About this listing
The Casita is our home's private guesthouse set on lush, and tranquil grounds; it is not a condo. Coming home from work, I feel transported to a tropical resort. Originally built for visiting family and friends, it can now be your relaxing getaway!
Immerse yourself in tropical paradise on Texas's 3rd coast. Lush hideaway perfect for one or two couples in self-contained, detached, 2-story guesthouse with plenty of privacy for a romantic getaway. (Please note that this is our home's private guesthouse. It is NOT a condo.) Master bedroom and full bath with it's own deck balcony is in the upstairs loft. Ground floor has a futon sofa bed for 2 and half bath with kitchen. 54" widescreen TV, stereo with CD player, recumbent bike, lightweight weighs and exercise ball for your use.
Kitchen is equipped with range, oven, microwave, coffee maker and full size refrigerator/freezer. Plenty of dishware, silverware, corkscrew and cooking utensils. Bath amenities provided.
Please note that we do not accept guests under 25; this includes children even if they are with their parents.
Built in the 1930s, our home was moved to its present location in the '50s and has been added on to, revised and remodeled several times since. Casa Tropical was featured in "Southern Living" in the 1980s. The casita was constructed for our visiting family and friends, and now we offer it to you!
The triple-paned Pella doors and windows ensure complete quiet in the casita and help make it inviting and snug.
The neighborhood is safe with flat terrain which makes long walks or bike rides enjoyable. The surrounding houses are all different from each other and are set on their properties in individualized ways; this is not a cookie-cutter "housing development." In fact, I think you'll find that there is nowhere else in Corpus Christi quite like our home.
We are 15 minutes from the downtown attractions and 15 minutes from the island beaches. The performing arts center is a 3 minute drive, or a 15 minute walk. A bird sanctuary/shoreline nature preserve is a 2 minute drive, or 15 minute walk in a different direction. One of the major bird flyways of America is overhead, and Casita Tropical is literally at its very end. Bird watchers are in heaven here. There are also two golf courses within walking distance.
Casita Tropical is one block north of the ocean and Oso Bay is across the street on the east side of the property. The sandy beach opposite Texas A&M CC is a 30 minute walk from the Casita. Downtown attractions such as the USS.Lexington and Texas Aquarium, as well as Padre Island's many beaches (where you can drive right onto the sand and along the water's edge!) and other sites of interest are equally convenient.
We are near all of Corpus's activities: sport fishing, angling, sailing, kite and wind surfing as well as regular surfing, sky diving, beach bumming, shell collecting, Padre Island National Seashore, great restaurants, seafood joints and friendly watering holes. We are within walking distance of Texas A&M CC University.
If you're looking for a relaxing, romantic place for adults along the Texas coast, or you want to escape a cold winter, you have found it
Come see what the last, best coast has to offer!
All of the extensive decks on two levels, our palapa (like a Mayan gazebo) which is great for morning coffee, outside dining table seating four, our beautiful garden and plants, some fresh herbs for cooking, a non-pet space so allergy sufferers can relax without worry, a fully equipped kitchen with stove and oven as well as microwave, and full-size fridge, bath robes and bath amenities.
Interaction with guests
We are there when you want us, not when you don't.
*Guests must be over 25, this does include the children of guests.
*Smoking outside on balcony or decks only.
*No pets of any kind.
*Please turn off lights/fans/TV when going out and also at checkout.
*If something gets damaged, please let us know right away.
*Your visitors cannot become overnight guests.
*In the summer, please leave the thermostat at 78 degrees when you go out. In winter, set at 68.
*Nothing flushed down the john except toilet paper, please.
*Due to changes in our outside deck levels, and the bedroom being on the second floor, the Casita might not be the best choice for mobility-challenged folks. We are NOT handicapped accessible.
*We do not provide housekeeping or laundry service during your stay.
*We do not claim to have internet service as an amenity. If this is something you must have, perhaps Casita Tropical is not the best choice for your stay....We do have a guest network and its password will be provided in your check-in information, but, it is spotty at best. Nearby Coffee Waves (5 minutes away--easily walkable) has free internet in a comfortable "coffeehouse " atmosphere) for those who want to stay connected.
*Check-in after 3pm, check out by noon.
Have a great time!
Of all the things we could say to describe ourselves, at the core is our appreciation of diversity. We enjoy variation in people's lifestyles and backgrounds, pick new travel destinations rather than returning to the same ones, have broad musical tastes, will try any new food at least once, like all types of art. Photography (both looking at it as well as shooting photos) is something of a passion for Connor. You will find some of his Africa and Amazon photos inside Casita Tropical. Constance loves working in our amazing garden. (Just wait till you see our grounds and decks!)
One of the best things we like about living in Corpus Christi is how breezy it is, especially where our home is located. Being right next to the Bay as well as the Oso River's tidal basin keeps it fresh, making it 5 degrees cooler in the summer and 5 degrees warmer in winter than adjacent inland areas.