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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm and Steps from Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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 with plenty of parking and is 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 plus it is 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 5 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a shower/tub combo plus the downstairs has an outdoor shower for you to rinse off prior to going in the beach cabin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Includes a trundle bed located in bedroom #3 with Twin Beds
  • BR #1 has King size bed; BR #2 has Queen plus twin daybed; BR #3 has 2 twin beds plus a trundle bed; & BR #4 has a full size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Family Tides 4 Bdrm and Steps from Beach!
average rating of 4.347826 based on 23 reviews
Killeen, TX

Very comfortable and close to the beach!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! We rented with some friends so we all had 6 kids between us and had plenty of space. The washer and dryer was super convenient to have and the kitchen had all of the necessities for meal preparation. The only complaint I had was that the downstairs was musty and smelly from constant moisture in the air, but we knew that going in and it is to be expected in a beach house. Within walking distance to a nice beach. They also have an outside shower head downstairs and that was really really nice to have for rinsing off after the beach. It really helped us to keep sand out of the house and out of our belongings. Close to restaurants. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great stay!!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! Easily accommodated our party of 10! Was a bit disappointed that the game room was not connected to the house but overall was very pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 17.0%

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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