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Elevator, Swimming Pool, Billiards, Hot Tub, and so much more on the River!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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About the property

River House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeper Loft, 4.25 Baths, Sleeps up to 27 people)

This & #406326 will SLEEP UP TO 43 PEOPLE!

"This property offers an incredible vacation & memories to last a lifetime!"

That's True!

... but doesn't it seems like all Vac. Homes say that? If you REALLY want to know what to expect, READ REVIEWS & Check Property Managers out on BBB.

My Homes consistently meet or exceed Expectations. Please check-out the 75 plus FIVE STAR, guest submitted, reviews on this house. It's heartbreaking to read some competitor's reviews & realize, how little effort goes into delivering a stay that meets basic expectations.

You've probably put a great deal of planning & budgeting into your upcoming stay. If your stay is not as expected, it may be years, if ever, that you'll be able to get this same group together for your particular, unique, vacation. The House's Reviews, from past Guests, can paint the best picture of the amazing stay this house delivers.

Here are the tangible things you can expect from this amazing home:


Passenger elevator, not a grocery lift. Loaded with safety features, to protect you & your family. Designed to carry a wheelchair; perfect for luggage & groceries.


Walk-in showers & wide areas for wheelchairs & walkers. Sorry, no special handicap features, such as handrails in bathrooms, but, there is a ramp to the pool area & wide ladder / stairs to enter the pool.


Pool deck has a charcoal grill. Upper deck, just feet from the inside kitchen, there a gas grill, hibachi grill, boiler & pot, sink, plus more. An empty Propane tank is on site, for a sm. fee, it's filled, prior to check-in.


Large steel fire pit, with corral of benches around it for those outdoor gatherings.


-15' x 30' above ground Pool

-deck around pool for easy access

-dining, grilling area, with sink at pool Deck

-seating for over 20 around pool

-outdoor climate controlled shower


- Covered parking

-Picnic tables - seat over 20 people

-Ping-Pong Table

-Bench seating


-Dock to fish

-Got a boat? It can dock here

-Bring floats - the Lazy River is perfect for swimming!

-Fire pit

-Basketball hoop

2 UPPER COVERED (Front & Rear) DECKS (over 1000 Sq. Ft):

-Seating for 18

-Ceiling fans

-Hot Tub (seats 8)


-Outside toilet

-Close house doors & perfect place to grab a smoke (front or rear)



-Custom made Gourmet kitchen

-2 Convention Ovens

-2 Microwaves

-2 Dishwashers

-3 Sinks

-2 Islands

-48" Gas cooktop stove



-Granite for days

-Well stocked (pots, pans, plates, silverware, serving dishes, etc.)

-2 50' flat screen TVs

-Bar seats 10

-Table seats 8

-Extra Folding Chairs

GREAT ROOM (1200 Sq Ft):

-5 50' flat Screen TVs

-Pool Table

-19' granite wet bar Seats 12

-Keg Cooler (option 4 keg on tap)

-glasses, blender, bar accessories

-Ice Maker

-Wine Cooler



-2 Sectional sofas

-Totally cool Man Cave - perfect for watching a game


Inquires receive a PDF of the house's Floor Plan.

No Surprises!

After viewing PDF, you'll know if The House will work for your stay.

There are 16 individual places to sleep:

-1 King (Master)

-6 Full (3 bunk beds - full over full - in 2 bedrooms)

-5 Queen (2 located in private bedrooms /3 in Sleeper loft)

-2 folding beds

-2 full-size Convertible sofas - basically futons (in Sleeper Loft)

The beds are also not placed awkwardly close to each other. The entire house, including the sleeping areas, has a spacious feel.

With only 1 person in each of the top bunks & 1 in each of the folding beds (allowing for 5 people to sleep solo), & double occupancy in each of the other spots to sleep, the house can accommodate up to 27 people.

16 people could each have their own bed or convertible sofa to sleep on.



2 continuous water heaters provide any size group with endless hot water showers.

