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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm and Steps from Beach!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-501110

Our "Family Tides" beach house has been in our family for over 40 years. Friends and family come and go, hence the name "Family Tides"! This home has lots of room for up to 10 people with plenty of parking and is a fabulous location. We continue to improve this getaway beach cabin for our guests and our families. This beach cabin is comfy, casual and cost-effective! We welcome you to stay at our beach house!

Located on South Padre Island, Texas; It has 4 bedrooms and two full baths... Just 1/2 block from the beach plus it is walking distance to shopping and great restaurants! There is also a very large front porch perfect for eating BBQ's and overall sightseeing!

Our home now has 5 satellite tuners with Digital Video Recording (DVR) service for the TV's throughout the unit. The main living room Blu-Ray player has both Netflix for Movies & Pandora for Music.

Free Wireless High Speed Internet!

Locally managed.

We no longer accept pets at our home.

Keywords: home, house, beach house, town home, casa, beach home,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of 4 living in Texas. We have several other family members that co-own and frequently enjoy the use of this property. We absolutely love our trips to Padre.

The Owner purchased this house in 1977

Why The Owner chose South Padre Island

We grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and absolutely fell in love with South Padre Island! YOU WILL TOO!!!

What makes this house unique

Our home is very close to everything! You are 1/2 block from the beach, 1 block away from restaraunts (including Louie's Backyard), bars and shopping...just a fun place to stay

Amenities

South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a shower/tub combo plus the downstairs has an outdoor shower for you to rinse off prior to going in the beach cabin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Includes a trundle bed located in bedroom #3 with Twin Beds
  • BR #1 has King size bed; BR #2 has Queen plus twin daybed; BR #3 has 2 twin beds plus a trundle bed; & BR #4 has a full size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm and Steps from Beach!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews
4

No frills, but great location and fully functional

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here and enjoyed the visit. The house is dated and probably could benefit from a multi-day deep cleaning, but for the most part came as advertised. There were a few exceptions, such as different outdoor grill and no more bunk beds. The kitchen was fully equipped, and we really liked the open feel of the kitchen and living room space. There were plenty of beds, but some had limited comfort levels. The game room was a slight disappointment. We failed to get the TV to work in there, and there is a smell as others have mentioned. Contrary to other reviews, we concluded it was the resin on the pine support posts, not mildew, but a smell is a smell. If you are hoping your kids will be eager to spend time in there, ours did not. All that said, the house was fully functional, and we were there to enjoy the beach, not sit inside. This brings me to location .... The house is probably in one of the most convenient locations on the island. Short drive or even walk to popular restaurants and supermarkets, and awesome beach access is a very short walk away. We got spoiled with awesome weather and clear water, and we were glad to be in such close proximity to enjoy it. All in all, if you prefer frills, utmost cleanliness, or newer construction, this is not for you. But if you want basic amenities, and a reasonably affordable, cozy place to call home while enjoying the beach, this is certainly one to consider.

Also thanks to the owner for getting our daughter's belongings she left behind, tracking us down, and shipping them to us.

-Jesse

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very comfortable and close to the beach!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! We rented with some friends so we all had 6 kids between us and had plenty of space. The washer and dryer was super convenient to have and the kitchen had all of the necessities for meal preparation. The only complaint I had was that the downstairs was musty and smelly from constant moisture in the air, but we knew that going in and it is to be expected in a beach house. Within walking distance to a nice beach. They also have an outside shower head downstairs and that was really really nice to have for rinsing off after the beach. It really helped us to keep sand out of the house and out of our belongings. Close to restaurants. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Had a great stay!!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! Easily accommodated our party of 10! Was a bit disappointed that the game room was not connected to the house but overall was very pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what it seems at all

  • 1 of 5

Once we finally were able to check in (btw check in time is at 5 not 4!) we discovered that the description and pictures are extremely old! No bunk beds, 2 beds had sheets with blood stains all over we had to buy new sheets our first night! The downstairs area is separate from the house, meaning go outside and down stairs then back in. It's also unlivable, walk in and the smell of old almost knocks you down, the pull out couch is full of stains and is disgusting. There isn't a pool table like they state in the posting. Also your BBQ grill is actually a very small cheap charcoal grill, and not the big grill out front like in the pictures. We also encounterd SEVERAL large cockroaches during our stay! Based how the "cleaning" is done I can see why roaches are in the house, bathrooms were still dirty, the faucets, toilets, and countertops were nasty, floors were sticky and dirty, not a good cleaning job at all. Overall extremely disappointed in this property, I would not recommend it to anyone and definitely not be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice, comfortable size but dirty

  • 3 of 5

I'm not sure how frequently the owners visit the property but the cleaning crew does a rush job. There was dust caked on the headboards and ceiling fans. The window units had mildew build up and you could smell it as soon as you walked in. Although the house needs updating & a very thorough cleaning it was in a great location and very spacious. Fit my family of 11 perfectly. But for the size and price it worked out.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Family Tides many times. Each time it has been great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything we need to cook good meals. There are always plenty of towels and washcloths. The house is always clean. Kay is fantastic to work with. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 17.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposits are fully refundable after house has been cleaned and the home checks out fine. Deposits, if refunded, occur within 14 days of guest departure. Holidays are subject to higher rates than those listed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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