With its beautiful beaches, water sport opportunities, and shopping, the resort town of South Padre Island off the coast of Texas is the perfect place to take a vacation. This is a destination with warm ocean waters for swimming, fun bars for a nightlife scene, and an awesome dining and entertainment scene to keep you busy. One of the best ways to experience the area is to stay at a local vacation rental property, such as one hosted on VRBO. Here are some of the top vacation rentals to choose from in South Padre Island.

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Casa Campeche, 3-Bedroom Beach House Casa Campeche 3-Bedroom Beach House
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Casa Campeche 3-Bedroom Beach House

Casa Campeche, 3-Bedroom Beach House

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom beach house has an outdoor kitchen, barbecue area, and three HDTVs to watch. It’s a 1,500-square-foot house that sleeps eight people and is just minutes for the beach. You’ll enjoy the large pool and private back yard with your family, as well as the awesome firework display held on Friday nights in the summer. Other perks about this property are the comfy king-sized bed in the master bedroom, as well as its prime location just a block from a supermarket, and within walking distance to several restaurants. Guests can use the onsite washer and dryer to do laundry and park onsite too. The house is kid-friendly, although pets are not allowed.

Jennifer’s Beachfront Condo Bedroom at Jennifer’s Beachfront Condo
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Bedroom at Jennifer’s Beachfront Condo

Jennifer’s Beachfront Condo

This beachfront condo is a popular vacation rental that sleeps six people and is 1,401 square feet in size. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms at Edgewater Condominiums and offers views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay from the fifth (top) floor. You’ll love the balcony here to watch the sunrise and beach activities. The kitchen and bathrooms have been recently remodeled, plus there’s a washer/dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi and cable, a year-round pool, hot tub, tennis court, and grilling area. Children are welcome at this home. Stay here for ocean views, being steps away from the beach, and having access to resort amenities within an impeccably maintained resort complex.

The Kingfish Cottage The Kingfish Cottage
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The Kingfish Cottage

The Kingfish Cottage

You can also stay at Kingfish Cottage, which sleeps 10 people and measures 1,800 square feet in size. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is a three-minute walk to the beach. This cottage has a cozy vibe to make you feel right at home with a coffeemaker, two fully stocked kitchens, and two dining areas. You’ll be minutes from stores and restaurants when you stay here and also have access to a covered outdoor seating area, fire pit, fenced-in backyard, hot tub, and porch to watch the sunrise. This is a kid-friendly and pet-friendly property, and the pet fee is a minimum of $100.

Stunning Beach House Exterior of Stunning Beach House
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Exterior of Stunning Beach House

Stunning Beach House

Here is a South Padre Island option that sleeps 10 people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and one-half bath. It’s in the Villas of South Padre Island and has patios on every floor. The condo is in an exclusive gated property that has a community swimming pool, hot tub, and tennis courts. You’ll be just a short walk from the beach when you stay here and be among lots of palm trees and tropical flowers. Fun things to do in this area include the fitness center, canoeing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking, movie theaters, and nightlife. Come here for a family-friendly atmosphere because this home doesn’t allow spring break groups and there aren’t spring break party houses nearby. There’s a three-night minimum stay at this vacation rental property.

Largest Condo with Private Pool and Patio Inside Largest Condo with Private Pool and Patio
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Inside Largest Condo with Private Pool and Patio

Largest Condo with Private Pool and Patio

For your groups of seven people, consider staying at this 1,484-square-foot villa with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is one of the five villas at Bahia Mar and has a private patio and private pool. The complex it’s in has two new swimming pools, a children’s playground, and beachfront sundeck. This is a secure and safe place to stay with wristbands required and 24-hour security guards. Vacation renters are allowed two parking permits. This is an ideal place to stay for ocean views, shared amenities to meet other people, and a welcoming vibe.

Casa Dolores Exterior of Casa Dolores
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Exterior of Casa Dolores

Casa Dolores

Casa Dolores a house rental that sleeps 11 people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a private home that’s a quarter-mile from the beach. Onsite perks include the heated pool, barbecue pit, two-car garage, driveway for parking, and cinema on the same block. Children are welcome here, and there’s a washer and dryer for doing laundry.

South Padre Retreat on the Pond View of South Padre Retreat on the Pond
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View of South Padre Retreat on the Pond

South Padre Retreat on the Pond

Stay at this retreat property with up to six people and enjoy a 1,127-square-foot property with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s about 8.8 miles to the center of South Padre Island. You’ll be in a cozy unit in a golf community and have lovely pond water views from the patio. The beaches in the area are about 20 minutes away. Onsite amenities in the complex include an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool. This is a quiet community, which means partiers are not welcome. Small pets are considered, while large pets may be as well on prior approval.

