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Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Private River Beach - Gulf Less Than 8 Mile

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

I've posted a photo of the IN GROUND SWIMMING POOL (14' x 30') that JUST had concrete poured. Swimming pool can now be used by guests. In ground Hot Tub will be operational by (or prior to) May 21st.

SO WHAT SETS RIVER LOOKOUT APART FROM OTHER VACATION HOMES?

OUTSIDE:
-60' x 18' covered deck outside the front door
-Deck is raised, so under the deck is also shaded usable space
-Deck has Ceiling fans, seating, grill and a POOL TABLE
-It is not in a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision neighborhood
-14' x 30' In-ground swimming pool
-Hot tub (By May 25th, 2015)
-It offers a Destination Vacation
-The grounds are tranquil in a park-like atmosphere
-Plenty of parking
-On a mostly lazy River, with a private beach/sand bar
-Access to our fishing dock on an adjacent property
-Bringing your boat? Dock it at our dock on adjacent property
-Outside Covered areas
-Lg deck with plenty of seating right out front door
-2 areas to grill

INSIDE:
-7 Beds, 4 Full size, 1 Queen, & 2 King beds
-4 bedrooms - 3 w 1 bed ea, 4th w 2 full over full bunk beds
-plus 2 folding beds
-and if needed, ok to put little ones on the 2 sofas
-Master Bath has double vanity, Shower & bath tub.
-2nd Bath stocked with 10 sets of plush towels
-Comfortable beds (please ck out previous Reviews)
-Kitchen well equipped for 12
-New Bedding, furnishings, plush towels
-Extral pillows
-Laundry Rm with Washer/Dryer
-Get cold? A blanket & quilt on every bed
-Rm Darkening Curtains
-WiFi
-Cable
-4 Flat Screen TV's
-Seating inside for 12+ (not All Vac Homes have enough seating)
-Plenty of seating outside also
-Professional cleaning service used

ADDITIONALLY:
Access to amenities on Owner's Adjacent property (Children must be with Adult):
-Boat Dock~for fishing
-Boat Dock~for your boat
-Concrete Path thru Woods with Covered area
-Reasonable Rates
(with 12 people, booking a full week, is $13 - $35 Per person, per nt; Full Week bookings have best rates... Shorter stays are slightly higher per person & still quite reasonable.
-Conveniently & Centrally located on the MS Coast
-In City Limits of Gulfport, Just North of I-10
-Responsive Owner; but not intrusive

River Lookout's Highlights above, here's some details.

INSIDE - IS WELCOMING, COMFORTABLE & CLEAN:
The River Lookout is an elevated house. It's all new, comfortable & surprisingly contemporary house. It's open floor plan offers a large kitchen, dinning, & living area. Great for every one to gather in one place.

Inside you will find a great layout, with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 7 Full size to King size beds, 4 Flat screen TVs, large fully equipped kitchen, wireless Internet, & laundry room with washer & dryer.

The Master bedroom has a King Size bed & flat Screen TV. Down a short hall, only accessible from the Master bedroom is a closet and full bathroom. The bathroom has a double vanity, shower & separate tub area. This Bedroom, is to the East side of the house, with some awesome room darkening curtains; for those who enjoy sleeping in on their vacation.

Towards the west side of the house, is a hallway, off of which you will find the laundry room, another full bath, a 2nd bedroom with a King size bed, a 3rd bedroom with a queen size bed, and a 4th bedroom with two, Full over Full size bunk beds. This one bunk room, can sleep up to 6 (2 in each of the bottom bunks & 1 in each of the top). These bunk beds are NOT the flimsy bunk beds you may imagine, but extremely sturdy, lots of clearance between bottom & top bunk beds. If you are with a Man's Golfer Group, you need not be concerned if these beds are adequate. They are very comfortable, sturdy, & designed to sleep a Large Man, even on the top bunk.

