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3 1/2 blocks to Beach and Old Towne

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath 1000 sq ft guest suite close to beach

Original Quaint 1930s Cottage and walking distance to the Beach and the owner operator lives on the premises. Antique Shops, The Marina, Dining, and Entertainment!. It has all the luxuries you will want to make your stay unforgettable! This guest suite is furnished throughout with the owners personal Antiques & Art. The original hardwood floors and country kitchen add ambiance to this charming Bay Saint Louis cottage! Come stay with us and enjoy the Bay. Bay St Louis is a " Place Apart".

More Details

Sheila Riso
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Sheila Riso

The Riso's, are from New Orleans LA. and like many NOLA residents , my grandfather Dominic Riso had an old fashioned camp on the beach in Pass Christian in the 50's ... I grew up hearing stories about the coast and my fathers years at Gulf Coast Military Academy so, I guess I have my Grandfathers Gulf Coast fever and have planned for years to move to the Coast. I purchased this property in Bay St Louis August 2013 and completed renovations May 2015 keeping as much of the old charm as I could while adding the new. I love Bay St Louis and am sure you will too!

Sheila Riso purchased this house in 2013

Why Sheila Riso chose Bay Saint Louis

I purchased t this property because I love older homes and Pink Heron was built in 1938. It has beautiful patina hard wood floors and the original charm of that period construction. It is a typical American House with 9ft ceilings, crown molding and solid tight construction. It's raised on Piers and did not flood or sustain any damage during Katrina or any other storm. I have renovated many homes and this is my favorite by far!

What makes this house unique

Pink Heron Cottages was built by and for a local family here in the Bay. They were a large family with many children. Back in the day - children shared rooms and the largest room would be the Dining Room where all the family would meet every evening. That room now houses a bedroom in Unit 1. While searching for the right property I was in many homes. I knew this was the right place as soon as I entered. It is almost as if - one can feel the liveliness of a large family with children running through to get to the extra large back yard! I knew this was how the locals did it - and that was what I wanted to experience. So come to the Bay and stay with us - you'll hate to leave and want to come back!


Bay Saint Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage area is behind guest house
  • Bike pump on premises
  • no smoking, quiet zone - please honor quiet time 9 am to 9 pm
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • gut renovated but retained vintage blue porcelain sink, toliet, tub ... reclaimed barge board woods and a new " reclaimed" cypress floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • master - 2 double , antique iron bed
  • antique iron bed with double mattress
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
THIS GUEST SUITE IS 1/2 OF MAIN HOUSE AND A SEPARATE STANDALONE UNIT visit for current and future events on the coast water park across the street at Carroll and Dunlap


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We were very pleasantly surprised how very nice it.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was available as advertised and owner was very pleasant and hospitable.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests
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  • 5 of 5

A 5-star experience all the way. Sheila is a wonderful, gracious and responsive hostess. The "owner's unit" is elegant yet comfortable.

Bay St. Louis is full of friendly, warm and interesting people, has a cute downtownwith great seafood and quick access to the Gulf Coast Hwy to explore neighboring communities. And it's only 1 hour to New Orleans. We're delighted we discovered this gem!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shabby Chic!! Belongs in a magazine. More taste and comfort than my own home

  • 5 of 5

Efficient charm and loving ambiance decor. great location. Very private setting. Should have stayed a month instead of a week. Tastefully inexpensive. We drove from St Louis to this perfect haven in Bay St Louis. Rode bikes everyday all over town for everything. Walked too as all is within a few blocks. A very quiet yet happening place. Fell in love with owner Sheila. She is creativity personified. No detail spared on her watch. That's it. I'm still enamored with my vacation experience. Can't wait to return. Home away from home and affordable, more than most. God bless Sheila and the folks at the Bay

Lucy and Gary Vogt

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Give it a ten

  • 5 of 5

We had great time staying in this rental. Most relaxing vacation we've ever had. Would definitely stay again. This property was perfect driving distance from New Orleans to Florida and gives a great variety of things to do. The owner makes you fell like it's your own home.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful unit, helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Pink Heron. The cottage is beautiful decorated and located in a great part of Old Town. Full kitchen, comfortable sleeping and loving room. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: can u check to see if "loving room" is supposed to be " living/tv room"
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Nearest Airport
21.4 Miles
Gulfport Biloxi International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blind Tiger on Beach
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Hollywood Casino Bridges Golf, Arnold Palmer
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
i 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mockingbird Coffee serves breakfast lunch
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Bay St Louis 3 1/2 blocks
Car: necessary

visit for current and future events on the coast

water park across the street at Carroll and Dunlap


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Damage deposit is held by VRBO and not released ---damage deposit is for incidental property damage, removing items such as towels and pet cleaning fee if pet was not disclosed at time of check in. The refund is sent within 7 days after check out inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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