Relax at the Beach and Enjoy Sunshine, Waves, and Rainbows
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ahhh! That's the sigh that escapes you as you settle down with your beer (or margarita) to watch the sunset after a relaxing day on the beach. A rainbow lights the way back home for sailboats and windsurfers. Now all you need to do is decide where to head out for dinner!
Your condo of choice is number 3201, right on North Beach, with stunning views of the beach, the bay, the USS Lexington, and downtown Corpus Christi from your balcony.
The condo has ceramic tile floors throughout, with a private bedroom, twin bunk beds, two large closets for clothing and storage, a mini-office, new TV with built-in DVD player, and is fully furnished.
The cozy bedroom has a large closet, dresser, nightstand with lamp, a ceiling fan, and queen-sized bed.
The kitchen features a granite-tiled breakfast bar with seating for two, and a small dining table and chairs for four more. Appliances include full-sized refrigerator, range/oven, toaster oven, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, and plenty of cooking utensils for six.
The living room includes a comfortable sofa/futon that can be converted to a full-sized guest bed.
All this with a fabulous view of the beach and the soothing sounds of the waves from your private balcony!
*Villa del Sol on North Beach
Available for short- or long-term leases, this condo is one of the most desirable bayfront units in Villa del Sol, a beachfront condo community with two large swimming pools (one heated) and hot tubs, covered parking, and a manned gate. Coin-operated washers and dryers are on every floor. The Villa del Sol condos offer maid services and laundry wash-and-fold services, at the front desk.
Seafood restaurants, like Blackbeards, cafes, and Mexican food are within walking distance towards the USS Lexington and the Aquarium. A new Margaritaville is opening right next door. Shopping, groceries, and more dining are a 5-minute drive north to Portland. Downtown Corpus Christi's restaurants, clubs, and museums are just over the beautiful bridge, a trolley ride away. And Staples Mall and the causeway to North Padre Island are 15 to 20 minutes' drive away.
If you want to venture a little farther, the South Texas Botanical Gardens and the National Wildlife Refuge make a wonderful couple of day trips.
Available for weekends (3-night minimum), weeks, months, or longer-term leases. Email us for details and availability.
*More about Villa del Sol and North Beach
Villa del Sol is landscaped with beautiful gardens as well as four barbecue and picnic areas. Laundry facilities are located on every floor, and all three buildings have elevators on the street-side. The grounds are completely enclosed by fencing and secured by electronic gates. The community has just installed a manned gate at the entrance to the parking areas.
The swimming pools and hot tubs are also fenced and locked. Only owners are allowed to have pets, and there are designated areas for walking dogs.
The exterior and hallways of the buildings are undergoing renovations. You can see the progress as the buildings change color and the balconies are freshened up! Plans are under way to provide food and drink concessions to supplement the vending machines.
Walking, fishing, volleyball, sand-castle building, or playing with water toys are options any time. A fish-cleaning table and running water are provided at the beach end of Building 1. Two swimming pools and children's pools are located in the front of the first and third buildings, and the first building's pool is heated in winter. The Tiki Tubs are located in the front of Building 2 and are soon to feature drink service. Guests staying at Villa del Sol can check out volleyballs and nets from the front desk.
There are 9 acres of guest parking and unassigned covered parking. Soda and snack machines are located near the elevators in each building, and each floor has an ice machine. You can get your newspapers each morning at the machines across from the front desk, and stop in to see what events are posted on the bulletin board. There are lots of activities that owners, guests, and visiting groups organize. You can participate in as many or as few as you like.
Villa del Sol is a friendly place and a great place to enjoy beachfront living! Come stay with us and relax on the beach!
