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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gulfport house description

'The Great Escape River House' offers so MUCH! An incredible vacation, luxury accommodations & memories to last a lifetime.

SPECIAL RATES:
Now - May 2015 reduced 2 book

CAN'T STAY A FULL SUMMER WEEK?
3 Nt stays available Sun - Thursday
July 23 - July 26, 2015 (3 Nights or longer Stay Available)

OUTDOOR ELEVATOR (New 2015):
Outdoor elevator Added! Now, No more concerns about lugging up luggage & groceries.

This elevator is also handicap accessible. For the physically challenged, the house does have 2 walk in showers, with less than a 6 inch entry ledge at the floor. For many, especially those with back & knee problems, plus those in walkers & wheel chairs the new elevator will make all the difference.

OUTDOOR KITCHEN (New 2015):
Used to be if you wanted to grill, you did so under the elevated house, by the pool, or at a concrete pad close to either of these locations. Now, on an upper deck, we've added an outdoor kitchen, just feet from the inside kitchen.

OUTDOOR FIRE PIT (Added late in 2014):
A Large steel fire pit, with a corral of benches around it for those outdoor gatherings.

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

Depending on time of year, most non summer 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, generally between $27 - $40/per person, per night (that is including the rental rate, cleaning fee, & taxes - not the REFUNDABLE damage deposit).

Even our most expensive week, the July 4th week, is less than $45, a person, per night booked for the week... If your group has at least 18 people (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.

IS THE GREAT ESCAPE RIVER HOUSE KID FRIENDLY?
Yes! We like a good proportionate # of kids to adults, especially when teenagers are in the kids count. For little ones we've got some safety gates & things for wee ones to get into are few. We do not have kiddie supplies such as high chairs, cribs, or changing tables.

WHAT ELSE DOES THIS RIVER RETREAT OFFER?

SWIMMING POOL:
- 15' x 30' above ground Swimming Pool
- large deck around pool for easy access
- dining, grilling area, with sink at pool Deck
- seating for over 20 around swimming pool
- outdoor climate controlled shower

UNDER HOUSE:
- covered parking
- picnic tables to seat over 20 people
- hammock that can be moved to favorite spot
- PING PONG TABLE (Added 2015)
- bench seating

AT RIVER & YARD
- dock to fish from
- want to bring a boat? It can dock here
- bring a floatation - this River is perfect for swimming in!
- fire pit
- basket ball hoop in front driveway

OUTSIDE DECKS (over 1000 Sq Feet):
Make sure the house's doors are closed and this a perfect place to grab a smoke (front or rear)

FRONT UPPER DECK:
- seating for 8
- ceiling fans
- TV

REAR UPPER DECK:
- Hot Tub - seats 8
- 2 glass table - seats 10
- ceiling fans
- stereo
- Refrigerator Freezer
- outside toilet

INSIDE AMENITIES:
KITCHEN / DINING AREA (1000 Sq Feet):
- Custom made Gourmet kitchen
- 2 Convention Ovens
- 2 Microwaves
- 2 Dishwashers
- 3 Sinks
- 2 Islands
- 48' Jenn Air cooktop Gas Stove
- Large Refrigerator
- Large freezer
- Granite for days
- Many cooking utensils, pots, pans, plates, silverware, serving dishes, etc.
- 2 - 50' flat screen TVs
- 10 seats at bar
- 8 seats at dining table

GREAT ROOM (1200 Sq Feet):
- 5 - 50' flat Screen TVs
- Pool Table
- 19' granite wet bar (Seating for 10)
- Keg Cooler with option to have keg on tap when you arrive
- glasses, blender, bar accessories
- Ice Maker
- Wine Cooler
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Enormous sectional sofa
- Carpeted area for wee ones to spread out
- totally cool Man Cave - perfect for watching a game

SLEEPING:
With most inquiries, a PDF of the house's Floor Plan is sent. This will help you decide if the layout will work for your group.

