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3 Bedroom Townhouse * Private Heated Pool * Just 1/2 a Block from Beach

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Private Heated Pool & Hot Tub / Brick BBQ

Private Heated Pool & Hot Tub / Brick BBQ pool / hot tub Brick BBQ Kitchen Dining room area Living room area Living room area Steps going upstairs Upstairs floor Master bedroom w/ King sleep number bed Master Bedroom Master bath Master Bath King room w/ King sleep number bed 3rd bedroom w/ 2 full size beds 3rd bedroom 1 car garage - now has a washer & dryer in it view toward the west View toward the east - short walk to the beach

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes townhome description

All interior photos taken in 2014
2014 update - The 2 king beds are both new sleep number beds
2012 update - a new table and chairs have been added

Late 2011 update - New sofa & new flooring on steps & upstairs! & 50 + movie channels added & 5 free on demand channels!

Update for 2011 - the spa has been replastered & is like new again!

Updated Oct 2009 with new dinning room chairs,
fresh paint, 2 new full size mattresses, & HD DVR.
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Cognito is a townhouse built in 2005.
Located at South Padre Island, TX. It has 3 bedrooms 2 & 1/2 baths, Sleeps 8...
We allow up to 2 dogs under 15 lbs only. (pet fees apply)
Sorry, no cats.
Private Heated Pool & Spa added for 2006. 300 thread count fitted sheets on the king beds. 2 king select comfort beds (the sleep number bed that you can make firmer or softer), 2 full size beds in the 3rd bedroom, Just over 1/2 a block from the beach. Walking distance to shopping and great restaurants! Granite counters in the Kitchen. Stainless steel appliances.
Free Long Distance within the US - Free Wireless High Speed Internet!
Sharper Image Massage Chair
Managed by large Realty company on the island.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • daily maid service available for an extra fee

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Water Parks
                  • Churches
                  • Zoo
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Whale Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Beach

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking:

                            for 3 cars...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            for 1 car...moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking Off Street

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Patio
                              • Balcony

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Hot Tub
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Cognito Thumbs Up!

                                Cognito Thumbs Up!

                                • Guest Denise G. (Seymour, WI. USA)
                                • Date of stay 01/22/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/02/10
                                We stayed at this property for a week at the end of Jan. 2010...Was as described on the internet, no bad suprises! Loved the virtual tour beforehand! The private pool/hot tub was the best!! Had a problem with the refrigerator and the rental company didn't get back to us, but overall a very good experience, we would definitely go back and stay in this condo again!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Manager response: I'm so sorry the rental company dropped the ball & didn't get back to you about the fridge... they had an appointment for the repair man to go out & thought when they didn't hear back from you that he had shown up and fixed the problem. We have since changed rental companies & feel the new rental managers are much more on top of things & have much better follow up. Thanks, Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/12

                              • Excellent location, excellent accommodations!

                                Excellent location, excellent accommodations!

                                • Guest TXbeachgirl (Marble Falls, TX)
                                • Date of stay 10/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                                Have stayed at this location 4 or 5 times now and each time the accommodations are just perfect. The location can't be beat, beach access is 1/2 block away, neighborhood is quiet, small dogs are welcome and the beds are super comfortable. The pool and spa are wonderful. We normally stay at the beach in the fall and winter so having the pool and spa available when the ocean is too cool for swimming is just wonderful. You won't be disappointed. The management company is top-notch too!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Our Goal is for everything to be perfect so every comes back year after year. Thanks Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Perfect place for a family getaway!

                                Perfect place for a family getaway!

