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by Alicia B.
Great view of the Beach. The condo was small but clean and the pool and rec room were huge. My daughter and her friend spent more time there than anywhere else. Port A Escapes always come thru even on short notice.!
Thank you for staying with Port A Escapes!
We really enjoyed our time at Serene Seashell 508BH. The decorating is pleasant and cute. Wish the bathrooms were updated a little more, but honestly I'm there for the beach and the view. My children loved the heated pool.
September 29, 2021 - Escapia
Long Time Port A Visitors
by Emily E.
This was our first time in 508BH, but it was lovely. Amazing views of the dunes and the beach and very comfortable beds. The grounds are well-kept and the pool is gorgeous. Highly recommend.
WE are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to stay with us again..
by Bryan B.
Fanstastic few days in Port A. Great accommodations with a wonderful view of the beach.
December 2, 2020 - Escapia
Comfortable, convenient, clean, and with spectacular views!
by Laura G.
This was our fourth stay at Beachhead Condos though Port A Escapes, but the first stay at Serene Seashell 508BH. The service through Port A Escapes was terrific as expected; we received timely updates and instructions, and the app made everything simple. The location of Beachhead Condos in general is tough to beat. Serene Seashell has what has to be one of the very best gulf views in all of Port Aransas. We could see the sunrise, the condos' boardwalk, and nothing but water on about 150 degrees of the horizon. The kitchen is well-appointed, including a giant stock pot with strainer insert for a big seafood boil. The carpeted areas feel like they have memory foam pads. Super comfy. There is a playground for the kids (wear shoes, because there are also stickers!); the pool is heated and has a full swim day of 7 AM until midnight; there is a pool house with foosball, table tennis, air hockey, and a television; and there are plenty of picnic tables strewn across the property, as well as groups of tables in the pool area. My extended family enjoyed the common areas while retreating to our individual condos for quiet time (and, at present, to avoid potential COVID transmission).
Thank you for your kind review and entrusting Port A Escapes in making your beach vacation a memorable one. We look forward in booking your next beach vacation getaway in the near future.
October 17, 2020 - Escapia
by Stephen R.
Great place wonderful view of the Ocean . Eating dinner as we watched the sunset was a special experience.
October 10, 2020 - Escapia
We loved the PortA experience and views from this unit.
by JoAnn S.
Overall, a good experience. But our unit's kitchen was thinly equipped. Very bare on cooking items. Didn't have a coffee maker which office gave me the next morning when we went by. There were a number of maintenance issues which we reported. Great view though.
Thank you for your trust in booking your vacation getaways with Port A Escapes. We have addressed some of these issues and are currently working with the home owner to address the others. We look forward to booking your next beach vacation in the near future.
Nice home, Great View, WiFi non existent
The unit we stayed in was really nice, clean, and a great view. My only complaint is the Wifi. I made sure to find a place that had a view and wifi. I did not plan to work when I was there but it happens. It was really frustrating and I had to go outside, away from the unit in order to work.
The twin beds are kinda short or my kids are just long! Would I stay again, yes! I'll just make sure work doesn't interfere!!
Hello Yvonne! Sorry about the issue with WiFi! WiFi is something that we constantly struggle on the island! I hope you did not have to work too much and enjoyed your vacation! We hope to see you again!
Perfect For Our Family of Four
by Barrett F.
Absolutely perfect for our family of four. Loved the fact that we were in the unit closest to the ocean, and on the top floor, so sitting on the balcony in the mornings and evenings were wonderful. Easy access to the beach, and it seemed to be not as crowded as other stretches of the beach. The room itself had clearly been updated, and was very clean. Only bad part was leaving!
First Time Renting in Port Aransas
by Bonita K.
We had a wonderful time, people were extremely nice,
our condo was spotless with an excellent view of the ocean. We will be back next year.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
by Amanda M.
