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Karen Smith

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

BEACH FRONT condo with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico

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

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Overview

South Padre Island 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 awakened to the songs of the birds, the sounds of the ocean waves 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, computer station, 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.

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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)
BEACH FRONT condo with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 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
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to hosting your next vacation.
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5

Wonder file time.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening your home to others. We spent 5 nights and made wonderful memories.

The weather was perfect. Especially enjoyed watching the sunrise and fireworks from our balcony. Enjoyed the beach fun closet. Eveeythibgvyoubwoyldnneed, even a football.

One thing I would like to suggest is the pull out couch needs a new mattress. My 12 year old had difficulty sleeping on it as you could feel every spring.

Look forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are replacing the sofa bed mattress this week, as part of our maintenance and upkeep, and appreciate the heads up. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Perfect Time at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay, and was very close to the beach! We really enjoyed our time in S. Padre this year, and hope to stay here again in coming years!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The condo will meet all your expectations

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to enjoy beautifull south padre island

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What can I say that hasn't already been said?

  • 5 of 5

Why are you reading this review? Book this condo before someone else does! We've stayed at several places on the island and this is by far the most enjoyable location. We live close to Galveston and have a Jeep Wrangler as a toy, so we have all the beach gear but it was nice to open the storage closet and see all the stuff that we didn't have to bring. There was even a full size canopy in the exact color that ours is, what are the odds? lol

The view from the balcony is spectacular however for some reason the sun was hiding behind clouds way off in the horizon that blocked the sunrise that we got up early for on the first morning. But don't get me wrong, I would rather sleep in on my vacation and catch the evening sunset over the bay right after dinner cruising around the island in our topless Jeep. :)

Sure, the beat from Clayton's was a bit annoying after dark but it doesn't last all night and I could only hear it on the patio and barely hear it on the inside at bedtime. But didn't really care cause I was so tired from all day at the beach that drifting off to sleep in a super comfy bed came easy. The noise is definitely NOT a deal breaker and if that is my only so called "complaint" then we are hopefully going to rent Karen's place again for maybe a fall/winter getaway without the kids. Clayton's was a nice break for my wife from making a lunch on the beach for us, however the food is a little pricey but what do you expect for the convenience of a char-grilled burger on the beach without the hassle of a pit or driving to a restaurant for some to-go eats. Did I mention the incredible view from the condo? Of course, the condo itself was spacious for four and the shower was good size and enjoyable after a day in the sun.

I'm embarrassed to say but we actually lost count of the nights and when the cleaning lady showed up as we were getting ready to head to the beach for the day, I immediately called Karen and apologized for our mistake. She was understanding and luckily that night was available and we did the transaction before my wife was even ready to get her toes in the sand. Thanks, again, Karen!

We had our own fireworks for an evening on the beach but is was amazing to watch the pros do the ones at Clayton's and being right underneath them. When other condo folks had to set up on the patches of grass to watch the show, we were on our comfortable tall chairs on the balcony with a cool adult beverage close by. Nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write your review, you really enjoyed our Island! I was happy to be able to book your extra night, and what greater compliment to a relaxing vacation than losing track of nights?! While the beat from Clayton's can be annoying on the weekends, especially during the busy season, it is handy to be able to walk next door for a good burger or shrimp basket and a cold beverage, or to listen to a local band in the afternoon sun. We are glad you enjoyed our beach condo, and look forward to hosting your next vacation!
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the best condos we have stayed in, Karen has the condo equipped with everything you need! Family of three and had ample space! The views off the balcony were amazing the bed was comfortable and it's beautifully decorated.. the sand is literally steps away. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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 the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Short walk along the beach to Clayton's 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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,500
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
$5,000
 

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

South Padre Island 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
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
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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