The best beach in Texas
South Padre Island is the best beach in Texas. No question, Galveston, Port A, Freeport and the others are not even in the same league. If you want to hang out on the beach in Texas, there is only 1 place to go. And you might as well rent Ventura 205 to stay while you are there!
More to do!
While you can hang out on the beach all day, there are lots of other great activities in South Padre Island as well. Check out these great places.
Deep Sea Fishing with the Isabella Fishing Team and Breakaway Cruises – Great fishing in Laguna Madre Bay or out on the open water. Take your own gear or rent theirs, bring your own ice chest, fun for the whole family or get a personal guide for the a serious outing. 956-761-2212
Want a smaller boat? Try Danny B Bay Fishing Charters – Owner operated, 30 years experience – Danny will find the fish! Find him on the island at Louie’s Backyard or call 956-761-1389.
Hit the bay with an awesome waverunner. Go see the bridge from a new perspective! Call SPI Watersports at 956-712-9944. Rent for an hour at a time, up to 3 passengers!
Go see the whole island from new heights on the South Padre Island Helicopter Tour by DWTA. Face it, helicopter rides are cool anytime, but they are uber-cool at the beach. Call now for your tickets – 956-761-2212.
After a fun day of activity, relax with your special someone on the Sunset Dinner Cruise. The sun sets over the bay at South Padre. Believe me, the sun sets like this in no other place in Texas – you do not want to miss this! Awesome shrimp or fajitas served – BYOB. Book on Friday during the summer and see the fireworks after dinner. Book now – 956-772-7245.
Email me right now and book your stay at Ventura 205. Then get on the ball and start planning your awesome trip.
Vacation rentals are the best way to spend your vacation. You get more room and more comfort than a hotel for fewer dollars.
But you cannot wait too long. Condos rentals are popular and they fill up early. You need to get in early and make your reservation. Most travelers to South Padre Island plan 6-8 weeks in advance. That means if you are travelling as soon as school gets out, it is time to book your condo now!
How do I do it?
Booking is easy. Check the calendar to make sure your dates are available, send an email to confirm pricing and then pay your deposit with Paypal.com. Most condo owners will ask for the balance of the rental about 30 days in advance – also through Paypal.com. You can offer to mail a check – Paypal charges about 3% – you may be able to get a few dollars discount if you offer to save the owner some credit card fees.
Why pay in advance?
Don’t think condo owners are trying to cheat you by asking for money up front. To the contrary – beware owners who never ask for payment and are willing to offer flexible payments and long credit terms. Good owners are looking for good renters who will not tear up the furniture, get drunk on the balcony, break windows, swim naked in the pool and generally disrupt everyone. Renters who are able and willing to put up a few hundred $ up front are usually not the type to bring mayhem to the beach. If the owner you are dealing with is not asking for a commitment from you, you have to ask what kind of renter he is really attracting – maybe you should keep looking to make sure you don’t wind up at a college keg party.
Most owners will ask for deposit of $100-$200 at the time you make your reservation. The deposit is intended to pay for any damage to the condo or furniture. Truthfully damage is rare – especially if owners are screening clients and asking for rental money in advance. The deposit is really to show the owner you are serious. You need to put up a small amount in order for the owner to take the risk of taking the condo off the market for your week. The last thing an owner wants is to have a renter call up 2 days in advance and cancel their reservation. It is hard to rent a week with 1 day notice. Deposits are there to help the owner know they are getting quality renters and for renters to know they will have decent neighbors during their stay.
Make your reservation now!
Now is the time! The beach is calling. Schlitterbahn is ready. Burgers and cold beer at Louie’s Backyard are in your near future.
Email me now and let’s get you booked.
Vacations are fun. At least they should be.
Take your family of 4 to a hotel, lug your bags around, cram yourself into a tiny elevator with 10 smelly people, feel obligated to tip every person in a uniform. That is just the check-in.
Next try to find a quite place to read the paper and have a cup of coffee – no chance. Every time you turn around, someone is asking for a tip or charging something to your room.
Mealtime – $15.95 each, extra for drinks.
Want a snack? The minibar has some great peanuts — for $12.
Vacation rentals by owner are the way to go.
Why rent a comfortable condo from a vacation home owner? Instead of 4 people in 200 square feet of hotel room, get a 1000 square foot apartment with 2 TV’s and a nice kitchen. The price for a condo is often less than the price of a hotel an will hold more people comfortably. You will save a bunch of money and be more comfortable.
Renting from a vacation home owner is like hanging out at your friend’s beach house for the weekend. You will feel like a guest instead of part of the herd.
Make a commitment to having a great vacation today. Click the contact link at the left to start your reservation.