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Property Details

Updated: Apr 20, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)



The Banana Cabana is a beautifully-decorated home just 3/10 mile from the beach. Shopping and dining are a mere 2 blocks away.

Upstairs you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, one guest bedroom and bathroom. There are two more bedrooms,a bathroom and laundry room on the ground floor. The master suite offers a king bed, dresser and nightstands with beautiful natural stone tops, an Italian chair & ottoman, TV & DVD player. The walk-in closet has built-in shelving and drawers. Women will love the master bathroom with its jacuzzi, separate shower, and vanity complete with drawers for toiletries and a lighted makeup mirror.

The two main guest bedrooms each have queen beds, 5-drawer chests, nightstands and comfortable seating. There is a double-size futon/twin bunk bed combo in the kids room as well as a TV/DVD and XBox game set. Shelving in the closet for clothes. You will not have to live out of a suitcase in this lovely home! Porcelain tile and carpet upstairs; tile downstairs.

The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed with beautiful dinnerware, flatware, and glassware (all for 12), Cuisinart food processor, coffee makers, blender, large electric griddle,electric skillet, toaster/broiler oven, pop-up toaster, knife set with block, stand mixer, hand mixer, laptop trays for casual dining, spices, and an endless array of cooking utensils and gadgets. Complete set of acrylic plates, bowls, glasses (even margarita & wine)for pool-side use. Lots of work space on beautiful black granite counter tops.

For entertainment, the Banana Cabana offers wireless internet access, 3 TVs with DVD players, IPOD dock station; various board games, a ping pong table w/equipment, and a collection of books and DVDs. For beach or poolside fun, there are ice chests, pool floats & toys, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys .

Families with infants will enjoy the high chair and portable crib/play pen & security gate. The house sleeps 9; however you will find a roll-away bed for additional guests, and one of the sofas in the den offers a queen fold-out bed, enabling bedding for 12.

The garage is huge - room for 2 cars and the pingpong table. Additional covered parking for 2 more cars. (The owner reserves the right to store one car in garage.)

The Banana Cabana boasts incredible covered decks with tables and seating (over 20 pieces of cast iron furniture) View of huge Laguna Madre Bay from back deck as well as the Friday Night Summer Firework Display! Additional chairs & lounges are in garage. There is a stainless steel gas grill as well as a conventional BBQ grill. By the pool you will find chaise lounges, and a large table/chair set. The 10x30 ft. pool has bench seating and jacuzzi jets in the shallow end.

Keywords: Single-Family Dwelling (NOT a duplex)

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

My husband and I have lived overseas 20 years (now living in Stavanger, Norway). We bought the Banana Cabana to serve as our home away from home when we visited and fell in love with South Padre Island in 2005. When I am not using the home myself, we occasionally rent the house to select clientele who, we feel, will take care of and respect our property.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"It was absolutely perfect! The beds were comfy beyond belief, the pool and patio were great. The grill worked perfectly, etc.; we truly enjoyed ourselves over the holiday weekend. The only comment I have is you need a toaster to toast bed, bagles, etc., as we could not find one. (The only constructive criticism we could muster!)We truly appreciate your allowing us to share your lovely vacation home. We will recommend it to anyone, and please feel free to use us as a reference."

(NOTE: A toaster/broiler oven and pop-up toaster were immediately placed in the house.)
Jun 2006
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9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews

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South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time! Owner was excellent and the place is kept up. Really spacious for family gathering. Will definitely do it again.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully furnished and decorated with comfortable, spacious rooms and lots of amenities. The owners obviously want their guests to have a first class experience at the Banana Cabana. The home includes lovely balconies on the front and back of the home as well as a fenced patio area with a pool. We spent the week with nine girl friends and there was plenty of room, 3 full size bathrooms and it never felt crowded! Amazing! It is close to the beach, the bay, shopping, restaurants, and nightly entertainment!! I'm sure we will return and will recommend to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Albuquerque, NM, USA


  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in May with our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. There was plenty of room for everyone, nothing for the kids to break or ruin, yet beautifully decorated. The house was so comfortable and relaxing. The home was extremely clean and well stocked. There was enough baby gear that we didn't have to haul anything on our vacation with us. Beach toys and chairs and cooler were in available to take to the beach. We loved playing ping pong in the garage on our rainy day. We found plenty of towels, both indoor and outdoor. We enjoyed having a complete set of ceramic dishes, not just a bunch of throw away plastic stuff that you might usually find. The pool was fantastic, as we found ourselves visiting in the middle of seaweed season, and the beaches were not what we had hoped for. We had a great time having breakfast with the little ones on the porch, and everyone had a turn in the hammock. We were able to walk to the end of the street each night to watch the sunset, there was plenty of good food nearby, and a park just around the corner. We felt completely comfortable, safe, and clean. We had to go across the bridge to find reasonably priced groceries with a big selection, but it was worth the short drive. The manager was on hand as needed, and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. This was the best VRBO experience we've ever had. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Corinth, TX


  • 5 of 5
Some friends and I recently stayed at the Banana Cabana. The home is so spacious and beautiful. The owners provided everything needed for our stay. We found the furnishings to be much more lovely than the pictures show. The weather was nice for walks on the beach and time by the pool. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance. The night life here is fun too. The Banana Cabana is definitely a place that I will return to again. Truly a memorable vacation!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Marsha! The Banana Cabana IS a fun place for a girls' getaway, isn't it! Come back soon!!
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Almonte, Ontario, Canada

Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property for the month of March. It was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. The place is very spacious with extemely high end and comfortable furnishings. We had wonderful sunny warm weather and swam in the large private pool everyday. The front porches were great for people watching. We spent a lot of time in the late afternoon and evening on the back porch watching the sun set over the ocean with the palm trees gently swaying. The owners were great to deal with. The location is excellent. A quiet residental neighbourhood but within an easy walk to the beach, close to restaurants and all the action. We were there during Texas spring break which is crazy but at the Banada Cabana it was wonderfully relaxing. We would definetly stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
South Padre Island Texas Gulf Coast
Richmond, Tx

A great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
We took our 4 adult children and 2 yr old grandson to the Banana Cabana and had a wonderful time! The house is beautiful and very well equipped. The owner was wonderful to work with. We'd had a bad experience last year with a VRBO property and were a bit aprehensive about trying it again but this was a wonderful experience. We were all talking about coming back next year before we left. I highly recommend this home for families.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Since the Banana Cabana has been my home away from home for years, it is extremely well stocked -- much more than most rentals you will ever come across. When I am staying there, I entertain friends often, so you will find extras such as two - not one - mixers (stand & hand), large griddle for pancakes, etc., 20+ pieces of brightly-colored cast-iron outdoor furniture, new gas grill and conventional BBQ grill, Cuisinart Food Processor, Blender...see the full list on the details page.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brownsville, TX (BRO) at 25 Miles Car: recommended

Schlitterbahn Water Park


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 6 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Wkend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $800
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 14.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 20, 2015


From the Owner

Although only 3/10 mile (5-min walk) from the beach, the Banana Cabana is 1/2 blk from the bay (nice view from back deck!). We are located on a quiet dead-end street - perfect for families with children. Our pool & back yard face the south, so you have a full day of warm sunshine as well as a large covered area.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2150 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Vanity with Lighted Makeup Mirror
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Fold-up bed in garage, Baby Cribs (1) Playpen/sleeping area for baby, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double futon on bottom


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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