BALL MILL-- Picturesque Log House in the Woods

Exterior view of cabin.
Exterior view of cabin.Bedroom 1.Bedroom 2.Bedroom 3 -- two sets of bunkbeds.Great room with stone fireplace.Kitchen with custom cabinets.Sun room with views toward the woods & the water.Bathroom with antique clawfoot tub.Dock over the pond.View of the pond from the cabin porch.
“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews

From $140 / night

37-209 Henry Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39483



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 12
Type: Cabin
Per night: $140
Per week: $795
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Hattiesburg vacation cabin rental

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 (brand new mattress and box spring sets!) and one with four bunk beds. Brand new couch 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.
Area Information
Bucolic Mississippi countryside.

Please CALL or EMAIL to check on availability and to request the brochure. Thanks!

The Mawsons (owners)

About the owner

Owner Profile

Anthony Mawson

Anthony Mawson

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    Visiting Professor of public health (epidemiology), School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University; President, Chalfont LLC, a medical research and development company; inventor, writer....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $140 $140 $795 $3,500 -
Deposits: $100 -- deposit will be returned in full after caretaker reports on condition and cleanliness of cabin post-departure. Deposit will not be returned if any damage is reported or undue post-departure cleaning is necessary.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Renters will be billed for any damaged or missing items.



  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Basketball Court
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (10 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Grocery 2-3 miles north of log house and in Columbia (10 mi). Historic John Ford home, just north of Angie, LA, off MS Rte 35 (LA Rte 21), once surrounded and attacked by Indians, was a stop-over for Andrew Jackson on his way to New Orleans (War of 1812) (signpost on route from New Orleans).

Columbia, MS, 10 miles north of cabin with architecturally interesting city hall, quaint main street and nice restaurants; Walmart, Winn Dixie, etc.

Pearl River access via Columbia Water Park (about 13 miles north on Hwy 35 and turn right on to Hwy 98, then left on 35 north to Water Park).

Lake Columbia is 10 miles east of Columbia on Lumberton Road.

Hospital in Columbia.

Hopewell Methodist Church, 300 yards north of cabin.

Marion County Museum in Columbia near Town Hall.

Reviews (7)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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“ Excellent ”
7 reviews
Kali McCullough

Kali McCullough

New Orleans, LA

Perfect weekend getaway

April 7, 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.

Anthony Mawson

Owner's reply:

Always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their visit.

Stephanie Mulder Crandell

Stephanie Mulder Crandell

Golden, MS USA

Great Family Getaway!

May 28, 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

Sallye Slater Killebrew

Sallye Slater Killebrew

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Perfect in every way!

January 6, 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!

Rebecca Hadick

Rebecca Hadick


Ball Mill House

April 25, 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.

Anthony Mawson

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.

Vickie Saylor Buchanon

Vickie Saylor Buchanon

Pascagoula, MS

Just what we were looking for!

September 25, 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!

Anthony Mawson

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.



Jackson, MS

Beautiful, peaceful retreat

January 21, 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!

Joyce Vaughan

Joyce Vaughan

Celina, TN

Balls Mill

February 7, 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.

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.

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    Visiting Professor of public health (epidemiology), School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University; President, Chalfont LLC, a medical research and development company; inventor, writer....
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