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USA Texas South Padre Island Solare Resort Condominiums Listing #8098

Solare Garden Villa 865 - South Padre Island, TX

51 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Dog-friendly  (35 lb weight limit) 
6300 Padre Blvd, Solare Garden Villa 865, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Dog-friendly, beachside fun on the Gulf Coast w/ pools, hot tubs, gym, & tennis

****PLEASE NOTE: Babies and infants count toward the total occupancy of a reservation. Unfortunately, guests will be denied access if over the maximum number of people. Thank you.****

Take the family south for a Gulf Coast getaway at this sparkling and spacious, dog-friendly condo with a host of on-site resort amenities including shared pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and a fitness room.

Part of the Solare Resort Condominiums, this two-bedroom rental is beach-close for fun on the sand and in the surf. Grab your camera and head over to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center where you can stroll along bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour, and climb the five-story observation tower with views of Laguna Madre and the South Padre Island Skyline, all less than a mile away. For shopping and dining, you'll find several options up and down nearby Padre Blvd.

Airy, bright, and inviting, this exquisitely decorated and furnished retreat offers pristine living environments and desirable modern conveniences.

Relax in the living area with comfortable furnishings, bright windows, and access out to your private balcony. Sharing this space, there's a glass-topped dining table with seating for six, and a breakfast bar with three leather, swivel counter stools, perfect for socializing, day-planning, or enjoying delicious, home-cooked meals prepared in the full kitchen.

The updated kitchen has drawers and cabinets stocked with essential cookware, dinnerware, and utensils, as well as a full array of stainless steel appliances and labor-saving, countertop gadgets including a French door refrigerator with ice maker, range, microwave oven, toaster, coffeemaker, and dishwasher. If you want to try your hand at some traditional Texas BBQ, communal grills are available on the property.

There are two bedrooms in this home: The master suite has a plush, king-sized bed, a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the deck, a large closet, and an attached, full bath. The guest room has two queen beds and a second full bath. With two bedrooms and two baths, this home accommodates up to six guests very comfortably. Your small, well-behaved dog (35 pounds and under) is also welcome to join you for an additional nightly fee.

While relaxing at home, get online with ease thanks to the complimentary WiFi, or keep up with all your favorite shows and movies on three large, flatscreen TVs. And to ensure you start each day with fresh, clean clothes, this rental comes with a private washer/dryer located right off the kitchen.

While there's plenty of fun and excitement to be had in the South Padre Island area including off-shore fishing excursions, watersports, and hiking and biking trails, you can enjoy a number of fantastic resort amenities right outside your front door with two swimming pools, hot tubs, a fully-equipped fitness room, and tennis courts.

Reserve this condo today and pencil in a spectacular vacation alongside the rolling Gulf of Mexico.

* Please note that grills are not allowed on the balconies. Thank you!

Please note: During the month of March, all guests must be 23 years or older.

Only guests listed on the reservation will be allowed access to the property.

There are no elevators available in this building.

South Padre Island HOT #2017-465182 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.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared





51 reviews

Zaena F. Mar 2020
Beautiful inside and out! The condo was even better in person. The pools, seating areas, and grounds, were all very well cared for. Flowers blooming, pathways clean... it was all lovely.
Maya K. Feb 2020
Overall- great stay. The unit is clean, secure, and a 5 min walk to beach thru beautiful grounds. My son and I were very comfortable, and the unit is walking distance from the turtle and birding center.
Few minor suggestions:
Front door mat needed. (It was raining the day we got there, and floors are very slippery).
Items needed to make the unit more kid-friendly (toys for sandcastles etc.)

