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Melinda Ballard

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Spacious Family-Friendly Home in the Heart of Historic Natchez

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

The Wharf Master’s House, remodeled in 2010, is situated right in the heart of the most historic district of Natchez.

This spacious home is within walking distance of 12 antebellum homes, including Holly Hedges, Greenlea, Texada, and the Governor Holmes House, four of the oldest & most-toured homes in Natchez. It is only one block from Rosalie and the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race fairgrounds, and just a short stroll to many restaurants and Natchez’ exciting nightlife.

Our home is perfect for large groups, comfortable, and not pretentious. You will feel welcome and at ease in this unique shabby chic cottage decorated with historic family mementos. This is not just any house. This is a home.

Keywords: Vacation home, Whole house rental

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melinda Ballard (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 13 traveler reviews

Spacious Family-Friendly Home in the Heart of Historic Natchez
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Merigold, Ms.

Great fun place for all

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great spacious place for the whole family. This was the second time for our family of ten to stay in this house. Enough room for all inside or outside. Check it out I know you will love it. Thanks Melinda for all your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with a few friends visited Natchez for a weekend getaway to tour some of the antebellum homes and take in a little history. I found this property by accident when searching for lodging options and I am so glad I did!! What a treasure! From the minute I contacted Melinda about the property I knew this was a special place. She is so enthusiastic and really wants her guests to have a great experience. She gave us TONS of ideas about local attractions and much that we wished we could have extended our trip! She was always available to answer questions before and during our trip...even though she was traveling herself. The house is adorable and has a lot of history in and of itself. There was more than enough room for our group of 6 to stay there comfortably. It is spacious and the decor makes you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. It's also very easy to find and is in a great location downtown. It's within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and historic homes and just a short drive to many of the other historic homes. I just can't say enough good things about the home and Melinda. It truly was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had and we will definitely stay there again. You just simply must try it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time in Natchez. Loved the location, the space and of course the beautiful gift basket.

Everyone felt right at home.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!


  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at the Ballard's and it felt like going home! The house is in a great location. You can walk to everything! I would recommend this home to any large group or family. We look forward to staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home- plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

With an extended family we wanted to have a family birthday party for my daughter turning Sweet 16. The most logical thing to do was to find a place somewhere between the two of us most further out--Natchez was our destination and we couldn't have planned this any better. The home owner is wonderful and very welcoming. The home is much bigger than it appears in online pictures. The historic district portion of the city is literally walking distance from the front door. We toured several homes that we were able to walk to from this home. The downtown carriage rides was less than a 10 minute walk away. The home owner pointed out several key points of interest when we arrived. This is vacation you will never forget- especially if you plan to travel with a large group. All of the amenities were in excellent working condition and we did not find a need for anything that was not provided. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for any large group getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay!! Had a girls softball team in the house and they loved it. Was roomy felt comfortable like home to them. The owner was so welcoming to our girls got them some goodies for their games! First experience renting a home like this and I prefer doing this now then any hotel

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

Natchez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Pilgrimage
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Deposit equal to one nights stay is required to secure a reservation.

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Mississippi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • (2) Queen size Beds, (3) Double Beds, (1) pull out sofa bed (1) Queen size inflatable air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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