Casa Ladrillo

Casa Ladrillo; a two-bedroom, two bath, double-master-suite townhome with a private pool in McAllen available for short-term rentals. The townhome sleeps a maximum of six adult guests using the sofa and/or deluxe air mattress. Minimum two night stay. Because of access tot he pool, the home is not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) and no unattended teenagers are allowed.

Please review the house rules here

Visit Evolve Vacation Rentals or an associated site for booking.

A quintessential example of Kerria Heights architecture in the area colloquially known as “Brick City North,” Casa Ladrillo incorporates hacienda styling attributes blended with mid-century, modernist cues. These single story, flat-roofed townhomes were built on a small footprint with compact, yet pragmatic, floorplans. To the passerby, they appear minimalistic, however, the intrigue lies within. Many Brick City homes have unique architectual attributes such as atriums, open courtyards, built-in skylights and saltillo tiled floors. Only a select few feature a completely enclosed, private pool, as Casa Ladrillo does.

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Area Attractions:

For Ladies:
For Gentlemen:

Note: All options above are located in close proximity to the house.

Area Dining:

  • Anita’s Cafe #2: Low-key, cheap and cheerful TexMex food. Family owned and a local long-time favorite.
  • Starlite Burger: This place has been here 100 years, or so it seems. Delicious flame-broiled hamburgers. Super old school.
  • Green Ceviche: Not far from the townhome on McColl Road. Fresh, light and inexpensive.
  • Sidebar: A hidden gem (cocktails and dinner)
  • Nana’s, an awesome experience in culture and cuisine. Extremely affordable and fun. Take Expressway 83 east to FM1015, head south.
South Padre Island:

Area Events:


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Rideshare Services:

  • Uber and Lyft operate in the area, however, Lyft seems to be more prominent.

Pool Safety & CPR

1 min CPR video Instructions for children, click here.

Other House Info:
• Wifi password in welcome email and house guestbook
• Why no cable? All TV’s are Smart TV’s, however, UHF antennas are provided; directional antenna info, here.

The Story behind Casa Ladrillo:
I’ve always been enthralled with both Brick City subdivisions since my childhood. I thought they were some of the most interesting homes in the area. They’re quirky, compact, functional and both Brick City North and Brick City South are located in great parts of town. I’ve always wanted a Spanish style home, but something atypical from the standard of white stucco and clay roofed version. I love the style of these townhomes. Some are vast and expansive, while others small and functional. Many units with open-air atriums no longer have them because they’re terribly challenging to cool. Vast areas of glass and sliding doors didn’t help that situation.

So in considering the update to 712 Kerria, I wanted to go with a classic style; touching on a hotel aesthetic, but with more personality. I had a lot of ideas and inspiration to sort through. You can view my Pinterest board to get some insight. There are hints of modernism in the contemporary decor. You’ll see varied styles of art (some period to the time of construction) with nods to the local area and a muted color palette for the furnishings. The intent is to feel as if you’re in a private escape. The enclosed pool certainly helps with that goal.


Book now at Evolve Vacation Rentals.