Very Good

7 reviews

1 / 10 Exterior view of cabin.



Log cabin
Pets allowed:
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Description from owner


Great getaway! Lovely, furnished, 3-bedroom log house available for vacation rentals and ideal for special events such as weddings, meetings and retreats, where a rustic touch is sought.

Situated on 62 private acres in picturesque setting of Spanish moss-covered cypress trees, oak and pine, with stream-fed pond, fishing dock and mysterious island. Site of former grist mill and early settlement in Marion County. Available for weekends or longer rentals.

The house is comfortably furnished with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (deep, clawfoot tub and new plumbing), brand new central A/C and heating system, a large great room with fireplace, large kitchen and a large sunroom overlooking the woods and water. Cooking utensils are provided. Just bring your own towels, linens, extra blankets if needed and paper products.

The 3 bedrooms comprise two rooms with double beds and one with four bunk beds. Brand new couch, love seat and futon are also available. The house can sleep 12 or more people.

Located 10 miles south of Columbia, MS, on Old Hwy 35 South; 90 miles south of Jackson, MS, 40 miles west of Hattiesburg, MS, and 100 miles north of New Orleans.

Our caretaker will open the house and have it cleaned for your visit. Vacation rentals: $280 per weekend for 2, and $795 for the week.

Beds: 2 Double Beds, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

Bucolic Mississippi countryside. Please CALL or EMAIL to check on availability and to request the brochure. Thanks! The Mawsons (owners)

Owner profile

Anthony M



  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Included


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (7)

Very Good – based on 7 reviews Very Good
7 reviews

“Perfect weekend getaway”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2015

This cabin is well appointed and well-kept; it's clean, roomy, and charmingly decorated. The directions were very clear, and we found the cabin with no problem. The grounds were so fun to explore! Our dogs loved it, and so did we--we can't wait to stay again! Anthony was quick to respond and a pleasure to work with.

Owner's reply: Always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their visit.

“Great Family Getaway!”

Reviewed 28 May 2014

Wonderful, rustic cabin! Very family friendly! Wonderful area for nature walks and fishing. Old cemetery down the road that was very interesting! Kids enjoyed the hammock on the porch and playing scrabble in the family room! Perfect for large family getaways! Would LOVE to see it in the winter!! We will return! Thanks

“Perfect in every way!”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2014

The rustic and cozy log cabin, the wooded and quiet setting, along with the fantastic fireplace, offered us exactly what we were hoping for to bring in the new year! The cabin possesses a peaceful, lovely and comforting feel. The amenities are just right...not too much, not too little...and the owners and caretaker are delightful. Exploring the surrounding trails, relaxing in front of the roaring fire, soaking in the old claw foot tub, and discovering this little area of Mississippi were all wonderful and very special. What a way to celebrate the beginning of 2014! Perfect!

“Ball Mill House”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2013

The owner of this home is very accommodating and friendly. The description is accurate and the property is rustic. Some pointers are to remember that this is indeed a very old home as is represented. We figured out that the vents to the bedrooms were closed hence we froze the first night but it was comfortable the second night. The beds were comfortable but full is little small with a big husband beside you :). Slept on the futon in the room next to the bed! No shower in the bathroom got me in a bit of trouble with the men but they survived. We enjoyed the surrounding property and the peaceful surroundings away from it all and had a nice time with friends.

Owner's reply: No apologies offered about the absence of a standup shower -- although we might be tempted to have a curtained version installed. Rather we prefer the nice deep, luxuriating lion claw bathtub. There is nothing more relaxing than a long soak in a hot bathtub.

“Just what we were looking for!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

The cabin was all it was described to be. Lots of space to get away from each other to read or take a nap undisturbed and areas large enough for everyone to gather together to talk. Kitchen was very well stocked with cooking and eating utensils, even a crock pot, toaster & coffee pot. There was wooden furniture for the front porch which was comfortable for sitting and several folding lawn type chairs for extra persons. We spent a lot of time gathered on the porch. Keep in mind, the mosquitoes were TERRIBLE but we came prepared with sprays, citronella candles and tiki torches so it wasn't a big deal for us (we live in the South!). The grounds were recently mowed and well cared for. There were some games for the kids & adults as TV reception is nonexistent! But we brought some movies for the kids. Cell phone reception is not good inside but can get enough reception to keep in touch by going outside. We even discovered some "hotspots" inside. The only disappointment (and reason for only 4 out of 5 star rating)was the kids came excited and equipped with poles and bait, ready to fish. However, there was no pond or stream to fish in as was suggested in the property discription. There is a very shallow creek that is quite overgrown w/ bullrushes making it impossible to fish in. We even called the caretaker to make certain we didn't need to explore farther into the wooded area for this pond. The caretaker was very helpful and explained that the creek was once much bigger and deeper making it suitable for both fishing and a canoe type boat. It is located close enough to town that running to the store isn't a big ordeal. There ar at least 2 grocery stores and Walmart within 15 minutes. We enjoyed eating a a mexican restaurant in town and heard great things about the fish house just down the road. Unfortuately, we had to leave before we had time to try it out. Overall, we loved it and would have given it 5 stars had it not been for lack of fishing as we were expecting. Would I book and stay again...absolutely, and we hope to! Would I recommend it to someone else...I already have!

Owner's reply: We appreciate the favorable review. As for the fishing, there IS a pond and stream close to the house-- in fact, 2 streams go through the property. They are low at this time of the year, allowing the reeds to take over somewhat. Still, there IS an area of stream-fed pond in which to fish. There is also at least 1/4 mile of clear water upstream (2-4 feet deep in places) on our 62 acre property to fish in. The "pond" clears out each winter, so spring and early summer are good times for fishing. The mosquitos were much worse than usual at this time of year in the last few weeks because of the recent flood.

“Beautiful, peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2011

We had a lovely Christmas at this cabin! The grounds are expansive, with lots of area for hiking and exploring. We discovered several little "nooks" around the property with benches for stopping and enjoying the quiet country scenery. We had read another review on this site noting the cabin was too cold, but this was not our experience at all! It is a lovely log cabin with an enormous stone fireplace and a large stockpile of cypress wood out back. Between the central heating and the fireplace, the temperature remained steady at 68 degrees throughout our stay. The bedrooms, situated at the perimeters of the cabins, were, admittedly, very cool in the evenings, but the cabin comes stocked with bins of blankets. We were also allowed to bring an electric blanket. It's a log cabin, so it's drafty, but with the fireplace, very comfortable. This is a beautiful, traditional log cabin with all the necessary amenities. We'll be back!

“Balls Mill”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2010

Rustic Cabin sitting on 67 acres. In a secluded area with enough acreage to venture out and explore. Close to stores. Very quiet and relaxing. Very humbling. Owner was very nice and care taker was very nice and helpful.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is a beautiful family property used by our own family members whenever it is not rented. We know its best features and we know its limitations. It is rustic. It is in the woods, so bugs are part of the environment. Our caretaker cleans regularly, but please be aware that cobwebs, dust and bugs can re-appear overnight! The tub is beautiful, but old. Some of the appliances are brand new, some have a few years of age on them and, as in any home, will be replaced when they are no longer functional. All windows facing roads have blinds, but to preserve the rustic atmosphere, we have not hung frilly curtains. The central heating and cooling system is brand new and works beautifully, but please keep in mind that this is a log cabin and thus not insulated, so it can be chilly in the outer rooms in winter. There are loads of blankets available for winter visits and the stone fireplace provides marvelous heat! We hope you will enjoy our cabin for its forested, country setting and the charm of its wooden floors, log walls, stone fireplace and wide front porch for whiling away a lazy weekend.