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Betsy A. Churgai  

Island Associates Real Estate 


A full service real estate company listing and selling finer Port

Aransas properties. We also provide superior service to buyers

who wish to be represented by a savvy, experienced buyer's broker

Betsy A. Churgai, broker

 Sales - Management - Rentals  

Buying and selling Port Aransas property since 1979

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SOLD SOLD  227 E. Roberts Ave. MLS  #343135  SOLD SOLD

"Happy House" is a move-in ready cottage in the walkable, bike-able, quiet heart of  Old Town.  Very close to beach, restaurants, shops and school, yet away from the main drag noise and traffic.  Room for a pool and garage with a rentable accessory dwelling above.  Fence blew down in hurricane Harvey, all else OK.  No water damage.  House has great elevation, in the hard-to-find, preferred risk insurance X-zone resulting, in much lower flood insurance  premiums.  Ample off street parking.  Both street and alley access- great for RV pull-through and trailered boats.  Room for full-sized washer and dryer + extra storage in the enclosed back porch.  Home has been well maintained with many upgrades; only rented long-term.  No HOA fees!! Super smart design, useful layout and no wasted space.  Zoned R-2 and A-OK for short term rentals. Neighborhood is a mix of owner-occupants, second homes and a few short term rentals.

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Close to the beach

Front View

Living Room

Living Room and Kitchen

Living Room

Living Room



Dining Room

Front Bedroom

Front Bedroom

Front Bedroom



Back Bedroom

Back Bedroom

Back Bedroom

Back Door in enclosed porch

Large Back Yard

Back Yard Toward House

Beautiful Port Aransas


SOLD   230 E. Brundrett Ave.    SOLD    MLS # 330401

Midcentury modern 3/3 in quiet location of Old Town Museum area.  NO HURRICANE HARVEY DAMAGE! Move-in ready.   Original varnished hardwood floors, all baths en-suite.  Exceptionally good condition for its era.  R2 zoned & well maintained - only rented long-term, but it can be rented short term; It's in the highly desirable "X" zone, so flood insurance is much less expensive than in most other locations on the island.  Close to the beach, perfect walkable/bikeable neighborhood near restaurants, shops & harbor. Two porches are shaded in the afternoon.  Originally built for owner/occupants, so more storage than most of this vintage + a large sturdy shed.  A long oyster shell driveway connects with a city alleyway at the back of the property.  New WPI-8 top-quality roof in 2017.  Landscaped and fenced.  Quality properties in Old Town rarely come to market; in-fill homes are high quality.  No HOA.  Survey shows how residence fits on lot.  Owner/Broker.  Best overall value of all Port Aransas 3 BR/3BA homes on the market, currently configured as a 2/2 + 1/1, separately metered.  

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Landscaped and fenced front yard

Near the beach

Living room with virtual staging

Living Room

Varnished hardwood floors

Quality, solid, hard-wood cabinetry

Entrance to master bedroom


Master bedroom with virtual staging

Master bedroom

Master bath

Master bedroom

Second bedroom

Second bedroom

Ensuite bathroom for second bedroom

Private entry to the 1/1 efficiency

Patio for private sunbathing, bar-b-q or pets

Efficiency with virtual staging


Second kitchen area 

Bathroom for Efficiency

Storage shed and shop with workbench


SOLD  916 S Eleventh St.   SOLD

Property Description: Turn-key!  Ideal primary/secondary home. Rentals & B&B OK.  Smart layout w/ spacious rooms. Up: Bright & cheery 3/2, sleeps 6+. Split bedrooms. First floor guest quarters sleep 8 & ADA friendly w/ polished concrete counters/floor + RoRo shower. 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms. Large decks. Substantial income, even w/ heavy owner useage. Superior design & space usage can continue meeting your needs as your circumstances change; huge, deep 447 SF garage w/ workbench & shelves; QUALITY built, w/ Hardie & other low-maint., earth-friendly features.  Well-maintained. Just repainted. Patio seats 16+ & still room for a small pool in this fenced, back yard with real grass. Great neighbors. Ample off-street parking. Two blks. to beach on sidewalk; 2nd easy walk to bch. thru upscale, quiet n'hood.  Furnished up & down, incl. linens & kitchenware. Rich in value, not in price - premier location.  Easy to see w/ appt. You willl want to make this home yours when you see it, so bring your checkbook.

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SOLD -- 311 South Station Street   ML 221916 -- SOLD

4/2 with workshop, covered parking, street and alley access.  Mature landscaping.

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Property Survey and House Layout Follow Photos

Survey of 311 S. Station St.

Layout of 311 S. Station

Not to scale


SOLD   To the first party that looked at this property

618 Avenue G (at corner Ave. G and 12th St.)

4/2 Down, 2/2 Up  


MLS #  220215

STEPS TO THE BEACH!!! Barney Farley's former home + Farley-built. History-worthy without a historical designation. Understated elegance.
2 residences: 4/2 down; 2/2 up. Great shady veranda. Superior layout flows well. Both units enjoy split bedrooms. 2 kitchens. Lovingly maintained mostly as built.
1961 re-model. Only 4 families have owned this very special property. 3100 SF with over sized dbl. garage & 19,000+ SF lot. Quality wood interior +
sheetrock. Some great wood floors! LOTS OF STORAGE. Laundry rm. easily converts to office. Addn'l hookups in garage. Fenced. Mature landscaping.
Pergola w/ benches. Outside shower. BBQ area. Ready for customization to your taste. ADA "friendly", not compliant; has ramp. Incredible single family home,
retreat, room for pool, build more rental units, start your own business or build & lease on this easy-access corner STEPS FROM THE BEACH. Commercial-2
zoning, with CZ-2 overlay. Grass you can take your shoes off & roll around in.

Downstairs layout

Upstairs layout

Close to the beach!


History of this wonderful home


Barney Farley and description of house being built


The house in the snow from the air and snow on the dunes, right.

Boats and Fishing


Barney Farley takes President Roosevelt fishing  on a Farley Boat

   Barney and Ray as kids.


Bill Farley building boat for Mr. Munsell.   Barney Farley and Florida Roberts at Barney's Place.

Family and World War II


Barney's song for his wife and cooking oysters later in life.


Josephine Farley working on aircraft engine in WWII.   Josephine married is now Josephine Baker.

Josephine goes on to get her wings



Island Retreat #41 For Sale

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Island Retreat 41 is located under the red arrow on the air photo to the left.  It is only a short walk across the beautiful lawns to the pool or to the walkover across the dunes directly to the  beach.




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SOLD  SOLD -- 508 Lydia Ann Channel in the Channel Vista Subdivision For Sale -- SOLD SOLD

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SOLD SOLD -- 508 Lydia Ann Channel Photos -- SOLD SOLD


Living Area 

Dining Room

Patio With Hot Tub

Master Suite

Master Bathroom

Third Bedroom

View of Nature Preserve

First Floor Master Bedroom

First Floor Easy Access Shower

First Floor Washroom

Laundry Room

Powder Room