Luxury, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Equipped Gulf Of Mexico Beachfront Condo.
About Martin Sonders
My wife and I purchased this condo as our personal retreat. We had it professionally decorated in a tropical theme, and work hard to keep it sparkling clean, exceptionally well maintained, and equipped with the comforts that will enhance the enjoyment and memories of your stay.
Martin Sonders purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Martin Sonders chose South Padre Island
Being life-long Michiganders, we wanted a tropical escape. We searched a good part of the nation's tropical coastline. Florida was at the peak of the real estate bubble. We would be lucky if we found a corner efficiency with a restricted view, or a condo hotel with a marshy beach water access, that maybe would allow us to rent a week as owners. Myrtle Beach was extremely congested, over-priced, and high-rise over-whelming. The Mississippi Gulf area suffered from the brackish, muddy influx of the Mississippi River. The northern Texas Gulf beaches showed a mix of unappealing, rocky shorelines, a lack of resort-type restaurants, shopping and activities, and beaches that reeked of rotting seaweed. When we were viewing Corpus Christi properties, we were advised by one owner, 'Don't bother going to South Padre Island, you won't like it.' We discussed his advice, along with the merits of Corpus Christi, including water that appeared so thick with jellyfish that you could walk on it. So we decided to check out South Padre anyway. Amazing is an over-used term, but amazing it is, an undiscovered jewel, this pencil thin island at our condo is only about 3 blocks wide. Everywhere is water, palm trees, and tile-roofed vacation get-aways. The beach is wide and inviting, with moderating breezes that provide cooler than mainland heat of the summer temperatures. Local seafood is terrific, with a variety of restaurants that range from Dirty Al's on the gritty side, to Scampi's on the refined side. The northern end of the island boasts miles of national seashore, with dunes that regularly make advances on Padre Boulevard, South Padre's main street. Though spring break on the island gets lots of press, it’s presence on the island lasts one week. Our condo association does not allow renting to spring breakers, so our condo, protected with security gates and active on-site management, our facility serves even then as a family oasis.
What makes this Condo unique
Our condo is located mid-island. Condominiums located in the south end of the island, close to the causeway, tend to be too large for any degree of quiet and privacy, and too far removed from the beach and Gulf to get the full ocean sight and sound experience. We love the sunrises, and the sight, sound and smell of the surf that surrounds us on our top, center located, 6th floor balcony.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful condo with a beautiful beach view. Great location
A wonderful week
This pictures of the property don’t capture the beauty quite like you will see when you stay at Marty’s home! The view is incredible, the home decorated so lovely—The grounds amazing and the beach so inviting. You will love this property!
Thank you so much for your very kind remarks. Time and time again our wonderful guests remark about the beauty of the view. We couldn’t agree more from our stays in this beachside retreat! We will keep working to provide the very best we can in comfort and amenities for our guests. Thanks again!
Delightful condo and great location!
We were delighted that the condo was exactly as represented in the pictures. The location was perfect, a short walk to the beach. From the balcony, the sunrises were spectacular. I highly recommend this listing!!
My family really enjoyed the decor of the condo. Very nice accommodations. We will definitely book here again.
Nice condo, does need some updating, The owner stays in constant contact. Unfortunately, AC went out second day and was replaced on our 4th day. Had to go to hotel 2 nights. Made for a not restful and relaxing vacation. Would have been nice to stay at the complex in one of the several empty units while AC was being replaced. Maybe this incident will encourage a better plan for the unexpected. Owner did compensate us. South Padre is a great island, have been many times.
With warm summers and mild winters, South Padre Island is a year-round retreat, and to many an undiscovered jewel with minutes away attractions that include shopping, horseback riding, dolphin watching, boat and fishing charters (including our own local pirate ship), para sailing, kite boarding, and a plethora of gulf-side and bay-side dining opportunities to suite your every taste and mood. A shopping trip to Matamoros, Mexico is a half-hour drive away.
City fathers do an excellent job of providing wide, landscaped, well-patrolled boulevards, groomed and patrolled beaches, regular shuttle bus service around the island and to our local Brownsville airport, and nature and convention centers.