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Great Deal!! Featured on HGTV, OCEANFRONT, Great Views, Steps to Beach

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South Padre Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Property registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-361995.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps Up to 6)


We are very excited to share with you:

Our condo was Featured on HGTV's BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT show! It was an amazing experience and so much fun for our boys! Thank you to the entire crew for making our family part of yours!!


**As the owners of this relaxing beach getaway, please accept our warmest welcome to South Padre Island! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! - The Bristers**

Our Beachfront Condo...

Take in fantastic ocean views and sounds from this completely remodeled/upgraded condominium! Nestled on a beautiful, white sandy beach that stretches as far as the eye can see, our La Internacional condo can be your getaway. You will be just steps away from ocean breezes, transparent blue waters and sand between your toes… the ideal setting for your South Padre Island stay! With on-site management, laundry facilities, heated pool, and hot tub, as well as free on-site parking, La Internacional is the perfect starting point for your adventures.

And don’t worry about stairs… the ELEVATOR will deliver you and your belongings to our comfortable second floor condo. Step inside and relax. Drop off your luggage in the bedroom, with its queen & double beds, dresser/mirror, nightstand, and flat screen TV, all in a stylish island theme. As you pass the remodeled bathroom, you’ll notice the arched, inset mirror surrounded by beautiful tile, as well as the spacious tile walk-in shower. With just a couple of steps you find the living area, and the beachfront ocean view you’d hoped for. A sofa (w/comfortable pullout bed), two soft chairs, artwork, and two classic white bookshelves continue the Tommy Bahama theme. A flat screen TV with cable also provided.

Step out onto your private balcony and enjoy the view and coastal breeze for a while. Once back inside, you will find the dining area to your left, plus additional seating at the bar. Past the bar awaits the renovated kitchen, featuring granite tile countertops, tile backsplash, and upgraded cabinetry. Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, pots, pans, and cooking utensils provided.

Enjoy a sunrise breakfast… or cap your day (and plan your evening out!) while taking drinks on the balcony.

In the morning, when you realize that it wasn’t all just a dream, you smile, because the beach is just outside your window... and soon you will feel the sand between your toes again!

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Scott & Trudy Brister
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2016
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About Scott & Trudy Brister

Beachgoers by heart, we find ourselves drawn to South Padre Island over and over again. We love spending hours on the beach every time we visit our home away from home! Our boys find endless entertainment building sand castles, swimming, fishing, and discovering numerous sea creatures... while we relax and soak up the sun, taking a swim to cool off whenever we like. You won't be disappointed in the white sand beach and sparkling blue waters that we have fallen in love with...

Scott & Trudy Brister purchased this condo in 2012

Why Scott & Trudy Brister chose Gulf Coast

This condominium is right on the beach, has a private balcony, and has been remodeled as noted in the description. On our first night, we knew we wanted to make this our island getaway. We loved everything about the condo and the wonderful view. Even without words, the pictures can tell you all you need to know. And the beach really is quite stunning. We wish we were there right now...

What makes this condo unique

You can't find a better beach destination in Texas than South Padre Island. Add to that the central location of La Internacional and all of the things you'd expect in a tropical destination, including tours, shopping, parasailing, windsurfing, fishing, scuba, and a selection of excellent restaurants and entertainment... All of which can be reached by walking or a short drive. Right next door is one of the most enjoyable places on the island to join friends for a tropical beverage with a view, the Wanna Wanna Bar and Grill. Schlitterbahn Water Park is a short drive away as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much!

It was a wonderful vacation and when I come back to South Padre I will be using you again!"
Mar 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Great Deal!! Featured on HGTV, OCEANFRONT, Great Views, Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 58 reviews

Great place and view for the price

  • 4 of 5

We went for a girls trip it was really great time nice accommodations owners very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo! Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo! Cute. Comfortable. And amazing view of the beach and ocean... and you can hear/smell the surf from your balcony!

Now a view doesn't always mean convenience, but at this condo it does. The owners told us that we'd be so close to the beach that we'd be able to walk from the condo to the beach in a couple of minutes, but it couldn't have been more than 60 second before we were walking on the sand...

In our experience staying at several of the hotels on the island, in almost all of them the view is either partial ocean view only, and/or you are so far away from the beach that you are dreading the long walk with your beach gear. Regular tenants we bumped into told us that the La Internacional condos are known for being closer to the beach than any hotel...

