Padre Getaways is a full-service real estate brokerage with offices in the resort district located at 700 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island. Padre Getaways is in its 10th year of business and services include real estate sales, short term and long term vacation rentals, and commercial/residential property management. The current rental management pool consists of approximately 80 condominiums, townhomes and private residences and one commercial shopping center all located on South Padre Island.
The sole owners of Padre Getaways are Eleana and Wally Jones who are permanent residents of South Padre Island. Eleana and Wally have a long history with SPI dating to the early 80’s as regular vacation visitors and as property owners since 2001. Eleana is the broker of record and as a Certified Public Account has enjoyed a successful career serving as Chief Financial Officer for various corporate entities in and out of the hospitality industry. Wally has vast experience in the hospitality/restaurant industry having served as Chief Executive Officer for four different organizations both publicly and privately owned. His last corporate assignment was as CEO of a medium sized restaurant company consisting of roughly 265 restaurants located in 23 states and Canada.
Both Wally and Eleana left their corporate posts to be able to enjoy living and working in South Padre Island. Since inception, Padre Getaways has invested heavily in infrastructure technology and today enjoys state of the art processes and procedures that provide strong competitive advantages. Instrumental to the success of Padre Getaways is the substantial financial commitment towards marketing properties and services. The Padre Getaways data base includes approximately 40,000 current and past guests and visitors of South Padre Island. This data base grows daily and serves as the advertising platform for roughly 6 million annual targeted advertising impressions.
Wally and Eleana manage Padre Getaways with the express goal of continued growth and profitability for their company and owner clients knowing this is only achievable through exceeding client and guest expectations daily.
Both Eleana and Wally have a long-term commitment towards South Padre Island. Wally serves as the chair of the Convention and Visitors Advisory Board which is responsible for setting the tone for advertising South Padre Island and promoting tourism. Eleana serves on the Board of Directors of Property Owners Who Care (POWC), an organization whose purpose is to give a voice to property owners who do not vote on South Padre Island.
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