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The Best Kept Secret in South Mississippi.

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We have enjoyed Belle Fontaine beach since 1961. Now it's your turn to experience our perfect private paradise over looking the gulf of Mexico. Private beach and pier only steps away from the refreshing salt water pool. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing (day or night) on pier with two 1000 watt stadium lights. Beachfront home, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, private fishing pier, private pool, private beach and hot tub just steps from the master suite.

If you're looking for a secluded romantic getaway or an upbeat unique family vacation away from tourist and city scrambles Dolphindale is right for you.

Three (3) bedrooms and three (3) full baths

Sleeps 9

Beautiful private swimming pool and hot tub just steps from the master bedroom and bedroom 3. Private beach just steps from the pool area, and private pier for your crabbing and fishing pleasure

Master suite with king bed, 46' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, perfect view of the gulf from every window. Personal thermostat for your comfort. Large private bathroom, large jacuzzi tub, open walk in shower with three shower nozzles/sprayers, heated floors heated and bidet/toilet.

Queen suite has queen bed, 42' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, large private bathroom, jacuzzi tub with hand held sprayer, dressing area, heated floors, heated toilet seat and personal thermostat for your comfort.

Room three has two sets of bunk beds, one set sleeps 2 and the other set has three bunks, two 19' flat screen HD-TV's, Direct TV, one for watching TV and the other for video games, personal thermostat for your comfort and private entrance to porch and pool area.

Kitchen has huge granite island, top of the line appliances, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, double stainless steel sink and beautiful view of beach, gulf of Mexico and Horn Island. The kitchen joins the living room and game room.

Living room has 51' flat screen HD-TV overlooking the gulf.

Game room includes full size pool table, ping pong table, binoculars for viewing pelicans, eagles, or a closer look at the islands. You can walk the treadmill and enjoy our beautiful view or box our leather boxing bag, leather boxing gloves included.

Each room has free WiFi wireless internet and Direct TV.

As of January 1, 2014 our Nightly Rates will be $500.00 per night, 3 night minimum and our Cleaning Fee will be $250.00 as of January 1, 2014.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    35 Years Old! Contact owner if you have questions or special circumstances. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We sleep 9 adults plus children and provide a Pack N Play and High Chair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ashtrays for smokers will be located outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $250.00 pet fee for first pet $50.00 for each additional pet Limit of two pets, please discuss with owner....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Master Bedroom The Seahorse: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2 The Anchor: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3 The Flounder: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps five...moreless

  • In the seahorse master suite a granite top headboard and king bed are located in center of room for optimal view of the gulf, pool and pier. This room includes it's own thermostat, 46' HD-TV, chair and ottoman for reading, watching TV or just gazing at the gulf. Master suite has it's own master bath. And just 7 steps from your bed you will find the beautiful hot tub and salt water pool. The anchor bedroom 2 suite has queen pillow top bed, 42' HD-TV, desk, chair, reading lamps, neon ceiling fan and it's own thermostat. The anchor suite includes a private bathroom. The flounder bedroom 3 has it's own thermostat, and sleeps 5, 2 sets of bunk beds, ( 1 sleeps 2 & 1 sleeps 3). This room has 2 - 19' HD-TV's, 1 TV for games and 1 TV for regular viewing, direct access to the pool/porch area. Guest bath just down the hall. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Master Seahorse: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet


  • Bathroom 2 The Anchor: toilet, tub, jetted tub

    The Tub has hand held sprayer for showers...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Located in pool area with Hot and Cold Water....moreless