The 4 full baths are well distributed. Even a toilet closet on the covered outside deck, convenient to The Hot Tub. The loft has a full bathroom with a lg. 5 ft shower. The 6 full-size beds (the 3, full over full bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent (nested) bedrooms with a full bath. Bathroom has a large garden tub/shower. Perfect soaking, bathing the wee-one, or for a quick shower with lots of elbow room. The 2 bedrooms off the hall, (with queen beds) share the hall full bath. Even the master bedroom's bathroom, which has a private entrance from the master bedroom, offers a 2nd entrance to its bathroom. Offering more bathing options for large groups. The Master bathroom has a garden tub, double vanity & separate 5 ft shower.

Your Great Escape River House is not a 2000 sq ft house that is awkwardly configured for over 20 people. This is 4500 sq ft of luxury accommodations! This means everyone is comfortably under the same roof. Staying in separate hotels or condo's is like herding cats. All described above & more, right on Gulfport's Biloxi River. It is 'The Great Escape River House!'


Check-out property #406326 (over 54 5-STAR REVIEWS!)

(Floor plan PDF also available)

The River Lookout. Not right next door, but within easy walking distance & sleeps up to 16 people.

River Lookout offers:

-in ground 14' x 30' Swimming Pool

-Hot tub

-Pool Table

-4 Bedrooms

-4 Full beds (2 - Full over Full Bunks)

-2 King beds

-1 Queen bed

-2 Full Baths

-Private River beach (very rare)

-pavilion by the beach with picnic tables & grill

Both Homes very popular with & best suited for:


-Family Vacations

-Friends Getaway

-Spiritual Retreats

-Multi-day business meetings

...... & like gatherings.

Posted rates are based on stays similar to those described above & minimum required stays.

Events such as weddings, receptions, etc. are not eligible for the posted rates.


Often more affordable, per person, than a 1-bed condo for 2. This is the best values, for what you get, on the coast!


Peak times, rates are based a higher occupancy. Off Peak times, to be competitive with smaller venues, rates are based on fewer people. Because during Off Peak times, the house is less likely to book a larger group


- Groups of 6 or less, won't have access the 2 bunk rooms, sleeper loft, or those 2 bathrooms. Otherwise, Guests have full access to entire house.

- Groups of 6 - 11, will only not have access to bunk rooms & its bathroom.

- Groups of 12 or more will have full access to entire house.

Because cleaning fee can't be adjusted on the "Book it Now" it has been factored into the nightly rates, with smaller groups & the limited access to sleeping areas based on people count.

Groups of 6 or less wanting the sleeper loft, should put 7 as their count, smaller than 12 people groups wanting full access to the entire house, should put 12 people as their people count, for the "Book It Now" or for an instant quote.

LARGER GROUPS (Over the people count the rate is based):

Will actually pay less per person as their people count goes up. Which makes sense. Small groups have more room to spread out & will pay more person; while larger groups, the person cost goes down as the people count increases, even with the per person additional charge.

The best value is to book the full week.


Rates are based on No Visitors or limited Visitors (2 or 3). Plan to have more visiting, please provide details to receive an accurate quote. Posted rates on this site are based on a "Lodging" stay; not an "Event" stay. Often visitors translates into "Event." From Wedding to Baby Shower, they involve visitors. Visitor count above 3 must be disclosed prior to booking.


Yes! Ideally, a good proportionate # of kids to adults, especially when teenagers are in the kid count. For little ones, we have some safety gates; no kid supplies such as high chairs, cribs, or changing tables. The pool has a locking gate; parents still need to be diligent, the River is behind the house.


The pet fee is generally proportionate to other pet fees. A 700 sq ft condo may charge a $95 Pet Fee, as you should imagine, a 4500 sq ft house's pet fee will be more. Pets are approved on a case by case basis, your fee may be more than what is posted, & the Refundable Damage Deposit increased.


Once single weekend nt is booked, the rest of the week will not book. For that reason, we have longer minimum stays than our smaller competitors. Rates are based on these minimum stays. Quote are given on shorter stays, but rates will not be based on the posted rates, as those rates are based on the minimum stay being booked.


They don't work for this house.