There are 16 individual places to sleep:
- 1 King (Master)
- 6 Full (3 bunk beds - full over full - in 2 bedrooms)
- 5 Queen (2 in private bed rooms /3 in Sleeper loft)
- 2 folding beds
- 2 full size futons (in Sleeper Loft)

The beds described above are also not placed awkwardly close to each other. The entire house, including the sleeping areas, has a spacious feel.

With only 1 person in each of the top bunks & 1 in each of the folding beds (allowing for 5 people to sleep solo), and double occupancy in each of the other spots to sleep, the house can accommodate 27 people in beds & the futons. We think that's a bit too many, but a few times a year, do rent these maximum count families.

16 people could each have their own bed or convertible sofa to sleep on. To keep rates affordable for smaller groups, the rates are based on 16 or less people in the winter months & 18 or less people during the rest of the year.

BATHROOMS:
NEVER RUN OUT OF HOT WATER!
2 large Continuous Gas Water Heaters provide your large group with convenance of taking showers after showers with no need to wait for the tank to heat up.

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.

Your Great Escape River House, is not a 2000 sq ft house, awkwardly configured for over 20 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. All described above and more, right on Gulfport's Biloxi River. It is truly 'The Great Escape River House!'

NEED MORE ROOM or LESS?
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 14 people, however rates are based on 12, should you need additional space or looking for something not quite as large as the Great Escape River House.

River Lookout has to offer:
- in ground 14' x 30' Swimming Pool
- in ground hot tub / kidding pool in summer
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Full beds (2 - Full over Full Bunks)
- 2 King beds
- 1 Queen bed
- 2 Full Baths
- Outside hot/cold shower
- Private River beach (very rare)
- pavilion by beach with picnic tables and grill

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 & minimum required stays.

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

MINIMUM STAYS
Over the years, 2 things have become apparent with renting to large groups:

1. If they stay less than 4 nights, it's usually very hard on the house.

2. Once a single weekend night is booked, that's it for the week. Large groups generally don't travel together during the week.

For these reasons, we have the longer than some, minimum stays. Our rates are based on these minimum stays. We will quote shorter stays, but rates will not be based on the posted rates, as those rates are based on the minimum stay.

*DISCOUNTS? REDUCED MIN. STAY?
About 6 wks prior to an available date, we do discount rates that meet the min. stay, reduce min. stays (depending on the purpose of the stay), & will even offer discounts to smaller groups of people (less than 10).

*2 or 3 NIGHT STAY?
From Sept - May (most non-holiday weeks) about 3 or less months out, we'll do a Mon - Thurs 3 Nt stay. About a month out, we'll consider a 2 night stay.

June - Aug, 8 mo or less out, we'll do a Sun - Wed 3 Nt. stay. It's rare to book these 3 week day Nts., but if we do, it then allows us to offer a 4 nt weekend during the Summer. Our posted Min. is 7 nt. for the summer weeks. The rate for these 3 nt summer weekday rentals, is one 7th, of the weekly rental times 3, plus the cleaning fee, lodging taxes, any additional charges for over 18 people, & refundable deposit.

BOOKING ADVICE:
At least one Gulf Coast Vac. Property Mgr has an F BBB rating. They advertise houses they don't represent & literally days before arrival, the guest finds they are put somewhere other than where they booked; Or they're double book, or don't deliver what is expected. Google reviews on Your property mgmt co. or check the BBB. Read reviews posted on this site. There are far more good vac home owners than not; but doing a little research now could save you much heartache later.

