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Luxurious Beachfront Condo with Stunning Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 593 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Renovated 6/13 from floor to ceiling & wow, what a view!

Stunning views and beautiful surroundings will be yours while you enjoy your stay on South Padre Island, Texas' best kept secret. The sand is white and fluffy, the surf is gentle, the open air beach bars serve up great music along with yummy concotions. I fell in love with the island the first moment I set foot and knew right then I needed a little slice of this paradise to call my own. I searched for about a year to find the perfect spot. I chose the unit I did because it has one of the best views on the island. Part of this is due to the fact that it is one of the older buildings on the island and consequently is set closer to the Gulf than properties built more recently. When I purchased in 2013, I renovated the condo completely. Even I was amazed at the total transformation of my beachfront condo. Everything has been redone, from the smooth walls and ceilings, to the 24" faux travertine porcelain floor tiles.

The kitchen features custom espresso wood cabinetry, eco friendly vetrazzo counter tops & glass tile backsplash, new stainless steel appliances and it's fully stocked with every needed kitchen utensil: blender, coffeepot, etc.

The bathroom has a luxurious oversized shower with bench seat, toiletry shelf & frameless shower door. Featuring a whimsical design with bubble tile shower flooring, mosaic tiles, blue martini glass lights, lots of counterspace and a vessel sink.

The bedroom features a queen bed & twin bunk beds with stairs, not a ladder. Yes, the kids can have their own beds! :) A full sized chest of drawers and large nightstand complete the ensemble.

Relax in the living area with a flat screen tv, dvd player, ipod docking station and a pull out queen sized leather sleeper sofa. The chairs are comfy leather too. I have also left a few games on the end tables & a couple books to enjoy while you're here, or jsurf the net with complimentary WiFi.

Most lights in the condo are on dimmers so you can create a soothing ambiance. Your unit is also stocked with plenty of bath towels and beach towels.

La Internacional has an onsite pool and spa with plenty of padded recliners and succulent tropical vegetation, an elevator, laundry facilities and beach access.

There are numerous things to do on the island: go see the sea turtles, take a dolphin cruise, climb the lighthouse, take yoga, get a massage, windsurf, surf, scuba dive, take a sand castle lesson, go see a band, play mini golf, go to Schlitterbahn, bungee jump, take a jewelry making lesson at Art Sea, the list just goes on and on. Rent a beach chair during the summer months or bring your own to enjoy the beach. The sand is great. So great, in fact, that South Padre Island hosts a sand castle competition every year that brings in professional artists from around the globe. The surf is small & the water at the shore shallow enough to allow the children to play in the water while you relax on the beach with a book and a drink. Yes!

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-GKFSID

More Details

Owner
Renee Scandalis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Renee Scandalis

For those of us that are drawn to the water and the beach, we have to return often to feel whole. Originally from San Francisco, CA I grew up going to the beach almost daily. I attended UC Santa Barbara and again, went to the beach almost daily. Then I moved to the Russian River in Northern California...same story. In 2005 I relocated to Texas and now live in Little Elm on the shore of Lake Lewisville. I am very fortunate to live on the water and the lake is beautiful, but still the ocean calls! I taught French and Spanish in CA but recreated myself when I moved to TX. I now assist people in buying and selling homes and land, primarily lakefront.

I have two wonderful children that are yin and yang. Jacob, my serious 14 year old, plays the bassoon and is a voracious reader. Dex, my silly 9 year old, loves to play electric guitar and is craftier than McGyver.

Renee Scandalis purchased this condo in 2013

Why Renee Scandalis chose Gulf Coast

I have a serious case of wanderlust and have always traveled extensively. Some places I go to once, others many times, however when I hit the beach at South Padre for the first time just three short years ago I immediately felt at home. I found a way to go 4 times that year and the search for the perfect property was on.

La Internacional is the perfect locale in my opinion. It is the closest property to the Gulf so the views are the best. Wanna Wanna is just next door and is a great laid back waterfront open air bar & grill. They have live music on the weekends and mellow tunes with a good sound system otherwise. Also in walking distance is the Laguna Madre Yoga and Meditation Center, where you can take not only Yoga, but Zumba, Pilates, Tango, & Hula. They have massage services, too! Many restaurants are also within walking distance, including Parrot Eyes, which I adore not just because the food is wonderful but also because there are always pelicans hanging out waiting for the fishermen to give them a treat. While it's a bit of a jaunt, I also walk up to Turtle Inc. It takes me about 10-15 min. What else do I have to do? I will jump on the Wave (see below) if I'm feeling lazy. It's really not to be missed. Learn about the Sea Turtles and get to see them up close. If you get there close to opening, they will even let you 'feed' one. Dolphin watching is also good on the island and the pod that lives here likes to play with the boats so they are easy to see. I could go on and on, but really, being on the island just feels good!

