Carroll House Bed & Breakfast is owned by Jane Alford-Kulpeska, and can be found on Carroll Avenue in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Find “warm southern hospitality” at this lovely Victorian style home built in 1890.
Jane grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and fell in love with B&Bs after living in Europe for a few years. She lived in Bay St. Louis for 20 years and worked in healthcare for 25 years before opening the Carroll House B&B. She also owns Bay-Tique, a boutique located on Main Street.
“It was a life dream of mine to own and operate a bed & breakfast” Jane says. She bought the home in 2006, renovated it, and brought it back to its “original splendor.” She then lived there until 2011. After moving into the cottage next door, she was ready to open the B&B for business.
The home is on the national historic registry, and features three bedrooms, each with a private en suite and a large claw foot tub. “Each room is furnished with lovely antiques, luxury linens, free Wi-Fi and DirecTV.” There is also a separate beach cottage on the grounds, which features one bedroom and a full kitchen.
A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning for guests, which they may enjoy in the dining room on fine china, or in the privacy of their rooms. “I love gardening, so we grow a good bit of what we serve for breakfast.” The home features large front and back porches as well, “great for gatherings or relaxing and reading a good book. I have walked up on the back porch many times to find a guest napping on the porch sofa” Jane recalls.
Carroll House is conveniently located within walking distance of all of the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Old Town, and just two blocks from the waterfront.
Jane enjoys entertaining and making her guests feel welcome, and the biggest compliment that she receives is just that. “We have found over the years that many of our guests fall in love with Bay St. Louis and end up moving here or purchasing a vacation home here.” This is something that she takes great pride in.
“We take our role as ambassadors to Bay St. Louis very seriously and strive to treat each guest with the warm, southern hospitality that embodies our little beach front community.” One stay at the Carroll House will prove this fact for you. Visit their website at www.carrollhousebnb.com for more information.