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On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our cabin was on tour with the Pass Christian Historical society May 1, 2011. Come stay in a historic site.

The only remaining part of the estate of Governor Parker who, in 1915, hosted a visit here by Teddy Roosevelt. The log cabin lies in over 2 acres of garden and is set back from the more than 190 feet of beach front to allow for privacy and tranquility. The cabin was one of the very few structures to survive Katrina, though it was halved in size by the storm. With the beach at its feet, it is also only a short distance further to the picturesque port and to the center of Pass Christian which is being rebuilt. It is then a short drive along the coast into the hustle and bustle of Gulfport and its casinos.

The cabin is totally renovated with luxury fittings in the bathroom and an ingenious kitchen area. There are just 2 rooms, as well as the bathroom, the bedroom with King’s size bed, and 42” plasma screen, with cable TV and wireless internet. The main room, which serves as sitting room, dining room and kitchen has a dining table seating 6 and a queen size sofa bed. Both rooms open onto a large screen porch (the former great room) ideal for enjoying relaxing drinks, and on cooler nights sitting in front of the wood-burning fireplace (easily lit by gas) or generally sitting and admiring the extensive garden, under the ceiling fan with a wonderful view over the gulf. There is a fenced pool in the garden, a short walk from the cabin. The property is fenced.

Keywords: Beach House, Log Cabin

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About The Owner

New Orleans native, spent summers in the 'Pass' growing up.

The Owner purchased this house in 1906

Why The Owner chose Mississippi

My grandparents bought this property in the early 1900's.. My grandfather had the cabin build in the 1920's. Teddy Roosevelt visited a part of the property in about 1915, that part was added in 1969 to the original plot, it is mentioned in Roosevelt's diaries.

What makes this house unique

Just sitting in the pool on a hot evening talking and looking at the stars. Some mornings in the spring or fall there is very heavy fog on the beach, beautiful for photographing. The sunrises and sunsets especially in the winter months can be fantastic, when the sun rises and sets over the water. Walking on the beach, especially in the winter months, when you have the beach to yourself and can commune with the sea birds. Birding in the garden especially during the fall and spring migration. The birds are gathering in the fall to gain strength before they set off over the Gulf. One visitor commented in our guestbook at the house on how excited they were to see so many Bluebirds in the garden. There are always birds, just many more during the migration. Come and add to your life list.

Guestbook comments from the manager

While the property is lovely and dog friendly, the local beach ordinances forbid dogs on the beach. We will not return for that reason.
Dec 2009
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Pass Christian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Light filled bathroom with shower, no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sized sofa bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • 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
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We have a unique kitchen built into a piece of furniture. Nothing is missing it is all there but camouflaged. The lights over the kitchen are on a dimmer. The lamps in the rooms are on the wall switches.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here
average rating of 4.744681 based on 48 reviews
Metairie, LA

Vacation Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic get-away! The Teddy Roosevelt house is a well-stocked, beautiful home. Perfect for what we were looking for. Really appreciate that the property is dog friendly as well. Our four-legged baby loved the 2 acres to run and play in. We enjoyed walks on the beach, visiting the local fish monger at the docks and relaxing. We'll definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! February is a wonderful time at the Pass. The fresh seafood is a treat to get straight off the dock. We welcome your four-legged baby and you back soon.
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So cozy yet so roomy!

  • 4 of 5

Small, but packing a lot of amenities. Wonderful outdoor space with a fireplace, and all fenced in. Expansive, well groomed property that is perfect for the dogs, and hosting some friends for the day. Beautiful view of the beach and sunset, pool was a fantastic extra. Home was very comfortable, and very cozy. One drawback (not the fault of owner), the train runs close by and holds its horn too long and too loud. Wear your earplugs when sleeping. Best place on Earth for serenity when needing to get a stress reducer.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect winter retreat !!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage, in a fantastic location. This is our 2nd winter visit with our pup, and the sun and 70 degree weather was perfect. The Lanai with large fireplace is a perfect spot to look down to the beach (a previous reviewer complained that it was set back too far from the beach, but the grounds are lovely, and the distance reduces the beach road noise). The rooms are large, and spacious. The kitchen is incredibly well-equipped, with a full size fridge- handy since we visit family, and love having them over for cookouts. Plenty of towels, including beach towels, washer, dryer, flashlights, extra lightbulbs, etc.- everything functioning perfectly. Our pup was in 7th heaven- able to peruse the entire property from the Lanai, and scout around the fully fenced acreage. Tho' we have never needed her attention, the local manager is just a few blocks away. Always very responsive during the reservation process.

The area has recovered from the Katrina devastation, with many wonderful restaurants nearby, and lovely shops to peruse in "downtown" Pass Christian, and nearby Bay St. Louis. We will look forward to returning, hopefully for increasingly longer winter stays.

