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Family friendly beach house style condo on the sunny Gulf of Mexico shores...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beach front! 3 bedroom, 3 bath, note that the condo is an easy 3rd floor walk up

A great destination for families, couples and friends, Villa Bonita offers a relaxed beach house atmosphere with all the amenities of a high rise. Three spacious bedrooms each with their own full bath and a distribution that allows larger groups privacy and shared space, it is an ideal place to reconnect with the people who are important in our lives! The two downstairs bedrooms have two queen sized beds and the upstairs bedroom has a king sized bed, so ten people can sleep comfortably. Each bedroom also has a TV. The full service kitchen has granite countertops and all you need to eat in or cook out. Enjoy barbecuing on the infra red grill on the balcony while you take in the Gulf view. The dining area seats six and has additional seating for three along the bar. The large flat screen TV in the living room with an expanded cable package ensures you won't miss any plays on game day. Villa Bonita has lots of extras to make your stay more enjoyable like a washer/dryer in the unit (with our four kids, the washer/dryer is more like a necessity!), a handy cart to pull your gear out to the beach, extra coolers, beach chairs, a full sun shade and a smaller beach umbrella, sand toys and assorted beach friendly toys like a kite, soccer ball, frisbee, etc. There are three balconies that face the beach and the pool with some outdoor seating. One thing to be aware of when you come to Villa Bonita is that the spacious units like ours are located on the third floor, which is an easy walk up with low wooden stairs.

You won't have far to walk, though because our condo is right next to the children's fenced play area, with a large play scape, and plenty of room to kick around a soccer ball or play frisbee. There is ample parking right in front of our condo, so it is easy to load and unload the whole crew! Villa Bonita looks out to the new pool and jacuzzi, but is situated in a way that is also very private. One unique feature of Bahia Mar, the property where we are located, is that it has a large deck that runs along the beach front with comfy sofas and deck chairs, which are perfect for watching the sun rise or the waves roll in. Villa Bonita is about 50 meters from the beach, so it is easy to enjoy everything this newly renovated property has to offer.

Please no renters under age 25. We are are not a spring break property for college students.

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island. Permit # 2015-404177.

More Details

Elizabeth Salinas
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Elizabeth Salinas

Hi! We are Eugenio and Elizabeth Salinas, and we know how much everybody needs to get 'away from it all' once in a while! We live in Monterrey, Mexico with our four children and have enjoyed lots of quality family time in Villa Bonita, which is only a four hour drive from our home.

Elizabeth Salinas purchased this condo in 2012

Why Elizabeth Salinas chose South Padre Island

With a large family, we wanted a vacation home that fit the whole crew. Villa Bonita is one of the few three bedroom condos on Padre Island. Another big advantage is that it was completely renovated by the previous owners, with a new kitchen, floors and bathrooms. We liked the relaxed style and have enjoyed updating it and decorating it on successive visits.

Bahia Mar has undergone major renovations after hurricane damage in 2008, and we love the new pools, the new landscaping, outdoor lighting, the cobblestone parking lot, and the impeccable grounds and helpful, professional staff. Also Bahia Mar has one of the lowest population densities of any property on Padre Island, so it never feels crowded. Finally it is situated half way between two public beach entrances, so there is never crowd overflow in our area. We are at the north end of the Island, removed from the big high rises, so the beach feels like 'our beach.'

What makes this condo unique

Was it the spacious floor plan, the Gulf view, the new pool, Jacuzzi, beach front deck or the best beaches in Texas that sold us on Villa Bonita? It is hard to say. We have noticed that after a stay in Villa Bonita we are more relaxed, smile about 50% more often and are generally nicer people all around!


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , bathroom also serves as guest bathroom, with walk in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Large br with attached bathroom, tub and shower, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom with tub and shower, balcony with great ocean view
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are located on the entry level of the condo, and open up to the living/dining and kitchen area. Bedroom 3 is on the second level of the condo, and is accessed by a spiral staircase with porthole windows.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Bonita comes equipped with a large sun shade, handy cart to haul everything to the beach, beach chairs and some fishing rods and tackle, which you are free to use at your own risk.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Family friendly beach house style condo on the sunny Gulf of Mexico shores...
average rating of 4.263158 based on 19 reviews

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Rented the 3 bedroom condo for a couple nights and it was fantastic. The owner sent a heads up on what to expect and what I would need. Checkin was flawless. There is a closet with a bunch of beach supplies that you can utilize. The boardwalk near the beach is perfect for watching the fireworks next door on friday and saturday nights.

Thank you for a great stay Elizabeth.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

About the property its very nice the only issue I have was with the person I make the reservation

Elizabeth Salinas ....I the time we arrive the guard have only the keys and 8 bracelts and we are a family group of 10 persons, I try to reach her friday at 4:30pm was imposible. send emails and no answer.

