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D&D's Retreat - book now for Fall and Winter 2017/2018

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 plus much more. 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 her cleaning crew. Sit back and relax on the wooden 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:
October 21, 2017


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.


Flour Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

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


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D&D's Retreat - book now for Fall and Winter 2017/2018
average rating of 4.428571 based on 42 reviews

Great little house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed here just this week, and the little house was perfect for what we needed. If you are looking for a place in a central location this is a great place. The house was clean and it had everything we needed. I'm looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Literally a Home Away

  • 4 of 5

I work as a personal chef and needed a place to work as a base while in the area. It was great having a house, not a hotel/motel. While there I took a few days to enjoy time to myself and go fishing and I could get to everything, including the beach in under twenty minutes.

A great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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D&D's Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful,clean,nicely equipped for a short or prolonged stay.

pet friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute rental but needs work and attention

  • 2 of 5

I think this is a great lil house with wonderful potential. I know that many rental properties on the coast are pretty much for sleeping, as you spend your days out sight seeing and at the beach. However in our case, I had to go for work so we were there in the evenings after 6:30pm to relax. I was very excited and appreciative when we were approved as the hotels in our price range were booked due to the Hurricane and thought this would be a great option!

The only comfortable place to sit is a vinyl recliner as the futon's are uncomfortable to relax on. The beds could use some sort of foam overlays under the plastic cover to add additional padding. The pillows are flat and luckily we had brought our own. This place could use a good top to bottom cleaning as everything seemed sticky and there were these lil gnats in the corner of the bathroom. There would also be tiny ants/gnats in our dog's water bowl throughout the day. I went to lift a rug from next to the fridge to move it and it "peeled" off of the floor. We bought a few hand towels and also an ironing board while we were there and left it, as there were no small towels to dry your hands on and I needed to iron my clothes for work. I found an iron but no ironing board. The AC cannot be set below 73 or it will freeze up and not work as stated by a note taped to the thermostat. I did contact the owner of the property, who lives out of state, and she was concerned and did have someone from the property management bring another floor fan. There are ceiling fans, but even on high they move at a slow pace and need to be updated. It might also be nice to have dark curtains to close to keep out the heat and try to keep it cooler, or just look at a new AC unit. Also, the neighbors have about 5 big dogs, who are very friendly, but they got out of their fence a few times while we were there.

The one thing I loved was the owner Debbie. She was so sweet when I contacted her and very quick to respond. She also tried her best to resolve any issues. I think some of these issues are the management company who oversees the property, like the cleanliness of the place. Would we stay there again? Maybe in the cooler season when the AC is not an issue and if the management property would look at cleaning better. Again, Debbie is sweet and really does try to help and you can tell she wants you to have a great stay at their place. Just that some of these things I feel were out of her control being out of state.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As with so many things in life there are benefits and drawbacks. Like being across the street from the Laguna Madre, and close to the Gulf of Mexico, the beauty and serenity is hard to beat. Then we have the salt air, which is always at work making things sticky and quick to rust, and unfortunately bugs and bad storms bring them out more, we do strive to keep them out of the home. This visit was shortly after hurricane Harvey. Getting curtains to go over the shades is a great idea, we will start looking for some right away. We like to use the non-slip rugs that have the sticky backing as a kind of safety measure. The ac is about 7 or 8 years old, I am saving up for a new, and larger ac unit, with any luck we'll have it for next summer. We have since your visit purchased several new hand towels and we're looking into new mattress pads for the beds. The ladies that do the cleaning work hard to make sure everything is clean and ready for our guests. We are sorry, and sad, to hear that you were unhappy. Sincerely, Debbie Gianetti
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little blue house

  • 5 of 5

we all loved our little blue house we made it a home, had all we needed but recommend taking your own pans. the beach was amazing and I have the sunburn to prove it ! we ate at black diamond oyster bar and food was amazing, and fishermans daughter and now that was soooo good and the owner was great, just a little hole in the wall but those are the best finds....

over all our trip was outstanding, beat the hurricane thank god !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little house. Will definitely book again the next time we are in Corpus!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning,restocking,etc. $60
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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