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TurnKey Vacation Rentals at Palmilla Beach Now Offered on Homes & Villas by Marriott International

  • September 9, 2019

McCombs Properties, developer of Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community in Port Aransas,TX, today announced select rental properties through TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a leading national vacation rental property manager for luxury and premium homes, will be available on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Palmilla Beach’s long-standing partnership with TurnKey continues to deliver quality, confidence and value to the homeowners at Palmilla Beach. 

Marriott International’s new home rental platform provides Marriott Bonvoy members and its guests more options to choose from when booking travel. Homes & Villas by Marriott International currently features homes in approximately 73 markets across the U.S., including Port Aransas as one of three destinations in Texas. The homes, vetted by Homes & Villas by Marriott International, must maintain high standards of comfort, design, safety and service to be featured on the platform.

Palmilla Beach is excited to be included in this exclusive and lucrative opportunity! “Our relationship with TurnKey is one of our most important strategic partnerships for our luxury resort community portfolio. Working together, year over year, we’ve continued to improve both our owner and guest vacation experience at our resorts—resulting in added value for all involved. As our latest example, TurnKey has just taken our partnership to the next level by bringing Palmilla Beach properties to over 130 million Marriott Bonvoy members when planning their vacations in Port Aransas,” said Harry Adams, Managing Partner at McCombs Properties.

“As one of the select property management companies included in the launch of Homes & Villas by Marriott International, we’re thrilled that the high quality and consistency of TurnKey homes will be offered to Marriott’s members,” said T.J. Clark, co-founder and President of TurnKey. “We’ve spent years developing the best collection of high-end homes in the business. TurnKey will continue to provide leadership by expertly curating and managing homes to be featured in this new offering.”

Before being launched to the platform, a selection of TurnKey rental properties were audited and reviewed by Marriott International to meet the company’s high standards for regulation, design, safety, comfort and amenities. 

“This is really a testament to the quality of our homes and the service the TurnKey team delivers across the country,” said John Banczak, co-founder and CEO of TurnKey. “This agreement with Marriott International is a critical point in the evolution of vacation rentals, making them a mainstream lodging option. We couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of this pioneering moment.”


Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community is the first “True Texas Beach Resort” by San Antonio-based developer McCombs Properties. The upscale coastal resort and golf community is beautifully framed by the Gulf Coast and boasts the longest beachfront in all of Port Aransas. The resort includes award-winning dining, luxury amenities, concierge-style services, pedestrian-friendly walkways, private access to the beach, plus best-in-class pools, golf and beach service.

The property’s signature feature is its links-style golf course that meanders amongst the windswept Mustang Island dunes. Palmilla Beach features the only golf holes in Texas lying directly on the coast (holes 4, 5 and 6), offering a true links experience in the Scottish/Irish tradition.

Palmilla Beach includes family beach homes, available to purchase or for a vacation rental. Homes range from condos and townhomes to cottages and custom homes. Homesites begin in the $200s and completed homes from the $500s. The Palmilla Beach Sales Center is open daily and is located at 132 Palmilla Beach Drive, Port Aransas, TX 78373. For more information, visit www.PalmillaBeach.com or call 361-693-5729.

Palmilla Beach Is All The Best Of Port A In One Big Uncompromising Package

  • July 30, 2019

PORT ARANSAS (The Texas Golf Insider) – Palmilla Beach Golf has made waves again. The piece by Steve Habel, Contributing Writer for The Texas Golf Insider, describes Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club as “an award-winning, upscale coastal destination and fledgling community set on the dunes at this popular Texas Gulf Coast vacation mecca…”. You may read the whole piece below by clicking the pictures:

Golfweek Ranks Palmilla Beach Among the Nation’s Top 1%

  • June 25, 2019

Golfweek recently ranked Palmilla Beach Golf in Port Aransas, TX among the nation’s top golf courses.

