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Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Debbie Gianetti
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Flour Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4545455 based on 33 reviews
Merkel, TX

Great Location, easy on the budget!

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time at this house! It is a good location from anything you would like to do! Restaurants, shopping, beach etc. Not even a bad drive to the major attractions downtown. We always try vrbo before we get a hotel and this one was within a good price range for my husband's per diem. With that being said if you are planning on cooking a lot you might want to bring some stuff from home. Kitchen had most the necessities but I was happy I brought some of my own stuff.

The owners have been very easy to talk to and were prompt in responses on any questions we had!

All in all if you are looking for a place that has a great location than this is a place that would be great!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The house is older, but the interior is very clean, comfortable, and roomy. Everything you might need is there. Two nice sized bedrooms made it easy to move around, and there is plenty of room in the kitchen to fix meals. Nice hot water for showers. Our small dog liked the back yard where she could feel comfortable. Both Debbie and Carol were very pleasant to work with. There is a fair amount of traffic in front, but it is a main route to the H.E.B which is conveniently just a few short blocks away.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little house on the bay

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay. Like always I enjoyed staying at the little house by the bay!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoy staying with us at D&D's Retreat. The location makes it pretty easy to get around. We look forward to your next visit!
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The little house has seen it's better days.

  • 2 of 5

The folks are extremely nice to work with but the house is in poor shape. The furniture is in worse shape than the house. It's close to Oso Bay so take care if weather calls for a lot of rain. The streets in the area tends to flood.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful experience!! ❤️excited to return again!!

  • 5 of 5

this was such a lovely journey & surprise! i had never planned a surprise trip for myself, my love & our dog! but i did, & it was successful! i couldn't imagine staying anywhere else then this beautiful house! debbie was so helpful & understanding! thank you so much!! the house & yard were amazing! and right by the ocean❤️ if only we could visit more often!! one day soon!!! but this time, a week! the days went by so fast! having somewhere we could stay & bring our dog is important! so thank you a million times for everything! and for the amazing affordable price! thank u to carol & debbie!!! have a beautiful beautiful day!! until we meet again!!! all is full of love~

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to keep prices low so more folks can take a nice vacation, which is also why I have not charged extra for holiday weekends. Like you said, there is so much to do in the area, more then you can fit into a just a couple of days. We look forward to your return!
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Corpus Christi Cottage

  • 3 of 5

The rental is in a very good location and is just as described. The amenities are basic but in need of some TLC. Cleanliness, especially in the kitchen could be improved as well as mowing the lawn would make it more inviting to take the dogs out without them getting full of burrs. The worst problem we encountered were the ants everywhere, in and out of the house. We had to keep the few groceries we bought in the refrigerator so that the ants wouldn't get into them. Cooking was out of the question because of the ants. Overall, it was less than what we expected but not unbearable for a few days!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Flour Bluff 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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