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Christmas on the Gulf of Mexico entails all the beauty of a beach vacation without all the fuss of cold temperatures or shoveling snow as it might in other parts of the country. Moreover, when guests reserve accommodations with Franke Rentals, they can choose from a wide range of options, whether traveling in search of a romantic couple’s getaway or in search of fun and entertainment for the whole family. We have Christmas cabins in Texas throughout the island, from the bay to the beachfront, reserve today and experience a South Padre Christmas vacation in southern Texas unlike any other!
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Like most of south Texas, the island enjoys mild winters. Average temperatures rarely dip below high 60s during the day, with the Gulf waters hovering around a warm 70F. Pack a cozy sweater with light layers – and your bathing suit if you’re brave enough for a swim! The balmy days give way to cool evenings. Paired with the brisk ocean breeze, nights can be a little chilly, but nothing that a light coat can’t handle. Escape to one of our Christmas vacation rentals on South Padre Island and enjoy the fresh sea air from the comfort of your own private patio or balcony. Warm up in your own private hot tub or heated pool, available at select rentals. Our selection of private houses, condos and island townhouses are your home away home, where the Texas sun dispels the chill of winter.
All along Padre Boulevard, the main artery that bisects the diminutive island, visitors will find a wide variety of shopping options. There is a little bit of everything, from tchotchke shops to trendy boutiques, so don’t worry because South Padre Island will provide a store with the perfect gift to place under the tree. If you can’t find what you are looking for on the island, then don’t hesitate to make a quick excursion into the Harlingen-Brownsville metro area, where almost everything can be found. If you still can’t find what you are looking for on the mainland, a ticket to one of the many nautical activities or events on the island always makes a great gift.
One of the most common reasons why people travel during Christmas is to try something different than the usual tradition and experience the holiday in a different locale. And since every family and group is different, there are those who wish to stay and create the ultimate Christmas dinner and those who seek solace outside of the kitchen and want someone else to do the cooking. Fortunately, with our Christmas cabins in Texas at Franke Rentals, the fully equipped kitchens provide all the modern appliances and amenities needed to prepare a traditional feast. On the other hand, all along Padre Boulevard, visitors will find a restaurant that suits their needs.
Settle into a leisurely Christmas brunch, a renowned Padre Island affair with dozens of restaurants hosting holiday buffets on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Savor fresh Gulf shrimps and fried oysters at Lobo Del Mar, or reserve a spot at the Schlitterbahn Christmas Buffet, featuring traditional holiday dishes alongside seafood delicacies. Our centrally located rentals are ideally positioned to access the best restaurants on the island.
In South Padre Island, winter wonderland is transformed into a sand sculpture paradise! The Holiday Sandcastle Village recreates the North Pole in large and elaborate sand sculptures, with everything from snowmen and Christmas trees to Santa Claus and reindeer. Talented artists from across the nation come together and build up this sandcastle wonderland in preparation for the holiday season. Personalized heart sculpture engravings are also available, the perfect memento of your South Padre Island Christmas vacation.
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a traditional Christmas parade! Visit early in December to catch the annual Christmas parade light up Padre Boulevard. Enjoy the cool winter breeze as you watch dozens of floats illuminate the boulevard in a sparkling array of lights, music and Christmas decorations. Among the floats are marching bands, dancing troupes and vehicles decked out in their holiday finest. Many of our vacation rentals sit along Padre Boulevard and are just minutes away from the action. Bring your chair, grab a front-row spot and revel in the holiday cheer!
As stated above, the accommodations through Franke Rentals provide modern kitchens, spacious living areas, comfortable bedrooms, and in-house laundry facilities. Best of all, our rentals are only minutes away from South Padre Island’s sandy beaches. Since our rental properties offer unparalleled locations, each one offers the opportunity to just relax at home near the Christmas tree or the chance to experience all the fun and excitement this popular Gulf Coast destination has to offer. Contact us today and let us handle all of your holiday vacation needs!