Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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
  • 1 of 10


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Alta Vista - Saltillo Unit # 3
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 23 reviews

Even more than we had expected!

  • 5 of 5

Courtney and Ike were super nice and took great care of us! We had all of the appliances we needed and they were top quality too. Usually when I see that appliances such as blenders are provided I get cheap quality, but they had a very nice blender, tervis cups, comfy beds, quality furniture and kitchen/bathroom. We've always been happy with our stays from, but this by far was THE BEST place we have found! We have agreed to book our annual trip with Alta Vista from here on out! Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quaint and quiet with incredible personality.

  • 4 of 5

Alta Vista reminds me of some places I have visited in Central Italy. Very unique place in the Valley, may be one of a kind! Very relaxing with lots of attention to detail. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals.

Thank you Courtney!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive for our guests to all have a unique and enjoyable stay here with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Alta Vista is an oasis away from the bustle of South Padre Island, with extra perks, such as the outdoor grill/eating area, the great secluded courtyard, and beautiful landscaping. We took a shot in the dark when we secured this vacation rental, and hit the bulls eye! We were late registering, so were only able to get the studio apartment (#3). At first we were concerned that the 2 of us would be crowded, but with the lovely front porch and the courtyard to spend time in, we managed just fine for 5 weeks! Courtney and Ike are so helpful with information, and it's nice having them close by. We definitely plan to return next year. Kent and Linda

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure having you both with us. We defiantly look forward to next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Dallas, Texas

Amazing Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cute suite for an extended weekend to take my Grandkids to the beach and it was absolutely perfect! Courtney was great and made us feel at home. Highly recommend Alta Vista! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great property with a sweet owner

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Alta Vista Apartment was very nice. The place does look very rustic, which adds to the vacation aspect of the stay. The property was also clean and well-maintained.

Courtney (the owner) was very sweet and very understand of certain hiccups occurred during the drive down to Port Isabel, which instantly made me glad that I chose this property for my stay on the coast. The only issue I had was that the internet was a bit slow and disconnected at times, which wasn't a big deal in my eyes.

I will definitely be staying here again if I decide to visit Port Isabel in the future, and I will also recommend it to any friend that does the same.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Arlington, TX

Wonderful, Comfortable, Historic

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. As we were leaving we noticed the Texas Historical Commission plaque that stated this was the oldest apartment building in Port Isabel built in 1931. This place had everything we needed and was only a short drive to South Padre Island. The the pool was shaded which made it perfect to allow my kids to continue to play in the pool after a few hours at the beach.

This was a great place and I would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Port Isabel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May Special
Apr 25 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.5%

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


You might like these similar properties