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Elevator, Swimming Pool, Billiards, Hot Tub, and So Much More on the River!

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:27
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

River House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeper Loft, 4.25 Baths, Sleeps up to 27 people)

This & #406326 will SLEEP UP TO 43 PEOPLE!

"This property offers an incredible vacation & memories to last a lifetime!"

That's True!

... but doesn't it seems like all Vac. Homes say that? If you REALLY want to know what to expect, READ REVIEWS & Check Property Managers out on BBB.

My Homes consistently meet or exceed Expectations. Please check-out the 75 plus FIVE STAR, guest submitted, reviews on this house. It's heartbreaking to read some competitor's reviews & realize, how little effort goes into delivering a stay that meets basic expectations.

You've probably put a great deal of planning & budgeting into your upcoming stay. If your stay is not as expected, it may be years, if ever, that you'll be able to get this same group together for your particular, unique, vacation. The House's Reviews, from past Guests, can paint the best picture of the amazing stay this house delivers.

Here are the tangible things you can expect from this amazing home:

OUTDOOR ELEVATOR:
Passenger elevator, not a grocery lift. Loaded with safety features, to protect you & your family. Designed to carry a wheelchair; perfect for luggage & groceries.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE:
Walk-in showers & wide areas for wheelchairs & walkers. Sorry, no special handicap features, such as handrails in bathrooms, but, there is a ramp to the pool area & wide ladder / stairs to enter the pool.

OUTDOOR COOKING:
Pool deck has a charcoal grill. Upper deck, just feet from the inside kitchen, there a gas grill, hibachi grill, boiler & pot, sink, plus more. An empty Propane tank is on site, for a sm. fee, it's filled, prior to check-in.

OUTDOOR FIRE PIT:
Large steel fire pit, with corral of benches around it for those outdoor gatherings.

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

UNDER HOUSE:
- Covered parking
-Picnic tables - seat over 20 people
-Ping-Pong Table
-Bench seating

AT RIVER & YARD
-Dock to fish
-Got a boat? It can dock here
-Bring floats - the Lazy River is perfect for swimming!
-Fire pit
-Basketball hoop

2 UPPER COVERED (Front & Rear) DECKS (over 1000 Sq. Ft):
-Seating for 18
-Ceiling fans
-Hot Tub (seats 8)
-Stereo
-Outside toilet
-Close house doors & perfect place to grab a smoke (front or rear)

INSIDE:

KITCHEN / DINING AREA (1000 Sq. Ft):
-Custom made Gourmet kitchen
-2 Convention Ovens
-2 Microwaves
-2 Dishwashers
-3 Sinks
-2 Islands
-48" Gas cooktop stove
-Refrigerator
-Freezer
-Granite for days
-Well stocked (pots, pans, plates, silverware, serving dishes, etc.)
-2 50' flat screen TVs
-Bar seats 10
-Table seats 8
-Extra Folding Chairs

GREAT ROOM (1200 Sq Ft):
-5 50' flat Screen TVs
-Pool Table
-19' granite wet bar Seats 12
-Keg Cooler (option 4 keg on tap)
-glasses, blender, bar accessories
-Ice Maker
-Wine Cooler
-Dishwasher
-Microwave
-2 Sectional sofas
-Totally cool Man Cave - perfect for watching a game

SLEEPING:
Inquires receive a PDF of the house's Floor Plan.
No Surprises!
After viewing PDF, you'll know if The House will work for your stay.

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

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

With only 1 person in each of the top bunks & 1 in each of the folding beds (allowing for 5 people to sleep solo), & double occupancy in each of the other spots to sleep, the house can accommodate up to 27 people.

16 people could each have their own bed or convertible sofa to sleep on.

BATHROOMS:
NEVER RUN OUT OF HOT WATER!
2 continuous water heaters provide any size group with endless hot water showers.

