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Contact: Mrs. Wilkinson
Phone: 956-551-1423

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South Padre Island is one of the finest recreational areas in the world. Our condo at Gulfview I offers all the amenities one could ask for in a one-bedroom condo, including a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal or reheat a pizza in the microwave.

For those downtime moments away from the beaches, we have a large TV with cable service that includes HBO/Cinemax. A phone is available for free local calls; long distance can be accessed with a calling card.

The bedroom is spacious and has two full-size beds. All necessary sheets and towels are supplied.

The third-floor porch provides a space to kick back and enjoy the view of the ocean and the jetties. Then take a swim in the Olympic-plus size swimming pool, or enjoy basking in the luxury of one of the two jacuzzis. Afterwards, take a walk on the pristine beach where you can collect some shells, try out your new surfboard, or do some windsurfing.

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South Padre Island: Fun in the Sun on Texas's Gulf Coast!

South Padre Island, located on the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas, is a year-round outdoor playground. In winter the population swells as many "winter Texans" descend on South Padre looking for some much needed sunshine. In March, chaotic fun ensues as 130,000 college students hit South Padre during the annual "Spring Break" period. The Gulf's warm waters, historical significance, and more sunshine than any sunbather needs make South Padre an ideal vacation destination. A day's itinerary can include fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, swimming, windsurfing, golfing, tennis, bird watching, beach combing, and just about any outdoor activity imaginable.

Before heading out in the sunshine, treat yourself to a taste of history by visiting the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Located in a restored 1899 Victorian commercial building, the museum houses exhibits that describe the history of the area from the time it was a supply depot during the Mexican-American war. There are Mexican- American War artifacts, interactive exhibits, and a large mural from 1906 by artist Victor Morales. Nearby, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum focuses on three shipwrecks that sank in the waters off of South Padre in 1554. Displays include relics, artifacts, and hands-on activities teaching about sea life for the kids.

The beaches around South Padre Island are legendary for their white, sugary sand, and for the calm, shallow waters. In town, there are over 20 different access points where you can park and pop out onto your choice of sand. All of the beaches are spectacular. For a total get away, head north to the Padre Island National Seashore, which is some 110 miles long. This is the longest barrier island in the United States. A four-wheel drive vehicle is best for exploring this amazing wilderness beach. The currents converge at Padre Island, making the Seashore area a great place to comb for a souvenir.

The Laguna Madre Bay separates South Padre Island from the Texas mainland and is recognized as one of the world's top windsurfing destinations. With average wind speeds of 15 mph year-round, the bay offers windsurfers of all skill levels ample opportunity to ride the waves.

South Padre Island is also famous for its fishing activity. The largest blue marlin ever caught in Texas was nabbed off of South Padre. Deep-sea, surf, fly and pier fishing are all popular ways of quenching your angling thirst. Big game fish like wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin, tuna, sailfish, swordfish, and even mako shark are all inhabitants of the Gulf's waters. True aficionados will want to plan a trip to coincide with the Texas International Fishing Tournament, which has been plowing along for more than 60 years.

With more than 300 species of birds, South Padre Island is a bird-watching paradise. One of the best places to spot some of the avian wildlife is the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. This boardwalk meanders out over wetlands and around a fresh water pond. Some of the species include egrets, ospreys, pelicans, kingfishers, moorhens, terns, and herons.

A visit to South Padre Island can be fun for the whole family. Build a sandcastle and have it judged in local competition. Take a horseback ride along the beach at sunset; or watch the sun disappear into the Gulf with a cool drink in your hand at one of the island's excellent restaurants. Bungee jump from the tallest bungee tower in Texas. Track down the island's famous "Turtle Lady," and receive a lesson in turtle protection. Strap on some scuba gear and visit one of the natural reefs which were created by sinking abandoned oil rigs. However you choose to spend your South Padre Island vacation, rest assured you could not have made a better destination choice!

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Nearby Activities:

The Schlitterbahn Water Park is located just across the street. Do not worry about parking spaces; just keep your auto at Gulfview I and walk over to buy your ticket and enjoy a fun-filled day of watersports for the entire family.

If you are not too exhausted from your day activities, you'll have restaurants, nightclubs, or a cruise on an offshore gambling vessel to choose among at night.

Brownsville is only 30 minutes away, and prides itself on the Gladys Porter Zoo -- one of largest and most comprehensive zoos in the United States. And world- class golfing is located at Laguna Vista, only a few minutes' drive from the Island.

The close proximity to Mexico (45 minutes) provides the vacationer an opportunity to enjoy a south-of-the-border experience. Dine or dance to a Latin beat at Garcia's, or visit the Mercado where you can buy gifts for everyone for only a few pesos.

Phone AC Cable TV
VCR Stereo CD
DVD Full Kitchen Microwave
Dishwasher Refrigerator Ice Maker
Cookware Linens Water Front
Water View Washer/Dryer Pets OK
No Smoking Private Pool Community Pool
Jacuzzi Tub Hot Tub Sauna
Fireplace/Wood Stove Bikes Boat
Kayak Canoe Dock
Deck Grill Covered Parking

Property amenities not listed above:

Olympic Plus Pool, Two Jacuzzis, Tennis Courts

Air-Conditioning, Ceiling-Fans, Balcony

Porch/Lanai,Outdoor-Grill- Charcoal, Microwave

Refrigerator - Full-Size, Oven/Stove, Toaster

Coffee-Maker, Coin-Laundry, Bath-Linens

Bed-Linens, Beach-Towels, TV+Cable

Alarm-Clock, Radio, Phone

Modem-Jack, Walkway-to-Water, Swimming-Pool-Shared

Outdoor-Shower, Hot-Tub/Jacuzzi, Parking-Off-Street

Sunsets-Exceptional, Views-Exceptional

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Sep/06/06-Dec/31/06: $325/Weekly (6 nights)
Comment: 3-night Special=$250; Holidays slightly higher

Jan and Feb, 2005: $1000 Monthly, plus tax

Mar/01/05-Apr/1/05: $1000/Weekly (up to 6 Guests)
Comment: Discounts are available for slow Spring Break Weeks

Apr/2/05-May/25/05: $400 Weekly (up to 6 Guests)
Comment: 3-night Special=$325

May/25/05-May/29/05: $450/Weekly (up to 6 Guests)
Comment: 3-night Special=$375

May/30/05-Jul/31/05: $650/Weekly (up to 6 Guests)
Comment: 3-night Special=$425; July 4th higher

Aug/01/05-Sep/05/05: $600/Weekly (up to 6 Guests)
Comments: 3-day Special=$375

Note: Please add these extra charges to our vacation rental rates:

Local Taxes: 13.50%
Gratuity/Tip: Included or Not Applicable
Cleaning Fee: Included or Not Applicable

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Prices on this South Padre Island Vacation Rental are subject to change without notice. Please contact owner for most up-to-date information.

Contact Information

(Please mention CafeGetaway #937 - South Padre Island, Texas Vacation Rental)
Contact: Mrs. Wilkinson
Cell 956-551-1423
Home 956-233-6453

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