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Alta Vista - El Gallo Unit # 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Courtney Mayfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your wonderful place!
Aug 2014
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Port Isabel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
  • The bath has a jacuzzi tub/shower. With a dressing table and make up mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom has a king size bed in a tropical decor, with a Polynesian flare. The room is spacious with a comfortable cane chair in a rich red and gold upolstery. There is a 30 flat TV
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Alta Vista - El Gallo Unit # 4
average rating of 4.882353 based on 22 reviews

Lovely restored place

  • 5 of 5

Large apartment, nicely restord, close to everything. We enjoyed it very much. One glitch: kitchen chair broke, a potential hazard.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place! The highlight of Port Isabel!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Mayfields Alta Vista Lodge in Port Isabel Tx. is lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay , so welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Stay in unit #4 for 5 weeks. The unit was well stocked with everything that you would need. Loved the out door kitchen & pool area. it was very nice to meet the other guests in the courtyard. The owners make you feel at home & are very knowledgeable about the area. There is lots to do & see. The beach is amazing. There are lots of good restaurants. We liked the fresh shrimp & maragritas. Would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting & having you both stay with us. We hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Harlingen or Brownsville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shark tank or Double Days
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shark Tank or Pelican Station
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
South Padre

Port Isabel is a sleepy spot just across the bay from South Padre Island where you can find all the action one would like.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Any additional cleaning services $45.00
Rates & information are subject to change at anytime.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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