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Alta Vista - Saltillo Unit # 3

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Alta Vista is a beautifully restored historical property built in 1931. Constructed of timber, masonry and stucco, it is similar to many buildings in Old Mexico from that time period with it's Colonial style, arched entries, private covered porches and courtyard.

Our family purchased the property in 2003 which had been neglected for many years and began a complete authentic restoration. The structure has been completely renovated and most of the original features preserved including the beautiful oak flooring, exterior masonry and doors.

The property has been modernized to with central air conditioning, on-demand hot water, satellite TV, WI-FI internet and swimming pool.

The kitchens and bathrooms feature beautiful talavera tile and saltillo tile floors which we brought with us from trips to Central Mexico.

This Apartment has two comfortable double beds and all bed tops are freshly laundered before your arrival. You have the convenience of a furnished kitchen.

Outside you will find lush tropical gardens, the courtyard swimming pool, lounge chairs and umbrellas. There is an outside kitchen with a wood burning churrascaria style barbecue, gas grill, fish fryer and bar.

There is a cool breezeway with rocking chairs and a hammock for relaxing. On cool evenings you can enjoy the warm glow of an outdoor fireplace by the pool. The private coin operated laundry is handy for those on extended stay.

We can offer suggestions for all types of activities, restaurants, directions and points of interest. We know Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and the Rio Grande Valley very well and gladly share our knowledge of the area to enhance your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Courtney Mayfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had so much fun! This place is Awesome! We hope to come back next year, Thank you Thank you for everything! Just beautiful!
Aug 2014
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Port Isabel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • No Smoking inside unit
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bath has a shower tiled with talavara tile and river rock. There is a hair dryer. There are plenty of towels for showering, also we provide beach towels
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom has two top of the line double beds. They are made in hotel style, with all coverlets washed between guests. The fireplace is only for looks. If a fire is desired we can build one in the outside fireplace. It has the original Oak floors and rustic Mexican dresser and side tables. There is also a portable baby bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Alta Vista - Saltillo Unit # 3
average rating of 4.894737 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint little place to relax while still being in close proximity to the boys loved the pool. Loved the entire stay. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay & look forward to having you back again!
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista. Our 3 young children spent hours playing in the pool, chasing lizards, and enjoying the outdoor kitchen. Alta Vista was a pleasant alternative to the hustle & bustle of S. Padre Island (but only 5 minutes away). The complex has been restored to capture the historical spirit of Alta Vista.

Wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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such a relaxing place to stay! The pictures do not do this place justice.

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent experience. All I needed was there and available. My kids loved the pool and the room!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow, such a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Alta Vista Apartments this past week. It is so inviting, quaint and comfortable. We stayed in a smaller efficient unit which was more than enough space for my husband and me. The owners were great in getting us the information we needed to access our rental, fast and easy! We loved the fact that we were able to walk directly out and almost into the pool from our room, we got in each morning... so refreshing! The court yard is a huge perk in that there is plenty of space, different areas for cooking out, dining, relaxing, even a little laundry area. We actually can't wait to come back, it was a great experience! Thank you to the owners for renovating this really cool apartment to be such a special place to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alta Vista Rentals are awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year my Grandkids and I stayed in this rental, and both times I have not been disappointed! Courtney and Ike are amazing hosts, making us feel right at home! After our extended stay last July my Grandkids requested I take them back this year. Much better than staying on the Island. After a day at the beach you can relax at the pool and grill at the great outdoor kitchen. We will be back soon! Thank you Courtney, Ike and Bell for letting us enjoy your beautiful home!


  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute, close to everything but far enough to relax in peace!

  • 5 of 5

The entire place was very well kept amd we had everything that we needed throughout our extended weekend. We were able to make most of our meals in the unit since everything was available and in great working condition! We had a blast and we were close enough to the action that the kids had a blast with all of what Padre has to offer but far enough away that we didn't have any lights, noise, or other reasons we couldn't relax in our own space! Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Laguna Vista
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
South Padre Island

Located near the Laguna Madre there are all kinds of water sports.We are located in walking distance to the fishing pier or you can wade fish at the end off the street. There is some of the best fishing to be had. We can also hook you up with the best guides available as we have lived here for 40 years and our family is in the boat business.

The beach is just a short drive across the bridge to South Padre Island. Here you can find the best beach in Texas. It offers every thing you want from swimming, surfing, wind surfing, jet sking, and sail boarding. The are instructors available if you are interested in learning.

South padre also has Slitterbaun waterpark. It has lots of fun for all ages.

There are plenty of restaurants close. From seafood to Mexican and Italian There is also a great Ma and Pa restaurant that is great for breakfast with home backed pastry. .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Please ask about our special rates for 5, 6, or 7 nights stay!
Any additional cleaning services $35.00
Rates and information are subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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