South Padre Island is famous for its gorgeous natural setting, its laid-back atmosphere and exciting watersports, making it the perfect place to plan a tropical escape away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living. At Franke Rentals, we offer a wide range of high-quality vacation homes to suit vacations of all shapes and sizes—from romantic getaways for two to family reunions with those cousins you haven’t seen in years. Take a moment to browse through our impressive selection of South Padre Island vacation rentals below!
Experience the Best of South Padre Island
Imagine having the beach as your back yard, being nestled along the bay, or soaking up the small-town ambiance of South Padre Island from the heart of its best inland spots. Our South Padre Island vacation rentals transform your dream vacation from a possibility into a reality, complete with an array of private and community amenities designed to make your experience that much better.
Spend your days sunning on the patio or balcony, in view of a refreshing pool and sweeping ocean views. Private and public beach access points are mere steps away from most of our vacation rentals, with little more separating you from the beach than the walk it takes to get there.
Indoors, plush living room furnishings provide a comfortable space for you and your guests to enjoy downtime entertainment and relaxation. Kick back with a movie night using the flat screen television, bust out those board games you brought, or simply enjoy one another’s company and conversation in one of our vacation homes in South Padre Island.
Full-sized kitchens with premium upgrades like massive countertops and top-of-the-line appliances give you and your guests the option of dining in if you feel like, whether you whip up a meal from scratch or reheat your leftovers from one of the delicious local South Padre Island restaurants nearby.
Resort-quality bathrooms inject a spa-like vibe into your daily routine, turning hot showers and long soaks in the tub into a uniquely pampering experience.
Vast bedrooms function as your own private haven, outfitted with cozy beds, silken sheets, and even a flat screen television. Drift off to the gentle tropical breezes and wake refreshed in the morning.
Planning Your Stay in One of Our Vacation Homes in South Padre Island
South Padre Island is known for its amazing beaches, and you can easily spend your days laying out in the sand with a cold drink in your hand, listening to the relaxing sound of the crashing waves and smelling the salty ocean air. If you want to explore the waters off the coast, rent a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe. Both the Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico are known for their calm, warm, shallow waters which are perfect for a leisurely paddle. There are several resident bottlenose dolphin pods around South Padre Island, and if you’re lucky, you may see them jumping and swimming through the water.
You can also explore the waters off South Padre Island on a motorized boat. There are several marinas in the area that offer boat charters. Book an eco tour and dolphin ride for the chance to see the sea life of South Padre Island. Each trip lasts around two hours and takes you all around the bay for a chance to see bottlenose dolphins. The crew on the ship will also use a specialized net to bring sea creatures up onto the boat include fish, crabs, clams, and octopus. You’ll be able to see the animals up close and learn a couple facts about them before they are carefully put back into the water.
Other charters offered include a romantic sunset cruise and fishing charters. The Gulf of Mexico is known for its fishing and the chartered fishing boats will generally provide you will all the bait and tackle you need and take you out to some of the best spots on the water. You’ll have the chance to catch a variety of fish including mahi mahi, red drum, spotted sea trout, blue marlin, sailfish, tarpons, shark, and more.
Adventure out of our vacation homes in South Padre Island TX for a truly unique experience, visit the Sandcastle Trail. The trail starts at the Visitors Center’s giant sandcastle. This permanent structure was recently rebuilt in 2018 and is one of the largest outdoor sandcastles in the United States. Other sand sculptures on the trail include a giant walrus, mermaids, the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland, which is located outside of Paragraphs Bookstore, and a pair of egrets welcoming you to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. All of the sculptures along the trail are built by professional sand artists from South Padre Island and around the world.
Franke Rentals – Your Gateway to South Padre Island
Contact our reservations team to learn more about the myriad of attractions and activities you can enjoy during your time in South Padre Island when you book your stay in one of our amazing vacation rental properties today!