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Swimming pool, grill and spa. For a fee, spa can be heated during your stay

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The River Lookout, is a Unique Vacation Rental.

As you consider which Vacation Rental is best suited for you and your family, friends, or group, please consider the following, about The River Lookout:

REVIEWS
Over 50 - 5-star Reviews! Not a single review less than 5 stars. Someday, someone probably will post an unfavorable review, not everyone can be pleased, every time. That said, River Lookout consistently delivers an awesome Experience.

RATES based on GUEST COUNT
In 2016, the HomeAway sites had some major changes. One of those changes, caused the River Lookout to be invisible to small groups of people. This was because the rates were set on a 16 person guest count. To have more "eyes" see this listing, the rate structure has been re-vamped. This change will allow smaller groups to book at much lower rates, closer to available dates or small groups to book further out for longer stays.... While still having rates for mid-size to larger groups.

Here are some things you should know if your group is less than 9 people:

ROOM CONFIGURATION BASED ON SMALL GUEST COUNT:

1 - 4 PEOPLE
Rate, Receive:
The Master bedroom & bath, common areas (includes sofa sleeper), & Hall bathroom
(Guests have full use of house, except for the 3 other bedrooms & 2 folding beds)
--- Cleaning fee is $125
--- This Rate generally available 3 weeks prior to an available date *

5 - 6 PEOPLE
Rate, Receive:
The Master bedroom & bath, Hall King Bedroom, common areas (includes sofa sleeper), & Hall bathroom
(Guests have full use of house, except for 2 Bedrooms (1 with Bunk beds & 1 Queen Bed + 2 folding beds)
--- Cleaning fee is $135
--- This Rate generally available 4 weeks prior to an available date *


7 - 8 PEOPLE
Rate, Receive:
Full access to the entire house, except the Bunk Bedroom & 2 folding beds.
--- Cleaning fee is $155
--- This Rate generally available 6 weeks prior to an available date *

9 + PEOPLE
Rate, Receive:
Full house. Cleaning fee is $175
- This Rate generally available anytime, however months away from an available date, the minimum required stay may slightly more nights, than what is posted here.

* There are exceptions. For instance, a small group wanting to book 1 month or longer, several months in advance.


SO WHAT SETS RIVER LOOKOUT APART FROM OTHER VACATION HOMES?

OUTSIDE:
-60' x 18' covered deck outside the front door
-Deck is raised, so under the deck is also shaded usable space
-Deck has Ceiling fans, chairs & tables as well as and a POOL TABLE
-It is not in a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision neighborhood
-14' x 30' In-ground swimming pool
-Hot tub (if you elect to have this amenity)
-The grounds are tranquil in a park-like atmosphere
-Plenty of parking
-On a mostly lazy River, with a private beach/sand bar
-Access to our fishing dock on an adjacent property
-Bringing your boat? Dock it at our dock on adjacent property
-Outside Covered areas
-Large Covered deck with plenty of seating right out front door
-Pool Table
-2 areas to grill
-It offers a "Destination" Vacation
This means, your trip to Gulfport isn't contingent on what you do or what you see in Gulfport.
While Months swimming in the river & swimming pool can occur in offers so much to do at the River Lookout, between the amenities and river views, you can have a very relaxing stay at this house away from it all. It is not like leaving your suburb home and going to another suburb home.


INSIDE:
-7 Beds, 4 Full size (configured as 2 bunk beds), 1 Queen, & 2 King beds
-4 bedrooms - 3 with 1 bed each, 4th with 2 full over full bunk beds
(The full over full bunk beds are well suited for grown men - golfers often stay here. These are NOT flimsy bunk beds, but sturdy, plenty of headroom bunks designed for adult use, while safe for children)
-plus 2 folding beds
-Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living room Sofa
-Master Bath has a double vanity, Shower & bathtub.
-2nd Bath stocked with 14 sets of plush towels
-Comfortable beds (please check-out previous Reviews)
-Kitchen well equipped
-New Bedding, furnishings, plush towels
-Extra pillows
-Laundry Room with Washer/Dryer
-A blanket & quilt on every bed
-Room Darkening Curtains
-WiFi
-Basic Cable
-4 Flat Screen TV's
-Seating inside for 12+
-Plenty of seating outside also
-Professional cleaning service used

