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Debbie Gianetti

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Book now for Fall and Winter 2015/16

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Corpus Christi House Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms, new sofa sleeper, one full bathroom - sleeps 4-6

Come and enjoy this clean and comfortable two bedroom home. Here you'll be close to beaches, shopping, restaurants, fishing, wind and kite surfing, N.A.S., Schlitterbahn amusement park , Texas State Aquarium, Texas A&M. Sisters and owners, Deb Gianetti and Denise Forbes welcome you! This beautiful home was renovated in 2008 by Deb Gianetti and friends. We couldn't keep this beautiful rental home running without the help of our property manager Carol and cleaning crew Trish and friends. Sit back and relax on the wood deck and enjoy the warm daily breezes and the fantastic view. There is a splendid view of the majestic Laguna Madre (The Mother Lagune). There is wonderful bird watching right in the back yard also! Warblers come out in the fall! Wind Swept Oaks are the trees of choice for these tropical and unique birds and we are fortunate enough to have a few right in the back yard. The front yard is sunny most of the time. There is a small boat launch at the end of the street into the laguna for smaller boats, canoes and kayaks. Located in Flour Bluff near the Gulf of Mexico, aquariums, botanical gardens, bird sanctuaries, beaches, kite boarding, golfing, Naval Air Station, USS Lexington, shopping and restaurants. PLEASE no smoking in the house.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debbie Gianetti (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


based on 23 traveler reviews

Book now for Fall and Winter 2015/16
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean house near fishing piers, we enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to going back in July.


  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samuel we are so glad that you and your wife enjoy your time at D&D's Retreat and we also look forward to your return in July !
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Basic but nice. Good value, and they provide everything except the groceries.

  • 5 of 5

Really had a great time in Corpus, despite the fact it rained everyday. The cabin is great, with a monster grocery only a few blocks away. They virtually provide everything for you. Just bring your clothes. You must have a hamburger at Cherry's soda shop next to H.E.B. Best burger I have had in nearly 70 years of eating burgers.

Owner of cabin is great. Very responsive, as is the property manager.

We will be going back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This little beach house was a perfect budget rental for our family. Owner was responsive, friendly and helpful. Even returned an item we left behind.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

quaint little property. Owner and Landlord were super nice and accommodating. Nice location close to the island or Corpus shopping. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Bayside Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely, small house but with plenty of room for 6 girls. The house was clean and well stocked with linens. Overall we had a wonderful weekend and would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belen NM

Cute retro vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay greatly. The house was so cute and retro, exactly as advertised, and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the living room furnishings, though sparse were fine for vacationers as we didn't spend all that much time sitting. Sadly, since we had been hoping for warm sunny beach weather, we found out that the heater works very well. But the weather wasn't the fault of the owner.

My partner loved being able to walk out the back door, cross the street and go fishing, and would have done it every morning if the weather had been better. Again, not the fault of the owner, but the Laguna Madre is inundated with trash, but this seemed to be pretty prevalent around all the beaches on Padre Island too, except the National Park which is lovely and worth visiting.

Back to positives, the location is superb! Less than 10 minutes and very little traffic to cross the bridge to Padre Island and also 10-12 minutes to downtown Corpus. The neighborhood is quiet and there is a nice grocery store just down the street easy to walk or drive. There was a great blue heron who lived in the canal just behind the house who we enjoyed watching every morning. We also saw lots of interesting birds on the Laguna Madre.

If the weather is inclement, the museums in downtown Corpus are very good and we also enjoyed antique shops on Alameda. We liked Sandy's Diner downtown, and also Catfish Pete's. The German Bakery on Padre Island had an amazing variety of strudels that were so tasty. Dragonfly, also on the island, was ok, but maybe a bit overrated (read overpriced) for the rough beachy type atmosphere it projected. Good dinner though. Snoopy's was nice, average food, and probably a lot more fun when it wasn't cold and windy.

The property manager, whom I never had occasion to meet was lovely to speak to on the phone and expressed her willingness to help with any problems, of which there were none. I would definitely come back to rent this house again and strongly recommend it. It has more character and charm than most of the condo/townhouse type places I saw online. There is a table on a wooden deck under that big old tree you see behind the house in the picture. We would have been out there every morning and evening, had the weather cooperated. Oh well, as I said, we hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at D&D's Retreat and look forward to your next visit with us. I'm sorry the weather wasn't nicer for you, hopefully next time it will be. Sincerely, Debbie Gianetti
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
International Airport, Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several bars are close by
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Port Aransas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Oso Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 22 S. Padre Island Dr.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
there are many restaurants very close by
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Whitecap Beach and Bob Hall Pier
Car: recommended

Located in Flour Bluff just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, Padre Island National Seashore, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Mustang Island State Park, Whitecap Beach, Corpus Christi Bay, Bob Hall Pier, Texas State Aquarium, several bird sanctuaries, golfing, Naval Air Station, South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, USS Lexington, world class bird watching, close to shopping, a Super HEB grocers, restaurants, cafes, and just about everything south Texas has to offer.


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Corpus Christi House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning,restocking,etc. $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Corpus Christi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have ceiling fans, as well as the living room which has a new sofa sleeper and a futon that folds down into a regular size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All rooms except the bathroom have ceiling fans. PLEASE no smoking in the house.

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