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sandy feet's SandBox Inn
sandy feet's SandBox Inn
9 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
9 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

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."

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 numb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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.


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 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.

Guest access

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.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Extra people $27 AUD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $135 AUD
Security Deposit $270 AUD
Weekly Discount: 26%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

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.

Have fun, Help others have fun and Unlitter!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - This is a second floor loft apartment. So there are two sets of stairs: one to the main living area and another set to the loft bedroom.
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

83 Reviews

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Javier User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay, everything is so close.

Danielle User Profile
October 2017
This place is awesome! A hidden gem.

Chey User Profile
October 2017
Perfect location! Minutes walk from beach, restaurant and shopping. Awesome set up, has all the little things you might of forgotten. She was always available to answer questions and help out. We loved our stay with Lucinda.

Berenice User Profile
October 2017
awesome place to stay in. LOVED THE POOL TABLE . walkable to the beach

Enrique User Profile
September 2017
Really unique place and close to the beach, location is ideal. Everything you need as far as restaurants and cool things to do around the island is within a close range. Loved staying at The Sand Box

Justin User Profile
September 2017
Place was awesome and in a great location! Could be cleaned up a little outside but overall a great place for the price with a great host!

Lindsey User Profile
September 2017
Lucinda was great! She was easy to get in contact with and was super nice and made sure we were well taken care of. Her place was wonderful as well! Her place was unique and cozy, very well equipped and fun! Loved every bit of my stay and I'd be more then happy to stay again!

South Padre Island, Texas, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Lucinda User Profile

I build sandcastles for fun and profit.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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