-Conveniently & Centrally located on the MS Coast
-In City Limits of Gulfport, Just North of I-10
-Responsive Owner; but not intrusive


ADDITIONALLY:

BEACH & PAVILION
A brief walk away from the house, down some stairs & a concrete path will lead you to the Beach and Pavilion area. Offering access to, depending on River Levels, a small beach at low tide; a nice sandbar at high tide. There is also a covered Pavilion with a couple of picnic tables, benches, & grill, right next to the river.


WOODED PATH (Not included, but often granted access to):
Most stays will be granted Access to "Wooded Path" which is a concrete path that runs through the woods, parallel to the Biloxi River. This is not on the River Lookout property, not included with the rental, but is the property adjacent, owned by family members.

The Wood Path:
-all Children must be with an Adult at all times
-Concrete Path is almost 400' long
-has a covered room with benches and swings
-leads to a large dock, perfect for fishing from or docking a boat, should you bring one
-shared with guests of the Great Escape River House Vacation Home

Traveling with an even larger group? Additional guests can stay within walking distance at The Great Escape River House, Sleeps up to 27 people, but groups of 12 - 18 people most often book this house. (VRBO #351070).

Please note the maximum occupancy of 16 at the River Lookout (The house advertised on this page).

WE WANT OUR GUESTS TO BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS OR BANK TRANSFERS. WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR ONE. Foreign Checks or Money Orders are also not accepted. We will initiate any payment request thru secure sites that offer protection for you. If you wish to confirm that any email that comes from us is legitimate, please call us.

THIS IS THE PARADISE VACATION WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!

If you are looking for a peaceful, 'getaway from it all' vacation or a vacation where you stay in a secluded area, but are just minutes away from awesome dining, great shopping, casinos, golf courses, Gulf of Mexico Beaches, and entertainment, this is the place for you and your group. Close to the fun, yet feeling like you've gotten away from it all.

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RESERVING RIVER LOOKOUT
Each Vacation Home is unique and has different policies. Regardless if you book directly with the owner or through this website, the Rental Agreement must be returned signed. This document contains the terms under which the rental is taking place. Guests having an amazing stay, receiving their full damage deposit back, is the something both owner and guest desires. The Rental Agreement puts both parties on the same page, helping ensure everyone is happy.

River Lookout is in a quiet rural residential neighborhood. We ask that our guests respect that and the surrounding community.

The house & grounds are not suitable for large Parties, Weddings, etc. The rates on this site are based on a lodging stay, which generally does not involve visiting guests (those not spending the night). Quotes are based on the information provided. If it is not stated there will be visitors, it is assumed there will not be any visitors and that the count of adults and children is accurate. Please provide Overnight guest and if anticipated, the visiting guest count with inquiries. Any details you wish to include on your desired stay are always appreciated.

PETS?
For years we didn't allow pets. Recently we replaced about ½ the carpeted areas with hardwood bamboo flooring and think now is the time to allow pets. Pet owners need to be aware:

-3 bedrooms have carpet, so please keep these doors closed
-There are no pet secured fenced areas
(the pool has a chain link fence, but dogs can easily climb under it)
- Neighbors have dogs, sometimes they get out of their fences
- there are Predatory birds in the area. Despite being close to everything, being in the city limits of Gulfport, hawks, eagles (even bald eagles), as well as very large owls, are common sights. I've shared most of my life with small dogs and while I have not lost a dog to a predatory bird, many of my river neighbors have. Keeping dogs on leashes, staying close to them, especially at dusk and into the night, could save your small dog's life.
- cleaning fee is not adjusted for pets
- Send details on Pet (s) for consideration (age, breed, weight, health, temperament, long / short hair, etc.)

