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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Br/2 Ba Panoramic Beach View

Three bedroom two full bath house less than a minute walk (500 feet) to the beach. Sleeps ten comfortably. Panoramic beach views from the wraparound front/side porch. Built in 2009 so all new systems/appliances. Three levels: ground level has swing, hammock, outdoor dining and lounging furniture, enclosed outdoor shower and restroom; main level has two bedrooms (master with queen bed and beach view; guest with full bed); full bath with shower/tub; kitchen with electric stove/oven, double-door refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave, dishwasher and sink disposal; kitchen counter accommodating four chairs; dining area with seating for six; living area with TV, comfortable chairs and fold out queen sleeper sofa; upper level is open dormitory-style with a king, full, and twin-over-full bunk on one side, and two sofas (one a full-sized fold-out sleeper) and TV on the other; with full bath (tub/shower). Cable TV and Wi-Fi. On demand hot water heater, so no possibility of running out of hot water. Bicycles, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, croquet, and horseshoes.

John Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About John Clark

Our family roots on the Gulf Coast go back over 300 years. Owner and wife are from New Orleans and Mobile respectively. We currently live in Mandeville, Louisiana, with our five daughters. We initially bought the house in Bay St. Louis for a weekend family getaway, but with the girls growing older and college costs growing even faster, we decided to open our much-loved house to guests. The original 125 year old Creole cottage on our lot was washed away by Hurricane Katrina; only the chimney bricks and cast iron bathtubs remained. The current house was completed in 2009.

John Clark purchased this house in 2009

Why John Clark chose Mississippi

Bay St. Louis is to us a magical place. There is always a sea breeze to be caught on the porch. The nights are so peaceful and quiet, and the stars so clear and bright, that it seems like you are far, far away from civilization. The beach is very accessible (no seawall) and close (about 500 feet). Downtown, with lively restaurants and cute shops, is less than a mile away, so it's the best of both worlds. It's a very family-oriented place, with plenty to do for kids once they're tired of the beach.

What makes this house unique

Very close to beach and downtown Bay St. Louis. Peaceful, open setting.


Bay Saint Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath, main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath, upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Ground level: toilet and sink. Separate outdoor shower.
  • Main level: shared full bath with shower/tub. Upstairs: shared bath with shower/tub. Ground level: half bath and separate enclosed outdoor shower. On demand water heater, so no running out of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main level guest.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs Dormitory
  • Main level: master with queen and beach view; guest with full. Upstairs: open dormitory-style sleeping arrangement with one king, one full, and one twin-over-full bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

We really like this house, close to the beach, you can see it from the porch. Feels bigger than it is. Bay St Louis is a hidden treasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away! Perfect for big families with kids of all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it so much we didn't want to leave! We have kids from grown to small and everyone really enjoyed this place! Highly recommend for anyone who wants to have a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Baton Rouge


  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for allowing us the best family vacation ever...the house was so cozy and live able and had everything we needed....we'll leave half the stuff we brought at home next time cause everything was there from extra blankets to crabbing nets...we'll be booking soon for next time...thanks again for the perfect house for my large family!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Feel the Bay breezes all day long

  • 5 of 5

This house has a perfect view of the water and is just steps away from the beach. We could have sat all day long on the porch enjoying the breeze coming off the Bay. The house provided all that we needed although we didn't cook at all, we chose to enjoy all the new restaurants in town! Our kids enjoyed the downstairs hang out area, where there was plenty of space to sit, relax on the two hammocks, color with sidewalk chalk, balls to play with, bikes to ride, outdoor games and best of all you can see the beach from the downstairs. The downstairs/outdoor shower and bathroom were a plus! I highly recommend this house to rent, clean and cozy. We did have a crawling infant with us and there are a lot of knick knacks to be aware of but we spent so much time outside of the house that it really wasn't a problem just something to take note of. We just may be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meridian, Mississippi

Family friendly fun!

  • 5 of 5

We love the options that this house offers! The kids (3 & 6) had a great time upstairs and outside. The beach was perfect for them and for us. Restaurant choices were great and they were conveniently located. The beach was quiet and allowed for us to roam and play. Not to mention we caught seven blue catfish!

We will definitely look forward to our next trip in Bay St. Louis.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new orleans

perfect long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit. Everything about the house was perfect. The grandchildren loved the open upstairs and the playroom in the same "area" as the bedroom. they each picked out their beds immediately! the walk to the beach was short enough to go back and forth from the house to the beach if you forgot something or needed multiple trips. we felt like we were on the beach sitting on the porch in the evening or during a rainstorm. It is quiet but accessible to whatever we needed, the store, restaurants, shopping, church etc.. We could not have asked for a more perfect location and perfect house for our beach vacation. This is definitely my happy place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Downtown Bay St. Louis
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Insurance $59

Note: important information, including waiver of legal liability

Standard rate $200.

Holiday rates range from $225 - $300.

Maximum occupancy 10 people.

Sorry, no pets.

Absolutely no smoking.

Warning: biking accidents can cause serious injury or death. Please check bikes carefully before using and wear helmets provided. Your contract for the rental of clarkunit constitutes your and all guests during your rental period agreement to hold harmless the owner, assigns, agents, and servants form any claims, injuries, damages, attorney fees, cost and expenses of whatever kind and denomination that may result directly or indirectly from any use of the bikes provided by owner. Use of bikes is at your own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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