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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Vista

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Ocean Vista
Rockport, Texas
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“Perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Just returned from a week in Ocean Vista 607. Wonderful corner unit. The onsite staff and maintenance people could not have been nicer. No bad vibes about renters. The grounds were maintainted beautifully and this location could not be better. Mid Island, away from the huge
complexes on both ends. The unit was comfortable, attractive but not so elaborate to cause you stress with small children. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Padre Getaways was the management company and they made things easy.

Room Tip: The 3 bedroom corner units are wonderful. Big balconies
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

We have been to SPI many times. We live 11 hours away, but own a hotel about 45 minutes away from the Island. So, normally we just drive to the island for the day, or have stayed just a day or two on the island. This time, my husband and I wanted to take our kids and relax on the beach without having to drive back and forth. We stayed in OV 607. It was decorated beautifully. The view to the beach was great. The rental company we used was Padre Getaways. They tell you not to hang your towels, not to use the umbrellas, what to expect and what to bring. We hit the Walmart in Port Isabel and bought our paper goods and our groceries and we were set! If you read your "contract" you know exactly what you are getting. We relaxed and had a great week on the beach and will rent at Ocean Vista again!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Keller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

Checked in last Saturday with no issues.. 15 minutes and out the door. Rented condo 306 and it was nice and clean. Everything is in working order. Great view of the beach and the pool is nice also. I see the pool cleaners each morning doing their thing so no worries there. Nice and close to a lot of shops, restaurants and bars.

There is wi-fi in this unit and it works fine. HBO on the HD tv. King bed in the master and 2 queens in the 2nd bedroom is perfect for the 5 of us.

Like the title of this review says, it's all good...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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South Padre Island, Texas
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

This is an answer for all those complaints about rentals at Ocean Vista Towers in South Padre Island TX. If you are looking to rent a condo in the building, be aware: “A large majority of the owners do not like rentals!” The employees and management ONLY answer to the owners and are not employed to cater to the renters. This is not a HOTEL.
Each morning the condo management put out umbrellas and chairs for condos, yes we do. Those umbrellas are OWNED by the owners of each unit and as well as you, we have the right to set them anywhere on the beach. Last time I checked, SPI’s beach is for the public. We put the umbrellas in the middle because we have the right to do so. I wonder why your friend could not move left or right to set his canopy…
If the pool is filthy, we only blame the rentals. They are the only ones that do not care about the building. We the owners pay thousands on monthly and special assessments, insurance, etc. and we take care of our property. Our maintenance cleans the pool once a day. We, the owners cannot use the pool facilities on high season for that same reason. So you see, the rentals take over our building all the way from the end of May to mid August.
If the condo you stayed at was not well maintained or smell like rotten egg, why did you complain to Service 24? They are managing that particular unit. The same with the Rules and Regulations of the House, it is the obligation of Service 24 to give you those rules so you read them to avoid an early call like the one you had. To tell you the truth, the hanging towels make the building look like a ghetto. We are a 1st class beach front resort and we do not allow ghetto habits.
FYI, the money you paid Service 24 for the rental, is only shared between Service 24 and the owner of the unit. Ocean Vista Building gets $0 or nada or caput. On the other hand, the cost for the repair of any damages created on the common grounds of the building and the extra work of our maintenance personnel is shared by all the owners!
Gee, we are glad you aren’t coming back!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

The employees and management are rude and inhospitable. Each morning the condo management put out umbrellas and chairs for condos that have rented them whether they plan to use them or not. Plus they insist on putting them right in the middle of the beach area. A friend of ours arrived early in the morning to put up his canopy. There was plenty of open beach space, so the condo management company could have just put up the umbrellas a few feet over, but instead they put up the umbrellas right in front of my friend's canopy, obstructing the view of the beach. Rude!
The pool was also filthy. Each day there was a giant glob of hair and sunscreen accumulated in the north part of the pool. Disgusting!
The condo was not well maintained. From the 1st day there was a very strong sulfer (rotten egg) smell coming from the kitchen area. This is a sign of unmaintained water heater and plumbing. Yuck!
Our rental company was Service24 and I wouldn't recommend them either. They didn't do anything about the sulfer smell (like give us a discount), plus they charged us $14 off our security deposite because we got a stain on a towel. Jerks!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Houston, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

We stayed at OCEAN VISTA #706 (DO NOT RENT THIS CONDO!) this August and I remembered it because we also stayed there the previous year. it smelled like rotten eggs! Last year I reported the problem but the obviously did not do anything about it because this year the smell was worse. Mentioned it again and got the same blank face reponse. I not be renting from service24.com again and certainly not this unit. I might give the condos another shot though...

OTHER THAN THAT GREAT LOCATION AND EASY ACCESS TO THE POOL. :)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

The condo (although dated) and view were fantastic, the short and easy walk to the beach even better. The condos offer a shower/spray area to clean off sand which was great. The building being centrally located on the island made for an easy walk to shops, bars, and restaurants. Thats about the only plus. Complaining about the dated condos will do no good seeing as they are all individually and privately owned. The pool and hot tub were very crowded at all hours of the day. The pool supposedly closes at 11 but was filled with loud, screaming drunk teens until the early hours of the morning. (the "security guard" only works on weekends). If you have an issue, DO NOT expect the office staff to help you, they look down upon you if you are simply renting and only seem to acknowledge owners of the condos. They make you feel extremely unwelcomed. We also received a call one morning telling us we would be fined if we did not remove our drying towels that were hanging on the balcony (was not made aware of this rule at any point so the threat of a fine seemed absurd). Also, if coming with a family, please note that renters may only have one vehicle in the gated area, additional vehicles must park on the street. The "free wi-fi" seems to only work near the office. For the thousands we paid to stay here a week, we will be looking elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Ocean Vista
Address: 2800 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6953
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
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Ranked #14 of 35 Speciality Lodging in South Padre Island
Number of rooms: 4
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