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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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:
19 August, 2017

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 Mississippi

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:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

Well-stocked with towels, kitchenware and everything one needs for a perfect getaway. Very easy to deal with. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Easy to maintain with five-star guests! Thanks!
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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: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most awesome place to stay. Great house and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

The ideal place to stay to feel at home while experiencing all the Gulf Coast has to offer. The entire process for rental is as easy as the south Mississippi life style. Great house, great location, great owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weather was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Liked it so much we want to come back in the fall and stay longer

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are fortunate to have great guests who treat and respect our home like their own! We love pets! It was a tough decision to opt for PET-FREE, but my mother was allergic to animal hair, and we witnessed the ill effects of the slightest exposure. It became obvious that ALL pets, no matter how clean do shed hair. For our guests' well-being we decided to become totally pet-free.
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Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! We had a lot of company during our month's stay and the house was large enough for everyone. Also liked how convenient it was to the beach and shopping

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$126.11
Damage Deposit A$315.27

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.