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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This 2007 designer built home has a tower for view across the Gulf, with screened porch, granite counter tops in kitchen, 10 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, walk-in closets in each bedroom, electric fireplace, large master bedroom with bidet in master bath, fully stocked linens and kitchen ware. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV for a total of four in house.
All cabinets are either maple or oak. Furniture is either wicker or rattan. The office has high speed wireless internet connection.
The front yard is the serene Gulf and just across a narrow road in the back is a bayou which is a bird watcher's paradise. You will have the quiet serenity of a little traveled penlnsula yet enjoy quick, easy access to nightlife and dining.
Keywords: On the Beach, new 2nd home with tower, 32' TV's in each BR - Wi-Fi network wireless
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Light housekeeping available - frequency/cost agreed to during booking
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Pier Fishing
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
ReviewsWrite a review
Just wanted to say how much my family and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful ocean front retreat. We've rented homes in the Gulf area for the past 3-years and this one by far one of the loveliest we've stayed. The views were amazing, as was all the natural marsh lands surrounding the area. If you can imagine sitting on a screened in deck with your favorite book, a glass of wine, and the surround sound of waves rushing against the shores along the beach... this is your home-away from home! We will definitely keep this rental in our archive for future stays.
- Guest Jackie R.
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 06/01/12
Owner response: You described OBI, our beach house, the best of anyone who has stayed there, since we decided in 2007 to list it as a vacation rental. When we purchased the property some years ago, I thought it was so unique, with the sandy beach, oak trees on road side, terrific view of the islands and sound of the waves from screened porch. Having breakfast in the tower is a great way to start the day. Thanks so much and please return. Homer Wallace
Awesome Fishing and Scenery.
Awesome Fishing and Scenery.
The best fishing I've ever experienced in my life. High tide brings the shrimp into shore and then it is a feeding frenzy for the trout. Your lure barely hits the water before you have a fish. This lasts for about 90 minutes straight each day. Only downside is that we discovered alligators taking an early morning swim down the gulf side of the peninsula. You can watch them swim back around the point and towards the canal opening. Never saw them again after the first morning but locals say they come into the gulf side to clean their skin off in the saltier water and then go back into the canal side. One guy I met was wading out in the water fishing and said he had a gator hanging out with him for like an hour. Anyhow, we took the kids to the public beach in downtown Ocean Springs to swim each day. Wife wasn't too keen on the alligator thing. But if you're looking for beautiful sunsets, great fishing, and peace and quietness .... I definitely recommend this place.
- Guest Georgia Fam
- Date of stay 09/11/10
- Review Submitted 06/11/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: My experience over the years is alligators are only in the bayou, 4 or 5 lots to the west. I have never seen one or heard of one at the beach in front or close to the beach house. The comments on fishing especially at high tide makes me want to go fishing next time I am there.
Serenity at its best
Serenity at its best
Our family of 12, immediate & extended, ages 2-68, all enjoyed ourselves very much. The weather was perfect. Kids & adults both loved exploring the beach & marsh. We wanted a relaxing, calm, peaceful getaway that was close enough to attractions if we chose to do them, but not so close that it disrupted our quiet. This location was PERFECT!! We felt instantly at home & the house was very neat & clean. It was stocked with all necessities. We made a trip to the grocery store for snacks of course. The house was very roomy, &the layout was perfect even with so many people. We never felt cramped or like we were in each others way. The only drawback we had was we couldn't use the elevator. Having a couple elderly persons with slight disabilities, they planned their day, so that they would only have to go up or down the steps once. All agreed it was the best vacation they have ever had, they would do it again given the chance. The Gulf Coast is an absolutely beautiful place & this house is in an unspoiled, natural location. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you again kind Sir for sharing your home with us. We will cherish the memories forever.
