South Padre Island, TX - Beautifully decorated Beach House w/Pool

South Padre Island, TX - Beautifully decorated Beach House w/Pool




October 2006

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
3 Bathrooms

About our home

The "Banana Cabana" is a beautifully decorated house (bright & tropical) only .3 mile from the beach and a half block from Laguna Madre Bay which offers stunning sunsets. Three sets of French doors (D/R, L/R, master B/R) opening to huge covered front porch. The kitchen has granite countertops and is appointed with all the cookware, bakeware & utensils you might need. We have service for 12 in dinnerware, flatware, etc. Full set of acrylic dinnerware & glasses for poolside dining. The dining table seats 8, and the kitchen bar an additional 4. The living room has 2 sofas (1 is a queen-size fold-out bed), chair/ottoman and TV/DVD player. The master suite offers a beautiful king-size (Tempurpedic Mattress) bed, Italian chair/ottoman, dresser, 2 night stands, and a TV & DVD player. Walk-in closet w/shelving. Master bath has separate shower and jetted tub. Vanity w/lighted makeup mirror for the ladies, hair dryers (in all bathrooms). The two queen-size guest bedrooms both offer 5-drawer chests & nightstands as well as comfy chairs. The fourth room has a full-size futon & bunk bed as well as a TV/DVDf. DVDs, books, board games available. High-speed internet access w/WIFI. Ping pong table and stainless steel gas grill (and separate conventional bbq grill) in garage as well as pool floats & toys and ice chest for the beach. Rollaway bed sleeps a 10th person, and there is a high chair and portable crib/playpen for babies. Partial view of bay from back deck. Lots of outdoor furniture.


More about us

  1. The Banana Cabana was my home away from home for the last 11 years...We followed my husband's paycheck to Norway, Venezuela, Canada, China, and once more to Norway; although it was a blessed life and experience, some of these countries certainly provided challenges, so Padre has been my escape zone (2-6 mo/year). Hubby retired a couple of months ago, so we are actually staying in South Padre while our retirement home in San Antonio is constructed. We have exchanged our home for apartments in Paris, the Riviera, Rome, Florence, Laguna Niguel, CA; and never once have I had any regrets, and our guests have always seemed to enjoy our home and the island. Although Carlon and I enjoy traveling together, he's not as crazy about it as I am, so I venture out on my own quite often, or in other cases I will bring along some girlfriends. We have two lovely homes on South Padre Island (one is not yet listed on HomeForExchange), and now we are building our "forever" home...we certainly know how to appreciate and care for someone's property; thus far, all our Exchange Friends have taken great care when staying at our home, and we hope the good experiences keep coming. Also, some of our guests have extended their trips where they stayed at our home for one week or so and then drove 4 hours north to the lovely city of San Antonio. Near San Antonio there are beautiful small towns in the Texas Hill Country, the Guadalupe River (try a float down it like our French exchangers did) and Austin is nearby as well; In other words, you could see quite a bit that Texas has to offer!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or write!

    Thank you so much for just considering our request.

    Toni Robertson

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Where is it?


South Padre Island is on the southernmost tip of Texas, just 25 miles from Mexico and offers a subtropical environment. Its beaches have some of the finest sand in all of North America, and the city keeps them very clean. The Banana Cabana is on a quiet dead-end street - perfect for the safety of your children or simple serenity for you. Bay fishing just a half-block away at the end of our street. Boat charters for fishing, dolphin watching, etc., large fishing pier across the causeway for day or night fishing. There is a Schlitterbahn Water Park on the island (may not be open in winter), a cinema, some of the country's best birding, dune buggy rentals, horseback riding, kite and wind surfing, parasailing, surfing, all the major attractions of a beach resort. Be sure and drive a couple miles North on the island to experience the beautiful dunes and have your own private stretch of beach. The water is beautiful and clear and shallow for quite a ways - perfect for little ones as well as adults. Island is a bird sanctuary. Nightlife available for all ages, and the seafood is as fresh & tasty as you'll find anywhere. Across the causeway on the mainland is a golf course. Brownsville, Texas has the closest airport, and is 25 miles away. Other area airports are McAllen, Texas (1.25 hour), and Harlingen, Texas (45 minutes). All three cities offer great shopping; however the mall in McAllen is one of America's highest grossing malls, and rivals anything in the larger cities such as Houston or Dallas.

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