This is our Winter Home
We were in Long Island Village in an RV lot we purchased in 2011. It sets on the golf course adjacent to the 15th tee box. From our trailer we can see the golf course, the bay, part of South Padre Island and the Brownsville Shipping Channel. Our lot is protected from the wind somewhat, has palm trees and grass and a large cement pad with storage shed.
This is our fourth winter in LIV. The climate here in winter is very pleasant. The temperatures run from the 60’s to 70’s most days and in 50’s and 60’s at night. October and March are warmer. April gets to be quite warm by the end of the month. Of course, because we are on the beach we often have a breeze. The wind blows from the SSE bringing warm air and moisture off the Gulf of Mexico and then shifts to come out of the north bringing cooler temperatures. It seems to shift every two or three days.
The food here is wonderful. Fresh Gulf shrimp and fish and tree ripe oranges and grapefruit along with avocados from Mexico make for some great eating. There are more restaurant than you can count in Port Isabel and South Padre Island. Prices are reasonable and the service is good.
Besides my playing golf, Linda has not lost her mind yet, we like to go on dolphin watching tours, fly kites, play on the beach, shop and visit with friends. The people here are all very friendly, mostly retired, and ready to have fun. It is an active community with a community center, exercise rooms, billiard room, craft room, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, shuffleboard court, basketball and tennis courts and boat channels. There is always something to do here.
The park has a few RV lots, many “park model” homes and “stick built” houses. The rules here limit floor space to 840 square feet so everybody has about the same amount of house. There are some “Sea Cottages” is a separate part that are larger and nicer. No mansions or squatter shacks. There is little pretension here. Nobody really cares what you used to be or how powerful you were or how much money you have.
This is a great place to winter. We usually get her in October/November and leave at the end of March or April depending on the weather and our plans (when we have them). If you would like to visit us we would love to have you come. There are lots of rentals here at reasonable prices. Motels, if you wish, are about $30 a night except during spring break when they are $130. Park models, with everything you need except the food are $400/$500 a week or $1200 a month. Golf fees are $12 a day. We would love to see you.
Come visit us here or we will see you down the trail.