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, pool table, wet bar, non-smoking, rural, private, tranquil, peaceful, Snowbirds, winter rentals, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool

* stays less than min. Will have a higher required refundable damage dep.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : An Outside Elevator, handicap accessible, is available for our mobility challenged guests. Children are not allowed to operate. Adult must a company anyone under 18...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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

  • Children Welcome:

    Pool has locking gate / upstairs back covered porch has locking gate. And spiral stair case has gate that can be latched. We don't have things like hi-chairs or changing tables but I'm always being told the Great Escape River House really worked out for families with children young and old....moreless

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house does NOT have special handicap features (such as hand rails in bathroom) but it does have an elevator & there is a ramp to the pool area. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further with me if you are in doubt...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 23-27

  • Loft: 3 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Loft Sleeps 10, armoire, full bath, TV, night stands, fans...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 - Off Hall, TV, night stand, dresser, lamp....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Sleeps 2 - Master, deck access, private bath, dresser, TVs,...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 - dresser, night stand, TV, bath across hall...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 6 - 2 Full over Full bunk beds/total - 4 full beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 3- 1 full over full bunk bed/Total 2 Full beds, Bath...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    On Outside deck, close to the Hot Tub, there is toilet room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Loft Full bath, has 5' Shower (no tub)...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Hall Bathroom, has 5' Shower (no tub), urinal, vanity, & TV...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master also has Urinal, double sinks, & TV...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

    Not a 6th Bathroom, but there is an outside shower by Pool...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bunk Rooms Share this Bathroom w Garden Tub/Shower & TV...moreless

  • 4 FULL PRIVATE BATHROOMS: 1st Full - connected to the Master Bedroom, but can also be accessed from Laundry area. It has double vanity sinks, 5' shower, 6' Garden tub, urinal, and large flat screen TV 2nd - Shared by those in the 2 bunk rooms, has a 6' Garden tub/Shower combination, large vanity, TV, and bench 3rd - In Hallway, also shared by the 2 bedrooms off Hallway. It has a 5' shower, urinal, and TV 4th - is in the loft with a 5' shower in addition: a Toilet closet on the outside deck near the Hot Tub and an outside Hot/Cool Shower near the swimming pool In addition, there are 2 continuous hot water heaters. You may have a little low water pressure if everyone is showering at once, but you will NOT run out of hot water :)...moreless

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    in the Great room we have Pool Table...moreless

  • Games:

    board and card games can be found in the Great Room Ping Pong & basketball down stairs Pool Table in Great Room...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    In the Great Room...moreless

  • 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

  • Stereo:

    Outside Stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    3 bathrooms have TV's, theres at least one on ea porch, 5 in the Great Room, 2 in the Kitchen/Dining area. 1 in the loft, 1 in a bunk room, 2 in the master bedroom, 1 in each of queen bedrooms....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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    While not a resort, but it will feel like one. Great room with pool table, 19' wet bar, hot tub, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, elevator, continuous hot water, swimming pool, the list goes on & on ...moreless

  • Rural:

    While in the city of Gulfport, you will feel like you are miles from everywhere. With the River, woods across the street, wooded areas to the right & left, it feels secluded, yet close to everything...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The Great Escape River House is located right on the Biloxi River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating at kitchen bar for 10 / seating around dining table for 8 and we have 5 additional folding chairs. Wet bar has another 10 chairs and outside on rear deck is seating for 10 more...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • 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

  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 - large clothes dryers...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

  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator:

    An Outside Elevator, handicap accessible, is available for our mobility challenged guests. Children are not allowed to operate. Adult must a company anyone under 18...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    No Fireplace - but we do have a fire pit with seating for over 12 around it...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • 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

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Great room - 1200 square foot (WOW!) Has wet bar, with seating for 10, granite bar. also has a pool table, 5 large flat screen TV's, really large sectional. Its the perfect man cave!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • 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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    2 - front loading washer mdryers...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 try to always have 2 in the house...moreless

  • 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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    provided...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

  • Freezer:

    Flush Mounted in Cabinet Refrigerator with separate Flush Mounted in Cabinet Freezer. There is also an outside on the covered deck Ref/Freezer. Have to feed many? you have a to place to store food! ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

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

  • Oven:

    2 - GE Convection wall ovens that can also cook like conventional ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Flush Mounted in Cabinet Refrigerator with separate Flush Mounted in Cabinet Freezer. There is also an outside on the covered deck Refrigerator. have to feed many? you have a place to store all your food!...moreless

  • Stove:

    48' Jenn Air Gas Stove with down draft. Unfortunately the down draft is not so good with heavy grease - so we ask that things like deep frying fish is down outdoors...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • 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

