Discover Our Vacation Lodging on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast
Front Beach Cottages is the creation of Cathy Beeding, a transplant from Miami Beach who came as fast as she could once she discovered the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cathy has spent the last 20 years or so in Ocean Springs and bought the property in 2009. Inspired by the beauty and location, Cathy decided to turn it into a coastal inn for visitors to Ocean Springs in 2011.
In January 2019, Mark Aultman and Bridgette Varone became the new managers of Front Beach Cottages. Both Mark and Bridgette grew up on the Coast, and believe that Ocean Springs is the best place to live, work, visit and have fun. In addition to Front Beach Cottages, Mark operates a co-working space, Deskerado, downtown and Bridgette is a nature tourism coordinator for the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area. Both will prove to be valuable resources to our guests as they plan their trip to Front Beach Cottages and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Front Beach Cottages has a rich history in Ocean Springs and was originally constructed in the 1940’s as fishing shacks for locals looking for a peaceful place close to the beach. All of the cottages have been completed renovated and updated, while keeping the original charm of the era in which they were built. Each cottage represents beautiful places on Earth and some of Cathy’s favorite haunts. Bellande Cottage is inspired by the artistic hamlet of Ocean Springs and is named in honor of Bellande Avenue, a friendly lane in the downtown neighborhood. In fact, Mark grew up on Bellande Ave. NOLA Cottage and Lagniappe Cottage are inspired by our neighboring city New Orleans and the laissez les bon temps rouler attitude that comes with a visit to the Big Easy. Last but not least, is the Key West Cabana, a cozy and quaint self-contained cottage with everything in arm’s reach.