|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A house right on the beach! Enjoy beautiful sunrises from the large deck. Beach access is at your front door, with a private trail through the dunes to the soft, sandy beach.
This charming classic beach house has plenty of room for family and friends. The main quarters on the second floor have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom has two full size beds. The kitchen, living room and large dining area are surrounded by windows with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico and South Padre Island’s pristine beach. WIFI
The lower level of the house (accessible through a separate outside doorway) has 2 bedrooms, bathroom with a shower and a half bath. Each bedroom has two full size beds. There is a full size hide-a-bed couch in the main area of the lower level. The lower level has a small deck and beach access. The house has a one car garage, washer and dryer and ample parking area.
FULL PAYMENT AT CHECK IN ONLY
DEPOSIT NEEDED TO RESERVE
MUST BE 25 YRS TO BOOK
A charming house right on the beach! Imagine beautiful sunrise
The house is right on the beach. Very roomy and we had everything we needed. Richard is great--so welcoming and accommodating. Fantastic! Previously we had rented 2 other properties that Richard manages and they were also so nice and comfy. The view from this one takes your breath away.
My family of 9 adults, 7 kids (infant-13), has stayed here a total of 4 days and 3 nights and never once felt crowded. This house if a stand alone unit right on the water, with a beautiful view from the second floor deck to the water. Although the weather was a bit 'messy', the trip was still perfect in every sense. Plenty of time on the beach, plenty of space to relax, lots of kitchen area seating, and plenty of bed space for everyone.
The owner was super easy to work with and the cottage was very relaxed and had a homey comfortable feel. If your looking for a waiter, maid service, and marble countertops with stainless steel appliances, this is NOT your place. If your looking for a super comfortable laid back beachhouse/bungalow feel, then this is perfect for you.
We will definitely be returning again soon, as this was truly all we had hoped for and more in our family get together/vacation.
We had a fantastic experience at "The Racetrack". Richard was excellent getting us set up, then let us do our own thing. He said it was a funky little beach house, which is just what we wanted, but it was better than expected. Very spacious. Everything we needed for 14 people to live comfortably for a week. Long island bar and dining table accommodated everyone. New grill was nice. All the beach toys/sand castle tools you need. Cold A/C. We did bring extra shade and surf chairs, which was nice for our crowd. Best part was the 100 steps to the beach! And our area was never crowded, even on Saturday when up the beach was elbow-to-toenail.Our deposit was refunded to the credit card the same day we checked out. When in South Padre we will stay here. Well done, sir.
This house is right on the beach and kids loved it. Owner is very humble and returned our deposite right when we check out.
House is old but is very good. Everything was there in the house so you don't need any linen or your own sleeping bag etc.
Kitchen has all the spices and oil too. Out side Deck is really good. You can sit there and listen to smoothing voice of water all night.
It was an excellent experience.
The view from this home was fantastic. We come from an area where the water is BROWN! I had several questions (as I usually do when going on vacation) and Claudia & Richard were great about answering ALL of them. The house is an older house but we had everything we needed and we were told to call if we needed anything. Needless to say, we never called. The beds and couches were very comfortable. The location was the best thing about this vacation home. It always looked crowed up and down the beach except for a few people right in front of the home. You could see the condo beach goes all crammed in their areas but never had to fight for a spot on the beach, mainly because we were always in the water. They did have plenty of chairs and umbrellas and toys for our use. The umbrellas were a bit old but we made due with a piece of rebar that was left in the garage (along with the chairs & toys). Washer & dryer are downstairs in the garage. The 2 upstairs bedrooms had their own bathroom which was great. There are only 2 TV's. One upstairs and 1 downstairs in the living rooms so we brought our own small TV and DVD player for late night movie viewing. There are no cable outlets in the bedrooms but we already knew this (thanks to Claudia). There were books everywhere so if you are a reader, no need for a TV. All kinds..you name the type, it was there. The outside shower was fantastic for rinsing off! A word of warning.....WEAR FLIP FLOPS OR SANDLES. The sand there is extremely HOT! While on deck at night, we saw people with flashlights all up and down the beach. Apparently crabs come out at night, so if you young children, bring a flashlight. There are pails in the garage. From sitting on the deck, the house to you right is obstructed by palm trees so you can't even see those people and the house on the left is farther back so it is like you are out there on your own. Plenty of chairs on the deck and a couple of loungers. We usually bring a canopy for uncovered decks but we forgot but by the early afternoon, you didn't even need it. The only grocery store is the Blue Marlin a few blocks up the road but Wal-Mart is just over the bridge. 10 minutes tops. We walked to several shops from this house. People are walking everywhere at night and we always felt safe when venturing out at night.
I would rent this home again in a heartbeat.
THANKS CLAUDIA & RICHARD!!!
We were greeted right on time and when we entered the house it exceeded our expectations. The furniture in the living room was newer than in the photo and more comfortable. Very spacious and clean. The thing we really liked is that we were never nervous our kids were going to damage something and we had a 2 year with us. Only had to baby proof the cabinet under the sink. The kitchen was roomy and very well stocked, lots of spices and oil etc. We cooked a few times and had everything we needed. The rooms were average with somewhat firm mattresses but at the end of the day we slept like babies. The downstairs is narrow with a small seating area and table but suitable for sleeping and snacking. The downstairs is not accessible to the upstairs and has 2 separate entrances. Our older kids felt like they had their own place and liked that part quite a bit.
The absolute best part was the beach. It is right there down a private path over the dunes. After you watch everyone else lug their stuff from across the street down to the beach a few times you know you made the right choice. Beautiful view from the house and back patio (both levels have a large patio). Lots of lounge seating. We had a great time and both houses on either side are offset so you get the feeling you are all alone.
It was a wonderful stay and the owners were so flexible and pleasant to work with. Worth every penny.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.