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“The Garden Retreat” Paradise for Guests & Pets! D’town OS, Beaches & Casinos

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Open Concept Living Room/Dining, Kitchen, All Weather Porch

"The Garden Retreat" is located in Old Ocean Springs on a quite cul-de-sac street. It has mature trees & gardens in the front & backyard. An all weather back porch for relaxing over looking the serene scenery. The Back Yard is Privacy Fence which is great for children & your privacy. There is parking for 4 vehicles in front. A boat or car can be parked behind the privacy gate. The Master Bedroom Suite has a Queen Size bed; the Middle Bedroom has a Queen Bed & the third bedroom has a trundle couch with two twin beds. It sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms. All the furniture & Mattresses are new along with the TV & décor. Cable & Hi Speed Wi-Fi are provided. The Kitchen is fully equipped with complimentary coffee & tea. A Stainless Steel Grill is just outside under a Pergola. There is an outdoor patio with table & chairs for outdoor enjoyment.

You can walk down Government Street which has many small restaurants & shops. Nearby Washington Ave., downtown in Ocean Springs, is tree lined with old oak trees, shops, restaurants & the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. The house is approximately 1.5 miles from Front & East Beach in Ocean Springs. It's just a short drive across the Biloxi/Ocean Springs Bridge to Biloxi which has 6 Casinos & a 26 mile beach for fun & activities. Check out our many recommendations for places & restaurants to visit while you are staying in Ocean Springs, a quaint village located on the MS Gulf Coast.

We have made our Garden Retreat Home a Tranquil Place for Your "Home Away From Home". Thanks for Visiting us! Rose & Gary Horman, Owners & Local Natives.

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Rose Horman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Rose Horman

Being a native of Ocean Springs with relatives settling here in the 1800rds, I am very proud to be a new owner of a very nice vacation rental to give you the feeling of home in my hometown! My husband and I live in the historic downtown area near our vacation rental which affords our guests personal service when needed. We have prepared our vacation home, The Garden Retreat, with all new comfortable furniture, mattresses, lenins, & pleasing decor

to add to your pleasure of staying in Ocean Springs. We are just a phone call away to assist you as needed. Thank You for considering "The Garden Retreat" for your "Home Away From Home" on the MS Gulf Coast.

Rose Horman purchased this house in 2015

Why Rose Horman chose Ocean Springs

We chose this property for the location in old Ocean Springs which is in walking distance to restaurants, shopping, & museums downtown. Also, the outside serene beauty of the privacy backyard was a high point of why we liked this home for guests to visit. The backyard has gardens & mature trees indiginous to this area which adds a nice interest to your stay. There is an arbor attached to the house for outdoor cooking on a Gas BBQue with A Stove Plate Burner for frying or, boiling seafood. Also there is a place to clean fish in the backyard.

Check out our photos. TY for visiting us! :-)

What makes this house unique

Close to Downtown, Restaurants, Unique Shopping, Museums, Gulf Island Nat'l Seashore, Three (3) Beaches, Six (6) Casinos, Fresh Markets, Grocery Stores. Activities, YMCA with an Indoor Pool. Just off Hwy 90, A Scenic Route along 26 miles of beautiful sand beaches. Near 1-10 with exits to Ocean Springs, Exit 50. Everything you could ever need is near our vacation home! Come & Relax at our Vacation Retreat..!! 🌹


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ocean Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master Bathroom; Walk in large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Hall Bathroom
  • Large Vanity, Toilet, Walk in Shower in Master Bedroom. Nice Tub, Vanity, & Toilet in Hall Bath. Ample Toilet Paper Provided for your complete stay! :-)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Queen Bed, Full Bath & Sitting Area at back of house with windows to gardens. Middle bedroom with Queen Bed & Sitting Area. Small Bedroom with a Trundle Bed (provides 2 twin beds). Sitting Area with Library Shelves. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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“The Garden Retreat” Paradise for Guests & Pets! D’town OS, Beaches & Casinos
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We were down in Ocean Springs for a long weekend with some friends and the Garden House was just the ticket. Close to old downtown and the beach, with great new appliances and super furnishings. It was a great location, very clean and spacious. Enjoyed our time there and will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ed for choosing The Garden Retreat as your Home Away from Home! We appreciate your very kind review. We look forward to having you stay again next year! Sincerely, Rose :-)
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Relaxing garden retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed relaxing in the backyard after a day of walking downtown. Lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation and have booked the house for next year already.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Name Says it All -- Garden Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

From our arrival to our departure it was more like being at a friend's home than a rental. The circle drive put us at the front door so loading/unloading the vehicle was quick and easy. We didn't have to keep up with a key because it a number key pad which was wonderful for 6 adults.

