Find the best place to stay — South Padre Island

Where to stay around South Padre Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,834 holiday lettings near South Padre Island. From 1,311 condos to 281 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover South Padre Island area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Padre Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in South Padre Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Andy Bowie Park: 1,843 holiday lettings
  • South Padre Island Convention Centre: 1,843 holiday lettings
  • Laguna Madre Nature Trail: 1,841 holiday lettings
  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark: 1,842 holiday lettings
  • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center: 1,843 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Padre Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in South Padre Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,311 condos in South Padre Island. Our other popular types of South Padre Island holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 281 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 64 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 34 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Padre Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,550 holiday homes with pool available in South Padre Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a vacation rental in South Padre Island, USA your home away from home

    South Padre Island is a premier beach holiday resort in Texas, at the southern tip of Padre Island, close to the border with Mexico. Visiting South Padre Island self-catering accommodation you can enjoy world-class beaches and a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family.

    Things to do in South Padre Island, USA

    One of the best things about South Padre Island vacation rentals is their proximity to some truly fantastic beaches. The main beach stretches as far as the eye can see up and down the coast, with gleaming white sand and turquoise waters. There are all kinds of activities to get up to here. Water sports are especially popular, with parasailing, jet skiing, water-skiing and boating available. Right from the beach you can enjoy a recreation as diverse as surfing, kiteboarding and kayaking. There are a number of companies here offering tours of the coast to see ocean wildlife, such as dolphins, in their natural habitat. Meanwhile on land there’s an equestrian centre, giving you the chance to experience beachfront horseback riding in an unforgettable setting.

    In terms of amenities around South Padre Island vacation accommodation you’ll never want for something to do. One of the highlights is undoubtedly the Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park, which is one of the top attractions of its kind in the country. It sits right on the beach and features a wide variety of slides and pools, sure to keep everyone entertained. Elsewhere there’s plenty of upscale shopping and numerous excellent restaurants. One of the unique features of the resort is that many of the eateries cater to people here on fishing holidays – you’ll be able to bring your catch to the restaurant and they’ll cook it for you.

    Places to visit in South Padre Island, USA

    South Padre Island self-catering accommodation is within driving distance of a number of interesting places. About half an hour away is the Palo Alto Battlefield, where Mexican and American forces fought in 1846. Closer is Port Isabel, which boasts numerous shops and amenities.

    Weather in South Padre Island, USA

    At South Padre Island vacation rentals you’ll be able to expect plenty of warm weather whenever you visit. Winters here are mild and last for little more than a couple of months - the rest of the year is warm and dry, with temperatures peaking in the mid 30s in the summer months.

    Cheap flights to South Padre Island, USA

    If you’re heading for self-catering accommodation in South Padre Island from the UK the best way to get here would be to fly to Houston (IAH) from London Heathrow (LHR), before catching a United Express Connection to Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (BRO), just minutes by car from the resort.

    Activities and attractions in and around South Padre Island

    Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy South Padre Island for its bird watching, fishing and dolphin viewing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Padre Island a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (2.5 mi / 4 km)
    • Sea Turtle Inc (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
    • Sea Turtle Rescue Center (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
    • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Dolphin and Nature Research Center (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)

    Seasonal weather in South Padre Island

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Padre Island

    Travellers enjoy South Padre Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Padre Island is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • South Padre Island Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Andy Bowie Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
    • Laguna Madre Nature Trail (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Isla Blanca Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Brazos Island State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
    • Boca Chica State Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)