June 12.  No need to go further than the front patio for rosemary, fennel, thyme, tarragon, and two kinds of basil.  The first figs on the tree to the left were ripe today.  Delicious!Livingroom, with flatscreen tv, Comcast cable tv, high-speed wireless internet, and Sony stereo.




2 - 12岁

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.


卫生间: 1.5
卧室: 3
床铺: 4
入住时间: 12:00 - 00:00
退房时间: 14:00
房间类型: 整套房子/公寓
自助入住: 加锁箱


额外房客: 无需付费
清洁费: 75
押金: 500
满1周立减: 19%


入住时间为12:00 - 00:00

- 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.







Comfortable, clean, avec acoutrements. Naturalists haven. Cest tres bon!

Communication was great. Don provided lots of suggestions for place to go/see to make our trip even better. Great host.
Thanks for taking such good care of the house and being such good nextdoor neighbors. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments for the local points of interest online map. I added that dog-friendly restaurant map layer after your inquiry. I hope you'll come back when the weather is cooler and drier. Late July and August can be challenging on the Gulf Coast.

Just as others have mentioned the property is comfortable and has all one could think to need for cooking at home. We LOVED sitting on the porch in the mornings to watch the birds and turtles! Thank you for our home away from home! Don personally is knowledgeable and helpful with giving us names and places to visit from food to our fun filled adventures, couldn't recommend a better accommodation for comfort and relaxing time. Just enough to do. We had the opportunity to also ride the property bikes which I thoroughly enjoyed! Kayaked to deer Island and walked lots. The gardens are so special. Merci! Tout comme d'autres ont mentionné que la propriété est confortable et a tout pour cuisiner à la maison. Nous avons adoré assis sur le porche les matins en regardant les oiseaux et les tortues! Nous vous remercions de notre foyer loin de chez vous! Don est utile de nous donner des noms et des lieux à visiter de la nourriture à nos aventures amusantes, nous ne pouvons pas vous recommander un meilleur logement pour le confort et le temps de détente. Juste assez pour faire. Nous avons eu l'occasion de faire du vélo que j'ai vraiment apprécié! Kayaks à Deer Island et marché beaucoup. Les motifs sont si spéciaux.
You two were delightful guests. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the porches and the birds and the garden. It's great to have guests that "get" all that. I hope you took walked in the woods a bit, too. I liked that you knew what to do with the herbs growing out back and I trust you're cooking some good things with the dried oregano and tarragon you took back home. You were the first guests to use the new bikes. When you come back, you can look forward to horseshoes in the clearing on the west side of the house and to a new pair of binoculars for getting a closeup look at the birds. Your home away from home is waiting for your next visit.

Great place and value. Very clean and modern. Comfortable, well furnished.

This house was simply fantastic. We felt like we were really able to get away from the hustle and bustle of our lives, yet Ocean Springs was at our fingertips. Our children had an incredible time in the back yard, which was filled with nature trails, fruit & vegetable gardens, bird feeders, etc. It was also a real luxury to be able to bring our dog with us. I would whole-heartedly recommend this place. Don's hospitality was the icing on the cake!

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I'll begin by saying that Don's house and "grounds" are amazing, and he was a wonderful host. The house is clean and well appointed. The garden/yard is more akin to a natural preserve or sanctuary. The rear of the house is constructed almost completely of glass doors and windows, and the two rocking chairs adjacent to the kitchen and dining area provide an inspired setting for morning coffee. There is even a small trail through the back garden to the harbor and park and I had a wonderful time walking with my son along the water, looking at boats and birds, and even playing on the nearby playground. I was raised in Ocean Springs and try and visit old friends at least once a year. My wife and I usually stay at their homes, but now that our family is growing we need a bit more space to spread out. Don's home provided exactly what we needed in comfort, cleanliness, and location. We have stayed at nearly a dozen Airbnb's in recent years and as far as hospitably, nothing compares. Don provided us with beverages when we arrived, fresh vegetables from the garden, and even a made-from-scratch vinaigrette to dress the beans. Don lives next door and graciously made himself available if needed. In addition, his house manual is something to behold. Beyond answering any questions you may have about the home, he has essentially written a guidebook to the animal and plant life of the area, and inspires you to pay close attention to the true beauty of the property. Fifteen years ago, I left Ocean Springs to attend college and never did move back. However, I recommend the town to people every chance I get. It is a wonderful place to grow up, and certainly to visit. For too many years the city's travel accommodations have been lacking. Now I am grateful to have Don's place to stay and am certain it will provide other visitors exactly the experience they are hoping for.
Micheal, I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay. I'm particularly delighted that you described the place as "a natural preserve or sanctuary." That's exactly what I'm aiming to provide - for guests, birds, native plants, and wildlife. I hope you cut some of the oregano and tarragon from the herb garden to dry at home. When you're here again, you'll need to explore the rest of the trails in the woods to the west of the house.

Great home and awesome garden / yard & location! I'd recommend this place to my friends and definitely stay again!

Ocean Springs, 密西西比州, 美国注册时间:四月 2017

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.

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