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Life'S a Beach Cottage: Walking Distance to All the Fun in Downtown Bay St Louis

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LIFE'S A BEACH COTTAGE, close to the beach, downtown BSL, and a fun vacation...


Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 Large Bathroom, close to all that our little Beach Town' can offer

Welcome to Life's a Beach Cottage! We are 2 houses from the beach and 2 blocks from downtown Bay St. Louis. Our cottage, has two (2) Bedrooms and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, can sleep six (6) comfortably. There are two (2) Televisions, WI-FI, smoke-free interior, full kitchen, and an ADA accessible shower. It's furnished in comfortable beachy furnishings, hardwood floors, and central air and heat and in the cold winter months, there is also a fireplace available.. There is a full size stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine, and dryer. The front porch is setup with a swing, table, chairs and a charcoal grill. Curl up in the swing and read your favorite book.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 980 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside cottage. Areas provided on front porch with receptacles for ashes...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $50 non refundable pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This house was originally built for accessibility. It is on a slab, there are no raised floors or steps inside. We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Front bedroom, living room has Queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • There are 2 bedrooms. A king sized bed is in the master bedroom and a standard bed is in the second bedroom. There is a comfortable queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    4'X4' handicap accessible shower (no tub) & handrails...moreless

  • One large bathroom with 4'X4' handicap accessible shower with shower chair and handrails on 2 sides. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a 2 bedroom cottage with a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. It will comfortably sleep 6. There is no Bath tub, only a very large shower. There is an outdoor cold water shower to rinse off the beach and sand....moreless


  • Stereo:

    There is a small radio and CD player in the apartment....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a new large 39' digital color TV in the living room and a new 32' digital color TV in Master bedroom and a 32 inch tv in the guest bedroom. All TV's have their own tuning receiver and remote....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a table that seats 4 and a counter high bar with stools that seat 4, for a total of 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and Heat ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Please do not burn fire logs or pine firewood. It is requested that only hardwoods be burned in the fireplace. It should only be cut into pieces no longer than 18 inches....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 car maximum...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are also large beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes, bowls, cups, glasses, serving platters and bowls. There is also a crock pot, blender, mixer, coffee maker and other small kitchen appliances.There are cooking pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with swing, table and chairs...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cruising the Coast 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Non-refundable cleaning $75
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Tax Rate 9%


Refundable Deposit $175 Tax Rate 9%

Cleaning Fee $ 75 (Non-refundable cleaning fee/Refundable Deposit of $175, totaling $250)

If a pet meets criteria and is approved there is a $50 nonrefundable fee

Be aware if there are damages that exceed the $175 being held for deposit to be returned, the guest is responsible.

Call owner to make reservations. Please call at 228-305-0166

Travelers contact the owner and make payment arrangements directly through her.

If there is a period of time between the initial contact and their reservation, deposit is made by credit card or check with the balance 2-3 weeks before stay. If the reservation is close, within the 2 wk period, the owner will let the traveler know what is needed to secure the rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airort
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blind Tiger,Gabbies,Ugly Pirate,Hurricane Hunter B
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New Orleans
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Bridges Golf Club
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 90
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 N. Beach, Blind Tiger, Trapani's, Buttercup,
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Houses up street

Car: Not Necessary

'Life's A Beach' Cottage is walking distance to many restaurants, shops and churches and only a short drive to local casinos, golfing, tennis, boating, bike trails antique shopping, swimming, and fishing. There are many festivals and fun things to keep you occupied during your visit. Second Saturday (the Second Saturday of each month) is always a blast with downtown streets blocked off to accommodate bands, various entertainment and vendors set up to market their local art or products. Bay St. Louis was named one of the top ten small beach towns in the country, in 'THE BEST LITTLE BEACH TOWNS' in Coastal Living Magazine, September 2010 and also one of Budget Travel's 'Coolest Small Towns', for 2013. There is an app you can download to your smart phone to help you explore Old Town. Come see us, you can stay busy or do absolutely nothing.


