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Travel + Leisure Names Port A Runner Up Best Small Beach Town!

Port A is Back on the List of 'America's Best Small Towns' for 2023 On the heels of Port Aransas making  the Travel + Leisure list of "Best Small Towns in Texas," our hometown has made the esteemed travel magazine's list of "America's Best Small Towns" of 2023 as a Runner Up for Best Small Beach Town! Boca Grande on Gasperlla Island, Florida, earned (read)

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Ocean Home Magazine Highlights Cinnamon Shore South

Recognizing Coastal Luxury When Ocean Home magazine learned about the growth and new pools and amenities going in at Cinnamon Shore South, the editors wanted to know more. This bi-monthly magazine covers U.S, and international travel destinations, architecture, and design, and it included news about our growth in its article "5 New Luxury Coastal Residences (read)

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Timeline: Storm Prep, Planning & Response

We're watching conditions and monitoring the community as Tropical Storm Harold makes landfall. The storm came ashore south of Baffin Bay on South Padre Island, bringing rainy conditions to Port Aransas. The developer and COA coordinate before, during, and after any storm with Port Aransas City Management, county management, police, fire, and utilities (read)

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StyleBlueprint Travel Review

Best Girlfriend Getaways of the South Featured as 1 of 5 destinations in the South where best friends can play and relax, Cinnamon Shore caught the attention of StyleBlueprint.com. With the tagline “For a Life of Style + Substance,” the site called Cinnamon Shore a destination that "offers everything you need in one place." Touting Lisabella (read)

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Port A Makes List of 8 Underrated Beaches

'The Discoverer Blog' Features our Hometown In its recent list of off-the-beaten path beach destinations, Port Aransas features as a great family beach spot. It posits that the most well-known beach towns are known for a reason, but says: "...sometimes you feel the need to get off the beaten path, for wide sandy stretches all to yourself." It goes on (read)

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River Oaks Lifestyle Features Cinnamon Shore

Houston neighborhood publication highlights our village! ‘Discover the Luxury of  Cinnamon Shore’ proclaims the cover of this Houston neighborhood magazine’s April 2023 issue—with our signature beach chairs-and-umbrella front and center! The article notes it’s just a 3-hour drive from H-town and describes our village (read)

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Transforming the Texas Coast

Our Urban Designer Tells Our Story in Architectural Digest  Advertorial~ In the June 2023 Austin edition of AD, we're pleased that Mark Schnell, who designed the master plan for Cinnamon Shore, tells the story of his vision for the community. Here's his first-person account of discovering Cinnamon Shore and catching the vision cast by developer (read)

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Media Buzz on the West Coast!

With an influx of Californians flocking to Texas, we're thrilled to get a great profile in two Golden State mags! An extensive profile of Cinnamon Shore ran in Weekend Escapes Magazine and its sister publication Southern California Life , spreading the word on the Left Coast about the charms of our Gulf Coast village.  Celebrating 'Memory-Making (read)

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Southern Living Profiles Port A & Features Cinnamon Shore

Southern Living magazine champions Port Aransas Resiliency~  Southern Living Writer Kaitlyn Yarborough visited Port Aransas last spring and stayed at Cinnamon Shore during her visit. The July 2022 article shares the story of how Port Aransas recovered from the October 2017 hit by Hurricane Harvey, reaching the magazine's 19 million monthly readers (read)

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Port A Makes Tripadvisor Top 25!

Cinnamon Shore is proud to call the Port Aransas beachfront home.   Coming in at No. 20, Port A made the list of the 2022 Best of the Best: Top 25 Beaches—United States in Tripadvisors’ annual crowd-sourced travel awards. The sample review in the listing announcement celebrates things we love about Port A sands, too: “ The surf (read)

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Compared to the Keys...