HOUSE FLOORPLAN:
Upon request or with every quote, a House Floor Plan is sent. This Floorplan is very detailed and the measurements are quite accurate. In addition, the floor plan is depicted with the surrounding grounds, the house's placement to the pool, river, wooded path, etc. It's an amazing place.... But not every place, is perfect for every guest. Viewing this Floor Plan will ensure there are no unpleasant surprises. If the floor plan will work for you and your group, you can be assured, the house and amenities will meet or exceed your expectations.

For more information on the River Lookout, it has its own website with more photos and information. This website is not intended to prevent Guests from booking directly with this website. Rather provide more information.

While my work keeps me hopping, Please feel free email, call or text for more information.



Keywords: House, vacation home, vacation rental, River Riverfront, Waterfront, fun, romance, Friends, Family, reunion, retreat, woods, country, pet friendly, beach house, close to golf courses, shopping, near Keesler air force base, Seabee base, camp Shelby

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a mostly retired, senior, residential neighborhood. We do not allow loud, drunken, offensive gatherings. Ideally our primary renter(s), will be 28 or older, based on the purpose of the stay, size & ages of the group, we will make exceptions...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The River Lookout's interior is pretty child proof. Families with small children, when they 1st arrive, should ck-out the house to make sure the small items that may present a hazard (such as chess pieces) are put out of lil ones reach. We don't provide things like high-chairs or cribs. Outside Child hazards are few, but do exist: 1. The house is elevated & there are two stair cases that lead to it. Neither has a gate, so parents should be diligent to insure lil ones don't tumble down either stair case. 2. The River Lookout's back yard has a drop off. Its about 40' from the house & parents should supervise children to make sure they don't approach the edge 3. The River. When my nephews were young I'd put them in Life Jackets when they arrived & a week later, when they went home, I'd take them off. They still tease me about that. The River's more hazardous than a back yard pool without a fence around it. Supervise the lil ones as you would if were at the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    not inside the house. The outside, upper deck area, away from the doors, is fine. Beside to properly dispose of you butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    with some recent flooring improvements, Pets are now welcome. We'll need some information on the pet, temperament, breed, size, do you plan to crate, etc. All pets will be seriously considered . . . and most approved. There will be a non-refundable pet fee & increased damage deposit. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    the 2nd story, which is where the single story River Lookout is, must be accessed by climbing a flight of stairs. The stair rise and fall are similar to climbing a set of stairs on the inside of a house from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor when there are 8-foot ceilings. we are looking at several lift options so one day our disabled guests will be able to enter the house without having to accend a set of stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Has Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom has private Full Bathroom & Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Has Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    2 Full over Full size Bunk Beds...moreless

  • King size beds (2) There are 2 King Size Beds. One is in the Master Bedroom, with its own Bathroom; the other is in a private bedroom. Both King Size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012., Queen size Beds (1) The only Queen size bed is located in its own bedroom. This queen bed have a new mattress & new bedding as of June 2012., Bunk Beds (2) There are two FULL top & two FULL bottom bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full-size beds. These are not flimsy kiddie beds. They are VERY sturdy well-made beds, with new mattresses and comfortable bedding. We one person in each of the top bunk, and two in the bottom. These bunk beds are located in the same bedroom, with this bedroom accommodating up to 6. These 4 full-size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012. Also there are 2 folding beds (a little smaller than twin beds) and a queen sofa sleeper...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Master Bathroom - double vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bathroom...moreless

  • 2 bathrooms Hall & Master Master has 2 vanity sink, a shower/tub as well as a shower stall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The River Lookout can be so much! Great getaway for friends & family. A wonderful place to share secrets. In the summer, swim in the river or the swimming pool. Fishing or bring a boat. The Property is full of possibilities and the house is well set up and very comfortable. Come stay at a vacation rental like no other! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table:

