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“Great smaller condo building with perfect beach access!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Vista Condos

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Sea Vista Condos
Fort Worth, Texas
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“Great smaller condo building with perfect beach access!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed in #419 which has a 2 room(master bedroom and living room) expansive floor to ceiling front row view to the beach. Access to the beach was easy...quick elevator ride down, down the hallway and you are on the beach access deck. The unit was perfectly clean and equipped with everything you need for a great beach trip. We had everything we needed to prepare most of our basic meals so we didn't have to leave to go out to eat a lot. Sea Vista is at the very very south end of Padre right next to Schlitterbahn so the beach is relatively uncrowded. The owner was responsive to emails from the very beginning and he has onsite people to manage any problems (we had none). The unit is all tile so there was no musty beach smell and it was just in tip top condition.

I'm an admitted beach snob. Given the choice, I would choose Florida or the Outer Banks. I was hesitant to go to Padre because let's face it...Texas beaches (especially Galveston) have a reputation of being kind of, umm, less than optimal. Galveston grosses me out with it's nasty brown muddy water and the beaches that never seem clean. I was *very* pleasantly surprised at the condition of the beach near this condo. They seemed to groom the beach at least every day if not daily. Seaweed washes up but hey, that happens on any beach! No trash. The sand is brown and won't beat Florida or exotic beaches but it was still nice and the water rolls in nice and clean and blue/green. I would say the water itself is prettier than what we had on a North Carolina beach last year.



Padre, eh...the town itself is nothing to write home about (i.e. not a quaint little beach town where you can ride around on bikes) But we stayed on the beach or in our condo most of the time so that wasn't a big deal. I highly recommend this condo. Just as an aside...I would be super careful about NOT renting a unit that was at the back of the building (i.e. one that is closer to the parking lot and doesn't have a beach view). The Schlitterbahn kicks in with a super super loud speaker and music with a heavy bass beat and the noise lasts almost all day. We only heard it when we were outside but oh my word those units closer to the parking lot must be thumping all day with the music.

We had 2 teenagers with us and the layout was perfect to give them their own room and we had a master that overlooked the beach with a great balcony. The pool is on the smaller side but ok when you need a break from the beach.

I would choose a smaller condo building like this one any day over some of the massive condo structures we saw on the beach. I tend to think buildings like this have better and quicker access and tend to be closer to the beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Best place to stay in south padre. We rented #118 through VRBO for 3 nights. Can't say enough good. Well kept property. Always someone around keeping an eye on things. Gated so very safe. Heated pool and jacuzzi worked perfectly. Our unit was spotless, roomy and just amazing. I posted a photo of the view. This part if beach perfect. Far enough from the public areas to be more private. Clear blue water! Can't go wrong here!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

First things first. We would like to say (Thank you to Lana and Nick) Unit #317 for allowing us to stay at your property at the Sea Vista. For anybody traveling to South Padre Island for a place to relax this property has it all. Some comments that the noise here and there was disturbing with construction going on. Well my taughts are when there is no noise that is when I would start to worry that the property is not being maintained. Also some say that the cost is a big concern bottom line is you get what you pay for

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

Pretty pricey and 7 night minimum stay is steep but we thoroughly enjoyed our time here!!! We had 3 bedroom first floor condo. Walk to the beach is priceless. Schlitterbahn is next door. Pool is average. Would definitely stay again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012 via mobile

The service here is very good- staff is always cleaning, mowing, etc., making it a very clean condo! The price was steep. Unfortunately, there was lots of construction as our view in two bedrooms. The noise of it woke us up in the morning, and it wasn't very pleasant! But, in the master bedroom, there is a pretty beach view. During the week, it is almost silent and it is rare to find anyone around the condo, but weekends have more people. Overall, very good service, unfortunate view and noise of construction, and very quiet during the week.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2010

We stayed in unit 118. We understand that this is not the most luxurious of units but we found it very acceptable. The beach was fantastic. Having the ground unit made it even more so. Very easy access to the beach and sunrise. Got chased away by Hurricane Alex but that was nature's issue. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

Spent a 3-day weekend in the 407 unit with family of 5 (three young children). Not a lot of frills, but perfect for convenience and beach access. Incredible view...right on beach. Easy access to beach that wasn't at all crowded. Unit clean and comfortable; again -- not a lot of frills -- but two bedrooms and two full baths. Rented through Padre Island Rentals online; couldn't have been easier or more convenient. Hard for me to comment on price as I don't have any good reference...my guess would be it was perhaps a little better than average value for a unit with such incredible beach access. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Sea Vista Condos
Address: 110 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6505
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 35 Speciality Lodging in South Padre Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea Vista Condos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
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