Bayfront Vacation Rentals on South Padre Island, Texas

In South Padre Island, when you’re not hanging out on the beach, there’s a good chance you’re at the bay, taking advantage of the island’s best fishing and boating scene while enjoying the view. We offer an amazing selection of bayfront South Padre Island vacation rentals so that you can enjoy your stay on the island to the fullest. Peruse through our array of South Padre Island bayfront vacation rentals down below!


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Take in the Views from the Bay

The calm, glistening waters of the bay call out for fun-filled hours spent fishing and seeing the sights of South Padre Island from aboard a boat, the sea breezes blowing past you as you speed along to your next adventure.

In between your time spent waterbound, you can soak up the serene atmosphere from the sumptuous comfort of your bayfront vacation rental! Bask in the cheerful Texan sunshine from your own private outdoor lounge area, looking out over the blissful tableau of the bay while taking a refreshing dip in the pool or enjoying a waterfront al fresco meal.

Indoors, open layouts awash in tranquil neutrals contrasted with bright pops of tasteful tropical décor set the stage for your time in South Padre Island. Comfy living room furnishings and a high-tech flat screen television allow you and your guests to plan a movie night together, enjoying one another’s company in a cozy shared space.

The vast gourmet kitchens in these properties boast a number of incredible custom details, from state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances to enormous granite countertops, giving you and your guests the option of whipping up a meal from scratch or reheating your flavorful leftovers from one of the nearby local South Padre Island restaurants.

Spa-like and immaculate, the resort-quality bathrooms in our bayfront vacation rentals elevate even the most routine parts of your day into a pampering experience. Indulge in a long soak in the tub or a hot shower after a day out on the water or in town.

As the day draws to a close, you can retreat to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom, sliding between the smooth linens of your plush bed for a restful night’s sleep.


South Padre Island has a ton of opportunities for fun and excitement during your stay, as well as rest and relaxation.

Close to the Laguna Madre Bay, you’ll encounter just about every type of water-based recreation imaginable, as well as miles of pristine beaches and unfettered beauty. The Laguna Madre is an ideal place for boating, fishing, swimming, and more.

Dolphin Cove Beach situated at the southern tip of South Padre Island is a popular place for jet skiing, fishing, and sunbathing.

There are also wild dolphin eco tours of the Laguna Madre, available for a nominal fee through the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center. While you’re at the center, you can have up-close encounters with all kinds of marine life through touch tanks, all while learning about the creatures of the sea through interactive exhibits.

The iconic Andy Bowie County Park has a fishing spot nestled along the bay, in addition to access to 20 miles of beaches that you can even drive over. (We recommend taking a vehicle with 4 wheel drive that will be able to navigate over sand and hills if you’re going to drive on the beach.)

And on the other side of the bay, you can visit Port Isabel for sweeping views from the Point Isabel Light (the last public lighthouse open on the Texas coast) and a stop at the Port Isabel Historic Museum to learn about local history. You can also take the time to hike, bike, and watch wildlife in the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge north of Port Isabel.

The Laguna Madre Trail also winds its way along the bay, providing visitors with ample opportunities for hiking and bird watching. Another bird watching spot on the island is the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, which features a boardwalk and optional guided birding tours. Bayfront vacation rentals have something for everyone!

Family-friendly spots around the island include famous locales like Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Gravity Park, and the quaint Three Flags Over Padre. These parks have amusements for all ages, from waterslides and wave pools to go-karts and mini-golf.

Regardless of where you end up during your South Padre Island vacation, you’re sure to have a great time.

Make Your Tropical Escape with Franke Rentals!

South Padre Island holds a world of excitement and adventure. Call or email our reservations team for more details on what you can expect from your time in South Padre Island when you book your accommodations in one of our lavish bayfront vacation rental properties today!