- Guest James
- Date of stay 04/02/11
- Review Submitted 04/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for a kind review of your stay at our beach home. After our first architect designed home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we decided to take the best, expand, and rebuild with more amenities in the same location. Until you stay in a facility, where you can hear the waves from inside, enjoy the birds, walk on the sandy beach -- this makes a vacation worthwhile. Thanks again and hope you will return. Homer Wallace
Two Months of Enjoyment
Two Months of Enjoyment
We stayed here January and February 2011. The home is beautiful and everything it appears in the pictures. Mary and Sue were most helpful during the stay and it is obvious the owner takes reviews seriously, as we enjoyed the local TV channels, and good water while there (although local channels on all the TVs would have been preferred). Mary brought us a new frying pan and casserole dish that fit in the microwave while we were there. We spent most mornings sitting on the Master Bedroom balconny drinking coffee, reading, and enjoying the view and sun. Some days we even say dolphins. Birds were amazing! Only suggestions would be to have a fire extenguisher on site, a spice rack, and new deck chairs. I guess it also would have been nice to be able to use the elevator for a long stay like ours - took a lot of trips to get everything up all those steps! Very minor in comparison to all we enjoyed. Very quiet place with nice neighbors. Beautiful even though the distruction of Katrina is definitely evident. We walked the beach almost every day and our dog loved that! Played golf several times at several courses near by. Casinos were available in 20 minutes. Lots of restaurants with great seafood. Thanks for a great first retirement winter!
- Guest bob s.
- Date of stay 01/02/11
- Review Submitted 04/02/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Bob for your thoughtful remarks after your stay in our beach house. I too, along with our family, enjoyed several weeks, spread out over time, not two months such as you had. Perhaps you were more fortunate, anyway unless you experience staying in Ocean Springs, on the beach, you cannot explain how wonderful it is. When we purchased the property in late 1980, and rebuilt the beach house in 2007, I realized this is a gem and should be shared with others. Thanks again and hope you can return. Homer
Our family (there were 5 of us) came to MS to join up with our 22yo son for a 4 day pass from the army prior to his heading to Afghanistan. We wanted some place a bit remote and yet close enough to the city for shopping, touristing, dining and such. What a great find we had in this beach house! It is all of what I envisioned and maybe even more. It is a beautiful, and well furnished home. We enjoyed the layout of the three bedrooms, each with its own tv...altho I am not sure we turned the tvs on, because there was so much else to do. The property is clean and well maintained, the management worked very hard to keep in contact with us about any concerns we might have, and they were right on top of issues no matter how minor. We enjoyed having the beach just a stones throw away, we enjoyed walking up and down the beach, seeing a variety of crabs, birds and such, watching the tide come in and the beauty of the gulf and the horizon. We travelled into Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport with ease. We enjoyed a night time buffet and gambling in Biloxi, we wandered through the Edgewater Shopping Mall. We ate seafood multiple times! And even enjoyed going to a movie theatre. We travelled 2 hours to Dauphin Island, AL to wander on their gulf shores. And altho we did all of these things we were not rushed and had plenty of beach house time and family time. We appreciated being in a home in which we could cook in, since our son would be gone for all of the major upcoming holidays, we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christams with a small turkey dinner! Most of the cooking utensils were there and what wasn't there we figured out a way to do without! It was awesome! I appreciated the dishwasher and the washer and dryer being available, as that added to the enjoyment of our stay. I would highly recommend this beach house rental to family and friends and would consider returning again sometime. It is a bit remote, so making sure to plan for the 20-30 minute drive into town is important. Also, we used a GPS and thought that made getting there a bit easier, we did come in after dark so felt the GPS was really helpful. The house does have a small problem with sulfur smelling water, they do have a chlorinator working which I am sure does help and bottled drinking water is available for drinking. This to me was very minor. Overall, it was a wonderful experience that we look forward to remembering for a long, long time! Thank you!
- Guest Becky
- Date of stay 10/25/10
- Review Submitted 11/02/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Not recommended for people with bad knees!!
Not recommended for people with bad knees!!
Twenty four steps up and down to get to this house. There is an elevator but it's not available to rentees. The water stinks and changes clothes from white to yellow and colored items to something awful. The beach is small and has many obstacles and walls put up by other owners. Be aware there is only one shower in the house and it is in a tub, no walk-in, but there is a soaking tub if you're the type of person who likes to sit in dirty water. The cooking utensils that were in this house at the time of our rental were unuseable, and I hope were replaced after my complaint letter sent to the owner. This house looks just like the pictures but is not user friendly. The location of this house is at the end of a penisula that has a very winding road that was scarry at night and the roads flood at times during rain. The satalite TV does not have the 3 major networks of ABC, NBC and CBS. The good points were the view, Ocean Springs was delightful and when the weather is bad it is close to Biloxi.
