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Charming Historic Beach Cottage just steps away from beautiful white sand beach.

Gulfport, MS, USA
  • Cottage1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights

Centrally located 2 story, 4 BR, 2 Bath historic cottage near the beach.

This Beach Cottage built in the early 1900's approximately a block from the beach. The cottage sits on two large lots in a tropical setting of palms, large banana trees, camellia's, and oleanders. You will relax outdoors on the front porch or in the garden patio area complete with grill and fire-pit. Sorry, not wheelchair accessible.

The two story property offers a true cottage feel with original hardwood floors and eleven foot ceilings upstairs. Here you find a cottage style kitchen, one bath, two bedrooms and a sitting room. The upstairs is furnished with one queen bed, one double bed and a queen sofa sleeper.

The downstairs area has a beach inspired decor that will brighten your day. There you will find two bedrooms providing a queen bed and two twin beds. Additionally you will find a day bed in the family room. Downstairs includes one bath and a large laundry room.

The property is located one mile west of the Island View Casino and close to Historic downtown Gulfport with some of the best seafood restaurants the coast has to offer. Also nearby you will find Gulfport harbor which includes a free children's splash park and hosts many festivals, boat shows, Ship Island excursions, and fishing charters.

Just steps away you will find the kid-friendly Westside park which includes a splash pad and the westside fishing pier. You will enjoy long walks on the white sandy beaches, watch the sunrise across the barrier islands. All the while experiencing what the Mississippi beach life has to offer.

For the Sportman, guided fishing trips can be arranged as well. The owner is an avid fisherman and local fishing guide. All tackle, bait, fish cleaning, and valuable information included. Check him out at ReelOutlawCharters.com and WildBills-fishin-blog.simplesite.com.


Bill Hancock

Member Since 2015
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Bill Hancock

This property has been in my family for many years. In the past we have shared this cottage with friends and family as a weekend getaway. We now offer our home as a vacation rental. Our family has always enjoyed the Coastal life. Fishing is one of our favorite things to do and we still enjoy it today.

Bill Hancock purchased this Cottage in 1974

Why Bill Hancock chose Gulfport

This property has been in our family for years. Our children and grand-children have many fond memories of times spent in this place. They look forward to using this place as their get-a-away. As it has been quoted, 'If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough!'

What makes this Cottage unique

The beach lifestyle is so accessible here. Everything is within walking distance or bike riding distance. No cars necessary to enjoy the sandy beaches or fishing piers. It is centrally located to the unique shops in Bay Saint Louis and Ocean Springs. There are so many festivals and events to experience; such as the fishing rodeo's. There is nothing like seeing the gamefish brought in daily during the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, held annually on the Forth of July weekend. This event is held right down the street at the Gulfport Harbor/Jones Park.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 'Captain's Quarters'
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 'Seahorse' Room
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 'The Orange-Monkey' Room
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 'Flamingo' Room
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single, Daybed in 'The Low Tide' Room
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, 'The High Tide' Room - Sofa Sleeper
      • 4 Bedrooms including 2 queens, 1 double, 2 twins, 1 daybed, and 1 queen sofa bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathroom 1 is downstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, Bathroom is upstairs.
      • Upstairs bath has tub and downstairs bath has tub/shower combination.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          The beach is just a block away.
        • Downtown
          Beautiful downtown Gulfport is just a mile away.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Ceiling Fans upstairs rooms.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Outdoor fire-pit on Patio.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Single car covered parking. Boat and RV parking area in lot.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Eat in Kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Boat
                                      Gulfport Marina
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Outdoor dining are w/umbrella, lounge chairs, and fire-pit.
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby golf courses available.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Beach Rentals
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Tropical Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal Grill.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Beach Rentals


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • marina
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • live theater
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          33 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Fantastic home

                                                          olive b.

                                                          So many things to do at this fantastically located home.two blocks to the beach. One and a half hours from mobile or new orleans. Darling furnishings. Most every need anticipated including beach towels and toys. Highly recommend

                                                          Had a GREAT time!

                                                          Crystal V.Memphis, TN

                                                          Easy Check-in. House is super cute. Close to the beach and not too far from Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis where all the cute little shops are! Lots of great places to eat at as well!! The house was clean and we all enjoyed our stay. We used the charcoal grill and the fire pit! There is no Wi-Fi which was ok for most of us, but my husband was there for work as well and so he had to find a place to use his laptop. There is only the one TV but we didn't watch much of that during our stay, so no one cared. The only thing that was a little off was that there is only one shower ( there are 2 bathrooms, one just has a bathtub). And that one shower is small. I am taller and I kept hitting my hands on the ceiling when I was washing my hair. But Please don't let this stop you from this house!!! It is super cute and I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!! Mr. Bill was quick to respond when I asked him a question about firewood. He answered with a very detailed location of where I could purchase some at. Overall it was a great stay and my group had a wonderful time!

                                                          More than we could have asked for

                                                          Angel B.Ricohoc, LA

                                                          We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful "cottage". There were a total of 8 people in our group, and there was enough space for everyone to have an area to retreat to and not feel crowded. I'll agree with a previous reviewer and say, although there was only one TV, it turned out to not even be an issue. The beds were very comfortable. I also need to note that even the little details in the decorations were outstanding. They've gone through a lot of trouble to make you feel comfortable and to make sure you would not be in want for anything during your stay. If we find ourselves in the area again, we will absolutely stay here.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          It’s always a treat when we hear from our guests and so many are repeat customers they feel like part of the family.

                                                          Great stay!

                                                          Linda D.

                                                          The house is charming, lots of cute touches. Plenty of room for all 8 of us. We were concerned (at first) there was only one TV, but after the first day it didn't matter. We never even turned it on. We loved the fire pit and spent most of our time at the house outside. The house had everything we needed. We had a great time. Thanks to Bill and Rebecca.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Always great to hear from our guests. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast we stay outside most of the time enjoying the Beach or fishing. Come stay with us and see what we have to offer.

                                                          Very cozy and beautiful cottage

                                                          John L.

                                                          Beautiful cottage with lovely yard for relaxing in, close to the beach and all the area has to offer.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Always good to host families visiting the MS Gulf Coast. We hope to see you again real soon.

                                                          Thanks for choosing the Castaway.

                                                          Nice house with lots of space

                                                          Hong J.

                                                          The house decoration was very nice. My girl loved it. Location is good.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Always a pleasure to have guests to the MS Gulf Coast and we look forward to your next visit.


                                                          Gulfport, MS, USA

                                                          Centrally located to all Coast Casinos, Outlet Malls, award wining Restaurants, Deep Sea Fishing, Cruising the Coast, Ship Island Tours, Water Parks, activities and festivals. One hour east of New Orleans, Louisiana and one hour west of Mobile, Alabama.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          A damage deposit may be required at booking for parties over six at the owners discretion. All rates subject to change. Note: There is additional parking space for a second vehicle or small boat. The bottom floor has lower than normal ceilings. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES shall the furniture be re-aranged or moved without written permission from the owner.

                                                          33 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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