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Charming Home with gulf breezes and views from porches

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath with porches and views

Four bedroom three and 1/2 bath house with a short walk to the beach. Sleeps 8 comfortably. This house is full of porches wrapping around perfect for relaxing or bird watching. This family home offers an ideal floor plan with private bath access from all bedrooms. Rebuilt after Katrina in 2011, this home is equipped with all modern amenities and finishes. The home is raised offering 2100 Square feet of covered outdoor space for grilling, hanging in hammocks, watching sports on TV or just entertaining with family and friends. Downstairs area also has a half bath and an outdoor shower. There are additional options for sleeping including a futon mattress, two inflatable mattresses and a sofa.

Property Manager
Charles & Patricia Ward
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Why Charles & Patricia Ward chose Bay Saint Louis

This home is a multi-generational property originally purchased by the current owners' grandparents, Thelma and Harry Beyer. This property has been a gathering place with many fond memories ever since. Passed from generation to generation, Charles and Harry Ward owned the home prior to Katrina. Harry lovingly renovated this early 1900's home where he lived with his wife Jamie and young daughter Renee. As was the case for many houses so close to the Gulf of Mexico, Katrina left only the steps to this home and a few small treasures special to this family to this day. Harry and his family relocated to Nevada after the storm and Charles and their sister Ruth Petras decided to rebuild. With so many memories growing up from children to young adults they wanted to build the home to make those memories possible for generations to come. The home was rebuilt late in 2011 and has been a place where many shrimp have been fried, storms enjoyed with our tin roof and sunsets appreciated from our porches. Today it is referred to as the Petras-Ward House.

What makes this house unique

Porches, porches and more porches. Bay St. Louis has offered many generations of our family fond memories that we would like to share with our guests.


Bay Saint Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main bath with private access from bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Jack & Jill shared bedroom 3 & 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double french doors to front porch balcony & master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , futon mattress under bed & direct access to bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Jack & Jill shared with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Jack & Jill bath with 4th bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Home with gulf breezes and views from porches
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Beautifully appointed home close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was a true gem of a find for our brother's wedding on the beach at Washington Pier (we walked from the house). The owner went out of her way to see that we were well received and comfortable. The home was newly constructed in 2010 and is well furnished and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait To Return

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is amazing and it feels like a second home to us. First, the owners are our favorite and they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. They do a wonderful job of stocking up on all the things you need for a wonderful vacation - bikes, beach toys, chairs, kitchen items, outdoor cooking items, etc, etc. Their home and the Bay St Louis community just draws you in and makes you fall in love with it. The stress of our busy lives instantly leaves when you pull in the driveway. Highlights for us range from morning coffees in the rocking chairs on the porch, to a short stroll down a tree covered street to the beach (it feels like our own private beach as its never busy when we are there), to slow bike rides through the charming neighborhood to go downtown for ice cream or a drink, and to delicious dinners with friends in the outdoor covered space while the sun slowly sets on another beautiful day. There is so much to do and enjoy. We love the relaxing pace of this beautiful southern beach town. I do have to admit, we are conflicted about one we tell everyone about this place and Bay St Louis or do we keep it a secret and keep it to ourselves. :) We love this place and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at our home away home in bay St. Louis. The home was immaculate which helped us to be able to relax and bond as a family. There where plenty of fun games, activities and toys for us to make the most of our time. The proximity to the beach was AMAZING!!

We definitely want to come back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This charming home is the perfect place for a weekend get-away.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight ladies loved the home, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The Wards welcome you with flowers, snacks, and breakfast foods. The wrap around porch provides the guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting while the large great room is perfect for visiting with your family and friends.

This was my second time to rent this property, and I certainly hope I will soon be renting it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed it again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to stay here. Just perfect for us. Comfortable, convenient to everything. We just love this place. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we have ever stayed in. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serious Bread LLC
Their breads are amazing!!
Starfish Cafe
Nice local restaurant!
Buttercup Restaurant
Great Breakfast
Cypress Cafe
Great atmosphere and casual dining - food is delicious
Sycamore House
Enjoy southern charm of Bay St. Louis in this old home setting!
The Blind Tiger
Great view - good beer selection
Benigno's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Inexpensive poboys great for takeout and enjoy on the porch!
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blind Tiger or Buoy Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
North Beach
Nearest Beach
Just steps away - one block
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Insurance $59

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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