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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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 Mississippi

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.
average rating of 4.779412 based on 68 reviews
Brandon, MS
5

Cute cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was located an easy walk from all the shops and restaurants downtown in the historic district. The beach is a short distance away in the other direction. Everything was very neat and well-appointed. The porch and patio area were great to hang out. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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FEDERAL WAY, WA
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed renting this home in Ocean Springs. We found this a convenient location for our visit, reasonable price and much quieter than staying in nearby Biloxi. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfortable and a quiet neighborhood. The owners were very accommodating and willing to meet us when we arrived, but we declined since our arrival was late on a Friday night. We were contacted to ensure all was well, which was appreciated. The property was clean. We would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

One of our best vacation experiences! From the moment we arrived, we loved the cottage and yard. With two adults, one child, and two dogs, the size of the house was a perfect fit for all of us. The neighborhood is tree-lined and offered wonderful walks with the dogs. The bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are nicely decorated and stocked. We frequently grilled in the back yard, loved cooking each morning in the kitchen, and enjoyed family meals each day in the dining room. We love the character of the house with so many original features, and it is much bigger than we imagined from the pictures. What a great location for daily trips to the beach, visiting many shops/restaurants downtown, and the neighborhood is very quiet both day and night! From the first day, we wished we could stay longer. Beth and Jack were extremely helpful and so kind. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for starting a great vacation tradition in Ocean Springs!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, that's so nice to hear. And you were such sweet guests too. I especially appreciate you watering our flowers. I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation and I thank you for staying in our cottage.
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5

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time with my mom and sister here. It was just perfect for us. Everything was well stocked and very clean. We weren't there an hour and said how we needed to come back and stay longer next time. Thank you for a very enjoyable trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it and I go hope you'll return. Beth
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5

Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Russell cottage. It worked very well for our family (2 parents, 2 kids, and my mother-in-law, plus our dachshund!). There was plenty of room to spread out and everyone was comfortable. We like to cook for ourselves and eat just a few special meals out, and the well-equipped kitchen and spacious dining room were very accommodating for that. As others have noted, the location is great--walking distance of downtown, the Walter Anderson museum, and the beach. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this worked for you Emily. Thanks for staying with us. Beth
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

loving the Gulf Coast so much, we decided to extend our stay. Our original rental was booked but the owner contacted Beth and lucky for us, Russell was available the remainder of our stay. The house is charming, comfortable and within walking distance of downtown. The garden and pergola were a delightful way to spend early evening after a day at the beach. Neighborhood is quiet and never felt anything but safe on my morning and evening walks.

Beth is a wonderful hostess and aims to please. Russell is a winner!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Ocean Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter rate
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$110
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$725
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$825
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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