In the following article, “Golfweek’s Best 2019: Best Courses You Can Play,” the magazine lists the top U.S. golf courses state by state. With well over 900 courses in Texas, the newly designed golf course at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club was ranked #14, placing Palmilla Beach Golf in the top 1%  in both Texas and the entire nation.

With over 850 evaluators, Golfweek’s elite team of course raters survey more than 3,600 courses, grading each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile “Golfweek’s Best” courses list, featured in the magazine’s “Ultimate Guide” and “Best Courses You Can Play.”

Red McCombs, developer of Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community, attributes the high ranking to the original Arnold Palmer design, coupled with new improvements to broaden the game’s appeal to today’s and future golfers of all ages and skill levels.

“Hurricane Harvey may have thumped us, but we used that opportunity to rebuild better than before,” said McCombs, adding that Palmilla Beach Golf is Texas’s only true links-style course and features the state’s only golf holes lying directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

Golfweek ranks Palmilla Golf Course in top 1% of Best U.S. Courses 2019

Source: Golfweek June, 2019

Come join our wonderful beach-side community! To find your new home at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community, please visit our real estate page https://www.palmillabeach.com/real-estate/.  You can also call our sales office at (361) 693-5729 or fill out the following form on our Contact Us page https://www.palmillabeach.com/contact/.

Greg Carr With Palmilla Beach Resort And Golf Club Interview On Fox 7 Austin

FOX 7 Interview with Greg Carr of Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club

  • June 14, 2019

AUSTIN (Fox 7) – Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club’s Asset Manager, Greg Carr was interviewed on Fox 7 Austin about rebuilding the Palmilla Beach golf course after a natural disaster and the resulting impact on the community.

Palmilla Beach Golf is back in full swing

Host: We’re talking a little bit about golf already on the show this morning with the first round of the U.S. Open coming up. We’re also talking about a unique golf and vacation opportunity that you have down in the Port Aransas area.

We’ve got Jeff Hentz with the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Greg Carr from Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club.

Gregg, tell us about the new development and projects happening.

Greg Carr: Absolutely. We’re probably the fastest growing development in Port Aransas right now.  We have 45 rental properties that consist of cottages, condos, townhomes and single-family homes.

We have about 38 homes that are under construction right now with another 24 to start before the end of the year (2019).

Rebuilding After Hurricane Harvey

Host: The Palmilla Beach golf course has been around for more than a decade and was almost destroyed during Hurricane Harvey. You brought it back and you’re trying to bring the community around it.

Jeff Hentz: It was, before Harvey, one of the most popular things to do and experience in town. Having it back is just huge. It’s that extra wind in our sail that we needed and what it is today is even more exciting!

We’ve got families coming into our visitor centers telling us, “Now we can all go play as a family and not take eight hours, but we can take a great break for three hours and go out to Palmilla and enjoy the new golf course!”

It’s like a brand new attraction for Port A.

Current state of the golf industry in Port Aransas

Host: There’s a whole bunch of new amenities down there, and as far as the golf, the setup is a little different now.

Carr: Yes, it is. After the hurricane, we needed to look and see what the industry was doing before we decided how we were going to rebuild it.

The market is primarily families and tourists. I need those folks just as much as I need the avid golfers down at the Palmilla Beach Golf course. To get more rounds, we decided to become more family-friendly. We felt the need to bring more novices and beginners back to the game because the industry’s been declining for about 15 years now.

Host: Sometimes, for a whole lot of reasons, golf is a hard game to get-in-the-door and fall in love with.

Carr: It really is. We’ve also built a three-hole short course we call “The Loop”. It’s got some short holes between 85-105 yards and you can go around it quickly. We rebuilt the most picturesque nine holes that surrounded Palmilla Beach Resort, three of which have wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a par 32 course, a little over 2,700 yards and the feedback from both avid golfers and casual players is that we’ve “hit a homerun”.

Watch the whole interview segment below:

2017 Memorial Day Concert

  • June 9, 2017

Our first concert of the summer series was a blast! Walt Wilkins and the Dirty River Boys put on a great performance. We’re looking forward to our next concert July 4th weekend, see you there!

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