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Island townhome with private dipping pool, free WiFi, close to beach - dogs OK

 

$214 per night
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Beachfront Condo w/ Pool & Hot Tub - Near Lighthouse & Golf

 

$155 per night
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Spacious home with WiFi, fenced yard, pool, hot tub & two decks - great location

 

$227 per night

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Stay near South Padre Island's top sights

Photo of South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center59 locals recommend
Photo of Cafe On The Beach
Cafe On The Beach12 locals recommend
Photo of Sea Turtle, Inc.
Sea Turtle, Inc.86 locals recommend
Photo of Gravity Park
Gravity Park26 locals recommend
Photo of Clayton's Beach Bar & Event Venue
Clayton's Beach Bar & Event Venue71 locals recommend
Photo of Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Laguna Madre Nature Trail4 locals recommend

South Padre Island house rentals

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Surf Shack- Half a block from the Ocean!
$396 per night
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Dog-friendly home w/ shared pools, hot tub, fitness center, sports courts
$98 per night
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Fantastic Beach Oasis - 3 bedroom, private pool
$241 per night
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Modern Condo near by the Beach.
$129 per night
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Stunning coastal retreat with private pool, bikes, hot tub, two decks, fast WiFi
$278 per night
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Beautiful and cozy bayfront getaway at Port Isabel
$160 per night
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Adorable Long Island home w/ access to shared pools & a hot tub - beach nearby
$85 per night
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Cozy condo in Tiki complex with private beach access #340
$194 per night
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Delightful home close to beach w/private washer/dryer, WiFi, balcony - dogs okay
$194 per night
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Updated Coastal Condo | Smart TVs & Pool | Walk Minutes to Gulf & Dining
$136 per night
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Gorgeous Coastal Condo 1 Block To Beach & Entertainment w/Shared Pool, Free WiFi
$119 per night
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★Spacious & Modern★ ~ Close to Beach ~ Garage, 3bd
$207 per night

South Padre Island condo rentals

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Beachview Condos - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Pool & Spa
$125 per night
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Gulf & Gather | 2 Resort-View Balconies | Heated Pools, Tennis, Beach Access
$215 per night
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Gulf Front Condo with WiFi & Balcony - Resort Beach, Pool, & Hot Tub
$150 per night
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Luxury 2b/2b Condo - 1/2 blk to beach - Pool!
$233 per night
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Beachfront South Padre Island Condo: Rate Special!
$162 per night
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Sand Dollar Suite🏖Ocean Front
$246 per night
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The Orange Starfish🏖Ocean Front
$241 per night
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Ocean Pearl On The Beach
$174 per night
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Direct Beachfront Condo
$212 per night
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THE BEACH AT YOUR FEET AND THE BAY ON DISPLAY
$250 per night
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Updated Condominium with Beach Views and Pool
$131 per night
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Sunrise retreat ❤ Waves & breezes of the gulf ❤❤
$349 per night

South Padre Island villa rentals

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Condo in South Padre Island, TX
$104 per night
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Villa Del Sol at the Golf Course
$386 per night
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Lakeside Golf Club Gem w/Screened Porch & Game Rm
$130 per night
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Bay view house 3 BR 21/2 bath with amenities
$386 per night
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Country Club Haven 44
$130 per night
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Beautiful Villa- 22 Val
$244 per night
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4-bedroom Aqua de Paradise Villa with PRIVATE pool
$650 per night
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Beautiful Casita Located at the SPI Golf Course~1 Bayhill
$176 per night
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Beautiful Remodeled Casita-5 AW
$164 per night
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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Golf Villa with a Den at the Golf Course~37TP
$133 per night
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🌞 SPI Golf Course Community! Sunrise Glory!
$189 per night
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52 Augusta West-Beautiful Unit
$366 per night

Your guide to South Padre Island

Introduction

Located just two miles off the southern tip of Texas, South Padre Island is a true tropical paradise with white-sand beaches and warm waters. It’s well known as a lively spring break destination, but when the college students head home, this sunny barrier island becomes a favorite with families and beachgoers of all ages. Thrill-seekers can snorkel, surf, and jet-ski, or take kiteboarding and wind-surfing lessons. You can go deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and ask a local seafood restaurant to prepare your catch. And when you want some solitude, head to the 30 miles of undeveloped shoreline north of town to find your own private stretch of beach.


How do I get around South Padre Island?

South Padre Island is a day’s drive from many major cities in Texas — Houston and Austin are six hours away, and Dallas is eight. Most visitors fly into Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO), 30 miles away, or Valley International Airport (HRL), 43 miles away. Both are easily accessed by taxi or rideshare. Another option, McAllen International Airport (MFE), is about 80 miles away.

The town itself is just two square miles and easy to navigate on foot or by bike, so unless you plan on venturing further afield, you won’t need to rent a car. A free local shuttle also runs the length of town and across the lagoon to Port Isabel and its striking lighthouse.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Padre Island?

For most of the year, the weather along the Texas Gulf Coast is hot and humid. On South Padre Island, the summertime highs of around 90 degrees Fahrenheit are tempered by breezes that come from both sides of the island. Late summer brings rain and a chance of hurricanes in September and October, and during the short, mild winters, when the average temperature is around 65 degrees, sun-seeking visitors book one of the condo rentals here to escape colder temperatures. And because South Padre Island enjoys 300 days of sunshine each year, you’ll want to pack a sun hat and plenty of sunscreen no matter when you visit.


What are the top things to do in South Padre Island?

The Sand Sculpture Trail

There are around 30 professionally made sandcastle sculptures scattered across the island, and their designs range from grand sand mansions to locally themed artworks. Grab a map at the visitors’ bureau and tour the installations yourself, or book a sandcastle lesson with a local sand artist.

The Laguna Madre Nature Trail

Get to know the island’s flora and fauna from this 1,500-foot boardwalk. Birders come for the waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds that pass through the marshland around the nature trail, but this is also just a lovely spot for an evening stroll.

Isla Blanca Park

A local favorite, Isla Blanca boasts prime dolphin watching, great fishing spots, boating facilities, and a beachfront amusement park. You’ll also find El Cristo de los Pescadores (Christ of the Fishermen) statue, a memorial to fishermen lost at sea.