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Family Tides 4 Bdrm + Game Room Beach Home! Steps from Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This property is registered with the City of South Padre Island Permit No. 2015-501110

Our "Family Tides" beach house has been in our family for over 40 years. Friends and family come and go, hence the name "Family Tides"! This home has lots of room for up to 10 people, plenty of parking and has a fabulous location. We continue to improve this getaway beach cabin for our guests and our families. This beach cabin is comfy, casual and cost-effective! We welcome you to stay at our beach house!

Located on South Padre Island, Texas; It has 4 bedrooms and two full baths... Just 1/2 block from the beach, it is within walking distance to shopping and great restaurants! There is also a very large front porch perfect for eating BBQ's and overall sightseeing!

Our home now has 6 satellite tuners with Digital Video Recording (DVR) service for the TV's throughout the unit. The main living room Blu-Ray player has both Netflix for Movies & Pandora for Music.

Free Wireless High Speed Internet!

Locally managed.

We no longer accept pets at our home.

Keywords: home, house, beach house, town home, casa, beach home,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of 4 living in Texas. We have several other family members that co-own and frequently enjoy the use of this property. We absolutely love our trips to Padre.

The Owner purchased this house in 1977

Why The Owner chose Texas Gulf Coast

We grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and absolutely fell in love with South Padre Island! YOU WILL TOO!!!

What makes this house unique

Our home is very close to everything! You are 1/2 block from the beach, 1 block away from restaraunts (including Louie's Backyard), bars and shopping...just a fun place to stay


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All three bathrooms have a full shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin Beds, Sofa in separate downstairs Game Room also pulls out into a bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family Tides 4 Bdrm + Game Room Beach Home! Steps from Beach!
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 21 reviews

Not what it seems at all

  • 1 of 5

Once we finally were able to check in (btw check in time is at 5 not 4!) we discovered that the description and pictures are extremely old! No bunk beds, 2 beds had sheets with blood stains all over we had to buy new sheets our first night! The downstairs area is separate from the house, meaning go outside and down stairs then back in. It's also unlivable, walk in and the smell of old almost knocks you down, the pull out couch is full of stains and is disgusting. There isn't a pool table like they state in the posting. Also your BBQ grill is actually a very small cheap charcoal grill, and not the big grill out front like in the pictures. We also encounterd SEVERAL large cockroaches during our stay! Based how the "cleaning" is done I can see why roaches are in the house, bathrooms were still dirty, the faucets, toilets, and countertops were nasty, floors were sticky and dirty, not a good cleaning job at all. Overall extremely disappointed in this property, I would not recommend it to anyone and definitely not be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, comfortable size but dirty

  • 3 of 5

I'm not sure how frequently the owners visit the property but the cleaning crew does a rush job. There was dust caked on the headboards and ceiling fans. The window units had mildew build up and you could smell it as soon as you walked in. Although the house needs updating & a very thorough cleaning it was in a great location and very spacious. Fit my family of 11 perfectly. But for the size and price it worked out.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Family Tides many times. Each time it has been great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything we need to cook good meals. There are always plenty of towels and washcloths. The house is always clean. Kay is fantastic to work with. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owner was totally amazing, she saved our vacation! We had originally rented out a vacation home from another owner only to show up n find it infested w fleas. we were stranded with no place to go I found this listing called her she took my paymnt over the phone n gave us directions to the home. The house had more than enough room for us all(9), min to the beach and within walking distance to shops etc. we will def be retuning in the future. This def felt like home. Thank You :)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with tons of space. Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay included 10 guys and we felt that if we needed to we could have fit 15 in comfortably. We never felt like we were on top of each other and all the amenities were perfect for what we needed. The beach is about 2 blocks away and can easily be walked. Restaurants and bars are also within walking distance. Would stay again and recommend for others!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice house.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at family tides a week in December. The house was clean and very well equipped with everything you would need. When we needed some help, Kay got the job done. Blackbeards was not very far away, and I Would recommend that restaurant to anyone. They had wonderful food. I would recommend family tides to any of my friends

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Deposits are fully refundable after house has been cleaned and the home checks out fine. Deposits, if refunded, occur within 14 days of guest departure. Holidays are subject to higher rates than those listed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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