USA Texas South Padre Island South Padre Island Listing #3895

Casa Del Mar House + Studio - South Padre Island, TX

15 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
119 E. Polaris, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Lovely home w/ guest house and private pool, close to the beach

Enjoy a Gulf Coast breeze from the deck of this beautiful South Padre Island vacation rental with a private pool, partial ocean views, and a great location near the beach!

Located in a quiet stretch of homes, this rental is within walking distance of the surf, and driving or biking distance of the entertainment district.

This brightly painted rental is split into two separate listings, which can be rented together or separately depending on the size of your group. The entire rental shares common amenities like cable TV, free WiFi, and a washer/dryer.

Both the main house and the guest cottage are included in this listing, which is a perfect arrangement for two families, generations, or groups traveling together. The main house is warm and open, with soft lighting and simple decor that create a relaxing venue.

Gather in the living room together for a quiet evening of reading or watching late-night TV while a meal is prepared in the full-service kitchen. Done all in white with all the necessary appliances - including a dishwasher for easy cleaning - guests can prepare in-home meals and spread them out on the extra counter/breakfast bar space buffet-style. Outside, a charcoal grill opens up possibilities of cheerful afternoon barbecues.

After a meal, head out to one of two decks to sip drinks and lounge, or make your way down to the unit's pool - it's even covered to keep the sun off!

The main house has two bedrooms - one with a king bed and the other with two queen beds - and two bathrooms.

The studio cottage is a smaller version of the main house, with a nice living room and full kitchen (please note that there is no dishwasher in this unit). The studio has a single bedroom with a queen bed and a pull-out sofa with room for up to four guests.

In total, the entire home can sleep 10 people comfortably, making this a great rental for two families traveling together.

With a house this close to the beach, it's hard not to want to spend the entire day on the sand flying kites, building sand castles, kiteboarding, or parasailing. Spend a day out on the open sea looking for dolphins, or at Sea Turtle Inc., a sea turtle rehabilitation facility. Rent bikes to get around the island, or bird watch on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

Urban fun is easy to find with over 50 bars and nightclubs, a movie theater right down the street, and fireworks every Friday and Saturday night in the summertime.

For a unique trip that allows for social time and alone time, check out this beautiful Texas vacation rental.

* Please be aware that all Vacasa properties have a no-party policy.

Please be aware that this home maintains a strict no-party policy and requires all guests to be 21 or older during the month of March.

Permit # 2015-130256 and 2015-752128

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Central AC

Pool : Private

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

TV

Miscellaneous

Snowbird-friendly

Outdoor

Deck

Scenic

Water view

15 reviews

Dina C. Sep 2019
Location was close to the beach
Loved it!
Marissa M. Jul 2019
We loved that proximity to the beach. It was so great to have the privacy of pool area. My family had a great time together.
Manuel C. Sep 2017
Perfect for gathering. Private pool is big plus. Inside is clean and comfortable. No complaints other than need WiFi.
Abel R. Jun 2017
Overall, this was a good house with a personal pool for a great price, however we had to "deal" with a lot. The layout is odd, as there's additions obviously made. I recommend bringing more towels, extra trash bags and roach & ant spray! It was difficult having one set of keys for a family of 3 to share.

Mainhouse: There's a main house with old furniture, different from what is pictured on the listing, and a dining table for only 4. The kitchen was well equipped but the utensil drawer is breaking and seems to be falling inward. It's suitable for just two to cook dinner. I noticed a lot of roach traps in almost all the kitchen cabinets. One night I opened the pantry door to find a roach searching for food. Lots of storage in cabinets and closets. Beds were oh so comfortable! The king bedroom does not have any drawers, just plastic storage shelves in the closet for your things. The showers were very beautifully done and updated. One bedroom "window" is actually a door that leads to the washer/dryer area. The double queen bedroom had a set of drawers for your belongings. The front porch sitting area has different furniture than what is pictured, but still great to soak up the sun and enjoy the breeze at night.

Backhouse: The back house has it's own entrance off the driveway. This little house is great! Lots of storage in the closets and bathrooms as well. Loved the dim-able lights. I was happy to find the couch has a pull out bed. There were quite a few huge ants hanging around the living room floors and even up in the bedroom ceiling corners.

