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BLUE HOUSE-FORMER HOME TO NATIONALLY KNOWN FOLK ARTIST ALICE MOSELEY SNOWBIRDS!!

Geralyn Bleau

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BLUE HOUSE-FORMER HOME TO NATIONALLY KNOWN FOLK ARTIST ALICE MOSELEY SNOWBIRDS!!

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Mississippi - A Moseley Museum Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

When world renowned folk artist Alice Moseley, first laid eyes on 214 Bookter Street, it was love at first sight. She walked toward the front of the house, and, sitting on the top step of the porch,the 80 year old sat there quietly for a few minutes, took a long look at the depot and the live oaks across the street,and then began writing the check for her down payment.

Come and sit a spell on Miss Alice's front porch. The rockers are waiting for you, as are the flowers, oak trees, birds, butterflies and squirrels. The Gulf of Mexico is a block and a half away, and there's almost always a gentle salty breeze blowing.

The Blue House is 133 years old. The walls are made of beaded board, and the floor is beautiful golden 'heart of pine.' The dining area looks out over the grounds, and the kitchen is stocked with all the utensils and appliances you desire. There is even a gas bbq grill in the garden. The washer and dryer are in a separate utility building. The house is a 'shotgun house', meaning that all rooms open into each other. Right off the kitchen is the first bedroom, with a wonderful full size bed (the bed is antique, but the mattress is a comfy pillowtop.) There is plenty of closet and drawer space if you need it, and books and magazines to while away the time.

Next room is the second bedroom, with yet another beautiful full bed..and yes, another pillowtop mattress! Both beds have brightly colored quilts, and line dried freshly ironed linens. The bathroom is right off the second bedroom...no bathtub, but a large shower with a double seat in it.

The living room is truly lovely. There are tall windows looking out at the oak trees across the street, and a glass door looking out into the gardens. You can watch tv, use the WiFI, listen to music, read, or just BE. There is an extremely comfortable sofa bed, as well as arm chairs and a rocker.

The house is filled with Miss Alice's artwork, as well as other paintings and antiques from her private collection.

It's kind of magical to sit in the rocking chairs and listen...you can hear Miss Alice's windchimes, the birds chirping, and the breezes blowing. You'll probably catch a glimpse of Tailor the lizard, while watching the hummingbirds pick and choose their flowers You can take a short walk across the park to the duck pond, where you can meet the three geese Curly, Larry and Moe, as well as their ducky friends. They are always looking for a handout, and you can sit on the swing under the oak tree and watch the goings on at the pond. Also right across from the Blue House is the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum, housed on the second floor of the historic Bay St. Louis Train Depot. Your stay at Miss Alice's Blue House includes a special tour of the Museum.

Naturally there are other things going on in Bay St Louis! We have the Gulf, wonderful little shops in Old Town (about 4 blocks from the House); many restaurants ranging from steaks, to seafood, to poboys to paninis. Walk to Main Street where you can rent bicycles as well as kayaks. There is a seawall where you can take a stroll with the Gulf as eye candy...you can even take the footpath over the beautiful Bay Bridge...an amazing trek, especially at sunrise or sunset.

There is a Little Theatre in town, a kids waterpark, goofy golf course, and Buccaneer State Park boasts a great disc golf course. Buccaneer has an amazing Wave Pool with day and evening hours.

There are 2 casinos, one of which has a beautiful Arnold Palmer designed golf course. New Orleans is an hour away..great for a day trip!

The memories of your stay will last forever, this I promise you!

ALL RENTS FOR THE PROPERTY GO TO SUPPORT THE ADMISSION FREE ALICE MOSELEY FOLK ART & ANTIQUE MUSEUM IN THE HISTORIC BAY ST LOUIS DEPOT BUILDING.

Keywords: victorian cottage,shotgun style cottage,best view in Bay St. Louis,full of Moseley art,handmade pine furniture,it feels like home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The spirit of Alice lives on! Thank you!
Aug 2013
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Geralyn Bleau

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My name is Tim Moseley and I am a retired marriage and family therapist and antique dealer and collector and I am dedicated to making sure that the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum will be around and doing good in the community for many years in the future.

Geralyn Bleau purchased this cottage in 1989

I just went along with what my mama told me to do, but have to acknowledge that, in this instance at least, mom knew best. The house is listed on the national register of historic homes.

The blue house is almost 100 years old, and all the walls are not exactly straight but decorated with antiques and warm heart of pine wood floors. Everyone who visits here feels like they are back at the old home place.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
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228 4679223
Mississippi USA
Birmingham, Al
5

Wow what a great time!

  • 5 out of 5
Had a great time...what a quaint house. Loved all of the birds coming to eat from the feeders on the front porch.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402138vb
228 4679223
Mississippi USA
Sweetwater, TN
5

Home for Christmas/Birthday

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay was fun. The house was spacious, providing ample room for even a blow up mattress. My husband really enjoyed the style of the home even wanting to incorporate some of the style in our future home that we will build. Having one bathroom created a lot of laughter and required scheduling to get everyone in and out in time for our events, but while waiting on someone everyone piled on the bed and told stories, creating memories. Thank you so much. It helped create the setting for a magical weekend! God bless!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad that you had such a wonderful time! It IS an amazing home, isn't it!
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402138vb
228 4679223
Mississippi USA
Thibodaux La
5

