Welcome to the Texas Coast Beach House Blog!
This blog will be dedicated to the newest member of our family, a beach rental property within shouting distance from the Texas gulf coast in Port Aransas. While we don’t love her as much as our two beautiful daughters, we do have a teen and a preteen, so some days, we definitely like her more than either of our true offspring.
As landlocked Texans in Austin considering beach properties in Texas, we spent a lot of time on the Internet, but couldn’t ever find quite what we were looking for. We promised not to do the same thing to our renters, so we built this blog. If we follow though, our renters will have a great place to come that will tell you something beyond the sterile vacation rental listings that are about as diverse as the two star hotel rooms that litter the Texas gulf coast rental community.
I mean, we’re renting out a house, right? And if we wanted sterile strips of ocean front condos, wouldn’t we call this blog the SOUTH PADRE PARTAAAY? Shouldn’t it have a little personality?
So we’re going to tell you about our house, and we’re going to try to capture the personality of the place. Whether you’re another owner looking for ideas, a potential buyer checking out Port Aransas, a past renter wanting to share some of the magic of your story, or a potential renter of our property, we hope to have something interesting for you.
Our first order of business will be to chronicle the buyer experience. We also hope to interview the previous owner of our place and some of the past renters, and get some Port Aransas basics up.
Next, we want to talk about some of the things to do in Port Aransas. Where should families go to eat? Where do the locals go on the cheap, or when they want a nice dinner without breaking the bank?
Finally, as we gather more research and experience, we’ll talk about our experience as landlords. We want to tell you what has worked for us and the past owners of this property. We’ll also walk you through some of the things that didn’t pan out as we planned as new owners.
We hope you’ll enjoy your stay.