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Sol to Soul Lost Colony 1 Port Aransas

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1,943 Sq. Ft. Home
  • 4
  • 4
  • 12
  • Home
  • Pool

$476to$714 per night

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 Reviews

Average: 3.7/5 stars, based on 57 reviews

Melissa L. July 31, 2018
We loved the location! This home was fully equipped, gorgeous views, super clean and cool! Thanks for a beautiful vacation!
Anonymous August 30, 2018
The house was great for my family. The view was good from my kitchen window. Had a few problems like the stairs with a baby, a tv was not working and had a couple of the big water roaches, but nothing we couldn’t handle. It was close to the beach and the swimming pool was wonderful. Washer and dryer were a bit slow but a good time had by all.
Anonymous December 10, 2018
There were six of us and we had more than enough space.
Liked that we had our own bathrooms. Clean- kitchen well stocked.
Needed more towels but all was nice. Close access to beach.
Reeda H. July 10, 2018
This property provided great space to have alone time and even better space for fellowship to be with our friends. The kitchen was well equipped. However not directly on the beach the access to was convenient and still had awesome views. The common areas were very clean.
Lisa T. August 4, 2018
DESPITE A FEW MINOR ISSUES,ANT PROBLEM IN KITCHEN,WASHER HAD SOME ISSUES AFTER THE 1ST.NIGHT KEEP RESTARTING ITSELF.
THE STAY THE HOSE WAS AWESOME. MY WHOLE FAMILY LOVED THE LOCATION,THE HOUSE STAYED COOL SOME WHERE COMPLAINING HOW COLD WHICH WAS GREAT COMPARED TO OUR LAST STAY. THE PANTRY WAS GREAT! THE BATHROOMS WERE GREAT. KITCHEN WAS WELL STOCKED. THE DECK/KITCHEN VIEW WAS SPECTACULAR!! OVER ALL STAY WAS THE BEST TIME EVER. COUCHES ARE A LITTLE DATED BUT WAS VERY CLEAN WHEN WE ARRIVED, EXCEPT SOME DIRTY TOWELS IN THE WASHER. THANKS TO THE OWNERS WHO RENT OUT THEIR HOME AND TO PORT A ESCAPES ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH THEM STAFF IS AWESOME. WOULD STAY AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.
Robert M. July 24, 2018
We had a great time with our stay, we will definitely be back, the stay was the best thus far, thanks for everything....
Brenda K. July 14, 2014
Our family once a year works toward a one week vacation, we work hard to pay for a nice rental on the beach and share the cost so we all can enjoy a better than average vacation experience. We have rented this unit for three years and felt the cost for two of those years reflected the dated and varied items others complained needed fixing. We realize these reviews are relative, and therefore have not given an opinion before now. Due to the substantial rise in cost per night, we feel it is necessary, to let you know, there are other properties within Lost Colony that have made the upgrades to their units to explain the rise in cost. This unit has not done upgrades to the inside, that justify the expense it cost per night, for 7 nights of stay. Port A escapes and Lost Colony are both great. Please look at the photos carefully and realize there are issues( ex: cracked tile, dryer needs 2 timer cycles, bathroom doors don't lock, back door stuck shut,closet doors broke, kitchen sink faucet leaks, large gaps alongside stair case ) that need repair. The ads said all units being redone inside and out.
Edward R. June 19, 2014
We stayed at the Seashell Retreat for 3 days and 4 nights on June of 2014. The Ac broke on our first night and the management acted quickly to to get it repaired. The were really professional and helpful. The house is a little outdated but It looks like they are making improvements. The balcony on the 2nd and 3rd floor were excellent. could not asked for a better view. I definitely recommend this place to Any one. It was a great experience.
Noe P. May 28, 2014
Port Aransas Escapes did a great job accomodating me on memorial day weekend after problems with my initial reservation. They get an A+. I will recommend them to friends and family who will be staying in Port Aransas. I will also be back myself. Thanks!!
Anonymous July 30, 2014
We recently enjoyed a long weekend in Port Aransas. The house we rented was large and we were very comfortable. The pictures were very accurate and the back porch overlooking the ocean is wonderful. My concern is the fact that there is no mention of Lost Colony in the address. One of our party had a lot of trouble finding the location due to this. For travelers not familiar with Port Aransas, the mention of the house being located in Lost Colony would have made things much easier.
Anonymous June 20, 2017
We had an awesome time playing in the surf, building sand sculptures, and lounging around this unique vacation home's many decks.
Carmen L. July 7, 2017
The house is very nice. The bed linens in every room smelled of mildew. It was very strong in the east side upstairs room.
Hooks of some kind on the outside deck or patio would be helpful to hang beach or pool wet things on.
WIFI password was not available until the next day - two of us work from computers - the wifi was important - but it was available the next day.
No potholders - We used the stove every day and had to use cloth of some kind to try to handle pans.
Overall it was nice. Convenient to pool and walk to beach is very easy.
Mary Jane l. May 15, 2018
We love this place so much! Easy access to the beach and very quiet community. Very relaxing and enjoyable and the sunrises are.amazing! A little stuffy in couple.of.rooms but overall bad. The beAch area could.use some cleaning early in the morning. Not.sure who is responsible.
Anonymous April 18, 2012
Our only disapointment was the amount of sea weed on the beach,
melissa c. June 26, 2012
We did it different this time and stayed within walking distance of the beach. This sacrificed the closeness to restaurants and shops which was ok. This is south of the main beach but just as much traffic. The beach is close but its very narrow. So narrow that the actual traffic drives in front of you instead of behind. So on a busy day you are constantly moving for trucks to pass. Very annoying and dangerous for kids and dogs. The unit we stayed in- we could hear and see the waves from our porch so that was nice. But the unit was carpeted and with people over hte years walking in and out of the dunes there are TONS of burrs or stickers. You could not walk barefoot. My son (2 yrs) got them in his pants and fingers. horrible experience. Otherwise the unit was clean, just old and neglected. The pool was small and on the dirty side. Overall we would not stay again. I suggest them putting in tile. Oh and I fell out of the 70's style chairs they had as they tipped right over on each side. The staff was great.
Lauren M. May 22, 2018
Sol to Soul was great! One of the shortest boardwalks I've ever dealt with in Port A, made it so easy to get back and forth to the beach. The house was beautiful with so many bathrooms!!!

