3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Living Room, Dining Room, Near Beach And Island View Casino
Maria and Bobby Choina
- english, spanish
About Maria and Bobby Choina
My wife and I bought this house a week before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We currently live in Metarie, LA.
Maria and Bobby Choina purchased this House in 2005
Why Maria and Bobby Choina chose Gulfport
We bought this house because we love this area; my wife and I loved to take the scenic ride from New Orleans and admire the Historic Homes along HWY 90.
What makes this House unique
Once you walk into this Cottage, you feel at peace. We love to just get away from everything and relax. Often we go to Island View Casino; which is a short walk from our Cottage. At times we take a ride to Biloxi and visit one of the numerous Casinos and Fine Dining Restaurants for an exciting night out in the town. Having lunch in a Beachfront Restaurant is quite a treat, the views are very relaxing. If its shopping you are looking for, the Outlet-Mall or Edge Water Mall provide a good variety of great stores. Everything you need to have an enjoyable Vacation is conveniently close to Harbor Breeze.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Limited to small pets only.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Take care of our Home as you would your own. Pet owners pick up after and keep them off Furniture and Beds. Deposit will be kept for neglect!
Do not leave doors & windows open while air is on Do not wash towels or linens with colors. Clean oven after use Leave dishes in dishwasher
IMPORTANT: Clean Grill After Every Use! If Left Dirty, There will be a $25.00 Fine! (Use foil for grilling, Use wire brush that is supplied)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
First Impressions are Everything
This was our first experience with VRBO. And it was a wonderful experience! The house was charming! Very clean, well kept property. My wife and I loved everything about it! Gulfport is our family vacation spot and this was the perfect house for us, our daughter and granddaughters.
Michael, thank you for choosing "Harbor Breeze" for your family vacation.
It was a pleasure to host people like you. We give Micheal a Five Star Review for taking great care of our home. My husband made a big mistake when he wrote the official VRBO review, which was meant for another guest and another property. Needless to say he is banned from making any type of reviews in the future.
We would certainly love to have you and your family visit us again.
Please accept our apology,
Maria and Bobby
Quite and comfortable
There was three of us and we enjoyed very much the ability to come there during the night and have a comfortable relaxing home away from home.
Great Vacation Home
This was my 7th time staying at Harbor Breeze, so I now consider it MY go to vacation home. It's a great place to stay and Bobby and Maria are the best at ensuring you are completely satisfied and happy with your stay.
The pictures dont do this house justice. Very homey feel and quiet area except for the occasional train. Front and back porches were nice for grilling and having a cocktail. Plenty of room and beds were extremely comfortable. The bathrooms were even stocked with Tommy Hillfiger towels. I would definitely stay again next time I come to the Gulf coast.
Great Vacation Again!!
Maria and Bobby always impress!! They made my birthday vacation great!!
Not for Everybody
The cottage is as pictured - charming on the outside; nicely decorated on the inside. What the pictures don't show is the surrounding neighborhood (in rapid state of decline). Although the small front porch was inviting we were very aware of the street walkers who were going up and down the block. The title said "Near Beach" - I guess that depends on how you define "Near." If you think it's two or three blocks, think again. And, of course, you have to detour around the dead-end at the next block that's overgrown with shrubbery to get there. I definitely WOULD NOT WALK in this neighborhood. The description says "...you feel at home the minute you walk in." Once we walked in the smell overwhelmed us!!! It's a musty odor that will take your breath away. Air fresheners and candles helped but never got rid of it. Could not use the closets because it was sooo strong. One of the main reasons we selected this location was the "...rear entrance with garage". This was VERY misleading. There is a rear entrance built into the privacy fence (which needs repair in places). You have to open the gate from inside the back yard, which requires lifting up the heavy wood latch and pull the gate open. There is a locked shed (garage?) and NO parking pad. The yard was much too soggy to park back there. There is a parking pad in front of the house but if you pull in near the house, your car will be covered with purple droppings from the tree above. If you park closer to the street your car is easy prey for the many walkers and slow driving vehicles in the area. Finally,there was a definite flea problem. Was aware that pets were allowed and we informed Mr. Choina of the problems with the fleas, the smell and a various dead bugs in one bathroom, a bedroom and the dining room. He stated he had just had the house sprayed a few days before. Maybe this should be done sooner if you have guests scheduled.This WAS NOT our first trip to the area. Have stayed in Long Beach and Biloxi for several years - even before Katrina. I must say this was the most difficult stay we have ever experienced. Mr. Choina seemed very nice but did not offer any alternatives. If we had the funds we definitely would have left but we made it a point to stay out for as long as we could - getting in before dark. The city of Gulfport and the people are great - but this particular location is NOT FOR EVERYBODY. (NOTE: We have pictures of the neighborhood, and the back parking area).
We are sorry to hear that your experience in Harbor Breeze was not what you expected. We've had nothing but great reviews from our previous guests. There is nothing misleading about the description of Harbor Breeze. Everything is just as you see it in the pictures. My guests often tell me that the pictures don't do it justice. While it's not a beach front property, the beach is 5 blocks away.
You never contacted VRBO, so we decided to contact them because your concerns didn't add up. You asked for a refund at the end of your stay, but you never filed a written complaint. I'd like to address your main points about the neighborhood, the lack of parking space, the bugs and the general cleanliness.
Harbor Breeze is not in a high end neighborhood; but it's a neighborhood of good, honest, hardworking people. This area is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. I'm not sure what you mean by "street Walkers". This is a serious claim. As for the slow driving vehicles, I don't understand why this was an issue. This is a residential neighborhood and people usually drive below speed limit.
We've owned Harbor Breeze since 2005 and we have never had any break-in or things taken from our front porch or deck or any other problem. We had an Alarm System Installed because we live In New Orleans and the house is not always in use. If you felt unsafe, why didn't you ask for your personalized Code?
There is a one car garage, and we make no mention of a parking pad. For the past three years we've had the same guest come for the week of "Crusin The Coast". They like the fact that they have plenty of space to park their cars and a garage to protect their Special Ride.
Two days before your arrival Tropical Storm Gordon slammed Gulfport. An uptick of mosquitos and other bugs can often follow storms like these. The ground softens and it can take a while for it to return to normal. You contacted us about the bugs and flea bites you and your guest got. My husband asked you for pictures, and all you produced was a picture of
a small bug on the bathroom sink and no pictures of the flea bites.
I called my cleaning team and asked them not to enter the house until I ran a personal inspection. Monday morning I drove to Gulfport. I inspected the house and found 1 dead bug in the dining room and 3 tiny bugs in the shower.
We have an incredible team making sure that the house is always spotless for our guest to enjoy their stay!
This lovely three bedroom Cottage is coveniently located just four blocks from the beach, near Casinos, shopping, great dining and excitng night life. Close to the beach is a great park that features a walking track, playground, and splash pad for the kids to enjoy.