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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 15 nights


About the property

Modern Brick 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Full Kitchen And Laundry Home Near Beach.


Hurricane Katrina forced us to completely remodel, and today, find a roomy, comfortable vacation home for any visitor that wants to explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A home that you can experience all the wonderful adventures & sights along the coast. Then return back to all the comforts of a real home...relax, unwind, enjoy the gulf breeze or a peaceful stroll to the beach at sunset. You can see the beach from the end of the driveway, and in an easy 5 minutes-walk, you are at the park at the end of the street, with a playground, ballfield and walking/running track. You can watch the waves and the kids at the same time! Long Beach is a bedside community on the MS Gulf Coast; at Kingfish Retreat, you are an easy 10-15 walk to downtown shopping, great local restaurants (Darwell's and Lil Ray's visited by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-in and Dives.) Our Town Green features a splash pad for kids, open-air concerts and events. When you feel like taking in the exciting nightlife..... great restaurants, casinos, entertainment and clubs are just a 10 minute drive. Unlimited DAY TRIPS--easy 1-hr drive to New Orleans, Cajun Bayou Tours or Mobile, Alabama. Charter boats for fishermen, ferry to Ship Island or canoeing down a river are all within a short drive. Family-friendly action abounds!Experience fishing, crabbing, jet skis--our beaches have it all. If you golf, the Coast boasts several world-class courses. It will be a memorable vacation for all! We think you'll get "hooked--line & sinker" by the charm of the Kingfish, and come back for more!

Property Manager
Harold & Claire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Harold & Claire

Your Hosts:

King (yes, that's his name!) and Brenda are lifetime residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Brenda is a retired French and Spanish teacher and King retired after 30 years with UPS. They are both actively involved with their church and community activities. King is an avid sportsman--boating, fishing, hunting--thus, the name "Kingfish Retreat." Brenda, when she has the chance, enjoys fishing and hunting with King, as well. They rebuilt this home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and have moved to another location in Long Beach. This home where you can see the beach at the end of the drive-way has always been a "retreat" for family members, their children's college friends, foreign exchange students and countless "fish-fries", crawfish boils, and memorable parties!

Harold, the online manager, is a long time friend of the family that they asked to manage the reservations for their home when they decided to open the home up to vacationers. Although Harold will be communicating with the guests through the reservation process, Brenda & King will always be available for any questions, information and requests that you might have. They welcome you to their Kingfish Beach Retreat.....relax, sip on a cool iced tea and enjoy the beauty of their beloved Mississippi Coast life.

Harold & Claire purchased this house in 1976

Why Harold & Claire chose Long Beach

We purchased this home due to its' location to the beach, the quiet area, the access our family would have to the beautiful Coastal life we were seeking and the quaint community of Long Beach. It was not just a home but our family's "retreat" in life! This was our family's home since 1976 until Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. The house was rebuilt to a modern brick beach home that it is today. As we entered the life of "empty nesters" when our children began their journey through life, we decided to downsize to another residence but kept our family's home. Since the home was only used for the occasional out of town family visitors we had numerous requests to open the home as a vacation rental . In 2015 we upgraded & installed many new features, redecorated the home to an inviting beach home and decided to open the home up as a vacation rental on VRBO. We invite you to our home to enjoy the beauty of the coast as our family has over the years. Welcome to our Kingfish Beach Retreat!

What makes this house unique

The house is located on a wonderful street close to the beach front in a very safe and established neighborhood that has rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina. Quiet area of the city but yet close to all the activities along the coast in a short walk or drive.


