The Tortuga Suite

South Padre Island, Texas, United States 78597

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Living Room and Balcony with the beautiful morning sunshine!
Dining and Living Room Open Floor Plan to Main Balcony. Flat screen Cable TV.
Doorway leads to the Master Bedroom with the Private Bath and Private Balcony.
A Wall of Windows to the Main Balcony. Amazing Views from ALL angles!
View of your Living Room from the Kitchen Bar
Open Floor Plan from the Kitchen View. Watch the water and beach while you cook!
Room for the whole family to enjoy a home cooked meal.
Fully Stocked Kitchen.
A Coffee/Tea Basket as well as salt, pepper and a few spices are provided.
Hallways to Entry, 2nd Bedroom, & Guest Bathroom.
Rest well with 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens on the King Memory Foam bed. Private Bath and Private Master Balcony
The Guest Bedroom is connected to the Guest Bathroom.
Miles of ocean and beach view from your balconies.
The fun is in having lots to do but not doing it. The hot tub is on the far end.
Poolside lunch anyone?
A soak a day keeps the stress away . . .
Tired of being an oyster, she decided to try life as a pearl for a while. ~Curly Girl Designs. ENJOY!
Watch for kites, ships, dolphins, surfers . . . MORE
B E A C H    T H E R A P Y !
Small. Private. Gated. Exceptional!
Where there is always something to do and doing nothing is something.
A Subtropical Fantasy. Get swept away.
A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican, He can take in his beak Enough food for a week But I'm damned if I see how the helican! ~Dixon Lanier Merritt
Where sunrises and sunsets are considered spectator sports.
Where are you . . . ?
  • Description

    Beach Therapy for the whole Family! Look out your balconies at miles of beach and water.
    Choose Your Perfect Vacation: FAMILY, Fun, ROMANCE, Beach, RELAX, Water Sports, Adventure, REJUVINATE, Sunrises, Sunsets, Moonrises, EASY.

    *FREE WiFi Internet
    *FREE Washer/Dryer IN THE CONDO with *Laundry Soap & Dryer Sheets provided for two loads.
    Tile throughout.

    Watch the beach and ocean from the 4th floor throughout the day and night from the open floor plan LR, Dining, & Kitchen as well as from the master bedroom. NO buildings to obstruct your view! Distance from building to beach: Approximately 35 yards.

    In the Living Room there is a flat screen Cable TV with DVD player. The dining table seats 6 plus 3 barstools are at the counter.

    Master Bedroom: Private Bath, Private Balcony (great for reading with a coffee or a cocktail). King size Memory Foam bed (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens), Flat Screen Cable TV WITH INTERNET Connection (just type in your Netflix code!), DVD player, and an alarm clock with iPod dock.

    Second Bedroom: Queen size Memory Foam bed (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens), attached to the main bathroom, Flat Screen Cable TV WITH INTERNET Connection (just type in your Netflix code!), DVD player, and an alarm clock with iPod dock.

    Additional Sleeping Space: The sofa is a Full size Memory Foam pull out, (1500 TC Egyptian Cotton linens).

    2 Full Bathrooms: *We supply SpaPartners® Premium Quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion for your convenience.

    The Building Complex: Private Beach Access. Gated Beachfront Pool (HEATED in Winter) & Hot Tub. A patio with lounge chairs and a gazebo are at the pool area. This is a 4th floor condo. There are 2 Luggage Carts and an Elevator.

    *FREE WiFi Internet
    *FREE Washer/Dryer IN CONDO with Laundry Soap Provided for two loads.
    *Keyless Entry! Go straight to the condo to start your vacation without stopping to pick up a key! Everyone in your party can share the code. No swapping, forgetting, or losing the key!
    *We provide you with a Coffee/Tea Starter Basket and some basic Kitchen Condiments (Salt & Pepper, plus a few seasonings).
    *FREE Courtesy Items available for your use: beach towels, beach mats, sand toys, beach chairs and an umbrella. The condition and selection vary throughout the year.
    *We supply SpaPartners® Premium Quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion for your convenience.
    *Let us know in advance if you need a Highchair or Pack N Play! They are stored off property.

    *NO CAR? NO PROBLEM! The Harlingen and Brownsville airports have a shuttle to and from the island.
    Harlingen Airport - $25/One Way or $40/Round Trip per passenger. Brownsville Airport Island Shuttle - $1 per passenger.
    The island has a FREE shuttle - The Wave - that will take you all over the island as well as to Port Isabel and the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista!

