Top 12 Beach Houses In South Padre Island, Texas - Updated 2022

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South Padre Island in Texas is an inviting tropical wonderland overwhelmingly packed with glorious beaches, palm trees swaying to the tunes of the breeze, and the best beach houses you’ve ever lived in. Beyond the gorgeous beaches, the island offers incredible attractions along with miles of pristine terrain, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Whether you’re planning a summer getaway, surfing adventure or just escaping the winter snow, South Padre Island is the ultimate destination for everyone. And there’s no better way to enjoy this wonderful island than by staying right at the beach. So, if you’re looking for a place to call home on your upcoming vacation, check out these top beach houses in South Padre Island, Texas.

1. Gorgeous beachfront vacation house (from USD 214)

With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, this gorgeous beachfront home is an ideal place for families or friends in groups of four. It has an open plan living space with the kitchen, dining, and living area, all in one room. The kitchen is well-equipped with stainless steel appliances, a bar counter, and a table for four.

The living area has a queen-size sleeper sofa that you can use as an extra bed and two comfy rocking chairs. Right outside your doorstep is a path to the beach where you can have fun swimming and playing under the sun.

Superior WiFi! Beach Gear included!
139 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the listing photos accurately dipicted the property and amenities which were well maintained and clean
the condo looked like the on-line pictures
my two best picks are louie's backyard and café on the beach at the palms lodge
the property is exactly as described and it’s perfect
had all the amenities we could need great access to the beach and lynn was lovely and helpful
Cleanliness:
the accommodations are clean modern and very well maintained
clean with many many positive surprises
easy access to the beach clean well-appointed
the home was clean comfortable and quiet
thankful that they are dog lovers and let you bring your pet
Host:
owner loves friendly dogs
the owners are very friendly and respond very quickly to requests
the owners are really friendtly and very helpful with info on local attractions
the owners are very cool and not intrusive or nosy
they are friendly but will respect your private space if you want
Location:
we would highly recommend this location
one bath has a walk in shower that i really enjoyed
well worth the drive from dallas
perfection all day every day
a great time at the beach which is just steps away from the house
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2. Cozy house rental with sunset views (from USD 135)

Located on a street across the beach, this cozy house rental offers accommodation good for five people. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a bar counter and four stools where you can have light meals or snacks. There is also a six-seater dining table and a living area with two comfy sofas and a wall-mounted TV. The house has a large deck with beach chairs, the best spot to enjoy some drink while watching breathtaking sunsets over the beach.

Just steps from beach ! Enjoy Summer vacation on South Padre Island!
84 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Host:
the owner was very responsive and everything was good
great communication with host and owner
loved that it is very pet friendly leslie was easily reached and check in process was easy
Location:
perfect location for beach access
the location and home were perfect
walking distance to beach beautiful lace had everything so comfortable would stay again
the house was amazing and so close to the beach highly recommend
the house was nice with a lot of conveniences and very close to the beach
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3. A charming two-story wonder (from USD 435)

This charming beach house is strategically positioned a mere 0.3 miles (0.48 kilometers) from the beach as well as a short walk to a movie theater, several shops, and nice restaurants. At 2,100 square feet (195 square meters), this house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. Enter the main floor and you’ll find a large living area complete with wooden flooring, a fully stocked kitchen and bar, and a master suite with a hot tub. You’ll also find a recently refurbished suite for two guests. The top floor has two more bedrooms and bathrooms. The pool area is perfectly designed with a sundeck as well as a hot tub where you can relax. The backyard offers a luxurious space for family meals with its gorgeous landscape and a bar.

Charming Beach House private oasis - heated pool and hot tub
134 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the abundance of towels and the extra cold ac made the evening very comfortable
we stayed with another family and it comfortable housed 4 adults and 4 children with room to spare
we loved the pool and the outside bar the kitchen was fully equipped
Cleanliness:
the cleanliness of the kitchen wasn’t very good and it smelled a bit musty
Host:
the owners were very responsive to questions we had before check in
property manager ernest was very responsive to our texts/questions
the owners were so accommodating & ernest was amazing
the owners were great and very responsive to our many questions
great house the owners and house contact were super attentive and quick with responses
Location:
it’s a great beach house roomy so comfortable and walking distance to the beach
i would definitely book this place again
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4. Luxurious home with hot tub and pool (from USD 517)

Perfect getaway home in South Padre Island for friends and families, this beach house is located in a peaceful and enjoyable setting just a few minutes walk from the beach. It’s also in close proximity to several great restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious dinner if you don’t feel like cooking or simply want to relax. This beach home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and can accommodate 14 guests. The living room is well-furnished and has a fully stocked kitchen. One of the main highlights of this beach house is the lush landscaped pool area with a hot tub and a private backyard for entertainment and leisure.

