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Historic & Unique: 1150 sq ft. Apt. Close to Beach

Entire loft hosted by Ellis And Larry
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Completely unique, spacious loft-style quarters in a restored 1913 schoolhouse in Old Town - walk/bike to beach, restaurants, shopping. Most of our guests have a "wow!" reaction when they step through the door, because this is NOT your average one-bedroom apartment by any means: 12 ft ceilings, wood floors, open living area, partitioned bedroom, full kitchen, bath, veranda and deck, park-like grounds with huge oak trees. 2-night min. stay, three on holidays.

The space
The building is raised, with the living quarters on the second story, nestled in the oak trees.
It's been renovated as a duplex with the owners living on one side. Your completely private side (with its own entrances) has has huge windows overlooking the park-like grounds.
Although this is listed as a one-bedroom, it's actually a huge loft-style renovated space in a 1913 schoolhouse. The building is a rare Mississippi Landmark, the state's highest designation for a historic building. The unique architectural features include wrap-around clerestory windows (in the photos, you'll see the clerestory windows above the regular ones). The way they capture light and sky and space is fantastic - they make the large main rooms of the school seem like airy pavilions - and the ceilings appear to be much higher than twelve feet. And on nights when there's a full moon, wow! Unforgettably romantic. The location is out of hustle/bustle, yet walking distance to beach (2 blocks), historic depot park (2 blocks) and Old Town's small commercial district/marina (5 blocks). Easy walking/biking and free parking around town. Perfect for creatives and writers - it has a great library and lots of comfy reading/writing spots.

Guest access
Open part of yard, front veranda, back deck. The apartment has four entrance doors that all lead directly outside.

Other things to note
NOTE: Due to an unprecedented algae bloom (because of the record double opening of the Bonne Carre spillway on the Mississippi River this year), ALL Mississippi beaches are currently closed to swimming and wading. The sand part of the beach is still open for walking/biking etc. More info can be had on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality website.


Ellis is editor of the Shoofly Magazine, an online Bay St. Louis lifestyle publication. It features a continually updated "Upcoming Events" page and an awesome Community Calendar, with dozens of new stories about our coast area published each month. It'll pop up on any search for the magazine's name.
Completely unique, spacious loft-style quarters in a restored 1913 schoolhouse in Old Town - walk/bike to beach, restaurants, shopping. Most of our guests have a "wow!" reaction when they step through the door, because this is NOT your average one-bedroom apartment by any means: 12 ft ceilings, wood floors, open living area, partitioned bedroom, full kitchen, bath, veranda and deck, park-like grounds with huge oak…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Cable TV
TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Dryer
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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States

Some people call Bay St. Louis "Mayberry by the Sea." Ours is one of the last authentic old time neighborhoods this close to a beach. Here's a description from Ellis's book: Ancient oaks lined the coast, framing large and elegant houses - many of them built in the 1800’s. Behind this dignified vanguard, cottages clustered along narrow, shaded lanes. These neighborhoods were mixed in more ways than one. Professors lived next door to plumbers, young families next to retirees, black next to white, rich next to poor. I loved that – it flew directly in the distorted face most outsiders have pasted on the state of Mississippi.

The architectural styles of the homes varied as much as the people who lived in them. Cheek to cheek, the Creole cottage danced with the Victorian, the Greek Revival with the bungalow. In those lush yards, you could imagine the lingering ghosts from an era of ease. They didn’t want to leave. Nobody who came here wanted to leave. This place pulled at the hearts of any who have them. It promised peace and made good on its word.
Some people call Bay St. Louis "Mayberry by the Sea." Ours is one of the last authentic old time neighborhoods this close to a beach. Here's a description from Ellis's book: Ancient oaks lined the coast, fra…

Hosted by Ellis And Larry

Joined in March 2015
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We are architect Larry Jaubert and Ellis Anderson (Jaubert), writer and digital magazine publisher. We've both lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for more than thirty years and adore Bay St. Louis. We feel so fortunate to be the current stewards of Webb School and share its many charms with guests. We usually give guests a five-minute orientation tour of the apartment when they arrive, then 'poof!' we disappear until you need information or directions. If you want to find out what's happening in Bay St. Louis, you might want to check out the Shoofly Magazine - a monthly online publication filled with stories about our awesome town (Ellis is publisher and it's created each month right here in Webb School!). It has an incredible Community Calendar to help you plan your trips! To check it out, just do a search for: Shoofly Magazine.
We are architect Larry Jaubert and Ellis Anderson (Jaubert), writer and digital magazine publisher. We've both lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for more than thirty years and ad…
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We generally give a short 5 minute introductory tour and then make ourselves invisible. Most of our guests value their privacy. Yet we're just next door or downstairs in our office if someone needs information or recommendations!
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250