The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.
Response from Port Aransas Escapes; Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Carolyn thank you for your comments! We hope to see you again!
- Carolyn B.
Reviewed On: 1/25/2020
Amazing, Beautiful Place for a Relaxing Vacation!
The house was beautiful, clean & fully appointed - we just added groceries & a few paper goods. The location was perfect - steps from the pool & beach. The neighborhood was quiet & well-maintained, conveniently located less than 15 minutes from the Port A business district. We enjoyed our stay so much & didn't want to leave! We would highly recommend Lost on the Sea, rented through Port A Escapes.
- Brian C.
Reviewed On: 8/17/2019
Very good location and quite enjoyed it very much
Reviewed On: 9/15/2018
Giese Annual Port A trip
Been coming to Port A fro more than 20 years and this is by far the BEST lodging experience we have ever had. The management company is profesdsional and keeps you up to date on all aspects of your stay and the property was outstanding. What a great view and a great week at Port A!!!
- John G.
Reviewed On: 6/25/2019
This location is the best! Unit is fresh and clean with nice updates. Beds are comfy, plenty of bedding supplied. We had minor difficulty with barn doors not operating properly and a blown fuse, which couldn't be replaced. But, otherwise it was an awesome place to stay for our group!
Reviewed On: 4/24/2019
This place is fantastic. Great proximity to the beach, nice pool and very comfortable to stay in! Decor and aesthetic of the condo was great.
- Rachel P.
Reviewed On: 4/30/2019
House was great. Awesome view of water from the back porch. Super close to the pool and board walk to the beach. This house was inside the gated part of the community, which was nice. There was 7 of us, and we all fit comfortably. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms was also nice. The only downfall is that check in time is at 4pm. I know it states that when you book, but an earlier time would be nice.
Reviewed On: 7/22/2017
A Perfect Family Weekend!
From the moment we contacted Port A Escapes, I knew we were in good hands. My daughter-in-law and I had chosen 7 or 8 homes and Sarah helped us narrow it down, finding the perfect home to meet our needs with six adults and four children ages 1 1/2-8. The home was within very easy walking distance to the beach with all amenities were included. Lost on the Sea was conveniently located to Port A, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and was a perfect home away from home.The deck on the back of the house overlooking the ocean was a great gathering place. We will always have wonderful memories of our trip and would definitely return to the exact same home again. I asked Port A Escapes for recommendations for restaurants, etc. and they were very knowledgeable about local businesses. Sarah was so nice to work with! I appreciated the fact that she seemed genuinely interested in our having a good experience. I commend both her and Port A Escapes for their attention to detail and the method of handling the rental from beginning to end. Everything went perfectly! I highly recommend this home and Port A Escapes. Thanks for a great job!
- Linda M.
Reviewed On: 8/19/2017
The house was in a good location, and worked well for my 5 kiddos. The only complaint I have is that the house wasn't very clean. There was clean linens and towels, and everything was in order as far as furniture. BUT the floor was very sandy, and there were short black hairs (like dig hair) everywhere. I spent a good hour and a half sweeping and using the vacuum to get it all up. I was extremely disappointed about this because I got charged over $100 for a cleaning fee.
- Judy S.
Reviewed On: 7/11/2017
Very nice home
We had a pleasant stay in this home. The home was clean and the beds were comfortable. It was easy to entertain in this home. It was close enough to the beach to carry some chairs down easily and enjoy the view. We would love to come back.
- Aimee H.
Reviewed On: 11/27/2017
Wonderful Beach Getaway
We all loved it - great decor , clean and nice to have three bathrooms ( water pressure in lower bathroom not good ) . The location and view were superb ! Loved the boardwalk for quick access to the beach - lovely .
- Lynette H.
Reviewed On: 12/1/2017
We LOVED the unit. Plenty of space, it was very clean, very convenient location to the beach, had way more amenities in the kitchen then I could have ever imagined, beds were comfortable and the view was amazing! We were excited to find that in there was a grill at the property even though it says there isn't and TONS of beach toys and boogie boards in the garage for the kids to use, we made great use of those items! The rental company was great to work with, they responded to all my questions timely and even shipped back my items I left behind. If I had to make one suggestion it would just be that they spray for sticker weeds. There were a few times the kiddos tried to walk through the grass at the pool and around the unit and had feet full of stickers. So be sure you wear shoes at all times in the yards and in the pool area especially!
Reviewed On: 7/8/2018
This house has great ocean views from the master bedroom and deck off the living room with a shortwalk to the beach and pool.
- Kim B.
Reviewed On: 6/24/2018
close to beach, great place.
- Melissa Y.
Reviewed On: 5/24/2018
Can Not Wait to return
- Donald R.
