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Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a sweet 1930's cottage that has been lovingly updated while leaving its charm, including the original heart pine floors. The location is ideal for a family vacation in Ocean Springs. The beach and harbor are within walking distance. There is a beautiful pathway on the beach passing the Ft. Maurepas Park and fishing pier. In season the shrimp boats sell their catch to the public, and charter boats are available. There is another Children's' Park 3 blocks from the cottage, and a soccer field and walking track only a block away. The cottage is equipped with everything you'll need for a pleasant stay of a weekend, week or longer. Check with us about extended stays.

Downtown Ocean Springs is a pleasant walk of 3 blocks and is full of restaurants, pubs, shops and art galleries. But, first and foremost, Ocean Springs is an old fashioned town with shops, restaurants, art galleries, banks, churches, and even a drugstore complete with a soda fountain. The Walter Anderson Museum and Shearwater Pottery are nationally known and acclaimed. This beautiful little town, with its tree shaded streets has been featured many times in travel magazines, and others such as Southern Living. Be sure to check the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce for its full schedule of festivals and other events.

In the event that you want more adult activities, the casinos in Biloxi are a short drive over the new Biloxi Bay bridge - also a popular walking route. Golf courses are available in Ocean Springs, as well as its neighboring cities.

Keywords: cottage, downtown, 2 bedroom

More Details

Owner
Beth & Jack Riley
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Beth & Jack Riley

Jack & Beth Riley have lived on the MS Gulf Coast for 35 years. They enjoy all that Ocean Springs has to offer and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with their guests.

Beth & Jack Riley purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Beth & Jack Riley chose Ocean Springs

We purchased this cottage as a rental in June of 2005. Then Hurricane Katrina hit in August and destroyed our house on the harbor. We were fortunate to have the 'Russell cottage' to move into and enjoyed it for over 4 years. We loved being able to walk downtown for work, play and business. We now live only 2 miles from the cottage but still maintain it as we would our own home.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage has the unique benefit of being in walking distance to the shopping and restaurants downtown, and to the beach and two parks. This is located in one of the oldest, established neighborhoods of Ocean Springs.

Amenities

Ocean Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 bicycles available

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 84 reviews
5

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

420 Russell Ave. is a beautiful two bedroom, two bath cottage. Wood floors, comfortable seating and beds, a washer/dryer and perfectly located for exploring Ocean Springs . . . and walking distance to the beach as well. The neighborhood is typical of the small, tree-lined streets (or "lanes" as I would refer to them) and very, very quiet. The outside seating is perfect for mornings. My wife and I recently spent eight days at the cottage and everything was in perfect order when we arrived. We have spent a good deal of time in the Ocean Springs area over the years. There is so much to do and see within a short (or long if that works for you) drive. We communicated with Beth Riley a few times and she always responded quickly. There were no problems at all and I can't think of a better place to stay in Ocean Springs!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you enjoyed Ocean Springs, Gary because every time we passed by or went to the cottage you were out and about! Thanks for the nice words. Hope to meet in person next time.
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  • 5 of 5

I requested this rental while I was running from Hurricane Irma with my elderly parents. I rented the house for 2 nights but asked if it might be possible to stay more if we couldn't go home. The owner (Our Angel) told me that we could stay longer if need be!! Thank you very much Mrs. Beth, I'll always thank you for what you did for us during our time of need. It meant so much to me!!! I also got to meet her, in person (which I loved!!!), an I will definitely be back to stay and visit you again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww, it makes me so happy to think of being your "angel". I'm so glad our cottage was available for you and your parents and that it gave you all a restful haven during the storm. And I'm especially happy that your homes weren't damaged. I've been through that in Katrina and wouldn't wish it on anyone. Beth
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5

lovely cottage with modern comfort

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Cute patio! Owners thought of everything to make stay comfortable. 'Appreciated the little extras. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, Milene. We hope you'll come back again!
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GREAT LOCATION.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Russell home. It was a great location, close to to everything. I loved the back yard. Had my coffee there most mornings when it wasn't raining. The kitchen was fitted with plenty of dishes and cooking vessels. I had everything I needed to fix meals for my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous week at the cottage in beautiful Ocean Springs! Our second vacation at the Russell Cottage was just as relaxing and fun as the first. We loved the very comfortable beds, the luxury of having two full bathrooms, and the easy living with a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ grill. We enjoyed walking to Front Beach for the fireworks, and all the other days relaxing at the beach, and we loved being close to the outstanding restaraunts for busy sightseeing days. It's wonderful to have two bedrooms and the space for two adults, a child, and two dogs with the fully furnished living and dining rooms. The house was clean and ready for us, the yard was pretty with flowers, and the neighborhood was quiet and perfect for long walks with the dogs. Looking forward to our next visit! Thank you for a lovely home and vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Russell cottage. We think it's perfect for families too!
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5

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage!!! Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Gulfport/Biloxi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown OS
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Ocean Springs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Springs Front Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit cards will be kept on file for the damage deposit. Any damages or removed items will be charged to your credit card on file.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.