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Karen Smith

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

BEACH FRONT condo with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico

54 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 4-5 with pull out sofa

This beautifully remodeled condo is directly on the beach - walk down the stairs, and 20 paces to put your feet in the sand. You will be lulled to sleep by the the ocean, and gently awake to the songs of the birds and the light of the sun as it rises over the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the sunrise while lounging in bed - The bedroom and living room each have sliding patio doors which open out onto a 20 foot balcony. The views from this 3rd floor unit are stunning. The kitchen features custom cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher. The bathroom features granite countertops, custom cabinets and a tiled, walk-in shower. The living room has vaulted ceilings, flat screen TV and stunning views of the beach and ocean. The master bedroom has a king size bed, vaulted ceilings, an in-room safe, and a flat screen TV. The complex also has 2 heated swimming pools, beautiful landscaping, free WI-FI and cable TV. Coin laundry facilities. Come relax in paradise!

**NO PETS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. DOG WEIGHT LIMIT IS 25 POUNDS**

We do not rent to "spring breakers". Families are welcome!

**Building is not handicapped accessible: This is a 3rd floor unit, with no elevator.**

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island, Permit Number 2015-177761.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karen Smith

We enjoy coming to the Island to kick back and relax. Eveyone on the Island is so friendly. The beach is great. The restaurants have good food, entertainment, and great service.

Karen Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Karen Smith chose Texas Gulf Coast

We love being directly on the beach. The Tiki is as close to the beach as it gets without getting your feet wet. We also love the relaxed atmosphere on the island. There are shuttles available from both Brownsville and Harlingen airports, making for a convenient trip.

What makes this condo unique

The views from the balcony are what sold us on this condo. You cannot get any closer to the water. We love to sit and watch the kiteboarders, the kids playing on the beach, and watching skydivers land on the beach next door.

Reviews

4.8
based on 54 traveler reviews

BEACH FRONT condo with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.814815 based on 54 reviews
5

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo! So many amenities that we couldn't take advantage of them all! Check in and check out was a breeze and the office staff was very helpful and friendly! The views from the balcony were beautiful- it was perfect being right by the beach. We did not notice any excessive noise the entire time we were there! We will definitely recommend this location to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This condo is not only at a wonderful location, overlooking the beach, but it was very well appointed. Karen thought of everything you might need to enjoy your stay. The things you can't pack for an airplane: beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, boogie boards (and more) were all available to guests. There was good communication about the property during our stay. We'd happily return to this unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this condo. It is a great place with a wonderful location. We will certainly try to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent condo, but outdoor crowd was noisy

  • 4 of 5

The condo was beautiful with great views from a HUGE balcony. Had everything you needed. The ONLY downside was Claytons bar next door was very loud at night and Spring Breakers were everywhere!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all... A comfy, clean, well equipped unit; owners that responded quickly to my dumb questions; and a view to die for. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your South Padre Island home with me. If you put in the good word for the perfect weather - - thanks for that, too!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and throughly enjoyed our stay. Mother nature wasn't kind but we could still enjoy the view of the water and well designed condo. Everything we needed for cooking was available, which isn't always the case, and we could relax and soak in the great location. The Tiki is an older but very nice complex and we enjoyed the feel of the surrounding plants and flowers. Karen is wonderful to work with and is on top of any issue that occurs. Her prompt refund of our security deposit was amazing. We will definitely stay in this condo in the future as we spend a week every winter on South Padre and have stayed at many other locations - this is our favorite. Thanks again for providing a clean, well-stocked, and updated "home" for us to share.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Turtle Inc.
"This is a wonderful, educational "must-do". It is directly across the street from the condo..."
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Andy Bowie County Park
"Stroll along the beach hunting for seashells, and watch the fisherman "
Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
"Great burgers, fried shrimp and fish, with a view of the beachgoers. 1 mile walk along the ..."
Isla Blanca Park
"There is a daily fee, however, you can park by the jetties, and watch for dolphins in the sh..."
Blue Marlin Supermarket
"This is a well-stocked grocery store, with a bakery, deli, butcher and fresh seafood. "
Pier 19
"Great views of the bay, good food and drinks at good prices. Casual"
Louie’s Backyard
"One of the best spots on the Island for sunset watching. Try the nightly specials in the Lo..."
Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse
"Great breakfast and lunches, but not on the water."
South Padre Island Adventure Park, LLC
"Horseback riding on the beach, for all levels of riders. Great fun!"
Tom & Jerry's Beach Club Bar & Grill
"This bar and grill has good food, good prices. Not on the beach. "
Skydive SPI
"For the adventurer, tandem skydive over South Padre Island - land next door to the condo on ..."
Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill
"An easy walk along the beach to Clayton's for sandwiches or a cold drink. Be sure to spend ..."
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
"Beautiful place to watch the Island's many bird species."
Ted's Restaurant
"Small, local restaurant - great breakfast, easy on the wallet"
Breakaway Cruises
"Sail the catamaran for a sunset dinner cruise, BYOB. Live music, excellent food, a truly wo..."
Padre Rita Grill
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Brownsville/South Padre Island International

Directly on the beach! Large balcony overloooking gulf of Mexico. Easy walk on beach to Beach Bar/Grill with entertainment. 5 minute walk to Sea Turtle Rescue Center; 10 minute walk to SPI Birding Center, 15 minute walk to SPI Convention Center.

Other Activities: Shelling, dolphin watching, surf fishing right out front,

The evening Catamaran sailing dinner cruise is excellent, a gentle cruise in the bay. Entertainment and great food is supplied, they have a grill on-board for grilled shrimp and fajitas, BYOB and fireworks cruises in the summer. Sunset at Laguna Bob's (formally The Wahoo) is a tradition. On especially great sunset nights, people actually stand up and applaud. A BYOB sunset on the 'FLATS', at the beach access just North of the Convention Center, is also spectacular. And don't forget to relax and enjoy an evening or two on the balcony or on the beach in front of the Condo.

Golf: SPI Golf Club is about a 20 minute drive in Laguna Vista. Very nice golf course with some holes right on the Bay.

There are also golf courses in and around the Brownsville area (30-40 Minutes) that are nice and have very reasonable fees.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring, 2016
Apr 1 2016 - May 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
$5,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,600
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,100
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.5%

Guests can choose the $59.00 Property Damage Protection Plan in lieu of the Security Deposit. DOGS UNDER 25 POUNDS ONLY WITH PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT - NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE $100.00** **Rates subject to change prior to booking**

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Amenities

Texas Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled walk-in shower; granite countertop
  • Custom built vanity and linen closet, granite countertop.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • 13'x15' bedroom, with king size bed, large dresser, clock/alarm; flat screen TV on wall; 2 large open face closets for your clothes and shelves for storing your luggage. There is also an in-room safe.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Courtyard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
**THIS IS A 3RD FLOOR UNIT - NO ELEVATOR** Dining area has pub height table and chairs for spectacular views while dining. The balcony has a lounge chair, as well as a bar height table and 4 chairs, which allow you to relax and watch the beach goers from your private balcony. A small cooler, 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella, 4 beach towels, straw beach mats, boogie board, children's sand toys, and beach tote are included for our guests' comfort at no charge.

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