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Lana & Nick Strub

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, russian

Beachfront Condo Rental by owner South Padre Island next to Schlitterbahn Park

104 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Texas Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

There are 3 very spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, our condo sleeps 8.

YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER VIEW OF THE BEACH! Our 3rd floor South Padre Island beachfront rental condo has a perfect view of the Gulf of Mexico, not too high so you can't see the beach & not too low where sand dunes block the view. We are located right next door to Schlitterbahn Water Park. There are 3 very spacious bedrooms & 2 full baths. The master bedroom, living & dining room have a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean. Every room has a cable TV & DVD player. The living room has an LCD TV & new queen sleeper sofa. There are 50+ various DVDs provided. Our complex provides Wi-Fi internet service for your electronic devices. The master has a king bed & a private bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a king bed & twin size bed. The 3rd bedroom has bunk beds (for children under 70 pounds) & 2 twin beds. The balcony stretches the width of the unit with a beautiful view of the gulf. The full size kitchen has new appliances & all the utensils. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. Beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrella are provided.

To give you a quick layout… : Our condo is located on the 3rd floor (there is an elevator in the building). There are 3 very spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

Master bedroom and a living room/dining room have a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean. Every room has a TV and a DVD player. The living room has a home theater surround sound system & brand new queen-size sleeping sofa. There are over 30 DVDs available for your enjoyment. The master bedroom has a king bed and its own private bathroom. The second master bedroom has another king bed and a twin size bed. The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds and a set of bunk beds (rated to sleep children under 70 pounds). There is a long balcony with a beautiful view of the gulf. There is a full kitchen equipped with everything you need for cooking. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. We provide beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, and tennis rackets. There is a pack'n'play, stroller, baby carrier/sling, baby bathtub, and swimming life jackets for infants/toddlers.

Activities: Picture a relaxing vacation filled with water sports, golfing, horseback riding, dolphin watching, and swimming or snorkeling from sunrise to sunset! And imagine, watching the beautiful sunset while enjoying live music at one of the many superb waterfront restaurants located just blocks away! The white sandy beaches of South Padre are known throughout the world as some of the top beaches in America. The Island is famous for its secluded beaches, magnificent sunsets, and unspoiled natural sand dunes. The moderate temperatures year-round make South Padre Island the perfect spot in the continental United States for vacationers to play in the sun (why settle for Florida's rain and humidity?). And remember, Mexico is only thirty minutes away if you are interested in going south of the border to shop or sightseeing.

South Padre Island condo rentals.

Schlitterbahn Water Park: For a day of wet and wild fun walk over to the Schlitterbahn Beach water park and experience an exotic island adventure! Schlitterbahn was rated the #1 water park in the United States by the Travel Channel. While the kids splash in the water, sip an exotic drink in the swim-up bar. Then dine on the breeze-swept terrace and enjoy the live entertainment. The centerpiece of the water park is Rio Aventura, a lazy river which turns to crazy as you speed through whitewater rapids, and carries you into water coasters that blast you uphill on jets of water then right back down with stomach-lifting drops. Or you can branch off the Rio Aventura on two tube chutes. For family fun there’s the award-winning Sand Castle, a five-story-tall water fun house complete with water cannons, geysers, dumping buckets, slides and over 200 hands-on water toys. Plus for toddlers, there’s the shaded, soft-foam water toys of Squid Row.

Permit Number: 2015­366393

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lana & Nick Strub (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, russian

About Lana & Nick Strub

We are a family of four with two boys. We live in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota and are die hard hockey fans. With the extreme winters in MN it isn't hard to see why South Padre Island is our favorite place in the world.

Lana & Nick Strub purchased this condo in 2005

Why Lana & Nick Strub chose Texas Gulf Coast

We decided to purchase a condo on the Gulf after staying in one in Florida. After much research and visiting the island we discovered South Padre was the place for our dream home. We also wanted to find the perfect family complex. Sea Vista was a perfect fit and we wouldn't trade our condo for any other.


based on 104 traveler reviews

Beachfront Condo Rental by owner South Padre Island next to Schlitterbahn Park
average rating of 4.980769 based on 104 reviews
Austin, Tx

A Great Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I choose this beachfront condo in South Padre becasue how clean everything looked from the pictures. But we were still just a little worried about what it would really look like when we arrived. We were so very pleased with the location and the condition of the condo. It was right on the beach and being on the 3rd floor was great for being able to get a full view of the Ocean from our bedroom when we went to bed and in the mornings. The condo was clean, updated, comfortable and so relaxing. Although my husband and I had a blast being alone it would have been fun to have grandchildren with us. The bedrooms were large and could sleep many comfortably. We had a great time even with the wind blowing and the rain coming down. We were able to watch the ocean from the bedroom, livingroom and kitchen area. We had a blast and plan on going again with the kids. What a great find.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Condo at SPI!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great. 3 spacious bedrooms, a beutiful living room and the best kitchen ever. It has everything you need and super important, the condo has WiFi and your very own phone line. The beach is literally right outside the door. Everything you need is supplied from towels to beach gear. It is close distance to all the attractions on the island. I can say nothing but good things about this place. The owner was awesome and very helpful, we were in contact during our stay. Definitely we will stay there in our next visit to SPI!!

