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While soaking up sunshine in a hammock next to the pool at The Commons at Seashell Drive, guests might detect the delicate aroma of rosemary wafting from plants growing in the common area, or a steak cooking on the charcoal grill. It might be a good idea to eat that steak. It could provide just enough energy for a swim at the beach a couple blocks away or an exploratory hike of Mustang Island's Port Aransas, whose fishing, birding, kayaking, and golfing on an Arnold Palmer–designed course earned it a spot on Yahoo! Travel's 2011 list of Great American Beach Towns.
The sea-green, freshly built getaway has been designed for family fun as well as functionality. The eight townhouses boast contemporary, colorful furnishings and decor, such as bright-red couches, charming wood-paneled walls, and marine-themed art. They were constructed with beach-friendly amenities, including an outdoor shower near the front door of each unit and stained-concrete and sealed-wood floors. The townhouses also have 12-inch-thick exterior walls, which help kids sleep soundly while the adults practice their whooping-crane calls outside.