The main house was featured on the hit HGTV show "Home Town" the 1st year. It was a "Comp Home." After it was featured, the Producer of the "Home Town" show loved the house so much, she rented it for several months. After I purchased it, they reached out to me about doing a home remodel... I absolutely love the Main House's charm. I did invest a lot of time, energy and money making The Cottage a comfortable getaway.
Near the heart of town ~ close to everything; within easy walking distance of Mason Memorial Park
Shrubbery and Trees have been strategically planted to offer privacy in the heart of town, some beautiful flowers always seem to be blooming, hummingbirds are often seen.
ONE & 1/2 BATHS
The main floor has a full bath; but don't worry about a late night to the main level bath in the middle of the night. The 2nd floor has a very convenient 1/2 bath.
Cleaning Fee pays for starter supplies. When you arrive, there will be at least a full roll of toilet paper, paper towels, a liner in each trash can, some hand soap, some dish washing detergent,... and some coffee filters. That said, if your stay is extended or you’ve a large group with you, you'll need to get additional supplies during your stay.
💎MINIMUM STAY / RATES
While this site will allow a quote for only 2 nights, these are the minimum stays at the posted rates:
2 night minimum stay: 1 day - 1 weeks out*
3 night minimum stay: 1 - 2 weeks out*
4 night minimum stay: 2 - 3 weeks out*
7 night minimum stay: 3 weeks or further out*
Holidays are between 3 - 5 night minimum stays*
* I'd be happy to quote shorter stays, with a slight rate increase
* an these are general minimum required stays, during certain times of the year, shorter stays can be booked further out. Please inquire if in doubt.
$50/each dog afterwards
Pet policy must be signed and followed
Yard is fenced, dog must be kept on least while in yard. There is a large gated section in the yard (North of the Cottage) that dogs can be allowed to roam freely in. Dog(s) are NOT permitted in swimming Pool.
What Comes with the Cottage?
Comes from the house and works great. The 2 smart DVD Players pick it up... so should your phone and devices. Its Comcast (Infinity).
2 Large FLAT SCREEN TV’s
One on each level.
Main level TV has DIRECT TV
That also gets premium channels... 😃
2nd Story TV has SMART DVD &
Approximately 50 DVD’s ranging from G, GP, and R Ratings. The DVD Player is connected to the internet... At this posting their is not an Antenna or Direct TV hooked up to this upstairs TV... An Antenna is planned for the future. My Netflix account is connected to this Smart DVD player and a special Cottage Guest folder just for you is set up. If you’ve got any premium apps, you should be able to use them on this smart DVD players.
Cottage has more furnishings than noted before, but these are worth mentioning:
For dining or working with 3 chairs and if needed more chairs can be provided
2 LOVE SEATS
One of which is a twin Sofa Bed, sleeping up to 1 person. Sheets, a pillow, and blanket are provided.... although I'm hoping to replace the twin sofa bed with a queen futon or sofa bed soon.
WHEN PEOPLE EXCEEDS 3, AN AIR MATTRESS IS PROVIDED
A queen size air mattress is provided when the people count exceeds 3 people. Mattress pad (because vinyl is cold), sheets, 1 or 2 pillows, and blanket is provided with Air mattress.
AC / HEAT LOWER & UPPER LEVELS
Each level has a AC Window unit and each level has a mini-split AC/Heater unit on it. The mini-splits were recently added and should handle all the heating & cooling needs of the Cottage, however the already existing AC window units were left just in case.
As the mini-split heater systems are heat-pumps, they may not provide all the heat my guests may want, so in addition, I’ve provide 2 portable, extremely safe, heaters. 1 a radiator style, heated oil, heater and the other one of those Radiating “new style Energy-Efficient” heat boxes (they can be seen in photos). Below 30 degrees, with these 3 added heaters going, the mini-split heaters are not even needed to make the Cottage toasty.
CONTINUOUS HOT WATER
The Cottage is equipped with an amazing continuous hot water heating system. Whether one person or five, shower as long as you want and each of you will have hot water.
💎KITCHEN APPLIANCES & INFO:
New Stainless steel large refrigerator is provided
CONVECTION / MICROWAVE OVEN
Is both a Convection Oven and Microwave... an $800 plus amenity, that also acts as a range hood providing light and venting when cooking underneath on either the:
1. NuWAVE INDUCTION COOK-TOP and 2. COPPER ELECTRIC FRYING PAN:
Between the Convection Oven, Microwave, and these two cooking appliance, all your cooking needs should be met... as there is no conventional stove/cook top or range.
