About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-9)
Beautiful property on the bay side of the island, in a quiet family friendly neighborhood. The perfect home for your next family vacation.
Our great room with cathedral ceilings and large windows give this home a spacious feel. French doors that open onto a large south facing porch bring the lush tropical outdoors in to you. Our home also features a large full kitchen, with a complete assortment of cooking utensils and appliances for dining & entertaining. Additional seating on the porch is great for family dinners or an excellent view of the Friday night fireworks.
Both bedrooms are carpeted, have walk in closets to store away suitcases, and have full bathrooms, with plenty of room for the whole family! It is only a short walk to either the beach or the entertainment district, but far enough away for peace and quiet.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 02, 2018
About Charles Hofmeister
Charles and Diane now share their time between managing their lovely rental property and taking care of their two young sons. Quintin will be 4 this Summer and his baby brother Bodhi was just born this past winter. They love spending time with the children while tending the yard & garden or tidying the house, or enjoying all the island has to offer.
Charles Hofmeister purchased this House in 2003
What makes this House unique
We love the bright, airy feel of the house and enjoy it's private yard as well as the proximity to the beach and bay.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our family had a wonderful five-day stay at the Bahama Beach Lodge! Everything we needed was provided and we felt extremely comfortable. We especially loved the warm breezes on the large patio. Although the owner, Chaz, and his family live in the lower part of the house, one would hardly know they are there (so considerate in granting all the privacy one would need). We can’t wait to return next year!!
Great short vacation! Couldn't have been happier.
Stayed August 8-11, 2017 and were greeted by the owner for an early check in as soon as we crossed the bridge. Home is very roomy and clean. Worked out well as we drove towards beach access #6 everyday to have our vehicle on the beach. Everything was perfect. Thank you Chas!
Home away from home!
The perfect getaway. Clean, quiet, and very comfortable...plus we got to bring our dog. Highly recommended.
Nice property off the beaten path.
Charles and his wife were great hosts. We spent a lovely family weekend to enjoy the beach. The property is not on the beach, but on the bayside of the island. The property was very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. My wife and kids loved the double sized shower in the Master bedroom. We enjoyed the spacious kitchen and appliances for cooking and enjoying meals on the balcony deck. The only issue I had was the grill on the deck was not set up for use. It was missing the propane tank, so we couldn't grill outdoors. Other than that, it was a great stay.
So sorry about the grill, y'all.
You should have said the tank was missing.
We keep 3 on hand for the two grills, so we always have a spare ready to go.
Great place to take the family!
This property exceeded our expectations! The owners were very friendly and hospitable and made us feel welcome and comfortable. The house was very clean and well maintained with plenty of kitchen accessories and bath towels. The house was perfect for our family as the flow of the kitchen and living area allowed us all to eat and play together in the same space with plenty of room to move around. The deck was very nice and overlooks a lush, tropical Back yard that provides privacy and a quiet place to sit and unwind, or watch the fireworks display. The grill was a great feature and used several times. Both bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable. Having two bathrooms and a large shower was very nice.
The location was good too. We brought 7 teenagers with us so we did not have a lot of organized plans and did not expect we would always be at the same place at the same time. The kids walked to gift shops, restaurants, and to the beach at their leisure. We had only a short drive to get to other attractions, such as the sea turtle exhibit and fishing excursions. The area was very quiet, yet very close to entertainment.
I really liked the house and everything and the location; except no one mentioned that the family lived downstairs in the garage, so I felt like we had no privacy. And the first night at 2 am, my sister woke up to loud arguing in the garage, their dog kept running up the stairs trying to jump over the gate and get to my dog, and there was a ton of clutter in front of the house and along the side. Like I said, the family was friendly and the house was great, I just think they should work on some things before renting it out to a family trying to go on a nice vacation.
While most of our reviews point out how helpful and friendly we are, only one mentions that we live on the property so we'd like to do so now. This is our home and we are happy to let you enjoy it while you visit our island! We live on the ground floor of the house in our personal living quarters and our Beach Combers Bungalow rental when it is available. And while we frequently come and go through the laundry room, we do not live "downstairs in the garage", nor are we the sort to have "loud arguments" in the middle of the night. We are a quiet family, who put the kids to be around 8pm, then watch a bit tv ourselves before bed, so we look for guests who won't keep us awake at night. Maybe our toddler was having a rough night?
We apologized both times our recent rescue ran up the back steps to greet their dog, and were after her before she even got to the steps. This is never an issue during the Summer season as she does not have access to the back yard, but during the off season it can be difficult for our small children to understand that she CAN NOT come out back to play with you right now because of our guests.
I am also not sure why she felt like she had no privacy as we only bumped into them coming and going once or twice during their four nights at our house. We live downstairs, but make a point of not interfering with our guests once we have checked them in. And there is a bit of clutter that has accumulated over the Summer inside the fence next to the house, but we are just waiting for the weather to cool a bit so we deal with it. When do these South Texas Summers end ?!! It's mid October and still 85 every day.
South Padre Island is a wonderful place with it's small town feel, and miles of white sand beaches. It is an ideal location for everything related to the water & surf, and is truly a magical place with abundant wildlife, amazing weather, and plenty of fun activities. Other Activities: windsurfing, kite boarding, shopping, kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Minaiture Golf, Basketball Court
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We charge $500 for the first two nights, then $200 for each additional night. Spring and Fall are rates are half the Summer Rate: $250 for the first two nights, plus $100 for each additional night. Holidays may be slightly higher or require a longer stay. (usually 3 nights)