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AUTHENTIC MS DELTA HOME. IDEAL FOR TRAVELERS INT'D IN BLUES. UPSCALE & FUNKY.

Madge Marley Howell

Advertiser since: 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Madge Marley Howell

Advertiser since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2014
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AUTHENTIC MS DELTA HOME. IDEAL FOR TRAVELERS INT'D IN BLUES. UPSCALE & FUNKY.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Mississippi - DELTA BOHEMIAN® GUEST HOUSE

2 Bedroom Home Only 3 Blocks From Downtown Clarksdale

This entire artsy Mississippi Delta home can be yours for a night or more!

This Guest House is the perfect dwelling for the traveler interested in the Blues and Delta culture and who is searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta, sophistication, comfort and attention to detail.

Featured in DELTA MAGAZINE's 'The Ultimate Insider's Guide' to the Mississippi Delta.

Funky. Upscale. Relaxed. Casual. Unique.

Discreet. Safe. Quiet. Fun.

3 blocks from Downtown Clarksdale

Special Rates and Night Minimums are applied during during Festivals, Events and Holidays.

All rates are subject to change and vary during festivals, holidays and high impact periods.

The Howells and Storey have created a one of a kind lodging using an upscale, yet earthy, bohemian style, infusing the house with warmth and a real sense of the old Mississippi Delta. It’s the perfect accommodation for the traveler interested in the Blues and Delta culture and who is searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta-sophistication, comfort, and attention to detail.

The house has a living area with a large HD flat screen television, full kitchen stocked with complimentary breakfast items, complete with a Keurig coffee maker, and a downstairs eating area. Upstairs guests will find two bedrooms (“The Green Acres” and “The Delta Princess” rooms) and a tiled and mirrored bath. Great attention to authenticity and detail has been paid to the décor and furnishings.

The carefully selected Benjamin Moore paint colors reflect the Delta’s green crops, deep golden light, and often ruby sunsets, with a touch of “the Blues” echoed by the blue gray trim throughout. The patterned cotton and linen fabrics surprise and coordinate, as do the eclectic and unusual lighting fixtures. Hung throughout the home is original artwork from Delta artists, including Randall Andrews, Stan Street, the acclaimed Marshall Bouldin, various European artists as well as images by Delta photographers Eric Stone and Sarah Beaugez.

Most of the home’s furnishings are vintage with original pine floors and a breakfast table built by musician Johnny Bertram. Guests have a side patio, access to the Howell’s private outdoor bar and patio, and a large fenced backyard completes the funky lighted “Bohemian Pond and Garden” with picnic area and grill.

The Delta Bohemian Guest House is available for short-term rental year round, in addition to availability during all Clarksdale and area Blues festivals. It is an ideal respite for couples, groups of friends, small families, business travelers, and Deltans returning home for the holidays.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Madge Marley Howell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2014

About Madge Marley Howell

Poor William (Billy Howell) and Magical Madge (Madge Marley Howell) own the Delta Bohemian Guest House. We are the publishers of the Delta Bohemian and operators of the DB Guest House and the Delta Bohemian Gift Shop.

We enjoy welcoming people from all over the world to our fair city. We especially like inviting them into our Guest House which share a private, bricked-in back yard. We like to make new friends and we especially enjoy welcoming people back!

Madge Marley Howell purchased this house in 2010

Why Madge Marley Howell chose Mississippi

You will have the most private and unique place to stay in the city of Clarksdale. You will be in a residential neighborhood yet on 3 blocks from downtown Clarksdale where all the action is located.

You will have a special sanctuary to retreat to when you need to refuel and rest. The home is comfortable, quiet and provides all the comforts you will need during your stay.

There is nothing to compare to it. It is a premium place to stay in Clarksdale. We are eager to welcome you to the Delta Bohemian Guest House.

What makes this house unique

The home has a unique floor plan, providing plenty of room for guests to seek individual privacy. The living area downstairs is ideal for wonderful conversation. The dining room table is a favorite gathering spot for guests as well as the tin roofed picnic table in the back yard beside the Bohemian Pond and Garden.

Your vehicle can be parked in the private covered garage which is off the street. You have a security alarm if you care to use it. Free Wi-Fi. Washer Dryer. Bedding and Linens are top quality. Breakfast items are included. A welcome PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) beer for each adult guest will be waiting in the refrigerator upon your arrival.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Authentic MS Delta home. Ideal for travelers int'd in Blues. Upscale & Funky.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Authentic MS Delta home. Ideal for travelers int'd in Blues. Upscale & Funky.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p472087vb
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Mississippi USA
Irving, TX
5

