In the 78411 area there are homes for rent. But just to let you know, the rental market/inventory in the Corpus Christi area is limited because our rental market is very strong. I would suggest calling a real estate agent who works with tenants and can help you find a rental that best suits your needs. I would be more than happy to help if you are still looking.
Keller Williams Realty
I think your first factor should be budget. Sure there are many homes around, the question is are they affordable. Thats a lot of sqft for a rental and the key word was 'bay area'... its gonna be pricey