Important Rental Information

Please Make Note of Important Family Lodge Rental Policies

Compliance with Local, State and Federal Property Rental Law

The Family Lodge recognizes and makes every effort to comply with applicable local, state and federal law regarding property rental.

Occupancy Limits

The occupancy limit for the Family Lodge is 42 guests. Infants, 2 and under, need not be included in that number. Maximum occupancy includes use of the main lodge and the additional living quarters above the garage we call the Bear Cave.

The main lodge has beds for 22 guests. Air mattresses are available for 4 additional guests. Up to 5 portable cribs are available. The Bear Cave, our space above the garage, has beds for 8 guests with an air mattress available for 2 more guests. See our Sleeping Arrangements Chart for more information.

Accommodations may be made for groups larger than 42 guests but must be pre-approved by the Family Lodge reservation staff prior to acceptance of a groups’ reservation.

It is not necessary to have an exact number of people prior to reserving the Family Lodge.

Rental Pricing


See our Rental Rates for complete pricing information.

No Smoking

Smoking is absolutely prohibited anywhere on the property. There will be an additional $500 cleaning fee for guests found to have been smoking on the premises or in any of the buildings.

No Pets

The Family Lodge does not accept pets. There will be an additional $500 cleaning fee for guest found to have pets in the Family Lodge.

No Alcohol

Alcohol is not permitted at the Family Lodge.

Rental Agreement and Reservation Fees

In order to the reserve the Family Lodge a responsible party for a group must sign and submit the Family Lodge Rental Agreement. The rental agreement and associated Rental Deposit must be received and deposited for the reservation to be in effect.

Rental Fees, Deposits and Payments

The Family Lodge does not accept credit cards. All rental fees and damage deposits are to be paid by check. Checks are made to Goodman Five Investments, LLC.

Checks and Rental Agreements are mailed to:

The Family Lodge at Pine Valley
3100 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

A Total Rental Fee includes the rental fee, cleaning fees, and the 10.3% sales tax on both rental and cleaning fees.

Portions of the Total Rental Fee are due as indicated below:

  • 270 days, or more, prior to the Arrival Date a 25% deposit of the Total Rental Fee reserves the Family Lodge.
  • Reservations made less than 270 days from the Arrival Date require a 50% deposit of the Total Rental Fee.
  • Reservations made less than 90 days from the Arrival Date require payment of the Total Rental Fee.
  • 90 days prior to the Arrival Date the Total Rental Fee is due.

Damage Deposits

A $500.00 Damage Deposit is due 90 days prior to the Arrival Date. The Damage Deposit check will not be cashed unless damage occurs. On or shortly after the Departure Date our local staff will inspect the property. If no damage is found the Damage Deposit check will be returned by mail within 30 days of the Departure Date. If damage is found departing Guests will be notified immediately.

Check-in Time

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., or thereafter, on the first day of the reservation. A local agent will be at the Family Lodge to introduce Guests to the Family Lodge but are not responsible to assist Guests moving into or out of the Family Lodge. No refunds will be given for late arrivals.


Two keys to the Family Lodge may be issued to guests. Keys must be returned prior to departure. There will be a $100.00 charge for keys not returned.


Check-out time is 11:00 am. We will have a local agent at the Family Lodge to receive keys. There will be a fee of up to $500 for late departures. There are no refunds for early departures.

Departing Guests are asked to place all dirty dishes in dishwashers, lock all outside doors and windows, and place all garbage in the outside containers.

Return of Items Left Behind

Guests will be contacted if personal items are found in the Family Lodge after departure. Items left behind will be returned upon request at the cost of shipping plus a $25 handling fee.

Equipment Malfunctions

Every effort is made to keep all parts of the Family Lodge in good repair and working order. If something breaks or is not working, Guests will not be inconvenienced in order to make repairs, unless requested by the Guest.

No refund or rate adjustment will be made for mechanical failures such as air conditioning, television or other appliances.

For additional information see The Family Lodge Rental Policies or Contact Us directly.