Our Ocean Springs Harbor Cottage is
located at 1215 Harbor Drive on the beautiful harbor in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. We offer the Cottage for short-term rentals when our family and friends aren't visiting..
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Harbor Cottage adjoined the residence
of your hosts, Beth and Jack Riley. Our
grandchildren called it the "Little House." Today, the cottage is all that remains. We haven't yet rebuilt our home on the harbor and live in downtown Ocean Springs near our studio. We are the owners and photographers at Riley & Riley Photography, where we specialize in beach portraits.
The cottage is entirely self sufficient and fully furnished, with a large covered deck, kitchenette, living
room with sleeper sofa, and breakfast nook on the first floor. Upstairs, a spacious loft bedroom overlooks the harbor. We have a large lawn with a vegetable and herb garden down the hill. (Yes, guests have "picking rights.") In addition to plenty of off-street parking we can arrange to make a boat slip available for your visit. The cottage has cable television, wireless internet service, VCR, DVD, and an Ipod with speakers.
The Ocean Springs Harbor Cottage is a five-minute
walk from Front Beach, the Harbor Pier, the Community Pier, and the boat ramps at the Harbor
mouth. In the other direction, you can stroll in the shade of live
oaks and arrive at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and downtown shops
and restaurants within ten minutes, less if you don't slow down to chat
or enjoy the scenery. Two bicycles are available if you prefer to pedal.
A short drive will take to you a wealth of
our local favorite places, including the Gulf Islands National Seashore
and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane Reserve. The bright lights of
the Biloxi Casinos are just across the new bay bridge. On the water,
you can paddle your kayak a mile across the bay to Deer Island or venture
a little further to Horn Island, Ship Island, and Cat Island. Ocean Springs boasts more than 70 restaurants, many of them locally owned and operated and featuring fine Gulf Coast food. Try Jocelyn's and Phoenecia Gourmet for starters.
We'll look forward to sharing our cottage and the beautiful Mississippi
Gulf Coast with you. Please email us or call 228.324.4804 for rates and availability.
Beth and Jack Riley