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The coolest cottage 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Ocean Springs

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
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 -
(92 traveler reviews)

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The coolest cottage in Ocean Springs!
average rating of 4.902174 based on 92 reviews
5

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Love Harbor House and looking forward to visiting again next fall. If I could live here full-time, I would! <3

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Daphne, alabama
5

Charming! Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!
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5

Cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage retreat. The house was clean, cozy, and in a great location for kayaking, biking, shopping, and strolling the beaches.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it, Stacie. Hope you'll come again.
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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
4

Lovely cottage right on the water

  • 4 of 5

Harbor House is a lovely cottage in Ocean Springs. It is right on the harbor with beautiful views which was awesome. We enjoyed hanging out on the deck. It was also walking distance into town which we enjoyed very much. The cottage was furnished with all the amenities we needed except for ground coffee which we purchased on our own. I will say if you like it dark when you sleep you might have an issue as the harbor is well lit at night and the windows in the upstairs bedroom had no shades.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Southaven, MS
5

Adorable cottage, awesome location, wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Perched over the harbor with a view of sailboats and fishing boats docked in the "front yard," this cottage was simply a delight to stay in. The design is so unusual, with windows to the ceiling in the loft bedroom and octogon-shaped windows in the side walls! We came to take a much needed break and rest, and we spent most of our time on the deck or walking down the harbor to Front Beach and walking along the beach. The cottage had everything we needed, and Beth kindly checked in on us by text a few times to make sure of it! We want to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmond, OK
5

Southern Charm on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect on arrival to this charming place. Pictures don’t do it justice. Beth was easily available for any questions and supplied excellent recommendations for things to do and the fabulous food available. We are in love with the Ocean Springs community and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your first "retirement trip" was fun! And you know there's a lot more to see and do in OS so you'll have to come again!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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