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Private Luxury Home on River - Sleeps up to 22

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Seating for 22 & charcoal grill, awaits you at your private pool party!

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Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gulfport house description

'The Great Escape River House' has so much to offer! An incredible vacation, luxury accommodations & memories of which will last a lifetime.

While not right next door, we also have a 2nd vacation rental, the River Lookout. It is within easy walking distance and can sleep up to additional 12 people, should you need additional space, or looking for something not quite as large. River Lookout is also a very economical choice while offering some very unique outdoor features.

Don't let the rates of the Great Escape River House scare you! This is one of the best deal for what you get on the coast.

This year, for the first time, we're offering lower rates to smaller groups during off peak season; when it's harder to get the larger groups together.

Depending on time of year, most weekly bookings, with 18 or more people, will be cost each person between $20 & $27/per person, per night (that is including the rental rate, cleaning fee, & taxes - not the refundable damage deposit).

During the 'Peak Summer Weeks,' depending on the week, our rates are slightly higher per person rate, for the week. Depending on the week, generally between $30 - $43/per person, per night (that is including the rental rate, cleaning fee, & taxes - not the REFUNDABLE damage deposit). As with most vacation rentals, the rates are higher when less than a week is booked.

The best value, it to book the full week.

Your Great Escape River House, is not a 2000 sq ft house, awkwardly configured for 22 people. This is 4500 sq ft of luxury accommodations! Everyone under the same roof. Staying in separate hotels or condo's is like herding cats with a big group. This house offers sleeping for up to 22 (plus), 4 full bathrooms, a 1/4 bath off the outside covered porch, 1,000 sq ft gourmet kitchen/dining area, 1,200 sq ft Great Room (with wet bar, ice maker, wine cooler, 5 - 50' flat screen TVs, pool table, and more), numerous areas for large & small gatherings. There are over 1,000 sq ft of covered porches, Private Swimming Pool & Hot Tub. Outdoor large steel fire pit; All of this, right on Gulfport's Biloxi River. It is truly 'The Great Escape River House!'

This home was well thought out for accommodating large overnight groups. There are 12 individual beds, 2 full size convertible sofas, and 2 folding beds. The beds are: 1 king, 5 queens, & 6 full size beds. The 6 full beds are 3 bunk beds, top & bottom full size beds. 14 people could each have their own bed or convertible sofa. For the maximum capacity of 22, we've figured only one person in each of the top bunks, double occupancy in each of the full, queen, and king beds, and only one person on each of the convertible sofas. The folding beds are not figured in the 22 person count.

The beds described above are also not placed awkwardly close to each other. 2 Queen beds & the King size bed each have a private room, 1 bunk has a private room, 2 other bunk beds share a large bedroom, & the massive loft has 3 queen beds & the two convertible sofas.

The 4 full baths are also well distributed. There is even a toilet closet on the covered outside deck, conveniently located near the hot tub and within easy use of anyone leaving the pool area. The loft has a full bathroom with large 5 foot shower. The 6 full size beds (the 3 bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent bedrooms with their own full bath. This bathroom has a large garden tub/shower. Perfect soaking, piling the wee-ones in, or for a quick shower with lots of elbow room. The 2 bedrooms off the hall, with queen beds, share the hall full bath. Even the master bedroom's bathroom, which has a private entrance from the master bedroom, also offers a 2nd entrance to the bathroom through the laundry room; Offering more bathing options for large groups. The Master bathroom has a garden tub, double vanity, and separate 5 foot shower.

Driving up, you're welcomed by a circular drive with beautiful fountain in the center. The elevated house, has plenty of covered parking. Up the stairs, the covered front porch offers seating for 8. A cozy place to relax, or for the smokers a comfortable retreat to grab a last puff. Sorry, no smoking inside the house.

The Great Room, has a magnificent 20+ ft granite wet bar, 10 bar stools, double keg cooler, microwave, ice maker, wine cooler, dishwasher & everything you would need for mixing drinks (blender & glassware). This is just the beginning of the Great Room, which is equipped with many flat screen HD TVs, a pool table, & huge sectional sofa.

The custom made Gourmet kitchen of your dreams awaits! Granite counters that go on for miles, 2 massive islands, every appliance you could want & usually more than one of them are awaiting you in this kitchen. The breakfast bar offers seating for 11. The dining table seating for 8, with additional folding chairs available. 2 ~ 50' TV's can be seen from just about any location in the kitchen or dining area. The kitchen comes fully equipped - If you need it for cooking, its probably here waiting for you!

