfect for our family. It was clean with plenty of room and amenities. The nearby beach was very nice and Port Aransas was a quick drive down the road for most everything you might need during your stay. TurnKey was very friendly and responsive as well. Thanks for a great vacation! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joshua W. Jul 2018
It was everything advertised. Worth every penny. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rita B. Jun 2018
Our second year to stay in this particular home. It’s a lovely home, well suited to our large family. This year there were a few issues that we didn’t experience before- a broken window pane, water faucet handle wasn’t right, and not as clean when we arrived. Parking may be an issue for us if we plan to stay again next year. But would definitely like to stay again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sara K. May 2018
We`ve rented this home two years in a row and plan on renting it again for the same weekend. It is ADORABLY decorated, everything looks very new and clean, and there is a new boardwalk making the beach so much closer! We even received a complimentary late check-out without asking for one, THANK YOU!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joy N. Apr 2018
My group of 8 adults had a wonderful time staying in this home. It was perfectly situated for all of us to feel like we had plenty of room. The house is so pretty and was very close to the boardwalk, making it easy to get back and forth from the beach. I highly recommend renting a gold cart, which you are able to drive over the boardwalk. The home had everything we needed. Even though we didn`t have the greatest of weather we all felt like the airy feel of the home and the large windows still gave us all a beachy experience. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sue Y. Mar 2018
This 5 bedroom home was beautiful! It was perfect with great comfortable beds and almost everyone having their own very nice bathroom. This property was excellent compared to other homes rented in the past. We can`t wait to come back again!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Bob S. Jun 2017
great place This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Elizabeth D. May 2017
We had wonderful stay in Port Aransas. The house was beautiful and very family friendly. It has a nice open living space that we enjoyed gathering in. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.