I just received an inquiry about Spring Break 2014 for the Port Aransas House. One of the questions the guest had was about how early she actually needed to reserve the house. The real answer is that folks should reserve a beach house as soon as they have their dates. Spring Break and Fourth of July are the most popular dates and book months in advance, as do the winter holidays. I think we had guests reserve July 4th at one of the beach houses in about February. My uncle’s beach house in Massachusetts was already booked for summer 2014 by the end of the summer 2013. So, if you have specific dates you know you want to spend at the coast, go ahead and reserve them. In our case, it’s a $400 deposit to hold the rental with the balance due 30 days before the stay. A small price to pay now for securing the vacation you want!