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Newly REDUCED winter monthly rates! Come see why we're smilin'!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Renovated 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, very spacious beachy condo a block from the Beach!!

You just won't stop - “smilin’ on the Island”, in our spacious, newly renovated open floor-plan 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo that includes all the amenities and accommodations you will need to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing vacation from the hum-drum of everyday life! The 720 sqft of this unit is roomy and spacious enough for a great time away from home. Bedroom includes a queen size bed and TV with cable, along with a computer desk. Living Room consists of a leather couch and swivel recliner, TV with cable and a fold down day bed. Unit is equipped with free WiFi throughout. Dining area has a bar height table with seating for 2, along with another seating for 2 at the counter bar in the kitchen. Extra fold up chairs provided. Kitchen is fully equipped with all large appliances; microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender, along with everything you need, except the groceries, to prepare a meal for those “stay-in” evenings! You will also enjoy the beautiful new Quartz counter-tops recently installed. Bath towels (2/person), as well as, bed linens are provided. You may want to bring along your beach towels for the beach and pool, as we do not allow our towels to leave the premises. The complex has a beautiful heated Lagoon Style Resort pool that is completely refreshing with plenty of loungers around to do a little sun bathing. And please do enjoy a cup of morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the private patio! We are very conveniently located near several beaches, closest walking distance is Whitecap Beach, (just a nice 5-10 minute stroll down the road), great restaurants, fun coastal shopping, golf and Schlitterbahn and even horseback riding on the beach are all just minutes away! Come, relax, refresh, rejuvenate and........................leave with a SMILE!!! Be sure to let us know if this is a "special occasion"!

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Carla

As a native of Corpus Christi, I have been on these beaches of Padre Island my entire life! I was just a baby when I first experienced sandy toes and salty kisses!! I practically lived on the beach during the summers of my teenage years. And now........yes, still here and lovin' it!! I really do believe I have salt water souring through my veins, and....I am born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius - so guess that might explain alot! My spouse is a Pisces, and he too loves the water. And we both love to fish. We have always, and most likely will always, live by the water, in fact, as close as we can get to it! We love the tropical climate, sun, sand, wind, waves and attitude, so much that we even vacation mostly in tropical spots. There is just something soothing and calming about an island - I don't care where you go!! However, I like to think that our little island, North Padre Island, will leave you extra refreshed, and renewed, and ready to meet the world head-on! So.......what are you waiting for, COME AND SMILE WITH US!!!!!

Carla purchased this condo in 2015

Why Carla chose Corpus Christi

We totally love this property because of it's little "beach cottage" feel, as well as the "beach resort" feel, both rolled up into one! The best of both worlds if you ask me. The pool, with it's separate 18" shallow area is wonderful for adults and children alike. Gives those adults who would prefer to not compete with the children in the pool a separate area offering some solitude. Just this year it was voted for the complex to have a heated pool for our winter visitors, and we REALLY love that. This way every season get's to enjoy it!

What makes this condo unique

Some of the unique benefits of this complex are the pool of course, and the fact that you can walk over to have a very nice dinner at a restaurant, have a cocktail at a quaint lounge, hop into the convenient store for a few needed items or groceries, walk to play golf or experience Schlitterbahn, or even take a 5 minute stroll (1 mile) to Whitecap Beach just down the road, without ever having to get in a vehicle!!


Corpus Christi Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes a laundry closet with washer and dryer
  • Full bathroom, with bathtub and shower, includes laundry closet with washer and dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, TV with cable, computer desk
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Newly REDUCED winter monthly rates! Come see why we're smilin'!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Very clean! 🙂

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this location and really enjoyed the experience. The location of the condo was extremely convenient. We were minutes away from the beach and some pretty great souvenir shops. The place was clean and comfortable. They also had an amazing pool at the complex that was pretty refreshing after a long day at the beach. We had a blast and would recommend this place indefinitely. We'll definitely be back..😀

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Great place for a winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the condo. Clean and comfortable and literally walking distance from the beach. Location was handy to some great restaurants on the island and right next door to a convenience store for those last minute items or to satisfy that sweet tooth. Carla is a great host who promptly responds to all inquiries. Also appreciated her recommendations on the various venues in the welcome binder. A great help for us newbies. Thanks for making our first trip to North Padre Island so much fun. Its definately a "do-again".

Ann and Vince

Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It's so wonderful to hear that you had a great winter getaway - the weather was so warm and sunny for your February visit! We are so delighted when our guests tell us we have met the mark!! We certainly strive to meet the expectations of our guests and make them as comfortable as possible, when they need a home away from home. It is always such a compliment when you know you have satisfied that requirement. Thank you also for the great recommendations for our future long term guests. Please do come back and visit us again soon!
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Beautiful Condo; Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about this booking. Carla was great to work with and worked with our needs to make this a perfect vacation.

First off, it's a very spacious condo. It has an Open floor plan that make it feel very roomy inside. The modern appliances were very nice to use after the beach, good furniture and bed and the condo was tastefully decorated..

The condo complex has a great pool to hang out at, and the location is superb.

I really can't think of one caveat to list here.. Perhaps a coffee table for snacks as we watched the game, but that's literally all I can come up with. Great condo, easy-going owner, excellent value and location. Truly the perfect stay.