My Family. Son, Girlfriend, 2 kids and myself really enjoyed the property. From the short walk to the beach, the entertainment day and night on the major street only 2 minutes away, to the nice restaurants. All in great locations. The property itself we enjoyed the swimming pool. My grandkids saying over and over "We Don't Want To Go Back To Austin".
We Loved the room, nice and clean. Two baths and was able to cook our own meals.
We Will Be Back
The Moore Family
September 11, 2018 - Escapia
PORTA VACATION STAY.
by BENITO R.
GREAT STAY.I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE FOR A VACATION STAY.VERY SATISFIED.#5 PPROPERTY CONDITION #5 PROPERTY LOCATION #5 POPERTY CLEANLINES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT #5 WE HAD A WONDERFUL VIEW OF THE BEACH FROM OUR BALCONY.THE ONLY DOWNSIDE WAS THERE IS NO ELEVATOR AND SINCE I HAVE ARTHRITIC KNEES IT WAS DIFFICULT TO CLIMB THE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS.OTHER THAN THAT GREAT PLACE.
August 15, 2018 - Escapia
Port A Vacay
by Tina K.
The condo was clean and ready to go when we arrived in Port A. We had a little bit of an issue finding the unit, so a map would have helped. The view from our balcony was outstanding. Port A Escapes is very responsive, which I appreciate. The property seems to be recovering nicely from Hurricane Harvey.
Friends Get Away
by Sherry C.
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the condo. Perfect view of Gulf, very clean, comfortable beds, easy access to the beach. Will book again for our next trip.
It was super clean. We loved the view and also liked that we had everything we needed to cook.
by Henry B.
Love the Beachhead! So glad to see it up and running. The room has a great view, but needs a little work on the electrical and bathrooms
by John V.
All was good except some noise from construction which is understandable because of the storm damage
February 13, 2018 - Escapia
The island continues to clean up from Harvey and our unit was one of just a few that were available. Unit was clean, everything worked, we had a pleasant long weekend. Unit could use some renovation - not that anything was damaged, it’s just showing it’s age. Still, we’d rent the unit again the next time we visit Port A.
Serene Seashell 508BH
The property was older but well maintained for the most part. The view could have been slightly better and regulations regarding unsupervised children in the courtyard, playground, and pool areas need to be implemented. Also, large partys would gather on the boardwalk blocking the walkway to and from the Complex to the Beach. Very annoying since they made no attempt to move and we had to step off the boardwalk into the dunes and grasses to get past. Overall, the condo itself was really nice. I especially liked the layout of the living room area. I LOVED the APP that allowed easy communication and information transfer. The APP made our stay so much more convenient. As a frequent visitor to Port Aransas, I will definitely look into other Port A Escapes rental Units.
Home away from home
by Chris M.
Four friends looking for a comfortable place from which to have a relaxing long weekend. The unit was comfortable, clean and served our purpose very well.
by Linda K.
we were looking for a quiet weekend close to the shore so we wouldn't live in a car all weekend. It met my needs.
September 23, 2015 - Escapia
Labor Day Week-end.
by Nancy S.
For the most part, it was nice. The flyer advised there were two covered parking spaces for each unit; but there was only one so had to keep switching vehicles out. One of the bathrooms had feces all around the toilet bowl when we arrived. We have stayed there before and overall, it was OK.
Sand fest 2015
by Cheryl P.
Location and view wonderful. The size of the unit was great. Location on Port A was great. Negatives: Both bathrooms need to be updated. Also the door locks would not lock; management company called a locksmith. The locks were oiled; but this really needs to be replaced. I would recommend Beachhead; maybe not this unit until updated.
September 4, 2014 - Escapia
Location, Location, Location! Beach Head Condo - Nice!
by Audrey M.
Overlooking the gulf, this condo had a nice breeze, while the other side of the condo was hot. All amenities worked just fine. Had to walk up 3 flights of stairs, but that was OK - a sacrifice for a great view and cool breeze. A tad outdated on furniture, but who cares? We were there to have a good time, and that we did! Nice pool, too. Very comfortable there. Would rent it again. Good price on this condo for the location. We could even scoot on our push-peds into town. Go for it!
