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Linda or Emil Larson

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Full ocean view from 10th floor balcony - Signature Resort Property -Great Rates

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 BR with 1 King & 1 Queen beds, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6 max

Gulf and Bay views from this signature resort building. 2 level living includes 2 bedrooms, with King bed, queen bed and private bathrooms. Upstairs is kitchen with beautiful maple cabinets and all the amenities expected plus more. New large flat panel TV. This building has it all, pool and hot tub new in 2007, exercise room, sun deck,tennis courts, racquetball courts, table tennis room, sauna, and a short walk thru private entrance takes you directly to the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Condo & Building remodeled in 2008/2009 New appliances 2011. Also see our condo in the Rockies for a COOL (in every sense) ski or summer vacation at #308838

Bird Watching: The island is a prime bird watching mecca with many birds migrating thru this area in the spring and fall. The convention center at the north end of the island is a prime location

Free Island Transportation: 'The Wave' offers free transportation on the island and across the Queen Isabella causeway into the town of Port Isabel. Chain stores like Wal Mart and Bealls are located in Port Isabel. The Wave runs often up and down the length of the island and you can get all the information at the Visitors Center, which is a short walk south of our condo. So you can park your car and forget the price of gas.

Water Sports galore: Kite Boarding has it's world headquarters here. It's great for spectators also. Parasailing, surf fishing, bay fishing, deeps sea fishing, dolphin watching are all favorites. And there's Schlitterbaun, the world famous water park on the island too. Sail boats, jet skis, and wind surfers are a common site on the bay.

Our property registered and in good standing with the City of South Padre Island. Permit 2016-332953

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda or Emil Larson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed staying here, as you have given us a very nice place to call home; thank you for all the thoughtful touches you have put into the condo. The other unit isn’t nearly as nicely appointed as yours. We would be happy to supply a good reference for the unit
Dec 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Full ocean view from 10th floor balcony - Signature Resort Property -Great Rates
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
5

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Mr & Mrs Larson for opening their condo to us. This is our first HomeAway experience and it was fantastic. The condo was accommodated with everything we needed for our stay. The pool was wonderful, the beach was so close. We enjoyed the patio overlooking the pool. We look forward to next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our guests are very important to us, we keep them in mind with all decisions concerning the condo. Emil and Linda
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5

Another Perfect Year

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just completed our third stay at this condo. Every year we've stayed it has been PERFECT! You have beautiful views, a great amount of space, and are a quick walk away from the waves. The owners are kind and booking is quick and simple! I recommend this condo for small families-we are a family of 4 and this works perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We've accomplished our goals when repeat guests enjoy our condo and take the time to write a review. Yes, although the condo sleeps six it is very comfortable with families of 4,. 2 1/2 baths, no waiting!
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5

if you have never used VRBO, this would be the model first experience

  • 5 of 5

Id like to thank Emil and Linda for a wonderful accommodation and wonderful first experience with VRBO. Parking instructions were spot on, to the forewarned attendant speaking with us (very nicely) while we were in the loading area unpacking - in other words, this complex is well and tightly managed. The pool was nice, though we didnt use it til the last day. Why? Cool, clear gulf water is 2-300 yards away at the edge of soft, white, no seaweed (hi galveston) sand. The 2 floor condo was great. The kitchen had everything we needed (family of 4 with a surprise 18 month old 5th). Our 10 yr old slept in the futon in the living room, maybe with the best view in the house. Sunrises over the Gulf, and moonrise so clear that it reflected on the beach. Downstairs the two rooms were spacious and each had its own bathroom (one en suite, one semi connected via the hallway). The balconies of both rooms were connected and overlooked the padre blvd, however no lights were flashing into the rooms whatsoever. And the blinds did a great job blocking the 4-8pm sun as it made its way down into the bay for sunset. You could wake up and see the boats coming out across the bay. Or wander upstairs, grab some coffee, and sit out on the large deck to watch the seashell hunters hit the beach at sunrise. The patio even had netting so that our youngest couldnt accidentally crawl through. Looking out at the other balconies, it appeared that this condo was the ONLY balcony that had that netting. Nice touch! We had easy access to all kinds of local eatery. Be prepared for texmex feel on most everything. But we found the best spots werent necessarily the most expensive spots. With young ones were didnt go hit Claytons or Louies (this trip!) but we were just getting our feet wet with a padre trip. Communications were great and nearly instantaneous in response. Payments through the app itself were as easy as booking your local hilton (more so). And honestly, on the last night of our trip, on that great deck, we were sending pics of the view, and of the condo, to our friends and family so that we could convince more of them to come next time. If you are looking around at places to stay, and havent done the whole "vrbo" thing before, youve got to try this place as your first experience. Price is great, view is great, condo is great, owner is great, location is great - my only regret is not opening one of the closets to find boogie boards, beach chairs, and toys until the last day! haha!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. The location and view provide most of the experience and we just try to provide the amenities that help our guests enjoy it. We hope we can add you to our wonderfully long list of guests who return annually.
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5

An exceptional value, hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family is no stranger to VRBO as we have used it for every vacation we have taken for the last 10 years. That said, we do not always feel compelled to write reviews except in special cases such as this one. Emil & Linda's condo was perfect. It suited our needs in every regard. It was clean, well appointed, comfortable, convenient and we'd even say 'homey' but the best part, aside from a stunning view of the gulf, was the value. Many times on VRBO we have felt that there were properties you would pay more for due to unnecessary, even at times gaudy, decor and amenities. This is not the case here and these are the gems we search for once we pick a destination. The beds are commmmfy, very nice. The airy living area and patio are quite spacious. As for the facility, it was excellent. The beach is about a 5 minute walk from elevator to sand, however, you pass the two different choices for poolside lounging each with it's unique charm. The pool at Sunchase IV is a more modern pool equipped with waterfalls and sided by a very large, comfy hot tub. The 2nd pool at Sunchase Beachfront is more of a family pool equipped with a kiddie pool and another hot tub 'cove'. They were different, which was nice, but each had it's charms and we used both at different times. The beach was great and shallow enough to walk out into the gulf and the surf for about 30 yards. Shopping is everywhere around the complex but you may want to load up at the H-E-B in Port Isabel for your basics. We believe it's also important to mention that this is a privately owned and secured facility. We have sometimes read reviews where guests are displeased with a facility because it's not akin to a 'Marriot All-Inclusive Resort'. Sunchase had the feel of a community which we deeply enjoyed. In closing, Emil and Linda were great. They were very responsive, detail oriented, helpful and courteous. We had a great time, thanks!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Definitely the right place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Not sure why you would want to stay in a hotel when you could stay in such a nice, well-appointed condo for the same price or less. This condo was spacious and had great views, a nice pool, a hot tub, beach access, a fitness center and security. It even had beach chairs, boogie boards, tennis rackets and some DVDs. We definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We try hard to make our condo a great place to relax and enjoy the island life.
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5

Beautiful condo with great view of ocean!

  • 5 of 5

My children and I loved our stay at this condo. It was very clean and the rooms were spacious. The view of the ocean from the balcony was beautiful. We hope we can come back next year. The only negative about the location and this has nothing to do with the condo or the owners. The walk to the beach wasn't too bad until you got on the sand. The sand was so deep it was almost impossible to walk in it. By the time we would get to the beach we would be exhausted. There was a plastic liner that you could walk part of the way which made it easier. It's too bad that it didn't go all the way down. Other than that we loved our vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brownsville or Harlingen
Nearest Barpub
Many
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Padre Island
Nearest Restaurant
Many
Nearest Beach
South Padre Island

South Padre Island is the beautiful barrier island protecting the Gulf Coast of Texas. All water sites and sports are available here, as well as great sea food restaurants, world renown water park, and the world center of kite boarding. And our condo is set to show it all to you with sunset over the Laguna Madre Bay and sunrise over the Gulf.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 24 2016 - Aug 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,495
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$945
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 12 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
$895
$2,400
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$219
$1,395
$2,450
 
 
Spring
Apr 10 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$139
$895
$2,450
 
 
Spring/early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Resort change $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

The 'cleaning fee' is actually a turn fee required by the building and cleaning fee
Please note *****ASK about SPECIALS - We discount for reservations within 2 weeks of arrival or reservations that fill gaps in our calendar even down to 2 days. NO taxes on stays of 30 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxurious shower remodeled 2013
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms have 1 king size & 1 queen beds and private baths with tub and showers. Living Room has a futon. Plenty of linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Flat panel TV in Living Room

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