You found us!Right this way!Dine and relax on front porchSpacious living room ---- with fireplace1st bedroom, queen size bed2nd bedroom, double four poster bedOld Town Bed & Bath welcomes you anytime!
“ Excellent ”
33 Reviews
343 Oleander St, Port Aransas, TX 78373


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $95 - $105
Per week: $650
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Port Aransas vacation guesthouse rental
This artsy, old fashioned guesthouse is a peaceful sanctuary for travelers. More spacious and charming than a motel room, it's affordable, quiet, and clean...just right for relaxing on island time. It seems like kindred spirits discover us and everything works out fine.

The Bed & Bath is located in "OLD TOWN" Port Aransas amid beach bungalows and shady palms, one block from main street. Furnishings are a blend of antique and modern styles with ceiling fans and hardwood floors throughout. Your private entrance is off a breezy front porch furnished with table, chairs and hammock. The living room has upholstered loveseat and arm chairs, a small library, fireplace, small dining table and chairs, and eclectic bric-a-brac. PLEASE NOTE: There's no kitchen, however we provide a coffee pot, microwave, medium sized fridge, bowls, mugs, flatware, plates and paper towels for guests who bring their own groceries. If you're looking for a place with a full kitchen we also rent "BEACH LOVER'S CONDO," a one bedroom condo near the beach on South 11th Street (also listed with vacationhomerentals).

Creative types, world travelers, and just regular folks will enjoy the harmonious atmosphere of Old Town Bed & Bath. It's a great get-a-way from life in the fast lane...but it's by no means a rowdy beach party house. Make it your home away from home when the gulf shore is calling.

Prices listed are for rental of ONE bedroom. Second bedroom can be rented for an additional charge of $25 per night (if you're bringing family or friends and need more space).

Well mannered DOGS are welcome. A non refundable fee of $25 - $35 (depending on size/breed) is required (per pet). Crates preferred if dogs are to be left alone.

Feel free to smoke on front porch where chairs, table & ashtray are provided.
Area Information
Old Town Bed & Bath is located on the corner of Brundrett and Oleander--quiet side streets in 'Old Town' Port Aransas. Half a block away is Pelican's Landing--a delightful rabbit warren of gift shops, boutiques, eateries, and art galleries. Across from Pelican's Landing is Castaways Seafood Restaurant where they'll cook your catch. Almost any evening one can hear live music floating on the breeze. On Alister Street (Port A's "main drag") you'll find the Port Aransas Historical Museum where you can learn some island history; and/or visit Port A Computer Center and check your email. Both are free. There are dozens of restaurants, surf & souvenir stores, boutiques, coffee & dessert shops in walking distance.

Availability Calendar


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Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 15 2014 Dec 31 2014 $95 $105 $650 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: A minimum deposit of $100.00 is required to hold reservations, remainder to be paid at check-in. In case of hurricane or other natural disaster deposit is 75% refundable. If notice of cancellation is received within 48 hours of check-in; and if room can be rented to someone else, a percentage of deposit can be refunded. No-shows forfeit deposit. Dogs are an option depending on size & disposition :) $25-$35 non-refundable charge per pet.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Port Aransas is mostly unfranchised and the natives are friendly. The island has unbeatable bird watching, fishing, boating, swimming and surfing...as well as fast food to five star restaurants. Drive and park on the beach (with purchase of $12 yearly permit). Come melt into our blue sky and body surfing ocean. You'll love it!

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Port Aransas, Texas

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Beth Buckner

Beaumont, TX

Quiet, Clean, and Fantastic

Off the main drag and very quiet. We stayed a week and it is a very busy town on the weekend, but the place makes you forget about the hectic night life. Easy access to the beach and everywhere else. Great place to stay. Most definitely will stay here again in the future. The biggest plus was we could have our two large dogs with us. Thank you Carol and Kandice.

Laura Wright

Austin, TX

Very nice.

Nice little cottage. Clean and well decorated. Appliances all worked well, and the management was attentive. We liked the central location, and the birds were amazing! Too many varieties to identify. I would definitely recommend it.

Karl Reich

Pflugerville, Texas

Wonderfulplace to sray

Caro was the perfect host she was never there unless we needed a question answered then she miraculously showed up. This B& B is very close to the shops and just down the street from an IGA market and restaurants. We took our Siberian husky with us and she provided a pooper scooper for us to clean up after the dog. Since we ate out every meal we didn't mind the lack of a formal kitchen. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

Shirley Jones

San Antonio, TX, USA

Mother/Daughter Retreat

My daughter and I have stayed at Old Town Bed and Bath on two different occasions. Unfortunately, it was already booked on the weekend in February that we wanted. However, we do love staying there with our dog, Charlie, and we will be calling for reservations again;. Carole has made us feel very welcome, and the bed and bath are excellent. I would highly recommend it to anyone desiring a clean and comfortable place to stay in Port Aransas. Shirley J Jones

Denise Rygwelski Brege


Wonderful little getaway

Perfect cozy, comfy and convenient location in Port A! Had an absolutely fabulous time, highly recommend and can't wait to return!

karen fernandes


Old Town Bed and Bath

for the most part it was very pleasant . It was clean and quiet. But, the grass was quite long and the mosquitoes were plentiful ! For a beach cottage, the walls were a bit drab and dark colored. Other than that , it was quite nice.

