USA Gulf Coast Texas South Padre Island Listing #3900

White Sands House - South Padre Island, TX

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66 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
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Lovely Family-Friendly Home with Private Pool & Close Beach Access - Dogs OK

Take to the beach with your family (even your dogs!) and stay at a perfectly private South Padre Island vacation rental with a pool, canopy-covered furnished patio, washer and dryer, central AC, and WiFi!

Save yourself from the crowds by having a home base here, while still being within a few minute's walking distance from the shore, as well as family-friendly restaurants serving all-American cuisine like BBQ, burgers, and Texas seafood. If you're with friends, see what's on at Clayton's Beach Bar and Event Venue or hop around the many vibrant bars and clubs in the area.

Inside this mid-century-style home, you'll have bright, clean, and comfy accommodations for six. Splash away the afternoon in peace at the private pool then take a break from the sun with a sweet tea at the patio table shaded by a canopy.

Head in through the windowed-doors and find a comfortable living room with a flatscreen TV equipped with cable and lined with cushy couches and stylized with a pop of emerald-green trim for a modern feel. Fix a meal in the open kitchen with a updated fixtures and appliances like a glass-top stove and big basin sink, then eat at the dining table or outside on the patio!

This beach house has two bedrooms, which include the master suite with a king-size bed, TV, and doors right out to the pool, and a room with two twin trundle beds that's big enough to make room for three sleepers - as well as your dogs, for a small nightly fee. There's also a pull-out sofa.

A full bathroom, with double sinks conveniently separate from the shower space, and a washer and dryer make this a comfortable spot for a family or friend getaway.

From the kid-friendly Schlitterbahn Waterpark, where slides and splash pads are the main draw, to the educational Sea Turtle Inc., there are many options beyond beach-going on South Padre Island. Rent bikes and ride from north to south and back again, or charter a fishing or cruise boat to experience the Gulf up close. As far as a relaxing, easy beach getaway goes, it doesn't get any better than this!

Book this Texas vacation rental and come back year after year for memories and fun!

* Please take note that Vacasa properties have a no-party policy and that this is a family-friendly neighborhood. This rental does not include the bungalow, which is currently being rented long-term. Thank you!

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.

City/town permit number: 2015-689782

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

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Beach access

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

66 reviews

Asa A. Jul 2022
This house would have received 5 stars if it had two restrooms or at least one other toilet. With 6 guests, it can get tricky using the restroom and showering. However, with the walking proximity to beach access points, the location was great. The pool was super fun and the grill a must. I would stay here again!!
David V. Jun 2022
Close to the beach ! Enjoyed the pool.
Jaime V. Jun 2022
My family enjoyed the private pool after a long day at the beach. The house was perfect for all of our needs .
James G. Jun 2022
Wonderful time and weather was nice. Will be back!
Samantha H. Apr 2022
Loved the house and the private pool. The only suggestion I would make is to replace the mattresses in the rooms. They are very old and not comfortable.
Luis C. Apr 2022
I liked the fact that this house is mostly isolated. It has its own private pool, and it is about half a block from beach access #20. I am giving it a four star due to other details outlined on another survey I received. Mostly details, but they mattered to us.
Paul M. Apr 2022
Kitchen sink faucet is broken. Dishwasher does not get dishes clean. Generally, just not quite as clean as we keep our own house. But, the location is very handy for beach and really everything you’d want to do on the island. The pool was decent but we were there a bit early in the season and the water was very cold. You could maybe find another place for the pile of old lumber behind the cabana. The A/C is noisy. Made it hard for us to get a good night's sleep so we departed on Monday rather than Tuesday. I don’t think we will stay at Whitesands again for the money. Oh, no ice maker.
Sara A. Mar 2022
Close to the beach and allows pets
Katrin C. Mar 2022
My husband and I have stayed at this place numerous times . Never a bad experience. Lovely home away from home in a great , quiet location
Eric M. Nov 2021
Everything was great !
Just like to say thanks to the owners for the new amenities.
Can’t wait for our next visit.
Steven S. Sep 2021
simple and good value
Eliuth M. Sep 2021
Loved it
Marcella W. Sep 2021
Enjoyed the pool and the area
Patsy M. Jul 2021
Very nice place. It was clean and had everything you needed for your stay. Will stay again
Sarah B. Jul 2021
The location of this beach house was awesome. We enjoyed our stay and loved that we could bring our family dog along. The inside of the house needs a few cosmetic touch ups, the instructions to get inside via lockboxes was completely wrong and confusing, but we figured it out quickly. I would agree with the other reviews about the beds, they are rough. We planned for this by bringing our own pillows and it worked out ok. Overall, The place was very clean, private, and nearby everything. Thanks for the memories.
Aseneth B. Jun 2021
Cozy home with a pool and close to the beach
Randy L. Jun 2021
Our second stay this year at White sands. The property was clean, close to the beach and a nice fit four our family of 4+dog
Gerardo A. Jun 2021
The sofa bed needs to get cleaned. Opened it to setup for bed time and closed it back because it was nasty and dirty. The rest was good and a great location.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Gerardo! We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay. We apologize if the cleanliness of the sofa ber left something to be desired, and we will follow up with our housekeeping team to ensure they are paying close attention to detail. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Sabrina O. May 2021
I've stayed at this house twice within 6 months. The first go we had issues with the electrical outlet in the kitchen, sugar ants, gates/doors etc. The maintenance staff was there within no time trying to assist.

