About the property
- Apartment750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
The 'El Gallo' Is Large One Bedroom With The Pool At Your Back Door
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 a comfortable king size bed, queen sleeper sofa and a set of twin bunk beds. 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Courtney Mayfield
This property was purchased by myself Bell, my husband Jeff, my mother Mackie, and my son Ike with his wife Courtney I first saw and loved the property in the early 70's. We bought it and have been working to restore it for the last eleven years. It's been a hall but well worth it. We all live here, Ike and Courtney, with there new baby Mackie, named after my mom after she passed away, live here full time. Myself and Jeff live between here and Houston.
Courtney Mayfield purchased this Apartment in 2003
What makes this Apartment unique
Salt water pool, a small work out room.
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We were at Alta Vista for January, February, and March this year and had a wonderful time. El Gallo is a beautiful apartment and very comfortable. We enjoyed having our own private patio as well as access to the cozy and private courtyard, and had a great time grilling and eating in the outdoor kitchen area. The only drawback was intermittent internet access, however the issue was being addressed and it improved while we were there. Ike and Courtney are good hosts and are always available to help. Alta Vista has become our home away from home, and we plan to return in 2019. Kent and Linda
Lovely restored place
Large apartment, nicely restord, close to everything. We enjoyed it very much. One glitch: kitchen chair broke, a potential hazard.
An amazing place! The highlight of Port Isabel!
I have stayed here with my family a few times and it is definitely an oasis. The personal touches in the units make it a special experience. The grounds are amazing and the the rooms are beyond comfortable. The owners have gone above and beyond to create an amazing environment for your stay! I will continue to return over and over again. Alta Vista is amazing!
The Mayfields Alta Vista Lodge in Port Isabel Tx. is lovely and relaxing
The Mayfields Alta Vista Lodge is a very special place to totally relax just off the coast at Port Isabel, Texas. It is very well kept, quaint, quite and historical. Our suite #4 was located on the beautiful court yard and pool area. Off to the west of #4 was a small private patio with beautiful landscaping to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. The Mayfields are a young very dynamic couple who have done a wonderful job of restoring this historic property with his mother. Our stay at Alta Vista was charming, quite, clean and relaxing. Alta Vista is not only historic, it is located just north of the old historic Port Isabel Yacht Club, we loved and enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista and shall return ! Hardy and Elizabeth England
Not only was Alta Vista a perfect anniversary getaway that made us feel as though we were a thousand miles away, it was within walking distance to cute shops and scrumptious local restaurants (try the cerviche at Joe's!). The owners could not be sweeter and it is clear that they have painstakingly worked to cover each detail in order to create a beautiful stay. I know it is hard to believe--but the pictures do not do this place justice. Thanks for an incredible stay. Will be back soon!
The property is absolutely beautiful and well taken care of. The property owners were so kind and thoughtful! When we arrived, we were greeted with a warm email from Courtney checking to see if we needed anything and to share the best place to see the fireworks that evening. The property itself has been well restored with a touch of modern amenities. Definitely a place to visit!
Port Isabel is a sleepy spot just across the bay from South Padre Island where you can find all the action one would like.
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