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the Turtle House: a Hidden Getaway in Old Ocean Springs

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A Stones Throw From East Beach And Dog Friendly.

Furnished 2 BR, 2 BA with enclosed yard. Pet friendly, a few hundred yards from the east (local) beach. Convenient to the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL), downtown Oceans Springs, Boutiques, Restaurants, Casinos, and Beaches. The O.S. Bike Trail winds through the village nearby.The house is very comfortable for families and couples . We love pets. The Turtle House must be reserved by mail. We cannot accept credit cards or Pay Pal. Please call if you need more information. .


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We love kids, and there is a fenced, private yard with multiple gated sections....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs and the yard is configured to allow both kids and dogs to have separate gated areas....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are sorry, but his house was built with steps and we cannot accommodate wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 4 bunk bed

    Children's bunk room with bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub



  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable is included....moreless

  • Television:

    Televisions in living room, bedroom, and outside on deck....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Seats 6 inside, 4 on the deck, and 4 on the grill porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    And ceiling fans in most rooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet included with Wifi and cable television....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for eight persons....moreless

  • Parking:

    The house is on a cul de sac, and there is more gated parking space in private fenced yard....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully furnished....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Icemaker, filtered water....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Multiple large gated private decks with shade, grill, fire pit, table and chairs, and outdoor tv....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane with side burner....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Municipal tennis courts are two blocks along residential roads....moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rates
Jan 1 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$630 $2,700
Apr 2 - Dec 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,050 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $0


There is a $50 cleaning fee for each rental.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Reservations require a deposit check in advance in the amount of $200. Please send checks to Turtle House, 103 Shearwater Drive, Ocean Springs MS, 39564. Please contact for payment details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport Biloxi, MS (GPT) or Mobile, AL (MOB)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 courses locally.
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MS 90 or I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Phoenicia Gourmet, and many others.
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
East beach, Ocean Springs, MS

The Turtle House on Gum Street is a unique property designed by Ishii. The house is hidden away in old Ocean Springs. It is built of glass and wood to bring nature inside. We particularly like to have people with dogs. The house has a series of terraces and a yard that dogs enjoy. They are all separately enclosed for their safety. The house has two bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps 6, with 4 in bunks. The baths have Jacuzzi tubs that are wonderful. There is plenty of safe parking. Car show enthusiasts will note that there is roll in access to the gated yard and room for several cars. You will find it quiet and joyous.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs, MS, USA:
This is an Ishi house-- designed by the noted gulf coast architect. It is a Japanese style cottage with decks on three sides. It is located in a cul de sac in a secluded part of Ocean Springs. It has an open floor plan, with large bay windows on the wooded side of the house.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Many people enjoy the wildlife that is visible from the house. Birds, rabbits, raccoon, and of course turtles make there appearance on a daily basis. There is a bald eagle nest within one thousand yards of the house. Numerous seabirds and coastal birds are in evidence on any normal day from the bayous, beach, and estuaries nearby. Dolphin sightings from the beach are reasonably common.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • The walkway

    The walkway

  • The Deck and Bar

    The Deck and Bar

  • The Bayou

    The Bayou

  • The bar at the deck in the trees

    The bar at the deck in the trees

  • Grill deck and back yard.

    Grill deck and back yard.

  • Dining


  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Second bath (also a Jacuzzi.)

    Second bath (also a Jacuzzi.)

  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The deck in the trees

    The deck in the trees

  • The living room.

    The living room.

  • Grandson


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Jacuzzi tubs

    Jacuzzi tubs

  • Laundry


VRBO #492199

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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