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The "Original Sandbox Beach House" on South Padre Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Two story getaway in a three story beach house. Fully furnished kitchen with granite countertops, dishwasher, coffee maker, coffee grinder, BLENDER, toaster, in other words...THE WORKS. One bedroom, and bathroom with walk in shower on each floor. A large balcony on the front of the second floor has southern breezes and sunset views of the bay. A small balcony on back off the second floor bedroom, furnished with twin beds, is a great spot to watch weekend fireworks. Third floor has a bedroom with king size bed and that second bath with walk in shower. The entire place is fully and beautifully furnished with all linens including beach towels, and enough dishes, etc. to host Thanksgiving dinner. Clean, light, open and airy.

Less than a block from the beach (Gulf of Mexico) and a block from the bay (Laguna Madre). Convenience stores, movie theater, restaurants & shopping within walking distance. Free public transportation on "The Wave". Come & have a wonderful vacation in our absolutely unique beach house located just outside the island's most congested area. No big high-rise condos nearby. Come & relax, shop, eat and play at the beach!

There is an identical unit is available in the same beachouse that is the perfect companion for large families or get togethers. It is listed as VRBO# 874947.

Located 39 miles from Harlingen airport, 23 miles from Brownsville airport and 25 miles from Matamores, Mexico.

If you have not been to South Padre Island, you are missing the best beach west of the Mississippi!

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Karen Gerany
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Karen Gerany

A local to the area, born and raised in South Texas. I purchased my first property on the Island at age 18, and we grew up together!

Karen Gerany purchased this house in 1984

Why Karen Gerany chose Gulf Coast

I wanted to have a piece of the best beach in Texas to call my own.

What makes this house unique

Walks on the beach, jumping the waves, fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer, lounging on the balcony, eating freshly caught fish, drinking pina coladas & margaritas at the beach bar close by, breathing wonderful air, looking at the beautiful starry sky at night. Shopping trips to Mexico & Schlitterbahn Water Park!!!


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a single vanity & large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen size futon sofa, single bed futon convertible chair
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Island has summer Friday night fireworks at 9:15. (these are spectacular) and huge July 4th show on south end. Also, Clayton's on north end of island has fireworks on Friday & Saturday nights in the summer.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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The "Original Sandbox Beach House" on South Padre Island
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Great House!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation was awesome!! The house was great, Pat was very helpful and nice. The only problem we had was low water pressure the first day on the island, but others then that we had a good time!! We will definitely be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, TX

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at the Sandbox Beach house in June. It was perfect for our whole family. My husband and son were pleased to have the golf channel and a short walk to the beach. My daughters were happy to have shopping close by and good restaurants. We even experienced the release of the baby sea turtles at 5:15 am Sunday morning. Pat was very welcoming. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house in very close proximity to the beach. Karen and Pat very nice and accommodating. Definitely would recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights in June and the beach house was perfect for my family of 4. The land lady Pat greeted us warmly and ensured that we were happy throughout our vacation. This rental has a garage which we enjoyed storing our fishing gear and beach chairs. We utilized the BBQ pit several nights and entertained friends. Plenty of towels for us and before we left we washed all of our clothes in the washer and dryer located downstairs. The kitchen had all the utensils needed for our meals. The rooms were perfect for my kids and the upstairs king size bed as well. We have stayed here on multiple visits and have never had any problem. The location is perfect to walk to Wanna Wannas bar or the beach itself and to one of the local convienence stores. Once again this is the perfect beach house for a family ready to enjoy South Padre Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing with friends

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our beach vacation at the Sandbox Beach House! The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and was the perfect size for two couples seeking to"get away from it all"! We enjoyed the close proximity to both beach and bay, the nice sized BBQ grill, the deck in the early mornings and evenings, and our daily conversations with the wonderful and Helpful Pat! Thanks for a much needed restful and relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was excellent. Pat the landlandy was very informative. The beach house had plenty of cooking utensils and we used the bbq grill twice watching the sunset. Our two children enjoyed the spacious rooms and the location allowed us to walk to wanna wannas. Looking forward to returning soon and I will highly recommend this beach house to my friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brownsville or Harlingen (RGV)
Nearest Barpub
Wanna Wanna & Coral Reef
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Wanna Wanna Beach Bar & Kelly's Irish Pub
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Wanna Wanna beach bar and restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Movie theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Ranch Restaurant and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Blackbeard's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Equestrian Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Marlin Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Mata's Meat Market.
Nearest Point of Interest
Ship Shape
Car: not necessary

World class boating, fishing, kite boarding, wind surfing, and bird watching. Great surfing, sand castle contests and lessons, Dolphin watching, boat tours, and wonderful Friday and Saturday night fireworks during the summer. We have lots of paperback books, games, puzzles, movies/videos, dominoes, cards, poker chips, etc. for your indoor enjoyment. Don't forget shopping in Mexico & Schlitterbahn Water Park!!!


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Texans/Kite Boarders
Dec 1 2017 - May 25 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 16.5%

For every 6 nights you book with us, we give you the 7th one free! We DO NOT rent to Spring Breakers! If you are staying 30 days or longer, there are no taxes. If you are active military, please let us know when you send an inquiry & at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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