If the feeling of sunshine on your nose and sand between your toes is not enough to get you to the serene resort town of South Padre Island, Texas, then perhaps the sound of waves crashing nearby, the smell of fresh seafood, and the spectacular sunsets will. All that you and your friends and/or family need is a luxurious home outfitted with all of the best amenities to make your vacation the most memorable yet. That home is Casabella - a four bedroom, four bath home with a spare room that doubles as a second living area and/or 5th bedroom. The second-floor living room adjoins the dining area and gourmet kitchen, which opens to a beautiful balcony. From this second floor balcony, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sparkling swimming pool, the laguna madre, seasonal fireworks, and the nearby beach-only 1/2 a block away. This revitalizing tropical paradise awaits you!
THIS OWNER DOES NOT ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS. BEWARE OF ANY EMAILS FROM PURPORTED OWNERS WHO ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS ONLY. MAKE CONTACT WITH OWNER, GINA MILLIN, AT (956)451-0835 BEFORE SENDING ANY PAYMENT.
Three generations of our family gathered for a post-Christmas, New Years celebration. The house accommodated us wonderfully. It was clean, well-supplied and homey. I was particularly impressed with the immediate response when the hot tub didn't work. The weather was not good, and it was about the only thing we could do. Our disappointment was quickly allayed when the owners sent a repairman over. Within a short time it was up and running and we were enjoying the warm water. The true mark of a good owner is how they respond when something goes wrong. This response was awesome! I would recommend this home unreservedly. And, it is very close to a gorgeous beach and several fun restaurants.
Well, first of all there is such a bountiful selection of homes for a party of 10 That I ended up asking my daughter in law for help in weeding thru and screening and pricing properties as I struggled with keeping it all straight! A lot of time could be saved if owners posted pricing for all times of the year. Many properties had "winter rates" with the exception of Christmas week which was upcharged. What we found is Thansgiving week is treated the same way although not built into the rate area, so lots of disappointment when calling thinking something was in our pricepoint when it wasn't. Casabella 's pricing was straight forward and the owners were easy to connect with and pleasant. They do not accept credit cards but will allow a "hold" while you send a check via snail mail.
When we arrived I was surprised to find half the properties on the block for sale in varying stages of condition. Casabella is attractive and fairly well maintained- and is about 1/2 block then across Gulf Blvd(fairly busy traffic wise so likely not appropriate for children even in a group to cross by themselves)-nice canvas over the sand walkway down to the beach from there. So very close and easy access! The home is 3 stories as stated- main entrance on second floor. Sadly one of the first things we discovered is the garage door was broken and so large and heavy it could not be operated manually so that made unloading and storing more difficult. There is a nice size king bed room down as well as a bath and laundry area - full size machines and an exit door out to the pool from that bedroom. There is more than an adequate supply of pool towels, bath and hand towels, wash cloths for 10.
The second story- main floor has a large kitchen, table that is built for 6 in a dining area and a full bath, living room and the room that can be a den, a bedroom or a playroom. It had a nice trundle bed, toys, tv and xbox with games (very sadly for the little grands and the older grands it was inoperable, and not fixable without being serviced so although none of them brought there own as I told them there was one there wasn't). The kitchen had lots of cooking pots,pans,implements except a cookie sheet. Dishes were adequate if you combined sets, silverware on the very short side- need more for 10 or more people. No dish soap, scrubber or paper towels. 2 dishtowels and dishcloths provided.
Upstairs on 3rd floor 3 more bedrooms, master had jacuzzi tub - very nice...another full bath in hall.
My husband and I stayed at Casabella for 3 days with our 4 children and their families. It was a perfect beautiful home. Everything in the home worked perfectly and there was everything we needed and more! The grandchildren and adults loved the pool area! It was beautiful and very clean. I couldn't believe all the toys for the beach and pool! The location was fantastic! Walking distance to the beach and stores. The home also decorated so nicely, it didn't feel like a rental. I would definitely rent this beautiful home again!!
We stayed at Casabella for four nights. (8 adults and 2 children - 21/2 year old and 7 month old). It really was a treat to have everything you could possibly want provided, kids and pool toys included. This is truly a fabulous home away from home. We would highly recommend it.
My family recently had a great vacation here. We had 12 people ranging in age from 4 to 60+. Everyone had a great time. There is plenty of room. The house was in excellent condition and the backyard is awesome especially - the pool. The beach and a nice beach access are very close. This is a great place to stay. We would highly recommend it.
South Padre Island boasts the most beautiful beaches in Texas and makes for the ideal vacation getaway because of the numerous activities the resort town has to offer both families and singles, and because of its proximity to Matamoros, Mexico. The island is easily accessible by car and/or by plane by way of Harlingen, Texas. Although May - August is the peak season, the Fall, Winter and Spring are ideal times to visit South Padre due to the warm climate almost year-round.
Other Activities: Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park, dolphin watch, jet-skiing, miniature golf, go-carts, active night life with live music, sunset cruises, and more.