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Gulf Palms Cottage.....Walk to beach, downtown, restaurants, splash pad & more!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Come enjoy not only a vacation but a way of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Palms Cottage is located on a quiet and safe street in Long Beach just three blocks from the beach and harbor. With huge Live Oaks, the balmy sea breezes and plenty of outdoor space the cottage is situated in the center of everything the Coast has to offer. Our comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cottage is just moments from great restaurants such as Steve’s Marina, Bulls, Harbor View Café and Darwell’s. The exciting night life of Biloxi with its casinos and entertainment is only a short drive down the beach. For the “Salt Life” there is great pier fishing, Charter boats, beach volleyball, beach fire pits and the longest beach front on the Coast are just blocks away. With the free splash pad, City Park that features outdoor movies and music and the developing city center two blocks from the cottage there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Grocery stores and Walmart are a few minutes’ drive with Edgewater Mall , Premium Outlet Mall, Crossroads Mall and numerous boutiques all less than 20 minutes from the cottage. For those that desire more adventure there are several outstanding day trips within an hour from the cottage………New Orleans, Mobile, Ship Island and scores of historical and interesting destinations around the area.

More Details

Harold & Claire
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Harold & Claire

Harold And Claire

Claire is French-Canadian who grew up in Quebec. Harold grew up in Long Beach but had not resided in Long Beach for 50 years, retired from 35 year career in Public Safety from Utah. Purchased this cottage as a family vacation home for our six adult children and seven grand children to experience and enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast....they all now have a deep connection to the beauty and people of our beloved community.

Harold & Claire purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Harold & Claire chose Mississippi

This could be classified as a “love story” by some or simply “luck of life” by others. In 2010 I, Harold, returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a class reunion, where I hadn’t lived for over forty years. During that visit Claire feel in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the area and the people that call it home.

We had been looking for a location to purchase a winter/retirement home for several years. After we returned from our trip life went on and we continued looking for property in Florida and other parts of the South never thinking we would return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Then in 2013 events in life again brought us in contact with friends along the Coast. Later that year I was able to purchase a building lot in Long Beach with thoughts that we might build a small home there some day. In 2014 we again traveled to the area for Mardis Gras and took in a number of the parades along the coast. When checking the property I had purchased, Claire noticed that the older cottage on the property next door was for sale. The cottage had not been maintained for several years and was in need of much attention. Claire decided to purchase the cottage and the work was on to set it up for a family retreat.

After several months of work and help from many friends in the area Claire has brought the cottage alive. This will now be our families’ (kids and grandkids) retreat when time allows. We hope you enjoy the cottage, Long Beach, the area, the beach life, the great seafood and of course the people of the area as much as we do and will. Please feel at home at our cottage and enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage is in the heart of everything the coast has to offer. Walking distance to beach, restrurants, harbor, splash pad, town green (where all events take place), the quaint downtown but yet in one of the most sought after peaceful, relaxing and safe areas along the entire Gulf Coast. Cottage is situated on huge private lot with large Live Oaks, space to play and relax in establish beach neighborhood right on destinated bike route for biking. With the screened in porch is one of the few "old style" cottage still along the coast.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Long Beach, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink & mirror with great lighting
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink, mirror and hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mirror, dresser, end table lamp
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , dresser, ceiling fan, end table lamp
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Ceiling fan, cuddle couch, and access to main bath/shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of outdoor furniture to enjoy the outdoors, including chairs, etc for the beach......come enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast Outdoors!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Gulf Palms Cottage.....Walk to beach, downtown, restaurants, splash pad & more!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Ideal family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Very nice for a family getaway. Large kitchen, nice size bedrooms. Outside, the extras such as the cozy screened in porch, and the covered area with the picnic table, are perfect for unexpected rains. Well appointed and homey feel. I'd love to bring my grandkids here. Harold keeps you abreast of things to do, and places to go. Wonderful host!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barb for your review. I know it was a difficult few days towards the end with the heavy rainfall all along the Gulf Coast but are so happy you had an enjoyable time along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Know that you are always welcome back and we had grandchildren in mind when Claire set up the cottage so bring them down the guest shed is filled with beach toys they would have a blast. Claire & Harold
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Fantastic spot, fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Harold and Claire's cottage for five days over Christmas 2016 - it was perfect. It is quiet, close to the beach, large enough for our family of four and well provisioned. Harold was a delight to deal with as he answered our questions thoroughly and quickly. He takes extra special care of his guests and ensures all is as it should be before, during and after our stay.

We tried out Brackish Restaurant (about a 5-10 minute walk away) which is on concrete stilts on the waterfront and enjoyed a fantastic seafood meal there. Food was excellent as was the service.

We would highly recommend their cottage to families, couples or anyone looking for a lovely quiet getaway!

Thanks so much Harold for making our stay a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina. We were excited to have more Canadian visitors to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and our cottage. So glad your family enjoyed the area and were able to explore the beauty of the Gulf Coast. Thanks, Claire & Harold
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Long Beach to visit family for Thanksgiving along with our 3 month old, 2 year old and 3 year old. The house was perfect for our family! There was plenty of room for our kids to play, inside and out. The beds were VERY comfortable and the decor was perfect for a beach home. There were plenty of towels for us to use as well as separate towels for the beach. As a mom, I appreciated having a large washer and dryer in the house so I don't have loads of laundry to do once we got home! Harold and Claire were wonderful to work with and very accommodating! We are already planning our next visit. Whether you have small children or are planning a girls trip, this is a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marcella & family for the nice review. We are so happy your family had a good visit to the Coast and the cottage fit your needs. Claire wanted the cottage to be welcoming to families of all ages since our family ranges from 85 to 1 yoa. So, everyone would enjoy the MS Gulf Coast. Thank you again, Harold & Claire (ps: also thank you for your reservation for June, 2017!)
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Another wonderful stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great stay! This was our 5th stay in less than 2 yrs! We love this cottage and the "like home" atmosphere that we feel every time we stay. We always look forward to our time down on the Coast. If anyone is thinking of a trip to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, this is the way to go. It's comfortable, affordable, clean and the neighborhood is quiet and very welcoming. No more noisy Hotels/Motels for us! The local restaurants are great and there are so many choices! Our favorites are: Darwell's, & Steve's Marina, we love the food and atmosphere of both!

