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Amazing Retreat! Elevator! Sleeps 27! Discounts to fill Gaps on Calendar

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

(Please Read the Description further below AND check out “Unique Benfits” of The GREAT ESCAPE RIVER HOUSE. You’ll need to click on “Read more above Patricia” in the Owner section near my Picture)


BOOK “Gaps” Dates:

Mon 2/05 - Fri 2/23/18*

Sat 3/03 - Fri 3/09/18*

Fri 3/16 - Wed 3/21/18*

Sun 3/25 - Wed 3/28/18

*4 night min. For these great rates

If you’ve got 18 people in your group, it will ONLY be $21 per person / per night booked, if booking 4 nights... less for more nights... a lil more per person with less people



This site doesn’t recognize, that folks can sometimes be flexible on arrival and depart dates, to get the perfect house for their stay.

For this house, that means not appearing in searches where potential guests have put dates for shorter stays than the required minimum stay of this house.

The posted rates are based on two kinds of stays 4 or more nights or a full 7 nights, where neither check in or out is a Friday or Saturday. That said, our rates for the amenities and value, often beat other lodging choices offering shorter stays.

This way you will have a choice, book:

1. Gap dates at a better than posted rate

2. 4 or More nights at posted rates

(without a Friday or Saturday check in or out)

3. Get a slightly higher quote, for your perfect stay

(check-in and out on your desired dates, whether 2 or 3 nights or what day of the week)

When you inquire, I’ll send at least 2 attachments:

1. The house floor plan - Making it easy 2 decide to book!

2. An attachment with YouTube Videos and more info on this amazing house.


This House & My 2nd Vac. Rental #406326 Combined SLEEP UP TO 43 PEOPLE! 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 both homes to easily go from one house's property to the next, when near the river.

My Homes consistently meet or exceed Expectations. Please check-out the 160 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**

** Less when the group exceeds this 12, 18, or 22 count in these examples

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, which many of the same amenities.

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.


2 continuous water heaters provide any size group with endless hot water showers.


Pool deck has a charcoal grill. Upper deck, just feet from the inside kitchen, there a gas grill, 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. For a fee, Firewood can be delivered prior to your arrival.


-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!

-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.


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.

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, and offers many of the same amenities, plus a Private River beach (very rare)

Both Homes are 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.


Rates are based on No more than Visitors during stay. Planning on more? Please provide details for an accurate quote. Rates are based on a "Lodging" stay; not an "Event" stay. Often visitors translates into "Event." From Wedding to Baby Shower, they involve visitors.


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.

More Details

Patricia Dalton
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Patricia Dalton

Since in my 20's, I've owned long term rentals. I’ve spent most of my working life as my Father’s right hand in his business, taking most of my waking hours. The other hours, were mostly spent caring for my disabled mother.

My folks passed away a few years ago. By that time, despite being the favorite Aunt to my siblings children, it was too late for children of my own. I never married, choosing to remain single, looking for Mr. Right, rather than wedding “Mr. Not-Right” for me.

Some Vacation Owners, do the cleaning and upkeep themselves. I want to continue to LOVE my Vacation Rentals, so I have a professional cleaning crew and local maintenance crew. I handle everything they don’t... Guests, calendars, bookings, you know, the fun stuff.... which allows me to be a bit of a tumble weed, offering unusual freedom, as long as I’ve my iPad and internet.

About Me?

I enjoy great conversations, nature (and about anything from fishing to ATVing in it), friends, cruises, most living things (great & small), learning about people, history, the world, life. I’ll try about anything on a dare from parachuting or swimming with sharks (yep, I’ve done that... and more). I’ve given up on Dating sites (although I could write Several funny stories just on the public 1st date meeting); and started focusing my free time on family and friends. I will tumble weed, at a moments notice, to far flung regions, for adventure, a memorable experience, or on a dare :). Passport at the ready.

I am down to earth, a roll up the sleeves & get 'er done kind of gal. 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 and hope you choose one of my River Houses.

Patricia Dalton purchased this house in 2005

Why Patricia Dalton chose Gulfport

Since 1996, my family owned a camp on the Biloxi River. It was a slice of paradise. I often thought how amazing it would be to share it with travelers.

the camp next to this house, the Great Escape River House. It was such a perfect slice of 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, it had grown to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! My dream house for all my friends and family to gather.

It didn't take to long to realize, the house was quite a bit more than the I needed. 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.

I always liked the idea of sharing my piece of paradise on the River. I knew that most renters would be people, like myself, wanting more than a hotel could offer & would be respectful of the Vacation Home they rented.

Opening my home to travelers (like yourself) who long for great times, with those whose company they enjoy in awesome surroundings.... what a great thing to do! I can't imagine anyone coming here, with a dozen or more of their favorite people and not having the absolutely fantastic vacation

Being from the service industry, I pride myself on offering a very clean, comfortable, (as advertised) Vacation Rentals. I advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience.

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 and hope you choose one of my River Houses.

What makes this house unique

The GREAT ESCAPE RIVER HOUSE is unlike anything you can rent on the Coast; maybe anywhere!