Fast forward 6 months.

New fridge
Outlet in kitchen still has issues
Back door sticks very bad
Gates close but not the sturdiest (important if you have kids/dogs)

We loved the private pool and no stairs. It's why we booked a second time. We are technically still in off season. I do feel like the price is a bit steep. Not sure if they are compensating for COVID.

There is a small other house on the back of the property where the couple who owns the place lives. They are sometimes out of state for work but are very kind.

Overall I'd give it a B. The outlet in the kitchen and back door need fixed asap.

Outside of that I personally would prefer more comfy beds. (My poor back)
Manager response:
Hi, Sabrina! We love hearing from repeat visitors to better help us understand what we might be missing. The homeowner plans on replacing the double doors next year, and the gate has been reinforced. The outlet has been repeatedly repaired and will be looked into more closely when possible. Thank you!
Marie P. May 2021
I will never rent this house again. It is rundown to say the least. The mattress in the master bedroom feels like a mattress from a pull out couch. Multiple things around the house are broken or damaged. Not to mention the fact you can hardly get the doors to open and shut. And they don’t tell you that the owner stays in a building on the backyard. He is a nice guy and didn’t cause any issues. However, I didn’t pay $1500 for 7 days to be babysat by the owner. If he doesn’t trust the renters then he shouldn’t rent the property. The pool was also filthy with dirt and debris from the minute we arrived.
Manager response:
Hi, Marie, thank you for your review! We sincerely apologize for the disappointment. We would have been happy to assist with some of these issues if we had been notified during your time with us. Our local team strives to provide every one of our guests with the best vacation possible. We are so sorry if our standards were not met during your time with us! We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can address those issues that have not already been resolved. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Eric M. Dec 2020
We Love this Beach House
Myrna T. Nov 2020
Great time
Ara R. Sep 2020
Absolutely loved that it was cozy had a nice pool great alternative from beach ! Beds comfortable nice bathroom . Very close to beach
BUT.....
very dissatisfied that before my stay I double checked that the home would be exterminated because of previous reviews, I had not seen two reviews that were posted after I reserved. If I would have seen those reviews I would never have rented. Roaches on counter tops and in master bed
I was told by local agency that they would make sure this would be taken care of but I don’t know why it was everywhere. To the point that I woke up at 2am with a roach on my cheek just about died and wanted to leave right then and there. We ended up all waking up including my 2 year old and found 6 more in the room. I was so disgusted and could sleep the remaining time . I hope they fix this situation it’s a cute place to have no one not rent it
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Ara. We are glad you enjoyed this home but we apologize for the issues you encountered. While roaches are common in this region due to the humidity, we are happy to report that a routine pest treatment has been a success. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Dale D. Aug 2020
Having outdated photo is one thing. Having a door falling off its hinges is another. An outlet in the kitchen held in place by wires only, BAD. A door where the deadbolt shaft is exposed due to damage to the receiver side, are you kidding me? Paint chipping, areas of the ceiling buckling in the kitchen, exterior needing repair in the back, the list can keep going.

