The stay was great! We were a short drive (30 seconds) away from the beach. The beach was very crowded but the stay at Vitamin Sea made it all worth the crowds. Vitamin Sea has a great beachy decor and made the weekend stay an awesome one!
- Anonymous from Helotes, Posted: 06/03/2020
Although everything in the unit/complex pictures is there, the pictures make everything seem at least 25% bigger than it actually is. As a fitness person, the 'fitness center' was poor. More of a room than a center. For long term renters, some additional TP, garbage bags and cleaning products would be nice. I know that it's stated that a renter will need to go shopping beyond initial setup items, buying these items even in small quantities/sizes means you're going to have to either throw must away or drag them home. The unit/complex is very quiet and located close to the beach, shopping and entertainment/restaurants. Out of control of the complex, but the weather, constant clouds and WIND, not my thing. Regarding 'would you recommend', probably not, but that's very personal.
- Robert D. from Plymouth, Posted: 03/02/2020
First we've heard of "pictures are deceiving" but we feel they are accurate. We recently had new ones shot to make sure they display the property correctly. We do supply a starter supply of items as you stated and weather is not something we have any control over. Thank you for the feedback.
- Padre Escapes staff, Posted:
Clean, functional, well-equipped. Cute. Perfect for a young family. Great for me. Short walk to beach. Thanks!
- Sean S. from San Antonio, Posted: 10/11/2018
We've stayed at The Beach Club before and this trip was just as great. Always clean and very short walk to the beach - couldn't ask for more. Will definitely stay here again.
- Leticia R. from San Antonio, Posted: 08/01/2017
Enjoyed my stay at Vitamin Sea.Condo was very clean and everything else was as advertised. Recommend doing "Horses on the Beach" sunset ride.
- Peter D. from Austin, Posted: 05/31/2017
Unit Could do with an upgrade (couch & chairs were dated.) Lots of dishes/glasses etc. Could have used more towels 2 bath towels & 1 hand towel is not enough for 2 people
Pool area very nice . Beach Club facility well kept.. Close to beach and restaurants.
- Janet H. , Posted: 03/14/2017
Thank you for your feedback. That's the first complaint we've heard on the furniture, we will pass it along to the owners. There are additional towels and wash cloths in the master bedroom closet, we also provide additional towels upon request and there is a washer and dryer in the unit as well. Hope we see you back again soon.
- Padre Escapes staff, Posted:
My husband and I visited North Padre Island for our Honeymoon. We had a great time, and this awesome condo was part of that. The location is fantastic. Walking distance to Whitecap Beach and the Boathouse Restaurant and Bar. If you are driving on the beach, it may take you at most 1 minute to get out of your parking space and be on the sand.
The island has quite a few great restaurants a very short drive from the NOT miss Padre Island Burger Co.
The condo itself is bright, cheery and very clean. The pictures are a perfect representation. Pretty much everything you could need is already stocked, with enough of "starter" amounts of washing detergent, tp, dish soap etc. to get you thru several days. The HEB Plus across the intracoastal bridge on the mainland is the nearest grocery store, but it is a short, scenic drive.
The bed is and couch are comfortable,and the decorative chairs in the living room are surprisingly comfortable as well.
While many of the finishes wouldn't be considered "luxury", everything has been updated and is very acceptable for a week at the beach.
The only thing I would suggest is bringing a plug-in air freshener or automatic spray etc. The condo building itself was built in 1989, and even though there isn't smoking allowed anymore, I thought it smelled like a hotel room at first...a little musty and smoky. It dissipated over time, plus we had the balcony door open most of the time (great view from there and super nice to enjoy in the morning).
We will definitely be looking to stay here again!! Padre Escapes (the management company) was great as well!
- Sarah T. from Humble, Posted: 08/14/2016
The condo was exactly what we thought and we were so happy with the experience
- Mica H. , Posted: 08/09/2016
Everything was fine clean and fun great condo...
- Anonymous from Converse, Posted: 07/09/2016
We stayed at Vitamin Sea June 21-24, 2016 and were very pleased! It was a very nice condo, located right by the beach!!! For our family of three, this condo was the perfect size!!! If I had to make one complaint, it would be that the bed is pretty hard...other than that, we were happy!!! We would definitely stay here again!!!
- Anonymous from Sherman, Posted: 06/26/2016
Was very satisfied with this rental.
- Peter D. from Austin, Posted: 06/16/2016
Nice, small condo complex with great pool and 1 block from the beach. Condo is well equipped, updated and pleasant. We will stay here again.