100% Recommended

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Padre Island Fun (SPIF 2016)

  • 5 of 5

As everyone else has stated, this condo has everything you need. We were two senior couples sharing the unit for a month and a half, but the third bedroom was used often by other friends and relatives visiting for a short time. You wake up in the morning to watch the sunrise while you enjoy a cup of coffee. Then comes a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice or grapefruit from the farmer's market followed by a short elevator ride to the beach for a walk along the shore. You can take it from there. You won't find a nicer place with better amenities or more helpful owners and staff. And it all comes at half the price of anything comparable straight across the gulf. (We've already reserved some time for next year.)

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and want to Thank Lana and Nick for such a well equipped condo. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds are comfy and the gulf view is spectacular! There is plenty of room for our group of 6 adults. The facility is great, the pool is great, and I cant give enough praise to the location. Our visit was during Spring Break festivities and this condo is in a quiet spot but close enough that you could take a short walk and be involved in the activities if you choose. We cooked in the condo daily and ate out at many great restaurants as well and did not have a bad meal anywhere. Our family would highly recommend a visit to this condo and South Padre Island. Hope to see you soon and Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost Perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Of course our first impression was outstanding... The view of the gulf from the living area, and the master bedroom is spectacular! As we settled in, we were so pleased. The condo is spotless and very comfortable. It has been tastefully renovated. Lana and Nick have obviously put a lot of thought into the details (ie. a cable over the bath tub with clips for wet swimsuits). We loved the fact that the path to the beach was right outside the door, and the island activities were so close by!

What we really loved, though, was how well stocked the kitchen was. The main reason we do VRBO (rather than a hotel) is because we love to cook together as a family. So many times we've not had a sharp knife or a can opener. This kitchen had nice knives, utensils, cookware, everything we needed to cook our island fresh seafood! I write a food blog, and plan to drop a link in my next post. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Comfortable,spacious and gorgeous view/location

  • 4 of 5

Overall our experience at this property was pretty great! We were bowled over by the location and gorgeous view of the beach from the living and bedroom. Loved the large space and felt very much at home overall. We took advantage of the private beach access and got lucky with warm temperatures the week we were there. The decor was pleasant and I was especially grateful for the kids toys and books that came with the condo because even though we had brought my daughter's toys, she was totally into the novelty of new ones to play with. The main downsides were probably related to the dishwasher not functioning during our stay and the beds being pretty creaky. The mattresses were fine overall and not uncomfortable but sub par compared to a similar priced hotel mattress/bed you would normally get these days. Overall though, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the apartment and South Padre Island!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our condo online, we really appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay on the island and liked the location of the condo! Thank you for letting us know about the dishwasher. If we had known know earlier we could have fixed it for you during your stay. Unfortunately since we weren't told until the evening the day before Christmas, the soonest we could get it serviced was after you checked out. The motor or solenoid had dried out and seized because the condo was unrented for a couple months. We appreciate you letting us know so we could fix it for our next guests. Thank you for your feedback about the mattresses. We are planning on replacing the 2 mattresses in the kids' room this spring. They take a real beating from kids jumping on them. The creaky noise is probably from the metal spring supports/frames that are not as quiet as a rigid wood support. Our master bedroom mattress is less than 3 years old and it was a higher end mattress when we purchased it. No one else has mentioned the beds, so maybe they are just starting to wear out. We will also evaluate if a new mattress is needed in the 2nd master bedroom. Making sure that our beds are as comfortable as they can be is very important to us and we will make sure to address it. Thanks again for your helpful feedback!
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Car: recommended

Our beachfront vacation home rental is ideally situated in a pristine condo complex (Sea Vista) located directly on the beach, right next door to the popular Schlitterbahn Water Park. It’s a prime location for a vacation condo, on the southern tip of the island near the Isla Blanca Park, Texas’ crown jewel of parks. It’s a quiet complex that only allows rentals to families and adults 25 or over.

There are two heated pools, two Jacuzzis, two tennis courts in the complex and it has a gated entry with 24 hour staff/security.

Golf: The South Padre Island Golf Club is nearby, located on the mainland in Laguna Vista. The popular golf course is well mainteined and overlooks the Laguna Madre bay.

Ski: n/a


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late April & May
Apr 18 2016 - May 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 26 2016 - Jun 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.5%

$300 Refundable Deposit (if you pay by credit or debit card it is only an authorization charge)
We accept Visa/Master Card/Discover debit/credit cards. We offer 1% discount for paying by check at least 60 days prior to check-in date.
You may cancel your reservation up to 60 days prior to your arrival; re-listing and bookkeeping charge of $100.00 will be deducted from the reservation deposit.

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Texas Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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