The following are PRIVATE for the sole use of the Guests of the GREAT ESCAPE RIVER HOUSE:

-FEMA approved Outdoor Elevator (not an unsafe lift)

-8 Person Hot Tub

-2 Continuous Hot Water Heaters

-Home Generator

-Direct TV with Premium Channels

-Cable High Speed WiFi

-1000 sq ft. Dining Room & Custom Gourmet Kitchen

-1200 sq ft. Great Room

-outdoor 20’ x 20’ kitchen with sink off main house

-Gas Grill (Option - tank filled)

-pool deck also has sink and charcoal grill

-19’ Granite Wet Bar (unlike any private home bar)

-12 Bar Stools at Wet Bar / 12 at Kitchen Bar

-2 huge Sectionals

-Pool Table (Real slate table not a kiddie toy)

-Basketball Goal

-Ping Pong Table


-Plenty of Seating inside & out

-Linens and Bath Towels included

-Fire Pit with plenty of seating (Optional - Firewood)

-2 Covered Porches

-On the Biloxi River

-Fishing Deck - ok to bring your boat!

-outside shower

-Keg Cooler (optional - keg)

-12+ TV’s

-Washer & Dryer

-4 full bathrooms + toilet closet close on outside deck

-5 Bedrooms + Huge Sleeper Loft

-12 Full to King size beds

-2 Convertible Sofas

-2 Folding Beds

-Sleeps up to 27 people

-15’ x 30’ Swimming Pool

—ladder/steps into pool

—ramp to pool deck

—mobility challenged friendly.

-Option to Rent RIVER LOOKOUT (next door) to sleep up to 43 people

Too much house? RIVER LOOKOUT sleeps up to 16 #406326 on VRBO


-Less than 8 miles to Gulf of Mexico beach

-In the Gulfport City Limits

-Off Exit 38

-Hear crickets and owls - Not trains

(Vacationers near beach, listen to trains blowing their whistles & house shaking - all night - Map view train tracks b4 booking)

The GREAT ESCAPE RIVER HOUSE is spacious & has so many areas for people to gather or to find a quiet nook. Floor Plan attached to every response to an inquiry.

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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Even better than the pictures!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exceptional! Everything you could possibly need and more!! Everything was in perfect condition with more space and amenities than we could have imagined! Every bedroom was comfortable and the common areas were perfect for our friends getaway weekend. We did not leave the property because we had everything we needed. The kitchen was absolutely beautiful with so much space to enjoy cooking. Plus with multiple sinks and dishwashers, cleaning up was a breeze. Patricia was great with helping make our stay absolutely perfect! We are already trying to plan a trip back! Thanks Patricia for making my birthday weekend perfect!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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This house is even more amazing than the pictures!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing... HUGE functional kitchen, large living areas, comfortable sleeping quarters, and the outdoor spaces are amazing with a fun pool area, relaxing hot tub, and an awesome area to lounge around and play some ping pong under the house. Right next to the river which was cool and within very close driving distance to the coast and the casino’s.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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dublin, ga

The house is absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely perfect. Patricia was very flexible with our group. Pictures does not do it justice. The kitchen is spectacular. Room for all the cooks. The outdoor area is spacious and relaxing. Group of 10 stayed but we had dinner guests and they were amazed by the house. 100% recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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The best experience I’ve ever had!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don’t do this property justice! We had the best time. A big group of women, so we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. It is huge, with every gadget you could possibly need! The elevator was a godsend! The beds are so comfortable, you won’t want to leave. We are discussing when we can go back. Thank you Patricia. You are wonderful and so helpful!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Everything was perfect. Patricia’s response time is excellent which made it that much easier!

  • 5 of 5

Patricia was very flexible in regards to my check in time which should not go unnoticed!! All my questions were answered rather quickly. The pictures of this amazing house is just a quick preview of what you’re really getting. The house was extremely clean. It was so spacious that it made it easy to go off to myself and relax after a long drive. The scenery was great. Overall I give this house and Patricia 2 thumbs up. If I ever travel to this part of the south again I will definitely be in contact with this owner. The house is worth every cent paid.. Thanks Again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Burleson, TX

Gorgeous property and home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 21 stayed here after Christmas and it could not have been more perfect for us. The bedrooms are nice and the living area/game room ample and crowd-friendly with plenty of seating. My favorite place was the huge kitchen and eating area—truly a dream kitchen in every sense of the word. Five people can easily be working in the kitchen at the same time—3 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, large commercial refrigerator and lots of counter space. The kitchen bar has bar stools for 10 people so most of our grandchildren sat there. The views of the river, hot tub area, fire pit, pool (we didn’t use the pool in 30 degree weather but it looked nice) and patio area are all wonderful! The owner was great to respond quickly via text when I had a question and was very accommodating during the reservation process. The house was pristine in cleanliness. I can’t say enough praises about this entire experience! Hopefully, we can stay here again the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

OPTION-Propane 4 Grill $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
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 *
~4 or less Visitors per stay

* 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.

Is $2 a quarter cut log, minimum 20 logs ($40); delivered prior to arrival to under the covered deck of house to protect wood from the weather.

If people count is above # quote is based on, there is No Added charge for 1st 4 wee-ones. Site will calculate it; I will remove it on quote, if disclosed prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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