The SandBox Inn Grotto is the lower half of a vintage, pet-friendly, loaded-with-personality beach house located in a quiet residential area on the north side of South Padre Island, Texas.

• Spacious 1BR/2BA ground floor apt. sleeps 5 
• Unique, comfy "Beach Shack Chic" decor
• Combine with upstairs loft to accommodate up to 12 people - or with Soleil del Mar #3 for up to 18
• Hi-Speed Wi-Fi with redundant networks for ultimate dependability

• Dedicated work area
• Full kitchen - well-equipped
• Pet door opens to enclosed patio & doggy rest area
• Half a block to the beach
• Pet, Kid, Geek Friendly

• Backyard Deck Access - hang with the doggos
• Sandsculpture everywhere!

Registered with the town of SPI #2015-884836

2023 Rates - Book Direct and Save!

Note: These rates are for comparison purposes only and do not include 17% occupancy taxes or cleaning fees. Depending on bookings and the whim of the owner, they can go up or down. So if you are interested in a particular date, please fill out this form. (Cleaning fees range from $50-$100 depending on number of guests and lengths of stay.)

Jan. - Feb. 
$85/night (weekends $110) -- $600/wk

Yes, we rent to spring breakers! Rates range from $150/night to $300/night, depending on specific dates and number/average ages of guests. To get a custom quote, please go here.

Easter:  $170/night or $950/wk
April: $100/night or $650/wk
May: $110/night or $750/wk
Memorial Day Weekend: $750 for up to 4 nights

June-Aug.  - $120-$250/night

4th of July - $200/night


Labor Day Weekend: $550
weekdays: $90/night
weekends: $120/night

Thanksgiving: Up to 5 nights for $650

December  - $80/night wkdays, $100/night weekends
Christmas (12/23-28): Up to 5 nights for $650

117 e saturn South Padre Island TX 78597 us

Stay with

Sandy Feet: The Grotto 

Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga is a master sand sculptor who has created amazing art all over the world. Come stay in her happy, pet-friendly sand studio - and be sure to ask about getting a free sandcastle lesson during your stay!

Current Specials:

Book the whole SandBox - we can accommodate up to 12 guests! - at 10% off the combined rental rates