You just won't stop - “smilin’ on the Island”, in our spacious, newly renovated open floor-plan 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo that includes all the amenities and accommodations you will need to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing vacation from the hum-drum of everyday life! The 720 sqft of this unit is roomy and spacious enough for a great time away from home. Bedroom includes a queen size bed and TV with cable, along with a computer desk. Living Room consists of a leather couch and swivel recliner, TV with cable and a fold down day bed. Unit is equipped with free WiFi throughout. Dining area has a bar height table with seating for 2, along with another seating for 2 at the counter bar in the kitchen. Extra fold up chairs provided. Kitchen is fully equipped with all large appliances; microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender, along with everything you need, except the groceries, to prepare a meal for those “stay-in” evenings! You will also enjoy the beautiful new Quartz counter-tops recently installed. Bath towels (2/person), as well as, bed linens are provided. You may want to bring along your beach towels for the beach and pool, as we do not allow our towels to leave the premises. The complex has a beautiful heated Lagoon Style Resort pool that is completely refreshing with plenty of loungers around to do a little sun bathing. And please do enjoy a cup of morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the private patio! We are very conveniently located near several beaches, closest walking distance is Whitecap Beach, (just a nice 5-10 minute stroll down the road), great restaurants, fun coastal shopping, golf and Schlitterbahn and even horseback riding on the beach are all just minutes away! Come, relax, refresh, rejuvenate and........................leave with a SMILE!!! Be sure to let us know if this is a "special occasion"!
- Condo725 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Renovated 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, very spacious beachy condo a block from the Beach!!
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jul 2018
As a native of Corpus Christi, I have been on these beaches of Padre Island my entire life! I was just a baby when I first experienced sandy toes and salty kisses!! I practically lived on the beach during the summers of my teenage years. And now........yes, still here and lovin' it!! I really do believe I have salt water souring through my veins, and....I am born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius - so guess that might explain alot! My spouse is a Pisces, and he too loves the water. And we both love to fish. We have always, and most likely will always, live by the water, in fact, as close as we can get to it! We love the tropical climate, sun, sand, wind, waves and attitude, so much that we even vacation mostly in tropical spots. There is just something soothing and calming about an island - I don't care where you go!! However, I like to think that our little island, North Padre Island, will leave you extra refreshed, and renewed, and ready to meet the world head-on! So.......what are you waiting for, COME AND SMILE WITH US!!!!!
Carla purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Carla chose Corpus Christi
We totally love this property because of it's little "beach cottage" feel, as well as the "beach resort" feel, both rolled up into one! The best of both worlds if you ask me. The pool, with it's separate 18" shallow area is wonderful for adults and children alike. Gives those adults who would prefer to not compete with the children in the pool a separate area offering some solitude. Just this year it was voted for the complex to have a heated pool for our winter visitors, and we REALLY love that. This way every season get's to enjoy it!
What makes this Condo unique
Some of the unique benefits of this complex are the pool of course, and the fact that you can walk over to have a very nice dinner at a restaurant, have a cocktail at a quaint lounge, hop into the convenient store for a few needed items or groceries, walk to play golf or experience Schlitterbahn, or even take a 5 minute stroll (1 mile) to Whitecap Beach just down the road, without ever having to get in a vehicle!!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not Quite What We Were Expecting
Let me start by saying that if you are looking for a budget friendly option and convenient location - this is a great option. It is also very clean and the pool area is as pictured. They did have a couple beach chairs in the bedroom closet which was nice.
