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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:
May 27, 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 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.
average rating of 4.763889 based on 72 reviews
5

Very nice place to rest

  • 5 of 5

We had great time in Ocean Springs. The house is in great location, quiet street, yet 15 minutes of walk will take you to the beach. Beds are comfortable, kitchen well equipped, nice garden to sit down and have a glass of wine in the evening. Two separate bathrooms made it very comfortable. We rested very well here.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice visit to Ocean Springs and enjoyed our cottage. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us.
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5

Hooked on the Cottage & Ocean Springs

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the Russell Cottage. Enjoyed the bikes provided again this year and trophy wife walked to and over and back across the bridge. The backyard was again quite a treat and got lucky the magnolia did some blooming. A short walking distance to beach and restaurants is a plus with the quiet location. Cottage was again tidy and well maintained. Met Beth and Jack and enjoyed our conversation. Jack, I did a little watering of Beth's very nice garden areas while enjoying a cocktail and used Beth's suggestion of Off the Hook restaurant for food. Nice and laid back. We hope to return next year to celebrate our anniversary. Best, Coop and Fran out of Louisville

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville
4

Great

  • 4 of 5

Cute and perfect location

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Property was very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The owner might want to consider not stopping by the property so often. Didn't really have a feeling of privacy.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I apologize Barbara. I was trying to keep up with watering and weeding my flowers and didn't realize it bothered you. Its hard to balance what is too little attention and what is too much. I'm most interested in making sure my guests are comfortable and don't need anything.
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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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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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