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The Southern Living Idea House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This was the 2008 Southern Living Idea House and was featured on the cover of the August 2008 Southern Living Magazine. 4 br / 4 bath. 3 large porches. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces. All Viking kitchen. Hardwood floors and tall ceilings. In the award winning Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor - just outside Oxford. Available for football weekends, weddings, and special events. Plein Air has a fabulous restaurant, antique store, bridal boutique and more. A very special house.

Keywords: Southern Vernacular. Was on the cover of Southern Living Aug. 08. The only Idea House Southern Living has ever done in Mississippi. All Viking Kitchen. 3 porches. Really special house.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Additional 2BR/1Ba loft available in conjunction with this house. Located 100 yards away in same neighborhood. See it at VRBO listing #449166. We also now have three 1 BR/1 BA cottages available in the Plein Air neighborhood. Each is unique and has a nice LR, galley kitchen and great porch! All these options are within walking distance of each other.


Plein Air Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom features king-sized bed., Queen size Beds (2) Two additional bedrooms feature queen-sized beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) Detached cottage bedroom features 2 twin-sized beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
The 2008 Southern Living Idea House. Was featured on the cover of August '08 Southern Living Magazine. Hardwood floors, 3 porches, wood burning fireplaces, (indoor and outdoor fireplaces), all Viking kitchen. Great house to entertain in. Located in the award winning Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor - 5 minutes outside Oxford. We also now have available three 1 BR cottages in Plein Air, a short stroll from the Southern Living home.


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The Southern Living Idea House
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Marietta GA

Spectacular House & Wedding Venue !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Southern Living House for my daughter's wedding weekend at Plein Air in Taylor, MS. Words cannot do this beautiful home justice !! The finishes and furnishings are of the highest quality and the beauty and grace of this home is something to be experienced and remembered for a lifetime. The thoughtful touches throughout the house and the little details are what sets this home apart from others - it truly is a lovely setting and so very welcoming and comfortable for our group of 8. Campbell McCool is an attentive host and made sure that everything was perfect for our stay.

The wedding photos that were taken in the house are exquisite and we will all have lifetime memories of my daughter's wedding weekend at Plein Air and the Southern Living House.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Incredibly beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Southern Living Idea House in Taylor, MS. The home is absolutely beautiful and it is one of the nicest homes that we have ever rented. The interior is stunning and the appliances and furniture are of the highest quality. The home has three bedrooms and an adjacent guest house has two double beds. The house accommodates 8 people very comfortably. The house is very close to the famous Taylor Grocery and we ordered catfish to go one night so that we could eat at the house. The house is only 10-15 minutes from the Square. We would highly recommend this home and we plan to stay there again on a future trip to Ole Miss. The owner was great to work with and was available if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Stay

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable House, there for Ole Miss Graduation with large family. Perfect!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty, Comfort of Home & Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! From the minute you walk in the door - you will appreciate the spectacular attention to detail from the brick foyer to the chef's kitchen! One reason I would love to stay here again is that it feels so comfty and cozy while being so nice! We enjoyed walking to Taylor Grocery and picking up food to go JUST in order to eat "at home" over a nice fire. The many porches in the house allow for tranquil time spent alone or with friends. What a lovely "mini vacation" spot!!

The manager is also a JOY to deal with in every way!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Additional 2 br/1Ba loft available in conjunction with this house. Located 100 yards away in same neighborhood. See it at VRBO listing #449166.

Also available, 3 one BR/BA spacious individual cottages with LR, galley kitchens, porches. King beds. Beautifully furnished & very comfortable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Year Round $2,000* / weekend which includes Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights. *Higher for certain football and other weekends. Rates are subject to change until booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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