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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Our Condo is on levels 3 and 4 with interior stairs

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Our complex rents only to families and groups in which all members are at least 25 years old during the month of March. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • There is a futon in the living room and a half bath on that floor. The futon has a Sealy mattress and is very comfortable A crib is available on a first come first served basis and may be reserved ahead of time. (We often reserve the crib and have never had a problem making a reservation)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • - Large heated pool, tennis courts, air-conditioned racquetball courts that double for badminton and pickleball. - Off Street Parking: Sunchase IV is gated and one parking space is available for the unit. Additional parking is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate. - Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Sunchase IV offers additional parking which is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate - Elevator: The property has 4 elevators. - Gas BBQ Grill, Charcoal BBQ Grill: Theses are shared grills located on the pool level. -- Free Local Calls - Broadband Internet: Wi-Fi is free...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) The living area and both bedrooms have a TV with HD cable.....moreless

  • Television:

    3 TVs with cable in living area and both bedrooms...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Sunchase IV is part of a gated community located on the beach.. The gate on the east side opens directly onto the beach. ...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Yes, we watch the beach from inside our condo or out on the deck. We have lounge chairs and a dining table to use while you enjoy the view from the deck. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Sunchase IV is part of a gated community. The gate on the east side opens directly onto the beach. The short walk to the gate goes by our tennis courts and two swimming pools. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Sunchase IV is part of a gated community located on the beach.. The gate on the east side opens directly onto the beach. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Yes, we watch the waves roll in from our unit. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    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

  • Town:

    The free bus will deliver you to all the island attractions. Right outside the gates are Denny's and McDonald restaurants and numerous local restaurants just a few doors away. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sunchase IV is part of a gated community located on the beach.. The gate on the east side opens directly onto the beach. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    In addition are two bar stools at the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two air conditioners for the unit with separate controls for living and sleeping areas....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    The unit has a Cable modem with Ethernet cords but Wi-Fi is also available. The speed is 10MB download and is fine for downloading movies or gaming....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer/Dryer is inside the unit....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Our Condo is on levels 3 and 4 with interior stairs...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The Fitness room is fully appointed with free weights, universal station in addition to treadmills, elliptical and stationary bike. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and bath/hand/kitchen towels for use inside the unit. Pool towels are provided in the lobby. Beach Towels are NOT provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Our living room offers 2 recliners for maximum comfort. Cable TV and WiFi ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Sunchase IV is a gated complex and one parking space is available for the unit. Additional parking is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Sunchase IV is a gated complex and one parking space is available for the unit. Additional parking is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    During off season and mid season, Sunchase IV offers additional parking which is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Free local calls. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/Dryer is inside the unit....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    The unit has a secured Wi-Fi network. It has Time-Warner service of at least 10MB for download....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    This unit has a complete pan set including a large pasta pot and a Forman Grill. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Our kitchen is fully stocked with a wide variety of dishes, serving pieces and lots of silverware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    I love to cook and keep the kitchen well appointed. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator has filtered water and ice in the door. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a dining table with 4 dining chairs in addition to chaise and lounge chairs on the balcony,...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our deck features a dining table and lounge chairs to enjoy the Gulf views. ...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas and charcoal grills are provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    The Lobby offers balls and rackets at no charge. ...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) pools and one pool is heated....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Two hot tubs on the property...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 6 - May 23, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,100
Early Summer
May 24 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$210 $230
Fri, Sat
$1,300 $5,000
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 11, 2015
5 night min stay
$285
$1,750
Peak season
Jul 12 - Aug 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$285
$1,750
Late summer
Aug 4 - Aug 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$245 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,500
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 19 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$210 $230
Fri, Sat
$1,300
Fall
Sep 8 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,100
Winter
Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,100 $2,250
Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$195 $215
Fri, Sat
$1,200
Easter/Semana Santa
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$285
$1,750
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 14.5%

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

  • Yummies Coffee Shack

    "Just a block outside our complex gates is this great spot for breakfast or lunch. "

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  • Sea Turtle Inc.

    "We have been going to see the Sea turtles for over 20 years. It is both educational and int..."

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  • South Padre Beach

    "We are on the beach everyday. I walk the beach and my husband tries his luck at the fishing..."

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  • Gabriella's Italian

    "We love this place...but so does everyone else so go early. The very best part is that it i..."

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  • Louie's Backyard

    "The winter Texans love this place and pack it for the nightly specials in the winter season,..."

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  • Skydive SPI

    "although we will never find the courage for this, our kids have done it and plan to do it ag..."

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  • South Padre Island

    "We live here 6 - 7 months every year and enjoy every minute fishing, walking the beach or ju..."

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  • Padre Island Brewing Company

    "This is a favorite for us when we have had a great day of fishing. They do a "cook your cat..."

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  • Blackbeards Restaurant

    "Blackbeard's is a must when the grand kids come to town. They love to come for the "cook yo..."

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  • Cap'n Roy's

    "This restaurant is just outside the gates of our condominium complex and we love to walk ove..."

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  • Daddy's Seafood & Creole

    "The Creole rice and beans is a favorite for us...we never miss the chance to stop by for a q..."

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  • McDonald's

    "This chain restaurant is just outside our gates so it offers easy access. We do not stop he..."

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  • The Pelican Pub & Grill Room

    "Located just over the bridge in Port Isabel, this is one of several restaurants run by one f..."

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  • South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center

    "South Padre Island is a "birders" paradise. During the migration season, there are birds ev..."

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  • South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

    "The center is located a short walk south of the Sunchase Resort. The staff is extremely hel..."

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  • Things to Do

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Brownsville is 25 miles & Harlingen is 30 miles
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Numerous are just outside our gates
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
South Padre Island Golf Club
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 100 = Padre Blvd - just outside gates
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous are just outside the gate
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Our east gate opens onto the beach

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.

 

Owner info

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.


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  • Sunchase IV Complex as Seen from the Beach

    Sunchase IV Complex as Seen from the Beach

  • Living room with HD TV and comfortable recliners.

    Living room with HD TV and comfortable recliners.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, silver and glasses.

    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!

    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

    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.

    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.

    Washer and dryer available inside the unit for your convenience.

  • 2nd bedroom has lots of storage and a private bathroom.

    2nd bedroom has lots of storage and a private bathroom.

  • Our large heated pool and hot tub look inviting at night! Open until 11PM.

    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.

    The 7th floor sundeck offers a great view and the space for gathering.

  • A well stocked library and large lounge for group gatherings.

    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.

    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 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.

    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!

    Dining area with 6 chairs-New this year!

  • Table and chairs to enjoy meals while you watch the beach.

    Table and chairs to enjoy meals while you watch the beach.

  • Master Bedroom has storage and comfort with HD TV.

    Master Bedroom has storage and comfort with HD TV.

  • Sunset over the Laguna Madre Bay as seen from the balcony outside each bedroom.

    Sunset over the Laguna Madre Bay as seen from the balcony outside each bedroom.

  • 2nd bedroom with private bath attached.

    2nd bedroom with private bath attached.

  • View of the giant hot tub and the pool. Pool is heated in the winter.

    View of the giant hot tub and the pool. Pool is heated in the winter.

  • Fishing just outside the front gate.

    Fishing just outside the front gate.

  • A well equipped work out room is available at no additional charge.

    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.)

    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.

    Kite boarders in front of our complex.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Condo
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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