Travel site 'Thrillist' equates Texas' barrier isles to South Florida's premier destination--and highlights Lisabella's at Cinnamon Shore! What fun to see Mustang Island profiled alongside other great islands on the Texas Coast! In a May 2022 article, writer Matt Kirouac says that Mustang, Galveston Island, San Jose Island, Matagorda Island and others (read)

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Travel Influencer Comes to Cinnamon Shore

Founder of Dame Traveler Instagram account and online travel community visits Cinnamon Shore, introducing our Gulf-side village to half a million followers! Author, photographer and founder of Dame Traveler, Nastasia Yakoub established an online community that follows her treks around the globe. She encourages women to travel fearlessly, earning a fierce (read)

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'Wish You Were Here' Contest Winners

Winning photos and staff favorites from our most recent photo contest We appreciate all the stories that people shared about their time at Cinnamon Shore. This image from Jim D. captured a "Staff Favorite" spot in our 'We You Were Here" contest, which ran from mid-September to the end of February. It captures the magic of dusk at Cinnamon Shore. &ldquo (read)

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Cinnamon Shore Featured as Family Reunion Spot!

Perfect gathering spot for family reunions In a recent article for Austin Woman Magazine , travel writer Marika Flatt included Cinnamon Shore as one of her trio of picks for great places in Texas to gather with family in coming  months. Along with a villa in Austin called Casa Cartel and a Hill Country cabin at Medina Highpoint Resort in Medina (read)

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Seven Lakefront Cottages Showcase Coastal Luxury

Finishing in just over one year, the cottages will be part of the vacation rental pool! In October 2020, Cinnamon Shore Realty offered seven timeless cottages located on a scenic coastal lake as part of a pre-sale opportunity at Cinnamon Shore South. They sold quickly, and just over a year later, construction has finished—a testament to the demand (read)

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Shore Shots Winners + New Photo Contest

A few staff favorites capture the spirit of summer, while Shore Shots contest winners showcase family fun in our village. SHORE SHOTS STAFF FAVORITE:  “Perfect end to a beautiful day at the beach at Cinnamon Shore.” --Barbara M. The winners of our Shore Shots 2021 photo contest shared their entries far and wide to capture the top prizes (read)

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Travel + Leisure Puts Port A on List of Best Small Towns in Texas'

And why not? This beloved fishing town on the coast makes the perfect  hometown for our own lovely village of Cinnamon Shore. We're thrilled to say Port A on the list of this esteemed travel magazine's list of top small towns in the Lone Star State. The lead image for the write-up showcases a stunning overhead of Cinnamon Shore -- with Gulf waters (read)

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In the News: Texas Magazines Tout Cinnamon Shore

From Austin to San Antonio, travel stories highlight Port A and Cinnamon Shore. Tribeza Magazine | July-August 2021   This Austin magazine featured the writer’s glowing review of her stay at Cinnamon Shore in a first-person article that celebrates Port Aransas. Nostalgia for childhood trips to Port A didn’t keep Writer Hannah J. Phillips (read)

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Cinnamon Shore Helps Texas Monthly Writer Channel the Hamptons Dream Life

Diane Keaton has nothing on Texas Monthly Writer Wendy Aarons during her stay at Cinnamon Shore South. Wendy's July 1st article for the "Where to Stay Now" column chronicles her vacation with her husband, two teens, and parents at Cinnamon Shore South last spring. She starts by envisioning herself as a protagonist in a Nancy Meyers' film, such as Diane (read)

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Traveling Mom Blog: Port A No. 1 Family Beach Destinations

'It's a short drive to toes in the sand,' writes Jill  Robbins. Cinnamon Shore earned this mom blogger's top recommendation for family friendly Port Aransas resort. "Our favorite resort is Cinnamon Shore,"  she shared with followers of her blog, as she outlines 18 of the best beaches in Texas in her May 2021 post. She puts Port Aransas at (read)

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We Made the Cover-The Bend

Check out the article! We're thrilled to be featured on the cover The Bend magazine, the premier print publication celebrating life along The Coastal Bend of Texas. Along with four other area locales, it touts our community as a "swoon-worthy" place to "staycation." And Cinnamon Shore earns its spot on the list as the Family Excursion destination. Touting (read)

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TRENDING: Cinnamon Shore In Sync With AmEx's 2021 Top Trends

Travelers are on the move: See why Cinnamon Shore is drawing record interest and booking faster than ever. American Express has released its American Express Travel: Global Travel Trends Report, providing unique insight into consumer sentiment toward travel nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Through results are grounded in survey research (read)

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Southern Living Names Port A Top 10 Beach Town 2021

