USA Gulf Coast Texas South Padre Island Listing #13194

Pura Vida Unit A - South Padre Island, TX

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47 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 4 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Contemporary getaway with WiFi, private pool, & tons of room

***Please note: the garage is not accessible for guests. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Get the whole crew together for a beachside vacation they will never forget when you book your getaway to this South Padre Island rental. Boasting room for eight guests to enjoy the pool and prime location, this is the ideal spot for groups and larger families.

Set just a block from the beach and within a short walk to dining destinations and shopping spots, this home makes it easy to dive into the action. Book a parasailing adventure to go sky-high and feel the wind in your hair. Set out on a fishing charter excursion, then take everyone out to a mouthwatering meal at one of the beachfront restaurants close to home.

Let the private washer/dryer take care of dirty clothes while you play one of the provided board games. Head down to the refreshing pool to float the day away, or coll down with the central A/C at home while you surf the cable channels. Use the charcoal grill to BBQ your fresh catch. Connect to the free WiFi to stream some tunes while you get busy on the side dishes in the fully equipped kitchen. Unwind on the balcony and plan the next adventure as the day fades away.

Whether you're exploring the local nightlife, hitting the beach, or lounging by the pristine pool, this Texas home will make sure your next getaway is fun-filled and hassle-free!

* We welcome Winter Texans in this home. For stays over 30 days, please call 361-866-5300 for our best winter rates.

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

Other permit number: 2017-265674

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Time Warner


Cable : DirecTV

Wireless router

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Board games

Saltwater pool


Gas grill : Private




Enclosed yard



47 reviews

Jose D. Jun 2022
Had a good time!
Genoveva L. Sep 2021
We rented here for my birthday (all adults, we had no children), and we thought it was very accommodating! We have rented other houses around the island before, but this one was one of the most memorable and pleasant. Highly recommend for a nice little getaway rental.
Lisa G. Aug 2021
Perfect location for all your needs. We walked to the beach every day. The grocery store was at the end of the block and other store too. The house was cozy and the beds comfortable. One thing I loved was the difference selection of pillows provided, from soft (my preference) to extra firm. I have not used a feather pillow in forever. The pool was the perfect size for a small group and the outside shower helped alot with getting the sand off. The kitchen was well stocked, except for a big lid for the largest frying pan. There were paper towels, toilet paper,plenty of towels and a variety of dish washer tabs, lol. Looked like three or so vacationers left their pods, so I did as well. I also let garbage bags and paper towels. Providing garbage bags would have been a plus, but I get it. That is a lot to provide on what you already do. The chair in the up stairs master bed room is dangerous, hit the heck out of my shin trying to make it between the bed and the chair. Loved that there were TVs for everyone. Beware on the sand in the middayAugust heat, burned the heck out of my feet!!!
Arvilla S. Aug 2021
It was the perfect location.
Jennifer F. Jul 2021
We were really looking forward to our stay as we had viewed the property photos online and everything looked well kept. Different story once we arrived! First of all the listing states, as well as the pictures showed, a washer and dryer at the home. They were missing! The space where they were advertised to be located was empty. We had to air dry our beach soaked clothes outside then ended up bringing all of our dirty clothes home. One of the bedrooms, the one with the bunk beds, had a large hole punched through the wall and was not fixed. My kids were staying in this bedroom and this was just awful to see. The shower doors to the walk-in shower were also broken and every time we showered they would fall of the railing and we needed to fix them. The pool was a plus at the property, the water was warm for our kids, but beware. You will walk right into the pool as soon as you open the back doors. Overall, the property failed us. We will not be returning here for sure.
Manager response:
Hello Jennifer, we apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We have forwarded the information about these issues to our local team for review and follow up. We are disappointed that these issues were not reported to us during your stay so our local team could assist in resolving them. We hope to host you again in the future.
Krystal G. Jun 2021
Justin K. May 2021
The atmosphere of the building and beach so close
Haydee H. May 2021
it was ok pool was pretty small other than that it was cool to stay there
Manager response:
Hi Haydee, thank you for staying with us! We are sorry to hear the home did not meet your expectations. Please note the listing description, virtual tour, and photos are up-to-date and accurately describe the home as we never wish for our guests to be surprised upon arrival. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Paige K. Apr 2021
Loved the house and the pool will definitely stay here again!
Mario I. Apr 2021
The space was amazing, it was clean, and our kids loved the private pool & backyard.
Penny H. Mar 2021
Close to the beach and private pool
Renee S. Jan 2021
The location is perfect! The spade is bigger than what the pictures reflect. The backyard area is a little tight and if you stay in winter months, the pool doesn’t get any sun so it is pretty cold. Also, the washer is a little sensitive, small loads only! So many things within walking distance. Grocery store, nail salon, souvenir store, and the beach! Multiple access points within less than 3 minutes. We would absolutely stay here again!
Kaelee H. Nov 2020
Fantastic Place
Victoria G. Sep 2020
This home had everything we needed for our social distance vacation to South Padre. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (which is so clutch when you have kids to have a half bath downstairs) and a private pool. It was also fully stocked to cook and enjoy ourselves indoors and outside by the pool. I would recommend this home for anyone who is thinking about traveling to South Padre as a family and want to practice even more social distancing. The private pool could not be better. The only thing I will say is make sure all doors are locked if you have little kids. The pool is right off the back door and all rooms have balconies which is great but we have an adventurous five year old so we always triple checked all the doors before naps and bedtime.
rubicela o. Aug 2020
We liked the private pool and the house was spacious for all of the family and access to the beach was amazing , it felt like we had a home away from home
Vanessa M. Aug 2020
Loved this rental! Had everything we needed for a nice family getaway. Very clean, good location, easy check in and check out process, personal pool and bbq pit, and more! Will definitely be staying here again!
Pam R. Jul 2020
We enjoyed our getaway! The house was clean and had everything we needed. Very close to the beach and enjoyed the Private pool just out the back door! The pool could use some sort of Partial cover to help keep it cooler. The lock was missing from the gate. All in all we had a great time and would book again!
Wendy M. Jul 2020
This was home away from home. The kids loved it. I have 4 kids (14,14,11,2). The bottom staircase was too narrow for the baby gate we brought, the only dresser is in the master bedroom, master bed is a queen not king like advertised. The private pool is great. The lock on the front door is a keypad, which is nice not to fumble with keys. It’s maybe a mile from the beach. The TV’s were able to connect the kids XBOX and Switch with ease. The kids loved this house and didn’t want to leave. We will try to book this house for our yearly trips.
Trisha F. Jun 2020
The rental is in a great area, within walking distance to the supermarket and the beach. The house was very clean, and had the extras like shampoo and soap in every bathroom. The pool was clean and just the right size for our small group. There were beach towels and small blankets in the rental for use, these came in handy as well. The extra pool floats and beach ball were also a plus. Also really enjoyed how cool the rental was, there are 2 thermostats, this made the place nice and cool during our hot summer stay. There was also a washer and dryer for us to use. I would definitely stay here again what a great place, I highly recommend to anyone thinking of going to South Padre Island.
Nathan T. Jun 2020
We enjoyed the closeness of the beach, clean house, ac was nice and cold, and grocery store within walking distance. It did not have a side gate lock, water pressure was low, and a few defects. The main thing we did not like is the property manager could not be reached 3 weeks before or during stay.
Manager response:
We apologize we were difficult to reach due to extremely high call and email volumes; we have hired more staff, and things have slowed down a bit so we can get back to guests in a more timely manner. Thank you!
Ivonne R. Jun 2020
Lots of space
Tracy B. Jun 2020

