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23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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South Padre Island Condo Rental Photos and Description


South Padre Island Tax Registration #2015-444723

This suite is perfect for week-long vacations, long weekend getaways, writer's retreats, ocean sports, restaurant and/or bar hunting, entertainment, resort tourism, you name it!

If you like ocean views, you must come to OVT 403! Located on the 4th floor, Suite #403 boasts 2 large bedrooms, including an ocean view master, king bed and a bathroom on suite from where you can wake up at the sound of the waves, a guest second bedroom with a full size bed and a trundle twins enough to sleep 4 people. The spacious open concept living area overlooks the water from all points. There is a queen sofa-bed in the living room. The kitchen has an spacious pantry, laundry room with full washer & dryer and large ocean front balcony. There two bathrooms each has a walk in showers, totally upgraded and handicap accessible. In addition, this condo comes with a fully equipped kitchen, cable television, Internet, washer & dryer and gated parking space.

Did I say sunsets? From the west side of the condo, you can admire the magnificent sunsets and the summer fireworks.

Ocean Vista Towers is centrally located on South Padre Island. This twelve-story condominium is located on the beachfront, and all units face the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It features a pool, hot tub, kiddie pool , playground, tennis courts and gated parking. There is also a top of the line boardwalk to make simpler the walk to the beach.

For Concierge Services call Bonni 512-731-5684

For Professional Fishing Guide call Captain Woolly 956-984-9730

For Real Estate Professionals call Sandy or Rosa at RE/MAX 956-761-1746

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Tere Hemer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Tere Hemer

Our family is from the Caribbean. Destiny brought us to South Texas and we were glad because we the beach was about an hour away from our home. When the opportunity came to buy our beach front home, we took it. The blue water of the Gulf of Mexico are beautiful. Just what we need to relax and forget all troubles. We welcome you to our piece of Paradise!

Tere Hemer purchased this condo in 2008

Why Tere Hemer chose Texas Gulf Coast

Ocean Vista is a first class beach resort complex located at walking distance of the Entertainment District.

What makes this condo unique

Awesome extended beach, walking distance to the Entertainment District and to all stores, bars, restaurants and grocery store. Amenities galore...all good at OVT!


based on 23 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

It was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this condo. It was first class! The kids enjoyed the pools and we especially enjoyed watching the sunrise from the extra large balcony with nice, soft deck chairs. The master bedroom was large and the bath had two sinks with lots of counter space(plenty of room to lay all of our stuff on the counter). We are definitely renting this one again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim... It is good to hear that you and the family enjoyed yourselves. Please keep our info handy for the next time. Cheers, Rosa
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Excellent place, spectacular view, clean and with the necessary stuff

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place, spectacular view, clean and with the necessary stuff

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Howdy Gabriel, Thank you for you nice review! I hope the family had a fun and restful vacation by the sea. Please come back when your vacation brings you to South Padre Island. Cheers!
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Exceeded All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as it looks in the pictures. We woke up to a gorgeous view every morning from the master suite as well as the living room. It is updated, well maintained, and spacious. I was so impressed by the fact that anything we had forgotten, we found in the condo. Beach access is close and easy. The beach is beautiful. This is by far the most relaxing family vacation we have had in a long time. We are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Valorie for your nice review. We realize that there are plenty of choices and hope that you come back to Ocean Vista 403 when your travel plans call for South Padre Island. We are a few hours away! Our best regards, Joe & Tere
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  • 5 of 5

The Ocean Vista Resort was clean with plenty of staff available for assistance. The room has a modern, beach feel. All features are up to date and very beautiful. The balcony was amazing with a great view of the beach. Looking forward to our next trip with plans to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Carrie, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind review. Please remember OVT 403 the next time you travel to South Padre Island. Cheers!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed 4 nights at #403 of Ocean Vista. It was a beautiful, clean, well furnished condo with all the amenities. The access to the beach is so nice and easy AND close!

