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The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.

Kimberly or Hal Vaughan

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Kimberly or Hal Vaughan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Ocean Springs House Rental Photos and Description

Bright Beachfront Home, Private Beach, Pier, Pool, Hot Tub 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

We have enjoyed Belle Fontaine beach since 1961. Now it's your turn to experience our perfect private paradise over looking the gulf of Mexico. Private beach and pier only steps away from the refreshing salt water pool. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing (day or night) on pier with two 1000 watt stadium lights. Beachfront home, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, private fishing pier, private pool, private beach and hot tub just steps from the master suite.

If you're looking for a secluded romantic getaway or an upbeat unique family vacation away from tourist and city scrambles Dolphindale is right for you.

Three (3) bedrooms and three (3) full baths

Sleeps 9

Beautiful private swimming pool and hot tub just steps from the master bedroom and bedroom 3. Private beach just steps from the pool area, and private pier for your crabbing and fishing pleasure

Master suite with king bed, 46' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, perfect view of the gulf from every window. Personal thermostat for your comfort. Large private bathroom, large jacuzzi tub, open walk in shower with three shower nozzles/sprayers, heated floors heated and bidet/toilet.

Queen suite has queen bed, 42' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, large private bathroom, jacuzzi tub with hand held sprayer, dressing area, heated floors, heated toilet seat and personal thermostat for your comfort.

Room three has two sets of bunk beds, one set sleeps 2 and the other set has three bunks, two 19' flat screen HD-TV's, Direct TV, one for watching TV and the other for video games, personal thermostat for your comfort and private entrance to porch and pool area.

Kitchen has huge granite island, top of the line appliances, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, double stainless steel sink and beautiful view of beach, gulf of Mexico and Horn Island. The kitchen joins the living room and game room.

Living room has 51' flat screen HD-TV overlooking the gulf.

Game room includes full size pool table, ping pong table, binoculars for viewing pelicans, eagles, or a closer look at the islands. You can walk the treadmill and enjoy our beautiful view or box our leather boxing bag, leather boxing gloves included.

Each room has free WiFi wireless internet and Direct TV.

As of January 1, 2014 our Nightly Rates will be $500.00 per night, 3 night minimum and our Cleaning Fee will be $250.00 as of January 1, 2014.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kimberly or Hal Vaughan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Kimberly or Hal Vaughan

Hal and Kimberly Vaughan both born and raised right here on the Gulf Coast in South Mississippi. We have 4 children, Trinity, Michelle, Little Hal, and Pierce, ages 39 - 21. We are a retired business owner and housewife with an empty nest and extra home.

Kimberly or Hal Vaughan purchased this house in 2008

Why Kimberly or Hal Vaughan chose Ocean Springs

We have owned a summer home on Belle Fontaine Beach since 1961 and lived here permanently since 1980. We have two homes side by side and after our youngest daughter left for Ole Miss we decided to live in the smaller home. We live next door to rental in the small Pink House and renting our Big Green Mini Mansion. We are available for any questions or problems and happy to help with needs such as activities, directions, restaurants etc.


If you have children, just let us know and we'll make sure our crab traps are baited and hopefully full of crabs! Interested in crabbing or fishing from our pier? Let us know and we'll do our best to show you how to catch crabs, speck, flounder and red fish! Night time is the best time to fish. Crabbing during the day.

What makes this house unique

Our View is Fabulous! Either Sunrise or Sunset, both are outstanding! Our home has 12' ceilings and all rooms are large and open, with many windows giving you the look, the feel and the smell of the Mississippi Gulf Coast something we have loved our entire life. While sitting on our porch you can see Horn Island, Round Island, Dolphins/Porpoises almost every day, what a sight! Shrimp Boats, Pelicans, Eagles, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Mullet Jumping and now and then we have a deer or a fox on the beach, you never know!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 37 traveler reviews

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The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Painesville, oh, USA

