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Excellent downtown location! Swimming Pool Access included June-August, Clean and Spacious, Former B & B in historic Carolina Heights neighborhood available for a 5 night minimum stay, weekly, monthly or longer term.
Built in 1921. 15 blocks to riverfront, downtown shops and restaurants. 15 minute drive to Wrightsville Beach.
The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families and friends celebrating milestones, or vacationing together and seeking private refuge. This beautiful historic property is a delight! Every room is bathed in sunlight with huge windows, many facing the large garden in the backyard with its old gracious magnolia tree, and pathway leading down three steps to a lower formal garden, Camelia trees and Azaleas.
There are 3 fireplaces (one working) with large 1920's decorative mantels. The house is filled with historic details including 10 foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the call buttons used in the 1920's. It was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and also used as a location for several TV series and commercials.
Our guests tell us that they love the chef’s kitchen which has stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a large group is a pleasure in this well equipped and spacious kitchen. The appliances are all new, including a new double door stainless steel refrigerator with water and ice dispenser. We provide all you will need to cook fabulous meals in this kitchen! There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 8-10 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners or large family gatherings. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).
The den is also a delight with comfortable seating, a brand new 42 inch flat screen 'smart' HDTV which allows you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also an octagon shaped game table for an impromptu poker night!
There are 5 bedrooms with the following configurations: Master bedroom: King sized bed Bedroom 2: Queen sized bed Bedroom 3: King sized bed Bedroom 4 Full sized bed Bedroom 5: Two twin sized beds and a full sized bed OR can be configured as ONE full sized bed and ONE King sized bed--This room connects to the master bedroom with solid wood french doors, so if you would like the doors open or closed, you have a choice. When the doors are closed, there is complete privacy.
There are 36 inch flat screen televisions with DVR and Netflix in 2 of the bedrooms, and smaller tvs in the other bedrooms.
There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in our living room, which can be set up for your convenience downstairs for guests who cannot walk up the stairs easily.
There are three full bathrooms with deep, oversized bathtubs located upstairs, and there is a half bath (no tub or shower) downstairs. *Please note that all full bathrooms are located upstairs. There is a half bathroom (no bathtub) located downstairs near the sleeper sofa. Therefore, this house is not ideal for guests who need a shower downstairs due to disabilities.
The bathrooms in the house have all the original fixtures to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction, and we like it that way!
This is a beautiful and relaxing home. The bedrooms are large and private, with attached bathrooms. There are two staircases, making it ideal for more than one family to stay together and yet, maintain privacy. It is perfect for wedding parties, graduations, family reunions, or relocations to the Wilmington area. This is the largest vacation home available in the area with the most sleeping space to accommodate a large family or group. It is also comfortable for smaller groups that just want additional space for comfort. It is even ideal for a couple looking for a romantic home in Wilmington.
Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard.
We include Wifi, and a stereo with ipod connectivity. Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swings and slide while you grill outdoors. Set the oversized picnic table (seats 10) for the whole family and enjoy your meal under the magnolia tree. It is a perfect place for a family celebration or just a relaxing evening after a day of sightseeing.
During the summer months, we invite you to enjoy the outdoor pool at the nearby healthclub (less than 2 miles) . We offer summer access (June/July/August) to a this upscale full service club with OUTDOOR HEATED POOL, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.
Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in a relaxed atmosphere that will meet all your needs in Wilmington. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all that Wilmington has to offer from the best downtown location.
King size beds (2) 2 Rooms with King sized beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room with Queen sized bed, Double Beds (1) 1 room with full sized bed, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 room with 2 twin sized beds PLUS a full sized bed. Can convert into a king bed and a full bed with conversion kit. Request in advance and we will have the beds, ready this way for you!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play for infant., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) One queen sized sleeper sofa in den plus an air mattress is available....moreless
Large separate dining room with swinging door to butler's pantry. Beautiful decorative fireplace in dining room and Queen Anne Style Table for 8-10 guests. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas....moreless
Seating for 10 people
2 separate Central a/c and heating units--one downstairs with separate thermostat and one upstairs with separate thermostat....moreless
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Included with house is free access during the summer months ( June/July/August) to nearby fitness center with racquetball courts, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, and childcare while parents work out). Certain rules apply.
Year Purchased: 2004
About: We are a family of five currently living in California.
Why Wilmington: We purchased this home after falling in love with it while staying there when it was a Bed and Breakfast. We were expecting our first child at the time, and moving to Wilmington, and this house felt like home from the first moment we entered it. The large, brightly lit rooms were filled with promise for a beautiful life with our growing family. As we settled into Wilmington, we found that the house had so many special qualities and we grew to truly appreciate not only the its beauty, but the location, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoyed the beach, downtown's cultural activities and restaurants, the rich history of the area and so much more! As time went on we had three children while living there, and enjoyed an extremely memorable few years in Wilmington.
We were disappointed to find out that we had to move for work purposes and tried to find a reason to keep the house As a result, we decided that turning it into a vacation rental would be a wonderful option. After all, all our children had been born in Wilmington while living in the same house, and we will forever be connected in our hearts to this special place. We now have the opportunity to share this home with others that want to experience the beauty and grace of Wilmington and the 'Magnolia House.'
The Unique Benefits at this House: While staying at the Magnolia House, guests enjoy the privacy and comfort of a family home, outdoor backyard space, at the price of a price of a motel (when considering per bedroom cost).