Where To Stay To Enjoy Lighthouse City, Port Isabel, Texas - Updated 2021

where to stay in port isabel texas

Sky diving, sand castles, sea life, pirates – going on vacation to Port Isabel is surely an adventure. Being one of the oldest cities in south Texas, Port Isabel teems with life, with its awesome people, great food, festive events, world class fishing and pirate treasure-hunting, not to mention its mild weather, all year round. It is also home to the only town square with a lighthouse, in the state. With so much to see and do, having that perfect place to enjoy the town is essential. Check out these listings for the most unforgettable stay, during your Port Isabel escapade.

1. Enjoy the sunset every evening at Port Isla Inn (from USD 70)

Port Isla Inn is a great motel that cordially promises a well-spent stay. It features an outdoor pool, fully-furnished suites, a barbecue area, and the most refreshing view of the Port Isabel sunset. If you choose to book your stay here, it is convenient to visit Port Isabel’s famous places, like the Dolphin Docks, the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Black Dragon Cruises. With its spacious family rooms and great service, value for money is guaranteed.

Port Isla Inn

Address: 200 North 2nd Street
Price: from 70 USD

Shuttle service (free) Outdoor pool Free WiFi Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Horse riding Non-smoking throughout Facilities for disabled guests

2. Live the island life from a Spartan trailer, the Silver Bullet (from USD 75)

The most unforgettable way to enjoy your stay in Port Isabel is to experience living like an islander, in this 1956 Spartan Imperial Mansion, which is pretty close to living in a condo, only more relaxed. This Spartan trailer is lovingly called the Silver Bullet and has just been renovated and refurnished. It has two bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen. The home accommodates four guests for a minimum stay of two nights.

One other perk of staying here is being just one minute away from the boat dock, should guests want to drop a line or rent a boat slip. A day trip to Progreso, Mexico for some tacos, margaritas and mariachis is easily possible, for a little spice.

Island Life: The Silver Bullet
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
very nice place great price very comfortable clean
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3. Appreciate the Waterway views in this Port Isabel Cottage (140 USD)

This quaint cottage overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway in Port Isabel. Located 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of South Padre Beach, this pristine vacation rental sits along the coast of the Gulf. The home can accommodate six guests and is ideal for families and groups of friends. The patio makes it easy to share smores and cups of hot cocoa, with that much needed catching up.

Should guests want to retire for the day, the lovely nautical décor is cozy and comfy. In the mornings, the fully furnished kitchen allows guests to prepare their home-cooked comfort food. These meals are best enjoyed on the patio, to watch seagulls and dolphins - one of the most relaxing things to do, ever!

2BR Port Isabel Cottage w/Waterway Views!

Price: 140 USD

Number of Guests: 6

4. Enjoy a leisurely stay at TurnKey: Golf, Pools and Piers in Port Isabel (40 USD)

Located in Long Island Village, TurnKey’s listing is the best option for some leisure and luxury. The home allows guests to enjoy a round of golf, go fishing from multiple piers, visit the boat dock, go swimming in pools, play tennis or simply work out in the gym. This two-bedroom listing accommodates four guests, giving them access to a carpeted loft, and the most awesome reading nook. Aside from the fully furnished kitchen and tiled living room, this home promises an enjoyable stay.

Golf, Pools and Piers in Port Isabel via TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Price: 40 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. Get that tropical vibe at Marie’s multi-level waterfront cottage (200 USD per night)

South Padre’s sunrise is one of the best views to see in Port Isabel and this listing offers just that. This 3-deck sea cottage is the perfect spot to get some perspective and simply appreciate the beauty of the ocean and its silver lining. The best thing about this place is that it can accommodate up to eight guests for a minimum stay of two nights. Its décor gives off a tropical vibe and has everything anyone would need for that laid back vacation.

Aside from the essentials, guests can get access to an outdoor Olympic pool with hot tub, an indoor pool, a workout room, and allows guests to enjoy either tennis, shuffleboard, basketball or volleyball. Activity and craft rooms are also available for the artsy types. A golf course is also readily available for a separate fee.

Multi-Level Waterfront Cottage- Spectacular Views!

Price: 200 USD per night

Number of Guests: 8

6. Relaxing in a hideaway is easy breezy at Jesse’s Catch a Breeze listing

If you’re the kind of traveler who loves a sea breeze in the early mornings, then Jesse’s listing is the place for you. Situated on a hill, this bayfront home practically says good morning to the blue sea and the breezy sunrise. While here, you can also enjoy some saltwater fishing from its very own backyard. Located on Laguna Madre Bay, that longing for a summery stay is within reach.

Should guests want to go downtown to Port Isabel, a 5-minute bike ride is all they need. The home accommodates six guests for a minimum stay of two nights.

Catch a Breeze ヅ !!
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
49 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the speaker in the living room was awesome (much better than my sound system)
good communication and made sure our stay was comfortable love the house and furnishings are cute and beachy
jesse's house was lovely the location spacious room with a lovely view
house is super clean and has a warm feel
the house was sparkling clean and check in was a breeze
the home was very clean and had kitchen and bathroom amenities
the whole place was very clean with lots of unique touches to make it feel homey
the house was clean in a safe and quiet neighborhood and it had everything we needed
jesse was a great host
jesse was a great host
jesse was a fantastic host
jesse was a great host and very accommodating
finally jesse was a great host
it was such a cute house great location
spent a friends weekend vacay the location was ideal
first as other reviewers adequately described catch a breeze's location in port isabel/within the bay was perfect
everything like wal-mart and the beach are all very close by
views are amazing enjoyed the location and the space
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7. Feel like an elegant bohemian at the Historic Queen Isabel Inn (from USD 250)

At the Historic Queen Isabel Inn, there is such a thing as bohemian elegance. Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from South Padre Island, the Inn naturally makes every guest feel relaxed and free. In the evening, the place lights up the area and is quite inviting. Anyone who sees this beautiful place from a mile away will want nothing but to de-stress and take it easy.

One of its best features is the sun terrace, which is perfect for the Port Isabel island vibe. They also have an outdoor pool and barbecue. Each room in the hotel is air conditioned and complete with the essentials. It is also only 34 km (21.1 miles) from Brownsville Airport.

8. Live by the bay at Rico’s amazing home

Port Isabel is all about the breeze, the sun and the most amazing view of South Bay. Rico’s home is located in Long Island Village, which is a secure community, with amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. With its indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, hot tubs, an 18 hole golf course, a workout room and other outdoor activity areas, this listing is a haven. Plus, you can sit back and relax as you watch the bay fireworks every Friday night. Rico’s home accommodates four guests for a minimum stay of two nights. Once you get used to this comfortable and quiet getaway, leaving will be difficult.

Amazing Views
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
94 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Let Port Isabel work its magic for you

Adding Port Isabel to any traveler’s bucket list is a good idea. Not only because of its history and culture but it simply because anyone can enjoy its refreshing and laid-back atmosphere, not to mention, enjoying some well-deserved luxury. Port Isabel has a little bit of everything for any weary traveler in dire need of some R&R.

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