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The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

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 a queen bed and one bunk bed including trundle, this room sleeps 5 people. 46 inch flat screen HD TV, 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, 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, and beautiful Gulf views.

Each room has free WiFi wireless internet and Direct TV.

COASTAL LIVING REVEALS TOP TEN LIST OF AMERICA'S HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWNS 2015

COASTAL LIVING REVEALS TOP TEN LIST OF AMERICA'S HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWNS

The No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town in America--

New York, NY (February 13, 2015) – Time Inc.’s Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, announces today its fourth annual top ten list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.

The unranked list includes top beach destinations across the United States, from California to Mississippi to New Hampshire.

Coastal Living America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 (in alphabetical order):

Corona del Mar, CA

Delray Beach, FL

Monterey, CA

Narragansett, RI

Ocean Springs, MS

Portsmouth, NH

Southport, NC

Tybee Island, GA

Venice, FL

Wellfleet, MA

More Details

Owner
Kimberly or Hal Vaughan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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!

Amenities

Ocean Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 46" 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • 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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

The Best Kept Secret In South Mississippi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Kentucky, United States
5

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute vacation for spring break crossing our fingers that it would give our family of five a nice getaway. Never being to Mississippi and having teens we were a little nervous but this vacation exceeded all expectations. The owners Kim and Hal were fantastic and actually live in the house diagonally from the rental. They filled us in on the little fun things to do on property and had lots of local connections off property. Things we would never have known otherwise. With that said, they gave us our privacy to enjoy our vacation as a family. And the house...it was immaculate, having everything you would need or think you would need. It really was one of our best most memorable vacations. Already thinking about going back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect! Gorgeous home with everything needed for a perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property is in excellent condition. The owners deliver excellent customer service and we're very committed to us having a wonderful experience. The neighborhood was inviting, safe, and quiet. Loved all aspects of our stay

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Best vacation home ever!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even begin. From the very first email exchange I had with Kimberly and Hal they were so helpful and made everything easy and breezy. Upon arrival we were in awe of how absolutely beautiful everything is - inside and out. The pictures are good, but still don't do the home justice. From anywhere in the house just turn your head and you've got a great view of the water. We brought our pug along and Hal and Kim were so gracious to tend to him while we were away from the home for long periods of time. Biloxi casinos are an easy 20 minutes away and lots of cool places in Ocean Springs. The Shed is a must see place - great food and awesome atmosphere. We enjoyed the pool most every day as well as the hot tub. Looking up at the moon and stars from the hot tub was heavenly. I could go on and on but the bottom line is - this is home is amazing and Hal and Kim were the icing on the delicious cake! Don't miss out on this rental and more importantly - don't miss out on meeting Hal and Kim! Thank you guys so much for our awesome honeymoon! We'll be back just as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've vacationed in several rental homes over the years and this was hands down the best service we have ever had. The house is even better than pictured and has everything you could need. We forgot our favorite game Blokus at home and there it was in a game drawer for us to play! Hal and Kimberly provided amazing hospitality and are a wealth of knowledge on the area.

We have three teenage kids and it was wonderful to have a week to relax with them and make great family memories. Our favorite things were just swimming in the pool, looking up at the stars from the hot tub at night , and of course the pier fishing and crabbing. Hal was a great teacher on handling and cleaning the crabs and they were absolutely delicious! Even cooking was enjoyable in such a beautiful well stocked kitchen with that view! I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful house and property and so many things to do!

  • 5 of 5

Hal and Kimberly made us feel right at home from the very beginning! After a very long drive (15 hours), we reached their beautiful property and got a special tour from Kimberly. After that first initial meeting, we hardly saw or heard from them. They really know how to offer their renters the best possible relaxing vacation. This house has all the bells and whistles! We enjoyed our stay and loved having the fenced-in backyard where our two little dogs could run around. The pool was the perfect temperature for when we splashed around. The views of the ocean were just amazing! Don't forget your sunscreen though...as we did! Our trip was wonderful and we couldn't have asked for better owners. You can really tell they put their heart and soul into every detail of the house. This house was super clean and the first beach rental that didn't smell "beachy." And by far the nicest towels ever furnished in a rental home, I might add! We are very quiet and private people, and we desperately needed this vacation. Though Hal and Kimberly live on the property in their own home, we hardly saw them at all, but when we did, we really enjoyed their warmth and friendship. They are such a lovely couple, and I can't help but think we made new friends! Cannot forget to add a line about Bay! She cracked us up when she'd come to the door and bark (quietly and not at all bothersome)...almost as if to remind us and our canine companions that she'd be happy to answer any questions. LOL! Thank you Hal and Kimberly for a beautiful and restful vacation. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Dolphindale is a fabulous place for a family to vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, which consists of my son, daughter-in law and 3 daughters and my daughter, son-in-law and 2sons and an infant daughter and me (the grandmother), planned a trip to Ocean Springs as an alternative vacation to our regular vacation site of Pensacola Beach. It was GREAT! The children range in age from 8 months to 5 years. It is a perfect vacation site for us! The salt water pool was wonderful for the kids! We did not have to worry about chlorine in their eyes, our hair and bathing suits. The accommodations are extremely comfortable, clean, cool and well taken care of. The home is well stocked with towels, beach towels, baby needs such as a pack and play and high chair, games and toys for the children. The adults enjoyed the ping pong table and pool table as dinner was being prepared. Hal, the owner, stocked the crab traps so the children were excited about seeing how many crabs were caught. All in all, it was a wonderful place to vacation and relax. You know this is true when everybody says "Can we come back here next year?" And hopefully we will!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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
 
SPRING SALE
Apr 12 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$560
$3,920
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 $600.00 PER NIGHT FOR THREE NIGHTS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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