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Walls of windows overlooking the blue ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,389 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Five Star Condo, Corner 3BD/3BA, With Breathtaking Ocean Front Views!

South Padre Island City Permit #2015-CFPYXX

Welcome to our beach front home! Visualize vacationing in this over-sized beach front condo with newly remodeled 3 bedrooms / 3 baths, just steps from our beautiful South Padre Beach.

Our suite is perfect for short or long vacations. Once you take the elevator to the 3rd floor and open #307’s door, you will encounter a panoramic view of the blue ocean. Once inside, you will notice the spacious wraparound balcony of our corner unit where you can spend endless hours enjoying the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Our master bedroom has ocean views and a private on-suite bathroom. Also you will find a large living area, open kitchen with pantry, laundry room with full size washer & dryer and TV’s in living and all bedrooms.

The master bedroom comes with a king size bed with wall to wall views. The second master suite has two double beds and the third has two twin beds. For your convenience, we have added a Baby Pack & Play Bed and a High chair. In addition, our condo comes with a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, Internet, washer & dryer and gated parking space.

Ocean Vista Towers is centrally located on South Padre Island. This twelve-story condominium complex is located on the beachfront, and all units face the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It features 2 pools, hot tub, tennis court, playground, private boardwalk access to the beach and gated parking.

ATTN Spring Breakers: This complex will accept reservations only for families. No Spring Break activity will be allowed to the risk of eviction without REFUND.

For Concierge Services call Bonni 512-731-5684.

More Details

Edwin and Monna Kellam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Edwin and Monna Kellam

We are retired teachers from Harlingen ,TX , in the beautiful Rio Grande Valley. We’ve lived here for over 20 yrs., and visit South Padre Island often. We’ve hoped to have our own vacation home here at SPI, and we are happy to say we have our wonderful “home away from home”, that we’d like to share with you, here at the Ocean Vista Towers!!

Edwin and Monna Kellam purchased this condo in 2014

Why Edwin and Monna Kellam chose Gulf Coast

Ocean Vista Towers is a wonderfully landscaped and maintained condominium complex, which is next to the soft sandy beach. It’s just a few steps away from our 3rd story condo. We have a fantastic eye-level view of the blue Gulf of Mexico through the wrap-around picture windows, or out on our oversized patio. We enjoy sitting on the patio watching the water and waves roll in. Strolling along the beach, finding shells, watching the occasional dolphins swim by. There’s deep-sea and bay fishing and numerous other water activities. Of course, there’s nothing that compares to the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the gulf and bay! No matter which season it is, there’s always something to do here. We love the slower pace of the SPI lifestyle, and we’d welcome you to come and relax and enjoy our condo in this tropical vacation spot!

What makes this condo unique

This condo has been beautifully renovated. There is a large living area, connected to a fully- equipped kitchen. A round dining table seats 6, and there are 4 counter stools. There are three roomy bedrooms, which sleep 8. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a bathroom en suite. The second bedroom has 2 double/full beds with a bathroom en suite. The third bedroom has twin beds, with the 3rd bathroom serving as the guest bath. All baths have tiled showers and hair dryers. The laundry room has a full-sized Maytag stacked washer and dryer. There is a TV in every bedroom and the living room. There is cable TV, free wi-fi, and internet. The convenience of our condo complex is it’s in a great location: just walking distance to a grocery store, several restaurants, gas stations, beach shops, and water sports. Another convenience is the free city bus “The Wave”, which runs on a great schedule for those without a vehicle and goes as far as Port Isabel. This condo is recommended for families with children of all ages, adult couples’ retreats, romantic getaways, ladies and gentlemen getaways, adventure seekers, sightseers, birdwatchers, fishing galore, tourists without a vehicle, and any sun, sand, and beach lovers!


South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1389 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Also equipped with a Baby's Pick & Play Bed and High Chair.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Walls of windows overlooking the blue ocean!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful Condo, lovely decor and right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This place was just PERFECT!! We stayed with 3 kids, 1 baby and 4 adults over a long weekend. This place is so tastefully decorated and is so spacious! The twin beds were perfect for our kids, master bed faces the ocean, fully equipped kitchen was awesome and then the porch facing the ocean perfect for late evenings!

All the more- it is right on the beach. Just walk out down to the first floor and you step out to the private access beach. Also very close to schlitterbahn, restaurants and pier.