Even the parking lot was convenient--> It took no more time to reach our vehicle than the beach. And make sure you look for the luggage carts in the downstairs hallways. Any time we forgot something in the condo, or wanted to use our own bathroom, we could go up quickly to our own clean, quiet condo.

Some final thoughts.... having the pool/jacuzzi opposite the beach side was great as the sun went down, because the evening air often cools a bit in the fall. The building creates a shield that helps to keep the pool area warmer than the beach side.

There is more to say, but we hope this will do. Make sure to go to the Wanna Wanna next door for great beach food/burgers and the same awesome views.

Goodbye South Padre!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views and very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the condo and beautiful gulf views! Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bring your own toilet paper

  • 2 of 5

While this condo has a million dollar view and is only steps away from the Gulf, it is in need of a lot of TLC. The front door to the unit looks like it is from a war zone and is at the end of a dark hall. The bathroom included a used bar of soap, one and one half rolls of toilet paper and dirty bath towels piled in the shower stall. The toilet seat was chipped and the shower curtain rod was rusted and grimy. The kitchen table had glass rings and grease marks on it. We called for additional toilet paper, bug spray (ants on the patio and roaches in the kitchen) and dishwasher soap but got no response and ended up having to buy toilet paper. The silver wear was flimsy tin and looked so grimy that we washed what we needed before we used it. The table lamps in the living room and the light in the bath didn't have light bulbs. There was an overall feeling of dirt, dust, and wear. If the view is worth overlooking these problems then this one is for you. Would I recommend this unit? Not to any of my friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Several points made in this review are accurate and we take full responsibility for this guest's experience. Due to a technology-related issue, our cleaning person never saw this reservation info... You can imagine the mess that this would cause. The comment about the door being from a war zone is a bit exaggerated, but there were some screw holes due to a beautiful metal mermaid that was attached there and removed by the building maintenance person who was repainting the doors. We will have to replace this if management has lost it... Please read our other numerous reviews for a clearer picture of our guests' experiences... and have a wonderful stay if you come to visit! Thank you!!!
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Great location. Building and condo need improvement.

  • 3 of 5

Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Here are the pros and cons:


1. Great access to the beach...walk from building to the beach was about 30 yards.

2. Staff and attendants were friendly.

3. Reserved parking right next to the building.

4. Room had an amazing view of the beach! Great soundproofing too when the balcony door was closed.

5. Good instructions and trip reminders on the app and in the condo.

6. Quiet, small property.


1. Building is dated and in need of repair. Building had many areas with rotting wood, peeling paint, cracked tiles, etc. Not terrible but definitely was not a great first impression.

2. Condo is dated and really looking worn down. Cabinets were marked up and not very clean, broken or chipped tile, dirty carpet, Etc.

3. Definitely could have been cleaner. Had dirt in a lot of corners, stained bath towels (eww), dirty bath mat, and dust/dirt buildup in several areas.

Hate to sound petty, but the overall first impression with the building and condo weren't great. Once we settled in however we had a great time with the proximity to the beach and the walk to the bar next door. Will consider it again for our next trip. If it was renovated/updated would have been perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful view, steps from beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience using VRBO and, it could not have been better. The Brister's stay on top of the whole experience: they make sure you have all of the information you need to access the property; they are very hands on. The condo is right on the beach, with a million dollar view, it is nicely furnished and has everything you could possibly need. My husband and I hope to make this an annual destination and we will definitely request this property. You can rent this property and know you are getting one of the best and will be well taken care of.

Don and Sandy Sumner

Las Cruces, NM

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Only steps away... relax and enjoy the island atmosphere of the Wanna Wanna Bar and Grill.

Also, you may want to try Surf Fishing (from the beach), Fishing at the Jetties, or Bay Fishing!!! Or go with a professional Fishing Guide for even more fun.

And don't forget to visit the Schlitterbahn Water Park!

Explore! There is much to do!


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
March 1-9, 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
March 19, 2017
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
March 20-26, 2017
Mar 20 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
March 27-31, 2017
Mar 27 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April 2017 Reduced
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1-25, 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 21-31, 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
September 5-30, 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 16.5%

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*HOLIDAY/EVENT Rates may differ*

-MARCH 11-19, 2016 ONLY: $300/Nt <---(Contact us DIRECTLY for these dates: website inquiry, email, text, or call)

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3-Night Minimum for some dates / Rates subject to change w/out notice

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South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • * Tiled, Arched mirror * Walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • * In the Bedroom there is 1 Queen Bed & 1 Double Bed. * (Sleeper/Sofa in Living Room)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
***The VIEW is the best amenity***

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