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River Getaway - New Appliances & More! Winter Rates based Smaller Group Size

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of the Gulfport vacation house rental

Pool table, Pool, New Furnishing & Appliances, +so much more - always Welcoming!

The River Lookout, is a Unique Vacation Rental.

As you consider which Vacation Rental is best suited for you and your family, friends, or group, please consider the following, about The River Lookout:


Over 50 - 5-star Reviews! Not a single review less than 5 stars. Someday, someone probably will post an unfavorable review, not everyone can be pleased, every time. That said, River Lookout consistently delivers an awesome Experience.


In 2016, the HomeAway sites had some major changes. One of those changes, caused the River Lookout to be invisible to small groups of people. This was because the rates were set on a 16 person guest count. To have more "eyes" see this listing, the rate structure has been re-vamped. This change will allow smaller groups to book at much lower rates, closer to available dates or small groups to book further out for longer stays.... While still having rates for mid-size to larger groups.

Here are some things you should know if your group is less than 9 people:


1 - 4 PEOPLE

Rate, Receive:

The Master bedroom & bath, common areas (includes sofa sleeper), & Hall bathroom

(Guests have full use of house, except for the 3 other bedrooms & 2 folding beds)

--- Cleaning fee is $125

--- This Rate generally available 3 weeks prior to an available date *

5 - 6 PEOPLE

Rate, Receive:

The Master bedroom & bath, Hall King Bedroom, common areas (includes sofa sleeper), & Hall bathroom

(Guests have full use of house, except for 2 Bedrooms (1 with Bunk beds & 1 Queen Bed + 2 folding beds)

--- Cleaning fee is $135

--- This Rate generally available 4 weeks prior to an available date *

7 - 8 PEOPLE

Rate, Receive:

Full access to the entire house, except the Bunk Bedroom & 2 folding beds.

--- Cleaning fee is $155

--- This Rate generally available 6 weeks prior to an available date *


Rate, Receive:

Full house. Cleaning fee is $175

- This Rate generally available anytime, however months away from an available date, the minimum required stay may slightly more nights, than what is posted here.

* There are exceptions. For instance, a small group wanting to book 1 month or longer, several months in advance.



-60' x 18' covered deck outside the front door

-Deck is raised, so under the deck is also shaded usable space

-Deck has Ceiling fans, chairs & tables as well as and a POOL TABLE

-It is not in a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision neighborhood

-14' x 30' In-ground swimming pool

-Hot tub (if you elect to have this amenity)

-The grounds are tranquil in a park-like atmosphere

-Plenty of parking

-On a mostly lazy River, with a private beach/sand bar

-Access to our fishing dock on an adjacent property

-Bringing your boat? Dock it at our dock on adjacent property

-Outside Covered areas

-Large Covered deck with plenty of seating right out front door

-Pool Table

-2 areas to grill

-It offers a "Destination" Vacation

This means, your trip to Gulfport isn't contingent on what you do or what you see in Gulfport.

While Months swimming in the river & swimming pool can occur in offers so much to do at the River Lookout, between the amenities and river views, you can have a very relaxing stay at this house away from it all. It is not like leaving your suburb home and going to another suburb home.


-7 Beds, 4 Full size (configured as 2 bunk beds), 1 Queen, & 2 King beds

-4 bedrooms - 3 with 1 bed each, 4th with 2 full over full bunk beds

(The full over full bunk beds are well suited for grown men - golfers often stay here. These are NOT flimsy bunk beds, but sturdy, plenty of headroom bunks designed for adult use, while safe for children)

-plus 2 folding beds

-Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living room Sofa

-Master Bath has a double vanity, Shower & bathtub.

-2nd Bath stocked with 14 sets of plush towels

-Comfortable beds (please check-out previous Reviews)

-Kitchen well equipped

-New Bedding, furnishings, plush towels

-Extra pillows

-Laundry Room with Washer/Dryer

-A blanket & quilt on every bed

-Room Darkening Curtains


-Basic Cable

-4 Flat Screen TV's

-Seating inside for 12+

-Plenty of seating outside also

-Professional cleaning service used

-Conveniently & Centrally located on the MS Coast

-In City Limits of Gulfport, Just North of I-10

-Responsive Owner; but not intrusive



A brief walk away from the house, down some stairs & a concrete path will lead you to the Beach and Pavilion area. Offering access to, depending on River Levels, a small beach at low tide; a nice sandbar at high tide. There is also a covered Pavilion with a couple of picnic tables, benches, & grill, right next to the river.

WOODED PATH (Not included, but often granted access to):

Most stays will be granted Access to "Wooded Path" which is a concrete path that runs through the woods, parallel to the Biloxi River. This is not on the River Lookout property, not included with the rental, but is the property adjacent, owned by family members.

