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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 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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(25 traveller reviews)

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Family friendly beach house style condo on the sunny Gulf of Mexico shores...
average rating of 4.16 based on 25 reviews

Padre Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, so spacious for parties of our size (6). We enjoyed the beach, the premises (Bahia Mar/Solare), and the condo.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chippewa Falls/Wisconsin

quiet very nice pool and lounge area by the ocean

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place to stay it was perfect for our group, I would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, well-stocked and beachfront location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and our two dogs stayed at this property recently and were very pleased overall.

Positives: The owner (Elizabeth) was responsive, friendly and easy to work with. Our condo was exactly as described, with nice views of the ocean/beach from all three balconies. It was also fully equipped with everything we could possibly need, except groceries of course, but there are markets less than a mile from the condo, so super convenient. This is also one of the few places to rent on the island that is truly dog-friendly, with no size or breed restrictions. Location of the condo on the property was also perfect - just steps from the large pool/spa and a few more steps to the beach. Perfect!

Negatives: The property itself was built in the 1970's and definitely shows a little wear, but really not a huge deal. The main negative was the property's wrist-band policy. OMG they are not joking here!! At check-in, a security guard put wristbands on us (the kind you can only remove with scissors) and informed us that we were expected to wear them 24/7 until checkout. I can (maybe) understand enforcing this policy during spring break as South Padre is party central during that time with tons of high school/college students, but this was several weeks before that time and my husband and I are both in our 50's.

Overall, our stay was great, but we would probably choose somewhere else next time due to the militant wristband policy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in SPI. Loved the location of the condo. Especially loved sitting out on the deck by the gulf everyday. Elizabeth was wonderful to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean views are not straight out- visible in main living area from an angle.

  • 2 of 5

Well lived in; If you are not too picky - great place for the price. Pool and Spa are Resortesque!; great access to the beach from the property.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seemed like a beautifully maintained property and condo....

  • 4 of 5

Wish we could have taken more advantage of all that SPI and Bahia Mar have to offer but the weather was absolutely the worst it could have been....Condo was well provided, comfortable beds, enough cooking gear, noisy dryer and a very good working heater, thank goodness. Hot tubs were exceptional if you lived long enough to get to them and back. All in all, it would be a very nice condo when the weather is better.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: 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

1 time cleaning fee £61.38
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Tax Rate 14.5%

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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