    NEED MORE THAN A 2 OR 1 BEDROOM CONDO..? There is a conjoining door between our two condos (VRBO 457245 & 512326). They can be rented together (at a discount) for groups that require the extra space!! Check both VRBO calendars for availability and contact us for rates.

    HANDY INFORMATION to Maximize Your Stay: Fireworks on the bay side every Friday Night; Memorial Day Through Labor Day as well as other special events. FREQUENT Fireworks at Clayton's on the beach side - great to walk out and view from pool area or beach.
    Interim housekeeping is available. Ask for rates.
    *There is a 10% Discount for active military and returning customers!

    During Spring Break and Texas Week, the HOA requires the minimum rental age to be 25 years unless a family unit with children.

    We love the island and know that you will too. Come visit and return as often as you like. Life is better at the beach!


    • Accommodates:6
    • Bedrooms:2
    • Bathrooms:2


    • Amenity Availability Air Conditioning
    • Amenity Availability Cable TV
    • Amenity Availability Heating
    • Amenity Availability Hot Tub
    • Amenity Availability Internet
    • Amenity Availability Kid Friendly
    • Amenity Availability No Smoking
    • Amenity Availability Parking Included
    • Amenity Availability Pool
    • Amenity Availability TV
    • Amenity Availability Washer/Dryer
    • Amenity Availability Wireless Internet
    • Amenity Availability Dishwasher

    Rates and Availability

    Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
    12/01/2014 - 03/04/2015
    $185 / nightN/A$1110 / week$2220 / month2
    Spring At Last!
    03/05/2015 - 03/31/2015
    $275 / nightN/A$1650 / weekN/A4
    04/02/2015 - 04/05/2015
    $275 / nightN/AN/AN/A4
    Late Spring
    04/06/2015 - 05/21/2015
    $225 / nightN/A$1350 / weekN/A3
    Early Summer
    05/23/2015 - 07/01/2015
    $270 / nightN/A$1620 / weekN/A3
    July 4th!!
    07/02/2015 - 07/05/2015
    $350 / nightN/AN/AN/A4
    SIZZLING Summer
    07/06/2015 - 09/06/2015
    $270 / nightN/A$1620 / weekN/A3
    09/07/2015 - 11/30/2015
    $195 / nightN/A$1170 / weekN/A2
    12/01/2015 - 03/02/2016
    $185 / nightN/A$1110 / week$2220 / month2

    Specific Rate Details

    No State Sales Tax on Rentals over 30 days. Returning customers and active military get a 10% discount.
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    • Just the ticket

      Reviewed by Dennis B. on October 07, 2014 for their trip during September 01, 2014

      We had a long relaxing weekend at the condo. the condo was spacious, clean, and comfortable. the only drawback was there was some construction taking place on the building. this meant we lost the balcony for a few days. but the condo was close to the beach and local attractions. we would recommend this place to anyone

    • Great Condo!

      Reviewed by RFs from Lubbock, TX on September 07, 2014 for their trip during August 01, 2014

      We had a great time. The condo was just right for us!

    • Great Location Right On The Beach

      Reviewed by Bee-Lock-A from Ft Lauderdale, FL on August 29, 2014 for their trip during August 01, 2014

      Great condo with everything you need to make your stay fun and relaxing. Other condo has a great direct view of the Gulf Of Mexico and is only steps away from the beach. The covered parking and elevator access also makes checking in and out a breeze. The owners are also very helpful and accommodating. They are available by an easy phone call any time day or night, which makes my stay stress free.

    • Great time!!!

      Reviewed by Kirby from Mansfield, TX on August 25, 2014 for their trip during July 01, 2014

      All amenities and room were as described!!! Had a great time and will stay again!!!! Thanks

    • Wonderful Vacation Rental

      Reviewed by John from Mission, Texas on July 14, 2014 for their trip during July 01, 2014

      This condo is very clean, cozy and the view of the Gulf of Mexico is beautiful. The little perks like a washer/dryer, beach chairs and umbrella, and beach toys were wonderful. My family and in-laws totally enjoyed our little getaway to SPI. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend this condo rental 100%. Great location, great views, comfortable beds. Thank you Verna!

    • Great Stay!!

      Reviewed by Austin Beach Lovers from Austin Texas on July 06, 2014 for their trip during June 01, 2014

      The small touches set this unit above the rest. We had a wonderful stay!!

    • Great MEMORIES with your FAMILY

      Reviewed by CowboyJOE from San Juan Tx on June 27, 2014 for their trip during June 01, 2014

      Excellent place to go and enjoy the beach. Your own parking space and pool. Spacious all appliances included WONDERFUL VIEW. Had a GREAT TIME and left with lots of MEMORIES. Definitely going there again SEVERAL more time this year. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO EVERYONE

    • Our Stay

      Reviewed by Troy T. on June 03, 2014 for their trip during May 01, 2014

      The condo was excellent as was the view and location. The owners were accommodating, friendly, and always available if needed in person or by phone. The welcome booklet provided was VERY useful as it contained local activities, restaurants and general beach information (especially on the jellyfish). The condo provided all of the amenities needed including beach chairs, towels, etc. Our only complaint would be that the hot tub was not well maintained during our stay as it was dirty with sand most days, and one day we found two crabs living in it.

    • Wonderful month of March.

      Reviewed by David H. on May 06, 2014 for their trip during March 01, 2014

      We were very pleased when we opened the door for the first time and everything was exactly the same as the listing photos. The condo was very clean and tastefully decorated and all appliances and supplies were as advertised, of particular note was the starter supply of dish detergent and laundry supplies which we found very convenient. The owners were considerate and met us on arrival to ensure we had no problem with entry code and replied promptly to our emails for information during our stay. The information binder in the condo was full of valuable information for first time visitors and we referred to it many times during our stay. We would certainly recommend our condo to others, we particularly enjoyed the beautiful balcony overlooking the beach, the off street parking and the relative small size of Florence II. We shopped at the fresh seafood marts , found the H. E. B. market to be well supplied with fresh produce. Dining out The Pelican Station and the Bayside Cafe at Laguana Vista are the two restaurants that stand out. Particularly the Friday night prime rib dinner at the Bayside Cafe. We intended to get to Louie's for ribs after spring breakers had gone home. Too bad the restaurant was closed on the Sunday evening. Next time! We enjoyed the Turtle recovery center and the bird sanctuary very much. Thank you. We had a wonderful holiday.

    • great place

      Reviewed by Anonymous on May 03, 2014 for their trip during April 01, 2014

      I love this place, its so bright and open feeling, especially the bedroom. They even have beach chairs and towels, what a nice extra that is hard to find in south padre. Also, its very quiet, we knew we had neighbors but never heard them. I have to say verna was also the best, so on top of everything and we could text her with any questions and get a quick response. Great place!

    • Happy Anniversary!

      Reviewed by Terry O. on October 17, 2013 for their trip during September 01, 2013

      Looked for a quiet place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and this was it! Great views, short walk to the beach. A lovely condo that we will certainly visit again!

    • Excellent stay at Florence II

      Reviewed by Jocelyn from Kileen, TX on October 15, 2013 for their trip during October 01, 2013

      My husband, my parents, and I stayed at this condo for a long weekend, and it was outstanding! I would recommend this to anyone wanting an SPI getaway. The condo itself was comfy and clean and right next to the beach. Unless something happens, I think this will be a yearly visit.

    • Short Weekend Beach Trip

      Reviewed by Brandy C. on September 25, 2013 for their trip during September 01, 2013

      Overall this was a nice condo. It was conveniently located and an easy walk to the beach. The hot tub wasn't working and the pool wasn't very clean. The elevator ended up breaking as we got ready to leave. Fortunately, we had already taken our luggage to the car. It was nice to have our own reserved parking space. We didn't see a lot of people around the condo, but this may have been attributed to the time of year. The dishware was nice. The beds were super comfortable and the sheets were nice and soft. The owners of the condo have a closet full of beach supplies, like towels and straw mats, which was a nice surprise!

    • Was Worth The Money

      Reviewed by roberta m. on September 24, 2013 for their trip during September 01, 2013

      Verna was very nice and easy to work with. We also rent through VRBO and have stayed in several cities and resorts listed with them. We arrived early (only one non-stop flight into Harlingen in the morning and then jumped on the shuttle to the unit)...this part was convenient. Verna contacted the maintenance man who let us in early (very much appreciated this kindness). The unit was very clean and stocked as the description states...with exactly enough laundry items to do exactly two loads. The kitchen did have coffee and sweetner and creamer. The beach chairs, umbrella were nice to have on hand to take to the beach. Thank You Verna for the extra touch here. The view is simply gorgeous and access to the beach is very easy...down the elevator and out the gate you go. The sliding glass doors in the living area need to be replaced as it is almost impossible to open them due to rust build up and corrision. I couldn't open them...had to have my husband do it. The unit is conveniet to all locations.....I wish we had rented the car at the airport like we had planned. No, you don't have to have a car because of the WAVE shuttle on the island....but you do have to wait everytime you want a ride some where and they are not always on time. And the shuttle back to the airport was 45 minutes late picking us up for our return to the airport. We were disappointed that the very small hot tub was never functional while were there. I had read that in an earlier review and thought that perhaps it was just down during their visit. Never saw anyone working on it. If you intend to buy groceries of any kind.....I would recommend Walmart or HEB and not the Blue Marlin on the island itseld. Several items we purchased we discovered were out of date when we got back to the condo and they are expensive......but they do have a nice supply. All in all the condo is as stated, is clean, and based on other units we have rented, it is worth the prices charged. Verna was very quick in refunding our deposit ast well (Thank You.)

