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Kimberly or Hal Vaughan

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.

57 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Mississippi House Rental Photos and Description

Bright Beachfront Home, Private Beach, Pier, Pool, Hot Tub 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

FIVE (5) NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS!

BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 OUR MINIMUM NIGHT STAY IS FOUR (4) NIGHTS AND OUR NIGHTLY RATE WILL BE $560.00 PER NIGHT OR $600.00 PER NIGHT FOR THREE NIGHTS

In 2016 this website has introduced a service fee for guests when booking and paying online. This fee is on a sliding scale, and can significantly increase the cost of the rental to guests. We accept secure payments via Check, Cashiers Check and Money Order none of which will incur this fee. Please contact us for further information regarding this issue.

FIVE (5) NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS!

BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 OUR MINIMUM NIGHT STAY IS FOUR (4) NIGHTS AND OUR NIGHTLY RATE WILL BE $560.00 PER NIGHT OR $600.00 PER NIGHT FOR THREE NIGHTS

We have enjoyed Belle Fontaine beach since 1961. Now it's your turn to experience our perfect private paradise over looking the gulf of Mexico. Private beach and pier only steps away from the refreshing salt water pool. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing (day or night) on pier with two 1000 watt stadium lights. Beachfront home, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, private fishing pier, private pool, private beach and hot tub just steps from the master suite.

If you're looking for a secluded romantic getaway or an upbeat unique family vacation away from tourist and city scrambles Dolphindale is right for you.

Three (3) bedrooms and three (3) full baths

Sleeps 9

Beautiful private swimming pool and hot tub just steps from the master bedroom and bedroom 3. Private beach just steps from the pool area, and private pier for your crabbing and fishing pleasure

Master suite with king bed, 46' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, perfect view of the gulf from every window. Personal thermostat for your comfort. Large private bathroom, large jacuzzi tub, open walk in shower with three shower nozzles/sprayers, heated floors heated and bidet/toilet.

Queen suite has queen bed, 42' flat screen HD-TV, Direct TV, large private bathroom, jacuzzi tub with hand held sprayer, dressing area, heated floors, heated toilet seat and personal thermostat for your comfort.

Room three has two sets of bunk beds, one set sleeps 2 and the other set has three bunks, two 19' flat screen HD-TV's, Direct TV, one for watching TV and the other for video games, personal thermostat for your comfort and private entrance to porch and pool area.

Kitchen has huge granite island, top of the line appliances, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, double stainless steel sink and beautiful view of beach, gulf of Mexico and Horn Island. The kitchen joins the living room and game room.

Living room has 51' flat screen HD-TV overlooking the gulf.

Game room includes full size pool table, ping pong table, binoculars for viewing pelicans, eagles, or a closer look at the islands.

Each room has free WiFi wireless internet and Direct TV.

As of January 1, 2014 our Nightly Rates will be $500.00 per night, 3 night minimum and our Cleaning Fee will be $250.00 as of January 1, 2014.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kimberly or Hal Vaughan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kimberly or Hal Vaughan

Hal and Kimberly Vaughan both born and raised right here on the Gulf Coast in South Mississippi. We have 4 children, Trinity, Michelle, Little Hal, and Pierce, ages 39 - 21. We are a retired business owner and housewife with an empty nest and extra home.

Kimberly or Hal Vaughan purchased this house in 2008

Why Kimberly or Hal Vaughan chose Mississippi

We have owned a summer home on Belle Fontaine Beach since 1961 and lived here permanently since 1980. We have two homes side by side and after our youngest daughter left for Ole Miss we decided to live in the smaller home. We live next door to rental in the small Pink House and renting our Big Green Mini Mansion. We are available for any questions or problems and happy to help with needs such as activities, directions, restaurants etc.

Otherwise we RESPECT YOUR TOTAL PRIVACY!

If you have children, just let us know and we'll make sure our crab traps are baited and hopefully full of crabs! Remember to add chicken to your grocery list to keep traps baited and crabs fed. Interested in crabbing or fishing from our pier? Let us know and we'll do our best to show you how to catch crabs, speck, flounder and red fish! Night time is the best time to fish. Crabbing during the day.

