Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Port Isabel, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $94 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Port Isabel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Avast, ye visitors! Enjoy a pretty town with a pirating past

Sweet, seaside Port Isabel was a frequent landing spot for Spaniards and pirates from the 16th to the 18th centuries. From 1872 on, it transformed into a hub of more reputable commerce and the endpoint of the Rio Grande Railroad. Now, the city is quaint and welcoming, with a charming downtown shopping area, miles of waterfront, and oodles of options for fishermen, sailors, nature lovers, and kids on the prowl for summer fun and adventure. Museums and the city's historic lighthouse add opportunities for travelers to explore the area's maritime origins.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Port Isabel

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Port Isabel a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Beach Park at Isla Blanca (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Sea Turtle Inc (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • South Padre Island Golf Club (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Gladys Porter Zoo (21 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Long Island Village Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Beach Park at Isla Blanca (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Activities

Hearing the call of the sea? Cast a line or coast the bay

Port Isabel offers visitors a hundred and one ways to cure their sea fever. Pirate's Landing Pier is the longest fishing pier in Texas, and there are plenty of options for fly fishing and boat rentals, too. If you prefer your marine life off the hook, try a dolphin-watching cruise, or cross the bridge to South Padre Island to spot sea turtle hatchlings toddle down the beach. Snag a Port Isabel vacation rental downtown, and you can walk to cute shops trimmed in pastel details and framed by towering palms.

Weather

Port Isabel is a haven on the tropical tip of Texas

Port Isabel's climate is tropical and lovely, especially in spring and summer. Spring breakers love to kick back on the south Texas coast, and your Port Isabel vacation rental will offer the best of both worlds: an easy drive from party central on South Padre Island, and a peaceful home base for a break from the crowds. Summer is hot, with temps hitting the upper 80s, so bring your sunscreen and enjoy the breeze off the South Bay. Winters are a little chilly for swimming but perfect for walking and biking.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Port Isabel

Travelers enjoy Port Isabel for its beaches and island views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Port Isabel is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Padre Island Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Isla Blanca Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Isla Blanca Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Laguna Madre Nature Trail (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Boca Chica State Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Port Isabel

The nearest airport is in Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl. Airport (BRO), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Valley Intl. Airport (HRL), which is 30 mi (48.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Port Isabel?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Port Isabel that fits you like a glove. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make the most of amenities including nearby hunting activities and free toiletries at "Dear Beach, I Miss You, Let's Get Together Asap". Situated around 4 miles from Port Isabel, this unique option has 4 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "Beachfront On Ground Floor Gorgeous Views 2 Bedroom", which is around 3 miles from Port Isabel. Offering 2 bedrooms, tennis and a barbecue grill, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Port Isabel vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Port Isabel?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all about the office. If you're eager for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Port Isabel promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 5 miles to the northeast of central Port Isabel, "Summer 2022, Open Dates Steps To The Oceans" appeals to nature buffs and adventurous types. Keep busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, including Sea Turtle Inc and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Then, try some activities like sailing or parasailing.
  • "Luxurious, Remodeled, Spacious Penthouse Condo With Awesome Beach Views" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 3 miles east of Port Isabel, use it as a base to try some sailing or hiking and biking. Sabal Palm Sanctuary and Gladys Porter Zoo should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Port Isabel?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these sought-after studio apartments in and around Port Isabel:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Summer 2022, Open Dates Steps To The Oceans". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to outdoor furniture and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Cozy And Comfortable Mid - Island Condo With "keyless" Entry And Free Wifi" is another superb stay, offering all you could want for a great Port Isabel getaway. Useful amenities here include a stovetop and a nearby beach.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Port Isabel?

Whether you're chasing a compact apartment or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Port Isabel:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, you can't go wrong with "On” The Beach, Not Close Affordable Luxury. Private Boardwalk". It's nice and close to the center of Port Isabel, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • "Beachfront Ground Floor 3/2 Condo. . . Steps To The Beach. . . Unbelievable Views" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Port Isabel?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Port Isabel that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a few passionate nights at "Dear Beach, I Miss You, Let's Get Together Asap". Around 4 miles from Port Isabel, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a resort and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Beachfront On Ground Floor Gorgeous Views 2 Bedroom", around 3 miles from Port Isabel. Beauty services and shopping facilities will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Port Isabel?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with an unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Port Isabel:

  • Around 4 miles to the northeast of Port Isabel is "Pure Luxury. . . . Mansion On The Beach". Along with its grand design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as a beach view and concierge services.
  • With golf, a separate dining area and plenty of other first-class amenities, "Clide's Mansion, Cozy 2 Bedroom" will get your squad's nod of approval. This sleek retreat is roughly 20 miles to the southwest of Port Isabel.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Port Isabel?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Port Isabel and spend time with your favorite people under one roof:

  • You'll have ample room to spread out at "Dear Beach, I Miss You, Let's Get Together Asap". Around 4 miles northeast of Port Isabel, this grand retreat has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a garden and a swimming pool.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "On” The Beach, Not Close Affordable Luxury. Private Boardwalk" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the northeast of Port Isabel, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. An ocean view and a nearby waterfront are among the many amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Port Isabel?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Port Isabel and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Get comfortable at "Charming Beach House Private Oasis", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as towels and beach sun loungers help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Beach Front Condo At Beach House Condominiums" is the sort of place you go to leave the everyday behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Childrens activities and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Port Isabel break? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. Scroll through our range of Port Isabel vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Port Isabel?

Great family getaways are about taking time out together and having new experiences. If you're after a home away from home that'll fit your nearest and dearest, check out these large family vacation rentals in and around Port Isabel:

  • With room enough for 14 guests over 4 bedrooms, "Dear Beach, I Miss You, Let's Get Together Asap" is always popular with large families. It features coffee and tea making facilities and a foosball table and is around 4 miles to the northeast of Port Isabel.
  • Another lovely family escape is "Luxurious, Remodeled, Spacious Penthouse Condo With Awesome Beach Views". Around 3 miles to the east of Port Isabel, it comes with 3 bedrooms, space for up to 8 guests, a balcony and a fenced yard.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Port Isabel?

Cozy up with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Port Isabel and create some incredible memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Cabin - Enjoy Beautiful Condominium 3 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms Sunchase South Padre Island" - Approximately 3 miles east of central Port Isabel, this family-friendly retreat comes with coffee and tea making facilities and a toaster.
  • "Waterfront Home With Large Covered Deck And 2 Pools" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming property, which is around 1 mile to the southeast of Port Isabel. You'll have access to childrens activities, a dishwasher and a good deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Port Isabel vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.