The 4 full baths are well distributed. Even a toilet closet on the covered outside deck, convenient to The Hot Tub. The loft has a full bathroom with a lg. 5 ft shower. The 6 full-size beds (the 3, full over full bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent (nested) bedrooms with a full bath. Bathroom has a large garden tub/shower. Perfect soaking, bathing the wee-one, or for a quick shower with lots of elbow room. The 2 bedrooms off the hall, (with queen beds) share the hall full bath. Even the master bedroom's bathroom, which has a private entrance from the master bedroom, offers a 2nd entrance to its bathroom. Offering more bathing options for large groups. The Master bathroom has a garden tub, double vanity & separate 5 ft shower.

Your Great Escape River House is not a 2000 sq ft house that is awkwardly configured for over 20 people. This is 4500 sq ft of luxury accommodations! This means everyone is comfortably under the same roof. Staying in separate hotels or condo's is like herding cats. All described above & more, right on Gulfport's Biloxi River. It is 'The Great Escape River House!'

NEED MORE ROOM or LESS?
Check-out property #406326 (over 54 5-STAR REVIEWS!)
(Floor plan PDF also available)
The River Lookout. Not right next door, but within easy walking distance & sleeps up to 16 people.

River Lookout offers:
-in ground 14' x 30' Swimming Pool
-Hot tub
-Pool Table
-4 Bedrooms
-4 Full beds (2 - Full over Full Bunks)
-2 King beds
-1 Queen bed
-2 Full Baths
-Private River beach (very rare)
-pavilion by the beach with picnic tables & grill

Both Homes very popular with & best suited for:

-Golfers
-Family Vacations
-Friends Getaway
-Spiritual Retreats
-Multi-day business meetings
...... & like gatherings.

Posted rates are based on stays similar to those described above & minimum required stays.

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

AFFORDABLE:
Often more affordable, per person, than a 1-bed condo for 2. This is the best values, for what you get, on the coast!

RATES BASED ON PEOPLE COUNT:
Peak times, rates are based a higher occupancy. Off Peak times, to be competitive with smaller venues, rates are based on fewer people. Because during Off Peak times, the house is less likely to book a larger group

SM. GROUPS - WHEN RATES ARE BASED ON:

- Groups of 6 or less, won't have access the 2 bunk rooms, sleeper loft, or those 2 bathrooms. Otherwise, Guests have full access to entire house.

- Groups of 6 - 11, will only not have access to bunk rooms & its bathroom.

- Groups of 12 or more will have full access to entire house.

Because cleaning fee can't be adjusted on the "Book it Now" it has been factored into the nightly rates, with smaller groups & the limited access to sleeping areas based on people count.

Groups of 6 or less wanting the sleeper loft, should put 7 as their count, smaller than 12 people groups wanting full access to the entire house, should put 12 people as their people count, for the "Book It Now" or for an instant quote.

LARGER GROUPS (Over the people count the rate is based):
Will actually pay less per person as their people count goes up. Which makes sense. Small groups have more room to spread out & will pay more person; while larger groups, the person cost goes down as the people count increases, even with the per person additional charge.

The best value is to book the full week.

VISITORS:
Rates are based on No Visitors or limited Visitors (2 or 3). Plan to have more visiting, please provide details to receive an accurate quote. Posted rates on this site are based on a "Lodging" stay; not an "Event" stay. Often visitors translates into "Event." From Wedding to Baby Shower, they involve visitors. Visitor count above 3 must be disclosed prior to booking.

KID FRIENDLY?
Yes! Ideally, a good proportionate # of kids to adults, especially when teenagers are in the kid count. For little ones, we have some safety gates; no kid supplies such as high chairs, cribs, or changing tables. The pool has a locking gate; parents still need to be diligent, the River is behind the house.

PETS?
The pet fee is generally proportionate to other pet fees. A 700 sq ft condo may charge a $95 Pet Fee, as you should imagine, a 4500 sq ft house's pet fee will be more. Pets are approved on a case by case basis, your fee may be more than what is posted, & the Refundable Damage Deposit increased.

MINIMUM STAYS
Once single weekend nt is booked, the rest of the week will not book. For that reason, we have longer minimum stays than our smaller competitors. Rates are based on these minimum stays. Quote are given on shorter stays, but rates will not be based on the posted rates, as those rates are based on the minimum stay being booked.

