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Scott Agan

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

BEST VALUE Beach Home w/Sweeping Gulf Views: relax & enjoy (TX#2015-687797)

8 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

Property has - 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and sleeps 11 w/Sofa Bed

This family friendly upstairs/downstairs duplex is across the street from paved Public Beach Access with showers. The house has sweeping Gulf views with a large balcony, umbrella, table and chairs that is perfect for entertaining. This home is ideal for Family reunions and Corporate functions. Dual entries provide access to separate dining, living and bedding accommodations to enhance privacy . Re-modeled (HVAC, Plumbing and Flooring) in 2014, both units are exceptionally well furnished. The upstairs unit has a Washer/Dryer. High Speed Wireless internet is available throughout the house. Located @ Gulf Blvd. & Georgia Ruth on the Northern end of the island. 'Gone Gulf'n' is within walking distance of Ted's Restaurant, The Cinema and the Wanna Wanna Inn - recently ranked one of America's top 50 'Seafood Dives' by Travel & Leisure magazine. Daily Maid service is available upon request. Property management is located nearby to ensure prompt attention to any guest request.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Scott Agan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Scott Agan

Corporate executive (GM Nestle) based out of Chicago. I have owned the beach house for more than 10 years and have seen my kids grow up enjoying the beach and the Island flavor. The separate living areas are great for multi-generational family gatherings where folks need to get away from time to time. The layout of the house is ideal as the upstairs becomes the gathering location while the downstairs allows folks to get away as needed. We have enjoyed sharing our home with the various return guests. I'm available at 630-306-7946.

Scott Agan purchased this house in 2001

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

BEST VALUE Beach Home w/Sweeping Gulf Views: relax & enjoy (TX#2015-687797)
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
3

Good value, Needs upkeep

  • 3 of 5

We stayed on the bottom floor of this condo, friends stayed on upper level. The top floor seems much nicer, but these are my thoughts on our experience downstairs.

Pros:

1. Location - Literally steps from a great public beach access. Don't have to worry about parking or walking far with all the beach gear.

2. Price - is a great value compared to other rentals in the immediate area. We stay in SPI every year, have stayed in a handful of places and this is a deal.

3. Spacious & comfortable - was not cramped for 3 adults. Nice size bathroom, hot water. Large king bed in one room, queen in the other. Not the most comfortable mattress in the world, but much better than other condos we've rented on the island. Great patio/deck with beach views and breeze.

Cons:

1. Wasn't cleaned from previous renter by the time we were told to check in. Called the owner and it was taken care of in a reasonable amount of time but it did interrupt our dinner plans as it wasn't ready for us until 6pm.

2. Everything (at least in the lower level) showed lots of use. All the furniture had heavy staining and linens weren't cleaned well. Even had to wash a comforter before we could use it because there was food (or something worse) crusted onto it.

3. The kitchen in this level was not very well equipped compared to other condos. No tongs for the grill, blender missing the blade, etc. We were able to get what we needed from upstairs, but that may not be possible for all renters. If you plan to cook at the condo, it may be difficult.

Overall we had a good experience, just wish more care had been taken with upkeep in the condo. It's a great value for someone on a tight budget.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittni, thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review. Today, I mailed a check for the inconvenience that you experienced due to the delayed check in. We had a snafu as our Manager on the Island left to travel out of Country and the housekeeper didn't receive the proper cleaning instructions. Post your stay, all the downstairs couches & chairs have been newly upholstered. It is not uncommon for the dishes/cookware to gravitate toward the upstairs as we typically rent the house in its entirety and the majority of the guests will congregate upstairs. Before we left this weekend we purchased new cookware and it is available for future guest use. Based on your feedback we have changed out all of the bedspreads. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and the value. I would agree that the house is a great value for its location, size and accommodations. We will continue to invest in the house to insure past, present and future guest expectations are met.
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5

Fantastic Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED...LOVED...LOVED our stay at 'Gone Gulf'n'!!! Right across from a nice public access, our views were fantastic!! We rented the upstairs only, and couldn't have been happier...very bright and roomy. We stayed for two months, and the weather was up and down, but way better than the blizzards we left back in Michigan!! We enjoyed daily walks on the beach with our dog, as well as the local restaurants and the movie theatre. Staying as long as we did, we did eat at home a lot. The kitchen was stocked well with everything we needed for preparing meals. It was a great vacation rental for us, and we have already booked again for 2016😎 Thank you Scot and Jeannie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind response. Looking forward to hosting you this Winter. All the best.
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Loveland, CO
4

