USA Texas South Padre Island Solare Resort Condos - South Padre Island Listing #23778

Solare Garden Villa 773 - South Padre Island, TX

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20 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 5 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Condo in Gulf-front complex w/ shared pools, hot tubs, tennis & beach access

Soak in the sunshine on the Texas Gulf Coast at this South Padre Island condo with a comfortable living space, multiple balconies, and a TV in every room! You'll be mere steps from the golden sandy beach, and you'll enjoy fantastic access to two community swimming pools, two hot tubs, a gym, and outdoor tennis courts.

What's nearby:
This condo is located in a gated, Gulf-front community that offers direct access to South Padre Island's famous beach. Other on-site amenities include a sunbathing deck, an exterior terrace, a children's playground, outdoor grills, walking trails, and gated beach areas. Spend a morning at Sea Turtle Inc. just up the road, leaving plenty of time to explore the island's many souvenir shops, boutiques, restaurants, clubs, and bars.

Things to know:
In March, all guests must be at least 23 years old.
Please note that this retreat is on the third floor and there is no elevator for it.
Guests must pay a nominal fee at the gate upon check-in for each wristband per guest.

Other permit number: 2015-682905

Other tax number: 108076

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Water view

Gulf view

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

20 reviews

Karl H. Nov 2022
This condo had numerous issues: Leaking toilet, dirt chunks in tub, Dirty floors in kitchen, living room, main bedroom, bathroom Dirty utensils in drawers. Dirty pans, flickering lights, broken dishwasher, corroded front door lock
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Karl. We regret to hear that we were unable to provide you with a pleasant stay. We sincerely apologize for both the cleanliness and maintenance concerns your party experienced during your stay. We appreciate you identifying these areas for improvement and allowing our team to promptly assist you. We hope that the compensation helped alleviate your stress. We will pass along your experience to our team to discuss preventative measures and ensure the continued enjoyment of our future guests. We hope to have another chance to better impress you in the future!
Mary J. Aug 2022
Close to beach. House was not very clean and not enough towels or bedding. Things where broke kitchen faucet wouldn’t shut all the way off. Loose wooden bars on the patios door knob about to fall off.
Marci F. Jun 2022
We love this complex for it’s beach access and the pool areas. We have rented several units within the complex over the years, and know that most units are full-time rentals, without a lot of frills, which is fine…we want location first and foremost. The price was reasonable and we had plenty of space for our family of 9. With that said; we would have appreciated access to the washer & dryer, as there were only 4 towels per bathroom and we were there for a full week. Additionally, the kitchen is pretty bare bones; we cook for most of our meals and would have appreciated a cutting board and some additional mixing bowls. The unit was clean and the few issues we had during our stay were quickly addressed by property management. The seating area could use an update; there was a large bar table in the center of the room with a single (uncomfortable) couch; it was hard to all sit together to watch tv or converse in the evenings. All in all, we enjoyed our stay!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this listing. We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns before booking, as we are happy to help. We appreciate your feedback and bringing some items to our attention that may need some TLC. We have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. Please know that our guest services team is available 24 hours a day to assist should any concerns arise during your visit. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Dawn L. Mar 2022
This home was great for our stay on South Padre Island. However, we would have liked to have known that it was on the 3rd floor with no elevator as we had two disabled people using canes to walk with us. Also, it would have been nice to have a map of the property provided as well as a short directory to local sights, restaurants, transportation, etc. All little things to make vacation a bit easier and the experience considerably better.
Kristy K. Nov 2021
We had a total of 10 people and people in this condo. The size was perfect We enjoyed the amenities and the location of the beach was great
Jennifer W. Jul 2021
Condo could use some updating. The balcony slats were loose and dangerous for children. Loved the pool, easy beach access, and great community security. Ground are also very beautiful. We had great stay!
Manager response:
Hello Jennifer We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have forwarded the information about the balcony to the management on location to follow up on. Thank you.
David V. Jul 2021
Room the where very big and nice. We love the pools for the grandkids. Place was very clean..
Fernando R. Mar 2021
We spent 2 nights in this apartment while the space was ok we had an issue with cockroaches, they were out and about while we were eating, cooking, they got inside our food and we ended up having to throw food away. We had bought enough food for the kids for the time we were there and we ended up discarding more than half of what we had gotten. If there is an infestation it should be communicated and pest control should be brought in to take care of it. Price was high for those 2 nights on top of that we still had to deal with being careful what we were using or checking our toothbrush prior to putting it in our mouth to make sure the little roaches were not already on there. It was disappointing. We went to relax with our family and ended up stressing out about all of that.
