Gorgeous Weather for Golf/Fishing/Swimming or Just Walk the Beach - Smoke-Free(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:14-26 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 BdRm, 2 Bath - Beautiful Private Creole Cottage, Pool, Beachfront
Our private pool is large and features a pleasant deck with table and chairs for picnics.
Non-smoking property - minimum one month rental.
The interior of the home has 12 foot ceilings, beautiful crown molding, ceiling fans and wide pine floors throughout.
The large living room is highlighted by French doors opening onto the front porch, and a wood burning fireplace. The dining room seats up to eight and includes a floor-to-ceiling closet with wine cooler. The kitchen features a double wall oven, gas range top, granite counters, lighted wall pantry and lots of cabinets and shelf space. Laundry room with washer & dryer is in the living area.
The master bedroom, with queen size bed, faces the beach and opens onto the screened porch through French doors. The guest room, with twin beds, overlooks the pool. Each bedroom has its own full bath.
In this quaint little town, you can enjoy golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, walking and hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing and a beautiful harbor filled with historic fishing boats and modern recreational craft. Downtown Pass Christian features wonderful restaurants, pubs and gift and specialty shops.
Golfers really appreciate the two golf courses located in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus multiple others on the coast. These are popular year around with our mild weather.
Boaters/Fishermen - there are 5 boat launches within a mile of Oyster Reef, plus multiple public piers, and of course, salt water wade fishing right out our front door.
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Member since: 2013
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The high ceilings and tall doors and windows allow Gulf of Mexico breezes to cool the house with our mild climate. However, if the weather isn't perfect, we have central heat and air conditioning for year around comfort. The view is especially nice, since our home is raised a full story off the ground. It is all on one floor, once you're up there. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Walk straight across the street to stroll on our white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico or 'walk the seawall' or go surf fishing. Sea breezes cool you all summer and warm you in the winter...moreless
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Pass Christian is a fishing village with a working harbor, plus quiet downtown with shops and restaurants. Our village is well equipped for retirees with 2 golf courses and 5 boat launches....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
26 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $130
- Pet Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Taxes Not included
NO SMOKING PROPERTY! For offline lease or payment arrangements, please email owner.
Pets Welcome - add $75 per pet fee to payment total
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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With New Orleans & the French Quarter only 1 hour away and Casino Row only 20 minutes away in Biloxi, it's hard to remember that Relaxation is the main 'must do' at the beach here in Pass Christian. Walking is a popular activity here, as well as Sunset watching. Golf is a major attraction on the Gulf Coast, especially in winter, with 2 courses in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus Grand Bear and many others within an easy drive.
Build your appetite for local shrimp, oysters or fish bought from the fishermen on their boats, whether cooked in your modern kitchen or at any of several local restaurants.
26 miles of open beaches give a beautiful entrance to several world class art Museums - Ohr O'keefe Museum, designed by Geary to showcase potter George Ohr in Biloxi and the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs.
Plan to visit lots of local restaurants as well as our Saturday Market in the Park for fresh produce and art gifts to take home.
So, if you want to spend time at the BlackJack tables or top name concert at a casino or just entertain your grandchildren in the pool or at the beach with sandcastle building, Pass Christian is the place and Oyster Reef is the beach house for you.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: George Rayborn grew up in Hattiesburg in southern Mississippi and Maureen got here as soon as she could, right out of college. From then on, although living in the north-east, our love affair with Mississippi, especially the coast, grew. Both retired attorneys, we do volunteer work in Pass Christian and our other home of Deleware. We enjoy our time at Oyster Reef and know that you will too. Our hint, our local library is one of the best, with not only books, DVD's & computers, but events & concerts. Our good friend, Gayla Schmitt, handles most of the arrangements for renting Oyster Reef for us, as well as being a local presence to help with any special needs. 'Where can I find fresh shrimp? At the harbor on the boats'
Why the Owner Chose Pass Christian, MS, USA:
We have lived in Pass Christian at different times over the past 40 years. In 2004, we bought a lovely old home surrounded by live oak trees on this beachfront land on West Beach Boulevard. A year later, Hurricane Katrina washed away our home and its guest cottage. The only things that survived were the trees and our mailbox. Over the next several years, we lived in various places, including a FEMA trailer and out of state, while we built a new small rear cottage first, and finally this wonderful, Creole-style home overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The house is furnished with lovingly restored furniture from my childhood home, along with new, bright, fun beach-type pieces and artwork. We love the new house and we think that you will too. Maureen and George Rayborn
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our front screened porch is what brings us back, always. Just sit and watch the fishermen, dolphins & white sand beach, while enjoying your book. Where else can you look out from your porch and watch the 'tongers' bringing in oysters on the reef, then go to the harbor and buy them fresh? Of course, there are also the shrimpers and fresh shrimp or just go to our local restaurants and let them cook it. All of these are what make us want to keep returning to Oyster Reef. People - we have the friendliest, most-hospitable people in the world in Pass Christian. Just ask someone for directions and the next thing you know, you'll be sharing lunch.
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Beaching or birding - Love the view
Open Plan is great for entertaining or relaxing.
Modern Kitchen. We like to cook.
Living room with Fireplace
Modern baths with ceramic tile
Pool and deck are just outside the back door
Our Katrina Corvair Garden, Cruisin' the Coast (Antique Cars) is a great event!
Blessing of the Fleet, usually in May, includes a festival
Gayla on the Beach for a January Sunrise
Sunset at the Harbor. Sunsets are addictive.
Welcome Home! Front View.
Dining Room, Laundry with wine fridge on left
Master Bedroom has great views and breezes, too.
Guest Bedroom, 2 twin beds. Looks out on pool.
Floor Plan with Closed Screen Screened Porch facing Beach (south)
Paddling Deer Island
Old Live Oaks. Our Harbor is Expanding in the distance.
Shrimp Boats at Sunset, Jan 2014
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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