Amenities: The dryer was not working the day we arrived. After calling 4 numbers, I finally got a real person on the phone who had local maintenance contact me. Eric was quick to come out and help fix the backdoor, which had trouble opening. He was in constant contact with me to get someone out to repair the dryer and the AC during our stay. After trying 4 numbers, Vacasa's turn around time to fix our issues was amazing. I honestly did not think the dryer would get fixed any time during our 3 night stay.

The pool was perfect for the kids in our party, 4ft deep with sitting. There were a few pool toys available for use. The entire back yard is concrete and the only way in is from the long driveway. There is seating and a cute picnic table with a grill. I would have liked to have a way to view the backyard & pool from one of the houses on the property. Watch out! The roaches come out at night at the pool too!The outdoor shower and water hose in the driveway was very handy after coming back from the beach.

Entertainment. All the living areas and bedrooms have flat screen TVs! That was a great plus! However, this is the first property we've stayed at on the beach with no internet access. It sucked for my husband who is always on call and needs internet access at a moments notice. But this allowed the kids to disconnect from their devices. We found only 1 board game, luckily I brought a lot. We found a collection of VHS tapes but no VHS player. I guess they were just there for a laugh.

This property is dog friendly and my small dog was comfortable, however there is almost no grass on property. I had to lead her next to the street to go to the restroom. The little grass that was on the property had cigarette butts everywhere.

I found a lot of light switches in the main house that didn't seem to turn on anything and quite a few light bulbs inside and outside the property that were out. We found extra light bulbs in the pantry closet.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving such a detailed review. The property manager will work with the owner on replacing damaged light fixtures and will be sure to get the light bulbs changed out. They are currently doing everything they can to keep the bugs out of the home. It is a never ending battle, but they will continue with the spray and baits. Guests can assist in this endeavor by keeping doors closed. We apologize if we were busy with calls when this guest needed assistance. We want to assure our guests that we will respond to messages left and get back to our guests as quickly as possible.
Jesus D. Jun 2017
Great place steps from beach with private pool and guest house
Megan M. Jan 2017
This house was amazing, a half block from the beach and really easy to find. The house itself was bigger than I thought it would be and it was nice having the back house as an added bonus.
Bobby C. Nov 2016
House was awesome. It was great having a private pool and being located so close to the beach. I guess the only thing that could have made it better was if it was on the beach. I would recommend this to anyone.
Alejandra L. Oct 2016
I loved the location of this house since you could walk to the beach and be there in less than 5min. Also the house has plenty of beds for everyone to sleep comfortable (If you rent the whole house + Studio) We were a family of 9 and everyone had a good night sleep. My only recommendation would be to have some extra chairs (folding chairs) . We are a big family and we wanted to eat all together in the main house and there wasn't enough chairs for 9 people only 4 chairs in the main house and a bar stool. Everything else was excellent, clean and comfortable. Thank You!
Martha V. Oct 2016
We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. we felt that the furniture in the living room wasn't so great and not enough seats for everyone, also at the dining room table. Loved the pool, nice and clean. We probably would come back
Glee C. Aug 2016
Overall was a great place to stay, close to beach. Pool is very small but perfect for small children.
Sonia F. Aug 2016
We loved the location of the property. It was so convenient to the beach (3 min away). Walking straight down to the beach you come across a restaurant with a live band. A volleyball net, the people renting out the tents and a great area to relax. The pool at the house was small but it was perfect for the kids. It's 4ft so the kids were able to stand up and move around freely without it getting deep. The pool has floats and beach balls. The house has an outside shower that was great for washing off all the sand before heading into the house. The house included 2 rolls of toilet paper and 3 big towels 3 hand towels and 4 wash cloths in each bathroom. The dish room was travel size. The only place we drove to was the grocery store. Everything else was so convenient. Overall my family had a safe, fun, and memorable trip.
Joe John D. Jul 2016
My family enjoyed this beach house. Walking distance to the beach and a private pool was the icing on the cake. Would definitely stay again!
Elena G. Jul 2016
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Casa del Mar. It was located in a great location, close to beach access and restaurants. The pool was a bonus. Thank you!
Steven W. Apr 2016
This house was great! 3 minute walk to the beach past one of the best bars in the beach! You can see the water from the front porch chairs enjoying morning coffee!