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Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!

Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!


Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2015
2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, 2014 Complete Renovation, 1/2 Block to Beach

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath fully remodeled condo (2014) is professionally decorated and has every luxury, from its great location, 1/2 block from the beach, to its great amenities. Take advantage of your ground floor location, as the pool is just steps from your door, easy for refreshing your Margarita glass. Sun by one of two pristine pools or read in the shade of one of two Gazebos. To end the day, take a soak in the hot tub under the stars.

Then inside to watch your favorite 3D Blu-ray movie on the 55 inch Smart TV complete with surround sound. A selection of movies are provided as well as unlimited Netflix, WiFi. Power remote control black-out shades allow you complete privacy in your living space at night and the perfect darkened theatre for movie watching during the day. Enjoy a cozy evening in front of the modern 50 inch glass front fireplace (heat optional) curled up with your favorite book.

The 11 foot granite bar and dining area are a great gathering place. Play one of the many board games or work a puzzle after a long day in the sun and surf of the Texas Riviera. The gourmet kitchen will impress even the best Chef. A reverse osmosis water system ensures your food, drinks and ice will be made using the best tasting filtered water. No need for bottled water. A food processor, blender, juicer and countless kitchen utensils are provided. A mirrored bar with glass shelves store wine, beer and highball glasses and a built in wine rack awaits your favorite vintage.

Dine alfresco on your covered 250 sq ft patio with beautiful acrylic glassware perfect for patio and pool. A deck box houses beach chairs, umbrella, pool floats, sand mats and red wagon for transporting items to the beach. Luxury over-sized beach towels are also provided. Enjoy the full size Weber gas grill for a tasty Bar-B-Q. Prepare a variety of fresh fish and seafood from the Coastal Living Cookbook or read about South Texas bays, fishing the Laguna Madre, shelling, birding, or home decorating from other books and magazines provided.

For your listening pleasure, expanded cable has over 50 music channels and the stereo has an IPOD dock for a favorite music mix.

Villa del Sol 102, “Notre Petit Bijou sur la Plage”, “Our Little Gem by the Beach”, is anxiously awaiting your arrival.

Other Amenities

Designated parking for each unit with limited guest parking. New LG full size front loading washer and dryer. Charming, very well maintained complex, southern exposure, is beautifully landscaped with over 50 mature palm trees. You can hear the surf from your patio and feel the cool southern breezes. Villa del Sol is a quiet, Winter Texan friendly property. 30 day rentals are not subject to tax. ON SITE MAINTENANCE IS PROVIDED TO ASSURE AN EXCEPTIONAL VACATION EXPERIENCE.

Other Activities

Our condo is one block from Wanna Wanna's Bar and Grill on the beachfront; featuring great shrimp, excellent drinks and live music. You are also 1/2 block from a newly built handicap beach access perfect for pulling the “little red wagon” to the surf! It also has rinse stations for your convenience. You are within walking distance to the Island Cinema, Blackbeard's restaurant and more. The island shuttle, “The Wave” which is free, has stops just steps from the condo and comes every 15 minutes. A cab ride, for those who prefer, is $6 anywhere on the island. SPI has clubs for those who like the nightlife, wonderful nature opportunities for those who like bird watching and dolphin watching, and lots of fishing opportunities including surf, bay, deep sea and pier fishing. Numerous water activities are available including catamaran cruises. THE SOUTHERN WAVE, a catamaran sunset dinner cruise, is a 'must-do' evening while here on the Island. There are also jet-ski rentals, kayaking, parasailing and horseback riding on the beach. Schlitterbahn Water Park is located at the southern end of the Island (2 miles away) and the Pirate Ship Cruise sails from across the bridge in Port Isabel. Fireworks are at Clayton’s Beach Bar (within walking distance) every Friday and Saturday night during the season.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our family lives in Austin, Texas and has been vacationing in South Padre Island Texas with friends and family for over 30 years. We have dreamed of owning our own vacation home and in November of 2013 that dream became a reality. After a complete remodel, our new home is anxiously awaiting the gathering of friends and family. Please join us!

