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The "Original Sandbox Beach House" on South Padre Island

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Sandbox Beachhouse 108 E Georgia Ruth South Padre Island, TX

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adult or adults with kids. No minors without adults staying on the premises and NO SPRING BREAKERS....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Board games, books, videos and puzzles on premises....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well mannered pets welcome. Pet deposit $50. Guests will be responsible for any pet damage. A pooper scooper will be provided & we expect guests to pick up after their pooch....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Games, books, puzzles, movies, dominoes, cards...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games, books, puzzles, movies, dominoes, cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    32" flat screen TV in the living room...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys are usually available from previous guest...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    3/4 block stroll to the beach(gulf of Mexico). Surf is often heard off of your private balcony....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Laguna Madre (Mother Lagoon) on the west side for great sunsets....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table & chairs and also 4 bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central a/c and heat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free laundry room...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plus beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway plus extra parking in lot adjacent to house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & Beach...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Free laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Home delivery available on the island....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    And coffee bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Enough for Thanksgiving dinner. See full kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More than you will need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Tons of dishes, pots and pans and utensils. Blender, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, just like you're at home...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Great balcony views of the sunset on the bay. Faces south so you enjoy the prevailing breezes. Open the doors for the real Island experience....moreless

  • Golf:

    In Laguna Vista about 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Only what has been left by previous guests....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value Season
Sep 5 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$135
$810 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Notes:

For every 6 nights you book with us, we give you the 7th one free!


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Location

  • Sea Turtle Inc.

    "Not only is it very educational, but teaches both adults and children compassion for some of..."

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  • South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center

    "A donation only. Island history, artifacts & wildlife information inside the building. Outsi..."

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  • Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

    "On the beach outdoor bar & grill serving the best fried shrimp & fish on the island. Also ha..."

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  • Pier 19

    "On the south end of the island by the KOA Campground. Stretches out into the water. Watch ou..."

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  • Blackbeard's Restaurant

    "Been there forever. Very consistent with varied menu and good food. Large portions. Almost a..."

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  • Blue Marlin Supermarket

    "If you didn't stop at HEB or Walmart on the mainland, you can still get much of your stuff h..."

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  • Daddys Seafood & Creole Kitchen

    "Good food, especially if you like Louisiana style."

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  • D Pizza Joint

    "Local place. Been there for years. Good pizzas and other Italian food. Eat there or have it ..."

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  • South Padre Island Adventure Park, LLC

    "If this is the old Equestrian Center, they have horses for every level of riders. From toddl..."

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  • Wave

    "The Wave is free, runs almost all of the time & will stop and pick you up if you wave. Runs ..."

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  • Sea Ranch Marina

    "Good food. Somewhat upscale in price and atmosphere. Many locals go there for special occasi..."

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  • Clayton's Beach Bar & Event Venue

    "A huge restaurant and bar on the north end. Friday & Saturday night fireworks. It is current..."

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  • Ted's Restaurant

    "Small local restaurant, opens early & closed in the afternoon. No evening meals. Known for i..."

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  • Kelly's Irish Pub

    "Less than 2 blocks from the beachhouse, casual restaurant & bar that lots of locals frequent..."

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  • Louie's Backyard

    "A long time favorite of island visitors. On the bayside on the water. Can order off of the m..."

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  • Island Cinema

    "Latest movies can be seen here."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Brownsville or Harlingen (RGV)
South Padre Island, TX, USA
Nearest Barpub
Wanna Wanna & Coral Reef
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
South Padre Island Golf Course
South Padre Island, TX, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Wanna Wanna Beach Bar & Kelly's Irish Pub
South Padre Island, TX, USA
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

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!!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose South Padre Island, TX, USA:
I wanted to have a piece of the best beach in Texas to call my own.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!!!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Sandbox Beachhouse
108 E Georgia Ruth
South Padre Island, TX

    Sandbox Beachhouse 108 E Georgia Ruth South Padre Island, TX

  • Sun setting over the bay (Laguna Madre) which can been seen depending on season.

    Sun setting over the bay (Laguna Madre) which can been seen depending on season.

  • Living room that goes to balcony showing futon queen sofa & convertible chair.

    Living room that goes to balcony showing futon queen sofa & convertible chair.

  • Another look at living room, stairs to 3rd floor master bedroom & dining area.

    Another look at living room, stairs to 3rd floor master bedroom & dining area.

  • 2nd floor bathroom with large walk-in shower.

    2nd floor bathroom with large walk-in shower.

  • 2nd floor bedroom has 2 twin beds (can be pushed together) & small balcony.

    2nd floor bedroom has 2 twin beds (can be pushed together) & small balcony.

  • Front of house showing front balconies & 3rd floor bedroom windows.

    Front of house showing front balconies & 3rd floor bedroom windows.

  • Back of beachhouse showing small balconies & 3rd floor bedroom windows.

    Back of beachhouse showing small balconies & 3rd floor bedroom windows.

  • Great balcony on the south with a view to the bay on the west.

    Great balcony on the south with a view to the bay on the west.

  • Well furnished kitchen that actually has 4 bar stools + dining area.

    Well furnished kitchen that actually has 4 bar stools + dining area.

  • From the living room looking towards kitchen, dining area & into 2nd floor BR.

    From the living room looking towards kitchen, dining area & into 2nd floor BR.

  • Master bedroom on third floor is a loft style but is pretty private nonetheless.

    Master bedroom on third floor is a loft style but is pretty private nonetheless.

  • Looking down from the 3rd floor bedroom into the living room.

    Looking down from the 3rd floor bedroom into the living room.

  • Vanity in 3rd floor bathroom with large walk-in shower.

    Vanity in 3rd floor bathroom with large walk-in shower.

  • West side of beachhouse. Lots of extra parking here.

    West side of beachhouse. Lots of extra parking here.

  • Start the day with a beautiful sunrise at the beach just 3/4 block away.

    Start the day with a beautiful sunrise at the beach just 3/4 block away.

VRBO #249610

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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