Two-Bedroom Rental with Huge Balcony Exterior of Lynn’s Two-Bedroom Rental
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Exterior of Lynn’s Two-Bedroom Rental

Two-Bedroom Rental with Huge Balcony

This vacation rental in South Padre Island is 1,300 square feet, sleeps six people, and has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a Key West-style vacation home with beach view balconies and views of the Gulf. You can access the beach right across the street from the house. There’s a free island shuttle you can take from here too. Guests can use the large charcoal grill on the balcony, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys, porch swing, and rocking chairs. Guests also get a discount for private bay fishing in the Laguna Madre. Well-behaved pets are allowed here for a $75 fee per stay.

Waterfront Home with Expansive Deck Waterfront Home with Expansive Deck
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Waterfront Home with Expansive Deck

Waterfront Home with Expansive Deck

For four guests, this one-bedroom and one-bathroom cottage is a great choice in South Padre Island. It has direct access to Laguna Madre and is a waterfront home about five miles from the beach. Guests enjoy the multi-level deck, two shared pools, community gym, tennis courts, basketball courts, and an on-site restaurant. The modern kitchen in the home is well equipped, there’s a charcoal grill in the outdoor area, and the washer/dryer and Wi-Fi are complimentary.

Beautiful Two-Bedroom Casita at the Golf Course Beautiful Two-Bedroom Casita at the Golf Course
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Beautiful Two-Bedroom Casita at the Golf Course

Beautiful Two-Bedroom Casita at the Golf Course

Measuring 990 square feet and able to sleep six people, this casita has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in South Padre Island. It’s at the South Padre Island Golf Course and has a gas barbecue grill, patio screened deck, and open living area in the duplex style unit. In this community, there is a golf course, driving range, heated pools, tennis court, fitness room, and restaurant. When you stay here, you’ll be about 12 miles from the beach.

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Bedroom at Beach House with Private Pool

Beach House with Private Pool

This vacation rental on VRBO is a 1,000-square-foot townhome that sleeps up to four people. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, and one half-bath. The beach is just a three-minute walk away. The property is a vintage-style duplex with private access to a pool, patio, garden, and lounge/bar. The boardwalk, beach access, beach bar, and movie theater are steps away. Some of the many amenities include free laundry access, a full-size kitchen, covered parking, high-speed Wi-Fi, and pets considered. Other perks are separate outdoor rooms, a private pool, bikes, kayaks, and lovely landscaping.

Recently Remodeled, 3-Bedroom with Private Pool Pool at Recently Remodeled 3BR/3BA with Private Pool
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Pool at Recently Remodeled 3BR/3BA with Private Pool

Recently Remodeled, 3-Bedroom with Private Pool

This VRBO property is great for big groups of up to 12 people and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has a private pool, is minutes from the beach, and features welcoming common areas for hanging out. The outdoor spaces include a fenced courtyard, pool, barbecue, and balcony. Other perks are the washer and dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, and parking for four vehicles. Not only are you just 300 yards from the beach, but nightlife destinations are close by and Schlitterbahn is less than 10 minutes away.

3-bedroom Townhome on South Padre Island Outside 3-bedroom townhome 2400sqft on South Padre Island
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Outside 3-bedroom townhome 2400sqft on South Padre Island

3-bedroom Townhome on South Padre Island

You can also stay in this 2,400-square-foot, three-bedroom townhome on South Padre Island that sleeps up to 12 people. It has three bathrooms and one half-bath, as well as a private pool, full kitchen, and an open floor concept for gatherings. You’re within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and entertainment from here. There is a $100 cleaning fee required when you stay here. Children and pets are welcome here. The property also has a washer/dryer, parking, internet, and two balconies to enjoy.

Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Close to Beach View of 3/2.5 Heated Pool and Jacuzzi close to beach
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View of 3/2.5 Heated Pool and Jacuzzi close to beach

Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Close to Beach

This 1,800-square-foot townhome has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one half-bath. It sleeps up to eight people and has a large master bedroom that opens up to a balcony that overlooks a Jacuzzi and pool. It’s just steps to the beach and the entertainment district from here. Park your car on the first-floor garage and enjoy the Xbox on rainy days or for some downtime. The lawn is nicely landscaped, Wi-Fi is available throughout the house, and the living area opens up to a balcony that overlooks Padre Boulevard and a beach view. Guests enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub here. Children are welcome here, and long-term rentals are possible at this VRBO.

Chic 4-Bedroom with Gulf-View Balcony & Covered Patio Chic 4-Bedroom with Gulf-View Balcony & Covered Patio
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Chic 4-Bedroom with Gulf-View Balcony & Covered Patio

Chic 4-Bedroom with Gulf-View Balcony & Covered Patio

Large groups up to 10 people can stay at this townhome with four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well in South Padre Island. It’s just 200 yards to the beach boardwalk and a two-minute walk to Wanna Wanna for seafood. Island Market is a five-minute walk away. The kitchen is well-equipped, the lower-level covered balcony is private and bordered with palm trees, and there’s a grill for enjoying meals alfresco with views of the Gulf. Other perks are the space being pet-friendly, parking for four vehicles, a washer and dryer, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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