Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beach view just steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 golf cart 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.


More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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. 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.


Waveland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - Queen Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beach view just steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was a very quaint little place. Wasn't hard to get to. Spacious. Owners are friendly also. Highly recommend and would rent again

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we are glad you liked our "Little House"!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

It was absolutely beautiful....

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, even during a couple days of storming. The house was beautiful and comfy. The beach was beautiful and great places to eat.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed it and that the rain didn't stop you from having a good time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Little House makes a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This has been our 5th year staying in the Little House and we highly recommend it. It's steps to a perfect beach with white sand that's combed every day. There is a cement boardwalk that you can walk from one end of the bay to the other meeting friendly people. The house is bright and well kept with comfortable furniture with a great patio where you can grill, eat out at the table while enjoying the view of the bay. The house has everything you need for a perfect stay and the owners couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. It's in a perfect location with Bay St. Louis a few miles away that has many new restaurants and great shops. The Buttercup is great for breakfast or lunch. The listing is perfectly written. We certainly enjoyed our visit and look forward to our next time.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have certainly enjoyed your visits for the last 5 years and appreciate your return year after year. We love to see our guests enjoy the "Little House" and the rest of the MS gulf coast. Until next time!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Shreveport, LA

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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gulfport Biloxi Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Buoy's Bar
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, Cuz's
Nearest Beach
Located on the beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Waveland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If paying by check, we can alter the payment terms to 50% down and 50% due at the time of check-in. Please e-mail me for more information.

Contact us for extended stay rates!

We offer discounts for 5 or 6 night stays!

50% Refunded for cancellation less than 30 days before rental starts.
100% Refunded for cancellation more than 30 days before rental starts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner