Corpus Christi Beach
|Per night||$135 - $140|
Texas State Aquarium
Hurricane Alley Water Park
|Mar 01 2015||Sep 22 2015||$135||$140||-||$1,800||2 Nights|
|: 4 p.m. : 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 15%|
|Deposits: $100.00 to reserve condo|
|Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa|
|Other Fees: $15 Check in fee at the front desk $50 Los Key fee $35 Trash in condo, dirty dishes or linens not put in pillowcase NO REFUNDS|
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Corpus Christi, Texas
Stephanie Stone Lockey
Pros and Cons
July 21, 2014
I don't like to write reviews so I will just give the pros and cons of our experience. Pros: We arrived an hr before check-in and were allowed to check in early. The owner always responded quickly to any questions I had and she was very sweet. The view of the beach was beautiful and was just as described. We had easy access to the beach. There was a nice flat screen tv in the living area and a smaller one in the bedroom. A/C worked well. Washer and dryer were just around the corner. Cons: There were no towels or wash cloths. The bedding did not seem clean and was very thin, so I would reccomend bringing your own. We went and bought some after we arrived. The condo in general was dirty. The floors were dirty. There was dog hair across the shelf/headboard above the bed. There wasn't a mat for getting out of the shower. We bought a sheet to cover the sofa because it was older and dirty. We had 3 adults and 2 small children and the space was too small for us all to be walking around at the same time. There was a broom but no dust pan which was a problem when you've had young kids playing in the sand. Overall, this place could be very nice with a GOOD scrub and some updating. I would definitely reccomend new bedding. I very much appreciated the promptness of the owner when I had any questions.
Thank you for your review Stephanie. I appreciate the fair review. I am usually pretty good about getting the condos done to high standards since I do clean them myself. I apologize for any issues and I want to thank you for bringing the issues to my attention. This way I know what needs to be improved. I hope you had a good visit overall.
San Antonio, TX
July 11, 2014
The owner Tim was very pleasant to work with and the transaction was smooth. The condo complex shows signs of aging, but provided covered parking and an elevator. The unit is very small, but provided for our needs. The kitchen is tiny, but what it lacks in counter space, it makes up for in pots, pans and supplies. If you go in expecting small, you'll be fine. And the convenience of being next to the beach is great. They also have a shower to rinse off the sand.
san antonio, tx
July 29, 2013
The condo was small than I thought it would be. The bath tub felt like you were gonna fall inn it was cave in wich was really scary for the kids, the stove wasn't working rite the knobs are not properly on rite the pull out couch was broken the frame on the wall that was holding decorations on it was falling off and the temp wouldnt go below 75 even in the middle of the night I set it up to 65 and it was not working the condo was not cooling down and they don't provide you with extra trash bags just one, the trash bags we bought from the lobby were so.small. I can honestly say this was my first time staying in the condo and maybe I would got a better room form a hotel
Great Family Getaway!
July 22, 2013
Check-in was a breeze, and the staff was friendly and helpful! Our view from our balcony was breath-taking; my boys (ages 5 & 3) got to see barges, ships, boats coming and going, and they love all things that "go'"! We had a view of the beach, the ocean, the USS Lexington and the beautiful bridge that is lit up at night! We slept comfortably, and we had no problems getting help from Elaine! The condos are not picture perfect, but they were perfect for what we had in mind -- lazy days and nights at the beach and by the pool...GREAT summer vacation!
New BRaunfels, TX
DO NOT RENT HERE!
July 13, 2013
We were told upon booking this "condo" that we were to have 4 towels, a roll of TP and pots, pans, and a coffee maker. Upon arrival we entered into a very undesirable place with holes (multiple!) in the walls. The bathroom had not been cleaned and there was poop on the toilet seat. There were 4 towels (cleanliness in question) and almost a whole roll of paper. What was not disclosed was those 4 towels and that TP had to last you the ENTIRE stay. There is not a daily cleaning by anyone else. The pots and pans consisted of a muffin pan and 3 forks that were so disgusting I wouldn't stir my dog's food with it. There were no garbage bags (those were not provided either) but there was a coffee pot. They just didn't provide the coffee MAKER! The bed sheets were to small for the bed and they were extremely worn. The couch was uncomfortable and the cushions were so flattened and filthy you did not want to sit on it. Sleeping 6 in this condo would be difficult at best. If you asked the front desk any questions you were told that each condo belonged to someone different. Calling that "someone different" you rented from was a joke. The sliding door that lead to the balcony did not close all the way so it howled, but led to the one and only positive thing about this place. Our condo had a 2nd floor, ocean facing view and it was beautiful! There was not a lot of noise or rowdy people. There was quite a lot of beach traffic but from the balcony it was not an issue. The best part about this place is the part they didn't provide...The ocean. If I could give it less than one star I would.
