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Dean and Martha Isaacson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Comfortable, Convenient, Economical and on the Beach

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

South Padre Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6) -- 1300 sq/ft

Our home is designed for comfort and convenience and yet is one of the lowest priced 2 bedroom units on the South Padre Island Beach. It has granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, washer-dryer in the unit, filtered water and ice in the refrigerator door, two recliners in front of the flat-screen TV in the living area, a recliner in the master bedroom for a private “get-away” to watch TV or read, TVs in each bedroom and ceiling fans in all rooms. We live here part of each year and know when something needs to be added or replaced.

The amenities provided by Sunchase IV Resort are unique -- 2 pools (one heated), 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned racquetball courts , 2 air-conditioned ping-pong rooms, a fitness center, a sundeck, and a library. The racquetball courts also accommodates badminton and pickleball. Nets and equipment are available for check out in the lobby free of charge.

But the main attraction at South Padre Island is the beach which attracts swimmers, walkers, fishers, & sunbathers

Of course the main attraction at South Padre Island is the beach which attracts swimmers, walkers and sunbathers.

If you rent Unit 305 between November and mid-May, we can also offer you an opportunity to try surf fishing. We will be staying in another unit at Sunchase IV and Dean walks to the beach several times a week to try his luck. He would be happy if you joined him. Equipment and bait will be provided at no charge. Even an amateur like Dean has some good days fishing in the surf. When he does, he and Martha often take their fish to a local restaurant and order “cook your catch.” If this sounds like something you would like to try, please ask for Fisherman Dean” in the lobby at Sunchase IV. They will help us make contact so we may find a time to fish.

If you are interested in another similar unit, please see our HomeAway #942701 listing. HOT tax #2015-285978

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dean and Martha Isaacson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dean and Martha Isaacson

Dean (professor) and Martha (administrative assistant) both retired recently from Iowa State University (Ames, IA). We have four children and eight grandchildren. They all enjoy spending a week or more in the winter on the beach with us each year. We spend six months in Texas as 'snow birds' and the rest of our time in Iowa, Colorado, and visiting children/grand children. We have decided to avoid snow!

Dean and Martha Isaacson purchased this condo in 1999

Why Dean and Martha Isaacson chose Texas Gulf Coast

We first visited Sunchase IV in 1990 as a renter. We continued to rent a unit every January until 1999 when we decided to buy a unit. When we first entered the unit and saw the 10-foot-tall window wall facing the Gulf we were sold on this unit. The entry is very bright and cheery and gives a feeling of comfort when you enter. Almost all units in the Sunchase IV Resort , including this unit, have living areas facing the Gulf and bedrooms facing the Laguna Madre bay. This leads to a variety of views and either sun or shade at all times of the day. The bedrooms are on the 4th floor which keeps any noise in the 3rd floor living areas away from the sleeping areas. Speaking of noise, the building design minimizes sound from other units. We already knew about the unique amenities of the Sunchase IV complex since we had taken full advantage of them for many years before we purchased this unit. Most complexes have pools and hot tubs and some even offer tennis, fitness rooms and saunas but only Sunchase IV offers racquetball, badminton, pickle ball, a heated pool and a steam room. This made the decision to buy an easy one!

What makes this condo unique

We always enjoy our time on South Padre Island. We enjoy walking the beach. We have a favorite route on the beach to the jetty where we watch fishermen, windsurfers, swimmers and dolphins. On some of these walks we hunt for ghost shrimp that Dean uses for bait when fishing. Several times a week Dean will take the short walk from the condo and cast either ghost shrimp or frozen shrimp into the Gulf. When fish are biting, we eat the freshest fish available, often at a local restaurant where they “cook your catch.” On the occasional windy or rainy day there is still much to do at Sunchase IV. We play racquetball, badminton, and pickle ball in the air-conditioned racquetball courts. We lift weights and use the treadmill or elliptical machines in the fitness room. We then follow this with a relaxing dip in the hot tub or heated pool. Of course when the grandchildren are around, they try to do it all. After a day filled with enjoyable physical activity we like to relax in the two recliners facing the flat screen TV. I must admit that we sometimes fall asleep while watching one of our shows but this usually means we had a full day and the comfortable chairs encourage total relaxation. The one who falls asleep asks the other how the program ended.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much! We have fallen in love with SPI! The condo was fabulous and felt like home! Until next time! Thank You! (This comment was hand written in our guest book.)
Aug 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

Comfortable, Convenient, Economical and on the Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 41 reviews
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Excellent service

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy how Dean and Martha handled a very difficult situation for our family . My wife and two kids were scheduled for our summer vacation when my son had an accident and broke his arm . Martha was very helpful in renting the unit out to another party and quickly refunded out deposit and partial payment. Thank you so much !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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What a Great Condo!! This place had everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this same condo 3 years in a row!! We just love the views! Being able to just walk down to the Beach is awesome! We will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the condo , the peace and sounds of the beach was great. We hated to leave. Great place

