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5 Star South Padre Island Intimate Gulf Beachfront Condo with Amazing View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Equipped Gulf Of Mexico Beachfront Condo.

You may click "SEND EMAIL" under the owner window at the right of this page to check for possible last minute deals, or just use the "Book Now" feature on this updated luxury condo. It awaits as your family beachfront vacation destination. To date we have over 30 A-Excellent rated reviews detailing our commitment to your complete satisfaction, comfort, and convenience.

Located in Beach House Condominium about 2 miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway, our 2 bedroom 2 bath retreat sleeps 6, with panoramic views from every great room window of the beach and gulf of Mexico, and from the adjoining full-width private balcony. Decorated in a tropical decor, it is located on the topmost 6th floor, complete with full amenities, and is just steps away from the beach. The land immediately to the north and south of the condo is less developed, so that there is a feeling of great space. It has on occasion been called a family oasis.

Again, just steps away, out of your front door is a magnificent view of the palm tree lined Padre Boulevard, the Laguna Madre bay, and the 2.4 mile long Queen Isabella Causeway which connects the island to the Texas mainland. Wake to the morning sunrise over the gulf as it spills into your living room. Step out of your front door for the best seat in the house to view the evening sun setting into the Laguna Madre Bay and weekly fireworks (in-season).

The unit interior has been professionally decorated in a warm tropical decor and has white ceramic tile throughout. It has a large great room with a modern, well equipped kitchen fully stocked with plates, glassware, utensils, and appliances.

The large master bedroom has a king-size bed. The adjoining master bathroom features a luxurious, large, custom built, fully tiled shower. The second bedroom has two double beds, an adjoining full bath, and a walk-in closet leading to a fully equipped laundry room.

The great-room includes a pullout couch that can sleep 2 and a 40 inch wide screen TV with Blue-ray player.

The tiled balcony is equipped with 2 comfortable rocking chairs, and a cocktail table and chairs for prime gulf vista viewing and relaxation.

You must be 30 or over to reserve this unit. Children, of course, are welcome under parent supervision. Due to our condo association rules, renters are not permitted to bring pets of any size.

Rates and minimum stay may vary from those listed and are subject to change without notice. This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit 2015-fifty-sixtyone-eightysix

More Details

Owner
Martin Sonders
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Martin Sonders

My wife and I purchased this condo as our personal retreat. We had it professionally decorated in a tropical theme, and work hard to keep it sparkling clean, exceptionally well maintained, and equipped with the comforts that will enhance the enjoyment and memories of your stay.

Martin Sonders purchased this condo in 2008

Why Martin Sonders chose Gulf Coast

Being life-long Michiganders, we wanted a tropical escape. We searched a good part of the nation's tropical coastline. Florida was at the peak of the real estate bubble. We would be lucky if we found a corner efficiency with a restricted view, or a condo hotel with a marshy beach water access, that maybe would allow us to rent a week as owners.

Myrtle Beach was extremely congested, over-priced, and high-rise over-whelming.

The Mississippi Gulf area suffered from the brackish, muddy influx of the Mississippi River.

The northern Texas Gulf beaches showed a mix of unappealing, rocky shorelines, a lack of resort-type restaurants, shopping and activities, and beaches that reeked of rotting seaweed.

When we were viewing Corpus Christi properties, we were advised by one owner, 'Don't bother going to South Padre Island, you won't like it.' We discussed his advice, along with the merits of Corpus Christi, including water that appeared so thick with jellyfish that you could walk on it. So we decided to check out South Padre anyway.

Amazing is an over-used term, but amazing it is, an undiscovered jewel, this pencil thin island at our condo is only about 3 blocks wide. Everywhere is water, palm trees, and tile-roofed vacation get-aways.

The beach is wide and inviting, with moderating breezes that provide cooler than mainland heat of the summer temperatures.

Local seafood is terrific, with a variety of restaurants that range from Dirty Al's on the gritty side, to Scampi's on the refined side.

The northern end of the island boasts miles of national seashore, with dunes that regularly make advances on Padre Boulevard, South Padre's main street.

Though spring break on the island gets lots of press, it’s presence on the island lasts one week. Our condo association does not allow renting to spring breakers, so our condo, protected with security gates and active on-site management, our facility serves even then as a family oasis.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is located mid-island. Condominiums located in the south end of the island, close to the causeway, tend to be too large for any degree of quiet and privacy, and too far removed from the beach and Gulf to get the full ocean sight and sound experience. We love the sunrises, and the sight, sound and smell of the surf that surrounds us on our top, center located, 6th floor balcony.

Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Custom tiled showed enclosure with bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower/tub enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with adjoining master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , adjoining bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

5 Star South Padre Island Intimate Gulf Beachfront Condo with Amazing View
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
Wylie, Tx
5

Breathtaking view and super cozy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

For a family of 5, this place was absolutely perfect. It had that great beachy decor with a great homey touch. As soon as you walk in you get the amazing view of the beach that just welcomes you in. This trip was a surprise for my husband and kiddos and they were so excited we weren't staying in a hotel! The location was centrally located to all the activities we had planned and the private beach access made it so easy with the kids. Check in and check out was a breeze with super easy instructions! Definitely somewhere we're planning on staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our guests, and we love and work very hard to bring them a comfortable, attractive and extremely clean place to stay that is right on the beach. The balcony view is loved by all. Our goal is to make the booking process as seamless and easy as possible. We are always thrilled when our guest comment that they had a wonderful time!
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5

Spacious, Beautiful Views, & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The first thing I noticed was the Tropical colorful décor, Beautiful. Then the amazing view of the Beach & water. It does have a homely feel to it, the kitchen was well equipped, plenty of towels, & a washer & dryer. Very comfortable and plenty of room to relax. We enjoyed the views from the balcony, especially watching the sunrise and sitting next to the elevator watching the sunset. Thank You

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Debra, for your very detailed and wonderful review. The decor, amazing view (the sight and sound of the surf surrounds you on the balcony), comfort and relaxation, and sunsets are things we miss so much when we are not there.
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5

Spectacular Spot to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking up and having coffee on a balcony as the sun rises over the Gulf. Or curled up cozy watching the waves break on the beach. This condo offered us such a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of So Padre Island with all the conveniences of home. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. Tropical decor and fluffy towels. Not to mention a hot tub and two pools. Thank you Marty. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great Winter on SPI

  • 3 of 5

We had a great winter. The weather really cooperated. The sunrises as viewed from the condo porch were a fantastic start to the start the day.

Was very easy to work with the owners to handle minor fix it issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice two bed two bath condo right on the beach with great balcony

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean condo right on the beach. Has all the kitchen facilities you could ask for, all very clean. Great balcony with rocking chairs where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean. Dining room and living room both have ocean views. Bedrooms are in the rear of the unit and view the landing. It was very quiet when we were there (November). There are also laundry facilities right in the unit, which is very nice. King bed in master bedroom was very hard, but that is preferable to being saggy, so can't really complain. We spent a very enjoyable week here - thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect! quiet condo on beach with great owner

  • 5 of 5

The property owner was very attentive, the rental process went smoothly. The condo is clean and well taken care of, (with the exception of the laundry closet...see below) - Beautiful ocean front. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not crowded on Labor Day weekend. We had our choice of two pools and a hot tub - many times we had these amenities to ourselves. The management is very strict about the age rule for the hot tub. My only complaint was that there was only one parking pass (I would have liked two passes), and the closet for the washer and dryer was very sandy. The complex is older, the elevators moved slowly....but that did not bother us. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Brownsville/South Padre Island International
Nearest Barpub
Walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
Walking distance
Nearest Beach
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico Beach
Car: recommended

With warm summers and mild winters, South Padre Island is a year-round retreat, and to many an undiscovered jewel with minutes away attractions that include shopping, horseback riding, dolphin watching, boat and fishing charters (including our own local pirate ship), para sailing, kite boarding, and a plethora of gulf-side and bay-side dining opportunities to suite your every taste and mood. A shopping trip to Matamoros, Mexico is a half-hour drive away.

City fathers do an excellent job of providing wide, landscaped, well-patrolled boulevards, groomed and patrolled beaches, regular shuttle bus service around the island and to our local Brownsville airport, and nature and convention centers.

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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
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,895
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,134
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$995
$1,950
 
 
Winter
Dec 21 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,134
$2,250
 
 
March
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,350
$4,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$189
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

You could save 10% or more by booking with the owner directly. Also special rates other than those listed may be available. Contact by email at padre3602 at gmail dot com.

Stays of 30 days or longer do not pay local or state hotel taxes. 17% taxes: 8.5% South Padre hotel tax, 6% Texas hotel tax, 2.5% local and county venue tax.

Minimum stay varies.

Cancellation more than 60 days before your rental is subject to a 5% or $50 cancellation fee, whichever is greater. Cancellation or changes resulting in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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