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Palm trees are about to be grounded around this charismatic home. Bought by Tom and Beth Wheeling just two years ago, the palms are the final addition to the renovations that have transformed this home from the bleak and needy blank slate that it was, to the punch bowl property it is today – soon to be officially named PA Purple Palm in the rental market.
From Weatherford, the Wheeling family has been coming down to Port Aransas for nearly 20 years now. In 2015, they thought it was finally time to find the proper investment opportunity so they could use the home when they came to town, but put it into a rental pool to make money and to make others feel at home while on vacation. For their own personal needs, they wanted a ranch-style home to benefit their parent’s mobility and to also make activities such as lugging coolers, luggage, groceries, etc. up and down stairs. Leasing in Port Aransas for the past two decades really helped the Wheelings know exactly where they wanted their investment property to be located. They were keen on this home’s proximity to the lively downtown area but also that it is very close to the beach. It’s a quiet, peaceful, area that is clean and has a lot of new construction popping up around.
Since purchasing the home, Tom and Beth have transformed the home into what it is today. “The décor that we went with is not ‘traditional Port Aransas’ décor. We wanted something different and fun, and absolutely striking,” Tom said. “My wife has an eye for the vibrant colors. She and her girlfriends got together and were really the creative eyes for the vision. It was important to us to use a lot of local vendors. As a matter of fact, our vanities, armoire, and dining room table are all Herb Lancaster pieces. The dining room table is one of the largest that Lancaster has ever done, which is pretty cool,” he explained.
The property management company currently markets the home as a “Beachside Haven, Newly Renovated”! So what makes this one of their top rentals? The unbeatable in-town location provides vacationers quick access to the top attractions of Port Aransas. The marketing for the home tells prospects they can “Take a slow stroll to the beach or a short drive to the golf course. Spend the morning fishing or sightseeing and shopping around town. In the evenings, meander to a local eatery and tuck into fresh seafood as the sun dips behind the horizon.” Certainly is enticing!
When families are looking for the perfect rental, it’s important to be able to sleep and house big groups. The Wheelings were careful to ensure that the three large bedrooms could sleep up to 12 people, with multiple beds in many of the rooms, and lots of couch space. And that aforementioned enormous dining table seats ten! Vacationers will love the sense of space and style in the light-filled living and dining space with large windows, 60-inch television, high-speed internet, and fully-equipped kitchen.
The cheerful and motley home has proved to be quite multifunctional. It’s emblematic enough for personal use, magnetic enough for business use, and fun and encompassing enough to be providing very good rental traction in just the few months it’s been in the pool.
What’s advertised is what you get. There are no surprises, aside from pleasant ones when you step into this splendid splash pad. Hang inside, hang on the screened-in patio, or hang by the beach. There’s no wrong way to hang here, as long as you’re hangin’ loose and relaxin’ in the vacation home you and your family are sure to reminisce about for years. Memories are made when your vacation and rental were mesmerizing.