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The Kent House - South Padre Island, TX

53 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
103 E. Marisol, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Quirky beach home 1/2 block from beach w/ rooftop patio!

Soak in the Texas sunshine from your rooftop patio at this South Padre Island vacation rental! This quirky two-bedroom home is ideal for beach-going families and small groups of friends who want to be walking distance from the shops, restaurants, and bars of this vibrant island community.

Perfectly situated only half a block from the beach and one block from the central entertainment district, guests at the Kent House have the luxury of wading in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico by day and enjoying fresh seafood, live music, and sunset happy hours by night.

The interior of this home is eclectic and engaging, with a spacious living room that features tile floors, plush vintage furniture, a flatscreen cable TV, and a DVD player for quiet evenings. Hoping to squeeze in a bit of work as well? Pull up a chair at the desk and log on to the wireless Internet.

The full kitchen, featuring cabinets painted a classic pistachio, is well equipped with modern appliances and cooking tools and opens into an intimate dining area with seating for four. On balmy evenings, you may choose to enjoy a bottle of wine on the rooftop patio instead.

The Kent House has air-conditioned sleeping space for as many as six people. Each of the two bedrooms features a queen-size bed, while kids can curl up on the sleeper sofa. Guests will share one full bathroom in the main section of the house.

But wait - there's more! The garage has been converted into a second living area complete with a large sectional sofa and a second flatscreen TV. This space also houses the washer and dryer, plus a small kitchenette with a microwave perfect for making some popcorn before a movie marathon. This garage area is best suited for kids or close family members. There is also a private bathroom in this area, making it a convenient gathering area. The charcoal grill in the backyard is a perfect place to create a tasty dish, but please remember to grill away from the houses.

And although visitors to the Kent House could easily spend their entire vacation lounging on South Padre Island's 34 miles of uninterrupted beach, there is so much more for adults and children to do. Activities ranging from dolphin-watching to kiteboarding lessons are only blocks away, as are the summer fireworks displays that light up the night sky every Thursday and Friday.

Curious about the island's legendary nightlife? After sampling the freshest of seafood at Ceviche Ceviche, head less than a mile north to sip sunset cocktails on the water at Laguna BOB.

No matter if you're looking to relax in the sun, spend time with friends and family, or walk to nearby restaurants and bars, this Texas vacation rental can help you discover the very best of South Padre Island.

Please note: During the month of March, all guests must be 25 years or older.

Permit # 2015-506955

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AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Partial AC