Mary Reinhardt


Enjoyed our stay at Bed & Bath

The place was IMMACULATE. It was very comfortable too. I didn't miss a kitchen at all, since I don't cook on my vacation. The little fridge was all that we needed. The place is so clean and pretty. We enjoyed the outside patio and table. The dogs were perfectly happy.

Kei Lin

San Antonio, TX

Comfy, Quiet & Convenient

Great quiet location close to everything! Carol makes sure you have everything you need. And the price is right!

Sharon Hudson

Austin, TX

perfect location

This is a cute little house that is in walking distance of restaurants and very close to the beach.

Deaun McNeely

Fort Worth, TX USA

Clean, comfortable, and private.

My husband and I were greeted by Carol on arrival; she is a warm and friendly person who gave us a quick tour, offered suggestions (we asked) for food and fun, and then took care of our needs as unobtrusively as possible during our stay. The cottage was neat, clean, and tastefully decorated. There was a wide variety of books and games available, but no television for tuning out, although there was a tiny set in the bedroom for viewing DVDs. We enjoyed our time staying at the Port Aransas Bed & Bath, due to its proximity to the Gulf and village.

LES Walters

Denver, Colorado

Wonderful Vacation

I had a great time in Port Aransas. And we stayed at a wonderful place as well.

Judi Duecker


Carol respects your privacy

Very clean and comfortable. I felt my privacy was respected. THAT meant a great deal.

Arthur Reyna

San Antonio


The hostess makes this place the place to stay. It was the best stay ever in Port Aransas.

Shannon Lynn

Austin, TX


Carol is an absolute delight! She's extremely kind, courteous, helpful, and was a fabulous host. The place is extremely clean and we had a wonderful stay. Highly recommend!

Rhea Bell

Belton, Tx

Very relaxing

We enjoyed the peace and quiet of this cute cottage. The location, lack of hustle and bustle, and the ability we had to unplug from the crowds was fantastic!

Nick Sanchez

Dallas, TX.

Dallas to Port A

Very simple and nice guesthouse located in a quite neighborhood. Host is on site and was available for all of our needs. Best place for out 2 pets. Thank you for being pet friendly. Although situated in the neighborhood, all of the shops and restaurants were in walking distance. Very home like atmosphere rather than the hotel atmosphere. Very clean house. Thanks for letting us stay.

Jena Gutie

San Antonio Tx

Beautiful Place!

My boyfriend Cory and I stayed at Carols lovely property in Port A. Her place is beautiful, cozy and romantic, and Carol is the sweetest person. She was very helpful and friendly. I would love to stay again in the summer if possible!

Marcela Lizcano

Austin, TX

Cozy Cottage

Privately owned cottage feel in cozy home that allows dogs at a very affordable rate. Wood floors and tile in bathroom so bring blanket for Fido. Mother-in-law layout w/ owner residing on opposite side of the house. 2 bedrooms available although we just needed one and happened to get the one w/ a sleep number bed. Small color TV in bedroom. Best to bring your own iron, blow dryer and coffee if anticipate the need. Location is fabulous as it's walking distance to many restaurants, live music and the beach was about 1 mile away. Owner was extremely friendly and very accommodating. Didn't get the chance to rent the kayaks they had available but hope to return sometime in the future! Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing get-a-way weekend Carol & Ron!

Dustin Chandler


What an amazing vacation!

It was our first trip to Port Aransas so the owner Carol and her friend gave us some amazing food recommendations and other ideas of things to do and places to go. The house was spotless and just felt like a home away from home. Very comfy bed as well! Carol was so gratious to let my fiance and I bring our two dogs and had blankets there for them. Many thanks to Carol and Donna for everything!! Katie and I can't wait to come back!! Best vacation in a really long time!

Melinda Lowrey

Rowlett, Texas

Gracious Host

Carol was a most gracious host. We rented her condo for an entire week. The rate was exceptional, nice and clean and a good central location. Will definitely see Carol again on future trips to Port A. Can't wait to get back. P.S. Be sure to watch Carol as she performs locally and is a wonderfully talented musician.

