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Perfect Family or Girls' Getaway House! 4BR/3BA w/Private Pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR/3 BA HOME W/POOL. A half-block from the bay; 5-7 min walk to beach!

5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN HIGH SEASON.

Another property of Beachin Island Homes, LLC, The Banana Cabana is a beautifully-decorated home just 3/10 mile from the beach. Shopping and dining are a mere 2 blocks away.

Upstairs you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, one guest bedroom and bathroom. There are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry room on the ground floor. The master suite offers a king bed, dresser and nightstands with beautiful natural stone tops, an Italian chair & ottoman, TV & DVD player. The walk-in closet has built-in shelving and drawers. Women will love the master bathroom with its jacuzzi, separate shower, and vanity complete with drawers for toiletries and a lighted makeup mirror.

The two main guest bedrooms each have queen beds, 5-drawer chests, nightstands and comfortable seating. There is a double-size futon/twin bunk bed combo in the kids room as well as a TV and DVD player. Shelving in the closet for clothes. You will not have to live out of a suitcase in this lovely home! Porcelain tile and carpet upstairs; tile downstairs.

The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed with beautiful dinnerware, flatware, and glassware (all for 12), Keurig & Traditional Coffee Makers, Cuisinart food processor, blender, large electric griddle, electric skillet, toaster/broiler oven, pop-up toaster, knife set with block, hand mixer, laptop trays for casual dining, spices, and an endless array of cooking utensils and gadgets. Complete set of acrylic plates, bowls, glasses (even margarita & wine)for pool-side use. Lots of work space on beautiful black granite counter tops.

For entertainment, the Banana Cabana offers wireless internet access, 3 TVs with DVD players, IPOD dock station; various board games, a ping pong table w/equipment, and a collection of books and DVDs. For beach or poolside fun, there are ice chests, pool floats & toys, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys .

Families with infants will enjoy the high chair and portable crib/play pen & security gate. The house sleeps 9; however you will find a roll-away bed for additional guests, and one of the sofas in the den offers a queen fold-out bed, enabling bedding for 12.

The garage is huge - room for 2 cars and the pingpong table. Additional covered parking for 2 more cars.

The Banana Cabana boasts incredible covered decks with tables and plenty of seating. You will have a view of the huge Laguna Madre Bay from back deck as well as the Friday Night Summer Firework Display! There is a stainless steel gas grill as well as a conventional BBQ grill. By the pool you will find chaise lounges, and a large table/chair set. The 10x30 ft. pool has bench seating and jacuzzi jets in the shallow end.

Keywords: Single-Family Dwelling (NOT a duplex)

SPI PERMIT #2015-365550

More Details

Owner
Toni Robertson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Toni Robertson

We bought the Banana Cabana to serve as our home away from home while living overseas in 2005. Now, we are living in the United States and the house is available more for vacationers.

Toni Robertson purchased this house in 2005

Why Toni Robertson chose Gulf Coast

Since the Banana Cabana has been my home away from home for years, it is extremely well stocked -- much more than most rentals you will ever come across. When I am staying there, I entertain friends often, so you will find extras such as pretty pewter serving pieces, both Keurig AND Conventional Coffee Makers, Mixer, Large Electric Griddle for pancakes, etc., 20+ pieces of brightly-colored cast-iron outdoor furniture, gas grill (xtra propane bottle) and conventional BBQ grill, Cuisinart Food Processor, Blender...see the full list on the details page.

What makes this house unique

Although only 3/10 mile (5-min walk) from the beach, the Banana Cabana is 1/2 blk from the bay (nice view from back deck!). We are located on a quiet dead-end street - perfect for families with children. Our pool & back yard face the south, so you have a full day of warm sunshine as well as a large covered area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"It was absolutely perfect! The beds were comfy beyond belief, the pool and patio were great. The grill worked perfectly, etc.; we truly enjoyed ourselves over the holiday weekend. The only comment I have is you need a toaster to toast bed, bagles, etc., as we could not find one. (The only constructive criticism we could muster!)We truly appreciate your allowing us to share your lovely vacation home. We will recommend it to anyone, and please feel free to use us as a reference."

(NOTE: A toaster/broiler oven and pop-up toaster were immediately placed in the house.)
Jun 2006
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Amenities

South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Vanity with Lighted Makeup Mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (Tempurpedic Mattress) (1), Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Fold-up bed in garage, Baby Cribs (1) Playpen/sleeping area for baby, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double futon on bottom of bunk
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Perfect Family or Girls' Getaway House! 4BR/3BA w/Private Pool
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
4

A great place to stay for family and friends.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and had everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The pool is great to have in case you don't want to hit the beach. Not a rating of 5 stars only due to some minor issues we had at the beginning of our stay. The owner and manager did a good job in trying to solve our minor issues and were very prompt in contacting us with updates.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Banana Cabana, Perfect family beach house

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely! Clean and well equipped. shopping area and beach are very close. We enjoyed the so much! Big garage, enough space to everybody. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the house was awesome it felt cozy and very homey. The rooms were great everything was great , my girls especially loved the pool, my family and I would definitely stay at the Banana Cabana again!!🎉❤

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Laura! We are so happy you all had such a good time and that the Banana Cabana lived up to your expectations! Thank you for caring for our property as you did. You are welcome back any time!!
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5

Great Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property, everything you need at your for your carefree vacation. It is the best of both worlds, getting away form home but feeling like you are comfortable as if you were home. The kids love the pool, the adults love the space, nice rooms, nice kitchen, and a very clean property. They take care of this property with great pride.

I highly recommend renting this property...just not during the week I want to be there. We have come back to this property 3 times and love it every time.

It is as advertised

It is well maintained

The owner it wonderful

Very close to all the fun stuff in SPI

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Could Not Have Been Better!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Toni's house for a month and this has been one of the best VRBO experiences we have had. The house was exactly as the photos indicated. It was so comfortable that we always looked forward to coming "home" each night. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed was comfy, it was a quiet neighbourhood and the living room furniture made it home for the month. Toni kept asking what we needed and if we mentioned anything, it was there pronto. Toni really went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this property - you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our family vacation. As others have noted the home is decorated beautifully, very comfortable and has everything you need. Really enjoyed time around the pool and watching the fireworks from the balcony was an added bonus. Toni was wonderful to work with and was very responsive to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Car: recommended

Schlitterbahn Water Park - 3 miles from the Banana Cabana

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $800

Rates quoted are for groups of ten or fewer.
Rates are higher in Peak Holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.