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Walk Off the Patio and Onto the Beach!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Description

South Padre Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

SUMMER SPECIAL AUGUST 13 to SEPTEMBER 2 $2900/wk.

Casa Familiar is an upscale, 2700 square foot, four bedroom townhome. The properties is situated directly on the beach and features a wealth of amenities. Walk off the large patio with a private swimming pool and onto the beach. On the first floor of the townhouse is: bedroom #1 (queen canopy bed and a daybed with twin trundle bed-2 twin beds or can be converted into king bed) and bath. Fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining room (table seats 12) with full entertainment system and, 1/2 bath.

On the 2nd floor of Casa Familiar is: master bedroom (bdrm #2) with a king bed, bath & balcony; bedroom # 3 with full bed, twin bunk beds and twin trundle bed & bath; bedroom#4 with queen canopy bed & bath; laundry with washer & dryer, game room with balcony overlooking the beach. All bedrooms have adjoining full baths. Property is private and gated. Bring your laptop; high speed internet is provided. Because of high demand in the peak season, we only rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday.

This property is registered with the city of South Padre Island, Texas. Permit #2015-558171.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Tricia Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Tricia Smith

Presently, I'm a therapist/psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical instructor at a state school of nursing. However, when we purchased Casa Familiar, I was a stay at home mom with 9 children, 2 with special needs and 1 or 2 foster children. Managing a rental business was a great way to stay at home and work. Technology has made working from anyplace possible. With my phone, I can answer emails while out of town.

Working in our rental business has given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people to whom I'd never have access and the hours are very flexible.

Tricia Smith purchased this villa in 1999

Why Tricia Smith chose Texas Gulf Coast

During Thanksgiving week, 1999, my husband & I loaded up our Suburban with our 9 children and drove for the first time to a beach directly straight south of Kansas City...arriving in South Padre Island 17 hrs. later. After vacationing in Marco Island, FL, the previous year, we found that SPI was much more family friendly. We all fell in love with it. So much so, that we figured out how we could purchase a beach house, making time at the beach a regular family event. We were able to find a rundown townhouse, which sat directly on the beach and had been on the market for over a yr. We negotiated a great price, renovated it ourselves, named it Casa Familiar, and began renting to help with our costs. Since then, we've been renting to some wonderful families for as many as 14 years and others who have stayed several times.

Now that our children are getting married and having children, we've expanded by purchasing Casa Vecina which adjoins Casa Familiar. Thanks to the financial support of our guests, we're able to maintain and update the house making it a comfortable and family friendly place for everyone to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

There's nothing like real beachfront living...unfortunately, many property owners claim beachfront but are located across the street or even blocks away. The end of the patio is the seawall & the boardwalk takes you to the beach. You can prepare lunch in the kitchen while watching the kids play on the beach and be within shouting distance when they need to come in.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Walk Off the Patio and Onto the Beach!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

Wonderful Location! Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the beach and at Casa Familiar! The weather was perfect and the beach was perfect! The kids all had a great time playing in the water! They also liked playing in the pool! It was a great bonus to have so many toys to entertain the little ones in the house. The house was perfect for us! We loved the private walkway to the beach and that it ends in the wonderful soft sand!

The kitchen was by far the best stocked of any vrbo we have ever used. Lots of pots and pans of all sizes and lots of kitchen appliances available for use.

We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable birthday , awesome beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a short stay at Casa Familiar. A family of 8 adults and 2 children got together to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. As soon as she entered the house, she stated "I don't want to leave." The house has many great amenities to list but what we appreciated the most is the spaciousness of it, having an en suite bathroom in every bedroom was a big plus. The grill came in handy for a cook out along with the fully equipped kitchen and ice maker. But the best is the view from the balcony and patio and having a private boardwalk which made it very easy to walk the very short distance to the beach especially for my mother-in-law.

Easy to watch the kids from the balcony and boardwalk. The second floor living/game room provided the extra space to watch TV, read or play a game of chess. Dealing with the owner, Trish, was very easy . Kathie, Manager, though we did not get to meet, was very kind and patient over the phone in answering the few questions that we had. She was very kind to allow us to check in earlier to make the most of our stay. Overall, a great property and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at Casa Vecina and we enjoyed it so much again.

