Welcome to Turtle House, a unique Carroll B. Ishee designed home nestled in the woods near East Beach in Ocean Springs. With its angular roof lines, large expanses of glass, different floor levels and decks on three sides, the Turtle House invites guests to be attune to nature. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath house offers a peaceful retreat yet is close to East Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore, USM-Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and downtown Ocean Springs, a place that has received many national accolades for its livability and beauty. With the decks and back yard, the property is secure for children and pets. The house has room to sleep 6, but plenty of interior and exterior space for entertaining, including an outdoor grill and wet bar. Located on a paved dead-end street, there is enough parking for even the Cruisers. The home is very comfortable for couples and families, and we love pets.
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 8 nights
A Stones Throw From East Beach And Dog Friendly.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 23, 2018
Why Dian Willhoite chose Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou
This is a Carroll B. Ishee 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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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This one is a catch!
We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our stay! Such a quaint little home. We do hope to return.
The house was in a very quiet and unique location. Dian was very hospitable and informative. We encountered three issues.
1. Not enough bath towels and wash cloths
2. House was not clean
3. Roaches (not palmetto bugs, they were actual cockroaches)
The Turtle House Is The Best!
We always have a wonderful time at this little piece of heaven, nestled away in the trees, only a quarter mile from the beach. Dian is the perfect hostess and the beautiful little house is always as neat as a pin when we arrive. She even came over on the day of our arrival and brought us a bottle of wine and we sat and visited on the deck out back. If you visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you owe it to yourself to book this little place - you won't be disappointed!
Ocean Springs 2018
Loved the Turtle House!
Kitchen is very visitor ready. Didn't use it a lot, so many good places to eat in Ocean Springs.
Very clean & comfortable house.
Wifi was strong enough to stream Wild Hockey to laptop or Kindle.
Too rainy to use the fire pit, maybe next time!
Hope to return next year!!
Thank you Christine for all your extra help with the TV.
Secluded, peaceful and very unique! The perfect place for us. Thanks Dian!
Architectural history jewel!
Lovely private, pet- friendly abode surrounded by woods but close to the center of the Ocean Springs historical district AND the beach. Fun to stay in, all the conveniences, & a room for the kids! Whether you want to BarBQue or fix delicious seafood from the nearby dock, you can! The owner, Diane, makes you feel welcome, shares stories about the area, & explains the architectural details of this bnb. We felt welcome & enjoyed our stay. Next time, our dogs will come!!
The Turtle House on Gum Street is a unique property designed by Carroll B. Ishee. 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 which are all separately enclosed for their safety. The house has two bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps six - this includes two bunkbeds and one queen size bed. 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.
Additional information about rental rates
There is a $50 cleaning fee for each rental. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.