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The coolest cottage in Ocean Springs!

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


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.


More Details

Beth & Jack Riley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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.


Ocean Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower on main level
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs bedroom with Pillow top king size bed (1), Queen size sofa sleeper on main level in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

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The coolest cottage in Ocean Springs!
average rating of 4.902439 based on 82 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

I was in town on Business for 5 nights. My wife and I, always stay at one of the Casinos. We wanted to do something different. Found this place on VRBO. It was more than we could have hoped for. Ocean Springs is a wonderful community with the friendliest people. Great Restaurants and Shops. This Cottage is everything the Owners { Beth and Jack Riley) say and more. Matter of fact the whole community knows and talks highly of them and the Harbor House is actually known as the "Riley Place" by the locals. Beth was prompt on answering every question I had. We would definitely stay here again.

Daniel and Terry Tucker

Booneville, Ms.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Daniel. I'm so glad you were happy with your decision to stay at the Harbor House and had such a nice experience in Ocean Springs. Beth
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The property was nice the location was great!!!

  • 4 of 5

Lots and lots of Windows if you want to sleep late this is not the place for you I promise you will know as soon as the sun comes up!!! Glad we were early risers!!! It is a pet friendly place which I didn't see in the ad a little pet hair here and there I have pets but they stay outside. We enjoyed our stay and the owners are great people all in all it was a great little place for a getaway!!! VRBO did not fulfill their end of the deal they did not contact us with all the info we needed and they booked our stay and made it a day short thanks to Beth we were able to keep it for one more night!!! I will not use VRBO to book again we even spoke to VRBO on 2 separate occasions and still didn't get it right!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to accommodate that extra day that should have been on our calendar. Thank you so much for sharing your fish with us. You had quite a haul!
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This little house was wonderful. It looks exactly like the pictures. It is perfect for a weekend getaway! I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Harbor House for your weekend getaway, so glad you enjoyed it!
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Family favorite

  • 5 of 5

This is our girls getaway each summer - my two young daughters and I thoroughly enjoy spending our evenings in this cottage after a long-day of work and Sea Camp. Love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that the Harbor House will be a part of their childhood memories forever!
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Harbor House - Cool

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and my second stay at the Harbor House Cottage in Ocean Springs. All I can say is great stay both times. This is truly a cottage best for two people. It is a remodeled remainder of a former home. Perfect location. Quick access to restaurants and downtown shops by auto. Everyone drives slow. Beach is 6 min walk and parking is available. Not set up for major cooking but great for breakfast or sandwich lunches. We ate evening meals out except for one night. Serene beautiful harbor is 40 ft away with lots of boats but few people. Note the bed is upstairs and it is a extra extra large king and sleeps great. Jack and Beth are very nice people. A lot of people say we will be back but we will be. Restaurants we enjoy: Anthony's (sunset), Salvetti's (outside veranda), Phoenicia (breakfast), two locals Mikey's on the bayou (not pretty but best and cheapest oysters on coast and I know} cheryl's (best steaks in Ocean Springs but smokey, smokey. Steaks are cooked by cheryl in an open wood fire oven right behind the bar.) And there are plenty of others and Biloxi is only 10 min away. See yall. Stan and Lucy

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the life!

  • 5 of 5

Harbor House was the perfect place for our stay in Ocean Springs. It was a short walk to the beach and an easy stroll to downtown. It had everything we needed and look for in a rental.....comfortable king bed, nice bath, plenty of living space, food prep area and nice size fridge, outdoor covered eating and lounging space, view, wonderful hosts, parking, beautifully decor....We would certainly book it again on a return trip to Ocean Springs.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Harbor House. Hope to see you again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25

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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