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Private Cottage, Historic Ocean Springs, Intown Location

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ocean Springs cottage description

The Green Cottage is a private vacation home nestled beneath live oaks and magnolias in downtown Ocean Springs. The cottage is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, grocery, and harbors and is about 100 yards from the Inner Harbor Park, which has public tennis courts, a boardwalk for bird watching and fishing, and a gazebo for picnicking. From here you can launch your canoe or kayak for paddling around the harbor or out to nearby Deer Island. World famous Shearwater Pottery is just beyond the harbor, a pleasant walk from the cottage down a live-oak-lined street and across the little Outer Harbor bridge, a distance of about a quarter mile. The internationally renown Walter Anderson Museum of Art is six blocks away, and the new Frank Geary-designed George Ohr Museum is just across the bay bridge in Biloxi.

The fishing is great. You can bring your own boat (there's room in the driveway) and launch it from the free public boat ramp at the outer edge of the harbor (less than a mile away) or arrange for a fishing charter or a private guide to take you out to nearby Horn and Ship islands, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore wilderness area, The National Seashore museum, picnic areas, and Park Service boat launch are about two miles away. The Biloxi Bay Bridge with its pedestrian walkway and bicycle path is about a mile away, a perfect place for sunsets. There two golf courses in Ocean Springs, the closest about two miles away (Gulf Hills Golf Club) and another, about five miles away (St. Andrew's Golf Club). There are others in nearby Biloxi and Gautier.

The cottage has a very private screened porch looking out at live oaks, sago palms, and camellias. The porch furniture includes a rocker, an old-fashioned glider, chaises, and dining table and chairs. This is a great place to enjoy the morning bird symphony. The house is newly remodeled and has porcelain tile throughout with Oriental and Mexican rugs. The kitchen is well furnished for people who like to cook and entertain. A bi-weekly farmers market in nearby Biloxi provides fresh vegetables year-round, and the Ocean Springs Saturday market offers organic produce, local food specialties, and live music.

Ocean Springs is the oldest French settlement on the Gulf Coast, founded in 1699 by the LeMoyne brothers, the younger of whom later went on down the coast to found New Orleans. It’s a town of live oaks, magnolias, small shops, and art galleries and contrasts sharply with the condos and casinos to the west. Visitors come for bird-watching, fishing, uncrowded family beaches, and to visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Shearwater Pottery. Biloxi casinos are two miles away. Beaches, restaurants, grocery, shops, and museums are less than a mile away, so this is a great town for bicycling and walking. New Orleans is about 90 miles away, an easy day trip; Keesler Air Force Base, 12 miles; and Mobile and Dauphin Island, 50 miles.

The house is handicapped-accessible through the screened porch (one step of about four inches in each doorway). The bathroom won’t accommodate a wheelchair, but a walker is fine. The two bedrooms and the bathroom open onto the same small hall, so the bathroom is just a few steps from the bedrooms.

Although I don't normally take pets, I make exceptions. Please check with me in advance if you have a small dog (under 20 lbs).

I ACCEPT PAYPAL or personal checks. Please note maximum occupancy of six and restrictions regarding smoking. Thanks for looking!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Principal renter must be at least 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Okay for infants or older children; not toddler-friendly...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Handrails in bathroom at commode and in shower; 4-inch step-up to enter house; house is all on one level...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking anywhere on premises, including porch and yard. Smoking in house may lead to forfeiture of security deposit....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please ask if you'd like to bring your dog. I usually can accommodate small dogs....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Den

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top, firm mattresse, Double Beds (1) Pillow top, firm mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in den opens to double bed; constructed with extra foam padding...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bath has grab bars at commode and in tub/shower.

          Other Amenities

              • Located in charming, historic Gulf Coast town within easy walking distance to shops, grocery,and downtown restaurants. Tennis courts, fishing, harbors, half block away. Public golf courses, 2-3 miles. Town has two beaches....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Serious stuff and beach books....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Access Pandora through Roku player. Various CDs available....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Extended cable television (+/- 90 channels including ESPN); Roku player for Netflix and Amazon streaming...moreless

              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Can accommodate 8 people if they're friendly!...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air and heat...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Yes. Laundry room adjacent to kitchen...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Carport with covered entry to house...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Outdoor fire pit...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Cental...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Sofa, coffee table, two arm chairs, one ottoman. Den has futon sofa and recliner....moreless

              • Parking:

                Off-street parking...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Driveway accommodates two cars, one under carport...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Long driveway will accommodate boat on trailer or RV...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Yes. Laundry room adjacent to kitchen...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Eat-in kitchen with spices and condiments, complete cooking equipment. I love to cook and entertain, so kitchen is well outfitted....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Sharp...moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas oven and broiler in stove...moreless

              Outside

              • Boat:

                Old Biloxi Schooner cruises; fishing charters...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Small patio off kitchen for morning coffee and sitting around the fire pit on winter nights....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Guided tours and rental kayaks available locally....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large screened front porch surrounded by live oaks, palms, and camellias...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    YMCA is half mile from house....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $125

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Maximum occupancy is four persons.

                  $125 to reserve. Balance prior to arrival. Payment by check or PayPal.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/01/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art

                  • Phoenicia Gourmet Cuisine

                    "Formal setting, good service, food is consistently good, the best so far in Ocean Springs. "

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                  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

                  • The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education

                    "Check for Friday night openings. Great fun."

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                  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

                    " Frank Geary designed the building. "

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                  • Shearwater Pottery Ltd

                    "The most beautiful handmade pottery in the United States."

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                  • Mikey's on the Bayou

                    "Love the ambience. Reminds me of the old seafood restaurants out on the lake in New Orleans."

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Gulfport-Biloxi
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Gulf Hills, others
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 90
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Front Beach, East Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Bird-watching, wildlife refuge (Mississippi sandhill cranes), nearby National Seashore, canoeing & kayaking, great fishing, convenient to casinos, free boat launch close by. Strong artist community with Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Shearwater Pottery, Mary C. O'Keefe Art Center, all within walking distance; Frank Geary's George Ohr Museum in Biloxi two miles away. New Orleans (90 miles) an easy day trip. Pilates and yoga offered in town.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: I'm a New Orleans native living in Atlanta, and I spend as much time as possible in Ocean Springs. I enjoy meeting my vacation renters, who come from all over the world.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs:
                  There's something magical about Ocean Springs. I bought the house within 48 hours of my first visit to the town.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  I enjoy the beautiful, green surroundings, the quiet, the friendly neighbors, proximity to the Gulf and to the little harbors and the wildlife there, the art and pottery community, and morning coffee on on the front porch. My favorite walks are across Biloxi bridge or along East Beach at sunset.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Cottage exterior

                    Cottage exterior

                  • Living room 2

                    Living room 2

                  • Kitchen & dining room

                    Kitchen & dining room

                  • Second bedroom

                    Second bedroom

                  • Screened porch

                    Screened porch

                  • East Beach

                    East Beach

                  • Front Harbor

                    Front Harbor

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Kitchen & dining room

                    Kitchen & dining room

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Den/third bedroom

                    Den/third bedroom

                  • Back yard

                    Back yard

                  • Back Harbor

                    Back Harbor

                  VRBO #196645

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 01, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 70%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
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