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sunset cottagesSunset Cottages Finish this Spring! Going Fast...

Take Your Pick!

Fall in love with our adorable cottages at Cinnamon Shore! Explore smaller scale living on the coast, with loads of charm and quality you expect. All our cottages boast sites on green spaces or courtyards, and some even have bay views! Sunset Cottages (shown above) finish this spring, and there’s a great cottage listed already at Cinnamon Shore South.

Our eight Sunset Cottages range from $595K to $700K and from 1,387 to 1,793 square feet―all designed for families. On the east side of Sunset Park, these free-standing, cottage-style homes offer park views, while some on the west side have bay-view balconies. Great value and great architecture combine in these charmers!

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A leading, real estate web site singled out Port Aransas and quoted our developer in recent spotlight. reporter Lisa Dill talked with Jeff Lamkin, developer of Cinnamon Shore, to learn more about why more and more Texans are discovering what long-time fans of Port Aransas already know: It's a beach town beloved for broad sands, great fishing, and affordable coastal real estate.

Dill reports that "some of the most affordable investment beach towns are located in Texas’ Gulf Coast, namely Port Aransas with 18 beachfront miles on Mustang Island."  She notes that the average 50-foot Gulf-front lot costs less than $1 million, which is "well below the $4 to $5 million-plus average found in coastal California and Florida," she writes.

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5TC exterior

Beachside Living in the Heart of Market Street

With special Builder Closeout Pricing, this gorgeous 4-story Penthouse (4th one from the left) tops the new retail row along Market Street with 2,405 square feet of gorgeous living space.


 You'll have your own private retreat conveniently located above Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria, The Market, The Bottle Shop and other retail outlets planned to open next summer. But you'll also enjoy instant privacy once you enter this residence, designed by acclaimed Austin interior design firm Butter Lutz Interiors. Relax in rooms like this den, marked by a stunning accent wall of black-and-white tile (below), and enjoy an open floor plan where the kitchen overlooks living area and French doors to the balcony.

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259 Bent Grass Extertior Cinnamon Shore

Get southern charm and elegance on the Texas Coast

259 Bent Grass Drive
5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths 2,873 SF

Take a virtual walk-through of this gorgeous beach home, which has partial Gulf views and gorgeous interiors. Designed for families to share, with room for coming together and retreating to cozy rooms and nooks, this house makes a great home away from home. It also earned more than $100,000 in rental income for the owners in 2018 and 2019, with lots of potential for helping off-set mortgage costs. (See the LISTING here.)

Great curb appeal

Walk-up a brick-lined path to a darling front porch decorated with a handsome, wrought-iron lantern and a pair of swings that face each other. 

Grand French doors with a transoms in center

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barefoot beach kitchen

Cinnamon Shore Architects Share Tips

Great floor plans at the beach start with imagination. They start as architects and designers envision, along with clients, how spaces will be used.

If you're building from the ground up, they imagine with you how the home will be used not by just anyone, but by you and your family.

If they're designing for the beach, they spend a lot of time thinking about the elements, including the view corridors to the water. "A lot of the decisions are very site specific," says Jim Kissling, whose firm, Kissling Architecture, has designed 40 or more homes at Cinnamon Shore. "You have breezes, the way the sun hits it, to consider. Is the view an east or west orientation? All those things come into play."


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Fabulous Financing: Now's a Great Time to Buy

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On August, 22, 2019, The Washington Post reported that the popular 30-year mortgage rate fell to its lowest rate in three years – an average rate of 3.55%, down from 3.6%. A year ago, that rate average was 4.51% percent. And the 15-year average rate sunk to 3.03%! Think of the savings over time! 

“Mortgage rates are still low, and it’s a great time to consider purchasing a home,” says Jenni Gill, mortgage loan officer at BancorpSouth in Austin. 

Mortgage rates fluctuate, but Gill put together a flyer of what the numbers may look like if you purchased home at Cinnamon Shore. It assumes a $925,000 sale price, 20 percent down, and a 4.023% interest rate on the loan. That puts the monthly Principle

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New Cottage Collections at Cinnamon Shore North Offer Smaller-Scale Luxury and Classic Coastal Charm

Only 3 of 7 Fountain Plaza Cottages remain, starting in the $400,000s, while Sunset Cottages begin in $600,000s. And our first cottage at Cinnamon Shore South is also under way.

You'll fall in love at first sight with the new cottage collections going up at Cinnamon Shore North. They're helping finish out North with consummate architectural panache and style, while appealing to people looking for a beach home that's more than a condo, but less than a 5-room, three-story manse.

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Our Fountain Plaza Cottages – a collection of seven, small-scale beach homes at Cinnamon Shore North –  have been snapped up! Only three remain, and each of these

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Back Porch

New and Notable at Cinnamon Shore North

112 Center Lane Exterior

Named for the most relaxing place we can think of, 4-bedroom, 4-bath Back Porch is set to finish construction in fall of 2019. This classic beach cottage has Craftsman character and professionally designed interiors that make this home one-of-a-kind. 

“It’s got a great location,” says custom builder Zach Turrichi of Keystone Company in Port Aransas. "You’re a little away from the traffic on a shorter street, so it’s private but also centrally located.” Plus, it's not far from the beach!

Pretty inside and out

With shiplap, board-and-batten, and other classic cottage details designed by Trademark Home Design, it's got definite curb appeal. While there’s a modern edge to some of the

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Ideas and Inspiration from the Homes at Cinnamon Shore

cinnamon shore blue and white master bedroom

There's no other room that should feel as much like a haven as the master bedroom. And in a vacation home, that rule applies all the more. Privacy's important, but you want it to be beautiful, too. Look at some of our prettiest homes for take-aways for your own master bedroom. You may not use seashell prints and and driftwood finishes, but the principles in these masters can work anywhere.

No. 1. Dress the bed with pillows and throws.

Whether you have a sleigh bed like the one shown above or a four-poster, layers of pillows--largest in the back and accent pillows in the front--give you a chance to mix colors, patterns, and style. Our lead photo shows a blue-and-white geometric design

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gulf front homes

Learn the true value of Gulf-front property on the Texas Coast. 

When there’s nothing between you and the Gulf but a stretch of broad Texas sand, you’re free to relax, to dream, to live the coastal lifestyle. Gulf-front property has value that goes beyond the price per square foot. Such an investment encompasses your future, your family, your legacy. 

We can tell you that in our realty office, but let two families who are currently building homes at Cinnamon Shore South explain why they think it's worth the investment.


Proximity to family and friends

"Port Aransas is no more than a five- or six-hour drive for any of our friends or family in Texas," says J.B. Goodwin, a Founding Neighbor at Cinnamon Shore South who looks

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