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Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Mary R. Lummi Island, WA

    "Just returned from a wonderful week long stay at this large very comfortable home. Our group of six over 60 adults (two couples and two singles) chose this house because of it's proximity to the beach, the size of the living space and kitchen. We had six other friends that were staying in condos near by and we needed a space where all 12 of us could gather for meals, and socializing as part of an annual reunion of a group of long time friends that are now living all over the country. This house was just perfect for our needs. The kitchen was very well equipped for preparing our meals, plenty of dishes and silverware, and we lacked nothing in the way of pots, pans, serving bowls, etc. The beds were all very comfortable (even one of the downstairs double bed / with twin bunk above passed the over 60 princess sleep test) We rented bicycles for the week and rode easily to the Birding Center, The Turtle Rescue center, the Jetty, and all places in between. We enjoyed the closeness of the beach access (just across the street) and watched the incredible sunrises from the beach every morning we were there. Our friends were staying in condos on the bay side just a five minute walk from our house so we were able to walk over there for some sunset viewing over Laguna Madre as well. The owner Amy was very easy to deal with, answered e-mail inquiries promptly, and her local property manager Salvador was also very easy to work with. We definitely would like to come back again and I have already recommended this property to a couple of friends."
    Guest: Mary R. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • 7 night Family Thanksgiving Retreat (Part 1)

    "Well, first of all there is such a bountiful selection of homes for a party of 10 That I ended up asking my daughter in law for help in weeding thru and screening and pricing properties as I struggled with keeping it all straight! A lot of time could be saved if owners posted pricing for all times of the year. Many properties had "winter rates" with the exception of Christmas week which was upcharged. What we found is Thansgiving week is treated the same way although not built into the rate area, so lots of disappointment when calling thinking something was in our pricepoint when it wasn't. Casabella 's pricing was straight forward and the owners were easy to connect with and pleasant. They do not accept credit cards but will allow a "hold" while you send a check via snail mail. When we arrived I was surprised to find half the properties on the block for sale in varying stages of condition. Casabella is attractive and fairly well maintained- and is about 1/2 block then across Gulf Blvd(fairly busy traffic wise so likely not appropriate for children even in a group to cross by themselves)-nice canvas over the sand walkway down to the beach from there. So very close and easy access! The home is 3 stories as stated- main entrance on second floor. Sadly one of the first things we discovered is the garage door was broken and so large and heavy it could not be operated manually so that made unloading and storing more difficult. There is a nice size king bed room down as well as a bath and laundry area - full size machines and an exit door out to the pool from that bedroom. There is more than an adequate supply of pool towels, bath and hand towels, wash cloths for 10. The second story- main floor has a large kitchen, table that is built for 6 in a dining area and a full bath, living room and the room that can be a den, a bedroom or a playroom. It had a nice trundle bed, toys, tv and xbox with games (very sadly for the little grands and the older grands it was inoperable, and not fixable without being serviced so although none of them brought there own as I told them there was one there wasn't😢). The kitchen had lots of cooking pots,pans,implements except a cookie sheet. Dishes were adequate if you combined sets, silverware on the very short side- need more for 10 or more people. No dish soap, scrubber or paper towels. 2 dishtowels and dishcloths provided. Upstairs on 3rd floor 3 more bedrooms, master had jacuzzi tub - very nice...another full bath in hall."
    Guest: Susan W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Best Deal in Padre

    "Patricia was easy to work with and always responsive. The house was clean and cool when we got there. The kitchen was fully stocked. The house came with the Bikes, a wagon to drag out stuff down to the beach, beach chairs pool toys, etc. Recs I would make: 1. The Housekeeper showed up as we were unloading to unload the clean towels, lawn guy came to mow/landscape front and back, And then the pool guy came and had out friend get out so he could clean and shock the pool. These things could have easily been taken care of the day before we arrived so that it did not impede on us enjoying the house. 2. Check in was 3pm, that's normal. Check out was 10am. That's not. Give people at least until noon to clean up and get out. 3. The diving board is very unique, but it gets slippery. I would remedy this. 4. House instructions would be great, how to turn on the outside shower, how to work the TV, etc. Over all we would totally recommend this place to friends and family and definitely consider coming back again. Thanks for a great trip!"
    Guest: Amanda S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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  • Family reunion

    "I just want to say that my family said it was the best vacation ever!! We had such a great time at South Padre Island!! It was all of ours first time, and Dos Suenos was the best beach rental we ever had!! It was cosy and warm, just like I would have my own beach house. It accommodated all 14 of us with plenty of room. It was really nice to be 40 steps from the beach and also have a pool and Jacuzzi right there on the property. Every night was a volleyball match with the family, and cooking out and just relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine. The beds were really comfortable and we really enjoyed having ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The kitchen was roomy and the appliances where awesome. The bathrooms were great, with plenty of towels for everyone. Bill and Linda were great to work with, and I appreciate their help with all the questions we had. The upper deck was great to watch the fireworks on Friday night. The only thing was that the grill needs to be checked, just because the fire was pretty high. Maybe take a look at it. We don't use a propane grill, maybe that had something to do with it, but my husband kept it low, and the flames were still pretty high. Everyone loved the house, and it was nice to get together again after 11 years. If we go back to South Padre Island, we would definitely rent this house again."
    Guest: Giselle Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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