Only problem was the wifi didn't work and never got fixed even with a call to management. And there was no trash bags or dish detergent even though the communication said there would be. Both were easily fixable with a trip to the store.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and would definitely rent again!
April K. July 19, 2012
we look forward to coming back, loved the location, house is old but wouldn't change a thing...loved it, see you again soon.
Anonymous July 25, 2012
This house was a complete dump- it was falsely represented on the Internet. From broken furniture and light fixtures to moldy rusty air vents, no coffee pot, old narrow stairs, balcony porch doesn't close, etc. The mgmt company at least reimbursed us some $, but we still felt really ripped off
Charles B. August 30, 2012
Awesome place, great for the family.
We'll absolutely be back again soon.
Suzann B. August 21, 2012
Loved the location, management company, cleaning, but this unit was not acceptable for many reasons. Lower level smelled musty. One fold out sofa had no bottom. Matresses without protectors, no towel racks or hooks in any of 3 bathrooms, garage not useable, dangerous uneven deck, very rusted refrigerator, no icemaker in unit that is supposed to sleep 10. All ceilings were coming apart at seams. I could go on......
Grace M. April 30, 2013
The location was great and access to the beach was perfect. However, the rental and furniture was dated, several large water roaches were found, water pressure was poor in upstairs master bath, and carpet was a trap for stickers. Parking was excellent and private beach was nice. Bar-b-que pit was unusable because it was too small and old. I would recommend Port A Escapes to a friend and the location but most likely request a remolded rental in Lost Colonies. The family had a great time and look forward to returning again to Port Aransas.
Adelina V. July 3, 2013
We had 8 people and a baby and everyone slept comfortably. Location is great, a short drive from town. We spent most of our time on the deck, the view was so pretty and the boardwalk to the beach is very convenient. We're planning to return next summer.
Brenda K. July 21, 2013
House is dated but clean, Patrick at Pot A Escapes is great to work with and does his job above and beyond, location is the best,just wish owners would fix some of the plaster issues with the ceiling and walls. We have been here twice and will return.
Anonymous September 3, 2013
The location was great. Beautiful Gulf view, short walk to the beach, and nice pool. Would stay there again if two problems could be resolved: (1) serious roach infestation (woke up with a roach crawling me in the middle of the night - this was only one of many we saw during our stay); (2) the shag carpeting was full of sticker burrs - basically had to wear shoes indoors. Port A Escapes was a pleasure to deal with and even brought us a new DVD player when the one we had wasn't working.
Anonymous March 17, 2013
This was a great family vacation! It was the third in a row at this property. The location is great. The accomodations for 5 adults and two children were good. The property is getting a bit worn and tattered and needs a thorough renovation to be a top property. Access to the beach, a private pool and great view of the gulf are real positives. The property is far enough from Port A to keep the beach uncrowded, but close enough to allow shopping for groceries, etc. and access to great restaurants. Property management was all that could be expected. We had anumber of light bulbs burned out; we called management to report ; and they sent a maintenance man to replace them in a couple of hours. I recommend Port A Escapes LC1 highly and look forward to its renovation. We plan future stays a this property.
Jennifer N. July 21, 2013
As soon as we walked in the front door we were upset. I had all my kids take their shoes off outside and as soon as we all walked on the carpet we started getting stickers. There was not a clear spot that did not have stickers. In the downstairs bedroom the electrical outlet did not have a cover on it. Not a good thing to have with kids running around. Upstairs the tile floor was broken and left to were it could cut a foot if you walked on it. We had no AC the first two nights and no one could sleep cause it was so hot. Water stains all over the walls and the window unit AC downstairs dripped water the entire time, the unit is right over the bed so it was getting us wet while we were asleep. The only thing this place had going for it was the view. The staff was VERY rude when I checked in. Not at all what I expected for the amount of money we paid.
Teresa E. August 19, 2012
Comfortable and great location.
Anonymous July 12, 2013
Great experience. Little unhappy with all the stickers in carpet and rugs. Great staff, awesome location, awesome views, and great proximity to beach
Michael R. October 14, 2009
The place really needs to be updated and repaired and was not worth even the discounted rate. Sheetrock was cracked and needed fresh paint, black mold on the A/C vents, furniture was old, sofa couch was broken, water leaked thru first floor ceiling, sliding door was almost impossible to open and close, gate hinge on deck rusted through. The carpet was new, but was so thick you couldn't open the closet doors. It was at least clean and the towels were thick and new.
Anonymous September 18, 2013
The rental is in need of repairs. Chairs in the living room are filthy. Outdoor table broken.
Helen F. July 24, 2013
It had a fantastic Location! Definitely needed more cups if you have 6 or more people. Master Shower didn't work well luckily the other two showers were fine. Definitely needs an update in the decor and overall asthetic. All that aside it's a prime location with everything you need in a beach house. We enjoyed our stay :)
Gabriel K. November 3, 2009
The place was nice. The location was perfect for us. 9 miles from the ferry. Far enough out of town to be more private, but close enough for a quick run if needed. My main complaint is it wasn't that clean. There was mildew in a lot of places. The place needs a thorough going over and some updating. So in conclusion if you can afford it, spend a little extra and go someplace nicer. If not, it is definitely tolerable.
Anonymous December 13, 2009
We've stayed so many times at the owner's B&B that we expected great things here. Sadly, the property manager was uncooperative about directions to the property from our groups' multiple arrival points. On arrival, we found the property to be way below normal cleanliness standards - black mold around shower doors and slider to deck, cooking utensils that were put away dirty, pet hair on furniture, and heat/air ducts with dust and dirt hanging from them. We won't ever return.
Annette G. July 2, 2010
great location, easy access to beach...needs some updating..air conditioning needs work
Robert F. January 13, 2010
The property is in a great spot and the agency was nice but lacked attention to detail that is imperative to housing renters. Mildew/Mold in bathrooms - specifically shower(s), rusty and old fixtures AND the floor of the kitchen looks like it is going to FALL THROUGH! Appears as if the owners or agency just needs to spend some time on a few of the details.

