Private River Beach in Park Like Setting! Enjoy a River Vacation on the Coast!
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gulfport house description
WHAT SETS RIVER LOOKOUT APART FROM OTHER VACATION HOMES?
Honestly, if you plan to use a Property Mgr, & you've already chked out their Better Business Bureau Rating (we have at least one really bad for the Vacation Industry operating on the MS Coast, with an 'F' BBB rating) & read previous guest reviews, you will find there are many good Vac Homes & Vac Home Owners in MS. So what sets River Lookout apart?
-It is not in a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision neighborhood
-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
-Hot Tub ~ Our rates are competitive w/ similar Vacation Homes that offer less. To keep rates competitive, for those who wish to use the HUGE Hot Tub (14' x 8') there is a slight additional charge.
-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
-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
-Laundry Rm with Washer/Dryer
-Get cold? A blanket & quilt on every bed
-Rm Darkening Curtains
-4 Flat Screen TV's
-Seating for 12+ (not All Vac Homes have enough seating)
-Professional cleaning service used
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
(with 12 people, booking a full week, is $13 - $20 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.
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!
Under this deck, it's shaded and private. There is a 14' x 8' Hot Tub. It's enormous and could probably seat your entire group at once. Can't you just imagine all of your family & friends, visiting, laughing, drinking a frozen beverage in a giant private hot tub? Stay at the River Lookout and you don't have to just imagine.
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 - BETTER THAN A POOL!
While there is no pool, don't thinking you can't swim here. 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.
Check out the 2013 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.
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
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
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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
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
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
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
(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
Shared Hot Tub:
There is a hot tub on site, under the upper deck. While you will not be sharing the hot tub with any other group during your stay, because of it's size, the water, while treated and maintained, is not changed out between guests. About 1/4 of e water is replaced between bookings....moreless
Pool & Spa
Currently the hot tub we have is super sized, 8' x 14'. Becuase our rates competitive with homes that don't offer Hot Tubs, we are offer this as an add on Amenity with a slight up charge. We monitor the Hot Tub quality, have an outside shower to wash off before entering it, and will deduct from the deposit, if water quality is excessively poor. The great thing about a hot tub this size, is not only could practically your entire group fit into it, but because of it's size, it's more like a small pool than a 'tub' so with everyone being sensitive to the water quality issue, daily treatments, and owner monitoring, it's every bit as good as a hotel or RV resort hot tub. ...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
- Away From It All
Location & View
On the Biloxi River. This is a River, not a bayou, or canal, but a river. It is somewhat of a a lazy river, tending to move more with the tides, unless it rained a day or two ago, then run off can get the river moving....moreless
At Low tide, there is a River Beach in back of house. This river runs for miles & River Beaches are quite rare. A covered pavilion, grill, tap water & seating make this rare amenity even more special....moreless
House is Directly on the River. Great Views of River! The deck just out the front door, has is a particularly Great View of a bend in the River; enjoy time with family/friends by the river. ...moreless
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Water Tubing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Deepsea Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Freshwater Fishing
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 2 - Nov 10, 2014
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
|Cruisin the Coast
Oct 5 - Oct 11, 2014
7 night min stay
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2014
5 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2014
4 night min stay
Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Feb 27 - May 15, 2015
4 night min stay
May 16 - Aug 16, 2015
4 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
|July 4th week
Jun 28 - Jul 6, 2015
9 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 12%
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
Sept-Mar: $300 1st pmt; balance due 30 days prior to ck-in
April-Aug: $300 1st pmt; $300 2nd pmt due 60 days prior to ck-in; balance due 30 days prior to ck-in
Hot Tub extra charge
July 4th wk 7 Nts
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The Mississippi Gulf Coast has so much to offer. While staying at the River Lookout, if you wish to bring a boat, let us know and we can give you the ins and out 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.
About the owner: Since we were both 25 years old, we've owned rental property; sharing a love for real estate. Early on, we also became involved with a wonderful franchise, Fantastic Sams. Over 20 years as a multiple FS Salon Owner, recently, one of our Manager's purchased our 4 salon chain. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport 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. I've only been in the Vacation Rental Industry a short time, but I have found it extremely rewarding. I can not tell you, how wonderful it is to deliver a Vacation Rental that meets or exceeds the traveler's expectations. 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 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. We realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose ours.
Why the Owner Chose Gulfport:
Since 1996, I've enjoyed so many weekends out here on the River. Swam at the very beach you might decide to. At the time of Katrina, 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 old cinder block walls, I not only gained some much needed storage, but was able to completely redo the house's layout. I also added a large deck that offers a view of the River, I could only dreamed about before Katrina. This Vacation Rental is situated in a quiet 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 upper deck, right out the front door, with patio furniture, umbrellas, and a grill. This deck offers a really great view of the River. Below this deck, is a large Hot tub and some more seating. 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) is yours to enjoy. There is even a large dock on this adjacent property that if you bring a dock is perfect for fishing from. If you'd like to fish, this dock perfect for that too! 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 above the ground, often restricts it's size. To be competitive, the River Lookout's rates are not based on the use of the 8' x 14' Hot Tub (its Huge!); but for a little bit more, usually less than $3 a day per person, this great amenity can be added to your stay.
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Living room with Flat Screen TV
Master King Bed room, Ceiling Fan, TV, dresser, & private Full Bath
Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & tub, plus double vanities
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
Very Large deck. Great for Grillin'. The Charcoal Grill not shown
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 - Covered area w benches - 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
Living area view towards Kitchen & Dining area. Door in photo to Master Bedroom
Master Bath with double vanity
2nd Bedroom, King size bed and 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
View of River & Pavilion from back yard of River Lookout
River with small beach at low tide
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
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