Our Island House is at the end of a private beach peninsula offering various views of the gulf, river side, lighted fishing dock & surrounding area. Here you won’t deal with traffic or a crowded beach. To the west, after watching the breathtaking coral sunsets over the water you can see the glistening lights of the gulf coast casinos. The front balcony faces the beach with additional views of the gulf to the west. From our large back balcony you can enjoy the view of our fishing dock, fire pit seating area and surrounding marsh. The kitchen has a double oven, 6 burner gas stove with griddle and a double decker dishwasher. We also have a built in water purification system. The back balcony runs the entire length of the house. On one side of the back balcony is a screened in porch with a large outdoor dining table. The hot tub is at the other end of the balcony just outside of the master bedroom. We have a large master suite with a huge adjoining bathroom including a Jacuzzi tub, oversize glass shower, double sinks and private toilet. The crews quarters has 2 sets of “hanging” bunk beds, a futon with a plush comfortable mattress & flat screen tv. The 3rd bedroom facing the beach has a queen size bed. At ground level is our tiki bar “The Man Overboard” and gaming area. Gaming includes a pool table, ping pong, corn hole, blackjack, darts, croquet, horseshoes, air hockey and more. There’s free wi-fi and direct tv. The historic town of ocean springs is nearby with many quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries. It was one of the ten finalists in Coastal Living Magazine's 'American's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015'. If you decide to hang around the beach during your stay there’s an endless list of things to do. You can fish from the beach or sit on our dock and throw out a line. We also provide several crab traps and a large pot for boiling them. Crabbing from our dock is a 24/7 experience. For some exercise & adventure you can arrange for Amanda at 'Paddles Up' to deliver paddle boards right to the house. Or you can contact Captain Mike (our local favorite) for a boat tour around the river or he can take you to nearby Horn Island for some exploring. He offers various options. The Island House sits just across the narrow road from our private beach (not directly on the beach) and backs up to the river/marsh side so you’re not limited to just beach activities. Visitors return to this area year after year. Once you discover the beauty, nature and peace we offer....we know you'll get hooked too!
Relaxing Private Beach Community
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving vacation - the home is beautiful and the perfect get away. Our family enjoyed all the amenities - kayaking, pool, Ping-Pong, crabbing, s'mores at the fire pit, barbequing, sunsets and sunrises on the gulf, fishing - the list could go on and on. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for the perfect get-away.
The Pagano Family
Outstanding to say the least!
As 3 families, 9 people total we spent 8 days (a few spent 9 days) at this hideaway in paradise. The home and location offered everything we could have never ever imagined, even after reading the reviews, looking into amenities offered and checking out the pictures. We all had lots to do collectively like sunning, fishing and sport challenges in the game area. Several of us took over the amazing kitchen and soon decided eating out would be less enjoyable than cooking everyday and eating on the balcony screen porch or downstairs. The kitchen had everything to make anything one could desire. My daughter learned how to make an onion mum simply because there was an onion mum maker in the cabinet, although we weren’t initially sure what the contraption was! I guess because you can catch a ton of crabs, there was everything needed to make anything crab and fish related. Even a crab and black redfish recipe in our welcome gift bucket with blacken spices and lots of other goodies we were given. The house was spotless and smelled heavenly the moment we walked in. We set off the smoke alarm twice so my only suggestion would be to highlight that easy fix on the check in information sent to us. Once we re read it, after the 2nd time it never went off again despite our onslaught of cooking. The owners were quick to respond to any questions we had before we arrived and during our time there. Great suggestions every time we hit them up for info! Christina and Mark, thank you for helping us make lasting memories. We have a family Xmas list started now. My brother in law wants a barbecue grill like yours, my daughter wants that fondue set she didn’t get to try (she took a pic) and I want a real Wok again. I forgot how fun and easy it is to cook Chinese food in a real wok. We’re all talking about coming back next October. Your home is the best rental experience we’ve ever had!
I'm so thrilled you all had a great time at our Island House. I stocked the kitchen with anything I could think of for a chef. I've never used the onion mum maker so its good to hear it worked well for your daughter....but I do give that wok a workout haha. I'll pass your compliments onto our housekeeper. She takes care of the place like it's her own rental property. Great idea about the smoke alarm info, thanks. Lord knows there's a lot of info on our check in doc to read, but I think BOLD red would be good for the smoke alarm info. Luckily it goes off quickly when the fan is turned on. We hope to have you all back next October, or anytime.
Best regards, Christina
Great family vacay house
Planned a Florida beach trip and had to cancel/reschedule because of red tide/Hurricane Michael. We had an awesome trip. House was in a great location for our family. My husband and I, two grown sons and their families with young grandchildren and family pet. Plenty of room for all. Easy beach access for the little ones going back and forth from the beach. Plenty of room in the house for everyone to have a little privacy. Ground level area is amazing. Something for everyone. Fell in love with the kitchen. Husband is now upset about expense to redo our kitchen at home. Cannot say enough good things about this house.
Hey Lori, We’re so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house. I hope your hubbie is forgiving lol. We take great pride in providing anything we feel a guest would need as well as a clean happy environment. My husband sometimes jokes we offer more kitchen amenities at our beach house than at our primary home. Looking forward to your return visit. Glad you were all safe during Hurricane Michael. Our hearts go out to all that were affected.
Great location,loved the amenities downstairs.Very well kept home!
Would for sure rent again as for my friends and I was perfect.Much to entertain with and the drive to and from in the morning and evening was beautiful!
Amazing Family Beach House
There were so many great things about this place that I don't know where to begin. First of all the location between the river and the Gulf was perfect. My husband loved the river and he spent most of the time fishing and crabbing. It was so cool to see my grandkids bonding with their papa while he was doing what he loved. My kids and grandkids loved the beach. The weather while we were there wasn't all that great for a beach trip. But this place had plenty of other things to do between rainstorms. We all enjoyed the downstairs area with the pool table, the pingpong table, and lots of space to just sit and make memories. The house itself was decorated beautifully. In addition, it was spacious and had all the comforts of home. I can't forget to mention how Christina treated us so kindly. Any questions that I had were answered quickly and respectfully. I surely would recommend this place to others. My kids and grandkids are hoping to make this one of our regular vacation spots. I'm looking forward to returning as well.
The most enchanting beach house ever!!!
I honestly don’t have enough space to give the rave reviews to the Island House that it needs. But, to start, you come down the most quaint beachfront road to a fully equipped oasis. The house is amazing & prepared to entertain your family. You come in the house to a welcome basket with things for the kids, adults & animals in your party. The gaming area downstairs is absolutely an amazing space for all ages. We had so much fun playing baggos & darts. My husband & children spent hours at the dock catching crab & watching wildlife. And the beach is heavenly. It’s just a minutes walk from the house AND they have an outdoor shower so you don’t track sand in the house! Christina is fully available to communicate with if you need anything. We were so impressed with this house & hope to be back in the very near future!
Lacrecia, What a wonderfully detailed review of our house as well as the area. We should hire you to do advertising for us lol. My husband built the baggo/corn hole game but insists we call it the crab hole game. He’s still waiting for me to paint crabs on them! We look forward to your next visit.
Best regards, Christina
Feel free to contact me prior or during your stay with any specific attractions or events you're interested in getting details about. (504) 487-0548.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pets are considered. A separate agreement is provided if a pet/pets are accepted. There is also a separate damage deposit of $250.00 for a pet which is fully refundable if no damage occurs due to a pet. There is a $500.00 per week (refundable) damage deposit required for the house, to be paid directly to the owner. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions. 504-487-0548