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Red Parrot - a Magical Friends & Family Location - 6 BR Plus

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Treat Your Family to An Authentic South Padre Island Beach House Experience

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Red Parrot (RP) is an authentic beach house—up on stilts. It’s actually two identical layouts joined by a connecting door and the 4 entrances on the wrap-around porch. You can rent the entire house--or half.

Each side has a master bedroom w/ bath, 2 add’l bedrooms, a 2nd bath, a kitchen and living area. The bedrooms sleep 14 on good, comfortable beds. There’s room for 4 more on sleeper sofas in the living areas, if sleeper sofas meet your comfort standards.

RP is well built—there was no damage from Hurricane Dolly, which tore up most of South Padre Island in 2008. Construction crew chiefs who were rebuilding other homes and condos lived at RP for 6 months post-Dolly.

Half a short block from the Gulf beaches—on a quiet residential street—117 E. Georgia Ruth (Google it), RP is an easy walk from a convenience store, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

You’ll love sitting out on the porch and feeling the ever-present Gulf breeze. You can open the windows to enjoy the breeze inside.

If you are looking for plush, Red Parrot may not be for you (it is charming, but utilitarian--great for kids and housebroken pets). If you have anyone in your party who has difficulty walking up a flight of stairs, RP will be a challenge.

If you want a great spot for a large family and/or friends get-together, try it. South Padre Island is a special place, and Red Parrot is a great base from which you can launch your daily adventures. It's also the perfect place to rest up, regroup, and nourish yourself in preparation for your next magical day (evening).

Truth in Advertising: You can see the Gulf from a couple of rooms and from the back porch, but to get the kind of water view you deserve, you’ll have to walk a half block, kick off your shoes, and let the warm SPI sand sift through your toes.


Keywords: 'Beach House', Retreat, 'Gulf of Mexico', 'Red Parrot', 'Reunions', 'Sleeps 12+'

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Adult must sign rental agreement. If no adult (age 21+) will be present, we must be informed and we will require insurance to be purchased (extra $89 or so)....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Extra charge for cleaning...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • outside shower, nice fenced backyard for pets,bocce ball,washer toss and so on...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 18 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        combo living/dining area w sleeper sofa (2)...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Under house and in driveway...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bring your own beach towels...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's  12/18-1/9,                    $350nt/$2000wk
                      Low Season 9/7-5/25 (except Spring Break, Texas Week, Easter)       $300nt/$1700wk
                      High Season 5/25-8/17 & Spring Break 2/28-4/21 (except Texas Week   $450nt/$2600wk
                      Texas Week                                                   $4200 + $250 cleaning
                      Easter Week                                                         $450nt/$2600wk
                      Late Summer: 8/17-9/06                                              $350nt/$2000wk
                      3 night minimum.    Taxes=14.5%     Maid/linen fee=$150   Monthly rates available
                      Half of Red Parrot available at half rate except for Texas Week.  RPR SPECIALS 
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                      Location

                      0.01 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Gulf of Mexico

                      Car: Recommended

                      Premier place for birding and sailboarding. Best beaches and Gulf water in Texas--just steps from the house. Or if you have 4-wheel drive, you can drive up the beach for miles and miles, 'til all you see is driftwood, flotsam, critters, water and dunes.

                      Don't Forget Your Passport, If You'd Up to Taking the Short Drive to Mexico.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are retired, grandparents, and usually fun to be with. Our home is on a lake many people visit when they are on vacation. We enjoy family, good friends, fine food and drink, duplicate bridge, and travel--and we are always glad to return to our home base. Our second home is on beautiful South Padre Island, where the pace is slow and nature's beauty abounds. Julie is a bridge teacher and director--and a fabulous cook. Fred enjoys singing, telling jokes, and eating great food. We love SPI, and think you will, too

