SUB-TROPICAL BEACH RETREAT NEAR NEW ORLEANS - 1 MONTH MINIMUM

Gayla Schmitt

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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SUB-TROPICAL BEACH RETREAT NEAR NEW ORLEANS - 1 MONTH MINIMUM

Pass Christian House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Beachfront Creole Cottage with Pool

Oyster Reef, our beach retreat can be yours. Located just 45 minutes from New Orleans, it is a world apart. Custom built 3 years ago our home is set in a stand of majestic live oak trees, which makes it a birders paradise for watching resident and migrant birds. The home is beachfront with a very wide, very deep, very private screened front porch spanning the front of the home. Follow the oyster and shrimp boats fishing on the Mississipppi Sound of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our private pool is large and features a large deck across the rear of the house.

Non-smoking property - minimum one month rental.

The interior of the home has 12 foot ceilings, beautiful crown molding, ceiling fans and wide pine floors throughout.

The large living room is highlighted by French doors opening onto the front porch, and a wood burning fireplace. The dining room seats up to eight and includes a floor-to-ceiling closet with wine cooler. The kitchen features a double wall oven, gas range top, granite counters, lighted wall pantry and lots of cabinets and shelf space. Laundry room with washer & dryer is in the living area.

The master bedroom, with queen size bed, faces the beach and opens onto the screened porch through French doors. The guest room, with twin beds, overlooks the pool. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

In this quaint little town, you can enjoy golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, walking and hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing and a beautiful harbor filled with historic fishing boats and modern recreational craft. Downtown Pass Christian features wonderful restaurants, pubs and gift and specialty shops.

Golfers really appreciate the two golf courses located in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus multiple others on the coast. These are popular year around with our mild weather.

Boaters/Fishermen - there are 5 boat launches within a mile of Oyster Reef, plus multiple public piers, and of course, salt water wade fishing right out our front door.

*Want to be on an island in north-east Florida? Check out Coquina Cottage in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. A modernized historic cottage in downtown Fernandina Beach. Key words 'Historic downtown Fernandina Beach' VRBO # 296523*

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Gayla Schmitt

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Speaks english

George Rayborn grew up in Hattiesburg in southern Mississippi and Maureen got here as soon as she could, right out of college. From then on, although living in the north-east, our love affair with Mississippi, especially the coast, grew.

Both retired attorneys, we do volunteer work in Pass Christian and our other home of Deleware. We enjoy our time at Oyster Reef and know that you will too. Our hint, our local library is one of the best, with not only books, DVD's & computers, but events & concerts.

Our good friend, Gayla Schmitt, handles most of the arrangements for renting Oyster Reef for us, as well as being a local presence to help with any special needs. 'Where can I find fresh shrimp? At the harbor on the boats'

Gayla Schmitt purchased this house in 2004

We have lived in Pass Christian at different times over the past 40 years. In 2004, we bought a lovely old home surrounded by live oak trees on this beachfront land on West Beach Boulevard. A year later, Hurricane Katrina washed away our home and its guest cottage. The only things that survived were the trees and our mailbox. Over the next several years, we lived in various places, including a FEMA trailer and out of state, while we built a new small rear cottage first, and finally this wonderful, Creole-style home overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The house is furnished with lovingly restored furniture from my childhood home, along with new, bright, fun beach-type pieces and artwork. We love the new house and we think that you will too. Maureen and George Rayborn

Our front screened porch is what brings us back, always. Just sit and watch the fishermen, dolphins & white sand beach, while enjoying your book.

Where else can you look out from your porch and watch the 'tongers' bringing in oysters on the reef, then go to the harbor and buy them fresh? Of course, there are also the shrimpers and fresh shrimp or just go to our local restaurants and let them cook it. All of these are what make us want to keep returning to Oyster Reef.

