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Unique, Romantic, Cozy, Island Cottage on #1 Beach in America 2007

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our cottage named 'Zillies' is designed for two people to show up and have everything they need for an amazing carefree visit... bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys, coolers, gas/charcoal grills, linens and towels are all included with your rental. Click on the "ask owner a question" link before booking and we can tell you how to save money when reserving our cottage. Monogrammed sheets, plush towels and a large DVD library are just part of the special 'extras' you will enjoy. Its the perfect romantic, relaxing, get away for any couple. Honeymooners love Zillies! 4WD Jeep Wrangler available for rent. Bose surround sound stereo systems with I Pod docks, and WIFI are just a few of the great features you will find. Zillies Cottage is not your average rental. Decorated with our beach treasures and art work by our young nieces and nephews its a magical little cottage. Zillies also has an amazing outdoor shower which all our guests love (check out the reviews). The shower is decorated with our special beach treasures we've found over the years. We call it "treasure from foreign lands". :-)

Ocracoke Island is truly a special place and was voted #1 Beach in America by Dr Beach for good reason. Where else can you find 13 miles of 4 Wheel Drive accessible, uninhabited, undeveloped, pristine beaches?

Come see what makes this island special and you will fall in love with the peace and solitude you discover. Spend some time on the island and reconnect with your partner. Zillies rents Saturday to Saturday during the season. Rentals of less then a full week are allowed ONLY in the off season. Please check our calendar below for availability. For more details visit the owners web site. Click on the "ask owner a question" link or call us at 757-328-5883 to request the web site address (VRBO does not allow it to be published here). We have a great video and lots of information on our web site

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Jeff and Wendy Berube
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jeff and Wendy Berube

Married for 34 years we enjoy the beach and pretty much anything involving the outdoors. Originally from Maine, we've lived in Williamsburg, Va for over 23 years. Like many folks in the area we arrived here while serving in the military. We would like to say a big thank you to those who continue to serve our great country. We spend as much time on the island as we can because its good for the soul! We enjoy boating, clamming, fishing, all of the beautiful beaches and spending time with our island friends. Its just a very special place and we feel blessed to have our cottage on the island. We also love sharing our cottage with our guests. Reading our guest log always makes us smile.

Jeff and Wendy Berube purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jeff and Wendy Berube chose Ocracoke

We truly love Ocracoke and after spending many years camping, renting and staying in Bed and Breakfast's we knew we had to get a place of our own. We discovered Zillies and it was the perfect cottage for two . Very private yet close to everything, it was the perfect fit for our lifestyle. Sharing it with our guests has been wonderful. Everyone loves this special little cottage and it makes it fun to read our guest log each weekend when we arrive. The cottage is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, special getaways and many of our guests come back each year.

What makes this cottage unique

Private yet convenient to the village and all the island has to offer. Everything is provided, all you need to do is show up and relax! Our guests all love the special decorations we have in the cottage and the outside shower. Zillies in not a typical, generic rental. Our "beach finds" and the artwork by our young family members make is a warm, love filled home. .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jeff and Wendy,

We reserved your cottage a number of months ago for an anniversary trip. Zillies and Ocracoke have made our 46th an exceptional anniversary. The time here has been terrific from beginning to end, even with less than ideal weather. We love thew cottage!We have had everything we needed and all was in perfect order on arrival. Local restaurants, food trucks and the catch of Ocracoke fisherman have made for some memorable meals. We bicycled and walked on the beach every day. Its been a perfect vacation. We plan to return next year. Thank you for your special cottage.

Michael and Cindy

Lexington, Kentucky
Apr 2017
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Ocracoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We do have a shower in the cottage but our amazing outdoor shower is a favorite for all our guests.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) 600 count monogramed sheets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Unique, Romantic, Cozy, Island Cottage on #1 Beach in America 2007
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 46 reviews

Zillies felt like our HONEYMOON again!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Zillies on Ocracoke!! Jeff and Wendy provided everything we could possibly need for the most relaxing vacation ever. We loved the comfy bikes that got us around anywhere we needed to go as well as the beach chairs and umbrella.

This cottage was a dream! I think our favorite part was the dreamy outdoor shower! Perfect for a romantic getaway, we will DEFINITELY be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pilot Mountain, NC

Perfect for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Up to date, tastefully decorated cottage on a quiet side street. The bicycles were new and fun to ride. Perfect for an island get-away for two.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, Va

Quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 20th anniversary. It was very cute, clean and cozy! It was so nice to get away from from it all and just slow down. We were definitely not ready to leave on Sunday and talked about next time staying longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Perfect place for a honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

It was so wonderful to experience so much diversity in the natural world and be able to return to such a comfortable place in the evening. Having cruiser bikes and kayaks at our convenience made it amazing. Thank you for providing such a terrific space!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the cottage during the Christmas 🎄 holiday season. Off season gave us the quiet time to relax and enjoy Ocracoke. We will return, a cozy retreat for two.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wauwatosa, WI

Zillie's was de;lightful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Zillie's! The house was small, but perfect for the two of us. The only drawback was the small kitchen which had a very small refrigerator and no oven (except a toaster oven). We like to cook our meals, so it was a bit of challenge to make a big meal. That said...we loved the Island and will definitely return. We were there in December, so much was closed and very few tourists - which was fine with us! It was great fun meeting some of the people who live on this quaint island year round. We did take a day trip up to the Wright Brothers Museum further up the Outer Banks, but came back vowing to stay put on Ocracoke. My husband tried his hand at surf fishing, and I had fun shelling and reading on the beach. It was chilly, but lovely! We would recommend this property to anyone who likes a bit of solitude and undeveloped beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Back Porch
Ocracoke Coffee Company
Jolly Roger Pub and Marina
Sweet Tooth and Fig Tree Bakery & Deli
Thai Moon Carry-Out
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is off the main road to the village so it is very private yet only a 5 minute walk to the heart of the village. Everything is within walking/biking distance.




Additional information about rental rates

Deposit checks can be mailed to:
Jeff and Wendy Berube
4789 Captain John Smith Rd
Williamsburg, Va 23185

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.