Problem started as taking showers where you are quite literally staring down mold is gross. The other minor details / lack of maintenance is overlookable but once you notice something that bothers you everything else seems to jump out.
Anonymous March 23, 2010
While there was plenty of space in the unit, I was very dissatisifed with the overall condition and quality of the property - especially for $300 per night. My expectations were higher.
Bill S. June 16, 2010
Dear Tracey Gaines and Donnie Schabilion,


The purpose of our trip June 11-14, 2010 was to bring together our family for a vacation in one location, with the hope of repeating the experience next year, and thereafter at the same condo.

A fire engine in the driveway our first morning there was not the experience we were hoping for. Our entire Saturday morning and part of the afternoon was spend packing, moving, and unpacking: from Seashell Retreat 1LC to 405 and 408 Beachhead.

In total, we spent $2,500+ for this weekend experience. The major portion: Total Booking Charges $1520.00.

Rental Charge $1200.00 - REFUND: $500.00
Damage Waiver $50.00 - REFUND: $50.00
Departure Clean $90.00 - REFUND: $90.00
Taxes $180.00 - REFUND: $60.00
Total Booking Charges $1520.00

Total Refund Requested: $700.00

Please send to:
Bill & Pam Siegrist
3107 Skylark Drive
Austin, TX 78757
Julie M. June 21, 2010
The Seashell Retreat 1LC was in unacceptable condition. The house was mosquito and termite infested and the entire house had a strong mildew odor. When the issue was raised to the property manager via email, there was absolutely no response back regarding the poor conditions. Very displeased with the overall experience and I will go out of my way to discourage people I know from utilizing the PortAescapes rentals.
Debra D. June 8, 2011
We had a great time and the location was fantastic. The beds were very comfortable so we all slept good. On the down side, the stairs are very steep and the outside stairs are steep and not stable. We had a total of 8 people so the kitchen could of been stocked more. For example, there was only 1 large bowl, 1 small skillet and 1 larger skillet. Thus, the morning we made pancakes we had to fix 1 pancake at a time and fry the bacon in the other skillet. Other than that we had no complaints and we would stay there again.
THOMAS R. March 5, 2011
Property was clean but in dire need of paint (walls/ceilings need repair & paint). We attended to a number of small maintenance needs (replaced 8 lightbulbs, 7 closet doors that were stuck, repaired 2 swivel chairs, sink stopper was stuck, TP holder tightened to wall, cleaned rust off refrigerator door, some painting, washed windows--all of which, property manager generously compensated us for). All appliances worked well, refrigerator door on the outside was covered with rust but clean inside. Kitchen was well supplied to prepare and eat a meal; only one serving bowl however. Ample towels in the 3 bathrooms, beds were comfortable. Good size closets in two bedrooms. Cable and internet worked well except the two full days when whole island was down. Very convenient having a washer/dryer in condo. We enjoyed watching waves from the balcony with partial view of the ocean, also the short walk to the boardwalk and great beach. Location was nice, halfway between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas; gated colony was quiet. Property manager was always friendly and helpful.
Anonymous March 20, 2011
