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 private pools. Prices start at $86 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

Discover South Padre Island beach rentals

South Padre Island is a popular resort area for Texas beach rentals on a barrier island. It boasts gorgeous beaches with calm waters for swimming and sunbathing, along with wading areas for little ones. If you like nature, you can visit the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center to see migratory birds in their nature habitat or take a boat tour with the South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center. You could also visit Sea Turtle Inc., a sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. South Padre Island has an array of shops and restaurants for as well.

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.


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.


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 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 1,976 vacation rentals around South Padre Island. From 531 house rentals to 1,414 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 Houses in South Padre Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 531 Houses in South Padre Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Padre Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,414 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 94 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Padre Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,762 vacation rentals with pool available in South Padre Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.