4- 6 wk. prior to an available date, Rates or Min. required stay is reduced.


June - Aug, Sun - Wed (or Thurs.) can be booked. The posted Min. Stay is 7 nt. Only after the 1st part of any week is booked, do we book the 3 or 4 nt remaining weekend nt.


Vacations should be stress-free & I've never "pushed" for a quick booking. That said, if you are ready to book, please include all details, such as true adult & child count, arrival & departure date, any stay info that may be pertinent, & if applicable pet(s) & / or visitor count. Book directly with this site to lock in your dates. It is heartbreaking to quote dates, have some back & forth emails, then have another group, out of nowhere, "Book it Now." Declining a "Book it Now" drops our rankings, so they are generally accepted.

When a "Payment" or "Book-it" request is sent, it is not to "push" a guest into booking. It was sent either because there is other interest in the same dates or because the inquiry indicated they were ready to book.

I hope you find this house to be a perfect fit for your stay. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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About Patricia

Since I was in my 20's, I've owned rental property; early on, I also became involved with Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. For over 20 years we owned multiple FS Salons. Recently, one of my Manager's purchased my 4 salon chains. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport Fantastic Sams Regional Offices. This I took over 2 local Gulf Coast Fantastic Sams Salons. For years, I thought of doing a vacation rental. I liked the idea of sharing our piece of paradise on the River. From my past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, I knew that the vast majority of prospective renters would be people, like myself, wanting more than a hotel that could offer & be respectful of the Vacation Home they rented. Being from the service industry, I pride myself on offering a very clean, comfortable, (as advertised) Vacation Rental. I advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience. My main duty with the vacation rentals is to quote, be the primary contact prior to the stay with the guests, and keep the calendar about arrivals and departures for the staff & crew. To insure your stay is perfect, I have a professional cleaning crew and local maintenance. Jack is head of maintenance and will be the primary contact during any guests visit. He is almost always in Gulfport, where I'm a bit of a tumble weed. I am very down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & get 'er done type of person. I solicit my guests for suggestions on what we can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, I've implemented every suggestion, that didn't present a liability issue. I encourage you to check out the house's reviews. I never tire of hearing the house has once again delivered an exceptional vacation experience. I realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose one of my River Houses.

Patricia purchased this house in 2005

Why Patricia chose Mississippi

Initially I didn't choose to buy a vacation rental. My family had owned the camp style house next to this house since 1996, and when the neighbor decided to sell his home, in April 2005, I jumped at the chance to move permanently to the Gulfport area. The house was an impressive 2,400 square feet. When Katrina struck a few months later, I decided it was a great time to turn the house into my 'Dream Home.' After every feature on my wish list was added to the house, i had grown the house to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! My dream house for all our friends and family to gather.

It didn't take to long to realize, the house was a bit more than the I needed; at least on a full time bases. Friends & Family came often, but I still found myself with more room than I needed. I also didn't realize how expensive it would be to be maintain the Great Escape River House.

Sell or Rent? It was an easy choice. Its a case of eating your cake and having it to. Turn the Great Escape River House over to wonderful folks a few days or weeks a month and enjoy it the rest of the time with our friends and family. Now when I come home, its like I'm on a Vacation!

Opening my home to travelers (like yourself); who long for great times, with those whose company they enjoy in awesome surroundings. I can't imagine anyone coming here, with a dozen or more of their favorite people and not having the absolutely most fantastic vacation of their lifetime.

