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Verna

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Family Beach Therapy. Oceanfront! Free WIFI & W/D! Many Extras!

46 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA/Sleeps 6: BEACHFRONT on island, Ocean Balconies, Pool/Hot Tub, WiFi, W/D

Beach Therapy for the whole Family! Look out your balconies at miles of beach and water.

Choose Your Perfect Vacation: FAMILY, Fun, ROMANCE, Beach, RELAX, Water Sports, Adventure, REJUVINATE, Sunrises, Sunsets, Moonrises, EASY.

*FREE WiFi Internet

*FREE Washer/Dryer IN THE CONDO with *Laundry Soap & Dryer Sheets provided for two loads.

*7th Night FREE

*10% DISCOUNT for Returning Guests and Active Military

Tile throughout.

Watch the beach and ocean from the 4th floor throughout the day and night from the open floor plan LR, Dining, & Kitchen as well as from the master bedroom. NO buildings to obstruct your view! Distance from building to beach: Approximately 35 yards.

In the Living Room there is a flat screen Cable TV with DVD player. The dining table seats 6 plus 3 barstools are at the counter.

Master Bedroom: Private Bath, Private Balcony (great for reading with a coffee or a cocktail). King size Memory Foam bed (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens), Flat Screen Cable TV WITH INTERNET Connection (just type in your Netflix code!), DVD player, and an alarm clock with iPod dock.

Second Bedroom: Queen size Memory Foam bed (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens), attached to the main bathroom, Flat Screen Cable TV WITH INTERNET Connection (just type in your Netflix code!), DVD player, and an alarm clock with iPod dock.

Additional Sleeping Space: The sofa is a Full size Memory Foam pull out, (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens).

2 Full Bathrooms: *We supply SpaPartners® Premium Quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion for your convenience.

The Building Complex: Private Beach Access. Gated Beachfront Pool (HEATED in Winter) & Hot Tub. A patio with lounge chairs and a gazebo are at the pool area. This is a 4th floor condo. There are 2 Luggage Carts and an Elevator.

OUR EXTRAS:

*FREE WiFi Internet

*FREE Washer/Dryer IN CONDO with Laundry Soap Provided for two loads.

*Keyless Entry! Go straight to the condo to start your vacation without stopping to pick up a key! Everyone in your party can share the code. No swapping, forgetting, or losing the key!

*We provide you with a Coffee/Tea Starter Basket and some basic Kitchen Condiments (Salt & Pepper, plus a few seasonings).

*FREE Courtesy Items available for your use: beach towels, beach mats, sand toys, beach chairs and an umbrella. The condition and selection vary throughout the year.

*We supply SpaPartners® Premium Quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion for your convenience.

*Let us know in advance if you need a Highchair or Pack N Play! They are stored off property.

*NO CAR? NO PROBLEM! The Harlingen and Brownsville airports have a shuttle to and from the island.

Harlingen Airport - $25/One Way or $40/Round Trip per passenger. Brownsville Airport Island Shuttle - $1 per passenger.

The island has a FREE shuttle - The Wave - that will take you all over the island as well as to Port Isabel and the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista!

HANDY INFORMATION to Maximize Your Stay: Fireworks on the bay side every Friday Night; Memorial Day Through Labor Day as well as other special events. FREQUENT Fireworks at Clayton's on the beach side - great to walk out and view from pool area or beach.

Interim housekeeping is available. Ask for rates.

*There is a 10% Discount for active military and returning customers!

During Spring Break and Texas Week, the HOA requires the minimum rental age to be 25 years unless a family unit with children.

We love the island and know that you will too. Come visit and return as often as you like. Life is better at the beach!

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-828914

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Verna (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Verna

Jeff & I went on a vacation to Texas in 2005 to research the idea of moving from the Midwest cold winters to the Galveston-Houston area. We flew to San Antonio and rented a car to make a leisurely drive up the coast from South Padre Island. We made it to Corpus Christi and turned back! South Padre Island had hooked us! The water was bluer and the feel was right. South Padre Island welcomed us with its beauty and warm local charm.

In 2007 we moved to Kingsville, Texas. A very cool place but not 'the valley' and not the island. In 2008 we moved to McAllen, Texas -- getting closer! Finally, in 2011 we found our ideal property on South Padre Island. Special thanks goes to Shirley Donahue at Sand Dollar Realty for taking us all over the island several years to look at properties!

We love the island and our property. We believe you will too! After all, Life is better on the Beach!

~Verna

Verna purchased this condo in 2011

Reviews

4.8
based on 46 traveler reviews

Family Beach Therapy. Oceanfront! Free WIFI & W/D! Many Extras!
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 46 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Nice condo, fun stay, excellent service!

  • 5 of 5

We have been spending a week in South Padre every Summer for many years. We like staying in a relatively small complex to beat the crowds, and so our walk to/from the beach and pool is easy and short. Florence II is an excellent complex that suits our needs perfectly. This year we stayed in Florence II, room 402B. It is a cheerful condo with two decks that overlook the ocean - one from the living room and one from the master bedroom. It was nicely furnished and the recently remodeled bathrooms were beautiful! We ran into a few small issues while we were there - but the owners responded quickly and resolved everything to our satisfaction. They were great to work with, and to communicate with - and I think that is extremely important to make a vacation as comfortable as possible.

The unit has a small kitchen that is a bit outdated, but I think they will be updating it soon. The living room seating area is kind of small - only a small couch and a wicker chair. Not a lot of room to spread out and lounge. But, luckily, our weather was great and we didn't spend very much time in front of the TV. We were too busy at the beach!

This is the only unit we've ever stayed in that has a washer/dryer in it - and that was really nice! Next time we'll pack less stuff because it's so easy to wash/dry your clothes and use them again!