Linda E

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My happy place

  • 5 of 5

If you love taking vacays with your dog - book this property. The cabin is immaculate and well appointed. There is nothing more relaxing than hanging out on the 2 acres looking at the gulf . This was our 15 th visit here .

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What more could I say- you have said it all. We are so so happy you love our place so much. I am grateful and humbled. Thank you!!
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Great Place !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed there back in October of 2015. It was all you could want for a long week-end getaway. Loved the outside patio and fireplace. Had all the essentials. Very enjoyable. Look forward to renting it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: October is almost my favorite time in the Pass. The cool breezes and the beach to one's self. Come back soon!
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beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a weekend here and the property is beautiful. We took our dogs and they loved it. Oak trees for days and just the right mix of sun and shade. The screened porch is huge (much bigger than you think) and we lit a fire and sat out side both nights. We actually ate all of our meals outside because there is a dinette set, along with lots of different types of chairs. The cabin itself was immaculate. One disappointment was that the oven didn't work and that threw us off with some food we brought up to prepare which required an oven. Also, I agree with another reviewer in that I would add a tv to the "public" room. We watched some football on Saturday and it would have been nice to get out of the bedroom and on to the sofa to watch. The wifi didn't work at all. It said we were connected but there was no internet. I'm not sure what you are connected to if there is no internet but I have Verizon which has a huge area of coverage and so I feel certain it wasn't an issue with my phone. My boyfriend couldn't get on the wifi with his phone either, but that didn't bother us so much. The train is a little unnerving at first, and it came through each night in the middle of the night. I am a light sleeper so it woke me up. My boyfriend slept right through it. There are videos and games and some books which are nice touches, and the cookware and dinnerware are top of the line. Everything we needed-except the oven-and I feel certain that it's already fixed as we called the property management company and reported it while we were there. The pool was super clean. I even told my boyfriend I couldn't believe how clean it was. We loaded up the dogs and took them to the beach in Bay St. Louis and they had a blast. It is a super short drive across the bridge and is fun to drive through town and see the activity. It doesn't bother me that the beaches in Pass aren't dog friendly. (There are no signs but I was told that.) All in all, the visit was quite relaxing and I will definitely go again. I deducted a star because of the oven. I recommend this property highly to someone who wants to get away and relax (and unplug) and to anyone who wants to vacation with their dogs. I can't say enough about the beautiful, incredible yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed the property and I have no idea why the wifi didn't work. Thank you for telling us. About the oven. It is not broken but in order to use it both doors need to be completely open and pushed back into the cabinet then the electricity comes on. This is a safety issue so that the oven can be hidden when not in use and not create a fire hazard- it is all UL approved. Again thank you for your thoughtful review.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Pass Christian town
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Ferry to Ship Island (seasonal) Gulfport, MS
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A number of restaurants in Pass Christian town.
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
In front of the property (steps away)
Car: necessary

WARNING: Map location is not accurate we are on the beach. The entrance is on the street one block off the beach. If you go down to the Harbor you can buy fish, shrimp and oysters. Super fresh but you have to clean the fish.


Rates & Availability

Pass Christian House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%


CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations made 45 days or longer before your rental
will incur a cancellation fee of $100. Cancellations from 45 days to 30 days
before the rental will incur a cancellation fee of $200. We try to be very
fair, but last minute cancellations are very disruptive. This fee also
applies to longer rentals that are eligible for a full refund as described

Cancellation inside of 30 days or early departure does not warrant any
refund of rent unless the unit is re-rented for that time period. We will
attempt to re-rent as many of your dates as is possible at the last minute at
the best possible rate based on our judgment given how last minute the
cancellation is. Refunds and returns of security deposits will be processed on
cleared funds within 2 weeks of cancellation. If you are concerned about
having to cancel your trip, we suggest that you look into trip insurance that
is available and offered by many reputable firms online and otherwise.

MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS - Monthly renters must cancel Sixty (60)
days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in
a shortened stay must do so at least Sixty (60) days prior to check-in.
These cancellations are eligible for a full refund. Refunds for cancellations
or shortened stay changes made less than 60 days prior to check-in will be
made only if the unit is re-rented for that cancelled time period.

Rentals of more than 7 nights and less than 30 days must cancel Forty Five
(45) days prior to check-in or shall forfeit any deposits made unless the
unit is re-rented for that time period.

Rentals of 7 nights or less must cancel Thirty (30) days prior to check-in
or shall forfeit any deposits made unless the unit is re-rented for that
time period

Bookings will only be confirmed upon payment of the $250
security deposit and 50% of the total rent due. If mailing a check, you will need
to send 2. One for the damage deposit and the other for 50% of total due.
The remaining rental balance, if any, is due no later than 30 days before
the start of the rental period. If paying by credit card, 5% will be added to
the total.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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