USA Gulf Coast Texas South Padre Island Listing #4900

Aquarius Condominiums #305 - South Padre Island, TX

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Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Gulf Front Condo with WiFi & Balcony - Resort Beach, Pool, & Hot Tub

Spring breakers and sun-seeking families alike are welcome in this oceanfront South Padre Island condo, which treats visitors to a private beach and shared pool and hot tub in the heart of the action! When you need a little rest and relaxation and nearly constant sunshine, look no further than this laid-back island community.

The Aquarius condo is located on the third floor of an oceanfront complex just a short walk to the beach. You'll enjoy views of the surf from your wrap-around deck facing the Gulf, and you'll love the central location near fresh seafood restaurants and shops.

The condo is chipper and beachy, providing bamboo accent furniture and unique coastal artwork and decor. When not gazing at views of the sea and pool from your balcony or large windows, you'll love looking at the sea glass, buoys, and fish statues that make the place homey. The living room offers a cozy seat for your entire group and a coffee table to set down fruity drinks or play a game of cards. When you need an escape from the sun, lounge indoors where tile floors and central AC help keep the space cool.

A second sitting room and cable TV are located just off the kitchen - perfect for when you want to be closer to the snacks! A flatscreen cable TV will keep guests entertained when not out-and-about, and you'll never argue over dinner seats thanks to a bistro table and breakfast island. Complete appliances, including a dishwasher, will make meal prep a breeze whether you're making quick sandwiches for the beach or baking fish and rice for a formal dinner. When you don't feel like cooking, you're within walking distance to Daddy's Seafood & Cajun Kitchen, Badabing Bagels, and La Jaiba Seafood!

The oceanfront Texas vacation rental sleeps four guests. Central features include one full bath and one bedroom. The suite provides calming views overlooking the beach, private balcony access, and a queen bed. Enjoy views of brown pelicans flying overhead or unwind with a movie on the flatscreen TV. Extra guests are welcome on the double sofa bed. You're going to need a good night's sleep to fuel your days at the resort and beach!

The resort provides awesome additional features, including a community game room equipped with WiFi, private men's and women's saunas, and community laundry facilities. Outside, get to know your fellow sun seekers by having a barbecue on the charcoal grills by the pool. Partially covered patios overlooking the beach create the perfect spot for a picnic. Wait 30 minutes and then go swimming!

Enjoy a dip in the large community pool or a soak in the hot tub before packing your bag for the beach. A short sandy path leads to the Gulf of Mexico where you can spend long days sunbathing, building sand castles, or riding boogie boards! When you're ready to explore beyond this private strip of sand, you're conveniently located on bike paths and a bus route. A free shuttle will take you across the island and even to Port Isabel and back!

The island community celebrates its natural surroundings and unique wildlife at the Sea Turtle, Inc. recovery center, the South Padre Island Dolphin Research Center, and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get hands-on with the professionals or book a dolphin-watching tour out at sea. Check out the visitor's center for the largest outdoor sandcastle in the U.S., then ride the waves at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Just before the sun sets and the summer fireworks begin, head over to Isla Blanca Park for the best views on the island.

For a truly unique holiday along the Gulf of Mexico, visit the Texas Gulf Coast and this resort community!

South Padre Island Permit #2016-399049

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.

