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The Harbor House: The coolest house in Ocean Springs!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This unique cottage is located directly on the beautiful Ocean Springs Harbor. Its large deck is a wonderful place to relax, and observe the sailboats and wildlife. Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Night Herons , Egrets and Skimmers all frequent the harbor on a regular basis. You can easily walk to the beach or downtown Ocean Springs, which is filled with art galleries, boutiques and over 100 restaurants. The casinos are just 10 minutes across the Biloxi Bay. Charter boats are available for hire in the Ocean Springs Harbor and Biloxi Harbor. Several golf courses are within a short drive, as well as kayak rentals and tennis courts.

The Master bedroom is located upstairs in a loft, with the bathroom downstairs. The large living room has a queen size sofa sleeper. There is a kitchenette with a dining area. Bicycles are available with the cottage to cruise the shaded streets of this historic town up close. Our beaches are still uncrowded and our waters provide some of the best seafood in the country. Something wonderful is always in season: crabs, crawfish, oysters and always fish of all kinds. In season, you can even walk to the the harbor and buy fresh shrimp right off the boats.

Our Harbor House is filled with local art and whimsy. It was once part of the original Ocean Springs Yacht Club which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Thankfully, the Guest House survived and has been completely remodeled with love since the hurricane.

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Owner
Beth & Jack Riley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Beth & Jack Riley

Jack & Beth Riley lived on this property until Hurricane Katrina rudely moved them out in 2005. However, they couldn't give up on this wonderful location and still retain the Harbor House for themselves, family, friends and visitors. The Riley's own a photography studio in downtown Ocean Springs.

Beth & Jack Riley purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Beth & Jack Riley chose Mississippi

This was once our home. We moved to Ocean Springs because of its small town charm and historic beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

Watching the boats and birds in the harbor from the deck; walking to the beach, buying fresh shrimp from a boat in the harbor or going to one of the many shops, galleries or restaurants in town.

Amenities

Ocean Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower on main level
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs bedroom with Pillow top king size bed (1), Queen size sofa sleeper on main level in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

The Harbor House: The coolest house in Ocean Springs!
average rating of 4.9066668 based on 75 reviews
Sevierville
5

Perfect place to relax and be lazy.

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable week. Great location ! Owners were great to work with!! We loved the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it, Jeff. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Beth & Jack Riley
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The Harbor House is perfect for a couple. We had a great week there and would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City
5

Wonderful Stay at the Harbor House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I ran away from winter last February and settled into The Harbor House, a comfortably cozy cottage in Ocean Springs. Everything about it was charming. The view from the deck of the inner harbor was beautiful. The neighborhood was quiet. It was an easy walk passed pleasure boats and shrimp boats (one of which even had a talking parrot on board) to the white sands of the Gulf Coast beach. It was also an easy walk into Ocean Springs, a charming arts town with good food, pubs and shops. The cottage had a ton of information about what to see and do nearby.

Harbor House itself was exactly like the pictures on VRBO. Whimsical artwork that makes you smile. A living room with all the pillows and throws you’ll need to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee. A little breakfast table with a view of the harbor. Upstairs in the loft, the bed, sheets and pillows are all top notch.

If you need anything, hosts Beth and Jack are quick to respond. They’re wonderful folks and completely knowledgeable about the area.

Bottom line: When we head back to the Gulf Coast again, we’ll be back at The Harbor House.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place, would recommend place to anyone whose's looking to stay in the area

  • 5 of 5

Awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, beautiful views, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Harbor house was the perfect setting for our vacation in Ocean Springs; quaint, beautiful views, very comfortable and homey. Deck was fabulous, walked every morning along the beach. This is an ideal get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Harbor House! Great location. Walking distance to the beach and downtown. Offered everything we needed to make us comfortable. Nice back yard to play fetch with our dog Bella. We will definitely plan another visit next Fall!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ocean Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Most Popular
Apr 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$825
$2,200
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$825
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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