Had a fabulous stay at the Bed and Breakfast at Mallard Bay. We took our two young children with us and it was just a wonderful time. Phoebe was very accommodating and had toys for the kids to play with at the house and toys for them to take to the beach too! and of course the breakfasts were wonderful as well! Will definitely go back again!
We visited the B&B for a short get away for Veteran's day 2013. Phoebe was an oustanding host. She has everything imaginable that you need for a great get away. I could imagine even staying for a week there. Her breakfast were outstanding and her coffee is yummie! She knows the area well and is very willing to help you with questions you may have about where to dine, what to do, etc. She is very personable and nice to sit and talk with. You will be very please you visited I am sure as we were! The Holeman's, Raleigh, NC
We just spent 2 nights at the Mallard Bay B&B and it was great! Phoebe is delightful, the room is nice & clean, & it's close to great beaches. Breakfast was delicious both days, and Phoebe accommodated our needs for gluten free meals.
Recently had a get-away weekend, early June, and what a wonderful time was had. Breakfast w/ fresh fruit and eggs to order was great! Enjoyed the kayaking experience and the peacefulness of the home. Will definitely visit again!
My husband and I spent my birthday week at Mallard Bay Bed and Breakfast and couldn't have wished for anything more. After warm greetings from the owner, beautiful accomadations, at a beautiful location, Mallard Bay became our home away from home. The owner became our guide to help us choose what was available to do in the area. Thank you, Ms. Phoebe, for making my birthday a memorable and special time. Perfect and highly recommened. I guarantee anyone they will enjoy Mallard Bay and will never forget the special breakfasts and wonderful conversation provided by Ms. Phoebe.
Our 3rd visit to Mallard Bay was even better than the first two but only because the weather was PERFECT! The B&B just gets better & better with the addition of a small TV in the bedroom to make checking the news & weather easy as p ie. We love spending time with Phoebe Hood, who makes us feel so much at home in her home that we can hardly wait until the next time!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our getaway weekend and I came back for a buiness trip. This won't be our last. Phoebe is delightful company / host and the area is quite compelling. Already looking forward to another trip.
This was an amazing find! Being the only guest means you have undivided attention when you need something, but don't think that means Phoebe is always around. When we walked in the door she told us to make ourselves right at home and she meant it! It was the most relaxing weekend my husband and I have had in a very long time. Her breakfasts were very filling.. you have to try her pancakes!!! We will definitely be going back!
We can't say enough good things about Phoebe, The Inn at Mallard Bay and the awesome breakfasts. Bob & I felt right at home the minute we met Phoebe. Can't wait to stay there again. Kathy & Bob
Stop right here. YOU just found where you are staying. Waking to gorgeous sunrises and delicious home cooked breakfasts, Mallard Bay IS the decision. Her home became ours with the lovely decorated bright and airy rooms and was amazingly accommodating for our two special needs sons. This bright, crisp, clean oasis will over exceed all of your expectations. Phoebe who could not have been more gracious was so helpful in planning our daily outings and our best time was joining her on the beach to help the turtles find their way back to the sea after hatching. We love Phoebe and can't wait to book again soon!!!!
My husband's sister and brother-in-law live 4 houses up from Phoebe's wonderful B&B, so we've stayed with her many times. She is not only a wonderfully warm, genial, and very interesting hostess, she makes one crazy wonderful breakfast! Phoebe knows all the good restaurants and local activities, and she has all sorts of neat stuff to entertain you and any kids you might have with you. It's a great place to learn how to kayak in the easy-going ICC waterway in front of all the Mallard Bay homes. The living room part of the upstairs Suite has a fold out Queen-sized bed, and if you have kids who are not about to share a bed (i.e., boy/girl), she has roll cots too. It's one of the very best B & B's we've ever stayed at. And being 20 year verterans of staying in B&B's, that's really saying something!
We have loved coming here from the very first time. Phoebe is warm hearted and gracious, opening her beautiful home to us with great food, good conversation and lots of room. Just perfect for our needs. I am an artist and husband is a writer...this is just the space we need to give us new visions for our work and nurturing time for our relationship.