Amazing view and location but....!
July 2, 2013
I had a nice stay in condo 1102, but it could have better! First let me say as a whole Villa Del Sol is a nice place. It's clean and the building structure looks freshly painted. Perfect for families and it felt pretty safe with on site security walking around. The condo is very nicely decorated and you can't beat the view! You're on the first floor close to the waves so all you gotta do is walk down a couple stairs and right onto the beach! Perfect if you want to be away from the massive crowds. I gave it 3 stars though because the stove did not work and the owner's lack of communication!! I immediately tried to contact the owner when we found that the stove didn't work, but all he left was his email. Your instructions tell you that you are not a guest of the Villa Del Sol and to contact the owner for anything you need but the response I got was to contact the leasing company. The response didn't come till Sunday morning when it's time to check out so I didn't bother calling. My advice is that if you stay here make sure to find the owner and confirm everything works in the condo or I would recommend finding another place to stay!
Ruthie B. Love
Fort Worth, TX USA
Wonderful Owner ~ ManyThanks for her efforts!!!
June 5, 2013
We didn't actually get to stay in the Condo that we originally rented. On the way to Corpus Christi, we received a phone call that the unit we rented had flooded, and we would not be able to occupy it. However, the owner and her assistant were able to locate another condo that they knew of, and we were still able to enjoy our visit to Corpus Christi. I really appreciated the efforts on Elaine and Anna, who at the last minute, were able to find another owner who had a vacancy with one of their condos. The condo that we did stay in was very well appreciated, and had everything that we needed for our weekend stay! Thank you, again, Elaine...we really appreciate your excellent customer service!!! :) Perhaps on another trip to Corpus Christi, we will be able to rent your condo, and be able to have our front gulf beach view!!!
Midland, TX, USA
June 4, 2013
We stayed over Memorial Weekend and had a fabulous time. The Condo was convenient to all areas, it was nice and clean and the private beach access was great. My teenager accidentally left her Ipod and we called and Frank mailed it to us promptly. His promptness and honesty sealed the deal for us. We will be back.
Girard, KS USA
Corpus Chrisit beach view
September 27, 2012
Great beach view from balcony. Right on beach, only steps to the gulf. Very quiet area, but still close to many activities, stores, shopping, etc. Would stay here again.
Midlothian, TX USA
August 14, 2012
The TV was great & the convenience to the beach was nice. The security guard was very nice & very helpful. Things go downhill from there. The only reason this gets 1 star is because the rating page doesn't offer zero. Condo 2215 was awful. We were told that the owner spent 4 hours cleaning. I'm not sure what she cleaned, I’d hate to see how it looked before. There was mildew on the shower & shower curtain. The filth in the refrigerator looked like insect droppings left with old food. The dirt visible between the refrigerator & the wall was horrible. The top of the refrigerator had not been cleaned in months. The “new” mattresses must have been purchased from the clearance rack of the local used furniture store; they may have been new to the condo, but not new. The pillows were even older than the mattresses, dirty bags with a few cotton balls inside. When we lifted the cushions for the sofa bed, we found old corn chips in the sofa. We were told that if we needed more than four towels, we should bring our own. We weren’t told that we needed to bring toilet paper, trash bags & a cleaning service. We arrived just before 7 PM & checked in. We saw that we would need some necessities, so we went to eat & then to Wal-Mart & returned to the condo after midnight. We carried our supplies in to get ready for bed. That’s when we discovered the condition of the condo. The shower was not even clean enough for us to bathe; we just rinsed off the kids with the shower. There was no mat/rug at the shower, so we had to use a towel to stand. Then we were going to get in bed, but there was no place clean enough to sleep. My wife called the owner to leave a message about the condition of the condo & our intention to leave that morning, but the owner answered, so my wife explained what we had found. The owner became very rude & asked how soon we would be out. We had intended to stay until morning, but the owner called security to come check to see that we weren’t damaging anything & continued to ask how soon we would be gone. She sent numerous, hateful text messages to my wife for hours after we decided to leave. We left before 4 AM with no place to stay in a busy resort town. The security guard was kind enough to stay until we left to verify we left the condo in the same condition. The owner said "I am all about customer service" in another review. If this is the type of service she is “all about”, it’s amazing she has any business. I would not recommend this
August 2, 2012
The condo has alot of perks. I would bring your own bedding though, just because it makes it feel more like home. The view is spectacular. We used the washer/Dryer several times and it worked great. The front office was real nice.
