The Brassy Dolphin is truly a delight to the
senses from the moment you walk through the door. We
found luxury, relaxation & romance within its'
walls, as upon arrival, music was playing in the
background, candles were lit, the fireplace was
glowing, an inviting bottle of wine to greet us and
a particular delight, was the flickering lighthouse
in the bedroom. Mimi, the owner, thought of
everything. I believe this kind & thoughtful woman
was born to be an inn-keeper. She even included the
beach pass which one needs to drive onto the beach
only a block away. The condo was luxurious &
immaculate, exactly as described by the owner & as
seen in the pictures, from floor to ceiling. I
mention the floor because what you can't see in the
pictures, are the gleaming ceramic tiles that
possess a clean, cool feel, which made barefootin'
at the beach a true delight. My husband & I, love
our coffee and the Keurig Coffee Maker readily
available, was an added luxury. No matter where I
looked, there were added elaborate & exquisite
details. A very long time ago, I coined the phrase
"There is love in the details", to teach my children
the importance of excellence in all we do. Mimi's
commitment to excellence and the attention to detail
in this condo, speaks of Mimi's heart full of love
for life, for the beach and for her calling as
landlord and Inn-keeper of The Brassy Dolphin. Even
the switch plates were nautical and beachy. My 1st
shower experience led to an enchanting surprise. The
shower head let off an array of colorful lights, I
quickly yelled for my husband to come and turn off
the overhead light, so that I might enjoy fully the
light show showering and delighting me, as much as
the water itself. The beach bag in the bedroom
closet has all you need to grab and go. Towels were
plush and the closet off the balcony has the added
extras which make a day at the beach even more
comfortable and fun, chairs, umbrella and sand toys,
which we used to make a firepit for our romantic
campfire the night before we left to come home. The
condo has a washer and dryer and the amenities you
need to use them. So, pack light for 3 reasons. #1:
The owner provides a way to wash and dry what you
are wearing, including providing the detergent and
dryer sheets. #2. You will be living in your bathing
suit and #3. The condo is on the 2nd floor and does
not have an elevator. I looked at this particular
attribute of the condo as a plus, however, as stairs
are good exercise.
Mary Jo H
My Dear MaryJo, Your review is a testament to my
Love for "The Brassy Dolphin" These reviews are seen
by thousands of people and I cannot thank you enough
for all the beautiful descriptions of all the
details you mentioned. I loved having you and your
Husband stay here. It means so much to have someone
appreciate the ambience of this sweet little home
away from home. Only sorry there is a limit to the
review words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
So Delighted !
We were so delighted to see how clean and
tastefully decorated your beach condo was. The
personal touches like the soft music and wine made
it seem like home. You thought of everything. The
beach chairs, towels, beach toys, everything.
The kitchen was stocked with everything anyone could
need. We loved the Keurig coffee maker as we have
one at home. I needed to do laundry but had no
detergent-you had even provided that. You have
obviously tried to make it as close to home as
possible which speaks so well of your character.
Steve and Kathy
"Wonderful Place to stay on the Island"
The location was perfect. We appreciated how
nice and clean the place was kept. All the extras
were nice to have.
We will for sure stay here again.
thanks for all the extras. We loved staying here!
Esther and Gregory
Sooo very glad I found your delightful, clean,
perfect little condo to celebrate my sons college
graduation, at (Texas A&M University).
You have wonderful amenities within the condo suite
and I very much appreciated all of them.
the Keurig coffee maker with coffee and cream, the
beach towels and bag to go-nothing was overlooked.
Excellent!! Even a bottle of wine.
I will stay again when I am I this direction.
Thank you for sharing your impeccably clean,
delightful place with us.Stacy & Jessica
-Wonderful Location and Beautifully Decorated Condo
Description was accurate. It was spotless, light
and airy, tastefully decorated, better than the
photos. Everything felt new. The amenities were so
thoughtful. View from balcony included beach in the
distance, lagoon, seagulls, and you can smell the
ocean. Mimi was so sweet and attended to our every
need. We were pleased with everything. It was nearby
lots of things to do. We found many restaurants in
the area including a wonderful German bakery (the
lemon strudel was amazing!) You do need to know that
there is no elevator.
What an incredibly beautiful review. I so
appreciate your patience during storms,possible
tornadoes and electrical outages. I wish you took up
my offer of a free night. I loved the cleanliness of
the condo even with two dog. I can imagine with two
dogs it would have been nice with an elevator.
thanks you so much for this well thought out review'
04/11/13 - Great Beach Stay!!
After a long day of fishing at PINS, this was a
great place for my wife and I to relax comfortabley!!
Owner response: We loved having you both stay
here and thanks so much for your review. Next time
you will have to share the catch of the day.
