I’m pretty sure we rented the nicest house in Port Aransas with a private pool. Most of our friends stay in Cinnamon Shore or Palmilla Beach, but none of those houses have private pools. After staying in a house on Padre Island last year with a pool, we’ll never go back to a beach house without a pool. This house was very large- my parents had their own private suite on the first floor, while my husband and two kids took over the second floor. We had plenty of space to spread out. We used the pool everyday, and my dad really enjoyed cooking on the smoker. We walked to the beach one morning, but the other days we loaded up the car and just drove. It was easier with all of our gear. The kitchen was well equipped. The house was exactly as pictured, and we were able to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the roof top terrace. We would definitely stay here again!