                                • Guest Cara (New Braunfels)
                                • Date of stay 11/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/26/13
                                We arrived early, and were told that the cleaners would need a few more minutes. They did call us as soon as the cleaners were finished and the rental agent met us immediately. The house was so cheerful. I loved the bright colors throughout. Especially because most condos decorate in the cliche seaside motif. The kitchen was VERY well equipped for a normal stay. I brought a lot of stuff from home because I planned to cook a large Thanksgiving meal for extended family who were staying elsewhere on the island. The kitchen galley was somewhat small for cooking the size meal I was cooking, but it is plenty big enough for a normal stay. I cooked and fed 21 people, and everything worked out great. The bedrooms were AWESOME! The SleepNumber beds were great! The master bedroom had a massage chair in it that I spent more time sitting in than I had originally planned! The pool area was beautiful, the hot tub and heated pool were blessings at the end of November, and there was ample seating for a group. They even supplied a baby gate, which was sorely needed with our adventurous toddler. The towels in the bathrooms were fluffy and soft, not like the worn-out towels you get in some condos. The beach access was a short walk away, and it was in close proximity to the neighborhood park and multiple restaurants. They allow small pets, which was a blessing for us and our miniature schnauzer. And the side of the condo has a large grassy area for walking your dog that has some nice grass that doesn't have burrs in it. I also loved that we could park our car in the garage because it wasn't filled with storage like many other places in south Texas. I notice that the recommendations ask if you would recommend it for seniors or disabled, and I would probably say that I would not recommend it if you can't navigate steep staircases well. Other than that, I believe this condo is perfect for anyone! I hope to be able to stay in this condo every time I come to the island!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Manager response: Please note that the maximum occupancy for this unit is 8. Thanks, Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Comfort and Convenience

                                Comfort and Convenience

                                • Guest Tara H.
                                • Date of stay 06/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/19/13
                                This property has everything you need in one place, plus the beach is just a block away. The on site check in is very convenient! We will definitely stay again!

                                Manager response: The beach is about 3/4 of a block away & you don't have to cross busy Padre Blvd to get there! Our hope is that every guest will want to return! Thanks Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Really Enjoyed Our Stay

                                Really Enjoyed Our Stay

                                • Guest Tamara Q.
                                • Date of stay 08/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                                The property was great. We especially enjoyed having the private pool and hot tub to come home to after a day at the beach. The house was clean. The management company was very prompt to our needs and the owner was very helpful and in contact throughout our rental process.

                                Manager response: Our new rental management company (starting 2013) offers a higher level of service. They are open longer hours & offer on site check in to make sure you know how everything works. Thanks! Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                              • AWESOME VACATION

                                AWESOME VACATION

                                • Guest Cindy C.
                                • Date of stay 07/16/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/16/12
                                My husband and I were so excited about our vacation this year, and we were so relieved and excited that the townhome was everything the description said it would be and more. The proximity to the beach was great, especially with all the beach gear we hauled back and forth. It was very nice having a private pool and hot tub. It was nice not having to worry if the pool was crowded or time restrictions on pool time. The property was exactly like the photos. The property is very well taken care of. It was super clean and worth every penny. We had a small issue with the ceiling fan and when I called customer service, they answered promptly and took care of the problem immediately. Susan the and crew of Frankie Realty were so professional and nice. They really provided excellent customer service. I've recommended this property to family memebers and coworkers. My husband and I are already planning our next stay. I would highly recommend this property.

                                Manager response: We have installed a new ceiling fan. Thanks, Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                              • Very beautiful, well kept, spacious beach house.

                                Very beautiful, well kept, spacious beach house.

                                • Guest mayra (Edinburg, TX)
                                • Date of stay 01/21/11
                                • Review Submitted 04/18/11
                                Awesome experience, very private with beautiful decorations. Great for any occasion and will definitely stay again.