 Great Recognition From The South's Oldest Premier Magazine! If you love Port A, you know all about its charms.  But  now,  the secret’s out! Southern Living magazine just named Port Aransas to its list of ten Best Beach Towns for 2021--touting its location along Gulf and bay, teeming fishing waters, public piers, and scenic (read)

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See Our Award-Winning Video: Come Home to Cinnamon Shore

Thank You For Making Us Your Home Away From Home On The Texas Coast! A gold medal winner at the recent Addy Awards, this video captures the true essence of time spent at Cinnamon Shore. It’s about family. It’s about love. It’s about feeling like you’ve found where you’re meant to be on the Texas Coast. If you know Cinnamon (read)

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Value a Vacation at Cinnamon Shore

Ready for a vacation? A recent Expedia survey shows Americans value of vacations more than ever after 2020--especially after all the time people spent at home. Can you relate? The annual Vacation Deprivation Study revealed: Travelers plan to take an extra week (five days) of vacation in 2021. One-third report they will take more vacations than usual (read)

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Cinnamon Shore Catches the Eye of Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Another great write-up on Cinnamon Shore highlights the ways it surprises and delights those who discover its charms! Texas Lifestyle magazine's Escape — To Nowhere series highlights "locations where guests can have their own space, feel far enough away from others and cook for themselves in their own full kitchens, if they so choose– yet (read)

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ENTER TO WIN: 'Go Coastal for the Holidays' Photo Contest

ENTER NOW!   You could  win a 4-night getaway* to Cinnamon Shore!  It’s Easy to Enter! If you spend part of the holiday season at Cinnamon Shore, share your story on our contest portal!   Upload Your FAVORITE Pic Of HOLIDAY TIME At Cinnamon Shore  + Add A Caption That Tells The STORY Of Your Holidays At The Coast (read)

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Houstonia Magazine Highlights Cinnamon Shore Holidays

A travel article lets H-Town In On Cinnamon Shore Holiday Happenings: This Houston-area coverage showcases Cinnamon Shore as a great Gulf Coast destination in its holiday destination round-up. Houstonia shares all the reasons our village makes a perfect place to celebrate the season, from cozy houses with fireplaces to heated pools and beach bonfires (read)

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Travel Blogger Discovers Cinnamon Shore!

Writer of Ripped Jeans & Bifocals Blog Says She'll Return: San Antonio-based Blogger Jill Robbins had never stayed at Cinnamon Shore. When she and her husband brought their two boys for a visit  this fall, she became entranced and wrote a great review of the resort community. She calls it "our new favorite place in Port Aransas." She shared (read)

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'The Bend' Spotlights Town Center Residence

A new homes story by this Coastal Bend magazine highlights a San Antonio family's decision to buy as Cinnamon Shore After vacationing at Cinnamon Shore for a few years, the Carters started looking to buy a vacation home there, writes The Bend 's Jacqueline Gonzalez. They chose a two-story residence at our new Tradewinds Outpost building, which houses (read)

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D CEO Magazine Showcases Cinnamon Shore

Premier business magazine in Dallas visits our community--and raves! The November 2020 issue of D CEO Magazine celebrates Mustang Island and Cinnamon Shore with a two-page spread in its Off Duty section. For the "Well-Traveled" column, writer Christine Perez introduces the beach town and our development to the readership of this upscale publication, (read)

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Showplace! Dwell Magazine Features 'South' Home

Dwell magazine's web site features a gorgeous new home at Cinnamon Shore South! Austin's Tricia Dabney of Dabney Designs created a masterpiece for a family who built a brand-new home at Cinnamon Shore's new Gulf-side village, and the magazine touts it as a perfect example of "transitional coastal style."  Transitional Coastal Style Dwell is a shelter (read)

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The Discoverer Blog Picks Port A!

