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Property Details

Updated: Feb 17, 2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 Master Bedroom Suites; 3 Guest Bedrooms; Total 4.5 Baths; Sleeps 10

New Five Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Spacious, Custom Home, One Door Off Laguna Madre. 2900 SF.

Mahogany Decks on 3 Sides offer Beautiful Water Views & Spectacular Sunsets along with full view of Fireworks and Causeway.

Two Luxury Master Suites with Soaking Tubs and Shower Stalls and direct Deck Access. Two Guest Bedrooms with Queens, One Guest Bedroom with Bunk Beds. Water views from all but one room.

Small wet land behind affords good bird watching—herons, egrets, ibis, ospreys, kingfishers, pelicans and many more. And occasional dolphin in the bay !

High End Finishes throughout. Custom Cabinets, Stone Tops, Maple Floors Upstairs, Stained Concrete Floors Down, High End Appliances, Casablanca Fans in all Bedrooms and Living Rooms.

Excellent walk-in Laguna Madre Windsurfing, Kayak, SUP launch just steps from the house.

Whole house stereo & wireless Internet. New 60' 'Smart' HD TV.

A Truly Beautiful Place


Windsurfing & Kite Sailing: Padre Island is one of the best Windsurfing and Kite boarding destinations in the world, and this house has one of the best and most convenient launches on the Island. It's a 75ft walk from the garage to the walk-in launch (no sea wall). The launch is located on the point of land on the Island that reaches furthest out into the Laguna Madre so the wind shadow is minimized. The garage can store 14 rigged sails on hooks hanging from the ceiling. Watch your friends from the deck ! (If you know the Island, I don't mean to take anything away from 'The Flats', but as far as a launch that is close to your house and rigged gear, this is the best there is.)

Bird Watching: Padre Island is known for great bird watching. Visit the new $6.5 million dollar birding center just north of us. And we have a small wetland just behind our house that has offered an array of egrets, herons, Great Blue Heron, Rosy Spoonbills, Osprey, kingfishers and more.

This property is registered with South Padre Island Lodging Tax authority, Permit # 2015-243820.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Dave Farmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

34 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

United States

Awesome property and great owner communication

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It met our needs perfectly. The communication and process that Dave provided was very efficient. Highly recommended. We had 2 adults, 7 teenagers and a dog and it was very comfortable. Great vacation. Thanks Dave.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Big Blue Beach house was everything it was advertised to be and more. Definitely the nicest house I have rented to date. It is spacious, clean and well equipped. The owner of the house was the most helpful owner I have ever encountered and provided a wealth of information on how to use the appliances in the home and how to make the most of a visit to South Padre Island. The location is extremely convenient and located on a very quiet street. The deck space on the second floor is wonderful and provided outstanding views of the bay and the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family met up and stayed for a week at this large family home. We had a great time. Plenty of room for everyone. It was located on a nice quiet street close to everything. The house had everything we needed plus more. The kids enjoyed using the boards at the beach and we were able to watch the fireworks from the deck. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone who wants to spend time on Padre. The owner Dave was so helpful and great to work with and his "Island Orientation" booklet was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enumclaw, WA

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

The big blue beach house was perhaps the nicest place I have ever stayed on a vacation! It was beautifully decorated, well designed, exceptionally maintained, and super efficient. There were 4 of us staying there, although it sleeps 10, and all of us were impressed. Since we came for kiteboarding and the wind did not blow very much for our stay, no one complained because our accomodations were so wonderful. We watched sunsets from the deck every night, and had coffee on the deck in the morning, and watched movies on the giant TV at night. It was also nice to have things stocked such as spices, condiments, garbage bags, as well as a supply of both beach towels, bath towels, and paddle boards/ kayak for our use in case the wind didn't blow. It was also nice to have a detailed orientation of things to do on the island from a "locals" point of view. The owner was always available by phone for questions or advice, as he really wanted us to enjoy our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this home. It has everything you need for a weekend for two or your entire family! The layout is perfect if you have kids and still need some privacy. All the comforts of home and the hosts are so organized. All that you need is right there!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, welcoming house

  • 5 of 5

The Big Blue House is perfect for families. The kids found lots of places to play, and enjoyed the beach equipment, especially the boogie boards. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach as well as play in the bay. The kitchen is well-equipped, there's room for eight at the table, the bedrooms are pleasant, and everything was clean.

The owner was flexible about the hour we arrived and was very helpful in his written description of things to do and see. We tried two of the restaurants he recommended and they were excellent.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Windsurfing, Kite Sailing, Surfing, Bird Watching, Fishing, Ocean, Bay, Wild Life Preserves, Dolphin Watching, Museums, Biking, Beaches, Fine Dining

Other Activities: Bird Watching; Kite Boarding; Nature Preserves, jet skiing

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 4 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Please call with any questions or comments.
Final rental quotes will include a $160 cleaning fee and the 14.5% Lodging Tax everyone needs to collect on the Island for the City and State.
Additional discounts for longer stays.
Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks are $565/night, or $3390/week.
Spring Break is $595/night. Sorry, but FAMILIES AND OLDER ADULTS ONLY FOR THIS WEEK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 17, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Steeping Tub and Separate Spacious Shower Stall
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, Steeping Tub and Separate Spacious Shower Stall
  • All Baths have Custom Cabinets, Limestone or Travertine Tops and High End Fixtures. Master Baths have Steeping Tubs with retractable Spray Heads and large Separate Shower Stalls. Water Views from one Master Shower and one Guest Shower.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bdrm 1 - 1 king, 5 piece bath
  • Master Bdrm 2 - 1 queen, 5 piece bath
  • Guest Bdrm 1 - 1 queen
  • Guest Bdrm 2 - 1 queen
  • Guest Bdrm 3 - 2 twin/ single, Private Full Bath
  • Two Master Bedroom Suites on Main Floor have Great Water Views and direct Access to Decks. Both have Master Baths with Steeping Tubs, Separate Showers. Two Guest Bedrooms on Lower Views have good water views and share a bath. Guest Bedroom on Main Floor has Private Bath and Bunk Beds


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Cook-top is Flat Glass Magnetic Induction; Microwave is Convection.

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