"This was our first HomeAway stay. It certainly won't be our last. We went to South Padre for a running festival and expected to stay in a hotel, as usual. But, the hotels in the area were less-than-stellar. So, we decided to browse the HomeAway listings in the area and found this property. For about the same overall cost as the hotel would have been, we were able to enjoy a very nice stay in a private condo on the beach with all the amenities.
About this property:
This is a very comfortable, clean, and spacious condo located on the beach. But, maybe the best thing about this place is the sense of having your own private slice of the beach. There is a very large private deck/boardwalk next to the beach that is furnished with various sitting areas (lounge chairs, tables, sofas, umbrellas, etc). My wife and I probably enjoyed this space most of all. This is a great place to enjoy morning coffee and evening cocktails, if you are so inclined.
Near the deck area there is a very nice swimming pool and hot tub with beach views, as well. My teenage and young adult children preferred this area.
The living space is a two bedroom / two bath apartment complete with separate decks for each bedroom. There is a common living room, kitchen, and dining area. The kitchen is setup with all the necessary items for cooking and cleaning. Overall, the place was immaculate and inviting when we arrived. It was nice to have separate living areas for the parents and older children.
The apartment decks are spacious, but the ocean view is limited as the apartment sits behind other units. There is an ocean view from one end of the master bedroom deck, but otherwise the view is obstructed by other units. That being said, the landscaping on the property is very well manicured and easy look at while on the deck.
A wrist band and parking permit are required for entrance to the grounds. This is monitored closely by onsite security. You never have to worry about stolen items, vandalism, or overcrowding of pool/deck areas. You rarely get this relaxing sense of security and privacy at a hotel.
As far as activities and attractions go, there are countless things to do and places to go on South Padre; many of which are within walking distance of this property.
I would definitely recommend this vacation home to a friend."
Guest: Amy T.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 4, 2016