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Charlie's Place - South Padre Island, TX

61 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 dog max 
105 E. Marisol, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Cheery, dog-friendly home with a large deck, one block from the beach!

Kick back on the front deck with margaritas and soak up the sea air in this dog-friendly South Padre Island vacation rental located just a block from the beach! The space is perfect for a couple's getaway or beach trip for small families.

Charlie's Place offers the closest thing to “islander living” as you're located just one block from the beach and close to downtown attractions! Catch the free shuttle nearly anywhere on South Padre Island and Port Isabel to explore 34 miles of beach or make your way to scuba lessons, parasailing, or dolphin watching!

The cute home features blue floral accents and inviting social areas. The space is made new with fresh paint and flooring. The living room is blue and cheery with a sofa and seating for the whole family. Unwind with your favorite shows on the flatscreen HDTV or pop in a DVD, or use the free WiFi to look up nearby activities.

Just beyond the living room is a large enclosed viewing deck offering great views of the bay and tropical sunsets. In the summer, watch the fireworks every Friday and Saturday night! The kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances (minus a dishwasher) so you can prep summertime barbecues or pack a quick picnic for the beach. A large kitchen island provides seating for four, and a quaint bistro offers a formal space for a meal.

The home features one full bath and one partial bedroom to accommodate an impressive four guests! Choose from a queen bed in the suite (which is open to the living room) and a trundle bed with two twin mattresses. Don't leave your furry friends at home! Dogs are welcome with an additional nightly pet fee.

Extra features like a two-car garage and washer/dryer will make guests feel right at home. Spend long days boogie boarding or sunbathing at the beach then wash off the sand thanks to an outdoor shower! Roast hot dogs and burgers on your charcoal grill at home, or order a pie at Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria.

Catch the trolley or rent bicycles to cruise more than 50 restaurants and bars. Travelers of all ages will enjoy watching baby turtles hatch at Sea Turtle Inc. and look for wildlife along the Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

Discover a unique island atmosphere and cozy home amenities with this Texas vacation rental!

