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Darlene

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Steps from the Beach

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waveland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The 'Little House' is only 100 steps from the beautiful white sand beach in Waveland and is located behind the Big House. It is a 900 SF Mediteranean style stucco house featuring a clay tile roof and Mexican tile open deck. As you relax on the deck under the shade of the live oak tree, you have several views of the beach and a 300+ year old cypress tree.

Inside, the very open floor plan has ceramic tile throughout the house and many double windows to add to the open feel.

The spacious bedroom has a king bed and two large closets. The bathroom features an oversized whirlpool tub with ceramic tile enclosure and counter tops. The fully stocked kitchen has plenty of counter space and cabinets. The laundry room is equipped with a full size washer and dryer.

From this location, you can be in the New Orleans French Quarter in less than an hour. On the way to New Orleans, you can stop by the Stennis Space Center Infinity Museum that features science and space exhibits.

Traveling to the west on the beach road, you can visit the Waveland Public Pier for fishing and beautiful views of the water, stop by Buccaneer State Park for a little recreation and continue to the Silver Slipper Casino for a little gaming or eat in their restaurants.

Traveling to the east on the beach road, you will be in Bay St. Louis in about 30 seconds. Bay St. Louis 'Old Town' has restaurants, shopping, antiques, a coffee house, and bike and kayak rentals. Hollywood Casino that features The Bridges golf course is also located in Bay St. Louis.

This area is still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina so it is very quiet and relaxing, but there is plenty to do and see!!

Guided fishing trips are available, but reservations must be made in advance.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darlene (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Darlene

We love living on the beach. We built the first 'Little House' in 1986. We were 'weekenders' for many years and dreaded going home on Sundays. When an opportunity came for us to move to Waveland permanently, we did!

Darlene purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Darlene chose Mississippi

When Hurricane Katrina destroyed the 'Little House' and the 'Big House' in 2005, we built the smaller house first so that my husband and I could have a place to live while we designed and built the big house. We lived in the little house for 4 years and rented it to a friend for a year.

It was sitting there empty, so we decided to list it with VRBO. We have used VRBO several time ourselves and liked it.

We like the personal contract with potential guests through e-mail and phone calls so we have chosen not to use the automatic booking. The personal touch means a lot when renting from an 'Owner'!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is only 100 steps to the beach and a great walking and bike path. The views and sunsets are great.

The convenient location is only 10 minutes to the restaurants and activities in Waveland and Bay St. Louis.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

The Little House is a Big Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The house is spotless and is just as depicted in the photos. We enjoyed the view of the beach from the kitchen window, the porch and the side deck. As described, the beach is only 100-steps away, across a very sleepy 2-lane road. The beach is clean and quiet -- it is essentially your own private beach. The house has plenty of large windows, and is filled with ample light during the day. One morning, we caught a glimpse of a wild rabbit in the backyard, feeding on some berries. We felt like we were in our own private sanctuary, surrounded by oak trees and that incredible towering cypress tree, only 300-years young! Mother Nature was kind enough to save the thunderstorms for night time, so we opened the blinds, settled on the couch, and enjoyed a spectacular panoramic view of the lightning flashing across the sky and over the Gulf. We highly recommend McElroy's Harbor House Seafood Restaurant in Biloxi, and also the Blind Tiger in Bay Saint Louis. Both offer delicious food and waterfront views. We enjoyed our escape from the workaday world, and appreciated that our hosts were accessible and welcoming. Until we meet again, many thanks for sharing the Little House!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such great praise of our little house. The quiet beach and beautiful views is what made us decide to live here almost 30 years ago. I'm glad that you visited other parts of the beautiful MS Gulf Coast - I love McElroy's also. Hope to see you again!!
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5

A Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week here. The house was just perfect for our family of 4. Steps from an uncrowded beach with great sand for sandcastles, just what we were looking for! Also had a great time visiting some nearby attractions. One day it rained and the owners of this house were so kind to email and suggest indoor attractions close-by that would be great for our small children. What a relaxing week, can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such kind words! We cannot have perfect weather all the time and some times it rains all day. Luckily there are several museums and indoor activities that are near by - until the sun comes out again!
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Shreveport, LA
5

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend at this perfect cottage. We were steps from the beach (like advertised) and seconds from the quaint coastal town of Bay Saint Louis. This was the perfect retreat from reality. Like the other reviews, I don't want to gush because I feel like this is a gem that I don't want to share!!! Great communication and wonderful hospitality by the owners! Words cannot express what our weekend at the "little house" meant to our family. It was the perfect ending to summer vacation; thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad we were able to make a last minute "hoorah before school started" work out for you. Thanks for coming and sharing out little gem of a beach and community with us!
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5

My grandson describes this as "Our Vacation Beach House"

  • 5 of 5

This "Vacation Beach" getaway is perfect for our family. As stated by others, the beach is not crowded, on several occasions we were the only ones out there. My grandsons love it and the peace and quiet both on and off the beach is wonderful. Close enough to Gulfport and Biloxi if you decide to make a trip. We try and come here every year for a visit and miss it if we don't. The owners make you feel at home and have made a true friend out of my oldest grandson. He is ready to go back and we just left last Sunday. Thanks again for your hospitality. Ken

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy seeing our guests come back and visit us especially with a promise from the grandson to come back next year! Over the years we have been able to watch him grow and come to love the beach more and more each year. One of the reasons we continue to rent our house is because we continue to have great guests who enjoy themselves and come back to visit!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from staying five nights in Waveland. I highly recommend this lovely home. The location is perfect and it is quite and peaceful there. The house is perfect. I have stayed in other homes using vrbo and this one is one of my favorites.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying in our guest house! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and that we are one of your favorite VRBO places to stay!
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Hot Springs, AR.
5

"The Little House"

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week long stay at the "The Little House". We enjoyed our time there and the beach was so close and we loved just walking across the street and going straight into the Gulf. The beach was nice and the white sand is what we were wanting. This is the perfect place to go if your looking for peace and quiet, no crowds to deal with and thats what we were looking for during our beach time. Plenty to do as we went to Stennis Space Center and took the tour (Well worth it) then to New Orleans for the afternoon. Make sure you go the "Ship Island" and spend the day, we observed several types of fish, stingray and dolphins. The restaurants were fine and driving around Bay St. Louis was enjoyable. The drive along the beach all the way to Gulfport was nice and short. The owner's (Darlene and Henry) were very nice and gave us plenty of information on what to do and where to go. This "Little House" was very nice and up to date and we could see the water from the kitchen window and sitting on the wrap around porch was enjoyable as we had lunch out there several day's. I would recommend this property to anyone and we plan on returning there.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy when our guests enjoy the "Little House" and get out to see the local attractions. We enjoy visiting with the guests and are glad to answer questions and offer suggestions about Waveland, Bay St. Louis and the rest of the gulf coast. We hope you join a list of repeat visitors and come back to the "Little House"!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gulfport Biloxi Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Bridges at Hollywood Casino
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Trapani's, Blind Tiger, 200 N. Beach, Old Cuevas
Nearest Beach
Located on the beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Waveland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$150
$880
$1,980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Waveland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - Queen Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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