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The state of Mississippi is an underrated travel destination that offers beaches, live entertainment, historical attractions, and a laid-back pace of life. In Mississippi’s large cities and small towns, there are plenty of hotels to accommodate you. But for a more comfortable stay that feels just like home, you can also book a vacation rental property through VRBO. Here are some of the best VRBO properties to check out as you explore the different parts of Mississippi.

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New Custom Beachfront Home, Waveland Patio at New Custom Beachfront Home, Waveland
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Patio at New Custom Beachfront Home, Waveland

New Custom Beachfront Home, Waveland

Located in Waveland and just over three miles from the center of Bay Saint Louis, this house measures 2,400 square feet and sleeps up to 12 people. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms for guests to use. Stay here for a custom beachfront vibe with a large gathering area, beautiful kitchen, and a well-appointed dining area. There’s a 16-foot-deep porch that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico here and plenty of custom touches throughout the home. There’s also a grilling area with a charcoal grill and a fenced yard. The beach is directly across the street from the beach, and the Waveland public fishing pier is a two-minute walk from here. It’s also easy to get to the Silver Slipper Casino and the downtown Bay Saint Louis restaurants.

Pool House at the Shell House Estate, Long Beach Pool at the Pool House at the Shell House Estate, Long Beach
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Pool at the Pool House at the Shell House Estate, Long Beach

Pool House at the Shell House Estate, Long Beach

When you visit the Long Beach area, you can stay at this guest house that sleeps up to six people. It is just 2.6 miles from Gulfport center and has two bedrooms and two baths. This estate has 500-year-old oak trees and views of the Gulf of Mexico from all parts of the pool house. You’ll be within walking distance of the beach here, as well as fishing, sailing, and restaurants. Guests enjoy the lighted pool and croquet field, outdoor kitchen, and being minutes from the casinos. This is a great overnight trip destination from New Orleans and Mobile. If you need extra space, there’s an additional bungalow you can rent here too.

Charming Cozy Cottage with a Private Pool, Gulfport Pool at charming cozy cottage
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Pool at charming cozy cottage

Charming Cozy Cottage with a Private Pool, Gulfport

This Gulfport cottage sleeps four people and is 625 square feet in size. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and features a queen bed, sleeper sofa, full kitchen, laundry area, and washer and dryer. It also has a pool and a grill with a smoker. You can park your RV, boat, or trailer here and even bring your horse! There’s a fenced-in area with a barn, and there are three RV hookups on site. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental property that is 10 minutes from the fairgrounds and ideal for attending the horse show.

Charming Home with Gulf Breezes and Views from Porches, Bay St. Louis Flag at Charming Home with Gulf Breezes and Views from Porches, Bay St. Louis
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Flag at Charming Home with Gulf Breezes and Views from Porches, Bay St. Louis

Charming Home with Gulf Breezes and Views from Porches, Bay St. Louis

For your larger group in Bay Saint Louis, there’s this 2,100-square-foot house that sleeps up to 10 people. It has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths and also wrap-around porches that are perfect for relaxing. The raised home has covered outdoor space for grilling, watching TV, and sitting in hammocks. The downstairs area also has an outdoor shower and a half-bath. You’ll enjoy all the modern amenities and finishes in this home. For additional sleeping spots, there is a futon mattress, sofa, and inflatable mattresses.

3-Bed Townhouse One Mile from the Historic Square and Stadium, Oxford Front of 3-Bed Townhouse One Mile from the Historic Square and Stadium, Oxford
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Front of 3-Bed Townhouse One Mile from the Historic Square and Stadium, Oxford

3-Bed Townhouse One Mile from the Historic Square and Stadium, Oxford

For your trip to Oxford, consider this three-bedroom townhouse that sleeps up to six people. At 1,350 square feet, it has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The space has been totally renovated and now has new furniture and luxury bed linens. It is close to Oxford Square and campus. The newly renovated kitchen has modern appliances, the dining table has seating for eight, and the living room has a 55-inch flat-screen TV. Parking is available out front, children are welcome here, there’s a deck/patio onsite, and long-term renters are welcome.

The Coolest Cottage in Ocean Springs Outside space at The Coolest Cottage in Ocean Springs
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Outside space at The Coolest Cottage in Ocean Springs

The Coolest Cottage in Ocean Springs

When you visit Ocean Springs, look up this cottage that’s great for up to four people in 450 square feet of space. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and is by the harbor. Enjoy the large deck while you watch the sailboats and wildlife. From here, you can walk to downtown or the beach. In about 10 minutes, you can reach the casinos. Hire a charter boat nearby, rent a kayak to paddle yourself, or check out the golf courses that are a short drive away. The house has local art and whimsical décor to go with its remodeled look. The owner makes bikes available to use while you enjoy some of the best seafood in the world right here.

Walk to The Square from This House, Oxford Front of house, walk to square
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Front of house, walk to square

Walk to The Square from This House, Oxford

Another Oxford option is this 1,750-square-foot house that has three bedrooms and two baths. You can walk to the square, Avent Park, and restaurants from here. It’s also close to Ole Miss football games and comes with a free parking pass on game days. Called the “Nick of Thyme,” the house has two master suites, front porch swings, a private back porch, a fully equipped kitchen, and an open floor plan. You’ll also get beautiful decorations to admire and lots of cabinets and counter space. Small groups and families enjoy staying here.

