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Cowbell Cottage, 2 BR, Downtown, Close to Campus, Walk to Campus

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Starkville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR/ 1 Bath less than a mile from MSU campus and Downtown Starkville

Charming 1950's Cottage featuring 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeper Sofa located in the heart of Starkville in sought-after charming Oktibbeha Garden area. Whether you are visiting for football, soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, art festivals, Campus events, Panhellenic Family Events, Graduations, Orientations, business or just to see your kids - you will find that our cottage is a true retreat with lots of amenities. A fully stocked Kitchen includes oven, refrigerator, gas stove, and dishwasher. Beautiful Hardwood floors throughout, fenced backyard, front porch with swing for early morning coffee.

Bedroom 1 - King Bed

Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed

Living Room Full Sleeper Sofa

Beds for 6

Washer and Dryer

1 Twin Aero-bed Blow Up Mattresses

Full Bathroom with Claw Foot Shower

Fenced Back Yard

Coffee Maker

Beautiful Original Hardwood Floors

Full Kitchen: Stove, Dishwater, Full Refrigerator, Sink

Cable TV and Internet

2 Parking Spaces

**No Pets Allowed**

Easy walk to Main Street. Davis Wade Stadium: 1.7 miles. University Dr./ Downtown: 1 Mile. Dudy Noble: 1 mile

PAYMENT: 50% Payment is due at the time of reservation, 50% is due 15 days before check in date

CHECK-IN TIME: Check-in time is after 3 p.m. unless other arrangements are made.

CHECKOUT TIME: All guests must be checked out by 12 p.m. Keys are to be left in lockbox

SECURITY DEPOSITS: A security damage deposit of $150.00 will be placed on the credit card on file. In the event of damage, theft or the need for excessive cleaning, this security deposit will be used. Charges could exceed the security deposit. Damages, etc. that occur during your stay will be charged to you. Your security deposit is not to be considered part of your rent. This is simply security for the unit to repair any damages, replace missing contents or to reimburse owner or agent for expenses resulting from agreement violations. The security deposit will be fully refunded up to 72 hours after your departure.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lauren Fairburn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Lauren Fairburn

My husband and I both graduated from MSU and had always dreamed of having a place in our 'favorite small town'. We have 3 girls who love our MSU and the Cowbell Cottage:)

Lauren Fairburn purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lauren Fairburn chose Mississippi

We knew we wanted a small cottage that had charm and easy access to the university and downtown. I fell in love with the beautiful hard wood floors, claw foot tub, front porch and shaded back yard....We knew it was the one!!

What makes this cottage unique

We love to walk to games or even walk to the shuttle if we are looking for a shorter walk. We bring our own groceries, cook out and feel like we are still living the Bulldog experience even when we are at the cottage. We have 3 kids, so we love how we can spread out and they can run around in the back yard playing games!! It's quaint, close to campus and very charming....the kind of place I would love to stay when I visit Starkvegas!!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cowbell Cottage, 2 BR, Downtown, Close to Campus, Walk to Campus
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Cowbell cottage was charming, convenient and perfect for our visit. We would definitely recommend it

  • 4 of 5

Cowbell Cottage had a large fenced backyard with fire pit that was great for the kids and the adults after dark. A little to hot in July to try the fire pit but looked like fun in the colder months. It was tastefully decorated and we felt right at home. It had good size bedrooms with good, large beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during our Summer O session at Mississippi State. What a wonderful experience! It's the perfect location! Close to campus, good food, and shopping! We are staying here again when it's "move in day"! Loved working with Lauren. She is the best. Hail State!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay at Cowbell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cowbell Cottage for our daughter's graduation weekend. We loved it! The home is so welcoming and comfortable and is located on a quiet street convenient to downtown and the campus. The home slept four adults comfortably and has room for six with the fold out sofa. We especially enjoyed the porch swing and the fenced, well-manicured back yard. S'mores around the fire pit was a highlight! We cooked all our meals there to avoid the crowds and had everything we needed. We highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun. . .

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cowbell Cottage. It was the perfect place for our small family to stay and allowed a meeting place for both of our families to join us to celebrate the holidays. Very cozy and inviting. As an alum of MSU, I loved all of the artwork and MSU memorabilia as well as the close location to all of our favorite eateries from our time in graduate school. We would definitely stay here again when in the area and would recommend it to others as well - the description was on point and the beds were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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2 month stay

  • 5 of 5

I spent a couple of months in Starkville. This house is very nice, in calm neighbourhood and not far from downtown. All the comforts available.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Cowbell Cottage Starkville, MS

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, clean and all the comforts of home. Was such a comfortable and peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Skip the HOTEL and Enjoy being so close to campus you can hear the cowbell's ring! Football Games, Baseball & Basketball Games, Graduation, Orientation, Soccer, Softball, Art Festivals, Music Festivals, Sorority and Fraternity Parent Events....


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Starkville Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Starkville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

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