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Alta Vista - La Ciudad Unit #1

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

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 too 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 queen bed in the master bedroom, a full size bed in guest room, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, 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. We also have 2 washers & 2 dryers in our on site laundry room which comes in 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Courtney Mayfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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2 traveler reviews

Alta Vista - La Ciudad Unit #1
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful, Peaceful - Best Kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time! So excited to have found such a chic place out of the fray for the 4th of July craziness but close enough to the island to enjoy all it has to offer. The pool was great- everything was SO clean..beautiful decor..most definitely eager to return

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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spacious, clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

This unit was absolutely charming, the whole property was in fact. We were happy to be away from the craziness of the Island but close enough to enjoy the beach and return to the quiet of PI.

The unit has 2 bedrooms and a pull out couch so I would say that 6 can comfortably sleep here, although the 2nd bed was a full so you would really have to like the person you were sleeping with. The beds were comfortable and clean.

I was thrilled to find the unit stocked with plenty of linens, paper goods, dishes and even a few days of coffee and creamers. We will definitely book this location again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Sea Turtle Inc.
"Wonderful thing to add to any vacation plans. Located in front of the birding center on the ..."
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
"A good place to see coastal and migrating birds. If you look you can find the resident six f..."
Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
"Great food & Atmosphere"
Cap'n Roy's
"Really good seafood and Mexican at a reasonable price."
Blackbeard's Restaurant
Gabriella's Italian & Seafood -- CLOSED
"Best pizza in town."
Port Isabel Light House
"Walk to the top of the Lighthouse & view Port Isabel and South Padre island."
South Padre Kiteboarding Windsurf Inc.
Laguna Bobs
"Enjoy afternoon Cocktails on the water & watch Friday night Fireworks. They also have good ..."
Gulf Seafood Market
"Great Seafood!"
Tom & Jerry's Beach Club Bar & Grill
D Pizza Joint
Southern Wave Sailing Charter
Black Dragon Cruises
"Fun for the whole family!"
Tequila Sunset
"The Biggest breakfast taco you will enjoy!"
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harlingen or Brownsville
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: recommended

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 Schlitterbahn water park. 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 baked pastry. .


Rates & Availability

Port Isabel Apartment Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Any additional cleaning services $45.00
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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:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with 2 towels per person for this unit. as well as 4 starter toilet paper rolls.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • The Master bedroom has a queen size iron sleigh bed and an antique armoire can be used for extra storage. The guest room has a full/double bed with a closet & 5 drawer chest for you clothes. The Living room has a queen sleeper sofa.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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