Wonderful relaxing cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Geri and Tim, thank you for opening this home up to visitors. Just being in the house makes one want to paint and create. My daughter and I did just that, as well as enjoying walking to the beach and local shops. The history of Alice's work is amazing and the Depot folkart museum an inspiration to her creative spirit. As Alice says "the House is Blue" but we sure were not. If your looking to step back to a simplier time and pace, this little blue house is perfect. Come stressed and leave refreshed!
See you next summer!
Jay, Suzanne and Rachel & our dogs...
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402138vb
228 4679223
Mississippi USA
5

Couple and Two Dogs Want to Claim Squatters RIghts

  • 5 out of 5
Arriving from a three day sojourn on Brushy Creek in the Homochitto National Forest, we expected the hustle and bustle of urban life and beaches crawling with people...wrong! What we found, thanks to Geri and Ray, was a pearl of a place just a couple of blocks from the beach in a beautiful, laid back neighborhood that felt like an old friend.
Alice Moseley’s Blue House, a “shotgun house” from days of old, fit us like a glove with its modern updates causing comfort with central A/C and TV & WIFI. The kitchen had everything we needed to spend our days and nights there. Comfortable beds in the two middle rooms made sleeping a pleasure. A living room with windows on three sides created a bright and cheerful space highly conducive…with the couch and two chairs present…to reading or watching satellite TV.
A visit across the park in front of the Blue House to the Old Railroad Depot found us viewing local Mardi Gras costumes on display and receiving promotion money good for Bay St. Louis businesses. Nice. Then it was up the elevator to the Alice Moseley Museum where Geri awaited with a boatload of welcome and stories galore. Alice’s son, Tim, wandered in and graciously recommended a Saturday lunch near the beach at one of the local restaurants. He also had stories about his Mom and family.
Our two Golden Retrievers, Miss Maggie and Miss Abigale, took to the leash quite well as we walked them quite a lot in the park across the street. They also were awestruck with the Gulf of Mexico at the end of our street. The small waves did not scare them and they romped and played in the salt water. When inside the Blue House, the two were perfectly behaved…well, perfectly for them.
We stayed an extra two days in the Blue House. We toured the coast one day, took pictures and marveled at the progress made since Hurricane Katrina. We hated to leave the peaceful environment and the easy access to the beach, which Kay enjoyed tremendously.
We will be back.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly glad that ya'll had such a good time. Thanks for the nice words...but, no..you can't have the Blue House!!!
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402138vb
228 4679223
Mississippi USA
MT PLEASANT,WI
5

GIRL'S WEEKEND IN BAY ST. LOUIS

GIRL'S WEEKEND IN BAY ST. LOUIS
  • 5 out of 5
The pics were accurate and the little blue house is lovely! My 2 daughters, granddaughter and my granddog had a fun, happy visit in beautiful Bay St. Louis. The historic house was clean, charming and even had a washer that my daughter was so grateful for!The owner, Geri, was was very gracious and let us extend our stay on the day we left. We enjoyed the beaches, walking,shopping, eating and visiting...lots to do. Love those Gulf breezes! We will return and recommend the Blue House and Bay St. Louis to all my friends. thankyou!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you guys had such a wonderful time..and thanks for coming to see Miss Alice's Museum! We are looking forward to your return trip!

geri
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402138vb
228 4679223
Mississippi USA
5

Wonderful stay in a charming 1890s cottage

  • 5 out of 5
This is a lovely, friendly, quiet town, and the house is a step back in time. The bedrooms are cool and restful, and the front room, with windows on three sides, is a haven for reading, writing, watching TV, and what have you. Although the house is old and rustic, the amenities work perfectly (good cold central air and reliable wifi), and everything has been as described on VRBO. We never did figure out how to work the DVD/VCR player, but I'm sure Geri would've been happy to help us if we'd asked (we were having such a lovely time otherwise, the lack of DVD player was almost a blessing). Communication from Geri was thorough and very helpful. One word of advice if you bring your dog: if you're not from the Gulf Coast, stop off at Wal-Mart and grab a couple jugs of spring water (88 cents each). Having lived in the area before, we had no problem with the taste of the tap water, but our fussbudget dog wouldn't drink it. Nothing against the house, obviously; anytime you're near the coast, you're going to have a little more sulfur in the water. Other than demanding her own special water, even the dog had a lovely time here. My husband fished in the surf, and every evening the dog and I walked the two blocks to the beach and brought him home. Dogs are allowed on BSL's beaches, and everyone seems to be great about picking up after their pets. There's a dispenser for pick-up bags across the little park in front of the house, near the duck pond (where the frogs are currently singing their froggy heads off). The freight trains seem to pass about twice a day, but after the first time, we hardly noticed them. The occasional annoyance of the trains is more than made up for by the wind chimes, mourning doves, cicadas, frogs, and church bells. We're very much looking forward to coming back, and to staying right here in Miss Alice's blue house. Thanks, Geri!
  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am SOOOO glad that ya'll had such a good time. I told you to come and just ....BE! It seems that you did a pretty good job of that! See you soon, I hope!

geri
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Location

Location

Nearest Point of Interest
HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT
Nearest Point of Interest
BAY LITTLE THEATER
Nearest Point of Interest
BAY COMMUNITY CENTER
Nearest Point of Interest
100 MAN HALL

The Alice Moseley 'Blue House' is directly across the street from the historic Bay St. Louis train depot where the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum is located. This home is on the Historic Register and was Miss Alice's beloved home

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3 night minimum stay
$327
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$687
$1,962
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes At the time of booking, renter must state how many people will be occupying the premises.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mississippi, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Spa
General:
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Convertible Sleep Sofa very comfortable sofa-bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • golf
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