The interior is coordinated, newly decorated, & well laid out. There are no futons, beds built into closets, bedrooms over stuffed with multiple beds, that you have to almost climb over to get out of the room. The windows have mini-blinds & room darkening curtains. The count of 12 in 7 beds, allows for 5 couples, sleeping in 2 full beds, 1 queen bed, and 2 king beds. The 2 full bunks (in one large room) also have a full size bed above them for 1 additional person in each of the top beds. While we try to limit the top count to 12 people, depending on your groups desired sleeping arrangements, there are also 2 sofas in the living room, which are okay for people to sleep on, although we don't provide additional bedding for that.

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OUTSIDE
It's really pretty cool - Any Season!

On the River, people love their outside spaces. At home, you may stay inside your home, but vacation here & you'll want the views, the quiet atmosphere, river, & all the River Lookout has to offer.

There is a very large elevated deck, just off the front door. It's has a grill, some shaded areas, large umbrella's, lounge chairs, tables and chairs. Enough for the whole group to have an awesome dining & relaxing experience.

Plus Great views of the Biloxi River!

The house & grounds are on a unique piece of property. The entire back yard is elevated and supported by a concrete wall. It's a cool barrier to the river, keeping the River Lookout property private while not blocking views of the river.

BEACH & PAVILION
A brief walk away from the house, down some stairs & a concrete path will lead you to the Beach and Pavilion area. Offering access to, depending on River Levels, a small beach at low tide; a nice sandbar at high tide. There is also a covered Pavilion with a couple of picnic tables, benches, & grill, right next to the river.

WOODED PATH AREA - COMMON AREA
This area is called 'Common area' because the guests of another Vacation Rental (4 lots over) & sometimes by the owners, their family & friends, who occasionally stay 3 lots over, on a lot separated from the River Lookout by 2 lots, covered with trees and a small pond. Neither the other vacation rental or where the owners may stay, is visible from the River Lookout House.

The Wooded Path, is on an adjacent property my family owns that we allow Vacationers to enjoy. There a concrete path that runs parallel to the river through about 400' of woods. ½ way through this area is a covered out door 'room.' With benches and swings for guests enjoy a great place to visit, share secrets and getaway from the hectic electronic world.

At the end of this path, is a large dock. Perfect for fishing (if you bring your pole and bait), for visiting, or if you brought your boat, you can dock it here. We ask that children be supervised in this Common Area. It is not as maintained as the House & Grounds you are renting, owner's of the property may be using it (they don't mind sharing it), and these Common Area's are also shared with a 2nd Vacation Rental we have.

This is a quiet rural residential neighborhood. We ask that our guests respect that and the surrounding community.

SUMMER RIVER FUN - SWIMMING POOL 2015!
From mid-Spring to Early Fall, the river is a very popular to swim, float, or just relax. The sandy beach & sand bar just under the water, near the shore is usually Perfect for toddlers to sit waist deep while trying to catch minnows or build sand castles. The river gets gradually deeper, to close to the center of the river, where its about neck deep. A small current keeps the water fresh. This same current also makes our deck, on an adjacent property, just north of the river beach (the swimming beach is right behind the River Lookout), perfect to walk down the concrete path (about 400') & take tubes and floats to get in the river. The current will float you to the beach . . . . a fun lazy river experience. Kids of all ages love this and it provides hours of Summer fun.

Now a swimming pool in 2015! What else could you wish for?

Check out the Summer reviews, starting with our May 19th, 2013, booking. Her family found the water & grounds absolutely magical as do all of our guests. Her description of the water fun and what a great time everyone had, is right on the mark for what my own family has so often experienced in these very same waters, at this perfect beach getaway. Not in the salt water, on miles of pubic man made beaches, but in a little piece of paradise. Where you will be thinking . . . . what was I thinking? Pool? Salt water beaches?

THIS IS THE PARADISE VACATION WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!

