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Whole House for Family & Friends - Steps From the Beach!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 kitchens, sleeps 12

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Island Celebration Time!!!

Great Savings and wonderful weather!!!




JANUARY 2019 WAS $5,000.00 - 1/2 PRICE SALE -



Four bedroom home with private pool!

Located just across the street from the beach. The Gardenia Villa is a family favorite with 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, and a big private backyard pool with a bubbling hot Jacuzzi, spacious balconies and patios with lots of patio chairs and tables, outdoor shower, and barbeque grill..

This spacious 2500 sq. ft. beach home sleeps twelve.and has a patio with outdoor fans and lights within a private tropically landscaped back yard. Plenty of spacious decks and patio take full advantage of South Padre Island's mild winters and sizzling summers. Our colorful beach house offers a 47'" and 32" flat screen TV for a total of 5. (Free Cable and WiFi).

It is beautifully decorated and furnished to make sure it is the perfect South Padre Island home for you and your family. It is a perfect place for a great island vacation. Gardenia Villa reflects the personality and atmosphere of a tropical island.

Our beach house offers a completely contained upstairs as well as a completely contained downstairs. You have a kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor. This conveniently provides for privacy when necessary.

I am also very close to many local restaurant favorites. There is easy access to many locations because the Wave, a local free transportation, is provided by the city. Near by, you can dine in style at the beachfront Palm’s Café, which offers mouth-watering grilled shrimp tacos and ambrosia desserts. Also, a block away is the family friendly casual eatery the Padre Island Brewing Co. with great service, home brewed beer, and some of the best cerviche on the Island. You can grab a quick brew and some great food. Tom & Jerry’s and Wanna Wanna’s beach bar, both famous for their sizzling burgers, are close by. Blackbeard’s, one of the first restaurants on the Island is a favorite. And, let's not forget Dirty Al's - best skewered shrimp ever and be sure to have the jalapeno/crabbed stuffed pepper.

Just up the road are many local attractions too. Further north you can attend daily events at the South Padre Island Convention Center or bring your binoculars and see what birds you can spot at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. With over 300 migratory birds coming through the Rio Grande Valley, the birding center is one of the best places in the world to see and hear the sounds of amazing wildlife. The birding center has over 3300 feet of boardwalk to enjoy nature and even experience the collage of colors at sunset. Other features of the Birding Center include 5 bird blinds, an auditorium with a video about wildlife on South Padre Island, and five-story Birding Center tower with spectacular views of everything from the Laguna Madre to the Gulf of Mexico.

We also have the Turtle Rescue Center, horseback riding, kayaking, and even kite boarding nearby. Kite boarding is one of the fastest growing and most popular activities on South Padre Island. You can become an expert on the waves with the help of kite boarding schools like Air Padre Kiteboarding and SPI Kiteboarding. Don’t forget to enjoy a breathtaking Dolphin Boat ride with the crews at Sea Ranch Marina. You can get up close and personal to the playful dolphins in the splash of the Laguna Madre. Don’t miss out on these experiences!

"Fishing" - there is always fishing. Take advantage of Deep Sea or Bay fishing. You may fish from the beach - best Whiting ever.

There are many discounts for most of the activities and more. Let me know and I will steer you in the best direction.

I have 3 properties on the Island. Two condos in 1 complex beachfront - each sleeps 6.

Just to repeat - check out the 3 properties. You are viewing the Tropical Beach House and sleeps 14. Find all at www.homeaway ID's 326150, 326146 and 396556. One of these should fit your calendar and guest needs.

Thanks for coming. Have a great day!!

Gardenia Villa -4BR/4BA/2 Kitchens

Lots of poolside entertainment area.

#396556/Permit number 2015-098328

More Details

Judy McMurrain
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018


South Padre Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower for Bathers
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1st floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 1st floor - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 2nd floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 2nd floor - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen size sleeper sofas- 1 on each floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Whole House for Family & Friends - Steps From the Beach!!
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

Nice pool and hot tub

  • 4 of 5

Overall a great place to stay with location also a notch above as it is right across the street from the public beach access. The pool/hot tub were fantastic and we enjoyed many hours of just relaxing in the sun in the pool. There was plenty of supplies - minus the beach towels in the description - and ample space for the 8 people we had.

