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Comfortable, Country Setting Near Downtown and Near Base

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

House is fully furnished and rented as a vacation or executive rental. It accommodates up to five people with rates as follows:

1 bedroom/bathroom used (1-2 people) - $125/night;

2 bedrooms/bathrooms used (2-4 people) - $150/night;

3 bedrooms/bathrooms used (3-5 people) - $175/night. Rates include housecleaning fee. One night free for a 7-night or greater stay. Military discount of 10%. Tax is 7%. Reservation confirmations require a signed agreement of our Rental Rules form, which is sent to you as an attachment upon request. A refundable security deposit of $150 ($300 for stays of 7 days or longer) is also required to confirm a reservation.

Note: MSU Home Games are priced at a special event flat rate.

All utilities, cable and Internet included. Special features include large 18x36 ft. fenced-in, inground pool (maintained); walk-in storm shelter; 1 acre landscaped yard with gazebo; spacious living room with piano, wall unit and buck stove; formal dining room; large kitchen with breakfast nook; sunroom with TV; large den with kitchenette, 53-inch high-definition TV and high-speed wireless Internet; utility room with washer & dryer; three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.

House is completely furnished, including various novelty items of interest. Please note that the residence accommodates only paid guests and cannot accommodate additional guests, parties, reunions, retreats or other gatherings due to insurance liability and neighborhood restrictions. Also, please note that smoking and pets are not permitted.

Keywords: Split-Level Home, Spacious, Country Setting, Large Den, Sunroom, Wide-Screen High-Definition TV, High-Speed Wireless Internet, 1-Acre Lot, Inground Pool, Gazebo, Storm Shelter

More Details

Richard Holden
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Richard Holden

I have lived in Columbus since 1986. My wife, Rabiab, and I love the area and never plan to move. We have four sons, all grown, and three married. We also have five grandchildren. I am retired from the Air Force and now teach technology classes at MUW. Rabiab is retired from United Technologies and now keeps up with our rental homes.

Richard Holden purchased this house in 1988

Why Richard Holden chose Mississippi

The vacation rental was our home, but we bought and moved into the house of one of our sons in 2010. The move was partially because our son had to leave and houses were not selling well. Also, his house was smaller and we were ready to downsize. Turning our former home into a vacation rental then became a logical choice since we did not want to sell it.

What makes this house unique

We love the peaceful, country setting and spacious yard with private, in-ground pool. We occasionally see deer in our backyard on the hill near the gazebo. The sunroom and large downstairs den are, arguably the two favorite rooms in the house. The convenient location is another plus. Downtown is only 3 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I and my sister-in-law and her husband so enjoyed our stay here. The accommodations were fabulous and our hosts were pleasant and attentive to our needs. We look forward to coming back soon!
Mar 2011
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Columbus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Oak furniture
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Thai furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with walk-in closet and walk-in shower bath
  • Queen size beds in all three bedrooms upstairs
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Sunroom, Large downstairs Den with Kitchenette, Spacious Living Room with Piano, Formal Dining Room, Walk-in Storm Shelter


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Comfortable, Country Setting Near Downtown and Near Base
average rating of 4.909091 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while visiting our daughter and son-in-law at CAFB. Very friendly owners and property is nicely kept house is HUGE! We had plenty of space to relax and enjoy family time. Very quiet area yet close enough to town. Even saw several deer in the morning. Thank you so much for letting us use your home we greatly appreciated it.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice retreat close to town.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed there over the weekend. The property is very nice, well-kept and the pool area was great. The location is nice and out of the way but yet convenient to town if you need to get anything. It felt just like being at home. Owners are very friendly and easy to work with. Thank you for opening up your home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to all locations my family and I wanted to visit. The owners are very nice people and offered their assistance in our stay. Nice pool during the hot part of July. Most items were there for our use, such as dishes, cooking pans and the sort. There was no toaster though, but we managed. The seventh day free was a great marketing facter as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and comments.
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Bama Crew

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this rental house. We came for the Alabama / Miss. State game and it is only a 20 minute drive to Starkville. The home felt was warm and welcoming. It felt like we were at our home away from home. The owners are very courtious and accomidating.

Thanks for a great memory!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. This rental was very easy to find and very conveiently located to the base. It was very clean, peaceful and had everything you neeeded. I would definately recommend this rental to anyone. We stayed here for Hopefully, we can make it a week trip next summer and take advantage the the very well kept and beautiful pool. We also got to see a TON of deer, and being from Airzona, that was a big deal!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, the deer do frequent the area often but we find them to be great neighbors :)
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Akron, Ohio

Excellent rental home.

  • 5 of 5

Property well maintained. Beautiful home with pool. Excellent location to town and air force base. Owners were very helpful, kind, and attentive to all our needs. They take great pride in this property and want your stay to be pleasant and enjoyable. I highly recommend staying at this property. We plan to return in November.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Golden Triangle Regional (GTR)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lion Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 82 and Hwy 45
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lion Hills
Car: necessary

Antebellum Home Tours, Tombigbee River, Lock and Dam, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus Air Force Base, Seasonal Festivals, River Walk, Friendship Cemetery (Forerunner to Memorial Day), Magnolia Speedway, Tennessee Williams Home (Welcome Center), MSU Games (25 Miles), Elvis Presley Birthplace (60 Miles), Pearl River Resorts Casinos (90 Miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Mississippi State University is located 25 miles away--an easy drive with 4-lane highway all the way.

Deposit and signed copy of Rental Rules agreement is required to confirm a reservation (sent via mail). Full payment for stay is required at check-in.

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