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The "Original Sandbox Beach House" on South Padre Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 South Padre Island

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The "Original Sandbox Beach House" on South Padre Island
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Overall the place was great, the only thing is the prices are getting high rather quickly for places in South Padre.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The woman downstairs is so sweet and helpful! The place was very clean and cozy!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice!We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay!Looking forward to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
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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: June 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: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
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Pier 19
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Blackbeard's Restaurant
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Blue Marlin Supermarket
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Daddys Seafood & Creole Kitchen
Good food, especially if you like Louisiana style.
D Pizza Joint
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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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Sea Ranch Marina
Good food. Somewhat upscale in price and atmosphere. Many locals go there for special occasi...
Clayton's Beach Bar & Event Venue
A huge restaurant and bar on the north end. Friday & Saturday night fireworks. It is current...
Ted's Restaurant
Small local restaurant, opens early & closed in the afternoon. No evening meals. Known for i...
Kelly's Irish Pub
Less than 2 blocks from the beachhouse, casual restaurant & bar that lots of locals frequent...
Louie's Backyard
A long time favorite of island visitors. On the bayside on the water. Can order off of the m...
Island Cinema
Latest movies can be seen here.
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!!!




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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