PLEASE NO SATURDAY CHECK-IN or OUTS
They don't work for this house.

DISCOUNTS? REDUCED MIN. STAY?
4- 6 wk. prior to an available date, Rates or Min. required stay is reduced.

SUMMER 3-4 NIGHTS:
June - Aug, Sun - Wed (or Thurs.) can be booked. The posted Min. Stay is 7 nt. Only after the 1st part of any week is booked, do we book the 3 or 4 nt remaining weekend nt.

BOOKING?
Vacations should be stress-free & I've never "pushed" for a quick booking. That said, if you are ready to book, please include all details, such as true adult & child count, arrival & departure date, any stay info that may be pertinent, & if applicable pet(s) & / or visitor count. Book directly with this site to lock in your dates. It is heartbreaking to quote dates, have some back & forth emails, then have another group, out of nowhere, "Book it Now." Declining a "Book it Now" drops our rankings, so they are generally accepted.

When a "Payment" or "Book-it" request is sent, it is not to "push" a guest into booking. It was sent either because there is other interest in the same dates or because the inquiry indicated they were ready to book.

I hope you find this house to be a perfect fit for your stay. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Member since: 2011

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 years age is the minimum, but can include younger age group with proper supervision. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Yes! Children are welcome and we offer some child friendly accommodations. The pool has a locking gate / upstairs back covered porch has a locking gate; the spiral stair case also has a gate that can be latched. We do not offer things like hi-chairs or changing tables but I'm always being told the Great Escape River House really worked out for families with children young and old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry no smoking inside, but I can assure you many, many smokers have thoroughly enjoyed coming to the Great Escape River House. The covered porches and outside amenities have them feeling right at home. If you are watching a sporting event on cable and have to leave to take a puff, there is a TV on the porch, so you will not miss a thing....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Under certain circumstances we will allow pets with a Pet fee and Refundable pet deposit. This can increase for larger breeds. Ideally, you'll leave fido at home this trip. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

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

  • Loft: 3 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

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

  • Bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed

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

  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has the only King Size Bed in the House, Queen size Beds (5) 3 Queen Beds are located in the Loft area, up a spiral stair case. The loft is approximately 14 x 30, with a full bath; 2 other queen beds each have their own room and are located off the main hallway across from a full bathroom, Double Beds (6) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The loft area has 2 convertible sofas., Bunk Beds (1) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks(total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

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

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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

  • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

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

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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

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

Other Amenities

  • • 2 continuous hot water heaters. No worries if everyone is showering at the same time. House has many Flat Screen TV's, great room offers 20' web bar, with lots of seating, large sectional sofa with recliners, hardwood floors throughout. Gourmet Cook's dream Kitchen has 2 large islands, 3 stainless steel sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, warming drawer, comes fully equipped, just bring food. Numerous common areas, large covered deck in front & back of house, concrete path through small wooded area, with sitting area. Dock for boat or fishing, at end of concrete path beach/shallow area for wadding into river, large deck surrounds above ground pool for easy entrance. Elevated house offers plenty of covered parking. While in the city limits, the house is in a rural area and offers much privacy. Perfect for a family reunion, if interested inquire about having your wedding & / or reception here. Sleeps 14 w/ each having own bed or convertible sofa; perfect for large golfer parties. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    In the Great Room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable TV is provided; there are over 15 TV's in the house. a few, not in key areas, have less than perfect reception, on a very few channels, because of the diversion of the cable signal. The annoyance is so slight and affects so few TV's then so few channels on those TVs, we've elected to leave the TV's instead of just removing them....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Outside Stereo...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    We've left about 10 DVD's. Almost all PG-13 or R. Would recommend bringing G rated films if you have young children....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Resort:

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

  • Rural:

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

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL is offered, it is wireless and the code is provided in the guest manual you'll have access to when you arrive...moreless

  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 - large clothes dryers...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Its approximately 3500 square feet under the house - 12' of clearance. Be careful not to park your convertible under the deck with the hot tub above........moreless

  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will be freshly made, with sheets, blankets, pillows & comforter. Bathrooms have bath mats, bath, hand & wash towels. kitchen has dish towels....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Great room is 1200 square feet (WOW!) This area has a wet bar, with seating for 10, granite bar. Also has a pool table, 5 large flat screen TV's, really large sectional. It is the perfect man cave!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Not only is there parking for an RV but we also have hook-ups (power, water, and sewage) for one with 50 AMP's. There is a $50 per day charge for an RV hooked up...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    2 - front loading washer mdryers...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

    It is hard for me to imagine the cooking utensil you would need that is not only included, but chances are there are multiple ones of that item here. From serving trays to cutting boards, you will find it in this kitchen. Want to bake a cake? Everything from the double round cake pans to the cake serving platter is here. Casserole dishes, measuring cups, large boiling pots and a roasting pan. Outdoor Grilling tools are also included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 dishwashers in the Kitchen / 1 Dishwasher at the Wet Bar area. 3 total dishwashers, who wants to spend their day washing dishes? Less time cleaning is more time at the pool or in the hot tub!...moreless

  • Freezer:

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

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen has 48' gas cook top, 2 double ovens, warming drawer, 2 large islands, breakfast bar style seating for 11, seating at the dining table in large open kitchen area (approximately 30 x 35). Located just outside the French doors is covered seating....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

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

  • Oven:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Front porch offers a balcony overlooking the front of the house, fountain, driveway and street / rear porch offers a large balcony overlooking the side pond, rear yard, and Biloxi River....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front & back upper decks are covered. Pool deck, which is very large, is not covered, but offers umbrella shade. Deck by water is partially covered and has multiple levels....moreless

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

Pool / Spa

  • Above Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    30 x 15 foot above ground pool, approximately 4 1/2 feet deep. The deck that surrounds it, comes right to the top lip of the pool making it easy to enter and exit. Seating for over 20 on the deck area with 5 umbrellas for shade...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Jan 30 - May 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,400

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial ($2,700 up to 4 Nts)
May 25 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$675 $675
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,300

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

5 Night Special! Tue-Sun $2750
May 30 - Jun 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$550 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,350

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

June
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$775 $1,200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$4,700

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 22 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Week
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,200
$5,200

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 22 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

July - Early Aug
Jul 9 - Aug 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$785 $1,200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$4,700

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Aug (Sun-Wed 3 Nts $700/Nt)
Aug 6 - Aug 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$600 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,800

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

Late August
Aug 21 - Aug 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$400 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,700

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

Labor Day
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,100

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

September
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400

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

Cruisin the Coast
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700

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

Fall - Great Rates!
Oct 8 - Nov 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$350 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400

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

Fall
Nov 2 - Nov 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$250 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,995

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

Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$450 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,800

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

Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$250 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $350 + tax
  • Pet Fee $500 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • OPTIONAL-Grill Tank fill $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

NIGHTLY RATES BASED ON:

~4 NT or longer (when over a wkend) *

~No Sat/Fri Check-in or out *

~Summer, Holiday & Local Events 18 or more people **

If inquiry is 4 less people, this will be adjusted

~Sept - Late May rates based on 12 or more **

If inquiry is 4 less people, this will be adjusted

* May be available, but at a higher cost

** 4 - 6 weeks out, people count is reduced.

3 NT STAY AVAILABLE:

~Summer: Sun - Wed or Sun - Thur

~Sept - Late May (Excludes Holiday & Local Events) Mon PM - Thur AM

~Dates available 4 or less weeks out - 3 NT weekends available

CHECK IN / OUT DATE & TIMES:

~Summer, 7 Nt., Sun- Sun (see above)

~Rest of the Year any day (Except Sat or Fri)

~Ck-in After 4 PM

~Ck-out Before 10 AM

DISCOUNTS:

~to Fill Calendar Gaps

~On quickly approaching dates

REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT (RDD)

Starts at $1,000 & is based on stays between 4 - 10 nights, less than 19 people, NO pets, limited/no outside visitors. Stays that these factors don't apply, may have higher RDD and or increased Damage Ins Coverage.

OPTIONAL DAMAGE INS.