Space heater

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Time Warner

Cable : Time Warner

DVD player

TV

Miscellaneous

Snowbird-friendly

Iron

Outdoor

Deck

Enclosed yard

Patio

Scenic

Water view

53 reviews

Diane V. May 2019
This house was the perfect place to stay for a trip to the beach! It had plenty of space, and we really enjoyed the extra, roomy living room in the converted garage. It was about a 2 minute walk to a public beach access ramp which was super convenient. It had mostly every thing we needed! Wished there were bigger sized baking sheet pans. Can’t wait to come back!
Justin M. May 2019
We absolutely adored this house. It was perfect for us. The walk to the beach was so close with our kids it was so nice to just walk back to the house for lunch and not lug everything out to the beach. We had everything we needed. The dishes pots and pans and bbq pit allowed us to stay home and not spend money eating out. Cable tv at night for the kids was awesome. We bought beach toys however when we arrived found some in a storage shed out back. Washing machine really came in handy. There’s is a added den it was so nice to hang out in there. We had a issue with something and the staff we spoke with took care of it right away no problem. The home was clean and cared for. This home will forever be our go to spot.
rick h. May 2019
The location was in a central location, it was easy to walk to the beach or some place to eat by the beach or docks. The house was comfortable and clean.
Claudia C. Apr 2019
OMG this house is amazing so big and confy it makes you feel like at home!!! We loved it!!!
Jill S. Mar 2019
Cozy getaway
Joanne V. Dec 2018
Feels like home!
Jennifer L. Sep 2018
Loved the Kent House! Great location and cute as can be. The history behind the house was awesome and loved the fact there were so many original things in the house. We will for sure make the 11 hour trip to stay there again!
Tran P. Sep 2018
This is our second time visiting. We are a bunch of a youngish adults mid-to-late twenties and we always love coming to Kent house. The extra living room is very cool and a great place to just play some card games and watch movies with the crew. Very spacious and very close to the beach. Would stay here again!
Hector V. Aug 2018
Me & my kids loved this place, its got alot of room, its peaceful neighborhood, & the rooftop patio is nice to relax late nights
Kim B. Jul 2018
The Kent house was like being at home. Everything we needed was readily available, everything was clean and tidy. The house is only a short walk to the beach.
STEVEN P. Jul 2018
Perfect should sum it up .
Angie A. Jul 2018
We really like our stay at the Kent house. It had everything we needed and we enjoyed the rooftop for fireworks show. They thought of everything with this home. Chairs and ice chests, pots and pans 2 bathrooms and showers, outside grill. What I really liked was fans, as we always sleep with a fan. I would definitely stay here again.
Juanita I. Jul 2018
My family and I truly enjoyed our experience at the KentHouse. The rooftop access allowed us to get an excellent view to the nightly fireworks at 9pm. It is walking distance to shops, restaurants, and beach. This house is like a little museum, so many cute things to look at. It's like a spacious vintage cottage. The washing machine and dryer are a plus!
Jasmine A. Jun 2018
I loved how much space there was in this house. There was something to look at in every corner as well. The house felt homey and my family loved the rooftop deck. Walking distance to the beach was a plus! The second shower head did not have much force for the water. Ultimately, the house was great and I would definitely bring my family back to this rental.
Niria D. May 2018
Nice location, very spacious and had everything needed for a successful vacation
Nathan M. Apr 2018
Roomy! The enclosed garage room made a perfect hang out area when the weather went downhill. A/C's keep the house nice and cool when its hot out. Location is easy to find and right in the prime location for the island.
Brenda G. Feb 2018
We had the best time and the deck upstairs was so much fun for the grandchildren!!!
Nancy W. Nov 2017
very happy with our stay
James H. Sep 2017
This was a good place to stay at with plenty of things to do around the area
Lisa S. Sep 2017
We enjoyed the floor plan, grandkids had ample space to play, separate living area in garage was private. Had the outdoor shower to wash the kids off after a day at the beach. Went several times up on the roof to enjoy the evening. Fully stocked house- did not need to bring a lot of the things we did: coolers, boogie boards, beach chairs..... definitely would stay there again!
Donnie A. Sep 2017
Nice house, comfortable, quite and wireless Internet 😀
Emma G. Aug 2017
I walked in and felt in had walked into my great grandma's house. Instantly felt at home. The beds are soft, the rooms cozy, several great good spots within walking distance and the roof top porch great fornthe Friday night fireworks display.
Nancy W. Aug 2017
My family of 4 stayed here for a beach vacation. There was plenty of room. The laundry facilities and wifi were an added bonus. The converted garage also has an extra bathroom and shower, and there is a shower in the backyard for washing off sand. There are 2 beach access walks, both about a block from the house.
Brad B. Jul 2017
Great location to everything. Nice and quiet location. It was nice to park right outside the house and not have to do stairs.
EDUARDO A. Jul 2017
La pasamos super bien en la casa Kent, el lugar tiene todo lo necesaro y hasta mas para que te sientas como en casa, en confianza y muy comodo, la playa esta cerca y los espacios excelente. Realmente la recomiendo mucho.
Chris T. Jul 2017
This is a place to relax and enjoy your family not a lot of traffic nor noise
Wynde T. Jul 2017
Exactly how it was originally built. Cool ceramic tile floors; everything. Location is great. Cool collection of shells on display; we left the sterling silver knife we found on the beach with a metal detector. It feels like home. Friendly people and we will stay here again.
Blanca A. Jun 2017
The location was perfect from the beach, 5 minute walk. Kitchen well equipped, I baked a cake for my little one. There is enough seating and areas for resting. Area outside for rinsing off & hanging stuff to dry. Very close to a pharmacy, watermill, & shopping areas which made it very convenient. And the rooftop patio awesome for firework viewing.
Monica B. Jun 2017
Overall it was a great weekend! The location was perfect and the house was very spacious! We will definitely go back!
Rodolfo H. Mar 2017
this place is so much and better than what it shows, i was shocked with the amount of space it has, the rooftop/ balcony was a huge plus! id recommend!
Jill S. Mar 2017
Our family of 5 really enjoyed this home. It had everything we needed. We loved walking to the beach daily.
Charles W. Mar 2017
In addition to the comments about maintenance which we have given to VACASA this property was very close to what was advertised and well represented by the photo's supplied.

