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Bed and breakfast at Mallard Bay

960 mallard Bay Rd. , Hampstead, NC 28443 USA (Show map)
47 Reviews
$95 - $110
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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Spring 2014 getaway

5 on April 07, 2014

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!

Innkeeper Response
thanks so much. Having you and the girls here was delightful.

Veteran's Day Get Away--2013

5 on December 08, 2013

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

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. That helps so much when others check out the website. I enjoyed having you here and hope you come back.

Great Beachy B&B

5 on July 30, 2013

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.

Get Away Weekend

4.6 on June 18, 2013

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!

Birthday week

5 on May 27, 2013

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.

Third time's a charm

5 on November 17, 2012

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 second trip in a month.

5 on November 09, 2012

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.

Truly unique and one of a kind!

5 on July 19, 2012

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. It means a lot to me to get a good review, and I enjoyed having you here so much.

Best Kept Secret in Hampstead, NC June 2012

5 on June 20, 2012

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

Mallard Bay IS the ONLY choice!!!

5 on June 12, 2012

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!!!!

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Location Type

intracoastal waterway, near Topsail Island Beach, near Surf City, Village


Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take 23rd. street to Martin Luther King Parkway and take this east to Interstate 140/Hwy 17N. Take Exit 16 toward Jacksonville/Hwy 17N. Continue straight on 17N thru Hampstead, and follow above directions to the B&B.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, historic carriage tours, boat marina, fishing, river boat tours, 6 nearby golf courses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Washer/dryer , booster seat/high chair/gate, sunroom with views of water, kayaks,paddles, lifejackets, beach chairs and umbrella, hammock, children's toys and books

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, beach walks, kayaks on site to use, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: children under 6 are free
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum on weekends and holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: deposit equal to first night's stay required to reserve suite. For weekly rate, a deposit of $200.00 is required.
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation notice for full refund less $20.00. 4 day cancellation notice for 50% refund of deposit less $20.00. Less than 4 days notice: no refund.
Rescheduling can be discussed with owner.



Phoebe Hood

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About the innkeepers

Phoebe is a semi-retired nurse practitioner who is active in Sierra Club, Contra dancing, kayaking, and most outdoor activities. Very knowledgable about local happenings and great places to visit.

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  • Time Served: at request of guests
  • Serving Location: sunroom, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

blueberry pancakes
Fresh local blueberries and other fruits in season, organic when available. Vegetarian breakfast quiche or casseroles. Gluten free foods available on request.

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960 mallard Bay Rd. , Hampstead, NC 28443 USA (Show map)

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