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The Gulf Breeze Depot, walk to beach, Private swimming pool! Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,301 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

New House 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Pet Friendly, Walk To Beach

The Gulf Breeze Depot (a Three Live Oaks property) is located in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. The home is next to the train tracks but we don't think you will mind. We have used solid foam insulation and sound deadening windows to make this a quiet home. You can hear the trains but you don't have to turn up your t.v. or stop talking when they go by. The foam insulation not only deadens the sound but it keeps the house from shaking. What makes this a fun place to stay is that you can watch the trains go by from the large picture window in the dining room and you can see them from the living room window while relaxing on the sofa.

We have an extra large porch perfect for spending time with friends and family. The kids will have fun counting the train cars as they go by.

We have an in ground swimming pool with a large deck area with plenty of seating. The pool is 4 1/2 - 5 feet deep to make it perfect for playing volleyball/games or swimming. This is not a diving pool.The professional tropical landscaping makes it feel like your own private resort There is a fence separating the pool area from the rest of the yard. The pool will be open April 1- October 15th. It may open sooner and close later but I will only promise these dates. Our closing dates are approximate depending on the weather.

There is a 24'x24' two car garage and driveway entrance from 3rd Street and additional parking when you enter from the alley.

Upon arrival you are impressed with the exterior and then you get to walk inside and get amazed with the interior. We have bead board ceilings with a vaulted ceiling in the living room. The living room furniture is custom ordered from Bassett Furniture. Relax on the sectional sofa, chairs or the 'sleeper car'. What is a sleeper car? We made a bonus sleeping area in the living room inspired from the 'sleeper cars' inside of trains. It is hid behind curtains, once you open them, crawl into the nook and rest on the twin size mattress. It is situated where you can watch the large 60 inch tv from bed. Kid tested and loved.

Be sure and bring your Netflix login information as each t.v. is Netflix ready!

The bedrooms are all coastal themes and have ceiling fans. Three bedrooms each with a flat panel. The big bonus is the attached bathrooms for every bedroom. Even the 'sleeper car' guests get a bathroom of their own. Yes, you counted right, we have 4 full baths! The gas tankless hot water heater keeps everyone in hot showers. The bathrooms each have their own tile design.

The kitchen is well equipped with new appliances. The kitchen island seats three. The kitchen table seats 8. There is a 42' flat panel tv for the kitchen/dining room to share. We added two club chairs for added comfort while hanging out there.

The laundry room is right off the dining room making it easy to fold your laundry on the kitchen table. The washer and dryer are front loading extra large capacity.

Your coastal paradise awaits you and your family & friends!

Call Donna Rowland 4235956850 owner if questions.

Maximum number of guests is 10. Minimum age of primary renter is 28.

If traveling with a larger group we have another house in walking distance to the Depot.

VRBO 259771 The Gulf Breeze Cottage

More Details

Donna Rowland
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Donna Rowland

I fell in love with the Mississippi coast right before Katrina hit. I have watched it rebuild and turn into a great vacation destination. I was one of the first to open a vacation rental after the storm. I am the property manager/owner and fixer upper. I have done a lot of work personally on both of my vacation homes in Gulfport. I still do most of the upkeep myself. I live in Ringgold GA and come to the coast as often as possible and hope to retire there one day.

Donna Rowland purchased this house in 2012

Why Donna Rowland chose Gulfport

I chose this property for the size of the lot. I spent a lot of my budget on the exterior living. Of course I had to put in a salt water in ground pool to make this into my dream home. This house is located right behind my Gulf Breeze Cottage which adds to the property attraction.

What makes this house unique

I love being this close to the trains. I built this house with travelers in mind. There are FOUR bathrooms!


Gulfport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2301 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub. Large double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private attached to bedroom #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached private bathroom to bedroom #3
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom can be used by 'sleeper car'
  • We have 4 bathrooms. There is a gas tankless water heater so all guests can have a hot shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sleeper Car - 2 twin/ single , Bonus sleep area in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Attached bathroom, flat panel tv, ceiling fan
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , has attached bathroom & Flat panel tv in room, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Attached bathroom, flat panel tv, ceiling fan
  • Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom. Each bedroom has a flat panel tv. Room darkening curtains & blinds in each bedroom. Two of the bedrooms have their own exterior door to a porch.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you love trains you must stay here. Outside you get to watch and hear them blow the whistle. Inside they sound like they are off in the distance. Due to our excellent soundproofing when building the house it is quieter than most houses much further away from the tracks. The inside of the house is amazing. Very comfortable yet stylish. New furniture, bedding and appliances. Local artwork throughout home. The best part may be all the bathrooms. Perfect house for sharing with friends or family. Every bedroom has a bathroom. We are pet friendly for small well behaved housebroken dogs only with prior approval and a non refundable pet fee.


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The Gulf Breeze Depot, walk to beach, Private swimming pool! Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
Marrero, LA 70072


  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The pool was a dream and we didn't want to leave. Shannon is the best. She was very helpful and we will miss her. We would love to revisit soon. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house for families with pet, but prepare for the train.

  • 4 of 5

This is a really nice house and accommodated our large family very well. The pool was a big hit with the family, especially the kids. The house had everything we needed to enjoy the stay. It was also a plus that we could bring our family dog. The only drawback was the train running twice in the middle of the night. But if you can get used to that you'll be fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Gulfport!

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect spot for the 8 of us! Close to the beach and restaurants! So much room! Very clean! The pool was super nice! You couldn’t hardly hear the trains from inside the house! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gulf Breeze Depot home. The house is beautiful .

  • 5 of 5

The pool was delightful and we will stay there again. Miss Rowland is also the best at what she does with her homes. It is the second of her homes we have stayed in and her hospitality is is top-notch. This home is a 10.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful Girl’s trip at the Gulf Breeze Depot

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, cozy, and well maintained property. We girl’s (age 60-84 ☺️) enjoyed another get-away in this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been staying at The Gulf Breeze Depot for the last four years. We love it there. Place is very clean and we love having the pool. Very close to shopping, restaurants and the casinos

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Walk to the beach. Close to Ship Island excursion launch & Jones Park. . Watch the trains go by from the front porch of the Depot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
convenience fee $50
Cleaning $149 + Tax

Minimum stay may be required. add 12% MS lodging tax
$200 refundable deposit, cleaning fee $149,
pet fee $75 - $100+ Must have prior approval. small well behaved housebroken, under 30 pounds.
Holiday rates are higher than posted daily rates. Note * Minimum age of primary renter is 28 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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