People - we have the friendliest, most-hospitable people in the world in Pass Christian. Just ask someone for directions and the next thing you know, you'll be sharing lunch.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Sub-Tropical Beach Retreat near New Orleans - 1 Month Minimum
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Pass Christian Mississippi
baton rouge, Lousiana
5

SUMMER IN THE PASS

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four stayed during June and loved the home. Our favorite part is the large screened porch that was used daily for morning coffee and watching the sunset . The beach is right across the street and the pool was used often during the warm afternoons. We have already made plans to return.
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  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pass Christian Mississippi
Annapolis Maryland
5

A GREAT SPOT TO SPEND YOUR VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
Oyster Reef is a comfortable, modern, and private nest located near good shopping, restaurants, beaches and fishing. The cottage was well furnished and equipped for everything we needed. We enjoyed the gulf breezes that kept the temperature moderate and the shade of the live oaks.
A perfect place to spend time on the gulf...
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pass Christian Mississippi
Midland, MI.
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FEB. 2014

  • 4 of 5
Nice new, smaller home. Well appointed. Idea for two, or a smaller family. Very nice, wide, quiet beach and good walking sidewalk along the beach. The village of Pass Christian, and the surrounding area, is quiet, lightly populated, low keyed with a variety of casinos and very good restaurants within a few miles. The house is within 300ft. of the beach but back from the road far enough that there was minimal road noise. Good view of the Gulf out the front, and of the oyster boats, thru large live oaks. The only occasional distraction we noted was trains passing on the railway about 2 blocks behind the home. Nice, friendly neighbors.
Large, very nice shopping mall within 12 miles, very large Walmart within 6.
While the owners resides out of town, the local manageress lives within a mile or so and was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Pass Christian Mississippi
Louisiana
5

A SPECIAL COTTAGE WITH LOVELY VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
Oyster Reef is a truly special cottage. Meticulously designed and maintained, it is pleasure to live for a time in this beautiful retreat. With 12-foot ceilings and custom floor to ceiling windows, it feels large and light. Decorated in the casual style of old New Orleans and surrounded by magnificent live oak trees, the cottage offers a cook's kitchen with granite countertops, top-of-the line chef knives, and plenty of cookware and dishes for both family dining and entertaining. It is completely furnished, with linens included, and in keeping with a beach property, the furniture and linens are serviceable, not luxurious. The pool is very nice, with an outdoor shower and extra bathroom in the pool house, and it is cleaned on a weekly basis. The property managers are very supportive and promptly took care of every request. I lived in Oyster Reef for 2 months with two adult children and two small dogs. The owners are very pet friendly, but be forewarned, the green landscape of The Pass is full of stickers, burrs, and bugs, and the beaches in this county are off limits to dogs, so our dogs never fully settled in, instead preferring to stay indoors and watch the world go by from the fantastic screened porch. Indoor only or sturdier dogs will enjoy the experience more! I would not hesitate recommending this property to friends or relatives. If you are looking for the true Pass Christian experience, you can not do better than Oyster Reef.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gulfport/Biloxi - GPT
Nearest Train
60 Miles
New Orleans, LA
Nearest Motorway
West Beach Blvd.
Nearest Beach
Across the Street, Pass Christian
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shaggy's at the Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pass Christian Isles Golf Club & The Oaks Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Full Downtown selection & Shopping- Wolfe's
Car: recommended

With New Orleans & the French Quarter only 1 hour away and Casino Row only 20 minutes away in Biloxi, it's hard to remember that Relaxation is the main 'must do' at the beach here in Pass Christian. Walking is a popular activity here, as well as Sunset watching. Golf is a major attraction on the Gulf Coast, especially in winter, with 2 courses in Pass Christian, Timber Ridge and The Oaks, plus Grand Bear and many others within an easy drive.

Build your appetite for local shrimp, oysters or fish bought from the fishermen on their boats, whether cooked in your modern kitchen or at any of several local restaurants.

26 miles of open beaches give a beautiful entrance to several world class art Museums - Ohr O'keefe Museum, designed by Geary to showcase potter George Ohr in Biloxi and the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs.

Plan to visit lots of local restaurants as well as our Saturday Market in the Park for fresh produce and art gifts to take home.

So, if you want to spend time at the BlackJack tables or top name concert at a casino or just entertain your grandchildren in the pool or at the beach with sandcastle building, Pass Christian is the place and Oyster Reef is the beach house for you.

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30 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes NO SMOKING PROPERTY! For offline lease or payment arrangements, please email owner.
Pets Welcome - add $75 per pet fee to payment total

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pass Christian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Oversize shower with 3 shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , combination tub/shower , Tub/Shower combo make this great for guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has queen size bed, matching bureau & chest
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds with matching chest
  • Our high ceilings throughout the house make sleeping with the windows open a dream.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The high ceilings and tall doors and windows allow Gulf of Mexico breezes to cool the house with our mild climate. However, if the weather isn't perfect, we have central heat and air conditioning for year around comfort. The view is especially nice, since our home is raised a full story off the ground. It is all on one floor, once you're up there.
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