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Tim Moseley

Member since: 2012
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Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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!


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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Tim Moseley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Tim Moseley

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.

Tim Moseley purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Tim Moseley chose Mississippi

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.

What makes this cottage unique

The blue house is almost 135 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The spirit of Alice lives on! Thank you!
Aug 2013
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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Blue House-Former Home to Nationally Known Folk Artist Alice Moseley SNOWBIRDS!!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 50 reviews

Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant experience and accommodations. I love the proximity to the beach and downtown/bay-side restaurants!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks bill
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Very cute! Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! Close to everything! Had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

This historical home really has wonderful atmosphere and the owner was great to deal with. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of growing up in Bay St Louis and meeting Ms Mosely several times. Vacationing in her cottage is a wonderful experience. It was perfect for our family of 4.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year for a 2 day Girl's Getaway!!! Very pleasant and clean, lots of history, location is ideal!! Not too far and close to every thing, had we needed! Charming and lovable! Train runs through town all through the night so be aware!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute but awkward home

  • 3 of 5

This is a cute cottage with lots of history, but the charm may get in the way of practicality. Two bedrooms separate the kitchen from the sitting room, with the bathroom in the second, which makes it awkward for the person using this room and for the others who may want to access the bathroom in the night. All the rooms run in a line, with no hallway to provide private access. Otherwise, it's a lovely place, close to the main town and walking distance to the beachfront. The train is also quite loud in regular intervals all through the night, so if you're looking for peace and quiet, this isn't the place unless you're a heavy sleeper.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie,this house is a shotgun house built in the 1880's so maybe that is a term you are not familiar with. Shotgun houses were so named because someone could fire a rifle or shotgun through the front window or door and if they didn't hit anybody,the projectile would go out thru the back door.There was no water or bathroom in the house. if you noticed each bedroom had a door outside so privacy worked fine when the privy was outside and the pump was in the backyard This house also has antique beds so no queen or king.Tim Moseley
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mississippi, USA

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44
Pet Fee £34 + Tax
cleaning fee £57 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mississippi, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Convertible Sleep Sofa very comfortable sofa-bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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