Spring 2015 Best Vacation Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't express how absolutely perfect this vacation was for our family. We had ages from 43 all the way down to 10 months and every one if us had the best time. The house is beautiful, spotless, and so well equipped! We even boiled our own crabs that we caught in the traps in the crab pot in the kitchen! Really fun experience with our kids. Slept like a baby in the most comfortable bed in the master! I'm now shopping for new mattresses to try to capture that comfort at home. The views were amazing, from almost every room and Kim and Hal were so welcoming and kind. Hal was forever busy taking care of the property and their cute little dogs but he never hesitated to answer our questions and give us suggestions for local attractions. Kim welcomed us with hugs, knowing us by name, and was so helpful showing us around the house. Again, best vacation ever!!!! Wouldn't have changed a thing, other than making it longer if we could've!!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Painesville, oh, USA

Spring 2015

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely best vacation our family has had. Kim and Hal couldn't have been any more gracious and welcoming. The view was so peaceful and beautiful. House was perfect, beautiful, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We even boiled crabs the kids caught in traps off the pier! I can't think of anything that would've made our trip better, other than making it last longer;-) A big thanks to Hal for never getting irritated with our questions and what an amazing job he does keeping up the property. The time I was able to spend with my family, watching them enjoy themselves so much was priceless! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful property. May your family continue to blessed each and every day!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Painesville, oh, USA

Kim and Hal,

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know how to begin telling you how much we enjoyed our stay at Dolphindale. The house was perfect, so beautiful, clean, and comfortable. I slept so well in that beautiful master bedroom that we are now shopping for new mattresses to try to recreate that comfort! You were so welcoming when we first arrived, remembering everyone's names, even the dog, made us feel like you were as excited to have us stay as we were. Having so many different ages, from 43 down to 10 months, I was a little worried everyone wouldn't find something to enjoy. I worried for nothing, we actually stayed at the house more than we normally would on a vacation simply because it was perfect, everything we could want was right there. My kids caught fish and crabs. We boiled the crabs and enjoyed them right there at the house. Best kitchen EVER!! We cooked at least 2 meals a day there and always found what we needed. Having a pack n play and high chair on site made traveling with a baby so much easier as well. Hal was so kind to always answer our questions about where to shop, or what kind of fish is this, how do we turn on the hot tub?, etc... Always so friendly and pleasant. My family enjoyed the cute little dogs as well. The view was breathtaking and I completely enjoyed having my morning tea outside looking at the water every single day! Truly was the best, most relaxing vacation we've had. Sorry it had to end. Thank you so much Kim and Hal! May you continue to blessed each and every day!

The Severa family

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

We plan to go back EVERY summer

  • 5 of 5

This summer my family and i stayed here for the second year in a row. The owners are very personable and generous with their time in answering questions and helping find things. The house was prefect for us. We were traveling with a 8 month old and a 4 year old. We didn't have any trouble with the kiddos settling in and feeling safe. The pool was lovely and being a bit out of town was nice and quiet. There was an osprey nest at the end of the street! A high light for my animal loving boy.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

WOW! Simply the best, more than we ever expected in every way! My well travelled children (16 & 12) are both eager to return. The owners were more than hospitable! Did anyone ever really stay here before we did? Could we have possibly have enjoyed it more? ONLY if it were longer!! Thank you Hal and Kim for sharing "THE best kept secret in South Mississippi" with us, we will be back ... more crabbing, more relaxing ~ it was a home away from home! P.S. ~ Shhhh we hesitated to write a review so we'd not have to share the secret!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Orleans, LA

Our 2nd Stay at Dolphindale. Highly Recomend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family’s second trip to Dolphindale and we will continue to be visitors 2-3 times a year at least. The property is fantastic. Being right on the water with 300+ foot pier is such a huge amenity. Between fishing and crabbing you could spend all day on the pier. Should you want to do something else, the spa and pool are a great way to spend your day. The property is huge and there is a beach just a few yards down the road.

True to its name, there were plenty of dolphins swimming around while we were there.

I cannot say enough about the inside of the house. The owners thought of everything. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen and den open up to one another, as well as to the game room which has a ping pong table and pool table.

