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The Cottages at Seashell Village
Lakeway, Texas
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4 reviews
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“The room was gross and smelly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Are you kidding me? The outside looks cute and inviting. The room stunk like some gross smelly i don't know what. The room was filthy. The ceiling fans looked like they haven't been cleaned in years. There was a gross thick build up on the fan blades. I called the front desk, and they close at 5pm! Spend your money some where else unless you don't mind staying in a nasty smelly filthy room!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

This was the first time my wife and I stayed here. When we showed up the staff greeted us and joked around with us about everything which made it seem personable. Then we got to our room and it was amazing. Smelled great and was spotless. The cleaning crew was amazing. We brought our dog for only a $25 fee and we would walk to the beach everyday. The rooms were an easy walking distance away. It is also about the same walking distance to all the shops in the town which was convenient. We never drove

The place was awesome and we will be returning.

If I had to point out a negative it would be the close parking at the cottages but there is enough space for 2 cars in front of each room and luckily everyone on our side only brought 1 car

I would recommend this place for any family coming to the beach. One of the cheapest places on the island.

  • Stayed June 2012
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New York
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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The staff was friendly and the pool area was ok. Not too pleased with the mold in the shower window curtains or the sense that the carpet is past its prime.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Having never stayed in Port Aransas, we were not really sure where we should stay. I did not want to do the usual hotel room and instead, opted for a cottage. I chose The Cottages at Seashell Village and I am glad I did. We stayed in Cottage #2 and it was clean, comfortable and has a beachy charm that was right on target. The grounds were super clean, and the staff was super friendly. A short walk to the beach and a short drive to anywhere else. This will be our go to place when traveling with our pet to Port A.

Room Tip: Security lights were a problem in Cottage #2
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

The cottage we rented, #5, was exactly what we were hoping for. The grounds and building itself were really clean, and the staff was great and extremely helpful. The kitchen is well stocked and had everything we needed to cook the fish we caught. I would highly recommend this location for families or couples looking to get away to a place with the amenities of home.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

They told us if we don't take out our trash, and clean the room they are going to charge us a fee. They even brought us a vacuum! This is insane, we are doing their job! One of our fold out couches was totally broken too. Don't stay here if you don't like paying to clean up after youself at a hotel. Thanks for nothing seashell hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

I’m so glad we found this place, thanks to TA reviews. The staff here are so nice: We arrived in town earlier than expected and because guests hadn’t checked out yet, we went to lunch and later got a call from reception that our room was ready (way before the official check-in time). Shelly and Martha were not only welcoming but also accommodating and helpful throughout our brief stay. I have to say, staff are an equally important factor when we think about returning to a particular hotel/property - They were awesome!

Our cottage was towards the end of the driveway between the pool and common BBQ area. It was nice and quiet and, as others have mentioned, the cottages have fully-equipped kitchens. I never know how “fully-equipped” is defined from one property to the next but this place had it all (e.g., dinner plates, cups and saucers, 3 different types of beverage glass sets, full set of pots and pans, utensils, baking sheet, colander – even a plastic pitcher if you want to sit outside with your cold drink!).

Our room was spacious with queen bed, dresser, full-sized sofa, TV, and a breakfast table in the kitchen area. There were extra blankets and towels if you needed them, plus an ironing board in the open closet; there’s a towel warmer in the bathroom (neat!).

There is no full maid service – that is, only your towels and other linen are replenished daily and if you need your sheets changed, you’ll have to make a request. There’s a coin-operated laundry room on site, which is convenient.

Loved our stay here. There are other options in Port A but considering the location, great value (we went midweek post-Labor Day), nice accommodations and friendly staff, we’ll be coming back!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cottages at Seashell Village

Property: The Cottages at Seashell Village
Address: 506 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747 (Formerly Gulf Beach Cottages)
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Cottages At Seashell Village Hotel Port Aransas
The Cottages At Seashell Village Port Aransas, Texas

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