In my mind when looking at pictures and considering the area, I had a more resort complex location in my mind. This complex is located at an intersection of a 4 lane divided highway and a 4 lane thoroughfare, just behind a gas station. There are 2 windows in the unit, one out the back in the bedroom overlooks the parking lot/street, so you want to keep the blinds closed all the time. The window out the front in the living room looks out on a covered patio, so it is also shadowed, therefore the unit is pretty dark all the time, day or night. Sitting out on the front patio isn't overly appealing because it looks at a narrow "courtyard" and the A/C units for the units across the courtyard. It is nicely landscaped, but this unit is one off the end which is directly behind the gas station, so there isn't really a peaceful atmosphere. If you want to hang outside - go to the pool for sure. The kitchen is stocked with all needed pots, pans, dishes, appliances. Most of the other VRB"O's we have used have some basic cooking supplies such as oils, spices, etc. Definitely not a requirement, just a nice perk. There was salt and pepper in one cabinet. The furnishings seemed very hodge podge, bargain basement. The futon had a huge dip where the stuffing had collapsed. All the side tables throughout the unit were tiny and not very sturdy. The bedside tables don't match and one looked like a garage sale item . There is no dresser in the bedroom, just a closet with a few hangars and a couple shelves. The bed is a full size, NOT a Queen as stated.The bathroom is very basic. Again, it would have been nice to have some trial samples of shampoo/soap/moisturizer. Not a requirement, but a nice perk of other VRBO's where we have stayed. There was no hairdryer, which has become a standard in most places.
I would not call the beach "walkable" because of the distance you would be carrying items and you would be walking along the 4 lane thoroughfare. BUT, the great thing about beaches on the island is that you buyer a beach parking permit ($12 at any CVS, Stripes, etc) and you just load up your vehicle, pick your spot on the beach, park and unload! That was our favorite discovery. Restaurant choices are short drives also
Cheap everything in a so so location.
I had better quality furniture, kitchen ware and everything else when I was a batchelor in college! Nothing provided. Almost surprised they had toilet paper. And the noisy road next to the condo made it anything but restful. Not really within walking distance to the beach as advertised unless you want to walk a long way.
Thank you for your review. My apologies for your dissatisfaction. We are proud of our little island and the complex, and we strive hard to accommodate and please our guests. We provide a contact number to each guest at arrival and every attempt is made to fulfill any reasonable known requests, and in the event there may be other needs during their stay. We received no calls for requests of items during your stay, so we were unaware of a need that wasn't met. We provide many household items beyond toilet paper; paper towels, kitchen towels, pot holders, kitchen and bathroom trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, bath and hand soaps, as well as towels and linens, of course. Most guests prefer to bring their own toiletries such as shampoo and conditioners. Prior to your visit, our kitchen was restocked with brand new pots and pans, and has always been fully equipped with kitchen wares and other utensils used for cooking, and is inspected at each cleaning. Unfortunately, guests leave behind items during their stays and these items may not be up to another's standards. Housekeeping tries to keep ahead of this and remove the extras, however, some items inadvertently get missed. I will reiterate this with housekeeping.
Further, we have had only one other guest, ever, mention that the noise level could increase in the evenings due to some extra traffic, which seems to occur more in peak summer months. There is a sound machine set up in the bedroom to help alleviate any noise discomforts for those sleeping. In any condo/hotel, families with young children and/or babies visiting in nearby units may create an excessive amount of disturbing noises, so we provide the sound machine for both reasons.
Also, as stated in our property description, we actually are within walking distance of Whitecap Beach. For guest's convenience, VRBO/HomeAway provides a map on the website that shows exact location and proximity to the beach, and shows a distance of 0.8 mi, and a 16 min walk. (Can also be googled). Many of our guests who prefer not to walk, and rather enjoy the chance to drive on one of the last "drive-on" beaches in the U.S., rent golf carts which can be attained at a few near by locations.
Again, we do apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We do strive to accommodate and satisfy our guests and we certainly thank you for your visit with us here on North Padre Island, TX.
Very clean! 🙂
My family and I stayed at this location and really enjoyed the experience. The location of the condo was extremely convenient. We were minutes away from the beach and some pretty great souvenir shops. The place was clean and comfortable. They also had an amazing pool at the complex that was pretty refreshing after a long day at the beach. We had a blast and would recommend this place indefinitely. We'll definitely be back..😀
Great place for a winter getaway
We really enjoyed the condo. Clean and comfortable and literally walking distance from the beach. Location was handy to some great restaurants on the island and right next door to a convenience store for those last minute items or to satisfy that sweet tooth. Carla is a great host who promptly responds to all inquiries. Also appreciated her recommendations on the various venues in the welcome binder. A great help for us newbies. Thanks for making our first trip to North Padre Island so much fun. Its definately a "do-again".
