|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Sea Vista Condominiums is the closest complex to the water in all of South Padre Island. Our Unit 107 is located on the Ground Floor, with access to the beach from our back door. No need to tote your bags, umbrellas and coolers up and down the stairs or elevators. Just simply walk out the door. Our unit has an incredible view straight to the ocean. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing place.... then this is it.
THIS PROPERTY IS REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - PERMIT NO. 2015-040384
Keywords: Cottage, Condo, Beach House
We rented a condo at Sea Vista in 2008, and we were hooked! We were not actively looking for property, but just fell in love with this complex. We looked all over the island, but nothing was comparable. Having four boys, convenience is a priority. The convenience of having a Ground Floor unit is undeniable! The boys will play for hours on the sand and dunes while we either keep an eye on them from the patio or from either the master bedroom , living area or kitchen.
We simply enjoy taking those morning walks on the beach. The boys will pull out the metal detector and continue to attempt to find those lost treasures from days of old. So far, the best treasure they have found was a Thomas the Tank train.... they have not given up hope.
This condo was everything we hoped it would be - and then some! Pictures accurately depict this little gem. Owners are exceptionally gracious and hospitable in the way they've furnished/supplied the condo. Our family of 4 had a trip to remember at SPI! Couldn't be any more convenient to the beach. Highly recommend this unit!!! We will be back!!
We had a fabulous time and really loved this condo! We have stayed at other condos in South Padre and other places on the Texas Gulf Coast, and this is by far our favorite. All the little touches, like the decor, patio w/ grill and chairs, beach toys, games, DVDs, etc. made it especially nice. We loved how close it was to the beach and the beautiful view. It took all our will power to actually leave and come back home!
We went to Schlitterbahn one day and this condo is so close we were able to walk and avoid the crazy parking situation there! We were also impressed with the Sea Vista security, how they walk the property multiple times a day, and several times we saw them questioning people they did not recognize and turning them away if they were not staying there.
My only hesitation in writing this review is we want the condo all to ourselves and would hate to see it become so popular we lose out on getting to stay there again!
I wrote too much. Having just made a quick trip to Gulfport, I don't think I'll ever do that again. The beach is like Holly beach in LA compared to South Padre. The bed at Mari's condo - so comfy - as were the linens, towels, furnishings. We felt very much at home. Wish we could transport ourselves there every chance we could. Thank you Mari for making your vacation condo such a comfortable home. We are not sure when we will be back, but I guarantee you, as long as you own it, we will be back. And if you ever decide to sell it please let us know!
I must say that not exactly checking the length of our trip just in straight driving time but not adding to that travel with a 2 1/2 year old, made me wonder if we would ever arrive. Forgive my forgetfulness of the rough patches as my extremely busy schedule did not allow for a prompt review...but I believe it took us about 13 hours to get there whereas if it were just my husband and I it would have taken a little over 9. Our daughter was soooo tired of being in the vehicle and I thought "oh my gosh are we ever going to make it? And if and when we do this place better be worth it!" I was so frustrated and felt horrible for our daughter who was right in the midst of potty training (thank goodness we brought a potty). When we arrived I didn't think we would ever make it in the condo. It was late and I thought for sure we wouldn't find someone to get us in quickly. How wrong I was. The night security guard came around the corner from his constant rounds and got us all set up to load our house into the condo. And what a beautiful condo it was. The pictures do not do it justice. Not at all. That view cannot be captured except with your eyes. The sound of the gulf I can still hear. The close proximity to the beach is amazing and only once have I stayed somewhere almost as close. I was worried with our 2 year old that the few minute walk would be exaggerated. I think it took 1 minute to walk out the back door and down to the beach. Super easy to go back and forth and we did that all day. Our daughter woke up each morning and said "let's go!" And that's where we spent our week. I am a lawyer and need to be in constant contact. It was imperative for me that there was wifi. There was wifi but due to the quality construction built to withstand hurricanes no doubt, wifi provided by the condo was almost nonexistent. Mari came the day after we arrived and had her own personal internet installed. She is so polite and tried to get out of our hair as politely and quickly as possible. And the beach gear! Everything you could want was in the laundry closet (full size washer and dryer). We did not want for a single beach accessory...except for a beach umbrella. At the time of our arrival, the service that you can purchase to bring chairs and umbrellas to the beach had closed for the season. Luckily we had brought our wagon and it was no trouble at all to bring chairs to the beach. We asked Mari about an umbrella and she expressed her concern about the wind and how every umb
Traveling with two toddlers under the age of three, I was hoping to find a condo that was family-friendly (toys available, furniture without sharp edges or knick-knacks) and beachfront. This condo fit the bill, and exceeded our expectations!
Not only was the condo beautifully decorated and comfortable, but the extra perks made our stay even better. There were plenty of beach toys for the kiddos (unless you have a specialty toy, leave all yours at home), boogie boards for many, top-of-the-line beach chairs, cooler, etc. It was all there. There were even board games, DVDs, and even some magazines/books for the family to enjoy. What is missing, is a dishwasher...but that was small in the grand scheme of things. Another definite plus was the full size washer and dryer!
All these great things to say, and I haven't even mentioned the conveniences of being beachfront. You can't go wrong with this condo!
(By the way, Mari was also a pleasure to work with!)
My family and I needed to get away (husband/ wife/ toddler/ in-laws). After deciding on going to South Padre, we sought out our specific needs for a vacation rental and we found this condo. The bad news, as our vacation approached, it was 50-80% showers daily.
First off, the complex's facilities are secure, safe, and clean. Not only is there a coded gate, but there is security in the evening and cameras. The complex is well maintained, and the landscaping is kept up.
There were not a lot of people in the complex while we were there but as it got busier towards the weekend, we still didn't notice any noise. This includes Schlitterbaun being open all day Saturday.
The condo is very nice and kept up. It has all the stated amenities, and obviously someone's own and not just a full time rental.
The beach is only 60 yards away, and it is also well maintained and clean. We saw crews hit the beach every morning. This is the last complex on the beach so skies the limit on space. No public access around or too many people from the Schlitterbaun resort. We never worried once about setting up our base and leaving. The beach was very fun but also peaceful. It's beautiful in South Padre. No pollution and aqua blue waters. No big waves to keep you out of the water.
We hit up the other end of the island with our toddler for a Petting zoo. We went down to the Brownsville zoo as well (truly a great place and much bigger than you would ever expect). HEB and Walmart are less than 10 away in Port Isabel for forgotten essentials. Dirty Al's offers some great local fair.
Overall, if we could do anything different, it would have been to eat out less. We will plan to stay in this Condo again on our next adventure to South Padre. Be sure to bring mosquito repellant, there were too many for my liking which made the short walk to the beach a tough one. That is obviously out of the hands of everyone. On other positive notes... The owners were accessible the entire time for questions and obviously wanted us to enjoy our stay. Oh... And that rain, we had a sprinkle for less than 10 min on a single day.
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Mini Golf
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. A forty-five (45) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than forty-five (45) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations that are made within 45 days of the arrival date, forfeit the damage/reservation deposit and any rent collected to date. All applicable refunds will be made only after canceled dates have been re-booked.