This is optional for 18 or less people. Over 18 & cost is about $3/PP (for $1500 in ins.) & should a matching sectional be damaged, both sectionals would be replaced, it is well worth the Ins. Owner reserves the right to increase required ins. coverage.

PET DEPOSIT

To be comparable to our smaller competition, based only on square footage, our Pet Fee would be $650+. Pets are considered. Fee ranges from $200 - $650

OPTIONAL PROPANE TANK(s)

This is a service past guests requested since we've added the outdoor kitchen. There is a charcoal grill on site (by the pool) & a Propane Grill, boiler & Hibachi grill, on the upper deck. For $25, the empty tank will be filled & waiting for you upon arrival, $20 for additional filled tanks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

9.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport
3.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daffys on the water
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bayou Vista Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 mile to the 605, which will take you to I-10
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Al's Steak & Seafood
7.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
We're on river; at low tide we have a beach; Gulf

Car: Necessary

LOCATION DETAILS:

HOW FAR TO GULF OF MEXICO BEACHES?

Located right on the Biloxi River & less than 8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches, a straight shot down the 605 to Cowen Blvd and the beaches on US-90 (Beach Blvd). This road was recently expanded in hopes of diverting traffic from Hwy. 49. That hasn't really happened, so traffic is usually very light, making for a stress free drive from The Great Escape a River House to the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

SHOPPING:

Minutes from I-10, Just one exit from the Prime Outlet Mall and Crossroads Shopping area, either less than 8.5 miles away from the Great Escape River House. Edgewater Shopping Center, on Beach Blvd, out big enclosed ball is 10.2 miles from the Great Escape River House.

NEW ORLEANS:

Less than an hour and half from New Orleans.

GOLF:

Just a few miles to many championship golf courses. With the Great Escape River House just minutes from I-10; a perfect launch off to any of our great local Golf Courses. Making the Great Escape River House the perfect place for a large group of golfers to stay - all under one roof. The house has 12 beds, 2 convertible sofas, and at this posting, 2 folding beds - 16 individual places for people to sleep solo.

CASINOS:

Island View Casino (In Gulfport) is 12 miles & Beau Riverage Casino (Biloxi) is 16 miles from the Great Escape River House.

WHY STAY AT THIS HOUSE;

BASED ON THIS LOCATION?

Some first time Travelers come to Gulfport, Biloxi, or other towns on the MS Gulf Coast wanting to stay 'on the Beach.' There are just no homes 'on the beach'. Now if you go to this one community, past Ocean Springs, pretty far away & a bit isolated, there are a few homes right on the beach, but it's quite a ride to & from those homes to shopping, Casinos, a good choice of restaurants, etc. That being said some of those homes are good choices, if a secluded beach stay is what your are looking for.

If you are thinking of renting a house 'close to the beach', within two or three blocks (and there are some very nice ones there), check to see how close the train tracks are to the vacation home you are considering. If you are a light sleeper, you will want to factor this into your decision on where to stay. At night, the trains can pass as often as every hour, all night long, depending on their schedules. 2nd time visitors to the coast often mention this as a factor when considering the Great Escape River House.

Unless you are a good walker, with or without kids in tow, walking from one of these 'close to the beaches' vacation homes, may not be a good choice. You will need to walk at least a block (most vacation rental homes are 2 or more blocks from Hwy. 90) & cross busy Hwy 90 (Beach Blvd,). Depending on where the vacation rental home is, you may not have the benefit of a traffic light. It's very likely you would elect to hop in the car, load up the family, the towels, ice chest, and all the other beach gear and drive to the beaches. That way you can pick the perfect place to park, possibly choosing close to the 'comfort stations' with public showers and bathrooms, to rent a jet ski, go parasailing, with other families (or adults) or near a great restaurant.

So, if you're gonna load up the car anyway, why not pick a vacation home away from the trains, where the next door neighbor isn't feet away, heck you'll have to look across the river to see the closest other neighbor, where you have your own private water feature in the back yard, swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, wet bar, pool table, oh goodness - too many amenities to mention!

STILL THINKING OF ANOTHER VAC HOUSE?

