Surfside 'Sandcastle Suite' w/ Balcony & 2 Pools!

Property ID: 327132Corpus ChristiTXUS
Sleeps 41 BR1 BA
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Heading to Texas for a sun-kissed coastal getaway? Then this Corpus Christi vacation rental is the perfect spot for you! The 1-bedroom, 1-bath 'Sandcastle Suite' condo, located in the Villa del Sol community, offers modern amenities and a cozy place to relax after days on the water. After surfing, sailing, or kiteboarding on the coast, walk to Blackbeard's on the Beach for some tasty local fare and live music. For shoreside fun, tour the famous USS Lexington or visit the Texas State Aquarium!


  • Oceanfront
  • Community Pool
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Beachfront
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Kitchen


Location Details

BEACHES + PARKS: North Beach (on-site access), Dolphin Park (1.1 miles), McGee Beach (3.7 miles), Padre Island National Seashore (38.7 miles)

THINGS TO DO: USS Lexington (0.8 miles), Texas State Aquarium (1.3 miles), Marinaville Boat Launch (1.4 miles), Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (2.6 miles), Whataburger Field (2.6 miles), The Art Museum of South Texas (2.7 miles)

WALK TO DINING: Fajitaville (0.4 miles), Philly Cheesesteaks (0.5 miles), Blackbeard's On the Beach (0.6 miles), Whataburger (0.9 miles)

AIRPORT: Corpus Christi International Airport (11.1 miles)


57 reviews
  • This place is terrible, I cannot believe I got this off a Vrbo listing.


    We showed up at around 730 or so and pulled up to villa del sol complex, the building literally is falling down, we didn’t really want to even get out of the car but we had been on the road 8 hrs and had booked this through Vrbo how bad could it be. Upon entry we are met with a friendly guy make small talk and check in. Pull around, the elevator is broke which was in description, but the stairs were rotting through rusty, tetanus waiting to happen. We open the door immediately hit in face with cleaning smell takes your breath away, burns your eyes The hallway and living room floors are wavy, spongy walking around, fans were broke, bath vent had no cover or anything on it, the ac was drained into the shower, the pvc just poked through the Sheetrock There is mold around the ac ducts, in the hallway, eyes still burning. The balcony was quite shaky when I went out on it. The lights on part of the outside were blinking off and on like a horror movie. When we went to the beach the bottom floor smelt like strong human fecal matter. The pictures of the unit had to be from when they first built it. We have used Vrbo before and have had no issues, but if this is the kinda property’s Vrbo is gonna represent I don’t think I will be using them anymore. If I could tell anyone in the Vrbo company that could do it. I would tell them not to represent any units in the villa del sol surfside complex. You are gonna have lots of angry customers, and it doesn’t look good on you. Thank you Daniel and Christy Wagoner

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christy W.
    Published October 11, 2022
  • Beachfront Condo on North Beach Corpus Christi


    Starting with the good, check in was easy, the place was clean and they seem to be updating the inside. The VIEW! It was a great view. We had everything we needed for our 3 night stay, which was a nice surprise. Towels were new and fluffy, coffee pot and filters and hand soap at both sinks. The not so good, the baloney is rotting, floor was spongy and when we looked, the floor is cracking in many places and the ceiling of the balcony is falling down. The floor is the unit has the same issues in the livingroom/kitchen area. The front door lock didn’t have instructions, thought it would be like a hotel room door that when it closes it locks….not the case, you have to hit the lock button. Have no idea if the unit was ever locked when we were in it. The building itself is in need of repairs. They were painting, but it definitely needs more than a coat of paint. The general area of North Beach is pretty run down. We really didn’t spend much time here at all, went and explored other areas. All in all, we had a clean condo with everything we needed. So depending on what you are looking to do, the condo was a great deal and I can tell the owners are slowly trying to fix up what they can control. We felt safe, the air conditioning worked great as well as the hot water. Furnishing were nice and cable and wifi worked.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kimberly W.
    Published September 12, 2022
  • Deceptive description


    Described as "oceanfront " and "gulf views" although it it on the far north side of the bay, 30 minutes from the gulf. It does say what restaurants are close to it, but I didn't know those places and didn't Google them to see where they were. Apartment is a bit rundown. There was an additional fee at check-in I was unaware of.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Andrea R.
    Published September 12, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Andrea, we take it seriously when guests let us know that we missed the mark, and after sending your feedback to the homeowner, they’d like to share the following:
    -We are beachfront on North Beach which is technically Corpus Christi Bay, across the bridge from Corpus Christi City. We're sorry if this was not what you were expecting; we encourage all future guests to reach out for clarification on this matter if you are worried about location.
    -There are only a few spots on North Beach to eat and they are not chain restaurants. There is a Whataburger if you are looking for fast food or a chain restaurant nearby. You can also find numerous other restaurants as you go south and across the bridge.
    -The $15 parking pass fee we believe you are referring to is mentioned in our listing. We are sorry if this caught you off guard; to reiterate, the $15 fee covers two cars and you must pay $10 for each additional car.
    We hope that you were still able to enjoy your stay even though it seems as if you were disappointed with some aspects.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

  • 3/5

    Although it's not what we were hoping for or expecting, the manager and owner was easy to work with.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Marie G.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Great views! A work In progress... constant improvements being made! Quick & responsive owners.


    Pros: Close to the beach, nice view, the whole area is well lit and we always felt safe. Close to attractions, but we ended up driving b/c there wasn't a great route to just walk without getting sand all in your shoes. We LOVED the Texas State Aquarium! We really enjoyed the USS Lexington Battle ship (be prepared to be exhausted after climbing all of the steps), & our favorite restaurant was Pier 99. Very windy seating area, may have to wait a while for food, but it was so good that we went twice while we were there! All 3 of us really enjoyed our food. Prices a bit high, but that was to be expected. A few things that can be used at the beach were provided, a beach chair, a couple of boogie/body boards (great fun the last day), a brand new collapsable wagon (we didn't end up using, but perfect if you have littles). Good size fridge & kitchen basics. Careful not to assume that everything you need will be there. My husband had to make tea in the blender "pitcher" b/c there were no plastic pitchers for beverages. Cons: The building is definitely older as other reviews have mentioned. There was also some random work being done during "quiet hours," but was usually short lived. There was some noise in the hallways which is noticeable as the bedroom is right next to the hallway & not too far from the stairwell, but was usually short lived and didn't "keep us up through the night." It is a very compact space, so beware if traveling with older kids. We ended up just having my husband and myself and our 12 year old, but it would have been a challenge had there been more people. But, we are used to having plenty of space in our home, so that's probably just a personal preference. The bed is NOT a KING as someone in a previous review stated, & one of the main reasons I chose this location. To be fair the listing does say Queen, but I was hopeful! :) The bed itself was SUPER comfortable, but the top sheet kept sliding around & bunching up and drove me crazy b/c of the mattress cover. That's my issue, but made it hard to sleep. The last night I tried to sleep on the bottom bunk. It was like sleeping on a concrete block. The bunkbeds are NOT made for older teens or adults. It made my whole body hurt. It would be perfect for a small child that doesn't know what a comfortable bed feels like and doesn't have an old achy body! Very quick reply from owners as any issues/questions arose. Nice place if on a budget & love a view!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 10, 2022
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