As far as the complex goes - we love staying there for the reasons I listed above. The only problems we had with it this year were that the Hot Tub was too too hot - hopefully that will be fixed soon. And, the elevator ride is also a bit hot and uncomfortable. It's only a short elevator ride though, so I'd take that any day over some of the really long and crowded elevator rides at the Inverness complex next door!

We really appreciated how kind and helpful Verna and Jeff were. You will be pleased with your visit to Padre if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous beach condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is everything it is advertised to be. Our whole family enjoyed the long weekend. Very clean and stocked with all the amenities that you could ever think about needing. All you need is your food and drinks. The view is amazing too. I will be back and will also recommend this condo to others. Thanks Verna and Jeff for responding promptly to all our questions.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really nice beach condo

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my husband and I stayed here. It's a smaller 2 bedroom , perfect for us and our kiteboarding gear :-) Very clean , super comfortable bed, has just about everything you would need :washer /dryer, iron , beach chairs.

I like the brightness of the rooms ,just has a good feeling to it , and it's walking distance from getting the times and breakfast at Teds.Owner very responsive also.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, but nothing else that great

  • 1 of 5

We came the week of Spring Break, so the island was packed. When we arrived, the building elevator was broken, which means we had to hand carry our suitcases up 8 flights of stairs (2 for each floor to the 4th floor where the unit is), which was a major pain. Once inside, we immediately found that one of the toilets was not working, and also found at least 2 dead cockroaches in the dresser drawers. The maintenance guy came the next morning and fixed the toilet, but then the other toilet overflowed! Also, the towel holder in one of the bathrooms came off the wall when we put one towel on it after a shower. One morning at breakfast we noticed a line of ants coming thru one of the walls along the kitchen counter. When we reported this to the housekeeper, I was told to just get a dishrag and wipe the ants off, and that this was normal for this time of year! The wifi was spotty at best. Other than having a great view of the beach, this was one of the worst rentals that I have stayed in. Was expecting a lot more for what I was charged.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know. I did investigate and found the elevator was off from 1:58 pm until 4 pm because the fire alarm was triggered and had to be unlocked and reset. I apologize for the housekeeper saying that you should wipe off the ants. We do have an exterminator that comes every third Thursday. They always make an extra stop if necessary. I will make sure the housekeeper lets the property manager know if there is an ant problem in future so that it can be taken care of properly. My family just stayed 10 days at the same condo and had no problems with the toilets or towel bar. I am glad that our maintenance man was able to help you. We also used every single drawer in the condo and did not see any dead cockroaches.
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5

This Place is AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

After our 15 hour car ride we were ready to get out and have some personal space. After walking into the condo we were all amazed at how beautiful and well maintained it was. The best thing about this place was the view!! Breathtaking! All the provided essentials definitely made us feel welcomed and at home. The beach towels and chairs were very useful too! This place definitely made our first trip to South Padre a trip to remember!! Even though we were a couple miles down the beach from the other spring breakers it was worth having a nice place to sleep with all the amenities and restaurants near us.

This will definitely be a place we will come back to for more adventures!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing condo by the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Oceanfront condo over the Spring break! It's everything they promised and more. Very clean, every thing you need is on the door step..

Beautiful ocean view from the master bed and living room. We would go back for sure..

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Sea Turtle Inc.
"Wear green so that Gerry will come up to the window! (Poor Gerry thinks you are food)."
Palm Street Pier Restaurant and Bar
"Our current favorite on the island. FABULOUS food: shrimp scampi, shrimp skewers, clam chowd..."
Pier 19
"Fun to feel the waves hit the pylons underneath. Have seen the dolphins and many pelicans he..."
Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
"Easy beach walk - head right on beach. Good shrimp basket. Good drinks."
Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill
"Easy beach walk - head left on beach."
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Brownsville. Other options: Harlingen & McAllen
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
So Padre Island Golf - Free Wave shuttle available
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Multiple: Kelly's, Clayton's, Wanna's, ParrotEyes+
Nearest Beach
You are ON the South Padre Island beach!
Car: not necessary

Some of our favorite places to take our family are: Sea Turtle Inc, Brownsville Zoo, EcoTours, and dancing at Isla Grand's Quarterdeck. Don't forget Schlitterbahn's water park for the kids.

The Crab Races (FREE!) at the Isla Grand's Quarterdeck on Wednesday nights are positively hilarious!

Super events to try to aim for are Sand Castle Days or Port Isabel's Shrimp Cook Off.

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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
 
SIZZLING SUMMER
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,170
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,110
$2,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,110
$2,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $230
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 14.5%

Come visit and return as often as you like. Life is better at the beach!
*There is a 10% discount for active military and returning customers!
Please check out our website: www.islandbeachparadise.com

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Amenities

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath -
    Master Bath -
  • * We supply SpaPartners® Premium Quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, & lotion for your convenience!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Bath/Balcony, FlatScreen Cable/INTERNET TV, & DVD
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Flat Screen Cable TV WITH INTERNET, DVD, alarm/iPod dock
  • The Master Bedroom Private Balcony is perfect for sneaking some quiet time with coffee and a book! Both bedrooms have Memory Foam mattresses, with 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton Linens, Flat Screen Cable TVs WITH INTERNET Connection (just type in your Netflix code!), DVD Players, 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton Linens, and an Alarm Clock with iPod dock.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a coin operated washer & dryer available on the 3rd floor landing. Housekeeping and linen exchange are available during your stay for a fee. Just let us know. During Spring Break and Texas Week, the HOA requires the minimum rental age to be 25 years unless a family unit with children. Please check out our website: www.islandbeachparadise.com

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