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Comfortable and Rustic, Beautifully Decorated Cottage, Next to the Beach!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR/4BA spacious, comfortable, well-furnished beach cottage close to the water

This is a cottage-type beach house with a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths about 500 feet from the public beach access. Forget the sterile, isolated condominium - this house is spacious but cozy, offering a comfortable, rustic beach experience so close to the water that you can smell the salt in the air as you watch the sunrise from the porch.

It has been remodeled with new cabinets, counter-tops, and tile floors. It's a 4-bedroom/4-bath vacation home with two kitchens, two dining areas and two living areas, all in one cottage! Features include:

- Cable tv and wifi

- Propane and gas grills for guest use

- Covered parking for two cars, and additional parking for four more cars.

- You can see the ocean, even though we are five houses down from Ocean Boulevard;

- Everything is on the second floor, with sitting areas on the front porch and rear balconies.

- The beach access is just a short walk. It takes about two minutes to hit the sand.

- You are within walking distance of shops and restaurants, including two beach-front bar and grills.

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015 928204

More Details

Owner
Kristin DeGroot
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Kristin DeGroot

Hi, we're David and Dalice DeGroot! We bought this property to provide a haven on South Padre Island where we could pursue our artistic interests of writing and painting. After some major remodeling and decorating, it is becoming what we hoped it would be -- a place to rest and recharge!

Kristin DeGroot purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kristin DeGroot chose Gulf Coast

We love this house because of the location and because of the cottage look on the outside, while inside it is decorated with a more modern look. It is also a great place for displaying our paintings.

What makes this cottage unique

The front porch provides a great place to take it easy while you take in the world. You can just see the ocean in the distance, and closer in, the folks walking to the beach provide people-watching entertainment.

On the summer weekends, the porch provides a great view of the Friday and Saturday fireworks.

SPI is one of the premier kite-boarding sites in the world, with enthusiasts coming from as far as Hawaii(!) for the exceptional beaches and the Laguna Madre.

It's also, obviously, one of the best sport and saltwater fishing destinations in Texas. You can go deep-sea fishing for about $1800, fish the Laguna Madre for redfish, trout, and flounder for about $350, or fish off the jetty or in the surf.

Amenities

South Padre Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Four full bathrooms, two of them attached to bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are four bedrooms total. One queen bed, one king bed, and the two other bedrooms have two twins each, for a total 8-person capacity in beds, and a total of 10 sleeping spaces including two non-folding couches. Linens are included.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Comfortable and Rustic, Beautifully Decorated Cottage, Next to the Beach!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
4

Really liked it

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. The location is perfect in a quiet area. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR US

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for the perfect place to spend a week away with our grandkids. We contacted Kristin with some questions, and she was extremely helpful in letting us know details of the pricing, things to do around the island, and amenities that we could expect in the house.

When we arrived, the cottage was lovely and tidy and prepared for us, and even roomier than we expected. There were two twin rooms for the children, and my husband and I slept in the master bedroom, which had a king-size Sleep Number bed. We had never slept on a Sleep Number mattress before, so we weren't sure we would like it, but we loved being able to customize the firmness of the mattress!

The beach was so close that the kids were able to walk there by themselves, just a minute away. They spent most of their time in the water, and my husband and I rented beach chairs and relaxed on the sand. At night we would either sit on the front porch or spend time together in the living room, playing games or watching TV.

We weren't sure how to change the temperature in the cottage, so we sent Kristin a text, and she responded immediately even though it was late at night. Her instructions were very helpful and even though the thermostat was a little more high-tech than we were used to, we got the cottage to a comfortable temperature very quickly thanks to her help.

We love this place, and we can't wait to come back! This was a wonderful experience from start to finish, and we will definitely be recommending the Kingfish Condo to all our friends, especially those with families.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 0
Austin, TX
5

Great place to rent with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Our group needed a place we could share while we were visiting South Padre together. This was our first time not getting separate hotel rooms and I was extremely impressed by the rates and location. We could walk to the beach every day, it was a short drive for groceries, lots of nearby options to rent things for the beach like jet skis. It was super clean. Our favorite part was having the grills outside and we cooked almost every night we stayed. Awesome place for an awesome price. As a first time renter I had LOTS of questions and the owner was extremely helpful. Thank you for the quick communication!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0
San Antonio, TX
5

Would rent again

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was steps from the beach. Clean and comfortable with everything you need to make it home away from home. Incredibly competitive prices! Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
San Antonio, TX
5

What a wonderful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house was great, just a short walk to the beach. The house came with everything you see in the photos and the two living spaces were great for multiple entertainment. Everything worked well and our stay was very comfortable. We had many compliments from family that shared this house with us. We hope to plan more trips in the future here at Kingfish! Everything was great especially the location. The house came equipped with everything we need versus bringing it from our house. Thank you for your quick response on everything and we definitely enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX
5

Love this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my parents and siblings, and we loved it. The pictures really don't do this place justice. Not only is it really nicely decorated and very spacious, but it's in a great location - a VERY short walk to the beach, and really close to gas stations, tourist stops, restaurants, etc. The manager was very easy to get ahold of and really helpful in answering all our questions and making sure we enjoyed our stay. This is definitely our new default vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we can't wait to have you back again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brownsville
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
South Padre Island
Car: recommended

SPI is one of the only places in the US where you can drive on the beach. We like to pack up our grill and a cooler, head on down to the beach access, and choose a spot on the 25 miles of beachfront available for hanging out.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $180
Tax Rate 14.5%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Rates are for the entire 4/4 duplex.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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