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Camellia Cottage 'Your Private Retreat on the Gulf Coast' """

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Dear Guests, 💙

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.

The cottage was created to be intimate, tastefully decorated cottage style comfortable...not fussy. Upstairs in the sleeping loft is a king size bed with a lush memory foam mattress. The kitchen is fully stocked with a full size refrigerator, gas stove as well as an outdoor grill. Their is wifi, a large movie library and a new 49inch smart tv.

Many of my guests like to travel with their dog (me too!) and I make sure the dogs have a good stay providing them with bowls, towels and a blanket. 🐶

Guests often comment, 'This is even nicer than the pictures' and love the unexpected like a seasonal herb garden, ample parking, and of course the close proximity to downtown. This is the place to stay to give yourself permission to be as active or lazy as you wish. 😁

The cottage is located on a lovely street in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is not used for a party house or large events and I cannot accept children under ten due to the spiral staircase. The minimum age for renting is 25.

I am grateful to have earned over 50 five star reviews and urge you to read them and see if this is the place you are looking for.

Blue Skies & Great Sunsets,

Jeannie B. Bright

Keywords: private,cottage,romantic, unique, great location, quiet, relaxing, dog friendly

More Details

Jeannie B. Bright
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jeannie B. Bright

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 ( and that includes my latest resident, Pokey Man a possum that lives happily under my house with a semi feral cat.)The friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and abundance of artists have added immeasurably to my life.

Jeannie B. Bright purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jeannie B. Bright chose Ocean Springs

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

to spend my birthday. Everything was even better than expected, made even better by such a wonderful hostess. We will absolutely be back! We have fallen in love with the town, area, and especially the cottage. Thank you so much!

p.s. The bottle of wine is for you as a thank you gift. ❤️
May 2017
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Ocean Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a queen size sleeper sofa on the main floor.
  • (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 and air conditioner for the summer. There is also a writing desk and a separate chair for reading. 2. There is a queen sleeper sofa with an extra foam pad on the main floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 also recommend a wonderful massage therapist for your health and pampering.


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Camellia Cottage 'Your Private Retreat on the Gulf Coast'
average rating of 4.980769 based on 96 reviews

This was our second visit and it was just as special! We love Jeannie and we love the place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an escape where you can just connect, revive your mind, cooks some great meals and enjoy the quiet nature of Ocean Sorings, this is the perfect place. This cottage is special. The loft upstairs with the California king bed is heavenly and the living space is perfect for couples needing a little escape. Check out the historical cemetery nearby that has a beautiful view and take some time to hit up Govenment Street and visit the shops and bars! We love Ocean sorings and plan to buy a place of our own there in the future. This cottage is worth it, especially the fact that you can bring your pets for a full family trip. Give Jeannie a try....she’s a great host and will make sure that your stay is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am actually blushing. Thank you very much...and the great thing is I KNOW I will get to see you again. XXXOOO
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The cottage was great. Clean quiet and secluded. Lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Jeannie was great. She made enough contact to take care of us if we needed anything but never once intruder in our time there. She was a great hostess and person to rent from. Would definitely recommend and rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The darling Gleasons... Wonderful guests, please return sooner than later.
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Very relaxing private

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it animals felt at home loved the cottage

And area

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Linda for your review! I hope you find your perfect home here in OceanSprings ❣️
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Daphne, alabama

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality. Your cottage is adorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much dear Daphne's 😍 I hope your return is soon Roo and Lil Fella said...don't forget the pups too
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Destrehan, LA

Great cottage very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anyone staying in Ocean Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you ❤️ dear guests, and hope to see you againl
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Large, clean, amenities galore, & dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all! Location, plenty of room, full kitchen & BEST hostess ever! Location is great for lots of R&R.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you So much. I really enjoyed your visit...just wish it was longer. As you now know Rudy has a major crush on Abby, the girl 3 times his size!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Office
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Hills
Nearest Train
90 Miles
New Orleans
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Hwy 90/Bienville Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cheryl's SteakHouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Springs
Car: necessary

Camellia Cottage is very close to downtown, just across the street, which gives it the advantage of greater privacy and more quiet. Downtown has excellent shopping, art, music, a local theatre with great bars and restaurants. There is an excellent museum, The Walter Anderson exhibiting an outstanding collection from its namesake. There are frequent festivals and an open air Saturday market. Ocean Springs is award winning for friendliest as well as best small city. Take a day trip to New Orleans, Mobile or many nearby coastal towns. Cross the bridge for casinos and name entertainment. Enjoy meeting the shrimp boats and bringing home a catch.

Please CHECK the calendar for availability.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Pet Fee $50
pet fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Dear Guests, I will send you two links, one a contract and the other directions. I am 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, and a maximum of 2 dogs. Dogs need to be on a leash while outside and the yard is not fenced. 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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