The Five Starfish Penthouse On The Gulf

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • 949 SF

The Five Starfish Penthouse On The Gulf

Condo in Corpus Christi

Stay Information

  • From: $199 per night

Property Details

This PENTHOUSE unit is a 1 of a kind unique and rare find that we call "THE FIVE STARFISH". This 6th floor PENTHOUSE Condotel unit faces the beach and includes an amazing balcony to enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the Texas Gulf Coast. Enjoy!

Yes that's correct, we have over 50 5-STAR REVIEWS total from this website, other websites and our company's website.

This very special Condo/Hotel PENTHOUSE is like taking a cruise with no seasickness and offers many amazing Island excursions. Including "Horseback ridding on the beach at sunset", "Beach Bonfire with Shrimp Boil". "Golfing and Miniature Golf" , "Water Slides" , "Deep Sea and Bay Fishing" , "Parasailing and Skydiving" , "Beach-cart or 3&4-Wheeler beach rides" , "Windsurfing Lessons" ,"Pirate Ship and Dolphin Watch Cruises" and much more. This 6th floor Condotel Penthouse faces the beach and includes a balcony to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Texas Gulf. Many vacation rentals claim to have a ocean or beach view but few are actually what you expect in a beachfront home. Here there are no sand dunes to traverse or block your views of this incredible beach which features a mile long seawall and boardwalk. The floor to ceiling windows for the living area and the Master Bedroom will blow you away from sunrise to sunset. This incredible view is backed up with our newly remodeled Penthouse that features two bedrooms and two full bathrooms that are guaranteed to please. Just take the elevator down to the 1st floor and you are actually steps away from the ocean and right on the beach and boardwalk. But wait, that's not all! This luxury Condotel features a beautifully landscaped courtyard to include a huge heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. Included in THE FIVE STARFISH PENTHOUSE is 2 king size beds and a queen sleeper sofa to comfortably sleep six total. The master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows and a partition wall that moves away during the day to open up the living area to all those great window views.(NOTE: secrete mural behind the partition wall) The master bathroom boasts a large walk-in shower with the strongest water pressure that you can imagine and with almost endless hot water. You will enjoy new modern appliances and a well equipped kitchen in our Beachfront Island Penthouse. We have the most beautiful and manicured beach in Texas and it includes a mile long boardwalk, a real Hidden Treasure.

****** ATTENTION******


There is a great jetty system just a short walk away. You can also drive and park your car on the beach, however, there is no camping in our beach area. The City of Corpus Christi manicures and maintains this beach year round. We know that this will be one of your best vacations ever. We call it the Best Cruise that you will never go on! You will ad this adventure to your private collection and I invite you to contact us with any questions that you may have.


Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed



  • Concierge - Other Services
  • Massage - Other Services


  • Bay
  • Coin Laundry
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Water Parks

Cleaning Protocols

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)


  • Books
  • DVD
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • EV Charger
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Desk
  • Dining Table
  • Fenced pool
  • Free wifi
  • Smart TV


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Veranda


  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



Cancellation Policy

Travelers who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.

Deposit Policy

Security deposits will be processed within 7 days of check-out. Credit cards credited back on your card. All other types of original payments with security deposits will be refunded my USPS with a company check or any other portal agreed to by both Guest and owner. e.g. Venmo

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

59 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #812346938068993029 #186842"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #186842


Mark's place was lovely: just as pictured. The condo was clean, the beachy decor was fun, the kitchen well appointed and included some treats to welcome you. But the best part was the VIEW. What a great location, right on the beach! Communication was A+. Thanks for a great stay! We definitely hope to stay here again in the future.

"Airbnb Review #800764507103928844 #185243"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #185243


This place was absolutely amazing!! Beautiful views!! Very quaint private beach!!! Very clean!!! I highly recommend staying here you will definitely not be disappointed. We def will be back!!!

"Airbnb Review #795752097855461370 #185239"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #185239


What a great view! Floor to ceiling windows and very close to the shoreline. Property was tastefully remodeled with all the right touches. Super clean which we appreciated. Conveniently located for quick trips to dtown Corpus or to Port Aransas. Also close to Padre Island National Seashore if you like birds. We were able to see many firsts such as Sandhill cranes, Peregrine Falcons, Roseate spoonbills, Crested Caracaras to name a few. We will definitely be coming back!

