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Apartment for 6 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as pool and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$84per night
Apartment for 4 people
4.5
48 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$50per night
Apartment for 28 people, with balcony and pool
3.9
6 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$265per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as pool
4.3
10 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$166per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,066ft², 400yd to the beach
4.9
15 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$157per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and garden
4.8
8 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$145per night
Apartment for 4 people
4.9
8 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$76per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony and pool as well as balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$220per night
Apartment for 4 people, with jacuzzi and terrace, with pets
4.9
16 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$128per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
4.2
9 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$91per night
Apartment for 4 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
4.8
53 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$99per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.9mi to the beach
4.7
7 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$118per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,496ft², 70yd to the beach
5.0
3 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$442per night
Apartment for 4 people
4.6
223 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$157per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and balcony as well as balcony/terrace
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,035ft², 750yd to the beach
3.8
7 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$138per night
Apartment for 8 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as pool, with pets
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,464ft², 0.8mi to the beach
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$94per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden
4.5
21 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$73per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
4.8
4 reviews
South Padre Island, Laguna Madre
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$159per night
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Highlights in South Padre Island

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

Most popular in South Padre Island

Pool 1,686
Internet 1,834
Balcony/Terrace 1,561
TV 1,866
Air conditioning 1,812
Parking 1,735
Washing machine 1,641
Jacuzzi 1,115
Heating 1,439

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

Orientation

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.