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Vintage Circa 1885 Downtown Cottage with Private Back Porch and Courtyard

(28 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private circa 1885 cottage in prime location

Isabella House is a circa 1885 cottage with vintage character and charm located in the Downriver Historic District of Natchez, Mississippi. It has been lovingly renovated from a state of total disrepair and is available for nightly and weekly stays comfortably accommodating 2-4 guests. Although furnished with many unique and antique pieces, it still offers modern conveniences such as cable, internet, dishwasher and washer/dryer as well as complimentary snacks and beverages. The rear courtyard is spacious and private and has a grill and chiminea for guest use. At Isabella House, you'll be within walking distance of wonderful downtown shops, restaurants and entertainment, but you might not want to leave the back porch!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed in the rear courtyard only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 murphy bed

    Custom; Queen...moreless

  • The main sleeping area is the bedroom which has a queen bed with very comfortable mattresses and pillows. There is a TV in one armoire and a safe in the other. The washer/dryer is also located in this room inside a custom cabinet. The second bed is in the living room and is a custom-made queen wall bed with a memory foam topper. The bedroom and living room each have doors opening onto the front porch AND into the kitchen which allows guests in each sleeping area to go outside and/or to the kitchen or bathroom without disturbing their friends or relatives in the other sleeping area! Extra linens and comfy Isabella House robes are provided for both sleeping areas....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom has a vintage clawfoot soaker tub with shower. Towels, a blow dryer, a makeup mirror and first aid kit are provided. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the Downriver Historic District within walking distance of many wonderful shops, restaurants and entertainment venues...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    There is also a dining table on the back porch that seats 4. One of the 3 porch ceiling fans hangs overhead for nice outdoor dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas logset...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has central heat, and there is a gas log set in the kitchen. Additional heating is available for extremely cold weather....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is off-street parking for 2 vehicles. One vehicle may be parked inside the courtyard gate if you'd like. A motion light is located in the parking area for your convenience at night....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, creamer, sugar and Splenda are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Snacks, toaster pastries and waffle-making ingredients are provided as well as filtered water and soft drinks....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is a 1920s Monitor Top that adds to the vintage character of the house. A new refrigerator with freezer is also available, and there is a counter-top ice maker in the kitchen....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two cruiser-style bicycles are provided for guest use at their own risk....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The back courtyard encompasses a large portion of the lawn and has cushioned seating for four, a fan, grill and chiminea. This is the only area in which smoking is allowed....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included


* $150.00/night rate applies to 2 guests only. The rate for 3-4 guests is $175.00/night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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Natchez is steeped in history and has an array of magnificent antebellum homes. You can get an up-close and personal feel of the old south touring these beautiful and unique homes and properties. Some are open year round, and many others are featured during Natchez' Spring and Fall Pilgrimages in March and October. We are also home of The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in October-an event you don't want to miss! The Bluff Blues Fest, The Food and Wine Fest, The Festival of Music and the Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks on the River are just some of the many attractions that keep life in this bluff city fun and entertaining! There are also ghost tours, the Natchez Little Theater, the Under-the-Hill Bar and Saloon and the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge among many other local attractions....truly something for everyone! Come enjoy what suites you!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I'm owner Jacqueline Cummings, and my business is based on the belief that my customers' needs are of the utmost importance, and I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the service and travel experience that you deserve. Take a look at the Isabella House website, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you!

Why the Owner Chose Natchez, MS, USA:
When you see the 'BEFORE' pictures on my website, you might understand why others couldn't see the potential in this property, but, although the renovation took a very long time, I always knew it could be as amazing as it is today! It was literally saved by local historic preservation efforts (which prevented it from being demolished).....and me!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

  • Living room with custom queen wall bed closed

    Living room with custom queen wall bed closed

  • Living room heater

    Living room heater

  • Kitchen fireplace

    Kitchen fireplace

  • Fully equipped vintage kitchen

    Fully equipped vintage kitchen

  • Antique kitchen cabinet with cookware and utensils

    Antique kitchen cabinet with cookware and utensils

  • Bedroom TV armoire with radio/CD player atop

    Bedroom TV armoire with radio/CD player atop

  • Vintage clawfoot soaker tub with shower

    Vintage clawfoot soaker tub with shower

  • :)


  • Personally coded entry

    Personally coded entry

  • Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

    Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

  • 'BEFORE' renovation (... and lots of love!)

    'BEFORE' renovation (... and lots of love!)

  • Back of the house

    Back of the house

  • Custom wall bed accommodates 3rd-4th guests

    Custom wall bed accommodates 3rd-4th guests

  • Beautiful, high ceilings

    Beautiful, high ceilings

  • Cozy fire for winter!

    Cozy fire for winter!

  • Full size refrigerator too!

    Full size refrigerator too!

  • Very comfortable queen bed

    Very comfortable queen bed

  • Vanity from an antique sideboard

    Vanity from an antique sideboard

  • R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N


  • Private courtyard with a fan, grill and chiminea

    Private courtyard with a fan, grill and chiminea

  • Fourth of July Fireworks on the River (only a couple of blocks away!)

    Fourth of July Fireworks on the River (only a couple of blocks away!)

  • Walkway just across Canal Street

    Walkway just across Canal Street

VRBO #484394

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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