Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Splash in your sparkling Private pool & hot tub. Updated for 2018!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

- 3 Bedrooms 2 & 1/2 Bath Sleeps 8

Cheer up with a colorful and carefree beach vacation at the Cognito Townhouse!

Step inside to find an enchanting jewel of bright colors and a whimsical décor that transports you to a carefree relaxing vacation.

Did I mention PRIVATE Heated Pool & Hot Tub!! Walk right out of the living area doors into the sparkling pool area. With plenty of seating to lounge & sunbathe, or sit back & read a book.

The ground level is an open concept living area & 1/2 bathroom. The kitchen has Granite counters & Stainless steel appliances. The compact space makes it easy to cook your favorite meals. With the dining & living area all in one space clean up is easy. Then you can relax & watch the 50inch TV & lounge on the custom made leather sectional sofa.

The upstairs is where the 3 bedrooms (all 3 have TV's) & 2 full bathrooms are located. Master bedroom has a king sleep number adjustable mattresses, also relax in the massage chair. The 2nd bedroom has a King sleep number mattress. 3rd bedroom has 2 full size beds.

Just over 1/2 a block from the beach. If you scroll through our photos at the top of the listing page, a full walk through video plays. The video will also walk you from the front door to the beach.

Walking distance to shopping and great restaurants!

Free Long Distance within the US - Free Wifi password protected Wireless High Speed Internet!

Managed by large Rental Management Company on the island. The office is open 8am to 10 pm daily & 24/7 emergency response to emergency issues.

We also have onsite check in for all of our guests. Someone will meet you at Cognito for check in. They show you how the amenities work & answer any questions you have.

We allow up to 2 dogs under 15 lbs only. (pet fees apply) Sorry, no cats.

Updates for 2018:

New tile flooring through out living area up the stairs through the 3 bedrooms.

New pantry closet installed under stair well.

Kitchen cabinets painted white, new dining chairs & bar stools, new coffee table, various artwork.

Updates for 2017:

New Dryer

New Microwave Hood over stove

New 50 inch TV in living room

Past Updates:

2016 update - New VERY QUIET Dishwasher & new Adirondack pool chairs

2015 update - The pool & spa has been re-plastered & is like new again!

Salt system added to pool

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-265621

More Details

Property Manager
SPI Rentals (Rental Company) - Bill Turk (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About SPI Rentals (Rental Company) - Bill Turk (Owner)

Our property is managed by SPI Rentals.

Listing numbers to my other three properties.

121643 - Beach Breeze 4 bedroom 3 bath house

119009 - Beach Walk 4 bedroom 2 bath house

111955 - Penthouse Dahktari Beach Front 4 bedroom 3 bath condo

SPI Rentals (Rental Company) - Bill Turk (Owner) purchased this townhome in 2006

Why SPI Rentals (Rental Company) - Bill Turk (Owner) chose South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a wonderful place to relax on the beach or go to the north end of the island and drive on the beach.

What makes this townhome unique

Walk right out of dining area doors into heated pool area. Living area is downstairs with the 1/2 bath for convenience from the pool area. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs nice separation from the living area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the perfect weather, to the eat off the floor clean home, we had a wonderful time in SPI and the house was more then we ever imagined. I was a little nervous using a management company over the internet, but the entire transaction and details were so smooth and easy, I am so glad I found you. The house was absolutely beautiful. The pictures do not show just how large and beautiful the home is. Everyone we met was warm and very friendly. The pool/yard personnel keep everything in perfect condition. They were very helpful also, and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Bill and Michael are excellent hosts and Very nice people. They are gracious and has a wealth of knowledge about the island. We look forward to staying at their rental again and have already booked the Beach Walk house for Sept 6-13 with them again. Carmela and I wanted to write you and say a million “thank yous -Bless you and thank you a million times for making our vacation the most memorable ever. We can not tell you how pleased we were right from the very beginning and for anyone who may read this review and think I’m exaggerating… I’m truly not.

With most sincere gratitude.

