|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, Beach, Town|
Description from the owner
Nestled under an ancient spreading oak, Oak Shade Gulf Coast Retreat offers a spacious, private sanctuary amidst the quiet charm of historic Ocean Springs. Guests will find everything to make Oak Shade a "home away from home."
With a private entrance and bath each room is furnished with cable television, DVD-VCR, library, DSL access to internet, and telephone with free local calls. A microwave, coffee maker, small refrigerator & toaster are provided and may be used at anytime. And guests are welcome to bring in food & beverages of their choice.
Located four miles south of I-10 and one block off scenic Washington Avenue, this cozy...Read more
Oak Shade, Ocean Springs, Mississippi (Gulf Coast)
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Additional Location Information
On Interstate 10, take Exit 50 driving south into Ocean Springs. After crossing US 90, proceed south on Washington Avenue through the tree-lined downtown section. You will pass the Walter Anderson Museum of Art on your left, the Little Children's Park and Calhoun Street. After cresting a hill, you'll see the water of Front Beach. LaFontaine is on your left and the last turn before the water. (If you reach the water you went one block too far!) Turn left on LaFontaine and go one block turning left on Dewey Street. Immediately turn left into driveway of Oak Shade Gulf Coast Retreat and park in front of small courtyard.
Location Type Beach, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$95 - $145||$95 - $145||$495 - $750||$1,950 - $2,950||1 night|
|Dec. 1 2011 - Dec. 31 2012
|Dec. 1 2011 - Dec. 31 2012
|Dec. 1 2011 - Dec. 31 2012
|Oct. 4 2012 - Oct. 7 2012
Crusin' the Coast
|Nov. 1 2012 - Nov. 4 2012
Peter Anderson Festival
|All Other Dates||$125||$125||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- State & Special Use - $1 / day - Tax
Additional notes from owner
NOTE: Tax of 9% that includes state tax of 7% and Special Use tax of 2%; the latter reverts directly back to Ocean Springs.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
My husband and I rented the Palmetto Suite in Oak Shade and it was just perfect for the two of us. It is one block from the beach in a very quiet neighborhood. When we arrived at 1:30 PM the suite was ready, perfectly cleaned, key on the door, and well stocked with towels, bath supplies, etc. The Palmetto has one bedroom, a huge bathroom, eating area and living area. There is a small patio off the bedroom. Marion has the kitchenette well stocked with dishes, silverware, etc. I thought we would miss a stove, but the coffee pot, toaster, broiler oven and micro were just fine. There are plenty of places for grab dinner in Ocean Springs. We loved the place, in fact hope to come back perhaps in the spring. I hope, for our sake, this place stays hidden!! I'd hate to have difficulty getting a reservation in the future.
Response from Marian Wingo at Oak Shade in Ocean Springs, MS - 07/08/2012
I so appreciate guest responses and always I smile knowing another guest wil return again and again! Thanks for coming and for taking time to let others know of your positive experience, Marian, Owner
Perfect family vacation with small children
We have visited multiple times with our toddler and kindergartener. We love that we can walk to the beach, that the ocean is calm and shallow for small children and that there is always a breeze. Marian's accommodations are super clean and comfortable and the amenities are very convenient. Numerous restaurants and shops are a walk/bike ride away.
Such a relaxing vacation for our family!
Ann Arbor, MI
The only place I'll stay on the ms Coast!
The name says it all -- truly it feels like the great oak trees are hugging the property, providing much appreciated shade from the southern heat. Add to that the easy walking distance to historic downtown Ocean Springs in one direction and the beach in the other -- absolutely priceless!
Special tip: see if the tandem bicycle is still available to rent or borrow. We had great fun checking out more of Ocean Springs (including Gulf Islands National Seashore Park) via that bike.
I can't wait to go back -- but I plan my trips carefully to make sure I can stay at Oak Shade! (And I schedule far in advance.)
Serene and beautiful
This lovely B & B is the perfect gateway to the special atmosphere of the gulf coast. There is plenty of room to spread out, to work or relax, making it feel more like home than not. The surrounding neighborhood is a delight to walk or bike in, and the beach is just a block away. Stroll a few blocks downtown for a glass of wine and a bowl of spicy sauteed blue crabs. Then take a bike ride over to the magical shearwater pottery arts compound. Nearby is the new Frank Ghery designed George Orr and Georgia O'Keeffee museum too. Amazing cultural resources just minutes away! And the most comfortable, charming B & B to retreat to at the end of the day.
Home away from Home and Vacation, too!
I've stayed at Oak Shade many times over many years and will continue to do so indefinitely.It is the kind of place that can easily become one's home away from home while on vacation or serve as a remote office if bringing work to be done. Guest rooms have fast, reliable internet access and the furnishings allow one to be comfortable overnight or during an extended stay. I often go to Oak Shade when I want to finish writing projects and have daily walks on the beach to get my creativity flowing. Thanks, Marian, for providing this lovely, special place to stay.
Totally Relaxing--Wonderful accommodations
Oakshade is fabulous. The individual rooms of the B&B; are beautifully appointed, nicely priced and quite large. Breakfast is continental, allowing you to eat on your own schedule. Walk to a beautiful quiet beach area in less than 5 minutes, or stroll into the delightful shopping area of Ocean Springs, complete with abundant restaurants and unique shopping. Don't miss the Walter anderson museum. We love this B&B;.
Ocean Springs, MS
Bright and spacious Gulf Coast retreat.
My family have stayed at this B&B; many times over the years, and we always have a fun and relaxing time.
What we loved:
- Attractive space and very clean
- Walking to the harbor, beach, downtown, children's park, Walter anderson Museum, and library. The location really couldn't be better for exploring Ocean Springs!
- Enjoyed the fresh fruit and little snacks in the kitchenette area
- Were amazed by the beautiful century-old oak trees that hug the B&B; (and this sweet little town)
- Wonderful chats with Marian Wingo, the owner. She is knowledgeable about local restaurants and attractions and really helped make our time in OS special.
Iowa City, IA
A Warm and Welcoming Oasis
My husband and I stayed at Oak Shade while on a trip through the Gulf Coast region. It was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated (we even had a basket of snacks and fruit waiting for us with a nice note when we checked into our room). Owner Marian Wingo is gracious and welcoming without being intrusive, and she gave us lots of tips on what we could do in the area. The Gulf of Mexico is just a block away and we especially loved walking the waterfront in the early morning and evening. Ocean Springs is a lovely town too, with great restaurants and a casual but sophisticated vibe. Highly recommended, both the B&B; and the town!