'Wayside Cottage' - Gorgeous Sunsets - Gracious Historic Charm

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful Turn-of-the-Century Victorian Cottage located in the Heart of Downtown Wilmington. Boasting all the amenities of a modern home, this cozy and charming 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has been recently renovated. Furnished with antiques and family treasures, it is a perfect reflection of the character of historic downtown Wilmington. With a fenced courtyard in back, a large front porch with beautiful sunset views, and impressive freestanding brick fireplace, you are sure to find a relaxing space to make your own. In addition, the house has beautifully maintained wide-plank heart pine floors throughout, driveway parking for one car and plenty of parking on the street, washer and dryer, a newly updated and fully stocked cottage kitchen, wifi and cable. Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis and a nonrefundable pet fee is charged based on type of animal.

Our house has a downstairs master with a beautiful queen-sized four poster bed, an upstairs master which also has a four poster queen-sized bed, and two additional upstairs bedrooms (one with two antique double beds and one with a double, a twin, and a crib).

The house is within walking distance to downtown Wilmington's most acclaimed restaurants, museums and shops and right around the corner from the Castle Street Antique District. The public boat access to the Cape Fear River is only a couple of blocks away. There are walking, trolley, and horse-drawn carriage tours that leave hourly from the Waterfront. Museums in the area include the Wilmington Children's Museum (5 blocks away), Railway Museum, Cape Fear Museum, and Serpentarium. Take a riverboat cruise, explore the USS Battleship North Carolina, or simply peruse the many boutiques and antique shops nearby. Screen Gems Studios is only a short drive away. Area beaches include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach & Kure Beach (home of the Ft. Fisher battle site and North Carolina Aquarium). Whether you are coming to Wilmington for work or play, our house provides the ideal location and ambiance for a relaxing stay.

Keywords: House, historic, cottage, getaway, home, charming, conveniently located, downtown,


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 4: 2 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This bedroom has its own bathroom with a walk in shower...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fenced Courtyard


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Little Pond Catering Tom Mills, chef

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 9 traveler reviews
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14% Occupancy Tax Assessed.
$100 Cleaning Fee.
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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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4.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington ILM International Airport
17.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ft. Fisher to Southport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach (9.8), Carolina Beach (14.6)

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: My husband and I have lived in historic downtown Wilmington since 1987. Wilmington has been a wonderful home for us, our five children, our two dogs. and two cats. We enjoy boating on the Cape Fear River and in the waterway and sound, we bike downtown and meet friends at the many outdoor concerts and festivals, and we spend time surfing and sunning at the beach. I hope that our guests who stay in our downtown 'get-away' will learn to love our area as much as we do!

Why Wilmington:
Our first home was just a couple of blocks from this house. The neighbors are wonderful and the sights and sounds are refreshing. I love being able to stroll downtown and enjoy the Cape Fear Riverwalk after dinner. The festivals, the antique stores, the restaurants, and the frequent fireworks displays over the river always provide entertainment for our family and guests. There is usually a choice of live music venues and an excellent selection of local theater productions to choose from as well. We are glad to be able to share our little part of the world with others!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This lovely home is close to restaurants, shops, waterfront, museums, historic homes, etc. The Castle Street antique district is right around the corner, the public boat ramp is at the foot of Castle Street, the Wilmington Children's Museum is 5 blocks away. The many downtown restaurants and bars provide an exciting nightlife! The periodic fireworks displays over the river and the downtown festivals and parades are totally worthwhile. The Fourth Friday Artwalk is something to look forward to year round. The UNCW campus is only 5 miles away and it is just a short drive to Wrightsville Beach or to Pleasure Island, which includes Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, the site of the battle of Ft. Fisher, and the North Carolina Aquarium. It is especially nice to be downtown for the North Carolina Azalea Festival festivities in the spring as well as for Riverfest in the fall. Most importantly, the view of the setting sun over the Cape Fear River from the front porch is priceless.

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  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Kitchen


  • Ready for Christmas Guests!

    Ready for Christmas Guests!

  • Downstairs Bedroom #1

    Downstairs Bedroom #1

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Upstairs bedroom #3 full bed (crib also in room, but not shown in photo)

    Upstairs bedroom #3 full bed (crib also in room, but not shown in photo)

  • Upstairs bedroom #4

    Upstairs bedroom #4

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Living Space

    Living Space

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2

    Upstairs Bedroom #2

  • Upstairs bedroom #3 Twin Bed

    Upstairs bedroom #3 Twin Bed

  • Upstairs bedroom #2 other Full Bed

    Upstairs bedroom #2 other Full Bed

VRBO #236734

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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