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Kathy's Korner Kottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rural Setting. Relaxing Place. No Traffic , No Crowds. Only Wilderness in Ms.

Kathy' s Korner Kottage is nestled in the " Great DeSoto National Forest"! This awesome property has it all. Relaxation on the back porch with a fresh brew in hand! Take it easy in the swing by the pond. Watch for beavers, deer, turkey's, birds, squirrel, etc. This property is traffic free and no crowds. On end of country road where the Forest comes alive! This two bedroom(king and queen bed , queen bed blow-up) are available. Two full baths, one with garden tub. Fully furnished with dinner table and four chairs. Sofa and two recliners for comfort. TV / DVD included. Linens included. Just bring your food, steaks, seafood, mudbuggs, or what ever. Ceiling fans in each room. BBQ grill available, bring your charcoal! Pool table on deck. Central a/c and heat. Kitchen is fully operational! Stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, forks and spoons furnished plus paper plates. Pots and pans furnished. Wheelchair accessible! Large porch front and back front porch enclosed back porch is huge with a table and four chairs. Two patio chairs, and a swing are on the porch. Wildlife abounds. Sit on the swing by the pond and bird watch. Sip coffee on the deck or by the pond or rock in the bench rocker by the sweet gum. Enjoy your stay and come back! Owner on attached property! Privately fenced. Call me Kathy Layman 1-601-598-2329 or my cell 1-601-528-3398!!

Community Amenities:

Located in the "great DeSoto National Forest on the Wilderness area, the only wilderness area(5,500 acres) in the state of Mississippi. Birding galore, quail, mockingbirds, bluejays,dove, Rabbits running around. Float trips can be arranged to pick up and drop off from this property! Canoe rentals available. Black Creek, Cypress Creek, or Beaverdam Creek close by for a ""Swimming Hole"! Hunt from this property. Hike from here. One country store 1 1/2 miles away! Cold drinks, hot breakfast, beer, etc. "Rattlesnake" four-wheeler's trail is 64 miles of pure fun to ride in. Bring your four-wheelers. Andrew Jackson Hiking trail close. Flint Creek Water Park just 15 minutes away. Boat launch close. Skiing, fishing, beach! 15 minutes to Wal-Mart. 45 minutes to Mississippi Gulf Coast, casinos and beaches! One and half hours to New Orleans La. One hour to Mobile, Ala.


More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Layman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, Backwoods down home country southern draw,
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

About Kathy Layman

Born and raised in the country. Married with two grown children. Two grandchildren.

Why Kathy Layman chose Mississippi

It's setting in the Forest beside a pond and the only Wilderness area in the State of Mississippi. 5,500 acres of raw wilderness . Wildlife abounds next to and connected to this property.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Relax by the pond, 5,500 acres, creeks close by, hiking or anything outdoors. Bird watch. Fish. Hunt, Shoot pool. Two swings and a bench rocker. TV and DVD. Pool table. Turn your music up as loud as you like!!! Deer, turkey, squirrels, raccoons, beaver, otters, turtles, large woodpeckers, mockingbirds, quail, bluejays, frogs,and other wildlife are present at times. No sightings of bear have been reported in this area in the last 50 years. There are some in the woods but they are very shy and will leave an area with humans present. If you have a four wheeler bring it. The pool table is new.


Brooklyn Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two bedroom and on air mattress queen!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , Queen blow up mattress
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Kathy's Korner Kottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Escape from Civilazation

  • 5 of 5

A week in the woods with no cell and no internet was one of the greatest weeks I have spent in a long time. We saw one vapor trail from a high flying plane and you could hear a few highway sounds in the distance, but the peace was amazing. We walked all around tree ponds and just enjoyed the beauty of Mississippi. Hot, yes. Humid, yes. But regardless it was a fantastic time. My wife and I were able to share the two bedroom mobile home with our best friends of 40-years for part of the week, then a few days alone with my bride of 33-years.

When you are in the wilderness there is always a possibility for a hiccup or two. The owners, who also live on the property, were quick to respond to assure we had the best possible stay. While very friendly and the hiccups were handled without any disruption to our stay. It was amazing.

On our last morning I wrote a Facebook post that didn't go out for an hour or so after being written because of lack of service. Perhaps you will enjoy what I said.


"I sit on the back porch of this wonderful place in the DeSoto National Forrest in MS. No cell, no internet at this place. A humming bird come by my head and it sounds like an AF C-130 in the quiet of the morning. The lilies on the pond are opening. The white with yellow center is a beautiful contrast to the pond filled with green lily pads. You can see the dew on the grass and the sun is just touching the tips of the tall pine trees. It is 7:00am. This will not post until we come out of the woods as we head home. Once again my phone will be buzzing and civilization will one again engulf me. All is God's Gift to me. As the crow noisily says good morning and goodbye, I rest in my Father's arms."

If you want to disconnect and enjoy peace, this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gulfport International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Caddy shack
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Beau Rivage "Fallon Oaks"
Nearest Train
89 Miles
New Orleans, La.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mississippi hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Whistle Stop
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
48 Miles
Car: recommended

Relaxing is key, pick your time but pick this property listing in a rural setting connected to a large National Forest, wild and untamed. Swing on the water's edge and listen to the sounds. Rock under the sweet gum tree in the bench rocker. Swing on the back porch drinking a fresh brew. Shoot pool with your booking mate. The canoe service is close and can be called to this property for pick up and drop off service. Float one of three creeks! Rattlesnake four-wheeler trail is 10 minutes away. Rattlesnake course covers 64 miles of trails.Old rail head in the wilderness area with only track beds showing. Hike to Big Black Creek thru the forest . Compass readings are best used in the wilderness area. Hike to the river takes about 45 minutes. The cliffs on this river are some above 50 feet. "Big Black Creek" has sweet cool water with no industries above on it's water shed. All wildlife game rules apply according to Mississippi Game and Fish rules. Fishing in this property requires no license, outside of it yes! Still-house branch runs to Big Black Creek. It's located close. The beavers are busy this year but are rarely seen, mostly seen at night. Otters are seen at times in the pond on this property. You may hear the song of birds, crickets, and frogs. Sometimes coyotes are howling!! Yeah a cool spot for a great time! Book calling Kathy@ 1-601-598-2329. Her cell is 1-601-528-3398. If she doesn't answer she is riding her four-wheeler or surfing the net , so please leave a message how to get back to you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Pet and damage deposits refunded within 24 hours @ the end of booking stay. The key location will be with property owner on attached property. Privately fenced. Can check in by 1:00, checkout by 12:00!
Relax, fish, hunt, hike, canoe, bird watch, lounge around, shoot pool, go shopping, driving range for golf club,take a stroll, etc. 5,500acres to explore, hunt or fish, only Wilderness area in the state of Mississippi. Wilderness means no motorized vehicles allowed. You can enter by horseback or mule other than that you have to hoof it. Baked goodies await the first ten bookings!! Good Luck! I'll be waiting on your call!!! I'm as close to you as your telephone! Call now!

Rates are $150.00 per one day and night stay. Minimum 2 night stay.

Manager'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.