Other than some general maintenance being needed the place its passable as a place to crash with the beach fairly close. Not a place you.might want to take young kids.
Manager response:
Hi, Dale! We are so sorry to read you were unhappy with your accommodations. The living room has been updated; the outlet is fixed; the doors have elocks for safety. Thank you!
Kenneth C. Jul 2020
Loved the location and private pool, very convenient and cozy house. Eric brought us a gas grill on the first day to make our stay better. We loved our stay and so did our pups.
Rosa C. Jul 2020
Simple, Functional & Roomy. Pool was the perfect size for our family.
Jaime V. Jun 2020
This house had it all. The beach was a few steps away. The swimming pool was perfect for a long day after the beach. Wanna Wanna beach Bar and Grill is also a few steps away , where my husband and I where able to have a date night. I will definitely rent this home again.
Stacie O. Jun 2020
This house was perfect for our family of 4 with 2 dogs! Bedding is clean, you didn’t have to worry about sand on the tile floor, and private pool is great! Great location close to the beach. I wouldn’t use the Wanna Wanna entrance as recommended but would go to the #20 beach entrance, left/North on Gulf Blvd from Verna Jean. Also, as far as amenities go, gas grill is now an old charcoal grill. Outdoor shower is a water hose. Bedroom with two twin beds needs a ceiling fan as it gets hot and stuffy in that room. The box fan that was in the closet didn’t work. The refrigerator/freezer really needs to be replaced, as does the kitchen faucet.
Manager response:
Stacie, thank you for providing your valuable feedback! We use your comments as a means to continually improve. Please know that local staff is available to assist if there are issues with the amenities offered. We hope to have a chance to host your next visit, thank you!
Eric M. Oct 2019
Everything we were looking for at a reasonable price!
Stacie B. Aug 2019
Our group had an awesome trip! The house has everything we needed, and the pool was absolutely wonderful!
Erika W. Aug 2019
We loved everything about this home! Location, spacious and the pool! Had all the kitchen stuff we needed. Definitely will be renting here again!
HENRY A. Jul 2019
It was very good place to stay close to everything well stocked with dishes and everything you could need
Jerry V. Jul 2019
Location is great!
Aldo G. Apr 2019
The house was nice and also the pool.
Emily P. Apr 2019
Loved it great place very clean had everything we needed would definitely stay again
Vishnu S. Nov 2018
Loved the stay at Vacasa, the only disappointment is that the climate was so bad and raining all the time..
wayne m. Oct 2018
For $92 per night, the house was nice and comfortable and two minutes from the beach. A few minor repairs are necessary such as for sticky doors and the shower control handle needs to be replaced. Since I had a couple of Labs, I did have to go clear out to the zip line facility in order for them to run off leash.
Joanna C. Jun 2018
Really the only great thing about this place is its location. It is walking distance-one block, two minutes from beach! The property really needs some work/renovations for the price. Do NOT go off of the pictures--they must be several years old. All of the furnishings, paint, doors, etc are very worn. Shower wasn't great, pool was hot and dirty, microwave is broken, dryer doesn't dry too well, freezer did not keep anything frozen and refridgerator just needs to be replaced. Vacasa staff did come out quickly, but they really weren't able to fix anything-just showed us how to deal with the problems while we were there. I never got the key/deadbolt to work and pretty much kept it unlocked our whole stay.
Manager response:
We apologize for the difficulties this guest experienced during their stay with us. The shower and cable issues have been fixed, and the refrigerator will replaced at a later date. The pool gets cleaned at the beginning of each guest stay. We have replaced the dead bolt and made new keys. Thank you!
John J. Jan 2018
Needs lots of TLC. Needs all new doors, appliances and furniture.
Dish washer was bad but they did replace it after a couple of days.
Our electricity went out one afternoon and it took 4 hours to find out the it got shut off because of non-payment. Owner claims it was a mix up on auto payment but very inconvenient none the less. Also the owner lives in the pool house in the back of the property so if you want an exclusive site this is not the one for you. We didn't know this till we got there.
Manager response:
We apologize for the inconveniences this guest experienced. The owner does sometimes stay in the bungalow, but it is not his permanent residence. The dishwasher has been replaced; we do apologize it took some time to get that taken care of due to a part never being delivered for repair. Thanks!
Eric M. Oct 2017
Loved it!! Very pet friendly place short walk to the beach.
Parking was great and lots of room if your kayaking to store them in the back.
Grill was a plus had burgers and dogs for the kids after they had a good time at the pool.

