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Artist Home in Historic Neighborhood 3 blocks from the Bayfront

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Airy, light-filled, spacious home in historic Morningside neighborhood. Two big bedrooms, two large living areas, intimate dining room, open kitchen design, roomy bathroom. Modern washer & dryer in house. Spectacular patio & pergola make outdoor living a pleasure. A lush & cozy backyard makes it your private sanctuary. Carport for your small car and plenty of driveway space. Quiet, friendly neighborhood centrally located; walking distance to the bay, major grocery store, two hospitals (Dr's Regional & Driscoll Children's), restaurants, dollar store, gym. Under a 30 minute drive from house to beach. 10 minute walk to bay front, 5 more to kid-magnet Cole Park. 10 minutes to Downtown, 15 minutes to attractions Concrete Street Ampitheatre, Whataburger Field, American Bank Center, Hurr...Airy, light-filled, spacious home in historic Morningside neighborhood. Two big bedrooms, two large living areas, intimate dining room, open kitchen design, roomy bathroom. Modern washer & dryer in house. Spectacular patio & pergola make outdoor living a pleasure. A lush & cozy backyard makes it your private sanctuary. Carport for your small car and plenty of driveway space. Quiet, friendly neighborhood centrally located; walking distance to the bay, major grocery store, two hospitals (Dr's Regional & Driscoll Children's), restaurants, dollar store, gym. Under a 30 minute drive from house to beach. 10 minute walk to bay front, 5 more to kid-magnet Cole Park. 10 minutes to Downtown, 15 minutes to attractions Concrete Street Ampitheatre, Whataburger Field, American Bank Center, Hurricane Alley water park, The Lexington, Texas State Aquarium. 10 minutes to La Palmera Mall and many restaurants. 30 minutes to N. Padre Island, 40 minutes to Port Aransas. Bus stop is one block away. I have filled my home with original art, functional antiques, lovely rugs - and NO clutter! Most people when entering my home comment on the 'good energy' vibe...you will LOVE calling this place home for your stay here in Corpus Christi. As we say here; 'Mi casa es su casa!' (my house is your house). ABOUT THE HOUSE VERY IMPORTANT: Please use the air conditioning judiciously; i.e. thermostat no lower than 75-78; and be conscientious about doors being opened, etc. Use all the fans provided, they are great at keeping you cool! Believe me, 78 degrees inside the house during a Corpus Christi summer feels great! If you simply must have the temp lower than 75 then you probably need to find other accommodations. Also, in the name of energy efficiency, please turn the thermostat up to at least 78 degrees if you're going to be out all day…then turn it down to sleep at night (no lower than 76 please!). That way I can actually afford to pay the electric bill and continue to share my house with other guests like you! If you're returning to the house from being at the beach, please rinse yourselves off in the garden hose - it's located in the back yard on the side of the little back building. I look forward to rigging up an outdoor shower back there for your use in the future! Carpenter bees are large black bees that are loud but only look scary; they live in the oleanders on the edge of the driveway - they won't sting you, do not hurt them! Garden spiders love to spin their webs under the pergola; I try to keep them under control but there will be some; I never kill them - they are harmless and very beneficial; they catch mosquitos, flies & roaches! Yes - Corpus Christi is home to many roaches I'm afraid. I keep the house sprayed inside & out - the only ones you should ever see inside the house will be dead! If you ever see one in the house that is alive & kicking, please let me know! That said, never leave food out in the kitchen or elsewhere; put up any pet food at night…or you will attract them! You can quickly & easily clean the hammock of bird droppings using the hose & the brush provided on the wall of the 'studio' - (the building behind the house). The water heater is located in the building behind the house - that's why the water takes a while to become hot when you run the faucet. Trash: Please do not use the sink incinerator as it doesn't work - throw scraps in the trash instead. There is a recycle bin next to the washer/dryer. The city does NOT recycle GLASS (I know, I know.) The city-sized trash & recycle cans are located on the outside wall of the carport. FYI - trash collection is on Tuesday. Checking out: You don't need to make up the beds or strip them when checking out. But DO please leave the house the way you found it; with all dishes washed, trash put out, and please take any perishables in the refrigerator. You can leave dirty towels in the bathroom. More
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About the Owner
Brenda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
I find that most guests prefer an off-hands approach; therefore I have you use self check in; however I am just a phone call or text away! I do enjoy giving local tips on directions, attractions, restaurants, etc.
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

From the moment we pulled up, and entered the Casa Calypso we we delighted. Spacious, beautiful decor, and extremely comfortable. A lovely place to come "home" to after a fun-filled day in Corpus. We highly recommend when planning a trip to Corpus, plan on staying...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Annette C
BrendaSmiles, VR Owner at Artist Home in Historic Neighborhood 3 blocks from the Bayfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thanks so much for the review Annette! I appreciate your flexibility especially through the little snafus! Come back anytime....

Reviewed 26 June 2015

This was a Awesome Home to stay in!! My husband, son his wife and baby stayed at this house. We had everything we needed. The drive to the beach was so easy to get to. A grocery store close to house, plus other stores real...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Pauline H
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Under a 30 minute drive from house to beach. 10 minute walk to bay front, 5 more to kid-magnet Cole Park. 10 minutes to Downtown, 15 minutes to attractions Concrete Street Ampitheatre, Whataburger Field, American Bank Center, Hurricane Alley water park, The Lexington, Texas State Aquarium. 10 minutes to La Palmera Mall and many restaurants. 30 minutes to N. Padre Island, 40 minutes to Port Aransas. Bus stop is one block away.
Getting around
The best way to see anything around is via a private car; but there is a bus stop very close to the house.
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