Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo is walking distance to the beach and is located on a great property that includes a pool, hot tub, dry sauna, fitness center, gazebo, a fishing pond and picnic areas with grills. In the condo, there is a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and large walk in closet in the bedroom. This unit sleeps 4 guests with a queen bed in the bedroom and the living room couch which folds out to a queen size mattress. Linens and towels are located in the unit and cable and wifi are provided for your convenience. Flat screen TV is located in the living room. Table in dining area seats 4 people plus tray tables are also available. This place has all the comforts of home! Come see for yourself!
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 19, 2018
About Randy Wilbanks
Although North Padre Vacations manages this property, we like our guests to know a little something about the owner: As a 4th generation musician, Ditto Sturchio has been entertaining for over 40 years. He began his musical training at 10 years old. At 16, Ditto was playing with prominent dance bands in San Antonio. He would perform until 2:00am at a local club, and then be on the football field rehearsing with the Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band at 7:30am the next morning. He ultimately became the Drum-major his senior year. After High School, Ditto was awarded a piano scholarship to the University Of Houston. There, he studied under Albert Hirsch, chairman of the piano department. While working on a music degree, Ditto could not deny the overwhelming desire to entertain. Following his heart, he hit the road with show bands traveling the United States. While on the road, he performed in Nashville, more specificity the Operyland Hotel. This provided a great opportunity to open up shows for many country legends as part of the Roger V. Show. Before coming back to San Antonio, Ditto performed in the show “The Spell-Caster”, a main-room show at the Landmark Hotel in Las Vegas. After retuning to San Antonio, Ditto teamed up with his Dad, Al Sturchio, to launch “Sturchio Entertainment Inc.” It was an entertainment booking agency, that arranged entertainment for corporate, and private events. After performing one of those private events at The Argyle, Ditto was approached by management to play piano in the lounge. The piano was donated to the Argyle, for the lounge, by the Tobin Estates some 17 years ago. The Argyle has been home for Ditto Sturchio ever since.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect for our little family
Loved how close it was to the beach. Very clean and we'll stocked with essentials. Would come again!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you enjoyed the place and your time here. Please visit us again anytime.
Ok but could be better
This was our third time staying at Ocean Melody and it seems the upkeep has gone downhill. There was hair in the shower from previous tenants. I know because the hair was long, I have no hair on my head and wife's hair is short. Shower drain was clogged, there was no plunger in the unit, I texted Randy the drain was clogged, sand came back up in the tub while showering but he never got back to me. Bathroom tiles definately need cleaning, the grout is showing mold or dirt. Shower fixtures are badly corroded, there were no hand towels in bathroom, no dish towels in kitchen. Paper towels are ok but prefer cloth for kitchen. We love staying here, location is great but seems owners are letting it slip. Hope the unit gets a bit of TLC it deserves before we come back.
Thank you so much for pointing these things out to us. We have definitely given the place a little TLC. The drain was snaked and we have replaced all the bathroom fixtures in the tub and the sink. The tile grout has been repaired and cleaned. Also, we have stocked the place with wash clothes in the bathroom and dish towels in the bathroom. I hope you will be back to enjoy all the updates.
Everything is always perfect!
We love staying here! It's so cozy and perfect for my family. Everything you could possibly need is here. We will continue to come every summer and look forward to it until we make it back. Best vacation stay ever! 💙.
Small but comfy felt homey!! Enjoyed our stay!! Kitchen was fully equipped liked the fact that It was close to the pool and it was as on the first floor.
Disappointed, Dirty, and Dangerous
The pictures of this condo looked nice but my husband and I were disappointed upon arrival. When we accessed the condo it had a mildew odor which got worse when the condo was warmer. The furniture are worn, stained, and need replacement at this time. The area rug needed vacuuming and my husband looked behind the sofa and found so much filth along with poker chips. The towels in the bathroom closet looked old and looked like they were used to clean cars. I usually pack towels when traveling but for some reason did not this time around, I only packed towels for our little ones, so after showering I simply air dried. The shower curtain had a thick layer of hard water grime. Our three year old found a one and a half inch screw on the carpet on our way to the beach the morning following our arrival. Additionally, there were sharp things on the carpet as my husband pulled a sharp object from his foot after walking around with socks. The sheetrock was severely water damaged around the front window and the window frames were rusted. After a day at the beach we did not want to spend another night there with our three-year-old and three-month-old so we packed up and left to head home and shortened our Mother's Day weekend getaway. The only reason why I'm even giving this place two stars is because of its close proximity to Whitecap Beach, which we truly enjoyed for the day we were there.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and pointing these issues out to us. I assure you we have already taken steps to correct them. We have purchased all new linens including sheets and towels for the place since your stay. We will be replacing the shower curtain as well. The furniture and carpet will be steam cleaned early next week. Additionally, we have switched from the cleaning crew that cleaned the place before your stay to another cleaning company. We want all our guests to have the best experience possible so thank you again for pointing these issues out so we can correct them going forward.
The condo was very nice and comfortable. It was close to food, beach and stores. Can't wait to plan our next trip!
North Padre Island has plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and other fun things to do like mini golf, horesback riding on the beach, pools, lots of beaches and Schlitterbahn Water Park. You can also take the 10 minute drive to Port Aransas for more shops, restaurants, bars and beaches. Downtown Corpus Christi is also just a short drive away and, in addition to more shops, restaurants and bars, has Whataburger Field (minor league baseball), American Bank Center and Hurricane Alley Water Park. You can also take a stroll on the beautiful Seawall or at the Water Gardens or through Heritage Park or visit our Art Museum or the Museum of Science and History. The Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are on North Beach, right across the Harbor Bridge. There is a lot of fun to be had by the whole family in our beautiful area. Come see!