The back covered deck is a little peace of heaven, offering an 8 person hot tub, a TV & an outside stereo. Great view of the river. Lighted palm trees add a little night time atmosphere. Seating for 12 at 2 Glass tables. Back deck has closing gate to keep little ones on porch & benches for watching river, back yard, & pool.

Down the back stairs, you can enter the enclosed ramp area to the elevated deck that surrounds 15' x 30', 4 1/2' deep above ground swimming pool for a refreshing dip. A charcoal grill with commercial style large stainless steel sink & counter for prep work is available. There are tables, chairs & umbrellas. There's also room to tan. Pool/deck area is enclosed for safety.

There is even an outdoor shower with hot & cold water, bathrooms crowded up stairs? Bring your shampoo & soap down. Nothing like an outside shower after a dip in the pool.

Under the house are picnic tables perfect if you want to get out of the sun and grab a bit or visit near those in the pool. At the end of 2013 a large steel fire pit was added, with bench seating for over 20 people.

Between the house & river is a small dock, perfect for fishing from or docking your boat.

Should your group be 12 or less or even more than 22, please consider renting our brand new Vacation rental, the 'River Lookout.'. While it is not right next door, it is in the same neighborhood and within easy walking distance of the Great Escape. 'River Lookout' has 4 bedrooms/ 2 baths, sleeping up to 12. If your group is larger than 22, you're looking for separate beds (or more private bedrooms), or looking to accommodate 12 or less, please inquire about the 'River Lookout.'

The Great Escape River House is well suited for many groups, for many different purposes. It is most popular with, and best suited for:

-Golfers
-Families Vacations
-Friends Get-Away
-Spiritual Retreats
-Multi-day business meetings
...... and like gatherings.

Our posted rates are based on stays similar to those described above.

Events such as weddings, receptions, etc. are not eligible for the posted rates.

We know you have many choices for a vacation rental. We hope you decide on The Great Escape River House.

Keywords: River, Waterfront, boating, Golf, golfer, boat, fishing, beach, dock, Biloxi River, Escape, holiday, retreat, swimming pool, pool table, wet bar, gourmet kitchen, non-smoking, rural, private, tranquil, peaceful, Snowbirds, winter rentals, Hot Tub, Pool.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Sorry no smoking inside, but I can assure you many, many smokers have throughly enjoyed coming to the Great Escape River House. The covered porches and outside amenities have them feeling right at home. If you're watching a sporting event on cable and have to leave to take a puff, theres a TV on the porch, so you won't miss a thing....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                I was under 30, and for that reason, lots of under 30 year olds are welcome; but, please make sure there are some more mature folks in your group. My vacation rental nightmare scenario involves a college fraternity.... minimum age of 28 to Rent the house....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, you'll have to leave fido at home this trip. If this is a service animal, please discuss the possibility, a pet deposit & pet fee, prior to signing the Rental Agreement....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 22-27

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Bedroom 5

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              • Loft

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              • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has the only King Size Bed in the House, Queen size Beds (5) 3 Queen Beds are located in the Loft area, up a spiral stair case. The loft is approximately 14 x 30, with a full bath; 2 other queen beds each have their own room and are located off the main hallway across from a full bathroom, Double Beds (6) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The loft area has 2 convertible sofas., Bunk Beds (1) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks(total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Its hard for me to imagine the cooking utensil you would need that is not only included, but chances are there are multiple ones of that item here. from serving trays to cutting boards, you will find it in this kitchen. Wanta bake a cake? everything from the double round cake pans to the cake serving plater is here. Casserole dishes, measuring cups, large boiling pots and roasting pan. Out door Grilling tools are also included....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet Kitchen. 48' gas cook top, 2 double ovens, warming drawer 2 large islands, breakfast bar style seating for 11. Seating for 6 at dining table in large open Kitchen area (approximately 30 x 35). Just outside French doors is covered seating for 12 more....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Flush Mounted in Cabinet Refrigerator with separate Flush Mounted in Cabinet Freezer. There is also an outside on the covered deck Refrigerator. You throw a large party; you have to have a place to store all your food!...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                2 dishwashers in Kitchen / 1 Dishwasher at the Wet Bar area. 3 total dishwashers, who wants to spend their day washing dishing? Less time cleaning is more time at the pool or in the hot tub!...moreless

