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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 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 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

A great house that has all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

A great house with a large yard and outside dining area. It had just about everything we needed minus the food. Plenty of space for our family of 5 with the exception of the small dining table. It only seats 4.

It was driving distance from both Pensacola and New Orleans for day trips. Fresh off the boat seafood down the road, which we did it 3 times.

In a previous post I saw there was an issue with the shower. I had No issues with the size of the shower. I’m 6 feet tall and could stand up straight.

We would stay again if ever back in the area

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s always good to hear from our guests and thanks for sharing your vacation with us. We look forward to your next visit.
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Cute place

  • 4 of 5

There are pros and cons to this place, just like any other. Before booking I noted the problems others had with the fact that there was only one shower and one TV and booked anyway. We were fine with only having one shower and one TV, the problems were the location of the TV and functionality of the shower. The shower is very small, my husband is 6'3" and could barely fit, and also has a problem draining, so by the end of the shower you'd be standing is 3 inches of water which kind of grossed me out. The TV is located in the downstairs living area, so you had to walk through the bedroom with the twin beds to get to it, risking waking people, or had to enter and exit through the outside door and re enter the house through another door. It would make much more sense to move the TV to the upstairs living area as it would be more centrally located and all of the upstairs bedrooms can be closed off from it so that you are not disturbing anyones sleep by watching TV.

The decor is super cute and the owner did anticipate needs...there are plenty of beach towels, bags, toys, a hair dryer, iron, lots of things like that.

I think overall this house would be best for adults only or for families with older children (like ages 4 and up). The stairs and decor were a problem with having a 2-year-old and crawling baby with us. Although the decor is cute, it could be kind of cluttered and we had to constantly worry about the baby getting into stuff. Also, the owners did provide baby gates for the top and bottom of the stairs, but they did not stay very well and served more as a visual wall for th kiddos rather than actually keeping them from going up/down the stairs.

Also, I was under the impression based on one of the reviews that the beach was within walking distance, however this is only if you dont have small children with lots of stuff that you are taking with you. We were fine with having to drive though with the price of the place compared to other places we looked.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

So many things to do at this fantastically located home.two blocks to the beach. One and a half hours from mobile or new orleans. Darling furnishings. Most every need anticipated including beach towels and toys. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your visit. Most of our guests have visited us before and we look forward to your next visit.
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Memphis, TN

Had a GREAT time!

  • 5 of 5

Easy Check-in. House is super cute. Close to the beach and not too far from Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis where all the cute little shops are! Lots of great places to eat at as well!! The house was clean and we all enjoyed our stay. We used the charcoal grill and the fire pit! There is no Wi-Fi which was ok for most of us, but my husband was there for work as well and so he had to find a place to use his laptop. There is only the one TV but we didn't watch much of that during our stay, so no one cared. The only thing that was a little off was that there is only one shower ( there are 2 bathrooms, one just has a bathtub). And that one shower is small. I am taller and I kept hitting my hands on the ceiling when I was washing my hair. But Please don't let this stop you from this house!!! It is super cute and I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!! Mr. Bill was quick to respond when I asked him a question about firewood. He answered with a very detailed location of where I could purchase some at. Overall it was a great stay and my group had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ricohoc, LA

More than we could have asked for

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful "cottage". There were a total of 8 people in our group, and there was enough space for everyone to have an area to retreat to and not feel crowded. I'll agree with a previous reviewer and say, although there was only one TV, it turned out to not even be an issue. The beds were very comfortable. I also need to note that even the little details in the decorations were outstanding. They've gone through a lot of trouble to make you feel comfortable and to make sure you would not be in want for anything during your stay. If we find ourselves in the area again, we will absolutely stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s always a treat when we hear from our guests and so many are repeat customers they feel like part of the family.
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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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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
Property 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.