The newly renovated Harbor Garden House is on a quiet dead-end street on the hill above the Ocean Springs Inner Harbor. Enjoy a large comfortable home, herb and vegetable gardens, fruit trees, a private woods with walking paths, and quiet privacy. Downtown Ocean Springs is just six blocks away.
Do a web search for Harbor Garden House Ocean Springs for more information and photos on our website, that popular social networking site, & Tumblr. ( No web addresses allowed here by Airbnb.)
The Harbor Garden House is ideal for mature guests who want a quiet, comfortable, and cozy place in old Ocean Springs. It's particularly interesting to people who enjoy nature, especially birders and gardeners. The kitchen is well equipped and you can pick 17 fresh herbs just outside the door, and there's produce from the garden according to the season.
Three bedrooms, office with separate entry, laundry, small carport, sunroom, two porches, fire pit, walking paths, hammock, outdoor shower, ... The property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat per the NWF, primarily for birds. An eBird hotspot with 169 species sighted is just 700 yards away. More than 200 species of plants have been identified on the property.
Guests have access to the entire house, garden, and two adjacent wooded lot with walking paths. There's a fire pit beneath the live oaks and a path leading down the hill to the harbor where you can buy fresh shrimp in season directly from the boats or watch the egrets fly in to roost for the night.
A carport can accommodate one vehicle if needed. Boat trailer parking is available.
I live next door in the red house, so I'm almost always available if you have a problem or just need advice on local information. But I respect your privacy.
If you're interested in trees, the big (20 foot circumference) live oak outside was likely sprouting about the time the French "discovered" the area in 1699.
Boat owners - Subject to availability, you may be able to rent a boat slip from the harbormaster and keep your boat just down the hill from the house.
The movie Mississippi River Sharks (to be released on the Science Fiction Channel this summer) used the house as their production headquarters in February and more than half the movie was shot on the harbor, right at the end of the path in the backyard. The living room became a television newsroom in one scene. Hair and makeup for the movie was done in the sunroom.
- Absolutely no smoking indoors
- Renter must be at least 28 years old
- Quiet residential area, not a party spot
- Rentals are subject to 7% sales tax and 2% occupancy tax. NOTE: Airbnb does not include taxes in their billing to you. Taxes must be paid separately.
- Cleaning fee is $75.
- Contact host for cancellation policy and pet policy.
- $500 refundable damage deposit.
- Well behaved dogs are fine, but must be kenneled when guest is away and may not be on furniture or in beds.
- For the Peter Anderson Festival, the nightly rate remains the same, but there's a seven-night minimum stay required.
I'm a former mechanical engineer who now fishes and spends time outdoors instead of conventional work. My main interests include small boats, fly fishing, gardening, and preparing and enjoying good food, drink, and music. So I can probably assist you with finding a good place to fish, hike, hunt, eat, drink, watch birds, or anchor your boat for an island visit.
I'm a Certified Mississippi Master Naturalist, Mississippi Habitat Steward, and frequent volunteer on coastal bird surveys, habitat projects, and aerial observations of whale sharks and sea turtles over the Gulf. I can help you locate some interesting places to visit that most visitors might not discover.