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Gina Millin

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

Bellavita-Luxurious Beach Cottage for 12-14 in South Padre Island

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Texas Gulf Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14

If the feeling of sunshine on your nose and sand between your toes is not enough to get you to the serene resort town of South Padre Island, Texas, then perhaps the sound of waves crashing nearby, the smell of fresh seafood, and the spectacular sunsets will. All that you and your friends and/or family need is a luxurious home outfitted with all of the best amenities to make your vacation the most memorable yet. That home is Bellavita - a four bedroom, four bath home with a spare room that doubles as a second living area and/or 5th bedroom. The second-floor living room adjoins the dining area and gourmet kitchen, which opens to a beautiful balcony. From this second floor balcony or the third-floor balcony above, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sparkling swimming pool, the laguna madre and the nearby beach, only steps away. This revitalizing tropical paradise awaits you!


City of South Padre Island permit number 2015-182943.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Gina Millin (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish


based on 6 traveler reviews

Bellavita-Luxurious Beach Cottage for 12-14 in South Padre Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Summer Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a week stay at the Bellavita. It is 3 houses off Gulf Blvd...which is not too far from the beach. The house is nice but we spent most of our time outside around the pool, which was very nice. We had several issues where we had to contact Gina, who was nice to respond. This was our first home rental and we learned quickly that rentals do not come with kitchen/dishwasher soaps, paper products or washing machine detergent. The ice maker is slow. We bought ice each day. The home/grounds were clean. The balconies were nice to view the weekend fireworks; however, they do not overlook the waters. The bedrooms were nice and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Beach House Exactly as Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bellavita for a long weekend and absolutely loved it! There were 3 families and it accommodated all of us perfectly. The house was clean, spacious, and extremely well appointed. They had everything you can think of - kitchen gadgets/cookware, beach chairs, video games, baby supplies, you name it. And to top it off, the heated private pool and hot tub were great! The pool was the perfect depth for our young kids. Gina was always very responsive and professional, and our deposit was returned quickly. We loved everything about the house and can't wait to return. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Summer! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We try to equip our beach houses in a way that makes everyone feel at home - minus the worries! We would love to have you back. Sincerely, Gina Millin
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San Antonio, TX

Truly a"Bella" place!

  • 5 of 5

We adore this property!! It is beautiful, inviting, and charming inside. The backyard is a tropical oasis with a large pool & spa. Everything you need is there, and it is just a few steps to a beach access near the house. The location really can't be beat.The house appears as picturesque in person as it does in the pictures, maybe even more so. The great layout, spacious balconies, & relaxing feel of the whole house can not be fully appreciated unless you experience it for yourself! We never felt crowded, & there was plenty to do for children & adults alike. What impressed me the most was that any questions or assistance we needed concerning the property, Gina (the owner) took care of right away. 5 star customer service from her!! Our group is already talking about renting this house again next year! Thank you Gina for sharing your beautiful home with us!! It was a true pleasure!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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It really felt like Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVED OUR STAY AT THE BELLAVITA!!! My husband and I were so pleased with how "family friendly" the home was. Throughout the weekend, I remember hearing my husband repeatedly saying..."It's so home-y! I love this!"

There was enough rooms in the home for everyone to have their own privacy. Upon arrival, we could tell that the owners love their home because of how clean and well-kept everything was. As a wife to a husband who LOVES home cooked meals...I ESPECIALLY loved how stocked the kitchen was! The owners had anything you would possibly need to make your favorites dishes. I felt like I was in my own kitchen at home...and that's another reason why this home felt...home-y. As a mother of 3 ranging from ages 16-7, I was especially happy with the private swimming pool! It was a perfect depth so that all my children were able to have a blast and me not worry too much.

My best and I are planning another vacation at the island and feel no need to "browse" for another beach house. We were so happy with our stay, we are definately looking forward to another great experience!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful and spacious place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to South Padre Island for the Thanksgiving week for over 13 years. Bellavita was one of the nicest and most comfortable places we have stayed and it certainly made our family vacation very special. The house is so spacious there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The home is beautifully decorated as well. We really enjoyed spending time in the lovely back yard by the pool... by far this was the best hot tub we have ever rented. It heated up super quick, which is nice in the cooler months. The beach access was fantastic. It is about as close as you can get without being directly on the beach. I would not hesitate to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Keelings Summer Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home. Our family had a great time. There were 13 of us and there was enough space for us not to be on top of each other. The pool was clean and we had a couple of great volleyball games. The night lighting and speaker system was also wonderful so that we could continue swimming late at night. There was so much to do. Only four houses down from the beach entrance. Spent a wonderful day at the beach and it was within walking distance for all of us. Our family ages range from 59 to 3 and everyone was busy the whole time. We were either in the pool, playing games upstairs, eating in the kitchen, fishing and enjoying the beach. We even took the AquaDog trip and that was fun. Hope to do this again in a few years.

Thanks to Gina and her husband.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Parasailing, dolphin watching, eco tours, birding, nightlife, Matamoros, Shopping, Water Park, Boat Rentals, Kayaking, Tubing


Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - May 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 23 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 7 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 14.5%

$500-$1000 per night
Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend is peak season and the rate is $700 per night or $4500 per week, plus tax and housekeeping. Spring Break is $1000 per night or $6000 per week, plus tax and housekeeping. Low season is $500 per night or $3200 for the week, plus tax and housekeeping.
A three-night minimum applies year round. A seven-night stay is required for rentals including the Fourth of July.
If the rental includes the 4th of July, there is a seven-night minimum.


14.5% tax is applied to the rental rate. There is a $200 housekeeping fee and one night's stay is taken as a security deposit. 25% of the total is due to book, and the remainder is due 30 days before the arrival date.

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Texas Gulf Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pac-N-Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with Trundle
  • Sleeping arrangement is as follows: Two master suites with king beds, 1 room with a queen bed, 1 'bunk' room with two sets of bunk beds, 1 daybed with trundle, and one queen inflatable mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central air and heat; Charcoal bbq pit; Four balconies; Two-car garage; Full kitchen; Indoor and outdoor dining areas; Covered patio; Satellite television; Fine linens included; Indoor/outdoor stereo system; Four televisions and DVDs; X Box Game System; Ceiling fans in each room, Washer/dryer, Outdoor jacuzzi; Indoor jacuzzi in master bathroom; Hardwood and tile floors throughout; Large, fenced backyard; Pool toys, including water volleyball net; Outdoor shower. Wireless internet service. Additional amenities/appliances are as follows: Coffee maker, cookware, icemaker, oven, blender, cooking range, dish washer, freezer, microwave, refrigerator, telephone, dishes and cutlery for 12.

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