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Gulf Palms Cottage.....Walk to beach, downtown, restaurants, splash pad & more!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Off season rates: November & December

Come enjoy not only a vacation but a way of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Palms Cottage is located on a quiet and safe street in Long Beach just three blocks from the beach and harbor. With huge Live Oaks, the balmy sea breezes and plenty of outdoor space the cottage is situated in the center of everything the Coast has to offer. Our comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cottage is just moments from great restaurants such as Steve’s Marina, Bulls, Harbor View Café and Darwell’s. The exciting night life of Biloxi with its casinos and entertainment is only a short drive down the beach. For the “Salt Life” there is great pier fishing, Charter boats, beach volleyball, beach fire pits and the longest beach front on the Coast are just blocks away. With the free splash pad, City Park that features outdoor movies and music and the developing city center two blocks from the cottage there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Grocery stores and Walmart are a few minutes’ drive with Edgewater Mall , Premium Outlet Mall, Crossroads Mall and numerous boutiques all less than 20 minutes from the cottage. For those that desire more adventure there are several outstanding day trips within an hour from the cottage………New Orleans, Mobile, Ship Island and scores of historical and interesting destinations around the area.

More Details

Harold & Claire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Harold & Claire

Harold And Claire

Claire is French-Canadian who grew up in Quebec. Harold grew up in Long Beach but had not resided in Long Beach for 50 years, retired from 35 year career in Public Safety from Utah. Purchased this cottage as a family vacation home for our six adult children and seven grand children to experience and enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast....they all now have a deep connection to the beauty and people of our beloved community.

Harold & Claire purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Harold & Claire chose Long Beach

This could be classified as a “love story” by some or simply “luck of life” by others. In 2010 I, Harold, returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a class reunion, where I hadn’t lived for over forty years. During that visit Claire feel in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the area and the people that call it home.

We had been looking for a location to purchase a winter/retirement home for several years. After we returned from our trip life went on and we continued looking for property in Florida and other parts of the South never thinking we would return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Then in 2013 events in life again brought us in contact with friends along the Coast. Later that year I was able to purchase a building lot in Long Beach with thoughts that we might build a small home there some day. In 2014 we again traveled to the area for Mardis Gras and took in a number of the parades along the coast. When checking the property I had purchased, Claire noticed that the older cottage on the property next door was for sale. The cottage had not been maintained for several years and was in need of much attention. Claire decided to purchase the cottage and the work was on to set it up for a family retreat.

After several months of work and help from many friends in the area Claire has brought the cottage alive. This will now be our families’ (kids and grandkids) retreat when time allows. We hope you enjoy the cottage, Long Beach, the area, the beach life, the great seafood and of course the people of the area as much as we do and will. Please feel at home at our cottage and enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage is in the heart of everything the coast has to offer. Walking distance to beach, restrurants, harbor, splash pad, town green (where all events take place), the quaint downtown but yet in one of the most sought after peaceful, relaxing and safe areas along the entire Gulf Coast. Cottage is situated on huge private lot with large Live Oaks, space to play and relax in establish beach neighborhood right on destinated bike route for biking. With the screened in porch is one of the few "old style" cottage still along the coast.


Long Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cottage Information provided at time of booking, if questions please contact.
  • Owner's Lease Agreement must be read & confirmed by guest.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink & mirror with great lighting
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink, mirror and hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mirror, dresser, end table lamp
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , dresser, ceiling fan, end table lamp
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, cuddle couch, and access to main bath/shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of outdoor furniture to enjoy the outdoors, including chairs, etc for the beach......come enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast Outdoors!!!


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Gulf Palms Cottage.....Walk to beach, downtown, restaurants, splash pad & more!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews

Repeat visitor and will come again!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th visit to the Gulf Palms Cottage and, as usual, all of our expectations were met and exceeded. The cottage is fully stocked with everything needed to cook a family meal - we were able to have our local aunt and uncle over for a 4th of July cookout meal which made the cottage feel even more like a home away from home. The owners supply beach towels and the "shed" has lots of bagged chairs, beach toys, and yard games. We went out and played at Ship island, the marine mammal institute, gem and rock shop, Long Beach Live (local music on the Town Greene), splash pad, sharkheads, Friendly City Yogurt Shop and, of course, the beach!! Highly recommend all these activities for young families!! Be sure to bring sunscreen to Ship Island and reapply liberally!! We still plan to visit the Friendship Oak and explore Pass Christian. In the heat of the day, we loved to come "home" and relax under the shaded oak trees or outdoor living space in the anti-gravity chairs or classic white adironodack chairs while the kids played in the large front yard, with the supplied board games in the cottage, watched a movie, or rested. For food - Darwell's, Harbor City Cafe and Steve's (in Long Beach), Triplet Day Drugstore (for binets) and Tony's Brick Oven Pizza (in Gulfport) and Mary Mahoney's (in Biloxi) are all good choices. We watched the fireworks on the beach for the 4th and they were spectacular- no need to drive over to Gulfport - there were groups of people setting off spectacular shows right in Long Beach. Highly recommend this area and the Gulf Palms Cottage!!! Looking forward to our 5th trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We do appreciate other families enjoying the MS Coast as much as our family has over the years. When we listed our cottage our main thought was to provide families with a location where they could experience the coast as a "local" at an affordable rate. A safe, relaxing, clean and enjoyable family vacation was so important to our family so we are so happy your family had the same experience. We do enjoy our repeat guests.....thank you. Claire & Harold
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Gulf Palms Cottage, Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us!! Large yard was great for our truck & trailer. Cottage has that home feeling, with lots of room for the four of us to enjoy ourselves. Best thing for us was the convenience to my brother's home. Appreciated Harold and Claire giving us information on places to eat and sites to see.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good kids spot

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time. My husband and I stayed with our kids and dog. The home was nice and had everything we could need for our stay. I cooked most of our meals and the kitchen had everything i needed, even a pitcher to make tea! We had fun going to the Gulf Coast Train Muesum in Gulfport. This was a must see and an awesome experience for the kids, plus it was free. We also went to the Children's Discovery Center in Gulfport, as well. This was also a fun activity for the kids. Overall, a superb place to visit and awesome accommodations! You cant go wrong with Mr. Harold and Ms. Claire!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean, comfortable...perfect vacation home location!

  • 5 of 5

We came here to relax and not do much of anything and we were able to do that here. We brought chairs to the beach at night and listened to the ocean. We had great food at Steve's Marina and Half Baked Subs, and awesome coffee at Coast Roast . The cottage home was a great vacation home and Harold did so much to help make our stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and your focus was similar to us when we stay at the cottage....sit back, relax, enjoy the beach and take in some good eats!! We are very happy you were able to have a relaxed, get away from it all trip. Thanks, Harold & Claire
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  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute the cottage is so nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay along the MS Coast and the cottage fit your needs. Thanks, Claire & Harold
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The house was clean, it had all the potential needed items.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the gulf. We had a wonderful time/experience. The home had wonderful accommodations. Due to the tropical storm Cindy, the water wasn't as clear as normal, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the calm waters. The weather can be unpredictable and it rained off & on, except our last day- it poured! But we were able to travel to New Orleans & Dauphin Island on the rainy days. Thank you Harold & Claire for allowing us to stay in your home. It was a memorable vacation

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We know the weather was not the best during your stay, with some heavy rains, but are very happy your family was able to experience & explore the beauty & excitement the Coast has to offer. And build some family memories. Thank you again and please come back at any time. Claire & Harold
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gulfport/Biloxi International
Nearest Train
65 Miles
New Orleans, LA
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Darwell's and Harbor View Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

The Gulf Palms Cottage is located within walking distance (3 blocks) of the beach front area where beach volleyball, fire pits, entertainment plaza, public restrooms…changing areas…outdoor public showers, boat harbor (that has public boat ramps, charter boats, pier fishing, bait shop, cafes, etc.), several additional fishing piers, cement beachfront walking/jogging/biking trail, benches and numerous businesses along the beachfront.

The Cottage is also 2 blocks from Jeff Davis Ave (which is the renewed city center) which has a large city park, splash pad, library, city offices, cafes, boutiques, entertainment areas, etc.

Two blocks in the other direction from the cottage is the famous “Friendship Oak, University of Southern Mississippi’s gulf coast location, historic St Thomas Church (which still rings bells on the hour), area related displays open to the public on the University’s campus.

Two blocks north of the cottage is a shopping plaza along with cafes, businesses, city high school (with tennis courts, running/jogging area, city football stadium, etc.

The Gulf Palms Cottage is on a secluded established street which is also one of the area’s designated bike trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 12.0%

Must be 21 years of age to Reserve.
No Smoking.
Check In Time- 4:00 pm......Check Out- Time 11:00 am
Pets: only one dog allowed must be under 20 lbs (no exceptions). Must advise of breed, size and any additional information prior to arrival with pet. Must also read and agree to a pet policy
Full refund on cancellations 30 days prior to check-in. Possible fee for reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to check in.
Separate Lease Agreement must be agreed to prior to reservation being final.
Refundable Security Deposit refunded after inspection please allow 7-10 to process.
All Rates Subject to Change.

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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