    On the covered porch, there is a slate pool table. Great fun and because it is outside, smokers won't be left out...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The house is equipped with basic cable...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) There are 4 flat screen TV's. One is located in the Living area, the others are located in each of the bedrooms with a single bed. The only bedroom without a TV is the room with the Two Bunk beds. Because of the configuration of the room, and how the bunk beds are made (well constructed, with few gaps in the footboards), it was impossible to put a TV anywhere where it could be practically viewed by more than one person. As we considered that, in a room that slept up to 6, we could imagine this would be more of problem for the other 5 (or possibly even parents), and did not, on purpose, put a TV in this room....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Resort:

    The River Lookout, has a resort feel. With its Swimming Pool, Hot tub, on the River covered areas and amenities (including a pool table) you will you have it all....moreless

  • Rural:

    In the City Limits of Gulfport, yet will feel miles from anywhere because of the lightly populated area....moreless

  • Water View:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private RIVER BEACH IN BACK YARD ... Gulf of Mexico beaches less 8 miles about straight south on lightly traveled road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC and heat ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 Clothes Dryers, one purchased 2015 other 9/2016, One a front loaders. This makes it possible for us to have same day check in and check outs and Guarantees guests with have a working Dryer...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central AC and heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi provided by the local cable company...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The 7 beds will be freshly made, with sheets, two pillows, shams (pillows inside sham - should you need extra pillows), blanket & quilt. Folding beds & sofa sleeper not made with linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Its an open living, dining, and kitchen. 2 sofas, 1 large lounge chair, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table, lamps, & Flat Screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of off street parking (not covered)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of off street parking (not covered)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes. If you plan to bring a trailer or RV, please disclose this prior to booking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    16 Bath sets in the house - Hand, wash, & Bath. For use in the house. Guests encourage to bring beach towels. There Also some spare towels 4 use outside the house (pool, beach, etc).....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 Washing Machines, one purchased 2015 other 9/2016, both front loaders. This makes it possible for us to have same day check in and check outs and Guarantees guests with have a working washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless Internet, provided by the local cable company...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    kitchen stocked with every variety of pots, skillets, cooking sheets, eating & cooking utensil, plate, glass, bowl, coffee mug, etc., you could need. This selection improves with each booking, Guests are solicited with every stay for suggestions on how to improve stay....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided. I've photographed much of what is supplied in the kitchen and included it on the River Lookout's website: w w w dot The Great Escape River Lookout dot com...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel Dishwasher, purchased 9/2016...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nice size Kitchen with new stainless steel appliances! lots of counter space. It was designed to be visually pleasing and functional. There is even a counter peninsula with seating for 4. The dinning table in this open floor plan, has seating for 8....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above the stove, a large, stove venting stainless steel microwave, purchased 9/2016....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric Convection Stainless Steel Oven / Stove, purchased 6/2016...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We do not provide any perishable items. Previous guests leave things like salt, pepper, etc. and these items are left for future guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size Refrigerator/Freezer - stainless steel, purchased 9/2016...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Convection Stainless Steel Oven / Stove, purchased 6/2016...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Provided...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    since the deck is elevated, I'd have to say it's got a great balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    you are gonna love this deck / patio - its Fully covered - 18' x 56' !! It doubles the living area of the house. Like a tree house, it overlooks a neighbors yard, street, yard, providing awesome views of the River. A great place to socialize, sunbathe, or grab a smoke. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    well not a gazebo, but a really cool pavilion near the beach, that you have access to. It's got a couple of picnic tables, a grill, and sometimes a low tide, even a small beach....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are a couple of companies in the area that will deliver Kayaks or Canoe's for rental at the house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 - both charcoal The 1st is on the upper deck out the front door and the other is under the pavilion by the beach...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Rates don't include clean/heated Hot Tub. We've found many groups don't use it. So its an add on amenity. 7 nights or less, it's $100/booking. $15/day after 7 nights....moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Private Swimming Pool 14' x 29' inground (sorry as of summer 2016, the pool is not heated) ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Cruisin week
Oct 2 - Oct 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 9 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$125 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$900

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,250
Off Season
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $185
Thu, Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$85 $110
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$600 $2,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Feb 17 - Mar 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$90 $115
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$650 $2,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500 $10,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • OPTIONAL.... Hot Tub? $100 + tax
  • OPTIONAL ... Propane? $20 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee 9 or more $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

4 or more Mo. out, 5 night min

Less > 4 mos out, 4 nt min.

