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"The Brassy Dolphin" Beautiful Upscale Condo Ready for Summer !!

Bedrooms 1
Space 615 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Uniquely located to see the beach and Lake from the balcony.

Superb attention has been given to details to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing one. This very special condo is in the closest building to the beach in the entire complex. Taking a stroll on the long Sewall you may see several bonfires glowing in the evening on the beach or you may still drive your car up to the beach waters edge. Feel the Beach breeze and enjoy taking photos from the condo balcony and watch the beautiful morning sunrises. Relax in the cool afternoon's shaded balcony and watch the blue canals off Lake Padre just across the street. Watch so many different birds as they migrate along the coast. From the meticulously clean and luxurious bed, to the gorgeous shiny tile floors throughout, you will feel the difference the moment you walk in. Amenities include a 42in. flat screen TV with free Wi-Fi and a Keurig coffee maker with many choices of coffee pods. Enjoy cocktails by the clubhouse pool and Hot tub while grilling steaks for dinner. This quiet and perfectly located unit has parking directly in front of the condo. Bring your boat or RV as there is private parking spaces available. The Brassy Dolphin is maintained by the owner so each guest feels personally catered to. Need assistance or recommendations on anything from stores to restaurants just ask Mimi. Many visitors return year after year to The Brassy Dolphin so book now to secure your next fun and relaxing vacation.

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Mimi

I found this sweet condo almost 5 years ago. It was screaming for a chance to have guests come and visit it's lovely ambience. I couldn't resist the opportunity to make it accessible for being a rental in a great complex. The winters are absolutely beautiful from this condo location, but the summers steal the show. The access to the hot tub, pool and beach from this condo location is perfect. I will continue to personally manage and tend to every detail because you deserve the best on your vacation.

Mimi purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mimi chose Corpus Christi

I personally watched this resort being built back in 1989. It looks like a Cape Cod style home along the North East Coast.. I have loved coming to this beautiful beach over several decades. One can still drive on this unique beach which visitors love to do as they can spread out their towels, umbrellas and have a bonfire to have a great time with the family . Now there is a car free designated area for children on the beach as well. Walk the seawall (1 Mile) and enjoy the restaurants on the Island. See the whitecaps and feel the constant breeze.

What makes this condo unique

I fell in Love with Condo #231 as soon as I walked in and I believe you will too. While standing in the kitchen you can see the water and feel the breeze blowing through the windows. People at the BeachClub are friendly, and they love their exclusive amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mimi,

We appreciate your prompt reply to our last minute request on a holiday weekend. From Rockport, Tx. all the way to Hollywood, Ca. this has been our finest "VRBO" or "Home Away" experience yet! We love the close proximity to the beach, great dining experiences, and the peacefulness of the condo. If your ever in Austin, look us up, we'd enjoy the opportunity to meet you.
Nov 2014
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Corpus Christi Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 615 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please close balcony door when smoking outside. Do not hang towels on railing.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large Bathtub and shower . Completely remodeled with new fixtures. Many toiletries you may need for a more comfortable stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed Sink into luxury and sleep to the sound of Waves breaking in the distance with the gentle breezes especially in the Fall to Spring. TV WITH WI-FI AND HD CABLE Channels. Two windows for a beach breeze to swirl around you as you sleep. Luxurious attention to queen size down comforter with 4 down filled pillows for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Take a drive on the National Seashore to search for hidden treasures in the sand. This has the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. Just make sure you have a 4 wheel drive. The local restaurants are a great treat after the beach too.


This beautiful condo has it all, including a great location.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 15, 2017

The VRBO Bear and his friend felt at home the second they stepped into this lovely condo on North Padre Island, just minutes from Port Aransas and downtown Corpus Christi. The Brassy Dolphin was immaculately clean and inviting, where we enjoyed cozy lighting and an electric fireplace. The porch opened to a wonderful balcony view of both the bayside and the public beach, which is just over a block from the front door. The bedroom was clean and cozy, with a lovely queen bed; and the huge walk-in closet and well-stocked bathroom ensured the Bear and his guest had plenty of room to store their things and get ready for their day in peace. The kitchen provided modern appliances, two coffee makers, a microwave, and everything else the Bear and his guest needed to enjoy three meals per day -- although they were too excited about the nearby restaurants to spend much time cooking! Mornings started with a long walk up the beach, a workout in the onsite gym (which is well-equipped and easily accessible with the provided key), and sunbathing by the attached pool. Evenings were all about adventure: The location on “the island” (as the locals call it) puts you close to all the best attractions, including pristine beaches and horseback riding, bayside fishing excursions, an array of local bistros and shops, and an easy route into downtown Corpus Christi. The complex also has “quiet hours,” which the Bear and his guest appreciated during their short stay. The Bear would recommend the Brassy Dolphin for any couple or smaller group looking for a warm, welcoming place to experience the best Corpus Christi has to offer.

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"The Brassy Dolphin" Beautiful Upscale Condo Ready for Summer !!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 67 reviews
St. Ansgar IA

This place was very nice and pleasant. Had all the amneties of home plus more.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and pleasant. One of the best decorated I have seen. Owner was very helpful and if contacted her she would usually reply within the hour. Was better the we expected. Everything we needed was povided.


  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at The Brassy Dolphin. I know it was a minus 28 degrees in Iowa when you left there and choosing my condo on our Island was such a long drive. I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I attempt to make sure you are super comfortable and have everything you need so you can just vacation and not worry about anything. Thank you for wanting to come back next year. Also the way you left the condo was remarkably clean. I so can't wait for your arrival next January. Until then thanks for a great review and taking the time to write it. Sincerely, Mimi
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

Stop looking at other places to stay and book this one right now! You will not be disappointed! It is perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at the Brassy Dolphin. The condo was very clean and had so many nice extras. K-Cups furnished, laundry supplies and whatever else you might not of thought to bring were all thoughtfully provided. The pool area was also very nice and clean and the short walk to the beach made it all a relaxing and pleasant time. I would recommend the Brassy Dolphin.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burleson Tx

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights and had a great stay . Everything you could possibly need is there. She has thought of everything. Great location for access to the beach , PA, and Corpus.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Clean.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and the owner thought of all things needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay at the Brassy Dolphin was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Brassy Dolphin. We thought it was lovely and very comfortable. It was located within a few minutes walk to the beaches, close to activities and the pool/gym/sauna/hot tub. It was the perfect retreat for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you De Anne for taking precious time to write not only this review but one in the condo review book too. Your children had a wonderful time based on what they wrote. I rarely get reviews from children. Thanks for taking incredible care of The Brassy Dolphin. Your all welcome back anytime. Mimi
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Corpus Christi Marina
Whataburger Field
USS Lexington
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boathouse, Black Sheep Bistro, Angry Marlin
Car: recommended

This condo is one of the closest to the beach in the entire Beachclub Condo complex. There is a Resort Hotel a few blocks to the North which has live music outside on the beach seawall. Visit the beach stores in town 1/2 mile away or beachcomb for up to 75 miles on the Seashore National Park. Famous Schlitterbaun Waterpark is just 1 and 1/2 mile away.

If you want shade from noon on till sunset on the balcony and the shortest walk to the sand and beach, this condo is genuinely one of the most beautiful you will find.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee included. $0
Tax Rate 15.0%

Extra charge of $25.00 per person per day over 3 guests
Service animals allowed with accountability proof.
No smoking in condo. Balcony doors must be closed while smoking on balcony.
Damage or Renters Insurance available,
No hotel tax fee over 30 days.
Rental contract required for over 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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