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Bedrooms 1
Space 580 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Privacy Galore! First Floor, 1 Br, 1 Ba, 2 Min. Stroll To The Beach!

This first floor, one bedroom condo sleeps 2-4 people comfortably with a King size bed in the bedroom and a queen size sleeper couch in the living room. The bath has handicap bars in the shower and has been recently remodeled and updated. The condo is equipped with blender, coffee pot, microwave, WiFi, 2 TV’s, cable with 6 HBO and 4 ESPN channels, new linens and bath towels. A guest laundry facility is provided on the property. I also provide a wagon to carry your things to the beach, an ice chest, umbrella, two chairs and toys and boogie boards for the children. All you need to bring with you is swimwear, beach towels and food to have a wonderful time in the aqua blue waters of South Padre Island. THERE REALLY IS A PARADISE IN TEXAS!

This property is registered with the City of SPI permit no. 2015-969121.

More Details

Irma Villarreal
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Irma Villarreal

Mario and I have been married for 47 years. We were both born and raised in South Texas. We have two wonderful children and six very special grandchildren. In 1972 we moved away from South Texas for 25 years. Those years took us to Houston, Austin, Waco, Guadalajara and Aguascientes. Now we are finally back home to stay! We currently live in Arroyo City, a small, sleepy fishing community. We love our home and our neighbors, but we also wanted to spend more time at our South Padre Island paradise. A condo was the perfect solution.

Irma Villarreal purchased this condo in 2013

Why Irma Villarreal chose Texas Gulf Coast

Because we love the beach, we decided to purchase a condo at The Tiki. It was one of the best decisions we have ever made. The condos are well kept, beautifully landscaped and include two gorgeous, heated pools. Our condo is located steps away from the pool but also its location lends itself to all the privacy you could want. We welcome the opportunity to share our 'home away from home' with you!

What makes this condo unique

Fortunately for us, the condo has been recently renovated by the previous owners. It has a gorgeous modern kitchen with brand new appliances and comes fully equipped. The living room has a built in TV . The bedroom has a brand new king size bed, headboard and mattress and the furnishings are brand new as are all the linens and bedspread. The room is ample and comfortable. The bathroom is also newly renovated and the shower is equipped with handrails. All towels are new.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Padre Island in Cameron County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handicap Rails Included
  • Bathroom was recently renovated. Shower has handicap rails and sliding glass doors. New towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • One large comfortable bedroom with a brand new king size bed . New mattress, new sheets and bedspreads. Large sliding glass doors lead to patio and secluded, beautifully landscaped yard. Living area also includes a queen size sleeper couch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 84 reviews

Exceptionally clean, private, quiet, family and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet vacation during the 4th of July weekend. As hard as it may be to believe that it is possible to find the peace on SPI on the 4th, we did find it at Irma's place. Absolutely loved the location of the Tiki Apartments (next to Clayton's, across from Birding Center and lovely sunsets on the bay) and Irma's apartment itself (the back of the building full of greenery) . We had a complete privacy and enjoyed the quite stay in light of the busy and crowded weekend on SPI. The beach did get crowded in the afternoon but we used it mostly in the mornings so that was not a big deal especially when we got to enjoy sunrises. Irma was an amazing host. She responded promptly to all my inquiries. I missed to read the contract and assumed that we had until Noon to check out. It was past 1 pm when we actually checked out and Irma was so nice about it. The apartment had everything we needed and more. We definitely plan on going to Irma's again. Thank you Irma for your professionalism, kindness and generosity.

One tip: Bring mosquito spray.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nena, for your wonderful review. We love that you felt at home in our little piece of paradise--our mission is accomplished! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Irma has thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The grounds at TIKI are beautifully kept and very tropical. The walk to the beach is easy and the two pools weren't ever very crowded. We were there Wed-Sat. Irma's condo is nice because it's so private. The patio feels like your in your own back yard. There aren't any neighbors across the way on their patio. He place is closer to the road (but not so close that you hear road noise) so you walk across the property to get to the beach. But it's all good because she provides a wagon, sand toys, boogie boards, an ice chest, two chairs and an umbrella for your fun day at the beach! She literally made it so easy. She even called me the day before to offer directions and give me pointers for our arrival. Often when I stay at condos or air bnb's I find the things I need aren't available. This is not the case at Irma's place. I needed hooks to hang damp clothes and towels, they were there. I needed scissors to cut open the bacon package, they were right there in the kitchen drawer where I would have put them myself. I so appreciate a host who anticipates a guests needs. I forgot to bring games, puzzles and cards. Didn't matter...why? You guessed it, They were in a cabinet in the family room. Don't even get me started on the bedroom, this was the most comfortable room I have slept in. The decor is lovely, it feels like you're staying in someones home. My husband and I haven't slept that good in I don't know how long. The only feedback I have that would improve our stay would be to raise the bathroom light pendants. We are tall, 5'7" & 6'3" and hit our heads every time we were at the bathroom sink. Same for the TV location, tall people be careful. But really those are minor things and wouldn't prevent me from renting from Irma again. The privacy of the location and her attentiveness make it very worth the short walk to the beach. Thanks for everything Irma!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sara! We are happy you enjoyed staying in our condo. We strive to meet high standards for our customers in a fully renovated condo, modern furnishings, the kitchen being stocked with all you might need, comfortable beds and pillows, white linens and towels and, of course, an extremely clean condo. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying here and everything was perfect again! Great location and the condo has everything you need during your stay to make you feel at home. Irma is such a pleasure to work with as well. We will definitely be back! :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michele! We strive to make sure our customers become repeat customers. For this reason, we do everything we can to make sure the condo is always in tip top condition. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Irma's condo was exactly what we were looking for after years of staying bayside in Port Isabel. The location is perfect, right on the beach, and right across from the Birding Center and Turtle Rescue. Clayton's weekend fireworks are right next door, but you can watch from the patio of the condo if you feel so inclined.

