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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 "contact owner" 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 "contact owner" 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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More Details

Jeff and Wendy Berube
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Jeff and Wendy Berube

Married for 33 years we enjoy the beach and pretty much anything involving the outdoors. Originally from Maine, we've lived in Williamsburg, Va for over 22 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 4.8 based on 40 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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Fantastic Get-a-way !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful, perfect little house for a vacation. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone!! The hosts were a pleasure to work with. The location is perfect. We loved using the bikes to get around. It was just the right distance to everywhere :) This beautiful cottage will be at the top of our list when we return to the wonderful island of Ocracoke! If you have a chance, definitely check out Eduardos Tacos !! Loved it !!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend you bring a coffee pot. The one provided is very small. We had to go buy one. The stairs are steep and hard on old knees. Overall, a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation in years

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this trip. It was our first time in Ocracoke and we truly cannot wait to go back. The house has everything you could possibly need. You can tell that Jeff and Wendy truly care about the quality of their renters' trip. While we didn't do much cooking, the kitchen has every possible utensil you could need, while also being great quality. The gas grill is in optimal shape and has the cleanliness of a brand new grill. We loved riding the bikes around town and siteseeing. Unfortunately, the end of our trip was cut short due to a mandatory evacuation from a power outage. Jeff and Wendy refunded our last night which shows their integrity. If we ever go back to Ocracoke as a group of two, we know we have no need to search for a rental as we would go back to Zillies in a heartbeat. Coming from Jersey, the beaches here are pristine with clear waters and so much more peaceful. This trip was more than worth the 11-12 hours we spent road tripping there. Make sure to eat at Eduardos, as their food is phenomenal. We ate it everyday we could until they lost power. Dajio and Flying Melon also had great food, and Howards pub is a great place for a quick bite and good beer. Zillies pantry was so friendly and helpful to us. We also had the time of our life parasailing and riding the horses on the beach. There are endless options for things to do and we can't wait to go back to experience the things we didn't have enough time to do. I could go on and on about how fantastic this trip was. You will not regret staying at this beautiful, clean, tourist friendly cottage and you literally only need to bring clothes because everything you could ever need is there. They even had a flashlight and candles for us which came in great use since the power outage, although this would be more than likely not needed for other renters as this was a man made mistake that affected a huge portion of the outer banks. I would give this place more than 5 stars if I could. Thank you so much Jeff and Wendy for the time of our lives! See you again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zillie's Cottage is absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved spending our honeymoon week at Zillie's cottage! Such a perfect home away from home! Definitely visit Zillie's Island Pantry during your stay, and take a drive on the beach. We're already planning our trip here next year! Jeff and Wendy made this cottage so you won't want for anything while here, from beach towels to frisbees. The whole island is a paradise, far from those other tourist trap beaches. You'll never meet a stranger at Okracoke!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy. Even being close to a business it was always quiet and private.

  • 5 of 5

Outdoor shower was amazing. House beautifully decorated. Owners were very helpful

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back Porch
Ocracoke Coffee Co
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.