Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Padre Island, US 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 $118 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Padre Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Pristine scenery in a sea of blue on Padre Island

Located off Texas’s southern coast, with the Gulf of Mexico to the east and Laguna Madre to the west, Padre Island is the world's longest barrier island. It could also set records for whitest beaches, cutest sea turtles, and happiest visitors. Named “father” for the Spanish priest who once owned the island and founded a mission there, the island has been used for ranching and not much else. Thank goodness. Your Padre Island vacation rental will sit amidst an unspoiled natural landscape best suited to birds, beasts, and blue skies.

Things to do

Pair fast-paced water rides with contemplation of the past

If you're bringing kids to Padre Island, you're going to the Schlitterbahn Riverpark. It’s not the law, but it might as well be. The waterpark features thrilling rides and children’s play areas, plus a golf course, a restaurant, and a swim-up bar. For a more scenic look at the island, drive to the Padre Island National Seashore preserve to take a look at the Novillo Line Camp, the last historic structure that reflects human occupation of Padre Island. Used by cattle ranchers in the 19th and 20th centuries, it has an ancient well and windmill.

Activities

Pitch your tent next to the surf and 'neath the stars

Long and lean, the island is a skinny strip of perfection. Where you enjoy your sunbathing and watersports may depend on whether your Padre Island vacation rental is on the northern or southern end. Up north is 400 acres of Padre Balli Park, open year-round for swimming, surfing and camping. A 10 minute drive south is Padre Island National Seashore, which is bigger and hosts more people, more places to kayak, kiteboard, and windsurf, and many more campsites, although you're welcome to pitch your tent right on the beach and under the stars.

Weather

Sub-tropical warmth makes spring spectacular

It’s no surprise that Padre Island experiences warm, humid summers and mild winters. Gulf Coast breezes take the edge off summer temperatures, which can reach the 90s in July. The island is most popular in spring, when the sun shines brightly and the rain falls less often than it does in summer and fall. Even then, Padre Island maintains a laid-back, family friendly charm. Spring breakers are more likely to flock to nearby South Padre Island, so you can book your Padre Island vacation rental knowing your trip will be serene even during the busy season.

Natural features

Friendly creatures by land, air, and sea

Padre Island is unique. In fact, one species of oily live oak tree grows only on the island. Blacktail jackrabbits, ground squirrels, and coyotes are among the many furry friends on the island. The Laguna Madre has more waterfowl than most binoculars can handle. Herons, egrets, and pelicans use the island and the lagoons as a sanctuary. The Padre Island National Seashore preserve has been left almost entirely in its natural state and is home to hundreds of Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nests. The hatchlings delight visitors during public releases, held between May and August.

How many vacation rentals are available around Padre Island, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,279 vacation rentals around Padre Island. From 286 house rentals to 698 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 beach-view property near Padre Island?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the ideal home away from home for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss! There are 475 beachside rental homes to choose from. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our options here include:

  • 354 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 332 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 256 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo near Padre Island?

A condo is a great choice if you're the type of traveler who likes to have room to spread out. With the conveniences of home, it'll provide the perfect relaxation zone after a long day of sightseeing. In this destination, Vrbo has 601 to choose from. Book now and you could be parting with as little as $53 a night. If that doesn't suit your squad's style, we've got a number of other property types to choose from, such as:

  • House: 444 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.
  • Townhome: 247 vacation homes. Prices start from $117 per night.
  • Studio: 33 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.

Can I stay near Padre Island in a large group?

It can be difficult finding the time to relax with friends and family members. A group vacation is a great way to reunite and unwind. If you were planning to stay together, Vrbo has options to suit. Condo vacation homes are the leading option for large groups of visitors, with 215 available here. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the property options that are suitable for you include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 626 that will suit. Prices start from $100 per night.
  • After a vacation rental for 8 people? We have 372 that will work well. The starting price is $184 a night.
  • Seeking out vacation rentals suitable for 10 people? You'll be happy to hear we have 304 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as $238 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you arrange your Padre Island vacation through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Padre Island?

Vrbo is here to help you enjoy quality time with your squad. Offering up a wide range of budget-friendly rentals, you're sure to find a cozy lodging to suit everyone's tastes. When it comes to looking for an awesome deal, the first place you look ought to be Central City. Here, Vrbo has 57 rentals at an average price of $127 per night. There are another 25 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Bay Area. The average price in this area is $132 a night.

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