              • Microwave:

                2 Microwaves in the Kitchen / 1 at the Wet Bar Area...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Not only is there parking for an RV but we also have hook-ups (power, water, and sewage) for one with 50 AMP's. There is a $50 per day charge for an RV hooked up...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Its approximately 3500 square feet under the house - 12' of clearance. Be careful not to park your convertible under the deck with the hot tub above........moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Beds will be freshly made, with sheets, blankets, pillows & comforter. Bathrooms have bath mats, bath, hand & wash towels. kitchen has dish towels....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                4 - 3 ton central air and heat units plus 1 large heat pump...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                the large circular driveway offers plenty of parking...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                2 - front loading washer mdryers...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                2 - large clothes dryers...moreless

              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 continuous hot water heaters. No worries if everyone is showering at the same time. House has Many Flat Screen TV's, Great room offers 20' web bar, with lots of seating, large sectional sofa with recliners, hardwood floors throughout. Gourmet Cook's dream Kitchen has 2 large islands, 3 stainless steel sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, warming drawer, comes fully equipped, just bring food. Numerous common areas, large covered deck in front & back of house, concrete path through small wooded area, with sitting area. Dock for boat or fishing, at end of concrete path beach/shallow area for wadding into river, large deck surrounds above ground pool for easy entrance. Elevated house offers plenty of covered parking. While in the city limits, the house is in a rural area and offers much privacy. Perfect for a family reunion, if interested inquire about having your wedding & / or reception here. Sleeps 14 w/ each having own bed or convertible sofa; perfect for large golfer parties....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic Cable TV is provided; there are over 15 TV's in the house. a few, not in key areas, have less than perfect reception, on a very few channels, because of the diversion of the cable signal. The annoyance is so slight and affects so few TV's then so few channels on those TVs, we've elected to leave the TV's instead of just removing them....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    We've left about 10 DVD's. Almost all PG-13 or R. Would recommending bringin G rated films if you have young children...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    DSL is offered, its wireless and the code is provided in the guest manual you'll have access to when you arrive...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    DSL - its wireless and can be enjoyed around the house and in some spots outside the house...moreless

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    30 x 15 foot above ground pool, approximately 4 1/2 feet deep. The deck that surrounds it, comes right to the top lip of the pool making it easy to enter and exit. Seating for over 20 on the deck area with 5 umbrellas for shade...moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Large 6 - 8 person Hot Tub on covered back porch....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Front porch offers a balcony overlooking the front of the house, fountain, driveway and street / rear porch offers a large balcony overlooking the side pond, rear yard, and Biloxi River...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front & back upper decks are covered. Pool deck, which is very large, is not covered, but offers umbrella shade. Deck by water is partially covered and has multiple levels...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Kayak / Canoe

                  Theme

                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Seems Rural! Due 2 cost 2 build on river, theres no homes on non-river side of street. Many River homes r set back from road, hidden by trees. You'll 'feel like' you're away from it all-in Gulfport!...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        The house is directly on the Biloxi River - there is approximately 100' of River frontage with 20' dock for fishing from & if you bring your boat, it can dock there....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        The river can be viewed from many locations in the house, around the pool, from the rear porch, and rear yard....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Hunting
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Shelling
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Zoo
                      • Forests
                      • Marina
                      • Pond
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Walking
                      • Water Parks
                      • Synagogues
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Churches
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 3 - Oct 26, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $399 $449
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,595 $10,000

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Cruisin The Coast
                      Oct 5 - Oct 11, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,795
                      flat fee
                      Late Fall
                      Oct 27 - Nov 24, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $349 $399
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,295 $8,500

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,695

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Early Winter
                      Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $349 $399
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,995 $7,500

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Christmas
                      Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $399
                      $2,595

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      New Years Eve
                      Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,695

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Late Winter
                      Jan 1 - Feb 26, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $250 $350
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,895 $7,500

                      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring
                      Feb 27 - May 14, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $399 $449
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,595 $8,800

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Early Summer May
                      May 15 - May 23, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $400 $650
                      Thu, Fri, Sat
                      $2,700 $10,500

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Memorial Day
                      May 21 - May 24, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $2,300
                      flat fee
                      Late Summer May
                      May 24 - May 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $400 $700
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,800 $10,500

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      1st Week of June
                      May 31 - Jun 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,850

