5805 Gulf Blvd (Turtle House)

5805 Gulf Blvd (Turtle House)

We invite you to stay with us in a one of a kind historic home here on beautiful South Padre Island, 5805 Gulf Blvd! The Turtle House was formerly owned by Ila Fox Loetscher, founder of the well known non-profit organization and tourist attraction, Sea Tu

Vacation Home in South Padre Island Texas

5805 Gulf Blvd
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms • Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 3 Full Bathrooms
Location Setting: Waterfront - Nearby
Beach Access: Near a Beach
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Cable/Dish TV
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of South Padre Island

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Daily Rates from $349 to $749 per night
  • Monthly Rates from $3,200 to $3,400 per month

Already Booked
Season Nightly Weekly Monthly
Peak Summer 2021
Jul 05, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021
$749 n/a n/a
Late Summer 2021
Aug 16, 2021 - Sep 01, 2021
$699 n/a n/a
Labor Day Weekend 2021
Sep 02, 2021 - Sep 06, 2021
$699 n/a n/a
Fall 2021
Sep 07, 2021 - Nov 23, 2021
$399 n/a n/a
Thanksgiving 2021
Nov 24, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021
$649 n/a n/a
Early Winter 2021
Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 22, 2021
$349 n/a n/a
Christmas 2021 New Years 2022
Dec 23, 2021 - Jan 02, 2022
$649 n/a $3,400
Winter 2022
Jan 03, 2022 - Jan 31, 2022
$349 n/a $3,200
Late Winter 2022
Feb 01, 2022 - Mar 06, 2022
$349 n/a $3,400
Early Spring Break 2022
Mar 07, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022
$599 n/a n/a

Property Description

We invite you to stay with us in a one of a kind historic home here on beautiful South Padre Island, 5805 Gulf Blvd! The Turtle House was formerly owned by Ila Fox Loetscher "The Turtle Lady of South Padre", founder of the well known non-profit organization and tourist attraction, Sea Turtle Inc. Before starting Sea Turtle, Inc. Ila served as the first female pilot to be licensed in Iowa and Illinois and was a correspondent of Amelia Earhart. The former pilot fell in love with sea turtles after caring for them as a volunteer in Mexico in 1965 and brought her love for them back to South Padre Island where she continued to care for her beloved sea turtles from her home, 5805 Gulf Blvd!

Ila's home was recently purchased and renovated by South Padre Island locals, and fans of Ila and her work. The home was renovated in 2020 to restore its coastal charm and showcases many relics of Ila's extraordinary life. The 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom private home sits directly across from the beach on Gulf Blvd and can accommodate up to 12 guests. The ground floor features two bedrooms, each with a Queen size bed and flat-screen TV. Each bedroom has an attached private bathroom with a shower. The ground floor also entails an entertainment space/game room with a foosball table and two additional twin beds for guests! Upstairs you'll find the main level of the home, a very spacious open concept kitchen, living and dining room that is bright and inviting. The kitchen is fully stocked with cook and dishware needed to make delicious home-cooked meals and features a gorgeous center island bar that expands the width of the kitchen. Guests have ample seating around the flat-screen TV in the living room and between the dining table and bar seating. Step outside on the private beach facing balcony and enjoy views of the ocean while you drink your morning coffee and evening cocktails, or just to enjoy the sea breeze!

Upstairs, you will also find the 3rd and 4th guest bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms features a Full-size bed and a loft with Twin size bed. A guest bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower is shared between the bedrooms and common areas on the second floor. There is also a balcony just off the kitchen equipped with a BBQ grill. When you're ready to hit the beach, you'll find a beach access just a few steps from your front door!

Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Scuba Diving
» Fishing
» Fishing
» Golfing
» Golfing

Featured Amenities

» Internet Access
» Cable/Dish TV
» Washer/Dryer
» Grill
» Dishwasher


» Music Library

Property Features

» Refrigerator
» Oven
» Stove
» Microwave
» Blender
» Coffee Maker

Other Property Amenities

  • Starter Kit of Essentials & Toiletries
  • Patio
  • America's Top 10 Beaches
  • Public Beach Access Areas
  • MobiChair, Paratransit and Handicap Beach Accesses
  • Island Airport Shuttle
  • The Wave Free Public Transportation
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kiteboarding
  • Deep Sea Off Shore Fishing
  • Bay Fishing
  • Sand Castle Lessons
  • Horseback Riding on Beach
  • Sky Diving
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Golf Cart/Dune Buggy/Jeep Rentals
  • Waterpark at Isla Blanca (Formerly Schlitterbahn)
  • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
  • Sea Turtle, Inc.
  • Port Isabel Lighthouse Museum
  • Ocean Front Dining
  • Bay Front Dining and Entainment District
  • Louie's Backyard & Bay Front Entertainment
  • Fireworks Over the Bay
  • The Black Dragon Pirate Cruise
  • Dolphin Watch and Eco-Cruise
  • Isla Blanca Park
  • South Padre Island Golf Course
  • Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fully Stocked (Cookware/Dishware)
  • Toaster - 2 Slice

  • 4 bedroom
  • 4 bedroom vacation rental
  • sleeps 12