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

South Padre Island Permit #2017-834744

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Boogie board

Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Partial AC

Space heater






Internet : AT&T

Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Sound dock



Wireless router





Beach chairs


Enclosed yard


Water view

61 reviews

Mike C. Mar 2019
We loved this little beach house. We booked specifically because it was dog friendly and it really is ideal. Perfect location, quiet, has everything you need and the deck gets fantastic sunset views. The back yard was perfect for our pups, but be warned; there are tons of little sticky burr’s in the grass. Hard to avoid those at the beach but if you bring your pups, check their paws every time, and wear your shoes in the yard. Those little buggers hurt! In spite of those little things, this is the best spot on the island. Our property manager Ezekiel was amazing. He went above and beyond to make our stay the best ever. The only thing that could make this house more perfect would be screens on the windows. We got a few mosquito bites the first night just because we love sleeping with that ocean breeze. We will definitely book this house every time we come.
Isaac G. Nov 2018
Loved staying here for Thanksgiving Week. The kitchen was tiny but had just enough pots and pans to cook a full meal. The house was cozy, quiet and had an open floor plan. The bed is amazing and super comfortable. Only complaint is that I could not connect to the WIFI or plug into to the internet via hard wire. Also, you can't see out the windows, because they are real dirty and kind of foggy looking. I understand that happens with time on the beach and I would definitely stay here again.
Juan T. Sep 2018
Came with my bf and 2 large dogs, there was enough space for the pups to run around as there is a large private back yard. The house is furnished enough to make our week stay comfortable. Very convenient location where the beach and the bay is reachable in a 5-10 minute walk. Would recommend it to anyone!
Charles R. Aug 2018
Close to everything.
Susana R. Aug 2018
Was very clean!
Chad B. Jul 2018
The apartment was simple and nice. Very close to the beach, and the bed and couch were comfortable. AC unit cooled apartment well. There was a slight miscommunication with the cleaning staff when we first arrived, but it was addressed and rectified timely, and I appreciated the atttentiveness of staff
Kathie S. Jul 2018
Good location, roomy, comfortable and loved that it was pet friendly.
Torrey S. Jun 2018
We had a great stay at this beach house! This was the perfect space for the two of us and our pup. The house is so close to the beach and has plenty of room to sleep up to 5 people, as well as a large deck and back yard. The owner provided plenty of towels, dish doap, kitchen utensils, laundry detergent, etc. Would definitely recommend staying here for the perfect beach getaway!
Marcos D. May 2018
Great place..great location
Dale N. May 2018
This property is an excellent place to stay. It was very comfortable place to stay. It was one block from the beach, close to numerous places to dine and very close to a grocery store. We had a great stay.
Kristin-Jo M. Apr 2018
This home was perfect my boyfriend and I and our two dogs. We had a 5-day Getaway at South Padre for my sister’s wedding. It was a perfect location because it was walking distance to the beach and very close to all the fun places and food places on the island. The enclosed fence was a special touch that our dogs enjoyed because they were able to run around leash-free. I would have given 5-stars but we had a few issues during our stay. First, not all electrical sockets work, so we had to search around the house to find a working socket for our cell phone charger and laptop. Also, the doorknob for the entrance door is a bit tricky from the inside and outside when it comes to turning it. Seems to get stuck and will only open after a few tries. The other big issue we had was I got locked in the bathroom a few times our first day there because the inside doorknob doesn’t work at all. The bathroom doorknob only opens from the outside, so we learned to not close the door all the way. Other than those things, it was a perfect home to relax, sleep, eat, and shower in. I would definitely recommend this house to others.
Manager response:
The bathroom doorknob and front door have both been taken care of, and we have fixed the outlets. Thank you!
Kirk K. Apr 2018
Smaller rental with fenced in yard for dogs. Close to all the activities.
Don C. Apr 2018
This is our second year to stay at this place and hope to stay there next year
Linda S. Mar 2018
Charlie's is so close to the beach, I walked back and made lunch to take back. So nice to let the dog out by opening the door not walking thru a hotel. If we had a question or problem, vacasa answered right away and fixed it. I can't wait to return. It is located close to the grocery store too. Great to be able to truly relax and have the ability to fix a meal or snack and not have to drive anywhere. The wifi was an added bonus.
Ramon C. Mar 2018
Great location, fully packed with anything you might need. Highly recommended.
John & Nancy F. Mar 2018
Charlie's Place has a great location...a quick walk to the beach in one direction & Padre Blvd in the other. The fenced back yard is perfect for dogs. The big front porch is a fun place to hang out. The house is dated but very clean. We missed not having a dishwasher. If you're someone that needs everything new & perfect, it might not be the place for you . Also if you can't do stairs don't rent, because you have to take stairs to enter the house.
Madonna J. Feb 2018
We enjoyed our stay. It was very very clean and inviting. Nothing fancy. Our dog felt very welcome right away.
We could not use the ceiling fan as the chains were not long enough.
Back yard could, should have been mowed, and past residents could have cleaned up their doggy doo, we did. Gate hinges need revamped, garage doors don't lock. West garage door is unlocked and easily opened to get to washer and dryer. We looked all over inside for garage door openers. There is none. Just lift up west door to open.
The place could use a little paint, inside and out. But these would not deter me from returning.
It's a cute little place that suited our needs perfectly. But if I was to live there, I'd have to paint.
Manager response:
We apologize for the inconveniences this guest experienced. We have installed a manual garage turn lock. Thanks!
Tony G. Feb 2018
thank you
Evelyn C. Jan 2018
Not fancy at all, but very cozy! great location!
Diana B. Dec 2017
We loved it was so convenient to the beach and that it was dog friendly.
Sandra L. Nov 2017
Great location, clean and worked out perfect for us. Charlie’s Place is in the perfect location. Less than a city block from bay and beaches, dogs allowed on leash. A short walk to stores and several restaurants. Absolutely worth a stay!
Manuel A. Oct 2017
My wife & I really love the house; just need to be able to lock garage doors like before.
Lisa P. Sep 2017
House was perfect for our needs short walk to convenience store and beach. Porch was perfect for the sunset.
Tina T. Sep 2017
wonderful stay at a hard time for lots of others with Harvey hitting. Island was empty, waves were great for two days
Nadine T. Aug 2017
Nice location, good parking, peace and quiet were the pluses of this property. Bugs, stained blankets and old fish in the outside trash ruined the cuteness of this little house. For the price we will stay elsewhere next time.
Oscar C. Aug 2017
I love the location other than not having central air and heat I would definitely stay there again
Gilbert E. Jun 2017
Great place for couple's, might be cramped with a family. Great location, but definitely needs upgrade on a/c. Place is really hot and hard to cool down with south padre heat and humidity, bathroom is the hottest place on the island. Overall great place, we stayed for a week and loved it. Beach Access number 4 is nice and about 3 blocks down, better to drive than walk..The car ports are a huge plus, and the place is way better than staying in a cramped hotel.. We plan on returning for next year, hopefully another window unit is added.
Stephanie L. Jun 2017
We loved this older beach house! It was just the right size for our family of three. Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. The best feature is the large covered front porch.
Kristy B. Jun 2017
Great location! Right by the shops and just a block from the beach. Nothing fancy but Everything you need. Great garage space for him and his fishing kayak. Perfect balcony for brunch. Only thing I found missing was a lime squeezer for fresh margaritas 🍹
Charles R. Jun 2017
Plenty of room. Open concept. Perfect for the weekend away with the girlfriend or whatever. Close to the beach and shopping, restaurants, etc,...
Robert E. Jun 2017
I have to say the best thing was sitting in the balcony with my wife and pet kids just relaxing and taking in the beach weather. Couldn't ask for a better location.
Dennis C. May 2017
over all a nice place....past guests and cleaning crew didnot clean up dog poo in the back yard we bought a shovel and we picked up all the poo so next guest had clean yard...also grass dieing needs water....also ac leaking on deck and night lights over stares out.... front door needs screen ...garrage door needs handle to open....grill dirty...gates on stares all need screws to hold in proper place....
Manager response:
The owner is aware of all these issues and is currently working with a crew to get the home fixed up. Thank you!
Roel R. May 2017
Booked this property for our trip to participate in the 6th Annual SPI JailBreak. Location was perfect with restaurants and stores within walking distance. ALL Beds are super comfortable better than most hotels in the area. Patio is huge and perfect to unwind after a long day. Beach access is within a 5 min walk.

