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The Cottages at Seashell Village
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Reviewed 5 June 2008

We reviewed the comments on Trip Advisor before we called The Gulf Beach Cottages. We were apprehensive, but decided to chance it due to the excellent prices. When we checked in we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were incredibly clean. I highly recommend #15 of the cottages. The staff were out of this world friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return to #15 if available.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank portalover
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Reviewed 7 May 2007

A little bit of old Port Aransas with a few extras. These Old Cottages are a little worn but still have that old Port Aransas feel. The cottages have been recently purchased by the adjacent property and the office is a bit hard to find. The amnesties including a nice pool are now available to Gulf Beach. The grounds were well kept and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed: April 2007
1  Thank island6969
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Reviewed 5 August 2006

This was my second stay at the cottages. We returned to Gulf Beach because it was so quaint, had lush & relaxing courtyards. The cottages were what I expected, but the court yards, outside furniture (what was left of it) and lawns were neglected. The court yard used to have inviting shade, nice lighting at night & numerous tables and chairs for socializing. It was great for relaxing in the evening after being at the beach all day. Instead, the lawn was unmowed- full of weeds & had an isolated picnic table near the front entrance and no shade. The Gulf Beach website still displays the lawns and courtyards that I remembered from last year. When discussing this concern with the manager, she sounded overwhelmed, defensive and indicated that she was not happy with her maintenance staff. Jodie( the manager) pointed to the one remaining courtyard at the back of the property and told me to use that one - I suggested to her that the one remaining courtyard would not accommodate all of the guests (& she agreed). I think Gulf Beach plays second fiddle to their property next door.


  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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2  Thank smill08
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Reviewed 1 August 2006

My, how things can change in one year...and not for "the better". The Gulf Beach Cottages has a new owership and with that, propery priorities have apparently changed too. The outside sitting area where we use to love to hang out and enjoy the breeze is now un-mowed and covered with tall weeds. It use to draw us outside with its clean tables surrounded by lush tropical blooms and sweet Christmas lights at night. Not anymore - the "feel" of the place is simply not warm or welcoming. We had a major plumbing problem that caused us to cut our trip short. The manager, Jody, said we could move to another cottage that wasn't cleaned yet but we'd have to change the bed linens ourself (she did agree to refund us for the nights that we lost). Overall, the experience was really sad...we hate seeing this formerly quaint and wonderful place on such a downhill slide. We won't be back.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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4  Thank beachlovingfamily
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Reviewed 31 July 2006

We wanted to stay in a more affordable place, where we could enjoy the surroundings, be close to the water, local restaurants, yet feel at home when it was time to rest our heads. We were pleasantly surprised by the cool A/C (cooled our room enough although we stayed in the smaller room w/o a kitchen), and it was clean. Because of the age of these cottages, there were some scary spots in the floor that seemed as though the floor might have had some previous water damage (weak spots where the floor would give when you walk on it). Small shower & bath in general but we really enjoyed the service, cleanliness and you can't beat the price. Two easy nice blocks to the ocean (sidewalks), close to all the shops, restaurants, etc. We would stay here again for sure! The pool next door can be used by visitors of Gulf Sea Cottages - so that's a nice alternative to the beach. Grills, lots of lawn furniture (with shade, umbrellas), refrigerator, TV, little table top with 2 chairs, overall a good value!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JYDMorrison
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