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Closest to the Beach - Oceanfront Condo - Wake to the Waves

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

This 2nd floor condo oceanfront escape overlooks the gentle sounds of the Gulf… within 50 feet of your balcony. Pets welcome!

Enjoy the morning sunrise from your King bed… or breakfast on the balcony… even from the guest queen sofa bed in this beautifully appointed condo at the Tiki Condominium. Located 4 miles from the Queen Isabella causeway, Wake to the Waves features a full kitchen, full bath, King Bed, and sofa couch that sleeps 2 w/ cable, HD TV, free wifi, free parking, community BBQ grills on the grounds, and washer and dryers in the complex.

Close to the best available on South Padre. Perfect for singles, couples, families with small children and seniors looking for an ocean front experience. Remember, we are pet friendly, and so is the South Padre Beach…which is right out your door!

Rates vary from $99 off season, to $265 per night during peak summer holidays. Minimum 3 nights. Discounts for weekly, monthly and long term rentals… and last minute rentals.

Enjoy all the comforts of the best South Padre has to offer only at Wake to the Waves. Guests must be 25 years or older, and on site throughout the rental. Please contact the owners through this site for more information and a quote for your next visit to the Island. We will contact you ASAP.

This property is registered with the City of SPI permit no. 2015-783350.

More Details

Cheryl J. Hopwood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017


South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront, Oceanfront. Minimum Age Limit for Renters.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Closest to the Beach - Oceanfront Condo - Wake to the Waves
average rating of 4.3095236 based on 42 reviews

Very nicely decorated and comfortable condo. You can't get any closer to the beach than this!

  • 5 of 5

Just steps away from the beach. Coffee on the porch every morning watching the ocean. Well equipped kitchen. The gardens in the courtyard are beautiful. Two heated pools. Condo is right across from sea turtle rehabilitation and birding center. Really enjoyed this condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It always puts a smile on my face when someone enjoys my home as much as I do. I will be visiting next month and will be continuing with improvements and renovations so I hope you will visit us again soon!
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Great! Enjoyed entire stay.

  • 5 of 5

Was great staying right on beach drinking coffee on patio every morning. Even saw dolphins one morning. On windy days could still sit on patio and enjoy the ocean. All the people we met and talked to were nice and friendly which made the stay even better. Hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again soon.
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Awesome view and great place for dogs!

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our 1st stay in South Padre for 34 nites. Loved the view and the proximity to the beach and the heated swimming pool. The condo is very nicely decorated. Also the dog friendly nature of all of Tiki is very nice for dog owners. They have bags and pet refuse cans everywhere.

Note when u rent any condo the furniture in the LR. When u are there long term the comfort is important. The sofa sleeper is very uncomfortable to sit on for any length of time and with no other sturdy furniture available, it made for a long 34 nites. Several others on the island commented on the good or bad furniture in various condos and we will for sure make that a top priority next year.

Also note no dish washer and after doing laundry once on site, they raised both washer and dryer .50 for a total of $5 to do 1 load. Were told by others to go off site which we did but it was an inconvenience.

Would highly recommend for a stay of 1 week or less but cant give it 5 stars for a long term stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the view, closeness to the beach, and the property. I previously had a futon in the living room and guests wanted a real sofa. Thus I replaced it with a top name sleeper sofa and some guests have been pleased. In order to accomodate children I need it to be a sleeper sofa but they notoriously are more uncomfortable than regular sofas. If you know of such a sofa that would be better, I would appreciate the recommendation. The site indicates there is laundry on the property and that my condo has no dishwasher which is also why my rates are lower than many others. When I renovate the kitchen in the next few years, I will be adding a dishwasher.
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We totally enjoyed our two weeks during the first half of December 2016 in the Wake to the Waves unit of the Tiki Condominiums in South Padre Island. The Tiki is an older three story complex on the north end of town, and is quiet and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. This was our first visit to the area, and we feel the north end of town is the best area to be in--less noise and traffic. The condo is a one BR beachfront unit located on the north end of the second floor, with neighbors on one side. Access is good, mostly covered, and close to parking. The condo is well furnished. The BR is large with a comfortable king bed and a dresser; however, closet space to hang clothes in is in the entry area. The bathroom has a newly remodeled double vanity and a standard shower / bathtub. The kitchen area is typical for a smaller condo, but has plenty of whatever you might need to prepare and enjoy meals. The living area is large with a dining table for 4, a sofa and end tables, and a lounge chair. The deck area extends the width of the living room and bedroom, and has a small table with chairs, along with a couple lounge chairs. The condo has tile floors which made cleaning a simple chore. Access to the beach is excellent, with a security gate and a hose / wash area to clean off sand when returning from the beach.

We really appreciated the deck area for morning coffee, lunches, and evening dinners with wine--very relaxing place to watch people, pelicans and other shore birds, along with listening to the waves. We had a couple beautiful nights with a full moon reflecting off the waves while we enjoyed home-cooked (fresh fish) suppers on the deck.

We had brought our mini-australian shepherd with us, and we found many friends for her during the time we were there. We really appreciated being able to have her be a part of our relaxing vacation. There were dog bags available throughout the complex, and we found the grounds to be clean and well-maintained.

Overall, we felt the condo provided excellent value for the price. The location, the complex, beachfront unit, and the amenities all worked well for us to very much enjoy our two weeks on the island. The owner was very responsive from the initial contact, and provided very good customer service.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review! Having meals and of course wine on the deck is one of my favorite things as well. I'm glad your baby Australian shepherd was able to enjoy the vacation too. I hope you will return to my home as repeat guests in the near future and continue to see the improvements I am continuously making. Take care!
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Plano, Texas

Love the location and view from the balcony!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at your condo very much! The balcony overlooking the beach was amazing. It may be the closest condo to the water! We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony people watching every day! The location was perfect for us because it seemed to be in a less populated area (granted it is winter). We walked north on the beach for miles and often saw few people (but tons of shells). We would definitely stay here again -- clean, comfortable and excellent location!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday stay. Yes, my home is the closest to the water on the entire island which is why I bought it almost 25 years ago! Except when Clayton's is in full swing, the north part of the island is generally less populated so you can have peace and most of the beach to yourself. I look forward to having you as a guest again in the near future.
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Austin, TX

Excellent Condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation staying @ Wake to the waves.. Awesome views of the beach from the balconies.. Only steps to the beach. Very clean and recently updated condo.. Kitchen stocked with all essentials to make home cooked meals.. And, the host even provided all beach accessories - chairs, umbrellas, kids toys. We spent majority of our time on the beach during our stay.. We are hoping to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed my home and all the recent improvements! I try to make it a home away from home instead of just a vacation place. I would love to have you as repeat guests and you will continue to see improvements every time you visit. Thank you for your review and have a wonderful holiday.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Harlingen, TX (HRL), 40 miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Point Isabel, 15 miles

Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf

Golf: South Padre Island Golf Club is located in Laguna Vista which is 15 miles from the condo.


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.0%

Rates vary from $99 off season, to $250 per night during peak summer times & holidays and are listed as a range during each period. These do not include cleaning fees which will be included in the quote. Minimum 3 nights. ...Discounts for weekly, monthly and long term rentals… and last minute rentals. Close to the best available on South Padre. Perfect for everyone!

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