We have been going to South Padre every year since 2000 (and a few times before). We have stayed at this beach house a few times with our family of five and another family. It is always very clean, beautifully decorated and has everything we need. Tvs in every room; plenty of kitchen equipment; washer and dryer; clean towels, etc. It is just across the street from the beach access so we always go set up shop first thing in the morning and go back and forth the whole day! The beach is never overly crowded. We can bring our owns chairs down or rent from the beach vendor. And, of course, we all love the pool and spa. The kids get up and jump in first thing in the morning and keep themselves busy while we get everything ready for the beach. Every evening we are either on the upstairs or downstairs patios eating dinner and having fun. We will definitely keep coming back to the Gardenia house!