Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in South Padre Island, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $105 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in South Padre Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience South Padre Island at vacation home rentals

With 300 days of sunshine a year, the town of South Padre Island is a mecca for sun-worshippers and outdoor adventurers alike. Set on the world's longest barrier island, South Padre Island boasts exquisitely pristine sandy beaches and warm clear water. A rowdy destination for youthful revelers during Spring Break, it is a quiet and beautiful holiday location the rest of the year. There are turtles to spot, dolphins to watch and miles of open beach to explore. South Padre Island vacation rentals are peaceful oases within walking distance of the beach and a diverse selection of fine dining options.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near South Padre Island vacation rentals

For waterslides and go-kart fun, the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Gravity Park are great destinations for families to play and make memories together. Adventure-lovers can set their adrenalin surging by driving ATVs down the beach, or trying tandem skydiving with world record holders. South Padre Island vacation rentals are close to Art Space, where you can take classes in pottery or painting. The Gulf of Mexico has first-rate fishing, and families can have a splendid together time out on the water, taking turns catching fish that will then be beautifully cooked by local restaurants for a small fee.

Activities

Things to do near South Padre Island vacation homes

South Padre Island may be known as a party destination for Spring Break, but it is also a wonderful place for families, with myriad options for safe and fun excursions and adventures. There are pirate cruises where the kids can cross swords with swashbuckling pirates, private sandcastle lessons on the beach and surfing lessons for every age group. Nature-lovers will be able to cheer on baby sea turtles as they make their entrance into the world. South Padre Island vacation rentals provide an excellent home base from which to take art classes or board a ship to look for dolphins.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near South Padre Island vacation homes

The vibrant nature areas, sandy beaches, and bountiful waterways of South Padre Island are an adventure paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Vacation homes give you access to a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, and camping. You could also try some adventure sports, like skydiving and surfing, for more thrills.

Weather

Best time to travel to South Padre Island vacation homes

South Padre Island sits on a barrier island that provides sea views and sea breezes from both east and west. Such breezes are welcome in South Padre Island's piping hot summers. The town has over 220 sunny days per year, and summer temperatures soar into the high 80s by mid July. South Padre Island also experiences high humidity, which intensifies the summer heat, so be sure wear a hat and keep hydrated. Winters are much more temperate, but not freezing, with lows only going down into the mid to low 50s. A light jacket is all you'll need to keep comfortable.

Natural features

Gulf views and graceful deer on South Padre Island

The town of South Padre Island rests on the western shores of Texas, facing the massive Gulf of Mexico. Only a few miles from the Mexican border, it boasts fabulous gulf views, pleasant water breezes and vast sand beaches. Although known as a resort town, South Padre Island is also home to numerous wild creatures. Graceful deer and swift coyotes can be found among the sand dunes, and the grasslands are filled with the flutter and music of songbirds. In the warm waters, jellyfish abound, ghost crabs scuttle along the sand and sea turtles haul themselves inland to lay eggs.

How to get there

Traveling to and around South Padre Island

Fly into Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), the closest airport, located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's fun in South Padre Island vacation homes

Couples will enjoy the array of attractions in South Padre Island. Vacation rentals are available near places like South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, a beachfront nature area with a boardwalk and unique birds to see, and Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park, a coastal lighthouse with sweeping views of the water. You could also visit Del Mar Beach, a secluded beach with a tranquil vibe and calm waters for swimming.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Padre Island, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,990 vacation rentals around South Padre Island. From 315 house rentals to 1,493 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in South Padre Island?

Waking up to glorious ocean views and the tidal roar of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? Luckily, there are 889 beachside getaway properties to spirit yourself away to. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our range here includes:

  • 813 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 805 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 735 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in South Padre Island?

If the prospect of bunking up with six strangers in a room with a shared bathroom doesn't excite you, you'll have lots of room to unwind and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 1,518 to choose from. Book now and you could be spending as little as $50 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after rental options, such as:

  • House: 328 vacation homes. Prices start from $94 per night.
  • Townhome: 93 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.
  • Apartment: 45 vacation homes. Prices start from $84 per night.

Can I stay in South Padre Island in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect vacation is chilling out with friends and family in an entirely new place. If you're hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo can help out. Why not have a peek at the 734 condo vacation homes featured here? They're the top choice for large groups of visitors. If you are hoping to stay in a larger group, the properties for rent that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 1,742 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night for as little as $50.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 1,016 vacation homes that are suitable. The starting price is $91 a night.
  • Searching for properties for rent to suit 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 234 that'll be perfect. You can score one for as little as $125 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your sister and all your pals to South Padre Island.

Where are the cheapest rentals in South Padre Island?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Look through our reasonably priced rentals today and make sure everyone has room to move. Securing a rental in or around The Shores is an excellent way to avoid breaking the bank. Vrbo have 91 options and the average cost is $171 a night.

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