If you are still considering a stay at another vacation rental, please let me give you some advice. First, there are quite a few that are great vacation rentals. Some of my competition is extremely dedicated. I like to think I have the best vacation homes, but I know the MS Gulf Coast has quite a few other dedicated owners...but there are also ones that will disappoint. Carefully look at the posted photos. Are there good window coverings? Does that bedding look inviting? Those photos are of the vacation home at its best. Read reviews, posted by GUESTS who stayed. Not that an Owner would not be truthful, but ideally your source is an actual Guest who stayed in the house.

2nd & most importantly, check out Property Managers with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). There is at least one, I believe the largest one on the Coast specializing in Vac Homes (although they do represent condos too) with an F rating. I've even read Vacation Home Owners reviews where they were answering complaint about their rentals, make reference to the fact they replaced their property manager or it was the property manager's fault. After years of doing vacation rentals, I'm convinced involved Vac Home Owners with professional cleaning & maintenance crews, are in the ideal position to offer the best vacation home experience.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Since I was in my 20's, I've owned rental property; early on, I also became involved with Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. For over 20 years we owned multiple FS Salons. Recently, one of my Manager's purchased my 4 salon chains. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport Fantastic Sams Regional Offices. This I took over 2 local Gulf Coast Fantastic Sams Salons. For years, I thought of doing a vacation rental. I liked the idea of sharing our piece of paradise on the River. From my past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, I knew that the vast majority of prospective renters would be people, like myself, wanting more than a hotel that could offer & be respectful of the Vacation Home they rented. Being from the service industry, I pride myself on offering a very clean, comfortable, (as advertised) Vacation Rental. I advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience. My main duty with the vacation rentals is to quote, be the primary contact prior to the stay with the guests, and keep the calendar about arrivals and departures for the staff & crew. To insure your stay is perfect, I have a professional cleaning crew and local maintenance. Jack is head of maintenance and will be the primary contact during any guests visit. He is almost always in Gulfport, where I'm a bit of a tumble weed. I am very down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & get 'er done type of person. I solicit my guests for suggestions on what we can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, I've implemented every suggestion, that didn't present a liability issue. I encourage you to check out the house's reviews. I never tire of hearing the house has once again delivered an exceptional vacation experience. I realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose one of my River Houses.

Why the Owner Chose Gulfport, MS, USA:
Initially I didn't choose to buy a vacation rental. My family had owned the camp style house next to this house since 1996, and when the neighbor decided to sell his home, in April 2005, I jumped at the chance to move permanently to the Gulfport area. The house was an impressive 2,400 square feet. When Katrina struck a few months later, I decided it was a great time to turn the house into my 'Dream Home.' After every feature on my wish list was added to the house, i had grown the house to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! My dream house for all our friends and family to gather. It didn't take to long to realize, the house was a bit more than the I needed; at least on a full time bases. Friends & Family came often, but I still found myself with more room than I needed. I also didn't realize how expensive it would be to be maintain the Great Escape River House. Sell or Rent? It was an easy choice. Its a case of eating your cake and having it to. Turn the Great Escape River House over to wonderful folks a few days or weeks a month and enjoy it the rest of the time with our friends and family. Now when I come home, its like I'm on a Vacation! Opening my home to travelers (like yourself); who long for great times, with those whose company they enjoy in awesome surroundings. I can't imagine anyone coming here, with a dozen or more of their favorite people and not having the absolutely most fantastic vacation of their lifetime.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Great Escape River House is unlike anything you can rent on the Coast; maybe anywhere! While located in the Gulfport city limits, you'll feel like you are miles from outside intrusions. The house is spacious & has so many areas for people to gather or to find a quiet nook. Early risers can enjoy watching the sun rise over the river, sipping their coffee. Some locals enjoy walking or jogging in the neighborhood. The house is on a 'No Outlet' road so vehicle traffic is very light. While the house's pool is above ground, the surrounding deck makes for easy entry & exit. The house is just off the new 605, so its a quick trip to I-10 or straight south to Hwy. 90; minutes away from Casinos, beaches and other local attractions. In 2015 an outdoor kitchen & elevator was added. In 2014 a large fire pit was added. As for interior amenities, you would be hard pressed to find a local bar as well set up as our home bar. The kitchen is massive. Everyone can have a hand in this kitchen & not be in the way. The house is beautifully furnished with all new bedding & linens. Most of the mattresses & furniture are new. Either a few days, a week, or Snowbirds in for the Winter, this house is a perfect for a large group get away or Snowbirds who travel with a flock and want room to spread out will find it here! The Great Escape River House has something for everyone, from the Hot Tub, to the swimming pool, gourmet kitchen, 2 covered porches, wet bar, pool table, etc.; did I mention there is a Home generator to part of the house should the power go out? Another feature you will not find in other homes. It has 2 of the largest available continuous hot water units. Sleeping over 20 people, you don't have to worry about hot water. 4500 square feet of accommodations inside, so much outside! Its waiting for you & your group to enjoy!


