My family has been to South Padre Island many times over the past ten years. I am VERY picky about where we stay and this condo met all my requirements and more! It has been updated in the way of granite counters in the kitchen and gorgeous tile showers. The location is right on the beach, with a beautiful ocean view. The furniture was comfortable, especially the sectional couch! And, it had a full-size washer and dryer. But it gets even better! You never know how clean some of these rentals will be and this one was spotless! The location in the building was perfect. The third floor was an easy stair climb so we didn't have to use the elevator, and we were not near the elevator, nor directly above the pool which keeps down outside noise. The beach toys, chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and even a skim board were available to guests, better than any other rental I've seen. We never used the grill, but there was a nice one on the patio. Also, my kids found the tennis racquets and we actually hit the court a couple of times, much to their delight. And, Jodi's kitchen was well-stocked as well. She even supplied paper towels, garbage bags, toilet paper, laundry soap and shower gel. In the master bath, a cabinet held bandaids, a blow dryer--I forgot mine there, so now there's two :) and other items that she supplied or were left by previous residents, such as aloe vera gel for sunburn, hair moisturizer, new toothbrushes, etc. These might be things left by other guests, but it speaks well for the owners and their guests. But I digress. I feel that I will no longer be able to stay at any other South Padre Island property than this one. I just don't think I will find one that measure's up to the same quality and value. My family had a wonderful time, the weather was perfect. Having a perfect place to sleep and relax made everything even better. We will be back!