    • Best Beach Weekend Ever!!!!

      Reviewed by 1Awesome Engineer from Weslaco, TX on September 17, 2013 for their trip during June 01, 2013

      We stayed at the two bedroom condo right off the beach. It was gorgeous. I loved opening our balcony doors and sitting on the patio overlooking the ocean. The condo it self was clean and fresh. It had everything we needed. We forgot our beach chairs... No problem... Our umbrella... Not to worry. The only thing missing was the beer and steaks in the fridge ;). The location was peaceful and we enjoyed watching the kids crab hunt in the evening. We also loved the rinsing station. Lots of water pressure which is perfect if you have kiddos. The Smart TV was also awesome, it allowed us to sign up with our Netflix account. They had dvds for the family, crossword puzzles and other family fun. The master bedroom was huge and so was the 2nd bedroom. They also have a pull out sofa. I loved that the sheets were clean and dry... Not humid and damp. The AC was cold... I could go on and on. I highly recommend this rental!!!

    • A Great Place for Family Vacations!

      Reviewed by SA MOM from San Antonio on September 17, 2013 for their trip during June 01, 2013

      We stayed here with our three teen-age kids, and it was just perfect! The condo is very clean, and has plenty of room. The owners were great to work with. The covered parking was a plus and we could just walk right out onto the beach. The pool area was nice for unwinding at the end of the day. The owners also had an "All about SPI" binder that was full of great info on places to eat, things to do, etc. That was really helpful. My husband and I hope to stay again in the spring for a weekend away....but it is also a great spot for families.

    • Our Summer Vacation

      Reviewed by Joy A. on September 17, 2013 for their trip during June 01, 2013

      Our family rented this condo for our June 2013 family vacation. It was spacious and comfortably fit 4 people. The view was spectactular and we really enjoyed the proximity to the beach. Another favorite amenity of ours was the front door key pad. It was extremely convenient for us to send our kids up to the room to get some forgotten toys or to use the bathroom and not have to worry about a key. The condo is stocked with beach chairs, towels, and sand toys also. We had a blast! I highly recommend this condo as your next vacation spot. :)


      Reviewed by Carrie from St. Paul, MN on August 23, 2013 for their trip during August 01, 2013

      I truly cannot say enough about this condo. They had everything you will need, right down to the little things we say we don't care much about. Like the bed sheets. They were AMAZINGLY soft and comfy. The shower dispenser has body soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Which was a plus for us. The view was spectacular. The owners really went out of there way to make sure you have a great stay.. Thank you so much!!!! And we will definitely be back :) Oh and did I mention how soft the sheets were? lol

    • Great Condo

      Reviewed by Kenneth G. on August 20, 2013 for their trip during August 01, 2013

      Spacious, clean and excellent location. Beautiful sunrises and beach view. Owner went the extra mile to accommodate our last minute requests. Condo layout provides good space between bedrooms for privacy. Free laundry is a plus!

    • perfect vacation experience!

      Reviewed by Laura from Austin on July 31, 2013 for their trip during July 01, 2013

      We were thoroughly pleased with our vacation rental experience! The condo was clean, spacious, and location could not have been better- right on the beach, easy access, and an amazing view! Bonus: the condo even provided beach chairs, umbella, toys, beach towels, etc! Verna was immediately responsive to all our questions and needs..thank you, Verna, for making our stay so easy and wonderful!

    • "Best Vacation Ever!"

      Reviewed by Tyler S. on July 29, 2013 for their trip during July 01, 2013

      I visited South Padre Island with my wife, two children, and their grandparents. Everyone had a very enjoyable time, and the condo was the perfect size. The washer/dryer and two bathrooms spoiled us and now is a must have for future vacations. We will be back and recommend this property! Our children said "this is the best vacation ever"!

    • Beautiful Condo!

