​​Rent Gulf Coast

​​Rent Gulf Coast

Steve & Nancy Mustaikis

+1 (231) 690-5918


We are from Michigan and purchased our first cottage in December 1999 as our vacation home, when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 it picked the house up and moved it off the foundation. At that point FEMA told us to tear it down, but being stubborn Yankees we bought the house next door (Sandcastle Cottage) remodeled that one first to live in then started on this one. We gutted the interior (we had 6 foot of water) then my husband jacked the house up and slid beams under it with his Bobcat and pushed on it till it turned back into place. From then on it's been slow and steady rebuilding from the ground up. We take pride in knowing we have done all the work ourselves from building the deck to finishing the drywall and painting. We have decided to let others enjoy it in the summer and fall when we are in Michigan. It took us almost 9 years to finish but I still believe the Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

Why we chose Gulfport: 
We had been coming to the Gulf Coast for 35 years to vacation. We are from a small town on Lake Michigan and wanted to be near the beach. The winters in Michigan can be brutal and the winters here are usually as warm as Michigan summers. Buying our house here gave us the chance to have the best of both worlds.

Since Hurricane Katrina there has been very few homes rebuilt in our area which has given us the chance to have a view of the water to enjoy. It is a very quiet and safe neighborhood.


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Gulfport Mississippi vacation Cottage rentals

About Us!

It was just right size for our family of 4!

Close access to the beach, quiet neighborhood, well furnished.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! :)
Stayed: July 2015
Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

Andy B.
Awesome place!
 We had a magnificent time at this cottage by the beach. It was everything the owner description  gave and more! We felt comfortable and relaxed in this home away from home. The hot tub was fantastic and sitting on the deck viewing the  nearby beach was so relaxing. I can't imagine anyone not being extremely happy with these accommodations!  We will be back!

Lezlie C.
Sandcastle Cottage
 We took the children to Gulfport for our first ever family vacation, and I must say we felt right at home in Sandcastle Cottage.  Everything we could possibly need was provided, so we only had to take our clothes and food. Mrs Nancy was very friendly and helpful with any questions, and we loved being able to access the cottage through a coded entrance....no worrying about picking up or returning the keys.  We had breakfast on the deck each morning, as the breeze off the water felt wonderful! Our girls were able to experience a hot tub for the first time, and to see the looks on their faces was priceless! The cottage was very clean, and set up more like a home, rather than a rental....and most importantly, it is in a good neighborhood. We will definitely rent from Mrs Nancy and Steve again, and are already planning next year's vacation!

Tara W
New Orleans, LA
 Beautiful cottage in a quiet neighborhood. It was clean & stocked with almost everything one would need. Pets stayed for free!

That was the best part for me :)
Stayed: June 2015
Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Girls getaway, Romantic getaway

LaToya F.
amazing stay!
This was such a great place to stay.  We traveled over Thanksgiving with our 4-month old and two dogs.  The house had everything we needed.  The owner was very helpful and even left a pack-n-play and bottle brush to use for my baby.  Additionally, she left some beautiful baby quilts to use.  These kind and personal touches made traveling with a baby very stress-free.  We definitely will be back!

Great Stay!
Our second time! A very restful place to stay. The host were great enjoyed talking with them , looking forward to next year!

Vicki C.
 This is a great place to stay. So much nicer than the hotels. Very clean, quiet. And convenient to all the shopping and the beach. Quiet neighborhood