Bayside Waterfront house - Lighted Boat Dock! Fish!
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About Robin Dreyfuss
My name is Robin Dreyfuss! I love this house in South Padre! I have 3 grown kids – well, partially grown. I work with Tony and his wife – pictured here. Robin
Robin Dreyfuss purchased this House in 1990
Why Robin Dreyfuss chose South Padre Island
This is a family home, and was first purchased by Tony's father. Tony and his siblings have had many happy times here and caught huge numbers of fish off the pier. It's an older home that has been completely renovated since a hurricane in 2008 so now has granite countertops and a crisp clean look.
What makes this House unique
Our place is acknowledged by many professional area fishing guides as the best fishing property on the island since it's on a point with wraparound waterfront. We have a private yard and fishing deck with seating and automatic lights at night, including underwater, so the fish flock here. You can cast into the intercoastal canal and possibly catch something unexpected. Even non-fishers enjoy watching the fish bite and everybody loves the gorgeous sunsets. Upstairs has wraparound views of the bay. The upstairs and downstairs units are separate but connect via a protected stairwell. The private yard, deck, pier, and parking make it peaceful yet conveniently accessible to all the area offers.
Pets allowed - only 2 animals permitted. Cats and dogs only.only 2 animals permitted. Cats and dogs only.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
For the price we paid—and complete access to both floors—we paid a fair price.
Pros: extremely clean, large property, BEAUTIFUL bay view. Better than restaurants, and we found ourselves ordering food to go so we could sit at the house and have our own bottle of wine.
Wishes: Down stairs area needs renovations. Refrigerator was extremely clean but rusted on the outside. Zero hair dryer or one laundry pod. Pier lights not fully working. The tiny incidentals that make the experience feel like home were missing.
Overall: For the price we paid we would stay again. Our son loved the bay windows looking out (sorry for the baby finger prints). He also enjoyed the deck and pier. As a family, I would be hesitant to rent the bottom part of the house, and feel that would be better suited to true fisherman.
A Memory Making Stay
This was a wonderful experience from the onset. Booking was easy and convenient, communication from the host was prompt and helpful... thank you Robin. The bayhouse was full of light and life perfect for our family. Open, airy...no bad views from any room. We all had great fun fishing from the pier just outside our door and it was so convenient cleaning the Reds, Catfish and Sheepshead we caught at the cleaning station on the property. The weather was beautiful during our Christmas get together, 60's and 70's with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. My kids and grandkids loved it so much they asked if we could stay at the Bayhouse again in 2020. Made beautiful and cherished memories.
Thankyou!! Happy New Years to your family! Come again!
We loved the location however this property is in serious need of some TLC. The kitchen cabinets are in rough shape, the refrigerator doors have rust coming through. The kitchen did have all of the pots, pans, etc needed for preparing meals. The leather couches upstairs had holes. The dining room table is very beat up and scratched. The mattresses are wore out. There were no hair dryers! In the entire place. We purposely did not pack them because they were advertised.
We thought this property would be secure for our dog and the toddlers, but the fence was down by wall and the driveway gate was half gone and therefore unusable. Had we known these things, we would have looked at other properties.
The property manager was very accommodating and gave us a live bait bucket and fishing poles to use.
The dock is by far the diamond of this property. The fish cleaning station was a welcome tool. We all enjoyed watching the pelicans that were always hanging out on the water.
We realize this review is not pleasant, but as an owner of a 5 star vacation rental ourselves, we were disappointed and don't want others to be.
thankyou! come again!
Perfect house for fishing!
We chose this house because of the location and the fishing dock. We found much, much more! The beds were comfortable, the A/C stayed at temperature despite the heat, fishing was great right off the dock. The kitchen utensils were a little worn, but not a big deal. Walking distance to stores, restaurants and the beach. When we buy a bay house, we want one JUST LIKE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing with us!
We loved it!
This home has a fantastic location, near everything but quiet at the end of the road. Spectacular panoramic view of the lower Laguna because this home is located on a point outward from development. Our family likes to fish, and we brought our bay boat. The dock structure seems new, with plenty of room to fish on the lighted pier. Convenient boat access nearby, and the boat could be docked easily and protected on three sides. Everything functions well, and plenty of room for eight adults. Multi level, beautiful window views above. We’ll be back!
thankyou- so glad you loved our lovely home! Come back!
Located on the bay with a private fishing dock and less than a mile across the island to the beach. Free shuttle bus down main street and to area attractions like Schlitterbahn water park, shops, movies, many restaurants, grocery store. See <http://www.sopadre.com/things-to-do/>