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23 Reviews

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Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
Dianne left nothing to be desired in her condo, you seriously only need to bring your clothes & do not over pack because there is top shelf washer & dryer for your laundry needs. It was like walking into a friends home. Very clean & left nothing to be desired. Dianne has thought of everything possible to make your stay memorable, she has a binder of recommendations of things to do while in S. Padre & we took her advice & were very pleased. Thank You for opening you beautiful home to us..
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We sure hope you will return in the Spring next year!
Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Amazing condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing job Dianne and Jim have done with this condo. Everything and anything you need, you will find within condo. Very clean, organized and well maintained place! You literally just need to pack your clothing! Dianne put together a binder with just about anything you need to know about SPI. This place is so tastefully decorated with high end EVERYTHING, if I owned it, I'd have a very hard time renting it out.
We recommend The Southern Wave if you're looking for a dinner/sunset cruise and if you enjoy dolphin watching, call Scarlet. All contact information is in Dianne's binder. We also recommend Will & Jacks Burger Shack if you go into Port Isabel for the dolphin tour with's just down the street. The bathroom is a bit primitive, but if you can get past that, they have GREAT burgers and service! Thank you Dianne and Jim!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, thank you for your kind words. Jim and I are so glad you went on the Southern Wave Sailing Catamaran. We try to go every time we are in Padre, it's the best! Hope to see you again soon!
Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Paradise in Padre, 5 stars plus!!

  • 5 of 5
Dianne and Jim are wonderful and accommodating owners, very interested in their guests having a 5 star experience in South Padre. This luxury condo is in a small, quiet complex with lush vegetation and a sparkling, well maintained pool and hot tub. The condo is newly remodeled, extremely clean and well appointed. The outdoor space is comfortable and private and the furniture is beautiful. Side tables and coffee table in the sitting area on the covered patio have beautiful granite tops, really nice! I asked what the granite was as I would love it in my kitchen. It was nice to have a new Weber gas grill to cook-out when we wanted to stay in. You can even hear the surf at night from the patio. We spent most mornings out there reading, drinking coffee and planning our day. In the evenings, after a long day on the beach, we had our drinks in the hot tub. The other residents are friendly and we enjoyed socializing by the pool in the evenings as well. Our kids enjoyed the Xbox and board games, puzzles and beach toys, all provided. The beach is just a short walk and although we had the “little red wagon”, we just put the Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs on our back and walked with them. They have a small cooler built in perfect for two drinks and an ice pack. Very clever invention! The beach access is very nice with showers and ramp. This stretch of beach is quiet and very clean. It is manicured by the City of South Padre and kept very neat. No driving on the beach here which we felt was very safe for our children. The Blue Notebook that Dianne talks about having in the condo is very helpful. It has everything you want to know and more about the Island, the condo, the best restaurants and favorite area attractions. We used it regularly. It was also nice to have printed instructions on how to use the TV, remotes, Blu-ray, Netflix and stereo. This can prove to be a source of frustration when renting other condo’s but here, the instructions were printed clearly and laminated – just another great touch. You can tell that Dianne and Jim have traveled extensively as they really do think of everything a guest would want. I would give this condo more stars if I could. Padre Island and Villa del Sol are now a favorite family holiday destination. We will return often and plan our trip when this condo is available.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! We look forward to hosting you again. Hope the weather in Michigan gets better soon, you guys have really had it rough! Happy trails, Dianne
Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Best Condo SPI

  • 5 of 5
Our 3 month stay at Dianne and Jim’s condo was one of the nicest units we have been in during our travels over the past few years. Dianne was great to work with, she always responded quickly to any questions we had during the booking process, was accommodating around the scheduling, and called upon our arrival to make certain everything was in order. Upon arrival the unit was very clean, well-organized, and everything was in working order. We had no problems with anything during our 3 month stay. The 30 unit facility is well kept and maintained as there is a manager living full time on site. The condo had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The unit and furnishings are of very good quality. This is the type of place I would have for my home and not rent out. We enjoyed being on the first floor and being able to walk out to the pool / hot tub area or grill out on the patio. The beach is only a block away as well as a nice beach bar. The condo is on the northern end of the island which is nice and has a southern exposure. We would recommend this unit to anyone looking to stay at SPI for any length of time.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for a glowing 5 star review! Our home on SPI is always open to you and Bonnie. I don't ever recall having been left a gift by our Guests and handmade at that! I will truly enjoy using them and will think of you both each time we do. Until next year...enjoy your travels! Dianne
Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Visiting South Padre? Look no further -this is it!

