South Padre Island House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN HIGH SEASON.
The Banana Cabana is a beautifully-decorated home just 3/10 mile from the beach. Shopping and dining are a mere 2 blocks away.
Upstairs you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, one guest bedroom and bathroom. There are two more bedrooms,a bathroom and laundry room on the ground floor. The master suite offers a king bed, dresser and nightstands with beautiful natural stone tops, an Italian chair & ottoman, TV & DVD player. The walk-in closet has built-in shelving and drawers. Women will love the master bathroom with its jacuzzi, separate shower, and vanity complete with drawers for toiletries and a lighted makeup mirror.
The two main guest bedrooms each have queen beds, 5-drawer chests, nightstands and comfortable seating. There is a double-size futon/twin bunk bed combo in the kids room as well as a TV/DVD and XBox game set. Shelving in the closet for clothes. You will not have to live out of a suitcase in this lovely home! Porcelain tile and Berber carpet upstairs; tile downstairs.
The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed with beautiful dinnerware, flatware, and glassware (all for 12), Cuisinart food processor, coffee makers, blender, large electric griddle,electric skillet, toaster/broiler oven, pop-up toaster, knife set with block, stand mixer, hand mixer, laptop trays for casual dining, spices, and an endless array of cooking utensils and gadgets. Complete set of acrylic plates, bowls, glasses (even margarita & wine)for pool-side use. Lots of work space on beautiful black granite counter tops.
For entertainment, the Banana Cabana offers wireless internet access, 3 TVs with DVD players, an XBox game set (memory chip & extra controller), IPOD dock station; various board games, a ping pong table w/equipment, and a collection of books and DVDs. For beach or poolside fun, there are ice chests, pool floats & toys, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys .
Families with infants will enjoy the high chair and portable crib/play pen & security gate. The house sleeps 9; however you will find a roll-away bed for additional guests, and one of the sofas in the den offers a queen fold-out bed, enabling bedding for 12.
The garage is huge - room for 2 cars and the pingpong table. Additional covered parking for 2 more cars. (The owner reserves the right to store one car in garage.)
The Banana Cabana boasts incredible covered decks with tables and seating (over 20 pieces of cast iron furniture) View of huge Laguna Madre Bay from back deck as well as the Friday Night Summer Firework Display! Additional chairs & lounges are in garage. There is a stainless steel gas grill as well as a conventional BBQ grill. By the pool you will find chaise lounges, and a large table/chair set. The 10x30 ft. pool has bench seating and jacuzzi jets in the shallow end.
Keywords: Single-Family Dwelling (NOT a duplex)
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About The Owner
My husband and I have lived overseas 18 years (now living in Stavanger, Norway). We bought the Banana Cabana to serve as our home away from home when we visited and fell in love with South Padre Island in 2005. When I am not using the home myself, we occasionally rent the house to select clientele who, we feel, will take care of and respect our property.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
Why The Owner chose South Padre Island
Since the Banana Cabana has been my home away from home for years, it is extremely well stocked -- much more than most rentals you will ever come across. When I am staying there, I entertain friends often, so you will find extras such as two - not one - mixers (stand & hand), large griddle for pancakes, etc., 20+ pieces of brightly-colored cast-iron outdoor furniture, new gas grill and conventional BBQ grill, Cuisinart Food Processor, Blender...see the full list on the details page.
What makes this house unique
Although only 3/10 mile (5-min walk) from the beach, the Banana Cabana is 1/2 blk from the bay (nice view from back deck!). We are located on a quiet dead-end street - perfect for families with children. Our pool & back yard face the south, so you have a full day of warm sunshine as well as a large covered area.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"It was absolutely perfect! The beds were comfy beyond belief, the pool and patio were great. The grill worked perfectly, etc.; we truly enjoyed ourselves over the holiday weekend. The only comment I have is you need a toaster to toast bed, bagles, etc., as we could not find one. (The only constructive criticism we could muster!)We truly appreciate your allowing us to share your lovely vacation home. We will recommend it to anyone, and please feel free to use us as a reference."
(NOTE: A toaster/broiler oven and pop-up toaster were immediately placed in the house.)