The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in South Padre Island, Texas

Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals
Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals | © Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals / Expedia
Julia Sayers Gokhale

South Padre Island is a thin strip of barrier island off the southern coast of Texas. The resort town is a well-known destination for families, spring breakers, fishermen and others who come to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and clear, calm Gulf water. It’s also perfect for wildlife aficionados, as it’s home to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, the South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center, and a sea turtle rehabilitation center. We’ve found the best vacation rentals to book to complete your beach trip, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Casa Picasso 3 BR Home with Private Pool, for sun lounging

Homestay

A hotel room with white and blue bedding
© Casa Picasso 3 BR Home with Private Pool / Expedia

Live in luxury at this three-bedroom home just minutes from the beach. The Spanish-style home sleeps up to 10 people with three bedrooms, seven beds, and three baths. A spacious living area opens up directly to your private pool. Soak up the sun on pool loungers or grill some freshly caught fish on the outdoor barbecue. The master bedroom also has a second-floor balcony that overlooks the pool area.

2. Gulf 4-Bedroom House by Fountain Vista, for spacious living

Guesthouse

A kitchen and dining area
© Gulf 4-Bedroom House by Fountain Vista / Expedia

Great for large groups who want the conveniences of home, this four-bedroom home provides a comfortable stay with spacious living areas and a full kitchen. The ‘children’s room’ includes two sets of bunk beds, so you can bring the whole family. Enjoy a meal on the large deck, or lounge on the hammock overlooking the home’s private garden. A one-minute walk to the beach provides easy toes-in-the-sand access.

3. Oceanvista Condominiums by Cheap Getaway, for great amenities

Apartment

A balcony overlooking the beach and sea
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Wake up to views of the ocean from the balcony of this three-bedroom condo. Located in the Oceanvista Condominium tower, the modern condo provides a sleek stay with resort-like amenities. Enjoy the complex’s two pools and a hot tub, as well as tennis courts, a children’s play area and a barbecue/picnic area (although you’ll also have your own grill on the deck of the condo). A boardwalk leads from the pool deck to the beach.

4. Ocean View by South Padre Condo Rentals, for ocean views

Homestay

A cream and white hotel room with bed and picture, and brick wall
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Let the light in at this beautiful open-concept townhome with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom, and can accommodate up to 10 guests (the living area has a sofa bed). Exposed brick walls and beachy decor hint at its surroundings. Enjoy ocean views from the balcony of the home, and simply walk out the door for beach access.

5. Sea Vista by South Padre Condo Rentals, for beach flair

Apartment

A mainly white hotel room with a sea view
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At Sea Vista beachfront condominium complex, you’ll find two- and three-bedroom condos for rent. Each condo is decorated uniquely, either with beach flair or sleek modern decor, and has a full kitchen. Enjoy sweeping Gulf views from balconies off the main living areas. All condos in the complex have access to two outdoor pools, two hot tubs, and tennis courts.

6. Rain Dancer by South Padre Condo Rentals, for a lowkey stay

Serviced Apartment

A swimming pool lined with green and white chairs
© Rain Dancer by South Padre Condo Rentals / Expedia

The Rain Dancer condos provide private one- and two-bedroom rentals in a small condo complex. Accommodations are all individually decorated and include balconies or patios. The ground-floor condos open up to a secluded grassy courtyard area with outdoor furniture and a barbecue grill. The complex has an outdoor pool, and the beach is just a few minutes walk.

7. Acqua Dolce I House 1, for seaside convenience

Apartment

A room with brown sofas and red curtains
© Acqua Dolce I House 1 / Expedia

The small Acqua Dolce condo complex rents out this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo near the beach. It sleeps eight people between a queen bed, pyramid bunk (double on bottom, twin on top), twin bed and double sofa bed. A full kitchen and plenty of seating in the living area adds additional comfort and convenience. Relax at the complex’s outdoor pool or take the two-minute walk to the beach.

8. Acapulco Villa South Padre Island, for king beds

Villa

A room with cream sofas and walls, and a TV
© Acapulco Villa South Padre Island / Expedia

Large, spacious bedrooms elevate this home rental above the rest. Three of the four bedrooms have king beds, and the fourth has two twin beds. Three bathrooms, a large living area and a full kitchen allow plenty of space for everyone. Plus, you’ll have your own private pool surrounded by lush, tropical foliage. A deck off the living area overlooks the pool. The home also includes a balcony out front with comfortable lounge furniture.

9. Inverness Condominium 400, for secluded relaxation

Apartment

9f927022 Inverness Condominium 400
© Inverness Condominium 400 / Expedia

This four-star condo at Inverness Condominium complex is decorated in serene shades of blue. It has one bedroom with a king bed, as well as a double sofa bed in the living area. Enjoy unobstructed views of the beach from the condo’s balcony, as well as from the complex’s elevated pool deck. A secluded, covered hot tub area also is available to guests.

10. Good Hope Beach Townhouse 5306, for waterfall features

Homestay

deaad449 Good Hope Beach Townhouse 5306
© Good Hope Beach Townhouse 5306 / Expedia

The light and bright nautical decor of this beachfront townhouse will instantly put you in vacation mode. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, everyone can have their own space and privacy. The master bedroom leads out to a balcony with ocean views. And the best part? You’ll have your own private pool with a rock waterfall feature, lounge chairs and a barbecue grill.

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