Dear Beach, I miss you, let's get together ASAP!
131 reviews  Wifi Available
House 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we just loved the beautifully landscaped pool with the under-house covered patio to duck out of the sun
the outdoor area was a hit and the heated pool was awesome
they have a great pool and bar on the patio
the backyard and pool area were fantastic
we loved the bird sanctuary stunning
Cleanliness:
the house was very spacious and very clean
nonetheless it was a good spot to stay
very well stocked with kitchen items beach toys/wagons/shades towels etc
Host:
property manager and owners were wonderful
upon arriving we met the owner who graciously welcomed us showed us the property and answered our questions
owners were very easy to work with
we met the owner and he was very welcoming and gracious to us
bathrooms kitchen and laundry were practical and ready for use
Location:
perfect place to stay with the family greatly located close to a beach entry it is a short walk
nice quiet low-rise street close to beach access and bike lane
all of the details put into this location were well thought out and very much appreciated
our stay at this location was absolutely wonderful the property looked exactly like it did in the photos
we would definitely come back for our next family beach trip
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5. Spacious, upscale house with a wrap-around balcony (from USD 262)

Situated on the popular Gulf Boulevard, this Key West style vacation house is only steps to the beach, and a short walk to the island grocery store and various restaurants. It has one of the island’s largest beach view balconies, where you can relax and enjoy spectacular and sweeping ocean views. This gorgeous house features almost all the luxuries expected in a superb vacation rental, like a master bedroom, a full gourmet kitchen, a nicely designed living area with a queen sofa sleeper, and a private balcony with an outdoor barbecue grill. There are two bedrooms with three complete bathrooms that can comfortably accommodate six guests. Every room in the house has a stunning view of the beach.

Superior WiFi! View. Huge Balcony!
132 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room furniture is comfortable (especially the very "nappable" sofa ) and features a large flat-screen tv
second the king size sleep-number bed was absolutely the best vacation bed i've ever slept on
we had a wonderful stay in south padre
lynn and captain were great hosts
it was really nice to have a washer and dryer available
Cleanliness:
the place is great exactly as advertised
well we want everyone to know about it because it is that great
Host:
owners were friendly knowledgeable and responded to every request
the owners were very helpful making recommendations and communicating easily via text
lynn is such a gracious host
my favorite things about this property? the owners lynn and kevin for sure
great hosts awesome house perfect location
Location:
we enjoyed our stay - property well appointed and close to the beach
perfect access to the beach shops and food
if you're in for a nice relaxing affordable get-away - this is it
this is the best property on the island
thanks again lynn from your minnesota guests
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6. Pet-friendly vacation home (from USD 208)

Located only two blocks away from the gulf beaches, this stunning two-story vacation house is perfect for windsurfers, kiteboarders, and birders as it is close to premier kite and windsurfing shops and the SPI Birding & Nature Center. This beach house features 3 bedrooms, convertible beds and 2 bathrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room, ideal for the little ones. You can entertain yourself in the fenced backyard. The back patio houses secure racks for your board equipment so you can go kiteboarding or windsurfing whenever you desire.

Pet Friendly-no wt limit, good for kiteboarding/windsurfing, birding habitat
104 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house is laid out nicely with two living areas two porches two charcoal grills and an electric grill
arlene is a terrific host very communicative and easy to work with
very nice place to stay
Cleanliness:
clean easy and spacious
perfect place to stay very clean and spacious
the property was as described clean and ready for our family
Host:
great owners and great property
arlene was a very nice host
our schedule changed a little and the owners were super easy to contact and flexible
the owner was responsive willing & able to be flexible with our changes of plan
arlene was extremely helpful with anything and everything i highly recommend this home for any families
Location:
being able to walk to everything was great and love the location
we will definitely be staying here again in the future
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7. Beautiful sea-view home with a private pool (from USD 180)

A home away from home, this lovely beach house has everything you need for a perfect vacation on the island. Only half a block away from the beach and a short walk to the movie theatre and a famous beach bar, the home’s strategic location ensures that you are close to all that you might need. It boasts a spacious bedroom with luxury bedding and a well-equipped kitchen. You’ll also get access to a private pool and lush outdoor spaces, including garden areas, a patio, and a shaded bar and lounge for a romantic time.