All in all we couldn't have been in a more perfect place! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nancy, Thank you for your awesome review!! Please remember us when your travels bring you to South Padre Island again! Our best regards, Monna & Ed
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Fantastic Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ed and Mona Kellum for allowing our family to once again experience your warm and gracious hospitality thru the use of your very lovely, clean, well stocked and very updated condo. You guys continue to impress us with your thoughtful attention to detail. As we entered the unit upon arrival it felt just like we were coming home....Everything from the perfect climate control setting, cleanliness, and pleasant smell of freshness. Of course the view of the beach and the waves through the "Wall of Windows" says it all. Your extra touch with the welcome back note card was very thoughtful. We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to once again be "Kellum Guests".

Happy Trails,

Malcolm M.

Adkins, Tx.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Malcolm, Thank you so much for your nice review and for your bookings year after year. We love it! Cheers!
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Mclendon Chisholm, TX (Rockwall County)

Excellent experience. Monna and Ed thought of everything! Beautiful condo on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Monna and Ed clearly put careful thought into how to make this visit exceptional. Every detail thought out. The condo was gorgeous and included everything for a fun day at the beach. I would highly recommend this rental to friends and family. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning, I hope you had an uneventful trip back home! Thank you so much for your awesome review. It looks like you all had fun! By the way, thank you so much for the Red Snapper. That was very sweet. You caught so many. Wow! We really appreciate you coming to stay with us and ask you to come back next time you visit the island. Our best regards
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Lovely family vacation and lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. Excellent views, great location and it is fully equipped for anything you could want. We had one issue and the owners responded immediately and fixed it promptly. They are very helpful and want to know if something isn't perfect. We ate at several great restaurants and enjoyed wonderful days on the beach and at the near by pool. We drove up the beach to beach access #6 and collected great shells and even saw a sea turtle make her way back to the ocean. We loved this condo and would definitely stay again. Thank you Ed and Monna, The Alcosers

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Jerry, It is very nice to see that you all had a great time. We really appreciate your patience with our little situation. We are so glad we could fix the problem fast! Cheers to that!! Please come back to us when traveling to South Padre Island. Thank you for your nice review! Our best regards, Monna and Ed
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Fun in the Sun!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We loved staying at your home and thank you so much for sharing it with us! Everything was neat and clean and very, very comfortable. The sectional was the perfect place for the 4 of us to relax and take in the goreous view. Even though the wind nearly blew us away, we loved sitting on the balcony just watching the water.

The condos are located in a very quiet area with a gated security area for parking. The elevators were close by with a loading and unloading parking area and there were plenty of luggage carts ready and waiting.

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pans, glassware, and anything you would ever need! The bar was the perfect place to sit and enjoy our snacks or just talk while enjoying our morning coffee and tea.

The beds were comfyy and everything was set up nicely in the bedrooms! Plenty of towels, extra pillows and blankets!! Throws were on the couch and in each bedroom. The closets were also very large with plenty of hangers.

We loved the pool area and were very thankful for the raised wooden walkway to the beach due to the fact that we saw a rather large snake moseying across the volleyball sand!!! Yikes! Some condos only had a path through the sand dune plants!!

Your scrapbook was very helpful, especially with the restaurants. Our favorite breakfast spot by far, was Yummies!! The best food ever, especially the biscuits and gravy and the pancakes! We loved dinner at Gabriella's Italian Restaurant and for a bit fancier fare, Liam's was amazing!!! The best steaks ever!

All of the stores and restaurants were very close and easy to find. We loved the boutiques on each side of Yummies. Very cute gifts and clothing!

Overall, it was a beautiful stay with wonderful friends! From the minute you open the condo door and look at that breathtaking ocean view and see the condo's beach theme appointments, you feel like you are at home in paradise!!! We Loved Every Minute!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Norman, Thank you for your awesome review. I hope you can come back to us when you come back to South Padre Island. Our best regards, Monna and Ed
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Comfortable wonderfully equipped Condo with amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent Christmas week here. The condo is spacious, well equipped with EVERYTHING you need to cook, relax inside or be on the beach. Because it is a corner unit the views are great and the balcony large. The owners checked in to make sure we were okay when we arrived and during the week if needed. Needed a battery replaced for the door lock and the condo management was immediately available. Very secure and well located complex. You wouldn't be disappointed! (And the island is lovely!)

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy New Year Anne and company! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you had a blast and please give us a call when your travels call South Padre Island. Best regards, The Kellams
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brownsville-SPI International Airport
Nearest Beach
We are Beach Front
Car: recommended

Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville is within 30 minutes, Laguna Atascosa Wild Life Refuge, Dolphin Watching Abound, Great Windsurfing and Bird Watching, Trips to Mexico within 30-60 minutes.


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
Jun 26 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Holy Week
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 17.0%

Please carefully read our policies before making a payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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