Less > 1 mo out, 3 nt min.

Less > 14 days out, 2 nt stay available

Rates based on 4 or more nts. Stays less than 4 nts, are at higher rate

Pmt schedule 1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days prior to arrival

Mo. Rates based on 28 Nts. & up to 6 people (rate table above did not allow this). Each above the 6th person add $10/night.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi Internation Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daffy's & Prop Stop (Got a boat? even closer)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dogwood Hills Golf Course
39 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station in Picayune, MS
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10 at exit 38 (Lorraine/Cowan/605)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Capt. Al's Steak & Seafood (they also deliver)
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
River Beach on Property; Gulf of Mexico beaches

Car: Necessary

GENERAL LOCATION:

The River Lookout is located in the city limits of Gulfport, a few minutes North of I-10, Exit 38, on the Biloxi River. The Biloxi River is the dividing line for much of Biloxi & Gulfport north of I-10, to give you an idea how close Biloxi is.

"HOW FAR TO THE BEACH?"

The Gulf of Mexico beaches are almost straight south, less than 8 miles away, on a 4 lane (2 headed north/2 headed south) lightly traveled road, with few lights. Except for a few minutes, around 5 PM when Gulfport experiences some rush hour, you will most likely be slowed down by the few traffic lights instead of other vehicles.

WHY CHOOSE RIVER LOOKOUT IF A DRIVE IS INVOLVED TO GO TO YHE GULD BEACH?

I know if you are asking, this is an important factor to you and I want to point out that staying at a vacation house near the beach will still involve a walk across busy Highway 90; if you have small children or plan to take more than a towel, will not be fun. Where if you drive, there is plenty of easy parking south of 90, so when you exit your car, you are right on the beach. By driving, you can also choose to park where it is best suited for you and your group, either close to public showers and rest rooms, or perhaps near food, or even in a more secluded area.

NEAR BEACH - NEAR RAIL ROAD TRACKS

NEAR TRACKS?

EXPECT TRAIN WHISLES ALL NIGHT.

Also, if you are considering a stay, in a Vacation House, close to the beaches, before signing on the dotted line of any rental agreement, I recommend seeing how close the house is to the rail road tracks. The trains run quite frequently, some nights as much as every hour, blowing their horns as they go. Often when people choose to return to Gulfport for a vacation, they mention this as the main factor for why they are not returning to the same vacation house they previously stayed.

LOCATION: "DO YOU GIVE TOURS OF THE HOUSE? CAN YOU GIVE ME THE ADDRESS?"

After extensive research on the trends in the Vacation Rental Industry, the overwhelming consensus is not only to NOT give out the Vacation property address; but also not to give its subdivision or general location. This is especially true if the Vacation Home is unique and easily identified from the exterior. Especially when you consider on-line calendars are posted saying exactly when the house will be vacant, when occupied & all the photos telling what can be found in the house and which room it is located in.

The Risk to the Vacation Home, its contents, the guest's safety, and the guest's peaceful enjoyment of the Great Escape River House can not be outweighed by the possible benefits of disclosing it's location to everyone who sends in an inquiry. This house received over 400 inquiries a year. Mostly from good folks who are "Just Looking," many who do book, and I'm sure a few with less than honorable intentions.

Of course we would never expect someone to book a house they didn't know the address. If you like the quote and are serious about booking, please submit the answers to questions at the bottom of email quote. The answers are used to fill in the blanks of the Rental Documents. Those documents will then be sent to you with the property address. At that time, Please check out the address on an map quest / google type search. If this location is not suitable for your stay, please let us know and we'll make the dates available for another group.