Beach House - Private Pool and Outdoor Space Your Beach Homeaway From Home!
114 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed was super comfy for us
VERY CHARMING HOME CLOSE TO GULF BEACHES
but you can't beat the price to stay and have a full kitchen and laundry and private pool
You need the proper chemical treatment to prevent it
The kitchen is well stocked with all the essential for cooking Pool and outdoor area is a nice place to hangout and relax
Cleanliness:
Her property looks professionally decorated
The dishwasher didn't release the soap
All her flowers were in full blossom
Host:
First and foremost Moana Gray was the perfect hostess
Nice and close to the beach As well as local places to eat
And it was very close to the beach which made things so much easier
was nice to cool off the manager was great to work with and had all the beach stuff to use which was nice
Property was nice clean and the hosts were great
Location:
Great location with beach access a block away
The location was great-within walking distance of the ocean and several restaurants
2-3 min walk to beach Many great places to go eat or see that are very close
especially "Coconut Jack's" that are not even minutes away from the property
The pool area is beautiful
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8. Four-bedroom accommodation, half a block from the beach (from USD 616)

Located just half a block from the beach is a gorgeous, private beach home with numerous amazing features to make your vacation an unforgettable one. This luxurious house features 4 bedrooms with 3 complete bathrooms that can accommodate 12 guests. Staying here means you’ll have access to a huge heated pool, a barbecue grill, and a wonderful chance to enjoy the latest movies on the island as it’s on the same block as the local cinema. The kitchen is fully stocked with all that you would need to cook a delicious meal. This property’s main highlight is its beautifully landscaped outdoor space where you can lounge in or take a dip in the pool.

Casa Dolores II Simply Gorgeous!!! 1/2 Block from the Beach
92 reviews  Wifi Available
House 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the relaxing patio and large pool were just perfect
kids had fun outside playing in the pool and games on the table and and chairs outside
the house has a beautiful heated swimming pool which we all enjoyed
outside charcoal grill was the bomb
this house was amazing my family and i enjoyed every minute of the stay without any trouble
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well maintained
very clean spacious and had what we needed for the weekend
Host:
owner was friendly and professional
the owner was very easy to work with
the owner oscar is wonderful our family of 5 slept well here
the owners provide two huge wagons to lug your stuff to the beach these were a life saver
we really enjoyed this home
Location:
perfect location for jogging or running as bike/running lane is protected
i enjoyed staying at this location
shopping and restaurants very close but home felt private and relaxing
it was in a great location and a 2 to 3 minute walk to the beach
pool was awesome and beach access was within walking distance
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9. Perfect getaway near the beach (from USD 152)

Located just a few steps from the beach is a pet-friendly beach house that makes it possible to take your furry friend with you on vacation. Starfish Beach House features spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms and bathrooms and comfortably sleeps up to five people. For a truly wonderful experience, relax on the private balcony and enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. There is also private parking right in front of the house.

Great Getaway Rates ... just steps from the beach!
106 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the starfish is our favorite place to stay on the island
we enjoyed our stay at the starfish beach house unit 1
like i said excellent location and great amenities
the place is roomy and was perfect for two friends
and the space was perfect for our group
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and the kitchen was stocked with dishes cookware etc
the house was clean & well equipped
we had a fantastic experience it was clean comfortable and kept up very nicely
we were able to bring our dog this year since the unit was pet friendly
stayed in unit 1 for a long weekend with a friend
Host:
friendly and efficient property manager
leslie is a great host
both owner and manager were very nice and easy to communicate with
highly recommend this beach house
they supplied everthing we needed to make our stay home like and comfortable
Location:
overall the house is great perfect location - easy walking distance to the beach restaurants & shopping
we enjoyed our stay so close to the beach
great location very clean spacious and within walking distance to the beach
what a great place for a beach getaway the beach is literally right across the street
steps from the beach- and great location near restaurants and shopping
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10. Luxurious three-bedroom beach house (from USD 200)

If you’re looking to make your vacation an unforgettable one, then you might want to consider staying at this beach house. Located on the beachfront of South Padre Island, this beautiful property seamlessly blends the new and the old. This family-friendly home sleeps 11 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The living room is equipped with two cozy sofas that fold out for a comfortable place to rest. You’ll also find a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need for the perfect getaway. Built on stilts, the area underneath the house serves as a gorgeous picnic spot even on hot summer days. Apart from the private backyard, there is also a lovely front porch and a fabulous back patio.

