USA Gulf Coast Texas South Padre Island Listing #3875

The Kent House - South Padre Island, TX

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84 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4 comfortably  No pets 
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Quirky Beach Home with Rooftop Patio - 1/2 Block to Beach

Soak in the Texas sunshine from your rooftop patio at this South Padre Island vacation rental! This quirky two-bedroom home is ideal for beach-going families and small groups of friends who want to be walking distance from the shops, restaurants, and bars of this vibrant island community.

Perfectly situated only half a block from the beach and one block from the central entertainment district, guests at the Kent House have the luxury of wading in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico by day and enjoying fresh seafood, live music, and sunset happy hours by night.

The interior of this home is eclectic and engaging, with a spacious living room that features tile floors, plush vintage furniture, a flatscreen cable TV, and a DVD player for quiet evenings. Hoping to squeeze in a bit of work as well? Pull up a chair at the desk and log on to the wireless Internet.

The full kitchen, featuring cabinets painted a classic pistachio, is well equipped with modern appliances and cooking tools and opens into an intimate dining area with seating for four. On balmy evenings, you may choose to enjoy a bottle of wine on the rooftop patio instead.

The Kent House has air-conditioned sleeping space for as many as six people. Each of the two bedrooms features a queen-size bed, while kids can curl up on the sleeper sofa. Guests will share one full bathroom in the main section of the house.

But wait - there's more! The garage has been converted into a second living area complete with a large sectional sofa and a second flatscreen TV. This space also houses the washer and dryer, plus a small kitchenette with a microwave perfect for making some popcorn before a movie marathon. This garage area is best suited for kids or close family members. There is also a private bathroom in this area, making it a convenient gathering area. The charcoal grill in the backyard is a perfect place to create a tasty dish, but please remember to grill away from the houses.

And although visitors to the Kent House could easily spend their entire vacation lounging on South Padre Island's 34 miles of uninterrupted beach, there is so much more for adults and children to do. Activities ranging from dolphin-watching to kiteboarding lessons are only blocks away, as are the summer fireworks displays that light up the night sky every Thursday and Friday.

Curious about the island's legendary nightlife? After sampling the freshest of seafood at Ceviche Ceviche, head less than a mile north to sip sunset cocktails on the water at Laguna BOB.

No matter if you're looking to relax in the sun, spend time with friends and family, or walk to nearby restaurants and bars, this Texas vacation rental can help you discover the very best of South Padre Island.