                      Why the Owner Chose Other South Padre Island Properties:
                      We bought Red Parrot because we found it to be charming. It is centrally located--near everything we might want on the island. And the island affords beautiful beaches that stretch for some 25 miles--most of them native. You can drive on to the beach and travel to areas where there are no other humans--just you, some critters, majestic dunes, shells, driftwood and whatever else has washed up during the night. Red Parrot is our base from which we travel the island--and periodically sojourn to other sights available throughout the Rio Grand Valley and in Northern Mexico, just a stone's throw away. And if you like fresh seafood, this is a great place. If you love fresh produce, some of the best is grown here, too; those Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits are uniquely delicious--the best grapefruit we have ever had.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      What is unique to the Red Parrot experience. For us it is the quiet togetherness we feel as we go about enjoying our days in and around Red Parrot. That's not to say there's no excitement or TV, movies, the internet, and so on to entertain us. It's that we choose to spend the time here with each other, walking the beach, enjoying the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants here and just across the bridge in Port Isabel--or reading a book on the porch or the beach.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, any language by email

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                      Photos

                      • Treat Your Family to An Authentic South Padre Island Beach House Experience

                        Treat Your Family to An Authentic South Padre Island Beach House Experience

                      • The Other Bedrooms on side 1 have a Queen and a Double + Twin

                        The Other Bedrooms on side 1 have a Queen and a Double + Twin

                      • There are two baths/showers on each side.

                        There are two baths/showers on each side.

                      • Each Kitchen Has a Stove/Oven, Frig, Dishwasher, microwave & small appliance

                        Each Kitchen Has a Stove/Oven, Frig, Dishwasher, microwave & small appliance

                      • Looking East down W. Georgia Ruth. Gulf Breezes, sand and surf 365 days a year.

                        Looking East down W. Georgia Ruth. Gulf Breezes, sand and surf 365 days a year.

                      • Looking south towards town.  Beautiful day on the beach.

                        Looking south towards town. Beautiful day on the beach.

                      • The old and almost old love to kick off their shoes and tell Parrot stories

                        The old and almost old love to kick off their shoes and tell Parrot stories

                      • But you can get all gussied up if you want to.

                        But you can get all gussied up if you want to.

                      • Even bikers like the Parrot--at least twice a year during biker weekend.

                        Even bikers like the Parrot--at least twice a year during biker weekend.

                      • Sandcastle Days add art to your beach experience.

                        Sandcastle Days add art to your beach experience.

                      • Lots of spots where only you and your friends can find nature and solitude.

                        Lots of spots where only you and your friends can find nature and solitude.

                      • One Master Features a King Size Bed; the Other a Queen. Both Have TV and Bathroo

                        One Master Features a King Size Bed; the Other a Queen. Both Have TV and Bathroo

                      • One side 2, the other bedrooms have a double and twin, and 2 twins

                        One side 2, the other bedrooms have a double and twin, and 2 twins

                      • Each living area has a TV and sofabed, and seating at a bar and at a table

                        Each living area has a TV and sofabed, and seating at a bar and at a table

                      • Looking West on E Georgia Ruth. Karaoke 364 nights a year just down the street.

                        Looking West on E Georgia Ruth. Karaoke 364 nights a year just down the street.

                      • Looking East from back wraparound porch. That patch of darker blue is the Gulf!

                        Looking East from back wraparound porch. That patch of darker blue is the Gulf!

                      • Love those welcoming, wonderful and wonderfilled Gulf water

                        Love those welcoming, wonderful and wonderfilled Gulf water

                      • The youngest member of our family packs light and is dressed just right for SPI

                        The youngest member of our family packs light and is dressed just right for SPI

                      • Love that surf, sand, sky and the sounds of the Gulf. Magical .  .  .

                        Love that surf, sand, sky and the sounds of the Gulf. Magical . . .

                      • Not posing--just checking out the professional and amateur sand castles on SPI

                        Not posing--just checking out the professional and amateur sand castles on SPI

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                      Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

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                      6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 18

                      View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                      Owner
                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, any language by email
                      • Calendar last updated 10/20/2014
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                      (713) 825-0199 (Texas, USA)

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