We were 2 retired couples (brother and sister and our spouses) and the separate "garage" living space was very helpful.

The ability to make our own meals and the closeness of the beach for walking were very nice and overall it was a great place to stay for our budget and needs.

The automotive repair shop next door was less noisy than we might have expected (we had observed it on google earth before we rented so it wasn't a surprise). However the overflow of cars parked in their lot came close to the street and made visibility entering/exiting the driveway difficult at times (on the other hand there was very little traffic on the side street )
Kevin L. Feb 2017
This is a wonderful little quirky home! It was quite comfortable and very clean. I did not use half of the home but I can see a larger party really having a great time here.
Linda J. Jan 2017
The Kent House is a clean, comfortable beach house that comes with everything you need to enjoy South Padre Island. It has a nice private patio out back, where we enjoyed grilling fresh shrimp, chicken, steaks, etc. You can easily walk to the beach and use the nearby public access site that has a bathroom. In addition to the beach you can enjoy the local museums, the Bird and Nature Center and the many shops and restaurants.
DOUGLAS R. Jan 2017
Overall enjoyed the property. While the home is older it was comfortable. However it does need some attention.
David D. Nov 2016
Comfortable.... Clean.... Fun place to stay......
Had everything you would need......
Gina R. Oct 2016
Beautiful home close to the beach. More than enough room for two people; wish we had family with us to share the experience.
Donnie A. Sep 2016
We loved the house it was very spacious and comfortable. Loved having the extra entryway by the kitchen so we could rinse off and leave our shoes without bringing the sand into the house. Loved having WIFI and the cable TV!
Toni B. Sep 2016
Stayed here over my birthday/labor day weekend! House was great and really big!! Just a block away from the beach was really nice too
Gary S. Aug 2016
Yes it's dated decor but I had no problem with that. The space provided, location, safety and amenities are perfect for a stay in South Pare. I would rent this out again.
Alicia F. Jul 2016
Overall stay was relaxing and comfortable. Everything in the kitchen you could think of is provided. Extra blankets and towels also on hand. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home.
Rachel F. Jul 2016
We had s great time in this spacious beach rental!
Joanne V. Jul 2016
Excellent staff. Very friendly and easy to deal with
Lester W. Jun 2016
None of us wanted to leave the house. We told our children and grandchild we would just stay and they could visit whenever. So wish that was possible. This property is not for all. It is eclectic and just fun. No sauna, no beautiful view (except for the fireworks). If you are looking for glamour this is not it. If what you want is lots of room and pure relaxation don't pass this up
David G. May 2016
Loved this little house. I would definetly return and recomend it to all my friends.
Gissela M. May 2016
This place was excellent. My family loved it!
Gavin S. May 2016
great place!
Diana M. Mar 2016
Great little antiquing house. Loved the charm
Neighbors not so much. Spring breakers
But house clean cute and roomy
Eric M. Mar 2016
This was amazing spacey very roomy pad . Had just about everything you could want . Great location .we had a great time and will be back again. Thanks for he been very helpful and service Vacasa.
Beatriz G. Mar 2016
The Kent House is such a great placr for a family vacation! I wish we could have been able to stay the entire week! We will definelty use again! Thank You for allowing to enjoy your home!
Santiago V. Oct 2015
It is a cute house, just needs air conditioner in the living room area.