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Luxury accommodations, jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, in-ground pool, pets loved!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic, luxurious 2 BR destination property steps from downtown Ocean Springs.

Sophisticated elegance, The Art House is a beautiful, meticulously maintained two bedroom property one block from historic downtown Ocean Springs, and minutes away from beautiful Front Beach.

Loaded with amenities, The Art House offers breathtaking surroundings, including in-the-ground pool, outdoor lounge area with over-sized fireplace, solarium, and plenty of room for entertaining.

Inside you'll find an impeccably decorated space with all the conveniences of home. The Art House features a fabulous large open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

In the large dining room accented by chandelier lighting and decorated with elegant works of art, you'll dine on a modern glass and steel table that can seat up to eight.

A wet bar and a professional stainless gas grill is conveniently located for both indoor & outdoor entertaining.

In the Master Bedroom you'll find hardwood floors and a luxurious king bed, the guest room also features a king size bed. An optional add-on one bedroom, one bath Guest Apartment next door is available an additional fee per night, or there's a large leather couch that can be used for additional sleeping arrangements if needed.

The bathroom features his and hers vanities, an eight-jet walk in shower, as well as a large Jacuzzi tub.

Outside, you will find an expansive deck and patio with outdoor television, outdoor fireplace, fountain and in-ground pool. A greenhouse, erected from pre-Katrina salvaged materials holds beach chairs and his and hers Yolo beach bikes. A second half-bathroom is located in the pool area for guests’ convenience.

The property is equipped with high speed wireless Internet hot spot, 4 flat-screen TVs, with Direct TV, DVD player, and satellite radio.

While at The Art House you’ll feel completely at home and never need to leave the property to have a fantastic stay. But if you can tear yourself away you'll find yourself in the heart of the quaint historic town of Ocean Springs. It has many great restaurants, museums, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, antique stores and unique gift shops for you to enjoy.

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Vicki Applewhite
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Vicki Applewhite

Roger and Vicki are Ocean Springs natives who have spent the last decade collecting properties to restore and preserve in downtown Ocean Springs to be enjoyed by all. Both are lovers of art, but most of all their home town, friends and family who frequent this property often due to its welcoming vibe.

Vicki Applewhite purchased this house in 2005

Why Vicki Applewhite chose Ocean Springs

Once you have seen the Art House, you will understand there is nothing else quite like it on the Coast. Outside, it's quaint and unassuming appearance opens to reveal a meticulously designed and maintained home created with entertaining and enjoying the outdoors in mind. Even the artifacts in the home are unique, collected from travels over many years.

What makes this house unique

In the Art House, you will find an expansive kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The beautiful dining room table seats up to eight dinner guests under a beautiful chandelier. Though there is only one Jack-and-Jill bathroom between the two king bedrooms, it is equipped with a walk-in shower that has seating and eight jets. The Jacuzzi tub is positioned with a flat screen for hours of relaxation and entertainment.

Outside, the expansive deck brings the outdoors in, with another flat screen television and outdoor lounge around a large fireplace. The patio is surrounded by seasonal flowers with a large fountain that fills the background with the sound of splashing water. It's truly a magical place.


Ocean Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Full on luxury in this over-sized walk- in shower featuring six jets and an overhead shower. Extra large jacuzzi tub has room for two. The flat screen television will make sure you don't miss a minute of the action from any angle in this awesome bathroom. Double vanity, granite counters, in-room linen closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The Art House is beautiful inside and has a gorgeous outdoor space. The home abounds with all the amenities a traveler can ask for. It was sparkling clean and very comfortable. The outdoor patio, dining area, pool, fountain and cooking space made it feel like a resort. The property is in very short walking distance to shops and cute restaurants. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MS. USA

Upscale yet relaxed home - short walking distance to all the activities of Ocean Springs

  • 5 of 5

The Art House was a wonderful venue for our vacation. My husband and I, along with our two small dogs, thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed, yet sumptuous home afforded us on this stay. This home has all the luxuries - from inspiring art, fantastic TVs/Stereo/AV systems, well designed and luxuriously comfortable indoor and outdoor areas (with ceiling fans), pool, hot tub, Jacuzzi and multiple head shower, outdoor cooking area, to the soothing sounds of the outdoor fountain.

My husband enjoyed the bikes he used to peruse the downtown area of Ocean Springs. Since the downtown area was a couple of short blocks away, the Art House made for a convenient quick walk to many sights, restaurants, bars, and shopping.

This home is the perfect spot as a base to enjoy all the tourist attractions of this lovely, lively, artsy town.

The owners are extremely hospitable and we highly recommend staying at the Art House. We will be return guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home..

  • 5 of 5

Super nice place. The owners were very friendly and eager to help when we contacted. We will for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Immaculate

  • 5 of 5

The house was so clean and very welcoming. Walk to shopping, dining, art museums, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was absolutely stunning and very comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

  • 5 of 5

I loved it!!! There was the farmers market around the corner along with some great boutiques for some shopping! We had a nice time in the pool as well! This will definitely be a house to return for the summer!!! The house is so charming and makes you feel at home.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Would recommend this property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely town/beach to explore. Excellent location, can walk to everything from the house. Special place!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Biloxi / Gulfport International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Office, Kwitsky's Dugout, Mosaic Tapas Bar
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Gulf Hills Conference Center and Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Vestige, Maison Du Lu, Washington Avenue Diner
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Front Beach Drive, Ocean Springs
Car: not necessary

Just minutes away find quaint Downtown Ocean Springs with shopping, dining and entertainment along Washington Avenue and Government Street.

For outdoors-lovers, find the Gulf Islands National Seashore park system. Or, rent a boat from The Hook Up and seek out the barrier islands or bay waterways.

Ocean Springs is an artistic community, boasting their renowned Anderson family roots. Less than one mile away find the Walter Anderson Museum or seek out Shearwater Pottery, an operating Anderson studio.

Minutes over the Biloxi Bay Bridge see Frank Ghery’s George Ohr Museum, as well as the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Sea Camp. There is an outdoor pavilion and splash pad for the kids.

Of course, also in Biloxi is a thriving nightlife at any of the Coast casinos or downtown. Downtown Ocean Springs turns up the live music after dark in the downtown entertainment district at Mosaic Tapas Bar, Kwitsky’s Dugout and the Government Street Grocery.

Whatever your taste, you can find it in Ocean Springs, one of Coastal Living Magazines “Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2015.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

Minimum age for primary renter is 25 years of age. By agreeing to rental terms and making reservation, you are stating that you agree and adhere to this policy. Any breach of rental policies will result in a forfeiture of renters' deposit and cancellation of reservation.

Guests are expected to comply with all City of Ocean Springs ordinances.
Cancellation policy: Deposit is 100% refundable when reservation is cancelled at least 30 days in advance of arrival date. Deposits are non refundable when reservations are made within 30 days of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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