I hope to return to Carla's condo again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to read your review comments, thank you! So glad we were able to accommodate you and to be a part of making your vacation comfortable and enjoyable. I am delighted that you loved our little home on the island and felt that it met your needs and expectations. A coffee table may be a definite consideration for the future, or even perhaps a larger end table. And I so appreciate that you recognize this is also an excellent value in an excellent location, as it is important to us to give the best value to our customers as possible, while still providing a comfortable homey atmosphere. And, wow, so grateful it was the "perfect stay" for you! That's truly our main goal. Looking forward to accommodating you again soon.
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West, TX

Awesome pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great short visit. House was clean(some sand in the furniture when we opened it up) but we had everything we needed. Carla was awesome and brought us a key when we locked ourselves out. The pool was great. We came straight from the beach and went to the pool. Its the easiest way to get the sand off. Definitely will recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience on your visit. Sorry to hear there was some sand in the pull out lounger, housekeeping must have missed this, and they will be reminded to check this at every future cleaning. Sand can be a problem when you live on an island, but then again, it is part of what we love about island life. So glad you enjoyed our beach and our pool, and it was my pleasure to be available to you to bring you a key when you locked yourself out! Thanks for contacting me right away when that occurred. And most of all, thank you for your recommendation. Hope you will be back soon to visit us!
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Perfect Location Great Pool!

  • 5 of 5

Great pool especially if you got kids. Super close to beach, exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our condo pool is one of the best on the island. And now that it is heated, it's even more fun - year round!! So you can come back again, any season. We look forward to your next visit!
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Clean and fun!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well-kept and perfect for a beach vacation. The kitchen has what is needed for meal preps or stowing leftovers from the great surrounding restaurants. Carla is quick to respond to questions and suggestions. The pool was great for all ages. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gail. We were pleased to accommodate you and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to your next visit!
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Doc's Seafood and Steaks
Treasure Island Golf & Games
Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill
Great food and live music!
Island Italian Restaurant
Got to try the pepperoni pizza rolls, yummmmmeeeee!
Holiday Inn Corpus Christi-N Padre Island
Outdoor bar right on the beach with live music!
Black Sheep Bistro
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La Palma Mexican Restaurant
Fantastic carne guisada, especially good in a morning taquito! Good food all around!
Island Joes Coffee and Gallery
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Boathouse Bar and Grill
Good food and a nice bar area for a little evening enjoyment.
Costa Sur Wok & Ceviche Bar
Really, really, really, good food! A must try!
Padre Island Burger Company
Can't beat these burgers, they are top shelf! Plus, they have a great selection of beers.
Padre Pizzeria
They make some yummy pizzas! Get some fudge while you're there.
Mikel May's Beachside Bar and Grill
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Snoopy's Pier
Island Time Sushi Bar & Seafood Grill
Excellent food, mac and cheese is superb!
USS Lexington
Worth seeing this World War Vet!
Schlitterbahn Beach Country Club
Water park and golf!
Horses On the Beach
Take a ride on the beach!
Ferry Landing
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Padre Island National Seashore
Worth the drive (10-15 min) to visit this stretch of beach that is part of the National Seas...
Whataburger Field
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Century 16 And IMAX
If you feel like takin' in a movie - this is the closest place!
Red Dragon Pirate Cruises
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Cole Park
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Texas State Aquarium
Wonderful for all ages! They have a great "touch and feel" area for the kiddos (of all ages)
North Beach
Great fun for everyone, go cart riding and water park. Some great eateries as well!
Peoples St T-Head
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Harrison's Landing
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Pier 99
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Funtrackers Family Fun Center
Great fun for the entire family!!
H-E-B plus!
Great place to get your groceries for your stay!
Sweet Swirl
Even has snow cones!
WB Liquors & Wine
For spirits and other adult beverages!
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
The Barrel Wine and Tapas
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Black Sheep Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Whitecap Beach
Car: recommended

Well, since you are on the island after all, Whitecap, Mustang Island and Malaquite Beaches (part of the National Seashore Park) are must-see visits. And of course, check out Bob Hall Pier and see what's catching! Schlitterbahn is currently open in the kiddie areas, but some areas are still under construction. Plus they have a great restaurant there too, the Veranda. Just up the road on Tx 358 at the Flour Bluff Dr Exit is Fun Trackers - with go-karts, arcade games galore, a batting cage, a totally fun time for the whole family. If you love seafood - we have some great eateries on the island, some within walking distance, and some just up the road not even a mile away. The condo will have a list of all of them, and those that are our favorites and why we love and enjoy them so much, as well as pricing guides for each! There are some nice bar/lounges, some with live music, like Doc's Seafood on the Intracoastal Channel, which also has great food, that are right on the water so you can enjoy a cocktail and a beautiful water-view sunset. Or the Sand Bar at the Holiday Inn Beach Front that's situated right on the beach so you can enjoy a gorgeous view with a little sand in your toes and a little ocean wave sound in your ears. You can even rent a golf cart at the Holiday Inn Gift Shop: 361-442-7052, and explore the island. Also, experience a horseback ride on the beach and learn how to surf while you are here, and try out our own island miniature golf, - totally fun for everyone!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Pets may possibly be accepted, with prior authorization and consent from the property owner. The condo policy rules and regulations has specific stipulations on certain breeds and/or size of the animal. So please make sure you inquire by email at the time of booking.

Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.