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Walk Off the Patio and Onto the Beach!- see Summer Special

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

SUMMER SPECIALS:

WEEK OF JULY 4TH (July 1 to 8) $525/nt. (5 nt. minimum) $3000/week

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

Casa Familiar is an upscale, 3,000 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, tea suite (sink, microwave drawer, & refrigerator), bath, adjoining dressing room with built-ins & 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tricia Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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.

Amenities

South Padre Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Walk Off the Patio and Onto the Beach!- see Summer Special
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
5

Wonderful family vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves the beach, this was our first time to South Padre. We had an amazing time. The owner and manager were very accommodating to our needs. Loved the access to the beach and our own personal pool.

We will be back and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS
5

Girls' Trip in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week of luxury at Casa Familiar the end of March. When I walked into this BEAUTIFUL, newly- remodeled townhome, I thought I was walking into a top design award-winning home one might see featured in a magazine. This home is not only beautiful, it has every amenity you could possibly need. The kitchen was the most well stocked of any property I have rented. Very spacious and comfortable with every bedroom having its own bathroom, which was especially nice with eight gals sharing the home (and extra beds to spare). This beach-front property has its own private entrance and boardwalk to the 'clean' beach. We spent many hours sitting on the covered patio which has a beautiful wading pool. My favorite place of all was the large, second-floor, covered balcony, with beautiful ocean views and breezes. The outdoor furniture was luxurious!

Good restaurants and shopping nearby and a movie theater within walking distance. I'm already planning to go back next year.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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midland, texas
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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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$525
$3,000
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
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
$625
$4,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,000
 
 
President's Day
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$2,850
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
 
 
Off Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$485
$2,700
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
 
 
Off Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,000
$6,000
 
 
President's Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$595
$2,950
 
 
Off Season
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,150
 
 
Texas Spring Break
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Easter week
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
 
 
Off Season
Apr 2 2018 - May 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Mid Season
May 5 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
Special
May 29 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Off Season
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,100
 
 
Late fall
Oct 28 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 17.0%

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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