Other permit number: 2015-191460

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




Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view





Cable : Time Warner

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Sauna : Shared





66 reviews

Elizabeth M. Apr 2022
Clean rooms & comfortably bed, easy beach & pool access. Very well stocked kitchen & beach items. Bedroom small, hard to get around bed & kitchen is dated. Booking/owner very helpful & quick to answer questions.
Gail S. Mar 2022
Wonderful view and access to the beach
Eleazar C. Oct 2021
Security and Ocean view
braulio l. Sep 2021
Beach front
Diana N. Jul 2021
Check in very simple and fast .Privacy ,quiet and friendly , my family had an awesome experience and we slept like babies 😀
Laura L. Jun 2021
The Aquarius has an excellent location on the island with beautiful beach front views, close to good restaurants and provides sense of security. Our room was dated, but the views made up for this.
Narciso H. Jun 2021
Great location, unit was nice and clean and comfortable. Highly Recommended!!
Aurelio H. May 2021
no tenían limpio el lugar,
the bathroom it was not clean
Manager response:
¡Gracias por quedarte con nosotros, Aurelio! Nos disculpamos si sintió que la casa no estaba a la par con nuestros estándares de limpieza. Nos hubiera gustado abordar cualquier área que necesite atención adicional durante su estadía si nos hubieran notificado. ¡Esperamos recibirlo nuevamente!
Concepcion M. May 2021
The view and pool are amazing. Beach access with lit walkway and wash station. Great place to relax and have a good time with a view👍🏻
Martha U. May 2021
This home is well stocked with all necessities for the beach. Aquarius Grounds were impeccably maintained and enjoyed hot tub and pool at 85 degrees when it was a little chilly outside. Liked that our car was also parked inside gates for security and security measures were well maintained throughout property by use of bands for being on property and having a sign in for guests. Will definitely return to this location.
Mike G. Mar 2021
I had the misfortune to arrive at this property 2 days before the entire state of Texas was hit by the snowstorm of 2021. I was without power and water for 3 days. Of course, this is not the fault of the property owner or Vacasa. I reached out to the local Vacasa rep (Eric) and he was able to get me in to a different property that DID have power & water for a short time. All of the Vacasa staff I had contact with (Eric, Nick & Tina) went over and above to help me out during this natural disaster.
As for the property itself, it has a great view. The furniture is dated, and a bit run down but was fine for my purposes. The kitchen needs an update as well, as the cabinets are peeling badly. Also, I had a running battle with the Mr. Coffee machine, but that might just be me. On-property staff is very nice as well.
Manager response:
Hi, Mike! We are so glad we were able to help make your stay even a little better during such an unusual time for Texas. The homeowner is taking care of the cabinets and coffee maker. Thank you!
Jeremy A. Jan 2021
After walking through the door I knew this would be a great stay. Well stocked and cozy. Close walk to the beech and bars! Five stars all the way
Robin M. Nov 2020
What I loved most is the location of the condo. We had an oceanfront view! The walk to the beach was just minutes.
MELINDA J. Nov 2020
Rogelio H. Sep 2020
We will be coming this place anytime we go to SPI again. The view, cleanliness, and space was amazing.
Dixie W. Sep 2020
The view is awesome great out door wrap around deck chairs could be a little better small and broke.
Jonathan C. Jun 2020
This condo is just the right size, and has a beautiful view and wraparound balcony very enjoyable. Super easy access to the beach. Thank you
Michael S. May 2020
Great view with a wrap around balcony..easy keyless entry..would prefer a king bed as it got a bit uncomfortable after a few days..condo was clean and comfortable..perfect if you plan to go to the beach a lot. Super easy access, great pool with grills and places to eat outside.would definitely go back!
Marla C. Dec 2019
I almost want to keep this place a secret, but if you are looking for fabulous view, this is the place. It is easy access (walking) to a couple of restaurants if need be. The public space in building is in midst of remodel, but will be very nice when updated.
Ingrida D. Dec 2019
Location is great! Apartment was clean and the view just gorgeous. Apartment Remodeling would be great.
Marie B. Oct 2019
This is a great little find, it just needs a little kitchen updating. The views are spectacular along with the pool, hot tube and beach. The place is very clean and managed well. We were here during a storm and we lost power. We had purchased the insurance and was offered a move which we took knowing the extent of the power line damage. Vacasa did a great job all our needs were met. Eric was very helpful and responsive along with Torie from the main office. The place in general is going through an upgrade with new flooring and ceiling tiles. It will look great once it is done. We will be back. The staff at the complex was also very nice and helpful.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Marie! We are sorry that the weather did not cooperate with you while you were on vacation, but we are happy that we were able to find other accommodations for you to make sure you could enjoy the home you were in! We hope to host you again soon!
Janet F. Sep 2019
