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Camellia Cottage 'Your Private Retreat on the Gulf Coast'

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

While the cottage has welcomed all guests it has a particular appeal for couples who come here to celebrate life events, like anniversaries, birthdays and even an engagement.

Guests often comment, 'This is even nicer than the pictures' and love the unexpected like a seasonal herb garden, ample parking, and it being dog friendly. One of the many advantages is how close it is to downtown and the beach, yet much quieter and private.

The kitchen is fully stocked or you can grill your dinner outside. The cottage is like your own condo...small, intimate, tastefully decorated and geared for your comfort. It is nestled in among ancient live oaks, magnolias and beautiful winter blooming camellias.

The cottage is located on a lovely Street in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is not used for a party house or large events. I cannot accept children under ten due to the spiral staircase, and the minimum age for renting is 25.

If you read the guests comments and feel this is a good fit for your needs, please check the calendar and send me an email at

Blue Skies & Great Sunsets,

Jeannie B. Bright

PS. I am very dog friendly, but with some restrictions, and also a pet fee.

Keywords: private,cottage,romantic, unique, great location, quiet, dog friendly

More Details

Jeannie B. Bright
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Jeannie B. Bright

This area has been the perfect place to move to after years of living in large cities. Being close to nature is very important to me, and where I live inspires me every single day. My cats and dogs agree and are flourishing here. The friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and abundance of artists have added immeasurably to my life.

Jeannie B. Bright purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jeannie B. Bright chose Mississippi

I have travelled worldwide and I am happy and content to call Ocean Springs my home. Come for a visit, and see what it does for you.

What makes this cottage unique

If you are in need of true relaxation as well as fun, food and culture, this is it. I take great pride in Camellia Cottage and all of the wonderful reviews it has been given.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paul and I have really enjoyed getting to know you and staying in this really cute cottage. Ocean Springs is also a really fun place...seeing the ocean and walking downtown. The

restaurant "The Phoenecian" was really great and accommodating for Pauls' food allergies. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!
Feb 2013
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Ocean Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is on the main floor, with a glass vessel sink, and a custom made vanity. Both the floor and the shower are tiled with slate.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a queen size sleeper sofa on the main floor.
  • (1) This king sized bed is a guest favorite, with a super comfortable memory foam mattress. I have added a little Ben Franklin electric stove with flames for the winter, and a floor fan for the summer. There is also a writing desk and chair overlooking the balcony, and a separate chair for reading. 2. There is a queen sleeper sofa with an extra foam pad on the main floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a beautiful, historical cemetary at the end of the street that both photographers and historians enjoy. Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport have frequent festivals, concerts and events year round. Some guests take day trips to New Orleans and Mobile, and I can arrange for a excellent pet sitter for hire if you want care for your dog. I can arrange for a massage therapist to come to the cottage for your health and pampering.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Camellia Cottage 'Your Private Retreat on the Gulf Coast'
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 76 reviews

Cottage Hideaway at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Camellia Cottage!! Jeannie has gone out of her way to create a magical little hidden gem. The house, itself, is perfect for 2 people and 2 dogs. Which is great because that's how we travel. Please pay attention to all of the detail of the property. From the beautiful crystals hanging in the beautiful live oak that greets you in the driveway to the beautiful glass stones sprinkled into the gravel path, you just won't believe that a place like this exists. The home and property are well maintained and clean. The decor is just perfect (I wanted to steal the cool lamp with the old-school beach town shade).

We live in vacation homes full-time and have rented 19 homes in the past 17 months. None have been more magically creative like Camellia. This isn't just a home, it's an experience. We absolutely recommend that you rent here and make sure to have dinner with Jeannie while you're here. How can you not love a fellow dog lover?

Things to do: walk the beautiful neighborhood including the old cemetery, walk or drive to the beach, eat all-you-can-eat sushi at Ichiban (just around the corner) spend a day in Biloxi or Gulfport, have a massage or facial at the Red Lily, drive to Mobile and check out the battleship, or just sit on you patio and enjoy your private little piece of heaven.

We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My new friends, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was my good fortune that you picked Camellia Cottage and stayed for a long visit! I plan to see y'all again, and will hold you to your return.
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Cozy cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay at this very private cozy cottage. It was just perfect. Everything was very clean and well kept. Jeannie was a pleasure to meet and talk with. She knows how to welcome her guest and makes them feel right at home in her little cottage. We plan to stay here again I rate this cottage a 5. Thanks again for a perfect get away weekend....

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa....thank you so much for your review. I know you use vacation rentals often, so this means a lot.
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Natural beauty, private plus wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place and hostess! The natural beauty along with the whimsical touches was perfectly coordinated to make it an amazing get away and a comfortable bed. I can't wait to share my memories with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear New Friends, I only wished you lived closer and could come back. It was a pleasure to have you as guests.
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Houston, TX

Nice little getaway in the city - lots of privacy and the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage when looking for a pet friendly rental. Jeannie is super sweet, with great communication and made sure we were well take care of at all times. The cottage was nicely decorated, super clean, and the yard was great for our dogs! You are one street from the main road, but it was very quiet and felt like you were waking up in a little oasis. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage even Lovlier Innkeeper

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay. The cottage is quaint, clean, and pet friendly although you'd not know that pets had been there before us. Jeannie, the owner is a gem. So kind and the epitome of Southern Hospitality. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Teresa...I so appreciate it, and loved having your family as guests. I hope there is another trip here on the horizon.
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Bartlett, Tn, USA

Live Oaks

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely Mississippi ocean town. As nice as the cottage and town are, they don't compare to how sweet and nice the owner is! What a great stay...can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why thank you very much, and we will certainly hold you to your "Can 't wait to get back."
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Rates & Availability

Ocean Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
pet fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Dear Guests, I will send you a link requesting either a deposit of 125.00 or if you prefer, the total amount. If you choose to pay a deposit the balance will be due at arrival by check or cash. The deposit will be deducted from the balance amount, so you will not have to wait for it to be returned after your stay. Using this method of payments keeps you from incurring a booking charge through VRBO.
We are dog friendly, and the fee is according to the number of pets and the length of stay. The pet
must be current with flea RX and neutered/spayed. Cats are not permitted due to guests allergies.
There is a strict NO SMOKING policy inside or on the grounds.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
Jeannie B. Bright
228 238-6899

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Office
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Hills
Nearest Train
90 Miles
New Orleans
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Hwy 90/Bienville Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cheryl's SteakHouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Springs
Car: necessary

Camellia Cottage is very close to downtown and jabout a mile to the beach. There are walking paths at the beach, tennis courts, gazebo, volley ball, outdoor showers and a fishing pier. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, as well as on the patios of most of the downtown restaurants!

Please CHECK the calendar for availability.


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