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Photos

  • View of Kitchen from Loft

    View of Kitchen from Loft

  • pool table - there are 5 Flat screens in this room (Slot for display only)

    pool table - there are 5 Flat screens in this room (Slot for display only)

  • Great Room, so Great it all can't be captured in one photo

    Great Room, so Great it all can't be captured in one photo

  • View of 1/2 the loft. Can you see the end of 3rd bed, across from the 2 queens?

    View of 1/2 the loft. Can you see the end of 3rd bed, across from the 2 queens?

  • Master Bedroom, King bed and attached Full Bath

    Master Bedroom, King bed and attached Full Bath

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed, closet, dresser and TV

    2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed, closet, dresser and TV

  • Just off Great Room, Hall Bath is for the 2 private rooms w/ Queen beds ea.

    Just off Great Room, Hall Bath is for the 2 private rooms w/ Queen beds ea.

  • Spacious Bath with Soaker Tub & Shower & TV, is shared by Bunk Bed rooms

    Spacious Bath with Soaker Tub & Shower & TV, is shared by Bunk Bed rooms

  • Ready to relax in the hot tub? Seats 8 & is on covered porch over looking ri

    Ready to relax in the hot tub? Seats 8 & is on covered porch over looking ri

  • Alcove in loft area, queen bed shown.  Loft has 3 queen beds + full bath

    Alcove in loft area, queen bed shown. Loft has 3 queen beds + full bath

  • 2 sofas-fold down to 2 double size sleepers, Loft sleeps 10-shwn as sitting area

    2 sofas-fold down to 2 double size sleepers, Loft sleeps 10-shwn as sitting area

  •  Seating for 22 & charcoal grill, awaits you at your private pool party!

    Seating for 22 & charcoal grill, awaits you at your private pool party!

  • A partial view of the kitchen.

    A partial view of the kitchen.

  • East Side of the gourmet kitchen. Its like something from a TV cooking show

    East Side of the gourmet kitchen. Its like something from a TV cooking show

  • Loft Full Bathroom has 5' Stand up shower

    Loft Full Bathroom has 5' Stand up shower

  • Master Bath - separate shower & soaker tub, urinal, and Lg Flat Screen TV

    Master Bath - separate shower & soaker tub, urinal, and Lg Flat Screen TV

  • First Bedroom off the The Great Room across from the bathroom

    First Bedroom off the The Great Room across from the bathroom

  • 1st Bunkbd both full (top/botm)- left door to bath; Right door is 2nd Bunk bedrm

    1st Bunkbd both full (top/botm)- left door to bath; Right door is 2nd Bunk bedrm

  • 2nd Bunk Bedroom - 4 total full beds (2 bunks); enter & exit through 1st bun

    2nd Bunk Bedroom - 4 total full beds (2 bunks); enter & exit through 1st bun

  • Fire Pit with plenty of sitting and nice concrete walkway - river just beyond

    Fire Pit with plenty of sitting and nice concrete walkway - river just beyond

  • Seasonal Bedding Shown in Loft Area

    Seasonal Bedding Shown in Loft Area

  • Panoramic view of Kitchen and dining area - loft is at top area of photo

    Panoramic view of Kitchen and dining area - loft is at top area of photo

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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