About Zillies

A cozy, romantic, pilot friendly rental cottage in Ocracoke, NC

Inside Zillies

The first floor boasts a 10 foot high ceiling, painted beadboard walls, and beautiful maple hardwood floors. The well-equipped efficiency kitchen includes a refrigerator/freezer, a two-burner cook top, a micro-convection oven, and a coffeemaker. The entertainment center has cable flat screen TV with a VCR/DVD player, Bose iPod dock and a stereo, extensive DVD movie collection, and Wi-Fi internet. Upstairs you'll find a Queen bed, flat screen TV/VCR, private bath, private porch, and a balcony. Equipped with central heat and air conditioning for you comfort.

Outside Zillies

Outside you will find a hot/cold outdoor shower, a favorite feature of our guests. There are also two bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, beach umbrella and coolers. For outdoor cooking you'll find a park style charcoal grill and a gas grill.

Zillies is pilot friendly - we are set up for pilots to be able to fly to the island and have everything they would need for their vacation.

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Building Zillies

Zillies Cottage was named in honor of Barzilla O’Neal who lived on Ocracoke Island from October 30, 1859 to June 10, 1939. Barzilla was unmarried and affectionately known by Islanders as “Miss Zillie.” She lived with her sister on Ocracoke’s Back Road and helped raise several nieces and nephews. Zillies original cottage (pictured at right) is the core structure of the second story of the current cottage. The original cottage was re-furbished, utilizing many timbers from the original cottage, and raised to the second story.

Special Amenities

About Zillies on Ocracoke
  • We offer our 4WD Jeep Wrangler for rent.
  • Great for getting around town or taking a quiet drive on the beach.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Please call us at 757-328-5883 to make arrangements.

General Amenities

  • Master bedroom with private bath
  • Queen bed
  • Maple hardwood floors
  • Ceiling fans
  • Washer / dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clock radio
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private deck & balcony
  • Deck furniture
  • Park-style charcoal grill
  • Gas grill
  • Central heat / AC
  • Sheets & towels provided
  • Wireless high speed internet

In the Kitchen

  • Well-equipped efficiency kitchen
  • Refrigerator / freezer
  • Two-burner cooktop
  • Micro-convection oven
  • Microwave


  • 2 flat screen cable TVs
  • DVD / VCR players
  • Surround sound speaker system
  • DVD library
  • Book library
  • iPod speaker system


  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach toys
  • Boogie boards
  • Bicycles
  • Kayaks
  • Board games & puzzles
  • Coolers
  • Walking distance to shops & restaurants


  • No smoking
Zillies Cottage

Booking Info

Booking for Zillies Cottage is handled by VRBO, part of the HomeAway family, a world leader in vacation rentals. You can easily check for available dates and book online, safely and securely. There is a messaging feature that enables owners and guests to communicate...

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Around Ocracoke

About Ocracoke

Learn about the history, geography, population, and area claims to fame with this list of fun facts and trivia. Ocracoke Islands is roughly 13 miles long, but the village of Ocracoke itself is just 4 square miles in area, and is located on the southern edge of the island.

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Zillies Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Have a look at some of our great photos of Zillies, interior and exterior and get a feel for this amazing beach rental property. We also provide numerous photos of Ocracoke, from the ferry ride in, to the beaches, restaurants, stores, and the qauintness of our village.

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Zillies Guest Book

Our Guest Book

We get wonderful reviews from our guests and take great pride in sharing their thoughts about Zillies with you. They come from all over to enjoy this romantic, cozy cottage getaway and to take in the fresh air, relaxed atmosphere, and unique nature of Ocracoke.

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