Perfect Location on Historic Front Street, Downtown Wilmington
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wilmington apartment description
This unique property sits right on Front Street just on the edge of Wilmington’s beautiful historic district. It’s just one block away from the shops and café’s of bustling downtown Wilmington and within view of the Cape Fear River.
The apartment is the lower unit of an upstair/downstairs duplex. It measures 900 square feet with two bedrooms, one bath, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and a stackable washer and dryer. There is off street parking for guests. You can be completely self-contained, cooking your own fresh local seafood or stroll to many of Wilmington’s best restaurants within blocks.
You are right up the hill from the riverfront favorites of Chandler’s Wharf, The Pilot House and Elijah’s. You will be 20 minutes drive from Wrightsville Beach, 30 minutes from Carolina Beach and 45 minutes from the beaches of Brunswick County. So take your pick and enjoy a day on the beach. Then come home to enjoy downtown Wilmington’s legendary nightlife. And you will not have to bother with a cab ride home; you are already there.
Of course there’s golf and the battleship. There is the Henrietta II and the water taxi. There are horse drawn carriages and policemen on horseback. There are rooftop bars, basement bars, sofa bars, sidewalk café’s, riverside café’s, sushi, etc., etc. But I am guessing you knew all that already. So it is all here for you to enjoy and then return to a quite comfortable place to relax and recharge for another day.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 2 Queen size Beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD & CD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Home away from home
Home away from home
This rental is welcoming, complete, clean and convenient. Look out your front door and see the Cape Fear one block away. Relax in the comfortable beds and living room furniture. Chill with the hi-def big screen TV. Prepare your meals in the small, but complete kitchen. Walk to everything the historic Waterfront has to offer. Cool off after a hot day in the surf with a frigid a/c. This 2 bedroom has everything you need to stay for a week or for months in Wilmington. Off street parking is a great bonus. You will not find a greater set of amenities at a better price. All the comforts of home for less than a Moderate Priced Hotel. Owner is great and quickly responds to any inquiry. Will stay again!
- Guest As'cot (Cornelius' NC)
- Date of stay 06/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Great holidays in a great place
Great holidays in a great place
We spent 5 weeks in this apartment and had a great time. Location is perfect, you can walk everywthere! True, furniture is a bit outdated, but wifi, tv etc are of great quality, which is important nowadays! Steve is a very nice man who helps you any way he can. We hope to come back to Wilmington and will certainly stay in this apartment again!
- Guest Peter (Europe)
- Date of stay 11/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner Insulted Me for Suggesting repairs
Owner Insulted Me for Suggesting repairs
First off let me start by saying the positives of this unit. Great location and great water pressure. That being said I have to share a mind blowing lapse in professionalism by this owner. I let him know that the unit is infested with roaches understanding that there was nothing he was going to be able to do about it during my stay as I could not have him spraying chemicals with my young son staying with my wife and I at his unit. After our stay I made one more suggestion that was met with the most hateful unprofessional response I have ever dealt with in renting a unit. This unit has locks that REQUIRE you have a key to unlock them from the inside as well as outside. This means, you can't simply turn a knob and lock the deadbolt at night, you have to keep the key IN THE DOOR so that if a fire were to break out, you would easily be able to escape the unit. I suggested he change those locks and he responded with the following via text message. "Matt, you live to complain and what consoles all of us whom you annoy endlessly is that you are a temporary problem for us but a inescapable one for yourself. Please don't ever come back." I couldn't believe a 'professional' would EVER address a client that paid him money this way. I am still pretty shocked. Following the tips and guidelines of this site here are some specific other pieces of feedback. Yes, the listing was accurate. No, the listing photos do not accurately reflect the rental's appearnce and ammenities. There is no picture of the front or back of the unit which are in mild disrepair. Two old mattresses were on the back porch making it look quite unattractive. Was the property clean and well maintained? No. We had to mop and sweep when we first arrived. We found dead roaches throughout the house as well as a lot of dirt and dead roaches in the crack between the fridge and stove. Was the owner helpful in answering your concerns? Yes, while our stay was over a week, I contacted him about internet issues and he was quick to resolve these issues. However, after leaving the rental the above altercation shows that was just a front. Would I recomend this unit to others? No way. Not just for the poor profesionalism, but also because MUCH nicer units exist for the same price in better locations.
- Guest Matt W.