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

                                Manager response: We hope you stay again! Thanks, Bill

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Great Place

                                Great Place

                                • Guest FamilyTravelers (Katy, TX)
                                • Date of stay 07/15/10
                                • Review Submitted 07/23/10
                                This was our second time to use VRBO, and we've been pleased both times. We stayed at this townhouse last week. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to South Padre Island. The townhouse was very clean and was more beautiful than what the pictures depicted.We had an extended family, and there was room for both of our vehicles. We had enough towels, dishes, etc. The living room was a little cramped for the 6 of us, but the backyard made up for that. Having a private pool and grill just made our vacation perfect. Other perks were the proximity to the gulf (an easy walk), nice TV's, and free internet. The only thing that we felt that the townhouse was missing was a blowdryer.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                              • Great Property

                                Great Property

                                • Guest BK, Indiana (Indiana)
                                • Date of stay 05/22/10
                                • Review Submitted 06/02/10
                                This townhouse was great place to spend a week relaxing with the family. We had space and privacy and everything was in great working order. The renting company was great and very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Manager response: We do our best to keep everything up to date & in working order! Our goal is to have every guest want to return the following year.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

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                                • Guest Trevor & Carmela
                                • Date of stay 10/01/09
                                • Review Submitted 04/07/10
                                From the perfect weather, to the eat off the floor clean home, we had a wonderful time in SPI and the house was more then we ever imagined. I was a little nervous using a management company over the internet, but the entire transaction and details were so smooth and easy, I am so glad I found you. The house was absolutely beautiful. The pictures do not show just how large and beautiful the home is. Everyone we met was warm and very friendly. The pool/yard personnel keep everything in perfect condition. They were very helpful also, and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Bill and Michael are excellent hosts and Very nice people. They are gracious and has a wealth of knowledge about the island. We look forward to staying at their rental again and have already booked the Beach Walk house for Sept 6-13 with them again. Carmela and I wanted to write you and say a million “thank yous -Bless you and thank you a million times for making our vacation the most memorable ever. We can not tell you how pleased we were right from the very beginning and for anyone who may read this review and think I’m exaggerating… I’m truly not. With most sincere gratitude. Trevor & Carmela Spring Branch, TX -Trevor & Carmela, Spring Branch Texas (trevcarmela@gvtc.com) -210-858-7901

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Late Spring
                              Apr 21 - May 21, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $149 $199
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $995
                              Early Summer
                              May 22 - Jun 25, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $335 $479
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $2,495
                              July 4th Week
                              Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $415 $509
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $2,795
                              Summer
                              Jul 7 - Aug 17, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $359 $489
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $2,595
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 19 - Sep 3, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $199 $299
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,495
                              Fall
                              Sep 4 - Nov 23, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $149 $199
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $995
                              Thanksgiving
                              Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $359
                              $1,495
                              Winter
                              Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $139 $179
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $895

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning Fee $115 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 14.5%

                              Notes:

                              Call or Email for Monthly Rates.

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                              We allow up to 2 dogs under 15 lbs only. The pet fee is $15 per day per pet..

                              Sorry, no cats.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About: Our property is managed by SPI Rentals

                              Why Private Homes:
                              South Padre Island is a wonderful place to relax on the beach or go to the north end of the island and drive on the beach.


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                              Photos

                              • Private Heated Pool & Hot Tub / Brick BBQ

                                Private Heated Pool & Hot Tub / Brick BBQ

                              • Brick BBQ

                                Brick BBQ

                              • Dining room area

                                Dining room area

                              • Living room area

                                Living room area

                              • Steps going upstairs

                                Steps going upstairs

                              • Upstairs floor

                                Upstairs floor

                              • Master bedroom w/ King sleep number bed

                                Master bedroom w/ King sleep number bed

                              • Master bath

                                Master bath

                              • King room w/ King sleep number bed

                                King room w/ King sleep number bed

                              • 1 car garage - now has a washer & dryer in it

                                1 car garage - now has a washer & dryer in it

                              • View toward the east - short walk to the beach

                                View toward the east - short walk to the beach

                              • pool / hot tub

                                pool / hot tub

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Living room area

                                Living room area

                              • Master Bedroom

                                Master Bedroom

                              • Master Bath

                                Master Bath

                              • 3rd bedroom w/ 2 full size beds

                                3rd bedroom w/ 2 full size beds

                              • 3rd bedroom

                                3rd bedroom

                              • view toward the west

                                view toward the west

                              $139 - $509 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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