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

Other permit number: 2015-270861

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

Kitchen & dining





Water view

Beach access


Internet : Time Warner


Cable : Time Warner

DVD player

On-site activities

Adult bikes




Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access



84 reviews

Brian M E. Apr 2022
The house was very clean and we felt safe. Never had any issues or major concerns during our visit. Would definitely stay here again. Very close proximity to the beach and very convenient having CVS right nearby. Also several restaurants within walking distance. Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen was a favorite dinner location and it’s only one block away.
Liz & Stan M. Mar 2022
Cozy place to be at . Ground level a plus
Maria T. Mar 2022
Different was 100% better this time! It is an older home, with lots of charm. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay this is the place to stay!!! It was like being in my own home.
Roxanna H. Oct 2021
It was amazing. The house provided everything. Walking distance to everything and especially the beach. Just perfect. Didn’t want to leave.
Kristi N. Sep 2021
Had a good time really enjoyed our stay
Mary B. Aug 2021
Close to the beach. House is old but well kept!
Maridan C. Aug 2021
Cute 1950’s decor. Great location.
Coey R. Jul 2021
Very clean with ample room, close to the beach and all the action we loved our time there.
Dianna S. Jul 2021
The Kent House was just the right size for us. Plenty of room for everyone to gather or spread out. Super easy walk to the beach and lots of supplies on hand.
Santiago C. Jun 2021
Nice beach house with everything we needed and the bike was a plus
Jill S. Jun 2021
Great Location
Amanda B. Jun 2021
Place is dated but we had a great time out here!
Alyssa M. May 2021
This home is a place we stumbled upon while looking to take our first family vacation with small kids..The idea of a pool terrified me this house does not have one that was amazing being right on the beach terrified me with small children this house is with in the most reasonable walking distance from the beach added safety in my opinion. We have stayed in this home now two times every time we fall more in love with the Kent Home. The kitchen has everything you need if not it’s in walking distance from an AMAZING restaurant called DADDYS. We ate there three nights in a row. I love this home so so much I refuse to go anywhere else.
Jennifer N. May 2021
Loved how close to the beach this home was and how convenient it was to travel to many restaurants and shops on the area. Really enjoyed that this home was equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay! Will definitely stay again and refer friends to. Highly recommended.
Shawn C. Mar 2021
Close to the beach!
Diane M. Feb 2021
cute place, a bit dated, very functional, and a good location.
amber s. Dec 2020
We loved our stay at The Kent house. It was perfectly located a block from the water. Plenty of room for my family. Definitely was not disappointed.
Debra H. Nov 2020
We loved the house. It was old but fun. The outdoor chairs and patio needed cleaning. It was musty but it got better when the A/C was on. Need an all over cleaning but we still would come back. It was close to the beach, activities, shopping and our extended family.
Lisa T. Oct 2020
This home was a comfort to come home to each day. The cute, eclectic 1950's style gave us the down to earth island hominess feel that we sought. The beds and linens were top notch. We loved the fact that beach items were available for use in the shed! And the beach was only a block away. We used the roof top deck for locating constellations in the sky at night. Amenities were abundant! The only drawbacks were that we had to buy a cork screw as we could not find one in the kitchen, and we saw a few large bugs in the laundry area. We will certainly book this home again the next time we plan to stay in South Padre!
Vanessa N. Sep 2020
This house is old but that is what makes it so cool. There is a lot of room to spread out. The seating area on the roof was perfect for watching the sunset. It is close to the beach and close to a nice beach access with a board walk. My teenagers loved the vintage 50s/60s decor. They refused to use the newer shower in favor of the 50s version in the main house. Make no mistake: it is an oldie but a goodie!
Jose A. Sep 2020
great stay, great experience. Walking distance from the beach
Julie R. Jun 2020
This house isn't for everyone. It is definitely old but we loved it. Other reviews said it was clean and bug free which is very important to me. I lived up to the reviews. We loved how close it was to the beach. It was very comfortable and we loved the outdoor shower!!
sandra l. Feb 2020
Location spacious clean
Jim R. Dec 2019
loved it all!!
MANUEL A. Sep 2019
Great Place and close to the beach
Cynthia H. Sep 2019
Did have some issues but good overall
Margarita G. Sep 2019
Great place
Christina B. Aug 2019
Diane V. May 2019
This house was the perfect place to stay for a trip to the beach! It had plenty of space, and we really enjoyed the extra, roomy living room in the converted garage. It was about a 2 minute walk to a public beach access ramp which was super convenient. It had mostly every thing we needed! Wished there were bigger sized baking sheet pans. Can’t wait to come back!
Justin M. May 2019
We absolutely adored this house. It was perfect for us. The walk to the beach was so close with our kids it was so nice to just walk back to the house for lunch and not lug everything out to the beach. We had everything we needed. The dishes pots and pans and bbq pit allowed us to stay home and not spend money eating out. Cable tv at night for the kids was awesome. We bought beach toys however when we arrived found some in a storage shed out back. Washing machine really came in handy. There’s is a added den it was so nice to hang out in there. We had a issue with something and the staff we spoke with took care of it right away no problem. The home was clean and cared for. This home will forever be our go to spot.