Better than a backstage pass to the authentic delta blues scene

  • 5 out of 5
Have you ever been to a place where you say "We're staying with Billy & Madge" and EVERYBODY knows who you're talking about & it opens all doors? That's the experience at the Delta Bohemian. You become part of this eclectic, eccentric, wonderful town that ranges from grit to gentility. We can't say enough fabulous things about staying at the Delta Bohemian. Sure, there are plenty of funky places to stay in Clarksdale. But few are perfect for a trip with a teenager or embed you right in the centre of all things local. The house itself - the old servants quarters - is beautifully crafted and decorated with enormous care to reflect the true bohemian character of the area. Comfortable, perfectly sized and just beautiful. It was like living in a wonderfully wacky gem coloured curio cupboard. All with a funky garden in the back to kick back, tell stories and crack open a cold one. You can walk down three blocks to the centre of town which means the house is a stroll away from the Delta Blues Museum, Cat's Head Gallery, Stan Street's Ham Bone Gallery, Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Club, the Oxbow Restaurant, Miss Dell's General Store and Tennessee Williams' grandfather's home. Madge & Billy are the consummate hosts. Born & raised in the area, they know every nook and cranny and can guide you successfully through an indepth immersion of all things Delta. Billy took us on an all day tour - be sure to ask him about that or a shorter tour - that took us rambling through the old plantation fields, out to Robert Johnson's grave & to the site of Emmit Till's murderers trial. Amazing, life changing experience. Thanks so much for a truly amazing time!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your real and personal experience at the Delta Bohemian Guest House and in Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta was all you had hoped for and so much more.
Thank you also for giving your recommendation for our Delta Bohemian Excursion Tours on the Back Roads of the Delta or in a Pedicab in Downtown Clarksdale. (Y'all's tour with Billy was epic!)
We eagerly await your return! You got it and we certainly got you and your family! What delightful souls to have crossed our path! We highly recommend y'all as guests to other vacation rentals!

Thanks again!
Madge and Billy

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Memphis
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stone Pony Pizza
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Clarksdale Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Greenwood
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
MS Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ramon's
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Biloxi
Car: recommended

Clarksdale is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. We have live music seven nights a week. If you like blues music, you will like Clarksdale. We have numerous music festivals throughout the year including the Juke Joint Festival, Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, Caravan Festival, Hambone Festival and the King Biscuit Festival, to name only a few.

Rates are subject to change without notice and vary during festivals, holidays and high impact periods.

Tennessee Williams also spent a good part of his early life in Clarksdale. Many of his characters in his plays are based on real life people from here. Clarksdale plays host to the annual Tennessee Williams Festival every year.

Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club is located in Clarksdale. Another popular juke joint is Red's Blues Lounge on Sunflower Avenue.

The Delta Bohemian Gift Shop is one of several unique shopping venues in historical downtown Clarksdale.

Our museums include Delta Blues Museum and the Rock & Blues Museum.

Hambone Art Gallery, Foxtrot Gallery and Lambfish Gallery sell original artwork, as does the Delta Bohemian Gift Shop.

You can have outdoor canoeing adventures with Riverman John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. Take a day trip with John or an overnight. He can completely outfit you.

Roger Stolle's Cat Head Blues and Folk Art is ground zero for everything you need to know about the blues.

Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail marker guide to navigate historical spots in and around Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta.

If you come to Clarksdale, you may come for the blues or Tennessee Williams or for the history, but you will come back because of the people!

We have a unique place here. We treasure it. We think you will too. Stay at the most unique place in Clarksdale, the historical Delta Bohemian Guest House which rests in the same spot it was built many years ago.

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Rates & Availability

From $197 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Mississippi, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Juke Joint Festival
7 Apr 2015 - 14 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,274
for 5 nights
From
$455
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$197
for 1 night
From
$197
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,333
$5,536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Standard Rates are based on two person occupancy. You may add 2 additional adults at $40 per person per night for a maximum of 4 adults.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mississippi, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Serenity Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shelves conveniently provided for your own personal items.
  • Custom ceramic tile shower with premium fixtures throughout bathroom. Glass tiles provide ambiant light for day and night. Kohler sink with a vanity. Premium 100% cotton sheets and towels. Door hooks provided for towels. Dirty towel hamper provided. Complimentary personal toilet articles include Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Face Soap, Body Soap and Make Up Remover towels. Hair dryer and extra towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Green Acres - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Premium quality mattress and bedding.
    Delta Princess - 1 Bunk Bed , One Bunk bed: premium Tempur Pedic Full and Twin mattresses
  • Green acres bedroom has a plush pillow-top king-size bed. Delta princess bedroom has a bunk bed with Tempur Pedic Full and Twin mattresses. 600 thread count sheets, premium down pillows and down-like pillows provided. Music docking stations will accommodate iPad and iPhone (not 5) with radio, alarm and clock. Cord provided for other devices. Iron and ironing board. Efficient and quiet ductless heat/air units in bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Your home away from home while exploring the fascinating mississippi delta. Clarksdale is the Golden Buckle of the Delta. The Delta Bohemian Guest House, a self-contained, short-term accommodation, is ideally located in the heart of old, residential Clarksdale, and only three blocks from downtown. Clarksdale is known world-wide as the Birthplace of the Blues. This Guest House is the perfect dwelling for the traveler interested in the Blues and Delta culture and who is searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta, sophistication, comfort and attention to detail. Owners Billy & Madge Marley Howell and Interior Designer Marilyn Trainor Storey have created a one-of-a-kind lodging using an upscale, yet earthy and bohemian style, infusing the house with warmth and a real sense of the old Mississippi Delta. Delta Bohemian Guest House is an ideal respite for couples, groups of friends, small families, business travelers, and Deltans returning home for the holidays
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