Long Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath, en suite - toilet , with sink, toilet and mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Walk in tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with mirror and hair dryer
  • 2.5 bathrooms, half bath en suite, one bath with walk in tub/shower also HC Accessible
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , with closet and dresser
    Master Bedroom-en suite - 1 queen , with TV, Dresser and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with TV, dresser, closet
  • Two of the bedrooms also have TVs for our guests. All bedrooms have closets, dressers and ceiling fans. The bedding is new and high quality for our guests' comfort. All bedrooms are large and comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
With in walking distance of beach. City park that includes children play ground, walking/running paved path, picnic tables, etc. half a block away. Near boat harbor with charter boats, jet ski rental close by, all water activities with in walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Absolutely loved it! Very beautiful area, wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful! We really didn’t want to leave! Walking distance to the beach and a short drive to anything you need. The house is super cute and was very clean. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our quiet nook on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! We wish you safe travels as you return home; and, as one may hear in Southern-speak, "Y'all come back now!"
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Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Kingfish Retreat. Close enough to the Gulf that we just walked. The property is in a nice neighborhood and the neighbors we did see were friendly. We were close enough to take a day trip over to New Orleans and enjoyed the WWII museum and the tour of the PT 305, the only originally restored PT boat that fought in WWII. We enjoyed our stay and the kitchen had everything we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to read your favorable review of the Kingfish Beach Resort. There are tons of activities waiting for you on your next visit, too!
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The house was clean and had everything and more that we needed to accommodate our trip!

  • 5 of 5

The price was great in comparison to the other houses we looked at. Harold was always getting back with our questions within a couple of minutes. The house is close to the beach and in a nice neighborhood with a park a block away. The house was beautiful and comfortable to stay in . I personally reccomend this house to a bigger bunch. We housed 6 and it was still spacious. We went to Florida two days out of our trip where we went deep sea fishing and spent the majority of the afternoon on the beach. We also went to orange beach in Alabama both of these were a close drive from the beach house. In Biloxi we took the kids to the trampoline house called Altitude and we let them burn off energy there. The kids museum Lynn meadows was nice to spend a few easy hours in as well. We also went to the ocean adventures marine park in gulfport to see the stingrays and dolphins. My son was chosen from the crowd to help with the dolphin show which made for a perfect day with him. We also rode jet skis in biloxi on the beach. We enjoyed our stay and we will deffinatly booo here again with our next trip to the gulf!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: King & I are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our Kingfish Beach Retreat, the Mississippi Coast attractions, and the surrounding areas, as well. We will be pleased to have you return in the future!
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Wonderful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful rental. Had everything we needed and more. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at the Kingfish Retreat

  • 3 of 5

The Kingfish Retreat met our needs. The great room, kitchen and dining areas were quite spacious and the bedrooms were nice. All 4 adults were comfortable though we didn’t spend much time at the house during the day as we were out enjoying the warm weather and sights. We were quite pleased to see that more restaurants are becoming smoke-free. We finally got to enjoy some meals, mainly burgers, at Mugshot located at the Edgewater mall - delicious! We spent some time walking around Bay St Louis, lovely area and took in the Peter Anderson festival in Ocean Springs - lots of crafts and people. A trip to MS wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit/shop at Tuesday Morning. I truly enjoyed the one located at the Edgewater mall not far from another favorite store of mine - Steinmart. A trip ro Fairhope, Alabama is always wonderful. It is also on the way to B&B Pecans, where we usually get some Christmas gifts for folks back home. Their Christmas tins and the goodies they contain are always well received by family and friends at Christmas. We are already looking forward to next year’s visit yo MS.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, nice neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Originally from Long Beach, been away for a while. Needed to visit and take care of some family business. Brought my son, daughter-in-law and grandkids. It was nice to have a comfortable home to stay at close to our family situation. The house was very clean, roomy, in a nice neighborhood, close to a playground and close to the beach. The grandkids loved going to the playground and walking to the beach. Definitely beats being in a hotel. Enjoyed driving along the beach and remembering years past. A must for my family was to visit Pirates Cove for poboys! Downtown Long Beach has some really nice shops. Thank you Harold and Claire for renting your lovely home and making this stay stress free and for all the information about local foods, events, etc. If your coming to the coast, you'll enjoy your stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gulfport/Biloxi Airport
Nearest Train
60 Miles
New Orleans
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Beach front
Car: recommended

Kingfish Retreat is within blocks of many fine restaurants, beach front and many businesses. A short drive to Malls, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Banks, Discount Stores and anything that a visitor would need during their stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Must be 21 years of age to Reserve.
No Smoking.
Check In Time- 4:00 pm......Check Out- Time 11:00 am
Full refund on cancellations 30 days prior to check-in. Possible fee for reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to check in.
Separate Lease Agreement must be agreed to prior to reservation being final.
Refundable Security Deposit refunded after inspection please allow 7-10 to process.
All Rates Subject to Change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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