Red Parrot - a Magical Friends & Family Location - 6 BR Plus(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)
Each side has a master bedroom w/ bath, 2 add’l bedrooms, a 2nd bath, a kitchen and living area. The bedrooms sleep 14 on good, comfortable beds. There’s room for 4 more on sleeper sofas in the living areas, if sleeper sofas meet your comfort standards.
RP is well built—there was no damage from Hurricane Dolly, which tore up most of South Padre Island in 2008. Construction crew chiefs who were rebuilding other homes and condos lived at RP for 6 months post-Dolly.
Half a short block from the Gulf beaches—on a quiet residential street—117 E. Georgia Ruth (Google it), RP is an easy walk from a convenience store, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
You’ll love sitting out on the porch and feeling the ever-present Gulf breeze. You can open the windows to enjoy the breeze inside.
If you are looking for plush, Red Parrot may not be for you (it is charming, but utilitarian--great for kids and housebroken pets). If you have anyone in your party who has difficulty walking up a flight of stairs, RP will be a challenge.
If you want a great spot for a large family and/or friends get-together, try it. South Padre Island is a special place, and Red Parrot is a great base from which you can launch your daily adventures. It's also the perfect place to rest up, regroup, and nourish yourself in preparation for your next magical day (evening).
Truth in Advertising: You can see the Gulf from a couple of rooms and from the back porch, but to get the kind of water view you deserve, you’ll have to walk a half block, kick off your shoes, and let the warm SPI sand sift through your toes.
This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-369901.
Keywords: 'Beach House', Retreat, 'Gulf of Mexico', 'Red Parrot', 'Reunions', 'Sleeps 12+'
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 18
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- outside shower, fenced back yard
- Satellite / Cable
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mid Season I
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
May 20 - Aug 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid Season II
Aug 20 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Mar 1, 2018
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning/linens $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 17%
Please Note: Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. For some rentals (e.g., college students), renters' insurance may be required.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years rentals are at High-Season Rates. Easter and Family Spring Break are at High Season Rates. College Spring Break and Texas Week Rates are premium rates--send inquiry for quote. For these special rentals, we will be glad to send you a detailed quote upon request.
Pet fees are additional.
One-half of the duplex (3 bedrooms/2 baths) is available for rental at approximately 1/2 the above rates.
Renters who return each year receive a 10% DISCOUNT.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Premier place for birding and sailboarding. Best beaches and Gulf water in Texas--just steps from the house. Or if you have 4-wheel drive, you can drive up the beach for miles and miles, 'til all you see is driftwood, flotsam, critters, water and dunes.
Don't Forget Your Passport, If You'd Up to Taking the Short Drive to Mexico.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are retired, grandparents, and usually fun to be with. Our home is on a lake many people visit when they are on vacation. We enjoy family, good friends, fine food and drink, duplicate bridge, and travel--and we are always glad to return to our home base. Our second home is on beautiful South Padre Island, where the pace is slow and nature's beauty abounds. Julie is a bridge teacher and director--and a fabulous cook. Fred enjoys singing, telling jokes, and eating great food. We love SPI, and think you will, too
Why the Owner Chose South Padre Island, TX, USA:
We bought Red Parrot because we found it to be charming. It is centrally located--near everything we might want on the island. And the island affords beautiful beaches that stretch for some 25 miles--most of them native. You can drive on to the beach and travel to areas where there are no other humans--just you, some critters, majestic dunes, shells, driftwood and whatever else has washed up during the night. Red Parrot is our base from which we travel the island--and periodically sojourn to other sights available throughout the Rio Grand Valley and in Northern Mexico, just a stone's throw away. And if you like fresh seafood, this is a great place. If you love fresh produce, some of the best is grown here, too; those Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits are uniquely delicious--the best grapefruit we have ever had.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What is unique to the Red Parrot experience. For us it is the quiet togetherness we feel as we go about enjoying our days in and around Red Parrot. That's not to say there's no excitement or TV, movies, the internet, and so on to entertain us. It's that we choose to spend the time here with each other, walking the beach, enjoying the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants here and just across the bridge in Port Isabel--or reading a book on the porch or the beach.
- Primary: +
Treat Your Family to An Authentic South Padre Island Beach House Experience
The Other Bedrooms on side 1 have a Queen and a Double + Twin
There are two baths/showers on each side.
Each Kitchen Has a Stove/Oven, Frig, Dishwasher, microwave & small appliances
Looking East down W. Georgia Ruth. Gulf Breezes, sand and surf 365 days a year.
Looking south towards town. Beautiful day on the beach.
The old and almost old love to kick off their shoes and tell Parrot stories
Love that surf, sand, sky and the sounds of the Gulf. Magical . . .
Not posing--just checking out the professional and amateur sand castles on SPI
Drive onto the beach and enjoy all the privacy and natural beauty of SPI.
Natures beauty at dawn: Walking the beach on SPI 1/2 block from Red Parrot.
One Master Features a King Size Bed; the Other a Queen. Both Have TV and Bath.
On side 2, the other bedrooms have a double and twin, and 2 twins.
Each living area has a TV and sofabed, and seating at a bar and at a table
Looking West on E Georgia Ruth. Karaoke 364 nights a year just down the street.
Looking East from back wraparound porch. That patch of darker blue is the Gulf!
Love that welcoming, wonderful and wonderfilled Gulf water
Even bikers like the Parrot--at least twice a year during biker weekend.
Sandcastle Days add extraordinary art to your beach experience.
Lots of spots where only you and your friends can find nature and solitude.
Sunrise just steps from the Red Parrot on South Padre Island.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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