Once inside, everything was well thought out and set up so we could hit the ground running--from dishwashing soap to dryer sheets.

Even though it is centrally located in the heart of Ocean Springs, you could forget all that once you stepped into the back yard. The backyard was beautiful and very relaxing. It even had fresh limes growing in the back yard--which we made use of.

We chose this particular time to visit because of the seafood festival and the weather--it was gorgeous!

We cooked out the grill in the covered area in the backyard, went fishing, swimming and walking on the beach, visiting with old friends, shopping, gambling at the casinos and just sitting around talking about "the good old days and remember when."

I highly recommend this place and the hostess, Rose Horman, who made herself available almost any time via text message. It was great and we will do it again!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was great, beds were super comfy. really enjoyed the screened porch.

  • 4 of 5

The little town was fun, lots of places to eat, drink and listen to music. Close to shopping and short road trips, like New Orleans. Would recommend for family vacations.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house. Would stay again.

  • 4 of 5

The house was so nice. It was clean throughout. The backyard was nice and the porch.

The only thing we could not do was walk to town. It was just a wee bit far for me.

The owner was easy to deal with. That is always a real plus when dealing with VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Gulfport-Biloxi International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Office Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gulf Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Boarding Station, Slidell, Louisiana
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Phonicia Gourmet;
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ocean Springs/Biloxi
Car: recommended

"The Garden Retreat" is a private home located on a peaceful dead end street in Old Ocean Springs. It has a privacy fenced in backyard that has mature gardens & trees. Guests & Pet Paradise! It is peaceful, serene & perfect for families with children. A Great Place to Gather with friends & relatives. A Car or Boat can be stored in Backyard behind a locked gate. Lots of parking out front.

"The Garden Retreat Home" has all new furniture, mattresses, décor, Large Screen TV, Wi-Fi & All Weather Back porch set up for relaxing & enjoying the beautiful gardens. Outdoor Patio for Dining Outside. Grill under Jasmine covered Arbor. This is a family home that you will feel "at home in" while you visit the Beautiful Gulf Coast!

The Garden Retreat is just off Government Street in walking distance to unique local restaurants, gift shops, museums, front beach, library, & Washington Ave. It is a 1 mile walk to Washington Ave. Along the way you will pass the YMCA which has temporary passes for a great fitness center with an Olympic size indoor pool.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art is located on Washington Avenue just a short walk under gigantic oak trees downtown. Visit the Saturday Fresh Market at the Train Depot, a historic spot you where you will want to shop for fresh foods & unique homemade items.

Ocean Springs front beach is 1.5 miles walk or ride from the house. It features Fort Maurapas which has a covered pavilion, benches & Children's playground with a splash pad overlooking the MS Sound. Front Beach has several community piers for fishing. Ocean Springs is a Quaint Fishing Village that has been voted one of the happiest small towns in America. You will love the hospitality here!

It's just a short ride across Biloxi/Ocean Springs Bridge to six casinos in Biloxi. Have Fun at/visiting the Ohr O'Keefe Museum, The MS Gulf Coast Seafood Museum, Shrimp Tour Boat, Sailing Aboard two Historic Biloxi Schooners, Charter Boat Fishing, Sailing Charters, Tour Train, Seafood Restaurants & A ride to Ship Island aboard the "Ship Island Excursions" out of Gulfport for a day of Fun in the Surf & Sun. Take a driving tour along a 26 mile white sand beach to Bay St. Louis, MS. another quaint seaside town. Your MS Gulf Coast Visit will be one you will never forget! :-)

Thank You for considering "The Garden Retreat" as you Home Away from Home on the MS Gulf Coast!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ocean Springs

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$134.39
Cleaning fee AU$134.39
Pet Fee AU$67.19

Non Smoking. Deposit withheld if there is any smoke smell in the house. Excessive cleaning, due to pets, children, additional guests, a portion will be deducted to cover the costs..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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