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Highlights South Padre Island

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark
  • Historic Port Isabel
  • Laguna Madre Nature Trail
  • Beach at Isla Blanca
  • Wildlife at Sea Turtle Inc

Best Vacation Rentals in South Padre Island

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South Padre Island, Padre Island
Vacation Rental • 1098 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(20 reviews)
5-Star rated condo at tropical resort, beachfront, short walk to shopsWELCOME TO OUR VACATION HOMEOur vacation home is regularly rated 5-stars. It has an amazing view, resort amenities, and great location.*Pool & Hot Tub*Beachfront*The BEST view on South Padre IslandGUEST REVIEW"We thought the property was perfect for our family of 3, and could?ve accommodated another family comfortably. Comfy king bed in master. Great views. Walked to dinner a few times. Enjoyed the heated pool. We?d definitely stay here again."IMPORTANT FEATURES*2 Bedrooms: 1 King, 2 Fulls*Sofa Bed*Sleep Capacity: 6*B...
from $215 / night
South Padre Island, Padre Island
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(20 reviews)
Welcome to South Padre Island! Beautiful beaches, warm gulf waters, fishing, boating, bird watching, shopping and a diversity of year-round activities make South Padre Island one of the fantastic vacation destinations in the world. Starfish Beach House Unit #1 is a spacious, two-bedroom, two-bath duplex, nicely decorated. Mid-island location just across from the beach. Sit on the balcony and enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean. Private parking directly in front of beach house. The Starfish Beach House Unit #1 is pet friendly and we look forward to having your well behaved fur or feather cov...
from $156 / night
South Padre Island, Padre Island
Vacation Rental • 10 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
(20 reviews)
Viento Vista (Wind View) SPI Permit #2016-8517262 Story Island Vacation House built in 1997. 3 bedroom/2 bath. Sleeps up to 10 people. Nicely decorated. Upstairs 1st bedroom has a queen bed. 2nd bedroom has full & twin beds. Bathroom adjoins the 2 bedrooms & entry from the great room. Living room has a sofa sleeper, best suitable for a child/teen.Downstairs has a large bedroom with 2 full beds & a futon. Futon best of children. 2nd bathroom is in bedroom. downstairs living area has a day bed, & roll away cot that opens to a bed, best suitable for a child/teen. Fenced-in back...
from $182 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices South Padre Island

$319for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$440 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability South Padre Island

60%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
58% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation Rentals in South Padre Island

Find a Family Beach House at South Padre Island

Whether you're flying in for Spring Break or planning a tranquil family vacation by the sea, you'll find no shortage of beach house options on South Padre Island. Most of these coastal properties feature direct access to the beach, along with spacious terraces, barbecue areas, car ports, and essentials like ironing boards, washing machines, and wi-fi internet.

Find Somewhere a Little More Compact

If you don't need the space provided by a beach house, there are also plenty of smaller vacation rental options in South Padre Island. For instance, you'll find beach condos with roomy apartments and access to pools, as well as apartments near the coast which feature amenities like gyms, large flat-screen TVs, and balconies with gorgeous views of the Gulf.

Holiday in South Padre Island


A Classic American Vacation Destination

Famous for its Spring Break celebrations, South Padre Island is a magnet for sun-seekers on the Texas coast. A long barrier island which stretches for miles along the Gulf Coast, Padre Island is fringed with sandy coast and enjoys months of solid sunshine every year.

Getting to Know South Padre Island

As the name suggests, the actual resort of South Padre Island is located right at the southern tip of the island, which is mainly protected as a State Park. The vacation rental properties in town are strung out along the shore and sea coast of the island, and none will be more than a few hundred meters from the sea.

Getting to South Padre Island

The closest major airport is Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport. After you touch down in Brownsville, just drive or take a shuttle across the Queen Isabella Causeway to reach the resort.

Activities in South Padre Island

An Incredible Beach Destination

South Padre Island has become a famous beach resort in recent years thanks to its endless beaches and fine weather. There aren't many better places on the Texan Gulf Coast to sunbathe, swim or enjoy water sports.

A Great Party Destination

While Spring Break is easily the busiest couple of weeks every year, South Padre Island has great nightlife almost all year round. Bars like Clayton's or Coral Reef Lounge are always great places to unwind by the Gulf.

An Excellent Fishing Destination

If ocean fishing is your scene, South Padre Island is a fine place to head. Explore the Laguna Madre with a charter captain, or head into the open water to catch some monsters to show off on dry land.

Padre Island is the world's longest barrier island, stretching for almost 200 kilometers along the Texas coastline.

Top 5 Things to Do in South Padre Island

1. See the Locals at Sea Turtle, Inc

One of Texas' finest conservation organizations, Sea Turtle Inc. lets visitors get up close and personal to the area's sea turtles. And you might even see baby turtles being released into the wild at some times of year.

2. Hit the Beach at Isla Blanca

While all of South Padre Island boasts fine beaches, Isla Blanca is probably the best of all. Presided over by the “Christ of the Fishermen” statue, it's a great place to swim, snorkel or hire a jet ski.

3. Visit Historic Port Isabel

South Padre's “Old Town”, Port Isabel is full of attractions, including its lighthouse and the Historical Museum, which has plenty of artifacts from the Mexican War.

4. Take Your Family to Schlitterbahn

Definitely the premier family attraction in town, Schlitterbahn is packed with chutes, has an exciting surfing pool, along with sandcastle making areas and a hot-tub bar – the ideal place to relax while the kids let off steam.

5. Follow the Laguna Madre Nature Trail

Tracing the coast of the Laguna Madre on the coastal side of the island, this trail is a nature lovers dream, particular bird fans as the island hosts around 300 separate species.

Useful Information

Pick the Ideal Time For Your Vacation

South Padre Island is the kind of place where timing your visit matters. If you want to party, spring is the time to go, but if you want peace and quiet, try to avoid March or April. High summer can be a little too hot for some people, but May and June are great times to visit. Storms can hit in August and September, but with lighted boat parades and other celebrations, Christmas can be a good time to visit.

Major Events to Know About in South Padre Island

South Padre Island isn't short of attractive events to attend. The International Music Festival in late October and November is a regular highlight, featuring everything from salsa to ska and country music. The Sandcastle Days in October are also a great family event.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in South Padre Island

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in South Padre Island?

Considering the average cost of $364 per night, South Padre Island lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in South Padre Island?

Travelers who want to save as much as possible travel to South Padre Island in January, February, or December, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $273, $306, and $310 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in South Padre Island go up the most?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in South Padre Island was July, with an average price of $497 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $448, and then June, with $443.

Should I plan a trip to South Padre Island well in advance?

It is better to book your stay with plenty of time when visiting South Padre Island, as only 22% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in South Padre Island are October (the average amount of properties that are free reached 45% of the total last year), December (43%), and November (41%).

How many rentals are there in South Padre Island?

In South Padre Island we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 830 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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