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On the Beach, a Charming Cottage Style Beach House in Ocean Springs/ Biloxi Area

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New beach house with old fashioned charm

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Beach Home W/ Wrap Around Porches; Ada Wheelchair Lift

The Seagrass Beach Cottage is located directly on the sand beach and is close to the Biloxi Casinos, several Golf courses, wade fishing, charter fishing, boating and Walter Anderson festival.
Take a step back to a simpler time when family and friends gathered on the porch to catch the cool evening breeze and the children caught fireflies instead of 'the enemy'
on the hottest new game on an newest electronic device.

That is what the Seagrass Beach Cottage and Belle Fontaine Pointe beach offers you. Located on Mississippi's only natural beach, with its white sands, calm water, abundant wildlife and breathtaking sunsets, this small peninsula in as inviting as it is beautiful.

This 4 bedroom, 4 bath cottage style home has the classic details of a house built 100 years ago--lap siding, exposed rafter tails and long wide porches. Yet with all the amenities you would expect in a newly built residence: Direct TV, WIFI internet, 2 flat screen TVs, central heat and air, 2 gas tankless hot water heaters, for continuous hot water, washer and dryer to name a few.

Concrete drives encircle a large fountain with a fountainhead of 3 dancing Sandhill Cranes. Wrap around porches provide plenty of outdoor entertaining space with its highlight being the almost 80' long and 12' wide covered back porch overlooking the beach. With it many seating choices, including rocking chairs, settees, patio dining table and 6 chairs and a bar with 4 stools at the bar that surrounds a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. It has an undercounter refrigerator, bar sink, gas cooktop and barbeque grill. So boil your shrimp, grill your steaks, cook your veggies and grab a cold beverage, then sit back and enjoy the food, drink, company and views!

The Seagrass Beach Cottage has a split floor plan, with the living dining room combination in the center and the bedrooms on either side of the house. The living room features a faux fireplace with an electric log and an antique pine mantle, with soaring ceilings, horizontal slat wood walls, and natural finished heart pine flooring. On the north side of the living room is the front entrance graced with a pair of New Orleans style old French doors. At the South end of the room is the dining area with a reclaimed beaded board ceiling, a farm style dining table with 10 ladder back chairs and a spectacular view of the beach and water through the 2 pairs of glass French doors, which open onto the cover back porch.

Above the dining area is a lounge area reached by a wrought iron spiral staircase. This loft is called the Pelican Perch and has a queen size sleeper sofa and it opens onto a sunbathing deck through 2 pairs of glass French doors. What awaits you is 2 chaise lounge chairs and a panoramic view the Gulf, Horn Island and to the west, Biloxi and the Casinos! And the most gorgeous sunsets every night which rival the famed Key West sunsets.

On its west side the dining room opens up to the kitchen. With it light grey chalk painted cabinets, maple butcher block countertops, 1950s era single drain board sink with open shelving above made of reclaimed beaded board siding and boasting a stemware rack, faded grey striped ceramic floor tile and authentic Hoosier Cabinet its reminds one of the good old days and grandma baking. But the stainless Frigidaire Gallery line of appliances, a dishwasher, side by side refrigerator and 5 burner gas range with oven, this is definitely not Grandma's kitchen.

On the west side of the home are two more bedrooms and baths. The one on the South or beach side, has a queen and single bed, glass doors with a beach view opening onto the back porch, and a door into the guest bath. This bathroom, as do all of the others, has a custom shower surround, tile flooring and vanities with granite tops. It is a tub shower combination, as it the 4th bathroom.

And the last bedroom, called the Kid's room has 3 twin beds and a light hearted theme with original artwork on the wall clad walls. It has a private bathroom with multi colored ceramic tile floor and a custom glass tile shower surround and yellow walls creating a fun and lighthearted atmosphere.

And speaking of the young ones, the property has an out door play area with a deck and tree house combination. It features a slide, swings and a climbing wall, outdoor fun at its best.

The Seagrass Beach Cottage, Belle Fontaine Pointe and the Mississippi Gulf Coast has much to offer the vacationer; there is truly something for everyone.

The Seagrass Beach Cottage is a wonderful location for a small beach wedding or family reunion. Please inquiry about our Event rates.





Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1 Master : 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2 Blue Bayou: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3 South West: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4 The Kid's Room: 3 twin/ single

    Adults welcome, too!...moreless

  • Master bedroom has one queen bed, Blue Bayou Bedroom has one queen, the South West bedroom has a queen and single bed, and the Kid's Room has 3 twin beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Handicap accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Master bathroom has a shower and granite topped vanity, the Blue Bayou bathroom is handicapped accessible with a shower, the Guest Bathroom has a tub/shower combo with a granite topped vanity and the 4th bathroom has a tub/shower combo and a granite topped painted wood vanity...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • 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
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach views from the master bedroom, sitting room, dining/living area, kitchen, and guest bedroom. In addition to the large covered back porch there are panoramic views from the sunbathing deck...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Walk out the back door and The Seagrass Beach Cottage is located on the only natural beach in Mississippi. It is literally located on the sand beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking under the house and in the driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer
Apr 3 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$440
$2,750
Fall/Winter
Sep 6 - Apr 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$375
$2,385
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$425
$2,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $165
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulfport Biloxi Regional Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shell Landing
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 57
Ocean Springs, MS, USA
Nearest Beach
Right out the back door

Car: Necessary

Just a short drive into Ocean Springs, one of the ten finalists in Coastal Living Magazine's 'American's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015, a quaint small town which focuses on the creative arts. Its many art galleries, antique shops, clothing boutiques, locally owned resturants and festivals feature local artists work and provide plenty of shopping, dining and cultural activities. Just over the bridge and into Biloxi, you have gambling casinos, the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum,, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home ,Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children to highlight a few. Also available are plenty of boating activities including fishing charters, shrimping tours, and eco-tourism tours. For more attractions and information, please visit the Biloxi Visitor's Center and/or the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We, the owners of the Seagrass Beach Cottage, designed, built and decorated it with our guest's needs in mind. Already having a property on VRBO, the Sandhill Beachhouse, we saw a need for a larger vacation home, as we had to turn away many, many guests with larger groups than the 8 the Sandhill Beachhouse would accommodate. As we have neared retirement age, we wanted something both fun and rewarding to do. And we have found it renting our beach houses on VRBO! As we only live about 30 minutes away in Biloxi, Mike and I are very active in managing and maintaining our beach houses. We enjoy puttering around in the yard, cleaning the fountain or even fixing a doorknob, but most especially, we love taking breaks on the back porch and enjoying the sights and sounds of the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs, MS, USA:
One Sunday afternoon, we decided to find "the only natural beach in Mississippi" that our daughter's friend had told her about. With just the vaguest of directions, we managed to find Belle Fontaine Beach and as we came around the curve on Belle Fontaine Drive, the shore and the water was breathtaking! I turned to Mike and said, "This is where I am going to live!" As this was well before Hurricane Katrina, the water was on the left and the St. Andrews water tower, which was shaped like a light house, was on the right. The lighthouse/water tower was destroyed by the storm, but its memory lives on in many of the residents on Belle Fontaine Pointe. In a bit of serendipity, we were attending an estate auction and bid on a painting that we liked. What we did not realize while bidding, as we were pretty far away from it, was that it was a rendering of the St. Andrews water tower, a.k.a., the Belle Fontaine lighthouse! It now hangs on the dining room wall at the Seagrass Beach Cottage and when I look at it, it brings back that wonderful day that Mike and I found Belle Fontaine beach. Although it was lost in Hurricane Katrina, as well as our first beach house, our joy and love of Belle Fontaine Pointe remains.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • New beach house with old fashioned charm

    New beach house with old fashioned charm

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Sitting room  showing views

    Sitting room showing views

  • Master bedroom showing view of porch

    Master bedroom showing view of porch

  • Blue Bayou bedroom

    Blue Bayou bedroom

  • South West Bedroom

    South West Bedroom

  • View of the 'Kid's Room' showing 2 of the 3 twin beds

    View of the 'Kid's Room' showing 2 of the 3 twin beds

  • Outdoor kitchen and dining on porch beachside

    Outdoor kitchen and dining on porch beachside

  • Rocking chairs on back porch with view of beach

    Rocking chairs on back porch with view of beach

  • Sunset at Seagrass Beach Cottage

    Sunset at Seagrass Beach Cottage

  • Back View of Seagrass, beach side

    Back View of Seagrass, beach side

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen showing door going onto rear porch and outdoor cooking bar

    Kitchen showing door going onto rear porch and outdoor cooking bar

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Sun room desk area

    Sun room desk area

  • Master bedroom showing the queen bed

    Master bedroom showing the queen bed

  • View of the handicap accessible bathroom and Blue Bayou bedroom

    View of the handicap accessible bathroom and Blue Bayou bedroom

  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

  • Pelican Perch Loft with view of the sunbathing deck and the water beyond

    Pelican Perch Loft with view of the sunbathing deck and the water beyond

  • Back Porch lounge area

    Back Porch lounge area

  • View of beach from the back steps

    View of beach from the back steps

  • Shrimping in the Gulf behind the Seagrass

    Shrimping in the Gulf behind the Seagrass

VRBO #686828

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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