Set on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, at the very tip of southern Texas, South Padre Island vacation rentals await with gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters, and tons of family-friendly attractions. As Texas’ only tropical island, the area keeps a laidback air, with cute coastal boutiques, access to water sports, a range of delicious eateries, and unbelievable fishing opportunities. Grab a beach house rental and keep the emerald waves front and center on your next trip to Texas.
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Yes, 77 of our South Padre Island homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 342 of our South Padre Island vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local South Padre Island team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
South Padre Island vacation rentals are the perfect home base for your family reunion, spring break getaway, snowbird retreat, or summer beach vacation. The area boasts several coastal nature centers, picturesque lighthouse scenes, 34 miles of shoreline, and an average of 253 days of sunshine annually. You’re sure to find the ideal rental property to suit your stay, from oceanfront condos to spacious family homes and amenities like pools, hot tubs, beach access, ocean views, fully-equipped kitchens, and more.
The Texas Gulf Coast is a vacation destination that offers something for everyone to enjoy. During your trip, take advantage of waterfront restaurants, scenic walking trails, and fishing piers. Pay a visit to South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center for boat tours and touch tanks or keep an eye out for dolphin watching on a sunset cruise.
South Padre Island is located right on the Gulf of Mexico, across the causeway from Port Isabel, Texas. This is a popular vacation spot all year round for the Northerners who head south for the winter, spring breakers, summer vacationers, and wealthy families from Mexico. You can feel right at home in this paradise when you stay in one of our South Padre Island beach house or condo rentals.
South Padre Island has tons of activities to choose from for people of all ages and interests. Book your beachfront house rental, grab your sunglasses, and let the good times roll.
Of course, South Padre Island Beach is an easy go-to, promising pristine sands and warm waves. Isla Blanca Park is a great kid-friendly beach, with bathroom facilities, picnic areas, and boardwalk walkways. For a peaceful day at the beach with fewer crowds, head to Andie Bowie Park or Beach Access #6.
With family-friendly attractions and beautiful beaches, the resort town of South Padre Island offers plenty of ways to spend your days. For more of an urban experience, head north to the coastal town of Corpus Christi. Although a bit of a drive from South Padre Island, this bustling city is known for its tourist attractions, shopping options, and proximity to the beach and ocean.
Before you head back to your vacation rental, make sure to visit the undeveloped coastline of North Padre Island. Pristine and protected, you'll find that this landscape is home to a variety of wildlife and over 380 species of birds.
Thanks to its position on the Gulf, South Padre Island boasts more moderate temperatures than most other destinations in Texas. Even in winter, the lowest readout you'll see on a thermometer is 50°F, and that happens maybe once a year. Because of this, South Padre Island has become a favorite retreat for Winter Texans looking to escape the cold and snow of more northerly regions. When you need a break from the cold, do yourself a favor and arrange a stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals or condos—you won't regret it.
Our South Padre Island rental homes are ideal for anyone looking for a warm and sunny break from it all. With countless beaches, a multitude of nightly events and festivals, and endless outdoor activity options, this place is a Texas mainstay for good reason.