Winter Texans & Snowbirds

Bid your winter blues goodbye and head south for a season of Fun, Sun & Seafood!

Port Aransas is a major destination for Winter Texans and Snowbirds. Every year between December and March, thousands of visitors relocate from the nothern states and Canada to become HONARARY TEXANS! Visitors meet up with friends, build new relationships, and return year after year. At Starkey Properties, we offer a great selection of vacation homes to enjoy the winter in. Learn more about snowbirding in Port Aransas and our amenities below.

Stairs on the beach at Port Aranasas

Why Snowbird in Port Aransas? 

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to snowbirding, so why choose Port Aransas? Quite simply, Port Aransas offers a huge variety of activities and amenities to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Winters in South Texas are not just about the beaches - our sub-tropical climate lends itself to plenty of outdoor activities and there are a great selection of indoor establishments to keep you well fed and loving life. 


Located along the Central Flyway, Port A offers excellent bird watching, 18 miles of shoreline, and world class fishing. When you snowbird in Port A, you can expect mild winters, reasonable prices, world class dining and plenty of local community activities.

Bird on a post in Port Aransas Texas

How does Snowbirding with Starkey Properties Work?


Snowbirding and becoming a Winter Texan with Starkey Properties is easy! You will enjoy an extended stay in Port Aransas in one of our properties dedicated to winter rentals such as Vivian's View. Read about our regulations below, and give us a call or fill out our easy inquiry form to learn more today. To make a reservation, please call our office. Online reservations are not available for Winter Texan stays. 


  1. Return guests that stay for a minimum of 2 months will have 2 weeks from the date of their arrival to reserve the same property for the next year. Advance Deposits will be required at time of booking.
  2. A $600.00 advance deposit is required at time of reservation. All payments can be paid by Cash, check or money order.  No reservation will be confirmed without a credit card, debit cards are not an approved form of payment.
  3. The remaining balance of the first month's rent and all fees will be due 60 days prior to arrival.
  4. Each monthly rental charge after your arrival is due 30 days in advance.
  5. Upon arrival, you will be charged for your second month's rent, if applicable, and so on each month. Each month is prepaid 30 days in advance.
  6. Cancelations must be made more than 90 days prior to arrival to receive a full refund less a $100.00 cancelation fee.
  7. Cancelations within 90 days of arrival are subject to forfeiture of all deposits. At the time of booking, you will be entering into a contractual agreement for the full amount of your stay.
Barrier and coastline in Port Aransas
Call (361) 749-3591 or fill out the form below to inquire about becoming a Winter Texan