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Historic Quaint Gulf Cottage!Walk to the Beach, Parks and Downtown!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9)

The Sea Turtle cottage is located in the heart of exciting Gulfport within walking distance to the beach, parks, casino and Historic Downtown Gulfport's restaurants, shops and bars. The Sea Turtle is on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History covenant register and has been carefully restored to the charms of yesteryear. If you enjoy the ambiance of 'days gone by, then the Sea Turtle Cottage with its original hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings and comfortable and eclectic antique furnishings is the place for you!

Sleeping accommodations are great. The parlor bedroom features a four poster bed, antique chifforobe trestle table and flat screen TV. An antique full size burl maple bed with matching armoire and an antique single brass bed in the second bedroom is just perfect for the aunts and nieces. A French Provincial queen bed and trundle day bed in a third bedroom with it's nautical touches is seaside cottage chique.

Dining and entertaining for large groups is artfully easy. The graceful dining room table has two leafs for expanding to easily accommodate parties of ten. The kitchen is equipped with all the tools you'll need to make fabulous meals to wine and dine with friends and family.

Relax in the parlor living room where you and your musical guests and friends can have a fun night playing the spinet piano or guitar. Or gather in the sunroom where you will find a rattan love seat, two upholstered chairs and plenty of pillows and places to flop to watch your favorite shows or DVDs on the flat screen TV.

Two full baths make it easy to get up and get going. One bath includes a bathtub and shower combination that is great for the little guys.

This is a perfect vacation spot for family gatherings, and casino goers alike. The kids will love the splash pad at West Side Park located just a stroll around the block. And Jones Park with its scheduled entertainment events, (Gulfport Music Fest in May and the Fishing Rodeo returns July 4th weekend!), and picnic areas and playgrounds is so close you can walk to it. The newly constructed Gulfport Harbor will delight you with fishing piers and the offerings of fresh fish and shrimp from the boats (summer 2013). Or in season, take a ride on the Ship Island Excursion Boat leaving from the harbor to tour Historic Fort Massachusetts and leave you to do some 'barrier island' beach combing. The Beach Comber Trolley stops at Jones Park, ready to pick you up and carry you up and down the coast for even more shopping and dining fun. Even golfing! And the Island View Casino is a good neighbor living just across the street ready and waiting for whenever you're feeling lucky! Get in the car and you’ll find more fun with outlet malls, discount stores, golf courses and the Gulf Island Water Park.

Come and stay and play at the Sea Turtle Cottage. I just know you will make some great memories.

Keywords: cottage,beach,casinos,nightlife,restaurants,nostalgic,charming,comfortable,breezy,coastal,parks,gulfcoast

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Beth Swigris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Beth Swigris

My family and I have lived on this street just a few houses up from the Sea Turtle Cottage for 20 years. Our home was lucky enough to survive the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but many other homes in our community were not so lucky. It is the love for the coast and the desire to help restore and rebuild our community that brought us to purchase the Sea Turtle Cottage. Thanks to the partnership between my mother and me, we were able to complete the restoration of this charming cottage and offer a delightful place for friends and families to vacation and gather in this exciting town.

I hope we can share our pleasures of the coast with you, our quests, for many years to come and that you will return time and time again.

Owners, Beth Swigris and Martha Sexton

Beth Swigris purchased this cottage in 2011


Gulfport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (Day bed with trundle)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Quaint Gulf Cottage!Walk to the Beach, Parks and Downtown!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Had family over for Sunday dinner...17 total and didn't feel we were climbing all over each other! Despite being a cottage, perfect size for 6 adults to sleep and spend a few days! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage with Quick Access to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Sea Turtle Cottage. The owner was awesome at answering questions and ensuring our stay in her cottage was a great experience. We lacked for nothing - the cottage was clean, well appointed, comfortable, and allowed a place to call home with our dog while relaxing on the beach and enjoying the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was the perfect spot for our home base on our trip. We enjoyed being so close to the beach, as well as in a central location for a lot of great adventures. We visited the USS Alabama in Mobile, the INFINITY Space Center, and the Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Center, as well as spending time on the beach. The front porch was a great spot to relax and read in the shade. We really appreciated the suggestion of going to a local symphony performance on the water...awesome experience! Overall a great stay! Thank you, Beth!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house right near everything

  • 5 of 5

Beth was wonderful, and got back to us very quickly. We had to do some cleaning when we first arrived, but Beth promised to review things with her cleaning person. Great yard and stocked kitchen. Easy walk to restaurants and the beach. We used the gas grill, which was a great bonus. Plenty of room to have guests in.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Quirky, Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Sea Turtle Cottage! The house is light, bright, and there was more than enough room for a family with two teenagers. I spent lots of time reading on the front porch, and we watched movies together in the evening in the sun room. The walk to the beach is really simple, and if you'd rather drive than haul your stuff, there is ample parking. It was also a pleasant walk downtown for a latte each morning. Beth has really worked to make this cottage just what you need on vacation--a nicely stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of towels, good showers. Don't be put off by the lack of view--it's a lovely, quiet neighborhood, and the breeze off the gulf will more than make up for being off the water. We would come back to stay at this cottage in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owner response for each and every message was excellent, the stay was very comfortable, the house was at a good spot and easy to locate. Overall we all liked it. Thanks to the owner.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many Choices in Downtown Gulfport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many choices in Downtown Gulfport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Three blocks south!


Rates & Availability

Gulfport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall and winter
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Cruisin the Coast
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Feb 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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