Casa Bahia Private home on water, pool & boat slip
Description from the manager
HOME BY THE BAY Private South Padre Island waterfront home located directly on the channels of the Laguna Madre Bay in a hidden location just off of Padre Blvd - with private pool and boat slip! For Spring Break / Semana Santa all rental guests must comply with a families only restriction.
Imagine yourself jumping in your boat, docked in your own private boat slip and heading out to the Laguna Madre Bay or just relaxing poolside watching the boats pass by as the sun sets over the channel and the bay. You can fish directly off of your dock or swim in your private tropical pool, and then rinse off in the outside shower. You can enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon beverage on your balcony overlooking the water. Beautifully furnished with contemporary furnishings in a monochromatic color scheme with a splash of color, this is not your ordinary beach home.
The primary living area upstairs has two full walls of glass providing incredible views of the water and South Padre Island sunsets. A second living room downstairs opens to the pool, is furnished with fun bright lounge chairs and is complete with a wet bar and refrigerator. Both living areas feature flat screen TV's and DVD players. Two large master suites are tastefully furnished with a king size bed and private bath and designer linens. This is the perfect getaway for a family or two couples. It will comfortably accommodate up to eight overnight guests, with three bedrooms and three baths. The downstairs guest room is furnished with two twins - your guests or your kids will love having their own space downstairs away from the master suites. And the downstairs living room has a pull out futon for extra sleeping options.
Located in a discreet gated community of only 4 townhomes right off Padre Blvd, you will be near the entertainment and restaurant venues on South Padre Island, and may choose to dine out every night. But if you want to cook in, you will enjoy a kitchen that is furnished with stainless appliances and fully equipped or you can cook out on the BBQ grill. You may choose to dine poolside or on the private balcony overlooking the channel. A washer and dryer and two car garage add convenience to make this the perfect location for your stress-free South Padre Island getaway!
Amenities:Waterfront on the Laguna Madre Bay ChannelsPrivate swimming pool Private covered boat dock and slipShort walk to beachWireless internet and flat screen TVsPadre Island Fitness located directly across streetGated convenient private parking spaceWasher and dryer
Just a Few Restrictions:No pets8 guests maximumRates do NOT include $120 Housekeeping Fee,14.5% Hotel Occupancy Tax and Reservation Processing FeeRates subject to changeRental Rates:Please call for special ratesFull Week Rentals receive discountRates do NOT include $100 Housekeeping Fee,14.5% Hotel Occupancy Tax and 3% Credit Card Processing FeeRates subject to change
Additional amenities include: max. occupancy: max occupancy 8, view: channel/marina view....Read more
Left on 05/23/2015 for a stay in May 2015 | Stacey HReviewed May 23, 2015Stayed May 2015
I gave this a 4 star for a few reasons...but NOT deal breakers in any way!!
1. LIGHTS!! The lights outside in the back were not working....at least not most of them. We had to resort to turning on the lights inside in hopes that it would light up the back area as much as possible. When we checked out, we told the rental place this...their reaction was that we could have called them up and let them know about. This is true...however, I could understand this if only one light may have been out...but almost all of the back lights were out. So it kind of sucked when we wanted to go channel fishing at night. PLUS, all of the switches for the lights outside made no sense...some had labels to tell us which one did what, some didn't. It was a mess with the lighting...so many lights, so many switches...some switches did nothing, others did as said. Either way, the lights is what made us give this a 4 star instead of a 5!
2. Pool was NOT heated! I do not know if there was a switch we should have hit or not but the pool is not heated like stated....it may very well be heated, but the heating feature was off. Honestly, I was not brave enough to actually mess with the pool settings in fear of messing something up so we steered clear of it...but just as a note to those interested...not heated.
3. The back dock as seen in the pictures is great...however, the wood is warping and getting old...specifically on the left side of the dock. It seemed a bit brittle and if you walk out there barefoot, it will surely pinch your feet something good. A few of us were in the pool and we got up and walked over to the area barefoot and pinched our feet...none of us walked over there again after that without some type of shoe! lol So be careful!
4. Right next to Parrot Eyes...not the rentals fault!! So we do not, in any way hold the renters responsible for this. This did not reflect our time out here when it concerned the rental agency nor the place itself. However, for those of you planning on renting this place out...it is directly next door to Parrot Eyes and their public bay access for boat drop offs into the channel. This did not really concern us too much since we did not bring our boat to use on the boat slip...but expect some boat traffic over the weekends! (We stayed during the fishing tournament so this may have caused more boat traffic) Plus Parrot Eyes has their own rentals (canoes, Jet Ski's, etc.) so there was some traffic because of that.
This place was a beauty...we enjoyed every minute we spent their.
Downstairs - Great little nook to relax after a long day outside in the pool/fishing...was wonderful to come in from the hot sun and relax on the downstairs futon. The bathroom on the first level connects directly outside...so if you are out in the pool, on the dock fishing or working on your boat...the bathroom is easily accessible from the back. Great feature! The bedroom downstairs has twin beds. There is a living room area with a futon, a small dining set and a TV. Their is a mini-kitchen downstairs as well with a fridge! So it was a plus to have a fridge cooling some drinks and just run it and grab them without having to run upstairs.
Upstairs - The Gem of this Place!!
The upstairs is so relaxing...their leather couch is SO comfy!! After a long day, it was a pleasure to run upstairs and relax, watch some TV and sink into the leather couch. A few of us took some nice naps there!
They had a fully stocked (non-food!) kitchen...everything you need to cook is there. No need to bring anything...just the food you plan on eating during your stay. Dinning room was really nice as it has a huge window and balcony entrance that opens up into the channel...so some nice views as you enjoy dinner or just chit-chat while you sit there.
Two bedrooms upstairs have king beds and the beds were very comfortable! One bedroom has a bathroom with a semi-small shower. My parents stayed with us and they opted to take the smaller bathroom since my BF and I paid for the rental. My dad complained that the shower in their bathroom was a bit small. Aside from that, they enjoyed it. Both bedrooms have a connected balcony which is the balcony you see above the garage in the pictures.
Both the upstairs and the downstairs have their own AC units which was a plus!
Like I said...I would have given this place a 5 star...but the few minor things that bugged us made me give this a 4 star. If they had a 4.5 star I would have rated it that.
Aside from that...this place was lovely!! I fully recommend it to anyone looking for a nice time on the island!!!
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