But thanks to Liliana Serrato (New bahia Mar Management ) she was very profesional and she take care of this issue......Thanks Liliana for your help we really appreciate your help

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ricardo, I apologize for the difficulties you had at check in. I have been going over the communication between you, me and the property manager. Although the original reservation was for 8 people, you informed me in the days prior to your arrival that 10 people would be staying. Your situation was due to an error in communication between myself, the property manager and the front gate, for which I take responsibility. I appreciate your comments and will use your feedback to make changes in my guest check in routines to insure that this problem will not happen again.
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Customer service was lacking. All processes are too complicated. Need to improve communications

  • 3 of 5

We got there and they were not expecting us so we had to wait 3 hours watching the ladies clean and wash. I hate that no visitors are allowed and you have to pay $5 per band for people staying there. We ordered a canopy and an hour later it still wasn't up. They need to work on proper process and procedure. They need to come up with visitor situation. The condo was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family friendly and very clean surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Enjoyed the beach and the affordable cabanas

The pool was great and we loved being farther down on the island

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a lovely time!

  • 4 of 5

Bahia Mar is a well kept property. The grounds are pristine and the workers were friendly. We were able to rent a cabana on the beach for just $20 for the whole day so we didn't have to haul chairs and umbrellas with us. That was nice! The condo did have plenty of beach chairs and beach toys - I never saw a wagon though.

The condo was nice and clean but obviously well used. The beds were good - firm which I like but too firm for some. Dishwasher was wonderful. There was dish soap, dishwasher soap, hand soap. Bring your own laundry detergent. And the dryer really needs to be replaced. It burned a couple of our items. Stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer all were great. Wish there were more baking items like a cookie sheet and 9x13 pan. All of cooking and eating dishes were there.

Personal preference - we didn't like the high dining room table. We like to play lots of games and it was very uncomfortable to sit at. We did find a nice table in the lobby of the main tower on the property and went there a couple of times to play cards.

One surprise we had that I wish we had known about was that you have to pay $5.00 for every person for a wristband that you have to wear the whole time you are there.

Activities that were great - turtle hatching, sea turtle rescue center, dolphin watch tour and Louie's Backyard all you can eat prime rib and seafood buffet. Yum! And reasonably priced at $22/person.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family (and pet!) vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our family stay. We were looking for a place that was family and pet-friendly by the beach. This was the perfect fit! The unit is extremely close to the beach and the grounds were great for walking our dog. A few things didn't work perfectly for us (like we couldn't figure out the dishwasher or living room TV; the internet kept dying; only one of the door keys the guards gave us worked; we didn't like having to wear plastic wristbands for a week), but it was not a huge deal overall since we were there for the beach! Super convenient and roomy, too. Also, Elizabeth was so great at answering all our questions. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Brownsville So Padre Island International Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
South Padre Island Beach
Car: not necessary

Just across the street from Bahia Mar you can visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Center and learn about these fascinating animals that return year after year to nest on our beaches. Lucky visitors in May and June may get the chance to participate in a public release of new hatchlings, a unique and unforgettable experience!

Don't miss the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and learn about the Island's role as a major migratory stopover for thousands of birds that move between Mexico and Central America and destinations farther north.

For the adventurous, South Padre Island offers one of the premier locations in the United States for kiteboarding, and lessons and equipment rental are readily available. There are many locations available to rent sea kayaks, jet ski's and all manner of water sports. Horseback riding is available at the north end of the island. Parachuting is another popular adventure sport. Sign up at Clayton's Bar and Grill about 1/4 of a mile from our place. Bungee jumping, a mini roller coaster and putt-putt golf are also on the Island. The Schlitterbahn water park is a popular attraction for all age groups. Bicycle rentals for one or two riders is another popular pastime on the island. Lately many rental shops have opened for electric golf cart type vehicles.

A number of excellent restaurants are available for casual dining. Don't miss Dirty Al's for the fresh catch of the day, Gabriella's for Italian Food (be prepared for a wait, they don't accept reservations, but the food is worth it) and Blackbeard's, which is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Liams is a premier steakhouse, Burger Fi has an awesome selection of nouveau burgers and a create-your-own soda fountain, and South Padre Brewing Company is great for micro brews informal dining.

Enjoy the Friday night fireworks display during the summer from the deck or the beach, beginning at 9 pm. Saturday nights the fireworks are over the bay. The first Saturday of the month the farmers market arrives to the north end of the Island. Paragraph's Books is a fun place to spend an afternoon, with an eclectic collection of new and used books.

Getting around on the Island couldn't be easier with 'The Wave,' a free shuttle that runs on the Island and across the bridge to Port Isabel. Be aware that the shuttle stops running at 9pm and after that hour you will need to take a taxi.

Port Isabel is a fun location to visit. You can fish off the pier, take a cruise on a pirate ship, visit a lighthouse, and eat homemade gelato, among other attractions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61.63
Damage Deposit £145

Please note that the low season rate does not apply in the week between Christmas and New Year's. I will be happy to send a separate quote for that week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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