Our condo(Unit #302 at SunTide II) is fully furnished for your comfort and enjoyment. Suntide II is a modern, five-story condominium that is right on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. It's a block from Blackbeards, one of the best restaurants in South Texas, an easy 2 minute walk away. The street in front of our building, Gulf Blvd, has a wide, clearly-marked walking lane along our side of the street that extends all the way to each end of town, in case you prefer walking on harder surfaces than sand.
Sorry, absolutely no pets allowed. Smoking is not permitted indoors but is allowed on the outside front and rear balconies, and on the outdoor decks, pool area, and tennis courts. Please don't feed, strike, or attempt to catch the seagulls flying around the balconies, it is against the law to interfere with them in any way.
Like to play tennis or shuffleboard? Our guests have free use of our private, regulation lighted tennis/shuffleboard court during normal operating hours; rackets and tennis balls on loan in the office.
You can walk out through the gate of our security-fenced swimming pool/deck area right onto the beach and play beach volleyball using the permanent net located right between our building and the Gulf. Another beach access is available along the north side of the building. The pool area and large sundeck are gated and locked for your security, and keys are provided with rentals. Clean towels are available daily at no cost from the well-staffed rental office right on the premises.
We have two excellent elevators serving all five floors of the building and the tennis court.
The beach along this section of South Padre Island slopes very gently out into the Gulf, making for very mild waves, almost no undertow, and wonderfully safe wading for even the smallest child or amateur swimmer. Water temperatures, even in the winter months, remain very mild. Air temperatures are always moderated by the Gulf and are 5-10 degrees cooler in the summer and likewise warmer in the winter. The miles-long smooth sand beaches are wonderful for walking and contemplation. We have never spotted any sharks along our beach, but there are several pods of wild dolphins living out in the Gulf. You can fish right from this beach and catch some of the tastiest eating fish in the world.
Absolutely no motorized vehicles may be driven on the beach within the city limits. However, north of the city limits (approximately 2 miles north of our building) any motor vehicle can gain legal access to the beach and can drive north up the Island on the beach for over 25 miles, all the way to the Mansville Cut. No driving on the sand dunes though, you must stay on the beach with your 4-wheeler because stiff fines are levied for violators in order to protect the sea turtles nesting among the dunes. In some areas of this north beach, seashells cover the sand so thickly that you can't even see the sand for all the shells. All you seashell collectors look for new shells to be washed up daily at high tide.
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