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Alta Vista - La Ciudad Unit #1

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Alta Vista is a beautifully restored historical property built in 1931. Constructed of timber, masonry and stucco, it is similar to many buildings in Old Mexico from that time period with it's Colonial style, arched entries, private covered porches and courtyard.

Our family purchased the property in 2003 which had been neglected for many years and began a complete authentic restoration. The structure has been completely renovated and most of the original features preserved including the beautiful oak flooring, exterior masonry and doors.

The property has been modernized too with central air conditioning, on-demand hot water, satellite TV, WI-FI internet and swimming pool.

The kitchens and bathrooms feature beautiful talavera tile and saltillo tile floors which we brought with us from trips to Central Mexico.

This Apartment has a queen bed in the master bedroom, a full size bed in guest room, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, and all bed tops are freshly laundered before your arrival. You have the convenience of a furnished kitchen.

Outside you will find lush tropical gardens, the courtyard swimming pool, lounge chairs and umbrellas. There is an outside kitchen with a wood burning churrascaria style barbecue, gas grill, fish fryer and bar.

There is a cool breezeway with rocking chairs and a hammock for relaxing. On cool evenings you can enjoy the warm glow of an outdoor fireplace by the pool. We also have 2 washers & 2 dryers in our on site laundry room which comes in handy for those on extended stay.

We can offer suggestions for all types of activities, restaurants, directions and points of interest. We know Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and the Rio Grande Valley very well and gladly share our knowledge of the area to enhance your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Courtney Mayfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Port Isabel in Cameron County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is equipped with 2 towels per person for this unit. as well as 4 starter toilet paper rolls.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen
  • The Master bedroom has a queen size iron sleigh bed and an antique armoire can be used for extra storage. The guest room has a full/double bed with a closet & 5 drawer chest for you clothes. The Living room has a queen sleeper sofa.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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Clean, Quiet, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay at this beautiful Vista! We love it and can't wait to come back. The rooms are clean and comfy with lots of space for everyone! My family of 4 absolutely loved it. My favorite part is the location and the pool. You can go across the causeway and spend the day at the beautiful beaches, then come home to a quiet and private getaway! Away from the hustle, bustle and party scene on the island.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Alta Vista Apartments. The decor was beautiful and the area was quiet and peaceful. The beds were comfortable and felt like a home away from home.

My kids had a wonderful time in the pool after being at the beach and I'm already planning for our next stay. Would love to bring family and book the whole place up. We will be returning. It was a lovely place. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!

Lovely property, accommodations, and hosts.

Hope to stay with you all again. :)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained. Easy to find and quiet. Decor was very nice and a lot of fun. The owner was great to work with also. I would recommend this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you again in the near future.
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Beautiful, Peaceful - Best Kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time! So excited to have found such a chic place out of the fray for the 4th of July craziness but close enough to the island to enjoy all it has to offer. The pool was great- everything was SO clean..beautiful decor..most definitely eager to return

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful thing to add to any vacation plans. Located in front of the birding center on the ...
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
A good place to see coastal and migrating birds. If you look you can find the resident six f...
Sea Ranch Restaurant
Great food & Atmosphere
Cap'n Roy's
Really good seafood and Mexican at a reasonable price.
Blackbeard's Restaurant
Gabriella's Italian & Seafood -- CLOSED
Best pizza in town.
Port Isabel Light House
Walk to the top of the Lighthouse & view Port Isabel and South Padre island.
South Padre Kiteboarding Windsurf Inc.
Laguna Bobs
Enjoy afternoon Cocktails on the water & watch Friday night Fireworks. They also have good ...
Gulf Seafood Market
Great Seafood!
Tom & Jerry's Beach Club Bar & Grill
D Pizza Joint
Southern Wave Sailing Charter
Black Dragon Cruises
Fun for the whole family!
Tequila Sunset
Manuel's Restaurant
The Biggest breakfast taco you will enjoy!
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harlingen or Brownsville
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: recommended

Located near the Laguna Madre there are all kinds of water sports.We are located in walking distance to the fishing pier or you can wade fish at the end off the street. There is some of the best fishing to be had. We can also hook you up with the best guides available as we have lived here for 40 years and our family is in the boat business.

The beach is just a short drive across the bridge to South Padre Island. Here you can find the best beach in Texas. It offers every thing you want from swimming, surfing, wind surfing, jet sking, and sail boarding. The are instructors available if you are interested in learning.

South padre also has Schlitterbahn water park. It has lots of fun for all ages.

There are plenty of restaurants close. From seafood to Mexican and Italian There is also a great Ma and Pa restaurant that is great for breakfast with home baked pastry. .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28

Any additional cleaning services $45.00
Rates & information are subject to change at anytime.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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