Best of 2020: Beauty And The Beach In Port Aransas

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[Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!]

Amy: What’s not to love about a coastal town on the move? Enter Port Aransas. This sleepy Texas town turned vacation hot spot gives us a glimpse at life on the beach. Enjoy!

Port Aransas is a beachy Texas town due east of Corpus Christi. It sits on the quiet shores of Mustang Island. And for those looking for a beach home, it’s the comeback kid of the Gulf Coast

According to Coastal Living, “Since (Hurricane) Harvey, the town has worked hard and fast to recover, with new additions to luxury vacation-home beach communities, such as Cinnamon Shore and the New Urbanism–inspired Sunflower Beach Resort and Residences, as well as a new beach-and-bayfront resort and marina plus a conference center on the books for 2021.”

In fact, Port Aransas is so inspiring, Coastal Living ranks it among The Best Places to Live on the Coast in 2020. So this week, we are zeroing in on two of its gems. The only question is, which of these gorgeous Port Aransas properties will you choose? Waterfront beauties right this way in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Splurge: Port Aransas Stunner In Pamilla Beach Resort And Golf Community For $1.575M

So you want a Texas beach home that’s move-in ready, primed for luxury living, and right on the coast? Well look no further than this Port Aransas stunner. It has all that and more!

First, this five-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom gem sits in the sought-after Pamilla Beach Resort and Golf Community. This translates to VIP beach services, a resort pool, private cabanas, award-winning dining, and Texas’ only links-style golf course. 

Of course, the home itself is a prize too, just steps from the beach. It comes complete with thoughtfully designed interiors, with Gulf, pond, and golf course views and state-of-the-art upgrades. This includes a home theatre, incredible outdoor living spaces, plus prewiring for a backup generator and Tesla charging. 

We love the striking 300-year-old rustic beams, the soaring ceilings, and the open airy feel. There is a Viking chef’s kitchen with custom dovetailed solid wood cabinetry and inviting living areas wrapped in shiplap. Of course the coastal wall papers, designer light fixtures, and spa-like baths catch our eye too. 

The layout is easy breezy too! The first floor has three guest bedroom suites, a spacious laundry room, convenient mudroom, covered outdoor living and a two-car garage. The second floor houses your spacious master suite, a fun bunk room, powder room, open living/dining/kitchen and impressive covered deck. 

Lastly, the top floor has a gracious second living room and covered deck boasting 360-degree views. There is even and outdoor shower, plus room to put in a pool. Much like the listing says, “Don’t miss the boat!” 

Jana Snow with Mark Grosse Real Estate has listed 149 Sunrise Avenue, Port Aransas for $1.575 million.

Steal: Happy Kat Cottage On Prime Cinnamon Shore For $1.095M

Next up, our beachfront bargain. Yes, it is just over $1 million, but this one packs a punch. The newly renovated beach bungalow has seen over $100,000 in updates, making it a freshly designed place to move right into and start enjoying the view! 

And living at Cinnamon Shore means you’ll be steps from the water and surrounded by charm. We love the coastal interiors with plenty of space for your whole crew. 

Among the highlights are a gourmet chef’s kitchen, comfortable bedroom suites with stunning lake views, and a fantastic covered balcony overlooking Lake Colby’s boardwalk. Special touches can be found throughout, including bead-board and barn doors that are just as cute as can be.

The four-bedroom, three-full-half-bathroom beauty is a proven income-producer too! Per the listing, “It makes $120k+ gross/yr and $140k+ so far in 2020.” 

To sweeten the deal, this Port Aransas home comes fully furnished. All it needs is you!

Crystal-Mae Rudolph with RE/MAX has listed 157 Bent Grass Drive for $1.095 million.