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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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:
  • 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 -
(80 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7625 based on 80 reviews
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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little house. Very clean and well kept. Has everything you would need regardless if you're staying a week or a month. Just a few blocks from the gulf and about 10 minutes from Biloxi. Owners are super sweet and live less then 5 miles from the property, if you needed anything they could be there in a short amount of time. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shelley. It was a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you for leaving our house in such nice, clean condition too!. Beth
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying at the Russell Cottage. It was comfortable and clean. I liked that they had what was needed to cook a meal. Great proximity to downtown Ocean Springs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Lisa. Hope to see you again. Beth
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Great location!

  • 3 of 5

This little cottage is adorable and in a great location, within a reasonable walking distance to the shops and front beach. The problem for me was cleanliness. To my standards, it's unsatisfactory. I had to wipe down the inside and outside of the fridge to feel comfortable using it. It was dirty -- and not just missed after one stay. Also, the master bath toilet base and side were covered in hair and debris. The walls in the bathroom could use a good washing. Also, the mattresses were not comfortable.

I wanted to love it, so I was definitely disappointed.

Great art on the walls.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for our cottage not meeting your standards. I would have been happy to send my housekeeper back to tidy up the spots you mentioned if you had notified me. Since I live close by I'm always available to my guests to take quick corrective action. I just have to know about it. Hearing about it after you leave doesn't me a chance to help out. My housekeeper normally does a fantastic job, and I'll talk to her about the issues you mentioned.
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5

Wonderful cottage in delightful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the living areas, the shelves of books, and the proximity to downtown shops and restaurants! The large bedroom was very nice with attached bathroom. The backyard is a gem - great seating area, decorations, and a fountain! We appreciated the brochures highlighting the area and things to do and places to go. Loved the artwork throughout the cottage. Would recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope you will be able to return again.
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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 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.
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