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When you’re planning your stay in a tropical paradise like South Padre Island, it’s only fitting to treat yourself to the best vacation homes in South Padre Island that our island has to offer. Franke Rentals offers the highest quality vacation rental homes on South Padre Island, from charming two-bedroom townhomes by the water to four-bedroom villas with custom luxury amenities. More isolated than hotel rentals and regularly cleaned, take a moment to look over our impressive selection of vacation homes in South Padre Island down below!
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Experience the best of modern island living in one of our gorgeous vacation homes on South Padre Island. Sleek designs complement beachy Southern charm throughout these homes, from breezy, open living rooms to cheerful ocean-themed décor. Vacation houses in South Padre Island have something for everyone!
Kick back with a movie night with your guests in the living room while watching the flat screen television, lying back on plush furnishings and enjoying one another’s company.
Use the gourmet kitchen’s top of the line appliances and enormous countertops to whip up a meal from scratch or to reheat your leftovers from one of the mouthwatering local South Padre Island restaurants nearby.
Take a refreshing dip in the pool or sunbathe poolside with a tropical drink in hand. Absorb the stunning views of South Padre Island all around you, whether you gaze out of the wide windows while waking up with a cup of coffee or you spend an evening relaxing on the porch while watching the sun sink below the gulf.
Enjoy catnaps and restful nights’ sleeps in the spacious and inviting bedrooms of these South Padre Island beach house vacation rentals, falling asleep to the sound of ocean waves or your favorite show on the flat screen. Your options for downtime relaxation and recreation in our vacation rental homes are endless!
On South Padre Island, you’ll never run short of attractions and activities to fill up your days.
Visit attractions like the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center or the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, either of which are fascinating places to learn about the natural environment and wildlife of South Padre Island.
See the sights of South Padre Island from the water on a boat tour or a dolphin and whale watching excursion. There are several companies on the island that will take you on eco-tour and dolphin excursions. You’ll head out to the spots of the Laguna Madre where you’ll have the chance to see some of the area’s resident dolphin pods. Afterward, the crew uses a specialized net to bring sea creatures up onto the boat. You’ll get to see animals like fish, octopus, and crabs up close and learn little facts about them before they are safely put back into the water.
During your stay in one of our vacation homes in South Padre Island, you will find the island is a great spot for fishermen. You can book a fishing excursion with several of the boating companies around town. The fishing trips usually come with all the gear and tackle you will need and are great for both beginning and professional fishermen. You’ll head out to some of the best spots on the Gulf of Mexico where you will have the chance to catch tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, snapper, mahi-mahi, and much more.
Get a look at the largest outdoor sandcastle in the United States, a permanent landmark built right on South Padre Island! The sandcastle is located at the South Padre Island Visitors Center and is part of the Sandcastle Trail. This sandcastle was recently rebuilt after it was heavily damaged during spring break in 2018, but it is now repaired and bigger than before. Other stops on the Sandcastle Trail include the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland which is located outside of Paragraphs Bookstore, a giant walrus, a sculpture of King Neptune, and a couple of egrets situated outside of the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. All of the sculptures are done by local and international professional sand artists and you will be blown away by the intricacies of the sculptures.
If you feel like switching things up from your typical beach day, spend your day at Schlitterbahn Waterpark! Home to exhilarating waterslides, lazy rivers, and plenty of places to splash and play in between, Schlitterbahn Waterpark is an incredible all-ages attraction on South Padre Island. South Padre rentals have something for everyone!
Watersports are another popular activity on South Padre Island among both locals and tourists. For a leisurely day exploring the calm waters of Laguna Madre, rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe. There is not as much boat traffic right off the shores of the west side of South Padre Island and the water is calm, warm, and shallow, making it perfect for a leisurely paddle.
If you want a more thrilling water activity, rent a jet ski and zip around the bay or admire South Padre Island from above on a parasail. There are several water sport shops that can take you parasailing. Get strapped into a single or double parasail and fly over South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico 600 feet above the water.
Plan your dream vacation on South Padre Island with the help of Franke Rentals! Our reservations team can give you insight into the local area and tell you more about what’s waiting for you on South Padre Island when you call or email about booking your stay in one of our amazing South Padre Island beach house vacation rentals today!