"Airbnb Review #765992004836607218 #180793"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #180793



"Airbnb Review #734810881327852062 #174326"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174326


Such an adorable place!! Very clean and our host left goodies (which our daughter really appreciated!) it was a very comfy home away from home for our little family with a gorgeous front row seat for some of the most spectacular suns rises we have seen!! Also, loved being able to walk or drive to the beach!! We will be back!

"Airbnb Review #726869999444380318 #173940"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173940


The space is gorgeous! Mark is an attentive host and made sure we had everything we needed. Comfortable beds, breath taking view of the gulf, and the amenities of the pool and hot tub are really nice as well. I would love to visit again and would only stay at on of this hosts listings when visiting Corpus Christi!

"Airbnb Review #722445455185129878 #171847"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171847


The Fivestar Fish Penthouse was everything it is advertised to be. The view was amazing, the condo was clean, and beautifully done. We were there for a work trip, but also felt recharged after spending our evenings on the beach. Definitely recommend!

"Airbnb Review #718837129101693048 #170950"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170950


Wonderful stay! Very clean/comfortable; amazing panoramic view of the ocean! We’ll be back soon!

"Airbnb Review #714508497015522609 #170947"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170947


Beautiful place to stay! Right on the beach with everything you need close by.

"Airbnb Review #703673619125417133 #168048"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #168048


Absolutely beautiful place, and the location is fabulous! Everything was amazing, we will be back.. often!!

"Airbnb Review #698533114657239100 #168038"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #168038


This place was beautiful. Exactly as shown on the photos, cute little personal touches upon arrival. We would

"Airbnb Review #697077082585101998 #166522"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #166522


What an amazing place! We had the best time! Highly recommend 🙂

"Airbnb Review #688463681442750691 #164756"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #164756


It was a short great stay with Mark’s condo. My family and I enjoyed the place very much. Mark is very communicative ! We will recommend anyone this place and will be return again next time.

"Airbnb Review #681844856234987631 #163436"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #163436


The Condo was very clean and well appointed. the location right on the beach was fantastic! Mark is very responsive and great communication making you feel welcome!

"Airbnb Review #679710060148087274 #163429"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #163429


We had an amazing time in this condo! Definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a beautiful beachfront view and easy access to the beach. Literally a 2-minute walk!

"Airbnb Review #676065118934745244 #162078"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #162078


If we could give more stars we would. We lucked into this one and are so glad! The location was perfect, the view spectacular and the beach was amazing. We usually stay in Port A but we will definitely return here! Mark was very helpful, very family oriented area and the condo was exactly as pictured.

"Airbnb Review #673186399727725361 #161455"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #161455


Beautiful views of whitecap beach and room had everything we needed for a family of 4.

"Airbnb Review #653624806343747187 #158356"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158356


Great stay and enjoyed our time!

"Airbnb Review #659468326450924849 #158349"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158349


Do NOT underestimate this hidden gem! Most people will judge the age of the exterior of the facility itself. But once you step through the door to this amazing penthouse, it’s like entering another world!
1st off, we were welcomed by cold water bottles and juice in the refrigerator and snacks to munch on. This penthouse has everything and then some! High end kitchen appliances, beautiful granite countertops, colorful backsplash and huge sink! Not to mention everything you need on hand to prepare meals for your family or guests.
The color scheme and decor of the entire penthouse is so beachy! The decorator for this penthouse has fantastic taste! 2 king size beds and the sofa provide plenty of room for 6 people. The view from the balcony from the 6th floor penthouse is beyond words. You get a full view of beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sandy beach!
Easy access from the facility to the beach below and a pool to relax by.
I can’t say enough to describe this wonderful beach vacation penthouse. It’s definitely something you must see for yourself and the owner is fantastic with communicating with you.
I highly recommend the Five Starfish Penthouse on the Gulf! I can’t wait until we can stay again!


by Danielle C.


