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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm plus separate Game Room and Steps from Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths (Sleeps 10) plus separate building with GAME ROOM

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

Our "Family Tides" beach cabin 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 in a fabulous location. We continue to improve this getaway beach cabin for our guests and our families. Our 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! The gas grill is set up and ready for your steaks!

Each bedroom has a TV with satellite cable as well as the living room and outside unit's game-room. The game room, located outside the main house, has Foosball, bumper pool/poker table, and a ping-pong table that you can roll outside and play under the carport.

Free Wireless High Speed Internet!

Locally managed.

Our cabin has "character" and so if you are looking for a brand new place, pass this one up! If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable, great priced and great location place to stay, this is it! Note that we no longer accept pets at our home.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Kay Brashear
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Kay Brashear

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.

Kay Brashear purchased this house in 1977

Why Kay Brashear 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 restaurants (including Louie's Backyard, Daddy's Cajun Bar and Grill, other bars and shopping...just a fun place to stay.


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main house has 2 full bathrooms. One bathroom has a tub/shower combo and the other bathroom has a shower (no tub). Downstairs has an outdoor shower for you to rinse off prior to going in the beach cabin. In the separate building where the game room exists, there is also a full shower/tub restroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , This room sleeps 4 people
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • BR #1 has King size bed; BR #2 has Queen; BR #3 has 2 bunk beds; & BR #4 has a full size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm plus separate Game Room and Steps from Beach!
average rating of 4.32 based on 25 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The house had a lot more than we thought! The game room downstairs was a plus and the owner was very kind!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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.


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Car: recommended

This beach cabin is in the "heart" of SPI. It is blocks from bay restaurants that provide excellent dining, views, and nightclubbing. Walk a block to the bungee-jump and go-cart track. Enjoy the fireworks every Friday night during the summer at 9 pm from the front yard! When you are ready to catch the sun rays, walk one-half block to the beach access point and enjoy the beach's sand and waves!


Rates & Availability

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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