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Historic Victorian Home with Limited Beach View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

More information can be seen by clicking on the 'Harrison Historic House' website link below.

A three minute walk straight out the front door puts you standing on a beautiful white sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful historic Victorian home built in 1900 situated on Second Street in a very established and charming neighborhood graced by lovely plantings including camellias and numerous towering live oaks.

This neighborhood affords the opportunity for great walks with your family or your dog. This home has been completely updated and features the original high ceilings and heart pine floors. A wrap around porch with wicker furniture and a double 'love' swing greet newcomers as they ascend the front porch.

The front door opens to a spacious living room with plenty of seating and television for entertaining. To the left are French doors that open to a lovely front reading room abundant with windows and natural light allowing house guests to get lost in their favorite novel. This room with hard pine flooring and high ceiling is furnished with antiques and tiffany lamps. The cozy couch opens up to a queen sized bed for your invited guests. The oversized formal dining room has a built-in cabinet with hard pine flooring and high ceiling. A wonderful setting to 'wine and dine' your family and guests.

The main floor has two bedrooms each with a queen sized bed and adjoining bathroom. The staircase leads to a separate bedroom upstairs with bathroom. The upstairs bedroom has numerous windows. The beckoning beach and beautiful Gulf of Mexico can be seen in the distance. The room is furnished with two queen beds. A perfect room for a couple with kids or a place for all the kids. Two of the bedrooms have their own TV.

The kitchen is a full sized kitchen including an island with stools and a dining table. The kitchen is the centerpiece of the house and its beauty will pleasantly surprise you. The kitchen's back door opens onto a very spacious wood deck as well as a brick patio both fully furnished with furniture as well as a gas grill. A very beautiful and spacious backyard with live oaks and copious amounts of shade await your coming. The property spans four city lots and therefore has plenty of room for parking vehicles for 'Cruisin' the Coast' and for your boat and trailer or camper.

Downtown Gulfport is a short walk away. If you enjoy long walks the ISLAND VIEW CASINO RESORT is also within walking distance. The gaming destinations along this 26 mile beach are second only to Vegas.

The 26 mile long beach is a gorgeous beach to explore with numerous wharfs, beach activities, shopping, beachcombing, and restaurants. Biloxi with its numerous casinos is just a few minutes away by car, bike or the local transportation.

The beach is home to the charming, small southern towns of Long Beach, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis which are great for shopping for antiques. The area has over 20 golf courses including one of the 'top ten' public golf courses in the country. The casinos and Biloxi coliseum offer grand entertainment and numerous live shows. The fabulous and historic town of New Orleans is only an hour away.

The Gulfport harbor offers daily excursions to Cat Island. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is only a dozen miles off the coast and affords great swimming and a quiet place to hang out on your boat.

Keywords: Private Home

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About The Owner

I am a pilot, a Captain with a major airline and have traveled all over the world. In all of my travels I have found the beaches of southern Mississippi to be some of the best and the beaches of the offshore islands are simply beautiful. The southern hospitality in this town is wonderful. My daughter in the picture loves it here in Gulfport.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Mississippi

We like this area for the beaches and the offshore islands. You can't beat the proximity to the beaches, the golf courses, the casinos and the nearby military bases.

What makes this house unique

We like to walk the beach in the morning right at sunrise and again in the evening at sunset. We also enjoy walking to the nearby piers and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoy walking out our front door and crossing the street into the parking lot of the local Italian Seafood restaurant 'Salute' and feasting on great Italian fare and good Italian wine.


Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) QUEEN Size Sofa Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Patio furniture, Smoke free


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Historic Victorian Home with Limited Beach View
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

So relaxing and a neat place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I must admit I love staying in condos directly on the beach, however this was a pleasant change. My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. It was so relaxing swinging on the porch swing. Great location. Home was well stocked for our needs. Very very clean. We took our furbaby and I sometimes worry about pet friendly rentals. When we arrived I had no concerns for her safety or health. The home has nice large TVs, a great cooling system, and nice showers. The pics do not display the size of the home. The rooms are big with gorgeous windows and it has very tall ceilings that give the home a feeling of airy space. We enjoyed the back yard and admired the beautiful southern trees. Booking was easy and owner was always quick to respond if I had questions. Thanks again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monument, CO

Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Historic Harrison House for a week while visiting our son at Keesler AFB. The home is beautifully decorated and very comfortable with a great backyard for our dog and deck space for grilling and enjoying the outdoors. The kitchen is lovely and well supplied for meals at the house. The walk to the beach is just a half block and the beach was a treat...clean, white sand with benches along the way. The owners were very accommodating and communicative. We highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Victorian Home was an excellent choice for my family in Gulfport, Ms.

  • 5 of 5

Historic Victorian Home was all I hoped for and more. Beautiful Home nicely furnished with fenced backyard for our dogs. We were down for a family wedding and had 9 family members staying here. The house had everything we needed and was in excellent shape for a comfortable stay. The owner was easy to work with and very gracious. I will definitely stay here again and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carthage, Texas

Fantastic Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a short summer vacation planned with 4 couples, 2 teenage boys and a dog. This house was very spacious and beautiful! We loved the porches and the short walk to the beach and local restaurants. The owner was very accommodating and helpful to us as we he had never been in the Gulfport area before. He suggested popular outings in the surrounding area. We will be back to this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

For the past 5 years, my husband and I, along with two other couples, have stayed in the Harrison Historical House for the annual car event, Cruisin the Coast. We love this house! It is perfect for our week long event as it feels like being at home.

We feel safe in the neighborhood, which is very important due to the classic cars we bring. The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths to accommodate us. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of glasses, plates, etc for cooking or grilling. It has wifi and cable tv. It has the feel of a grand old Victorian home with all the modern conveniences. It is also walking distance to the beach.

My favorite feature is the front porch swing. Every morning I have coffee on the swing and before dinner I have a glass or two or ???? of wine on that swing.

John, the owner, has always been gracious to us and has made us feel like family.

The six of us, three couples, know that we are lucky to have found a great house and location for our event. And a great front porch swing!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hainesport, NJ

Comfortable house in a charming neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this cozy & comfortable house for 6 weeks every February/March while in Gulfport for the horse shows. The living room is appointed with all the amenities needed for the whole family to watch movies on the big screen TV. The kitchen is a delight for the cooks in the group. It is well equipped and beautiful. The bedrooms & bathrooms are nicely appointed with good quality bedding and excellent showers. The back deck was well used during our stay while we grilled and let the dogs have fun in the fully fenced back yard. We have chosen to stay at this property every winter for the past 10 years because it is well furnished, clean & conveniently located and in a charming neighborhood. The street is exceptionally quaint & safe with everything you would want within walking distance: The beach, a wide array of great restaurants, great beignets at the corner drug store & good shopping. Plus the property owners are so easy to work with that we would never rent elsewhere. We will be back this winter and we highly recommend it to other guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Harrison Historic House
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Courtyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Ship Island Excursions
Nearest Point of Interest
Island View Casino Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn-Dixie Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Salute Italian Restaurant

Casinos, Beachcombing, Deep Sea Fishing, Wharf Sport Fishing


Rates & Availability

Gulfport House Rental Rates

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May 25 - Aug 14
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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