So, 2016 ended with us completing construction and opening up all 10 Casitas, a fairly amazing feat in only 8 months of construction. But that was 2016…..
In 2017, we learned how to manage 10 small houses and will host almost 300 reservations before the years end. WOW! July and the fall months were the busiest. August was slow as expected, but then Hurricane Harvey deeply impacted our September. Our Houstonian friends were either flooded or helping those flooded, it seemed. We were grateful to support several Houstonians who could not return from vacations as expected and parked themselves at the Casitas to wait it out. Even our DFW friends stayed home and hunkered down. It was a weird month. We continue to pray for a full recovery for Houston and our coastal communities, especially Port Aransas (my happy place!) and Rockport.
Our luxury one bedroom Casita #1, The Pauline, was the most popular in 2017. We named this Casita this year, along with two others, after friends and family for very special reasons. You can read the blog post here. We installed the metal cuttings of the names on these three Casitas: The Pauline, The Polly Ann and The Gina B. (#1, #7 and #2 respectively).