rick h. May 2019
The location was in a central location, it was easy to walk to the beach or some place to eat by the beach or docks. The house was comfortable and clean.
Claudia C. Apr 2019
OMG this house is amazing so big and confy it makes you feel like at home!!! We loved it!!!
Jill S. Mar 2019
Cozy getaway
Joanne V. Dec 2018
Feels like home!
Jennifer L. Sep 2018
Loved the Kent House! Great location and cute as can be. The history behind the house was awesome and loved the fact there were so many original things in the house. We will for sure make the 11 hour trip to stay there again!
Tran P. Sep 2018
This is our second time visiting. We are a bunch of a youngish adults mid-to-late twenties and we always love coming to Kent house. The extra living room is very cool and a great place to just play some card games and watch movies with the crew. Very spacious and very close to the beach. Would stay here again!
Hector V. Aug 2018
Me & my kids loved this place, its got alot of room, its peaceful neighborhood, & the rooftop patio is nice to relax late nights
Kim B. Jul 2018
The Kent house was like being at home. Everything we needed was readily available, everything was clean and tidy. The house is only a short walk to the beach.
STEVEN P. Jul 2018
Perfect should sum it up .
Angie A. Jul 2018
We really like our stay at the Kent house. It had everything we needed and we enjoyed the rooftop for fireworks show. They thought of everything with this home. Chairs and ice chests, pots and pans 2 bathrooms and showers, outside grill. What I really liked was fans, as we always sleep with a fan. I would definitely stay here again.
Juanita I. Jul 2018
My family and I truly enjoyed our experience at the KentHouse. The rooftop access allowed us to get an excellent view to the nightly fireworks at 9pm. It is walking distance to shops, restaurants, and beach. This house is like a little museum, so many cute things to look at. It's like a spacious vintage cottage. The washing machine and dryer are a plus!
Jasmine A. Jun 2018
I loved how much space there was in this house. There was something to look at in every corner as well. The house felt homey and my family loved the rooftop deck. Walking distance to the beach was a plus! The second shower head did not have much force for the water. Ultimately, the house was great and I would definitely bring my family back to this rental.
Niria D. May 2018
Nice location, very spacious and had everything needed for a successful vacation
Nathan M. Apr 2018
Roomy! The enclosed garage room made a perfect hang out area when the weather went downhill. A/C's keep the house nice and cool when its hot out. Location is easy to find and right in the prime location for the island.
Brenda G. Feb 2018
We had the best time and the deck upstairs was so much fun for the grandchildren!!!
Nancy W. Nov 2017
very happy with our stay
James H. Sep 2017
This was a good place to stay at with plenty of things to do around the area
Lisa S. Sep 2017
We enjoyed the floor plan, grandkids had ample space to play, separate living area in garage was private. Had the outdoor shower to wash the kids off after a day at the beach. Went several times up on the roof to enjoy the evening. Fully stocked house- did not need to bring a lot of the things we did: coolers, boogie boards, beach chairs..... definitely would stay there again!
Donnie A. Sep 2017
Nice house, comfortable, quite and wireless Internet 😀
Emma G. Aug 2017
I walked in and felt in had walked into my great grandma's house. Instantly felt at home. The beds are soft, the rooms cozy, several great good spots within walking distance and the roof top porch great fornthe Friday night fireworks display.
Nancy W. Aug 2017
My family of 4 stayed here for a beach vacation. There was plenty of room. The laundry facilities and wifi were an added bonus. The converted garage also has an extra bathroom and shower, and there is a shower in the backyard for washing off sand. There are 2 beach access walks, both about a block from the house.
Brad B. Jul 2017
Great location to everything. Nice and quiet location. It was nice to park right outside the house and not have to do stairs.
EDUARDO A. Jul 2017
La pasamos super bien en la casa Kent, el lugar tiene todo lo necesaro y hasta mas para que te sientas como en casa, en confianza y muy comodo, la playa esta cerca y los espacios excelente. Realmente la recomiendo mucho.
Chris T. Jul 2017
This is a place to relax and enjoy your family not a lot of traffic nor noise
Wynde T. Jul 2017
Exactly how it was originally built. Cool ceramic tile floors; everything. Location is great. Cool collection of shells on display; we left the sterling silver knife we found on the beach with a metal detector. It feels like home. Friendly people and we will stay here again.
Blanca A. Jun 2017
The location was perfect from the beach, 5 minute walk. Kitchen well equipped, I baked a cake for my little one. There is enough seating and areas for resting. Area outside for rinsing off & hanging stuff to dry. Very close to a pharmacy, watermill, & shopping areas which made it very convenient. And the rooftop patio awesome for firework viewing.
Monica B. Jun 2017
Overall it was a great weekend! The location was perfect and the house was very spacious! We will definitely go back!
Rodolfo H. Mar 2017
this place is so much and better than what it shows, i was shocked with the amount of space it has, the rooftop/ balcony was a huge plus! id recommend!
Jill S. Mar 2017
Our family of 5 really enjoyed this home. It had everything we needed. We loved walking to the beach daily.
Charles W. Mar 2017
In addition to the comments about maintenance which we have given to VACASA this property was very close to what was advertised and well represented by the photo's supplied.

