At the very tip of southern Texas, glittering South Padre Island vacation rentals await with gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters, and tons of family-friendly attractions. Just a half-mile wide at its largest point, and with 34 miles of shoreline, this place is perfect for beach-goers, water sports enthusiasts, and anyone looking for some rest and relaxation. Plan your vacation escape today with one of our South Padre Island rental homes.
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Yes, 83 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. 383 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 your ticket to warm Gulf of Mexico waters, fresh seafood, and a calm coastal retreat. The town is known for its easy waves and efforts in nature conservation. During your trip, take advantage of waterfront restaurants, the scenic walking trails, and pay a visit to South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center for boat tours and touch tanks.
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 between 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! Water sports are very popular here thanks to warm, shallow waters and the sandy bottom. Kiteboarding has become a well-known hobby since the winds can be fairly strong, and you can take lessons from a professional in town. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing are also tons of fun and easy to access here, and you can even take a sandcastle-building lesson!
Go dolphin watching, do an eco tour, or check out rehabilitating sea turtles at Sea Turtle Inc. There are even three campgrounds on the island, so you can listen to the fire crackle while the waves roll in, or you can get some adrenaline pumping through jet skiing, skydiving, or parasailing.
This area is also bike friendly, so it's easy to rent out bicycles with your friends or family and explore the town. Many birds and other flora and fauna pass through this area with the seasons, and the Laguna Madre Nature Trail is a great place to do some bird-watching and enjoy nature's gifts.
With many adorable shops and boutiques in town, it's easy to get some new gear to keep your beach vacation looking fresh. South Padre Island also boasts more than 50 bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, and is renowned for its nightlife (especially during the spring break months). Get the party started after the sun goes down, or just relax with your loved ones and enjoy the fireworks that happen every Friday and Saturday night.
With family-friendly attractions and beautiful beaches, the resort town of South Padre Island offers plenty of ways to spend your days. However, when you stay in one of our vacation rentals or condos, you'll be able to see all that Texas has to offer! 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 house rentals are ideal for anyone looking for a warm and sunny break from it all. With the countless beaches, a multitude of nightly events and festivals, and endless outdoor activity options, this place is a Texas mainstay for good reason - go ahead and check it out for yourself!