Kim and Hal are great owners and are there to assist you in anyway possible. They give you the feeling that you have known them for years. It seems like there only goal is to make your stay better and more memorable.

We will be back soon for our third stay soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gulfport, Mississippi or Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ocean Springs, MS
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan, Al
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shell Landing, Gulf Hills, The Reserve,
Nearest Train
90 Miles
New Orleans, LA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ocean Springs or Gautier, MS
Nearest Beach
Belle Fontaine Beach
Car: necessary

We are just on the outskirts of Biloxi's Big Casino Lights, Hard Rock Casino, Beau Rivage Casino, The Imperial Palace Casino, Margaritaville Casino, Isle of Capri Casino, our favorites are Hard Rock and Imperial Palace. Restaurants in Ocean Springs, Leo's Pizza offers outside and inside dining, Wasabi great Sushi, Great Steaks at Cheryls Steakhouse and is BYOB, 32 Restaurant and Tien are both wonderful but expensive at the Imperial Palace.

Just minutes away find quaint Downtown Ocean Springs with shopping along Washington and Government Avenues and many restaurants to choose from.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ship Island Excursions, Walter Anderson Museum, George Ohr Museum, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Sea Camp, Gulf Coast Research Labortory Marine Education Center Sea Camp, Gulf Islands Water Park, Beavioir Jefferson Davis Shrine, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies offer Dolphin Encounters, Family Tours and Summer Camps. Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Landing Golf Course, The Preserve Golf Club, Gulf Hills Golf Course. Big Play Family Fun Center in Biloxi about 20 - 25 minutes away, offers Miniature Golf, Go Carts, Arcade, Water Wars, and food. As seen on TV - Gulf Coast Gator Ranch and Tours in West Pascagoula, 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Ocean Springs House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Pet Fee $250.00
Cleaning Fee $250.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ocean Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Seahorse - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 The Anchor - toilet , tub , jetted tub , The Tub has hand held sprayer for showers
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Located in pool area with Hot and Cold Water.
    Bathroom 3 Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The Seahorse Master Bath has Granite counter tops and beautiful cabinets with lots of drawers for storage and more room than you can imagine. A Private Bidet/Toilet area, Heated Floors, The Large Walk in Open Shower has 2 hand held sprayers and 1 Rain Shower Overhead. The Soaking Tub is the Bain Ultra-Air type that creates bubbles with air, (much cleaner than Jacuzzi type). Sit Down Vanity Area and Large Area for Dressing. The Anchor Suite Bath has granite counter tops with sit down vanity area and drawers for storage. Jacuzzi tub with hand sprayer, Heated Toilet Seat and Heated Floors and large dressing area. The Guest Bathroom 3 has Granite counter tops, sink, toilet and shower. Just steps from kitchen, living room and The Flounder Room. Outside poolside shower with Hot and cold water and hand-held sprayer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom The Seahorse - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 The Anchor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 The Flounder - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps five
  • In the seahorse master suite a granite top headboard and king bed are located in center of room for optimal view of the gulf, pool and pier. This room includes it's own thermostat, 46' HD-TV, chair and ottoman for reading, watching TV or just gazing at the gulf. Master suite has it's own master bath. And just 7 steps from your bed you will find the beautiful hot tub and salt water pool. The anchor bedroom 2 suite has queen pillow top bed, 42' HD-TV, desk, chair, reading lamps, neon ceiling fan and it's own thermostat. The anchor suite includes a private bathroom. The flounder bedroom 3 has it's own thermostat, and sleeps 5, 2 sets of bunk beds, ( 1 sleeps 2 & 1 sleeps 3). This room has 2 - 19' HD-TV's, 1 TV for games and 1 TV for regular viewing, direct access to the pool/porch area. Guest bath just down the hall.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Water is from our private well, (which exceeds state requirements), then is charcoal filtered and Chlorinated! The ice maker & refrigerator water is filtered again! A/C & duct is sanitized annually! Individual electronic air cleaners are moved room to room at every weeks rental cleaning. This could possibly be the cleanest place that you will ever enjoy!

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