Trevor & Carmela

Spring Branch, TX

-Trevor & Carmela, Spring Branch Texas (

Sep 2009
  • 1 of 4


South Padre Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We allow up to 2 dogs under 15 lbs each. $125 pet fee..
  • The Damage Waiver covers ONLY ACCIDENTAL damage up to $1000 You must be over 30 to rent for Holy Week.
  • March 1st to Easter bookings require a $1000 to $1500 refundable damage deposit. Spring Break groups $25.00 per person wrist band fee may be applied.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1/2 Bathroom - toilet , Located in the living area very convient from pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Adjustable mattress, massage chair, 32 in tv, bath room
    Kids - 2 double , TV
    King room - 1 king , Sleep number adjustable mattress, & TV
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
daily maid service available for an extra fee


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Splash in your sparkling Private pool & hot tub. Updated for 2018!
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 46 reviews
San Antonio

Beautiful, private and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our condo we rented from Bill over New year’s! Weather wasn’t great all week, so the heated pool and hot tub were perfect. Condo was clean and comfortable. Loved the massage chair too! Rental company was super helpful (the fridge was acting up on New Year’s Eve and they came right over). The washer and dryer were a lifesaver too since we have a large family. Would highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you again soon! Thanks Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Waverly, TN

Private pool and close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The property is close to the beach, restaurants, church, and the private pool was perfect for our family. It was also quite handy to have the washer/dryer on site. We would definitely consider renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you see you stay with us again. Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

We surely will return again this rental was very comfortable everything was great

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We hope you stay again soon! Thanks Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Clean house, low-key, very nice stay for a family with two small kids.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you again soon! Thanks Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Conroe Texas

Great Home Away from Home!

  • 4 of 5

The house is exactly as described in the pictures. The pool is smaller than it looks in the photos but very enjoyable for the 6 of us and my dad really appreciated the heated water so it was not cold. Functional appliances and very comfortable king beds in two of the rooms. They could use some better kitchen utensils and bath towels but what they had was serviceable. The only negative thing I can say is that the wifi went out every single day we were there in the middle of the day. It was consistently out between about 10am and 7pm every day. I will say that I called it in for service as well as a smoke detector that was chirping and they came right out to fix the problem. The wifi worked when the serviceman left but was out again in a few hours and intermittently out every day so I timed my work for early mornings so I could get it done before the wifi went out. I didn't call back for the repair person to come back, we just worked around it and enjoyed our time on the island. The house is conveniently located and only a short walk to the beach. We loved having the washer and dryer for our swim clothes and beach towels. A great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please call the rental office if you ever have any problems & they will address it right away. Thanks! Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Suttons Bay, Michigan

Excellent choice for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, kids age 8 and 14) loved this rental! The decor is bright and cheery, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well-stocked, and there is a full sized washer and dryer in the garage. Of course the favorite feature was the private pool and hot tub out back. The backyard is set up nicely with Adirondack chairs and a table set, and there is a gas grill available for use. The pool was the perfect temperature, and was well maintained. It's small, but perfect for floating in and relaxing. The walk to the beach is not too bad; maybe 5 minutes with kids? The management company was excellent; I've rented vacation homes around the world, and I found this to be one of the most professional and responsive companies that I have dealt with. There are great restaurants within a few minutes drive from this home. It is really a great, central location. I think 4-6 people for this house is probably optimal, based on its size.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do sleep up to 8 in this unit. Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon! Thanks Bill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brownsville, TX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several are close
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
South Padre Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several are close
Nearest Beach
South Padre Island
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Drive on Beach outside of town


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $59
Reservation Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.0%

Call or Email for Monthly Rates.
We allow up to 2 dogs under 15 lbs only. The pet fee is $15 per day per pet..
Sorry, no cats.
You must be 25 or older to rent. (30 or older for Holy Week)
The Damage Waiver covers ONLY ACCIDENTAL damage up to $1000
March 1st to Easter bookings require a $1000 to $1500 refundable damage deposit.
Spring Break groups $25.00 per person wrist band fee may be applied.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties