House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Kathy grew up in New Orleans, and has family in the area. John grew up in North Carolina, and met Kathy through their mutual love of sailing.
John purchased this House in 2008
Why John chose Pass Christian
Kathy's family, like a lot of people from New Orleans who have homes and cottages in the Pass, moved to Pass Christian permanently some years ago to enjoy the sailing and beach. John and Kathy have restored 3 old homes from the 20s, and jumped at the chance to own a historic home from 1890.
What makes this House unique
The front porch of our home, plus the historic nature of Seal Avenue and the Scenic Drive Historic District, made this an easy choice for us. One block to the Waterfront Memorial park, with its beautiful view through the live oaks to the Gulf, and its well equipted childrens playground, plus 3 new lighted tennis courts. The short 2 block walk to the downtown restaurants and shops, one block to the beach and the beautiful live oaks of Scenic Drive, plus the marina and yacht club 3 blocks away, make the home an ideal location as well. Want to get off the porch (it's hard to do),go kayaking on the Wolfe River and into the bayou, or take in a show at one of the many casinos 20 minutes down the Gulf. or enjoy one of many New Orleans inspired eateries close by, from elegant to quirky, you cant miss good food. Or better yet, go to New Orleans for the day (1 hour 10 minute drive from cottage to downtown NOLA ) Plan to spend some time in Bay St Louis (7 minutes) shopping the many antique and local specialty shops (sorry, no chain stores), or travel 45 minutes to quaint Ocean Springs, with its local shops and eateries. Save time to take the Ship Island Ferry from Gulfport 11 miles out to the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Small gatherings if approved
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Fire Pit may only be used if no children present. Use at your own risk and liability
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great for families
The Porch House is our favorite place to stay when visiting extended family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s a beautifully maintained homestead that is perfectly outfitted for us, our children and grandchildren. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a great meal and take it on the extraordinary porch to share. We loved it and will come back.
Great Family Getaway
Beautiful home , walking distance to beach, We had a great time there with our 3 grandchildren.
Beautiful historic beach home
This property was beautiful and very spacious. We did have problems with the hot water in the master bathroom. Ot would not set on a temp, but constantly cycledbetween scalding and freezing temp. The hall bath, however, worked great so we improvised. We walked to the beach every afternoon and the kids loved being so close to it. The only drawback was a busy street that you had to cross to get to the beach; however, this did not stop my husband, three kids, and I from going. Traffic was lighter in the evenings than mid day so that was when we spent our time at the beach.
Beautiful historic house!
The Porch House was beautiful with plenty of space. The beds were comfy, and no small detail was overlooked - first place I've ever rented that was so well stocked. Very short walk to beach, even with small children. The splash pad and park were an added bonus and within easy walking distance, as the beach was closed. Would definitely rent again.
Thank you Kayla. Kathy and I are happy your children enjoyed the splash pool in the park down the street. Please come again!
Great stay on Gulf Coast
This house is great! There is a reason it is called the Porch House. The porch is perfect! But so is the rest of the place. The location is great. Right next to downtown Pass Christian but also minutes away from downtown Bay St Louis. And do not forget that you are walking distance to the beach and a short driving distance to all of the casinos. We even made trips to New Orleans during our stay. Perfect location!
So much character!
This was our second year in a row staying in the house. It’s so perfect for the kids and adults alike!
New Orleans 1 hour away, Casinos with name entertainment 15 minutes away, Pass Christian Harbor and Yacht Club one mile. Historic Bay St. Louis 5 minutes away. Boat trips and canoe rentals. Tennis courts and Basketball court in waterfront park with full children playground 1 block away.