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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

More Details

Beth Swigris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

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 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a quaint and cozy little house! The weather was mixed, so we spent a lot of time indoors as well as out. The house was well laid out with various living spaces for our large family to hang out in. It's also an easy walk to the beach. The neighborhood is safe and friendly. I especially appreciated the plentiful supply of towels and toilet paper :-). The kitchen had everything we needed, and it was just such a cute and cheerful space. Totally recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the Cottage. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

So nice to be close to beach and intertainment.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute/Fun Cottage in Gulfport

  • 5 of 5

Stay here if you want clean, comfy accommodations along with great communication with hostess. Everything you need for your stay is provided. Backyard is awesome with outdoor seating, grill, and games. Great place as our hub for a family wedding. Thank you, Beth for allowing us to stay in your cottage. BTW...pizzeria was soooooo good!! Thanks for the gift certificate!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Turtle Cottage is a happy place. Its shabby chic is charming and its space airy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and deck and walking through the surprisingly quiet neighborhood. The beach and Gulfport's downtown offerings of restaurants are within walking distance. The usual assortment of chain restaurants and stores, as well as two malls are within a few miles if that suits you.

The property manager is helpful and responds quickly to telephone calls or text messages. We hope to return soon. .

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have choosen anywhere better.

  • 5 of 5

Beth was nothing short of amazing! Check in and check out was a breeze the house provided plenty of space for our entire group everything was clean. It was close to everything but just far enough off the path that it was relaxing. Would definitely stay here again if we're ever back in Gulfport!

Beth, thank you for such a positive experience for our family 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is the most perfect place you can imagine. The owner is so friendly and helpful. The property has everything you could want and a great location for all your activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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