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The Holy Moly -- Blues Central -- Downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment-Full Kitchen/Full Bathroom/Washer & Dryer-sleeps 2, Free Netflix/wifi

The Holy Moly is a revitalized historic building in the downtown blues precinct of Clarksdale.
Originally built as a masonic temple, it was purchased in 2012 by an Australian couple who have worked creatively to revitalize the building and help bring life, art, and music back to the streets of downtown. The Eastern Star executive suite has been designed for staying in comfort for a few days (to take in the delights of Downtown) or for medium to long term stays (to work on a creative project, record an album, develop a show, write a book, or make a film in the area). This studio apartment is quite spacious at over 900 square feet, and has 14 foot high ceilings, a full kitchen with all new appliances, a full bathroom with a bathtub, and a washer & dryer. The king-size bed has a great view of the Activated TV (and complimentary WiFi is included). Heating & air-conditioning is operated by the guests in residence. The Eastern Star executive suite is situated on the ground floor [no stairs] of The Holy Moly, and it is elegantly-comfortable, whilst sticking to the true Delta traditions of resourcefulness and creative re-use. The unique decorative style could be described as part 'industrial,' part 'artist’s loft,' combined with a whimsical 'feminine aesthetic.' The owners of this apartment, originally drawn to the area from their interest in the Delta Blues and in the arts in general, are both musicians. They strive to encourage those interested in the arts to visit and enjoy the evolving culture, blues history and unique eating experiences that Downtown Clarksdale provides. Leave your car parked at the front door of your suite, and walk everywhere-- only a few hundred feet in any direction --for attractions, ATMs, restaurants, museums, and groceries. Explore the detail, in detail, whilst having the opportunity to meet others who live, work, and visit downtown Clarksdale from all over the world. Many visitors, like the owners of The Holy Moly, have fantasies of visiting and staying longer in the Delta....... The standard run of hotels and motels can be found anywhere in any regional town, but people looking for an unforgettable and unique Mississippi Delta experience may do well to start their search for their new Delta home, even if it’s only for a few days, right in the heart of it. In 2014 the Mississippi Delta was declared a 'National Treasure' by the U.S. Department of Interior.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Industrial-like, open-space apartment with private bathroom...moreless

  • King-size bed; reading lamps & side-tables w/ multi-power-outlets; 2 wardrobe racks w/hangers; flat-screen tv w/remote control; roku; netflix; 2 ceiling fans; air-conditioning w/remote control; heating; private/full-bathroom with bathtub/shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Private bathroom -- sink & mirror; bath towels & facecloths. Full-size laundry/washer & dryer located in bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Nightly music entertainment within walking distance. The Holy Moly Theatre for music, story-telling, and documentary films is scheduled to open in 2015 and is located on the 2nd floor of the building. The Holy Moly Drug Store is a seasonal ice cream shop/soda fountain/coffee shop. It is open during special events and during summer months....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Holy Moly is in the historic downtown blues precinct and located in the path of The Mississippi Blues Trail, just around the corner from Red's juke joint and up the street from the New Roxy venue....moreless


  • Seating for 4 people


Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sunflower Fest 2017
Aug 6 - Aug 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Juke Joint Fest 2018
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$695 $1,595
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


Special events, festivals, and holidays have a minimum number of nights required. Please inquire for details, special rates may apply. Contact Adrian at 662-313-4223 with any questions.

There is a $25.00 service fee for a single-night stay.

Cancellations must be made more than a month in advance to receive a partial refund.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highways 49 & 61 -- The famous crossroads!

Car: Not Necessary

The Eastern Star executive suite is situated on the ground floor of The Holy Moly, a beautiful historic building right in the centre of the downtown blues precinct. The Holy Moly has four apartments on the ground floor, three of which are lived-in and worked-in by people involved in the cultural economy of Clarksdale.

Right on the corner of the building, The Holy Moly Drug Store provides a wonderful place to indulge in good coffee and old-school ice cream treats like sundaes and banana splits. The Holy Moly Theatre and Temple of Treats will open in early 2015, as part of the revitalisation of the building's second floor, making the Eastern Star executive suite a great place to stay if you or yours are involved in one of the shows, or if you wish to be close to the fun.

Just across the road you'll find the visitor’s information centre, housed in the delightfully-restored art deco Greyhound Bus Station. The delicious Dutch Oven bakery is also across the road. The new Pinkbar, with its great food, bar, and late hours, is only 150 feet away. Oxbow restaurant with its modern twist on Delta quisine is one block down the street. Yazoo Pass is one dogleg block away, for a great salad bar and general dining. Within two easy-walking blocks you'll find: Stony Pony Pizza, Delta Amusements, an original local Clarksdale restaurant; Dreamboat Jerry’s, a lovely place for delicious BBQ; Ground Zero Blues Club with live music, good food, and beverages; and Fred's Super Dollar Store for groceries.

Real Delta art gallery is housed in part of The Holy Moly. Hambone Music & Art Gallery is just two short blocks away, as is the Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art store. Lambfish, Foxtrot, Give me Gumbo, and Sun House galleries are all less than a five-minute walk away. The Delta Blues Museum and the Rock & Blues Museum are both only one block away.

The New Roxy music venue is only a short stroll down Issaquena Avenue. Red's, a real-deal juke joint, is within a 500-yard walk. Bluesberry, a local music venue, is right around the corner from The Holy Moly. The Delta Museum Stage is one block away, where free local music concerts are held.

There is a wine and spirits shop and convenience store within a five-minute walk, as is the U.S. Post Office and many banks. Two pharmacies are available, within less than a five-minute walk.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are an Australian couple who first came to visit Clarksdale as friends one afternoon in 2006 and fell in love with the people and culture of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Many return trips later and six years after our first Clarksdale visit together, we purchased the building that we now call The Holy Moly. We bought this masonic temple to have a project we could work on together and to have a place to live and be near family and friends. As friends, and as a couple, we have been the visitors in this national treasure that is The Mississippi Delta. We have taken canoe trips on the Mississippi River, we have enjoyed the food and music in Clarksdale, over and over again. We have made friends with the local characters during our visits and enjoyed starting anew and becoming locals ourselves. We want to encourage others to do what we have done and become part of The Holy Moly story. Since purchasing the building in 2012, we have set up four apartments on the ground floor. We live in one of the apartments, and we are working on the second floor, as we plan to open The Holy Moly Theatre in 2017. Sometimes we play music together, and separately, too. That's another thing we like to do.

Why the Owner Chose Clarksdale, MS, USA:
We fell in love with Clarksdale, its culture, and its characters. We love the music, the musicians, the art and artists of the Mississippi Delta and the rest of the American music triangle. We have family in this area of the U.S.A and enjoy being close to them. The Holy Moly Eastern Star executive suite allows us and its residents to become part of a story --joining in the revitalisation, helping with the rejuvenation, and reviving the cultural heartbeat of downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The Holy Moly building was built in 1923, but it has all new plumbing and electric wiring. As of 2014, all appliances, heating & air-conditioning, in the Eastern Star executive suite are new. Through our property manager, residents can schedule an on-site, relaxing & therapeutic, massage; and/or arrange an authentic, guided, tour for two (or for a group) of the Mississippi Delta with The Real Delta. Or just stay out late and sleep in at The Holy Moly, 'Blues Central,' downtown Clarksdale. Enjoy the late night blues venues.....

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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