On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here. Pet friendly, large fenced property

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here. Pet friendly, large fenced property

On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here. Pet friendly, large fenced property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Pass Christian, MS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPass Christian Isles Golf Club5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBay Saint Louis Municipal Harbor9 min drive
  • Popular LocationSaint Stanislaus College9 min drive
  • AirportGulfport, MS (GPT-Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.)24 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

On the Beach, Teddy Roosevelt Stayed Here. Pet friendly, large fenced property

Beachfront vacation home with private pool and kitchen
We apologize for the lack of availability. We are planning to start construction in August of 2020 and do not want to disturb our guests.

This property if the only remaining part of the estate of Governor Parker who, in 1915, hosted a visit here by Teddy Roosevelt. The log cabin lies in over 2 acres of garden and is set back from the more than 190 feet of beach front to allow for privacy and tranquility. The cabin was one of the very few structures to survive Katrina, though it was halved in size by the storm. With the beach at its feet, it is also only a short distance further to the picturesque port and to the center of Pass Christian, which is being rebuilt.

Our cabin was on tour with the Pass Christian Historical society May 1, 2011. Come stay in a historic site.

The cabin has been totally renovated with luxury fittings in the bathroom and an ingenious kitchen area. There are just 2 rooms, as well as the bathroom, the bedroom with king sized bed, and 42” television, with cable and wireless Internet. We only have one TV; there is no TV in the living room, kitchen area. If you would like a second TV bring your own. The main room, which serves as sitting room, dining room and kitchen, has a dining table seating 6 and a queen size sofa bed. Both rooms open onto a large screen porch (the former great room) ideal for enjoying relaxing drinks, and on cooler nights sitting in front of the wood-burning fireplace (easily lit by gas) or generally sitting and admiring the extensive garden, under the ceiling fan with a wonderful view over the gulf. There are lights on the two north corners of the house that illuminate when their motion detector is activated so you have light when you arrive and leave.

There is a fenced pool in the garden, a short walk from the cabin. The property is fenced. During the summer, if there has been a lot of rain the grass can be long. Due to the expense of mowing 2 acres we only mow every other week. If this may be a problem for you please contact Rebecca O’Dwyer, our manager and ask when the grass will be mowed to make sure it doesn’t disturb you. All other times of the year this is not a problem.

This property has been in my family for over 110 years. It is a place of tranquility, privacy, serenity and beauty. I am delighted to share it with those that would like to experience its beauty. The log house was built in the 1920’s by my grandfather. If you want new construction, this is also not the place. It is a place for writers, artists and those of us that want to unplug from everyday life to come and be renewed. If you are looking for TV in every room, perfectly manicured lawns where your dog is not welcome this is not the place for you.

An excerpt from A Book-Lover’s Holidays in the Open. 1916. By Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919).

“ON June 7, 1915, I was the guest of my friend John M. Parker, of New Orleans, at his house at Pass Christian, Mississippi. For many miles west, and especially east, of Pass Christian, there are small towns where the low, comfortable, singularly picturesque and attractive houses are owned, some by Mississippi planters, some by city folk who come hither from the great Southern cities, and more and more in winter-time from the great Northern cities also, to pass a few months. The houses, those that are isolated and those in the little towns, stand in what is really one long row; a row broken by vacant reaches, but as a whole stretching for sixty miles, with the bright waters of the Gulf lapping the beach in front of them, and behind them leagues of pine forest. Between the Gulf and the waters lies a low ridge or beach of white sand. It is hard to make anything grow in this sand; but the owners of the houses have succeeded, using dead leaves and what manure is available; and in this leaf-mould the trees and grasses and flowers grow in profusion. Long, flimsy wooden docks stretch out into the waters of the Gulf; there is not much bad weather, as a rule, but every few years there comes a terrible storm which wrecks buildings and bridges, destroys human lives by the thousand, washes the small Gulf sailing craft ashore, and sweeps away all the docks.”

Why do I say that the property has been in my family for over 110 years? And Roosevelt visited in 1915. My grandparents owned the property next to Gov. Parker. In 1969 my mother bought the Governor’s house and incorporated it into our lot.

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living. Thich Nhat Hanh

Keywords: Beach House, Log Cabin
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Televisions come with DVD players.

Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rebecca O'Dwyer
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Private pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Pass Christian

Located in Pass Christian, this vacation home is on the beach. Pass Christian Isles Golf Club and Bay Saint Louis Municipal Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gulfport Beach and Buccaneer State Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Buccaneer Bay Waterpark and Mississippi Aquarium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Pass Christian Isles Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Bay Saint Louis Municipal Harbor - 9 min drive
  • Saint Stanislaus College - 9 min drive
  • Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum - 10 min drive
  • 100 Men D.B.A. Hall - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Gulfport Amtrak Station - 17 min drive
  • Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. Airport (GPT) - 24 min drive


  • Bacchus On The Beach — 18 min walk
  • Pirate's Cove — 5 min drive
  • The Blind Tiger — 8 min drive
  • Trapani's Eatery — 8 min drive
  • Serious Bread Bakery — 8 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 75 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 75 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 75 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

5/5 Excellent

Excellent! What a unique and wonderful property!!
All went very well with renting this home. We just loved everything about it. Thanks for sharing this great place with us.

5/5 Excellent

Great Location
Lovely property inside and out.

1/5 Terrible

Worst rental experience I have ever encountered
The property itself was nice and was exactly as listed. The first day we got there, Rebecca texted me to say that the pool person was coming to clean the pool. They never came. I texted her and she said "they said they came." I texted again and she did not respond. We were scheduled to be there for a week and on the 5th day, we no longer had hot water. I texted her and she sent someone who said it so old, that she would need to get a new one. She offered me a refund for ONE night. I agreed to that because I didn't want to disappoint my daughter by leaving early. On the 5th night, we started seeing a lot of what I think were large cockroaches. It was disgusting. My daughter was sleeping on the floor because the pull out couch was extremely uncomfortable. None of us slept well that night. I texted her the next morning and I got no response from her. Then that morning, the lights in the bathroom went out. There is a small window in there, but it was dark. I texted her again - no response. Keep in mind, the pool was dirty, there were cockroaches, no hot water and now there was no light in the bathroom. We decided to leave on day 6. I requested a refund of 2 nights and was completely ignored - no response. It was sincerely the worst experience I have ever had. I had 2 dogs with me, so a refund of one night did not even cover the hotel that I had to get for one night. Having 2 dogs at a hotel makes it very expensive. She sincerely was the worst person I have ever dealt with. I would give her a negative rating if I could.

5/5 Excellent

6th anniversary trip
We really loved this place. Waking up and taking a dip in the pool each morning was the best!

4/5 Good

Return visit
No hot waster when we arrived. We were told on the day we checked in. Plumbers came 2days when we were not expecting them until 11 am when we were checking out.miscommunication. We love this place for the beautiful grounds screened porch and pool.