- Cheryl P. from Johnson City, Posted: 04/19/2016
We were there for a month and had a very nice stay. The location was perfect for us with the beach being so close. The room was just like the pictures showed it and the description was very accurate. The condo had everything we needed. Rooms were clean and well maintained. The manager showed us the inside of the condo before we booked it. Since we were going to stay a month we wanted to look it over before we booked it. They were very nice and were a pleasure to work with. That was the only time we talked with the manager and never talked to the owner. The view was very good and all the fixtures in the condo were in good shape and clean. We spent most of our time walking the beach and did not use the pool, hot tub or exercise room. But they were all clean and well maintained. Restaurants were close by and had a nice variety to choose from.
- Anonymous from White Lake, Posted: 03/04/2016
Great little place for a short weekend for two. Good location, clean, nice resort style condo. Little disappointed the bed was only a queen and felt worn in. Also no DVD player? We wanted to watch movies at night but did not have the option. Overall nice place, would stay again- very quiet, nice for couples.
- Anonymous from Elgin, Posted: 09/30/2015
Thank you for the feedback, we'll pass that info onto the owner and see if we can add a DVD player. That's the first complaint we've heard about the bed so we will check it and keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the feedback.
- Padre Escapes staff, Posted:
Everything was amazing! I only have one suggestion for improvement. The bed was too hard! Thank you!
- Kelly H. from Leander, Posted: 09/16/2015
We really enjoyed our stay over Labor Day weekend. The location was close to the beach and pool was relaxing. The condo was clean, well maintained, and perfect for a long weekend.
- David M. from Spring, Posted: 09/12/2015
Amazing condo, close to beach and town!thanks for accommodating us!
- Samantha R. from San antonio , Posted: 08/19/2015
This was the second time we've stayed in a condo in this area, and this was the best by far. The unit was clean, had all the comforts of home and only 2 blocks from Padre Island national seashore. We especially liked that the pool & hot tub were open late so we could go for a late night swim in the pool, then end the night with a warm soak in the hot tub
- Catherine F. from San Antonio , Posted: 08/11/2015
Will always be staying here from now on!
- Samantha D. from Mustang, Posted: 10/21/2014
it was a awesome experience
- david l. from cc, Posted: 10/11/2014
Beautiful condo with plenty of kitchenware. Queen mattress and sofa bed were sooo comfy! The beach chairs, wagon and board games were a great find. Wish we could of used the balcony, but there were too many mosquitos. Plenty of kitchen and bathroom storage + walk-in closet. Beautiful pool with rinse off area. Well equipped gym. Drawbacks were: no dressers so be prepared to live out of your suitcase, empty salt & pepper shakers, and empty soap dispenser in kitchen.
- Cristina C. from San Antonio, Posted: 09/24/2014
We were really impressed with this condo! It was in a perfect location, close to the beach. Just buy a beach parking permit for $12 and head to the beach about a block away. The condo had everything you could possibly need. They give you laundry detergent even! The management company were really nice and replied to us immediately when someone was parked in a reserved parking place. We would give it 5 stars, but being on the second floor, we could hear everything from the people upstairs and downstairs. However, at 10 each night, it was quiet the rest of the night. We will definitely come back as it was super clean and had everything you could possibly need. We loved our stay!
- Chris c. from Flugerville, Posted: 08/14/2014
We enjoyed our stay and love the idea of being close to all ammenities. Everything was well provided in the Vitamin Sea. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We look forward to future vacations with Padre Escapes.
- Victoria H. from San Antonio, Posted: 07/24/2014
Thanks guy, we look forward to having you back!
- Padre Escapes staff, Posted:
Stayed for 3 nights in this nice and newly remodeled condo. One block away from the beach. The condo has ever thin you need from beach chairs to folding wagon to carry everything you need to the pool and/or beach. The pool was big with 3 BBQ areas along with another by the pond. Some people were fishing there as well. I was very satisfied with the place. Clean new and modern. Will stay again. ??????????
- Araceli T. from New Braunfels, Posted: 07/24/2014
the rental property was well maintained. very clean. great location. we really enjoyed our stay and will plan to use same company for next years booking. graded an A+.
- Patricia w. from san antonio, Posted: 07/21/2014
We enjoyed our stay at Vitamin Sea. Everything was clean and fresh when we arrived. We were a little surprised that there was no elevator. We stayed on the 2nd floor and our friends on the 3rd. We were all healthy and able to walk up the stairs so it was no problem, but it was a pain to bring up our beach chairs, huge ice chests and all of our beach stuff at the end of every day. I don't remember seeing that there was not an elevator in the listing. The cable went out in the room (and throughout the complex) soon after we arrived, but Time Warner was there repairing it immediately and it was back up quickly. The only other thing I would mention is that the hot tub and pool could have been cleaner. I know with the sand and oils that it is probably hard to keep clean, but it would be nice to have seen a sparkling, clean pool each day. Oh, and it would have been nice for the property to have a water hose available near where you come back to your building so you could rinse off your beach sand before going up to your room. Overall, our condo was awesome, so cute and well decorated and very well maintained. I would definitely stay again and recommend it.
- Anonymous from San Antonio, Posted: 07/16/2014