Rentals by Type


Martha Garrish

Real estate on Ocracoke is Martha Garrish’s specialty! As the former owner, and the current Broker-in-Charge and Sales Manager of Ocracoke Island Realty, she works exclusively with real estate on Ocracoke Island. Martha is committed to making your buying and selling a pleasurable and rewarding experience. Martha is dedicated to her family and enjoys the wonders of Ocracoke when she is not helping clients find the perfect property.

Being a realtor is a life choice for Martha; her passion of real estate stems from her love of helping people. She has built a reputation for professionalism, a strong work ethic and client satisfaction. A client wrote that “Martha is by far the most knowledgeable, most sincere and kindest individual. She always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She makes you feel like family.”

Martha has served on the Hyde County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocracoke Emergency Management Control Group, the Board of Directors for the Ocracoke Child Care Center and the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board.

Information is the key to effective decision-making, so whether you are a first time home buyer, an experienced business property investor, or a second home/vacation rental purchaser, Martha is able to provide you with the useful information and the best possible care and service to make an informed real estate decision in today’s market. Contact Martha with confidence to be your trusted real estate professional!


Donna Drilling

Donna Drilling is an active, full-time Senior Associate Broker in local real estate on Ocracoke. She has a BS in Business Management and invests locally herself. Her combination of real estate experience and formal education allows her to offer a distinctive level of service when assisting you with your real estate transactions. 

“I believe strongly in the financial merits of owning real estate on Ocracoke and feel fortunate to live in this beautiful and unique area. Our portfolio of properties contains a diverse collection including luxury sound front homes and condos, secluded hideaways, commercial investment property, and vacant land. Helping people make one of the most important decisions is a serious responsibility, but something I enjoy doing.”

Explore the possibilities that exist in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Find peace and tranquility. Please let Donna know how she can assist you in finding your place in Paradise!


Marlene Mathews

Marlene is a native Ocracoker. Her family has called the island home for many generations, and she cares deeply about the island way of life. 

Marlene has worked in real estate for many years. Her career has included many aspects of island work. From waitressing and painting, to builder and renovator. Her first renovation was her grandfather’s house “The Thurston House Inn”, which she rebuilt and added an annex so the inn could survive another generation of the Gaskill-Gaskins families. 

Real estate and building has always been Marlene’s passion. Let her help you navigate the paved and unpaved roads of Ocracoke to find your best fit for an island property.