About this listing
Airy, spacious light-filled home in Historic Neighborhood - a private sanctuary for your stay in Corpus Christi. Walk a few blocks to the bay for a stroll along the water's edge. Or just power-lounge on the hammock in the very private backyard...
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; less than 2 years old.
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.
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).
A lovely historic home that will be your private sanctuary for your stay in CC. Completely self check-in. More details on that when you make a reservation.
Interaction with Guests
I actually live in another town; but have a team there in CC should there be any problems. That said, I am easily reachable by phone first (you can call or text), email second.
My neighborhood is truly special - historic, peaceful, friendly. Centrally located - close to everything that counts. Walk to the bay front & stroll along Ocean Drive. Groceries, a gym, drug store, dollar store, coffee shop all are minutes away.
Bus stop is close by. I HIGHLY recommend staying on the water side of S.P.I.D.; the main artery that runs through town. That is, unless you're a fan of franchise restaurants & box stores when traveling to a new place (really?). Downtown, which has unique local restaurants (seafood anyone?) & FUN waterside attractions is a quick 10 minute drive away.
Your groceries are a few blocks away at the closest HEB - basic goods only at this one - if you're a foodie at all, you'll want to drive a few miles further to the HEB at Alameda & Robert.
Being an eco-friendly family, we kindly ask our guests to follow some simple eco-tips: keep your showers short, and shut off the water while you're brushing your teeth.
When you leave the house, turn up/down the thermostat, television, lights or any other electric devices. Reuse your towels instead of having them changed often. We thank all our guests for sharing with us this concern being convinced that all these little actions will contribute to keep Earth greener!
Please! No smoking in the house. Outside smokers, please make sure all your butts are properly disposed of; i.e. use the ash tray and then throw those in the outside trash can so no one else has to deal with them! Absolutely NO parties. If we've negotiated to bring your dog along, please remember to pick up their poop from the yard! I ask that you treat the things in my home the same way you would when staying as a guest in a friend's home - leave everything as you found it - except the beds do not need to be made up or stripped. Towels can be left in the bathroom or on top of the washer.
A WORD ABOUT THE AIR CONDITIONING
Please keep the thermostat set to no lower than 76 degrees, preferably 78! It is an old system & you don't want it to freeze up on you and cause it to stop working. Believe me, 78 degrees inside during a Corpus Christi summer feels great! Use the fans throughout the house; they will contribute greatly to keeping you cool & comfortable. If you are someone who just has to have super cold air, then my house is not a good fit for you - contact me asap and we'll cancel your reservation. Also, in the name of energy efficiency & the environment, please turn the thermostat UP to at least 80degrees if you're going to be gone all day! The house will quickly cool down when you return. You will help to keep my electric bill down and that helps me to keep this vacation rental thing going for others to enjoy!
This home was perfect for our girls weekend. Brenda was a great host and gave us great recommendations. The location was perfect.
A fantastic ,, beautifully laid out. The backyard is a great oasis for a glass of wine. A very easy commute to downtown or the islands.
Brenda was a fabulous host. Her place is spacious and bright, with lots of artistic touches. She was very helpful prior to my arrival, and very thorough with information. The guidebook was helpful with places to go -- I tried Hua Tsai and Hesters -- both great! I loved the location near Ocean Drive and Cole Park. I had my dog, so being able to walk her was a plus. The neighbors were very friendly, and I felt safe there. The listing is very accurate. The place is clean and uncluttered. We had everything we needed, and Brenda was just a text away! Access to lots of businesses within blocks -- grocery store, restaurants, bakery, etc.
Casa Calypso was a breath of fresh air for me and family. We are use to sterile hotel rooms and this home was the total opposite. It was clean, it was accommodating, and most of all it had a lot of character. The bedrooms were big and there were two big living areas to relax, play games, or watch some TV. My husband had to do some work and there was a nice desk to work from. I would highly recommend Casa Calypso to renew your spirit, I know mine was.
Brenda's little piece of paradise was such a beautiful background for our family vacation. Traveling with three kids is rough but her home made the trip flawless. The backyard was our little oasis. Very conveniently located to everything. A must place to stay if you are vacationing in the area. Brenda was very accommodating and was never hard to get in touch with. Most people shy away when I tell them I'll be bringing three kids......she left sidewalk chalk for them!!! Couldn't have asked for a better host!
We had a great experience at Brenda's "Casa Calypso". The house is lovely and has tons of character. The front and back yards are beautifully landscaped, with the back deck and yard forming an elegant little sanctuary visible from many of the living spaces. The house is spacious and comfortable with many windows, beautiful art, and simple, elegant furniture.
Brenda was a great host. We had never been to Corpus Christi so she provided many tips that made our stay quite nice. Her instructions for the house were clear and helpful. She was available by phone or email to answer questions. We don't get to travel often and she really made it easy and enjoyable.
About the Host, Brenda
Hi folks. I am…native Texan, freelance photographer, fledgling singer.
I bought my post-divorce house 10 years ago & joined the ranks of single-woman homeowners.
One of my passions, i've discovered over the years, is creating a sense of "space," combining intriguing accoutrements with functionality and beauty, wherever I live. I have recently moved to another community, and initially rented my house long term and fully furnished (gypsy wanderers need to travel light). Recently, after losing my long-term tenant, I had a choice: sell my lovely house or step bravely into the world of hosting and share my beautiful home with other travelers…
So it is my great pleasure to share my sanctuary with others of like mind. By that I mean you will treat my house as if a good friend has generously shared their lovely space with you in their absence; you treat everything with care and appreciate a clean & uncluttered space - and you take care to leave it as you found it. ;-)
As a host, I will endeavor to make the transaction between us as streamlined & efficient as possible, I will do my best to make your stay memorable (in a good way!), and I will offer up all kinds of insider info to make your visit to Corpus Christi as much fun as is legal!