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

Bedrooms 4
Space 167 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

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

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Bill Hancock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 Mississippi

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.


Gulfport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Charming Historic Beach Cottage just steps away from beautiful white sand beach.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Splendid atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

It is just like what you would want home to be if you lived on the gulf. Quiet residential neighborhood near the water. A good place to spend time with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our home with our guests. The MS Gulf Coast is a great place to live and vacation....
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Great place to relax and enjoy the Coast

  • 5 of 5

Seven guys came down to enjoy the Coast and do some fishing. Captain Wild Bill took us out three times in four days. The weather wasn't the best but we caught fish and had a ball.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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New Port Richey, Florida

Great meeting place between Texas and Florida.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this adorable beach house. It is close enough to everything to really take it all in. We spent time in New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi. A lot of great memories were made. This house has so much character and was very welcoming from the first step in the door. A big thank you to the owners for sharing this gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families come together and stay with us. Thank you for choosing us.
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Great place to come and relax at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house and really enjoyed our time there. Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to share our house with our guests.
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We had a wonderful long weekend here!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed getting together as a family at this quaint home. It is located in a quiet area within walking distance of the beach. We enjoyed grilling, using the fire pit, and playing in the large yard. There were so many nice personal touches, such as sunscreen, snacks and water, and lots of beach towels and toys. And the guys really enjoyed their fishing trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well maintained with lots of room.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much, and we look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Gulfport International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Island View Casino
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Great Southern Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Island View Casino
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles

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

Gulfport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo - July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Cruisin' the Coast
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 10 2017
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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