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Direct Beach Front Condo - RIGHT ON THE BEACH - Amazing Views - SPECIAL PRICING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Direct Beach Front 1 Bedroom Condo with Awesome Views. This is the one you've been looking for. Direct Gulf/Beach views from the Living Room and Master Bedroom. You can also enjoy the views and the surf from the large 20' deck. Reserve early. This condo is one of the most popular condos in the condominium complex and books quickly. One of only 12 units (out of 144 units at the Tiki) that FACE and are DIRECLY on the GULF.

Check Holiday rates under the Rate section.

Please take time to read through the condo/room descriptions. You will see that this condo is very special, a great value and set apart from the others.

NO SPRING BREAKERS - Families on Spring Break Welcome.

Book early as this condo fills up early - Weekly rentals (5 to 7 days) from Saturday to Saturday are typical. Shorter stays (less than 5) accepted closer to open dates.

ONLINE BOOKINGS - PLEASE READ!!!! On-line bookings are welcome. Most of my bookings are weekly from Saturday to Saturday. If booking on-line for a Saturday to Saturday weekly booking please proceed as directed. If you are looking for a shorter term rental, please ask for quote before booking. I typically only accept weekly bookings during the summer weeks and some higher demand off-season weeks, so please request quotes for shorter term bookings (6 days same price as 7 because weekly rates are AWESOME!!!!). I also accept bookings direct the old fashioned way.

'Owners editorial' When traveling to the ocean, my family always wanted to stay at a Beach Front unit. We always felt that if we're spending a lot of money to travel, why compromise and stay at a ocean view or garden view unit. Many advertise their units as Beach Front or Gulf Front. When investigating, you find that they are a garden view unit in a beach front complex or they have a partial beach view from one room or from the deck. I'm sorry, those are not beachfront. In fact they are deceptive. If they are covering up the fact that they are not beachfront, what else are they covering up? This condo is a true Beach Front/ Gulf Front unit in every way.

We bought this unit because it is like the condos that we'd typically look for when shopping for a vacation rental. It has breath-taking views from the bedroom, living room and the deck (A stones throw to the gulf - I actually threw a stone from our deck to the water once - It's as close to the water and beach as you can get!!!).

Being a family with a limited budget, we understand trying to get the best value. We have decided to offer our unit for rent at prices similar to garden view units. By offering our condo at competitive rates, we hope to have it booked solid (this will allow us to keep the rates down) We hope you will come and stay at our condo in South Padre Island. If we can help with your vacation plans in any way, please ask.

And a quick not about a "remodeled condo". Many advertise a remodel condo. They may have updates but not remodeled. You find old cabinets with new tops, old doors, mosaic patterned tile (main living separate from kitchen, separate from bathroom, separate from bedroom because they've be redone over the years at different times, etc. etc. You'll see a difference in our condo, 100% new high end cabinetry, new granite tops that match, new porcelain tile flooring that is the same throughout. We actually just re-did the baseboard removing the wood baseboard and installed the porcelain tile on the walls. Nothing wrong with the wood but the tile looks so much nicer. IT'S THE SMALL DETAILS THAT SETS CERTAIN CONDOS APART FROM THE REST. Our condo is one you will enjoy and you may be part of the many who return on a yearly basis due to the appeal and the value you get when staying in our condo.

Central A/C.

Living Room:

Sofa Sleeper, Love Seat, Large 42" Flat Screen TV, DVD Player. Some Family DVD's to keep the kids busy with as well as some other family friendly DVD's. New sliding glass doors to Large Deck. Ceiling fan. AWESOME GULF VIEWS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE LIVING ROOM OR KITCHEN.

Kitchen:

NEW Kitchen as of May 2011. New Raised Panel Maple Cabinets with glazed finish. New Granite Counter Tops.

New Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher and Microwave/Range hood. Toaster, Coffee Maker and Blender also included. Lots of pots, pans and utensils. New porcelain tile floor. We just replaced the dishwasher in Nov. of 2016 (old one worked but we keep things new and fresh!!!!)

The typical 'Tiki Wall' was removed in the kitchen allowing for a openness not found in most Tiki condo units. Cabinets and the "Tiki wall" typically obstruct the beautiful view from the kitchen area. NOT HERE. Also many units have another "Tiki wall" in the bathroom that separates the sink area from the toilet area leaving the shower are too small. Many have removed that wall for more room. Our condo is the ONLY one that I'm aware of that during the bathroom remodel, we moved the wall in order for more room in the shower/toilet area while still allowing privacy between the sink and shower/toilet areas (Are you noticing all the "little" things that sets this condo apart from others?)