My friend and I took our 34th trip together and stayed at the Bed and Breakfast at Mallard Bay in late September. We had such a good time! This B & B was well appointed, the breakfasts were perfect and what a lovely setting. Phoebe was a wonderful hostess and gave us valuable information on nature, parks and restaurants in the area. One morning I looked out through the sun porch windows and saw a porpoise! That is a great room for birdwatching. We could look out over the sound and watch the V's of migrating ducks. We put the kayak off the B & B dock and really enjoyed paddling in the sound and creek. We will certainly go back again and have been recommending this B & B at Mallard Bay to our friends.
What can I say... if you find yourself visiting this area of the North Carolina coast, do not hesitate to stay in this wonderful bed & breakfast. Starting with the gracious innkeeper, Phoebe... what a kind soul! Being our first visit to the coast, she guided us with precision to all the places within the surrounding areas. Situated in a tranquil setting, the place is impeccably clean, tastefully decorated, with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Furthermore, not only is the breakfast delectable, but the interesting conversations with Phoebe were quite fascinating. All in all, a memorable experience, and I will definitely plan to stay again.
I've stayed in many B&B's, but this was the first time I felt truly at home. Phoebe is warm, welcoming, and generous, and she knows the area well. She was full of ideas about where I might go on little day trips, and loaned me whatever I might need. Her beach umbrella is super, and it was so nice not to have to bring any equipment of my own. I loved being on the waterway, and went out in the kayak every morning. When I felt hot or tired, I could put my feet up on her air-conditioned porch. I had a restful, rejuvenating time, and left having found a new friend.
Friends gave the gift of a weekend at Mallard Bay to us and we chose to use it for our babymoon. Phoebe was helpful and warm and made a great breakfast! She helped us to find a Friday night activity (we recommend the concert series at Airlie Gardens), a good restaurant- (Beauchaine's) and even a blueberry patch (so we could put her great recipe to use). Thank you forhelping us make great memories!
This Bed and Breakfast has everything you would want. It is quiet, clean, comfortable with everything you might need; TV, WiFi, and extras. The two breakfasts that I had were delicious and the coffee excellent; blue berry pancakes with Maple Syrup for one and the other was eggs on muffins with bacon. Bacon at both breakfasts with orange juice, milk and coffee. You are on the intercoastal canal and boating is available. Highly recommended. SWH
My husband and I went to the Bed and Breakfast at Mallard Bay for our anniversary/my birthday. This was our first B&B experience and I have to say that we found the most amazing treasure in the B&B at Mallard Bay. Our stay was so relaxing and peaceful and Phoebe was the most amazing host. Her home is beautiful and the sun room that looks over the ICW is stunning. We had such an enjoyable stay, and plan to go back very soon. For you breakfast lovers you will be in for a treat with Phoebe's wonderful homemade French Toast and Pancakes. She also took into consideration the fact that I had special dietary needs. We appreciate this wonderful get away to Phoebe's home.My husband I highly recomend you experiencing this special nook. See you soon, Phoebe!
Having 2 very pleasant rooms, plus access to a sunroom with a refreshing view of the ICW and huge marsh made our week long end of the year retreat memorable. Excellent breakfasts, and appreciated her flexibility. Very quiet. Easy access to the beach, restaurants and Wilmington. We will be back and will recommend to family.
We just returned from a three day stay at the Bed and Breakfast At Mallard Bay. It's as comfortable as home but so much, much nicer with water views, delicious homemade blueberry pancakes and a gracious innkeeper. This was our second stay but hopefully NOT our last!
This was our first B&B experience so I was a little worried about whether or not it would be awkward being the only guests in someone's house. That was not the case at all with Phoebe. She was very hospitable but also gave us our space which we really appreciated since we were there to relax. She was also extremely accommodating when it came to our child. She included him in her meal planning and had many fun toys for him as well as other baby accessories it was nice to not have to bring along. You can tell she is a grandmother. Her yard is beautiful. The landscaping was very thoughtful but not overdone and the grass was the softest grass I have ever walked on. We enjoyed hanging out on the hammock and eating lunch out there too. The only negative thing I can say is I wish we had stayed a little longer.