I would give five stars but there was a little bit to be desired as far as kitchen supplies/utensils go. Don't get me wrong, we cooked a ton of food and it was great but there was only two small cutting boards, dull knives, only a small pot and only a HUGE pot - - but I'm splitting hairs. We cook our own meals, we don't go out much, so this was a star 'killer' for us.

Overall, great place to stay. PI rentals did a great job supporting us as well.


  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am always wanting constructive criticism. We have now bought more supplies to replenish our two kitchens - set of pots and pans, more cutting boards, casserole dishes with lids and two keurig coffee machines (one for each kitchen). As guests come and go, we are working to keep supplies aplenty. Happy you enjoyed the pool. It is definitely a plus right across from the beach and you have your own outdoor shower to rinse off the beach sand. I have also bought a volleyball pool set for entertainment. Thank you for your comments on our management team. They definitely want your vacation to be great. Would love to have you visit us again. Remember us for future travels. Judy
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Fun property. Close to beach. The owner is very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location. The pool and hot tub make this house even better. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with the pool and she helped resolve it quickly and satisfactorily. This was a great week in South Padre.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, thank you for your review. It was great to have you and your family as guests. I couldn't have asked for a nicer group. I love the house for its location. You are steps from the beach and yet you have your own private pool and spa. I hope you were able to take advantage of all of the great activities of the Island as well as the restaurants. Everything is so close and the free travel "the Wave" is such an advantage for guests who do not have a car. Please come back again. There is a discount for return guests. Thanks again. Judy
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The first three days was the worst

  • 1 of 5

He house was a MESS!! Pool was not working, bugs everywhere, horrible smell, toilets did not flush. Landscape was horrible could not even walk around the yard. We spoke with the owner to try and help us. We were promised a three day refund and still have yet to receive it. We are trying to contact the owner now. I will keep you guys updated. I have photos and videos of everything from the waterbugs in the kitchen to the toilet not flushing & mold in the bathroom. In hope of this review helping us get our refund.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to South Padre every year since 2000 (and a few times before). We have stayed at this beach house a few times with our family of five and another family. It is always very clean, beautifully decorated and has everything we need. Tvs in every room; plenty of kitchen equipment; washer and dryer; clean towels, etc. It is just across the street from the beach access so we always go set up shop first thing in the morning and go back and forth the whole day! The beach is never overly crowded. We can bring our owns chairs down or rent from the beach vendor. And, of course, we all love the pool and spa. The kids get up and jump in first thing in the morning and keep themselves busy while we get everything ready for the beach. Every evening we are either on the upstairs or downstairs patios eating dinner and having fun. We will definitely keep coming back to the Gardenia house!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 100 and Padre Island Blvd.
Car: not necessary

The Gardenia Villa is a beautiful 4 bedroom home and a favorite for gatherings of friends and family. Beach access is just across the street. This spacious 2500 sq. ft. beach home offers a private pool, bubbling hot Jacuzzii, outdoor shower, barbecue grill, a patio with outdoor fans and lights within a private tropically landscaped back yard. Plenty of spacious decks and patio take full advantage of South Padre Island's mild winters and sizzling summers. Our colorful beach house offers a 47' and 32' flat screen TV for a total of 5. (Free Cable and WiFi). Washer/Dryer.

Location: 4101 Gulf Blvd. at the intersection of Gulf Blvd & Gardenia Ln. Just across the street from beach access (#14 (Bouganvilla Circle).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $260

Monthly Stays = no tax on 30+ Days..........Share each week and expense with family and friends
Sept thru Dec $3,400/monthly
Weekly Rates for Sept. thru Dec. .....$2,200 pls tax
March 1st through Easter Sunday - $800.00 refundable damage deposit

$85.00 option for accidental damage waiver covers up to $1,500 on reported accidental damages.

Cleaning Fee $260.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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