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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island

Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This property overlooks the Gulf of Mexico from a third floor balcony

with sliding glass doors that access the balony from the living room and master

bedroom areas. The kitchen comes completely furnished with range, microwave,

side-by-side refrigerator/freezer unit, dishwasher and garbage

disposal. The king bed in master bedroom and twin beds in guest room

makes sleeping four a breeze. Three TV's and a DVD player for entertainment. Children's room supplied with 54 children's movies on TV w/built-in VCR. The dining table sits four with an additional two dining chairs and two bar chairs at the kitchen counter. Completely tiled with area carpets to reduce allergens. You'll be so relaxed you won't want to leave. This is a non-smoking unit.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

CTA (Certified Travel Agent) and Property Manager. I love the beach and water vistas. I enjoy when I can make others happy. .

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April 26, 2015

22 Reviews

4.7
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p258015
+1 -9566557654
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas, TX
5

Magical Month

  • 5 of 5
I know it is difficult(near impossible) for most people to pull off a month of vaca, but in my month long stay at the condo I never grew tired of the great view from the balcony. The condo is fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy the beach, just bring your bathing suit and leave everything else behind.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are so sweet and I sincerely hope you will return soon! Thank you! Catherine
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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p258015
+1 -9566557654
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Arlington, TX
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Condo has a great location right on the beach with an excellent view. She provides everything you need for the beach which was very helpful since this was our first time visiting any beach. There was plenty of room for the four of us to relax comfortably. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely stay again.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to your return! Catherine
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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p258015
+1 -9566557654
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful Vacation Condo

  • 5 of 5
Excellent value! Clean, comfortable, quiet, older condo, with views of the gulf from balcony outside of living area and master bedroom. A glimpse of the bay can be seen as you leave out the front door. We will definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your return! Catherine
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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p258015
+1 -9566557654
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
5

Great Vacation Rental - more than we imagined

  • 5 of 5
We rented this condo based on the reviews of past users. And I must say we were happy we listened to the positive reviews, otherwise we might have missed out on this little gem.

The Continental is an older building, built with a purpose - great location for those that want to spend time on the beach, without breaking the bank. There aren't many ammenities to the grounds: BBQ is a rust bucket, the pool is small and can handle only one family at a time. If you want to use the pool, I would recommend the mornings. But what makes the Continental great is the location, it is a very short walking distance to the beach. And because the Continental is small, the beach in front is not as crowded as the larger complexes. All the other renters for the week we were there seemed to be families too which wa comforting (nothing worse than ending up at a party complex).

As for the unit, we were pleasently surprised,(the pictures do not do it justice). The unit is very clean, the bedrooms are good sized and the beds are very comfortable. This unit only has one full bathroom, but that was sufficient for our family of four. Everything we needed was in the unit, an added bonus was the beach chairs, tent and toys. Also, a good selection of VHS tapes for kids to watch in their bedroom.

The view from this condo is priceless. On the third floor you can see beautiful sunrises, and the moon and stars over the Gulf at night. If you walk out the front door you can see the fireworks down the island or the ones lit from Claytons. We spent most of our mornings drinking coffee on the balcony watching the early birds jog and walk on the beach.

We really had a great time on our vacation. The price of the unit allowed us to use our money on other things like snorkeling, dining and other activities.

This unit is great, however, I would not reccomend it to those with very small children or those that have difficulty walking stairs. The Continental does not have elevators and carrying stuff up three flights of stairs can be trying for even those without health problems.

Lastly, a big thank to the owner, Katherine. She was very easy to work with and answered all my questions prior to our trip. We look forward to staying at her place again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p258015
+1 -9566557654
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Midland, Tx
5

great place

  • 5 of 5
Spent this past weekend there, the condo was awesome!! Everything was very clean , great view of the beach. Will definitely be back soon. My family and I loved it.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to your return!
Catherine
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Romantic Views Over the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island
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South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
3

"Non Smoking Unit" also means "No Smoking On Patio

"Non Smoking Unit" also means "No Smoking On Patio
  • 3 of 5
The only reason this review gets a "3 Average" is because the description on the website that says "non smoking unit" is VERY misleading. My boyfriend, Dad and myself are all smokers. We did smoke on the patio but never in the condo whatsoever. I received an email stating we would not be getting our deposit back because it was obvious that someone smoked in the condo & that that they were in the process of removing the smoke from the unit. I contacted the owner because I didn't feel this was right since we never did smoke inside only on patio. She said a non smoking unit means even on the patio that you cannot smoke. IF I would have known this I would have never rented it as we are smokers. We ended up getting $75 of the $100 back which is better than nothing but I still don't feel we were done right. As far as the condo itself it had everything you need and more. It was very nice and clean. It overlooks the beach and just a short walk to it. The only other downfall is the stairs (no elevator) but once you get everything upstairs it isn't too bad. I even recommended the condo to my Brother ( before I knew about our deposit & Non smoking Patio) in which he has already booked and will be going next month. I would love to rent this condo again but with what happened I don't see that we will be.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry for the misunderstanding; too many people are extremely sensitive to smoke and when I state A Non-Smoking Unit that is exactly what I mean. My patio balcony is part of my unit and it's unavoidable to go anywhere except into the condo from the balcony. Had my housekeeper not been able to smell smoke in the unit, this whole situation could have been avoided.
Catherine

Location

From the Owner

The view is fantastic plus this property is a get getaway for relaxation and beach activities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Harlingen, Texas at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wanna Wanna's at 0.01 Miles Nearest Golf : LaGuna Vista at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Constellation & Gulf Blvd. Nearest Beach : South Padre Island Gulf of Mexico Car: recommended

This condo sits on the edge of the white sandy beach of South Padre Island and is within walking distance of the Cinema 4. The Wave, our local free transportation bus, passes in front of the condo every hour, should anyone need tranportation to or from Schlitterbahn Water Park and/or Port Isabel. Several restaurants and bars are also within walking distance of this condo.

Other Activities: Wildlife, Birding, Dolphin Watch, Jetskiing, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Cinema 4 Movie Theater, Dinner Cruises, Pirate Ship, Parasailing, Wave runners, Free bus Service 'The Wave.'

Golf: Golf is available at Laguna Vista Golf Course approximately seven miles.

Availability

From $135 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $75 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $75
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Rates $1700-$4500 per month and $150-$275 per Day
Monthly Rates - $1700 - $2500 No tax (Off Season).
Monthly Rates - $3500 - $4500 No tax (In Season).
Weekly Rates - $1000 - $1200 plus 14.5% tax (Off Season)
Weekly Rates - $1200 - $1500 plus 14 1/2% tax (In Season).
Daily Rates (Minimum of 2) $150- $175 plus 14 1/2% tax (Off Season).
Daily Rates (Min. of 2) $185-$225 plus 14 1/2% tax (In Season)

Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Roll over in bed when you wake up in the morning and see the Gulf of Mexico glistening and hear the sea gulls calling!

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 975 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Walk-in Shower is glass enclosed with a heavy glass door that swings in or out. It is not designed for play or hanging.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • This makes a great family getaway for children that enjoy playing on the beach. You can grocery shop and eat in or try various restaurants from pizza to hambergers to shrimp and steak.

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