Remember a 15% discount for returning to "The Brassy
We stayed the month of February, and enjoyed the
condo and the excellent location. Everything was as
described and pictured. The interior was super clean
and fresh. The unit appeared to have been recently
re-furbished entirely as everything sparkled and was
tastefully done. Everything was ready to move in,
and I mean it was all there! Mimi saw that even
extra things that normally are not furnished, were
included.(paper products, condiments, coffee etc)
All the appliances were top notch and new. The
things like coffee maker, toaster etc were name
brand, no cheapo junk here! Excellent towels and
linens and having a washer & dryer in the condo was
handy. The ocean view from the balcony was great,
just a short walk to the beach. I would highly
recommend this property and location.
Wow! Loved the remark that NO CHEAP-O JUNK here.
Only the best for my tenants. Loved the
review.Thanks so much.Hope to see you again Mimi at
"The Brassy Dolpjin"
I had an awesome stay and enjoyed the
Dollhouse condo. It felt like a home away from home
with all the amenities and well kept, super clean
condo. The photos and description were 100%
accurate. It's walking distance from the beach and
wonderful view of the marsh. I can't wait to return
and enjoy another extended weekend.
Our Amazing Experience at the Brassy Dolphin. .
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the
Brassy Dolphin condo for our twenty-first wedding
anniversary. What a great place to stay while on
Padre. It is close to the beach and with short
driving distance to nice restaurants on the island.
It is also a short drive back to Corpus for an even
greater selection of restaurants. What we liked best
about the condo is that it has everything imaginable
for the kitchen. The tile floors really give the
place a sparkle. The owner has done a great job in
making the place feel like home. The only problem
that I had was Internet access. I could not connect
to the secure wi-fi service that is provided by the
complex. Alternatives were available, so this was
not a big deal for us. The neighbors in the other
condos were very friendly. This was an experience we
will not forget and we will definitely come back
Larry Wright Cypress, TX
I just wanted to say the place was wonderful,
felt right at home close to the beach. Me and my
husband had a blast and plan on returning as soon as
we can. Mimi you where the nicest person we have
ever came across. We loved the German Bakery and
your place was fully equiped with everything we
needed or we forgot. It was just the best location
and best vacation spot we have ever been too. Thanks
Mimi for everything!!!!
The Thorns from Temple, TX
July 13, 2012
My stay at the Brassy Dolphin was excellent,
starting with the yummy welcoming pastries upon
arrival. The listing description and accompanying
pictures accurately reflect the location and
cuteness of the site. The condo was very clean,
homey and well-appointed; dishes, pots/pans, coffee
maker and Keurig machine. It is situated near the
beach and comes with beach access parking permit.
There is a reserved parking space as well,
conveniently right in front of the condo. Mimi was
soooo very helpful and all you could need for a day
at the beach was readily available; beach chairs,
coolers, towels, etc. This location was also close
to the Padre Island National Seashore, which I
visited twice. It is a safe neighborhood with great
places to walk/run. I felt right at home and had
such a restful stay and will absolutely stay again!
Cheryl, St. Louis, MO
Love, love, love it!
Every little detail was attended to. We couldn't
have asked for a more perfect getaway.
Maria Orange, TX
What a wonderful time we had in our stay at The
Brassy Dolphin while on Padre Island. Mimi was a
very thoughtful hostess, ensuring that we had fresh
pastries in the morning from the German bakery on
the island. The rooms were tastefully decorated with
beach theme furnishings... A beach bag with towels
and beach chairs in the storage closet deck made
going to the beach a breeze. The recently remodeled
condo was nice to come home to after a hard day at
the the beach or pool side. We have just had family
move to Corpus Christi and plan to stay at the
Brassy Dolphin when we come to visit again.
Our stay at the condo was perfect. It is very
comfortable, not to mention cute and the location
couldn't have been better. It was also well
appointed. We made dinner in one night and found all
we needed in terms of pots and pans and kitchen
utensils. The owner was helpful and very available
to make sure we had everything we needed. The beach
was wonderful and we had a great time! Can't wait to
Mikulewicz Family(Frisco, Texas)
This condo is a true gem. Located on Padre
Island just over the causeway and with ocean views.
The condo was recently renovated and was immaculate
and sparkling with relaxing beachy tones. The owner
thought of everything to make the guests feel
comfortable...plush towels, DVDs, bottled water in
frig, and even fresh pastries on the counter! Our
family of four enjoyed the stay tremendously and
will certainly go back! We were so busy over our
weekend with kayaking, beach time, and watching
turtle release on national seashore that we didn't
have time to take advantage of other amenities at
condo (pool, hot tub), but we will next time! Thanks
for making this a home away from home! Don t miss
this one! Your condo is absolutely beautiful,
thank you for sharing it with us. Very relaxing and
so much attention to detail. "You did great" Thank
Kim R (Tx. South)
We were blown away by the beauty of this condo. All
of the amenities were thought of. The location to
the beach, just couldn't be better. There is a large
pond right outside the condo that has a bar-b que
pit and a picnic table. We enjoyed sitting out
there, it was quiet and peaceful. The balcony also
has incredible views of the ocean as well. It just
seems everywhere you look, the view is Perfect! We
can not wait to come back and your beautiful condo
will be where we come back to. We LOVED IT.