Kitchen needs a make over and all new utensils and cookware
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, Janet! We appreciate your helpful suggestions, as we are always looking for ways to improve each home. We'll pass your comments onto our management team for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Gail D. Aug 2019
Loved the Beach!
Christine C. Aug 2019
Kemmery B. Aug 2019
Wendell G. Jun 2019
Well kept gardens...pool etc.Charcoals available too Every morning maintaince was doing a great job.
Condos a 1 bedroom with 3 TVs. Large balcony overlooking the beach.
Will stay here again
Joyce R. Jun 2019
The ocean view
Claudine M. May 2019
I have no idea what the previous reviews were talking about, it being horrible because the condo was in great shape, clean and quiet. The apartment is a spacious beach condo. This is one of the best places I've stayed at on the island, in the last 15 years I've been renting condos on SPI. The view was so wonderful and staff friendly. The place has a nice, updated sleeping couch pull out and the bedroom was great to wake up to the ocean surf. All of the bedding was clean, the place had all accommodations for the 5 days we stayed. It's right on the strip, so you can ride your bike to the stores, since weekend traffic brings in so much traffic, walking, cycling or taking the free transit systems is best. It's on a great location on the beach.
I plan on booking this condo again.
Phyllis B K. May 2019
Awesome view of the beach, and can hear the sound of the surf! Condo was clean and well stocked. We did have to buy beach towels, some provided would have been nice. We found chairs and a boogie board in a closet we originally thought was locked a note on the door would have helped us locate those sooner. And we left a doggie board we bought. Overall we would stay there again! The island was wonderful, quiet post spring break. Be prepared for wind on the gulf side, but it does keep you cool in the heat!
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Phyllis! We're so glad you had an enjoyable stay at this fantastic oceanfront condo. We'll pass your suggestions onto our management team for consideration, and we look forward to hosting you again!
Homero G. Apr 2019
Relación costo-servicio. Buena ubicación. Y atención de Raul el joven de recepción.
WENDI G. Apr 2019
Great location, pool and hot tub was perfect for the cool windy day. I'll be back, in my best Austrian accent...
Gerald S. Mar 2019
Awesome location!
Gesina H. Dec 2018
Our unit was great. Had recently been painted. Brand new comfy bed. Excelĺent view on the beach with beach access. Heated pool and hot tub. Fully equipped kitchen. Walking distance to lots of bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay there again.
Carrie H. Oct 2018
Had an amazing view and easy access to the beach.
Francisco G. Sep 2018
Last minute get a way... Friendly staff and tenants. Enjoyed the pool, sitting areas and view...
Dana M. Sep 2018
The VIEW!!! The condo was clean and comfortable.
Kathy M. Aug 2018
This property has great views and the property grounds are well maintained. The staff are very friendly and help. Actual condo is in need of some tlc.
NELLIE R. Apr 2018
Our condo was great!! It had a wonderful ocean front view.
We had a very relaxing time and were also pleased with the kitchen area it was very well stocked. We would highly recommend it to our friends.
Thomas R. Apr 2018
Cute roomy condo with needed amenities for a great vacation time. The pool was warm and colorful at night. The ocean view was fabulous. You can grill outside ( there were three smoker grills ) , or chef in your kitchen. It's like living at home away from home. Bottom line, everything considered, including costs and inconveniences, my and my family's stay was awesome. The only inconveniences were the fan chain just pulled right out so the fan could not be operated and since it was very windy (25 to 30 mph) the cut drywall access to the air ventilation in the bedroom closet blew out. I guess it's windy in April alot. But we loved it. Great deal. :)
Cruz Maria S. Mar 2018
GREAT location,quite, safe ,and easy access to beach..Good place to have a great time in family!!!
James H. Nov 2017
Very happy great location , check in was easy .We were there off season late November so not to busy .The kitchen was fully kitted out .The accommodation had everything we needed. Looking forward to going back.
Christopher S. Sep 2017
Would recommend to a friend
Suzanne R. Aug 2017
Perfect location, easy access to beach and shopping.
Andrea H. Jul 2017
This unit needs to be remodeled so badly. My husband didn't want our kids to take a bath in the tub because of the condition of the bathroom. I really think the place was clean (as far as I could tell), but when everything is run down--it all looks dirty and unappealing. The curtains, the peeling walls, cracked floors, and rusted over pull out couch--was not what I thought I was paying for. The view was great! As was the pool, and beach access. They advertise "private beach," but it's right next to a public beach access point with parking lot--so there were lots of people there. The layout is also weird. There is a front Living room that we basically used to throw all of our stuff, because even though it was larger and had more seating, it was dark and no television back there. The dining area contains the TV and a pull out couch-which as I said was disgusting. It was rusted pretty badly. My husband got it open and the mattress was so thin and worn--not to mention dirty looking, that we ended up not using it and put blankets and cushions from the other couches on the floor instead. The kitchen and its contents were clean. I would not stay at this unit again.