We were 2 retired couples (brother and sister and our spouses) and the separate "garage" living space was very helpful.

The ability to make our own meals and the closeness of the beach for walking were very nice and overall it was a great place to stay for our budget and needs.

The automotive repair shop next door was less noisy than we might have expected (we had observed it on google earth before we rented so it wasn't a surprise). However the overflow of cars parked in their lot came close to the street and made visibility entering/exiting the driveway difficult at times (on the other hand there was very little traffic on the side street )
Kevin L. Feb 2017
This is a wonderful little quirky home! It was quite comfortable and very clean. I did not use half of the home but I can see a larger party really having a great time here.
Linda J. Jan 2017
The Kent House is a clean, comfortable beach house that comes with everything you need to enjoy South Padre Island. It has a nice private patio out back, where we enjoyed grilling fresh shrimp, chicken, steaks, etc. You can easily walk to the beach and use the nearby public access site that has a bathroom. In addition to the beach you can enjoy the local museums, the Bird and Nature Center and the many shops and restaurants.
DOUGLAS R. Jan 2017
Overall enjoyed the property. While the home is older it was comfortable. However it does need some attention.
David D. Nov 2016
Comfortable.... Clean.... Fun place to stay......
Had everything you would need......
Gina R. Oct 2016
Beautiful home close to the beach. More than enough room for two people; wish we had family with us to share the experience.
Donnie A. Sep 2016
We loved the house it was very spacious and comfortable. Loved having the extra entryway by the kitchen so we could rinse off and leave our shoes without bringing the sand into the house. Loved having WIFI and the cable TV!
Toni B. Sep 2016
Stayed here over my birthday/labor day weekend! House was great and really big!! Just a block away from the beach was really nice too
Gary S. Aug 2016
Yes it's dated decor but I had no problem with that. The space provided, location, safety and amenities are perfect for a stay in South Pare. I would rent this out again.
Alicia F. Jul 2016
Overall stay was relaxing and comfortable. Everything in the kitchen you could think of is provided. Extra blankets and towels also on hand. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home.
Rachel F. Jul 2016
We had s great time in this spacious beach rental!
Joanne V. Jul 2016
Excellent staff. Very friendly and easy to deal with
Lester W. Jun 2016
None of us wanted to leave the house. We told our children and grandchild we would just stay and they could visit whenever. So wish that was possible. This property is not for all. It is eclectic and just fun. No sauna, no beautiful view (except for the fireworks). If you are looking for glamour this is not it. If what you want is lots of room and pure relaxation don't pass this up
David G. May 2016
Loved this little house. I would definetly return and recomend it to all my friends.
Gissela M. May 2016
This place was excellent. My family loved it!
Gavin S. May 2016
great place!
Diana M. Mar 2016
Great little antiquing house. Loved the charm
Neighbors not so much. Spring breakers
But house clean cute and roomy
Eric M. Mar 2016
This was amazing spacey very roomy pad . Had just about everything you could want . Great location .we had a great time and will be back again. Thanks for he been very helpful and service Vacasa.
Beatriz G. Mar 2016
The Kent House is such a great placr for a family vacation! I wish we could have been able to stay the entire week! We will definelty use again! Thank You for allowing to enjoy your home!