The Wood Path:

-all Children must be with an Adult at all times

-Concrete Path is almost 400' long

-has a covered room with benches and swings

-leads to a large dock, perfect for fishing from or docking a boat, should you bring one

-shared with guests of the Great Escape River House Vacation Home

Traveling with an even larger group? Additional guests can stay within walking distance at The Great Escape River House, Sleeps up to 27 people, but groups of 12 - 18 people most often book this house. (VRBO #351070).

Please note the maximum occupancy of 16 at the River Lookout (The house advertised on this page).

WE WANT OUR GUESTS TO BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS OR BANK TRANSFERS. WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR ONE. Foreign Checks or Money Orders are also not accepted. We will initiate any payment request thru secure sites that offer protection for you. If you wish to confirm that any email that comes from us is legitimate, please call us.


If you are looking for a peaceful, 'getaway from it all' vacation or a vacation where you stay in a secluded area, but are just minutes away from awesome dining, great shopping, casinos, golf courses, Gulf of Mexico Beaches, and entertainment, this is the place for you and your group. Close to the fun, yet feeling like you've gotten away from it all.



Each Vacation Home is unique and has different policies. Regardless if you book directly with the owner or through this website, the Rental Agreement must be returned signed. This document contains the terms under which the rental is taking place. Guests having an amazing stay, receiving their full damage deposit back, is the something both owner and guest desires. The Rental Agreement puts both parties on the same page, helping ensure everyone is happy.

River Lookout is in a quiet rural residential neighborhood. We ask that our guests respect that and the surrounding community.

The house & grounds are not suitable for large Parties, Weddings, etc. The rates on this site are based on a lodging stay, which generally does not involve visiting guests (those not spending the night). Quotes are based on the information provided. If it is not stated there will be visitors, it is assumed there will not be any visitors and that the count of adults and children is accurate. Please provide Overnight guest and if anticipated, the visiting guest count with inquiries. Any details you wish to include on your desired stay are always appreciated.


For years we didn't allow pets. Recently we replaced about ½ the carpeted areas with hardwood bamboo flooring and think now is the time to allow pets. Pet owners need to be aware:

-3 bedrooms have carpet, so please keep these doors closed

-There are no pet secured fenced areas

(the pool has a chain link fence, but dogs can easily climb under it)

- Neighbors have dogs, sometimes they get out of their fences

- there are Predatory birds in the area. Despite being close to everything, being in the city limits of Gulfport, hawks, eagles (even bald eagles), as well as very large owls, are common sights. I've shared most of my life with small dogs and while I have not lost a dog to a predatory bird, many of my river neighbors have. Keeping dogs on leashes, staying close to them, especially at dusk and into the night, could save your small dog's life.

- cleaning fee is not adjusted for pets

- Send details on Pet (s) for consideration (age, breed, weight, health, temperament, long / short hair, etc.)


Upon request or with every quote, a House Floor Plan is sent. This Floorplan is very detailed and the measurements are quite accurate. In addition, the floor plan is depicted with the surrounding grounds, the house's placement to the pool, river, wooded path, etc. It's an amazing place.... But not every place, is perfect for every guest. Viewing this Floor Plan will ensure there are no unpleasant surprises. If the floor plan will work for you and your group, you can be assured, the house and amenities will meet or exceed your expectations.

For more information on the River Lookout, it has its own website with more photos and information. This website is not intended to prevent Guests from booking directly with this website. Rather provide more information.

While my work keeps me hopping, Please feel free email, call or text for more information.

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More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patricia; emails for quotes, texts or calls (after 6 PM) for general questions. (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Daffy's & Prop Stop (Got a boat? even closer)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dogwood Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Amtrak Station in Picayune, MS
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10 at exit 38 (Lorraine/Cowan/605)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Capt. Al's Steak & Seafood (they also deliver)
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
River Beach on Property; Gulf of Mexico beaches
Car: necessary


The River Lookout is located in the city limits of Gulfport, a few minutes North of I-10, Exit 38, on the Biloxi River. The Biloxi River is the dividing line for much of Biloxi & Gulfport north of I-10, to give you an idea how close Biloxi is.


The Gulf of Mexico beaches are almost straight south, less than 8 miles away, on a 4 lane (2 headed north/2 headed south) lightly traveled road, with few lights. Except for a few minutes, around 5 PM when Gulfport experiences some rush hour, you will most likely be slowed down by the few traffic lights instead of other vehicles.


I know if you are asking, this is an important factor to you and I want to point out that staying at a vacation house near the beach will still involve a walk across busy Highway 90; if you have small children or plan to take more than a towel, will not be fun. Where if you drive, there is plenty of easy parking south of 90, so when you exit your car, you are right on the beach. By driving, you can also choose to park where it is best suited for you and your group, either close to public showers and rest rooms, or perhaps near food, or even in a more secluded area.




