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Coral Cove, A Gem In The Sand

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath Perfect Ground Floor With No Stairs

Enjoy this tropical paradise and relax in our island setting and South Texas hospitality. This newer luxury condo is located just across the street from the cleanest and most beautiful beach in Texas. When you return from the beach you can relax with drinks by the pool in one of the most beautiful tropical gardens on the island. It is a quiet setting yet conveniently located within walking distance to many restaurants and shops.

This spacious two bedroom/two bath condominium will give you all the convenience to enjoy your time away from home. The first convenience is drive up to the door parking. Unloading your luggage is only a few steps from car to door. Beautifully decorated you will notice immediately the 10’ ceilings with crown molding. The open kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances with a side x side refrigerator, ceramic top range, auto dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your needs. The living room offers two recliners, a large sofa and a 46” HD flat screen TV with DVD player. The dining area offers a beautiful glass top table with seating for four and a bar with additional seating for four.

The very large master bedroom offers a king size bed with a private bath, walk in closet and equipped with a large 42” HD flat screen TV. All TV service is Satellite Direct TV. The large guest room offers a queen size bed and a large closet. It also has a trundle/bunk bed that can sleep four children. The guest bath has a tub/shower combination. Also provided for your convenience is a full size washer and dryer and Wi-Fi throughout. (SPI Hotel Tax ID GDMUVX)

More Details

Owner
Gerald Magee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Gerald Magee

Both Kathy and I are from Missouri. We had moved many times in our married life but all within the Midwest, working and raising our family. We both retired in 2007 after full career's and knew we wanted to move to a warm climate. The question was where. Over the next couple of years of traveling to several southern states we came to the conclusion that we wanted Texas to be our home. Neither of us had ever visited South Padre Island and our first thoughts were a lake home. We spent two different vacations touring Texas. As we traveled further south we finally ended up in the valley and stayed several nights on the island while traveling through the valley. By the time we had to go back to Missouri, we realized we had found the place we were looking. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the fishing, the easy going island life all was perfect for what we were looking.

Gerald Magee purchased this condo in 2010

Why Gerald Magee chose Texas Gulf Coast

We are the first owners of unit #1 Coral Cove. We looked at several properties but this was the first one that we were shown. Our realtor told us she was going to show her favorite one first. Almost every day that we looked we kept asking her to take us back to this one. It became the benchmark to compare all other listings. Nothing even came close. The 10' ceilings and 8' doorways seemed to make all others even though close to the same size, seem so much smaller. This builder has built several buildings on the island improving each one over the last. This was one of the last. It has been our home for the last almost 5 years and we have enjoyed every minute.

What makes this condo unique

10' ceilings and 8' doorways make it seem very roomy. Only steps from the beach you can set outside at night and hear the gentle roar of the surf on the sand. Step out the front door and look to the west and enjoy the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. It is walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and activities.

Map

Sea Turtle Inc.
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
Blue Marlin Supermarket
Gabriella's Italian & Seafood -- CLOSED
Pier 19
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Daddys Seafood & Creole Kitchen
Port Isabel Light House
Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports
Andy Bowie County Park
Isla Blanca Park
Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort
BurgerFi
Osprey Fishing Trips
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SPI/Brownsville
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Palm Street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
SPI Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 100
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.

Amenities

South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Guest bath features a tub/shower combo and Master bath features a large walk in shower with bench
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Large master w/adjoining master bath and walk in closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Very Nice Condo

  • 5 of 5

The location of this condo is perfect and it has everything one needs for an enjoyable stay. It was nice to stay at a place that was so clean and genuinely relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place for a single family stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy, one step away from the beach

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! Condo was extremely clean and everything was provided! Condo is like half a block from beach access. Condo also has a pool that is shared with the other 3 units! Very nice family had an amazing time!! Condo even has outdoor shower!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in SPI! Our condo was clean, well stocked, homey, comfortable and just the right size! The kids loved the semi-private pool and the location is perfect! Gerry was very kind, accommodating and the welcome book was a wealth of information!

The kids loved the condo so much they asked if we could stay there everytime we come!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean place, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The property is very clean, spacious and well equipped: from beach towels to coffee machine. It is just a small walk to the beach and has a pool that can be used when you need a break from the strong midday sun. I had the feeling, that the owners were interested in keeping the place in excellent conditions and made efforts to make sure that everything was ok during our stay.

Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Cove Stay - July 26th-30th, 2017

  • 5 of 5

It was the Perfect Location! 'Twas literally minutes to everything and everywhere - entertainment, food and leisure. My family and I had a great experience. The home was as described - Very clean and fully functional. The pool was the icing on the cake for my boys. They were in it every single day. We enjoyed "The enjoyed the Dolphin watch", the beach and the got to drive to the very end of SP blvd - lots of pure white sands. My family and I hope to visit again in the near future. I would surely let others know about it. Thank you for providing your home to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.