We are so glad we stumbled upon this gem of a condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good evening, Thank you Anita for the nice review of our beach home. We would like to ask you to remember us the next time you come south to our beautiful island. Cheers! Tere & Joe
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It is the perfect place to stay at South Padre!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful condo! It is right at the beach on the fourth floor so there is a lovely view of the Gulf and with very easy access to the beach. It has everything we needed to cook - when the inspiration struck - and to relax after a long day in the sun. There are pools for all ages. It is minutes away from Schlitterbaun for a change of venue for the kids - big and small. This is the second time we have stayed in this unit and we are already planning for next year! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynn, We appreciate your kind comments and invite you to come back to Ocean Vista 403 when traveling to South Padre Island. Happy winter!
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Sea Turtle Inc.
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
Blue Marlin Supermarket
South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Pier 19
Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar
Yummies Bistro
Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill
Daddys Seafood & Creole Kitchen
Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse
Pirate's Landing Restaurant
Gabriella's Italian & Seafood -- CLOSED
Port Isabel Light House
Cap'n Roy's
Padre Rita Grill
Tom & Jerry's Beach Club Bar & Grill
Louie’s Backyard
Liam's steakhouse & oyster bar
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Next Door
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
20 Minutes to SPI Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 block
Nearest Beach
We are located beach front
Car: recommended

General Info About South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is part of the world’s longest barrier reef island and is located near the most southern portion of Texas. The island is connected to the mainland by the Queen Isabella Causeway, a 2.5-mile four-lane bridge with reported crossings of over 8 million per year. Plans are underway for a second access north of the current town limits and the extension of utilities to undeveloped parts of the island has already begun. The town of South Padre Island makes up only 5%-10% of the land that is available for development.

The community of South Padre Island is a township located in Cameron County with approximately 2,800 permanent year-round residents. However, many more Winter Texans or part-time residents claim South Padre Island as home for large portions of the year. It is also a popular destination for Mexican citizens, particularly those from Monterrey, Mexico.

South Padre Island is located at the same latitude as Miami, Florida. The Island enjoys a sub-topical environment with an average winter temperature of 65 degrees, an average summer temperature of 82 degrees and an average 253 days per year of sunshine.

The town's total area is about 1,200 acres on an island approximately 1/2 mile wide from beach to bay and 34 miles long. South Padre Island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the east and by the Laguna Madre Bay on the west, one of only 5 hyper-saline bays in the world. The only saltier body of water in the U.S. is the Great Salt Lake. This unusual bay is home to diverse species of fish as well as sea turtles, dolphins, endangered brown pelicans and numerous other forms of marine and coastal wildlife.

Life on South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a small community. Our tropical weather and miles of beachfront make the island a tourist attraction and year-round delight for those of us who are fortunate enough to call South Padre Island our home. Here we put more miles on our bicycles than our cars, and the pace of life is decidedly slower than it is on the mainland. Island time means that you stop to marvel when the sun sets and forsake work for fishing or the beach every chance you get.

Among the locals, eccentric is the norm, and shorts are acceptable attire anywhere. The various tourist seasons cause the population to swell and shrink with families on summer vacation, Winter Texans escaping the chill of northern states, and spring breakers enjoying a holiday (despite what you hear, they really are nice kids).

South Padre Island has a council-manager form of government with a Board of Aldermen, consisting of a Mayor and five Aldermen. The City Manager is the chief executive officer of the town.

South Padre Island belongs to the Point Isabel Independent School District. Daily school bus service shuttles school age children across the bridge to Port Isabel's quality schools. Parks on the island include county parks Isla Blanca and Andy Bowie.

South Padre Island is an amazing destination for all kinds of water sports. We are considered the best location in the country for kite boarding. Windsurfers also come from all over the country to enjoy our breezy shallow bay. South Padre Island also offers vacationers a wide range of other activities: kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling/diving, horseback riding, bungee jumping, sun bathing, kite-flying, and sandcastle building just to name a few. We are fortunate and blessed to have it all.

With shallow sport fishing in the Laguna Madre Bay as well as great deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, there is a fishing expedition to fit every time frame and skill level. The area is famous for our bird watching and with our 'World Birding Center' is one of the best informational and interactive bird watching sites anywhere. The island is also home to “Sea Turtle, Inc.”, a sea turtle rescue, education and conservation center.

An excellent golf course is only 15 minutes away and we have some wonderful seafood dining, waterfront bars and live entertainment. Special activities occur throughout the year. During the summer, every Friday night is a celebration with fireworks over the bay. The island is host to several large fishing and water sport tournaments. Numerous festivals, such as “Bike Week” and “Sand Castle Days”, are annual events. The island boasts a large, beautiful convention center where concerts, craft shows, sporting events, and business conferences are held.

We are different from other south coastal areas in that our high tourist season is the summer as opposed to the winter. The highest tourist months are normally March (Spring Break), June, July and August, followed by the winter months when Winter Texans (our term for “Snow Birds’) populate the island in December, January and February.


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Spring
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holy/Easter Week
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1117 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , The master shower is equipped with handicap handles.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Door to 2nd bedroom & a 2nd door to the hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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