There are lots of things to entertain you with: Swamp Tours, NASA test site tours, and Crosby Arboretum (Picayune). Take a ride on a John Deere to see and feed the animals at Global Wildlife Center, the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind, with over 4000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world. New Orleans is less than an hour away with: Historic French Quarter, French Market, World War II Museum, Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Audubon Zoo, hundreds of restaurants with as many types of cuisine... don't forget the beignets at Café Du Monde'. There is the 'French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, Plantation Tours, Wooden Boat Fest(Madisonville), Strawberry Fest, and there's more...


If you travel east to Gulfport/Biloxi, there are malls, a water park, a Children's Museum, Beauvoir (Thomas Jefferson's Biloxi home), Mad Potter Museum, more casinos, plus more. Take the boat to Ship Island for a nice day on the water and fun in the sun. Biloxi has Maritime & Seafood Museum, Sunset cruises on the Biloxi Schooners & many other possibilities, just check out the listings or Google 'Chamber of Commerce' in each city, you can ask the owner for suggestions. Please remember your sunscreen...


Owner info

About the owner: I have lived on this property since early 1980's. I lived and trained in the Jackson, Mississippi area. I graduated a program and wanted to move away from home and parents, so after visiting some friends in this area, I decided it was the place for me. I met and married my husband and we lived in the cottage for 15+ years. We did some remodels, to move in and take care of the aunt that lived in the primary home on the property. This wonderful woman passed away in 1997 leaving the properties to my husband and me. My husband passed away in 2001. For many years a friend stayed in the cottage, keeping with the beach living. Hurricane Katrina came and a lot of things changed. I was blessed that there was minimal damage to my home and the cottage. The bluff, that my property is located on is one of the highest points between Apalachicola Bay, Florida and Galveston Bay, Texas. I never believed that fact prior to Hurricane Katrina, but have since become a confirmed believer. For years, the cottage was just used when friends or family came to visit. I am now a retired medical professional and have decided to try sharing my beautiful beach way of life with others.

Why the Owner Chose Bay Saint Louis, MS, USA:
One day, as I was looking out the kitchen window of the cottage, towards the back wall of the primary dwelling, I realized, I had seen this home and all the landscaping before. I had dreamed of this place many times since I was a young girl. Deja' Vu ...well I believe. I had such a feeling of peace. I don't know what the future holds, but I do know, at this time in my life, I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The town and all the interesting activities are wonderful. There has been an increase in arts, shopping, and fun things to do but the thing that draws me to this area the most is...the PEOPLE. They are the friendliest I have ever run into. I have made so many friends over the years. Friends and family that come to visit have made the same discovery. People smile or speak to you as you walk down the street. Join us in 'A Place Apart'.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • LIFE'S A BEACH COTTAGE, close to the beach, downtown BSL, and a fun vacation...

    LIFE'S A BEACH COTTAGE, close to the beach, downtown BSL, and a fun vacation...

  • Living area, Working fireplace,

    Living area, Working fireplace,

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • view from hallway of kitchen, dining area, and front door

    view from hallway of kitchen, dining area, and front door

  • Master Bedroom with King bed

    Master Bedroom with King bed

  • Nearby beach with guests feeding seagulls

    Nearby beach with guests feeding seagulls

  • What amazing sunsets!

    What amazing sunsets!

  • Henderson Point in Pass Christian, MS

    Henderson Point in Pass Christian, MS

  • Kitchen with appliances

    Kitchen with appliances

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area, Wall bar and shelving

    Dining area, Wall bar and shelving

  • Bathroom entrance, Shower with handrails(4'X4' shower stall)

    Bathroom entrance, Shower with handrails(4'X4' shower stall)

  • Public Pier

    Public Pier

  • I never tire of sun rises or sunsets

    I never tire of sun rises or sunsets

  • Full moon over Bay St. Louis Bridge taken by local photographer

    Full moon over Bay St. Louis Bridge taken by local photographer

VRBO #575587

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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