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Owner response: I’m in my mid 50s. I’ve worked with the public my entire life. I can get along with just about anyone. But once in a great while someone comes along that no one should have to suffer in silence. This is such a person. He was overtly meddlesome from the outset and when I didn’t show proper deference for his guidance he became aggressive and hypercritical. I could address each issue of his complaints but they are generally exaggerated. And. as the old saying goes, never wrestle with a pig, you'll just get dirty and the pig seems to enjoy it. And now I’ll thank him once again never to return.
Well appointed, awesome location. Good water pressure, well stocked kitchen with excellent dish, glassware, pots and pans. Would definitely stay here again and again. Furniture in living room is old and kinda gross but the location and amenities of this unit more than make up for it. Owner is super nice and easy to work with. Great value for the dollar.
- Guest Long4Tahoe (Mooresville, NC)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/27/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the write up. The furniture in the living room belonged to my parents and came to be there as they were downsizing. I wouldn't have selected that sofa or white wing back chairs to do 5 years of hard labor in a rental. But alas, they have performed a yeoman's duty. I'll be replacing them shortly. Thanks again for your comments.
The apartment was just as listed with accurate photos. Just like being at home. The location was amazing! Right in the heart of downtown historic Wilmington, but, far enough out that the hustle and bustle of downtown wasn't intrusive for sleeping. It was only one block from the Cape Fear Riverwalk which was a daily stroll to the many shops and restaurants. The "free trolley" route went right past the apartment several times a day and would take you anywhere in the downtown area. Also, the horsedrawn carriages passed daily. The owner was more than helpful and allowed us into the apartment earlier than planned due to an unexpected illness on the trip down. I would recommend this rental to anyone visiting Wilmington and plan to stay there again on a return trip.
- Guest Happy (PA)
- Date of stay 04/22/12
- Review Submitted 05/23/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this kind review. Come back any time.
Location, location, location at a great price. Owner/realtor met us the day we arrived and was very helpful. We enjoyed walks around the lovely surrounding neighborhoods. Our last morning was the opening of the Farmers' Market that runs Saturdays through December. Within walking distance of the house, it was a perfect way to end our week.
- Guest Dewey (West Chester, PA)
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/07/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback Eileen. I hope you'll come back again.
Wonderful location!!! Wonderful person to rent from!! absolutely loved it here!! :) Perfect for One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek fans!! Was able to meet entire cast of one tree hill because was able to be an extra on the show! Great experience! Doggies loved it!
- Guest Carlee (Bedford)
- Date of stay 10/24/11
- Review Submitted 01/10/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
We stayed in this rental in spring of 2009 and really enjoyed being within walking distance of everything - Chandler's Wharf, the riverfront, historic houses, great dining, etc. etc. The horse & carriage passed by the house a few times every day, which my young daughter really enjoyed, and it was fun to see "our house" while taking the carriage tour. The flowers at the end of March/beginning of April were truly spectacular - we enjoyed just walking around the immediate neighborhood and looking at the beautiful homes and gardens. It was also great to be able to walk out to dinner at night - we hardly used our car during our visit. This was our second vacation in Wilmington, and I have to say I enjoyed this trip much more because of the location of this home. Would definitely stay here again.
- Guest The Dockerys (Johnson City, TN)
- Date of stay 03/30/09
- Review Submitted 06/25/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Close to everything!
Close to everything!
This was our first time using VRBO and would highly recommend it! This rental in particular was clean, well furnished (towels, laundry, dishes) and in an excellent location! The neighborhood is beautiful (picture; enormous, historical, old homes) and within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, museums, night life and of course the Cape Fear River! Wrightsville beach is also within 15 minutes drive! It was quite enough to accommodate our sleeping 8 month-old, and close enough for my husband to run and get us supper after bed time-- the ideal combination! Although, there were many kid friendly restaurants that we ate at as well- Elijah’s and The Reel Café. I “shopped” around quite a bit comparing hotels, and different rental properties. This rental was one of the best price per night that I found (we went at the end of March). It may not have had the nicest furniture (meaning-brand new) but the sheets were clean, bed was comfy and the bathroom was spotless. The ONLY reason I am not giving this property 5 stars is because the city was redoing the sidewalk outside which caused a plumbing issue in the apartment. The owner of the property handled the situation promptly but unfortunately we had to leave before it was able to be resolved. I would stay here again if our travels ever bring us back to Wilmington!
- Guest AnnieMarie (Winterset, Iowa)
- Date of stay 03/21/10
- Review Submitted 03/31/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
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Boardwalk along the Cape Fear River is just one block from the apartment
Market & Water Street along the Cape Fear just three blocks from the apartment
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