Kathy Clark

Houston, TX


I stayed here and really enjoyed the peace and quiet during spring break! Carol was very accommodating. This was blocks away from some very wonderful shops.

Katherine Catmull

Austin, TX

lovely, spotless, charming

I had an incredibly relaxing stay here in February. Carol was charming and friendly, but also discreet when I needed privacy. The bedroom is very nicely furnished (and the bed was very comfortable); the private bathroom is ENORMOUS and lovely; and everything is spotlessly clean. I spent my days wandering around Port A (you're a block off the main drag) and up and down the beaches. Just a perfect weekend for me.

Anthony and Liz

San Antonio, Texas

What a vacation should feel like...

If you haven't stayed here, then you haven't been with the most accommodating, generous hosts that any B&B has to offer. This is the place to experience gracious hospitality and more! Carol was a great host and was very knowledgeable and helpful. We were very thankful for her working with us on our late arrival. She offers a surprisingly affordable lodging in the heart of Port A. I have been visiting Port A for years and never have I been disappointed. Please note that this is the best alternative from any of the other hotels in the area "Freedom" :). Always great to get away from the city, work, laptops, etc. This is a fantastic location, close to the just about everything. It is a lovely neighborhood and close to many restaurants. Please, take the opportunity to stay if you are in the area and treat yourself! Aside from that, the B&B has an unparallel in quality, attention to detail, value, cleanliness and service. A uniquely wonderful place. The room was very cozy, comfortably decorated, impeccably clean and very well appointed with quality bed linens and towels. You feel as comfortable as you are in your own home. The common areas are equally impressive and the property is very nice. Filled with wonderful details like art and a glass of ice tea when you arrive. We will definitely be staying here during our return visits to the area. FYI: donate your book once your done, it adds warmth ;). I love Port A...thanks to Carol and her Bed and Bath for topping it off. Cheers!


Houston, TX

Great Room. Great Host. Great Price.

My wife and I stayed with Carol at the Old Town Bed and Bath for a long weekend of relaxing. It is exactly as advertised -- a bed, a bath, and common area -- and is in a great location. Easy walking to just about everything. Carol, the owner, is fun to chat with and also has a lot of information to offer about Port A. We absolutely plan to stay here again!



quick get away.

Port A Bed And Bath, Is Just That. We Decided To Make A Quick Trip To Port A, But Did Not Want To Spend Alot Of Money. All We Needed Was A Place To Sleep. We Found This Property Online. Of Course We Were Alittle Worried, Because The Price Was So Amazing. The Property Was Spotless, And Very Comfortable. The Main Street In Town Is One Block Over So You Can Walk To Everything. We Will Definitly Be Back. Thanks Carol.

Gilbert And Anna

San Antonio, Tx

very relaxing

A great place to get away. It has a nice bedroom and common area very nice. It is close to everything. No distraction very peaceful and relaxing. Can't wait to go back.

Lynne Jones

Atlanta, Ga

Port A Paradise

Old Town Bed & Bath is delightful. Charming accommodations. Clean and comfortable. Close to everything. Calm soothing atmosphere. A home away from home. Wanted to stay longer and relax more. Will definitely come back.

Erin Conant

San Antonio, Tx

Impossible to beat!

This little cottage made for an awesome get away for my husband and I. It was absolutely spotless, private and within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The beach is about about a 15 min walk. You will love Carol - she's so sweet and tells a really funny story about the neighborhood turkey. The rates were also outstanding and we can't wait for the opportunity to stay there again.

Karen Delgado

Granbury, TX


A great place to get away. It is small so there is minimal housekeeping. It is close to everything. There is no TV, no phone, no cooking and no newspapers. Just what the doctor ordered. I will return.

Beth Coffey

Austin Texas

art cottage

Why do you want to go to the beach? to get away from your crackberry, TV, computer, emails, phones and all the other things that you do not have to worry about. The Cottage offers just that kind of escape for the brain with all the pleasures of a simple home. It is a true adventure and definatley the way to get a real feel for Port A. Park in the drive and bike/walk the rest of your trip. Miss the place already

Jennifer Bengali

Austin, TX

Awesome Place

I loved this cottage! It is quiet and peaceful. Very clean and homey. I great getaway. We will be back again and again! What a great bargain!

Wallis  Vieregge

Austin, TX USA / Zurich, Switzerland

Great Place to stay

We booked the cottage on short notice - everything went smoothly. The cottage is small, simple, clean and central (it is best to get to the beach by bike or car). Generally - a great place to stay. It has all the essentials you need. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to spend a couple of days in Port Aransas. Thanks a lot for the great stay!


Trinity, Tx, USA

For the price

This is an excellent place to stay for the price. Very comfortable. Safe. Lots of great food and shopping within a short walk. Enjoy!

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