If you are looking for a peaceful, 'getaway from it all' vacation or a vacation where you stay in a secluded area, but are just minutes away from awesome dining, great shopping, casinos, golf courses, Gulf of Mexico Beaches, and entertainment, this is the place for you and your group. Close to the fun, yet feeling like you've gotten away from it all.

All this is in a quiet rural residential neighborhood. We ask that our guests respect that and the surrounding community. The house & grounds are not suitable for Parties, Weddings, etc.

If you'd like a quote, please send me an inquiry. I'm involved with our family business in LA & MS, but have flexible hours & try to answer inquiries nightly. My husband manages the rentals locally.

I hope you choose to stay at one (or both) of my Vacation Rentals; but not every house is for everyone. Should you decide to stay elsewhere, please ck out Reviews & if using a Property Mgr, ck the BBB Rating. At least one Property Mgr (one of the largest) on the MS Coast has an 'F' BBB Rating (for good reason). There are many good vacation homes & owners on the MS Gulf Coast; a little due diligence will insure you get the vacation you want & deserve.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a mostly retired, senior, residential neighborhood. We do not allow loud, drunken, offensive gatherings. Ideally our primary renter(s), will be 28 or older, based on the purpose of the stay, size & ages of the group, we will make exceptions...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The River Lookout's interior is pretty child proof. Families with small children, when they 1st arrive, should ck-out the house to make sure the small items that may present a hazard (such as chess pieces) are put out of lil ones reach. We don't provide things like high-chairs or cribs. Outside Child hazards are few, but do exist: 1. The house is elevated & there are two stair cases that lead to it. Neither has a gate, so parents should be diligent to insure lil ones don't tumble down either stair case. 2. The River Lookout's back yard has a drop off. Its about 40' from the house & parents should supervise children to make sure they don't approach the edge 3. The River. When my nephews were young I'd put them in Life Jackets when they arrived & a week later, when they went home, I'd take them off. They still tease me about that. The River's more hazardous than a back yard pool without a fence around it. Supervise the lil ones as you would if were at the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    not inside the house. The outside, upper deck area, away from the doors, is fine. Beside to properly dispose of you butts....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets considered off season, for longer than 2 week stays. Please provide breed, lbs, & age of pet. There will be a non-refundable pet fee & increased damage deposit. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Has Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom has private Full Bathroom & Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Has Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    2 Full over Full size Bunk Beds...moreless

  • King size beds (2) There are 2 King Size Beds. One is in the Master Bedroom, with it's own Bathroom; the other is in a private bedroom. Both King Size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012., Queen size Beds (1) The only Queen size bed is located in it's own bedroom. This queen bed have a new mattress & new bedding as of June 2012., Bunk Beds (2) There are two FULL top & two FULL bottom bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full size beds. These are not flimsy kiddie beds. They are VERY sturdy well made beds, with new mattresses and comfortable bedding. Even though 2 could probably sleep in each of the top beds, there is certainly enough room, we have counted on only one person in each of the top bunks, and two in the bottom. These bunk beds are located in the same bedroom, with this bedroom accommodating up to 6. These 4 full size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Master Bathroom - double vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The River Lookout can be so much! Great getaway for friends & family. A wonderful place to share secrets. In the summer, swim in the river or the swimming pool. Fishing or bring a boat. The Property is full of possibilities and the house is well set up and very comfortable. Come stay at a vacation rental like no other! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The house is equipped with basic cable...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) There are 4 flat screen TV's. One is located in the Living area, the others are located in each of the bedrooms with a single bed. The only bedroom without a TV is the room with the Two Bunk beds. Because of the configuration of the room, and how the bunk beds are made (well constructed, with few gaps in the footboards), it was impossible to put a TV anywhere where it could be practically viewed by more than one person. As we considered that, in a room that slept up to 6, we could imagine this would be more of problem for the other 5 (or possibly even parents), and did not, on purpose, put a TV in this room....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Resort:

    The River Lookout, has a resort feel. With its Swimming Pool, Hot tub, on the River covered areas and amenities (including a pool table) you will you have it all....moreless

  • Rural:

    In the City Limits of Gulfport, yet will feel miles from anywhere because of the lightly populated area....moreless

  • Water View:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The 7 beds will be freshly made. Ea bed has: sheets, two pillows, shams (with pillows inside-with pillow cases, should you need extra pillows), blanket & quilt that serves as a bed cover....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Its an open living, dining, and kitchen. 2 sofas, 2 lounge chairs, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table, lamps, & Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of off street parking (not covered)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    because of some day decisions in landscaping, there is a gravel front yard, plenty of parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Oh Goodness, this is where my landscaping regrets, become your benefit. There is nothing but gravel in the front yard, by the street. Of course, this really doesnt matter, because all the living happens from the front of the house right down the river. ALSO, This parking could include an RV or boat. There is an additional charge If you wish to hook an RV up (yes you read that right!), we have both 30 & 50 AMP Hookups. You will have to be self contained, no dump station here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    a Dozen sets of towels are in the house (Hand, wash, & Bath)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new as of June 2012...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless Internet, provided by the local cable company...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    I've tried to stock this kitchen with every pot, skillet, cooking sheet, eating & cooking utensil, plate, glass, bowl, coffee mug, etc., you could need. This selection will only improve over each booking, because I if don't have and someone mentions they missed, it's in the house usually with a week....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided. I've photographed much of what is supplied in the kitchen and included it on the River Lookout's website: w w w dot The Great Escape River Lookout dot com...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Nice size Kitchen with fairly new stove, over stove microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher, lots of counter space. It was designed to be visually pleasing and functional. There is even a counter peninsula with seating for 4. The dinning table in this open floor plan, has seating for 8....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above the stove, a large, stove venting microwave....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    since the deck is elevated, I'd have to say it's got a great balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    you are gonna love this deck / patio! It doubles the living area of the house. Like a tree house, it over looks a neighbors house, the street, yard, providing awesome views of the River. A great place to socialize, sun bath, or grab a smoke. A portion of this deck is covered....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    well not a gazebo, but a really cool pavilion near the beach, that you have access to. It's got a couple of picnic tables, a grill, and sometimes a low tide, even a small beach....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 - both charcoal The 1st is on the upper deck out the front door and the other is under the pavilion by the beach...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Rates don't include cleaning or heating of Hot Tub. We've found many groups don't use it. So its an add on amenity. 7 nights or less, that want the use of the Hot Tub, its $100/booking. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Private Swimming Pool will be available for use Spring 2015. The in ground pool was delivered to the house Late November 2014; fencing & concrete work stills needs to be done at this posting...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Reduced Rates to Book!
Apr 11 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$125 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 22 - May 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Sat
$2,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Discounted 2 Book!
May 27 - Jun 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$200 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2015
4 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

2 Nt Special
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$300

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2015
5 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

2 Nt Special
Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$250

Changeover Day: Tuesday


Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2015
6 night min stay
$375 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 17, 2015
4 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 18 - Sep 2, 2015
4 night min stay
$275 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 7 - Oct 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$175 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

$1,500
flat fee
Fall
Oct 11 - Nov 21, 2015
4 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950 $3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri
$1,250

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Off Season
Nov 30 - Dec 22, 2015
4 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Off Season
Jan 2 - Feb 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950 $3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2016
4 night min stay

$800
flat fee
Winter/Spring
Feb 24 - Mar 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$175 $210
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,700

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Peak Spring
Mar 16 - May 21, 2016
4 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Peak Summer
May 22 - Jun 25, 2016
5 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Week
Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2016
5 night min stay
$375 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Peak July
Jul 7 - Aug 8, 2016
5 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,395

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 9 - Aug 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$225 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 5 - Oct 1, 2016
4 night min stay
$175 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Cruisin The Coast
Oct 2 - Oct 9, 2016
8 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
Fall
Oct 9 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,250
Off Season
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
4 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
5 night min stay

$900
flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 1, 2017
6 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500 $10,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 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 $300
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

4 or more Mo. out, 5 night min

Less > 4 mos out, 4 nt min.