Also, if you are considering a stay, in a Vacation House, close to the beaches, before signing on the dotted line of any rental agreement, I recommend seeing how close the house is to the rail road tracks. The trains run quite frequently, some nights as much as every hour, blowing their horns as they go. Often when people choose to return to Gulfport for a vacation, they mention this as the main factor for why they are not returning to the same vacation house they previously stayed.


After extensive research on the trends in the Vacation Rental Industry, the overwhelming consensus is not only to NOT give out the Vacation property address; but also not to give its subdivision or general location. This is especially true if the Vacation Home is unique and easily identified from the exterior. Especially when you consider on-line calendars are posted saying exactly when the house will be vacant, when occupied & all the photos telling what can be found in the house and which room it is located in.

The Risk to the Vacation Home, its contents, the guest's safety, and the guest's peaceful enjoyment of the Great Escape River House can not be outweighed by the possible benefits of disclosing it's location to everyone who sends in an inquiry. This house received over 400 inquiries a year. Mostly from good folks who are "Just Looking," many who do book, and I'm sure a few with less than honorable intentions.

Of course we would never expect someone to book a house they didn't know the address. If you like the quote and are serious about booking, please submit the answers to questions at the bottom of email quote. The answers are used to fill in the blanks of the Rental Documents. Those documents will then be sent to you with the property address. At that time, Please check out the address on an map quest / google type search. If this location is not suitable for your stay, please let us know and we'll make the dates available for another group.

Please checkout:

http: // www dot the great escape riverlookout dot com / location . html

(of course you will need to remove the spaces and replace the dot with a "." This commercial site blocks websites in the description area - but there is a spot on this page, in blue writing that says something like "click here to view house's unique website" which would take you to the house's home page website.

At the River Lookout's unique website, on its location page has mileage markers to popular destinations, allowing guests to see if the River Lookout is located just perfect to where they plan to travel while on vacation.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has so much to offer. All the activities indicated can be done on the coast. Most within a few minutes of the River Lookout. Some you will want to bring your own gear, such as for photography, bring your camera, fishing in the back of the River Lookout, your fishing gear, golf your clubs. Of course if you pay to go deep sea fishing or parasailing, the operator will provide that gear.

No matter what you choose to do on the coast or at the River Lookout, you'll have a great time. It's a unique area and you'll be at one of the most unique houses on the coast.

While staying at the River Lookout, if you wish to bring a boat, let us know and we can give you the in's & out's of the River. Our boat is 24' but that's about as big as we would recommend bringing to the River. If its small enough or truck is strong enough, you may even be able to launch up the road at a little neighborhood launch.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Gulfport, Mississippi

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 9 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$47 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$79
Refundable Damage Deposit C$669
Pet Fee C$167 + Tax
OPTIONAL.... Hot Tub? C$134 + Tax
OPTIONAL ... Propane? C$27 + Tax
Cleaning Fee 9 or more C$234 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

4 or more Mo. out, 5 night min
Less > 4 mos out, 4 nt min.
Less > 1 mo out, 3 nt min.
Less > 14 days out, 2 nt stay available

Rates based on 4 or more nts. Stays less than 4 nts, are at higher rate

Pmt schedule 1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days prior to arrival

Mo. Rates based on 28 Nts. & up to 6 people (rate table above did not allow this). Each above the 6th person add $10/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Gulfport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Master Bathroom - double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom
  • 2 bathrooms Hall & Master Master has 2 vanity sink, a shower/tub as well as a shower stall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has private Full Bathroom & Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Full over Full size Bunk Beds
  • King size beds (2) There are 2 King Size Beds. One is in the Master Bedroom, with its own Bathroom; the other is in a private bedroom. Both King Size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012., Queen size Beds (1) The only Queen size bed is located in its own bedroom. This queen bed have a new mattress & new bedding as of June 2012., Bunk Beds (2) There are two FULL top & two FULL bottom bunk beds, for a total of 4 Full-size beds. These are not flimsy kiddie beds. They are VERY sturdy well-made beds, with new mattresses and comfortable bedding. We one person in each of the top bunk, and two in the bottom. These bunk beds are located in the same bedroom, with this bedroom accommodating up to 6. These 4 full-size beds have new mattresses & bedding as of June 2012. Also there are 2 folding beds (a little smaller than twin beds) and a queen sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The River Lookout can be so much! Great getaway for friends & family. A wonderful place to share secrets. In the summer, swim in the river or the swimming pool. Fishing or bring a boat. The Property is full of possibilities and the house is well set up and very comfortable. Come stay at a vacation rental like no other!