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Oak Shade: Year Round Retreat, Fully Furnished!

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bungalow dwelling with two adjacent rentals: the Palmetto Suite & Azalea Room.

Oak Shade is an award-winning property located in the historic area of old downtown Ocean Springs. The Main House was the original Harbor Master's home built in 1953. I became the owner in 1988 and eventually added the Palmetto Room Suite and the Azalea Room. Each rental offers private bath, private entrance and the accommodations are spacious, comfortable and quiet.

Oak Shade was the first B&B to be licensed in Ocean Springs; however, following Hurricane Katrina I went to a 'no frills' board & lodging facility and now offer only coffee & tea. (Guests are welcome to bring in their own food and beverage.)

Oak Shade is walking distance to the beach, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Fort Maurepas State Park, the Little Children's Playground, the library, and the shops and restaurants that dot tree-lined Washington Avenue through downtown.

The people are friendly and warm; the weather is nigh onto perfect; and the town is utterly charming.

The three rentals vary with price depending on the space you select. Azalea Room features an enormous open design with comfortable sitting area in front of entertainment - TV/DVD, high-speed internet access and numerous books, a desk with chair for easy internet access, queen-bed, closet and a deep, soaker tub preferred by some.

The Palmetto Suite offers two queen beds, one in the more private MBR sleeping space with a small deck attached to French-sliding-door. The other is a Murphy-queen-bed located behind enormous book shelves in the living area. It is made only when guests require a second bed. There is also a wet-bar, table & chairs, two easy chairs and an entertainment center that features DVD/VCR compatibility. High-speed internet access, of course!

The Main House at Oak Shade offers a MBR with queen-bed and guest bedroom also with queen bed. It comes with a fully-furnished kitchen, dining room and open living room area with two reading chairs and a small sofa. Living Room opens onto screened-in front porch with seating for several to enjoy sunsets and moon rises. Office opens onto a wonderful deck area that is shared with the Azalea Room. (My daughters and I built the deck in the summer of 1998 and are understandably proud of our efforts!)

Oak Shade offers tranquility, peace and quiet. Dissertations have been worked on as well as quilting, sewing, art and other equally romantic pursuits.

Keywords: Two spacious accommodations each with private entrance and bath attached to Oak Shade Main House by a breezeway.

More Details

Marian Wingo
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

There are three private bath, private entrance rentals at Oak Shade. Prices vary ($125.-155.), are open to negotiation and depend upon length of stay.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Ocean Springs

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Palmetto Suite offers 2 queen-beds @$155. Azalea Room offers one queen-bed @$135; Main House @$175. offers two queen beds & use of full kitchen. All three spaces are private entrance and bath.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oak Shade Main House is the original Harbor Master's Home for Ocean Springs Harbor and is located one block off beach, walking distance to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, two playgrounds, library, restaurants and shops in the charming downtown area of historic Ocean Springs. Nearby is Gulf Islands National Seashore with a Visitor's Center rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina. Over 100 restaurants help the visitor to understand the slogan: 'Ocean Springs, where the Coast comes to dine!' Oak Shade is an award winning B&B property and was the first B&B established in Ocean Springs. Though no longer serving breakfast Oak Shade provides the Palmetto Room Suite and the Azalea Room with a microwave, toaster, small refrigerator, and coffee maker and guests are welcome to bring their own provision. Private, charming and comfortable, Oak Shade offers the perfect get-away for the business traveler as well as a retreat for family reunions and a vacation destination for families.