Pool - although not cool and refreshing, it was quite warm but, nice to have


Satellite TV

Sheets and Towels felt clean and comfy
Bianca L. May 2020
Loved this beach home! Will definitely be returning again! The pool wasn’t too small or too big. Just right! The only problem I had was with the back lights. For some reason they didn’t want to turn on but other than that everything else was great!
Manager response:
Hi Bianca, thanks for your review! We're glad that you loved this home and its outdoor pool! We will look into the back lights to ensure they're working well for future guests. We hope to host you again soon!
George N. May 2020
Everything was perfect my grandkids enjoyed themselves allot. The walk to the beach was short and delightful. 2.5 hours at the beach and walked back to the townhouse where we ate and jumped on the pool. VACASA was great they never disappoint. Everything we needed was in the home. Thank you VACASA STAFF
Maria B. Mar 2020
perfect location, close to beach access and literally right behind market, super spacious, very clean, most comfortable 5 night stay ever... definitely will recommend this house to family and friends and will book in future stays
ARNULFO M. Dec 2019
Very nice and clean place. Owners are super friendly.
Jeriberto B. Sep 2019
Wonderful Place we enjoyed it!
Juanita M. Sep 2019
Great location
Luis R. Sep 2019
This has been the best vacation with family and friends in a long time. The house is amazing. It literally has everything two families need. Either you want to make a nice dinner or use the grill to make some amazing steaks this is the place. It’s location is priceless, less than a 3 minute walk to the beach or the supermarket. I will repeat this place again and again. My wife kids and friends enjoyed it the 4 days
Jake R. Sep 2019
The house was clean and nice. There were issues with the tvs, lights outside by the pool and the washer was leaking water. We called about the issue and they came right away to fix them. The washer still leaked but the other issues were fixed. The house was tight in some areas but it was good for our stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us! We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We are happy to report they have all been resolved. We hope to host you again in the future!
Ruben C R. Aug 2019
Fantastic place to stay at , worth the price!!
BreeAna R. Aug 2019
Fantastic Location!
Ryan K. Jul 2019
The house is in a great location with a less than 5 minute walk to the beach, grocery store (Blue Marlin), and a really good cafe (The Grapevine). Other restaurants, the bars/clubs, and the bay are about a 5-10 minute walk. The house itself is really nice and full of amenities. Gas grill in the back, nice pool, and full kitchen made this place absolutely spot-on!
Mariel W. Apr 2019
Everything was great! Felt like home away from home, but even better, walking distance to the beach! We loved our stay there and would definitely recommend to anyone!
Deanna H. Mar 2019
Came out for the concert!
Kendall H. Dec 2018
Very well kept place. All the necessary amenities were available. I’d rent this place again. My only knock was that it was winter and the hot tub attached to the pool isn’t actually a hot tub.
Manager response:
We are so glad this guest enjoyed their stay and appreciated the home's well-stocked amenities! The pool's accompanying lounge tub runs on ambient air temperatures and does not function as a traditional hot tub. It does not maintain warm temperatures in colder weather. We hope this information is helpful for future guests!
Brian B. Jun 2018
Excellent accommodations and location. Best vacation I’ve had in years. I will definitely return
James R. Feb 2018
The location of the condo provides easy access to the beach and a local grocery store. Louie’s Backyard is close by that you can skip the car ride and take a stroll across padre boulevard.
Michael H. Feb 2018
This was a fantastic place to rent. It was in a quiet neighborhood away from all the tourists and walking distance to just about everything. We will definitely look at this place again.
Liz R. Feb 2018
Beautiful condo. Plenty of room for us and our dogs. Would be great for a family. Very well furnished. Our bed was quite comfortable. Hot tub and pool were awesome. Nice to be able to BBQ. Best bonus was to have a garage!! Location was within walking distance to beach and shopping. Walking/bike trail also at end of street.