If you reserve our condo directly through us, we offer 2 payment methods - by debit/credit (Visa, Master Card, Discover) or by check (paper or electronic):
If you pay $300 deposit by check, we cash it at the time of the reservation and refund it at check-out (as soon as we hear from our housekeeper) and mail you an electronic check to your address.
If you pay by debit/credit card, 4 days prior to the check-in date we will put a hold on your card for $300 and will release this hold at check-out and no transaction will be processed on your card.
Q. Do we have to pick up keys in the office?
A. There is an office onsite but you won't need to go there to pick up keys. We have an electric keypad on the door and we'll give you the code in the check-in email. However, you will need to check in with the office to register your cars. Our security on site needs to know who occupies which condo, how many people and how many cars they have.
Q. Is there a BBQ grill?
A. Unfortunately our homeowner's association doesn't allow us to keep a BBQ grill on the balcony due to fire code. You are welcome to bring your own small grill if you are driving and use it by the pool or on the beach. There are also some BBQ grills available in the Isla Blanca park on the beach, a short walk from the condo, that you can use. And there was also a BBQ grill located by the rec room in the parking lot that was donated by one of the owners for everybody to use. You can check with the onsite office directly on that - 956-761-5526.
Q. Is there assigned parking in the complex?
A. No, there are no assigned parking in the complex, however, each condo is only supposed to have 2 cars. Our on site security make sure that everybody follows this rule, especially in the summer and holiday weeks. Exceptions can be made during off-season times, please let us know ahead of time so we can check with the office.
Q. Where can we park our boat or an RV?
A. Please contact us prior to your check-in date if you are planning on bringing a boat or an RV. We will need to check with our office to make sure they will have a spot for it in our gated parking lot between Labor Day and Memorial Day (off season). Unfortunately you will not be able to park a boat or an RV in our parking lot in the summer (between Memorial Day and Labor Day). There is a specific rule that was created by the homeowner's association to make sure that there is enough parking spaces during the busy time of the year - from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are very strict about this rule, not even the owners are able to park there boats in the parking lot during this time. We heard some of our guests used Jim's Marina in the past. They charge $25/day for a wet slip and they are extremely nice.
Q. How is swimming in the gulf in front of the condo?
A. The beach is very safe and kid friendly in front of our condo and really anywhere in South Padre Island. It gradually drops and you can walk out probably close to 80 ft or so before it starts to get deep. There are some times when you get big waves but because of the large shallow area they tend to break up before they reach the beach.
Q. Do people usually rent cars when they come down?
A. Most of our renters are driving from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and other states nearby. I believe, the small amount that fly do rent a car but occasionally, may be, once a year, we would get questions on restaurants and things to do within walking distance of the condo but that could be because people don't want to drive.
Our condo is located on the southern side of the island, right next to Schlitterbahn Water Park. We normally recommend to people to rent a car, it makes it a little easier. There is a free shuttle that goes up and down the Padre Blvd every 30 min but the car definitely makes it much easier to move around the island. You will need to walk about quarter of a mile from the complex to the bus stop.
Q. Do you provide a discount to military, firefighters, police officers?
A. Yes, we do offer 10% discount in the off season (Sep-May, non-holiday weeks, excludes Spring Break). Please provide valid proof of employment.