Ann and Vince
Thank you! It's so wonderful to hear that you had a great winter getaway - the weather was so warm and sunny for your February visit! We are so delighted when our guests tell us we have met the mark!! We certainly strive to meet the expectations of our guests and make them as comfortable as possible, when they need a home away from home. It is always such a compliment when you know you have satisfied that requirement. Thank you also for the great recommendations for our future long term guests. Please do come back and visit us again soon!
Beautiful Condo; Wonderful Owner
We absolutely loved everything about this booking. Carla was great to work with and worked with our needs to make this a perfect vacation.
First off, it's a very spacious condo. It has an Open floor plan that make it feel very roomy inside. The modern appliances were very nice to use after the beach, good furniture and bed and the condo was tastefully decorated..
The condo complex has a great pool to hang out at, and the location is superb.
I really can't think of one caveat to list here.. Perhaps a coffee table for snacks as we watched the game, but that's literally all I can come up with. Great condo, easy-going owner, excellent value and location. Truly the perfect stay.
I hope to return to Carla's condo again soon.
It was a joy to read your review comments, thank you! So glad we were able to accommodate you and to be a part of making your vacation comfortable and enjoyable. I am delighted that you loved our little home on the island and felt that it met your needs and expectations. A coffee table may be a definite consideration for the future, or even perhaps a larger end table. And I so appreciate that you recognize this is also an excellent value in an excellent location, as it is important to us to give the best value to our customers as possible, while still providing a comfortable homey atmosphere. And, wow, so grateful it was the "perfect stay" for you! That's truly our main goal. Looking forward to accommodating you again soon.
We had a great short visit. House was clean(some sand in the furniture when we opened it up) but we had everything we needed. Carla was awesome and brought us a key when we locked ourselves out. The pool was great. We came straight from the beach and went to the pool. Its the easiest way to get the sand off. Definitely will recommend.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience on your visit. Sorry to hear there was some sand in the pull out lounger, housekeeping must have missed this, and they will be reminded to check this at every future cleaning. Sand can be a problem when you live on an island, but then again, it is part of what we love about island life. So glad you enjoyed our beach and our pool, and it was my pleasure to be available to you to bring you a key when you locked yourself out! Thanks for contacting me right away when that occurred. And most of all, thank you for your recommendation. Hope you will be back soon to visit us!
Well, since you are on the island after all, Whitecap, Mustang Island and Malaquite Beaches (part of the National Seashore Park) are must-see visits. And of course, check out Bob Hall Pier and see what's catching! Schlitterbahn is currently open in the kiddie areas, but some areas are still under construction. Plus they have a great restaurant there too, the Veranda. Just up the road on Tx 358 at the Flour Bluff Dr Exit is Fun Trackers - with go-karts, arcade games galore, a batting cage, a totally fun time for the whole family. If you love seafood - we have some great eateries on the island, some within walking distance, and some just up the road not even a mile away. The condo will have a list of all of them, and those that are our favorites and why we love and enjoy them so much, as well as pricing guides for each! There are some nice bar/lounges, some with live music, like Doc's Seafood on the Intracoastal Channel, which also has great food, that are right on the water so you can enjoy a cocktail and a beautiful water-view sunset. Or the Sand Bar at the Holiday Inn Beach Front that's situated right on the beach so you can enjoy a gorgeous view with a little sand in your toes and a little ocean wave sound in your ears. You can even rent a golf cart at the Holiday Inn Gift Shop: 361-442-7052, and explore the island. Also, experience a horseback ride on the beach and learn how to surf while you are here, and try out our own island miniature golf, - totally fun for everyone!
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Pets may possibly be accepted, with prior authorization and consent from the property owner. The condo policy rules and regulations has specific stipulations on certain breeds and/or size of the animal. So please make sure you inquire by email at the time of booking. Thank you