Reviewed On: 1/20/2013
The view from the Master Bedroom is fantastic! Everyone was lovely, even the neighbors.
- Serena V.
Reviewed On: 12/28/2012
Waves of Peace
Really pleasant house. Very pretty and clean. Great to have WiFi! The tub was helpful for the kids. Having the garage for beach toys was great and the laundry on the lower level kept sand out of the carpet. Really not room for 10 unless someone sleeps outside on the deck. Would rent the house again.
- Peggy N.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2013
House was good, but I'm sure you realize it needs some work. Gave office a list. Shower head next to kitchen, will not stay on, the dryer did not heat as well as it should, the leg on sleeper sofa was broke, so we were unable to use. Reported that first week there and was never fixed. Loved the fact house was so close to beach, and loved the swimming pool. Also appreciated the toys in garage for the kids - old paint in garage could be disposed! Thanks, & have a good day!!
- Ellen C.
Reviewed On: 7/11/2013
Location great. Major updating needed.
Great location to beach, great view of ocean. Some cobwebs and downstairs bathroom floor not very clean. Major updating needed. But for the most part not terrible. Loved Lost Colony just wish house had a 'newer' feel, freshness.
- Terri B.
Reviewed On: 8/7/2013
Vacation at Lost Colony
The location was wonderful. The house was really too small for five adults and two children. The TV and the internet did not work and we called once and it appeared that the internet was reset and worked for a little while. The person who answered the phone was clearly put out with the request. The house was not especially clean- such as tooth paste in the bathroom sinks. Would be nice to have a broom and dust pan to sweep up sand. The location was wonderful and the kitchen pleasant. Really need a bigger kitchen table in there. Lisa was great.
- Barbara E.
Reviewed On: 8/13/2013
NOS LA PASAMOS SUPER BIEN CON LA FAMILIA.
PARA MI SON LAS MEJORES CASAS ME SIENTO COMO EN MI CASA Y HAY TODO LO NECESARIO, ESTAR FRENTE AL MAR OIRLO, VERLO ES LO MEJOR.
- Jose Angel M.
Reviewed On: 9/20/2013
Looking forward to renting again this year!
Response from Port Aransas Escapes; Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Port A Escapes
- Eric F.
Reviewed On: 2/19/2014
Beach sounds verses construction sounds
The only thing about our stay was the surrounding beach houses were being remodeled and our deck facing the beach was 3 ft from the house next door. The construction crew shows up at 7:30am with skill saws and power hammers. However the port a escapes refunded us a 1 night stay. We still had a great time even though would have preferred not to have workers and noise while trying to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the beach on the deck with your coffee.
Reviewed On: 10/13/2013
I do not recommend Lost Colony #3 in its current condition.
Property is in a state of neglect and disrepair, and not worth the rental rate. Contrary to the property listing, the carpet is old, stained, and in bad need of replacement. The kitchen is also in bad shape. One drawer is non-functional and just wedged in its slot. The counter tops are visibly warped. A/C vents are rusty and the property could use some fresh paint.<br/><br/>The subdivision is nice and the location is great. Some other Lost Colony properties seem to be in better shape and would be a better option.
- Jason H.
Reviewed On: 10/1/2013
3 nights on the sea
Place was great. Could have used some clothes hangers and a grill with a lid.<br/>The main trash is really far away.<br/>For people like me you need to be spacific and say on the paper work that you pick up the keys at a different location than where the house is.<br/>Had a great time .
- Pamela S.
Reviewed On: 7/16/2014
The house was okay. Not as nice as other units at the property. It was not clear that 2 of the beds were roll aways. There was a great view of the water from upstairs but no balcony. The deck needs a stair case and to be partially covered it was to hot to sit out on during daylight hours. Deck furniture needs updating. Unit did not cool well. It was a little uncomfortable to sleep.
- Melissa L.
Reviewed On: 8/12/2014
as a owner of seasonal rentals i expected more for my dollars
some updates had been done recently pictures deor still on shelves in closets dryer did not dry clothes was very inconvenient for beach property kitchen drawer standing open broken upholstered furniture was dirty sparse kitchen items
- Don M.
Reviewed On: 7/30/2014
Awesome beach getaway at this pretty beach house!
We came to stay at this beach house for a weekend getaway from San Antonio. We were all very pleased with the look, accommodations, and the comfy rooms of the home. The only thing that I would change is to have TV's in ALL of the rooms as opposed to just the master and down stairs room. Other than that my family and I would love to rent the beach house again.
- Lisa S.
Reviewed On: 9/23/2014
Christmas 2016 at the Beach
This was the first time we have ever spent a Christmas away from home. We love Port A - we love the beach. This was a good experience complete with a small Christmas tree, stockings, food and family.
