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FRESH BEACH FRONT CONDO WITH LARGE BALCONY TO SOAK UP THE OCEAN VIEWS MUST CPIX

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a 2 BR plus SofaBed Condo right on the beach with million dollar views!

Unit 303 is a top floor condo that sits right in the middle and boasts unobstructed perfect views of the Sea. The unit is in a safe and family friendly cozy building that is first line on the beach with no gimmicks! Imagine yourself getting a view of the beach the moment you turn your key and walk in! You can continue dreaming away as you cook in the fully renovated Stainless Steel and Quartz Kitchen or sit in the lovely living areas to relax while enjoying the amazing views from all vantage points. Enjoy a glass on the nice sized balcony or fall asleep to the calming sounds of the ocean with a king size bed that has awe inspiring views of it in the master bedroom. Come as a couple for a romantic get away or as a family while the kids and other adults sleep in a separate room that has a very functional Bunk and bed arrangements to fit all. The second bedroom has a Twin XL (larger than a full mattress) over Queen Bed with a Twin Trundle right under, thus, offering several combinations possible. All in all the Condo can comfortably fit 6people but it can easily accommodate up to two families (8 total) We just ask that you inquire for this special arrangement as it can require the Sofabed a small fee and addtl. deposit. Whichever way you plan your stay the Beach is right there! Right in front of you to enjoy it and accessible through a sand path that leads you straight to it. The Dunes and Flora protect you from sand storms on your balcony and provide such a beautiful scenery. AND ALL OF THIS WAS JUST MADE AVAILABLE THIS PAST SUMMER 2015!

We bought this place and went straight to work on it, sparing no expense. Needless to say, the Condo has undergone major renovations. It has been stripped down and EVERYTHING was replaced. Please note that our prices are based on what the brand new condo now looks like and has to offer in the end, compared to its previous state and also, others in the area. Towels, linens, parking, etc. are all included in the price per night) The VRBO reservation service, cleaning fee, tax (14% by law) and a fully refundable deposit are added to the final quote. A Fee of $10/day per additional guest past 6 people, is charged as well since it requires additional linens and special arrangements. You are welcome to see other units at the Continental to compare amenities, views, etc. Just know that each unit has a different owner and taste. Everyone is very nice and if you can't stay at ours maybe try in one of theirs :). From the images you can see we went for a modern and functional fresh look adding Quartz, Granite, Custom Cabinetry, Stainless steel and a maritime feel in the decor of our Condo. This is also a home for us so we did not cut corners or expenses on any needed repairs/updates and everything we did was done with the best intention and in good taste. If you feel uneasy about not having reviews yet and feel like looking at other references you may want to see our other property in Italy (we work and live there part time) but it also rents and you can gather our serious intentions from our excellent reviews there. The link for Tuscany, Italy is: VRBO VRBO Listing #376809

I guess one way to sum it up, is that for us, its all about the view and enjoying life, so we are confident you will feel the same way when you stay at Unit 303 at the Continental! We simply ask you to be respectful of our things as we welcome you to it. Thank you and happy beaching :)

-This property is registered with the city of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-721471- for State and Hotel occupancy tax compliance purposes.

More Details

Owner
Erika Pellegrino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Erika Pellegrino

We are a young and self made hard working couple with 2 kids that simply enjoy life too much and want to seize every moment.We both work endlessly to make our dreams and those of our children, come true. My husband works long hours at DELL and travels quite a bit while I own a Swim School in Austin and am a Drowning Prevention Specialist, teaching the ISR Method to children during Summer time.

Erika Pellegrino purchased this condo in 2015

Why Erika Pellegrino chose Gulf Coast

We are all about the views and had been doing research for years to find the perfect beach place for us to enjoy but also share with others. The minute we walked in and saw the view, we knew. Similar to how we feel in love with each other when we met on this Island over a decade ago :)! The Condo itself needed to be brought back to this era and it sure has taken a lot of effort and money and time on our side to do so...but we like doing things right and I think we have vision for these sort of things. But, above all, we have the passion and dedication because this is a dream come true for us and not just some property that a rich investor might buy and let someone else repair and manage. I am a hardworking Drowning Prevention Swimming Instructor that keeps very busy during the summer (high season for lessons in Austin) so we can rent it for everyone else to enjoy while we can't. My husband is extremely hardworking and driven so we are honest people who get to fulfill our goals because of this. We hope you see that passion when you stay in our place.

