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Donna Rowland

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

The Gulf Breeze Cottage, gulf view, walk to beach

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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 VRBO 207707

The Gulf Breeze Depot VRBO 3621519ha

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

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 Mississippi

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!

Apr 2010
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The Gulf Breeze Cottage, gulf view, walk to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 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.
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Week with family

  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome place to stay. The house is so beautiful and well maintained. There were 8 of us and the sleeping arrangements was very roomy and comfortable. If anyone is thinking of getting a house for a vacation in Gulfport I would HIGHLY recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was wonderful. We did a girls week in this beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

This was the best house we ever rented. And we have rented many or a lot of years.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

The home was not only beautiful, clean, and well cared for, it was very spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the walkable neighborhood and the view was fantastic! It was everything we hoped for and more.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Once lived on West Beach. This cottage was reminiscent of that time. Gathered with family to celebrate 3 birthdays and there was plenty of room for us all. Beautifully decorated. The night blooming jasmine by the front porch was an extra special treat!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Gulf Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully decorated, roomy, and just perfect for our family! It was close enough to great restaurants and everything we wanted to do. Although it was very hot when we came (August), we mostly enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the evening, sipping our wine and enjoying the view of the gulf! The cottage was clean and comfortable for all. My only recommendations would be to supply a large, group-size frying pan and perhaps label the many light switches... it was hard to remember them all!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Gulfport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 22 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Feb 1 2017 - May 19 2017
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%

$150-$265/nt - $1045-$1684 /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.

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Mississippi 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
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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. One queen size sleeper sofa in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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 $75-$100. Pet sitter available.

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