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Carriage House 'The Sugar Shack', Old Town Bay Saint Louis

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) and open kitchen

Located one block from the beach in the 'Old Town' section of Bay St. Louis. Within walking distance of the beach and 'The Shoo Fly' (where you can sit in the shade of a huge old oak tree and watch the trains go by). A playground that was donated to the children of Bay St. Louis after Hurricane Katrina is across the street along with a tennis court. Within walking distance of restaurants, all ages music venues, and boutiques.

Churches, antique shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries and many unusual and interesting retail shops are all within two blocks of the cottage. Walking towns are nearly a thing of the past, but in 'Old Town' Bay St. Louis you can still walk anywhere you want to go and feel safe.

It's a short drive to the Hollywood Casino and Bridges Golf Course, (an Arnold Palmer designed course). Also, a short drive to the Silver Slipper Casino with a famous Sunday champagne brunch.

The second Saturday of every month, the merchants of 'Old Town' sponsor the Art Walk. They have bands and complimentary food and drinks. It's a great way to meet the locals and come to understand the uniqueness and friendliness of Bay St. Louis. Consider yourself warned: You may never want to leave the bay! (I never do) Second Saturday (as the locals call it) starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at about 9:00 p.m.

The Carriage House sits behind the main house that was built in 1903. The Carriage house was built shortly after that. It's constructed of solid concrete blocks, which give it a real European flair. It has two bedrooms and a bath upstairs and a kitchen/living combination downstairs.

There is also a New Orleans style courtyard for your coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening. Or you can just bask in the sun, listen to the birds, read a book and take in the wonderful gulf breezes. Whatever you choose, it's the perfect place to get away from all your woes and relax.

Bay St. Louis has recovered from Hurricane Katrina and did not suffer any significant damage from hurricanes Isaac and Gustav. It is interesting to hear the storm stories and see for yourself, how this little town's people have banded together to bring back the town that we all love.

For added interest:

New Orleans is less than an hour away.

There's a great children's museum 20 minutes away in Gulfport.

An outlet mall 30 minutes away in Gulfport.

Stennis Aerospace Museum 20 minutes away.

We will be happy to guide you to any points of interest in the area.

No one under 25 years of age without supervision.

Children are welcome, but sorry no pets are allowed.

Out of respect for our non smoking guests, there is no smoking allowed inside the cottage, but feel free to smoke in the courtyard.

Keywords: Carriage House, Sugar shack

More Details

Rutger Jongbloets
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Rutger Jongbloets

Originally from Holland, I came to the United States in 1992 in pursuit of a cajun lady, adventure and the American Dream!

I am a Physical Therapist and owner of Physiofit Physical Therapy in Orleans and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. My interests are my family, adventure sports and ANY water sport.

Rutger Jongbloets purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rutger Jongbloets chose Mississippi

Bay St. Louis has a unique character and my wife and I fell in love with it many years ago.

Having a second home here is a dream come true.

Once the car is parked, there really is no use for it anymore as everything is within walking or bicycling distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Our carriage house and Bay St. Louis invite you to park your vehicle and never touch it again for days. Everything is within walking distance. My wife loves the restaurants and shops, I love the beach and watersports. (and the restaurants too!)

Close to 'The Ugly Pirate', a unique watering hole and restaurant. A must visit!


Bay Saint Louis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect the neighbors as you would like a neighbor to respect you.
  • Please remove any perishables from the fridge when leaving and replace beer with same or better!
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has double on bottom, single/twin on top
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Full size bed (1), bunk bed with full size on bottom and twin on top (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 block off beach, 2 blocks from Old Town Bay St Louis, next to playground and tennis court


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Carriage House 'The Sugar Shack', Old Town Bay Saint Louis
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in BSL for the family. 5 minute walking distance to town and beach. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and for the kind review.
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Lafayette, LA

Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

Rutger was a gracious host; the accommodations were clean, comfortable and cozy; and the location was ideal. We had a wonderful trip and recommend to anyone visiting BSL.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Oakland, California

Private cottage off the street; walk to everything; W/D; kitchen; outdoor patio. Perfect ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Best little BSL cottage ê

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very kind review. Glad you had a nice time!
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Lovely accommodations! Very much a part of the Old Town Bay St. Louis area. Location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Cozy! Had everything we needed stocked! Beautiful and comfy! Awesome owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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We had an awesome time. Loved the house and our favorite part was the bicycles.

  • 5 of 5

Will def stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You are welcome to come back whenever you're ready.
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Great vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

The sugar shack is located in a quiet neighborhood approximately one block from the beach and everything else BSL has to offer. It was well kept and very clean. Our family of four had plenty of room. I would recommend the sugar shack for anyone looking for a nice, low cost rental property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bay St Louis
Car: recommended

Antique and 'unique' shops. Great local restaurants.


Local breweries 'Lazy Magnolia' and 'Crooked Letter' with great tours available!

Stennis space center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Minimum stay is 2 nights. Price for 1 week is $770.
This is No-Smoking accommodation.
Contact me for stays of 1 month or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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