sandy feet's SandBox Inn

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Entire loft hosted by Lucinda & José

  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
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The SandBox Inn is the upper half of an almost-vintage, pet-friendly, loaded-with-personality beach house located in a quiet residential area on the north side of South Padre Island, Texas- owned by world-renowned master sand sculptor "sandy feet."
While there is an additional apartment downstairs from this unit, it is completely separate from the loft apartment. Everything you see in the photos is private to you and your guests.

The space
Half a house near the beach - huge 2 BR/2BA - pool table, piano and two large decks --Registered with the town of South Padre Island, permit number (AirBnb won't let me post as it very stupidly thinks it is a phone number or something but I assure you we are legal and registered.)

Detailed Description

The SandBox Inn is the upper half of beach house located in a quiet residential area on the north side of South Padre Island, Texas -- just half a block from public beach access #16. Spacious 2BR/2BA sleeps up to 8 with 1400 + sq feet of living area and 600 sq feet of decks. Up to date appliances, central air/heat. Cathedral ceiling and huge loft bedroom (aka "the dorm.") (Admittedly slight) water views of the Bay from the front deck - the garden/sandbox from the back deck.
Unique, comfy "Beach Shack Chic" decor is pet, kid and geek-friendly. This is a duplex, and the owners reside in a separate apartment on the ground floor.

Amenities

Full kitchen includes full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, coffee grinder, slow cooker, dishwasher, full oven and gas stove. Poured concrete countertops and hardwood floors throughout. Pool table, antique upright piano, sound system, three TVs, and 2 huge decks for people/bird/butterfly watching. High speed internet is available via either WiFi or ethernet cable.

Note: We recently cut the cable cord but have Roku on all TVs, giving you access to Netflix, Amazon and any of your own entertainment options you wish to logon to.

An evolving selection of reading materials, fishing poles, boogie boards, kiddie beach toys, games and puzzles are available for your use. Enjoy! And feel free to add to the collection for the next guests to enjoy.

Back deck features an outdoor bar and a birds eye view of the owner's sandbox and sculpture garden. “Sandy feet” is a professional sand sculptor who offers free/discounted sandcastle building instruction to SandBox guests (depending on weather and/or availability).

Attractions

Half a block from public beach access and two doors down from one of the island's best restaurant (Blackbeards). Other restaurants within walking distance include Senor Donkey (Mexican), Paulino's (Italian) and Island Bar & Grill (local cuisine.) Wanna Wanna - a fun beachfront bar and grill - is just five blocks away (nice beach walk) and features great local live music all summer long. Island cinema is two blocks away as is a convenience store, Dollar General, bicycle rentals and Dolce Roma (gelato and espresso.)

The public beach access features free parking (though it is a very easy walk) and umbrella/beach chair rentals.

Also be sure to check out the Sandcastle Trail and the ever-changing Sandcastle Village, located right underneath our beautiful new Ferris Wheel!

Rates Description

Rates range from $100/night to $350/night based on the season. Last minute deals may be available - especially in the off season. Note that posted prices do _not include 11% local occupancy tax, which will be collected at check-in.

Smoking is not allowed inside the house, though you are welcomed to light up on the decks - please use the provided ashtrays for your butts.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Courtyard view
Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
55" HDTV with Netflix, Roku, Chromecast
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

South Padre Island, Texas, United States

There is a nice variety of restaurants, and shopping experiences within easy walking distance. Blackbeards - an Island Landmark - is practically next door. The new Dollar General is right across the street. Other nearby businesses include a live-music venue, a beach palapa bar, a fourplex movie theater, a coffee/gelato shop and -- of course! the beach.

Hosted by Lucinda & José

  1. Joined in August 2010
  • 665 Reviews
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We are sand sculptors and musicians and we love to connect with creative people.

During your stay

I am happy to interact with my guests as much or as little as they like. If you are interested in whatever projects I may be working on, just say so and I will be happy to give you the nickel tour :)
Sandcastle lessons are free or discounted to my guests - let's head to the beach!
I am happy to interact with my guests as much or as little as they like. If you are interested in whatever projects I may be working on, just say so and I will be happy to give you…

Lucinda & José is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy