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“Misled by the internet photos rm 1337”
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Villa Del Sol
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Misled by the internet photos rm 1337”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I am a construction worker working in the Corpus Christi area and needed a place to stay. From the photos on corpuschristi-hotel.com web site,(JoAnn), condo 1337 looked like a nice place and I agreed to the price for two months. The condo was NOTHING like the photos or the claims made on the "express check in page". The door opened directly onto the "master bedroom". There can be no privacy in this condo. There were no end tables by the bed, no dresser, the dishes were stacked in the open collecting dust as there were no enclosed cabinets for them. On the internet, photos showed easy chairs and a coffee table, NOT! I used my water coolers as a table for a month. There was one table in the main room and four high,(four foot) hard backed chairs. A bed, a couch, the table and chairs was the sum total of the furnishings in the condo. For a month, I basically lived out of a suitcase with no place to put my clothes. Because my credit card had already been charged, I bit the bullit and stayed the month. When I informed the owner i would not be staying longer, she told me I had to give her a 30 day cancellation notice or could be charged another month. I told her to go to H---. She had promised to deliver internet service, which did not happen so I ran my own expenses up using a wireless card. AND the kicker at the end was when the person staying in the next condo, (also owned by JoAnn), and I discovered our keys opened each other's door. I know my neighbor told me once before I moved in that someone had opened her door with a key, (condo 1339), and she was afraid for her safety. How many keys are out there? To top it off, I am a smoker. I realize that many places have regulations. The condo was a no smoking condo. I accept that. I have stayed in many places where you must smoke outside. In 1337, I smoked on the balcony, yet when I moved out, I am being hit with a cleaning charge for dumping my ashtray into the garbage inside the condo. I realize there may be some very nice condos in this facility, and, the location is very nice: close to the beach, the Lexington, the aquarium, etc. However, I would not recommend this place for any type of vacation or like in my case a long term stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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San Antonio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Safari room was immaculate the fridge and room was very clean! The room had a very welcoming scent to it. Joann which is the owner even took the time to have sunblock, shampoo, and even a small ice chest in the balcony. The sleeper sofa and bedroom bed were SUPER comfortable and twin bunks for the kiddos had kid themed blankets which the kiddos really enjoyed. The decor was a Safari beach theme..I would highly recommend room number 1324...and I would most definitely stay again!! Oh almost forgot Joann even had a clothe line hanging in the balcony which was very convenient. Thanks Joann please book from her if you are planning to stay at the Villas... IT is really important to understand and know that each condo is individually owned. It is up to the owner to maintain and keep the condo clean. So with that being said call Joann at 361 834 1481 and don´t make a mistake of staying in a condo that has not been reviewed..

Room Tip: Call Joann 361 834 1482..do not stay in any other condo..Remember each condo is individually owned...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Vangie123
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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

My family of 4 adults and 4 children spent a week in this complex. The day prior to arrival someone set fire to the hot tub area. The water was shut off for two days of our stay, the elevators which had missed inspection since 2011 were out of order 2 days. The community is dark, dirty, and in desperate need of an overhaul. The gates for access to the beach malfuctioned leaving us stranded on the beach after dark. The next day the gates were taped off, no access to the beach could be gained. We had an altercation involving a drunk individual and the police one night, and another a child that screamed for several hours in the unit below. The condo we rented was 2 that had been connected- the beds were horrible and the layout generally not comfortable for the 8 of us. We left before our stay was up, I have never wanted to leave a rental on the beach! The area of town also leaves a lot to be desired- while it is very close to the aquarium and battleship, there are very sketchy looking individuals on the beach, which was not soft sand, but rather a mixture of broken shells. If your young teens on spring break you may overlook a lot of this, as an adult with children I found North Padre had more of the vibe we were seeking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Grapevine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We booked two rooms at Villa Del Sol and both were just nasty. The mold growing in the refrigerator prevented me from even storing our food. The units were dirty, the sheets were dingy with stains of some sort. I couldn't bare to lay my head down on the pillows. They advertise a hot tub, and the only working one holds 4-6 people with 1000 units this is less than adequate. The men occupying the tub nightly gave me the creeps. It was a terrible experience. I contacted both Texas Coastal Vacations and Trip Angle and NEVER received even a reply.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Christy T
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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Although our unit was quite dirty, and took some cleaning, the decor is beautiful. We spoke with the owner, Mike McCormak, and he is very personable and helpful, and also the person who cleaned the unit, giving him some helpful hints. He has been forwarned, that the unit must be in the same clean condition that we left it last year.
This will be our second year in the same unit, and third year in Corpus at the Villas. We love the people who either rent or own and come every year. They are friendly, helpful and include us in many of the group activities. There are lots of things to do in the area. Although this is not the Marriot, we enjoy it thoroughly and will continue to return.

Room Tip: Mike McCormak owns 19 units and I would recommend contacting him. He is very helpful and accomodati...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Shar W
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Juneau
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

I should've known by the smell of urine and "old" that smacked me in the face when I entered the condo I had made a huge mistake. The photos on-line dont represent the condo I saw on June 14th 2012. The carpeted floors were sticky and stained, the refrigerator was rusted on the outside, the handle of the sliding glass door was just about to fall off, you couldn't use the closet in the bedroom to hang clothes because this is where the cleaning supplies were kept. We really didnt want to hang the dresses for my nieces's wedding where they would be touching a dirty vacuum cleaner! After seeing the black stuff on the shower mat, we decided to find any other place to stay. If you're 18 and need a place to crash after partying for a couple of days, this place will do. But if you're a mature adult looking for a relaxing girls weekend to get away from the daily grind, please spend the extra and stay at the Radisson - is closer to the Lexington anyway.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Lu-ann D
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Marion, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

What started out to be great Labor Day weekend turned out to be one terrible adventure. My family and I were anticipating a great weekend of beach, pool and some sight seeing in Corpus Christi Texas. Three days before, I was to call and get the code for the room. I called several times and emailed the owner - no response! We get to the condo only for the lobby to tell me, the owner was responsible for giving me the room number. We get the room number, go up to the condo. To my surprise the room is musty, mold smelly, roach infested, had not been cleaned (and we were expected to clean after ourselves),and the beds were probably over 20 yrs old (worse sleep ever). The appliances were rusted both in the kitchen,bath room and the decor could use some update. Needless to say, we only spent one night in that room; we left early to avoid the night crawling roaches. For the price I paid, A hotel room with room service would have been just fine.
Pay extra and stay somewhere nice.....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Juani T
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Property: Villa Del Sol
Address: 3938 Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1434
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 170
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