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3 Br/2.5 Ba • Sleeps 10

3BD / 2.5BA Home, 2 Story, Sleeps 10

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Rates: $275-325 HIGH, $225 MID, $195 LOW, $1850 Winter Monthly
 
2 Night Minimum, 3 night minimum during peak times (Summer, Spring Break, Sandfest)
 
Pet friendly.                                        
 
The Salty Hippo is the ideal home for your beach vacation. This well appointed 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home is located in a quiet part of town with very little thru traffic and views of the ship channel. It is also nearby the Port Aransas community heated swimming pool which the owners kindly provide day passes to for you and your guests. The Port A Community pool is heated to 80 degrees during the winter months. If you love bird watching, there is a nature preserve a short distance away.
 
The open floor plan allows for everyone to be able to gather together in one area while not feeling cramped. The living room has a nice sectional sofa for plenty of cushy comfort. There is a dining table with seating for 6 with an additional 4 seats along the breakfast bar island. The kitchen is fully stocked with "everything" you will need, and is bright and spacious with granite counter tops and shaker style white cabinets. Enjoy cooking a meal together with family and friends as there is plenty of space for more than one chef! For your little ones, the owners have provided a Pack-n-Play and a high chair.
 
Down the hall you will find a master bedroom with a king size bed, smart flat screen tv, and full bath with double vanity. The first guest room has two twin over full bunk beds with a mounted smart flat screen tv. The second guest room boasts a queen size bed as well as a smart flat screen tv. The guest rooms share a common bathroom with walk in shower.
 
You will find outside space galore here with tons of deck space. Upstairs out back you will find a deck that runs the width of the house and has comfortable outdoor furniture and a flat screen tv. Conveniently there is also a 1/2 bath and charcoal grill located out here. There is an outdoor shower (hot and cold water) downstairs as well as a utility room with full washer dryer set. The front of the home also has a covered porch with patio furniture.
 
If you have pets, this property is pet friendly (limit of 2 pets, please let the management company know) and offers a fenced in area for your furry friends. The owners have provided food and water bowls for your pets so that you don't have to worry about packing them.
 
WiFi is provided.
 
COVERED BAY BOAT PARKING! There is room for the boat and 4 more vehicles. Please check with the management company regarding the size of your boat beforehand to ensure you will not have any issues parking it.
 
Winter Texans - this property is available from November through February at $1850 per month.

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Perfect place to relax!

When searching for properties in Port Aransas I came across the listing for the "salty hippo." I have to admit hippos are my favorite animal. I told my wife when I saw the name of the house that my search was over and that I had found the perfect place. She asked for details.... how many bedrooms?... how many bathrooms?... I sad it doesn't matter.... it has a hippo in the front yard! As it turns out this was the perfect house for our vacation. We all had plenty of space to spread out and relax inside and out. This house is as advertised and is exactly as shown in the photos. We hope to make a return trip next year and many more to follow. Thanks to the owners for a wonderful place for us to stay. - (Oct 2020 - HomeAway)


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Pleasant and convenient

We picked this location so we would be close to restaurants and bars, and it didn't disappoint. So convenient! And only a short drive to the beaches. House was impeccably clean and had all the amenities we could have wanted. Although there were only 2 of us, we think we could return with another couple and be very comfortable. - (Sep 2020 - HomeAway)


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Very nice

It was very clean and comfortable, great location. - (Sep 2020 - HomeAway)


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Great vacation home!

Everything about this house is perfect! The outside areas, the showers, the TV's everywhere, the comfortable beds. The kids and adults all loved it. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again! - (Jul 2020 - HomeAway)


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Great time in Port A!!!!!

We loved the property!! It was just as described and pictured and was awesome. We come down every year and have chose to stay in the Leeward Sands area year after year because it never disappoints. If you are looking for beautiful homes with all the amenities you could you want, in a quiet neighborhood, and close to the beach, then this is where you need to be! Salty Hippo.....we will def be back! - (Jul 2020 - HomeAway)


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Home away from home

We loved staying at the Salty Hippo!! It felt like a home away from home! Very clean, taken care of with thought and love - (Jun 2020 - HomeAway)


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Last Minute Honeymoon!

We had an amazing time in Port A and loved the outdoor patio on this property! The facility was so clean and the property management company was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again! - (May 2020 - HomeAway)


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Great stay at a nice property

We were there for Christmas and had a great time. There were only 4 of us and the three bedrooms were totally adequate. It's a very nice house with a great view of the bird sanctuary and the inland waterway. I'd recommend it to anyone seeking a nice place in one of our favorite coastal cities. - (Dec 2019 - HomeAway)


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House was very clean and we all loved hanging out on the decks in the evenings - (Aug 2019 - HomeAway)


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Great vacation rental

The patio area was amazing. When we were at the house 99% of our time was spent on it. The location of the property was also great because it wasn't right in the middle of the busy areas but was an easy walk or drive to anything. We had 3 vehicles and a boat with room to spare in the driveway as well. We are already trying to think of a week to book next year. - (Aug 2019 - HomeAway)


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Wonderful Place with Plenty of Room

This property was wonderful. The open living, dining and kitchen allowed us all to be engaged as we prepared meals. Having a balcony in front, large back deck and an outdoor shower allowed everyone to have their own space when they chose to. House was immaculate and had everything we needed for a few days at the beach. We will definitely look to this property for our next trip to Port A. - (May 2019 - HomeAway)


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Loved the patio area - (May 2019 - HomeAway)


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Sand fest 1st timers

2 families came down for our very first sand fest this year. The salty hippo was an awesome house, both adults and children loved the outside areas to hangout. The corn toss game outside was a big hit, and the upstairs patio and tv had plenty of use as well, we watched the stars playoff game as a group. The house was very clean and spacious, and kitchen equipped with all the cooking needs. The kids want to book this house again very soon! Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach home with us. The Stabeno's & Gilliam's - (Apr 2019 - HomeAway)


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Amenities Included

General Amenities

  • 1 King Size Bed
  • 1 Queen Size Bed
  • 1387 Sq ft
  • 2 Twin over Full Bunk Beds
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Grill area on site
  • Back portch with outdoor TV
  • Boat parking
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Coffee maker
  • Covered front porch
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • High Chair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack-n-Play
  • Patio Furniture
  • Refrigerator
  • Sleeps 10
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wi-Fi

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