Condo on the Beach #508
by Gary L.
Staying at Beachhead has always been such a fun experience for our family. We have been staying here since 1988 or so and have never been disappointed and this year was no different. Staff on site was just as amiable as usual. What I would like to see is a layout for the of the complex on paper when we pick up our keys from Port Aransas EScapes. In the past, we could get that. Will definitely be back.
Port A stay
by Kent U.
We had a great time, the Condo was nice, clean, the view was great. We enjoyed the swimming pool after the days on the beach. Shopping and great restaurents were close. All and all a great experience. Thank you we'll be back!
Fun in the sun
Beachhead is a place we've stayed for generations. Always enjoy it and will continue to come back as long as we can. It's like a home away from home.
No complaints. Right on the beach as described. Has a dvd player. Only thing wish I knew before is if you book with Port A Escapes you need to check in with them. Their location is very close but it would have saved time to know that beforehand. Check in and out was super quick. I appreciate that a lot.
by Dolores G.
Great view! Needs basic updating! Paint, Caulking, deco, faucets in bathrooms and kitchen. There were no cushions on the metal slatted chairs. Need to upgrade to bar height chairs that don't need cushions so that you can see the view over the railing! Sofa is great! Over all nice basic place to stay!
2 months at Beachhead.
Beachhead is a delightful condo resort with friendly & professional staff on the grounds. We enjoyed meeting and socializing with others in the resort. The unit we were in had a marvelous view but the interior left much to be desired. It is in dire need of upgrades including 1) lighting that works 2)properly functioning dishwasher, 3)proper sofa bed or other sleeping arrangement in living area 4)repair or replace the window frame & mechanism in master bedroom (it falls out when raised) 5) many small cosmetic upgrades to include regluing or replacing peeling wallpaper, etc. 6) the 2 story climb to the unit was a bit of a pain but was actually good for us.
August 18, 2013 - Escapia
3 Night Stay in 508
I REALLY wanted to like this particular condo more than I actually did. The location is excellent, the general property is very clean and orderly. However this unit really needs some LOVE. I have a great deal of experience with beach rentals and I know all of the ins & outs and I would definitely rent this again in a pinch.
But it is such a gorgeous location and I really wish the owners would come in and at least remove the carpet. That little touch would make a world of difference.
As other reviewers mentioned, the boardwalk is very close to this unit- very handy. The top floor is an advantage and the location of the master bedroom was perfect for me as I left the blinds open so I could be woken up by the sun streaming into the room and welcoming me to my new beach day.
August 13, 2013 - Escapia
I loved the view from the balcony. The condo was clean and had all the necessities but was a bit out dated. We loved the walk on the boardwalk to the beach. We had a great time and would definitely stay there again.
Very nice and convenient location
by Egidio L.
This is our second time at Beachhead Condos. Staying in unit 508 was definitely a plus. The view was superb!
Great Family Vacation!!!
by Toni D.
This was our third year to go to Port A we have enjoyed every year. We have stayed in a different room every year. We plan to go back next year and stay in the same place we like the location on Beachhead Condos and the access to the beach is great for us.
Thank you look forward to seeing you again next year.
Best Beach Front Unit!
This location was the absolute best we've stayed in at Beachhead because of it's top floor, closest location to the beach. It is easy access to the beach everyday and the boardwalk areas to get from there to the pool and back again were super convenient. The beds were very comfortable and we liked the open layout with the master bedroom being on the ocean view side. This location doesn't hear any noise at night from the neighboring complex or from either sides. Beachhead also has what we thought to be the least crowded section of the beach.
The only negatives we had were in the dated kitchen (which we were prepared for from the reviews), but to note are the following: the microwave plate doesn't spin so cooking is uneven, bring your own can opener, and the dishwasher racks have lost a lot of their coating in many places and rusted/broken off (but it works just fine). Even still, we adapted in our 9-day stay and will definitely select this unit again when we come back.
