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Camellia Cottage 'Your Private Retreat on the Gulf Coast'

(45 Reviews)

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Camellia Cottage, your private retreat...


Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Guest House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

While the cottage has welcomed all guests it has a particular appeal for couples who come here to celebrate life events, like anniversaries, birthdays and even an engagement.
Guests often comment, 'This is even nicer than the pictures' and love the unexpected like a seasonal herb garden, ample parking, and it being dog friendly. One of the many advantages is how close it is to downtown and the beach, yet much quieter and a lot more private.
The kitchen is fully stocked or you can grill your dinner outside. The cottage is created to be small, intimate, tastefully decorated and geared for your comfort. It is nestled in among ancient live oaks, magnolias and beautiful winter blooming camellias.
The cottage is located on a lovely Street in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is not used for a party house or large events. I cannot accept children under ten due to the spiral staircase, and the minimum age for renting is 25.
If you read the guests comments and feel this is a good fit for your needs, please check the calendar and send me an email at
Blue Skies & Great Sunsets,
Jeannie B. Bright
PS. I am very dog friendly, but with some restrictions, and also a pet fee.

Keywords: private,cottage,romantic, unique, great location, quiet, dog friendly
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted inside or outside facility, and will cause forfeiture of deposit....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Ask about age requirments. The spiral staircase is not suitable for young children (under 10) or for adults unable to climb stairs....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I love dogs and accept a maximum of 2, yet with house rules. The price is based on size and length of stay. Please let me know if you would like to bring your dog in your inquiry. I love cats as well, but do not allow them due to guests allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a queen size sleeper sofa on the main floor. ...moreless

  • (1) This king sized bed is a guest favorite, with a super comfortable memory foam mattress. I have added a little Ben Franklin electric stove with flames for the winter, and a floor fan for the summer. There is also a writing desk and chair overlooking the balcony, and a separate chair for reading. 2. There is a queen sleeper sofa with an extra foam pad on the main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The bathroom is on the main floor, with a glass vessel sink, and a custom made vanity. Both the floor and the shower are tiled with slate....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a beautiful, historical cemetary at the end of the street that both photographers and historians enjoy. Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport have frequent festivals, concerts and events year round. Some guests take day trips to New Orleans and Mobile, and I can arrange for a excellent pet sitter for hire if you want care for your dog. I can arrange for a massage therapist to come to the cottage for your health and pampering....moreless


  • Books:

    There is a small selection of books available....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player, and a large selection of movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    From Camellia Cottage it's about a mile to the beach. There are walking paths at the beach and over the Biloxi Bridge. There is a childrens park, outdoor showers, and a fishing pier. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, as well....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Camellia Cottage is like one guests described it, 'Downtown, across the street.' ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean:

    about 1mile from the ocean...moreless

  • Town:

    .3 to downtown Downtown Ocean Springs is award winning, one being best small city, and another one for friendliest. Washington and Government Street are filled with boutiques, art, restaurants , bars ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The table is a a round handpainted table that easily seats four. There is also a bar top with two additional stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    downstairs is a split wall unit for heat and air There is an additional wall unit air conditioner upstairs....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a very efficient clothes dryer for your use, as well as a clothes drying rack....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There isn't a fireplace, but there is an electric heater/ Ben Franklin stove in the bedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    ductless heater/air plus Ben Franklin electric heater upstairs...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are ample bedding, towels and kitchen towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    there are two recliners, a sleeper sofa and an additional chair...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    plenty of uncovered parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and linens are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a very efficient washer and dryer for your use. Guests need to obtain their own washing detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The cottage has it 's own separate Wifi...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is not a wood stove, but a small Ben Franklin standing heater....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    drip 10 cup coffee maker tea bags...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked with dishes, utensils, glassware, pots, pans, kettle, placemats, cork screw, garlic press, cutting board...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is a complete set of dishes for 4, as well as extras, wine glasses etc....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked for cooking...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    limited ...I have a collection of spices and you are welcome to use herbs from the garden...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    seating with two chairs and a table...moreless

  • Golf:

    A public golf course is a short distance away, and there are others nearby as well....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Camellia Cottage faces a large lawn and deep woods. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a grill as well as fresh garden herbs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 45 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 6 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $75
  • pet fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%


Dear Guests, I will send you a link requesting either a deposit of 125.00 or if you prefer, the total amount. If you choose to pay a deposit the balance will be due at arrival by check or cash. The deposit will be deducted from the balance amount, so you will not have to wait for it to be returned after your stay. Using this method of payments keeps you from incurring a booking charge through VRBO.

We are dog friendly, and the fee is according to the number of pets and the length of stay. The pet

must be current with flea RX and neutered/spayed. Cats are not permitted due to guests allergies.

There is a strict NO SMOKING policy inside or on the grounds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

Jeannie B. Bright

228 238-6899

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Office
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf Hills
90 Miles
Nearest Train
New Orleans
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 90/Bienville Blvd.
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cheryl's SteakHouse
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Springs

Car: Necessary

Camellia Cottage is very close to downtown and jabout a mile to the beach. There are walking paths at the beach, tennis courts, gazebo, volley ball, outdoor showers and a fishing pier. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, as well as on the patios of most of the downtown restaurants!

Please CHECK the calendar for availability.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: This area has been the perfect place to move to after years of living in large cities. Being close to nature is very important to me, and where I live inspires me every single day. My cats and dogs agree and are flourishing here. The friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and abundance of artists have added immeasurably to my life.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs, MS, USA:
I have travelled worldwide and I am happy and content to call Ocean Springs my home. Come for a visit, and see what it does for you.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
If you are in need of true relaxation as well as fun, food and culture, this is it. I take great pride in Camellia Cottage and all of the wonderful reviews it has been given.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Camellia Cottage, your private retreat...

    Camellia Cottage, your private retreat...

  • Herb garden..

    Herb garden..

  • upstairs to the sleeping loft

    upstairs to the sleeping loft

  • Rudy and Lill Fella Bright with their new guest friend, Mollie

    Rudy and Lill Fella Bright with their new guest friend, Mollie

  • my front yard...Camellia Cottage is tucked away  behind mine...

    my front yard...Camellia Cottage is tucked away behind mine...

  • downtown Ocean Springs
Photo by David Salters

    downtown Ocean Springs Photo by David Salters

  • Downtown Ocean Springs at Christmas

    Downtown Ocean Springs at Christmas

  • My cat Rain girl ...just visiting

    My cat Rain girl ...just visiting

  • gas stove, fully stocked kitchen

    gas stove, fully stocked kitchen

  • writing desk...wi fi

    writing desk...wi fi

  • a Camellia collection from the yard.....

    a Camellia collection from the yard.....

VRBO #234556

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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