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La Playa Condominium 209 - South Padre Island, TX

56 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  (15 lb weight limit) 
2308 Gulf Blvd #209, South Padre Island, TX 78597

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Beachfront dog-friendly condo w/ Gulf views & a shared pool!

Wake up each morning to white sand, pristine dunes, and warm Gulf waves when you escape to this two-bedroom South Padre Island vacation rental, a well-appointed beachfront condo with a shared outdoor swimming pool and garden. With space for six guests and up to two dogs (15lbs or less), you can bring the whole family! Whether you're a surfer, a sunbather, or a kiteboarder-in-training, this quaint condo is a wonderful destination for small families in search of sun, sand, and serene relaxation. Take an afternoon nap in the warmth of the sunshine, browse the wireless Internet, or catch your favorite show on the flatscreen cable TV. Pull up a seat to the bar counter to help with the cooking, or relax with a newspaper and a cup of coffee at the small indoor dining table for two. But as the sun comes up each morning, step outside on the private balcony to gaze east across the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an al fresco breakfast at the patio table for four, or watch the kids play on the grassy lawn below. And you'll return home to find a beautifully landscaped terrace, a refreshing outdoor pool, and a communal picnic area with a charcoal grill.

What's Nearby:
Ideally located in the charming La Playa condo complex of 20 beachfront units, this bright and comfortable home is mere steps from the Gulf of Mexico. It's also an easy walk or a free shuttle ride to local restaurants, shopping, bars and nightclubs, and recreational outfitters. Thanks to the island's year-round warm weather, it's never a bad day to borrow a boogie board from the HOA and spend the day splashing in the turquoise Gulf waves. Spend the day on an eco-tour, gazing at the local dolphins, or charter a fishing boat to search for plentiful red snapper, grouper, and kingfish. You'll also be just two miles north of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, where you'll find 13 indoor and outdoor waterslides on 25 acres of beachfront property.

Things to Know:
Dog-friendly (15 lbs or less for a fee)
Free Wifi
Shared Pool
* Please be advised that all guests during the month of March must be at least 25 years old.
** For your safety, there are security cameras on-site located in the front office.

Permit # 2015-581785 A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Shared Bathroom Only



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

House rules

Not suitable for children

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf view




Cable : Time Warner

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

On-site activities

Pool : Shared


Gas grill : Private




56 reviews

Elizabeth K. Oct 2020
You cannot beat the view and access to the beach. The condo is well layed-out and very clean and comfortable. Small complex, perfect for social distancing. I understand that there are plans to refurbish the pool...which will make this a 5-star location.
Marie Z. Oct 2020
You can hear the waves from the balcony. Great spot on SPI. Quiet & private complex. Very safe with gates. Apartment was clean. Beds were very comfortable. Only drawback is the bright lights that are in the walkways shine into the bedrooms. Well equipped kitchen. Bring your own spices & coffee filters. Updated since the pictures were posted. Nice tile floor & new couch. TV in the bedroom with the king size bed. No fans. Definitely coming back!
Melissa P. Aug 2020
Cute decor, convenient beach access.
Jessie G. Jul 2020
This is a super nice condo with great views to the beach. It has easy access to beach area.
Jessica S. Jun 2020
Loved the condo but was disappointed that the listing said it could accommodate 6 people, we are a family of 5 and when we got there, there was a king bed, 2 twin beds and a couch. I was expecting at least a pull out sofa, instead my son had to sleep on a regular couch for a week and said it was extremely uncomfortable.
Manager response:
Hello Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize the occupancy has changed to only 4 people. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do not want any of our guests to feel uncomfortable or that there is not enough room for everyone. We do hope we have a chance to host you again in the future.
Elizabeth K. Jun 2020
A pandemic adds a new level to any vacation, but we absolutely felt safe and comfortable here. Small complex with private entries. The beachfront location and view from the balcony are spectacular! We've already booked again for the fall.
Shawn H. Jun 2020
Being close to the beach, the view, small property complex, pet friendly, the property plants and flowers were lovely.
Matthew W. May 2020
We absolutely loved this little condo. It faces out to the sea and is just a quick walk to the beach.
karina p. May 2020
Great view, easy access to the beach.
George C. Mar 2020
We've stayed at La Playa many times over the years, dating from the 80's when our daughters were small. It is one of the older properties that fronts on the beach, but very well maintained and managed. #209 is not a luxury condo, but very comfortable and a good value. We'll be back!
Jeffrey B. Feb 2020
Excellent beachfront property. The complex itself was tired and dated. Lock-box problem cost some time getting in, but vacasa was available and responsive. Not the best but excellent value. I would stay again.
michle d. Feb 2020
Loved the fact it was on the ocean-great view. Condo needed updating. The toilet rocked, the bathtub was chipped, no place to hang towel-bathroom- to dry. Dishwasher was in a horrible place, top of refrigerator was rusty, floor tiles were not level, hurt to walk on barefoot in spots. Clean place even with the minor things
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us and telling us about your stay. We have purchased a towel hanger to put behind the bathroom door. We inspected the tile and toilet and did not find any issues with is, but we will keep an eye out. We hope to see you again!
Christopher D. Dec 2019
Great view, easy access to the beach and the master, bed was so comfortable! The complex was small and quiet, central location, easy to get to Louies and Laguna Bob's. Will definitely check this place out again
Michael R. Feb 2019
This condo is in a perfect spot! We loved the view of the gulf. The condo itself, from the difficult lock on the door, to the tired furniture and rocking toilet, made us not feel quite has happy on vacation as we had hoped. The construction project was 6-days a week, 8a-5p. Incredible noise.
Manager response:
We are glad to see you enjoyed the beautiful view, Michael! The toilet has been fixed and adjusted, and we have suggested some furniture updates to the owner. Thank you!
Sharon R. Sep 2018
We loved the ocean view and walking distance to the bars and restaurant. I can’t say enough. So much fun and a clean beautiful beach!,
agnieszka m. Aug 2018
The condo was quiet, clean, and had all the amenities we needed. Less than 100 steps from the beach. Our only complaint was the door was very difficult open and close.
Amanda J. Aug 2018
This was our first time to SPI. The condo was nice for our family of 3 and a dog; it has a great view and proximity to the beach. There is a small pool on the premises as well. I didn't realize that the condo did not have in unit laundry and assumed it had. There is a communal laundry room but it is pricey at almost $4 to wash/dry. So bring a lot of clothes if you don't want to be bothered with the laundry room/cost. The front door is not the easiest to open and you have to know 2 codes for the property- one to get in and one for your condo. Would be nice to update the door to a more modern entry vs a key/key lock as to not have to have 2 codes.
Bradley C. Aug 2018
Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

The unit is getting a bit dated however and could use some TLC.

Front door does not shut unless slammed. Poor fit. Has caused the locks to become loose. The deadbolt was a real pain to operate.

Master bedroom faces the door where there are very bright security lights. The windows in the master have nothing but a white blind, which is next to no help to block the light. Looked to me 7am in the master bedroom, no matter what time it really was.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback. The door does get swollen from the moisture in the air, and we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. The dead bolt has been replaced. Thank you!
Kristen K. Jul 2018
We love the location of La Playa. It is convenient to the beach as well as things to do on the Island. Just wish there were black-out curtains on the master bedroom to block out the outside lighting. Otherwise, everything about the place was perfect!
Chelsea G. Jul 2018
Couldn't get any better with this amazing beachfront property. Great scenic view of the gulf with plenty of extras to keep my family comfortable. The layout of the rental made it feel much larger than it was and the furnishings were fresh and clean. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!
Christy B. Jun 2018
Super cute, has some updates....but the big thing is the view and short distance to the ocean!
Janet R. May 2018
Cute place. We have to travel with our dog, so this place is ideal for us. The condo is clean and nicely decorated. The beach view is beautiful and the sand is only steps away!
Tianna B. May 2018
The condo was great, bright colors, very clean, wonderfully stocked kitchen, and comfy beds. The pool was delightful to relax in after playing in the Gulf with the kids!
Janet R. May 2018
Cute, quaint condo, nice decor, well equipped. The complex is modest but friendly. The view is so nice and the beach access is a plus.
Jim A. Mar 2018
I would highly t commend this condo to others. Great location. A beautiful patio view of the ocean. And easy walk to the beach. The two bedroom unit was spacious and relaxing! We would come back!
Meridian N. Dec 2017
The unobstructed view and easy access to the beach delivered as promised. I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony listening to the gulf sounds and staring at the water almost as much as I enjoyed walking along the beach! Property is well maintained and the unit was comfy.
Lisa K. Nov 2017
Older complex but very well maintained. No heated pool but the area garden and palapa umbrellas made it very nice to sit around, bbq and relax. The condo is decorated very nice and comfortably with everything you could possibly need. The #1 best part of this place is the large balcony with the most breathtaking ocean views followed by a private walkway over the dunes to the beach. I can’t wait to go back. Didn’t want to leave!
Evan B. Oct 2017
This property is fully furnished with an excellent view. Stayed here comfortably with my wife abd 3 year old. Make sure you get the gate code before arriving.
Colleen W. Oct 2017
This was the most relaxing place we have stayed on this island. The location was awesome. The condo was clean and quiet. I would recommend to everyone to stay here instead of any motel, it was like home!!!
Lola H. Sep 2017
Location has beautiful sunrises.
Emiliano C. Sep 2017
We loved the time we spent the and will do it again soon!
Chris S. Aug 2017
A great dog friendly place to stay. Great beach access on a less crowded stretch of beach. The condo was clean and nicely decorated. We loved the week we spent there.
Bill B. Jul 2017
Loved the property! Would recommend for a family of 4 or less, or a couple. Very clean, quiet, secure, and comfortable. A very short walk to the beach! We will stay here again!
John T. Jul 2017
The unit is not luxurious but is well equipped and taken care of. Proximity to beach is wonderful and the location was less crowded than near larger complexes... something we sought out. Small complex is beneficial. Some issues of older building... air circulation, sticking door... but overall nice unit.
Kate H. Jul 2017
First, the positives. This lovely beachfront condo was perfect for a long weekend with my husband and two children. The view is spectacular, and there is just enough space for a family of four. The decor and furnishings were tasteful and modern, and the unit didn't have that gone fishin' smell. We like that La Playa is dog friendly, and while we don't currently have a dog, we may someday. It is nice to know that we could take said pet to La Playa.