Please checkout:

http: // www dot the great escape riverlookout dot com / location . html

(of course you will need to remove the spaces and replace the dot with a "." This commercial site blocks websites in the description area - but there is a spot on this page, in blue writing that says something like "click here to view house's unique website" which would take you to the house's home page website.

At the River Lookout's unique website, on its location page has mileage markers to popular destinations, allowing guests to see if the River Lookout is located just perfect to where they plan to travel while on vacation.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has so much to offer. All the activities indicated can be done on the coast. Most within a few minutes of the River Lookout. Some you will want to bring your own gear, such as for photography, bring your camera, fishing in the back of the River Lookout, your fishing gear, golf your clubs. Of course if you pay to go deep sea fishing or parasailing, the operator will provide that gear.

No matter what you choose to do on the coast or at the River Lookout, you'll have a great time. It's a unique area and you'll be at one of the most unique houses on the coast.

While staying at the River Lookout, if you wish to bring a boat, let us know and we can give you the in's & out's of the River. Our boat is 24' but that's about as big as we would recommend bringing to the River. If its small enough or truck is strong enough, you may even be able to launch up the road at a little neighborhood launch.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Since I've been in my 20's I've owned long rental property and been involved with a family business that takes me to both Louisiana and Mississippi. I have a strong customer service background and am Little OCD.... In that, I like things to be perfect or very close to it. This services me very well in the Vacation Rental industry. From amenities you will find at the house to the systems use to get things done, I'm always striving to do things better & smarter. For years, I've considered doing a vacation rental. I liked the idea of sharing my 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 could offer & respectful of the Vacation Home they rented. Being from the service industry, I pride myself on offering a clean, comfortable, as advertised, Vacation Rental. From the feedback I receive from guests, I know I've met or exceeded expectations. As for me, my personality is down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & 'er done. I solicit my guests for suggestions on what I can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, I've implemented just about 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, I hope you choose either the River Lookout (sleeps up to 16) or The Great Escape River House (sleeps up to 27

Why the Owner Chose Gulfport, MS, USA:
Since 1996, I've enjoyed many weekends out here on the Biloxi River. Swam at the very beach you might decide to at the River Lookout. Because a previous owner had built up the land, this was about the only house sitting right on the ground. After Katrina, the City wanted me to tear it down. Thanks to a very creative Contractor, who suggested raising the roof and building the new house on the brick walls, I not only gained some much-needed storage (the old house is now a garage) but was able to completely redo the house's layout. I also added a large deck that offers a great view of the River. A view I could only have dreamed of before Katrina. In 2015, a 14 ft x 30 ft in-ground swimming Pool and Hot Tub was added. Also above the massive upper deck, a 18 ft x 60 ft roof was added. This roof is a great cover for the upper deck and under that deck (ground level). Under the covered roof, I put a pool table, lighting, and ceiling fans. So even when the weather is poor, it's a fun place to hang out with friends and family. Another nice thing about being under cover, but not inside, is that smokers can enjoy a game of billiards, in the large outdoor room. This Vacation Rental is situated in a rural area, close to I-10, perfect for the Vacationer who is headed off to Golf Courses, Shopping, Casinos, the Gulf of Mexico Beaches, or one of the 100's of other fun things to do on the Gulf Coast.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One thing I think is pretty unique, the River Lookout looks kind of modest from the street. This is a serious case of 'Don't Judge the Book by the Cover'. The River Lookout is elevated, but because the ground was previously built up, it's not as many steps as other River Front property. There is a large covered upper deck, right out the front door, with patio furniture, ceiling fans, and a pool table. This deck offers a really great view of the River. The River is just out back down a concrete path. The River, it's sandbar, beach (at most low tides), and even the short path through the woods (on an adjacent property my family owns) to the covered swing and bench area, guests of River Lookout often enjoy. Further down the path, is a large dock on this adjacent property. If you bring a boat, we allow guests of River Lookout to dock it there. As a 4 bedroom, 2 full bath House, on the River, this is also a bit unique. Most Riverfront property is very small, often being just a single large room, or having one or two bedrooms and a bathroom. The expense associated with building a Home so far above the ground, often restricts its size. This house is a unique find on the River. Now with the swimming pool, at a vacation rental in Gulfport, it's a rare find. I know of no other vacation rental on the Mississippi gulf coast that offers so much. Swimming pool, hot tub/spa, on the River, private River beach, scenic path through the woods, pavilion at river's edge, sleeps up to 16, access to dock if you wish to bring a boat. Less than 8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. To top it off, this House, the River Lookout (sleeps up to 16), can be rented with the Great Escape River House (sleeps up to 27), providing a unique vacation experience for up to 43 people. The 2 houses are within very easy walking distance, even though, they can not be seen from each house. This and more is awaiting you at the River Lookout!


