The fall and winter seasons are arguably the best time of year to be at Sunflower Beach. We have beautiful weather and island life is at its finest. These past weeks have been lively as Port Aransas hosted the first annual Beachtoberfest. This was 6 weeks of action from the Port A “Live” Music Fest that Sunflower Beach hosted at the Beach Club to the Harvest Moon Regatta. The Regatta is an incredible open water race from Galveston to Port Aransas. This now annual event offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars for 2019!
Sunflower Beach is gearing up to host quite a few turkeys in the community for Thanksgiving. All of our homes will be occupied by guests to enjoy the holiday on the coast. We will be hosting a Poolside Happy Hour on Wednesday the 21st from 4-5:30 at the Sunflower Beach Club & Pools. Come by and ruffle your feathers with your neighbors!
There is plenty of holiday cheer spread throughout island during the month of December in Port Aransas. Saturday, December 1st is the day of parades. Decorate your golf cart and participate in the Christmas Golf Cart Parade for a great cause. Donations will be accepted for the local EMS Toy Round up - an annual event to support kids in need of holiday cheer. The golf cart parade ends at Robert’s Point Park, just in time for the Lighted Boat Parade to begin in the City Marina. The best boat to experience the parade on is the “Red Dragon” pirate ship!
Also, on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday the 2nd, the Art Center hosts the Island Holiday Market at the Civic Center. This is a great time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and #shoplocal.
The 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Festival, from February 21-24, is a fantastic festival to enjoy. Celebrating the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, the Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally-occurring population of Whooping Cranes. Birders from all over the world come to Port Aransas to enjoy this educational festival. To prepare for the event, every Saturday, Parks and Rec hosts a nature walk starting at the Community Park off Ross Avenue.
Soon after winter comes Spring BREAK! Sunflower Beach is the perfect place to getaway for the week. We look forward to seeing you then.
MATT & ALLISON DOBRODZIEJ
1. Where are you from?
Matt was born in Poland, and his family immigrated to Corpus Christi when he was 3 years old (I've attached an article from the Corpus Christi Caller Times Dec 1985, where they profiled his family). Matt's family ended up settling in South Windsor Connecticut where he went to elementary - high school. He then moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend University where you got a BA and Masters in Economics. We are boosters at the school, and season ticket holders for the USC Gamecock Football team, and return back to SC for most home games during the season! After college he moved around a bit (Virginia, Chicago, Florida) and settled in Austin about 7 years ago.
I (Allison) am originally from Corpus Christi (born and raised in Calallen - barely north of CC). At 18 I left Texas and moved to San Diego, San Antonio, and finally ended up attending University in Montreal, Quebec Canada - where I graduated with a B of Comm in Marketing. After graduation I moved to Chicago and lived and worked in the city. In 2007 I decided it was time to move back to Texas, to be close to family, and the only city I could imagine living in full time was Austin. In 2016 we made the decision to move out of Austin into the Hill Country and built a home in Driftwood (about 20 miles southwest of Austin).
2. How long have you been coming to Port Aransas?
I've been coming to Port Aransas since I was a child, and summer 2018 was Matt and the girls (Caitlyn 8, Caroline 4) first year to come to Port Aransas (we've been back 4 times in the last 6 months - he's hooked now!)
3. What type of home did you purchase at Sunflower Beach?
We purchased a Dune Lot, and plan to build a modern coastal home.
4. What about Sunflower Beach drew you to it?
We loved the intimate feel of the community. It's large enough to have the amenities that we love, but not so large that you get lost in the shuffle with everyone else. We also love the design element of the neighborhood - a mix of Modern, Beach, and 'victorian' - it makes it feel a lot less 'cookie cutter' than other areas.
5. What is your favorite activity to do when you are in Port Aransas?
We love to spend time on the beach, soaking up the salty air and sun. When we're not at the beach, we're either cooking a huge meal for all our friends and family or supporting a local bar/restaurant nearby!
We are very excited to take part in Port A's Beachtober Fest, and hope to see you there!
Soon this custom-made furniture piece made by H. Lancaster Co. will be installed at the adults-only pool area in the Sunflower Beach Beach Club! Stay tuned for images of this beautiful piece at completion!
The sun is shining and the pool is ready for you to dive in. It's looking gorgeous!
The plaster has gone in and water is expected to go in this weekend at the adults-only pool at the Sunflower Beach Club- just in time for the warmer weather! We can't wait to see the finished product!
Last Saturday, February 17th, we welcomed visitors to The Camp at Sunflower Beach to celebrate the start of construction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. So fun to share the excitement of this wonderful new offering with the community! Please enjoy the photos of the event and construction progress below:
For more information about The Camp's Luxury Beach Cabins, contact us at 361-749-2366 or visit our webpage here: http://www.sunflowerbeach.com/camp
Just in time for the Spring/ Summer season, these beautiful signs will welcome you to the Sunflower Beach Club and Pools. They have been completed and will be installed soon!
Construction progress is humming right along at The Camp! The form boards are going up and foundations will be poured soon.
We are excited to show you some updated images of the Sunflower Beach Club & Restaurant! Art, furniture, and signage along with unique living wall art installations from Articulture Designs are now in place. These vibrant and cheery touches will certainly make a fun and inviting central area for the entire community to enjoy.
Last Saturday, August 5th, we welcomed visitors from far and wide for a soft opening of the newly completed Sunflower Beach Club & Pools. With refreshing drinks, delicious bites, and sunshine aplenty, guests were able to swim and enjoy the much-anticipated amenity area that includes:
- Resort-style family pool with shallow beach entry
- Architecturally-inspired poolside cabanas
- Separate adult pool with shaded lounge areas and cascading fountain wall
- Poolside grill & bar
- Entertainment stage & covered pavilion for live music and private event
For those who weren't able to make it for the soft-opening, you're always welcome to swing by and check it out! Call us at 361-749-2366 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
There has been so much great progress at Sunflower Beach this summer with the completion of multiple homes and the Beach Club & Pools under construction. Now, we are pleased to announce yet another area has commenced - The Camp! Take a look at the photo below of the site work:
For more information about the luxury cabins at The Camp, visit http://www.sunflowerbeach.com/camp or call us at 361-749-2366.