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Stunning Contemporary Country Cottage in Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

The ~1700 square foot, three-Bedroom Guest Cottage is next door to the Owner's residence on seventeen acres at the end of a quiet dead-end street about a mile from the Courthouse Square. A two-Bedroom area has a full kitchen with open Living and Dining spaces connecting two two screened porches. There's also an overflow loft (suitable only for those young, fit, and able). A one-Bedroom area has a separate entrance, its own screened porch, Living Room and Kitchenette.

Downtown square and the Ole Miss campus are within walking distance and we adjoin the community rail-to-trail bike path, but most people drive.

Completely overhauled in 2008 by the architect/owner in a clean, country, contemporary idiom, the house features two screened porches with 9' wide door openings connecting them to the main living space, creating a contemporary 'dogtrot.' The back yard has a 340 square foot brick patio with a Weber gas grill available.

Enjoy great Ole Miss SEC sports or tune in the 42' HDTV. Walk to the Square and shop Neilson's, the South's oldest store, and Square Books, one of the nation's best independent bookstores, then succumb to an afternoon nap in the back porch's irresistible swinging bed. Enjoy Oxford's outstanding restaurants (two owned by 2009 James Beard Award winner, John Currence) or visit the seasonal local farmer's market 1/2 mile away, then get busy in the efficient and sociable kitchen.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Dorothy Howorth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Dorothy Howorth

We are an architect and antiquarian with grown children. The guest house and our house sit on seventeen acres. We can't let you bring your pets, because we have dogs of our own, and they aren't always hospitable (to other pets).

Dorothy Howorth purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Dorothy Howorth chose Oxford

This guest house is the only house past ours at the end of our dead end street, so we bought it and renovated it.

What makes this cottage unique

It's hard to find a luxurious spot this secluded but this close to the action in our little college town. This place gives you the option to join in or stay away and watch the deer and birds all day, and keep an eye out for the occasional fox.


Oxford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Lav + toilet room leads to separate shower + toilet room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single , The largest screened porch has a hangind/swinging bed.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each of the three Bedrooms has a Queen Bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Swinging bed located on screened porch, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two-Bedroom area has a loft with an inflatable Queen Bed. One-Bedroom area has a daybed that doubles as a sofa in its Living Room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The two screened porches in the two-Bedroom area connect to the Living Room with 9' wide doorways, permitting open-air living when weather is conducive. The cottage and owner's house are on seventeen acres. Spacious country/contemporary renovation designed by architect/owner.


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Stunning Contemporary Country Cottage in Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
United States

Perfect Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this house and it was as enjoyable as always! Oxford was swarming with folks in town for the Alabama / Ole Miss game, and though very close to town this house provided the perfect, quiet getaway for my husband and myself, my teenage daughter and her friend. The house lives large with 2 porches and plenty of yard to enjoy. Dorothy was prompt in responding and very accessible during our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone staying in Oxford.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend retreat for games or just visiting. The place was modern, clean and very comfortable. Very private and peaceful setting yet only a stone's throw away from the square and campus. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Good Times in Oxford

  • 5 of 5

Great spot - close to town, but far enough away and secluded to where you feel like you are out in the country. Owners were very accomodating during our stay. If/when i am back in oxford - will certainly look to stay in this property again. We had two families of 4 and 2 grandparents and all were able to stay here comfortably. House was in excellent condition.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR


  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights in the one bedroom and loved it. Whether sitting on the back porch swing or out back listening to the birds or watching the deer it is a very peaceful setting. The inside is comfortable with nice artwork and beautiful antique furniture. The owners were very gracious and gave us some great information about what to see and do while there. Walking distance to the square and other points of interest. Not only did we fall in love with Oxford we also found a place to stay on our return visits. I would highly recommend this cottage, especially to lovers of architecture, art, and nature.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the place just as we do, Lane, and thanks for your great review. We look forward to having you back.
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Meridian, MS

Graduation 2010

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed the open floor plan with access to 2 spacious screened in porches to host friends and family as we celebrated our daughter's graduation. Access to the campus and other favorite places in Oxford was very convenient.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Stunning Contemporary Country Cottage in Town

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Guest House. It was just perfect for my husband, daughter, her friend, and myself. The property itself is gorgeous, and we were able to go inside the 2 bedroom cottage. This place is the whole package!!! **Comfortable, clean, affordable, beautiful private land, and close to square and campus. You could not ask for more!!!! The owners are exactly what you expect from "Southern Hospitality" they could not have been sweeter and more helpful. We look forward to coming back and staying soon!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Memphis International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Courthouse Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Rail Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
City Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Snack Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Healthplex Fitness Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Southern Star Yoga Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Rowan Oak (Faulkner's House)
Nearest Point of Interest
LQC Lamar Historic House Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
University Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Gertrude Ford Performance Center
Nearest Point of Interest
University Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
County Industrial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lamar Lounge
Car: recommended

Bike path adjoins seventeen acre property, vigorous (read, hills) 1.1 mile stroll to the Square, easier 1.2 stroll to Ole Miss Campus, University airport nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

NOTE: Rental rates vary according to local events scheduled. Please call for an accurate rate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.