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  • Swimming pool, grill and spa.  For a fee, spa can be heated during your stay

    Swimming pool, grill and spa. For a fee, spa can be heated during your stay

  • Pool table on upper covered deck right off River Lookout

    Pool table on upper covered deck right off River Lookout

  • Living room ~ Flat Screen TV, sound bar, DVD player, Sofa Sleeper, Love Seat, +

    Living room ~ Flat Screen TV, sound bar, DVD player, Sofa Sleeper, Love Seat, +

  • Fall 2016 New Stainless Steel appliances & convection Stove

    Fall 2016 New Stainless Steel appliances & convection Stove

  • kitchen table... there are also 6 folding chairs not shown

    kitchen table... there are also 6 folding chairs not shown

  • Hall bath, plush towels & bath mats, even hooks for towels, its all in details

    Hall bath, plush towels & bath mats, even hooks for towels, its all in details

  • 4th Bedroom, Queen Size Sliegh Bed, with Flat Screen TV

    4th Bedroom, Queen Size Sliegh Bed, with Flat Screen TV

  • 4th bedroom with Queen Bed & Flat Screen TV

    4th bedroom with Queen Bed & Flat Screen TV

  • Master Bathroom, double vanity, shower & bathtub

    Master Bathroom, double vanity, shower & bathtub

  • Bunk Bed Rm Sleeps 6, 4 (2 on each of the lower bunks) + 1 ea in the top bunks

    Bunk Bed Rm Sleeps 6, 4 (2 on each of the lower bunks) + 1 ea in the top bunks

  • Laundry Room - We don't mess around 2 washers / 2 dryers... nice to have a spare

    Laundry Room - We don't mess around 2 washers / 2 dryers... nice to have a spare

  • Great room - Living room, dining & kitchen... Open floor plan for everyone!

    Great room - Living room, dining & kitchen... Open floor plan for everyone!

  • Newly covered deck with ceiling fans and pool table

    Newly covered deck with ceiling fans and pool table

  • Open floor plan, living area, to kitchen to dining area - get the gang together!

    Open floor plan, living area, to kitchen to dining area - get the gang together!

  • roomy Kitchen and dining area

    roomy Kitchen and dining area

  • warm & inviting Hall Bath

    warm & inviting Hall Bath

  • Hall Bedroom with King bed, 2 end tables, dresser, TV, closet

    Hall Bedroom with King bed, 2 end tables, dresser, TV, closet

  • Master with King size bed, end table, lamp, dresser, TV, bench,  closet...

    Master with King size bed, end table, lamp, dresser, TV, bench, closet...

  • Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & tub, plus double vanities

    Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & tub, plus double vanities

  • Master bath double vanity

    Master bath double vanity

  • River with small beach at low tide

    River with small beach at low tide

  • Hall - 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and laundry off this hall.  Bar Stools at kitchen

    Hall - 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and laundry off this hall. Bar Stools at kitchen

  • Zoomed in view from Back Deck of river and Pavilion area (beach just beyond)

    Zoomed in view from Back Deck of river and Pavilion area (beach just beyond)

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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