COOKING / EATING EQUIPMENT
You should find the basic. Take a look at the photos. If you think anything is lacking, let me know. If its reasonable, I’d be happy to add it to the Cottage’s inventory. Oh yes there is a Coffee Maker.
💎COTTAGE UP GRADES:
Not just new appliances, but new Cabinets, counters, sink, and faucet.
All recently redone, sanded and freshly coat of polyurethane. There is some extensive scaring on the 1st floor’s hardwood flooring, after polyurethane, I leaned in to it and bought cabinets mimicked the floors adding some character.
The Walls were covered in cheese cloth and wall paper (what where they thinking 🤔 in the 70’s?) which has all been carefully pealed bare to reveal tongue and groove beautiful wood.
MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM
Along with starter supplies, You’ll also find 5 or more bath towels, a few wash clothes, a shower mat, & blow dryer. This is a FULL bathroom, with Shower/Tub, Toilet, and sink.
Along with starter supplies, You'll find some hand towels. This is a HALF bathroom, with vanity, sink, & Toilet.
💎BEDDING / TOWELS
Is provided for the number of people booked.
I’m 5’6” and have no problem going up and down these stairs, however, for someone a little taller, they may need to watch there head, at one, just one, low spot on stairs, near the lower level, before it opens up. The stairs are carpeted.
At lower level, there is door (in case privacy is needed from those up or down or if wee ones need to be blocked from climbing stairs). There is no childproof gate at the top of the stairs. Inquire about how we've solved this in the past.
💎2ND LEVEL/BEDROOM AREA:
There is 1 closet (w/hangers), an ottoman, dresser, TV/smart DVD (as described above, and standing lamp). Whether for business or pleasure, its always nice to stay somewhere, where there are room darkening curtains.... you’ve just got to remember to close them.
and comes with Bedding; Mattress is Tuff & Needles.
SLEEPS UP TO 5 PEOPLE?
For 2 maybe 3, the Cottage will be very spacious, but up to 5 people?
Yes, that’s a lil tight. That said, when this Cottage was 1st listed it was the only active listing in Laurel with any of the major VRBO sites.... I thought it was important to give choices; but rates are based on 2 people & no pets.
While in Laurel, I call the Main House Home; although it does double as a Short Term Rental, sleeping up to 9 people (although its never rented to more than 5 at this posting), in 2 Kings, 2 Fulls, 1 queen with 3.5 Baths. If you need more room than the Cottage can provide, please inquire.
Is covered mid October to mid April. Booked Guests (Main house & cottage) are welcome to enjoy the swimming with signed release and agreeing to follow pool rules.
For Liability Reasons, Visitors are not permitted, unless included in people count.
Cottage Guests will be assigned, unless arrangements are made in advance, 1 spot, on the House's parking pad, off the Alley, for a mid-size vehicle. Should Cottage Guests, need another or larger spot, in front of the 2 car garage, may be available. No blocking the alley. The house is a corner lot with plenty of street parking,
AREAS GUESTS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO INSIDE THE COTTAGE
(Owner or Cleaner's Closets):
-Small closet under the stairs off living room
-Side attic entry areas, with doors at each end, on upper level
And its furnishings.
Open mid April - 1st cold day in October. Semi-Private, Shared with those in the Main House
WASHER / DRYER
Are coin operated, In the garage, below the Cottage, code to Garage is given to Guest staying 4 nights or longer; Staying a shorter time? Need access? Inquiry.
3 Parking spots, 1 is assigned to the Cottage/2 to the Main House. Need more? There is plenty of street parking.
Are permitted, but with the understanding that gates surround the property and the cottage. There is no gate separating the child from the pool once in the gated area. In the winter this may not be an issue, as (unless work is planned) a pool cover is over the pool... so safe a child could almost walk across the covered pool, but in summer, spring and fall, its a few steps from the front of the cottage into the pool. Parents will need to be diligent.... so its NOT recommended for small children & distracted parents.
I own 2 of the largest vacation rentals in Mississippi, located in Gulfport, MS (Vrbo #351070 & #406326 on this site) combined sleeping 43 people. I ❤️ Laurel and get up here as often as I can. I've local friends & contractors who handle the day to day & on site issues; we talk or text almost daily. Whether I'm in town or not, we've got you covered.
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