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Bedrooms 4
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

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

River Lookout - A Unique Vacation Rental

- - - PLEASE NOTE THAT RATES ARE BASED ON YOUR STAY STARTING or ENDING on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Stays that start and / or end on a Friday or Saturday will have an added Fee ------ Please see further in description why this is - - - - -

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


River Lookout has 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.



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

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

- Large Covered Deck, right out front door with Ceiling fans, chairs & tables

- 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

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

- Outside Covered areas

- Pool Table

- 2 areas to grill

- It offers a "Destination" Vacation

....meaning your enjoyment of Gulfport isn't contingent on what you do or what you see in Gulfport. Between the River, house's 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.


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.


- 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).

- 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

- WiFi

- Basic Cable (many only offer antenna)

- 4 Flat Screen TV's

- Seating inside for 12+

- Plenty of seating outside also

- We only use Professional cleaners

(We've actually had another vacation home owner's

cleaner quit saying we were too picky)

- Conveniently & Centrally located on the MS Coast

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

- Responsive Owner; but not intrusive


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.


With every quote, a House Floor Plan is sent. This Floor plan is very detailed and the measurements are quite accurate. In addition, the floor plan depicts 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 & 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.


Additional guests can stay within walking distance at The Great Escape River House, Sleeps up to 27 people, combined these 2 vacation rentals can sleep up to 43 people. (See VRBO #351070).

Please note the maximum occupancy of 16 at the River Lookout

(The house advertised on this page).



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 & 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 (non-overnight guests). 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, that the count of adults and children is accurate. Please provide Overnight guest & if anticipated, the visiting guest count with inquiries. Any details you wish to include on your desired stay are always appreciated.

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


Please be aware that we will never ask for a wire or bank transfers. Foreign Checks or Money Orders are also not accepted. We will initiate any payment request through secure sites that offer protection for you. If you wish to confirm that any email that comes from us is legitimate, please do not hesitate to call us.


In 2016, this site made changes that caused the River Lookout, and other homes that sleep a high people count, to be invisible with filtered searches. Knowing how many guests in the To have more "eyes" see this listing, the rate structure has been revamped. 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 midsize 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 3 other Bedrooms (1 with Bunk beds, 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed + the 2 folding beds [stored in bunk room]).

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 + the 2 folding beds [stored in bunk room]).

7 - 8 PEOPLE *

Rate, Receive:

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


Rate, Receive:

Full house.


1. Floor Plan available showing areas of house you will have access.

2. Rates Rentals for less than 8 people are available 3 - 6 weeks prior to an

available date.

3. Months prior to an available date, Minimum required stay may be longer than

what is posted here.

4. Because cleaning fee can't be adjusted on the "Book it Now" it has been

factored into the nightly rates, with smaller groups & the limited access to

sleeping areas based on people count.


Why? Because most of our bookings are 4 - 5 nights, taking place over the full weekend & rates have been based on those bookings.

For instance, most 4 NT bookings are Wed - Sun or Thurs - Mon. 5 NT bookings are Wed - Mon or Thurs - Tues.

Most weekly bookings are Sun - Sun or something like Wed - Wed.

All the above scenarios, have the booking taking place over the full weekend (both Friday and Saturday night).

Sometimes, which works GREAT, folks will book a Sunday to Thursday for 4 nights, avoiding the higher weekend rates... leaving those weekend nights, for the weekend traveler.

So what is the issue with a Saturday - Saturday stay? If you book a Sat - Sat stay, no one, Literally NO ONE is going to book a stay where they arrive the Sat of your departure or depart the Sat of your check in. So while rates are based on a week stay that will cross over 1 weekend, now this Sat - Sat (or Fri - Fri) booking will prevent a 2nd weekend from being booked, by 95% of our typical guests.

Based on booking history, if there is a check in or out, on a Sat (and generally the same applies to Friday), the dates prior to that check-in & check-out do not book.

Should you choose a Fri or Sat check in or out, the dates will be quoted but there will be an ADDED FEE for your desired dates.

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More Details

Patricia Dalton (504) 669-0548 Texts or calls - 8 AM - 8 PM Texts work best
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Gulfport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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
  • 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!


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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Booked Summer
Jun 22 2017 - Jun 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$376 per night, per additional guest
2 night special
Jun 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
Booked July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 16 2017
9 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$376 per night, per additional guest
3 nt July gap
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
Booked July
Jul 20 2017 - Jul 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$410 per night, per additional guest
July Special!
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Booked Late July
Jul 27 2017 - Jul 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$273 per night, per additional guest
Late summer
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
4 Nts over Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Booked Sept.
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$410 per night, per additional guest
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Booked dates
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 6 2017
9 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$410 per night, per additional guest
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$239.14 + Tax
Heated Spa? + $100 C$0.01 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$683.25
Pet Fee C$170.81 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$80.62
Tax Rate 12.0%

Thank you for considering a Stay!

Couple of things you should know:

1. This House, the River Lookout, has its own website and facebook page. Both contain many more photos than this site allows

2. This site has made it difficult for you to have direct contact with me, Patricia Dalton the Owner of this Property and my other listed house, The Great Escape River House. Both are very large vacation homes, combined sleeping over 40 people. To avoid things going sideways, I believe we've got to have good communications. So Please feel free to text or call me with any questions. 504 669 0548

3. The website addresses as well as email addresses will be blocked out in messages on this site. I can't see your email address if you send it and you can't see mine. It can be found with the Website information on the Rental Agreement and House Floor Plan.

(are based primarily on people count)
1 - 30 days out from an available date, Rates are based on as few as 4 People.
31 - 60 days out, Rates are based on as few as 8 people
61 - days and further out Rates are generally based on 12 people

The above is general info, which does vary, due to many factors, including time of year, dates chosen, etc.

Quotes are based on no visitors. For an accurate quote, please include details on any visitors.

As dates approach, minimum stays are reduced. Regards of the default on this site, several months in the future, a short booking may be rejected, only because we'd hope to book 30 - 90 day stay in that time frame. A single weekend booked months in advance can prevent a long term rental particularly in the off season, January - mid March.

Based on a 28 day month

This site is pretty restrictive on payment terms. Let me know if you need unique payment terms. Generally this is not an issue, when booking months in advance.

I want to see River Lookout enjoyed by you & your loved ones.

Come Just once and you'll love it!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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