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Pool anyone? 1/2 Block from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Remodeled (Mar 2015) 3BR, 1BA Home 1/2 block from Beach on the Gulf of Mexico

Fully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home great for family beach getaways or a fishing party. This downstairs unit has all new everyting...flooring, beds, linens, furniture, granite counter tops, pool table, basketball goal, Wifi, and Wii player. Just 1/2 block from the beach on the Gulf of Mexico! Sleeps up to 12 persons (10 in beds and 2 on the couch).

All new stainless appliances...dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker. Walk to beach, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, PWC rentals, Gravity Park, and more. All new beds and linens. King plus twin bed and pull-out twin trundle in Master BR. Twin over full bunk beds plus pull-out twin trundle in 2nd bedroom. Queen bed in 3rd bedroom. In-unit utility room with full size washer and dryer. New flat TV's in all bedrooms with DirecTV. 7' Slate Pool Table with 2 cues for your evening fun. Regulation basketball goal in driveway for your afternoon pick-up games. Extra large living room with 55" TV complete with DirecTV and Wifi and a Wii console. Bring your own Wii games and controllers for great family fun and games. Kitchen furnished with service for 12, and enough towels for 12 guests. Secure storage for your personal beach toys.

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island - Permit number 2015-926748

More Details

Billy McCarty
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , One bathroom in unit, shower head outside
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , TV with DirecTV, twin over full bunk bed with trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV with DirecTV
    Master BR - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Smart TV, with DirecTV, use your Netflix/Hulu account
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Pool anyone? 1/2 Block from Beach
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Great well placed property, perfect for groups or couples with kiddos

  • 5 of 5

Right in the middle of any and all amenities that can be accessed by walking. Walk to the beach about 2 blocks away, walking distance to lots of restaurants/clubs. Memorial weekend they have fireworks all weekend long!

Great overall place to stay


  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean and beautifully decorated we enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property has a 3bdrm 2 1/2 bath upstairs and a 3bdrm 1 bath downstairs. We rented both units. Both units have pool tables, which is a plus. It is secure and in a good neighborhood. Every night there's a firework show that you can clearly see at the end of the driveway. Close drive to beach access or you can walk down the street to an access. We enjoyed our stay and plan to rebook. Mr McCarty is a very pleasant person to speak with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, very well maintained and setup just like being at home!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our experience and our stay. The owners had great communication, very fast communication. The property was in a great location, very roomy, very homey and we will absolutely stay there again. We would recommend this to anybody.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not as advertised

  • 1 of 5

This property is portrayed as a well equipped beach house, but it's really an ill equipped duplex with one apartment down and one up. There is only one bathroom in each apartment so if you utilize all of the sleeping facilities you will overwhelm the 1 bathroom. There is nowhere to sit comfortably outside (porch/patio) and there were no facilities to cook outside. The kitchen was also ill equipped for anything more than coffee and sandwiches. Tree roaches were everywhere inside and out. As a final frustration, the thermostat was programmed to turn off at 4am every morning so we woke up sweltering each day.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret that this guest did not enjoy his stay. While it is true that this unit only has 1 bathroom, it is clearly pointed out in the description of the property. I am sorry he missed that. Because of the 1 bathroom, it is priced lower than the La Quinta where you only get a simple motel room. The upstairs does have 2 full and 1 half bath, so perhaps it is a better option for some (property number 706946). The kitchen is equipped with service for 12 guests, but is not a gourmet kitchen (another review stated "The kitchen was nice and updated. There were good quality dishes. Bring your own spices and more complicated cooking utensils, like a wine bottle opener"). My wife and I don't drink wine, so we didn't even think about this when we furnished the home. For the downstairs unit, there is no outside seating, unless you have lawn chairs, which would be a good suggestion to bring, so you can sit outside and watch the fireworks display. The upstairs unit, however, has two balconies for outside seating. We have tried to determine how/where to put a grill outside, but can't figure out how to secure it...we will work on that one. The "tree roach" issue really pains me and I truly regret that...I hate them too! Being a tropical environment, those pests are prevalent and regrettably will sometimes get inside. We have had the home fumigated to deal with this issue. We have state of the art Nest thermostats that are fully controllable by the guests, so feel free to program them to your liking. A note to future guests, I provide my personal cell phone and respond quickly to any issues you may have (as I did in this case). I have a maintenance person on the island who has always been very responsive to my guests needs. This unit is a great value for those who have a motel budget, but want to stay in a 3 BR home with full kitchen, laundry room, wifi, granite, SS appliances, etc. You get soooo much more than a motel room for the price!
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Very good option

  • 4 of 5

This is a ground unit condo.

The location is good. Although it's not on the beach, it is two blocks from Louie's Backyard on the Laguna side and one block from the beach on the Gulf side. IGA is about 2 1/2 blocks away. Everything is within walking distance.

The space was good. We had four adults and two kids. The master bedroom is very large. The two guest bedrooms are small. One has a bunk bed, which my kids loved. The other bedroom was a little cramped. The headboards bang against the wall. The linens were nice.

The condo has one bathroom. It'd be better to have two.

Couldn't figure out the TV set up, but it looks like it should have had Netflix, etc. The living area was spacious. The pool table might be good for people who like pool. For us, it was in the way.

The kitchen was nice and updated. There were good quality dishes. Bring your own spices and more complicated cooking utensils, like a wine bottle opener.

It also has a washer and dryer but bring your own detergent.

I give it 4 stars because: 1. not on the beach; 2. only one bathroom; 3. can be noisy if there are people in the condo upstairs (sounded like we were hearing people drop pool balls all night); 4. there were a couple of cockroaches; 5. the restaurant down the street was setting off firecrackers every night, keeping our kids up.

Still, this was way better than staying in a hotel. I could stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, spacious condo in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is the ground unit condo. It's walking distance from everything crucial (food, beach, nightlife, etc.) Not to mention just a few blocks from Louie's Backyard (our favorite). It was nice not having to pay for cabs or parking the whole trip. There was definitely enough bed space. It was neat and clean, but we did have to provide our own toilet paper/hand soap/paper towels/etc so keep that in mind! Great place for a vacation to SPI. Highly recommend. I'll definitely be keeping this location in mind for any future trips to the island

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Valley Int'l Airport, Harlengen, TX
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island House Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

No smoking, no pets unit. $150 cleaning fee in addition to rental amount. Local taxes and fees not included. Full refund if cancellation is made 30 days in advance. No refund if cancelled within 1 week of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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