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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 completely 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 the original founder's favorite haunts.

 

In January 2019, Mark and Bridgette Aultman became the new managers of Front Beach Cottages, and in June 2021, together, they excitedly seized the opportunity to own this beautiful property.  Both Mark and Bridgette grew up on the Coast, and they believe that Ocean Springs is the best place to live, work, visit and have fun.  In addition to Front Beach Cottages, Mark and Bridgette have served in multiple capacities in a number of other local businesses throughout Ocean Springs, proving to be valuable resources to guests as they plan their trip to Front Beach Cottages and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Bellande Cottage is inspired by the artistic hamlet of Ocean Springs, and it 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 absolutely not least, is the Key West Cabana, a cozy and quaint self-contained cottage with everything in arm’s reach.

Front Beach Cottages was the original creation of Cathy Beeding, a transplant from Miami Beach who came as fast as she could once she discovered the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Cathy spent the last 20 years or so in Ocean Springs, and she 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, and we are all so glad she did!

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