However, there were some annoying logistical issues. When we arrived at the condo, there was a bag of toiletries waiting for us (a nice touch!) with a note from the local property manager saying that we needed to check in at the condo office and pick up our parking pass and wristbands. However, the office keeps irregular hours on the weekend and no one was there. I called Vacasa, and the representative said she would sort the issue out with the property manager. We never heard back from anyone. Security left a sticker on our car overnight saying that they would tow our car if we didn't have a parking pass. I finally got a hold of the property manager the next day who said she would bring us a pass, but she never did. I did finally run into someone in the office who was able to give me a parking pass and wristbands. She seemed put out by the whole situation--the fact that she doesn't manage the unit we were staying in and that the person who does should have taken care of things for us. This made me feel that La Playa, the local property manager, and Vacasa wanted me to be responsible for their responsibilities and that none of the three entities could communicate with the others or me effectively. Too many entities were in the mix.
Manager response:
We apologize for the error with the parking passes and will make sure this is taken care of in the future. Thanks!
Jennifer T. Jun 2017
My husband and I enjoyed staying right on the beach and being so close to everything we needed. We also liked how the condo was furnished with absolutely everything!! It's very hard to find pet friendly areas but I can honestly say that our pups has a nice vacation as well. We will definitely be staying at this property again in the future!
Jessica M. May 2017
Everything was great from the view to living , had lots of space. Will be statying again.
David A. May 2017
It was a nice place peaceful and off the beach.
Jeffrey M. May 2017
Overall, we had a great time at this property. The location was excellent and was on a quieter section of beach which we preferred. We could sit on the back porch and hear the waves as well. The quality of the interior was good and the kitchen had everything we needed. The property had gates front and back with code access which added to the safe feel of the condo.

Areas of improvement: the listing does not list a hair dryer as an amenity and I specifically asked about it before travel. Vacasa said it was not included so my wife packed hers. Only to find that there was one there after all. Not a huge deal, but poor communication. Also, there is a building security light in the stairwell directly outside the master bedroom windows. We had to purchase black trash bags and tape up after poor sleep the first night. That bedoom really needs blackout shades!

Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay, check in and out was smooth and we would stay here again.
Juan G. Apr 2017
very nice location and units
Sonny H. Mar 2017
The property was in a great location and was perfect for our family of 5. We'll be back next year.
Suzette C. Nov 2016
We really enjoyed our stay. The room was great and we enjoyed the quietness of the property. It was like staying at a nice size apartment. We loved the ocean view and the walk to the beach was about 2 min. Would definitely stay here again.
MARVIN H. Sep 2016
We have stayed here for 25 years and enjoy the easy access to the beach and small complex. Always clean and comfortable.
Quad Y. Aug 2016
Great location! Ease of use with check in and check out. Had everything we needed!
James M. Jul 2016
Over all a very nice place to stay.

Debra R. Jul 2016
Great stay at La Playa! View was beautiful from the condo. Loved that we could rent chairs and umbrellas for the beach each day. Very relaxing stretch of the beach. Gravity park and water sports were fun for teenagers! Enjoyed fireworks at the nearby restaurants facing the bay. Bring sand shoes-the sand gets hot!
Daymion D. Jul 2016
Beautiful and relaxing can't wait to go back
Donald M. Jun 2016
Excellent condo experience for families