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."
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 numb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
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.
Full kitchen includes full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, toaster oven, 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, Eames Lounger, three TVs, and 2 huge decks for people/bird/butterfly watching. High speed internet is available via either WiFi or ethernet cable.
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 group/private sandcastle building instruction with a full week’s stay - nicely discounted for less.
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 the best 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.
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.
Guests have exclusive access to the apartment and both large decks. The back deck accesses a private deck (separated by a gate that says "private") that has stairs going down into the backyard studio space. The owner's dogs have free access to the yard - if your dog gets along with my dogs, we may be able to open the gate.
Interaction with guests
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!
Other things to note
Please note that prices in this listing do not include the 11% local occupancy tax, which will be collected at check-in.
Note that this is a duplex and you are renting the upstairs loft apartment.
If you are having a gathering/party please let me know ahead of time.
Interested in a sandcastle lesson? Let me know! :)
Parking for two cars only, but I will help you figure out an alternative if you need more space (let me know!) Move the party inside by midnight; turn down the music by 2 AM. Smoking is allowed on the decks -- please use the furnished ashtrays.
Additional fees may apply to groups larger than 6.
You will be assessed an additional 11% (local) occupancy tax upon check-in.
Don't leave your puppy home alone if s/he is going to howl and cry during your absence -- it just kind of breaks my heart.
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