Keywords: beach condo, flat, condominium, apartment
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
Location & View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
mediocre at best
mediocre at best
The unit we stayed in was decent at first glance. However, when we arrived it hadn't been cleaned. There was food in the fridge, indicating people had left and no one had cleaned....but we thought that MAYBE they leave the food so not to waste it....we walked to the bathroom, and there was dirty sheets and towels on the floor just as we had been directed to do when we left. So we called the owner who was incredibly nice; she apologized immensely and sent someone to clean. The elevator in our building was broken for about half of of our stay, so when we arrived we had to carry all of our luggage up to the second floor. 4 of us stayed for a month- so we had a lot of luggage. When we walked in later we smelled mildew, and saw inside the vents that there were mold spores. We didn't call the owner about that one, because we didn't want her to send anyone in while we were on vacation. Halfway through our stay I got a call from the owner saying the condo was for sale, and she had a showing coming in the next morning, but it was ok for us to still be there. About a week after this incredibly annoying and unprofessional visit, we got a call requesting another showing to come through, we were so annoyed about having to acommodate other people on our vacation, we faked sick. The pool was murky the majority of the time and was closed for cleaning the rest of the time. We were interested in the pool because, obviously at nobodys fault, there were numerous jellyfish in the bay. The one time that we did use the bay, the outside shower was broken and we had to track all of the sand into the condo. We alerted them to the problem, and it didn't get fixed for 3 weeks-the duration of our stay. When we had first rented the condo, we were told a price for the month. Shortly after I had booked it, I got a call from the owner stating that the manager had been fired, and any deal I had worked out with her was invalid. Instead of the original price, it increased by a couple hundred dollars. It wasn't worth the original price. The people were incredibly nice, and Corpus Christi was fantastic, but it was too much stress for our type of vacation.
- Guest jess
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
As Advertised.... However
As Advertised.... However
This beach condo was as advertised, however we were surprised to see how rundown the overall property was. Photos of the building the condo was in were never shown. The condo was not as clean as we would have liked, couch needs to be replaced, along with all couch and chair pillows. We enjoyed long walks on the beach, Fajitaville Restaurant (just down the beach), and The Lexington aircraft carrier tour.
- Guest Dale & Chris
- Date of stay 05/10/12
- Review Submitted 05/18/12
Owner response: I am sorry the condo was not as clean as the guests expected, and I will address the issue with the cleaning crew. The couch is actually a folding futon bed, and two of the cushions were purchased in April. The Villas have been undergoing painting and renovations to the balconies and walkways for the last two years. It takes time for a complex this size to be completely redone, and the owners are paying for the renovations and maintenance in their monthly dues and special assessments. I hope these guests will come back for another visit and have a better experience next time!
I lived here for about 8 months while stationed at NAS Corpus Christi and loved every minute of it. It was very quiet, clean and affordable. The beaches were very clean as well. I never had any problems with the condo and when I needed to speak with the landlord she was always available. In addition, this was probably the first place that I've rented in which I was given all of my deposit back. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone for either a short or long term rental.
- Guest Matt
- Date of stay 11/01/09
- Review Submitted 01/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Our condo stay was so relaxing and enjoyable. It was clean and spacious and the view to the beach was just amazing...!! The kitchen was especially excellent with all the dishes available as we watched the the scenery and cable t.v. The balcony was just so relaxing at night as the sun went down and the sound of the ocean relaxed you... We would definately go back again and invite our friends... rest assured we felt comfortable... thanks again :)
- Guest manny
- Date of stay 08/26/11
- Review Submitted 01/03/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Tenants for November through February
Tenants for November through February
Wonderful waterfront condo! We spent 4 mos. there and loved it! Very clean and comfortable with great views. Owner is kindness itself and very willing to be helpful. Nice aquarium and small museum for rainy days. Sit on the balcony and watch the ships come into port or actually visit the Lexington permanently docked just walking distance away. Great golf for beautiful days. Rare spoonbills in the spring for birdwatchers. Close by Port Aransas and Corpus Christi for special dining experiences. Would recommend this property without reservation to anyone.
- Guest Mike n Peg
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 12/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Owner response: There is always something fun to do nearby; or you can do nothing and just relax on the balcony, in the hot tub, or down at the beach. I am so glad you got to see the spoonbills! They are beautiful.
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
I'm not the type to write reviews but I could not let this one slide by. My husband and two children were very excited to go on vacation here. When booked our place a month in advance. Only to drive 5 hours and arrive with a non working tv. I pulled the couch down for my son to sleep on only to find a cockroach running across the wall. I talked to Leslie the next day and she was very nice and told me she had another condo we could stay in. We took her up on her offer and ended up staying there a few days. We cut our time short because the condo just was not nice. But here is the kicker...Leslie told us we would receive our money back. Now, 3 months later we have not received any money. Only excuse after excuse! DO NOT STAY HERE! The place is gross and they will not give you your money back. CROOKS!!!
- Guest Disappointed
- Date of stay 10/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
Owner response: I am very sorry these guests had an uncomfortable stay and a bad experience at my condo. I was on a family trip in October when this happened, and wasn't aware of the problem. The television and DVD player were working, and are under warranty, but somehow the cable wiring to some of the units had been cut. It took Time Warner 3 weeks to fix it and restore service. There isn't much we can do about the cable, since the condominium complex has a contract with Time Warner. Guests are asked to throw away all leftover food, and take out the trash before they check out. In addition, the condo is cleaned as soon as guests leave so there is no leftover food to attract roaches or ants. The entire complex is on a monthly spraying program, too. Unfortunately, bugs are a fact of life at the coast, with its year-round warm weather, and they can come in from other units or outside. Leslie did her best to help these guests enjoy their visit by relocating them to another condo, but during this time she had a death in the family and other personal issues to deal with. This is not an excuse, but a clarification for why she was slow to send a refund once the guests notified her they had left. Now that I am aware of the problem, I have made changes to our system so that Leslie does not have to be responsible any more for deposits, cancellation fees, or refunds in the future. She just returned from Christmas vacation, and has put the refund for the cancelled days in the mail. I apologize for the bad experience these guests had, and have made changes that should improve our booking system.
Spring/summer rates: $130-$165/night; winter $125/night After Labor Day to March 1: $125-$130/night $1,300/month spring to after Labor Day; $1,900 Memorial Day to Labor Day $15 gate card/parking fee upon check-in at the office $45 cleaning fee/stay Five guests maximum Please be courteous to other guests: no smoking and no pets Check-in 4:00, check-out 11:00
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Corpus Christi:
Corpus Christi has so many things to do and the Villas are a convenient and comfortable place to stay for them. I love the Aquarium and the Botanical Gardens, and antique shopping and dining. Plus, even in the summertime, it is always breezy and cool.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Walking on the beach in the morning or at sunset is so relaxing. The swimming pools are a great place to take a refreshing dip. Or the hot tubs are nice to hang out in at the end of a day spent exploring and sightseeing. There are so many restaurants within walking distance or just over the bridge in Corpus Christi, it can be hard to choose among them!
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This is your view from the balcony as you sip your morning tea or coffee.
The television has Time Warner basic cable and a built-in DVD player.
Soak up some sun out on the beach, or stay inside where it's cool.
Bedroom has a ceiling fan, nightstand, queen-sized bed, large closet and dresser
Bathroom has tub/shower, vanity and shelves for linens and your personal items.
One of the two swimming pools; this one is heated.
Walk down the beach to Fajitaville, Blackbeards, the Aquarium or the Lexington.
People on the beach love to watch rainbows in the setting sun.
Living room has a comfortable futon sofa that converts to a full-sized guest bed
Breakfast bar and dining area; computer nook visible just past first hall closet
If you catch a fish, you can clean it at one of the stations, and cook it here.
A large closet and dresser will store your clothes. Not pictured is a second TV.
Twin bunkbeds are cozy places for the kids to sleep. Or short, skinny adults!
Picnic and barbeque areas, plus sports courts are provided around the Villa.
Two hot tubs offer aahhhhh--relaxing moments.
Rainbows aren't guaranteed, but there are always great views from the balcony!
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