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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

    "My family and I stayed here for three days and it was very comfortable for 10 adults and 4 children and a dog. The beach was a 5 minute walk away and they provided us with all the amenities to spend hours there. The pool was perfect especially for the kids, but even the adults enjoyed it. The house was clean and well organized and overall very comfortable. The owners were very nice and accommodating and even left us a list of recommendations for restaurants around the island. It was very affordable and my family and I will definitely be back again next year!"
    Guest: Celine M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Rocio

    "Great experience! Calm area close to the beach and everything worked. Would come back when my baby is a few years older. Loved my time there!"
    Guest: RocRod21 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Trip for the Family

    "This is a great property. Extremely clean and very comfortable. It was very easy to work with the owner to book the property. There was a total of 6 of us (including 2 kids) and we had plenty of space. We had a great time and look forward to hopefully booking this condo again for our next trip down. Note: The grill grates are located in the kitchen, if you are look for them."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Perfect place for our family

    "We stayed here over a weekend in September and everything was perfect! The townhouse was everything we were looking for, and it was VERY nice. We will definitely try and stay here every year for now on. We had a 17 month old with us and she slept in the room with the bunk bed on the bottom bunk with pool noodles under the sheet to keep her in and it worked like a charm. That room is also near the back of the townhouse which worked great since she goes to bed early and we didn't have to worry about the noise in the living room/kitchen area waking her up. It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach and you can even see a little bit of the water from the patio in the master bedroom. The owner was VERY helpful and I had no issues at all dealing with the property managers. Definitely recommend!!"
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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South Padre Island Travel Tips

South Padre Island is located on a long strip of island at the very southern tip of Texas and has beautiful natural landscapes, year-round attractions and events that visitors from spring breakers to families will enjoy.

Nature Attractions

South Padre Island boasts several opportunities to immerse yourself in natural beauty and learn about the delicate coastal ecosystem:

Sea Turtle Inc. is located at the end of Padre Boulevard near the convention center. It is a conservation center committed to protecting all sea turtle species. Kids can learn how to identify each type of sea turtle, take part in crafts and learn about conservation efforts. If you’re here in the spring, this is a must-visit for watching as sea turtles hatch and are released into the wild.

The Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, located across the bridge on Port Isabel, is another great spot for kids and adults to learn about Gulf Coast sea life. You can get up close and personal with hermit crabs and starfish, or take a boat tour to see some dolphins. While you’re nearby, check out the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Take a walk on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a stunning, 1,500 foot marshland boardwalk, to see coastal birds and get some exercise and head to the nearby Birding and Nature Center as well.

Beach Activities and Watersports

South Padre island is abundant in outdoor sports and activities. Here are some of the best:

- Take a sandcastle building lesson from Boomerang Billy’s on the beach.

- Visit Schiltterbahn Beach Waterpark on the southern end of the island. This sandcastle themed waterpark is a kid’s paradise.

- Visit the 40-acre Adventure Park at the end of Park Road on Laguna Madre Bay to rent ATVs to cruise along the beach.

- Ride horses along the scenic beach with the Island Equestrian Center - both amateurs and experienced riders are welcome.

- Take a boat cruise. Head out on The Original Dolphin Watch, take a cruise with Isla Tours, or take a sunset, snorkeling or dinner cruise with Southern Wave Sailing Charters. You can also rent paddleboats and kayaks from this watersports shop, located on the west side of the island off of Laguna Madre Bay, between the popular Tequila Sunset and Louie’s Backyard bar and grills.

Dining Options

South Padre Island has plenty ofcasual beach fare and local seafood options.

- For beachside casual fare, head to brightly decorated Pier 19 Restaurant, grab fried shrimp at Dirty Al’s on the Marina, check out Coconuts Bar & Grill off of Laguna Boulevard or hang out at Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill on the east side of the island.

- Grab a local brew and excellent burger at Padre Island Brewing Company

- The best spot for upscale dining in South Padre Island is the Sea Ranch Restaurant, which offers fresh seafood dishes and pretty harbor views.

Events

In the first weekend of October each year, South Padre Island celebrates the annual Sand Castle Days, a 3-day event where you can watch master sand sculptors from around the world compete to turn sand into stunning works of art. There’s an amateur contest and arts and crafts for kids. Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill hosts the event.

If you visit in December, don’t miss the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Locals dress their boats with Christmas lights and parade from Pirates Landing in Port Isabel to Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. You’ll see everything from yachts to kayaks in this annual competition and winter celebration.

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