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Peak Summer
                      Jun 7 - Jun 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,250

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      July 4th Week
                      Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,400

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer Special
                      Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,850

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Peak Summer
                      Jul 12 - Jul 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,250

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer
                      Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,850

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer
                      Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,650

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Last Summer week
                      Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,700

                      Changeover Day: Sunday


                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Late August
                      Aug 16 - Sep 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $399
                      $2,700
                      Labor Day
                      Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $2,300
                      flat fee
                      September - October
                      Sep 7 - Nov 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $400 $450
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,595

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Cruisin The Coast
                      Oct 4 - Oct 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,795
                      flat fee
                      November - Great Rates!
                      Nov 3 - Nov 20, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $325 $400
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,995

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving Week
                      Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,700

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $400 $700
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,195

                      Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      ~ NIGHTLY RATES BASED ON 4 NTS

                      Book more, Ntly rate drops; less rate increases

                      ~ MOST DATES: 4+ Mo out in Summer & 8+ Mo for other dates - 7 Nt min

                      ~ Min. stays reduced 6 wks or less prior to Available Dates

                      ~ Most Bookings made 6+ mo in advance, 3 pmt option available

                      ~ 3 Nt stays, Mon PM-Thur AM available @ posted or even discounted rates

                      ~ Discounts to Fill Calendar Gaps-SEE Specials Above


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                      Location

                      9.7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      1 mile to the 605, which will take you to I-10
                      7.7 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      We're on river; at low tide we have a beach; Gulf
                      3.7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Daffys on the water
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bayou Vista Golf Course
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Captain Al's Steak & Seafood

                      Car: Necessary

                      LOCATION DETAILS:

                      HOW FAR TO GULF OF MEXICO BEACHES?

                      Located right on the Biloxi River & less than 8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches, a straight shot down the 605 to Cowen Blvd and the beaches on US-90 (Beach Blvd). This road was recently expanded in hopes of diverting traffic from Hwy. 49. That hasn't really happened, so traffic is usually very light, making for a stress free drive from The Great Escape a River House to the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

                      SHOPPING:

                      Minutes from I-10, Just one exit from the Prime Outlet Mall and Crossroads Shopping area, either less than 8.5 miles away from the Great Escape River House. Edgewater Shopping Center, on Beach Blvd, out big enclosed ball is 10.2 miles from the Great Escape River House.

                      NEW ORLEANS:

                      Less than an hour and half from New Orleans.

                      GOLF:

                      Just a few miles to many championship golf courses. With the Great Escape River House just minutes from I-10; a perfect launch off to any of our great local Golf Courses. Making the Great Escape River House the perfect place for a large group of golfers to stay - all under one roof. The house has 12 beds, 2 convertible sofas, and at this posting, 2 folding beds - 16 individual places for people to sleep solo.

                      CASINOS:

                      Island View Casino (In Gulfport) is 12 miles & Beau Riverage Casino (Biloxi) is 16 miles from the Great Escape River House.

                      WHY STAY AT THIS HOUSE;

                      BASED ON THIS LOCATION?

                      Some first time Travelers come to Gulfport, Biloxi, or other towns on the MS Gulf Coast wanting to stay 'on the Beach.' There are just no homes 'on the beach'. Now if you go to this one community, past Ocean Springs, pretty far away & a bit isolated, there are a few homes right on the beach, but it's quite a ride to & from those homes to shopping, Casinos, a good choice of restaurants, etc. That being said some of those homes are good choices, if a secluded beach stay is what your are looking for.

                      If you are thinking of renting a house 'close to the beach', within two or three blocks (and there are some very nice ones there), check to see how close the train tracks are to the vacation home you are considering. If you are a light sleeper, you will want to factor this into your decision on where to stay. At night, the trains can pass as often as every hour, all night long, depending on their schedules. 2nd time visitors to the coast often mention this as a factor when considering the Great Escape River House.

                      Unless you are a good walker, with or without kids in tow, walking from one of these 'close to the beaches' vacation homes, may not be a good choice. You will need to walk at least a block (most vacation rental homes are 2 or more blocks from Hwy. 90) & cross busy Hwy 90 (Beach Blvd,). Depending on where the vacation rental home is, you may not have the benefit of a traffic light. It's very likely you would elect to hop in the car, load up the family, the towels, ice chest, and all the other beach gear and drive to the beaches. That way you can pick the perfect place to park, possibly choosing close to the 'comfort stations' with public showers and bathrooms, to rent a jet ski, go parasailing, with other families (or adults) or near a great restaurant.