As for the space itself, we couldn't have asked for a cleaner and more inviting condo. Everything you think you might need is provided, including a cart to wheel over to the beach, chairs, a large umbrella, and even boogie boards for the kids (or a puppy). The bedroom and bathroom were much larger than we expected, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook some great dinners, and the living room had plenty of space to lounge around after a day in the sun. The WiFi at the complex is great. We hooked up our Amazon Fire Stick in less than 5 minutes and were able to watch Netflix at night. I loved this place and will definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, Thank you for choosing to stay in our little home away from home. We know you have many choices at SPI and appreciate that you decided to stay in our condo. Your compliments are exactly what we work so hard to hear from our customers. We hope to see you again soon at our little piece of paradise!
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cute little place. Bed, sheets, bedroom were terrific and very comfortable -- first class bed. Kitchen had a ton of cooking things that I didn't use since we didn't cook much, but for those that cook I am sure it would come in handy. We brought our older blind dog and the porch was a great place to sit with blind dog and keep him from wandering off.

I looked at so many condos at the Tiki that I actually got this one confused and I thought we were around the corner from the beach. I didn't realize there were 2 buildings and this condo is located in the second building farther away from the beach. This was my fault. I am sure the owner description was accurate I just got confused after reading so many of them.

The wagon didn't work for us... it was rusty (because it is the beach:) and the wheels were difficult so we had to carry our beach stuff and sometimes carry the old blind dog.

The complex is older but the pool and grounds are kept up very nicely. The dog area where you are to walk the dogs is not done well though. There are stickers and I didn't like walking my dog in the areas they provided since the yard had stickers.

I would like to have had bar soap for the shower; more toilet paper rolls - 2 for three people for 4 days was not enough and I had to buy this after arriving. Coffee for the coffee maker and cream and sugar is always provided by the other owner places we have stayed at although none of those were at the beach, so I would have liked to have this so I wouldn't have had to go out and purchase. We had one trash bag for 4 days and 6 bath towels for 3 people for 4 days. I had to wash towels and go purchase trash bags. Again, this is something we have received when renting from other owners, but those were cabins on ranches and in the woods and not beach rental so maybe beach rentals are different.

Owners were nice and returned deposit back very timely. A good and fair rental. Photos from the owner are exactly the way the condo looks. Enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. I understand your issue with the wagon and we replaced it immediately upon reading your review. As for cream, sugar, etc., I think if you read the details on our VRBO website, it includes exactly what is provided in the condo, including number of towels, rolls of toilet paper, etc. It's included so that renters can come prepared if they need additional towels, etc. I'm sure if you look at other condos rented at The Tiki, 99% offer almost the same number of amenities. Regardless of the issues you mentioned, I'm glad that you (and your sweet 4 legged family member) enjoyed your stay. I hope you will visit again!
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Returning Guest

  • 5 of 5

The Villarreal's have a beautiful place. We treated this place as it was our very own. We love it so much we came back. We stayed Summer of '16 with our family.

Great communication and easy payment process. The maid of the condo deserve a ton of credit. This is huge to my family. After all if it wasn't clean we'd be quick to complain.

The property makes you wear plastics bracelets which I asked the staff checking us in if we didn't need to wear them. I was told it was their policy (I hate that word) We came with our family of 18 and they stayed in a large condo with a private pool. Last year, and again this year, we planned to be there majority of the time. So I personally didn't see the purpose of the bracelets. They are annoying and bombed our family pictures. But yes I understand the purpose I just would have loved it to be an option to not wear them given my "one off" situation!

Okay but other than that it's Paradise ;) Thanks again Irma for being awesome and having this place for my family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Maria! We appreciate that you choose to stay with us every summer. It's important to us that our customers are comfortable and are able to enjoy a stress free vacation at our 5 star condo. The wristbands are very important so that only Tiki renters are able to use the onsite amenities, including the pools. They are issued in your best interest and for the total enjoyment of Tiki renters. In the past, there have been many people in the pools who were not even renters at the Tiki. This is the best way to avoid those issues. Thanks again, Maria, and we look forward to welcoming you again next year, if not sooner!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Harlingen Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Clayton's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Course - Laguna Vista
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 100
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Clayton's Bar & Grill
Car: recommended

The Tiki complex is beachfront. No need to cross any streets to access the beach. Our condo is located a quick 2 minute stroll from the beach. This non-smoking one bedroom, one bath condo has a new fully equipped kitchen. Fall asleep and wake up to the soothing ocean breeze and an amazing sunrise. The large fully furnished balcony is a great place to entertain and enjoy your stay in a more private setting. The condominium complex has two large pools that are heated during the winter.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South Padre Island, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall I
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall II
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Texan Specials!
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.03
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £155.36

Quotes are subject to change til verified w/owner. Wkly rate is offered for 7 full days. Monthly rate is for 30 consecutive days. Daily rates apply after weekly/monthly rate. $100 Cleaning Fee/Monthly Rentals; $50 non-refundable pet fee, additional $25 pet cleaning fee.**Higher rates apply to Spring Break & holidays. Prices reflect cash/check discount. $50 canc. fee; 100% refund w/30 days notice - minus $50 cancellation fee.
**Deposit refundable if no damage or missing items to condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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