      Reviewed by Brooke B. on July 13, 2013 for their trip during June 01, 2013

      My family had a wonderful time staying here for my mother's 50th birthday party! The condo is bright and clean with very pretty beach decor and HUGE windows overlooking the gulf in the living room and master bedroom. It was very roomy inside and was stocked with everything you might need/forget at home, including coffee, LOTS beach supplies, dishes and toiletries. The owners are very nice and accommodating and they did everything possible to make sure our stay was happy and comfortable. There is a great little notebook they put together with all of the important information and restaurant and activity recommendations. This is a great location on the island and it is easy to get to the room for loading and unloading your things. The parking spot in the parking garage was an added bonus that kept the car cool and close-by and the key-less entry was very convenient. These small things go far to help a vacation run smoothly and we had no complaints. The pool and hot tub are great and the beach literally steps from the building :) Also, you can't beat the price of this condo! (The one thing I would recommend if you have young children is to bring a net or gate for the patio because the bars are a little bit far apart. It was an easy fix for us for extra piece of mind. Sitting on the two patios was lovely.) We looked at a lot of condos before choosing this one and we definitely made the right choice! We can't wait for our next chance to stay here again.

    • Excellent - pictures are current and say it all!

      Reviewed by Gail D. on July 11, 2013 for their trip during July 01, 2013

      My grandchildren and I stayed for a week. We had additional guests visit for a day and a few for overnight. No one one was crowded because the unit is so large! It was a truly wonderful experience for all. The unit is just as advertised or better. The owners are wonderful. Beach access is truly terrific. Most units offer amenities, but this unit offers good amenities, the umbrella, sand toys, towels, sheets, soaps, etc. were of top quality. Thank you so much for a great vacation!

    • Can't wait to go back!

      Reviewed by Alexa from Chetek, WI on March 15, 2013 for their trip during August 01, 2012

      Me and my husband went here for our honeymoon. We had a blast! We are planning on going back and staying at this condo again someday, hopefully soon! The condo is a wonderful size and the view outside the window is amazing. It was nice that there was a washer and dryer for our clothes. We liked to spend time on the ocean and we even took a swim in the pool a couple times which was a nice change of pace. We enjoyed the beachfront and the easy access to the water. The condo is in a nice location and it is easy to get to some of the main bar/food establishments on the beach. I recommend this condo, it is in a great location and it is very beautiful.

    • Honeymoon Stay

      Reviewed by Eric from Chetek, WI on March 15, 2013 for their trip during August 01, 2012

      Me and my wife stayed here for our honeymoon. We enjoyed everything South Padre had to offer and are planning on returning in the future. This condo was everything we had heard it to be. It had a nice kitchen area, a nice living room, two bedrooms w/ bathrooms, and a little laundry closet too. I highly recommend this condo to anyone and everyone. It was nice to wake up and see the sun and waves. We are not used to seeing that. Some fun things on the island we did were dolphin watches, sunset dinner cruise, visited the Turtle Rescue, enjoyed shopping, and even got to see fireworks! This condo was well worth the money and I will be staying here again someday!

    • Awesome location at a great price

      Reviewed by Jose L. on March 14, 2013 for their trip during March 01, 2013

      Booking this condo was what made this vacation an incredible one. One thing that made this stay a great one was that the owners where always available to answer any questions in regards to the building and the surrounding areas of South Padre Island. They were always willing to answer any questions and kept in touch throughout the entire process. They even offered suggestions on hotspots and amazing restaurants. Also, the building was at an incredible location. What I loved was that the building was beach front with private beach access. The condo itself was in incredible conditions; well maintained and clean. The bedrooms where very clean and the master bedroom offered a balcony with private bathroom. I truly loved it.

    • Christmas Break Vacation

      Reviewed by Adri from Coralville, Iowa on February 21, 2013 for their trip during December 01, 2012

      Condo location was great, right on the beach. Access to the beach was private, which was really nice. When the waves were too turbulent we dipped into the pool which was nice and warm. We made sand castles one day and spent the night watching waves destroy them from the balcony, also went skydiving one day. Did a lot of walking, there are plenty of restaurants nearby (one of our favorites was an Irish pub just down the street, awesome fish tacos) but there also is a bus system if you want to go to the ends of the island. We ate dinner with the neighbors one day, people in the condo were very friendly. Maintenance came by one day to fix the hot tub, very friendly. Overall it was an awesome vacation and well worth the money spent. We ended up saving a lot of money by cooking our own breakfast and lunches in the kitchen.