'The Great Escape River House' has so much to offer! An incredible vacation, luxury accommodations & memories of which will last a lifetime.
Don't let the price 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 $23 & $37/pp 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, 1000 sq ft gourmet kitchen/dining area, 1200 sq ft Great Room, numerous areas for large & small gatherings. There are over 1000 sq ft of covered porches, Private Swimming Pool & Hot Tub. All of this right on Gulfport's main 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 a convertible sofa. The folding beds are not figured in the 22 person count These beds 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 bath. The 6 full size beds (the 3 bunk beds) are in 2 adjacent bedrooms with their own full bath. 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.
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, & 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 an 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, many TV's & a 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.
Between the house & river is a small dock, perfect for fishing from or docking your boat.
We know you have many choices for a vacation rental. We hope you decide on The Great Escape River House. To help make sure the Great Escape River House is well suited for your plans, please keep in mind, that without prior approval, we:
- limit vehicles to 6
- allow day visitors (people not sleeping over / those not included in your people count), only with prior approval
- minimum age of primary renter needs to be 28 years old
- Restrict usage to Vacations, Golf trips, Spiritual Retreats, Multi-day business meetings, and like gatherings.
- Weddings, Receptions, etc., are rarely permitted, are not eligible for the rates listed on this website, and must be a approved in advance & writting.
We have requests for Large Family reunions (over 22 people), Weddings, or just big family / friends Parties. Most we turn down; but not all. To avoid a lot of back & forth, only to discover we can not accommodate your planned stay, please give as many details as possible. We know the Gulf Coast is limited on facilities to accommodate these type of functions (weddings, pool parities, receptions, etc.) & we consider any reasonable request.
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 looking to accommodate 12 or less, please inquire about the 'River Lookout.'
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Since we were both 25 years old, we've owned rental property; sharing a love for real estate. Early on, we also became involved with a wonderful franchise, Fantastic Sams. Over 20 years as a multiple FS Salon Owner, recently, one of our Manager's purchased our 4 salon chain. Since then, I've been working from both our New Orleans and Gulfport 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 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, beach, path through the woods, 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? 4500 square feet of accommodations inside, so much outside! Its waiting for you and your group to enjoy.