This location was perfect for two single moms and our kids! It was safe, clean, and family-oriented. Our kids got to chatter excitedly and exclaim over the gorgeous view, the sound of the waves, and the seagulls flying above while my friend and I got everyone changed and gathered our things. The beachfront was as close as a quick ride down the elevator and a few steps out the gate! There was even a lifeguard station right in front of the building, which definitely made two single mommas feel much more secure about our children’s safety. And then waking up to the sunrise beaming through the wall of windows and onto our children as they began stirring for the day . . . well, not much could be better than that!

"Airbnb Review #634043492203844792 #153687"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #153687


Thanks so much Mark! We had such a wonderful time! The house was absolutely gorgeous, super clean, and had a stellar view of the ocean. The snacks were a nice touch that really made you feel welcome. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back! The only hiccup we had was the elevators were down the majority of our stay which required us to walk up and down six flights of stairs. That may not be an issue for most people but as a person with a disability it was quite the struggle. I am aware that is not the fault of the owner of the unit and an issue with the main complex but wanted to share so others are aware, especially those with mobility issues, that may be an issue. We still strongly recommend this stay and plan to come as soon as possible!

"Airbnb Review #632643335338279747 #153366"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #153366


We absolutely loved this stay! I had a few questions prior and Mark was excellent at replying quickly and helping us navigate. I viewed many reviews for couples enjoying their stay, so I wanted to add that we stayed with our children and it was just as great! The facility is SO CLEAN!! Everyone was very nice. The kids enjoyed the pool, beach, and local attractions.

This condo was certainly worth the trip from Duluth, MN!

"Airbnb Review #622519134924196489 #152548"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #152548


If you want to experience total relax, peacefulness, and enjoy beauty you need to stay at Mark's rental, the place is upgraded to the smallest detail, is right on the beach, you will enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets just looking at the floor to ceiling windows, and feel the breeze at the balcony, Mark is very welcoming and quick to respond and ensure you have a pleasant stay, look forward to the next trip and stay.

"Airbnb Review #605737761501965204 #148857"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #148857


Condo was beautiful , very clean , and had great upgrades. We will definitely stay again!

"Airbnb Review #602139007258245408 #148186"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #148186


Can’t beat the location/view. Heated pool was great, direct access to the beach in about six steps, and condo itself was updated and fresh— but the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows alone was worth the price.

"Airbnb Review #592732165233431351 #146439"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #146439


Mark’s penthouse was everything and more… it was absolutely lovely.
And Mark was a phenomenal host! He personally went prior to my arrival to ensure the unit was just perfect for me from the moment I walked through the door i immediately noticed all the extra special touches that had been left for me..Little things that went above and beyond to make it special.. The view from the balcony was beautiful and even from inside! Oh! And the view is the very clean BEACH- YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH- Not kinda see the beach, no no from one edge to the other ALL YOU SEE IS ENDLESS BEACH 🙂
With the floor to ceiling windows, you couldn’t escape the beautiful view (but each window/balcony door had very high quality blinds to block the sun or light when you wanted a darker setting for sleeping.. Giving you any option you wanted 🙂 the Full chef kitchen was GREAT, I cooked every meal which was lovely, you will have everything you need at Mark’s Penthouse and I guarantee you will be planning your next trip to return before you leave!
Thanks again Mark!
Many many blessings

"Airbnb Review #586908789390660629 #145172"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #145172


Expect to have a great time!

"Airbnb Review #585554199437816238 #145052"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #145052


Great communication and a wonderful location in a beautiful getaway.

"Airbnb Review #583282459984815898 #145053"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #145053


The condo was perfect for our stay! Right on the beach, close to places to eat and an easy drive to many activities. Our kids loved the heated pool! The condo was very clean and had everything we needed.

"Airbnb Review #581201853714115685 #145054"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #145054


Fantastic condo. Clean and comfortable. Has everything you need - even a kettle! View is amazing. Communication with Mark was easy. He told us everything we needed to know for check in and check out. We had a great visit.

