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Retreat - the Empty Nest Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Bathrooms, Other (See Description), Sleeps 5

Horses, porches, peace & quiet at The Empty Nest Guest House. This quaint farmhouse in the country is only 10 minutes from The Oxford Square. There are two beautifully appointed private bedroom; you have your own deck and access to pool & gardens to encourage rest and relaxation!

Continental breakfast included with your rate.

Unique bathrooms-one room has sink & toilet,the other has sink and jetted tub.

Small well-trained pets are welcome.

Our Hundred Acre Woods is used exclusively for our Horse/Hiking trails. Wildlife is everywhere. We have a sandy bottomed, spring-fed creek which makes you feel like you've left this century and gone back in time.

Many guests have enjoyed our gorgeous home over the last three years. We enjoy sharing our country property with guests who want to experience worldly Oxford yet retreat from the world.


About the Owners: Linda Lewis Raney wears many hats. She is a Real Estate Agent, caretaker of 10 horses, 4 dogs & 4 cats, CHA certified teacher of Beginners Horseback riding, antique booth entrepreneur, Guest House Manager & Reservation Clerk,.

Hollaman (Holly) M. Raney is a practicing Attorney by day and a wanna-be Farmer/Maintenance Man by night. He is plenty old enough to retire but as the father of five daughters (the last one just left for college), we don't hold out much hope for that.

Why the Owner Chose Oxford:

We visited friends on Hopewell Road 15 years ago. We loved it out here so much, we bought our property and moved here within four months. Holly commuted back to Jackson Miss for 9 months before he secured employment in Memphis. This picturesque, quintessential country lane started our love affair with living in 'The Country'. Our forests, trails, wildlife, horses, beautiful home and proximity to Oxford make life complete.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: We enjoy all the advantages of the magnificent hamlet of Oxford yet are able to retreat from the hustle and bustle of 'The Little Easy' at our country home.

Breakfast Bar includes small fridge for your travel foods & beverages, toaster and coffee pot. Ice bucket filled each afternoon. Shared Pool: Request your beach towels to hang out by beautiful pool. Direct TV with NFL Ticket. Video Library: Children's movies & Chic Flicks. Ask to peruse owners' extensive video library. Music Library: Record Player with Albums. Linens Provided: Luxury thread count sheets and Egyptian cotton towels provided. Washer: Laundry emergencies accommodated. Off Street Parking: Private parking & Entrance. Air Conditioning: Thermostat dedicated to The Empty Nest.

More Details

Linda Lewis Raney
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda & Holly,

You both are another example of the great people and hospitality of Mississippi.

(As written on the back of his business card)
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Oxford

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: Tub and Shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Bed (2) : 1 Queen bed in each of two bedrooms, Twin/Single Bed: Trundle, Crib: Pak-N-Play available.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Hike on our 100 acres of trails, ECO-FRIENDLY: Solar panels (30), Geo-thermal Heat & Air and more, So close to Oxford but feels like a far away retreat. There's toooo much to do in Oxford, The Empty Nest is a great place to DO NOTHING! Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 21 years of age (exception: Dependent children). Kid Friendly: Pool yard is fenced. We love children and do all we can to make your travels with the kids comfortable and fun. Pet Friendly: Please tell us about your pets before you bring them. Pool yard is fenced if you wish to let your pet run loose. Continental Breakfast included, Enjoy the sunny pool, Shade garden with chaise & Adirondack chairs. Deck overlooks woods where deer & turkey frequently pass through. An outdoor Fire pit is available. Request firewood in advance. Large grill on deck by pool. Please notify owners if you intend to use grill so we can make sure the gas bottle is full.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Retreat - the Empty Nest Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Restful, comfortable, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice this fall and hope to come back many more times. The area is peaceful, the rooms are clean and fresh, and the beds are wonderfully comfortable. It is not in town but Olemiss is an easy quick drive away, and in many ways it's nice to be a little removed from the hustle and bustle. Linda and Hollie are lovely accommodating hosts and have created a relaxing and restful retreat. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hospitality -

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful spot, close to the town, with wonderful southern hospitality. Cannot recommend it enough -

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, TX

A quaint, relaxing, secluded getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best B&B we've happened upon. We visited our granddaughter, a freshman at Ole Miss, and stayed here. Our mid-sized dog, Dexter, had the best time ever, running and playing with the beagles and German Shepherd resident dogs. Dex didn't have to be on leash all weekend and was sad when we got home. So were we. The 2-BR cottage was beautifully decorated, near the pool, we used the grill, etc.

The owners are so nice, accommodating, and great advocates of Oxford. We will go back when we can!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boston, ma

Beautiful Hideaway in Oxford

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided to stay in Oxford for 4 days during the course of a 3 week roadtrip. The rental is about 7ish miles from historical downtown Oxford and is truly a beautiful property. The space is as cute as a button and immediately makes you feel right at home. It is good to note that the apartment has no kitchen. There is a mini fridge/toaster/coffee maker and the property owners graciously leave fruits, yogurt, cereal, milk, other various treats, and hardboiled eggs for your breakfasting pleasure. It is also helpful to note that the Empty nest is connected by a door to the main house where the owners reside, so its not really the most optimal for romantic endeavors.

We loved our stay and plan to return when next in the area!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sewanee, Tennessee

We'll be Back

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat guests at the Empty Nest and plan to include it in our travel plans any time we are within a hundred miles of Oxford.

Secluded, yet easy to find.

"Farmhouse" is a bit misleading. This is a recently built, beautifully appointed place, with easy going, friendly hosts.

Between the pool and the stable of horses out back, it is a great place for a week-end.

Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Miles East of Oxford on Hwy 30, Turn R on Cr 231 L@#81.

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Oxford

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%


  • 90-190/nt US Dollars
  • Football Game & Special Events .. 500/weekend (2 nights, 2 Room minimum);
    Plus 7% Mississippi sales tax.
  • Dates Available: Year Round
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