Word of advice for future renters, BBQ pit and washer/dryer are downstairs in the garage. Just pull up on the right side door.

Overall 5 stars. Will rent again.
Is wonderful for the pets everybody was happy
HEMANTH A. Mar 2017
The place has a nice fenced yard, and located close to the beach and everything. but the house needs some structural upgrades . Smells moldy not enough ventilation.
Roy V H. Feb 2017
Overall we were very satisfied with everything. It was a comfortable and clean beach house. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the evening and the fenced back yard was great for our dog. Would recommend staying here to anyone.
Tom M. Feb 2017
Great location! If you're traveling with a dog, the fenced yard handy. Just open doors, and Fido can come and go as they please. 2 minute walk to Gulf beach.
Ana S. Jan 2017
We absolutely loved it here! So close to the main Blvd and so close to the beach! Loved the fenced off yard so our pups had room to run. Also, we did not having to worrie about sharing the yard!
Maria Soledad H. Jan 2017
Really, we felt very confortable, we like to come back again. Is an old property, but it has everything what you need, everything clean
John S. Nov 2016
We came down from Dallas, grandparents with 7 and 8 yr old. The 8 yr old is Autistic. Needed something open. The deck was great for them to play on. Close to just about anywhere you need to go. Had a great breeze coming across when we sat on the patio. Would definitely do it again!
Manuel A. Oct 2016
Extremely nice with all d amenities as a beach house......
Wathik L. Oct 2016
If you want to spend the day swimming, walking, or hanging at the beach then this is a great location. Very short walk around the corner and you're there. Also we brought our dog and the yard is completely fenced so no means of escaping. Very comfy and simple.
Jessi B. Oct 2016
This was a nice little place for a getaway. It was a bit outdated but we didn't mind, it added to the charm. It was in a great location and walking distance to the beach, perfect!
Caleb B. Aug 2016
Our stay at Charlie's Place was great! It was nice and relaxing. It was in a good location, not too loud or crowded. We plan on making a trip here next year with our kids!
Oscar M. Aug 2016
Very well situated , walking distance to the beach and stores
Shea G. Jul 2016
Our family of 5 loved this little house! It is tiny, but compared to a hotel room, this was a much better option. The location is great. The front porch is awesome, and being able to cook and do laundry was helpful. We were even able to bring our dogs! Great first trip to SPI.
Katie R. Jul 2016
Great place with a great location!!
Elizabeth T. Jul 2016
Very cozy comfortable stay for our family and dogs. Clean and comfortable. No frills but all the comforts of home and almost completely dog friendly. Our dogs enjoyed taking morning walks to the beach, as did we!
Oscar M. Jun 2016
Loved it, very well located minutes from beach and Boulevard. Will return and use again. House was excellent and cozy
Randal F. May 2016
Great for small family or people with dogs ...
Pro: Fenced yard for dog and large front porch for sitting
Cons: Vintage furnishings and old flooring
Had great time is like cottage living so enjoy '
Irene L. Mar 2016
Great to have your own place. Would delete reference to seeing sunrise or sunsets due to buildings around. More room if less stuff in unit. Replace white table on porch. Could keep out of sun so ready to use only if needed. Toss out white wicker piece on porch.
Manager response:
We appreciate your suggestions and will take them under consideration.
Kathy O. Feb 2016
We liked the garage, washer and dryer, fenced yard pet friendly. Property has been used hard..torn couch, chewed table. The windows are completely opaque nothing can be seen outside. Very noisy location but convenient. Very clean.
Sarah C. Jan 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Charlie's place over New Years eve. It was freezing and rainy the entire time we were there so we hung out at the house a lot and it was very comfortable and had everything we needed to relax. The kitchen was well equipped, there is a big deck and fenced in backyard that made it easy with the dogs. It is very close to the beach, less than 5 min walk. Great place for a couple or a small family. It is very close to the main boulevard that has a lot of traffic and can be loud. Conveniently located and you can walk to several places including restaurants, cvs, corner store ect. We look forward to returning in the warmer months! Thanks!