"Airbnb Review #577583983819541965 #145055"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #145055


Awesome place. Recommended a 100 %

"Airbnb Review #538425040124721502 #138360"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #138360


Wow!!!! Such a beautiful and cozy place!!! The owners are so friendly and kind!! I’ve already recommended there website to several friends and family

"Airbnb Review #536213157489017408 #138343"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #138343


We had a great stay! The condo was just as the pictures showed! Great view, comfortable bed, loved everything about the room! Mark was great also! He contacted us before our stay to ensure we knew about check in, offered us free early check in if it became available, etc! Would definitely recommend!

"Airbnb Review #521051952575431682 #136192"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #136192


This location is great for small families wanting to visit the beach. I would also recommend this place to couples wanting a weekend getaway. Communication with Mark was great, and check in was easy.

"Airbnb Review #515895542541689015 #135762"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #135762


This condo is ON THE BEACH! Very clean and very well decorated. 5 stars all the way!!

"Airbnb Review #508727256712808335 #134090"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134090


We LOVED our stay! The views were incredible! Room was very clean, Mark is awesome and amazing at communicating. Would recommended 5/5!!

"Airbnb Review #494248674962378580 #132594"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132594


If you want to feel in contact with paradise you need to go to this beautiful penthouse, from the moment you contact Mark, to the moment you open the door you find your self in peace and surrounded by beauty, Mark its very accommodating and will answer all your questions right away. The place has amazing views, its fully renovated and has anything you need to feel at home. Right in front of the beach you will enjoy the ambiance drinking a glass of wine or watching a movie. Definitely will go back.

"Airbnb Review #484053326340020889 #131780"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131780


Amazing stay. My wife and I stayed as our honeymoon, and it could not have been cleaner. The open floor plan allows the home to feel spacious, there was a well stocked kitchen with cookware and dishes. We were very upset about having to leave. We have stayed in several different condos on different beaches and this was by far the best experience yet. Mark was extremely communicative and reached out several times to see if we need anything. Check in and Check out took ~2 minutes each. Amazing experience and we plan on being back yearly.

"Airbnb Review #480368196694263209 #131778"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131778


Five Starfish Penthouse condo is beautiful!
We needed to get away for a few peaceful days and this was the perfect spot.
The view is spectacular, the decor is amazing, and beds are very comfortable.
Cannot wait to go back!

"Airbnb Review #478947324530397739 #131777"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131777


Absolutely, by far one of the most beautiful places we have stayed! The view from our condo was breathtaking! Condo was spotlessly clean and beautiful. Mark is the nicest person to deal with! He went above and beyond to do everything to make our trip and stay wonderful! We will try to always book our stay at his condos when we come for staycations to the island.

"Airbnb Review #475392125015705809 #129762"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129762


Great spot

"Airbnb Review #468794680387335153 #129536"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129536


We loved the place. Great for our young family.

"Airbnb Review #467415472035258147 #129040"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129040


Mark was absolutely great.
The condo was gorgeous.
The sunrise was spectacular and watching the stars at night was breathtaking.
Thank you for our memorable stay.

"Airbnb Review #455822794493046607 #127443"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127443


Wonderful! The view is incredible. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. The kitchen is very well stocked. Check in/out was super easy. The windows and balcony over the ocean made this condo so special. Mark was very accommodating and super communicative. We will stay here again!

"Airbnb Review #420259216524737577 #121017"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #121017


From the outside, the condo building looks dated. Inside this particular property, the interior is very modern and comfortable.

"Airbnb Review #418064240329716738 #120027"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #120027


Beautiful condo with gorgeous views. Very clean and accommodating. Would def stay here again.

"Airbnb Review #405086751839550196 #117591"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #117591


Mark was responsive and helpful! We had a great experience.

"Airbnb Review #407917664992866813 #116618"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #116618


Very nice condo in an outstanding location!

"Airbnb Review #389136885666922759 #114457"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114457


Very nice !!