What makes this house unique

Our View is Fabulous! Either Sunrise or Sunset, both are outstanding! Our home has 12' ceilings and all rooms are large and open, with many windows giving you the look, the feel and the smell of the Mississippi Gulf Coast something we have loved our entire life. While sitting on our porch you can see Horn Island, Round Island, Dolphins/Porpoises almost every day, what a sight! Shrimp Boats, Pelicans, Eagles, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Mullet Jumping and now and then we have a deer or a fox on the beach, you never know!

Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
United States, KY, Elizabethtown
5

Perfect oceanside home!!

  • 5 of 5

Dolphindale is perfectly located right on the ocean, with a private pool, a private pier, easy parking, and a fenced yard. We spent hours swimming, and enjoying the pier (blue crabs and fishing). We were very appreciative of the fenced yard and that we could enjoy our pets. The home is spacious, beautifully decorated and feels very safe and secure. Navigating the home with a wheelchair was easy as the hallways were wide. Kimberly and Hal were always close by and provided for our every need, yet, gave us ample privacy to enjoy our time as a family. We ate at several local restaurants (Leo's pizza, Cheryl's steakhouse, Jenny's Catfish, The Shed, and French Kiss Pastries). All were very good with a local flare. The Shed is definitely worth a visit, just to see it!! The pastries at French Kiss were delightful. The location is close enough to visit Gulfport Premium Outlets for shopping and visit Biloxi for the casinos. Our favorite parts were the pool, the unbelievable view,(especially in the early morning), and the pool table (our young adult boys)!! I would recommend this home to anyone!! It is a rare gem!!

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

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place hands down is a little slice of heaven. The views are wonderful and watching the sunrise was spectacular. Hal & Kimberly are wonderful hosts and the fresh caught blue crabs were oh so good. My family and I would highly recommend this property to anyone we know.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, TN
5

Best Family Vacation Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this property 10+ stars. I can't say enough wonderful things about this lovely vacation home and the owners, Kimberly and Hal. Everything was perfect from the moment I contacted Kimberly to book our family vacation until we packed up and left to go back home after our wonderful week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We booked this home for our annual family vacation that included 6 adults and 4 children. The home is just as described and even more beautiful than the pictures. It is very clean and fabulously maintained. The home is well furnished throughout including the kitchen. You will find everything you need but, if not, Kimberly and Hal are readily available to furnish whatever you need or want and they are just a phone call or text away as they live right next door. Our family loved playing in the pool and sitting out on the pier. The sunsets are gorgeous and it is such a peaceful setting. Kimberly and Hal had crab traps ready to go when we arrived. Hanging out at Dolphindale is all the vacation you need, but if you want to venture out there are fabulous restaurants in the area as well as shopping in quaint downtown Ocean Springs. Also, the casinos are not far away if that is your cup of tea. I highly recommend Dolphindale for your next vacation. Thank you, Kimberly and Hal, for your southern hospitality and treating us like family. You're the best!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental property.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Lafayette, LA
5

Ladycation

  • 5 of 5

My college friends & I take a trip each year. This year we found this great spot in Ocean Springs. The owners live next door to the Rental Home. They were very nice & extremely accommodating. Hal helped us unload our car, made sure we had bate for the crab traps & turned on the hot tub every morning. The hot tub was a big plus since our stay was during the Spring. The home was extremely clean & well maintained. I've already referred Dolphindale to other friends. Big thanks to Kimberly & Hal!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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New Orleans
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend getaway with a group of girlfriends. Fantastic house! Hal & Kimberly were amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gulfport, Mississippi or Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ocean Springs, MS
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan, Al
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shell Landing, Gulf Hills, The Reserve,
Nearest Train
90 Miles
New Orleans, LA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ocean Springs or Gautier, MS
Nearest Beach
Belle Fontaine Beach
Car: necessary

We are just on the outskirts of Biloxi's Big Casino Lights, Hard Rock Casino, Beau Rivage Casino, The Imperial Palace Casino, Margaritaville Casino, Isle of Capri Casino, our favorites are Hard Rock and Imperial Palace. Restaurants in Ocean Springs, Leo's Pizza offers outside and inside dining, Wasabi great Sushi, Great Steaks at Cheryls Steakhouse and is BYOB, 32 Restaurant and Tien are both wonderful but expensive at the Imperial Palace.