It is such a beautiful place and the updates have made it even nicer. Everything is there to make vacation really special -- a bathroom for each bedroom, a walkway to the beach and , of course a private pool.

This year was fun being there during sand castle days. The weather was perfect, so we spent a lot of time flying our growing kite collection. It was definitely a special family vacation for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best South Padre find EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (ages 12-90 and from 3 states) found Casa Familiar to be one of the best vacation homes we have visited. We were looking for a place to accommodate active young teens and their parents as well as sedentary elderly grandparents. Casa Familiar fit like a glove. The owner, Trish, was very responsive and accommodating. She took my phone calls and answered all my questions as we were deciding on a place. The house is clean and comfortable with great access to the beach. It boasts a well appointed kitchen which allowed us to have amazing home cooked meals (I admit we are a bit of a foodie family!). Each room has a bathroom en suite with a powder room on the ground floor. The floor plan is perfect for splitting up the various groups as the grandparents enjoyed the first floor bedroom with easy access to the living area, kitchen, patio and pool, while the younger members enjoyed the upstairs bedrooms as well as the game room and sunrise balcony. But the story that sets this property apart from anything else is how kind and generous the property manager, Kathie, was to us. When I learned the Idaho brother couldn't make the trip at the last minute, I was concerned for my 88 and 89 year old parents, as they were arriving early and would not have a family member taking then to the house as we had planned. I called Kathie to ask about ground transportation, and she offered to go to the Brownsville airport to escort my parents to the house. That's 45 minutes each way for her! She took them to the house, took their luggage in for them, then took them to a nearby restaurant so they could get lunch. I was very touched and so grateful to Kathie that my parents didn't have to wait 4 hours until the next of our group landed in Harlingen. I don't think you get that type of treatment in most places. We had a beautiful vacation and hope to come again next fall. Thank you to Trish, Kathie, and the wonderful cleaning staff from la familia in California, Indiana and Texas.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family just finished our 4th stay at Cass Familiar. It is truly, for us, like coming home. Our family of 10 fits so comfortably in this beautiful house it makes our stay effortless. From the modern updates that have been made to the kitchen to the relaxing walk from pool to beach, every detail is taken care of. We are looking forward to making more memories in years to come at Casa Familiar.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If every guest was as kind and appreciative as you, Marnie, it would be so easy being a property owner. I hope that we have many more years working together. Thank you.
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5

Another wonderful week at Casa Familar!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay. Our family once again stayed at Casa Familiar. Had an absolutely great time. The house was very clean and inviting when we arrived. Having bathrooms in each bedroom was a plus. The half bath off the kitchen came in so handy. It was so nice to be able to be walk on the walkway right to the beach. Not to mention the private swimming pool. The upstairs patio was our hang out every evening. Watching the Friday night fireworks off our walkway with no crowds was terrific. You won't go wrong staying at this property. Trish and Kathy were so easy to work with. Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, MJ for your really kind words. You've been such a joy to work with.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brownsville or Harlingen
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
WannaWanna Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Padre Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 100
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
Sits on the beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Cinema
Nearest Point of Interest
Police Station/Fire Department
Nearest Point of Interest
Blackbeard's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Marlin Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Louie's
Nearest Point of Interest
Isla Grand Beach resort (former Radisson)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

South Padre Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Blocked
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$1
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 
 
Off Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
$2,950
 
 
Off Season
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,800
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 18 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,600
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$625
$4,100
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
End of Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,950
 
 
Off Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 
 
Off Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$485
$2,950
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable Security Dep $1,000
Tax Rate 14.5%

Please contact owner for information on additional units. During Spring Break season, we only rent to families, NO SPRING BREAKERS. During peak season, rental is only weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Dates are not flexible for peak season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Padre Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) In addition to standard-sized baby bed, there is a port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Day bed is twin-sized with twin-sized trundle, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed with pull-ou trundle (all 3 beds are twin sized)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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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