House with Great Views of the Beach and Sunset, Gulfport Exterior of House with Great Views of the Beach and Sunset, Gulfport
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Exterior of House with Great Views of the Beach and Sunset, Gulfport

House with Great Views of the Beach and Sunset, Gulfport

Gulfport travelers also enjoy this 1,800-square-foot house that sleeps up to six people and has three bedrooms and two baths. It offers beach views from the front porch, and there’s a beach and fishing pier just a quick walk away. Downtown Gulfport and the Island View Casino are less than a quarter-mile away. Take advantage of the full kitchen with everything you need and also being close to some great restaurants.

'Seaglass'-Perfect Beach House with Pool, Ocean Springs View of Seaglass
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View of Seaglass

'Seaglass'-Perfect Beach House with Pool, Ocean Springs

“Seaglass” is a beachfront home that’s on the only natural beach in Mississippi. It’s a secluded nature lover’s retreat and has great opportunities for boating, fishing, and beachcombing. There’s a wrap-around porch to watch the sunset, saltwater pool, private beach, and private cabana. You’ll be 15 minutes from downtown Ocean Springs and 20 minutes from the casinos. The home was built in 2011 and also features a comfortable family room, full kitchen, elegant master suite, and two guest bedrooms.

Downtown Cottage with Free Wine and Courtyard, Natchez Flag at Downtown Cottage with Free Wine and Courtyard, Natchez
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Flag at Downtown Cottage with Free Wine and Courtyard, Natchez

Downtown Cottage with Free Wine and Courtyard, Natchez

It’s also fun to visit Natchez, Mississippi and stay in this 750-square-foot cottage listed in VRBO. It sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Built around 1885, it is filled with vintage charm and located on Canal Street. You can walk to the local visitor center, convention center, Bluff Park, and more attractions from here. There are antique pieces to admire inside, as well as modern conveniences like laundry machines, internet, and TV. Guests enjoy the rear courtyard with a grill and chimnea. Known as Isabella House, it’s a cozy place to stay with complimentary beverages provided.

Cozy Bungalow Charm, Long Beach View of Cozy Bungalow Charm, Long Beach
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View of Cozy Bungalow Charm, Long Beach

Cozy Bungalow Charm, Long Beach

While in Long Beach, this cozy bungalow is a great choice. It sleeps four people and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s located on the owner’s estate property and filled with southern charm. There’s a small kitchen, TV, fireplace, and full bathroom here. It connects to the main house and includes access to a lighted pool and croquet grass court. From the pool at the front of the estate, you can look out to the Gulf of Mexico.

Condo with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Biloxi View at Condo with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Biloxi
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View at Condo with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Biloxi

Condo with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Biloxi

For Gulf of Mexico views, you can also book this VRBO property in Biloxi. It’s a 1,700-square-foot condo that sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a washer and dryer, high-end finishes, a private wrap-around balcony, and a spacious master bedroom. The second bathroom here has its own private entrance and bath. Other perks are the amazing kitchen with stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the water, and a luxurious master bathroom.

Cutesy on The River, Natchez Front of Cutesy on The River, Natchez
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Front of Cutesy on The River, Natchez

Cutesy on The River, Natchez

This colorful and adorable Natchez house is available to rent on VRBO and an affordable choice at 900 square feet. It can sleep up to five people and has one bedroom and one bath. It’s a shotgun style house that’s over 100 years old and has a queen and double beds. The kitchen has a stove, oven, small fridge, microwave, and everything you need to cook meals. There’s a washer and dryer here too. The Natchez Brewing Company is a block away, and Steam Punk coffee bistro is around the corner. You can walk to other local restaurants, live music, and unique shops from here too.

Gulf Palms Cottage, Long Beach Yard at Gulf Palms Cottage, Long Beach
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Yard at Gulf Palms Cottage, Long Beach

Gulf Palms Cottage, Long Beach

Another top VRBO property in Mississippi is this 1,200-square-foot cottage that sleeps up to five people. It has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths. This is a great way to experience life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and be just three blocks from the harbor and beach. There are huge live oak trees on the property and sea breezes to keep you cool. You’re close to lots of great restaurants and exciting nightlife from here. Just blocks away are charter boats, beach fire pits, and the longest beachfront on the coast. Malls and grocery stores are a short drive away.

Sienna on the Coast, Gulfport Building at Sienna on the Coast, Gulfport
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Building at Sienna on the Coast, Gulfport

Sienna on the Coast, Gulfport

This condo complex has 82 units and is a luxurious place to stay with views of the beach. You’ll be in Unit #404 with this rental, which measures 1,854 square feet and has floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a balcony, accommodations for up to six people, three bedrooms, and three baths. The property is just minutes from the Gulfport/Biloxi airport and close to the casinos and restaurants in both cities. Other perks of this vacation rental are the flat-screen TVs in all bedrooms and the living room, washer and dryer, and all linens provided.

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