Just minutes away find quaint Downtown Ocean Springs with shopping along Washington and Government Avenues and many restaurants to choose from.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ship Island Excursions, Walter Anderson Museum, George Ohr Museum, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Sea Camp, Gulf Coast Research Labortory Marine Education Center Sea Camp, Gulf Islands Water Park, Beavioir Jefferson Davis Shrine, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies offer Dolphin Encounters, Family Tours and Summer Camps. Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Landing Golf Course, The Preserve Golf Club, Gulf Hills Golf Course. Big Play Family Fun Center in Biloxi about 20 - 25 minutes away, offers Miniature Golf, Go Carts, Arcade, Water Wars, and food. As seen on TV - Gulf Coast Gator Ranch and Tours in West Pascagoula, 30 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Cruising The Coast
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
Flat fee
 
 
2017 THREE NIGHT STAY $600 PER
Mar 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$560
$3,920
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $250

FIVE (5) NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS. PLEASE INQUIRE IF THIS POLICY AFFECTS YOUR DATES.

FIVE (5) NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS!
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 OUR MINIMUM NIGHT STAY IS FOUR (4) NIGHTS AND OUR NIGHTLY RATE WILL BE $560.00 PER NIGHT OR $625.00 PER NIGHT FOR THREE NIGHTS

2/27/16 Just a few days ago this website introduced a service fee for guests when booking and paying online. This fee is on a sliding scale, and can significantly increase the cost of the rental to guests. We accept secure payments via check, money order or cashiers check, none of which will incur this fee. Please contact us for further information. kimberlypiercevaughan@yahoo.com or 2283816463

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mississippi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Seahorse - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 The Anchor - toilet , tub , jetted tub , The Tub has hand held sprayer for showers
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Located in pool area with Hot and Cold Water.
    Bathroom 3 Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The Seahorse Master Bath has Granite counter tops and beautiful cabinets with lots of drawers for storage and more room than you can imagine. A Private Bidet/Toilet area, Heated Floors, The Large Walk in Open Shower has 2 hand held sprayers and 1 Rain Shower Overhead. The Soaking Tub is the Bain Ultra-Air type that creates bubbles with air, (much cleaner than Jacuzzi type). Sit Down Vanity Area and Large Area for Dressing. The Anchor Suite Bath has granite counter tops with sit down vanity area and drawers for storage. Jacuzzi tub with hand sprayer, Heated Toilet Seat and Heated Floors and large dressing area. The Guest Bathroom 3 has Granite counter tops, sink, toilet and shower. Just steps from kitchen, living room and The Flounder Room. Outside poolside shower with Hot and cold water and hand-held sprayer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom The Seahorse - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 The Anchor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 The Flounder - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps five
  • In the seahorse master suite a granite top headboard and king bed are located in center of room for optimal view of the gulf, pool and pier. This room includes it's own thermostat, 46' HD-TV, chair and ottoman for reading, watching TV or just gazing at the gulf. Master suite has it's own master bath. And just 7 steps from your bed you will find the beautiful hot tub and salt water pool. The anchor bedroom 2 suite has queen pillow top bed, 42' HD-TV, desk, chair, reading lamps, neon ceiling fan and it's own thermostat. The anchor suite includes a private bathroom. The flounder bedroom 3 has it's own thermostat, and sleeps 5, bunk bed with trundle ( sleeps 3), and queen size bed. This room has a 32" HDTV and direct access to the pool/porch area. Guest bath just down the hall.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water is from our private well, (which exceeds state requirements), then is charcoal filtered and Chlorinated! The ice maker & refrigerator water is filtered again! A/C & duct is sanitized annually! Individual electronic air cleaners are moved room to room at every weeks rental cleaning. This could possibly be the cleanest place that you will ever enjoy!

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