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Amazing River Retreat! 16 individual beds to sleep up to 27! Elevator! + more!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

On River, Pool, Hot Tub, +MORE - Rates Reduced on Available upcoming dates!


FYI - Got Questions? not ready to commit? Without entering Credit Card Info, scroll past, on left, "about property" to "owner" see my photo? Look just right of my info, to the contract Owner button. No committment, get a quote, Pre-approve you to book and I'll attach the house floor plan - something few Owners do, Making it easy 2 decide to book!

This House & My 2nd Vac. Rental #406326 Combined SLEEP UP TO 43 PEOPLE! The video link features mostly this house, The Great Escape River House, We often rent both houses, this one #351070 & my smaller house #406326, River Lookout, so the Video link also shows areas that are included with both rentals. The River Lookout grounds, the fishing dock between the houses (not included with either house's individual rental) & path, that is used by folks who book to easily go from one house's property to the next, when near the river.

As the Video shows, Both Vac. Homes are within easy walking distance, each with a private swimming pools, hot tubs, pool tables, each offering a unique & amazing stay. The Video, better than I can, shows some unique features to booking both houses, for one stay. That said, rent one or the other or both and You won't be disappointed with these amazing Vac. homes.

My Homes consistently meet or exceed Expectations. Please check-out the over 85 plus FIVE STAR, guest submitted, reviews.

You're putting a great deal of planning & budgeting into your upcoming stay. If your stay is not as expected, it may be years before you'll be able to get this same group together for your particular, unique, vacation... and we realize that every rental is our most important one!

The House's Reviews, from past Guests, can paint the best picture of the amazing stay this house delivers.


Think about It . . . When a couple plans a getaway, in a one bedroom condo, they may pay $100 per person, per night, to stay... For a tiny place, where they hear the neighbors, share a pool. ... A local casino, possibly $150 a person, per night.


nightly Per Person, cost will be:

$28 or less a night (Sept - May) for a Group of 18

$35 or less a night (Nov - Mid Feb) for a Group of 12

$37 or less a night (Mid May - Mid Aug) for a Group of 22


Per Person, Per Nt cost is:

$33 or less a nt (Sept - May) for a Group of 18

$36 or less a nt (Nov - Mid Feb) for a Group of 12

$38 - $45 or less a nt (Mid May - Mid Aug) for a Group of 22

The above amts are based on avg. weekly or nightly Rental Amts, Cleaning Fee, Damage Insurance, & Taxes. They do not include the Refundable Security Deposit, Options, or site fee.

These Per Person per night booked rates may be slightly higher for Holiday or local event stays.... But even then, they are pretty close to these nightly average cost per person.

The above is mentioned to point out the house is in everyone's budget, if you've got the people count. If your people count is less, especially far less, it may not be the best option. In which case I encourage you to check out my 2nd vacation home, River Lookout, listed on this site, #406326. If your count exceeds those examples above, the cost per person per night will also decrease.

Large groups say compared to renting separate hotels or condos, not only is The Great Escape River House a much better value, it's far superior to its competition in every way.

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


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


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.


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.


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


-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


- Covered parking

-Picnic tables - seat over 20 people

-Ping-Pong Table

-Bench seating


-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)


-Outside toilet

-Close house doors & perfect place to grab a smoke (front or rear)



-Custom made Gourmet kitchen

-2 Convention Ovens

-2 Microwaves

-2 Dishwashers

-2 Coffee makers

-1 Keurig

-3 Sinks

-2 Islands

-48" Gas cooktop stove



-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



-2 Sectional sofas

-Totally cool Man Cave - perfect for watching a game


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 ea of the top bunks & 1 in ea 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.



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 bath with a lg. 5 ft shower. The 6 full-size beds (3 full over full bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent (nested) bedrooms with full bath. Bathroom has a lg garden tub/shower. Perfect for 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 bath, which has a private entrance from the master bedroom, offers a 2nd entrance to its bathroom. Offering more bathing options for lg 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!'


Check-out property #406326 (over 70 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

-Optional 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:


-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.


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


Rates are based on No Visitors or limited Visitors (4 or less) during stay. Planning 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 4 must be disclosed prior to booking.


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.


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 posted fee, & the Refundable Deposit increased.


Once a single wkend nt is booked, the rest of the wk will not book. For that reason, we have longer min stays than our smaller competitors. Rates are based on these min. stays being booked. Quotes are given for shorter stay, but not at the 4 nt min stay rate.

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January 17, 2018

About Patricia

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.

Patricia purchased this house in 2005

Why Patricia chose Gulfport

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 27 ...
  • Max. adults: 27
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • VISITORS PRIOR TO BOOKING, Please Notify Owner of guest count. Include any visitors. If the quote is based on 20 people, that is what we've agreed to
  • HAVE A GREAT TIME! .. but use care & good judgement. Don't disturb the neighbors or leave permanent reminders of your stay on the house & furnishings
  • NO SMOKING There are areas around the house well suited for smoking ... check out the Rental Agreement for more details on house polices & rules ;)
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , On Outside deck, close to the Hot Tub, there is toilet room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft Full bath, has 5' Shower (no tub)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hall Bathroom, has 5' Shower (no tub), urinal, vanity, & TV
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master also has Urinal, double sinks, & TV
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Not a 6th Bathroom, but there is an outside shower by Pool
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bunk Rooms Share this Bathroom w Garden Tub/Shower & TV
  • • 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 :)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Loft - 3 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Sleeps 10, armoire, full bath, TV, night stands, fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 - Off Hall, TV, night stand, dresser, lamp.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 - Master, deck access, private bath, dresser, TVs,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 - dresser, night stand, TV, bath across hall
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6 - 2 Full over Full bunk beds/total - 4 full beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3- 1 full over full bunk bed/Total 2 Full beds, Bath
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Above Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
• 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.


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average rating of 4.989011 based on 91 reviews
Stillwater, Mn

A Real Find

  • 5 of 5

We had eight guys on a golf trip. Everyone raved about how great a place it was. The facilities were great and set up perfectly. It is really unique and these folks know how to run it properly. Thanks for sharing with us

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This property is great for large groups.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Destin, FL


  • 5 of 5

This house was even BETTER than advertised! We had a party of 13, including several 20-something young adults, and everyone had a great time. Anything we could have wanted was available: Pool, Ping Pong, Basketball, Pool, Hot Tub, multiple TVs, great deck, kitchen and bar. Casinos are just a short Uber ride away, also great fishing and golfing. We plan to return in the near future for a family reunion. Patricia was great to work with. We highly recommend this home for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to enjoy family time. Patricia is a wonderful person to work with. This was our second time staying at the house and we are looking forward to our third.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed every minute we stayed at this property...from relaxing in the pool to playing ping pong!!!! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit for our family get away!!!! Patricia was very helpful and answered any questions we had about our stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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best vacation

  • 5 of 5

great stay was provided with everything a house need

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport
Nearest Barpub
3.7 Miles
Daffys on the water
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bayou Vista Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
1 mile to the 605, which will take you to I-10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Captain Al's Steak & Seafood
Nearest Beach
7.7 Miles
We're on river; at low tide we have a beach; Gulf
Car: necessary



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.


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.


Less than an hour and half from New Orleans.


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.


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



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!


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

OPTIONAL-Grill Tank fill $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

~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.

~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

~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

~to Fill Calendar Gaps
~On quickly approaching dates

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.

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.

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

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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