  • Bathroom 3 Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • The Seahorse Master Bath has Granite counter tops and beautiful cabinets with lots of drawers for storage and more room than you can imagine. A Private Bidet/Toilet area, Heated Floors, The Large Walk in Open Shower has 2 hand held sprayers and 1 Rain Shower Overhead. The Soaking Tub is the Bain Ultra-Air type that creates bubbles with air, (much cleaner than Jacuzzi type). Sit Down Vanity Area and Large Area for Dressing. The Anchor Suite Bath has granite counter tops with sit down vanity area and drawers for storage. Jacuzzi tub with hand sprayer, Heated Toilet Seat and Heated Floors and large dressing area. The Guest Bathroom 3 has Granite counter tops, sink, toilet and shower. Just steps from kitchen, living room and The Flounder Room. Outside poolside shower with Hot and cold water and hand-held sprayer ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Water is from our private well, (which exceeds state requirements), then is charcoal filtered and Chlorinated! The ice maker & refrigerator water is filtered again! A/C & duct is sanitized annually! Individual electronic air cleaners are moved room to room at every weeks rental cleaning. This could possibly be the cleanest place that you will ever enjoy!...moreless


  • Books:

    Adult and Children's Books, Magazines ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Two DVD players are provided and a selection of movies....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Pool Table and Ping Pong Table...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Scrabble, Cards, and many more...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A variety of CD's...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Standard Size Pool Table, Please do not allow children to play without being supervised by an adult, the felt can be easily torn and is quiet expensive to replace....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable Radio and CD Player...moreless

  • Television:

    51', 46', 42', and 42' HD-TV's...moreless

  • Toys:

    Puzzles for children and adults. Coloring books and colors ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The only Natural Beach in MS just steps away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The Granite Island has seating for 6, granite counter area has seating for 2 and Gate Leg Table and chairs for 6 can be set up if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Geo-Thermal Heating/Cooling/Water Heating Equipment means no outdoor A/C to HEAR or SEE! Air Filtration by 2' Pleated MERV 15 Filter. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Whirlpool Cabrio...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless AT&T Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All rooms have 400 count 100% cotton, 600 count 100% Cotton Sateen or Egyptian cotton White Linens and we keep extras in case of an accident. All comforters are changed after each weeks rental....moreless

  • Living Room:

    51' HD-TV, Large Sofa, Leather Recliner, Leather Swivel Chair and Striped Upholstered Chair...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of Parking, Circular Paved Driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Thick White towels are provided for use indoor and Pool Towels also provided for use at pool only and beach chairs are provided for beach use only....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and Dryer, small Freezer and Utility Sink are all located in Laundry Room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee and we have coffee and some coffee filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes with seashell design, more pots than you would ever need, including large shrimp or crab pot. Hand Mixer and Blender....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Frigidaire Gallery Dishwasher. We will leave several dish washer pods for your use....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Very Large Granite Island, Abundant Granite Counter Space, Premium Appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Located underneath the granite counter top at south end of large center island...moreless

  • Oven:

    GE Profile Large oven with smaller oven for casseroles or pizza....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide coffee filters, salt and pepper and a good selection of seasonings including sugar, also saran wrap, aluminum foil renters leave when they depart. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore Elite Full Glass Front Side by Side top refrigerator, bottom slide out freezer with ice maker. Additional Manitowok ice maker located in kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Profile Stove has smooth top with large oven and smaller oven for casserole or pizzas....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Pop up Toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Sundeck is located in front of the Salt Water Pool and next to beach area on the South Side. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak provided with Paddles and Life Jackets...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Gas Grill (gas is provided) is located on West side porch that Wraps Around the entire South side...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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Off Season Price
Oct 18 - Mar 1, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Taxes Not included


Most Holidays there is a five (5) night minimum. Please inquire if this policy affects your dates.

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport, Mississippi or Mobile, Alabama
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ocean Springs, MS
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan, Al
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shell Landing, Gulf Hills, The Reserve,
90 Miles
Nearest Train
New Orleans, LA
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 90
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean Springs or Gautier, MS
Ocean Springs
Nearest Beach
Belle Fontaine Beach

Car: Necessary

We are just on the outskirts of Biloxi's Big Casino Lights, Hard Rock Casino, Beau Rivage Casino, The Imperial Palace Casino, Margaritaville Casino, Isle of Capri Casino, our favorites are Hard Rock and Imperial Palace. Restaurants in Ocean Springs, Leo's Pizza offers outside and inside dining, Wasabi great Sushi, Great Steaks at Cheryls Steakhouse and is BYOB, 32 Restaurant and Tien are both wonderful but expensive at the Imperial Palace.

