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The Gulf Breeze Cottage, gulf view, walk to beach

Donna Rowland

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Donna Rowland

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015
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The Gulf Breeze Cottage, gulf view, walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Gulfport House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8

You will know you are on vacation from the moment you walk through the door. Every room is a reflection of life on the coast. Decorated with beach decor and tranquil colors, you will have no problem relaxing. The furniture was custom ordered to ensure a look you won't find anywhere else. With an open floor plan, friends and family can visit with each other while sitting in the kitchen or reclining on the sofa. There is a great view of the Mississippi Sound from the living room. Soft cream hardwood floors flow throughout the house.

Each bedroom has its own unique style. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and 26'' wall mounted flat panel TV. Attached bathroom with antique claw foot tub and a walk-in marble shower. The second bedroom has a tall king size bed, and 32'' wall mounted flat panel TV. The third bedroom has two full size beds & 32' wall mounted Netflix ready tv, & french doors leading out to the deck and backyard.

All three bedrooms have room darkening curtains for the times you want a mid-day nap after an early round of golf, a fishing adventure, or maybe all night gambling. When you are hanging out in the living room enjoy the huge 60'' Netflix Ready TV in a custom built entertainment center. We provide wireless high speed internet so don't forget your laptop.

The house is located on a quiet historical street one block north of US90 (Beach Blvd). Most of the effects of Katrina have been cleared away but there are still empty lots that stand as a memorial to the devastation that coastal residents endured. If you enjoy walks, this is the street for you. We are one block from gorgeous white sandy beaches and a park is within walking distance with tennis courts and a playground.


Spend time outdoors in our landscaped yard, fully enclosed with a privacy fence. Cook on the natural gas grill while kids play on 'hopscotch' walkway. An outdoor table and chairs provides plenty of room for dining and a covered deck keeps you out of the sun while waiting on your meal.

The Ship Island Excursion docks just two miles from the house. In just 5 minutes you are at the Island View Casino in Gulfport or in 15 minutes you can be at one of the many casinos in Biloxi. Take a day trip to New Orleans 60 miles away.

The golf courses are too many to name. We invite you to stay at the Gulf Breeze Cottage and enjoy the year round fun the gulf coast has to offer! Please note the maximum occupancy of 9 at the Gulf Breeze Cottage and minimum age of renter 28.

If traveling in large groups and looking for multiple houses please check out our other properties walking distance from the Cottage.

The Gulf Breeze Tree House

The Gulf Breeze Depot

If you are not familiar with Gulfport there are a couple things we like our prospective guests to know. There are train tracks that run approximately two blocks north of the beaches. You will be able to hear trains run from most anywhere you stay that you have access to the beaches. We personally love the beaches and the water there. Some people though are disappointed since they expect large waves and clear water. This is the Mississippi Sound and the water has a murky quality to it. It is very shallow and you can walk out in it without it getting very deep for quite a ways. We find the beaches peaceful by our house and seldom crowded. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone has their own opinion of the perfect beach.

WE WANT OUR GUESTS TO BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS OR BANK TRANSFERS. WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR ONE. We will initiate any payment request thru secure sites that offer protection for you. If you wish to confirm that any email that comes from us is legitimate, please call us.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donna Rowland (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015

About Donna Rowland

My husband and I enjoy this area so much we bought a second home here. We lead busy lives but this is our chance to catch our breath and just enjoy life a little because it sure is going by fast.

Donna Rowland purchased this house in 2009

Why Donna Rowland chose Gulfport

We looked at several locations along the coast but kept coming back to Gulfport. The beach is just a block away and the house is close to everything else we enjoy doing on vacation.

What makes this house unique

We have three vacation homes all within one block of each other. This can come in handy for groups and extended families.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Donna,

Your house is amazing! We loved it and took care of it like it was our own. I will pray that every tenant that you get will take special care of your home because all of the work and love that you have put into it is very evident. We loved the view and the peaceful backyard. We drove by the treehouse cottage and wished we had seen the inside. My mom especially loved her room with the big King bed and I loved mine with the soaker tub! I just can't say enough about how beautiful your house is. We noticed every detail, from the hand painted tiles on the backsplash and the corian counters, to the bosch appliances. Top of the line throughout--my mom really appreciated the quality of the linens! Thank you for letting us enjoy your wonderful vacation home! I can't wait to bring my husband there to see it!

May 2010
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The Gulf Breeze Cottage, gulf view, walk to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Gulf Breeze Cottage is perfect

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from my stay at the gulf breeze cottage. My family and I stayed for 3 days to visit with my stepson who is deploying for iraq on the 10 th. Most motels and hotels were going from 80$ to 120$ a nite and you at best get 600 square feet and a microwave. The gulf breeze cottage gave us plenty of space to visit and the decor is beautifull. We were able to fix up all his favorite home cooked meals in the well furnished kitchen.I have stayed in timeshares before and this place beats them all. It seems like everything is brand new. Just wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all the sacrifices the military families have made for our country and we are thankful we are able to rent a place they can call home for a few days.

