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Ballentine Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 657 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Classic Beach Cottage Less Than Five Minute Walk To The Beach

Classic beach cottage located just off the white sand beach and a short bike ride to the historic downtown where you can find locally prepared seafood, shops, bars, a community theatre, train depot and parks.The house provides two beds, one queen and one twin; two baths- one is a tub and shower and one is a walk-in shower; large secluded yard with beautiful gardens that are full of flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, migratory songbirds (spring and fall) , and two hoot owls. Amenities include wifi, washer and dryer, dining room, full kitchen, front porch with rocking chairs, back deck with bbq and table, off road driveway/parking area and basketball hoop. The historic downtown supports live music on Second Saturday, and several festivals: Bridge Fest, Crab Fest and Pirate Fest. The local water park is located a short drive down the beach, at Buccaneer State Park. A boat launch is three blocks away and provides access to the Gulf of Mexico and MS Sound where there is excellent fishing, oyster reefs, barrier islands, dolphins, sea turtles and sailing. Kayaks available for use upon request.

Allen Reed
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Allen Reed

Moved to the Gulf Coast in 1996 and lived in Waveland until 2005 and afterwards resettled to the current location.

Allen Reed purchased this house in 2007

Why Allen Reed chose Bay Saint Louis

We bought this property due to its proximity to the beach and the size of the yard. Since 2007, we have established numerous butterfly and rain gardens using native plants to create a beautifully secluded nook just off the center of "The Bay".

What makes this house unique

Some of our favourite qualities about the property include the front porch, the front dining room, the views out our windows overlooking the yard and gardens and the privacy from trees and large plants. Sitting on the front porch enjoying our morning coffee is something we enjoy every morning at sunrise. In the evenings we enjoy our dinner looking out the front window watching the sunset.


Bay Saint Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 657 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Bathroom has a shower and a tub. The other bathroom has a walk-in shower. Both are full baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you would like, we can prepare seasonal meals, such as boiled shrimp and/or crabs, boiled crawfish, grilled or fried fish, and wild game if available. These are seasonally available.


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Ballentine Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Quaint and quiet. Beautiful gardens.

  • 5 of 5

The place was lovely as were the owners. Thanks so much for a wonderful last minute weekend getaway. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mini-vacation get-away!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my wife and me. It's close enough to walk to the beach, but we chose to ride the bikes instead. We loved exploring the area, trying out the different restaurants, and sitting on the porch at night. Allen and Cathy were great hosts. If this home is on your short list, I'd say book it. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice little place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was peaceful and most of what we needed was provided. The only thing I wished for was an ocean view off this porch but the garden was lovely to look at! Thanks so much for a quick get away!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Ballentine Cottage was just what we needed. Close to the beach but tucked away and surrounded by lush gardens. Allen and Kathy were great hosts and their recommendations were winners!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Ms Bowman from Mississippi for cancelling on us at the last minute. Me and my friend would have not found this place. Beautiful gardens and peaceful!! We will def be back next year!! Owners were very hospitable.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage tucked in a garden with a sense of privacy.

  • 5 of 5

Truly an outstanding stay-we extended it two days! The house is wonderful and super clean and comfortable. The owners are great and there if you need something (like advice on fishing saltwater!) but absolutely not intrusive. Really a wonderful place to stay a block from the beach in a lovely little town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Bay Saint Louis.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Gulfport Biloxi Regional airport (GPT)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Bay Saint Louis


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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