Great location across from the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The location was super. You could go walking on the beach most anytime and feel safe. We enjoyed sitting on the deck for meals, to watch the surf and the people. The rental was very clean, neat and the floor plan was easy to live with. The kitchen was equipped with a new frig. with icemaker. The house was comfortable and well supplied in the kitchen area. The surrounding area has lots of good restaurants, grocery store nearby and alot of fun attractions to visit. We would recommend this rental to family and friends. It has 2 large bedrooms both with a king size bed. It was quite helpful to have a washer and dryer in the house. The owner was very easy to work with and returned your telephone calls promptly. There is also a property manager who is near and kept in contact as to any needs that we may have pertaining to the rental. This was our first experience renting from Home Away From Home and I will definitely use them again. Great fun and will rent again when availabe.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Far surpassed our expectations

  • 4 of 5

Our first time renting a beach house couldn't have been easier. The owners Scott & Jeannie made this a hassle free experience. Manager Wayne was a joy to deal with and was readily accessible. At first I was a little nervous given that the rate for the house was considerably less than other listed homes. No need to worry. From the outside, the house is older than others in the neighborhood but the inside is freshly decordated and updated nicely. The house couldn't be more ideally situated. Directly across the street from the public beach access (paved with shower). The neighborhood is mostly residential so the traffic is much less than the areas closer to the causeway. Access to the beach and proximity to the Island Inn are both key benefits in my book. Ted's is a must visit - try the breakfast tacos. Best meal in Padre. Have to love the wrap around deck. I could sit on that deck and watch the waves roll in for hours. I miss it already. Would be better if it had a dishwasher but for the price I'm not complaining. We had guests in town so it was nice to have the upstairs/downstairs option for additional privacy. I'm back home in the cold now but looking forward to our return trip. Thanks Scott & Jeannie for the memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Broken Arrow, OK
5

Great price. Nice house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Literally steps away from the beach (even if the beach access across the street was an overgrown path through the dunes and not a concrete path like many of the other access points) and bike lane. This was really nice since we could go to the beach when ever we liked, not feeling we had to go as a group (like if you had to drive to the beach). So we would go to the beach in small groups...OFTEN!!!

We had 10 total in the house (7 adults and three kids - 2, 5, 7) and it was more than enough room. The upstairs was more updated than the downstairs, but it was still worth the price. The AC worked great, kept us cool during the night. We cooked in most nights and the cookware was adequate (plus a new gas grill). The bed we had slept well (but we were tired every night from the day's activities). The shower outside was basic, but it did the job...sand free!

I have no comments about the rental manager since we had no problems.

The door to the bottom section was at the back of the house. This was a pain loading and unloading, but this turned out nice since we could store our bikes and beach stuff there without feeling our stuff was going to be taken.

The only downside was it didn't have a swimming pool. It would've been nice to have one at night. So that would be only reason we wouldn't stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Lunas, NM
5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting on the Texas coast for 15 years and this property was the best value yet! It is very clean, has a great view of the Gulf, very comfortable beds, a good utilitiarian kitchen and the decorations throughout the house made it fel like home. The WiFi was great so we could still work when necessary. We also liked the fact it was close to very good dining, grocery shopping and was very quiet. The propert manager was also very knowledgable of the island and very helpful. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to relax!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Harlingen/Brownsville
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
30 Metres

Located @ 5213 Gulf Blvd. on the corner of Gulf Blvd and Georgia Ruth. The property is directly across the street from Public Beach access. The waters edge is a mere 50 yards from the property line. 'Gone Gulf'n' is approximately 100 yards away from the renowned Wanna Wanna Inn a long time favorite for Seafood and Live Music. Ted's restaurant a longtime breakfast favorite is within walking distance. Convention Center is approximately 1 mi. to the North and the Causeway is 3 miles to the South.

Golf: Golf is available at the South Padre Island Golf Club. Reservations are recommended.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer '16
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Credit $60 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Seasonal rates (tax plus fees in addition to rate)
10% non-refundable reservation deposit to hold dates
$250 security deposit required for all guests ($500 during Spring Break - March).
$150 maid/linen fee charged per stay (included in rate)
$75 pet fee
$1,000-$2,750 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Texas Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Washer/Dryer located in upstairs bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Downstairs - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Home has two separate entry points. Main family unit upstairs has two bedrooms, one full bath w/washer & dryer, kitchen and living room. In-Laws quarters has downstairs entry w/2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), one full bath, kitchen and living room. House is designed to maximize privacy. Ideal for family reunions and corporate outings.

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