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Sub-Tropical Beach Retreat Near New Orleans - 1 Month Minimum

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pass Christian house description

Oyster Reef, our beach retreat can be yours. Located just 45 minutes from New Orleans, it is a world apart. Custom built 3 years ago our home is set in a stand of majestic live oak trees, which makes it a birders paradise for watching resident and migrant birds. The home is beachfront with a very wide, very deep, very private screened front porch spanning the front of the home. Follow the oyster and shrimp boats fishing on the Mississipppi Sound of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our private pool is large and features a large deck across the rear of the house.

Non-smoking property - minimum one month rental.

The interior of the home has 12 foot ceilings, beautiful crown molding, ceiling fans and wide pine floors throughout.

The large living room is highlighted by French doors opening onto the front porch, and a wood burning fireplace. The dining room seats up to eight and includes a floor-to-ceiling closet with wine cooler. The kitchen features a double wall oven, gas range top, granite counters, lighted wall pantry and lots of cabinets and shelf space. Laundry room with washer & dryer is in the living area.

The master bedroom, with queen size bed, faces the beach and opens onto the screened porch through French doors. The guest room, with twin beds, overlooks the pool. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

In this quaint little town, you can enjoy golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, walking and hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing and a beautiful harbor filled with historic fishing boats and modern recreational craft. Downtown Pass Christian features wonderful restaurants, pubs and gift and specialty shops.

Golfers really appreciate the two golf courses located in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus multiple others on the coast. These are popular year around with our mild weather.

Boaters/Fishermen - there are 5 boat launches within a mile of Oyster Reef, plus multiple public piers, and of course, salt water wade fishing right out our front door.

*Want to be on an island in north-east Florida? Check out Coquina Cottage in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. A modernized historic cottage in downtown Fernandina Beach. Key words 'Historic downtown Fernandina Beach' VRBO # 296523*

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children (especially grandchildren) will enjoy the pool, beach & huge trees ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We welcome pets. There is a pet fee & they must be on a monthly flea/tick preventive...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                Note: Our home is raised up a whole floor. You must walk up a full flight of stairs to access the main floor. Once there it is all one floor. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Master Bedroom has queen size bed, matching bureau & chest...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                2 Twin Beds with matching chest...moreless

              • Our high ceilings throughout the house make sleeping with the windows open a dream....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Oversize shower with 3 shower heads...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                Tub/Shower combo make this great for guests....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The high ceilings and tall doors and windows allow Gulf of Mexico breezes to cool the house with our mild climate. However, if the weather isn't perfect, we have central heat and air conditioning for year around comfort. The view is especially nice, since our home is raised a full story off the ground. It is all on one floor, once you're up there. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Gulf of Mexico breezes and view from your front porch while shaded by giant Live Oak Trees. Our temperate micro-climate makes living outdoors a reality year around....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Walk straight across the street to stroll on our white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico or 'walk the seawall' or go surf fishing. Sea breezes cool you all summer and warm you in the winter...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Watching the shrimp and oyster boats out front is a favorite pastime....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Boat or swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Walk the beach to the harbor to buy fresh seafood or catch it yourself....moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Always popular for water activities, golf or gaming, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is definitely a resort destination with a wonderfully beautiful setting....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Pass Christian is a fishing village with a working harbor, plus quiet downtown with shops and restaurants. Our village is well equipped for retirees with 2 golf courses and 5 boat launches....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Yes, it feels good just sitting and looking at it....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Straight across the street and you're wading or building sandcastles....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Completely screened 2nd story porch with fantastic beach view....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large Deck with outdoor furniture...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Small sit-on-top Kayak under house. Canoe/kayak rentals available nearby for fresh or salt water paddling...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Flower gardens and lawn cared for by pros. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Private Pool with deck, bathroom and shower. Only other pool access is a very pleasant couple who live in our separate guest cottage....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          30 night min stay

                          $2,955
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $130
                          • Pet Fee $75
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          NO SMOKING PROPERTY! For offline lease or payment arrangements, please email owner.

                          Pets Welcome - add $75 per pet fee to payment total


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Gulfport/Biloxi - GPT
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Shaggy's at the Harbor
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Pass Christian Isles Golf Club & The Oaks Golf
                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          New Orleans, LA
                          Pass Christian
                          Nearest Motorway
                          West Beach Blvd.
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Full Downtown selection & Shopping- Wolfe's
                          Pass Christian
                          Nearest Beach
                          Across the Street, Pass Christian

                          Car: Recommended

                          With New Orleans & the French Quarter only 1 hour away and Casino Row only 20 minutes away in Biloxi, it's hard to remember that Relaxation is the main 'must do' at the beach here in Pass Christian. Walking is a popular activity here, as well as Sunset watching. Golf is a major attraction on the Gulf Coast, especially in winter, with 2 courses in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus Grand Bear and many others within an easy drive.

