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Historical Register Creole Cottage-Luxury Amenities-Pool-Near Beach- Restored

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom- sleeps 6, pool, near beach and Old Bay St. Louis

La Petite Cachette is a completely restored "barge board" private home, listed on The Historical Register.

The Main House features a creole porch with four hand-made Mississippi rocking chairs. This is a great place for morning coffee or afternoon libations with friends & family. This is the spot to take in a good book or just to enjoy the peace and privacy of La Petite Cachette.

The living room is a very cozy space for relaxing and watching TV. It has a large sofa, comfortable chairs, & a flat screen tv with a DVR. The living room opens to a spacious dining room. The dining room table has seating for 8 people and is decorated with the works of Mississippi artists. The chandelier is a family heirloom. The impressive pocket doors are restored and underscore the historical nature of this property.

The kitchen has been renovated & is fully equipped with 2 sets of dishes for 8, 2 sets of stainless flatware for 8, a large variety of cooking utensils, various pots and pans for cooking, oven bakeware of various sizes, and barware. There are 2 refrigerators: one vintage restored Philco refrigerator and a modern one with an icemaker on the screen porch. Appliances include a gas stove, a dishwasher, and a microwave. Small appliances include a coffeemaker, a toaster, a crockpot, and a blender.

The screen porch is accessed off of the kitchen and allows for outdoor dining. The porch also overlooks the pool and patio area.

The guest bedroom is well appointed with a queen size poster bed, a chest of drawers, night stands, bedside lamps, & generous closet space. The guest bedroom has 2 large windows & custom French doors which open on to the front porch. The bathroom is ensuite with a shower/tub combination. The bathroom is handicap accessible.

The master bedroom entrance is off the dining room through handmade French doors. There is an heirloom French bedroom suite with a queen bed and two large dressers. Also in the bedroom is a built-in work station with a flat screen TV. The bedroom has two large windows that allow natural light in the room. There is an ensuite bathroom with a vanity and dressing area with built-in barge board cabinets. The bathroom has two pedestal sinks and a six foot soaking bathtub/shower combination.

The sunroom is located at the rear of the house. This is a beautiful sunlit room with barge board shelves and cabinets from reclaimed wood from the New Orleans area. There is a vintage English breakfast table with balloon chairs. This is another great place for morning coffee. The windows and doors have custom made curtains and to allow for privacy. The sunroom has a half bath and can be used as a third sleeping space. The couch is a queen size sleeper sofa.

The laundry room has a washer and dryer and rods for hanging clothes. The laundry room is located in the back portion of the house and can be accessed from the sunroom.

The pool is private& is located in the backyard area of the property. There are bicycles located under the carport for guests to use during their stay.

*Please note this is the 'Main House' (VRBO #489053) and there is also another accommodation in the upstairs 'Guest Quarters' (VRBO #472872) listed separately

We allow pets on an individual basis. Please call for questions.

We DO NOT allow receptions or weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, stag parties, bachelor parties, large parties, etc. on the premises. If you have questions please contact us.

More Details

Mary Ellen Warner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Mary Ellen Warner

Mary Ellen and Bob are from Mississippi. Bob grew up in Bay St. Louis and graduated from St. Stanislaus. They have been coming back to 'The Bay' for over twenty years and are proud to be apart of this very special coastal community. The quiet streets, beautiful beaches, and the history & culture of Bay St. Louis are embedded in our hearts. We love Bay St. Louis!

Mary Ellen Warner purchased this house in 2010

Why Mary Ellen Warner chose Mississippi

The owners return to the Gulf Coast regularly for rest and relaxation. They are pleased to have the opportunity to restore and preserve this historical 100 year old cottage, "La Petite Cachette" (Little Nook). They love their home and want to share this restored piece of coastal history.

What makes this house unique

This Creole home is one of the few Biloxi Cottages to survive after Katrina.The typical Biloxi Cottage is a locally popular vernacular house that is typified by a gable roof, undercut gallery, and four bay facade with doors in two central bays.

La Petite Cachette is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a special property that seamlessly blends the history of a past lifestyle with the modern luxury of today. The barge board cabinets and hardwood floors are right at home with the modern luxury of the private pool, WIFI, and flatscreens


Bay Saint Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Furnished with grab bars at shower entry and inside shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    1/2 Bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Historical Register Creole Cottage-Luxury Amenities-Pool-Near Beach- Restored
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Bay St. Louis for Spring Break 2017. It was our first trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We enjoyed our stay and Mary Ellen was great to work with. If we had questions, she was quick to respond. The beds were comfortable and the home was a good setup for our family of five.

Pros: Beautiful home

Close to downtown and restaurants

Had the supplies needed to wash and dry clothes

Fully stocked home

Cons: A longer walk to the beach than I thought

Pool was a little dirty from the overhanging trees

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. A perfect blend of vintage, and modern. Swimming pool was a game changer since we brought an 8 year old. Great location! Easy walk to the beach or even town. Quiet with a capital Q. Owner checked in by phone, very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great historic home, comfortably furnished but in keeping with its vintage.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for site seeing from Mobile to New Orleans. Bay Saint Louis has good beaches and just enough night life at the bars, restaurants and little shops to visit on Main Street.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We (two senior couples) recently stayed in this historic cottage. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished with room for everyone to spread out. The kitchen is fully equipped, the pool is great for cooling off and the large screened back porch is a plus. The house has been lovingly restored with the bonus of modern wifi and appliances. The owners provide bikes for touring the area. The house is conveniently located walking distance from the beach and the area is very safe. We loved our quiet mini vacation here and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay St Louis Home but away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we imagined!!!! One of the best vacation at home but away from home!!! Mary is great with all our questions and concerns!!! My family was close enough to visit during our stay which made it that more special! We can't wait to come again

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Belinda, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday time away from home. We look forward your next visit to Bay St. Louis.
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Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Bay St. Louis to meet family. The Cottage is charming and private. We had five adults and nine month old twins. The Cottage is so spacious it fit all of us comfortably. It is also very clean, which was great with the twins crawling all over the place. We especially liked the pool, the screened in porch, and sitting in the rockers on the front porch in the evening. It had everything we needed. We will definitely stay here in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hollywood Casino and Resort Bay St. Louis
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 90
Car: recommended

This house is an example of a "Biloxi Cottage" & is on the National Historic Register. It is the downstairs living areas of a double shotgun home.The house is part of a historic district in Bay St. Louis. The "Depot District" and "Old Town" are within walking distance from the house.

Work related travelers will find the Stennis Airport, Healthcare Facilities, and industry within a reasonable driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Bay Saint Louis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Cruisin' The Coast
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter I
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter II
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 11 2018
6 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Feb 12 2018 - Feb 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mother's Day
May 12 2018 - May 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2018 - May 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Father's Day
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Independance Day
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

*If you have an inquiry about monthly, off-season rates, please send me an email.

Other festivals in BSL
Harbor Fest 2016 TBA

Please call or email for Event and Holiday rates.

Events & National Holidays: Mardi Gras, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial & Labor Day, July 4, MLK , Presidents, Columbus & Veterans Day, Harbor Fest, and Cruisin' the Coast

Check in: 3-5 pm Check out: 11 am
Late arrivals call
Monthly rates upon request: Longer terms & special arrangements are considered

We require having phone contact with our guests to confirm final arrangements.

We DO NOT allow receptions or weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, stag parties, bachelor parties, large parties, etc. on the premises. If you have questions please contact us.

Rates are subject to change at owner's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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