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4BR/3BA Beautiful Home w/Private Pool

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jun 24, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

NO SPRING BREAKERS

5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN HIGH SEASON.

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 and DVD player. 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)

SPI PERMIT #2015-365550

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

We bought the Banana Cabana to serve as our home away from home while living overseas in 2005. Now, we are living in the United States and the house is available more for vacationers.

Speaks: english

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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13 Reviews

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based on 13 traveler reviews

Coldstream, B.C., Canada
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Could Not Have Been Better!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Toni's house for a month and this has been one of the best VRBO experiences we have had. The house was exactly as the photos indicated. It was so comfortable that we always looked forward to coming "home" each night. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed was comfy, it was a quiet neighbourhood and the living room furniture made it home for the month. Toni kept asking what we needed and if we mentioned anything, it was there pronto. Toni really went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this property - you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our family vacation. As others have noted the home is decorated beautifully, very comfortable and has everything you need. Really enjoyed time around the pool and watching the fireworks from the balcony was an added bonus. Toni was wonderful to work with and was very responsive to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Beautiful Getaway to The Banana Cabana!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been using VRBO for about 6 years now and I have not come across a home like the banana cabana. It is truly beautiful home. Every room is very clean and furnished with everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is is stocked with matching plates,glasses and silverware. It has all of the cookware you could possibly need and has several spices in the cabinets. They also had everything we needed for a day at the beach (towels, chairs, boogie boards and lots of sand castle building supplies). I loved how my son felt right at home here.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The whole family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Banana Cabana was great. I have stayed in several vacation homes and this has been the most well maintained and beautiful. Toni has kept in contact even out of the country. We enjoyed the pool and space home comforts so much. The next door neighbor's dog not so much. IT KEPT GETTING UNDER THE FENCE. But not related to the Cabana. The pool alarm was annoying until it actually helped protect a stubborn 2 yr old so thank you for that too!!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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Location

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 pretty pewter serving pieces, both Keurig AND Conventional Coffee Makers, Mixer, Large Electric Griddle for pancakes, etc., 20+ pieces of brightly-colored cast-iron outdoor furniture, gas grill (xtra propane bottle) 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 - 3 miles from the Banana Cabana

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$495
From
$525
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates quoted are for groups of ten or fewer.
Rates are higher in Peak Holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Water View

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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 (Tempurpedic Mattress) (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 of bunk

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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