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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Carriage House 'The Sugar Shack', Old Town Bay Saint Louis
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed over a weekend and we had the most wonderful time. The owner was easy to work with and answered every question I had. He made our reservation process so easy and clean. The house is perfect and was very clean. It was just as described on the website. Although we brought our own things, there was clothes detergent, shampoo, soaps, lotions, etc available. We were very close to the beach and right in the middle of a shopping district. Everything we needed was within walking distance. I would recommend this rental to anyone!!! I am ready to go back next year already! We enjoyed it so much. My son loved it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. Much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Rutger
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Fair Oaks, CA

Southern Charm At It's Best

  • 5 of 5

This review is so overdue. If you visit Bay St. Louis, you should stay at the Old Sugar Shack! The place was easy to book and the owner was delightful from start to finish.

My adventure started a few days beforehand I left home, my friend I was supposed to travel with cancelled at the last minute. I was a bit hesitant to be in the Deep South alone. I decided to go anyways; I found the most pleasant welcome from Teri, the charming woman who lives in the front house. She gave me a bottle of wine, tour of the town, and introduced me to the neighbors and locals. Teri’s hospitality and kindness was invaluable!

Charming and cozy describes the Sugar Shack. It’s exactly as picture. The kitchen is delightful to cook in, the owner provided numerous Cajun spices and the sort. The downstairs kitchen, living, and dining area are small, yet highly functional and well thought out. It flows well, the sofa is perfect to read, nap, or simply enjoy a movie. You’ll find ample extra blankets in the closet under the stairs. I spent my nights cozy on the sofa with the faux fireplace on and cocoa in hand.

My adventures around town turned out to be priceless. The people truly engaged in conversations, always provided a history of the town and surrounding areas (particularly post Katrina), directed me to great eateries, antique shops, and the sandy beaches. Except for my excursions to New Orleans (sidebar: New Orleans is nothing to write home about, I much preferred the charm of Bay. St. Louis) I parked the rental car. The bicycles are not pictured but Rutgers (the owner) let’s you have access to a VERY COOL vintage beach cruiser. Please, please take advantage of peddling around town. That bike (I named her “Lucy”) and I were inseparable. We rode to Waveland over the bridge to Pass Christian and Gulfport.

If you like venison, the local store sells it. I've never had ground venison (only the steaks) but it (ground venison) makes the best burgers! If that’s not up your ally, seafood is cheap and plentiful! Fire that grill right up, kick back on the patio enjoy the warm southern air, good company, some sweet tea or adult beverages, fine food, and the charm of a simpler life style. I would definitely come back her again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. It is appreciated.
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Gonzales, LA


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Bay Saint Louis. This is a lovely town with so much to do. We enjoyed the sites and the restaurants. The people were friendly. We fished almost every day. We enjoyed a bayou tour and going to New Orleans.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greencastle, IN


  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! My entire family enjoyed our stay. Bay St. Louis is a hidden treasure! If you want to relax and lay back, this is the place for you. The carriage house is within walking distance from everywhere and the owners provide bicycles for you to use. This is a great place to stay and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meridian, MS

Great base for Bridgefest

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and attractive carriage house. Was a great base from which to explore Old Town Bay St. Louis as all is in easy walking distance.

The area playground was right next to this property and made for a very enjoyable time for my six year old!

Owners representative in the property next door was very helpful and made sure we were welcomed.

We will revisit the Carriage House soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
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

Bay Saint Louis Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Rates are $150 per night for first night and $110 per night afterwards.
Minimum stay is 2 nights. Price for 1 week is $800.
Rates are negotiable when staying longer than 1 week.
1 month stay is $1400.

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Bay Saint Louis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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

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