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Luxurious Townhouse Right on the Beach - Amazing Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, private pool sleeps 8 to 10

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island permit No. 2015-125295. Live in luxurious while enjoying direct beach access at the premier beach town in Texas! Our house is located on the beach just walking through the back door. It has 4 spacious bedrooms. Two are located downstairs and two upstairs. It counts with a large balcony to enjoy the amazing view of the island. It is fully furnished . It is within walking distance to major restaurants and entertainment .

Keywords: Luxury, Large, Direct beach access, Ocean View, spectacular view, Wi-Fi

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Martha L Houghton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Martha L Houghton

My husband and I built this property in 2004 as our dream vacation home to enjoy with our three children. The house is 2.500 square feet with 4 spacios bedrooms. The house has private beach access, pool and hot tub. The views are perfect from the main living area and even better from the balcony. The house is perfect for two small families or a group under 10. Complimentary long distance phone service, high speed internet and games. Close to all restaurants but away located on a quiet residential area. ?The house has a large balcony . Marble floors, granite counters , stainless steel appliances , large kitchen fully equipped .

Martha L Houghton purchased this house in 2004

Why Martha L Houghton chose Gulf Coast

If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful place for you and your family this is the perfect house .

What makes this house unique

Private access to the beach. Private pool, balcony.


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Townhouse Right on the Beach - Amazing Views!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location Beach was not crowed in this area but there were plenty of things close to us such as a store and places to eat if we did not want to cook. Just a few yards from the beach and plenty of room for us. We had 8 people with room to spare.

Has a very nice extra large patio on the second floor Nice to sit out and watch the beach

We would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Accommodatingredients to all of the people who came, helpful, and understanding

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great location, needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon with our parents, we booked it because it was one of the only places we could find with enough space. The property was overall clean and adequately maintained, but at this price point I was hoping for more. Overall it was average.

The property is located in a quiet neighborhood with private access to the beach.

It does not seem that any updates or anything other than basic maintenance has been done in several years. The couches were old and dirty, all shower heads sprayed water all over and had very little pressure, the master bedroom bed linens were tattered (i borrowed a pillow and blanket from the bunk beds because they were in better condition), one of the downstairs beds was really squeaky, and we saw several roaches (this was probably due to the cold weather as the house seemed clean), we could not use the pool because of the weather but it looked like it needed to be cleaned.

There was enough towels, dishes, glasses, and cookware for 6 people. It was nice to have a garage to load and unload all of our luggage. There was satellite tv, and broadband internet (these went out and I had to spend half a day working with maintenance to get it fixed).

The owners were very nice and responsive, they offered to have extermination come in and they sent maintenance to help address the shower issues.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, needs serious maintenance

  • 3 of 5

The location of the house is fantastic - right on the beach and not far from town. The beach was not overly crowded and was well maintained.

However, we experienced a number of issues with the property that I certainly would not expect at this price point (or any price point, really). The downstairs bedrooms had dozens of flying bugs that would come in each afternoon and into the beds at night. The freezer and fridge leaked water on the floor continuously. The kitchen was not very well stocked with basic utensils.

Additionally, the pool was dirty when we arrived (scum and clumps of hair floating on the surface) and was not cleaned until halfway through our stay. We were traveling with small kids and the pool was a big part of why we chose this place.

And security downstairs was a MAJOR concern. We had planned for our kids (young girls) to sleep downstairs. But one bedroom door was completely missing the door handle/lock apparatus - there was toilet paper stuffed in the holes. The door was stuck fairly tightly closed (another maintenance issue), but still. The door to the other room worked, but only had a light chain as a locking mechanism. No deadbolt. And there were people camped overnight on the public beach right out front. The owner assured me that they hadn't had problems before, but that isn't good enough when it comes to my kids.

There was a for sale sign out front, so that may be why we experienced these deferred maintenance issues.

The final issue was the amount of time it took to refund our substantial security deposit. The owner assumed that we paid the $59 fee, but we had paid the deposit. When I asked for it back (several weeks after we checked out) she was very slow to respond and was fairly insistent that she didn't owe us any money. I had to look up our payment history and send it to her before the money was refunded.

In short, the house fell far short of its potential.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Took a vacation with my parents, sister and her husband, and my wife and two little girls. The home was great. The location was nice. It is in a residential section of beach homes, we had about the only space on the beach that wasn't crowded. The house is directly on the beach so we could run in the house if we need anything while spending most of our time on the beach. And the pool was a favorite of my kids. They would start each day in there while the adults were getting ready and finish there. Very close to restaurants and a small grocery store that has just about any essential you would need. The owner was quick to respond and take care of any needs..

Favorite part about the house is the porch overlooking the beach faced the east. We would wake up in the morning and watch the sunrise and relax in the shade in the afternoon...

Would definitly stay here again and recommend this to just about anyone looking for a padre beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was great. We will definitely rent it again. There was 10 of us and plenty of room. The beach was nice and not crowded.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Located in quiet , residential area north of South Padre Island.


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jul 31
3 night minimum stay
summer II
Aug 1 - Aug 15
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 - Dec 23
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 - Mar 1
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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