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Robin Rasmussen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Historic Home 1 Block from the Beach! House of Hewes

34 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Mississippi House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Lovely historic home with lots of grace and charm located in quaint Long Beach, MS, one block from the beach, across from the University of Southern Mississippi at Gulf Park, home of the Friendship Oak. This home sits on a large tree filled lot with plenty of privacy, just minutes away from shopping and restaurants in Long Beach and gaming in Biloxi and Gulfport and one hour away from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Unbeatable value for those looking for a quiet vacation away from the hustle and bustle of crowded beaches.

Three bedrooms upstairs, furnished with comfortable queen beds and two twins in third bedroom. A lovely Sunroom also has a queen size bed and comfortable chair makes a place to enjoy early morning coffee or quiet afternoon reading. There is a futon that can be folded out to use as additional sleeping.

The large inviting deck can accommodate grilling, eating or just relaxing.

On site attendant will be available for easy check in. Shuttle services can be arranged for transportation to and from shopping and casinos. Chartered fishing trips also available.

This home has been in our family for 80 years. We have spent many happy times in this home and have lots of good memories. We recently decided to share the unique charm of this house. The house has been almost completely restored and we will continue making upgrades. We hope you come to love it as much as we do and return often to enjoy to quiet slow pace of Long Beach, truly a jewel of the Gulf Coast.

Long Beach has been named as the most desirable place to live in Mississippi by the real estate blog Movoto. The website reviews communities around the country.

Long Beach was ranked number one on the list based on total amenities, quality of life, crime rate, tax rates, unemployment, commute and weather.

Keywords: Beach, House, Historic, Casino, gamble, fish, fishing, all-inclusive, home, coast, gulf

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robin Rasmussen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Robin Rasmussen

This house has been in my family for almost 80 years. My parents grew up in Long Beach and moved to Tennessee after they married. My husband and I live in Holly Springs, MS and love to come to the coast to relax. Our family has a long history on the coast. I still have lots of cousins who live on the coast full time. My sister refers to this house as her 'happy place.' We'd love for you to come for a visit.

Robin Rasmussen purchased this house in 1935

Why Robin Rasmussen chose Mississippi

This home has been in our family for 80 years. First it was owned by my grandparents and then my father and aunt. We have enjoyed it as our vacation home for years and now its your chance to share in the experience. This is truly a home away from home. All linens are provided, as well as a fully stocked kitchen. There is a grill for outdoor cooking and lots of room to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

There is an onsite property attendant to facilitate check in and emergency needs or just a friendly face.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beach house. It was a very exciting adventure for the kids. This was the first time they had ever been to the beach. They had a blast playing in the water and sand. My wife is very intrigued by the house and curious about its history like why parts are the original and what has been added and when.



Anyway it was a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for the escape.
May 2013
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Reviews

4.6
based on 34 traveler reviews

Historic Home 1 Block from the Beach! House of Hewes
average rating of 4.5588236 based on 39 reviews
4

Very nice, close to the beach and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and in good shape. The bathrooms could use updating, particularly the one downstairs. Had to call the owner to get in, caretaker wasn't there, but we showed ourselves around. The owner was very pleasant to deal with, and got us in the house quickly. Overall, we enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony, So glad you enjoyed your visit. Bathroom updates on the list of improvements. Hopefully you'll stay with us again, and by that time, I'll get that particular amenity updated. The house is 86 years old, so updates are an ongoing project. Thanks, Robin
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Needs some TLC

  • 2 of 5

The property is generally rundown, but, even so, we had a nice visit. The location is convenient. The beach is not inviting. We spent no time at the beach. Lack of surf and murky water made trips to the beach uninviting.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The House of Hewes is 86 years old and full of charm and grace as noted by the numerous and recent 5 star ratings. I am disappointed that you perceived my home as "run down." No one else who has stayed at our home has made such derogatory remarks recently or in the past. My guess is that you are looking for something all granite and glass, which our home is not. Long Beach is located on the Mississippi Sound. The Sound is a waterway protected from the ocean by barrier islands, thus there are usually no big waves, unless it's during hurricane season. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the quaint charm of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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5

