Completely remodeled in early 2020, this rental offers an upgraded kitchen and master bathroom, a newly insulated downstairs, and new floors, windows, lighting, and air conditioning throughout the space.
The open flow of the family room makes entertaining easy. Natural light brightens the sitting area, highlighted by a handsome wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a 40” TV with cable.
A second living area also provides a comfy place to kick back, furnished with a plush sofa and love seat as well as a 32” TV with cable.
KITCHEN & DINING
The well-equipped kitchen has ample counter space to work your culinary magic. Prepare delicious dishes with a full suite of stainless steel appliances. When it’s time to eat, the centrally located dining table seats six.
BEDROOMS & BATHS
This three-story home sleeps up to 12 guests between four bedrooms.
Comfort awaits in the master bedroom, detailed with a luxe king bed, flat-screen TV with cable, and a private deck. The en-suite bathroom is configured with a walk-in shower.
Doubling as a bedroom, the second living area also features two queen beds. The third bedroom includes a full-over-queen bunk bed and access to a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, while the adjacent bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Enjoy cool coastal breezes on the second-floor covered deck, outfitted with four cushioned Adirondack chairs. Or take in the partial Gulf views from the master balcony, which also features plenty of seating.
After a day of adventures, the shared pool offers the perfect place for a refreshing dip.
EXTRA AMENITIES & MORE DETAILS
Guest amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer. Parking for up to two cars is available in the driveway, while unassigned parking for one additional car is available first-come, first-serve in the adjoining lot.
Shiny Shell Cottage is nestled in the quiet heart of the Port Aransas and Mustang Island stretch of coast, which features 18 miles of spacious sandy beaches. The water is just 400 feet down the Lost Colony boardwalk.
THINGS TO KNOW:
• This rental is located on floor 1.
• Parking notes: Upon arrival, you’ll find parking for 2 cars in the driveway.
Per HOA rules, street and grass parking are not permitted, subject to towing at guest expense.
Additional parking is available in the overflow parking lot next to the Lost Colony Ocean Front gate.
• Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.”
Pets are allowed for a $20 plus tax, per pet, per day fee. Maximum of 2 dogs allowed.
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Blue House by the water
The only complaint I have is the stickers all over the yard and the mosquitos, could not go outside w/out being bitten..
August 27, 2015 - Escapia
Sweet Retreat 11LC
by Jayne S.
Great vacation rental. Look forward to returning
Everything you need especially great for family with teens with a space just for them! Beautiful, spacious, quiet!
November 14, 2014 - Escapia
Absolutely perfect location for fam and friend beach adventure
by Jenine C.
We loved the house - the layout was exactly what we needed for our party of 10. It was a really easy walk to the beach and also close enough to a beach entrance to drive a vehicle down there to the beach with all our gear. We loved the view and double balconies - we plan to go back again this summer.
October 1, 2014 - Escapia
Peaceful family getaway!
by Belinda M.
LOVED almost everything about our stay! The house was wonderful, neighbors were great, but the fact that CARS can drive on the beach was VERY DISAPPOINTING! And AT TIMES- DANGEROUS for our toddlers. It's such a wonderful neighborhood - I wish the associations, and /or city would get together and limit this in some way. We were EXCEPTIONALLY PLEASED WITH THE RENTAL COMPANY! They went out of their way to help us find this jewel of a house!!
December 17, 2013 - Escapia
Overall it was very nice.
September 6, 2013 - Escapia
Loved the access to the pool and beach . Loved the down stairs the solitude peace and quiet. Relaxation , peace, and quiet all you need to escape .
A Dream Getaway
by Amanda L.
Words cannot accurately describe what a wonderful stay we had. Having never been to Port A we did not know what to expect. From the night of arrival I knew we would not regret our accommodations. Port-A-Scapes met us late in the evening to make sure we arrived safely and that the accommodations met our expectations. The Sweet Retreat was just that "SWEET". Having a number of children of various ages, including grandparents, I was not sure we would be able to meet everyone's needs but I was presently surprised everyone thought it was great and each found their own activities to fulfill their wishes. There was plenty of room to house the teenagers in the suite on the first floor and provide 'their' space. The fact that the beach was within walking distance allowed us to let the younger ones play for countless hours in the sand. We prepared all of our meals on site and enjoyed the feel of home it brought to us. All I can say is THANK YOU for a wonderful week in your home and allowing us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and surroundings of Port A.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great house...comfortable furnishings, excellent kitchen, nice pool and easy access to the beach. Only drawbacks were small bathrooms, locks on front door were hard to lock and unlock, and door going onto back deck was difficult to open and close - definitely needs attention. We hope to return soon!!!
Warm and inviting beach house.
by Kathleen A.
Perfect location with quick and easy access to beach
Perfect location with quick and easy access to beach. Nice decor throughout with comfy beds. Bathrooms were very small and we had trouble finding the 3rd the garage! Would have liked a grill/BBQ on site.
January 5, 2011 - Escapia
Fantastic time in port a
by Sandy C.
November 29, 2010 - Escapia
Great location but a bit cramped...
by Laura V.
Our usual beach house wasn't available this Thanksgiving so we settled on The Sweet Retreat at Lost Colony. It was wonderful to be so close to the beach and nice to have a view of the water from the back deck. The house is adorable, but a little small and it felt even smaller because of the large furniture and tons of accessories. There is very little closet space, the bathrooms are tiny, the kitchen is beautiful, but had space for groceries.
Port A Escape
by Lesta R.
We stayed in unit LC 11 in Lost Colony. The property was very nice and suitable to 4 adults and 2 children. Our only inconvenience was the sliding glass door to the deck. It took an adult to open it and two adults to close it. Over all we enjoyed our stay and would come back again. Thanks
Cute house, great location
by Julie H.
We had 5 adults and 2 children staying at the house, and we had plenty of room. The house is very nicely decorated and you can't beat the location - steps to the pool, and the boardwalk to the beach is right past that. The bathrooms are very small (it kind of felt like we were on a cruise ship.) If you have small children, you'll need to do some impromptu childproofing, as the owner has many beautfiul but breakable :) items within reach of small hands. We would definitely rent this house again.
It was truly a Sweet Retreat for us--thank you!
by Patsy S.
Only things missing were salt and pepper, the basket that holds the ground coffee in the coffee maker and also the coffee liners were too little.
The First Time I Tried Renting a Beach House
by Rick B.
This was the first time i have tried renting a beach, all though one of the girls we went with did rent us a house in Florida and was a big help. There was 3 other couples that rode with us to Texas and the only complaint was the showers and no tub.But the pictures did show a shower, just didnt look so small. And the pictures did show an upstairs balcony facing the beach that we were not allowed access to and that was the room of which i was personally looking forward to for ours. The house was really nice and access to the beach was great, apx. 150 yards.If i get a chance to return to the Sweet Retreat 11LC, I will do so. The place was very clean and neat, kitchen was well set up and ready for us. One couple that has traveled all over the U.S. said" This is the best trip ever. The staff lady, I delt with, Tracy, was just fantastic, espically her having to deal with a first timmer like myself. Everything she did was a great help from the discription of the place to handing us keys for each couple. I personaly recomend if a you has never tried this before to do so and to use Poet Aransas Escapes. Thanks Tracy for all the help and patience, Rick