Staying again next year!!
Eliseo R. Oct 2017
This house is a vintage mid-century cottage in a terrific location on the island. You are a quick, safe and quiet walk from beach access, Wanna Wanna beach bar, Cafe Karma and several other spots. The house was very clean and well stocked. The pool was sparkling and beautiful. Everything was comfortable and just what we expected. As with any house this age, there are minor repairs that could be made, paint touch ups and the like. None of this bothered us. The air conditioning worked great, as did the internet and the cable TV system. You should note that there could be someone staying in the back-house of the property. The back house was boarded up and empty during our stay, but you should inquire ahead of time if this is a concern to you. The back house seems to have direct access to the pool. Overall, we loved it and would stay again.
Monica R. Aug 2017
This house is in a great location, no beach view but less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. The private pool was great because it is hard to find a house with a pool, only thing was the water was hot the whole time we were there and thats because it was in the middle of summer, we expected cool water to refresh ourselves and that wasn't the case. You must be prepared and take pillows and lots of blankets because beds and furniture are uncomfortable. Center table is very heavy to move in order to pull out bed from the sofa, which is worthless to even pull out because you can feel all the springs and it is not comfortable at all to sleep in. We had to purchase air matresses in order to sleep comfortable. We found dead roaches through out the house. I would defiantly not rent here again, very disappointed with our rental!
Laura A. Jul 2017
Would definitely book with VACASA for our future SPI trips.
Suzanne D. May 2017
We really enjoyed the location because we walked every where. The 1300 mile drive was worth it.
Sergio B. May 2017
We had an awesome time there! Surprise party was a success!
Joe C. Apr 2017
This house was in a perfect location and our family had an amazing vacation. We can't wait to come back.
Swain R. Apr 2017
We had a great time. It's very difficult to find a beach house all to your self with a pool and private fencing only a few minutes from the beach. We will totally stay there again.
Denise C. Sep 2016
This house is in a great location. No beach view as it is a one-story, but you are close enough to hear the surf and less than 3 min walk to the water's edge. The private pool was great! We spend every morning and evening on the beach and the middle of the day floating in the pool. Absolutely great time. I have recommended this place to 3 friends already!
Linda S. Jun 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. Especially enjoyed he pool since the first few days we were there, the tide was high and we couldn't get on the beach.
Kevin L. May 2016
We enjoyed the pool every day!
Mary H. Jan 2016
Location great - the rental was real disappointing.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback and will look into what can be done to make improvements.
Sheldon M. Oct 2015
Cozy detached structure on a quiet street...but very close to all of the great stuff on the island. Very close (less than one block) to the beach with easy access.
Secure off street parking right at the front entry. Delightful private pool and covered patio with Weber Kettle for outdoor grilling!