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Sara Taylor

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Gorgeous Luxury Villa Right On The Beach!

7 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Texas Gulf Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa description

Contact owner for booking information. This property is managed by the owner, not a commercial entity.

On the beach in South Padre Island, Texas, this villa offers privacy and luxury washed by the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. This private home features exquisite furnishings throughout 5 bedrooms/ 8 bathrooms, living and dining rooms, 2 state-of-the-art kitchens, several wet bars, an exciting game room that also sleeps 5, and a huge garage with plenty of parking right on the beach for large groups and easy beach access. The gorgeous balconies, sun deck, beach front terrace, pool and spa make this an exceptional residence.

You enter the estate through gorgeous 30-foot doors hand painted and imported from Morocco. The interiors are done in lush fabrics from around the world, and the finest furniture and fixtures enhance 6 exquisite suites, with full showers and/or whirlpool baths. A granite chef's kitchen and second “entertaining kitchen” with subzero refrigerators makes hosting family gatherings or beachfront get-togethers a pleasure.

This villa provides its guests with the most coveted amenity of all: the property sits directly on South Padre Island’s pristine, white sandy beaches. Few places anywhere can offer the lifestyle of South Padre Island – this pristine southwest Texas community is the setting for this private beachfront sanctuary, offering all the amenities one could seek.

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Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1

King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Private Balcony Access, Phone

Bedroom 2

King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Private Balcony Access, Phone

Bedroom 3

Two full size beds, En-suite bathroom, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Phone

Bedroom 4

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Phone

Bedroom 5

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Phone

Game Floor

six twin beds, big screen television and entertainment center, pool table, 3 video games, catering kitchen with sub zero refrigerator, full bath, ceiling fan.

Reading Room

Sofa sleeper large enough for 2

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Features & Amenities

• Alarm system

• Heating

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fan

• Cable TV

• VCR

• DVD player

• CD player

• iPod dock

• Wireless Internet

• Printer

• Telephone with free US domestic long distance

• Reading Room

• Pool table

• Video games and board games

• Kitchen: fully equipped for entertaining.

o Blender

o Microwave

o Toaster

o Coffee maker

o Food processor

o Juicer

o Table-top grill

o 3 Dishwashers

o 3 subzero refrigerators

o Gourmet Range

o Ice machines

o Place settings for 30+

Outdoor Features

• Large pool (not heated)

• Heated Jacuzzi

• Beach chairs

• Beach umbrellas

• Beach towels

• Flotation devices

• Snorkeling equipment

• Alfresco dining

• BBQ grill

• Garage

• Fishing polls

• Bicycles

• Surf board

• Boogie boards

• Skin board

Staff & Services

Included:

• Gardener

• Pool Servicing

• All linens, towels, laundry necessities

At Extra Cost - advance notice may be required:

• Villa pre-stocking: food, alcohol, special requests.

• Housekeeper: full time

*** Maid services may be arranged at additional fee***

Villa Policies

• Maximum 20 guests

• Children welcome

• Non-smoking villa

• Pets are not allowed

• Final cleaning fee required

• Wedding/Social/Corporate accepted on case by case basis

• Shorter stays accepted at an increased nightly rate – please inquire

• Check In Time: 4:00 pm and Check Out Time: 10:00 am

Getting There

• Rental car recommended from HRL, BRO, MFE international airports.

Location

• 5 minute drive to:

o Grocery Store

o Clinic

o Hospital

o Church

o Seaside National Parks

• 15 minute drive to golf, Port Isabel, Laguna Madre

Hot tax: 2015-826264

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sara Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Sara Taylor

We own this villa and it is our private oasis. We love this home and take special care to provide extra comforts that can't be matched by a hotel or a vacation rental.

What makes this villa unique

What is a Villa?

Do you want a hassle-free vacation from start to finish? Villa rentals combine all the best parts of your favorite holidays with a human element that no other type of accommodation can match. We like to say that after you've tried a villa holiday, going back to hotels just isn't an option.

