|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
South Padre Island is one of the finest recreational areas in the world. Our condo at Gulfview I offers all the amenities one could ask for in a one-bedroom condo, including a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal or reheat a pizza in the microwave.
For those downtime moments away from the beaches, we have large wall-mount TVs with cable service in both the Living room and bedroom that include HBO/Cinemax. New furniture and new tile floor, too. A phone is available for free local calls; long distance can be accessed with a calling card.
The bedroom is spacious and has two full-size beds. All necessary sheets and towels are supplied.
The third-floor porch provides a space to kick back and enjoy the view of the ocean and the jetties. Then take a swim in the Olympic-plus size swimming pool, or enjoy basking in the luxury of one of the two whirlpool spas. Afterward, take a walk on the pristine beach where you can collect some shells, try out your new surfboard, or do some windsurfing.
The Schlitterbahn Water Park is located just across the street.
Activities: Do not worry about parking spaces; just keep your auto at Gulfview I and walk over to buy your ticket and enjoy a fun-filled day of water sports for the entire family at Schlitterbahn. Our manager has DISCOUNTED tickets for Schlitterbahn.
If you are not too exhausted from your day activities, you'll have restaurants, nightclubs, or a cruise on an offshore gambling vessel to choose among at night.
Brownsville is only 30 minutes away, and prides itself on the Gladys Porter Zoo -- one of largest and most comprehensive zoos in the United States. And world-class golfing is located at Laguna Vista, only a few minutes' drive from the Island.
The close proximity to Mexico (45 minutes) provides the vacationer an opportunity to enjoy a south-of-the-border experience. Dine or dance to a Latin beat at Garcia's, or visit the Mercado where you can buy gifts for everyone for only a few pesos.
Pets: Absolutely NO PETS unless the owner agrees to it. Steam Cleaning fee of $150.00 for dogs.
Payment: The owner only takes PAYPAL or might agree to a check or money order if it is mailed overnight. It is not rented until the money is received; other wise, it is available on a first come first serve basis. Condo is not put on hold due to an inquiry. Must book right away or lose out to other waiting customers. I do not log my rentals into the HomeAway website as I simply do not have the time to post or edit rental dates or entry and exit times. Just email me.
I Lived in South Padre Island as a child on a houseboat when there weren't any paved streets and one small hotel. I recall lots of coyotes roaming the sand dunes and eating lots of fish and duck for dinner. I still have some of the huge conch shells that we collected on the beach.
Dr. Wilkinson purchased this condo in 1987
Location, Location, Location.
NO TAXES on 30 DAY Rentals!!!!!!
Home away from home, very restful with a great hot tub and very short walk to beach or Isla Blanca Park or the restaurants across the street.
This condo was great for my stay. Mrs. Wilkinson is extremely nice, compliant and answered any questions that I had. Although the condo seems a little old, everything is still in great condition. However, we were a little disappointed with the location because of the loud construction going on right in front of the balcony, the constant screams from people at Schlitterbahn that got a little old, and the fact that there is no easy accessible beach access with the construction going on. I would add a few things to the condo, like a working overhead fan and a clock in the bedroom and maybe a DVD player in the living room. But, overall, we had such a great time and loved the place.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the office staff who were very helpful in directing us to where our unit was and how everything worked. Our room was very well kept and clean , the kitchen was fully stocked with every appliance we could need. Mrs Wilkinson was very responsive to any questions i had and was available at the drop of a hat if needed. The condo is a stones throw away from the beach , unfortunately the spa was out of order when we were there but if you just plan on going to the beach it was not a big deal . Schlitterbahn is literally right next door for great family fun. Its far enough away from the city center that it is not congested at all but close enough that getting shopping done is a breeze. For the price of this unit compared to other locations it is a no brianer, it may not be the most updated and high tech condo but it meets all the basic needs and is a fully functional clean unit. We only had one problem while staying there which was the kitchen sink was clogged , but all we had to do is tell the staff and they stopped what they were doing and instantly helped us. It did not take more than minutes to get this resolved. I would reccomend this unit to anyone wanting to stay there as a couple or a family of 5 or 6. We stayed in this condo with 2 couples and it worked perfectly.!!
Unfortunately on arriving we were informed the pool and hot tubs would be down for a couple of weeks, which the owner of the condo did not advise us of, and they were made aware back in May 2011. The unit is very outdated, the carpet is soiled, damaged in spots and should have been changed years ago. The furniture is all old and tired and needs to be replaced. The kitchen was well stocked but again, carpeting going up the walls of the bar, really outdated and surely not healthy near a kitchen. The ad advises a large television in the livingroom, it is the old big style and only a 19inch, hardly a large television, the one in the bedroom is even smaller. The mattresses in the bedroom are old and very uncomfortable. The condo pool and common room are all very nice and well maintained. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. I would never recommend this unit to anyone
Visit Matamoros in Mexico across the International Bridge. Visit Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge for bird or wildlife watching. Or just surf, hangglide, sun and tan, ride horses, walk on the beach, bicycle, or sleep late.
Golf: Golfing available at Laguna Vista and in Brownsville about 20 miles away on Hwy 44 and in Harlingen next to the Border Patrol station.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
This is a first-come, first-serve type of rental during the Summer Season from April thru August. No Partial payments. Do try and book it right away as I cannot hold it for anyone. Payment is due in full at the time of the booking. I do not keep up with the HomeAway online rental calendar except for the months of January thru the end of March. This condo has a strict Occupancy of six people.
Chase Quick Pay, Pay Pal, or deposits to IBC Bank.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.