                      So, if you're gonna load up the car anyway, why not pick a vacation home away from the trains, where the next door neighbor isn't feet away, heck you'll have to look across the river to see the closest other neighbor, where you have your own private water feature in the back yard, swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, wet bar, pool table, oh goodness - too many amenities to mention!

                      STILL THINKING OF ANOTHER VAC HOUSE?

                      If you are still considering a stay at another vacation rental, please let me give you some advice. First, there are quite a few that are great vacation rentals. Some of my competition is extremely dedicated. I like to think I have the best vacation homes, but I know the MS Gulf Coast has quite a few other dedicated owners...but there are also ones that will disappoint. Carefully look at the posted photos. Are there good window coverings? Does that bedding look inviting? Those photos are of the vacation home at its best. Read reviews, posted by GUESTS who stayed. Not that an Owner would not be truthful, but ideally your source is an actual Guest who stayed in the house.

                      2nd & most importantly, check out Property Managers with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). There is at least one, I believe the largest one on the Coast specializing in Vac Homes (although they do represent condos too) with an F rating. I've even read Vacation Home Owners reviews where they were answering complaint about their rentals, make reference to the fact they replaced their property manager or it was the property manager's fault. After years of doing vacation rentals, I'm convinced involved Vac Home Owners with professional cleaning & maintenance crews, are in the ideal position to offer the best vacation home experience.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Since we were both in our 20's, we've owned rental property; sharing a love for real estate. Early on, we also became involved with Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. For over 20 years we owned multiple FS Salons. Recently, one of our Manager's purchased our 4 salon chain. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport Fantastic Sams Regional Offices. My husband stays local. To insure your stay is perfect. Supervising the staff & maintaining the Vacation Rentals and other properties we own on the Gulf Coast. For years, we thought of doing a vacation rental. We liked the idea of sharing our piece of paradise on the River. From our past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, we knew that the vast majority of prospective renters would be people, like ourselves, wanting more than a hotel could offer & respectful of the Vacation Home they rented. Being from the service industry, we pride ourselves on offering a very clean, comfortable, as advertised, Vacation Rental. We advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience. We are really down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & 'er done types. We solicit our guests for suggestions on what we can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, we've implemented every suggestion, that didn't present a liability issue. I encourage you to check out the house's reviews. I never tire of hearing the house has once again delivered an exceptional vacation experience. We realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose ours.

                      Why the Owner Chose Gulfport:
                      Initially I didn't choose to buy a vacation rental. My family had owned the camp style house next to this house since 1996, and when the neighbor decided to sell his home, in April 2005, I jumped at the chance to move permanently to the Gulfport area. The house was an impressive 2,400 square feet. When Katrina struck a few months later, we decided it was a great time to turn the house into our 'Dream Home.' After every feature on our wish list was added to the house, we had grown the house to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! Our dream house for all our friends and family to gather. It didn't take to long to realize, the house was a bit more than the 2 of us needed; at least on a full time bases. Friends & Family came often, but we still found ourselves with more room than we needed. We also didn't realize how expensive it would be to be maintain the Great Escape River House. Sell or Rent? It was an easy choice. Its a case of eating your cake and having it to. Turn the Great Escape River House over to wonderful folks a few days or weeks a month and enjoy it the rest of the time with our friends and family. Now when we come home, its like we're on a Vacation! Opening our home to travelers (like yourself); who long for great times, with those whose company they enjoy in awesome surroundings. I can't imagine anyone coming here, with a dozen or more of their favorite people and not having the absolutely most fantastic vacation of their lifetime.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Great Escape River House is unlike anything you can rent on the Coast; maybe anywhere! While located in the Gulfport city limits, you'll feel like you are miles from outside intrusions. The house is extremely spacious & has so many different areas for people to gather or to find a quiet nook. Early risers can enjoy watching the sun rise over the river, sipping their coffee. Some locals enjoy walking or jogging in the neighborhood. The house is on a 'No Outlet' road so vehicle traffic is very light. Because our family owns the adjacent properties; with a signed release, you'll be able to use the docks there, and enjoy the solitude of the concrete path through the small woods. While the house's pool is above ground, the surrounding deck makes for easy entry & exit. The house is just off the new 605, so its a quick trip to I-10 or straight south to Hwy. 90; minutes away from Casinos, beaches and other local attractions. As for interior amenities, You'd be hard pressed to find a local bar as well set up as our home bar. The kitchen is massive. Everyone can have a hand in this kitchen & not be in the way. The house is beautifully furnished with all new bedding & linens. Most of the mattresses & furniture are new. Either a few days, a week, or Snowbirds in for the Winter, this house is a perfect for a large group get away or Snowbirds who travel with a flock and want room to spread out will find it here! The Great Escape River House has something for everyone, from the Hot Tub, to the swimming pool, gourmet kitchen, 2 covered porches, wet bar, pool table, etc.; did I mention there is a Home generator to part of the house should the power go out? Another feature you won't find in other homes, is 2 of the largest available continuous hot water units. Sleeping over 20 people, you don't have to worry about hot water. 4500 square feet of accommodations inside, so much outside! Its waiting for you & your group to enjoy.


