• Welcome to The Salty Hippo
    Welcome to The Salty Hippo
  • Indulge in everything the game room has to offer
    Indulge in everything the game room has to offer
  • Bright open living space with ample seating, and Smart TV
    Bright open living space with ample seating, and Smart TV
  • Beautiful covered backyard with bean bag toss
    Beautiful covered backyard with bean bag toss
  • Craft culinary delights in the fully-equipped kitchen
    Craft culinary delights in the fully-equipped kitchen
  • Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
    Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
  • Luminous open living area
    Luminous open living area
  • Experience restful nights on lush bedding
    Experience restful nights on lush bedding
  • Welcome to The Salty Hippo
    Welcome to The Salty Hippo
  • View from the porch
    View from the porch
  • See ships moving through the channel from multiple decks
    See ships moving through the channel from multiple decks
  • View from the porch
    View from the porch
  • Porch and front entrance
    Porch and front entrance
  • Bright open living space with ample seating, and Smart TV
    Bright open living space with ample seating, and Smart TV
  • Open floor plan
    Open floor plan
  • Dining table with seating for
    Dining table with seating for
  • Dining table with seating for
    Dining table with seating for
  • Dining area with additional counter seating
    Dining area with additional counter seating
  • Additional counter seating and full kitchen
    Additional counter seating and full kitchen
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Open floor plan
    Open floor plan
  • Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
    Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
  • Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
    Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
  • Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
    Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
  • En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
    En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
  • En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
    En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
  • Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
    Bedroom 1 with king bed, Smart TV, and en-suite
  • Bedroom 2 with queen bed, Smart TV, balcony, and en-suite
    Bedroom 2 with queen bed, Smart TV, balcony, and en-suite
  • Bedroom 2 with queen bed, Smart TV, balcony, and en-suite
    Bedroom 2 with queen bed, Smart TV, balcony, and en-suite
  • En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
    En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
  • En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
    En-suite bathroom with stand up shower
  • Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
  • Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
  • Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
  • Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 with 2 twin/full bunk beds, and Smart TV
  • Hippo Hangout
    Hippo Hangout
  • Hippo hang out with ping pong, foosball, and laundry area
    Hippo hang out with ping pong, foosball, and laundry area
  • Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
    Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
  • Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
    Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
  • Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
    Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
  • Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
    Back yard with outdoor seating, grill, and corn hole game
  • Outdoor shower
    Outdoor shower
  • Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
    Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
  • Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
    Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
  • Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
    Covered deck with outdoor seating, and TV
  • Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
    Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
  • View from the deck
    View from the deck
  • Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
    Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
  • Step into the coastal ambiance of The Salty Hippo
    Step into the coastal ambiance of The Salty Hippo
  • Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
    Upper open deck with outdoor table and chairs
  • Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
    Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
  • Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
    Views of the bay and ship channel - right next to community park and pool
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Port Aransas, TX

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10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

3 Bathrooms

3 bedroom that comfortably sleeps 10! Pet friendly! Clear views of the bay! Right next to the community park and public pool! Near town and the marina!

The Salty Hippo is the ideal home for your upcoming Port Aransas vacation, a well-appointed 3-bedroom in a quiet part of town. The covered 2nd floor porch and outdoor living space offer a comfortable setting to enjoy the views of the ship channel and a tranquil nature preserve which are practically in your backyard. You’ll be right next door to the community park where you can take advantage of the heated swimming pool, basketball courts, baseball fields, frisbee golf, skate park, and picturesque hiking trails.

Back at the home, enjoy watching the ships go by in the Intercoastal Waterway from the upper deck while eating dinner at a table and watching the beautiful sunsets. Between the wrap-around covered deck with comfortable seating and a flat-screen TV, to a downstairs shaded patio with a charcoal grill and an outdoor shower, there is plenty of outdoor living space to get that well needed R&R. Downstairs, you can play cornhole while your pets can roam freely and stretch their paws in the fenced-in backyard.

The interior’s open floor plan allows room for everyone to connect and gather. The cozy living room features a plush sofa and recliner seating along with a smart TV for movie nights or keeping up with episodes of your favorite show. The dining room table can seat 8 for formal meals. The kitchen island makes it easy to pull up a stool and enjoy casual bites or prepare a delicious spread of afternoon appetizers. The kitchen comes fully equipped and stocked with everything you need to prepare convenient meals right at home, showcasing granite countertops and shaker style white cabinets.

Downstairs, you can have hours of fun playing ping pong, foosball, and watching movies on the Smart TV in the “Hippo Hangout” game room.
This home comfortably sleeps 10 guests between 3 private bedrooms.