Manager response:
Fernando, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry to hear of your encounter with these unwanted guests and sincerely apologize that this had impacted your stay. The local management team is now aware of the issue and has had the home fumigated to prevent further infestations. We are pleased to report that it has not been an issue since. We are glad your trip was otherwise enjoyable, and we hope you stay with us in the future!
Michel B. Jan 2021
We enjoyed staying at this condo. A few things that need to be updated. Over all it was a great stay!
Angie B. Jan 2021
Here is the positive and negative feedback:
Very nice location. It is less than a block from the beach and right next to one of the 2 pools. There are 3 small decks and 2 of the decks overlook the pool. There is no furniture on the decks, but we used the folding chairs from the front closet. There are no beach towels, so don’t forget those. The unit definitely needs to be updated, there is lot of wear and tear, but we wanted to be close to the beach, so we were ok with an older unit. The 3 bathrooms were a plus. The condo needed some basic cooking essentials, like knives, pans and baking sheets. The local Vacasa manager brought us a lot of new kitchen items, and a new microwave. The microwave was missing when we arrived, so he dropped off a brand new microwave right at the front door. There is limited seating in the living room. There is just one couch, but you can also use the wooden dining room chairs as seating. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for, and the security is excellent. This unit does not have a washer or dryer. There is a laundry room on the premises that uses quarters. It’s $3 per wash and $2.75 per dry. If you come in the winter, be aware that the 2 pools are NOT heated. There are 2 hot tubs, but during the current situation with COVID, there is a 5 person limit on the hot tub. We just kept an eye on the hot tub and ran out to use it when it was empty. You can see the hot tub from the circular window or the deck. The large community deck area overlooking the beach is very nice. FYI, you mist wear a wrist band to identify you as a guest of the property in order to get back in from the beach entrance. I liked the tighot security. The complex feels very safe. There was a noise when the air conditioner turned on, but I think that should be fixed ASAP. Our family of 7 stayed for 16 days. I think 7 would be the limit for guests. It was pretty crowded. The listing says there are 5 queens, but they seemed more like double beds. My favorite bedroom was the upstairs bedroom, but there was no rack in the closet, so we couldn’t hand anything. However, the rom s has a circular stairway and it’s really cute. There is also a pull out couch, but I think the living room is too small to actually use it. Overall we were satisfied with the condo. Again, the location and the grounds were terrific.
Terry H. Nov 2020
great security, great place to stay. only two problems 1, somebody left french fries in the lower oven and 2 there wasnt enough cleaning supplies. close to beach just what we wanted
Manager response:
Hi Terry, thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement regarding some specific cleanliness issues with the home. We will pass your feedback to our housekeeping team for future consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future
Leonardo P. Oct 2020
Nice place to stay. Only draw back was having to use a bracelet at all times while there.
Michael D. Feb 2020
Bahia Mar was a beautiful property. We loved the pools and hot tubs. Tge grounds were immaculate. However, the condo was nice but in need of updating, especially rhe upstairs bedroom. The dresser was dirty in the middle drawers. We didnt use that row of drawers. The vanity upstairs was so old it looked dirty all the time. No plugs for either bathroom. Both tubs chipping. When we turned on the 1st floor shower, the handle came off. There wasnt a broom to sweep. All the kitchen utensils and drinking cups seemed like they were from the dollar store.
We had 3 couples, the condo was a good size for us. Any more than that might be tight. The sofa needs updating. Its a sleeper, but honestly with the table there, i have no idea how the sofa will come out. Plus its so old, im not sure anyone would want to sleep on it. All the outside patio door handles have rust. No chairs in the balcony to enjoy the view. No washer/dryer in unit.
Good news, VACASA was extremely responsive. They contacted maintenance for us, and maintenance was there within the hour. We brought paper plates and our own towels, disposable forks, spoons, cups ect, so the lack of those items didnt bother us. We stayed 7 days/6 nights and we ate out 90% of the time. But if you want to stay at the property and cook, bring your own stuff. I would recommend VACASA, and Bahia Mar. But this particular condo is just a 5 out of 10. VACASA and Bahia Mar is a 10/ 10! They have alot of other rentals that are more updated. We did have a great time!
Christopher H. Jan 2020
While we did have some issue with some of the Cable TV not working, we didn't allow that to disrupt our vacation. After all, we weren't there to watch television anyway. Over all, we loved the property and it's location alongside the beach. The entire property was very well taken care of and beautiful. Our room, while not extremely spacious, was just the right fit for our family and accommodated us nicely. I mostly appreciated to he Staff at the New Bahia Mar Condominiums. They were extremely courteous and polite from beginning to end. Not once did we encounter a member of the staff that was unpleasant. Every member greeted us with a smile each and every time we seen them. I would highly recommend this great place to anyone planning to visit South Padre Island and if we ever head back that way again, I will certainly be staying there a second time.
Adrian P. Jun 2019
Great place to stay at with family close to pool great location beach access was amazing will stay again