i should be mopping the floor: Beach Condo Tour

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Beach Condo Tour

I love looking into other people's homes for inspiration.
This is the beach condo we enjoy staying in when we visit the shore.
The owners have decorated it beautifully and it's a great place to get away to.

Beach Condo Tour with lots of great decorating ideas.

I grew up spending a week {or sometimes more} at the beach with my family. We've started our own tradition of doing this with our boys as well. I want them to grow up with memories of sandy summers and lots of great family time.

Our favorite getaway spot every summer is Mustang Island...a Texas beach a few hours down the road from us. We stumbled onto this condominium complex a few years ago and always enjoy staying there {if you'd like the name of it and more details on renting this particular unit, just drop me at email}. I enjoy the "roll out of bed and walk down to the beach factor" as well as having all the comforts of home {like a kitchen, separate bedrooms, etc.} right there with me. 

I love how this condo is decorated. 
So beachy and relaxing.

Seriously wanted to take this coffee table home with me. 
This is just my style, y'all. Love.

This was my curl up and read spot after a day of play.
{My husband jokes that I may not get to read but one week a year, but when I do, I devour about five books in a row in that week. He's not even kind of kidding.}

Loved these chairs around the dining table.
And check out those hand-scraped floors? Perfect for tracking in all the sand and surf that seems to make it with you everywhere you go when you're on the beach.
{Photobombed by the hubs.}

Is that paneling around the bar area not gorgeous? Love it. Also love the mosaic subway-style tiled backsplash. 

really like cooking when we're on vacation. Some people aren't into that, but to me it's fun. We will cook or grill by the pool about half of the nights we're there and eat out the other half {seafood restaurants only at the beach}. One of the days we're there, we take a beach break and head into town to see the sites. On that day, we'll eat a big lunch in town and come back to the condo to make homemade ice cream for summer...that's one of my favorite vacation traditions. Although these kitchens come fully equipped, I do drag my ice cream maker all the way to the beach {it may or may not take us four hotel luggage carts just to unload our car when we arrive}.

Love the little half bath on the first floor. 
Look at that mosaic glass tiled wall! It sparkled. Sparkled.

The master bedroom upstairs was super spacious.

It had fun details, like this precious cross-stitched pillow.

And that capiz-style lamp? I die.
I'm a sucker for capiz anything.

The master bathroom was pretty awesome.
Once we got home, I contemplated taking a sledge hammer to ours.

Beautiful shower. It made me like glass block again...which I had given up on years ago. It also had another shower head on the wall to the right. It was a shower for two...but we could fit ten people in here, easily. Not that we did that. Just to be clear.

Pebble rock tile.

I liked how the lights were on front of the mirror.

The pebble tile extended along the bottom of the mirror area.

The second bedroom was cozy, but still pretty.
Love that the rattan from downstairs was carried upstairs, too.

Cute little bedside table.

The bath for the second bedroom had more fun rock tile...or whatever that's called. 
It was on the floor, too. 

This was the view from the balcony out of the master bedroom.
Perfection to sit here and enjoy a morning cup of coffee. My husband and I also sat out here nightly after everyone else was tucked in. It was beautiful to just watch the moon light up the ocean. The only thing you can hear at night here is the waves and crickets. Awesome.

{Oh, and those pools were pretty sah-weeet to enjoy, too.}

But, let's be honest.
This is what the beach is really all about.

What's YOUR favorite vacation tradition?







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10 comments:

  1. Fantastic place! Good idea to find someplace so close to home so that you're not spending most of your vacation dollars on travel!

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  2. Hi Kristi: I love your post today. Please contact me with the name of the rental. It has been a few years since I've been to North Padre and I so miss it. This condo looks perfect. If you want to read a romance novel that takes place in North Padre, check out my book, "Do Over." by Virginia Bailey.

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  3. What a gorgeous place! Looks like you had an awesome vacation!!

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  4. fabulous spot to take time out with the family (and a book or two)

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  5. How gorgeous!! OMG that pebble floor in the master bath… I die. Just all so lovely and what a wonderful annual tradition. Must feel a little like coming home every year. :)
    xoxo

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  6. What an awesome vacation! That place is gorgeous!!! I love the way they decorated it. I would want to go back every year as well :)

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful condo! Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. What a gorgeous place! It's no wonder you'd want to return there time and time again!

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  9. This is a FABULOUS place to vacatin!!!The condo is beautiful and all the furnishings are MY STYLE!!! I LOVE the rattan chair with the ottoman and the stools. I also want that headboard. I am going to start hunting:)

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