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Tradewinds at Legacy Towers: South Beach with a South Seas Flair

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,298 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful, newly decorated 2BR/2 BA Legacy Condo w/unsurpassed views of Gulf

This recently renovated luxury condo is decorated with a classy global beach ambiance unique from other vacation rentals on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We, the owners, envisioned it as a year-round residence, furnishing it with decorative touches that speak South Beach or Southern California. A change in family situation led us to move to a larger nearby condo. We now rent our beach home to guests on a year-round basis.

With 2 BR, 2 BA plus a bonus room (with twin bed), this is the more spacious version of the 2 BR homes found in Legacy Towers. Its 3rd floor location offers fantastic views of the resort-style pool and the live oak tree where our neighborhood great blue heron frequently comes to roost when he’s through fishing in the Sound. The large balcony provides the perfect vantage point for viewing fantastic sunsets, the white sand against sparkling water, and Gulf Coast nature. Enjoy dinner and cocktails on the veranda without the wind-tunnel effect sometimes found on higher floors.

We love to cook and entertain and have equipped our kitchen for this purpose. Blender for margaritas or daquiris. Stock pot for a shrimp or crawfish boil. The condo is set to entertain and enjoy: cloth napkins from Tommy Bahama, glassware, barware, and restaurant-white dinner plates. You can buy fish off-the-dock to grill either on the balcony (electric grill) or poolside (charcoal). But if home cooking isn’t in your plans, restaurants and bars, not to mention casinos, are only a short distance away.

The master suite has a king size bed furnished with Pottery Barn duvet, down comforter and quality sheets. It opens directly onto the balcony and offers a wonderful wake-up view of the beach and water. Its private bath has double granite sinks, jetted garden tub, and separate shower.

The second bedroom comes with a queen size bed (with Tommy Bahama bed linens) and direct access to the guest bath with shower-tub combination. A bonus room is equipped with a twin bed. The living room has a queen-sized sofa sleeper.

As a globally traveled couple who’ve always preferred vacation rentals to hotels, we understand what separates the best from the rest when it comes to travel accommodations. We know that the little things can make all the difference, and have designed our condo and your travel experience to reflect this philosophy. Come share our Gulf Coast home and our Gulf Coast hospitality.

More Details

Susan Carley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Susan Carley

We are a professional couple who love travelling, entertaining, and good food. One of us is a university professor and a Mississippi native who returned to the Gulf Coast area to be near family and the city of New Orleans where she spent part of her youth. The other is a North Louisiana native, and a knowledgeable amateur naturalist who enjoys the unique environment and habitats of the the swamps, bayous, and barrier islands. We met while doing our undergraduate work at LSU.

Susan Carley purchased this condo in 2012

Why Susan Carley chose Gulfport

We chose the Mississippi Gulf Coast based on great childhood memories of the area. One set of parents owned a fishing camp not far from the Coast. From this camp the family frequently visited the barrier islands on a small boat hand-built in the father's home workshop. Gulfport-Biloxi beaches were a great place for the kids to swim and build castles in the sand.

Another strong appeal is Gulfport's proximity to New Orleans where one of the owners maintains fond memories and friends from her adolescence. It's easy to drive there, enjoy great cuisine and culture, and return back in a single day.

What makes this condo unique

Having rented at other area complexes before buying our own, we feel that Legacy Towers has the most to offer of any condo community on the Mississippi Gulf. One factor is the setting, which includes two resort-style pools, large live oaks, lovely tropical landscaping, and nicely maintained grounds. A second factor is the quality of amenities which include a well-equipped fitness room, hot tub, saunas, indoor pool, and putting green. Historic Great Southern Golf Course and its new restaurant are right next door.

We particularly love our 3rd floor unit. From our balcony, you have a wide vista of pool, sand, and water while still feeling part of the natural surroundings. The large live oak sheltering the pool seems to be in our own 'front yard.' Our location offers a human-, rather than 'ant-scale', perspective on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico .


Gulfport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Floor Area:
  • 1298 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Before booking, please read the document "House Rules." Your acceptance of a booking serves as an acknowledgement and acceptance of these rules.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Opens to hall and separate opening to BR 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bonus Room - 1 twin/ single
  • Large master with ensuite luxury bath and beachfront view. 2BR has direct access to guest bath. Bonus room across half from guest bath. Queen size sofa sleeper in LR
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Coastal Transit Authority bus stops directly in front of building


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Tradewinds at Legacy Towers: South Beach with a South Seas Flair
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Condo in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Woke up to a magnificent sunrise shining through the patio doors. Then we were visited by a local heron on the balcony. That was the first morning of a wonderful month-long stay in a beautiful condo in the perfect location. The owner was very responsive; when we asked prior to our arrival if a Keurig would be available, she delivered one. Great amenities and one of our favorite vacation spots throughout the US. We hope to make our stay at Legacy an annual family tradition.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this condo. It is close to the beach, has a great view (overlooking pool and beach) and is fully stocked with linens/towels and kitchen utensils. Susan (owner) was very attentive and available should we have needed any assistance. There is security which we liked and plenty of parking. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here twice in less than 3 months. We love it! It is furnished well and extremely comfortable. Great for a family with young children. We will absolutely be staying here again. The owner is fabulous as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo and great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tradewinds. It was well furnished and clean.

I felt the kitchen could use a few more items, especially for long term stays. (Potato peeler, masher, more potholders and dish towels etc...)

The patio was a great place to sit and enjoy the view. The Legacy has a great gym and outdoor pool, even though not too warm!

The people are friendly, and we felt very secure there.

Barb and Gord from Quebec, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time at beach. The owners were easy to work with and flexible. The condo was in a great location and looked just like the pictures.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything they advertised it to be and so much more!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Shell Oyster House
"Business Travelers Foodies Local Culture"
Salute Italian Restaurant
"Business Travelers Family Travelers Foodies"
Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria
"Adventure Travelers Art and Design Lovers Family Travelers"
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Great Southern Gulf Course and Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

We highly recommend the Biloxi Visitors Center which is only steps away from the Biloxi Lighhouse. Ole Biloxi Schooner Restaurant (downtown Bilox) has an authentic feel reminiscent of New Orleans oyster houses. Shaggy's Marina Restaurant in Long Beach and Shaggy's in Biloxi have great casual ambiance, okay food. Mikey's on the Bayou (Ocean Springs area) has best overall seafood and fantastic views of Fort Bayou. For outstanding food and a romantic evening, try the newly opened Cork and Cleaver in downtown Gulfport. Half Shell Oyster House is also very good (in downtown Biloxi and Gulfport) but doesn't take reservations.

For even casual art patrons, visit the O'Keefe-Ohr Museum near downtown Biloxi. Do not miss the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs where the artist's works so perfectly capture the nature's gifts and beauty of the locale.

Nearby Bay St. Louis and especially Ocean Springs have lots of charm. Shopping and casual dining are good in both places.

For eco-travelers, lots to see and do including Gulf Islands National Seashore Park in Ocean Springs, the beautiful Pascagoula River, and the MS Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier. This is a great place for easy biking and nature watching.




Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee $30
Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates vary for major holidays. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
All major credit cards are accepted mode of payment.

Guests paying in a non-U.S. currency will have the bank exchange fee deducted from their damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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