The Gulf Palms Cottage never disappoints, and Harold and Claire are the best ever! Thank you both again for a great experience and being so kind and accommodating to us for all our stays at the cottage...we will be back ASAP!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorraine & Julie, It is always a pleasure to have your family stay! You are right, your family has visited the cottage more than Claire & I have this year!!!! When we first listed our cottage we thought we might have a repeat guest sometime but it is astonishing to us that this was your 5th stay. Now gong on our 3rd year of having the cottage listed on VRBO, last year 70% of our bookings were from repeat guests. And we do appreciate every one (new or repeat). Thank you, Harold & Claire
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and conveniently located, the owner was available when we locked ourselves out to help us back in. we also found our newest favorite place to eat, Lil' Rays, just a few blocks away. It's a good little place for a short getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and know that you are always welcomed back. Claire & Harold
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“Incredible Lodging”

  • 5 of 5

I would like to comment how pleased I was with your “Gulf Palms Cottage” listing. Our stay from September 8 – 21 was fantastic. All throughout the cottage every room was attractive with the soothing colors and décor setting reflecting the name “Gulf Palms Cottage”. Every aspect offered a calming and welcoming quality. I immediately felt the assurance of a well maintained and clean property. One walk through the cottage and a sense of home and family took over the mood. Our arrival was at night in the dark and I immediately noticed and appreciated the motion activated lighting around the property which offered a definite sense of security. The next morning as I sat on the screened-in front porch having a cup of coffee I took in the landscaping and a view of the beautiful palm tree in the front yard; the plants and flowers all carefully planted around the yard with lighting to assent their beauty; a covered patio area containing a large outdoor grill, picnic table, nice reclining chairs all just outside the side door of the cottage. These features all immediately visible and then to boot the well thought out extras to accommodate tenants also included an attached shed to the covered patio area which contained a full size refrigerator (in addition to the one in the cottage kitchen), additional lawn chairs, table umbrella, even water bogie boards (which I did not use…lol but my grandchildren would have loved them for the beach). Back into the home which provided everything one would need from beach towels, all bedding, dishes, utensils, appliances (toaster, coffee pot, and microwave) and a complete laundry room with washer and dryer. This cottage is definitely a home away from home with all accommodations one needs for a wonderful vacation experience.

The owners of the cottage not only provided a wholesome, beautiful cottage surroundings but they provided every detail to cover any unexpected needs i.e. information and contact numbers for caretaker, TV and internet service, access codes for the services, exterminator if required, days for garbage pickup, savers card for local grocery store, church location and service times, list of recommended eating establishments, and so on. My experience with the lodging facility and the wonderful owners (Harold & Claire) of “Gulf Palms Cottage” is one I will remember, definitely revisit, and recommend highly to family, friends, neighbors, and gladly offer public recommendations through VRBO rental websit

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you Flo for such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your week along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and our cottage was comfortable for your stay. Our goal has always been to provide our guests with a welcoming, informative and comfortable stay so they can focus on the enjoyment and beauty of the Coast. Thank you again, Claire & Harold
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gulfport/Biloxi International
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
New Orleans, LA
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Darwell's and Harbor View Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

The Gulf Palms Cottage is located within walking distance (3 blocks) of the beach front area where beach volleyball, fire pits, entertainment plaza, public restrooms…changing areas…outdoor public showers, boat harbor (that has public boat ramps, charter boats, pier fishing, bait shop, cafes, etc.), several additional fishing piers, cement beachfront walking/jogging/biking trail, benches and numerous businesses along the beachfront.

The Cottage is also 2 blocks from Jeff Davis Ave (which is the renewed city center) which has a large city park, splash pad, library, city offices, cafes, boutiques, entertainment areas, etc.

Two blocks in the other direction from the cottage is the famous “Friendship Oak, University of Southern Mississippi’s gulf coast location, historic St Thomas Church (which still rings bells on the hour), area related displays open to the public on the University’s campus.

Two blocks north of the cottage is a shopping plaza along with cafes, businesses, city high school (with tennis courts, running/jogging area, city football stadium, etc.

The Gulf Palms Cottage is on a secluded established street which is also one of the area’s designated bike trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Long Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
16 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Crusin' on Coast
1 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017-2018
9 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning £60
Tax Rate 12.0%

Must be 21 years of age to Reserve.
No Smoking.
Check In Time- 4:00 pm......Check Out- Time 11:00 am
Full refund on cancellations 30 days prior to check-in. Possible fee for reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to check in.
Separate Lease Agreement must be agreed to prior to reservation being final.
Refundable Security Deposit refunded after inspection please allow 7-10 to process.
One small pet might be considered must be approved by owner/manager in writing prior to reservation. Pet Fee & Deposit required. Pet policy must be agreed to.
All Rates Subject to Change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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