Less > 1 mo out, 3 nt min.

Less > 14 days out, 2 nt stay available

Rates based on 4 or more nts. Stays less than 4 nts, are at higher rate

Pmt schedule 1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days prior to arrival

Mo. Rates based on 28 Nts. & up to 6 people (rate table above did not allow this). Each above the 6th person add $10/night.


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi Internation Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daffy's & Prop Stop (Got a boat? even closer)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dogwood Hills Golf Course
39 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station in Picayune, MS
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10 at exit 38 (Lorraine/Cowan/605)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Capt. Al's Steak & Seafood (they also deliver)
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
River Beach on Property; Gulf of Mexico beaches

Car: Necessary

GENERAL LOCATION:

The River Lookout is located in the city limits of Gulfport, a few minutes North of I-10, Exit 38, on the Biloxi River. The Biloxi River is the dividing line for much of Biloxi & Gulfport north of I-10, to give you an idea how close Biloxi is.

"HOW FAR TO THE BEACH?"

The Gulf of Mexico beaches are almost straight south, less than 8 miles away, on a 4 lane (2 headed north/2 headed south) lightly traveled road, with few lights. Except for a few minutes, around 5 PM when Gulfport experiences some rush hour, you will most likely be slowed down by the few traffic lights instead of other vehicles.

WHY CHOOSE RIVER LOOKOUT IF A DRIVE IS INVOLVED TO GO TO YHE GULD BEACH?

I know if you are asking, this is an important factor to you and I want to point out that staying at a vacation house near the beach will still involve a walk across busy Highway 90; if you have small children or plan to take more than a towel, will not be fun. Where if you drive, there is plenty of easy parking south of 90, so when you exit your car, you are right on the beach. By driving, you can also choose to park where it is best suited for you and your group, either close to public showers and rest rooms, or perhaps near food, or even in a more secluded area.

NEAR BEACH - NEAR RAIL ROAD TRACKS

NEAR TRACKS?

EXPECT TRAIN WHISLES ALL NIGHT.

Also, if you are considering a stay, in a Vacation House, close to the beaches, before signing on the dotted line of any rental agreement, I recommend seeing how close the house is to the rail road tracks. The trains run quite frequently, some nights as much as every hour, blowing their horns as they go. Often when people choose to return to Gulfport for a vacation, they mention this as the main factor for why they are not returning to the same vacation house they previously stayed.

LOCATION: "DO YOU GIVE TOURS OF THE HOUSE? CAN YOU GIVE ME THE ADDRESS?"

After extensive research on the trends in the Vacation Rental Industry, the overwhelming consensus is not only to NOT give out the Vacation property address; but also not to give its subdivision or general location. This is especially true if the Vacation Home is unique and easily identified from the exterior. Especially when you consider on-line calendars are posted saying exactly when the house will be vacant, when occupied & all the photos telling what can be found in the house and which room it is located in.

The Risk to the Vacation Home, its contents, the guest's safety, and the guest's peaceful enjoyment of the Great Escape River House can not be outweighed by the possible benefits of disclosing it's location to everyone who sends in an inquiry. This house received over 400 inquiries a year. Mostly from good folks who are "Just Looking," many who do book, and I'm sure a few with less than honorable intentions.

Of course we would never expect someone to book a house they didn't know the address. If you like the quote and are serious about booking, please submit the answers to questions at the bottom of email quote. The answers are used to fill in the blanks of the Rental Documents. Those documents will then be sent to you with the property address. At that time, Please check out the address on an map quest / google type search. If this location is not suitable for your stay, please let us know and we'll make the dates available for another group.