October 12, 2012 - Escapia
by Jesse B.
Waking up with a beautiful sunrise over the ocean was worth the trip itself. Lovely little town with very nice and helpful people. Definitely planning on going back!
September 21, 2012 - Escapia
Port A Trip
by Judy E.
Great location, good, clean beds. Older facility. Could use some updates and maintenance but overall good place to stay.
BeachHead is the best
by rhonda g.
wonderful weekend. This unit has a fantastic view.
the property was very well maintained and although the unit was clean the carpet was stained and all the furniture was old and worn out. the kitchen cookware was awful, i wouldn't cook anything in it.
Our 12 year stay
by John and Beverley P.
Bev and I have vacationed in Port A Beachhead for the last 12 years and enjoyed it every year. We like Port A Escapes method of paying our monthly rent by Mastercard. As for Beachhead condo #508 the bathroom in the bedroom by the kitchen could use some upgrading.The sink is rusty and the faucets drip Brenda and Peter were very accomodating. The manager Cynthia was also friendly as was JP
October 5, 2011 - Escapia
by David P.
although we really enjoyed are stay, we thought the condo needed some updating ie bathrooms kitchen carpet or tile and paint
September 7, 2011 - Escapia
by Julie C.
This unit was in need of serious updating. The pots and pans in the kitchen were very used. The bathroom door and celing in the guest bathroom was in need of repair and/or replacement. The unit was however, very clean, the management company extremely
accomodating and professional. The views from the balcony, amazing and made it all worth while. We found the beds to be very comfortable. I thought it was a bit pricey for an outdated unit, however it was Labor day weekend so we expected to pay more. Overall,
enjoyed our stay very much. Would come back again.
August 27, 2011 - Escapia
by Jake S.
August 10, 2011 - Escapia
Best view of the beach
This unit has a wonderful view of the beach. The unit could use a little updating but overall it met our needs.
Pretty nice place but too expensive
All minimum expectations were met with this property, and the unit was very clean. It definitely served it's purpose, but the kitchen was older and not well stocked with pots, pans, etc. and the bathrooms were tiny and the water pressure low, but there was always hot water. AC worked great and great view. Too expensive for the quality - much newer, nicer, more modern condos for less money in the area.
Once again we enjoyed our stay. The only comments I have are that the turntable didnt work in the microwave and the pots and pans, etc. need to be updated. The ceiling in the one bathroom looks like its about to fall down....the place need an overhaul but we always love staying at beachhead. Love the view!! I hope to be able to come up next summer and stay in the same unit as well. Thank you for a wonderful time~~!!
June 2011 Great Beach Vacay at Beachhead/Port A
by Mary D.
My family and I loved staying at Beachhead. The location is great and the condos were spacious, clean and fully equipped with all the comforts of home. The big sparkling clean pool was a bonus for the grandkids. The only thing that wasn't great was the skillets in Serene Seashell 508BH but we made do. Management was great, they definitely took care of us. We actually had booked two 2/bdrm units and stayed the first 4 nights in those units that were great as well. We enjoyed it so much we just didn't want to leave and fortunately management was able to put us in to two other units for the next two nights. Port A is a great place to bring the family for R&R, fishing, dolphin watching, etc. We plan to come back next year and will definitely stay at Beachhead.
August 27, 2010 - Escapia
by John S.
The only issue was I am disabled and I didn't realize it was on the third floor. If I would have known I would have requested a ground floor unit. As a result once I got to the condo I stayed in. This wasn't to much of an issue since it was for my daughter and her friends not me. They had a great time.
by Robert O.
The new office staff was exceptionally helpful in all encounters. My only complaint that they were already concerned about was the noisy external air compressor unit. It made the balcony uncomfortable.
I will be back again. This was my 5th or 5th stay over the last dozen years.
Best location in Port A. Very old property.
by Olga K.