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Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a sweet 1930's cottage that has been lovingly updated while leaving its charm, including the original heart pine floors. The location is ideal for a family vacation in Ocean Springs. The beach and harbor are within walking distance. There is a beautiful pathway on the beach passing the Ft. Maurepas Park and fishing pier. In season the shrimp boats sell their catch to the public, and charter boats are available. There is another Children's' Park 3 blocks from the cottage, and a soccer field and walking track only a block away. The cottage is equipped with everything you'll need for a pleasant stay of a weekend, week or longer. Check with us about extended stays.

Downtown Ocean Springs is a pleasant walk of 3 blocks and is full of restaurants, pubs, shops and art galleries. But, first and foremost, Ocean Springs is an old fashioned town with shops, restaurants, art galleries, banks, churches, and even a drugstore complete with a soda fountain. The Walter Anderson Museum and Shearwater Pottery are nationally known and acclaimed. This beautiful little town, with its tree shaded streets has been featured many times in travel magazines, and others such as Southern Living. Be sure to check the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce for its full schedule of festivals and other events.

In the event that you want more adult activities, the casinos in Biloxi are a short drive over the new Biloxi Bay bridge - also a popular walking route. Golf courses are available in Ocean Springs, as well as its neighboring cities.

Keywords: cottage, downtown, 2 bedroom

More Details

Beth & Jack Riley
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Beth & Jack Riley

Jack & Beth Riley have lived on the MS Gulf Coast for 35 years. They enjoy all that Ocean Springs has to offer and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with their guests.

Beth & Jack Riley purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Beth & Jack Riley chose Ocean Springs

We purchased this cottage as a rental in June of 2005. Then Hurricane Katrina hit in August and destroyed our house on the harbor. We were fortunate to have the 'Russell cottage' to move into and enjoyed it for over 4 years. We loved being able to walk downtown for work, play and business. We now live only 2 miles from the cottage but still maintain it as we would our own home.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage has the unique benefit of being in walking distance to the shopping and restaurants downtown, and to the beach and two parks. This is located in one of the oldest, established neighborhoods of Ocean Springs.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Ocean Springs

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 bicycles available


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average rating of 4.7849464 based on 93 reviews

Cute, quaint and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had to make a last minute trip to the coast and were so pleased with Russell Cottage! Beth was very accommodating and the cottage was very cute and comfortable. We enjoyed coffee on the back garden patio each morning and enjoyed the short walk down the street to downtown Ocean Springs for a great meal and live music. Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful spot that’s only steps away from downtown Ocean Springs!

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this worked out for your last minute getaway. We look forward to seeing you again.
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The cutest cottage in Ocean Springs!

  • 5 of 5

Loved a great location and plenty of space for all to enjoy!

Definitely will come stay again!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed everything, Traci.
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Ocean Springs feels like home

  • 5 of 5

We have had the privilege to stay at Russell Cottage for the last four years in one of the best kept secrets on the gulf coast, Ocean Springs. You will find the cottage to be as comfortable as the pictures show. It has become our home away from home. Approximately 3 blocks from a wonderful downtown filled with excellent restaurants, interesting shops, museums, and some of the nicest people you will meet. 4 blocks in the opposite direction from Russell Cottage is the beach and who doesn't need a beach? Beth & Jack are wonderful hosts and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Ocean Springs. If your looking to slow down a little and relax, you have found the right place. Ocean Springs truly has something for everyone.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You know we love sharing our home with folks like you, who treat the cottage as your home away home and have become good friends too. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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Sugarloaf PA

Clean, comfortable, spacious and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our dog Gracie spent the month of January in Russell Cottage. We were very happy with our accommodations. Everything you need to be comfortable and at home is provided by the gracious owners, Beth and Jack Riley. Besides being a great place to stay, it is in the lovely town of Ocean Springs which has plenty to offer in the ways of dining, museums, and waterfront to name a few. We highly recommend Russell Cottage for your “home away from home”.

Lorraine Leander, Sugarloaf, PA

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Russell Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Ocean Springs and stayed at the Russell Cottage with my husband and brother this month to attend a family reunion and Mardi Gras festivities. The cottage is very cute and comfortable, well equipped and within walking distance of the beach and downtown. We especially enjoyed sitting in the garden and riding the bikes over to my aunt's house. Beth was so sweet and accommodating. We highly recommend booking the Russell Cottage for a short stay or an extended vacation in Ocean Springs.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will be able to return again, Beth
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Memphis, TN

Great Place! Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. Perfect for 2 couples also. We could walk to downtown Ocean Springs. Very cute and very nice. We will definitely stay here on our next visit!

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown OS
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Ocean Springs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean Springs Front Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Ocean Springs

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter rate
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$66.02
Pet Fee C$33.01

Credit cards will be kept on file for the damage deposit. Any damages including evidence of smoking inside the house or removed items will be charged to your credit card on file.

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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