Response from Port Aransas Escapes; Friday, December 30, 2016
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please let us know when you are ready to come back!
Reviewed On: 12/29/2016
Kids Spring Break
Reviewed On: 3/20/2017
would stay again
we enjoyed our stay very much great place for family
- Amy B.
Reviewed On: 4/12/2009
a great beach escape
- Lori S.
Reviewed On: 4/6/2009
Wonderful time @ Sandfest!
We had a wonderful time @ Sandfest and staying at this property. The property was exactly as listed on the web-site and the property managers were very helpful. We would definitely rent again from Port Aransas Escapes!
- Darla I.
Reviewed On: 5/5/2009
Needs Updating and a Good Cleaning
this house had dirty and stained carpet throughout the house, we could not see out of the windows in the house due moisture from the outside. The kitchen had ants and the house smelled of mildew. The view from the house was the only thing that made it worth the stay.
- Britt J.
Reviewed On: 6/23/2009
Great location but needs kitchen, sliding door, window and plumbing upgrade.
Reviewed On: 3/3/2010
The view from "Lost at Sea' was great and the location was right on the beach. We were there in winter so we had winter rates which were good. The property needed a lot of fixing up. I would not pay more than winter rates due to the upkeep of the house. It is a very nice home but needs a lot of upkeep.
- Mary K R.
Reviewed On: 12/31/2009
Great location - property was a little dated.
It seems that rental rates have been climbing in Port A for years now. I feel that for that rates charged, the properties should be kept up to date. This unit was okay...carpet was stained,could use better deck chairs. On a positive note the flat screen TV was awesome. The boardwalk to the beach was close but beaches were so full of seaweed this year, it smelled very bad in the heat.
Reviewed On: 7/7/2010
Location is Great. Needs a lot of TLC and upgrades
The deck needs to be replaced. It has several nails and screws sticking up and lots of splinters. The house layout is good, but the house is leaning badly to one side and you can feel it in several places. Beautiful view, but the house needs some repair and upgrades.
- Gary Z.
Reviewed On: 4/6/2010
I loved this place. I though the decor was authentic and could tell many good times happen there.
There were a few weird cleaning issues.<br/>There were ladies undies in the downstairs bed room that were not there with us. There was a stinky kids diaper in the master Bedroom under a bedside table. Other than that it was awesome. Can't wait to come again!
- Katherine C.
Reviewed On: 1/25/2010
#3 is in need of paint and new carpet
- Annette G.
Reviewed On: 7/2/2010
Great house, Great view, Great beach
What a great place to go with the kids, let them have their own rooms, or share in the guest room with twin beds. The beach is great for relaxing all day, building sandcastles, body surfing, and even finding starfish, sand dollars, and some hermit crabs. Ocean views from the master bedroom, dining room, living room, patio, and even the kitchen. This is our third summer staying at this house, and will be back!
- David S.
Reviewed On: 7/27/2010
The only complaint was the carpet very very dirty. You wanted to keep your shoes on. If the carpets were cleaned then I would recomend to a friend
- Debra C.
Reviewed On: 6/21/2010
Can't beat the proximity to the beach. This unit was nicely decorated and comfortable. However it could it get a bit warm even with the ac on at a low setting. Other than the A/C issue, it was a good experience.
- Linda S.
Reviewed On: 9/1/2010
Older property but very clean and great location to beach. Had great time. Will be returning to Lost Colony for next trip. Thanks.
Reviewed On: 9/8/2010
On the upside the view is lovely, the inside furniture and beds are comfortable and in good shape, Nice TV's; however, the outside deck and furniture is in desperate shape, though when we rented it the agent said "such nice deck furniture".....NOT. The inside of the house.....hmmm.....the floor in the downstairs bathroom is coming up at the door (a tripper) and same in the kitchen in some areas. The backsplash is coming away from the wall in the kitchen. The place has apparently been flooded. The carpets are stained and the fan in the family area was broken. (yes, we called about it, no intervention). We stayed a month. It was OK. Would not stay there agian nor would I recommend it. Pay a little more ...get a lot more!
- Katheryn T.
Reviewed On: 3/5/2011
Port A reunion
We recently rented units 2,3, and 5 for a family reunion. Great location on the beach with great views. Rooms are well decorated. We made use of the boogie boards and sand toys. A couple of nits: In unit 5 there were 2 microwaves and neither one worked. Ice maker did not work and coffee maker did not work. Lots of instruction about taking out the trash, but property mgmt skimped on trash bags. Towards end of stay we had to buy our own trash bags and toilet paper.
Reviewed On: 6/14/2011
need new paint on the walls and new carpter
- Dietrich G.
