...has been a South Padre Island institution for over 30 years -- master sand sculptor, writer and innkeeper. She manages only two vacation rentals -- which means she can lavish all her attention and resources on making them the coolest places to stay on South Padre Island -  she is a designated "Super Host" on AirBnB!

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We are located within easy walking distance of...

Blackbeards - Indisputably one of the best places to eat on the Island - full bar, burgers to steak to Mexican to seafood
Beach Access “Neptune Circle” - half a block from the house - public parking, chair/umbrella rentals and sandcastle lessons
• Padreritagrill - Great food & live music every night
La Dulce Roma - espresso and gelato
• Dollar General
Senor Donkey - Mexican restaurant with killer margaritas

Wanna Wanna beach bar & grill
Paulino's - Family-run Italian
• Stripes Convenience Store
• Island Metro stop

• Golf cart Rentals


Lucinda is a great host and her place is wonderful . Very eclectic, and fun place to stay, with everything you will need for your beach vacation, and located close to the beach, and walking distance to restaurants. She was so thoughtful, and left us some goodies, and even half and half for my coffee! The property is wonderful, and has sand sculptures outside the front door. We really enjoyed sitting on the front and back patios! A great place to stay!

– Teri Reasonover


Sandbox Inn was just as described and true to the pictures! Very fun and eccentric decor. Lucinda literally had everything you could think as far as utensils and kitchen appliances which was really helpful. Literally a 3 minute walk from the beach which is so convenient! Very clean and welcoming place with plenty of room. It fit very comfortably 6 Adults 2 small children and 2 dogs. Had an amazing time and am looking forward to future visits. Thanks!

–  Felicia Tello


Fun, unique beach house and great for groups! Lucinda's home is full of unique style and touches. The open layout with plenty of sleeping space makes this a fantastic place for a group (we were 6 and had plenty of space!). We enjoyed playing pool and guitar as well. Furthermore, Lucinda was very kind and also very thorough and quick in all of her communication. Warm host, great, unique place - I highly recommend the SandBox Inn!

– Julie Lytle

"sandy feet"

aka Lucinda Wierenga...

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117 E Saturn LnSouth Padre IslandTX 78597, USA