I would definitely recommend this place for a comfy, clean stay!
Manager response:
Hi Maya, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to address this with the homeowner for their consideration. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
patricia s. Jan 2020
The rooms were large. The furnishings and finishes were very nice. Great balcony. Very comfortable.
Michelle S. Jan 2020
The complex is on the north end of South Padre (only a few miles from the south end and causeway). This is the quiet end. It is within walking distance to the Turtle Rescue Center, multiple restaurants, including the "biggest beach bar in Texas" the convention center and nature trails, the bird sanctuary, and shopping. It is a beautiful walk through the grounds to the beach.
Johnesha J. Sep 2019
The place was nice. I agree with some of the other reviews in regards to the bedding and beds. A good nights sleep could not be had, but I still enjoyed my stay.
MIGUEL V. Sep 2019
very clean, all well equipped, nice amenities, greatly updated
Renee M. Aug 2019
Stay was great clean up to date rooms only 2 complaints that were not that big of a deal but just feedback, need better cooking pans and the toilet in master you had to hold it down to flush other than that everything was superb
Manager response:
We have replaced the pan and checked the toilet. We hope to see you again!
Andreas H. Aug 2019
Clean, enjoyable, convenient.
Abby R. Jun 2019
Access to the beach 🏝 is close, the swimming pools are clean. The stay was beautiful. Absolutely breathtaking ❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌴
Briana R. Jun 2019
The resort was very nice and close to the beach. Also, within walking distance to Clayton's Beach Bar. Loved the pools!
Mariana G. May 2019
We loved the condo! It was spacious and comfortable. Very relaxing.
Sonia M. Apr 2019
Condo was very clean, and comfortable.
Robert R. Apr 2019
Everyone was friendly and helpful! The rooms were BEAUTIFUL with beautiful views. I cannot stress enough how wonderful our trip was. Definitely plan to return!
Janell J. Feb 2019
Great vacation. Enjoyed the condo!
Suzette L. Jan 2019
The condo was beautiful! Grounds were impeccable. We would come back again for sure. The only thing missing we’re hangers. Otherwise, it was Great!!
chris t. Nov 2018
Great place
TONY D. Nov 2018
Interior of condo is very well maintained, stocked, clean and modern. Facilities and common area well maintained. Everything was to be recommended.
Julian R. Oct 2018
The place was clean and had everything in the right location. I would definitely go back to this location with my family.
Victorsha C. Aug 2018
The interior of the apartment is beautiful, fully equipped and has friendly staff.
Stephanie B. Aug 2018
The unit was very nice and comfortable and has a view of one of the pools. Check in was easy and the staff friendly. We'd love to return!
Sonya G. Aug 2018
This is a beautifully appointed condo that is pet-friendly...a plus for us bringing our puppy on vacation. The entire property is incredible with two gorgeous pools, a lovely sun deck, and a well-maintained private beach. The decor in the condo is beautiful and the appliances and amenities such as washer/dryer made everything about our stay very convenient. We had a relaxing time enjoying the beach, the pools, the sun deck, and just hanging out in the condo. We will definitely stay here again in the future!
Susan V. Aug 2018
Great amenities for a blended family of two generations.
Lupita B. Jul 2018
Fabulous amenities, wonderfully furnished Villa! Overall a great place to spend time with family.
jack t. Jul 2018
Beautiful condo i would of liked an earlier check in but had it had security and I liked that. I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK
Patricia E. Jul 2018
Property was beautiful and staff were very friendly, did have some issues with one of the rooms been hot during the night and a shower having low water pressure. Overall would come back to this place again.
Herman M. Jun 2018
Everything you can ask for.
Diana G. May 2018
Everything in the room was as described in their advertising. Everything in the condo was amazing thank you
Jeannette V. Apr 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in unit 865. The place was clean, well equipped, and easy walking distance to the beach. The grounds at Solare (Bahia Mar) are really beautiful and there is plenty to do for all. I especially loved the common deck area overlooking the beach. I even took a nap there one day while listening to the waves come in and out. I liked the location of complex as well. My pup was really happy with the unit. Nice tile to cool off on, big deck to watch birds flying by, and plenty of outdoor space for him to walk. My husband and I are already thinking about going back in the fall. Can’t wait to return!!
Ernesto R. Apr 2018
The privacy, easy access to the beach and the condo was very clean. Someone did awesome job decorating it. Priced just right as well.
Ninah C. Mar 2018
Beautiful condo, very spacious.. walking distance to claytons. Wish they allowed visitor day passes.
Jessica W. Feb 2018
We loved the condo we chose and the location. Service at the complex was great!
Connie K. Feb 2018
Condo is as described, kitchen well equipped. Wireless internet was non existent, had to go to tower lobby to use my laptop, no hangers in the closet and only a broom and dustpan to use on the floors. Could have used a stick vacuum for area rugs and a swifter jet mop to tidy up the tiled floors. The pools are not heated as stated on VRBO site. Did not get what I thought I was paying for in regards to pool and internet but otherwise the condo is as described.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see WiFi was so difficult for this guest and have refunded them accordingly. Each unit should have its own wireless router in place very soon. We have asked VRBO to edit the pool's description. Thank you!
Kay C. Jan 2018
Very, very nice.
Kristi E. Jan 2018
We had a great stay. The condo was very comfortable and really nice. Clean and updated.
Mark S. Oct 2017
We enjoyed our stay here for the most part. The complex itself is so close to the beach and there was security at the beach entrance and well as the front which was nice. Each day when we went down to the beach the guard there helped us with our wagon down the stairs.