Reviewed On: 8/12/2011
Review of Lost in the Sea 3LC in Lost Colony
Overall, we were satisfied with our stay. This house is 20 steps from the pool and another 20 steps to the private walk to the beach. YOu can see the beach and ocean from your balcony. The location was the best part of this house. Since it was built in the late 1970s, the 2 guest bathrooms were very small. Also there were stickers on the carpet when we first came in and we found stickers on the carpet the entire time we stayed there. We were being careful not to track any in. The master bath was roomy. The countertops in the kitchen need to be replaced/updated. The formica is peeling off. For the price we paid, it could have been a little more updated/renovated. The property owner should advise the owners of these older homes to update them to make them more comfortable for the people renting for the price we are paying.
Reviewed On: 7/14/2011
Like the location, house ok
We love the location. We can watch the wave from the living room. That was nice. The house needs a lot of upkeep. The window needs to be cleaned. We had to wash the Windows when we came. This was a big disappointment..<br/>The kitchen is not equipped. No spice was left, even salt-and-pepper. No sugar for coffee. The microwave door was broken. <br/>The porch was nice. However, chairs were dirty. We washed them when we got there on the first day.<br/>The pool was nice. The boardwalk was close-by.<br/>We left a day early.
- hong b.
Reviewed On: 6/19/2011
The location and view are great but the house needs to be updated. The furnishing are very cute and beachy but the countertops are warped and , the carpet is stained and many windows are clouded. The new deck is nice! The house was clean.
- Sandy S.
Reviewed On: 7/1/2011
Wonderful home and experience. I have no complaints about the cleanliness for a home on the beach that allows pets but there were some spots on the carpet so I can't call it spotless. Overall very clean, however.<br/>My only complaint is it would be nice to have better shower heads. The location is great and we loved it. Patrick at Port A Escapes could not have been nicer.
- Deborah B.
Reviewed On: 1/25/2012
Maybe Maybe Not
The location to the beach and pool was great. Very close. Wish we had been closer to Port A.<br/>The property was clean except for the carpet. It was pretty gross. The property really needs to be updated. The furniture was nice. Really needed more than one roll of papertowels and 3 trash bags. Does have a great view and loved having the garage.
Reviewed On: 3/15/2012
The location was great! Nice view, short walk to the beach, not crowded. We were very disappointed with the condition of the house. Most of the cabinet in kitchen were broke. Both showers leaked. The night we were there the toilet handle broke, we reported it the next day and nothing was done about it. Upon making the reservation I discussed that we would be needing all available beds including roll aways and sleeper sofa. There were only sheets for one roll away. We were expected to take out trash to dumpster upon leaving which is fine but we were short trash bags, there were only 2 left for us for 3.5 days. Overall I would not recommend this property to anyone for the price becAuse of the condition and lack of customer service from the rental company.
Reviewed On: 8/7/2012
Generally A Great Place to Stay
The location of this house is great! Literally steps from a great clean and fun beach! I will tell you there was a little confusion as far as its disclaimer that it "sleeps 10". It is listed that there are 4 twin beds - but in reality 2 of the twin beds are roll away fold ups - which isn't that big of a deal - I was just expecting literal twin beds for my guests to stay on. The kitchen area is a little dated with its appliances and cooking utensils. Overall we enjoyed our stay at this property and would recommend it - just come prepared with a few of your own cooking items and air mattresses for more comfort.
Reviewed On: 7/17/2012
Disappointed in our Beach Rental
Were told the house was beachfront,upon arrival, we discovered 2 houses in front of ours. Carpet was nasty, repairs were needed throughout the house. None of the 4 DVD players worked, had plans to use DVD for business. Other than that we had a nice stay.
Reviewed On: 7/10/2012
Lost on the Sea, 3LC
Our family had a great time at this vacation rental. The location to the beach is awesome, just a boardwalk away. The view from the house is beautiful. Our only complaints about the property have to do with the houses interior. The furnishings were fine, but the space definitely needs to be updated - not just cosmetically with fresh paint, wall paper, etc. The cabinets and flooring are in rough shape - drawers are hanging wrong, carpeting is very stained/bleached. For the most part the property was clean, just not visually appealing.
- Patty W.
Reviewed On: 8/21/2012
3 Day Stay
Living room and hallway carpet needs to be replaced.
- Ronald C.
Reviewed On: 10/30/2012
Great location, great house. Could use a remodel, though.
We had a great weekend staying at the house close to the beach. It was much more enjoyable than staying in a high-rise. It is a wonderful little community that has a good separation from other properties.<br/><br/>
- Scott J.
Reviewed On: 11/22/2012
This was a trip for my daughters 28 and 30 Birthday... Would have been nice to have the Name of the subdivision along with the address..
- Cynthia C.
Reviewed On: 3/31/2009