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Super Location! No TAXES on 30+ Day Rentals!!!!!!

South Padre Island, TX, USA
  • Condo850 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1BR-1BH Oceanside Vacation Rental South Padre Island, Texas USA

SPI Tax Permit 2017 109398. South Padre Island is one of the finest recreational areas in the world. Our condo at Gulfview I offers all the amenities one could ask for in a one-bedroom condo, including a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal or reheat a pizza in the microwave.

For those downtime moments away from the beaches, we have large wall-mount TVs with cable service in both the Living room and bedroom that include HBO/Cinemax.

All new furniture, tile floor, stove and microwave combo, too.

The bedroom is spacious and has two full-size beds. All necessary sheets and towels are supplied. I keep children's beach toys readily available in the kitchen pantry.

The third-floor balcony provides a space to kick back and enjoy the view of the ocean and the jetties. Then take a swim in the Olympic-plus size swimming pool, or enjoy basking in the luxury of one of the two whirlpool spas. Afterward, take a walk on the pristine beach where you can collect some shells, try out your new surfboard, or do some windsurfing.

The Schlitterbahn Water Park is located just across the street.

Activities: Do not worry about parking spaces; just keep your auto at Gulfview I and walk over to buy your ticket and enjoy a fun-filled day of water sports for the entire family at Schlitterbahn. Our manager has DISCOUNTED tickets for Schlitterbahn.

If you are not too exhausted from your day activities, you'll have restaurants, nightclubs, or a cruise on an offshore gambling vessel to choose among at night.

Brownsville is only 30 minutes away, and prides itself on the Gladys Porter Zoo -- one of largest and most comprehensive zoos in the United States. And world-class golfing is located at Laguna Vista, only a few minutes' drive from the Island.

The close proximity to Mexico (45 minutes) provides the vacationer an opportunity to enjoy a south-of-the-border experience. Dine or dance to a Latin beat at Garcia's, or visit the Mercado where you can buy gifts for everyone for only a few pesos.

Pets: Absolutely NO PETS unless the owner agrees to it. Steam Cleaning fee of $150.00 for dogs.

Payment: The owner only takes PAYPAL or might agree to a check or money order if it is mailed overnight. It is not rented until the money is received; other wise, it is available on a first come first serve basis. Condo is not put on hold due to an inquiry. Must book right away or lose out to other waiting customers. I do not log my rentals into the HomeAway website as I simply do not have the time to post or edit rental dates or entry and exit times. Just email me.


Dr. Wilkinson

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Dr. Wilkinson

I lived in South Padre Island as a child on a houseboat when there weren't any paved streets and just one small hotel. I recall lots of coyotes roaming the sand dunes and eating lots of fish and duck for dinner. I still have some of the huge conch shells that we collected on the beach. After, my husband and I bought the condo in 1987, we lived there for about one and a half years.

Dr. Wilkinson purchased this Condo in 1987

Why Dr. Wilkinson chose South Padre Island

Location, Location, Location. NO TAXES on 30 DAY Rentals!!!!!!

What makes this Condo unique

Home away from home, very restful with a great hot tub and very short walk to beach or Isla Blanca Park or the restaurants across the street.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper Sofa
      • Extra sheets and linens provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Extra towels provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Sits in front of Schlitterbahn Water Park and about 4 walking blocks from Coca-Cola Beach. Our Condo Manager sells discounted Schlitterbahn tickets.
        • Beachfront
          As you stand facing the beach or the Gulf of Mexico, turn and walk to the Right for about 1.5 miles to reach the jetties to fish. There are two huge Palapas or Beach decks with clean restrooms.
        • Downtown
          South Padre Boulevard runs north and south with businesses and restaurants along both sides. You can walk or drive, or rent a bicycle or go cart, too.
        • Near The Ocean
          Private Beach, no cars, perfect for walking, flying kites, volleyball, umbrellas, walking in the morning or evening to and from the Jetties to the South or the ship channel.


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Please don't move furniture or redecorate my condo. This causes the Maid Service to stress out. Place the coffee table back in its location after using the sleeper sofa and remove sheets from sofa.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      If by chance the unit needs to have the filter changed. Filters are provided in the air conditioning unit. These should only be changed at the beginning of the month and the owner must be notified.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washateria on the second floor. You will need quarters and these are available from the manager's office.
                    • Elevator
                      Brand new
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Air conditioning unit.
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet is available in the condo.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Must use the parking tags provided by the owner in order to prevent towing
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washateria on the second floor . You will need quarters and these are available from the manager's office.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Located in the Clubhouse and in my unit. Strong reception. You will need the code from the manager's office to log on or from the owner.


                        • Oven
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked with most small kitchen appliances that one could need.
                        • Microwave
                          Located over the stove.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric with microwave unit overhead.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              All of the condo is newly tiled as of 11/8/2014
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  The manager has a listing of the available channels.
                                • Television
                                  Wall unit in living room and one in the bedroom. Do not allow children to play with the units or the remote controls.
                                • Toys
                                  Please return all children's toys back to the pantry closet. You are welcome to donate some back to my collection, too. Thank you


                                    • Golf
                                      Golf Course available on the mainland at Laguna Vista
                                    • Balcony
                                      My balcony faces South and please supervise the small children at all times.
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Boat
                                      Day tourist rides are available-such as dolphin watching, dinner, or fishing trips-- all info is located in the clubhouse.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Located all around the pool area.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      We have two Palapas available for sharing with other guests
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Several charcoal grills are available.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Keys to access are available from the Gulfpoint Condo manager's Office, located right next to the courts.
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Walkway to Water


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              You must wear an ID bracelet during Peak Rental season from March through end of August.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot tub is strictly for ADULTS, no children allowed.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • marina
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • I charge a refundable deposit of $50.00 to cover lost Guest Wrist Bands and car tags and a deposit of $200 for all Spring Breakers during the month of March. I do charge a $65 cleaning fee. Summer season monthly rentals are $3,200 and Winter season is $1,200. All fees may be negotiable depending on the number of days or months that a customer wishes to rent and current demand.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Lizeth V R.Laredo ,texas

                                                                  Es muy cómodo y cerca de la playa 😎

                                                                  Okay Property, But Terrible Experience

                                                                  Barri L.,

                                                                  We knew we were not booking a 5 star property, but we were very disappointed with our experience. There were 3 main problems:

                                                                  First, the owner did not contact us via email as was promised to tell us how to get into the condo. Thus, we had to arrive a day late.

                                                                  Second, there were bugs in the condo. We saw a roach on the counter the first night and had a cricket jump in my husbands lap while sitting on the sofa. Those were not a big deal. But, my husband started getting small bites all over his lower body from the first night of sitting on the sofa. We went to the office manager to complain and she told us that the unit next door had complained of a similar problem. My husband had over 30 bites.

                                                                  Third, there was terrible customer service. We complained to the owner and she was extremely dismissive. First, she said it was just "fine sand" causing the problems. But we had not even gone to the beach at that point. She did pay to have an exterminator come, and spray the sofa and they could not find any bugs. She had the sofa cleaned and then told us that the cleaners told her that people often make up stories about bugs to get out from their contracts. I could not believe what she was insinuating. We would never make up such a story. I then sent her pictures of the bites. After seeing them she said we must have brought them into her unit. What??? We had not had any problem with bites until we arrived there, and the unit next door had the exact same problem. She said my husband must have picked up chiggers or fleas in the grass...but he had not even gone in any grass. We complained to VRBO and they were nice enough to give us two nights away at a local hotel. We got no bites while we were away. But when we returned, the bites started again. We complained again and the owner started blaming us again for bringing the bugs...which she was also saying did not exist in the first place. She would not give us any discount or allow us to depart early and get a refund. Again, we were not expecting a 5 Star place, but we were expecting some sort of understanding or customer service. It was a terrible experience and all but ruined our plans for a relaxing getaway on the Island.

                                                                  From our vast experience in traveling all over the world, there are often problems that arise. That is to be expected. But you can tell a good property from a bad one based on how the owner/manager responds to the complaints. Her response was completely unacceptable.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I was gracious enough not to rate these customers despite all the problems they gave me and our manager's office.

                                                                  #1.) I tried to contact them one week prior to their arrival with no response. They changed their phone number and didn't link their email address to the new phone and forgot to notify me. I thought I had been scammed.

                                                                  #2.) They arrived one day late because they chose to visit family in Kerrville. Not because I did not contact them. Finally, they did contact me and apologized profusely.

                                                                  #3.) They were in my condo for 3 full nights before reporting husband had bug bites. He went fishing prior to these "bug" bites appearing and could have picked up something there or during his prior stay in Kerrville.

                                                                  #4.) The pest control people, in the presence of my manager, professionally checked the sofa and both beds and could not find any evidence of any bugs what so ever. Both beds are wrapped in plastic mattress covers and have been since they were bought.

                                                                  #5.) My family and I immediately went to the condo after this guest left and spent 3 nights on the sofa, and both beds. And Voila! , No bugs seen and no bites on us either.

                                                                  #6.) The previous long term renters and their guest and seven renters after this guest had no bug bites.

                                                                  #7.) Per my condo manager, no bugs were ever found on the sofa in the unit next to mine. That sofa was treated just to appease that long term renter. My sofa was also treated and hand cleaned to appease these two renters.

                                                                  #8.) Our condo units are totally sealed off from one another so nothing can enter from one unit to the other.

                                                                  #9.) The last time we had a dead bug in the A/C closet was after a hurricane and that pipe opening was totally sealed off.

                                                                  #10.) There are no roaches to be seen at night on the sidewalks or walls of this complex. We keep it in tip top shape with pest control to each unit and perimeters on a monthly basis.

                                                                  #11.) These renters saw a cricket when it is not even "cricket season"! They blamed the small dog next door and raccoons they saw by the trash dumpster.

                                                                  #12.) I wanted the pest control guy to find some bugs for me so that I could in turn blame these guests for bringing them into my condo. But he could not find any for me!!!!!!

                                                                  #13.) I do believe the husband had a skin condition caused by sand, sand fleas, or dust mites from his fishing equipment.

                                                                  #14.) My manager had no other available units to rent out. We are popular.

                                                                  #15.) Their congregation paid the rent and they wanted to pocket $1K refund.

                                                                  Excelente lo recomiendo mucho

                                                                  Fernando T.

                                                                  muchoEs una muy buena opcion para vacacionar lo recomiendo mucho

                                                                  Great 2-day getaway for the Summer Causeway Run

                                                                  Jeannie H.

                                                                  We stayed in Dr Wilkinson's condo for two nights, getting to the island Friday evening to be ready to go early Saturday morning for the Summer Causeway Run. The condo was conveniently located a walking distance away from the start of the race at Schlitterbahn. The condo was a perfect size for the three of us. We put the little one's pack 'n play in between the two full size beds in the bedroom, with a little room to spare to access the side of one of the beds. Beds were comfortable enough, kitchen well stocked, and overall the whole place was clean and cozy. Beach is easily accessible through the parking lot of the Schlitterbahn Resort and Gulfview II condos (on the same side of the pool, where there is a overhead and foot shower to rinse off the sand from the beach!). Would consider staying here again esp for the reasonable rate and nice beach area nearby.

                                                                  One tip: if the hot water is turned on in the bathroom or kitchen faucet, the water out of the shower suddenly turns cold!

                                                                  Very reasonably priced for summer, we had a blast!

                                                                  Marci J.

                                                                  The condo was great, we had plenty of room and the pool was refreshing. It is so close to schlitterbauhn you can walk and enjoy the park with out the expensive hotel prices. Every night there are people BBQ'n out at the grills, the guests were freindly as well as the staff. My family and I had a great stay at the island, everything was awesome.


                                                                  Maureen W.

                                                                  We had a dog, with no carpets didn't have to worry about the floor. The beds were very comfortable. The cleaning and service staff were A plus. The stove needs updating as do kitchen equipment. Shower water has a problem going hot to cold your in it.very good for the cost! MW

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  New stove to be delivered soon. Refrigerator is new. Microwave and coffee maker in great shape. All small kitchen appliances are fairly new --bought within the past two or three years and are rarely used. I will report water issue to condo management. I would have had them check it out if I had been notified sooner while guests were in residence.


                                                                  South Padre Island, TX, USA

                                                                  Visit Matamoros in Mexico across the International Bridge. Visit Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge for bird or wildlife watching. Or just surf, hangglide, sun and tan, ride horses, walk on the beach, bicycle, or sleep late. Golf: Golfing available at Laguna Vista and in Brownsville about 20 miles away on Hwy 44 and in Harlingen next to the Border Patrol station.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Damage Insurance
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                                                                  This is a first-come, first-serve type of rental during the Summer Season from April thru August. No Partial payments. Do try and book it right away as I cannot hold it for anyone. Payment is due in full at the time of the booking. I do not keep up with the HomeAway online rental calendar except for the months of January thru the end of March. This condo has a strict Occupancy of six people.

                                                                  9 Reviews
                                                                  Good 3.7/5
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