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Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 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: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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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(91 traveler reviews)

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Russell Cottage: Your home away from home.
average rating of 4.7802196 based on 91 reviews

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
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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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Saint Thomas

The Russell cottage was excellent! Lovely location and quiet. Ocean Springs is a beautiful town.

  • 5 of 5

Beth was a great host. Everything we needed was there. A very comfortable place to relax after a day out. Access was easy and the cottage was ideal for us. We enjoyed walking the downtown area and back. Beautiful tree lined streets with unique shops. Golf was good at Sunkist and the Beauvoir House and museum was excellent. The historical walk in downtown Biloxi is a must do. We would highly recommend Beth's place to everyone.

Garth and Jeanne

  • Submitted: 9-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit to Ocean Springs in spite of the less than perfect weather. Thank you for choosing our property and I hope you’ll return some day. Beth
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Really cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

If you want to just get away to the cutest little town of Ocean Springs, MS and stay at a really comfy and cute cottage, this is the place. Beth couldn't be any nicer and accommodating. Nice kitchen if you like to cook, beds are comfy and the internet is high speed.

I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you return.
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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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$31.9
Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit cards will be kept on file for the damage deposit. Any damages or removed items will be charged to your credit card on file.

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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