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Hyggelig (Hoo-ga-lee), A Cozy Retreat in a Peaceful Fishing Village

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Hyggelig (hoo-ga-lee) is a Danish word expressing an atmosphere of well-being, comfort, and togetherness: a grand coziness found right here in Marshallberg, NC!

Marshallberg is a peaceful little fishing village on Core Sound with a sense of place and permanence. Marshallberg streets are perfect for dog-walking and biking. Its shallow shores are ideal for clamming, birding, and kayaking. Cape Lookout, Harker's Island and Shackleford Banks are a short boat ride from the Marshallberg boat ramp.

Hyggelig is a 5 minute walk from the harbor, a waterfront park and a boat ramp. With spacious rooms, large windows and wooden floors, the home brings the outside in. Large windows facing the enclosed back porch make the living room feel even larger. The living room features large plank pine floors, a tuned piano, sitting area, game table, and a wood stove.

The kitchen and dining room overlook azaleas and large pines in the front yard. The main bedroom is a suite, sleeping 2 to 6. It has two sleeping areas, a walk-in closet, a large bathroom with garden tub and shower, and access to a large deck shaded by wisteria.

The second bedroom sleeps two and has a full bath and access to the backyard through a sweet little stoop. The fenced backyard is your own private park shaded by pecan, maple,and fig trees.

Come home to yourself in Hyggelig!

Proximity to conveniences and nearby attractions

We are located midway between Atlantic Beach and the Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry and less than 30 minutes from Beaufort and the ferry at Harker's Island.

Marshallberg is on a 0.64 square mile peninsula along Core Sound just 3 miles off the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. It's population is just over 400. We have a convenience store (gas, ice, beer, etc.), 2 churches, a fire station, several backyard boat builders, a post office, a fishing harbor, a boat ramp, and a waterfront park with views of Cape Lookout light house and Harker's Island. And great streets for walking and biking.

Nearby Attractions

Fort Macon and Atlantic Beach: 23 miles/44 minutes

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 25 miles/49 minutes

Cedar Island/Ocracoke Ferry: 29 miles/46 minutes

Beaufort: 14 miles/25 minutes

Harker's Island Core Sound Museum and National Park dock (ferry to Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks): 11 miles/ 24 minutes

Within Marshallberg

Waterfront park and harbor: 0.3 mile

Boat ramp: 0.5 mile

Convenience store: 0.3 mile

Closest restaurants

George's, Smyrna (take-out): 4 miles

Sea Side Galley, Harker's Island: 7 miles

Fish Hook Grill, Harker's Island: 8.5 miles

Captain's Choice, Harker's Island: 8.5 miles

Crossroads Pizza in Otway (take-out): 4.5 miles

Supplies & Such

Lookout Grocery in Smyrna: 3 miles

Dollar General, a pharmacy, a library, and Snap Fitness in Otway: 4.5 miles

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Anna Hilting
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016
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About Anna Hilting

The house was my home for more than 12 years and it has been a labor of love to renovate it. I enjoy caring for it and I'm happy to share it with you.

Anna Hilting purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Anna Hilting chose Central Coast

Marshallberg has a great sense of place. It has the old-timey feel of Grand Junction, the small town in west Tennessee where my mother was raised, and where I came home to as a child.

I hope you'll enjoy the small town atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

The open layout offers areas to settle in for reading, eating, or visiting that feel cozy while retaining a connection to rest of the house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Hyggelig (Hoo-ga-lee), A Cozy Retreat in a Peaceful Fishing Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Relaxing and Cozy House

  • 4 of 5

This house was spacious and warm. Anna does a great job making this rental feel like you have arrived home. There are games/kayaks/bikes to use, basic amenities that you are likely to forget (ie. coffee, sugar). AC worked great and the place was incredibly clean. This home is only a short hop from Harkers Island/Cape Lookout and a 20 min drive to Morehead City. Compare to hotels and its a really obvious choice to stay at Hyggelig. You wont regret it.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The home was more than what we expected!

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well maintained and clean. The home was in a very quiet and relaxing neighborhood and short walk to the waterfront. Our family really enjoyed the home very much and it was perfect for our family of 5. I am hoping we get to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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My Group Loved this Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for a fishing tournament that in which we were competing over the weekend. Not only was the house very clean and comfortable, Anna was absolutely wonderful to deal with. I'll be re-booking this home as soon as we get next year's tournament dates!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful home that's way better than the pictures capture.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, we'll appointed rooms. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. The house was clean, spacious, and very well stocked with the basics, as well as some extras. Anna is very warm, welcoming, and thoughtful. She even had an anniversary gift waiting in the fridge for us. There are lots of great books around the house for reading and fresh flowers in every room. Anna definitely goes the extra mile to cater to her guests and make you feel special. We are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent OBX Accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the comfort of this spacious accommodation, at an affordable price.

“Hyggelig” boasts all of the amenities you would expect to make your Outer Banks vacation all the more relaxing and easy. Fully furnished linens and kitchen, private bedrooms and bathrooms, Wi-Fi, grill, bikes, and kayaks certainly entertained my family of 4. We ventured out in our boat to explore the Core Sound, Harker's Island, Shackelford Banks, and Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and did a little fishing. We also shopped at Lookout Grocery only 5 minutes away in Smyrna, you have to try their WONDERFUL home made chicken salad, loaded potato salad, and pimento cheese!

Anna, the owner, answered every question promptly and genuinely! I highly recommend this property!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Coastal Carolina
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Beaufort, NC
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Bus from Morehead City to Wilson
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Scenic Route Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Smyrna, Otway, Beaufort, Harker's Island
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Core Banks, Radio Island, Atlantic Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Marshallberg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.75%

The balance can be paid in cash upon arrival or paid in advance by credit card through VRBO.

The rate for a single night is $150 to help cover cleaning costs.

There is not a separate cleaning fee but I reserve the right to retain some of the deposit if extra cleaning is needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Marshallberg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub and walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Entry through hallway or the blue bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 room suite with walk-in closet and private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , private bathroom and door to back yard
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Let us know if we can arrange local activities or personal services. Yoga and exercise classes and massage services are available nearby.

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