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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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:
23 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Long Beach

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 , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Walk in tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 single bed , with closet and dresser
    Master Bedroom-en suite - 1 large double bed , with TV, Dresser and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Perfect for our Cruisin the Coast stay. Plenty of room with big living/dining areas and nice back ya

  • 5 of 5

The house was setup nicely and we felt right at home. The owners and manager were all very pleasant to deal with and went above and beyond to make sure we were fully informed before our stay. Me, my wife, our 9 month old baby boy, my buddy, his wife, and their 3 year old little girl had PLENTY of room. We had room for another small family and still would've all been comfortable. The Kingfish is situated a couple blocks off Hwy 90 and the beach and was pretty much halfway between Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis which was awesome since we were running bank and forth to events and cruise ins during our stay. Loved it and we all plan on coming back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's no secret that we love our Cruisers! (You are the best.) Besides, we enjoyed the fine classic wheels rolling on the streets! Thank you for treating our home like your own; you are welcomed to return anytime!
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Wonderful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 16/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, On

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean & comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Kingfish beach retreat for 3 nights with another family. It was the perfect size for us and had all the comforts of home. The area is nice and people are friendly. It's just a short walk to the beach which all the kids loved! We will definitely stay here again when in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the Mississippi Gulf Coasts and are very familiar with the area. We enjoyed our stay except for the fact that there was no conventional bathtub. The kitchen was equipped well enough to do any cooking that we wanted. It was convenient that there were (3) working televisions in the house.

There are many great restaurants in the area and we ran out of days before we could sample them all, but can easily recommend the Cajun Crawfish Shack, Steve's Marina, Aunt Jenny's Catfish in Ocean Springs and Trampini's in Bay St. Louis. (Not sure about that spelling)

The fishing was not up to the usual coast standard of excellence, but we still had a great deal of fun trying. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, provided you only want to take showers.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.39
Damage Deposit AU$335.97

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

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