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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. More isolated than hotel rentals and regularly cleaned, peruse through our array of South Padre Island bayfront vacation rentals down below!
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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 water-bound, you can soak up the serene atmosphere from the sumptuous comfort of our bayfront vacation rentals South Padre Island beachfront! 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.
Our bayfront rentals in South Padre Island are varied, with condos, townhomes, and private residences among the options. No matter which you choose, each has its own merits with perks and amenities on both the interior and exterior that are sure to make your vacation comfortable. 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 the cozy shared space of our vacation rentals on South Padre Island Texas.
The vast gourmet kitchens in these vacation rentals on South Padre Island’s beachfront 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. All the cookware and tableware needed for dining in is provided – all you’ll need to do is pick up your favorite ingredients from the nearby grocery store or local farmer’s market! You’ll also find a variety of seating options for enjoying your meal, from a casual bar stool pulled up to the kitchen island to more traditional settings around the adjacent dining room table. With our warm island weather, al fresco dining is also a favorite option, taking advantage of the outdoor patios and balconies that you’ll find along the picturesque bayfront.
Spa-like and immaculate, the resort-quality bathrooms in our bayfront vacation rentals on South Padre Island Texas 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. With multiple bathrooms in each of our bayfront rentals, there will be no need to wait in line for your turn. Morning and nighttime routines become streamlined and simple, even when traveling with a group.
As the day draws to a close, you can retreat to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom in one of our South Padre Island beachfront condo rentals, sliding between the smooth linens of your plush bed for a restful night’s sleep. Most of our bayfront rentals range from 2-4 bedrooms, making them ideal for couples, families, or friends traveling together. Improving dramatically on the cramped space of a hotel room, the privacy offered in these bedrooms reward everyone with the space they deserve and desire. Most master suites boast features such as a king bed, plenty of storage space for unpacking, and an en suite bathroom for extra privacy. Additional bedrooms offer a queen bed or two twins, depending on the unit.
While summer in South Padre Island is always a favorite time to soak up the sun and sand in this tropical location, our bayfront rentals offer a true island escape in any season. Also, don’t forget to check out our luxury winter rentals, which offer amazing amenities, too!
South Padre Island has a ton of opportunities for fun and excitement during your stay in our vacation rentals on South Padre Island’s beachfront, 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. Other enticing water activities you’ll find easily accessible in South Padre Island include fun-filled banana boat rides, sunset cruises, parasailing, snorkeling, and boat excursions geared toward dolphin sightings. For the avid beachgoer, there are so many ways to add extra fun and entertainment to your time along the shoreline! Of course, if sunbathing is more your speed, there are also plenty of spots to simply stake your claim in the sand, soak in the scenic ocean views, and watch the world go by at island speed!
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. A stay in our villa rentals at the Shores community will provide plenty of community amenities and activities to enjoy.
South Padre Island holds a world of excitement and adventure, and our friendly team at Franke Rentals is here to help you discover it. Located on the ground in South Padre Island, we have been working closely with property owners and vacationers for generations. 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 South Padre Island beachfront condo rentals today!