Autumn Burnette Ortiz
Midlothian, TX USA
Not so Clean
August 2, 2012
The view was nice and location was awesome. I have a two year old and this was his first time at the beach. I was so excited we were right on the beach so he could enjoy the view. However the condo was dirty and did not look like any of the pictures I saw on the website. When we got to the condo I had taken my shoes off for less than an hour and they were black from walking on the floors. There was food under the couch, chair, and mold in the shower. I was so disappointed in the quality of this rental I do not recommend anyone to stay here. We ended up leaving that first night and getting a hotel the remainder of our trip.
Villa del Sol
August 1, 2012
Condominium 2215 was filthy. We arrived just before 7 and checked in. We were told that if we thought we needed more than 4 towels to bring more, which we did. We were never once told to bring our own toilet paper and trash bags. After going to the local Walmart (9 miles away) to get the supplies that we needed for our 3 day stay and stopping to have a bite to eat, we wearily came back to the condo to put our supplies in the refrigerator. The refrigerator had black stuff in it that was NOT crumbs but possibly bug droppings. Top of the refrigerator had a layer of filth; there was mold in the shower and on the shower curtain (which, when I called to complain, I was told that it was not mold but mildew…that made me feel better…NOT); there was dirt between the refrigerator and wall, dust covered the board that served as a headboard. When we felt like the bed was too filthy to sleep in, we thought we would try the pull-out sofa. There were corn chips all underneath the sofa cushions. After I saw that my family had nowhere decent to sleep, I called the lady who had claimed that we were staying in a nice condominium as good as ANY nice hotel with brand new mattresses on the bed, pull-out sofa, and bunk beds. She told me she had cleaned the condo herself. Wonder what it looked like before she cleaned it. Once I told her the list of things that I was dissatisfied with, she wanted to know when we were leaving and was upset with us. How’s that for great service? She sent me a text message asking, “R U LEAVING RIGHT NOW?” and letting me know that she was sending the security guard over to check on us. Then she sent another text message to me saying that since the condo was unfit for me, she wanted to know what time we were leaving; basically asking us to leave right then. I told her we would go ahead and gather up all of our things. We asked the security guard to stay so that he could verify that we left things in good condition and put all the linens and towels in a pillow case as she requested. In the meantime, another tenant from another room wanted the room because their air conditioning was not working. IF the place had been CLEANED AS PROMISED for us, my only complaint would have been that the towels were old and worn (could see right through them), pillows were super old and the new mattresses must have been purchased at the local Goodwill Thrift Store at super clearance prices. Rating should be less than 1 Star. TV was nice, if you don’t mind sitti
Lissa de Armas
July 30, 2012
We arrived and asked to see the property before we checked in. This did not make our host happy at all. We were given the key by front desk personnnel and went up to see the condo. It was a DUMP!!! The mold/mildew smell was overwhelming, the furniture was less than garage sale quality, pots and pans were thrown under the sink. The bed was bowed and had the most awful pillows, the patio "furniture" was garbage, the owner Elaine was an absolute nightmare to deal with. We did NOT stay more than 2 minutes. We returned the key to the front desk and promptly called our credit card company to cancel as she had already charged the week before we even arrived in Corpus Christi. Will not recommend this property to anyone.
August 15, 2011
The condo was located directly n the beach which was great. We could never get the A/C below 78 degrees - the change filter light was on so maybe that was the problem. The remote to the TV stopped working 2 nights before we left. I thought it was the batteries so I changed them but that was not the problem so we had to stand on a chair to change the channels and volume. The power went out early afternoon on Tuesday. A transformer blew so there was no electricity to the entire block of hotels and condos. Since it was not going to be turned back on until 1:00 to 2:00 am, we decided to go to a hotel on theother side of the causeway to spend the night as it was too hot to stay in the condo - that was no fault of the condo owner - just an inconvenience when it is 100 degrees outside. All in all, the condo was a perfect place to stay. I think the condo owner needs to check the A/C unit and fix the remote before renting it to someone else.