                          Build your appetite for local shrimp, oysters or fish bought from the fishermen on their boats, whether cooked in your modern kitchen or at any of several local restaurants.

                          26 miles of open beaches give a beautiful entrance to several world class art Museums - Ohr O'keefe Museum, designed by Geary to showcase potter George Ohr in Biloxi and the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs.

                          Plan to visit lots of local restaurants as well as our Saturday Market in the Park for fresh produce and art gifts to take home.

                          So, if you want to spend time at the BlackJack tables or top name concert at a casino or just entertain your grandchildren in the pool or at the beach with sandcastle building, Pass Christian is the place and Oyster Reef is the beach house for you.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: George Rayborn grew up in Hattiesburg in southern Mississippi and Maureen got here as soon as she could, right out of college. From then on, although living in the north-east, our love affair with Mississippi, especially the coast, grew. Both retired attorneys, we do volunteer work in Pass Christian and our other home of Deleware. We enjoy our time at Oyster Reef and know that you will too. Our hint, our local library is one of the best, with not only books, DVD's & computers, but events & concerts. Our good friend, Gayla Schmitt, handles most of the arrangements for renting Oyster Reef for us, as well as being a local presence to help with any special needs. 'Where can I find fresh shrimp? At the harbor on the boats'

                          Why the Owner Chose Pass Christian:
                          We have lived in Pass Christian at different times over the past 40 years. In 2004, we bought a lovely old home surrounded by live oak trees on this beachfront land on West Beach Boulevard. A year later, Hurricane Katrina washed away our home and its guest cottage. The only things that survived were the trees and our mailbox. Over the next several years, we lived in various places, including a FEMA trailer and out of state, while we built a new small rear cottage first, and finally this wonderful, Creole-style home overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The house is furnished with lovingly restored furniture from my childhood home, along with new, bright, fun beach-type pieces and artwork. We love the new house and we think that you will too. Maureen and George Rayborn

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our front screened porch is what brings us back, always. Just sit and watch the fishermen, dolphins & white sand beach, while enjoying your book. Where else can you look out from your porch and watch the 'tongers' bringing in oysters on the reef, then go to the harbor and buy them fresh? Of course, there are also the shrimpers and fresh shrimp or just go to our local restaurants and let them cook it. All of these are what make us want to keep returning to Oyster Reef. People - we have the friendliest, most-hospitable people in the world in Pass Christian. Just ask someone for directions and the next thing you know, you'll be sharing lunch.


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                          Photos

                          • Beaching or birding - Love the view

                            Beaching or birding - Love the view

                          • Open Plan is great for entertaining or relaxing.

                            Open Plan is great for entertaining or relaxing.

                          • Modern Kitchen. We like to cook.

                            Modern Kitchen. We like to cook.

                          • Living room with Fireplace

                            Living room with Fireplace

                          • Modern baths with ceramic tile

                            Modern baths with ceramic tile

                          • Guest Bath

                            Guest Bath

                          • Pool and deck are just outside the back door

                            Pool and deck are just outside the back door

                          • Our Katrina Corvair Garden, Cruisin' the Coast (Antique Cars) is a great event!

                            Our Katrina Corvair Garden, Cruisin' the Coast (Antique Cars) is a great event!

                          • Blessing of the Fleet, usually in May, includes a festival

                            Blessing of the Fleet, usually in May, includes a festival

                          • Gayla on the Beach for a January Sunrise

                            Gayla on the Beach for a January Sunrise

                          • Sunset at the Harbor. Sunsets are addictive.

                            Sunset at the Harbor. Sunsets are addictive.

                          • Welcome Home! Front View.

                            Welcome Home! Front View.

                          • Dining Room, Laundry with wine fridge on left

                            Dining Room, Laundry with wine fridge on left

                          • Just Pelicans

                            Just Pelicans

                          • Master Bedroom has great views and breezes, too.

                            Master Bedroom has great views and breezes, too.

                          • Guest Bedroom, 2 twin beds. Looks out on pool.

                            Guest Bedroom, 2 twin beds. Looks out on pool.

                          • Beach Buddy

                            Beach Buddy

                          • Floor Plan with Closed Screen Screened Porch facing Beach (south)

                            Floor Plan with Closed Screen Screened Porch facing Beach (south)

                          • Walk-in Closets

                            Walk-in Closets

                          • Paddling Deer Island

                            Paddling Deer Island

                          • Old Live Oaks.  Our Harbor is Expanding in the distance.

                            Old Live Oaks. Our Harbor is Expanding in the distance.

                          • Shrimp Boats at Sunset, Jan 2014

                            Shrimp Boats at Sunset, Jan 2014

                          VRBO #430326

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                          $2,955 per month (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 30 nights
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