The unit itself was mostly clean with the exception of a few items we noted. Units look nice, but be aware they are fairly cheap, poor quality furnishings. I'd do a full inspection upon arrival and document anything you find. Kitchen was well stocked, but if you are picky about your cookware bring your own pans/pots as those have seen better days and the non-stick was coming up.

Amenities on the property were nice, but I can imagine during peak season they are quite crowded. The gym was located in the tower and was pretty basic, but was nice there even was one available. Those are hard to come by when on vacation but important for people. Pools were nice, but oddly enough one thing to note there are no bathrooms anywhere near the pools which I imagine just causes people to urinate in the pool. It's also tough if you come with kids and they need to go.

Overall we'd stay at Solara Garden again, for sure in the low rise options. The tower units don't seem as welcoming. It was nice using Vacasa and they seem like a PM company with great communication and service if you need it.
Tracey P. Sep 2017
We stayed in Building 8 of the Garden Villas and it was great! It was the closest thing to our own personal beach house in South Padre. I didn't want to stay in the tower condos and have to deal with the elevator and no balcony, but couldn't pay over $400 a night for a house on the beach. In the 3 story Garden Villas, the parking lot is right there, the grounds are perfectly landscaped, we had a large balcony, and it was the week after Labor Day so the property was not crowded at all. The Vacasa units were all nicely decorated too - everything was clean, new, and modern. Other vacation homes (in our price range) we looked at were on the other side of Gulf Blvd. (so not directly on the beach, unlike Solare) and had hideous wicker furniture and cheap polyester seashell bedspreads and the like.
Kevin L. Sep 2017
Such a great place to stay. I was “stuck” here an extra week for hurricane Harvey and was happy to be in such a comfortable home.
Luke N. Jul 2017
A few months ago was stayed in the high rise portion this time in the garden home. Both have similar high end feel. The walls may be a bit thinner in the garden home or maybe just one one night of the 7 had a bit more partying next door.

Small housekeeping issue when we first arrived but we sent an email and text to Eric and went to play on the beach; by the time we returned from walking on the beach, someone had arrived to fix it. Good stay. We will be back
Jessica G. Jun 2017
It was a great place!!! Definitely staying there from now on!!!
Kelby L. Mar 2017
I really liked the property. Great location. The toilets had a hard time flushing and the wifi never worked but besides that I liked it.
Angela P. Mar 2017
I believe we were only the second renters for this newly renovated condo. It was well appointed and decorated very nicely - felt like a professionally decorated home. The property, pools and beach were great and it was centrally located to everything we wanted to do. It felt like a high end resort. the property is gorgeous and well maintained.
Kevin L. Feb 2017
I think I was the first guest here since the condo was completely remodeled. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for a fantastic stay.