Why stay in a hotel, when you can stay at home?


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. Both accommodations are spacious, comfortable, quiet and feature private entrance/private bath.

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This area is a vacation destination with numerous outdoor recreational pursuits as well as stimulating art and music venues.  Gulf Islands National Seashore is nearby as is the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
Ocean Springs offers two beaches, Front Beach a block from Oak Shade and East Beach a drive across the Inner Harbor Bridge.  Shearwater Pottery and the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center are "must-see" venues. 

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Each completely private room is furnished with a stereo, cable television, DVD-VCR, library, telephone, and digital access to the internet. A microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator are provided and may be used at any time. And, of course, we furnish only the finest coffees and teas.

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