What makes this condo unique

When I come to the island, I typically fly. The shuttle from Brownsville costs $1. Yes, that is not a typo. It is one buck. The Wave is free public transportation on the island and runs up and down the island. If you are not at a bus stop, no worries. Flag them down, they will stop. It doesn't get more laid back then that. If It goes to Port Isabel too, which you shouldn't miss while you're here. The pirate boat is a blast, the shopping quaint, the farmers market, yummy!

Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom features an oversized shower with full bench and frameless shower door, a vessel sink, blue inverted martini glass lights and a vessel sink. Plenty of counterspace too.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom features a queen bed and a bunk bed with 2 twins, a full sized chest of drawers and large nightstand.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Beachfront Condo with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.3461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Beach Front Prime Location

  • 5 of 5

The number one draw of this place is the location! You are only about 40 yards from the water, with an amazing view!

This is a small condo but is very well layed-out for optimal use of every square foot. The recent renovation was very tastefully done! The colors and styles of the fixtures and decor are pleasing to the eye.

The beds are nice and firm with nice linens. There is an amazing amount of storage in all the clever drawer spaces in the bedroom. There are oodles of big fluffy towels for showers, pool, and beach.

Six people makes it tight in there - four would be ideal - the sofa sleeper, as is typical of sofa sleepers, isn't very comfortable and takes up most of the living room when in use. That wouldn't stop us, though, from renting the exact same place for six of us again.

We loved having a balcony that looks out over the Gulf with a pair of chairs. There are plenty of dishes and all the basic kitchen gadgets and appliances.

Last, but certainly not least, was the quick and responsive communication both before and during our stay! We loved working with Sheree!

We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to have you back!
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5

Our condo was very nice.....staff very friendly and we loved the location.

  • 5 of 5

Would have no problem coming back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SPI

  • 5 of 5

The condo was nice and clean. We loved the decor. The view was spectacular. That's what make this property so special.

We could walk down the beach to restaurants and bars. The movie theater was within walking distance for rainy day activities.

We had two adult children stay with us over the weekend, and there was sleeping for two more if needed. Our one daughter commented that

the condo was such a happy place. The only criticism that I can come up with is I would have like more lighting in the bedroom, but that is coming

from an old lady. We loved our stay there. Oh, and one last thing, the pool is heated, which talking to some people is not so common. We did go

swimming at night in January, which is pretty wonderful for a Chicagoan

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable condo with a perfect location for ocean views and breeze

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very nicely decorated with a spectacular view.

  • 4 of 5

The view is spectacular. The condo is small but was perfect for the two of us. It was our first time to SPI we really enjoyed it. The only issue was the bed however not sure if anything can be done. Every time you move it squeaked.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place, but the bed needs help

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay - indeed, this is our third visit. There is a fantastic view from the porch and the apartment is clean, modern and we'll maintained.

There are a couple of things that detract from the apartment's awesomeness.

1) The queen bed needs some work.The base is wooden and collapsed on a previous visit. The repair consisted has stiffened the base in the middle and has made it less comfortable. In addition it makes a lot of noise every time one moves.

2) The curtains in the lounge need replacing. The gromets have become detached from the curtains and are difficult to close and open.

The condo is great and if these two items could be addressed it would make the condo awesome. We'll return anyway:)

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Clive. So glad to have you back! I have already purchased the new curtains and they will be replaced when I return to the condo later this month. I know the bed has been an ongoing concern. The repair has definitely made it sturdier and when I sleep on it I don't have any trouble with noise or discomfort, however I realize I am a single woman and it may be different with two people. I will get some opinions. I may try adding a carpet and/or a box spring. If that doesn't work, I will just replace the frame. It would be a shame though as it is so pretty. I'm trying! :) Oh, the water heater and the AC unit were both just replaced, FYI
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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 26 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,102
$3,500
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,418
$5,738
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$832
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$832
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 16.5%

*If you would prefer to pay a $59 non-refundable insurance fee, let me know and I will send you an invoice. $89 Insurance fee required for adult groups of 5 or 6 & stays of 28 days or more.*

**As Condo has recently been renovated including furniture, no pets allowed, no exceptions**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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