- Guest Unsatified
- Date of stay 01/10/10
- Review Submitted 09/15/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
My husband and I stayed at the Ocean Belle I and loved it. The home was situated near the end of the road and despite the destruction on the peninsula from Katrina, live oak trees surrounded the home. The beachhouse was clean with lots of windows/sliding doors facing the gulf. The frogs sang on the bayou side and ocean waves lulled us to sleep each night. We only had the A/C on once; the ocean breeze was heaven. Water was choppy and we didn't swim because of concerns from the oil spill, but daily walks on the beach held discoveries. Internet was out, but we found we didn't even care to use it during our stay. We especially enjoyed the observation tower and spent most of our time there. For entertainment, Biloxi is only 20 minutes away. This house is a wonderful place for some privacy and serenity.
- Guest Carol & Bill
- Date of stay 08/17/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks Carol and Bill for your delightful review, your description is telling it as it is, but better than I could have done. When I saw the property in the 1980's, with oak trees at the beach,as you mentioned, I knew this was a special place. A place to have a second home, and you captured the essence of this location. Thanks again Homer
Our family of 6, husband, mother, sister, nieces and myself, just spent a week in this beautiful beach home and had a fantastic time! The view is awesome, as is the home. We loved the tower and had coffee up there in the mornings watching the pelicans and dolphins, then in the evening enjoying our wine up there watching the sunset...spectacular! The beach was very clean, no oil or tar balls at all. We also stumbled on this home and were very happy we did. The town of Ocean Springs was wonderful, very cute stores and great restaurants in the downtown area. Definitely plan on coming back and spending another week in this house! Thanks for a great vacation home!
- Guest Elaine C.
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 08/16/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Elaine, thanks for a delightful review of your week stay in our beach house. It is rewarding to know that travelers enjoy the same amenities we do, the terrific view from the tower (architect's suggestion), screened porch for lunch, and visiting local restaurants for dinner. And don't forget fishing, crabbing and boating if you desire. You made my day. Thanks again Homer Wallace
Ocean Belle I Beach House reviewGuest comment entered by owner
Ocean Belle I Beach House review
In planning my trip, I was totally unfamiliar with the area. I blindly stumbled across the Ocean Belle beach house by accident and felt that I was taken my chances in choosing to stay there. AFter staying there I believe there is no better place to stay in the area. It is perfect. It is quiet, secluded, the beach is natural and the sunsets are beautiful. The house is amazing. It is spacious. Just enough room to get together and enough room to get away from each other. Satellite TV in each room. The screened porch is fabulous for breakfast with the ocean breeze and wildlife to watch. The tower is perfect for watching storms roll in. To be fair - the negative - the water stinks. But that is the only negative thing I could think of. With such a beauiful house and incredible location, I can live with bottled water. I couldn't have planned a better place to stay or an area to visit even if I had known what I was doing. I almost don't want you to post this review because I want the house all to myslf. Thanks Susan and Homer
- Guest jlibramento@Yahoo.com
- Date of stay 07/10/10
- Review Submitted 07/21/10
We stayed at Ocean Belle I with our family. Being right on the beach is awesome! The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The sound of the waves is so relaxing. No oil on the beaches. . . . We had had a wonderful visit!
- Guest Suzanne B.
- Date of stay 06/18/10
- Review Submitted 06/22/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
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3 night min stay
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- credit card: $50 + tax
- cleaning: $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: When I first saw the beach in the late 1980's, I realized this was a gem that many people were unaware, and decided to build a 2nd home. Unfortunately, the August, 2005 hurricane changed everything. We then decided to build a 3100 sq.ft. home with maple cabinets, hardwood floors, granite countertop, raised ceilings, an office with high-speed internet, and a tower to see across the beach and Biloxi Casino lights at night. The natural beach was a wonderful place for our children to play and easily monitored from the screened porch, master bedroom deck or tower.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Many outdoor activities suitable for families, such as fishing, crabbing, sailing and visiting the casinos in Biloxi and Gulfport.
- Primary: (626) 419-4216 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (626) 332-5760
- Fax: +1 16263325760
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