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OAK SHADE: YEAR ROUND RETREAT, FULLY FURNISHED!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow

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OAK SHADE: YEAR ROUND RETREAT, FULLY FURNISHED!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow

Overview

Ocean Springs Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, Total of 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths.

Oak Shade is an award-winning property located in the historic area of old downtown Ocean Springs. The Main House was the original Harbor Master's home built in 1953. I became the owner in 1988 and eventually added the Palmetto Room Suite and the Azalea Room. Both accommodations are spacious, comfortable, quiet and feature private entrance/private bath.

Oak Shade was the first B&B to be licensed in Ocean Springs; however, following Hurricane Katrina I went to a 'no frills' board & lodging facility and now offer only coffee & tea. (Guests are welcome to bring in their own food and beverage.)

Oak Shade is walking distance to the beach, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Fort Maurepas State Park, the Little Children's Playground, the library, and the shops and restaurants that dot tree-lined Washington Avenue through downtown.

The people are friendly and warm; the weather is nigh onto perfect; and the town is utterly charming.

The bedrooms vary depending on the space you select. Azalea Room features an enormous open design with comfortable sitting area in front of entertainment - TV/DVD, high-speed internet access and numerous books, a desk with chair for easy internet access, queen-bed, closet and the largest shower in all of Ocean Springs!

The Palmetto Room offers two queen beds, one in the more private MBR sleeping space with a small deck attached to French-sliding-door. The other is a Murphy-queen-bed located behind enormous book shelves in the living area. It is made only when guests require a second bed. There is also a wet-bar, table & chairs, two easy chairs and an entertainment center that features DVD/VCR compatibility. High-speed internet access, of course!

The Main House at Oak Shade offers a MBR with queen-bed, guest bedroom with double bed and an office with another bed for additional sleeping. It comes with a fully-furnished kitchen, dining room and open living room area with two reading chairs and a sofa. Living Room opens onto screened-in front porch with seating for several to enjoy sunsets and moon rises. Office opens onto a wonderful deck area that is shared with the Azalea Room. (My daughters and I built the deck in the summer of 1998 and are understandably proud of our efforts!)

Oak Shade offers tranquility, peace and quiet. Dissertations have been worked on as well as quilting, sewing, art and other equally romantic pursuits.

Keywords: Two spacious accommodations each with private entrance and bath attached to Oak Shade Main House by a breezeway.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

I am a high-energy beyond midlife woman whose world altered dramatically after Hurricane Katrina. Only one block off the beach my property was undamaged and I housed five homeless families and 28 people after the storm.

When tourism returned I revved-up and revitalized the place but decided to no longer offer breakfast to my guests. Instead, they may bring their own provisions or enjoy numerous restaurant options in downtown Ocean Springs, walking distance from Oak Shade .

My four children are grown, responsible, professionals who are advocates for the environment, possess excellent credit ratings and who return each year to this lovely small town where they grew up.

I love to read and I provide guests with a wide assortment of books for their pleasure: travel, nature, art, history, fiction, biography and poetry.

My goal is to die young at an old age and having this wonderful property helps to ensure that eventuality!

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 1988

Why The Owner chose Ocean Springs

I wanted to be able to walk along the beach day or night in a safe community with good neighbors, where both nature and the arts are celebrated.

Ocean Springs is all that and more! Restaurants, the library and the Walter Anderson Museum are also within easy walking distance.

My four young grandchildren enjoy the Little Children's Park and Fort Maurepas State Park, both walking distance from Oak Shade. My adult children appreciate the Inner Harbor Park and being able to walk to the library just up the street.

What makes this bungalow unique

With a small-town atmosphere, charming downtown area, safe streets and friendly people, Ocean Springs is a visitor's paradise.

This area is a vacation destination with numerous outdoor recreational pursuits as well as stimulating art and music venues.

Gulf Islands National Seashore is nearby as well as the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Ocean Springs offers two beaches, Front Beach a block from Oak Shade and East Beach a drive across the Inner Harbor Bridge.

Shearwater Pottery and the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center are 'must-see' venues.

Most often guests comment on the location, privacy, and coziness of staying at Oak Shade. And they return again and again!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
Collins, MS
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Oak Shade is perfectly located. Easy walking to downtown Ocean Springs' galleries, shops, museums, restaurants and entertainment. Walk, jog, run along the beach and marina just a city block south. Location is important, but what makes Oak Shade special is its owner. She has developed a quiet home property you want to settle into and relax.
Ocean Springs is not exactly in the middle of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but if you want to explore and return each day to tranquility and a caring landlord who will help in any way to make your visit more interesting or special Oak Shade is for you.
This is our third stay at Oak Shade in nineteen months and it will always be our "Home Away From Home" regardless of what we plan to do in the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Susan & Doug! A lovely review and greatly appreciated.
business
Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
Columbia, MO
5

Oak Shade Shows The Meaning of Southern Hospitality

  • 5 of 5
Staying at Oak Shade was the best decision I made when visiting Ocean Springs. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the location is ideal, and the owner is more than happy to give recommendations on where to visit or answer any questions you may have. She has lived in Ocean Springs for many years and has fascinating stories about numerous landmarks around town.