My wife and I, son and daughter-in-law, our two grandsons and their other grandmother had a wonderful stay at LC1 beach condo. The condo was spacious, clean and comfortable. We prepared most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the deck overlooking the beach. We would have used the swimming pool, but the beach was so much fun we didn't get to it. Port Aransas was within a convenient drive and served as our source of groceries, interesting sights (visit the TX Marine Institute!) and good restaurants for a couple of meals. The whole family enjoyed our stay and plan to return.
Tridib K M. September 21, 2010
This property is a little further away from town than we realized. That said, we were pleased to find how nice the view of the ocean was from the deck. The house was very comfortable and surprisingly clean considering the amount of sand that must get tracked in. Our only complaint would be that the tiny kitchen wasn't well equipped for cooking -- only one pot didn't have shredded teflon. Our plan for pancakes had to be scrapped! The only real bummer of our stay was the mosquito swarms. We were covered in bites within the first hour of arriving. Bug spray made later outings tolerable. Overall, a great weekend!
Anonymous November 29, 2010
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner and brought some things I knew I'd need, but I was pleased the kitchen was so well stocked with pots and pans, cutlery, etc. When the cold front came through, we wish the fireplace was working, but that's our only down on this place. Good set up for grandparents downstairs (quiet) and kids and their parents upstairs. TV and DVD player worked well, as did the washing machine and dryer and kitchen appliances. Even though this is one of the farthest condos from the beach, it has a view of the water thanks to the slanted layout of the property. A hot tub at the pool would have been nice, but all in all, it was a good experience.
Stephanie M. July 5, 2011
Seashell Retreat 1LC was a great place to stay. You can't get any closer to the beach than this!
Fred U. November 1, 2010
The dwelling was misrepresented. Beach access was OK but cottage not fronted on beach as communicated verbably or on the website. The check in office signage was poorly displayed on Hwy 361 with construction work obscuring the small sign. Advanced caution and instructions would have been appreciated. The cottage: 1/2 of lights did not work. Oven was very dirty. Light burnt out over cooktop and burners did not fit the the rings-pots cooked on an angle. Furniture was old and soiled--we covered with towels. Outside furniture was old, dirty and not usable. Microwave was shorted out and non-operable. Much more. Beach was good.
Anonymous January 4, 2011
the location was perfect! my only complaint was the kitchen was small. I would definitely stay there again
Anonymous October 14, 2011
I didn't really enjoy staying in a complex. Right on the beach, but the boardwalk across the dunes made getting to the beach feel like a bigger hassle than it really was. Security lights outside shine through the window blinds and kept the kids awake at night.
Anonymous July 19, 2011
We have stayed in Port Aransas many times. The location of this house was spectacular! It was very close to the beach and the pool, but the pool left a lot to be desired. The house itself was also less than great. No covered porch or balcony, not exceptionally clean, and seemed in poor repair. We love Port Aransas and will be back, just in a different property.
Anonymous August 25, 2010
we had a wonderful relaxing time! the condo was great, it was located perfectly, beautiful views, comfortable beds, overall my family and i had a wonderul relaxing time! thank you!
Bill R. July 11, 2010
Boat parking area was really good. Access to beach very good.
Access to trash disposal very poor.
Size of kitchen inadfequate.
Having three rest rooms was exellent, but size of shower in master really small.
For the age and condition of the property the price was high.