About the property
- House2500 sqft
- 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!
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- 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
The house is dated but served its purpose: beds, baths, conversations, convenience, & meals!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
All the usual events associated with a small southern college town
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.