  • 5 of 5
If you are planning a trip to Padre, this is the BEST place to stay! The owner is pleasant, easy to work with - and it's obvious that her “personality” is in every detail of this beautiful “home away from home”. From the sheets, towels, pillows and mattresses to the dishes, furnishings and décor - both inside and out – everything is high end. You even start your stay with a gift bag of gourmet chocolates, WOW! The entire condo was spotless and the grounds well maintained. The patio is private and the sound of the surf is amazing at night! The pool area, just outside the patio, is tropical and sunny with great ocean breezes. In the late afternoon it was shady and nice - perfect for relaxing under the palms after a day at the beach. You don’t need to pack beach towels, rent beach chairs or an umbrella, Dianne provides them for you. This was GREAT for us as we flew in! The Island Shuttle picked us up at the airport and dropped us at the door, even helping with our bags. The “Wave”, a local bus service, ran us all over the Island for FREE, catching it just a few steps away at the end of the street. It runs about every 15 minutes or so and was a great convenience for us. We did take a cab to Walmart to grocery shop, but other than that, we walked everywhere and took the Wave. One of our favorite “hang-outs”, Wanna-Wanna, is on the beachfront just down the street. We had a very memorable experience in Padre and renting this condo was the best decision we ever made, no more hotels for us – we are spoiled! I am positive that you can’t find this luxury, this location or this value anywhere else in Padre. Thank you Dianne for sharing your incredible home! Can’t wait to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Luxury! Tropical Oasis, steps to beach, pool, hot tub! Netflix, 3D, X-Box!
+1 -5124153435
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

10 Stars! Awesome condo!

  • 5 of 5
This gorgeous, quaint complex has 2 pools with huge gorgeous palm trees and is located in the absolute best spot! Ground floor, pool side, with an incredible outdoor patio and we had the whole place to ourselves! The owners have anticipated every possible need. It came complete with super comfy beds & pillows, soft towels & sheets, a full size washer/ dryer, and the kitchen is fabulous! They’ve provided every appliance and amenity, dishes for inside and out, plenty of high quality cookware and utensils. It felt just like home. Grilling on the patio was such a great convenience as well. The beach chairs, beach towels, books, games, movies, made packing so easy. We didn’t need much… just a few changes of clothes and our swim suits. And one block from the beach! 10 stars! We highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing recommendation! We strive to have our guests feel at home and pampered. It is very rewarding when we hear they did. Thank you again and please return to our "little slice of paradise" as soon as possible!


From the Owner

We love Villa 102 because of it's charm. The location by the pool and spa is PERFECTION! The sound of the surf from the patio in the evenings, the cool breezes, the incredible quiet and the rustling of the palms - it just doesn't get any better than that! The complex is quiet, friendly and well maintained. The palm trees are spectacular, over 50 on our property alone, the most on the Island! Laying by the pool, or soaking in the hot tub and looking at the stars is pretty perfect!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Harlingen, Texas at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : ON the Beach, Wanna Wanna's down the street at 0.2 Miles Nearest Golf : South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 100 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Parrot Eyes and Blackbeard's at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : SHORT 100 steps to NEW BEACH WALKOVER WITH RAMP at 75 Metres Car: not necessary

Located just a short distance from Wanna Wanna's Bar and Grill with live music and beachfront volleyball. See Saturday night fireworks from the third floor of our building.


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Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring (4 night min)
Apr 7 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
4th of July (5 night min)
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day (4 night min)
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall (7 night min)
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving (7 night min)
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas (7 night min)
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

WINTER TEXAN RATE - 3 mo. min. (Jan/Feb/March), $1950 / month, 4 mo. (Jan-Apr) reduced to $1850 / month.
Maid Service included 1 x per month.
Minimum age for Renters is 30
SLEEPS - 4 Adults MAX, over 12 considered adult with 4 maximum.
NON Smoking Unit - Smoking will result in forfeiture of deposit and additional fines for cleaning

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 5, 2015


From the Owner

The beautiful view of the pool at night, the patio with the lanterns lit, awesome! Having an on On-Site Manager who takes pride in the way Villa del Sol looks and how Guests are treated! That is a rare treasure!

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Master bath with porcelain tile walk in shower with glass mosaic tile accent , shampoo & soap niche, glass shower doors, , corner bench, glass vessel sink, granite counters and custom cabinets. Guest bath has porcelain tile tub surround with mosaic glass tile accent and tile niche, granite counter tops, glass vessel sink, and custom cabinets.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper Sofa located in the Living Area
  • Beautifully decorated Master Bedroom with King bed and Cable TV and new top of the line memory foam king mattress and foundation. Guest bedroom made up as King. Top of the line extra long twin memory foam mattresses can be converted to two twins.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Condo has all the extras including Smart 55 inch 3DTV, 3D glasses, Fireplace, DVD movies, Stereo with assorted CD music, book library, beach chairs, beach towels, beach cooler and freezer bricks for cooler, sand toys, umbrella sand anchor and wagon for taking items to the beach.

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