Here's what they're all about:

Villas aren't timeshares; they've got nothing to do with destination clubs and they involve no long-term commitments. These homes are luxurious private residences made available by their owners as holiday accommodations. You can rent a villa at any time of the year, for a week or two or even longer—no fixed dates, no blackout periods dictating when and where you can go to relax.

They're also not reserved just for the rich and famous with big celebrity budgets. Villa rates vary depending on the number of guests, but there is always just one price to split between everyone. That includes the house, all of its amenities, and dedicated staff in some cases. With several families or couples traveling together, even the most luxurious villas can be a more economical option than hotels.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Luxury Villa Right On The Beach!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd year in a row that I have brought a group to this house, It always exceeds our expectations. The house is in a perfect location for eating on the island, enjoying all the night life and just hanging out at the beach. My group was a bit unorganized this year, but the owner worked with us and allowed us some flexibility which saved our trip. This is a great vacation house and every time I stay here the only problem that I ever have is leaving.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
5

Spring Break 2014

  • 5 of 5

The weather did not cooperate for us this time around, but the house was perfect for an indoor vacation. The kids (ages 17 - 8) were completely occupied in the house with games, movies, pool, basketball and the occasional dip in the hot tub. On the nicer days we were on the beach which was literally a stone's throw away. This kitchen was fully stocked and ideal for the chef of our group. All and all the accommodations were superb! And the view was breathtaking. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, I wish the weather would have been warmer. We look forward to seeing you in SPI again soon! We'll make sure there's sunshine next time! :-)
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3 0
Wichita, Kansas
5

The Best vacation EVER!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Do people really offer their homes for vacations like this????? - Yes they do. Thank you Sara for truly the best vacation experience ever. What an amazingly beautiful home, the on-line photographs do not do your home the justice it deserves. We so totally agree with the excellent 'positive' reviews from the previous renters. The views from the second floor bedrooms are amazing especially the sunrises! The house was immaculate and list of amenities was endless and we enjoyed all of them, including the coffee bar right outside our bedroom! The kids loved the third floor 'games room' and wow what a DVD collection!!!! So convenient 30 seconds and you are on the beach, great for that morning run after eating the wonderful food at either Wanna Wanna Beach Bar/Restaurant or Claytons. We also loved just being able to grill out by the pool and chill-lax! The pool bar/'Yellow' Kitchen made it so convenient to grab drinks/snacks. Talking of food, thank you Sara so much for picking up a few of the key groceries for us - this made it so much easier for the first couple of days. Having the local grocery stores in easy reach was also perfect. For anyone reading this - YES we will be going back AND yes Sara is so easy to work with, she made sure that everything was perfect for our stay!! Thank you Sara, we have been around the world, but this was surely the most relaxing/unforgettable vacation and we highly recommend to anyone that is reading this review.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and we're so glad you had a wonderful vacation! See you next summer! :-)
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Graham, TX
5

Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beach house this last week and can definitely say that it blew away all of our expectations. The house is great with lots of room for a big group, we really enjoyed the large pool and spent lots of time lounging around it and playing in it. The beach also couldn't be any more convenient, it was nice to walk off the back pool area right down on to the beach. I also enjoyed walking the short walk down to Wana Wana Bar and having lunch everyday. Our group had kids ranging from 8-18 and it was a perfect fit for all ages with something for everyone. This is a great home to rent and you will not be disappointed. Sara worked with me for months before we booked trying to get exact dates and details worked out and was very helpful. I can guarantee that my family and friends will be back in the future, the only thing I will change is that I will definitely stay more than 5 days next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cody, thanks for staying with us! We can't wait to see your family back next summer!
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5

