9 Best Airbnbs in Mississippi For a Unique Southern Vacation

by K.C. Dermody
Updated July 21, 2022

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Flanked by the mighty Mississippi River along its entire western border, Mississippi has no shortage of beaches, boating, and paddling.

Fortunately, its also home to everything from palatial mansions to coastal beaches, farms, prairies, and lush hill country. If you’re into singin’ the blues, you’ll love the music scene — Delta blues were born here. It rose from the agricultural triangle between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, shaping the development of popular music around the world.

Whether you’re looking to explore sprawling plantation homes, enjoy a lakeside getaway, a beach vacation, or check out the Magnolia State’s famous music venues, you’ll find the perfect places to stay on this list of the best airbnbs in Mississippi.

1. The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse
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Why you should stay: A unique space in the country where you can rock your cares away.

  • Location: Corinth
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $139/night

The Farmhouse is a silo that was transformed into a unique home providing peace, quiet, and plenty of privacy along a tranquil country road. Relax on the porch in the rocking chairs, enjoy cooking out with all you need for a BBQ, and cozy up to the fireplace in the spacious living room.

The friendly hosts haven’t missed any details here, with soft towels that will make you feel like you’re staying in a high-end hotel without anyone on the other side of the too-thin wall. There’s a washer and dryer on-site, too, so you don’t even need to pack much. Just bring the basics, and you’re good to go.

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2. Bottlebrush on Bowen

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Why you should stay: A beautiful beach cottage walking distance to downtown.

  • Location: Ocean Springs
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

Book the Bottlebrush on Bowen and you’ll be just a block to historic downtown Ocean Springs where live oak trees line the main street, as do shops, restaurants, museums, and cool art spaces. Fortunately, the shallow water and white sands of Front Beach are just as close, making this an ideal spot for a Gulf Coast-area family vacation or a romantic stay. You can even rent a golf cart from the owners if you don’t feel like driving while you’re there.

“Great, cute place in a fun location. The front and back porches were nice and we loved the fenced back yard and patio. Owners were quick communicators and made the stay very nice, even dropping some excellent tuna dip for us,” said guest Jason of Kansas City.

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3. The Cabin at Brookwood

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Why you should stay: Like your own mini-summer camp, right down to the fishing poles.

  • Location: Bruce
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $300/night

This rustic cabin overlooks private Turkey Lake, set on 160 acres with everything you need to enjoy a vacation without ever having to leave the property. On the grounds, can enjoy hiking scenic trails, fishing, bonfires, and more. It also includes lots of extra amenities like fishing poles, chopped firewood, and fixings for s’mores.

After a day of fun, you’ll appreciate the coziness of the cabin and its beautiful, well-stocked kitchen with everything you need from spices to wine glasses. If you want to dine out, nearby Bruce offers several options like (the fried catfish at Bruce Bait Shop & Sport Goods is cheap and tasty) or you can venture out a bit further to Oxford or Tupelo for a wider selection of restaurants.

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4. Sparkling Oak Shores Studio

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Why you should stay: A budget-friendly space with a pool near the beach.

  • Location: Biloxi
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $77/night

This studio apartment is one of the best priced airbnbs in Mississippi, especially considering that getting to the beach requires just a quick walk across the street. And there are plenty of eateries within walking distance, too. Clean and comfortable, this airbnb includes lots of special extras, like 600-thread-count linens, organic cotton Turkish bath towels, a beach tote, and some complimentary breakfast items such as organic granola and Fair Trade coffee.

While you’ll probably spend lots of time at the beach (the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico ensure the water stays calm and clear), you’ll have access to a lovely community pool for refreshing dips, too. When you want to dine out, you’ll be within easy reach of Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach, a popular spot for fresh seafood and cocktails on the Gulf-view patio.

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5. Hernando Hideaway

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Why you should stay: Have a lakehouse vacation with a day trip to Graceland.

  • Location: Hernando
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $145/night

Your lakeside getaway awaits here in Hernando, providing a tranquil setting with plenty to do on the property. But when you are ready to leave, Elvis’ Graceland is less than 40 minutes away in Tennessee, and casinos and a top-notch golf course are only 10 minutes away. Many rooms in this 2,000-square-foot home provide panoramic lake views, and you’ll have fabulous outdoor spaces, including a deck, patio, two balconies and a private dock. It even comes with water toys.

“So peaceful! Plenty of space for our group of 6 and could’ve easily had a few more. We were the only ones out on the water the whole time we were there. They had two kayak/paddle boards and a john boat to use that we took full advantage of,” said guest Samantha of Memphis.

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Related Read: 12 Scenic Weekend Road Trips from Memphis, Tennessee

6. Round House Retreat

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Why you should stay: An affordable woodland getaway for hikers and bikers.

  • Location: Perkinston
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $88/night

It’s hard to believe the Round House Retreat doesn’t cost far more. It’s one of the most budget-friendly airbnbs in Mississippi; it’d surely cost many times what it does if it were in a different part of the country. But fortunately, it’s in Mississippi, close to great wooded trails on a lot surrounded by magnificent natural scenery and wildlife. It sits on a wooded hillside overlooking a private lake. You’ll have access to miles and miles of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding Red Creek State Wildlife Management Area, as well as a fishing pier and boat for two just steps from the back door.

In the evenings, grill out, gather around the fire pit under the stars, or relax on the upstairs deck, illuminated by torches, enjoying the sounds of the crickets.

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7. Chateau Debris

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Why you should stay: A grand home with lots of personality and blues venues minutes away.

  • Location: Clarksville
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $400/night

Chateau Debris is a roomy home in downtown Clarksville that boasts a ton of character and personality. Filled with vintage furnishing, eclectic decor, and a guitar for strum sessions, it’s also within walking distance of Clarkdale’s blues scene. You’ll be able to check out renowned venues like Sarah’s Kitchen and the Ground Zero Blues Club – co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman – and the Delta Blues Museum next door.

You’ll have plenty of space, even for a large group, indoors and out. It’s an art lover’s dream with works throughout the house along with all sorts of memorabilia. See something you like? You’re in luck: many pieces are for sale. It’s one of the pricier airbnbs in Mississippi at face value, but it’s only $40 per person if you fill it to capacity.

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8. The Nest

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Why you should stay: A Key-West-feelin’ beach house on the Gulf Coast.

  • Location: Long Beach
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $239/night

Located along the Gulf Coast and just a five-minute drive to the restaurants and boutiques of Long Beach,The Nest is a unique home that provides your own piece of paradise along the beach. You’ll be able to relax on the porch and enjoy gorgeous ocean and sunset views, or head out for a lazy stroll along the beach. With New Orleans only about 74 miles away, it’s easily doable for a day trip, too.

“Great location! Right on the water in a less crowded spot but still a close drive to many restaurants/landmarks,” said guest Molly of Jackson, Mississippi.

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9. 1867 Concord Inn

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Why you should stay: Historic ambiance on a 150-acre property with a lake and walking trails.

  • Location: New Albany
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $99/night

The 1867 Concord Inn is a historic home updated with modern amenities just minutes from New Albany,  about an hour south of Memphis in the rolling hills of northern Mississippi. Its charming streets are lined with antique stores, galleries, and specialty shops. It also offers access to Indian mounds, a wolf preserve, a museum, and the 43.6-mile Tanglefoot Trail that winds through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area.

The home itself sits on a 150-acre property with its own walking trails, a private lake, and livestock, providing plenty to do without leaving home. The inside is filled with antiques, including a phonograph, fireplaces that turn on at the flip of a switch, and a clawfoot tub for a relaxing soak.

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