Bring up to two pets free to this quiet Beach View cottage with large back yard that features a Hot Tub and screened cabana. There is a large deck where you can enjoy the glistening waters of the Mississippi gulf coast. Sandcastle cottage is located just 2 blocks from the beach.
Sandcastle Cottage was built in the 1930’s and has been completely renovated since hurricane Katrina. It sleeps 4-6 with a queen bed, 2 twins, rollaway and couch. Wireless internet is included.
If you have more than 5 guests please check out our 3 bedroom Whispering Sands Cottage (VRBO # #99667).
Sandcastle Cottage is decorated with beach style décor the living room features oak floors, wicker furniture, gas fireplace and entertainment center with flat screen TV.
The fully stocked kitchen is a cooking enthusiast dream with tile floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a Jenn-Air stove with convection oven.
Both bedrooms have hardwood floors, luxury linens and TV’s .The Master bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in closet and a Master bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate tiled shower.
The second bedroom features two twin beds and nightstand that were purchased from a cottage in Michigan that was the vacation home of the Western actor Allen Lane. He was the star of the Red Ryder movies in 1946 -1947 and was the voice of Mister Ed the Talking Horse from the 1960’s TV program.
The house is easily accessible with only 3 steps and the main bath has grab bars for stability and comfort height commodes.
If you like to walk, the beach is two blocks away with a fishing pier and sandy beaches. The West Side Park is ½ block, with walking paths, playground equipment and a splash pad for children. The Island View Casino is just 3 blocks away. The community center across the street has an exercise room that is open to the public daily at no charge.
The coast has many Championship Golf courses, 11 Casino’s, Charter boats, Schooner sailings, Take a Ship Island Excursion boat to spend the day on the white sandy beaches and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the barrier Island. If you enjoy dining out, downtown Gulfport has great dining and Oyster Bars.
Children will enjoy the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulf Islands Water Park, The Shrimping boat excursions, where most days the Dolphins swim along the side of the boat, and the park with the splash pad to cool off on hot summer days.
Take a day trip and enjoy the sights of New Orleans just 80 miles away or just relax and enjoy the deck with a good book or BBQ on the gas grill, whatever you decide to do you’ll love the Gulfport area.
If your family is large or you’re vacationing with friends the Whispering Sands cottage is just one house away and sleeps 8.
Keywords: Cottage, Vacation home, Walk to beach and Park, Pet friendly, Weekly furnished rental, Monthly rental, Snowbirds welcomed, Near Seabee base, Golf courses, Casinos, Cruising the Coast
We are from Michigan and have been coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for Vacations for over 30 years. We consider this area one of the best kept secrets in the United States. The weather in the winter is very much like our Michigan summers. Our orginal home in Gulfport we bought in 1999 and after Hurricane Katrina we purchased this home to renovate and live in while working on our original home. We kept this cottage for our friends and family to stay in when they came to visit during the winter months. The area is very quiet as very few houses have been rebuilt since Katrina. If you are traveling with pets, children or just want to relax the area is wonderful.
We grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan and wanted to be near the water. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has 25 miles of sandy beaches. The area feels like a small town but has all the amenities of the city within 15 miles. I love to grow flowers and my husband likes to drag race and we can do both all winter in Gulfport. Most important is there is no snow to shovel in the Winter.
We are concert lovers and car show people and there are plenty of both here every weekend. If we want to go to New Orleans for the big Mardi Gras Parades or catch a cruise ship for a week we are only 80 miles away.