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Rio Grande Valley Cabins, Cottages, and Vacation Rentals

If you're heading to the Rio Grande Valley, which includes cities like South Padre Island, Brownsville, McAllen, Mission, and more, then here are some cabins, cottages, and vacation rentals that you might consider for a weekend adventure or vacation. These rental units are in very nice RV resorts which means that in addition to a nice cabin or cottage that's fully furnished, you'll get to enjoy all of the amenities (from pools to tennis to fitness centers to pickleball, horseshoes, pool tables, and more) plus all of the events and activities that are hosted at the RV Resort, like pot luck dinners, live music, bingo, cards, dances, and more. We prefer to stay in this type of rental lodging because it's typically much roomier, has a full kitchen, and the park has lots of things to do - I'd rather cook our breakfast than pay $20 for coffee and two eggs!

Mission, Mercedes, & South Padre Island Cabins and Rental Lodging

Bentsen Palm Valley RV Resort

Mission, TX

Located within one of the best RV resorts in Texas are Bentsen Palm Villiage has Casitas and Cabins that are perfect for a vacation or weekend getaway. The Casitas are very well appointed and include one bedroom; a large bathroom; living area with a flat screen, leather couch or sleeper sofa, love seat, coffee table, and slate tile floors; fully equipped kitchen with a large refrigerator, microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee maker, dishwasher, and more; and a dining area with a table and chairs. Step out your back door and the patio is well landscaped with a table and chairs covered by a thatched roof.

In addition to great accommodations, during your stay you can enjoy all of the Bentsen Palm Village amenities some of which include: free bike and kayak use, swimming pool, club house, fitness center, crafts room, well equipped woodworking shop, ATV rental, pontoon boat tours on the Rio Grande River, pool tables, ladder golf, horseshoe pits, and more. Plus lots of fun scheduled activities like movies, live entertainment, ice cream socials, golf tournaments, and lots more. Here is a link to our review of Bentsen Palm RV Resort.

Casita at  Bentsen Palm Valley RV ResortCasita patio


Canyon Lake RV Resort

Mission, TX

Located on the northern edge of Mission Texas and overlooking a 10 acre lake, Canyon Lake RV Resort (a 55+ resort) has several cabins (park models) available for short or long term rent or sale. The cabins/cottages are one bedroom, fully furnished with a full kitchen, TV, and patio.

Best of all is that you'll get to meet a lot of very active and friendly guests and enjoy all of the amenities (hot tub, workshop, rec hall, pool hall, Texas shaped swimming pool, walking and biking trails, horseshoes, and bocce ball) and all the activities and events. Read or review of Canyon Lake RV Resort to learn more.

Cabin for rent at Canyon Lake RV ResortCabin rental in Mission Texas


Llano Grande Lake RV Resort & Country Club

Mercedes, TX

Llano Grande Lake RV Resort & Country Club, another 55+ active community, is a beautiful RV resort that's very popular with winter Texans. In addition to lots of RV sites, they have cabins (park models), cottages, and apartments for short or long rentals and for sale. The Resort is pristine, well landscaped, and loaded with amenities including lighted tennis and pickleball courts, two pools, rec halls, two fishing ponds, art center, pool tables and lots more.

And you shouldn't get bored if you take advantage of all of the scheduled events and activities. They also have an 18 hole golf course that's within walking distance. Read our review of Llano Grande Lake RV Resort and the Llano Grande Golf Course.

Cabin rental at Llano Grande Lake RV ResortOne of the Pools at Llano Grande Lake RV Resort


South Padre Island KOA

South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island KOA is one of Texas Outside's favorite RV Resorts because it's well maintained, has great RV sites, lots of amenities, and some excellent fully furnished rental cabins that will sleep up to 6. Sitting on the edge of Laguna Madre Bay are several cabins available for weekend or vacation rental. These cabins are fully furnished and from the front porch and patio you'll get to admire some stunning sunsets! There are also two vintage Airstreams, several other rental cabins in the park, and some lodging in a converted water tower for rent.

They also have some nice amenities and are very close to lots to see and do on South Padre Island - everything from beach time to sailing to fishing charters, dolphin watching, ATV rides, parasailing, a ride on a pirate ship, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and lots more. Here is a link to our review of South Padre Island KOA and a map of South Padre Island loaded with fun things to see and do.

Cabins on Laguna Madre BaySunset at  your rental cabin in South Padre Island