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Ocracoke Island: Beautiful Cottage in Village

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,225 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

45 Mary Ann Drive:

At "Little House by the Ferry" you can relax in hammocks and hear the ferry boats tooting their horns coming and going out of the harbor. Located near Silver Lake Harbor where all the restaurants and shops are located, you will find it easy to stroll or bike from this convenient location.

This charming 3 Bedroom (plus bonus bunk room) 1 Bath cottage has undergone a complete renovation and addition during the Spring of 2009. You will love the professionally decorated cottage decor. There are 2 hammocks for relaxing, a fenced-in dog yard, dishwasher and washer and dryer. While there is only one full bath, there is an exceptional outdoor shower with a star-filled sky above. You will never want to shower indoors again.

The large screened-in porch has vaulted ceilings and big views of open space which makes for a very private setting.

We have bikes, sand chairs, beach umbrellas and boogie boards you are welcome to use.

Most of Ocracoke Island is owned by the National Park Service and there are no cottages located at the beach front. Little House by the Ferry is located in the village about a mile and a half from the beach. If you have a four wheel drive you can drive out on the beach. You can also drive or ride bikes to the life guarded beach and walk over the dunes to the beach.

Our cottage is now on city water which provides great water pressure and makes the our shower absolute heaven!

Maximum of 6 people.

Maximum of 3 parking spaces.

Maximum of 1 pet with $100 Pet Fee. (well behaved please)

We will accept reservations of less than 7 nights during the off-season periods.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to book a reservation for less than 7 nights, please send us an INQUIRY instead of making a RESERVATION REQUEST.

We rent Sunday to Sunday. Check-in time is 3:00 PM and Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

We hope you love "Little House by the Ferry" as much as we do.

Lynn & Marsh Pierce

Raleigh, North Carolina

PS. Please don't forget to bring sheets, pillow cases and towels. Comforters and blankets are provided.

Keywords: House

More Details

Marsh Pierce
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Marsh Pierce

Vacationing out west in Utah.

Marsh Pierce purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Marsh Pierce chose Ocracoke

We have been visiting Ocracoke for 20 years and just love it. It is so relaxing and the people are so friendly. Finally we were able to find the perfect property in a great location near all the shops and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxation, Relaxation and more Relaxation!!!


Ocracoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Only one bathroom but we have the best out door shower on the planet!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are actually 4 Bedrooms, however, maximum guests is only 6 so we market as a 3 Bedroom. The 4th Bedroom (Bonus Room) has two twin beds. We have the following beds: 2 Queens 1 Double 3 Singles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Don't forget to bring bed linens and towels. We have bikes, sand chairs, beach umbrellas and boogie boards you are welcome to use.


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(42 traveler reviews)

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Ocracoke Island: Beautiful Cottage in Village
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Perfect location! Special house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every detail of this beautiful house! It was so nice to not only be in Ocracoke but to stay somewhere that truly felt like your own "retreat". Such a cute house, comfy beds, great screened porch for crab feasts and morning coffee, great backyard area that is fenced (great with a dog), really nice outdoor shower - and two hammocks! The owner Marsh is so nice and responds quickly. We loved being so close to everything, we just rented a gof cart and each morning was a quick ride to get espresso at the Slushy Stand (and mint choc chip ice cream for our son - vacation perk!). When the sun sets you are a quick walk or ride to the water and it is just gorgeous. The local seafood market is amazing and very reasonable - we loved bringing fish home and grilling in the backyard. We are already planning to come back next year. Everything is so convenient and charming in Ocracoke, everyone is very nice and there is a lot of great history. This was such a great experience for our family and we can't wait to go back. Thank you to the Pierce family for creating such a great escape in Little House By the Ferry.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. We're so happy you had a good time and pleased that our cottage met your expectations.
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A Great little escape !

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property was great too deal with - John

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with all the amenities of home. Lots of space for everyone, close to everything and the bikes were a great addition. Truly enjoyed our stay, would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaufort, NC

Private, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated that out of every window and door in the living/dining room was a beautiful natural view. The trees provided more privacy than one would expect on Ocracoke. Comfortable furnishings, comfortable beds. We enjoyed our visit and recommend the little house by the ferry.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! We’re happy you enjoyed our cottage and hope you return soon.
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As Charming as Its Name!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a three-night stay at thr Little House by the Ferry, which is as charming as it’s name! Driving in, we found its location (near the water plant) a bit surprising. But once we settled in, the experience was all peace and comfort. My friend and I appreciated the lush couches in the living room, the cute and well-equipped kitchen, the large screened in porch with a view of trees and sky, super-comfortable beds…I could go on and on. The bonus was a shed full of bicycles! I’ve rented several houses in Ocracoke but never one that had bikes, as well as beach chairs that we were allowed to take out to the spectacular National Seashore. The weather was unusually warm for February, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. We could not have asked for more, and are very thankful to Marsh for his hospitality. (He was not on site, but was very accessible by text to answer questions.) Very few restaurants were open, but the ones that were were more than satisfactory. It was great being in the village during a season that was not run over with tourists.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home.

  • 5 of 5

The home is clean and cute, especially the screened porch. I am really glad that it did not face other homes, as I was able to meditate and do yoga in the space. I think the only thing that made it feel a little odd was having family pictures throughout the home, especially in the main bedroom. I've stayed at a lot of different places and this is the first time I felt like I was actually staying in someone's personal home, which changed the atmosphere of the stay. Other than that, we appreciated the home and really enjoyed staying there.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
45 Mary Ann Drive

Four-wheel driving on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.75%

We rent on a Sunday to Sunday schedule and have a 7 night minimum during high-season; however, we will accept partial week rentals during the low-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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