Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Property Manager
We have 2 young children ages 6 and 4 who believe that Ocracoke is the most MAGICAL place on earth!
Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Property Manager chose Ocracoke Pony Pens
My family has been visiting Ocracoke since the 1970s. I have such great memories of my brother and me playing 'spy' on the ferry, waking up before dawn for a big fishing trip, bumping along South Point road in our 4 wheel drive singing at the top of our lungs. I feel so fortunate to have a home of my own there to give my children the opportunity to make their own memories on this little island.
What makes this Cottage unique
For us, every day starts with coffee on our little screened porch. It reminds us to enjoy the slow pace of island time. It's hard to pass up a morning on the beach building sandcastles, jumping waves and netting minnows with barely another soul in sight. Afternoons are for perfect naps, books and games perhaps followed with a bike ride to get ice cream or a grape nehi. Then it's cocktail time for the adults while children have the freedom to be pirates and make treasure maps until dinner time. Whether evenings take us to great restaurants or to a family meal at our own BABY DUCK, we have fun making memories with our family.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
cottage set up for 6 people only, no groups
no smoking in house or on porches
boarded pets may not be brought to property/ground
Charming Children's loft with TV and DVD player
Minimum age of primary renter:24
No more than 2 vehicles allowed. No boats, trailers, or campers allowed on property.
Guests are advised to purchase travel insurance in case of health emergencies or weather related issues.
Guests should leave the cottage in Good Clean Condition.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Baby Duck Made Our Island Stay Magical
There is so much about Ocracoke that we love--the small, non-commercialized village, the miles of undeveloped beaches, riding bicycles everywhere...especially to Ocracoke Coffee Co. But Baby Duck was the icing on the cake. Spending a blustery, rainy afternoon inside was just as much fun as our sunny days outside. A few of our favorite things about Baby Duck--breakfast on the screened-in porch, the children's loft (complete with sitting area and TV/DVD), the outdoor shower and fish cleaning sink, the fully-equipped kitchen, and the quiet location with a view of the lighthouse. I really can't think of a way to make this house better.
A great place for a small group
Everything's nice about this classically styled contemporary home. We especially enjoyed the screened porch.
Baby Duck is fabulous - a rare find!
Baby Duck is truly exceptional! This lovely home is beautifully appointed, charming, extremely clean, private, and convenient to town. It has a fabulous location, just a short distance to all restaurants, shops, the beaches, and the Ocracoke lighthouse which is practically next door. The upstairs loft is so inviting and has views of both the lighthouse and the ocean. Extreme attention to detail has made this cottage very cozy, comfortable and so pleasant and relaxing to stay in. We really enjoyed using the screened porch to read and socialize as well. The owners are a pleasure to work with and they provide all the amenities you could ever ask for. Baby Duck feels like home and provides a great place to relax on a quiet day and is wonderful to come home to after enjoying all that beautiful Ocracoke has to offer. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to stay here and hope to be back again soon. Thank you!
splendid beach house
This house was perfect for our week-long stay at the island with three teenagers. We loved the tasteful furnishing and decorations and the charm of the old-style house (with all the modern comfort). The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for serious cooking. We would have wished for more silverware (there are only single sets, so you have to clean after every meal), sharp cutting knives and better wine glasses. Otherwise, everything was perfect. The screened porch is wonderful to sit and/or sleep during the day and in the evening, thanks to a daybed and wonderful shade protectors. Both bathrooms were very clean with bathtub-showers. The bathroom sinks are both tiny and there is no shelf/board to unpack your toiletries, so bring a bag that can hang on the back of the bathroom door. Be aware that the upstairs loft bedroom does not have a door, so there is no privacy. It really works best for (young) kids. We would definitely rent the cottage again.
Perfect Island Home
We loved this cottage - it was clean, updated beautifully and a perfect size for our family. The owners were accommodating and very easy to work with, providing us bike rentals upon request. The nearby nature preserve and the view of the lighthouse from the porch really made this location incredibly magical. We can't wait to visit again!
It is always wonderful to find a cottage such as the Baby Duck, especially when you feel drawn to the magic of Ocracoke Island.
Best kept secret on Ocracoke!
We were hesitant to write a review as we didn't want the best kept secret of Ocracoke out! Baby Duck is a fabulous, magical cottage. We have rented several VRBO properties and this is the best! The cottage is nicely furnished and decorated with a lot of attention to detail. We loved the screened-in porch and barbecue in the yard. The outdoor shower was also great! The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for cooking and grilling. And a huge plus is that all the items were really good quality. Often when you get a rental vacation home kitchen items are inexpensive -- not at Baby Duck! The loft area was a wonderful get away to read a book and take a nap! The outdoor sink/fish cleaning area was a plus to hose off beach furniture! Thank you to the owners and the on site management company. They answered all our questions and were great to work with! Can't wait until we return!
Located on private property, you will find the Baby Duck and its parking area just inside the entrance gate to our family compound. Quiet, peaceful and off the beaten path, but within a 5-10 minute walk or bike ride to local attractions.