Oak Shade is only a couple blocks from the gulf, so a trip down to the beach or marina is a breeze. It is also very close to visitor’s center for The Gulf Islands National Seashore. This is an excellent stop for nature lovers and gives an excellent overview of the gulf coast from a historical and ecological point of view.

Oak Shade is also very close to downtown if you want to visit any of the unique shops or walk the picturesque downtown streets. If you’re looking for excellent breakfast food, Buzzy’s Breakfast Joint will fill you up without emptying your wallet, and The Walter Anderson Museum is a wonderful stop for anyone even remotely interested in art.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: What a perfectly lovely review from a wonderful guest! Please return, Owen, when you can stay longer and thank you so much for this review!
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Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
Los Angeles, CA USA
5

Professional, Accommodating, Attentive, Lovely Location, Filmmaker Friendly!

  • 5 of 5
In June of 2014, my best friend and business partner concluded a 30 year childhood dream. Having grown up in Ocean Springs (now based in Los Angeles) we were in need of comfortable, local lodging where our cast and crew could have an excellent place to stay - to rest, to feel well taken care of and to also, have a consummate local experience with full access to downtown Ocean Springs, the parks, the beach, the restaurants and all of the special things that make Ocean Springs what it is. Oak Shade was THE spot and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone - especially film crews and producers who want to deal with someone who is straightforward, professional and honest. Marian was THE best to work with. Friendly, conversational, awesome. The facilities are top notch and include all of the comforts and character of a welcoming home. A fabulous location and total comfort. Stay here. Put people up here. Recommend it to your friends, family, business associates, colleagues. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you Marian for everything!
Chris Strompolos
Rolling Boulder Films
Los Angeles, CA
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Chris, you have said it all and expressed it perfectly! Most sincere thanks for a stellar review that captures both the town and lodging. Please return when your tav els east permit.
business
Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
United States
5

The New Azalea Room; The Same Great Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5
The "new" Azalea Room at Oak Shade has already had it's first birthday, but every time I visit, I appreciate the care and consideration the owner put into it's design and new amenities. This property is very clean and well-maintained, and the updated bathroom has more storage space for personal items, such as hair dryers, make-up and shaving kits, as well as a deep soaking tub for relaxing at the end of the day. The new floor tiles are non-slip and can be navigated safely even with wet, dripping bathing suits from visiting the beach just one block away. There are new, comfy chairs for watching TV or reading, and the bed is comfortable and cozy. Although, I stay at Oak Shade because it's friendly to my completing work projects at the same time I am enjoying a quite, laid-back beach community, it is also a great place to stay for more lively activities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast such as the Peter Anderson Festival, Cruisin' the Coast, concerts at the Coliseum and shows at the casinos. Once you've enjoyed Oak Shade's amenities and convenient location, not to mention the owner's hospitality, you will go back time after time.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jude, you have written a comprehensive, splendid review of my property and small town. Thank you! Next time I create a brochure I intend to use direct quotes. Please hurry back to the Azalea Room when you travels allow.
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Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
Madison, Mississippi
5

Summer Wedding

  • 5 of 5
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak Shade while celebrating my daughter's wedding. The accommodations were perfect for our extended family. The location was excellent and the rooms were spotless. We could walk to the beach and downtown. The owner went above and beyond to make our experience special. We highly recommend Oak Shade and hope to stay there again soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a lovely response, Leslie! Thank you. I was aware your family enjoyed their stay. Always that pleases me. Please return when your schedule allows.
business
Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397156vb
-228-324-6686
Ocean Springs Mississippi
los angeles
5

Oak Shade

  • 5 of 5
It was a charming place. Very clean. Close to everything. Really enjoyed the little patio in the back, with a nice swing under the oaks.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I remember you! Thanks for your review and please return again.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Ocean Springs Bungalow Rental Rates

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Amenities

Ocean Springs Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds in Palmetto Suite; 1 queen in Azalea Room; 1 queen in Main House, Double Beds (1) 1 double bed in Main House, Murphy Beds (1) Queen-size and very comfortable, located in Palmetto Room Suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Oak Shade Main House is the original Harbor Master's Home for Ocean Springs Harbor and is located one block off beach, walking distance to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, two playgrounds, library, restaurants and shops in the charming downtown area of historic Ocean Springs. Nearby is Gulf Islands National Seashore with a Visitor's Center rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina. Over 100 restaurants help the visitor to understand the slogan: 'Ocean Springs, where the Coast comes to dine!' Oak Shade is an award winning B&B property and was the first B&B established in Ocean Springs. Though no longer serving breakfast Oak Shade provides the Palmetto Room Suite and the Azalea Room with a microwave, toaster, small refrigerator, and coffee maker and guests are welcome to bring their own provision. Private, charming and comfortable, Oak Shade offers the perfect get-away for the business traveler as well as a retreat for family reunions and a vacation destination for families.

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