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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description



The Banana Cabana is a beautifully-decorated home just 3/10 mile from the beach. Shopping and dining are a mere 2 blocks away.

Upstairs you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, one guest bedroom and bathroom. There are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry room on the ground floor. The master suite offers a king bed, dresser and nightstands with beautiful natural stone tops, an Italian chair & ottoman, TV & DVD player. The walk-in closet has built-in shelving and drawers. Women will love the master bathroom with its jacuzzi, separate shower, and vanity complete with drawers for toiletries and a lighted makeup mirror.

The two main guest bedrooms each have queen beds, 5-drawer chests, nightstands and comfortable seating. There is a double-size futon/twin bunk bed combo in the kids room as well as a TV and DVD player. Shelving in the closet for clothes. You will not have to live out of a suitcase in this lovely home! Porcelain tile and carpet upstairs; tile downstairs.
The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed with beautiful dinnerware, flatware, and glassware (all for 12), Cuisinart food processor, coffee makers, blender, large electric griddle, electric skillet, toaster/broiler oven, pop-up toaster, knife set with block, stand mixer, hand mixer, laptop trays for casual dining, spices, and an endless array of cooking utensils and gadgets. Complete set of acrylic plates, bowls, glasses (even margarita & wine)for pool-side use. Lots of work space on beautiful black granite counter tops.

For entertainment, the Banana Cabana offers wireless internet access, 3 TVs with DVD players, IPOD dock station; various board games, a ping pong table w/equipment, and a collection of books and DVDs. For beach or poolside fun, there are ice chests, pool floats & toys, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys .

Families with infants will enjoy the high chair and portable crib/play pen & security gate. The house sleeps 9; however you will find a roll-away bed for additional guests, and one of the sofas in the den offers a queen fold-out bed, enabling bedding for 12.

The garage is huge - room for 2 cars and the pingpong table. Additional covered parking for 2 more cars. (The owner reserves the right to store one car in garage.)

The Banana Cabana boasts incredible covered decks with tables and seating (over 20 pieces of cast iron furniture) View of huge Laguna Madre Bay from back deck as well as the Friday Night Summer Firework Display! Additional chairs & lounges are in garage. There is a stainless steel gas grill as well as a conventional BBQ grill. By the pool you will find chaise lounges, and a large table/chair set. The 10x30 ft. pool has bench seating and jacuzzi jets in the shallow end.

Keywords: Single-Family Dwelling (NOT a duplex)
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Property Type

  • House
  • 2150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years minimum age; groups in which all are under 30 years of age will be considered on case-by-case basis. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Alarm on door leading to pool to prevent toddlers from slipping out & falling into pool unnoticed; quiet dead-end street; tv & dvd in kids' room...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Fold-up bed in garage, Baby Cribs (1) Playpen/sleeping area for baby, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double futon on bottom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Vanity with Lighted Makeup Mirror...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower



  • Books:

    Large Selection of Adult Books, A Few Books for Children...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    For Each TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    IPod Dock Station, Stereo CD/Cassette/Radio Set...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Flat-Screen TVs. One in L/R, Master BR & Kids Room. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Large Selection of Beach Toys in Garage...moreless

  • Video Library:

    HUGE Selection....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View of Laguna Madre Bay from back balcony--nice sunsets!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table Seats 8, Bar Seats 4 Hand-painted Cotton Table Cloth & Napkins; Placemats...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Covered Parking:

    For up to two cars...moreless

  • Garage:

    Huge - Room for 2 cars AND Ping Pong Table. Owner reserves right to store car in one stall....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread-count sheets; premium towels; beach towels available. Xtra Sheets & Pillows for Roll-Away and Fold-Out Beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New Sofa Set: 1 is Queen Sleeper Sofa; the other has Chaise Lounge on one end. Add'l chair & ottoman. Coffee Table, End Tables, Flat Screen TV. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes! More than you'll need....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway (outside of covered area) provides add'l room for boat, etc or add'l cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach Towels Provided as Well!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two (Back-Up in Pantry)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless cookware set, glass baking dishes, cookie sheets, large pans, stew pot. Every Utensil you'll need. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful dishes/glassware for 12+; Huge supply of acrylic dishes/glassware. High-quality stainless flatware for 12. Pewter Serving Pieces...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Cuisinart Processor, Blender, Mixers (Stand AND Hand), 2 Coffee Makers, Elec. Can Opener, Lg. Pancake Griddle, Elec. Fry Pan, Crock Pot, Toaster/Broiler; Pop-up toaster, endless gadgets...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    In Pantry: Stand-up Mixer, Xtra Coffee Pot, Blender, Griddle, Fry Pan, Aprons, Hand-Painted Wooden TV (Lap) Trays...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-Side w/Ice Maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, Corning Top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two. Broiler/Toaster AND Popup Toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large covered balcony in back. Partial view of bay. Perfect view of city's firework shows. Hammock, table & chairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Patio by Pool, chaise lounges, table set, extra chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby, on Mainland...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large veranda on front w/2 table/chair sets and bench....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill AND Conventional BBQ Grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Seating benches & jets in shallow end...moreless

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 12 traveler reviews

Special offer: Aug 7 - Sep 2 Open - LET'S MAKE A DEAL! MAKE ME AN OFFER!

THREE-NIGHT MIN! (Normally 5-Night Stay Required) Rates apply to groups of 10 or fewer.

Offer for: Aug 7, 2015 - Sep 2, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Aug 6, 2015
5 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 7 - Sep 2, 2015
5 night min stay
$395 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Nov 23, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
Early Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 21, 2016
5 night min stay
$595 $695
Fri, Sat
Mar 22 - Mar 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Late Spring
Mar 29 - May 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $395
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day Wkend
May 5 - May 8, 2016
3 night min stay
Pre Summer
May 9 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$395 $495
Fri, Sat
Jun 1 - Jun 15, 2016
5 night min stay
$495 $595
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Tax Rate 14.5%


Rates quoted are for groups of ten or fewer.

Rates are higher in Peak Holidays.

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Brownsville, TX (BRO)

Car: Recommended

Schlitterbahn Water Park


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My husband and I have lived overseas 21 years (now living in Stavanger, Norway). We bought the Banana Cabana to serve as our home away from home when we visited and fell in love with South Padre Island in 2005. When I am not using the home myself, we occasionally rent the house to select clientele who, we feel, will take care of and respect our property.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Since the Banana Cabana has been my home away from home for years, it is extremely well stocked -- much more than most rentals you will ever come across. When I am staying there, I entertain friends often, so you will find extras such as pretty pewter serving pieces, two - not one - mixers (stand & hand), large griddle for pancakes, etc., 20+ pieces of brightly-colored cast-iron outdoor furniture, gas grill (xtra propane bottle) and conventional BBQ grill, Cuisinart Food Processor, Blender...see the full list on the details page.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although only 3/10 mile (5-min walk) from the beach, the Banana Cabana is 1/2 blk from the bay (nice view from back deck!). We are located on a quiet dead-end street - perfect for families with children. Our pool & back yard face the south, so you have a full day of warm sunshine as well as a large covered area.

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Speaks: english

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    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Stairwell


  • Guest Bath #2

    Guest Bath #2

  • 10x30 ft. Private Pool w/Jets

    10x30 ft. Private Pool w/Jets

  • Guest Bedroom #1

    Guest Bedroom #1

  • Guest Bedroom #2

    Guest Bedroom #2

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