Manager response:
The property manager is working in close contact with the owner to repair and make improvements to the items mentioned in this review. Thank you!
Michelle K. Jun 2017
Overall, the view was spectacular! The unit itself, needs attention. Enjoyed our time!
Vonda D. May 2017
We enjoyed sitting on the balcony sunrise and sunset and beautiful ocean view. Very relaxing.
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Samantha R. May 2017
super clean rooms had all the extra things you need which allowed me to pack light
Irene R. May 2017
It was a quiet weekend so very relaxing on the beach.
Shelley S. Apr 2017
This condo has amazing oceanfront views from 3 sliding glass window/doors- cannot be beat. Short walk to beach right in front of you. All outdoor amenities (pool, hot tub, grounds) were beautiful. However the building is very old and the unit itself needs some updating. Popcorn ceiling falling off the walls. very old shower/sink fixtures. Furniture is layed out awkwardly- the TV is in the dining room instead of the living area. Bedroom is so small you can hardly walk around the bed. Kitchen is well supplied for cooking. Laundry is coin operated on ground floor, not in unit. Wifi room is basically a closet on the ground floor and we could not get connected (my husband works in IT, it was not a user issue) and front desk staff was not helpful. This place is a "6 stars" for location/view, but a "3 stars" for the actual unit itself.
Manager response:
We are pleased the guest loved the fantastic views from their vantage point and the outdoor amenities. The property manager is working with the homeowner regarding the guest's concerns with the furniture layout. The washer/dryer option is advertised as being shared, not private and the internet provider is through the resort. Thank you.
Mercy A. Apr 2017
I was so disappointed that during my 2 day stay in the hotel , the room has no internet access. There is an extra fee on the wrist band and not included in the room rate.
I have been to a lot of hotel and not charging me extra fee for the wrist band this is the only hotel that does that . I can't believe it . I can't recommend this hotel especially if you are on a business trip and internet access is a necessity.
Arturo P. Mar 2017
View was great from the condo the whole balcony overlooks the beach. Noting bad to say about the place
Joe P. Sep 2016
Loved the pool, 3 to 8 ft. deep . Hot tub very relaxing. Small and living room really wasted with furniture we never used due to no tv. But for two people I recommend it. We walked to bars and the beach is right there and so beautiful. Price was reasonable and very much worth it!!! Vacasa is only a phone call away if you have any problems. They were so nice and so helpful so make sure you have theyre # in your phone before going. I must say though, this property is really comfortable for two,any more and I could see problems. Ive also heard reveiws on this place saying the bed was uncomfortable and my wife and I cant figure what they are talking about because we slept SO GOOD all 7 nights and that means alot to me. For 2 people I rate it a 4.6 .Put a tv in the living area and youve got a 5. Thank you Vacasa for the BEST beach vacation we have EVER had. Joe and Janice
Tommy T. Aug 2016
Overall it was a good place for our two night stay. The condo was super clean, the pool was great, the location right on the beach was awesome and the staff very nice. Only negative was the bed was uncomfortable and the condo was outdated.
Tammy A. Jul 2016
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days. We had a wonderful time. It is very close to the beach and has a wonderful pool and hot tub. Shopping and fishing trips were not far away. The only thing I recommend is that when you reserve, you don't leave on a Sunday. Traffic was backed up for hours leaving the island.
Paige S. Jul 2016
We will definitely stay here again!! Perfect location right on the beach. We loved being able to sit on the balcony and see the ocean. The condo was the perfect size and had everything you would need.
Candace B. Jul 2016
Me, my sister, and two boys just went to Aquarius #305 for 3 nights/4 days. The view was beautiful, the a/c worked great, the room was very clean (HUGE BONUS for this!!). It was a great time and despite our suggestions for improvement (below), we would recommend this place again.

Recommendations for improvement:
1-the bed was terrible...we slept terribly & woke up in a lot of pain.
2-There was only one towel per person and it would've been nice to have more. 3-There was almost too much much so that we didn't have a place to store our food.
4-Also, there's WAY too much random furniture pieces which makes the place feel crowded (this place is supposed to only sleep 4 but had 2 sofas, 1 love seat, & 2 other chairs).
5-They decorated with glass top tables and this made it hard to relax with 2 young boys...we were concerned that they would fall on the tables and hurt themselves or break the table.
Dale P. Jun 2016
The unit was everything it claimed to be and very reasonably priced.
April V. Apr 2016
It is not a very big unit but it was perfect for my husband and I! We enjoyed every aspect of it from the ocean view from the bedroom to the hot tub and pool! It was a great place to relax and we highly recommend it to everyone!! We will definitely be returning!