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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley Snowbirds!!

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'The Blue House' at 214 Bookter St.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Special offer: FALL SPECIAL $15 OFF PER NIGHT Details

Property description

When world renowned folk artist Alice Moseley, first laid eyes on 214 Bookter Street, it was love at first sight. She walked toward the front of the house, and, sitting on the top step of the porch,the 80 year old sat there quietly for a few minutes, took a long look at the depot and the live oaks across the street,and then began writing the check for her down payment.
Come and sit a spell on Miss Alice's front porch. The rockers are waiting for you, as are the flowers, oak trees, birds, butterflies and squirrels. The Gulf of Mexico is a block and a half away, and there's almost always a gentle salty breeze blowing.
The Blue House is 133 years old. The walls are made of beaded board, and the floor is beautiful golden 'heart of pine.' The dining area looks out over the grounds, and the kitchen is stocked with all the utensils and appliances you desire. There is even a gas bbq grill in the garden. The washer and dryer are in a separate utility building. The house is a 'shotgun house', meaning that all rooms open into each other. Right off the kitchen is the first bedroom, with a wonderful full size bed (the bed is antique, but the mattress is a comfy pillowtop.) There is plenty of closet and drawer space if you need it, and books and magazines to while away the time.
Next room is the second bedroom, with yet another beautiful full bed..and yes, another pillowtop mattress! Both beds have brightly colored quilts, and line dried freshly ironed linens. The bathroom is right off the second bedroom...no bathtub, but a large shower with a double seat in it.
The living room is truly lovely. There are tall windows looking out at the oak trees across the street, and a glass door looking out into the gardens. You can watch tv, use the WiFI, listen to music, read, or just BE. There is an extremely comfortable sofa bed, as well as arm chairs and a rocker.
The house is filled with Miss Alice's artwork, as well as other paintings and antiques from her private collection.
It's kind of magical to sit in the rocking chairs and listen...you can hear Miss Alice's windchimes, the birds chirping, and the breezes blowing. You'll probably catch a glimpse of Tailor the lizard, while watching the hummingbirds pick and choose their flowers You can take a short walk across the park to the duck pond, where you can meet the three geese Curly, Larry and Moe, as well as their ducky friends. They are always looking for a handout, and you can sit on the swing under the oak tree and watch the goings on at the pond. Also right across from the Blue House is the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum, housed on the second floor of the historic Bay St. Louis Train Depot. Your stay at Miss Alice's Blue House includes a special tour of the Museum.
Naturally there are other things going on in Bay St Louis! We have the Gulf, wonderful little shops in Old Town (about 4 blocks from the House); many restaurants ranging from steaks, to seafood, to poboys to paninis. Walk to Main Street where you can rent bicycles as well as kayaks. There is a seawall where you can take a stroll with the Gulf as eye candy...you can even take the footpath over the beautiful Bay Bridge...an amazing trek, especially at sunrise or sunset.
There is a Little Theatre in town, a kids waterpark, goofy golf course, and Buccaneer State Park boasts a great disc golf course. Buccaneer has an amazing Wave Pool with day and evening hours.
There are 2 casinos, one of which has a beautiful Arnold Palmer designed golf course. New Orleans is an hour away..great for a day trip!
The memories of your stay will last forever, this I promise you!

ALL RENTS FOR THE PROPERTY GO TO SUPPORT THE ADMISSION FREE ALICE MOSELEY FOLK ART & ANTIQUE MUSEUM IN THE HISTORIC BAY ST LOUIS DEPOT BUILDING.





Keywords: victorian cottage,shotgun style cottage,best view in Bay St. Louis,full of Moseley art,handmade pine furniture,it feels like home

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING PROPERTY...THIS INCLUDES THE GROUNDS AS WELL....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    WE REQUEST THAT YOU NOTIFY US WHEN YOU NAKE YOUR RESERVATION..THERE IS A $30 FEE PER PET. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

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Special offer: FALL SPECIAL $15 OFF PER NIGHT

School has started and we're having fewer visitors so we are offering a fall special of $15 per night off our normal rates on a two night minimum stay and you get to come to bay st. louis, when temperatures are generally more moderate and our restaurants and attractions such as the alice moseley folk art and antique museum are just as much fun. Come see us.

Offer for: Aug 24, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter rates
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$125
$750 $1,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $60 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$750 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $45 + tax
  • cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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Location

The Alice Moseley 'Blue House' is directly across the street from the historic Bay St. Louis train depot where the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum is located. This home is on the Historic Register and was Miss Alice's beloved home

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: My name is Tim Moseley and I am a retired marriage and family therapist and antique dealer and collector and I am dedicated to making sure that the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum will be around and doing good in the community for many years in the future.

Why the Owner Chose Bay St. Louis:
I just went along with what my mama told me to do, but have to acknowledge that, in this instance at least, mom knew best. The house is listed on the national register of historic homes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The blue house is almost 135 years old, and all the walls are not exactly straight but decorated with antiques and warm heart of pine wood floors. Everyone who visits here feels like they are back at the old home place.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • 'The Blue House' at 214 Bookter St.

    'The Blue House' at 214 Bookter St.

  • The Living  Room, opposite view

    The Living Room, opposite view

  • Front and Bedroom, with door to the bathroom

    Front and Bedroom, with door to the bathroom

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Looking Left towards the train depot while sitting in the rockers on the porch

    Looking Left towards the train depot while sitting in the rockers on the porch

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • " The  Living Room" view from the front window

    " The Living Room" view from the front window

  • Bath off the Front Bedroom

    Bath off the Front Bedroom

  • Front Bedroom, opposite view

    Front Bedroom, opposite view

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • The view from the porch rockers while looking right towards St. Stanislaus,the b

    The view from the porch rockers while looking right towards St. Stanislaus,the b

  • Kitchen Decor

    Kitchen Decor

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Speaks: english
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