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


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.

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South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Well-appointed, well-furnished, well-located! Excellent owner!

  • 5 of 5

This was our top pick out of all the properties available for our timeframe, and it was a gem! The condo was well-situated -- not just relative to restaurants, Blue Marlin grocery store, and souvenir shops -- but also within the complex itself (high floor for a clear view of the ocean, not far from laundry facilities). Our initial view of the ocean took our breath away, and even though we hadn't fully unloaded the car, we had to go out to the balcony to check out the beach!

The condo was renovated, and we could tell that Erika selected items for utility as well as aesthetics (Pottery Barn meets Ikea). The furniture color scheme was white/pale neutrals to give an airy, open feeling throughout the condo, with plenty of storage + hangers, and they provided just about every kitchen necessity, especially for children (plastic cups, dishes, utensils, stepstool). Our child really loved the bunk bed! All appliances worked perfectly and were clean, inside and outside, esp the fridge.

There was easy access to the beach (coded gate access) + showerheads to rinse off sand, so we could get from door to sand in less than 5 minutes. Internet connection was steady and enough bandwidth for streaming video on a tablet + browsing on 2 smartphones. There seemed to be a good selection of equipment for the beach (boogie boards, toys, umbrella), although we used only what we had brought. I also appreciated that the bathroom had a double vanity and only a shower (no tub) with handrail and enough hooks for hanging towels and wet garments.

But more than any amenity, we really appreciated Erika's gracious hospitality. Even from our initial inquiry, she was very responsive, set clear expectations, and gave good directions on check-in/check-out process. Additionally, we had a minor damage incident on the last night of our stay, and Erika replied not only very quickly but also was extremely kind and understanding of the situation and how to resolve it. We were surprised by the speed at which she replied on a Friday night, and frankly, just relieved at how reassuring she was in response. Her kindness goes a long way with renters like me, and I'll be sure to recommend this property to friends, and hope to return again someday. Thank you, Erika!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I don't even know what to say...This absolutely makes my week:)!!! I am beyond grateful for this very lovely, extremely thoughtful and above all, thorough review. Thank you dearly for spending the time to write all of this and give future guests a glimpse into our condo on South Padre Island. We know there are many wonderful places one can rent as there are also many others that can be misleading (I speak from our own experience before we decided to buy and completely renovate this condo) Our goal was to make our place fresh and welcoming to all. So very happy to hear that we achieved that and the rest well, it's the view!!!! Thank you also for your kind words about me. I try my best to be here for everyone so our guests can just enjoy and be worry-free. We absolutely would love to welcome you back anytime, so please keep in touch! You were wonderful guests and took great care of our condo and we appreciate it. Thanks once again and until next time! Sincerely, Erika:)
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Great location. Easy beach access. Well appointed condo!

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our condo and look forward to having you back soon:)!
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Another amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

I believe this is our 4th trip to this condo and it was as amazing as always. The condo is always in impeccable order and just a total delight to stay in. It feels like our home away from home. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delight it is to read your lovely comments. Thank you for choosing to stay at our condo once again. We do not take this for granted and feel we are so lucky to have you as our guests. You take excellent care of our little piece of paradise and it is truly a pleasure to deal with you each time. We cant wait to have you back. Safe Travels!
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  • 5 of 5

Condo was as represented and exactly what we wanted. It was cute and clean with a 180 degree view of the the ocean. Beach access was a simple walk down a short path. Has a great time. Would definetly stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! It is always so lovely to read what guests have to say. So it's great to hear what you enjoyed most about the stay and particularly about our condo. We never take it for granted as we try our best to make everyone feel at home and happy. Safe travels home and until next time :)
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Great spot on the beach

  • 4 of 5

The condo was perfect for our family of 4. It was quiet and an easy walk out to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great owners, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erika Pellegrino
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 South Padre Island

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


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harlingen and Brownsville
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
A block away Wanna Wanna Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
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:




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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