On the Intracoastal Waterway,with views of Topsail Island. A unique private suite of 2 rooms. A quiet place to take refuge with the sounds of birds, watching sunrise or moonset over the water, yet close to the beach and downtown Wilmington shopping or nightlife.
4.2 on July 24, 2014
We had a very pleasant stay here. It's away from the crowds for peaceful nights and beautiful mornings -with delicious breakfasts, and close enough to beaches, water activities, sight-seeing trips and Wilmington tourist attractions. Phoebe is a very charming and gracious hostess.
5 on July 23, 2014
Phoebe and her place are just wonderful. She is thoughtful about details, makes an incredible breakfast (tailored reasonably to your wants and needs) and knows where to go for good food, beaches… She has chairs and umbrellas for the beach, kayaks for the waterway out back and other things you might need. The bed is very comfortable and on the firm side. The separate sitting room with TV allows for some individual privacy as well. Add the sun porch overlooking the water and this is a real bargain.
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!
thanks so much. Having you and the girls here was delightful.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Thank you so much. It means a lot to me to get a good review, and I enjoyed having you here so much.
intracoastal waterway, near Topsail Island Beach, near Surf City, Village
Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 20 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
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
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
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, beach walks, kayaks on site to use, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Fresh local blueberries and other fruits in season, organic when available. Vegetarian breakfast quiche or casseroles. Gluten free foods available on request.