What makes this house unique

The Great Escape River House is unlike anything you can rent on the Coast; maybe anywhere! While located in the Gulfport city limits, you'll feel like you are miles from outside intrusions. The house is spacious & has so many areas for people to gather or to find a quiet nook. Early risers can enjoy watching the sun rise over the river, sipping their coffee. Some locals enjoy walking or jogging in the neighborhood. The house is on a 'No Outlet' road so vehicle traffic is very light. While the house's pool is above ground, the surrounding deck makes for easy entry & exit. The house is just off the new 605, so its a quick trip to I-10 or straight south to Hwy. 90; minutes away from Casinos, beaches and other local attractions. In 2015 an outdoor kitchen & elevator was added. In 2014 a large fire pit was added. As for interior amenities, you would be hard pressed to find a local bar as well set up as our home bar. The kitchen is massive. Everyone can have a hand in this kitchen & not be in the way. The house is beautifully furnished with all new bedding & linens. Most of the mattresses & furniture are new. Either a few days, a week, or Snowbirds in for the Winter, this house is a perfect for a large group get away or Snowbirds who travel with a flock and want room to spread out will find it here! The Great Escape River House has something for everyone, from the Hot Tub, to the swimming pool, gourmet kitchen, 2 covered porches, wet bar, pool table, etc.; did I mention there is a Home generator to part of the house should the power go out? Another feature you will not find in other homes. It has 2 of the largest available continuous hot water units. Sleeping over 20 people, you don't have to worry about hot water. 4500 square feet of accommodations inside, so much outside! Its waiting for you & your group to enjoy!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gulfport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 27
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , On Outside deck, close to the Hot Tub, there is toilet room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Loft Full bath, has 5' Shower (no tub)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Hall Bathroom, has 5' Shower (no tub), urinal, vanity, & TV
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Master also has Urinal, double sinks, & TV
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Not a 6th Bathroom, but there is an outside shower by Pool
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bunk Rooms Share this Bathroom w Garden Tub/Shower & TV
  • • 4 FULL PRIVATE BATHROOMS: 1st Full is connected to the Master Bedroom, but can also be accessed from Laundry area. It has double vanity sinks, 5' shower, 6' Garden tub, urinal, and large flat screen TV 2nd - Shared by those in the 2 bunk rooms, has a 6' Garden tub/Shower combination, large vanity, TV, and bench 3rd - In Hallway, also shared by the 2 bedrooms off Hallway. It has a 5' shower, urinal, and TV 4th - is in the loft with a 5' shower in addition: a Toilet closet on the outside deck near the Hot Tub and an outside Hot/Cool Shower near the swimming pool in addition, there are 2 continuous hot water heaters. You may have a little low water pressure if everyone is showering at once, but you will NOT run out of hot water :)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Loft - 3 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Loft Sleeps 10, armoire, full bath, TV, night stands, fans
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Sleeps 2 - Off Hall, TV, night stand, dresser, lamp.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Sleeps 2 - Master, deck access, private bath, dresser, TVs,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Sleeps 2 - dresser, night stand, TV, bath across hall
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6 - 2 Full over Full bunk beds/total - 4 full beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3- 1 full over full bunk bed/Total 2 Full beds, Bath
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has the only King Size Bed in the House, Queen size Beds (5) 3 Queen Beds are located in the Loft area, up a spiral stair case. The loft is approximately 14 x 30, with a full bath; 2 other queen beds each have their own room and are located off the main hallway across from a full bathroom, Double Beds (6) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The loft area has 2 convertible sofas., Bunk Beds (1) Double/Full Bed - each of our Bunk Beds has an upper and lower Full Bed; not the standard twin size bed. One room has a 2 Full Beds (upper and lower on the bunk bed); and an adjacent bedroom has two of these Full Bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full beds in that one room (total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds). While 2 can sleep on the bottom bunk, one 1 person in each of the top bunks(total for house 3 Full Bunk beds - or 6 Full beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Above Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
• 2 continuous hot water heaters. No worries if everyone is showering at the same time. House has many Flat Screen TV's, great room offers 20' web bar, with lots of seating, large sectional sofa with recliners, hardwood floors throughout. Gourmet Cook's dream Kitchen has 2 large islands, 3 stainless steel sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, warming drawer, comes fully equipped, just bring food. Numerous common areas, large covered deck in front & back of house, concrete path through small wooded area, with sitting area. Dock for boat or fishing, at end of concrete path beach/shallow area for wadding into river, large deck surrounds above ground pool for easy entrance. Elevated house offers plenty of covered parking. While in the city limits, the house is in a rural area and offers much privacy. Perfect for a family reunion, if interested inquire about having your wedding & / or reception here. Sleeps 14 w/ each having own bed or convertible sofa; perfect for large golfer parties.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveller reviews)

Elevator, Swimming Pool, Billiards, Hot Tub, and so much more on the River!
average rating of 4.987654 based on 81 reviews

Golf trip

  • 5 of 5

Everyone really loved the house. It had everything we could possibly need for our stay.(and more). The house was perfect place to stay for our golf trip!! We hope to be back next year.

