Destination guide

Packed with southern charm and hospitality

Discover Gulfport, Mississippi's second largest city that lies along the sun-soaked shores of the Gulf Coast. It's packed with southern charm, and days can be spent working on your tan along the miles of white sandy beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, taking the kids to one of the dozens of different parks, or gorging on freshly caught seafood in a fine eatery. In the heart of the city, the Gulfport vacation rentals offer limitless possibilities, from sipping a cocktail along the waterfront to live music in one of the friendly venues.


The perfect destination for kids

Gulfport is one of the most family-friendly destinations to visit. If you've been lucky enough to nab one of the beachfront Gulfport vacation rentals, you can head out on a fishing charter to hook in sailfish or play volleyball on the beach in the cool afternoons. Children will go crazy for the Altitude Trampoline Park, a vast, fun-filled space decked out with foam pits and dodge ball courts. Alternatively, watch them run around getting blasted by water fountains at the Gaston Point Splash Pad. Every Wednesday night, you can also watch brave drivers pitted against each other at the Gulfport Dragway.


You won't suffer the freezing winters here

The climate in Gulfport is subtropical which means while much of the country is putting up with below-freezing temperatures during winter, the area is sunny, warm and dry. Spring is a wonderful time to visit, when the parks around the city are filled with colorful wildflowers and the wildlife is beginning to awaken from wintery hibernation. The days are warm enough to dine al fresco and you can head down to the beach for a refreshing dip or a barefoot walk along the white sand in just a t-shirt and shorts.

Natural features

Walk the Mississippi Gulf Coast Birding Trail

The city of Gulfport is the gateway to the thriving nature and wildlife along the Gulf Coast. The coastal trails near to your Gulfport vacation rental will bring you up close to some fascinating species of avifauna. Bald eagles are known to circle on the thermals overhead, while blue herons glide effortlessly just above the surface of the water, and Mississippi sandhill cranes poke around in the nearby grasslands and shallow waters. Grab a map of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Birding Trail and head out to discover these colorful birds.


How to get to and around Gulfport

Fly into Gulfport, MS (GPT-Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Gulfport Amtrak Station.

Where to stay around Gulfport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 661 vacation rentals near Gulfport. From 169 Houses to 413 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gulfport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gulfport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gulfport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port of Gulfport: 802 vacation rentals
  • Island View Casino: 856 vacation rentals
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: 808 vacation rentals
  • Jones Park: 848 vacation rentals
  • Crossroads Shopping Center: 823 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulfport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gulfport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 169 Houses in Gulfport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gulfport include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 413 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gulfport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 427 vacation rentals with pool available in Gulfport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.