"Airbnb Review #390550544054009028 #113311"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #113311



"Airbnb Review #757046408 #106829"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106829


Agreeing with others, this place had no surprises whatsoever. What you see in the pictures is what you really get ! It was really beautiful and waking up to the sunrise with your bed right by the open back wall of windows and sitting right on the beach or the balcony when the sunsets over the beach is So Pretty & Relaxing. Your literally there, down the elevator- out the back condo gates and your on the beach! This place had guest towels at the pool to use along with 6 guest gas grills warmed and ready to use An elevator up & down incase stairs are NOT an option. The kitchen had nicely organized pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware, plates, cups, salt, pepper, a waffle maker, coffee maker, toaster, a home phone, smart tvs to log on to your account of HULU / NETFLIX or etc if you decided, ice-maker on fridge, microwave & clean fridge! Beds were super comfy! The LED strip of colorful lights above also made it fun! Along with a beautifully painted mural on the wall for photographs. Overall was definitely worth it. Me and My Family very much enjoyed our stay !

"Airbnb Review #756127887 #106656"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106656


Absolutely amazing spot!
Will definitely being coming back to stay! Easy access to the beach! Pool was great to swim in! Staff awesome! Just a great experience all around!

"Airbnb Review #755398004 #106176"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106176


If you have anxiety about traveling and vacation... this is the place is where you need to be, best host I’ve ever had. he made this trip so easy !! He was there for any kind of info or questions. Thank you

"Airbnb Review #754740473 #106016"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106016


Worth it

"Airbnb Review #754234034 #105804"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105804


Highly recommended, Great stay for the family. View is breathtaking! Mark was very helpful and responded rapidly. Very clean and has everything you need for your stay.

"Airbnb Review #750588878 #104422"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104422


This place is Amazing, definitely I will be back!!!

"Airbnb Review #749937539 #104126"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104126


The frustrating part about renting vacation condos is that pictures only show the best parts of the stay and you are almost always let down when you arrive. Nothing deceiving about this condo.

It appears that this owner has recently remodeled this condo and spared no expenses to make it look like a home, apposed to a rental property. From the high end beach themed decor, to the beautiful wood look tile flooring, to the comfortable beds, to the fully stocked kitchen, it is, as described and more.

You cannot beat this location. The condo literally sits less than 100 feet from the beach with a private access door to the boardwalk/beach. No sand dunes to walk over or long walks to get to the beach. You’re right there! The island has everything you need without having to go back over the JFK Causeway. The view from the balcony is phenomenal and the entire back wall is floor to ceiling windows to maximize this million dollar view.

Check in/out took less than a minute and the staff was very courteous. Communication with the owner was very easy and prompt. Any questions I had were answered within minutes.

Thanks Mark, we will be staying again!

"Airbnb Review #746126633 #103312"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103312


We have stayed at many Airbnb's in the last few years and Mark's place has surpassed every one of them! We were looking for a place to escape from the gloom of the Northwest for a few days to a sunny warm beach, and this was just perfect!

This condo is on the top floor of a very well maintained complex, right on the beach! It's hard to adequately describe the breathtaking view! The moment you step inside, you are hit with the view from floor to ceiling windows in the living room and bedroom, which is nothing less than spectacular. The weather was gorgeous, and we spent many hours sitting on the outside balcony soaking in sunshine, warmth and the sights and sounds of the beach.

The condo itself is just perfect! The decor is a wonderful beach theme, but not overdone. It's comfortable, yet elegant. The appliances are new, as is everything in the condo. We lacked for nothing! The beds are comfortable, and our party of 3 appreciated the 2 lovely bathrooms.

Check in was easy with the friendly folks at the front desk, who answered any questions we had. Mark provides a guidebook with lots of information, including suggestions for local restaurants.

Mark, himself, is lovely to work with. He answers messages quickly and was just great to us! We would stay in one of his other places in a heartbeat!

I can't say enough good things about our stay here.... We've escaped this time of year to Hawaii and to So California many times, but this condo and its location was just as good, if not better, than many of those experiences! I'm sure next year it will be high on our list for return. If you are looking for a beachside retreat on Padre Island, stop looking right now and snap this condo up! You will not be disappointed!!

"Airbnb Review #739421450 #101472"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #101472


Thanks for hosting us Mark. We loved your place. Everything in your condo was pristine , beautiful and thoughtful. The view was mind blowing. This is worth every penny we spent. Each time I needed something like a strainer or laundry bag - it was just there. I love it and also appreciate the love and care that you Must have taken to put together such a wonderful place.

from $199 / night


Oct 9-14