Port A Makes the List! '8 Cities You Haven't Visited But Should': Long-time lovers of Port A know all the reasons the town draws generations of beachgoers. But now The Discoverer Blog has shared the secret! It entices travelers to look beyond big-city destinations like NYC and San Francisco and take the road less traveled. Now, as travelers cast a wary (read)

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In the News: Buyers Flocking to Master-Planned Communities

Homebuyers seek private and safe spaces: Urban dwellers are looking to move to master-planned communities in the wake of the pandemic and social unrest, according to a new article on Bisnow.com. The piece, "Space-Starved Buyers Flock to Master-Planned Communities," also highlights the changing travel patterns the industry is seeing in the wake (read)

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Rural Enclaves, Like Port A, Draw Buyers

Unique Homes magazine features Port A and Cinnamon Shore: A new article in Unique Homes describes the trend of the home-buying public is looking at suburban and rural areas by focusing on Port Aransas. It holds the town up as an example of a place that's drawing more and more interest during the COVID-19 pandemic and points to a Realtor.com survey that (read)

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Open After Hurricane Hanna!

Weathering the Storm and Ready to Welcome Guests Thanks to all concerned about how Cinnamon Shore fared during the weekend when Cat 1 Hurricane Hanna hit Padre Island. Our community, located north of where the storm came ashore, has rebounded almost immediately. Cinnamon Shore showed resilience once again in the face of strong winds and storm surge. (read)

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Mustang Island: Named One of '9 Beaches That Are Better in the Fall'

Coastal Living says autumn is the best time to come to Mustang Island, when Cinnamon Shore sees fewer crowds and warm weather well into the fall.  We weren’t surprised when the magazine put our lovely Mustang Island on its list of “9 Beaches That Are Better in the Fall.” That’s when the Texas sun shines with gentler rays (read)

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COVID-19 : Temporary Beach Restrictions & Updates

Get the information you need for your upcoming vacation. The beach curfews ordered by Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales have been lifted, as of Tuesday, Aug. 25, according to the South Port Jetty. There had been a restriction on vehicular traffic on the beach, including golf carts, but that order was also lifted as of Aug. 9th. However, camping on (read)

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Texas Architect magazine Features Cinnamon Shore

Vacation homes built to last on the Texas Coast Texas Architects  magazine features Cinnamon Shore in its May-June 2020 issue in an article called “Architect-Designed Luxury Developments in Port Aransas Weather the Storm," highlighting how well New Urbanist communities like ours fared during Hurricane Harvey and how new building codes (read)

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We're Reopening! Welcome Back

We're delighted to have guests return, with proper precautions in place. We’re pleased to begin accepting reservations starting May 1st, 2020, the day that the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Board officially reopen the city for fun. Here’s a look at the protocols and procedures we've established to ensure that Cinnamon (read)

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Supporting Port Aransas This Spring

Proud to help our local food bank Like many cities across the country whose residents are relying on local food banks, Port Aransas’s Helping Hands Food Pantry is meeting more needs than usual during this season of COVID-19 closures.  To assist area residents, who are dealing with an unprecedented shutdown that is especially affecting the (read)

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Globe St.: Port A Makes Popular Retreat, Now More Than Ever

  More popular after the pandemic   In “The Great Migration Includes Escape to Port A,” GlobeSt.com predicts more interest in our charming city as the U.S. emerges from isolation caused by COVID-19. Homeowners have flocked here to weather the shutdown, in private enclaves like Cinnamon Shore.           (read)

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Houston Family Magazine Features Cinnamon Shore

A Houston writer chronicles her family's stay at Cinnamon Shore, touting its many amenities and natural charms.   Writer Kimberly Davis Guerra visited prior to the COVID-19 shutdown and gave glowing praise to the community. Guerra says that upon arrival, "you feel transported and immediately relaxed as soon as you pull into the community," and (read)

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Best Places to Live: Port A & Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore Highlighted in Coastal Living ! The current edition of  Coastal Living , on newsstands now, features Port Aransas and gorgeous photos of Cinnamon Shore. A blowout photo of our community opens the entire special section, "Best Places to Live on the Coast 2020." It highlights the beauty of our beachfront and Gulf-front homes.   Great (read)

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Port Aransas: Ranking Globally

Port Aransas Gains Global Reputation! We love Port A, but more and more have discovered the charms of our little town on Mustang Island.    Port Aransas is turning heads of travel writers and vacationers in Texas and beyond.   A recent article in the  Houston Chronicle touts Port Aransas' recovery from Hurricane Harvey and says Cinnamon (read)

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Port A: Off the Grid!

