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Perfect for Game Weekends - Rent a Football Weekend and get a third night FREE

Starkville, MS, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 - Convenient to University and MSU Horse Park

Large mid century home located 3½ miles south of Starkville and 1 mile from the Mississippi Horse Park. The home home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Located on 58 acres (the only structure) with a five acre lake, it features a fully equipped eat in kitchen and over 2500 square feet of living space. There is a large patio with furniture and a gas grill overlooking the lake. There is room to park RVs and horse trailers.

FREE NIGHT!!!!! Rent a Football Weekend (Friday and Saturday) and get a third night FREE. Choose Thursday or Sunday as your extra night. Mention this special when contacting the owner and get your free night!

Property Manager

Melanie Barnes

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Melanie Barnes

The owners are siblings who grew up on this property. Our parents met after college while wroking at MSU and married in 1940. After graduate school at Cornell and our father's tour in WWII, they returned to Starkville. We lived on campus on Magruder Street in faculty housing for a number of years, until they built this home in 1961. Our father retired from MSU in 1978 as Head of the Biochemistry Department. They lived here until the late 90's when they passed away. We hope you will enjoy this home and it's serene location as much as we have.

Melanie Barnes purchased this House in 1958

Why Melanie Barnes chose Oktibbeha County

Our parents purchased this property which had been the County Poor House in 1958 and built this house in 1961.

What makes this House unique

Our mother always liked the unobstructed view over the lake with no neighbors in sight. We think you will too.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, On upper level
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, On upper level
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, On lower level
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, On lower level
      • Four bedrooms on two levels.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, On upper level.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, On lower level. Double lavatories.
      • One bathroom on each of the upper and lower levels.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central electric
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Also a clothes line for that fresh air smell.
                    • Garage
                      One carport space.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central electric.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                      Large gravel parking to accomodate multiple vehicles including RVs and horse trailers.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Does not have ice maker.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large dining table in kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                          12 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          The house is dated but served its purpose: beds, baths, conversations, convenience, & meals!

                                                          Susan M.

                                                          The property is quiet, peaceful and pleasant! The house is comfortable and secure. Not fancy but clean, well stocked. If you go soon there’s a half gallon of Blue Bell vanilla, unopened!!

                                                          Comfortable accommodations on beautiful property!

                                                          Tonia B.

                                                          This home takes you back to a simpler time but it is very comfortable and sits on an amazing property!

                                                          Quite and plenty of room to relax

                                                          peter s.

                                                          3 families spent football weekend and had a great time. Melanie was very accommodating and offered us the free night even though we booked earlier in the year. Great time tailgating and relaxing at the house!

                                                          very relaxing, a good home away from home!

                                                          Kim M.

                                                          We had a great time, beautiful and relaxing. We had everything we needed and really enjoyed our stay. Melanie was quick to respond to all our emails and helped us with all our needs. We would definitely stay here again!

                                                          We love to stay here!

                                                          UserTitus, Alabama, USA

                                                          We've just returned from our third visit to this property. It is very well supplied, clean, comfy......feels like home! Even better, it is quiet, private and in a lovely setting. It might remind you of the house you grew up in! It is very convenient to MSU. This will always be our first choice for a football weekend.

                                                          Great place for the family to gather.

                                                          Debbi L.

                                                          We enjoyed staying at Melanie's place. Lots of space, clean, fully stocked kitchen, comfy beds, and lots of privacy. Our family really enjoyed it and felt right at home there.


                                                          Starkville, MS, USA

                                                          All the usual events associated with a small southern college town

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Damage Insurance

                                                          Check-in is 4:00 pm. Check-out is noon. Check with the owner to see if early check-in or late check-out is possible. Occupancy by more than 8 may be allowed with prior owner permission. Rates posted are for 2018. Football and special weekends (graduation, other athletic events) for 2019 and later have not been posted as those dates change from year to year. 2019 rates for special weekends will be posted at a later date. Renters interested in these special event weekends may contact the owner for pricing.

                                                          12 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 489624