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Cozy Living Close to the Beach

Bay Saint Louis, MS, USA
  • Guest House900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

1 bedroom fully furnished guest house

This cozy cottage is a short walk to shopping, dining, and our beautiful beach with bike and walking path. You will feel safe at home in this quiet setting located directly behind the owner's 1882 Creole Cottage. Private parking and a large yard provide lots of space for pets and lounging.

This space includes almost 900 square feet of living area with all the comforts of home. The enclosed front porch has a washing machine and dryer, ironing board, iron and outdoor games. The back porch seating area overlooks the pond and pottery studio.


Joy Mehrtens

Member Since 2018
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Joy Mehrtens

I retired after teaching for 24 years at Our Lady Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school just a couple of blocks from my home here in the Bay. My teaching experience dates back to New Orleans where I started my career as a church musician and teacher in Jefferson, just up the river from Orleans Parish. I continue to serve as a music director at First United Methodist Church in Gulfport.

Joy Mehrtens purchased this Guest House in 1998

Why Joy Mehrtens chose Bay Saint Louis

As a young traveler passing through Bay Saint Louis on Highway 90, I never had any idea what a hidden gems this little town is. Imagine my surprise when I finally made my way off the state highway to find the most delightful, friendly town I have ever imagined. So, it didn't take long for me to realize my dream and find a property that could be my long time residence. And I would like to share my discovery with you. Come visit and you just might find yourself wanting to stay forever!

What makes this Guest House unique

Bay Saint Louis has the perfect ambiance and location to relax and be close to the water and all it has to offer and still be within an hour's drive to the exciting and historic city of New Orleans. You can meander down our scenic highways or make a b-line to the city via Interstate 10 which runs 7 miles north of town. As New Orleans celebrates it's tricentennial, I am reminded that Bay Saint Louis was founded before New Orleans was and by the same explorers. I wonder how many people have made the connection between our namesake Louis, King of France and Louisiana?


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Pillow top mattress on artist constructed queen sized bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom has an over- sized shower and antique claw-foot tub.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Washington Street public beach access is from the front of the property. There you can utilize a newly constructed comfort station on the corner of Beach Blvd. and Washington Street.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Heating and air for year around comfort.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Heat pump. Thermostat controlled.
                      • Internet
                        Joys wifi network should get you easily connected.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Electric clothes drying located on the front porch.
                      • Linens Provided
                        Beautiful bamboo sheets for the bedroom. Also a set provided for the futon if needed.
                      • Living Room
                        Living room has a large smart tv, futon, portable desk and chaise lounge.
                      • Parking
                        Personal parking in enclosed yard.
                      • Towels Provided
                        8 sets of towel are included as well as beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washing machine is on the front enclosed porch. Some detergent may be available.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 6.
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Convection and regular electric.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Paper towels, dish washing liquid, some condiments are provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Glass top.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining area includes a china cabinet and piano.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable television.
                                  • Television
                                    48" smart tv.


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Hollywood casino golf course is 3 miles away.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        City courts within walking distance


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Senior Adults Only Community
                                            there are no steps in the cottage.
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Smoking is allowed only n the screened porch.


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                            Bay Saint Louis, MS, USA

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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

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