Ocean Springs, MS
The Oak Shade Main House is the original Harbor Master's Home for Ocean Springs Harbor and is located one block off beach, within 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 provisions. 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.
Why the Owner Chose Ocean Springs
I wanted to be able to walk along the beach day or night in a safe community with good neighbors, where both nature and the arts are celebrated. Ocean Springs is all that and more! Restaurants, the library and the Walter Anderson Museum are also within easy walking distance.
My four young grandchildren enjoy the Little Children's Park and Fort Maurepas State Park, both walking distance from Oak Shade. My adult children appreciate the Inner Harbor Park. With a small-town atmosphere, charming downtown area, safe streets and friendly people, Ocean Springs is a visitor's paradise.
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.
Most often guests comment on the location, privacy, and coziness of staying at Oak Shade. And they return again and again!