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your home. Thanks you so much for sharing it with us. Everything was perfect. We will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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We felt like guests!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this condo. It was a home-away-from-home. Check in and check out were so easy. We liked having the keypad entry on the door so each family member didn't have to remember a key! I was pleased with how clean everything was. The kitchen had everything we could need. The beds and futon and chairs were all very comfortable. Martha and Dean were so helpful, taking my husband fishing and teaching us to play pickle ball and racquetball. We were glad to have some indoor activity options and we made use of the exercise room, racquetball courts, and library. The hot tub and heated pool were also enjoyed. The condo was a short walk to the beach or we could sit on the balcony of the condo and watch the waves roll in. We appreciated the many great restaurants that are within walking distance from the condo. (We would recommend Gabriella's!) Thank you so much, Martha and Dean, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We were pleased you choose our condo for your family and certainly enjoyed the opportunity to show you the activities we love while we are here. We hope you might come again. Thanks!
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Wonderful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo from a Sunday to a Friday. This was our first trip to SPI and the whole vacation was perfect. The condo is amazing! It's roomy to spread out in, beds are very comfortable and the owners are a joy to work with. I didn't need anything while on vacation there but asked a ton of questions prior! My emails were answered super quick every time. If you want a beautiful condo with fabulous views and a quick walk to the beach this is the one for you! Next time we go to SPI we will be renting this condo again! It truly was perfect for me and my husband and two children. One thing I really want to point out is the condo has a washer and dryer in it - so needed for us! All utensils were stocked in the kitchen (including coffee mugs and wine glasses!) along with pots and pans. I want to thank the owner for the wonderful condo - you will not be disappointed with this one!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Yummies Bistro
"Just a block outside our complex gates is this great spot for breakfast or lunch. "
Sea Turtle Inc.
"We have been going to see the Sea turtles for over 20 years. It is both educational and int..."
South Padre Beach
"We are on the beach everyday. I walk the beach and my husband tries his luck at the fishing..."
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
"We love this place...but so does everyone else so go early. The very best part is that it i..."
Louie’s Backyard
"The winter Texans love this place and pack it for the nightly specials in the winter season,..."
Skydive SPI
"although we will never find the courage for this, our kids have done it and plan to do it ag..."
South Padre Island
"We live here 6 - 7 months every year and enjoy every minute fishing, walking the beach or ju..."
Padre Island Brewing Co.
"This is a favorite for us when we have had a great day of fishing. They do a "cook your cat..."
Blackbeard's Restaurant
"Blackbeard's is a must when the grand kids come to town. They love to come for the "cook yo..."
Cap'n Roy's
"This restaurant is just outside the gates of our condominium complex and we love to walk ove..."
Daddys Seafood & Creole Kitchen
"The Creole rice and beans is a favorite for us...we never miss the chance to stop by for a q..."
McDonald's
"This chain restaurant is just outside our gates so it offers easy access. We do not stop he..."
The Pelican Pub & Grill Room
"Located just over the bridge in Port Isabel, this is one of several restaurants run by one f..."
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
"South Padre Island is a "birders" paradise. During the migration season, there are birds ev..."
South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
"The center is located a short walk south of the Sunchase Resort. The staff is extremely hel..."
Things to Do
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brownsville is 25 miles & Harlingen is 30 miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Numerous are just outside our gates
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Highway 100 = Padre Blvd - just outside gates
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Numerous are just outside the gate
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Our east gate opens onto the beach
Car: not necessary

South Padre Island is a vacationer’s paradise. The sandy beaches are excellent for sunbathing, swimming, shell hunting, castle building and leisurely walking. The gulf and bay provide opportunities for surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing and fishing. A World Birding Center and a sea turtle hospital are located next to the Convention Center. Schlitterbahn Beach waterpark is just down the road...or a short walk down the beach. There are all types of restaurants in walking distance. McDonald's and Denny's are just outside our gate and with in a short walk are several cafe's and full service restaurants.

Other Activities: shopping, parasailing, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa. racquetball, miniature golf

Golf: Around every bend, after every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club, you will find reasons this golf course is one of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley. Enveloped by nature, the course at South Padre Island Golf Club is truly an oasis. The club is open to the public and offers lessons, a Pro-shop, restaurant and bar.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$2,250
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$2,195
 
 
Late Spring
Mar 28 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Easter/Semana Santa
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
 
 
Late spring
Apr 19 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$5,000
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
 
 
Peak season
Jul 12 2017 - Aug 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
 
 
Late summer
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    living area - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a futon in the living room and a full bath on that floor. The futon has a Sealy mattress and is very comfortable
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
- Large heated pool, tennis courts, air-conditioned racquetball courts that double for badminton and pickleball. - Off Street Parking: Sunchase IV is gated and one parking space is available for the unit. Additional parking is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate. - Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Sunchase IV offers additional parking which is available on a first come first served basis for parking just outside the gate - Elevator: The property has 4 elevators. - Gas BBQ Grill, Charcoal BBQ Grill: Theses are shared grills located on the pool level. - Broadband Internet: Wi-Fi is free

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