Love love LOVE it!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house! Love the authentic woodwork, the feeling of being at home! We didn't need or want for anything! The beach is close enough to spend every day all day! Thank you Robin for opening up your family home for us and others to enjoy! ❤

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit the House of Hewes again! Robin
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5

Perfect home base

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at the House of Hewes. I just enjoyed my second stay there this past April with a couple of friends. We each had our own large bedroom with queen sized bed to snuggle up in after a hard day of sightseeing, sunbathing, and souvenir hunting. This house is located just minutes from grocery stores, drug stores and Walmart which made it really convenient to stock the fridge and be able to enjoy leisurely breakfasts from the cozy kitchen and dinners grilled on the spacious deck. The beach is within walking distance or a one minute drive by car. We also enjoyed the large flat screen TV and wifi. House of Hewes gives all the comforts of home and is much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. This is the perfect home base for enjoying Long Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annette, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again. Thanks, Robin
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5

Cozy. A nice blend of antique and modern.

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at the House of Hewes. I just enjoyed my second stay there this past April with a couple of friends. We each had our own large bedroom with queen sized bed to snuggle up in after a hard day of sightseeing, sunbathing, and souvenir hunting. This house is located just minutes from grocery stores, drug stores and Walmart which made it really convenient to stock the fridge and be able to enjoy leisurely breakfasts from the cozy kitchen and dinners grilled on the spacious deck. The beach is within walking distance or a one minute drive by car. We also enjoyed the large flat screen TV and wifi. House of Hewes gives all the comforts of home and is much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. This is the perfect home base for enjoying Long Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental for winter shows

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the winter horse shows in 2016 and it was just what we needed! Betsy had the house perfectly prepared and it had more than everything we needed for our trip. The train was easy to get used to after a few nights. The smarttv and wi fi were great and it was nice they allowed my dog to stay. I would recommend this place for horse show people anytime. It's in a great location and has everything you could possibly need. We had a great stay and will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darwell's Cafe
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Cajun Crawfish
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Steve's Marina Restaurant
"Food is very good, but the service is iffy sometimes. "
Chappy's
"This was my grandmother's favorite restaurant. It's been around for ages. "
Harbor View Cafe
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Lil' Ray's Restaurant
"Very casual. Not inexpensive. Crawfish sauce to die for. "
Long Beach Pier
"Boating, Jet Ski's, Beach Activities and Water Sports"
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Port City Cafe
"Mostly Bar food, but the wait staff if fabulous"
Ship Island
"This day trip is well worth the $$. Bring your sunscreen and bathing suits. You can rent u..."
Sports Zone
"Great burgers and the proprietress is a doll. "
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Gulf Port, MS
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Long Beach, MS
Car: recommended

Fishing excursions, Casinos, New Orleans and the Outlet Malls,Ship Island, Dock fishing, Jet Ski rentals and more

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Rates & Availability

Long Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 17 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
$975
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Oct 17 2016 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$875
$2,100
 
 
Winter
Jan 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$750
$1,770
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$990
$2,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and processing $125
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates may be higher. Contact owner for special discounts for military, family and friends, etc. These are "book rates." Sometimes by speaking with the owner, you can get a better rate, free night.
Rates do not include cleaning and processing, tax 12%, Damage Waiver $99 Required Non-refundable
Pet fees are per pet charges and may change depending on pets. In addition, the cleaning and processing fee is based on the number of guests. 1-4 $125.00; 5-7 $135.00; 8-10 $145.00 plus tax. We DO NOT accept checks.

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Amenities

Mississippi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is located just outside the back door
  • 1.25
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large Queen sized rice bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sized sleigh bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two of the bedrooms have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are 2 twin beds in one of the bedrooms, Sunroom has a queen size bed. In addition, there is a futon that can be folded out for a twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 Block Walk to beach, Located across from Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus with Historic Friendship Oak, tons of great eating, shopping and entertainment just footsteps from your front door.

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