It's your time to Escape to South Padre Island By Rent On Padre
94 reviews
House 11 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were extra touches like a swan folded towel on our bed
the dryer worked but not terribly well
the space and lay out is good
excellent from beginning to end the house was exactly like photos and description
i love being on a vacation with the comforts of home
Cleanliness:
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was clean
the vacation rental was clean
however the house could use a good cleaning and better beds (beds are not comfortable)
Host:
management was extremely responsive and made sure we had everything we needed
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
Location:
the place is very well located good restaurants nearby stores and access to the beach
reviewer comments:the house is in a great location very spacious and perfect for dogs
reviewer comments:this house was great for 6 people and so close to everything we needed
i was happy with the location
other that those things it was a nice property quiet and centrally located
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11. Private accommodation just a short walk to the beach

Located in a stunning and peaceful setting less than five minutes to the beach, this house sleeps ten and has a new pool with a Baja shelf and LED lighting, as well as a private parking garage for two cars. The first floor comprises two bedrooms and a bath. Both bedrooms open up to the private patio and backyard. Take the elevator and head up to the second floor where you’ll find a den with a large smart TV and a half bath nearby. Here, there is also a large, fully stocked kitchen with bar seating for four and a dining area for six guests. You’ll also love the outdoor patio with barbecue grill, laundry space with a dryer, a washer, and iron. There’s also an office and bar nook with a wine and beverage fridge. On the third floor, you’ll find a spacious master bedroom with a master balcony to catch stunning ocean views.

Your OWN Pool! Private Home, Close Walk To The Beach w/ Elevator Super Clean!
87 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c kept the whole house cool
short walk to the ocean beds were comfy and the extra amenities made our trip awesome
master bedroom super comfortable from the mattress to the comfy sheets and blankets
very nice place we had a fabulous week there
we met two other couples to celebrate four birthdays
Cleanliness:
the condo itself itself is very private and quiet with new updated facilities and a gorgeous clean pool
the property was beautiful as advertised
our kids really enjoyed the pool and plenty of extra beach towels incase you may have forgotten yours
Host:
the owner was very friendly and helpful on making our trip a pleasure
the home was perfect
the home is absolutely beautiful inside
thank you so much for everything
and amazing layout of the home
Location:
great location and pool
beautiful place with lovely pool great accommodations and nice location
this was great convenient to the beach dining and shopping
i booked this home back in april of 2019 for an extended family christmas holiday
we loved the pool and easy access to the beach
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12. Beach-view family vacation home

This gorgeous family home is located just steps from the beach. It sleeps 13 guests and is the perfect vacation home to bring your entire family for a memorable experience at this magical island. It features a cozy living room with a flat-screen TV and a pull-out couch, a dining area, and a kitchenette. The many windows offer ample natural lighting and breathtaking ocean views. Head to the second floor and you’ll find a common living area with a flat-screen TV and seating. You’ll also find two spacious bedrooms with a king bed in the master suite, and a queen, twin or double beds in the second bedroom. Once you head out the back door, you’ll see a large pool with lounge seating for a stunning view and a serene relaxation experience.

Beach View Family House
64 reviews
House 13 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated pool was nice
it was fully equipped & everyone had a comfortable place to sleep
the house was equipped & ac was wonderful
the outdoor area is nice with a balcony and a seating area down below
(great spot to enjoy your morning coffee)
Cleanliness:
it’s clean and well stocked
it was spacious and clean except for the front windows and window sills
the home was clean and neat and lived up to the expectations
Host:
the property owner/manager was very nice
the owner was very nice and communicative
the owner was very responsive along the way
i picked this house because the owner was nice enough to let us have our reception there
its a great place the space owner is always available answers in minutes
Location:
walking distance to the oceans great experience
great location and beautiful home and backyard with pool
) because we could always walk back and enjoy the private pool
place is just perfect beach is not even a block away
close proximity to the ocean and wonderful pool in the backyard
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Choose the coastal house your heart desires

Besides being home to beautiful beaches, a diverse range of year-round activities, and warm gulf waters, South Padre Island also has the best beach houses. So, whatever the size of your group, South Padre Island has the perfect vacation home for your needs and budget. Make your vacation a memorable one by choosing one of these gorgeous beach houses.

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