Seating for 6. 4 at the counter with stools and 2 at the dinette table.

Bedroom:

Large 13' x 15' Bedroom with King Bed with new Beauty Rest Mattress and Foundation, Two New Dressers, Two New Night Stands, Clock Radio,New Wall Hung Flat Screen TV and new Porcelain Tile Floors. New sliding glass doors to Large Deck. Ceiling fan for added comfort. AWESOME GULF VIEWS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE BEDROOM.

Bathroom:

100% remodeled in November or 2012. Separate room with new vanity, granite top and 2 sinks. Separate room with new tiled shower with glass doors, granite top bench and granite recessed shelf.

Also many units have another "Tiki wall" in the bathroom that separates the sink area from the toilet area leaving the shower are too small. Many have removed that wall for more room. Our condo is the ONLY one that I'm aware of that was moved in order for more room in the shower/toilet area while still allowing privacy between the sink and shower/toilet areas.

Deck:

Maybe my favorite place to be!!! New bar height chairs with back in 2014. Bar height chairs chosen so the view to the gulf is not hampered by the deck railing. Wicker bar height table with shelves to enjoy your favorite beverage from. New in 2017, Tiled deck with mosaics - confirmed by the Tiki staff - THE BEST DECK at the Tiki.

Wireless Internet Service is available at no charge. The modem is located in our unit for trouble free use.

All the Island activities and attractions are a walk, drive or shuttle away. The Island shuttle stops in front of the complex and can take you anywhere on the island for free.

This condo complex is located towards the north end of all the island development. There is a vacant lot directly north of our condo complex, Clayton's beach bar/restaurant north of that, then the LaQuinta/Hilton and then miles and miles of beach after that. Our condo is located in the North East corner adding to the privacy.

Phone in condo.

Condo is not handicap accessable.

Keywords: Gulf Front Condo, Beach Front,

Tiki 328A STR number is 2015-379967. Do not rent any property on the island that does not list the South Padre Island City Council Short Term Rental (STR) permit number (Ordinance No. 15-03) also called the HOT permit number. According to the ordinance, this permit number must be stated on all rental advertisements for said property. With this number, you can verify that the property you are renting is a valid rental and that taxes are being paid.

More Details

Owner
Brent Schoepke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Brent Schoepke

We have been married for 30+ years and are blessed to have two wonderful healthy children. We worked together in a family owned business in Wisconsin until recently.

Brent Schoepke purchased this condo in 2011

Why Brent Schoepke chose Gulf Coast

We have friends who bought a condo at the Tiki in Spring of 2010. We went to visit in the Fall and purchased our condo in February 2011. We loved the location of this facility and condo. Being at the north end of the island, it offers privacy and less congestion. We love long walks on the beach and this location is perfect for that. The large deck, proximity to the beach and Gulf, and views from every room in the condo made it a perfect fit.

What makes this condo unique

The view. The view and the view. You can't beat it anywhere. We have had people who have stayed on every floor of the Tiki say, 'We will not stay anywhere else, other than the 3rd floor/beachfront unit We just love it!' The cathedral ceilings also add to the openness which are only available on the 3rd floor units. The large deck with bar height chairs is a great place to be. Views from every room in the condo are breathtaking. Also, the condo has been totally remodeled with all new matching porcelain floor tile throughout, new cabinets and vanity with granite counters, most of the furniture and decorations are new, new appliances and all the items you'd want in the kitchen are new and supplied.

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Do your homework!!!! Make sure that the beach front listing is truly a beach front unit. Check into the size of the unit as well as the proximity to the Gulf. Our condo is 750 SF, a whooping 170 SF larger than other popular one bedroom units on SPI and is as close to the Gulf as you can get. The degree of the remodel is also a difference you will see. Not all condos are equal and this one has been said to be one of the best at the Tiki.

Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Direct Beach Front Condo - RIGHT ON THE BEACH - Amazing Views - SPECIAL PRICING
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
Missouri City
5

Truly beach front condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo lived up to expectations and Brent's instructions were incredibly helpful. I knew exactly what to expect from how to check in to exactly where to park. Condo was clean and just steps from the sand. Incredible view of the ocean - we got to watch the moon rise over the water! Really appreciated that there was some beach stuff for use in the closet (cooler, boogie boards, etc.) Clayton's was not an issue, we never heard music from them. We did stop by Clayton's for lunch and drinks, very convenient and we liked it. We also liked Ted's for breakfast. We liked Sea Ranch better than Blackbeard's for seafood. Having never been to SPI, I was shocked at how crowded the beach was when we arrived on Sunday. Totally different story on Monday and Tuesday, much less crowded and therefore much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5 star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your 1st trip to SPI in our condo. Summer gets busy as many vacationers come to the beach for relief from the heat. We invite you back during non-summer months where you have the beach to yourselves/our favorite time to enjoy SPI.
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Bowling Green, MO
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and and I enjoyed our stay at this Tiki condominium. We especia,ly liked being able to sit on the balcony and watch the waves when we needed to get out of the sun. Equipped with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and gorgeous condo with great decorating flourishes. Exceptional kitchen and bathroom

  • 5 of 5

Condo is top notch, from the granite counter tops, luxury bathroom and comfy bedroom, to the high-back deck chairs overlooking the beach just feet away. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fargo, ND

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing, on 3rd floor, directly on the beach, very clean, well stocked with cooking utensils and perfect for a couple plus dog. Did I mention the view and the sound of the waves, mesmerizing!!

I highly recommend this spot and I will definitely rent again, if possible, as well as recommend to friends and family

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liberty, Texas
5

Wonderful 2 Week Stay in 328A at the Tiki Condominiums

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great 2 week stay in this condo. It takes beachfront to a new level. We loved sitting on the balcony and enjoying the sunrise as well as counting the ships on the horizon in the evening. Perfect view for fireworks at Clayton's and we had no problem at all with noise. We enjoyed both the beach and pool everyday. Everything was clean and well taken care of. I walked on the beach both morning and evening and miss it since we have been home. The condo has been remodeled recently and is very nice. We had everything we needed. There are laundry facilities onsite which we used twice. Everyone we met was so nice and friendly and there was constant maintenance on the grounds. We hope to enjoy this condo again. You will not be disappointed. Brent is great about responding to all questions in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed your time there. The staff at the Tiki do a great job of maintaining the property. The Tiki offers a very homey atmosphere that you can only find at the Tiki. We look forward to your next trip down there. Reserve as early as you can because we fill up fast. Thanks again.
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5

Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

"Everything you need" was my wife's summation of the unit. When asked my 8 year old also gave the unit 5 stars too.

We normally vacation out of the country. We really liked Isla Verde in Puerto Rico, visiting there twice last year. This year with the Zika outbreak and so much uncertainty in the world we decided to stay closer to home.

The unit is short 40 minute drive from Brownsville airport. Check in time is posted as 4pm but we were able to check in at the front desk at 2pm. I try to eat organic as much as possible. HEB in Port Isabelle has a nice selection of organic food. The kitchen included all of the pots, pans and dishes you need to create a wonderful meal. We cooked out on the grill nearby twice. Grilled snapper and grilled shrimp. Dont worry if the shrimp has been frozen it tastes great.

The bed was comfortable. Access to the balcony may be made from the living room or bedroom. Plenty of hot water in the shower. The view is stunning. A full 180 degrees with no obstruction. Just like the pictures.

I was pleasantly surprised by the beach right in our home state. (We're Dallasites ) The water was a nice temperature and very little seaweed.

Dont hesitate to stay here. I am trying to find my way back now.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the island. We look forward to hearing from you the next time you're down to SPI.
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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Labor Day Weedk
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,050
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.0%

SPECIAL!!! $100 OFF WEEKLY RATES - Holiday weeks excluded

Spring: $800.00/week ($900.00 LESS $100.00 OFF SPECIAL)
Summer: $1,250.00/week ($1,350.00/week LESS $100.00 OFF SPECIAL)
Fall: $750.00/week (850.00/week LESS $100.00 OFF SPECIAL)
Late Fall/Winter: $700.00/week ($850.00/week LESS $150.00 OFF SPECIAL)

Monthly Rentals: January and February: $2,200.00. Other months, email for quote

Spring Break; $1,150.00 - July 4th Week $1,450.00
Easter & Memorial: $950.00/week
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: $950.00/week

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE EMAILING

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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