Just minutes away find quaint Downtown Ocean Springs with shopping along Washington and Government Avenues and many restaurants to choose from.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ship Island Excursions, Walter Anderson Museum, George Ohr Museum, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Sea Camp, Gulf Coast Research Labortory Marine Education Center Sea Camp, Gulf Islands Water Park, Beavioir Jefferson Davis Shrine, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies offer Dolphin Encounters, Family Tours and Summer Camps. Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Landing Golf Course, The Preserve Golf Club, Gulf Hills Golf Course. Big Play Family Fun Center in Biloxi about 20 - 25 minutes away, offers Miniature Golf, Go Carts, Arcade, Water Wars, and food. As seen on TV - Gulf Coast Gator Ranch and Tours in West Pascagoula, 30 minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hal and Kimberly Vaughan both born and raised right here on the Gulf Coast in South Mississippi. We have 4 children, Trinity, Michelle, Little Hal, and Pierce, ages 39 - 21. We are a retired business owner and housewife with an empty nest and extra home.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs:
We have owned a summer home on Belle Fontaine Beach since 1961 and lived here permanently since 1980. We have two homes side by side and after our youngest daughter left for Ole Miss we decided to live in the smaller home. We live next door to rental in the small Pink House and renting our Big Green Mini Mansion. We are available for any questions or problems and happy to help with needs such as activities, directions, restaurants etc. Otherwise we RESPECT YOUR TOTAL PRIVACY! If you have children, just let us know and we'll make sure our crab traps are baited and hopefully full of crabs! Remember to add chicken to your grocery list to keep traps baited and crabs fed. Interested in crabbing or fishing from our pier? Let us know and we'll do our best to show you how to catch crabs, speck, flounder and red fish! Night time is the best time to fish. Crabbing during the day.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our View is Fabulous! Either Sunrise or Sunset, both are outstanding! Our home has 12' ceilings and all rooms are large and open, with many windows giving you the look, the feel and the smell of the Mississippi Gulf Coast something we have loved our entire life. While sitting on our porch you can see Horn Island, Round Island, Dolphins/Porpoises almost every day, what a sight! Shrimp Boats, Pelicans, Eagles, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Mullet Jumping and now and then we have a deer or a fox on the beach, you never know!

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  • Aerial View of Dolphindale!

    Aerial View of Dolphindale!

  • Pier, Sundeck and Pool

    Pier, Sundeck and Pool

  • Kitchen and Game Room

    Kitchen and Game Room

  • Living Room with view of the Gulf

    Living Room with view of the Gulf

  • Master King The Seahorse Suite

    Master King The Seahorse Suite

  • Master Bath Vanity

    Master Bath Vanity

  • Suite 2 Bath

    Suite 2 Bath

  • The Flounder

    The Flounder

  • Ping Pong Table and Treadmill

    Ping Pong Table and Treadmill

  • View of Dolphindale from the Pier

    View of Dolphindale from the Pier

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bath Tub and Shower

    Master Bath Tub and Shower

  • Bedroom 2 Queen The Anchor Suite

    Bedroom 2 Queen The Anchor Suite

  • Bedroom 3 The Flounder Sleeps 5

    Bedroom 3 The Flounder Sleeps 5

  • Bath 3 Guest

    Bath 3 Guest

  • Pool Table and Binoculars and Gulf View

    Pool Table and Binoculars and Gulf View

  • Master The Seahorse Gulf View from every window

    Master The Seahorse Gulf View from every window

  • Sunset and beach view

    Sunset and beach view

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