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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 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 and

More Details

Bill Hancock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 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.


Gulfport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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


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Charming Historic Beach Cottage just steps away from beautiful white sand beach.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Very cozy and beautiful cottage

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Nice house with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have guests to the MS Gulf Coast and we look forward to your next visit.
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This home is beautiful and charming. This was a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of thought went into this home and the amenities offered. It was the best 1st beach vacation I could ask for my children.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having guests in our home and look forward to their next visit.
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Beautiful vacation house/Great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family vacation, plenty of room for everyone, great location central to so many activities. Wish the upstairs bathroom had a shower but it turned out to be way less of an issue than I originally thought.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Precious & perfect for our short trip!

  • 4 of 5

Great place for our girls trip with a couple of kids. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have your family vist us and we look forward to your trip...
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

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.