Please checkout:

http: // www dot the great escape riverlookout dot com / location . html

(of course you will need to remove the spaces and replace the dot with a "." This commercial site blocks websites in the description area - but there is a spot on this page, in blue writing that says something like "click here to view house's unique website" which would take you to the house's home page website.

At the River Lookout's unique website, on its location page has mileage markers to popular destinations, allowing guests to see if the River Lookout is located just perfect to where they plan to travel while on vacation.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has so much to offer. All the activities indicated can be done on the coast. Most within a few minutes of the River Lookout. Some you will want to bring your own gear, such as for photography, bring your camera, fishing in the back of the River Lookout, your fishing gear, golf your clubs. Of course if you pay to go deep sea fishing or parasailing, the operator will provide that gear.

No matter what you choose to do on the coast or at the River Lookout, you'll have a great time. It's a unique area and you'll be at one of the most unique houses on the coast.

While staying at the River Lookout, if you wish to bring a boat, let us know and we can give you the in's & out's of the River. Our boat is 24' but that's about as big as we would recommend bringing to the River. If its small enough or truck is strong enough, you may even be able to launch up the road at a little neighborhood launch.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Since I've been in my 20's I've owned rental property and been involved with a national franchise, Fantastic Sams. I'm involved with Franchise Sales working from both our Louisiana and Mississippi Regional Offices; as well owning multiple salon locations. I'm frequently out of town, often traveling in conjunction with my Franchise Sales duties. This works very well for the unique on-line aspect of vacation rentals. A professional cleaning service is used at the vacation homes. 2 part-time maintance fellows are used in-house to insure your stay is perfect. They handle cleaning the swimming pool, hot tub, yard, minor repairs, etc. For years, I've considered doing a vacation rental. I liked the idea of sharing my piece of paradise on the River. From my past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, we 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 clean, comfortable, as advertised, Vacation Rental. From the feedback I recieve from guests, I know I've met or exceeded expectations. As for me, my personality is down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & 'er done. I solicit my guests for suggestions on what I can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, I've implemented just about 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, I hope you choose either the River Lookout (sleeps up to 16 - best suited for 14 or less) or The Great Escape River House (sleeps up to 27 - best suited for 25 or less).

Why the Owner Chose Gulfport:
Since 1996, I've enjoyed many weekends out here on the Biloxi River. Swam at the very beach you might decide to at the River Lookout. Because a previous owner had built up the land, this was about the only house sitting right on the ground. After Katrina, the City wanted me to tear it down. Thanks to a very creative Contractor, who suggested raising the roof and building the new house on the brick walls, I not only gained some much needed storage (the old house is now a garage), but was able to completely redo the house's layout. I also added a large deck that offers a great view of the River. A view I could only dreamed of before Katrina. In 2015, a 14 ft x 30 ft in-ground swimming Pool and Hot Tub was added. Also above the massive upper deck, a 18 ft x 60 ft roof was added. This roof is a great cover for the upper deck and under that deck (ground level). Under the covered roof, I put a pool table, lighting, and ceiling fans. So even when the weather is poor, it's a fun place to hang out with friends and family. Another nice thing about being under cover, but not inside, is that smokers can enjoy a game of billiards, in the large outdoor room. This Vacation Rental is situated in a rural area, close to I-10, perfect for the Vacationer who is headed off to Golf Courses, Shopping, Casinos, the Gulf of Mexico Beaches, or one of the 100's of other fun things to do on the Gulf Coast.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One thing I think is pretty unique, the River Lookout looks kind of modest from the street. This is a serious case of 'Don't Judge the Book by the Cover'. The River Lookout is elevated, but because the ground was previously built up, it's not as many steps as other River Front property. There is a large covered upper deck, right out the front door, with patio furniture, ceiling fans, and a pool table. This deck offers a really great view of the River. The River is just out back down a concrete path. The River, it's sandbar, beach (at most low-tides), and even the short path through the woods (on an adjacent property my family owns) to the covered swing and bench area, guests of River Lookout often enjoy. Further down the path, is a large dock on this adjacent property. If you bring a boat, we allow guests of River Lookout to dock it there. As a 4 bedroom, 2 full bath House, on the River, this is also a bit unique. Most River front property is very small, often being just a single large room, or having one or two bedrooms and a bathroom. The expense associated with building a Home so far above the ground, often restricts it's size. This house is a unique find on the River. Now with the swimming pool, at a vacation rental in Gulfport, it's a rare find. I know of no other vacation rental on the Mississippi gulf coast that offers so much. Swimming pool, hot tub/spa, on the River, private River beach, scenic path through the woods, pavilion at rivers edge, sleeps a dozen (up to 16 if both folding beds are used, and a couple kids are sleeping on the sofas), access to dock if you wish to being a boat. Less than 8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. This and more is awaiting you at the River Lookout!


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Photos

  • Living room with Flat Screen TV

    Living room with Flat Screen TV

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  • Master King Bed room, Ceiling Fan, TV, dresser, & private Full Bath

    Master King Bed room, Ceiling Fan, TV, dresser, & private Full Bath

  • Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & tub, plus double vanities

    Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & tub, plus double vanities

  • 4th bedroom with Queen Bed & Flat Screen TV

    4th bedroom with Queen Bed & Flat Screen TV

  • Bunk Bed Rm Sleeps 6, 4 (2 on each of the lower bunks) + 1 ea in the top bunks

    Bunk Bed Rm Sleeps 6, 4 (2 on each of the lower bunks) + 1 ea in the top bunks

  • Very Large deck. Great for Grillin'. The Charcoal Grill not shown

    Very Large deck. Great for Grillin'. The Charcoal Grill not shown

  • Grounds Rugged, lil' ones may wish to climb wall, its 6'+ in places

    Grounds Rugged, lil' ones may wish to climb wall, its 6'+ in places

  • Common Area Dock-Guests have access to this area - In a natural setting by River

    Common Area Dock-Guests have access to this area - In a natural setting by River

  • Common Area - Covered area w benches - Guests have access to this area

    Common Area - Covered area w benches - Guests have access to this area

  • Common Area Fishing/Boat Dock -Guests have access to this area

    Common Area Fishing/Boat Dock -Guests have access to this area

  • Lots of counter space & is stocked w/ cooking equipment

    Lots of counter space & is stocked w/ cooking equipment

  • Living area view towards Kitchen & Dining area. Door in photo to Master Bedroom

    Living area view towards Kitchen & Dining area. Door in photo to Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath with double vanity

    Master Bath with double vanity

  • 2nd Bedroom, King size bed and Flat Screen TV

    2nd Bedroom, King size bed and Flat Screen TV

  • 4th Bedroom, Queen Size Sliegh Bed, with Flat Screen TV

    4th Bedroom, Queen Size Sliegh Bed, with Flat Screen TV

  • Hall Bathroom, some items still to be added, like decorative shower curtain

    Hall Bathroom, some items still to be added, like decorative shower curtain

  • View of River & Pavilion from back yard of River Lookout

    View of River & Pavilion from back yard of River Lookout

  • River with small beach at low tide

    River with small beach at low tide

  • Covered Visiting area-Guests have access 2 this area - River in Rear of Picture

    Covered Visiting area-Guests have access 2 this area - River in Rear of Picture

  • Common Area Fishing/Boat Dock-Guests have access to this area

    Common Area Fishing/Boat Dock-Guests have access to this area

  • 14' x 30' Pool/Spa. Photo JUST taken.  Ready in Spring 2015. Book Now!

    14' x 30' Pool/Spa. Photo JUST taken. Ready in Spring 2015. Book Now!

VRBO #406326

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