The Green Cottage is a private vacation home located in old Ocean Springs within short walking distance of restaurants, shops, grocery, and harbors. House is about 100 yards from the Inner Harbor Park, which has public tennis courts, a boardwalk for bird watching and fishing, and a gazebo for picnicking. From here you can launch your canoe or kayak for paddling around the harbor or out to nearby Deer Island. World famous Shearwater Pottery is just beyond the harbor, a pleasant walk from the cottage down a live-oak-lined street and across the little Outer Harbor bridge, a distance of about a quarter mile. The internationally renown Walter Anderson Museum of Art is six blocks away, and the new Frank Gehry-designed George Ohr Museum is just across the bay bridge in Biloxi. Free boat launch is about one mile away.
The fishing is great. You can bring your own boat (there's room in the driveway) and launch it from the free public boat ramp at the outer edge of the harbor (less than a mile away) or arrange for a fishing charter or a private guide to take you out to nearby Horn and Ship islands, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore wilderness area, The National Seashore museum, picnic areas, and Park Service boat launch are about two miles away. The Biloxi Bay Bridge with its pedestrian walkway and bicycle path is about a mile away, a perfect place for sunsets. Front Beach, a mile away, has a nice pedestrian walkway for strollers and joggers. The Gulf Hills Golf Club is about two miles away, and there are others in nearby Biloxi and Gautier.
The cottage has a very private screened porch looking out at live oaks, sago palms, and camellias. This is a great place to enjoy the morning bird symphony. A bi-weekly farmers market in nearby Biloxi provides fresh vegetables year-round, and the Ocean Springs Saturday market offers organic produce, local food specialties, and live music.
Please note maximum occupancy of four and restrictions regarding smoking. Although I don't usually take pets (dogs), I make exceptions. Check with me.
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