What makes this condo unique

There are so many that I have already mentioned but to RECAP:

BREATH TAKING OCEAN VIEWS from everywhere except bathroom and the kids bedroom which has Laguna Side view through its window.

Nice Sized Balcony to enjoy, relax or even eat while watching and listening to the sea and wildlife

EVERYTHING NEW! New Floors, New Kitchen, Living Room, etc. etc. when we say that the condo was stripped naked of its previous clothes we mean Butt Naked! We just finished replacing everything! Counters, furniture, tiles, basins, everything and we continue to make improvements here and there to always maintain it to TOP standards.

BUILDING is Quaint -- not a resort type which makes it more private and owner managed - we all have a stake in keeping it nice. Please be respectful of others

CLOSE PROXIMITY to a very nice fun Beach Bar (The Wanna Wanna) as well as many Restaurants and walking distance to gas stations for convenient basic shopping

Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath completely renovated and counter area extended from one to two vanities with custom cabinetry and granite counter top and Large Mirror. WC and Shower are behind a different door and separate from vanity area, so guests can share and get ready while others shower. This overall can be accessed both from living areas as well as Master bedroom which it connects through with a lockable door.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Laguna Side Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed fit Adults and kids Full over Queen w Twin trundle
    Master with Ocean View - 1 king , Spacious w King, Dresser,Large Flat Screen TV, closet, chair
    Bedroom 3 - Living room Sofa Sleeper for extra couple - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed in living Room. Fall asleep to Ocean sounds
  • 2 Bedroooms and Additional Sofa Bed in Living Room BED arrangements are planned as follows 1 King in Master Second Bedroom has large Bunk Bed to fit 4 comfortably. Consisting of Twin XL mattress (bigger and longer than a full mattress) over a nice Queen and underneath there is a trundle bed with a twin memory foam mattress. See pics In addition - there is a comfortable sofa bed that can be converted for a couple to rest in. Ideal for two couples --- One in Master King one in Queen from second bedroom. Or for two families with up to 4 kids sleeping in second bedroom and parents in Master and Sofa Sleeper. This condo will accommodate a total of 8 guests in all
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that the condo just underwent some major renovations. It has been stripped down and EVERYTHING was replaced, thus,it is all brand new. We are finally all done and are simply now adding decorations. You are welcome to see other units at the Continental to compare, just know that each has a different taste and we are going for Stainless Steel, modern and a maritime feel in the décor of our Condo. There is enough space for 2 families/8 people but pls inquire. This is also a second home for us so we did not spare the expense and everything was done in good taste. If you feel like looking at other references you may want to see our house in Italy (we work and live there part time) but it also rents and you can gather our style from it. I guess one way to sum it up. For us, its all about the view and enjoying life and we are confident you will feel the same way when you stay at Unit 303 at the Continental. We simply ask you to be respectful of our things as we welcome you it.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

FRESH BEACH FRONT CONDO WITH LARGE BALCONY TO SOAK UP THE OCEAN VIEWS MUST CPIX
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful condo with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This condo is top notch! It is completely updated and beautifully decorated! It's right on the beach and the views are amazing!!! We loved that it is a little further down on the island and the beach is less crowded than in other areas! The owners are very accessible. Each time I've contacted Erika she gets back to me within an hour! They genuinely care about your experience! They want you to feel at home, be comfortable and have an amazing time! I cannot recommend this property enough!!! We will definitely stay here next time we come to SPI!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much!! We are delighted to hear you and your family had a great time and enjoyed your stay. You definitely captured the intent: We want everyone to feel at home :) Thank you also for your wonderful comments about me, you made my week! As much as life may get in the way, I try my hardest to be available at all times for all of our guests an answer all questions. We absolutely would love to have you back again so please keep in touch. All the best and until next time :) Erika
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5

Pick this Beach Condo! You will be Glad you did

  • 5 of 5

After searching meticulously for the perfect place for our much needed beach vacation getaway, I found this lovely beachfront condo. It has the perfect updated decor, making the condo feel both beachy and cheery. Everything was clean and tidy. Nothing better than stepping out onto the balcony to enjoy the view and sound of the rolling waves. We also walked along the beach and pleasantly found it to be not crowded. Maybe due the time of year. Overall, excellent experience. Easy booking process, check in, and check out.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to describe your wonderful experience at our beach front condo. Many people (myself included in the past) get scammed with pictures and descriptions into a place that's not truly on the beach and much less so close to it. I appreciate your description of the decor as well, because I too, looked hard to find each and everyone of those details to redesign our condo with. As to the beach, I can tell it really doesnt get as crowded as can happen around so many others. Perhaps because of the size of our building which is smaller and makes it difficult for overcrowding :) Thank you and we hope to host you again soon.
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5

Awesome Beach Front Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at the beach this past weekend in this condo! Loved how easy it was to get to the beach and the views from the balcony are amazing. The view and sounds of the water was very relaxing. Loved the condo itself. It was very nice and spacious. It has to be one of the nicest condos around with a beach front view! :) Erika is very responsive and easy to work with. Definitely will recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!!! It is always wonderful to hear guests appreciated the convenience and the views and above all enjoyed their time in our condo. We would love to have you and your family back soon. Thanks again for taking the time
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5

A Wonderful Time Had by All

  • 5 of 5

This property was great in all respects. Easy access to the beach facilitated coming and going when we felt like it. The beach was not crowded. Sitting on the balcony watching the waves was a relaxing alternative, while our granddaughter preferred a dip in the pool as a change of pace. Parking was convenient. And, of course, the apartment itself was comfortable and well-appointed. No downsides. The five of us (three generations) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it without hesitation. Dave

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with everyone. We often travel there ourselves in three generations and can only agree with you: there is something for everyone. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our condo and that it met high expectations. We hope to have you and your family back soon. Thanks!:)
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5

Wonderful Beachside rental

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a weekend and had a great time. Owners were very helpful before and after we arrived when we had a few questions. Condo was nicely renovated and had a wonderful view of the beach. Super easy to get to/from the beach from the condo. Close to shops and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this rental for anyone wanting to experience South Padre.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind words and the description of your wonderful time in our condo. We loved having you and your family and can't wait to have you come back again. All the best!
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had another amazing vacation. The condo is in pristine condition with the luxuries of a resort and the comforts of home. My husband and I spent every night drinking wine on the porch with the waves and moonlight in the background. It is tranquil and perfect for our family. Additionally, Erika is incredibly easy to work with and exudes professionalism throughout every interaction. We can not wait to come back very, very soon.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Thank you so very much for the wonderful description and your kind words towards me. I take great pleasure in helping our guests feel comfortable and welcome so I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your time without a hitch. We were so glad to have you back after last summer and look forward to seeing you and your family come back in the future over and over again
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harlingen and Brownsville
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
A block away Wanna Wanna Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
SPI GOLF Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 100 or TX-48
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
8 Restaurants at walking distance, 2 Gas Stations
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
ski rentals, banana boats, sailing, kite boarding
Nearest Beach
Downstairs and right in front of you
Car: not necessary

Perfectly located on the north portion of the Island next to multimillion dollar properties. Close to Restaurants, Bars, Gas Stations and other amenities that are easily accessible at walking distance. We however recommend a car so you can go explore all the amazing Fun activities this Island Paradise has to offer. SPI is the ideal place to come have fun whichever way you like. The condo is in a smaller quaint building perfect for romance and families but also close to many things and great for active people. See a link of SPI for more info on all this great island and its people have to offer:

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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
 
Beginning of Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
labor day Wkend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
End Of Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER TEXANS email me pls
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thxgiving week 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
4 WinterTX min 1month email me
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2017-18
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
March WINTER TX NO SPRINGBREAK
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$175
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,250
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $80
Tax Rate 17.0%

Rates are subject to change until Reservation has been made. Full Refunds valid only with 30 days prior to arrival date cancellations. Half will be refunded with notice received 29-15 days before arrival. No cancellations will be processed, thereafter. For long term Rentals (2 weeks plus) Cancellations must be made with a minimum of 3 months prior to arrival date> Please refer to contract for further details. WINTER TEXANS WELCOME. Please contact me directly for Month to Month special rates. NO SPRING BREAKERS ALLOWED. Damage Deposit Refunds are automatically processed 7 days after departure when no damage has been incurred. Must be minimum 24 years or older to book. THX

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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