Villa IS FAB!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful, fun and perfect for a large group with varied interest and time to share! It's an adult home with eye candy everywhere you look. The description and pictures perfectly described it and all the details Sara provided were helpful and useful. The property is perfectly clean and beautifully maintained, we took very good care of it and everything worked out fine. I would highly recommend the house - you can not get closer to the beach, The pool is beautiful and there are plenty of chairs and decking. The bar area was great fun. We took lots of food, cooked out and remained in the compound for four days simply to rest and relax. I could hear the waves from my second floor balcony room. Thank you for sharing your home Sara, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit! Please come back and stay with us anytime! You were amazing guests! :-)
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Chicago, IL
5

Perfect Getaway for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our family here for the weekend and all I can say is WOW!!!! The home is gorgeous and it's the perfect beach getaway for a family vacation. Our kids LOVED it!!!! The owners were extremely helpful in assisting us in setting up activities on SPI for our group. We're already planning a return trip for next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing your group in South Padre Island again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
HRL or BRO
Car: recommended

South Padre Island has it ALL! Enjoy gorgeous white sand beaches, excellent restaurants, shopping, unlimited water activities, a huge water park, fishing, sailing, bird watching and much more! Take a stroll down Padre Blvd and find Island shirt shops, gift shops, clothing stores,and boutiques that offer a variety of shopping possibilities for every knick-knack or souvenir you could possibly want to complete your Island excursion. There are also three major shopping malls are only a short distance drive from the Island.

-Schlitterbahn Provides a full day of family fun in a tropical resort setting. Cruise the endless Rio Aventura and let it carry you from ride to ride without having to get out of the water! Blast uphill and down on four water coasters! Explore a giant sand castle! Stroll down our boardwalk and onto the white sandy beaches. Surf the largest man-made wave in the USA.

-Andy Bowie Park 4 miles north of the Island. Picnic Pavilions,children's play ground.

-Island Equestrian Center Horse and Pony Rides on the beach. Guides and instruction available. Andy Bowie County Park.

-Laguna Madre Nature Walk The Laguna Madre Nature Walk is a 1500-ft. boardwalk that overlooks four acres of wetlands near the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Visitors can observe many species of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat.

-Laguna Station Located on South Padre Island. Laguna Station offers a variety of exciting aquatics adventures to Boy Scout Troops and Co-ed Explorer Posts. Fishing, sailing, SCUBA and adventures round out the opportunities. Laguna Station also offers off-season camping and programs to church youth groups and other groups.

-University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory Aquarium and extensive shell collection.

-Sea Turtle Inc Home of the 'Turtle Lady,' Ila Loetscher. Shows featuring endangered sea turtles. 5805 Gulf Blvd. Tuesdays and Saturdays . Donation required.

-Port Isabel Historic Museum Opening in the famous 'Champion Building' in the Spring of 1997, museum exhibits include visitor-friendly, push-button displays; audiovisual film interactive; and professionally crafted and lighted cases containing original artifacts, rare documents, and vintage photographs featuring all facets of the area's rich history.

-Port Isabel Light House 1853 era lighthouse with panoramic views of the Laguna Madre Bay. Open daily 10-11:30 a.m., 1-5 p.m.

-Laguna Atascosa Refuge A 45,000 acre federal preserve for wildlife and bird watching on mainland.

-Confederate Air Force/Rio Grande Wing Historic aircraft and aviation memorabilia located at Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport. 955 Minnesota, Brownsville.

-Matamoros Mexico Bargain shopping for silver, leather goods, and handicrafts at vibrant Mexican markets. Traditional dining, museums. Thirty minutes southwest of the Island. Escorted tours available.

-Gladys Porter Zoo One of the top 10 zoos in the nation. The zoo is a 31 acre preserve with more than 1,800 mammals, birds, and reptiles.

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $395 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 14.5%

HOTTAX permit ID:2015-826264
Off season rates may vary.

Payment is made to owner by credit or debit card, mailed check or by wire transfer or money order. I do not accept payments through paypal or through the vrbo portal.

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Amenities

Texas Gulf Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 8
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Other (See Description) - 6 twin/ single , third floor game room, full bath, and sleeps six
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aero beds may also be provided at small extra fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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