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Our home is designed for comfort and convenience and yet is one of the lowest priced 2 bedroom units on the South Padre Island Beach. It has granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, washer-dryer in the unit, filtered water and ice in the refrigerator door, two recliners in front of the flat-screen TV in the living area, a recliner in the master bedroom for a private “get-away” to watch TV or read, TVs in each bedroom and ceiling fans in all rooms. We live here part of each year and know when something needs to be added or replaced.
The amenities provided by Sunchase IV Resort are unique -- 2 pools (one heated), 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned racquetball courts , 2 air-conditioned ping-pong rooms, a fitness center, a sundeck, and a library. The racquetball courts also accommodates badminton and pickleball. Nets and equipment are available for check out in the lobby free of charge.
But the main attraction at South Padre Island is the beach which attracts swimmers, walkers, fishers, & sunbathers
Of course the main attraction at South Padre Island is the beach which attracts swimmers, walkers and sunbathers.
If you rent Unit 305 between November and mid-May, we can also offer you an opportunity to try surf fishing. We will be staying in another unit at Sunchase IV and Dean walks to the beach several times a week to try his luck. He would be happy if you joined him. Equipment and bait will be provided at no charge. Even an amateur like Dean has some good days fishing in the surf. When he does, he and Martha often take their fish to a local restaurant and order “cook your catch.” If this sounds like something you would like to try, please ask for Fisherman Dean” in the lobby at Sunchase IV. They will help us make contact so we may find a time to fish.
If you are interested in another similar unit, please see our HomeAway #942701 listing. HOT tax #2015-285978
The amenities are unique -- 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned racquetball courts(also for pickleball or badminton), 2 ping-pong, a fitness center, a sundeck, and a library. ...moreless
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July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 11, 2015
5 night min stay
Jul 12 - Aug 3, 2015
4 night min stay
Aug 4 - Aug 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 19 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 19, 2016
3 night min stay
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Car: Not Necessary
South Padre Island is a vacationer’s paradise. The sandy beaches are excellent for sunbathing, swimming, shell hunting, castle building and leisurely walking. The gulf and bay provide opportunities for surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing and fishing. A World Birding Center and a sea turtle hospital are located next to the Convention Center. Schlitterbahn Beach waterpark is just down the road...or a short walk down the beach. There are all types of restaurants in walking distance. McDonald's and Denny's are just outside our gate and with in a short walk are several cafe's and full service restaurants.
Other Activities: shopping, parasailing, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa. racquetball, miniature golf
Golf: Around every bend, after every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club, you will find reasons this golf course is one of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley. Enveloped by nature, the course at South Padre Island Golf Club is truly an oasis. The club is open to the public and offers lessons, a Pro-shop, restaurant and bar.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Dean (professor) and Martha (administrative assistant) both retired recently from Iowa State University (Ames, IA). We have four children and eight grandchildren. They all enjoy spending a week or more in the winter on the beach with us each year. We spend six months in Texas as 'snow birds' and the rest of our time in Iowa, Colorado, and visiting children/grand children. We have decided to avoid snow!
Why the Owner Chose Sunchase IV:
We first visited Sunchase IV in 1990 as a renter. We continued to rent a unit every January until 1999 when we decided to buy a unit. When we first entered the unit and saw the 10-foot-tall window wall facing the Gulf we were sold on this unit. The entry is very bright and cheery and gives a feeling of comfort when you enter. Almost all units in the Sunchase IV Resort , including this unit, have living areas facing the Gulf and bedrooms facing the Laguna Madre bay. This leads to a variety of views and either sun or shade at all times of the day. The bedrooms are on the 4th floor which keeps any noise in the 3rd floor living areas away from the sleeping areas. Speaking of noise, the building design minimizes sound from other units. We already knew about the unique amenities of the Sunchase IV complex since we had taken full advantage of them for many years before we purchased this unit. Most complexes have pools and hot tubs and some even offer tennis, fitness rooms and saunas but only Sunchase IV offers racquetball, badminton, pickle ball, a heated pool and a steam room. This made the decision to buy an easy one!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We always enjoy our time on South Padre Island. We enjoy walking the beach. We have a favorite route on the beach to the jetty where we watch fishermen, windsurfers, swimmers and dolphins. On some of these walks we hunt for ghost shrimp that Dean uses for bait when fishing. Several times a week Dean will take the short walk from the condo and cast either ghost shrimp or frozen shrimp into the Gulf. When fish are biting, we eat the freshest fish available, often at a local restaurant where they “cook your catch.” On the occasional windy or rainy day there is still much to do at Sunchase IV. We play racquetball, badminton, and pickle ball in the air-conditioned racquetball courts. We lift weights and use the treadmill or elliptical machines in the fitness room. We then follow this with a relaxing dip in the hot tub or heated pool. Of course when the grandchildren are around, they try to do it all. After a day filled with enjoyable physical activity we like to relax in the two recliners facing the flat screen TV. I must admit that we sometimes fall asleep while watching one of our shows but this usually means we had a full day and the comfortable chairs encourage total relaxation. The one who falls asleep asks the other how the program ended.
Sunchase IV Complex as Seen from the Beach
Living room with HD TV and comfortable recliners.
Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, silver and glasses.
Lounge on the deck and watch the waves roll in, the dolphins swimming...or take a nap!
Master bedroom with king bed and recliner for a quiet get away for TV or reading
Walk-in Shower in the master bathroom. A bath tub is in the second bath.
Washer and dryer available inside the unit for your convenience.
2nd bedroom has lots of storage and a private bathroom.
Our large heated pool and hot tub look inviting at night! Open until 11PM.
The 7th floor sundeck offers a great view and the space for gathering.
A well stocked library and large lounge for group gatherings.
2 racquetball courts, also set for pickleball and badminton. Equipment in the Adminstrative office or by calling 956-761-6818.
Living room with 2 recliners for your comfort. Wet bar and stairs to bedrooms.
Living room as seen from the stairs to the second floor. A comfortable futon with a Serta-Perfect-Sleeper mattress.
Dining area with 6 chairs-New this year!
Table and chairs to enjoy meals while you watch the beach.
Master Bedroom has storage and comfort with HD TV.
Sunset over the Laguna Madre Bay as seen from the balcony outside each bedroom.
2nd bedroom with private bath attached.
View of the giant hot tub and the pool. Pool is heated in the winter.
Fishing just outside the front gate.
A well equipped work out room is available at no additional charge.
Two Ping pong tables with balls and paddles available in the Administrative office (South side of the pool.)
Kite boarders in front of our complex.
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