Marylla - In between the Earth, the Sky and the Waters
Marylla calls to the artist and nature lover within you! This welcoming house is intimate, romantic, cozy and very well appointed. Gardens with bird bath, feeder and native plants. Rooftop deck, where you can fell like a bird, viewing the Sun rising from the Ocean or setting over the Sound. A perfect place in a perfect location!
Mar-ylla: Mar - for the Sea, Ylla-Illa-Isla - for the Island
Island of the Sea - - - A Sea Island
Marylla also happened to be an affectionate nickname my father used for my mother. I know that she would love to be here as much as we all do! Her Spirit is very strong in this enchanted place of palatable energy.
Marylla is a gathering place for families, a place for inner searching and reflections, a place for becoming one with Nature. It's also a place of blending with the mists, and laughing with the gulls, dancing with dolphins, and watching baby turtles being born, then journeying to the sea.
Part of the Outer Banks barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, Hatteras Island stretches for 72 Miles, offering the most pristine, mostly undeveloped picturesque natural beaches, both on the Atlantic and on Pamlico Sound--comprising nearly 150 miles to explore! Most of the Island is a Protected National Seashore, the first in the country. Our village is nestled on the South most tip of the Island. What is extra special about this location are the south-facing beaches and the Gulf Stream -- bringing warm waters, fresh sea breezes, a wide assortment of migratory birds and fishes and a lovely temperate climate for your stay. From here you can also catch a free ferry to yet another jewel on the Outerbanks, Ocracoke Island.
Due to the Island's magnificent remoteness it seems you have to make an extra effort to get there, as there's no easy nor quick access. This makes it even more special, because once you arrive you can't help feeling like you're in a completely different, wonderful world. This is a place where time has a new dimension, people are kind and the sounds of nature penetrate your being. A fair warning though -- once you make it here, a piece of your heart will be left behind calling you to come back, again, again, and again...
Your playground, and activities are limitless! From being a bum on the beach, walking the many paths through the dunes and looking for treasures to catching the surf on a board or lifting off the water on a kite. "Canadian Hole" near Avon is considered to be the windsurfing and kite-surfing capital of the east coast.
On the Sound side, kayak silently amid the marches and spy on wildlife. Feel like climbing? Try our iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest in the nation. Kick off your shoes and let the sand massage your feet. Be as casual as you wish, there is no pretense living on the Island. Read in the hammock, or bicycle to town to get the fresh catch of the day. Tuna is so sweet you'll only want to have it "a la sushi" Yes, you can ride horseback in the sea foam, or view the Island from a small plane's birdlike view. You can play golf or tennis, if you wish, or visit museums and expand your knowledge of a time before ours.
Greet each day with your morning coffee or tea on our roof top deck. Listen to the gossip of birds, the murmur of the sea, inhale the fresh salty breeze, ahhhhhhh!
Yes, all your stress and troubles seem very far away-- do they even exist?
That's what Marylla does for all of us. It is light and breezy, cheerful and non-pretentious. It is grounding, yet it lets you fly. We become better here, more loving and patient, grateful and humble, smiling often.
There is the smell of rosemary brushing against your feet every time you walk up the steps, lingering, inviting...don't be bashful about adding it to your favorite dishes. There is a Laurel tree in the back whose leaves like to be picked, becoming a part of us as well. Yes, there is a lot of satisfaction in using our fully stocked and well equipped kitchen! Let your creative side take over and you won't lack any tools!
The living space is open and airy; great for keeping us together. Whether it is playing games, working on some puzzles or watching favorite movies. You may just feel like submerging in your own activity and feel the presence of your loved ones nearby. Perhaps you'll prefer to step out to the screened porch, lie in a hammock and be rocked by the vibration of singing cicadas.
Feeling sleepy yet?
Each one of our three bedrooms has a ceiling fan, bamboo screens on the windows, and the same light and breezy feel, interspersed with the splashes of cheerful colors, as the rest of the house. Two of the bedrooms host Queen Size Beds. In the third you'll find a "Pyramid" bunk-bed, Full Size on the bottom and Twin on the top. We provide blankets and pillows along with new, comfortable mattresses.
There is a full bath adjacent to the Master Bedroom, and another in the hallway.
But wait! You don't want to go to bed yet! There is nothing like soaking your tired body in the Hot Tub, under a full canopy of bright stars! Relax! Let the Milky Way take you on the Journey!
Fully Equipped Kitchen: Electric Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Coffee Maker, French Press, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Microwave, Blender, Mixer, Plates Utensils, Cooking Pots, Ironing Board/Iron, Telephone, Outdoor Charcoal Grille, Decks - Two Levels, Adirondack Chairs, Fully Furnished Screened-in-Porch, Hammock, Landscaped Grounds, Private Hot Tub, Washer and Dryer, Pillows and Blankets, Central Air Conditioning and Heating, Ceiling Fans in Every Room, 2 Television Sets, Cable TV, VCR, DVD, Movies, Games, Puzzles, Surround System Stereo System, High Speed Internet -Wireless, Book Collection - Area Related, Book Collection General, Ocean Kayak, Beach Chairs and Mats, Fish Cleaning Table, Enclosed Outside Hot Water Shower, Plenty of Parking Space
Local Attractions and Activities
Swimming, Beach Walking, Shelling, Kayaking, Surf Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Clamming, Boating, Hiking, Surfboarding, Windsurfing, Kite-surfing, Sailing, Gliding, Water Skiing, Snorkeling, Diving, Horseback Riding, Bicycling, Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Golf, Miniature Golf, Go-Karting, Tennis, Antiquing, Museums, Art, Galleries and Historical Adventures, Shopping, Spa Going, Restaurants, Cinema, Sightseeing, Doing Nothing