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One Bedroom Oceanfront Condo With Room for Six

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean-facing Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps Six

Enjoy a luxury vacation in this one-bedroom condo that opens onto the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Kids love the built-in bunk beds. You can sleep four people plus two on the sleeper sofa. The colorful decorating accents capture the fun of escaping from the humdrum to a favorite beach resort.

Beach towels and toys are included for your enjoyment. Kitchen will have staples like salt, pepper, cooking oil, popular spices, coffee filters. Feel free to shop at the island grocery to make your family favorites while you're here. Appliances include a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and hand mixer.

I have several games for your enjoyment when you simply have to leave the beach and come in. There are also some books, which you are welcome to carry down to the beach. There is a small library on the island if you don't find what you like in my little collection. There is a DVD player and cable TV.

Relax on the second-floor balcony overlooking the lap pool and beach. Has parking under the building, in front of the building, and overflow across the street. There is an elevator.

$450 refundable deposit is required upon reservation. Pets are welcome for a $150 fee to cover the extra cleaning (some people are allergic - we need to erase all trace after your visit). We have a three-day minimum stay. Weekly rates are $1200 during the peak season. Monthly rates are negotiable. Hotel taxes apply.

More Details

Paula Peckham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Paula Peckham

I live in North-Central Texas just south of Fort Worth. We love coming down to the beach each year, so we are kindred spirits if you're choosing the ocean for you vacation. I teach math at our local high school. My husband and I have four kids between us - all grown, and almost all married. We also have six grandchildren to keep us busy.

Paula Peckham purchased this condo in 1999

Why Paula Peckham chose South Padre Island

The Florence is all privately owned by individuals. This gives each unit a homey, cozy feel as the people who are renting to you love being here just as much as you do. Depending upon the time of year that you visit, your neighbors may be long-term renters from up north, or families taking their vacation during the summer break. Everyone looks out for one another.

What makes this condo unique

The beach is literally right outside your back door. Walk through the parking garage, open the gate, and your toes are in the sand. It's an awesome place to stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the condo. The view was beautiful, and a great location to shops and restaurants. We especially liked that the white sandy beach was so close to the condo. We will definitely be back next summer.
Jul 2016
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South Padre Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • photography
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Includes cable TV, a DVD player, a phone and a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The refrigerator has an icemaker. Tiled floors lead to a private balcony overlooking the ocean. The building has elevator service, common laundry, and both enclosed and offstreet parking. You can also take advantage of a lap pool and a heated jacuzzi.


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One Bedroom Oceanfront Condo With Room for Six
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Summer Condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this cute condo! Everything was perfect and the owners went above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous stay. The emails before getting to know us and give us recommendations on where to eat and what to do were perfect. We know have a new restaurant for dinner. Mother Nature had other plans for us on our last full beach day but the movie selections and games helped pass the time. The condo has everything you need to cook. They even had a flashlight perfect for crab hunting at night. Thank you again for everything we are already counting down the days till next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bishop, TX, USA

Love Love Love!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a nice quaint place to stay on the beach. He was down for a dive trip and I went along to relax and catch up on a little reading. I bet I searched 150 condos before I found this one and absolutely fell in love with the pictures. I knew this was where I wanted to be. As it turned out his dive trip was canceled because of high seas and we both had a very relaxing weekend. I plan on returning in November. Billie has exquisite taste in her decorating and it is comfortable and immediately you feel at home. I LOVE this condo and the aminities are very nice as well. My inner self would like to say that we had a horrible time just so I can keep this little dream a secret but it would not be true. So bottom line... you will love it just as much as I do. :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the features of this condo! Location and balcony view are top notch, nice pool, washer and dryer down the hall, perfect kitchen! Great bedroom with TV, nice TV in living room. The property was very clean and well maintained with a covered parking area. Private beach access with code was very nice. Thanks to the owner for the easy way she does business! I would highly recommend this property to families or couples who love the beach life, it can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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arlington, tx, usa

FaBuLoUs Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how fabulous this condo is. The view was wonderful. The condo was immaculate. The amenities were great: swimming pool, hot tube, outdoor shower, unlimited beach supplies, plenty of cooking utensils, and beautiful dishes and glassware. This owner did not forget a thing. My family of four stayed for one week and did not want to leave. Already making plans for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit.....again!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay again this year! This has become our "home away from home"! It is so wonderful to wake up, get ready and walk out to the beach-no car ride!! Can't wait til next year!! Walking distance to restaraunts and shops!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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fort worth texas

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Florence 1 for many trips to South Padre Island. This was, however, our first stay in this condo. The condo was decorated wonderfully, very clean when we arrived, and organized with multiple items for our stay. I loved the fact that we had an ice maker and did not have to buy ice this time. Our daughter loved the decorated bunkbed area! The bed was very soft and the condo had extra covers for people like me who get cold at night. We have now found our favorite condo at florence and look forward to returning next summer!

If you have never stayed at Florence 1 you are missing out. It is a smaller community with less people on the beach on a typical day. The building is older but in great shape and well maintained. The pool is cleaned well each morning, and the few people that live there full time are very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Valley International Airport, Harlingen, TX
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Immediately in front of the condo

Swimming, surfing, kite boarding, fishing, diving and sailing are all

possible in this location. You can view the fireworks from your deck,

which are going on during the high and peak seasons every

Friday evening. You're within easy reach of excellent restaurants,

shopping, and the Schlitterbahn Beach waterpark.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $450

Weekly Rate: $950 - $1200

On occasion, may consider 4 to 6 night stays.

Keep checking our website for our off season rates.

Check us out on Facebook for updates on what is happening on the island.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.