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“CONDO STANK LIKE ROTTEN EGGS”
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Ocean Vista
Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at OCEAN VISTA #706 (DO NOT RENT THIS CONDO!) this August and I remembered it because we also stayed there the previous year. it smelled like rotten eggs! Last year I reported the problem but the obviously did not do anything about it because this year the smell was worse. Mentioned it again and got the same blank face reponse. I not be renting from service24.com again and certainly not this unit. I might give the condos another shot though...

OTHER THAN THAT GREAT LOCATION AND EASY ACCESS TO THE POOL. :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

The condo (although dated) and view were fantastic, the short and easy walk to the beach even better. The condos offer a shower/spray area to clean off sand which was great. The building being centrally located on the island made for an easy walk to shops, bars, and restaurants. Thats about the only plus. Complaining about the dated condos will do no good seeing as they are all individually and privately owned. The pool and hot tub were very crowded at all hours of the day. The pool supposedly closes at 11 but was filled with loud, screaming drunk teens until the early hours of the morning. (the "security guard" only works on weekends). If you have an issue, DO NOT expect the office staff to help you, they look down upon you if you are simply renting and only seem to acknowledge owners of the condos. They make you feel extremely unwelcomed. We also received a call one morning telling us we would be fined if we did not remove our drying towels that were hanging on the balcony (was not made aware of this rule at any point so the threat of a fine seemed absurd). Also, if coming with a family, please note that renters may only have one vehicle in the gated area, additional vehicles must park on the street. The "free wi-fi" seems to only work near the office. For the thousands we paid to stay here a week, we will be looking elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank teamche
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We picked Ocean Vista due to last minute planning. While the view from the 11th floor is awesome, the condo itself needs some attention. The beds were terrible, the 2nd bathroom commode seat was cracked / broke in half. The showers were very cheap and had almost zero water pressure. The dryer was dirty and full of lint. The tile in the kitchen looked dirty. The ad promised free internet but we never could get it to work and when we called the desk they were no help. The patio furniture was all rusted and ugly , thankfully we brought our own. The property only allows a car to be parked inside the secured area, so we had to leave one on the street. Also there is a unwritten policy not to dry your beach towles on the balcony --- we got a call early one morning to remove them.

As said before the only thing going for this unit is the view.....as my daughter said, "I hope you are not paying much, this place is a dump". Unfortunately you pay for a view.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank TSHix
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

Our family has stayed at several different condos on SPI over the past few years. The family has grown and now includes 2 small children for a total of 8. We require at least a 3 bedroom/3 bath accommodation. We prefer a smaller complex and Ocean Vista filled our needs nicely. The condo itself was roomy, well furnished with comfortable bedding. The only complaint I had was the lack of supplies provided. Service 24 was our realty co., I don't know if it was their stingy supplies or the condo owners, whichever it was a slap in the face to have buy all cleaning supplies and paper goods, this doesn't happen at most other condos on the island. The grounds were clean, elevators worked well, pool was great and the walkway to the beach was easy. The office personnel were helpful. We would stay here again but only in a unit with internet!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank starsfan2299
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Reviewed July 3, 2007

In June, my family spent 5 nights in the Ocean Vista Condominiums on South Padre Island, TX. The location is very nice, right on the beach and central to most restaurants. The sized of the condo, 2 BR, Bath with full kitchen is good as well.

The condo on the outside is fairly old and decrepit looking, as are the common spaces. The A/C had problems keeping up with the hot weather, and the smell from the vents was VERY fishy...If you are staying here, you need to ask the rental company (PI rentals) when and if your condo has been remodelled. The interior of ours,had new kitchen counters but really old bathroom fixtures, poor mattresses and old carpets. I would have thought for over $400/night a better accomodation would have been provided. At 200 or so this would have been acceptable, but for $400, I think the value is not there.

So, I would recommend that you understand you are getting a nice location, good view, large space, but not very nice interior...

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank austinranch1
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Reviewed January 4, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 2800 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6953
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
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Ranked #11 of 35 Specialty Lodging in South Padre Island
Number of rooms: 4
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