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                      Photos

                      • Seating for 22 & charcoal grill, awaits you at your private pool party!

                        Seating for 22 & charcoal grill, awaits you at your private pool party!

                      • A partial view of the kitchen.

                        A partial view of the kitchen.

                      • East Side of the gourmet kitchen. Its like something from a TV cooking show

                        East Side of the gourmet kitchen. Its like something from a TV cooking show

                      • View of 1/2 the loft. Can you see the end of 3rd bed, across from the 2 queens?

                        View of 1/2 the loft. Can you see the end of 3rd bed, across from the 2 queens?

                      • Master Bedroom, King bed and attached Full Bath

                        Master Bedroom, King bed and attached Full Bath

                      • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed, closet, dresser and TV

                        2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed, closet, dresser and TV

                      • Just off Great Room, Hall Bath is for the 2 private rooms w/ Queen beds ea.

                        Just off Great Room, Hall Bath is for the 2 private rooms w/ Queen beds ea.

                      • Spacious Bath with Soaker Tub & Shower & TV, is shared by Bunk Bed rooms

                        Spacious Bath with Soaker Tub & Shower & TV, is shared by Bunk Bed rooms

                      • Ready to relax in the hot tub? Seats 8 & is on covered porch over looking ri

                        Ready to relax in the hot tub? Seats 8 & is on covered porch over looking ri

                      • Alcove in loft area, queen bed shown.  Loft has 3 queen beds + full bath

                        Alcove in loft area, queen bed shown. Loft has 3 queen beds + full bath

                      • 2 sofas-fold down to 2 double size sleepers, Loft sleeps 10-shwn as sitting area

                        2 sofas-fold down to 2 double size sleepers, Loft sleeps 10-shwn as sitting area

                      • pool table - there are 5 Flat screens in this room (Slot for display only)

                        pool table - there are 5 Flat screens in this room (Slot for display only)

                      • Great Room, so Great it all can't be captured in one photo

                        Great Room, so Great it all can't be captured in one photo

                      • View of Kitchen from Loft

                        View of Kitchen from Loft

                      • Loft Full Bathroom has 5' Stand up shower

                        Loft Full Bathroom has 5' Stand up shower

                      • Master Bath - separate shower & soaker tub, urinal, and Lg Flat Screen TV

                        Master Bath - separate shower & soaker tub, urinal, and Lg Flat Screen TV

                      • First Bedroom off the The Great Room across from the bathroom

                        First Bedroom off the The Great Room across from the bathroom

                      • 1st Bunkbd both full (top/botm)- left door to bath; Right door is 2nd Bunk bedrm

                        1st Bunkbd both full (top/botm)- left door to bath; Right door is 2nd Bunk bedrm

                      • 2nd Bunk Bedroom - 4 total full beds (2 bunks); enter & exit through 1st bun

                        2nd Bunk Bedroom - 4 total full beds (2 bunks); enter & exit through 1st bun

                      • Fire Pit with plenty of sitting and nice concrete walkway - river just beyond

                        Fire Pit with plenty of sitting and nice concrete walkway - river just beyond

                      • Seasonal Bedding Shown in Loft Area

                        Seasonal Bedding Shown in Loft Area

                      • Panoramic view of Kitchen and dining area - loft is at top area of photo

                        Panoramic view of Kitchen and dining area - loft is at top area of photo

                      VRBO #351070

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, September 14, 2014

                      $250 - $771 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 27

                      View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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