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The coolest cottage in Ocean Springs!

Ocean Springs, MS, USA
  • Cottage450 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.



Beth & Jack Riley

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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 Front Beach

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Upstairs bedroom with Pillow top king size bed (1), Queen size sofa sleeper on main level in living room


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Bathtub with shower on main level

          Location Type

            • Waterfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality bed linens and plenty of towels are furnished.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Long driveway in front of the house.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      In front of property
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchenette with small appliances including: electric skillet, electric burners, slow cooker, electric tea kettle, coffee pot, toaster oven, and coffee pot. Charcoal grill outside.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table overlooking harbor
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat slip available when booked in advance
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • 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

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          99 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Wonderful Vacation Rental!

                                                          Kaye V.

                                                          Beautiful home - great location, peaceful vacation full of wonderful views, beautiful beaches, great walks and a wonderful community that offers everything you will need for an amazing vacation! Thank you for sharing your wonderful harbor home - we will be returning!

                                                          great location

                                                          christie m.Denver

                                                          The cottage was located close to town and the beach. We enjoyed the bikes that were provided. It was a little challenging to prepare meals in the small kitchen. The bedroom is actually a loft.

                                                          Cozy and convenient

                                                          Jaime C.

                                                          Harbor House was just what we needed this weekend!

                                                          Had a great time

                                                          STEVE A.

                                                          Great cottage in the harbor! We were there about 3 weeks and had a great time. Walked the harbor several times a day and enjoyed birds and boat owners. Close to all the bars and restaurants you could want. Biloxi close by and our pooch loved it and the beach. Beautiful area and Beth and Jack are great folks. Missed fishing but not that time of year I guess. People are very friendly and fun to talk with. Hope to return.

                                                          Great location

                                                          Bonnie H.

                                                          Second time here. Really enjoyed the location by the harbor. Walking distance to downtown shops, etc. Very relaxing!

                                                          WOW! Great trip.

                                                          Scott M.Paragould, AR

                                                          Let me start by thanking Beth and Jack for being so kind and flexible. We scheduled a trip for June but needed to change our trip due to our Son - in - Law returning from deployment in Afghanistan. They allowed us to change to the week of Thanksgiving. Much needed break. The Harbor House is great. Location, Location, Location. It is close to the beach and boats for enjoyable walks and bike rides. Downtown is just couple blocks away to enjoy shops and restaurants. House is clean, well furnished and has abundant character. First morning walked down the pier and purchased fresh shrimp off the boat. Scheduled a fishing trip with Strictly Fishing. Steve Perrigin was a great host on his boat. Our bike rides were the best. Bikes are furnished. We peddled around and got to look at all the beautiful homes. We will definitely return to Ocean Springs. We love the town and all it has to offer. No better place to relax.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          So glad you enjoyed your stay so much. We are do fortunate to live here in Ocean Springs and love to share our little piece of paradise.


                                                          Ocean Springs, MS, USA

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