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An Entire Antebellum Home to Yourself with Pool

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Vicksburg - Magruder-Morrisey Estate

A Five Bedroom 1830 Italianate Revival Home With Full Housekeeping

Constructed in 1832 by a Revolutionary War family, this Antebellum mansion, once linked to a plantation on the outskirts of Vicksburg, was most recently updated in 2000. Located at the epicenter of Southern history, the property has easy access to the Civil War national park, a number of historic plantations, as well as a variety of authentic American activities.

The home is one of the first Italianate architecture homes in the US and was built by Alex Magruder, the great grandson of an indentured servant who arrived in Virginia from Scotland in 1653. The home is decorated with period pieces from 1850s and still feels homey despite its 19th century grandeur.

It is surrounded by a range of historic sites dating from the late 1600s thru to the civil rights period of the 1960s such as the Civil War and Natchez Trace National Parks. The property, which served as a clinic during the Yellow fever epidemic of 1852 is adjacent to the county jail, as well as to the old courthouse which was where Ulysses S. Grant accepted the surrender of the Confederate Army on July 4th, 1863.

The estate has its own private pool as well as five updated bathrooms with large showers and multiple sinks. There are separate quarters for the onsite housekeepers and chef. The property is situated in the middle of Vicksburg, high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley, and is within walking distance to many historical sites, restaurants and blues clubs.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Carolyn Meyers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2016
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About Carolyn Meyers

I recently moved to the USA after living in Hong Kong for 30 years. My return has made me realize true American culture lies in the heart of the country where its history has created the most amazing cultural diversity, unlike that of any other nation. I am dedicated to providing my guests an authentic American experience with ease of access to unique and memorable moments in the American heartland. My properties are rich with the history of the people that founded these estates and are surrounded by natural beauty and world class recreation. Often close to national parks, these properties are luxurious and can be tailors to your needs.

I graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in anthropology and from the University of Missouri in Journalism. I became editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia before founding two international executive search firms in financial services. I have two sons, a dog and the most amazing international staff ready to showcase the best of American hospitality, cuisine and care. Let us make a holiday for you that you won't forget.

Carolyn Meyers purchased this villa in 2014

Why Carolyn Meyers chose Mississippi

The history of the American South is one of the most important to the development of American Culture, from slavery to Civil Rights. As such, this historically and architecturally significant property provides a perfect means by which to experience the Deep South from a base in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a city whose geographical location along the Mississippi River put it at the center of the cotton industry, the Mississippi Waterway Trade, the economic development of the North, the removal of Native Americans, French and Spanish Colonialism, the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan, and the Civil Rights struggle for African Americans.

What makes this villa unique

The sweeping staircase and grand parlors, as well as the decorative architectural elements have made this National Historic Register home a rare survivor of time. The rafters still are charred from a roof fire in the Civil War, but the building remains intact and updated. There is a marble fireplace in every room.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

An Entire Antebellum Home to Yourself with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, well-maintained property

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here while in town for a memorial service for a family member. The home was well-appointed to host a large family, and we loved being able to spend time together comfortably under one roof. The pool was wonderful as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Party of family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a Vicksburg family reunion of folks from all over the country. This house is elegantly appointed and enjoys an incredible view. We were all enthralled with this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Place to Stay in Vicksburg for a Larger Group

  • 5 of 5

This home is a stunner! We stayed in this beautiful home for a family reunion. Each room was impeccably decorated. It had just the right mix of elegance but comforts of home. It was the perfect place for family to gather as its great for entertaining. From drinks on the veranda overlooking the sunsets and the river to morning coffee by the pool- this home is great. The kitchen is expansive along with plenty of places to gather too. All of the pictures on VRBO are true representations. It is also centrally located. I cannot imagine a more perfect spot in Vicksburg.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoying the southern hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, downtown is walking distance from the property. The beds are comfortable and the house is very spacious. I thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the beautiful sunsets from the front porch.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing journey to the past!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the house, the history, and the warmth of the Southerners. Our hosts were considerate and knowledgeable. The house was elegant, yet, homey. Each room had its own character and decor that matched. It was impeccably clean and had every convenience. It's a great house for a family reunion, friends who would like to travel together, or for a family that wants to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant historic mansion, with modern addition and updated bathrooms and kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

This historic home was a delight to stay in. The beautiful reception and living rooms were elegant and perfect for before and post dinner drinks. The modern library and family rooms, terrific for relaxing in the comfy couch and chairs watching a movie. Nice to have to big screen TVs so the teens could watch their show in the library while adults could take in a Netfix movie in the family room. Bedrooms, wow their size outstanding with the high ceilings and ample closet space plus sitting areas. Lingering around the dinning table a joy, and so elegant with all the feel of the old world. The updated kitchen, with six burner plus grill, viking stove a cooks dream, but I was happy to have the chef prepare the southern style breakfast each morning. Having the chef truly makes a vacation. I throughly enjoyed the three outside seating areas, each so different. Poolside speaks for itself, but the front porch looking down on the historic town of Vicksburg and then across the Mississippi at Louisiana, perfect. The side patio with the large lawn, big trees, and old well made one feel at home in the South. This home was a joy to stay in. My group loved exploring the history, shopping and the food, including the drive through donut shop. We are glad we found this home/estate on VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jackson-Evers International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Vicksburg Country Club
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Yazoo City
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Vicksburg, Louisiana

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vicksburg, USA

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Five bathrooms with large showers and one with eagle claw tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
A personal chef can be used to buy groceries and cook for $20 an hour per staff member.

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