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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


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

Kristin DeGroot
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 South Padre Island

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.


South Padre Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable and Rustic, Beautifully Decorated Cottage, Next to the Beach!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews

So great!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and great location/distance from all the great things the island has to offer. Definitely would recommend this property! Owner was great at communicating and answered any questions I had. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Years holidays

  • 3 of 5

The house is comfortable but old and need some maintenance on some areas, in our last night stay the heat broke down, Kristin our guest tray to fix it but she was unable to do it because it was in the first of January (holiday), in general we spend a good family time.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alfonso, thank you so much again for staying with us! We of course strive to give you the best possible experience at the Kingfish Cottage, and we are very sorry that your stay was not 100% perfect. As noted in your review, our HVAC system stopped working in certain parts of the house. We are very grateful to you for making us immediately aware of the issue, and for staying in constant communication with us as we attempted to fix the problem as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, it was impossible to find anyone to repair the system on New Year's Day. The system was of course repaired as soon as possible and has been returned to peak working condition. We are very glad that the heat worked well enough in the rest of the house that you were able to stay comfortable, and that you didn't feel the need to accept the space heaters we offered to purchase for you. We sincerely hope that you will return to stay with us again so we can fix our past mistakes and give you the perfect vacation you deserve! To that end, we would like to offer you a 10% discount off your nightly rate for your next visit at the Kingfish Cottage. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.
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Cute beach house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the kingfish house! We fit 7 of us extremely comfortably and it was in great walking distance from the beach and good restaurants. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Relaxation at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time renting this cottage. We love the proximity to the beach from this cottage and the 4 Bdrm/4 Bath when renting both sides makes for a very comfortable setting for our family. You can see the beach from the outdoor patio and the grocery store is just down the block. We feel right at home here and look forward to continuing to stay at this Beach House for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen, Thank you so much for staying with us! Please let us know what we can do in the future to earn that extra star! We look forward to accommodating you again!
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  • 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill
Pier 19
Blanca White's -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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