Great cottage plenty if room for kids

  • 5 of 5

Spent the July 4th week at the cottage and had a blast. The gulf access is shallow which was great for the kids, never over 5 feet deep. The house was great well equipt for making meals and all the comforts of home. Donna is great even let us use the pool at the Depot house just behind. Highly recommend location was great and easy for a day trip to New Orleans.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Joyce and Jeryl

  • 5 of 5

we spent a week at the Cottage and it was wonderful. I agree the pictures of this house are great, but to actually stay in this house was outstanding. We really hated to leave when it was time to come back home. I recommending The cottage, the Tree House and the new Depot house. Donna has done an outstanding job on all of these houses. Thanks donna and Keith for all you have done, it was great being down there with you guys.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lafayette LA

Awesome vacation rental. A must use again kind of place!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is impeccable. We had a variation of ages on this trip and i must say that everyone was pleased. Donna's home is so beautiful, relaxing, clean, well equipped, and very comfortably spacious. The pictures on the web site does it no justice. I was utmost impressed with the decor and the open floor plan. The location was great! The set up for the security system was amazing. With each renter giving their own pass code is brilliantly thought out. The process of renting with Donna was a pleasure, she is a doll. This was my first experience with her and feel as though I have know her forever. My family and I made some excellent memories on this trip and feel like Donna was a big part in them. Maybe this is why I feel a connection with her. This home was so comfortable that we didn't feel the need to fill each waken moment with expensive activities. We all enjoyed just hanging out at this home. The 3and4year old loved the park down the street and of course the short distance to the beach. We took the children to the water park. Although a bit pricey they enjoyed it. Shaggy is great you can bring the pets. The place the kids enjoyed the most was the free splash park just down the road from the cottage. Even the sometimes hard to please teenagers loved this vacation. The 10 & 11 year olds had a blast. The 7 month old was in heaven with all of us together to fond over him. We adults were so relaxed and happy that the children were content without spending our lives saving. We are planning to go again with the whole family and rent a couple of Donna's homes. The new location is right across the little alley in back of this cottage. Perfect for large families to be close by to enjoy each others company without being split up in many different places. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

I do hope to go again soon during the off season to try the fine dinning and casinos with just adults this time.

If you are looking for a vacation spot look no more. This place is perfect. The owners work hard on their places and it shows.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Metairie, LA

Beach House Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's 4th year renting from Donna and third time staying at the Cottage and I must say that each time we rent it, it's harder and harder to leave! As we make our drive home, we already start thinking about our next summer there. I have experienced several other rental properties by VRBO, but none can compare to the Cottage. Not only is it exactly the way it's described on the's so much's really perfection, which is so hard to find in a place that's rented out most of the time. If I could find a way to spend more time there each year, I definitely would!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The Gulf Breeze Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. It looks small from the picture, but it is not small at all, very roomy and comfortable. There are plenty of little "reading nooks" for your "me time". A welcoming front porch to sit on. Beautiful art pieces from local artisans and some from the owner herself. Short walk to the beach and go just a couple of blocks and you can catch the Ship Island excursion. I would highly recommend McElroy's Seafood in Biloxi for lunch or dinner. They have just reopened after the destruction of hurricane Katrina. But our favorite seafood restaurant was BB's Seafood in Ocean Springs. Just a short 20 minute drive and they are only open for lunch from 11-3. You won't want to miss it!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Located one block north of US90 (Beach Blvd). 1 mile to Great Southern Golf course and close to many championship courses. 1 mile to Ship Island excursion. One block to beach. Island View casino 2 miles, Biloxi casinos just a 15 mile drive down scenic Beach Blvd. New Orleans 60 mile drive.

Other Activities: Shopping, Basketball Court, Tennis Court,Boating, park in walking distance


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Gulfport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Feb 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Aug 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $128 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $150-$265/nt - $1045-$1635 /wk US Dollars
Additional charge for holidays or special events, minimum stay required
$128 Cleaning Fee. Small Pets upon approval $75 -$100+;
12% Ms Lodging Tax.;
$200 refundable Damage Deposit . 1st payment of $400 due upon booking. Rent is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 32' wall mounted Netflix ready t.v.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 32' wall mounted t.v.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom. 26' wall mounted flat panel t.v.
  • Master bedroom, beach cozy, romantic with adjoining bathroom with antique claw foot tub & separate marble shower, 2nd bedroom, sailing theme with Walter Anderson artwork. Extra tall king size bed, very comfortable & quiet. 3rd bedroom with 2 full size beds. French doors leading out to deck and backyard. Two queen size sleeper sofas in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas stove/oven, hand held mixer & mixing bowls natural gas grill with outdoor eating area/patio with picnic table Pets with approval & pet fee $70-$100.

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