Bedroom #1 includes a king size bed, smart TV, and ensuite bathroom with a dual vanity and glass walk-in shower.

Bedroom #2 includes a queen size bed, a smart TV, and balcony.

Bedroom #3 includes 2 twin-over-full bunk beds and a smart TV.

The home also includes a full guest bathroom with a single vanity and walk-in shower. This home comfortably sleeps 10 guests between 3 private bedrooms.

Bedroom #1 includes a king size bed, smart TV, and ensuite bathroom with a dual vanity and glass walk-in shower.

Bedroom #2 includes a queen size bed, a smart TV, and balcony.

Bedroom #3 includes 2 twin-over-full bunk beds and a smart TV.





THINGS TO NOTE:
• Washer and dryer in home.
• Parking is available for up to 6 vehicles, or 4 vehicles if bringing a boat or RV. There is covered 8’6” parking for boat or RV and a 10’ partial driveway for additional boat or RV parking options.
• 12’ covered boat or RV parking available. Please check with the Grand Welcome team regarding the height requirements beforehand to ensure you do not have issues parking.
• Pet friendly however the pet fee is NOT included in this booking! If you are bringing a pet, please note that there is an additional pet fee of $75 for up to 2 nights with increasing fees per night for longer stays that is not included in your final booking cost. Please contact the Customer Care Team after booking. To avoid any additional fees, please notify us that you will have your pet(s) during your stay, keep them on a leash and clean up after them. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. If leaving the pets at the house when going out, please be considerate and crate your pet(s). Crates are not provided by the homeowner or the rental company.
• A Pack-n-Play and a highchair are also provided.

With its miles of pristine beaches, Port Aransas welcomes beachcombers, sunbathers, and water sports enthusiasts alike to its shores year-round. The rhythmic sound of the crashing waves provides a soothing backdrop to days spent building sandcastles, combing for seashells, or embarking on aquatic adventures such as kayaking and parasailing. The vibrant local culture adds to the island's allure, with eclectic shops, seafood shacks, and colorful beachside cottages dotting the landscape. Fishing enthusiasts find solace in the plentiful opportunities to cast a line, whether from the pier or on a charter boat expedition, while birdwatchers revel in the diverse avian life that graces the skies.

Port Aransas boasts 18 miles of glorious shoreline, complete with sandy beaches and all the amenities you need for a summer vacation to remember. But that’s not all Port Aransas has to offer. With an abundance of protected nature reserves and parks, the Port Aransas area is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you’re seeking a day of sun and sand at Mustang Island State Park or a serene morning of bird watching at the Leonabelle Turnball Birding Center, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the special summer months when you’ll have the chance to witness an unforgettable event. Along the 70-mile shoreline of Padre Island, newborn sea turtles will make their journey to the sea right before your eyes. This is just one of many lasting memories you’ll make during your Port Aransas getaway. Come explore the natural wonders of Port Aransas and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Pet friendly however the pet fee is NOT included in this booking! If you are bringing a pet, please note that there is an additional pet fee of $60 for up to 2 nights with increasing fees per night for longer stays that is not included in your final booking cost. Please contact the Customer Care Team after booking. To avoid any additional fees, please notify us that you will have your pet(s) during your stay, keep them on a leash and clean up after them. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

1 King

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Bedroom 3

4 Bunk Bed


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Blender
  • Body Soap
  • Cable TV
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Close to ATM/Bank
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Biking Trails
  • Close to Downtown
  • Close to Equipment Rentals
  • Close to Golf
  • Close to Groceries
  • Close to Gym
  • Close to Hiking Trails
  • Close to Mail Services
  • Close to Marina
  • Close to Medical Services
  • Close to Movie Theater
  • Close to Museums
  • Close to Ocean
  • Close to Park
  • Close to Rec Center
  • Close to Restaurants
  • Close to Shopping
  • Close to Shuttle
  • Close to Town
  • Close to Zoo
  • Clubhouse
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway Parking
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Fishing
  • Foosball
  • Full Kitchen
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • High Chair
  • Hiking
  • Hot Water
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Long Term Stays
  • Microwave
  • Ocean View
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Required Stairs
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Street Parking
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Water Sports

House rules


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Enhanced Cleaning Protocols

Your safety is our priority. Our professional housekeepers are going above and beyond to provide your family with a clean stay.

Local Support

Our customer care department is available round-the-clock to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. Additionally, our local office is open during normal business hours to serve you. In case of emergencies outside of business hours, please contact our after-hours support team.


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