August 8, 2011
The condo we stay in was very dirty, the bed was 20 years old, the bed sheets look like it was pick up from a trash can and spread on the bed. The kitchen was dirty. I will never go back to Corpus.
July 7, 2011
The place was a little small, but plenty comfortable for 6 people. View of the ocean, and walking distance to a nice beach. Easy access to every thing you need. Plan to stay here again, and would recommend it to my friends. Thanks for a great weekend.
Family weekend get-away
October 27, 2010
The rooms were clean, well appointed, the space was adequate, the air-conditioner was great and the appliances all worked well. The view and the location were fantastic and the pool was clean and not overly crowded. We are definetly planning on vacationing here again.
On the beach
August 3, 2010
We had a great room... The view from the balcony and everything was so close. The owner Elaine and Anna her assistant were awesome.... We would go back...
Lower than the average expectation
July 29, 2010
Condo did not have basic supplies like hand soap, tepee, paper towels, sheets that fit the bed, additional trash bags for the amount of stay, firm bed or pillows nor did it meet minimum cleansiness. Dead bugs and droppings were evident in the kitchen area. Air vent is so dusty that it looked like it had not been touched for years. Complex is going through maintenance as current condition is runned down. No timeline on completion. We've stayed at other condos in Corpus and had better experience for the price. We will not return to these condos.
Enjoyed our trip!
July 19, 2010
The condo was clean, easy to get to, but my only complaint is that it did not have wireless internet available. Overall, it was a very nice vacation---the staff was very nice, the place very clean---and we will probably stay here again.
Dallas, TX USA
Clean, quaint, tiny.
June 30, 2010
The first thing you see when you enter this condo are the bunkbeds-- they are in the hallway! No privacy here! The sofabed was unsleepable, due to a terrible mattress. The bunks also had terribly cheap mattresses. I slept on the double bed, my friend slept on the sofa, unopened. The good part is that it was clean, and fairly comfortable for the two of us. It is right on the beach, though the beach was overrun with jellyfish at the moment. The balcony overlooks the parking lot, with a view to the gulf. The kitchen was sketchily equipped, with an odd assortment of dishes. The only flatware was one teaspoon, and a bunch of plastic knives. Bring your own coffee filters. We had no hot water in the shower. And, the tub edge had some awkward metal that apparently had once been the guide for a glass shower door. I was afraid I would get hurt on that when entering and leaving the shower. I would not stay here again. I think I can do better for the price, or get a better price for a funky place like this.
Next Year Florida
Kansas City, MO
Great location, not great neighbors.
June 20, 2010
Due to the oil spill, we changed our usual family vacation from Pensacola, FL to Corpus Christi, TX. The condo was clean, centrally located and the beach was nice (not as beautiful as Florida though). We did venture over to Mustang Island and Padre Island for some ocean swimming that was much closer to what we were used to. Softer sand and clearer water. The USS Lexington is a good adventure, as well as the Texas State Aquarium, which are both literally just minutes away. Only complaint of the trip: the other tenants in the condos were not very appealing. There were several occasions when we wanted to relax by the pool and the company we shared was with drunken, foul mouthed partiers. Our family includes a 9 year old little boy - and there were several other families/children at the pool. Unfortunately, this didn't stop the language or what seemed like some sort of exchange of alcohol and drugs. In the end, we spent most of our time isolated from the other guests just out of respect for our family time. So - if you don't mind some seedy neighbors. The rest was fine.
Awesome view, new flat tv,new linens,new furniture
June 16, 2010
Great family or couple spot. All the essentials, new everything in condo, on the beach, steal of a deal, property manager very warm and sincere, can't say enough, will return next year - better than a cramped hotel :-)
June 4, 2010
DIRTY! ROACHES! dirty dishes, dirty tub with hair ball and a dead roach in drain. Dirty dishes, empty beer bottle between the bed and wall. Empty water bottle in bedroom window sill. Will not recommend or stay here again. :(
March 27, 2010
Our condo had a beatiful view of the bay with great morning sun. We did lack towels for the 5 people and no kitchen towels either. We reported that the kitchen sink leaked water on the electrical box beneath the sink. We had to go buy stoppers for the bath tub and the bathroom sink. We did enjoy the waterfront view and the sites which were easy to walk to. This condo need some TLC and redocorating. Enjoyed our week.
San Antonio, TX
July 8, 2009
My family and I enjoyed our stay at this condo we had a beautiful view. The only problem we encountered with the condo is that it should have been a non-smoking and when we arrive it smelled like cigarettets.
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