Like most of us, Victoria Graham was in need of a vacation, but everything from her husband’s class schedule to COVID-19 concerns were getting in the way of some much-needed R&R. After a couple of failed attempts, Victoria and her family decided that their Houston home base was close enough to South Padre Island—the best beach in Texas, in Victoria’s opinion—to try one more time for a trip. Not only was it the family’s first vacation in the COVID era, it was also their first vacation as a family of four since welcoming their son, Charlie.
After a “super easy” search on Vacasa.com and a short drive, the Graham family settled in at Pura Vida Unit A, and instantly felt comfortable due to how clean and sanitized the home was. They also loved the fact that the home had private amenities, and they had very little interaction with anyone outside of their family. Pura Vida Unit A features a full kitchen, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for the family, and (best of all) a private pool for their water-loving kids.
“Most places in South Padre have community pools, which are fine, but I would say if you can pay more for a private pool, it is so worth it right now. The second half of our trip we were in a different rental with a community pool, and it just wasn't the same.”
Traveling during a pandemic safely can be stressful, but Victoria pointed out that it doesn't have to be. In her own words, here’s what she had to say about the benefits of her vacation rental stay:
The amenities families need most: Vacation rentals offer a lot of increased flexibility, but what can make or break a vacation with kids are some of the more functional items a vacation home has to offer. My daughter really needs a bathtub and hates to shower, so having a tub for her was ideal. The home also had a washer and dryer, so while we still packed a lot of stuff, it was nice to be able to wash items as needed throughout the trip.