Modern Brick 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Full Kitchen And Laundry Home Near Beach.
Harold & Claire
- english, french, spanish
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
It was a great experience. We enjoyed the quiet and safe stay.
We are glad that you family had a wonderful time along the MS Coast and the Kingfish met your needs during your stay. Yes, if there is one thing we can say about the area..it is safe! On behalf of Brenda & King, we thank you for selecting the Kingfish for your visit and welcome you back in the future. Harold Peterson
The property was as promised. Very spacious with nice furnishings. Would stay here again.
Thank you Robert for submitting a review. We are happy that the house fit your needs during your stay and that you enjoyed your stay along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and welcome you back. Brenda & King thank you for selecting the Kingfish. Thanks, Harold
The Kingfish is absolutely great!!!
The Kingfish is a great home with lots of space and in a great location near food, shopping, highways in and out of the area and only a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico. We chose to drive to the beach versus the 4.5 block walk and always easy to find a place to park. Would definitely stay at the Kingfish if in the area again!!!
Thank you Greg for your review. We are glad your family were able to explore the area and experience the "beach life" during your visit along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and welcome you back at anytime in the future. Brenda & King thank you for staying at the Kingfish. Thanks, Harold
Best Vacation Home
This vacation home was absolutely perfect for our trip! It was a great central location to Biloxi and Dauphin Island as well as New Orleans! The house was cozy and comfortable and much better than any hotel room! Highly recommend staying here!
Thank you Kassandra for your review. Yes, that is one of the main reasons we selected this location for our vacation home along the Coast is the easy access to surrounding areas and the central location to what the MS Coast has to offer. We are so happy that your family had the opportunity to explore & enjoy the area. Thank you again! Thank You, Brenda, King & Harold
We would stay again.
The property is just like it is listed. The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms are very nice size. There is plenty of space to spread out for larger families. There is also a nice little park about a half a block away. Within walking distance to the ocean. A few things could use some updating but it looks like they are working on some of those items.
Thank you Wendy. We are happy the house fit your needs during your visit along the MS Gulf Coast. We also enjoy the park at the end of the street for our grandkids to be able to play while we can read a book & enjoy a view of the Gulf so we are thrilled that your family enjoyed it. Thank you, Brenda, King & Harold
Comfortable and convenient
We were at Kingfish Beach Retreat for a week between Christmas and New Year. The house is well equipped with all amenities required for a comfortable stay. The owners gave us our privacy but were always available (through Harold) for questions and requests. It rained a lot during our stay and it's hard keeping two toddlers dry so we needed a hair dryer - sent a message and it was at the door in less than an hour!
The house is ideally located for day trips, plenty of places to see within an hour or two. The weather was a bit disappointing, it was cold, rainy for the most part, so didn't get to enjoy the beaches. But there's plenty to do otherwise in Gulfport and surrounding areas. We traveled with two young kids, and found lots of options that were of interest to them as well. (Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, IMMS, Gulf Coast Gators Ranch, Town Green, The Secretly Awesome Tour in Mobile AL, Day Trip to New Orleans, Pecan House, Biloxi Light House, etc) Would like to go back when the weather is warmer and sunny.
Thank you Shruthi. Glad your family enjoyed the area and you were comfortable during your stay along the MS Coast. That is the problem with December you never know what the weather might do but we are thrilled you were able to explore the area and your family experienced all there is to do along the Coast (even on cold & rainy days). Thanks again!
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.