Patricia was great to work with and was always available if we had any questions. Thanks for a great stay!

Alan Waddington

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Texas City, Texas

Big, beautiful with lots of space and activities.

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape River House was literally the roomiest and most versatile home my family has ever rented. The house has at least eight or ten different areas for social grouping. Then the outside has at least as many places to gather. It exceeded my expectations on every level.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular accomidations in Gulfport

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 22, five years old and up coming from all around the country. We met at the house and were so amazed. The house literally has everything you could possibly need. The home owner is attentive and ready and willing to make the trip memorable. Everything is neat and organized and exactly as described. We would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Mississippi and staying in this beautiful house made it even more special. This house is so comfortable and welcoming, and yet makes you feel like you are someone famous living in luxury! First class amenities in a first class home!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Guy-Trip

  • 5 of 5

Fourth year 10 brothers/cousins have gone to the ultimate man cave!! AWESOME!!!!!!

Would go on and on but if too many discover this unbelievable spot- we will have trouble booking it next year!!!!!!!😜

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a group of golfers that travel to Biloxi Ms from Michigan yearly to play.This is our 3RD year staying at the River House.There is not a better place to stay for a vacation. It is extremely spacious, has a huge rec room and bar and a very nice deck around the building. This is a must visit vacation property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport
Nearest Barpub
3.7 Miles
Daffys on the water
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bayou Vista Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
1 mile to the 605, which will take you to I-10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Captain Al's Steak & Seafood
Nearest Beach
7.7 Miles
We're on river; at low tide we have a beach; Gulf
Car: necessary



Located right on the Biloxi River & less than 8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches, a straight shot down the 605 to Cowen Blvd and the beaches on US-90 (Beach Blvd). This road was recently expanded in hopes of diverting traffic from Hwy. 49. That hasn't really happened, so traffic is usually very light, making for a stress free drive from The Great Escape a River House to the Gulf of Mexico beaches.


Minutes from I-10, Just one exit from the Prime Outlet Mall and Crossroads Shopping area, either less than 8.5 miles away from the Great Escape River House. Edgewater Shopping Center, on Beach Blvd, out big enclosed ball is 10.2 miles from the Great Escape River House.


Less than an hour and half from New Orleans.


Just a few miles to many championship golf courses. With the Great Escape River House just minutes from I-10; a perfect launch off to any of our great local Golf Courses. Making the Great Escape River House the perfect place for a large group of golfers to stay - all under one roof. The house has 12 beds, 2 convertible sofas, and at this posting, 2 folding beds - 16 individual places for people to sleep solo.


Island View Casino (In Gulfport) is 12 miles & Beau Riverage Casino (Biloxi) is 16 miles from the Great Escape River House.



Some first time Travelers come to Gulfport, Biloxi, or other towns on the MS Gulf Coast wanting to stay 'on the Beach.' There are just no homes 'on the beach'. Now if you go to this one community, past Ocean Springs, pretty far away & a bit isolated, there are a few homes right on the beach, but it's quite a ride to & from those homes to shopping, Casinos, a good choice of restaurants, etc. That being said some of those homes are good choices, if a secluded beach stay is what your are looking for.

If you are thinking of renting a house 'close to the beach', within two or three blocks (and there are some very nice ones there), check to see how close the train tracks are to the vacation home you are considering. If you are a light sleeper, you will want to factor this into your decision on where to stay. At night, the trains can pass as often as every hour, all night long, depending on their schedules. 2nd time visitors to the coast often mention this as a factor when considering the Great Escape River House.