Port Aranases makes list of Spring Break best bets! The folks at Rent.com put together a list of the top seven off-the-grid 2019 Spring Break destinations in the U.S. Port A came in at No. 6 as the perfect alternative to South Padre Island, which draws the college crowds. In contrast, Port Aranses draws families seeking a quieter experience as the (read)

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Vacation Value in Port Aransas

Cinnamon Shore offers luxury for less – whether you’re vacationing or looking to buy.   The Secret's Out!   Port Aransas made the U.S. News & World Report list of “ 30 Cheap Beach Vacations for Travelers on a Budget. ” (Slide 22) It’s listed alongside the likes of worldwide destinations that include Crete, Greece (read)

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Expanding our Legacy in 2018

  Our luxury vacation rentals and real estate boosts Port Aransas’ recovery from Hurricane Harvey, as Cinnamon Shore breaks ground on big expansion.   As we move into 2019, we’d like to pay tribute to 2018 — a remarkable year. Despite starting 2018 with Port Aransas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Cinnamon Shore saw a 123% increase (read)

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Cinnamon Shore Impresses Media, Earns Rave Review from Unique Homes

  With the tagline “The World of Luxury Real Estate,” Unique Homes magazine knows just how to categorize Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas. The media outlet specializes in the country’s finest developments and top real estate listings, and it raved about Cinnamon Shore after Associate Editor Marlene Ridgway visited the community last October. Check (read)

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Port Aransas is Named Among Top 25 Favorite Beach Towns in America

  We are excited to announce that Port Aransas has been listed in Fodor’s “ America’s 25 Favorite Beach Towns .” The US is covered with beautiful beaches, including La Jolla, Gulf Shores, Key West, and Long Beach, so we are honored to be included amongst some of the best beach towns.   Whether an occasional getaway or a family tradition, for many (read)

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What's New at Cinnamon Shore

  If you’ve visited Cinnamon Shore recently, you may have noticed several changes happening around the community. Our development team has been busy building and installing a number of additions, and we are incredibly proud of all they’ve accomplished. These updates include:       Terry's Place - We've reconstructed the stage (read)

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Cinnamon Shore Renovates Brand and Website

As mentioned at the start of the year, we are really excited about what 2018 holds for Cinnamon Shore. Not only will we be expanding and welcoming more families into our community, but we have also done a complete renovation of the Cinnamon Shore brand. We started the design process last summer, almost a full 10 years after the first Cinnamon Shore (read)

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Cinnamon Shore is Expanding, Despite Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 25th, 2017, it devastated the Texas coastline. Fortunately, our team at Cinnamon Shore has pushed forward and we are actively taking steps to expand our community. Jeff Lamkin, CEO of Sea Oats Group, was recently quoted in a Builder article where he said, “Despite Hurricane Harvey, Cinnamon Shore&rsquo (read)

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Flipkey Names Port A "Best Vacations for Families With Toddlers"

Flipkey listed Port Aransas among the 10 Best Vacations for Families With Toddlers in a recent article. See excerpt below! Fill your days in Port Aransas searching for seashells, fishing from the pier, and exploring the local nature reserves. The 18 miles of soft-sand beaches here provide a cushiony landing spot for toddlers still getting the hang (read)

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Dede Raad visits the Shore (and tells all!)

Travel and style blogger Dede Raad recently spent some time with the Cinnamon Shore community. Read about her experience and look through her gorgeous images at the link to her article below! READ THE FULL ARTICLE (read)

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Walk Through the Texas Monthly Show Home!

Walk Through the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home!? Open for Tours May 25, 2017 through Labor Day This 3,900-square-foot, five-bedroom masterpiece graces the pages of the June issue of Texas Monthly . But the pages come to life as you walk through the rooms while the home is open for tours this summer – starting Thursday, May 25th and open through (read)

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A Show Home with a Cause

A Show Home with a Cause Cinnamon Shore and Texas Monthly have named a local animal rescue organization as a beneficiary from a portion of show home tour proceeds. When you visit Cinnamon Shore this spring and summer, you’ll have a chance to tour the first-ever Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home opening for public tours Memorial Day weekend and (read)