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Old 01-10-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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Where is the best place to stay in PA?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Where is the best place to stay in PA?
it depends on what you like

1) on the beach?
2) close to town or more secluded?
3) house or condo?
4) mega complex or smaller complex?

There are many nice condo complexes some of the better ones are:

Port royal, mayan princess, gulf shores. There are 2-3 other good ones that I dont recall the names of.

The smaller ones can have individual units that are really nice.

check out tripadvisor to get a general idea.

You might also want to ask on the corpus city data group
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ditto to the above, but Port Royal is pretty nice, as far as Pt A. places go. Ofc, the rates reflect that; however, low season is quite reasonable - 1/2 to 1/3 of the 'high' season rates. Also, they offer 3 bdrm, 2 bath places that are great for groups.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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Port Royal is fabulous, yes, as far as PA goes. The kids can run wild and have a blast. The pool is pretty and the location is good. I also love that there's a restaurant with a pretty good sunday brunch.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
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We go to Port A a lot, almost every summer.

For us, the best place to stay actually isn't in Port A but on N Padre at the Island House.
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Reviews are good:
Island House Condominium Reviews and Photos, Corpus Christi, Texas - TripAdvisor

We love this place because:
a) it's literally steps to the beach
b) has a pool that the kids love
c) walking distance (5 min) on the paved seawall (or along the waves) to the gazeebo at Holiday Inn where they have live music, outdoor cabana, and a general "beach holiday" vibe that is fun to enjoy.
d) Short drive out to Port A for our day trip.
e) no pets
f) kid friendly
e) easy location to go back into Corpus or out to Port A, lots of restaurants on the Island, plenty to do nearby.

We actually only spend one afternoon in Port A now on our typical 3 day trip. Same routine each time. Lunch at the pirate restaurant, then shopping, then the candy store, then the coffee shop for smoothies, then back to the condo. Believe it or not that burns up 4 or 5 hours and we're all ready for a nap then a late swim before dinner.

Steve
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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We've stayed at the Sandcastle in Port Aransas several times. You can check here to look at photo tours of each condo:

http://www.portaransas-texas.com/all...stle-units.php

- here's a view from our 4th floor condo balcony:



A view of the Sandcastle from the beach:

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Port Royal is fabulous, yes, as far as PA goes. The kids can run wild and have a blast. The pool is pretty and the location is good. I also love that there's a restaurant with a pretty good sunday brunch.
Are the condos clean? I imagine they are dated.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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For a smaller different sort of stay. We sometimes stay at Pioneer RV resort.GrandMom has an RV and the park has some cabins with kitchens bedrooms bathrooms huge porches and then the resort has a boardwalk to the beach. its on the Trolly line so pretty simple to get into town. Very Quiet place.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Are the condos clean? I imagine they are dated.
All the complexes are old, but many individual units have been updated. This can be very tricky as the associations dont do a good job of ensuring consistent quality in the rental pools.

Your best bet is to look at tripadvisor for specific unit numbers as having been renovated or to stay away from. VRBO also works as you can be sure you get the specific unit. However many of the complexes only allow you to rent through their rental programs.

Condos are pretty much the only choice.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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We have been pleased with the fairly regular updates at Port Royal, although we did get the same 3-bdrm for three years running, because it was updated and because the owner had small children and had furnished a small kids table and chairs, which our daughter loved. Also, it was 'relatively' child proof .

Anyway, if you find current recommendations for specific units, PR has always worked with us to get a specific unit. On the other hand, I have never had a 'bad' unit, just some better than others.
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