Beautiful 3rd floor condo, just 350 steps to the beach, walking distance to restaurants and entertainment. Peek a boo ocean views from the front porch. You will love this quiet neighborhood with a beautiful palm tree park view directly across the street. Fully furnished 1 bedroom condo with bunk beds (extra big mattresses) and a sleeper sofa. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Everything you need for your home away from home, including, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, silverware and bake ware and a couple of blenders. We have a tamale cooker and George Foreman grill. We have a BBQ for your stay at home cookout. We even have cable and an assortment of movies available for your enjoyment. We have several boogie boards, towels and beach chairs available for guest use. Its a perfect family unit or for a get away with friends. This is a Non-Smoking unit. We look forward to having you enjoy it as we do.
- Condo680 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Perfectly Positioned on the Island
Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 11, 2018
About Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer
We live in Sacramento California. 😊 We share 2 adult sons and a daughter in law, Jason, Laura and Jeremy, and a daughter Maria. We also have 3 grandsons, Jacob, Benn and Adam. We love traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with our family and friends. We spend our time (in between work) going to the many music, food and cultural events in and around the Sacramento Valley. We can drive 45 minutes and be in the snow, a couple of hours and we are at the ocean (cold) (no way as warm as the Gulf). We are expecting to eventually retire in SPI.
Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer chose South Padre Island
We vacationed on SPI last Summer and fell in Love 😍. We looked at a lot of properties there and when we came home, we continued to look. We had been working with a real estate agent who would send us pictures and information and we finally decided on Retama. We did so based on the area. Not too far from the bustiest area of the Island but close enough to walk or use the FREE shuttle.. Our condo is only 350 steps to the beach entrance, which also has a beach front restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach cafe also has a full bar! We are just 1/2 block away from the beach, and 2 - 3 blocks to the bay. We are located within walking distance to many restaurants and some of the most popular entertainment spots on the Island. The grocery store and liquor and spirits stores are a short walk as well.
What makes this Condo unique
There is nothing you will need to bring except your clothes and personal items. Everything else is included. We have a variety of boogie boards available for guest use and a couple of beach chairs also. The view from the extra large porch offers peek a boo ocean views and the park like setting directly across the street are soothing to the eyes as you just kick back and take in the days adventures.
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Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The condo was cozy and well stocked! We had an amazing time and will definitely be renting it again in the future! We have no complaints! 10 out of 10!!
It was perfect!
It was great for our family of 4. It was a bit farther than I realized carrying a 1 year old to the beach, but overall a very nice stay! Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful review. With a 1 year old, yes, a little walk...350 steps can seem like forever!
Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. We love to hear how we can make improvements so that our guests are as comfortable as can be, we hope to have you visit in the future.
Bruce and Kelly
Great condo and location
I had a blast. It had everything I might need in the kitchen. The only thing I wish it had was a washer and dryer, that would have been helpful. The bar all the other reviews refer to was not nearly as bad as I thought. It didn't go all night, or I just ignored it very well. Would definitely stay here again!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. We do have a washer/dryer in the unit, it is opened for week long guests upon request. We unfortunately had a guest that broke the dryer with over loading and can't get it replaced until we are out there in September. If you decide to stay with us in the future, please make sure to request the laundry services... :)
Thank you again fir choosing our place as your place to stay!
Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer
Wonderful location but....
Pros: Wonderful location! Close to ocean, walking distance to everything. Size of the place is perfect for a family of 4. Dealing with the owners and Bonnie the house cleaner were great. Quick to respond to any and all questions. Place was EXTREMELY clean and well stocked.
Cons: There is a note on the fridge saying wifi is available but not on the 3rd floor. You have to go down in the parking lot to get it. The whole time we were there, there was no wifi at all. I asked about it and was told they were working on it. Then I read one review from back in March and the same comment was made then, they're working on it. The unit in general can use some updating. The couch was uncomfortable. (Recliners were comfortable tho) Can't say anything about the queen size bed because we couldn't sleep in it. The Upperdeck Motel which is located directly below the bedroom window was playing loud music each night into the late hours. We were able to overlook the wifi issue but sad to say the loud music will keep us from returning. Sad people don't have respect for others these days....
We are sorry for the wifi issue, we have indeed been having trouble for over a year trying to work with the local utility for the service. We live in California so it is very difficult to get things done long distance...Our hope is to encourage our guests to UNPLUG for their vacations...:) but in the meantime, we will continue to work with the local utility to resolve the issue. We are going to replace the couch sleeper, it was with the unit when we purchased it. As for the motel behind us...it has been a major issue unfortunately. We will have another talk with the managers when we are there next week. SPI does have a noise ordinance in place and we will make sure they are aware.
We do hope you will consider our place in the future as we strive to make improvements.
Bruce and Kelly
Good place close to beach!!!!
Thank you for your review Jesus! We hope you enjoyed your stay.
Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer
PERFECT Mini Getaway
This was our first trip to Padre Island. The condo is so beautifully decorated and has the "beach" feel! It was our family of 4 (two children, age 13 & 6) there was plenty of room, and the bunk beds were perfect for them! We loved how there was beach towels, chairs and boogie boards to use during our stay! We would love to come back and will most surely stay here! Also, Ms. Bonnie was amazing, she had wonderful recommendations and couldn't have been more friendly! Thank you again for sharing your home to us!
The Yates Family
Thank you Rebecca and family. I am so sorry it has taken so long to respond. We are so happy that you enjoyed the condo. If there are any suggestions you would like to see for us, please let us know. We want our place to feel like home to each and every person who stays there.
Thank you again for the great review!
Bruce and Kelly Pfeiffer
Restaurants and entertainment within walking distance. The home is 1/2 block away, just mere steps from the beach and 2 blocks to the bay in the opposite direction.
A hidden gem burger joint in Port Isabella called "The Shack" is hidden behind the Lighthouse. It is amazing!
The best food we had was at Blackbeards Steak & Seafood. The snow crabs were so sweet, and the portions were huge! Other places we would highly recommend: Big Daddy's and Kelly's Pub (The corned beef nacho's and spring rolls are to die for!) For local entertainment, head to the Bay side and visit, Laguna Bob's or Palm Pier.
The Birding Center is an interesting way to spend an afternoon. The birds actually land on your arms and hands to be fed. Be prepared to be out in the sun. There is also a Sea Turtle Rescue Center that you should make a visit to. Schlitterbauns Water Park is also a blast for both adults and kids alike. The indoor side is amazing fun.
Shopping: Stop at the Walmart at Port Isabel on your way to the Island to pick up groceries & toiletries or anything you may need for your stay. There is a CVS on the island & 2 grocery stores.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This is a non-smoking unit. The building has permanent tenant's, Please be respectful. There will be additional fee's and cleaning fee's assessed for things like urination on mattresses, BBQ, sand and/or dirt in washer/dryer, broken or missing items. Permit # 2017-5B0CR5