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Above Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Discounted Weekly Rate!
Mar 19 - May 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,295

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

Memorial ($2,300 up to 4 nts)
May 21 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

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

5 Night Special! Tue-Sun $2250
May 26 - May 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$450 $600
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

Sun-Weds Short Stay Available!
May 31 - Jun 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$400 $650
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,550

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

Peak Summer
Jul 5 - Jul 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,250

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

3 July Nights
Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$800

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
$400 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,700

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

Labor Day ($2,300 up to 4 Nts)
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

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

September - October
Sep 8 - Oct 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $7,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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

$2,795

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

November - Great Rates!
Oct 11 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $7,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$450
$2,700

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

December B4 Holidays
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,495

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

New Years Eve
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$450 $475
Sat
$2,695

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

Late Winter 2016
Jan 3 - Feb 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,895 $7,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2016
Feb 26 - May 25, 2016
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,595

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

Memorial ($2,300 up to 4 Nts)
May 26 - May 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

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

5 Night Special! Tue-Sun $2600
May 31 - Jun 4, 2016
5 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,595

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

June (Su-Wed 3 Nts $650/Nt)
Jun 5 - Jul 2, 2016
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
Jul 3 - Jul 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,400

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

July (Su-Wed 3 Nts $650/Nt)
Jul 10 - Jul 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,250

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

AUG (Sun - Wed 3 Nts $525/Nt)
Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,650

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

AUG (Sun - Wed 3 Nts $395/Nt)
Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,700

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

AUG (Sun - Wed 3 Nts $350/Nt)
Aug 14 - Aug 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$400 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,700

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

Labor Day ($2,300 up to 4 Nts)
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

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

September
Sep 6 - Oct 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $7,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Cruisin the Coast
Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,795

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

October - November
Oct 9 - Nov 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $7,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2016
5 night min stay
$450 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,700

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

December Before Holidays
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$450 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,495

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

New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$450 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,695

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

Early January
Jan 2 - Feb 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,895 $7,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Feb 24 - May 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,595

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

Memorial ($2,300 up to 4 Nts)
May 25 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

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

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$500 $700
Fri, Sat
$3,850

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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • 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
3.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daffys on the water
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bayou Vista Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 mile to the 605, which will take you to I-10
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Al's Steak & Seafood
7.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
We're on river; at low tide we have a beach; Gulf

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 I was in my 20's, I've owned rental property; Early on, i also became involved with Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. For over 20 years we owned multiple FS Salons. Recently, one of my Manager's purchased my 4 salon chain. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport Fantastic Sams Regional Offices. This I took over 2 local Gulf Coast Fantastic Sams Salons. For years, I thought of doing a vacation rental. I liked the idea of sharing our piece of paradise on the River. From my past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, I knew that the vast majority of prospective renters would be people, like myself, wanting more than a hotel could offer & respectful of the Vacation Home they rented. Being from the service industry, I pride myself on offering a very clean, comfortable, as advertised, Vacation Rental. I advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience. My main duty with the vacation rentals is to quote, be the primary contact prior to the stay with the guests, and keep the calendar about arrivals and departures for the staff & crew. To insure your stay is perfect, I have a professional cleaning crew and local maintenance. Grady is head of maintenance and will be the primary contact during any guests visit. He is almost always in Gulfport, where I'm a bit of a tumble weed. I am very down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & get 'er done type of person. I solicit my guests for suggestions on what we can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, I'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. I realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose one of my River Houses.

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, I decided it was a great time to turn the house into my 'Dream Home.' After every feature on my wish list was added to the house, i had grown the house to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! My 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 I needed; at least on a full time bases. Friends & Family came often, but I still found myself with more room than I needed. I 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 I come home, its like I'm on a Vacation! Opening my 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 spacious & has so many 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. 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. 2015 an outdoor Kitchen & elevator was added. 2014 a large fire pit was added. 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

  • View of Kitchen from Loft

    View of Kitchen from Loft

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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