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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:
October 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 -
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The coolest cottage in Ocean Springs!
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 86 reviews

Sonny Smith Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay as always. The place is a little piece of heaven! Always clean and wonderful to come back to. Looking forward to many more stays with my wife.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you have your little home away from home, Sonny.
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Clinton ms

Perfect for a couple's weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage evidently saw better days before Katrina (based on pictures hanging on its walls), but it has been beautifully restored and is delightful. My wife and I have never slept so soundly and restfully. Note that the bed room is in an upstairs loft. We cannot wait to return. Ocean Springs has more nightlife than one would imagine for a town its size. The town has an "entertainment district" crammed with restaurants, bars, and other venues suited for live music. We visited the weekend of the 8th Annual MS Songwriters Festival. There was music everywhere - some of it pretty good! The area aspires to be French Quarter-like -- I'd say more "Frenchman's-like" which, in my book, is better. The cottage is walking distance to this area as well as the harbor and the beach. Very Very Nice!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lucky to have hit the weekend of the Songwriters' Festival but it seems like there's always something going on in Ocean Springs. So glad you enjoyed it!
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Love the house & location

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! .. Our second time to stay, and won't be the last. The deck overlooking the harbor, is such a laid back, relaxing spot for morning coffee, or for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. The beach is just a short walk away ... we love strolling or sitting on the beach at dusk. Caught a perfect, colorful sunset on Saturday evening after dinner. The cottage is very 'homey' and relaxing. Love the décor! Park is nearby if you bring kids along. Love visiting the shops and restaurants along Washington & Government Street .. and if you wanna go over to Biloxi it's just across the bridge on Hwy 90 .. only a few minutes away. Great stay! Got to meet the very nice hosts this time around too. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage, Kimberli. We feel like it's a special place too. It has so many wonderful memories for us - pre-Katrina. We look forward to having you come back again.
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The best getaway ever.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely spot was all we had hoped for and more. Such a quiet, extremely clean place with every amenity. Looking forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Alida. We enjoyed having you stay in our Harbor House!
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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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Rates & Availability

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.