Unless you are a good walker, with or without kids in tow, walking from one of these 'close to the beaches' vacation homes, may not be a good choice. You will need to walk at least a block (most vacation rental homes are 2 or more blocks from Hwy. 90) & cross busy Hwy 90 (Beach Blvd,). Depending on where the vacation rental home is, you may not have the benefit of a traffic light. It's very likely you would elect to hop in the car, load up the family, the towels, ice chest, and all the other beach gear and drive to the beaches. That way you can pick the perfect place to park, possibly choosing close to the 'comfort stations' with public showers and bathrooms, to rent a jet ski, go parasailing, with other families (or adults) or near a great restaurant.

So, if you're gonna load up the car anyway, why not pick a vacation home away from the trains, where the next door neighbor isn't feet away, heck you'll have to look across the river to see the closest other neighbor, where you have your own private water feature in the back yard, swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, wet bar, pool table, oh goodness - too many amenities to mention!


If you are still considering a stay at another vacation rental, please let me give you some advice. First, there are quite a few that are great vacation rentals. Some of my competition is extremely dedicated. I like to think I have the best vacation homes, but I know the MS Gulf Coast has quite a few other dedicated owners...but there are also ones that will disappoint. Carefully look at the posted photos. Are there good window coverings? Does that bedding look inviting? Those photos are of the vacation home at its best. Read reviews, posted by GUESTS who stayed. Not that an Owner would not be truthful, but ideally your source is an actual Guest who stayed in the house.

2nd & most importantly, check out Property Managers with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). There is at least one, I believe the largest one on the Coast specializing in Vac Homes (although they do represent condos too) with an F rating. I've even read Vacation Home Owners reviews where they were answering complaint about their rentals, make reference to the fact they replaced their property manager or it was the property manager's fault. After years of doing vacation rentals, I'm convinced involved Vac Home Owners with professional cleaning & maintenance crews, are in the ideal position to offer the best vacation home experience.


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30 Jan 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial ($2,700 up to 4 Nts)
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
5 Night Special! Tue-Sun $2750
30 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 22 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
July 4th Week
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 22 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
July - Early Aug
9 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
Aug (Sun-Wed 3 Nts $700/Nt)
6 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
Late August
21 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest
Cruisin the Coast
1 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Fall - Great Rates!
8 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
2 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$77
Pet Fee A$656 + Tax
OPTIONAL-Grill Tank fill A$33 + Tax
Cleaning Fee A$459 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$787
Tax Rate 12.0%

~4 NT or longer (when over a wkend) *
~No Sat/Fri Check-in or out *
~Summer, Holiday & Local Events 18 or more people **
If inquiry is 4 less people, this will be adjusted
~Sept - Late May rates based on 12 or more **
If inquiry is 4 less people, this will be adjusted

* May be available, but at a higher cost
** 4 - 6 weeks out, people count is reduced.

~Summer: Sun - Wed or Sun - Thur
~Sept - Late May (Excludes Holiday & Local Events) Mon PM - Thur AM
~Dates available 4 or less weeks out - 3 NT weekends available

~Summer, 7 Nt., Sun- Sun (see above)
~Rest of the Year any day (Except Sat or Fri)
~Ck-in After 4 PM
~Ck-out Before 10 AM

~to Fill Calendar Gaps
~On quickly approaching dates

Starts at $1,000 & is based on stays between 4 - 10 nights, less than 19 people, NO pets, limited/no outside visitors. Stays that these factors don't apply, may have higher RDD and or increased Damage Ins Coverage.

This is optional for 18 or less people. Over 18 & cost is about $3/PP (for $1500 in ins.) & should a matching sectional be damaged, both sectionals would be replaced, it is well worth the Ins. Owner reserves the right to increase required ins. coverage.

To be comparable to our smaller competition, based only on square footage, our Pet Fee would be $650+. Pets are considered. Fee ranges from $200 - $650

This is a service past guests requested since we've added the outdoor kitchen. There is a charcoal grill on site (by the pool) & a Propane Grill, boiler & Hibachi grill, on the upper deck. For $25, the empty tank will be filled & waiting for you upon arrival, $20 for additional filled tanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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