'The Great Escape River House' has so much to offer! An incredible vacation, luxury accommodations & memories of which will last a lifetime.
While not right next door, River Lookout (our 2nd Vacation a Rental) is within easy walking distance and can sleep up to additional 12 people, should you need additional space, or looking for something not quite do big. River Lookout is also a very economical choice while offering some very unique outdoor features.
Don't let the rates of the Great Escape River House scare you! This is one of the best deal for what you get on the coast. Depending on time of year, most weekly bookings, with 18 or more people, will be cost each person between $20 & $27/per person, per night (that is including the rental rate, cleaning fee, & taxes - not the refundable damage deposit). The 'Peak Summer Weeks,' depending on the week, are slightly per person rate, for the week. Depending on the week, generally between $26 & $41/per person, per night (that is including the rental rate, cleaning fee, & taxes - not the REFUNDABLE damage deposit). As with most vacation rentals, the rates are higher when less than a week is booked.
This is not a 2000 sq ft house, awkwardly configured for 22 people. This is 4500 sq ft of luxury accommodations! Everyone under the same roof. Staying in separate hotels or condo's is like herding cats with a big group. This house offers sleeping for up to 22 (plus), 4 full bathrooms, a 1/4 bath off the outside covered porch, 1000 sq ft gourmet kitchen/dining area, 1200 sq ft Great Room (with wet bar, ice maker, wine cooler, 5 - 50' flat screen TVs, pool table, and more), numerous areas for large & small gatherings. There are over 1000 sq ft of covered porches, Private Swimming Pool & Hot Tub. Out door large steel fire pit; All of this right on Gulfport's Biloxi River. It is truly 'The Great Escape River House!'
This home was well thought out for accommodating large overnight groups. There are 12 individual beds, 2 full size convertible sofas, and 2 folding beds. The beds are: 1 king, 5 queens, & 6 full size beds. The 6 full beds are 3 bunk beds, top & bottom full size beds. 14 people could each have their own bed or convertible sofa. For the maximum capacity of 22, we've figured only one person in each of the top bunks, double occupancy in each of the full, queen, and king beds, and only one person on each of the convertible sofas. The folding beds are not figured in the 22 person count.
The beds described above are also not placed awkwardly close to each other. 2 Queen beds & the King size bed each have a private room, 1 bunk has a private room, 2 other bunk beds share a large bedroom, & the massive loft has 3 queen beds & the two convertible sofas.
The 4 full baths are also well distributed. There is even a toilet closet on the covered outside deck, conveniently located near the hot tub and within easy use of anyone leaving the pool area. The loft has a full bathroom with large 5 foot shower. The 6 full size beds (the 3 bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent bedrooms with their own full bath. This bathroom has a large garden tub/shower. Perfect soaking, piling the wee-ones in, 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, also offers a 2nd entrance to the bathroom through the laundry room; Offering more bathing options for large groups. The Master bathroom has a garden tub, double vanity, and separate 5 foot shower.
Driving up, you're welcomed by a circular drive with beautiful fountain in the center. The elevated house, has plenty of covered parking. Up the stairs, the covered front porch offers seating for 8. A cozy place to relax, or for the smokers a comfortable retreat to grab a last puff. Sorry, no smoking inside the house.
The Great Room, has a magnificent 20+ ft granite wet bar, 10 bar stools, double keg cooler, microwave, ice maker, wine cooler, dishwasher & everything you would need for mixing drinks (blender & glassware). This is just the beginning of the Great Room, which is equipped with many flat screen HD TVs, a pool table, & huge sectional sofa.
The custom made Gourmet kitchen of your dreams awaits! Granite counters that go on for miles, 2 massive islands, every appliance you could want & usually more than one of them are awaiting you in this kitchen. The breakfast bar offers seating for 11. The dining table seating for 8, with additional folding chairs available. 2 ~ 50' TV's can be seen from just about any location in the kitchen or dining area. The kitchen comes fully equipped - If you need it for cooking, its probably here waiting for you!
The back covered deck is a little peace of heaven, offering an 8 person hot tub, a TV & an outside stereo. Great view of the river. Lighted palm trees add a little night time atmosphere. Seating for 12 at 2 Glass tables. Back deck has closing gate to keep little ones on porch & benches for watching river, back yard, & pool.
Down the back stairs, you can enter the enclosed ramp area to the elevated deck that surrounds 15' x 30', 4 1/2' deep above ground swimming pool for a refreshing dip. A charcoal grill with commercial style large stainless steel sink & counter for prep work is available. There are tables, chairs & umbrellas. There's also room to tan. Pool/deck area is enclosed for safety.
There is even an outdoor shower with hot & cold water, bathrooms crowded up stairs? Bring your shampoo & soap down. Nothing like an outside shower after a dip in the pool.
Under the house are picnic tables perfect if you want to get out of the sun and grab a bit or visit near those in the pool. At the end of 2013 a large steel fire pit was added, with bench seating for over 20 people.
Between the house & river is a small dock, perfect for fishing from or docking your boat.
Should your group be 12 or less or even more than 22, please consider renting our brand new Vacation rental, the 'River Lookout.'. While it is not right next door, it is in the same neighborhood and within easy walking distance of the Great Escape. 'River Lookout' has 4 bedrooms/ 2 baths, sleeping up to 12. If your group is larger than 22, you're looking for separate beds (or more private bedrooms), or looking to accommodate 12 or less, please inquire about the 'River Lookout.'
The Great Escape River House is well suited for many groups, for many different purposes. It is most popular with, and best suited for:
-Multi-day business meetings
...... and like gatherings.
Our posted rates are based on stays similar to those described above.
Events such as weddings, are not eligible for the posted rates.
We know you have many choices for a vacation rental. We hope you decide on The Great Escape River House.
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Since we were both in our 20's, we've owned rental property; sharing a love for real estate. Early on, we also became involved with Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. For over 20 years we owned multiple FS Salons. Recently, one of our Manager's purchased our 4 salon chain. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport Fantastic Sams Regional Offices. My husband stays local. To insure your stay is perfect. Supervising the staff & maintaining the Vacation Rentals and other properties we own on the Gulf Coast.
For years, we thought of doing a vacation rental. We liked the idea of sharing our piece of paradise on the River. From our past knowledge of the Vacation Rental Industry, we knew that the vast majority of prospective renters would be people, like ourselves, wanting more than a hotel could offer & respectful of the Vacation Home they rented.
Being from the service industry, we pride ourselves on offering a very clean, comfortable, as advertised, Vacation Rental. We advertise an exceptional house & strive to deliver an exceptional resort style experience.
We are really down to earth, blue-collar, roll up the sleeves & 'er done types. We solicit our guests for suggestions on what we can do to improve their stay in the future. So far, we'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.
We realize you have many choices when choosing a Vacation Rental, we hope you choose ours.
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, we decided it was a great time to turn the house into our 'Dream Home.' After every feature on our wish list was added to the house, we had grown the house to 4,500 square feet. It was perfect! Our 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 2 of us needed; at least on a full time bases. Friends & Family came often, but we still found ourselves with more room than we needed. We 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 we come home, its like we're on a Vacation!
Opening our 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.
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 extremely spacious & has so many different 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. Because our family owns the adjacent properties; with a signed release, you'll be able to use the docks there, and enjoy the solitude of the concrete path through the small woods.
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.
As for interior amenities, You'd 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 won't find in other homes, is 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.
HOW FAR TO GULF OF MEXICO BEACHES?
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.
WHY STAY AT THIS HOUSE;
BASED ON THIS LOCATION?
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!
STILL THINKING OF ANOTHER VAC HOUSE?
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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