I wanted to help my parents celebrate their 56th anniversary with a short get-away vacation at the shore. This was an ideal place to stay--a home away from home, in a lovely, restful residence and beautiful natural surroundings. The lay-out of the suite worked really well for us. Phoebe is a terrific hostess who went out of her way to make my parents (senior citizens) feel comfortable, and her home accessible. She even recommended handicap-access ramps at the beach and looked into beach wheelchair availability for us. The breakfasts she served were wonderful--we felt pampered by the quality ingredients and the beautiful presentation of each meal, and we were well-fortified for the day's excursion. This is a wonderful oasis to return to after spending time at the beach and in Wilmington. Highly, highly recommended for restorative purposes!
We spent the July 4th weekend at the B&B with our 3 children, ages 3 - 15. There was something for all of us to enjoy! Phoebe, the innkeeper, is such a wonderful person with a beautiful spirit. Our 3 year old just loved it there,,,he did not want to come home! Being a grandmother, Phoebe sure does have those little ones figured out! As soon as we arrived,,,which was not until 10:00 pm, our 3 yr. old son went straight to the closet full of books & toys that Phoebe has collected over the years,,,and we practically didn't see him again until he dropped into the bed at midnight. We had a very late check-in, which Phoebe graciously accomodated, so we missed our "real" first day,,,so since there were no guests checking in on Sunday, the day we had planned to leave, Phoebe allowed us to stay later than usual check-out time so that we could enjoy ourselves a little longer that day and told us "no hurry,,,leave whatever time we'd like". We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves kayaking, fishing, socializing with her great neighbors, trips to the beach, some great dining, and shopping on the island,,,but not to forget the best of all,,,talking with Phoebe. The photos posted online do not do the B&B any justice,,,,it is a really beautiful place. We really love Phoebe's ecclectic decorating style and enjoyed looking at all of her art pieces and trinkets she has collected from places all over. We can't wait to go back!!!
We felt fortunate to find this B&B so convenient to our family living in this area. The accomodations and atmosphere were delightful. This B&B is a perfect spot for anyone looking to relax and enjoy the many various land and water attractions in the Wilmington, TopSail Beach area. Our hostess could not have more accomadating.
We thoroughly enjoyed our too-short stay with Phoebe at Mallard Bay. The house is on a beautiful, large lot with an enormous back yard large enough that we were able to fly a kite from it. The bright sunroom had great views of the adjacent waterways which we went kayaking in. Phoebe was extremely friendly and suggested a great outing for our family. She was very accommodating in allowing us to eat dinners at the house due to our infant and toddler. We look forward to returning in the near future. Many thanks!
a beautiful respite, incredibly beautiful views of the ICW and coastal birds, kayaking after breakfast and the most hospitable innkeeper you could find anywhere...phoebe is the best!
its always hard to feel at home when you are on vacation, but i felt at ease and at home immediately while staying here. Pheobe is a wonderful hostess who constantly went out of her way to make us comfortable and found ways to integrate our lives into her home. Thank you so much for a memorable stay...we can't wait to come back again!
This was our first time to stay at a bed & breakfast. Phoebe was very knowledgeable regarding area dining and services. She was a wonderful hostess. The breakfasts were amazing and the view was spectacular. The accommodations will make you feel right at home. We plan to go back again.
My boyfriend and I wanted to get away for the weekend so we decided to stay here. It was so great! It exceeded both of our expectations. Phoebe was so nice and the cooking was great. It felt like being at home. The suite was beautiful and everything was so clean. Phoebe was very helpful and able to give us tips on where to eat and what to do while we were there. We will be going back as soon as possible. Phoebe was even let in on the secret by my boyfriend that he was going to propose and helped. You will not be dissapointed if you stay here. :)