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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.
High Season May 25 - Aug 14, 2015 3 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat
Mid Season II Aug 15 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
$425 Fri, Sat
Low Season Sep 8 - May 9, 2016 3 night min stay
$375 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Cleaning/linens$150 + tax
Please Note: Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. For some rentals (e.g., college students), renters' insurance may be required.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years rentals are at Mid-Season Rates. Easter and Family Spring Break are at High Season Rates. College Spring Break and Texas Week Rates are negotiated. For these special rentals, we will be glad to send you a detailed quote upon request.
Pet fees are additional.
One-half of the duplex (3 bedrooms/2 baths) is available for rental at approximately 1/2 the above rates.
Renters who return each year receive a 10% DISCOUNT.
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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.
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.