Richards Cottage, Ocean Views, Steps from Beach, Family Fun.
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wrightsville Beach house description
Beautiful 3000 sq. ft. custom renovated home by Wilmington's finest builder and top decorator (magazine published). Located 22 ft. from the beach access, one house back from the ocean on a quiet family street. Designed as the perfect family getaway featuring expansive wrap-around porches w/hammocks, rockers, gourmet kitchen, game room w/ping-pong table, wet bar and kitchenette. Bedrooms feature comfortable premium mattresses. House has 3 dining areas (inside/outside), large open floor plan and a living room with comfortable custom slip-covered sofas. Other decorative touches include 2 natural coral stone (coquina) showers and lots of beautifully refinished pine floors. Softly painted v-groove wood paneling adds to the authentic character. House is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping in a privately walled garden. The master suite is perfection, with an ocean view and large bathroom with a Kohler deep soaking tub, large shower and double sink vanity. A colorful 'jungle room' is a great area set up for the kids, next to the game room. The Jungle Room has a TV/VCR combo with dozens of Disney videos for the kids.
The kitchen is a cook's dream--furnished with a gas range with warming-drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator with inner ice-maker, stainless-steel appliances, every imaginable gadget and even an oyster/crab pot. Bon Appetit! Additional dining options al-fresco: an outdoor table for four directly adjacent to the main dining room, overlooking the dunes, and dining for 6 or more on the screened back porch---quiet, shady and private.
We have a wonderful group of families who visit us year-after-year, but we are delighted to welcome new guests. Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach have year-round events and the warm climate draws people in all seasons. Some of the more popular mid and off-season 2013/2014 events:
NC Holiday Flotilla (November 29)
Festival of Trees (December 8)
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour (Dec. 7 & 8)
East Coast Shag Classic (January 30- Feb 2)
Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival (Jan 31-Feb 2)
34th Annual NC Jazz Festival (February 6-8)
Cape Fear Beer Festival (March 1)
Quintiles WBE Marathon (March 16)
NC Azalea Festival (April 9-13)
Rims the River (April 18-20)
Easter (April 20)
Seaside Soccer Classic (May 17-18)
Memorial Day (May 26)
Many groups come for long golf, shopping or fishing weekends. Wrightsville Beach is one of the premier yachting communities on the East Coast, and charter fishing is a huge draw. Some of our guests charter Captain Robbie Wolfe's 'Whipsaw'--a 42' Custom Carolina Sportfisher with twin diesels, three fighting chairs and enjoy Full, 3/4 or half day trips to area 'secret' hot fishing spots. Whatever your interest, the Richards Cottage is perfectly suited for groups of 11 or under. Please call us with any questions or if you need assistance in vacation ideas.
Keywords: Wrightsville Beach, Southern Coast, Coastal, North Carolina, USA
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We love families and have added some things such as a childrens basket to the bunk bed room for your convenience with some books, etc. Please keep in mind that children are not to draw/color or perform craft projects directly on furnishings or tabletops (be sure to cover any work surface). We also ask that food and drinks to be served in the dining areas (including porches) or game table areas only, as it is costly to clean the slipcovers and rugs (which will be deducted from your security deposit if soiled during your rental). We have also furnished a beach bin of toys--please feel free to enjoy these or add to the bin if you wish....moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- Top Floor: (1) King Master Bedroom, (2) Twin Beds, and a Bunk Bedroom that has another twin sleeping a total of (3) in this room. Middle Floor: (1) Queen Bedroom has an attached bathroom w/shower. Ground Floor has (1) Queen Bedroom has access to ground floor full bathroom. On Top Floor, the Hall bathroom has double vanity sinks, toilet and tub/shower combo....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Broad range of gadgets, utensils, serving pieces, Dinnerware, glassware, baking items, trays, pitchers, etc. Everything you will need. Stock Pots, Roasters, Casseroles, Salad Spinner, Tea Pot, Iron Frying Pan, Multiple frying pans, etc. We do NOT provide Tupperware or Plastic storage containers ...moreless
Dining table seats 6. There is a matching adjacent game table that seats 4 more. Just outside the dining room are french doors which open on to the front porch. A outdoor table seats 4 more....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 9:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Premium Mattresses, Wet Bar/Kitchenette, Kitchen features a 'Coffee Center' with all the amenities to prepare your own gourmet coffee in the morning--grinder, espresso/cappucino machine, and accessories. House has an Outdoor Shower, a Library with lots of paperbacks, Kids 'Jungle Room' Lounge with own TV/VCR combo, Lots of porches with rockers, hammock, and lounge chairs, Multiple dining areas (inside seating 10, front porch seating 4+, back screened porch seating 8). Beach Toy Bin. As of 2010, we have Four adult beach chairs and Two smaller beach chairs for your use. We also have Two large beach umbrellas. Ironing Board, Iron, Hair Dryers on every floor. High Speed Wireless Internet....moreless
We have a variety DVDs, VHS and alot of Disney Children's VHS tapes. Rentals located at Plaza East Shopping Center or the NHC Public Library located at the north end of Landfall Shopping Center. Also, Redbox rentals at local Harris Teeter and other Grocery Stores....moreless
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- Music Library:
- Game Room:
Lanai / Gazebo:
This is a back screened porch area that features a door going to the kitchen, and double french doors going into the Living Room. It runs the length of the back wall of the house, except for the portion that goes into the kitchen. It also features a screened door that opens to the back staircase that goes down to the private enclosed back yard where we have set up the grilling area, adjacent to the outdoor shower, and lower patio. We have a very large outdoor dining table on the back deck that has seating for eight or more people (extra plastic outdoor chairs for your convenience). There are also two lounge chairs in this area....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Front deck is a wrap-around covered porch-It runs the full length of the streetside front of the house, and wraps around on the beach side and stops at the double french doors that lead into the dining room/kitchen. We keep multiple rockers, chairs, tables, a hammock and an outdoor dining table for four with matching chairs in this area. Ocean views from the front porch....moreless
This is the back deck, that connects to the covered Lanai or screened back porch. It is 12' X 15' and is surrounded by railing and attached benches on three sides, with the fourth side attached to the screened porch/Lanai....moreless
- Water Sports Gear:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Fine Gardens, Deep Sea/Charter Fishing, Fine Wine Shops/Gourmet Shopping, Art Galleries, Public Library, Dancing, Night Clubs, N.C. Azalea Festival (April), Riverfest (October), Cucalorus Film Festival, Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament (May at Landfall Country Club). Beach to the Battleship Triathlon, Annual Holiday Flotilla (Thanksgiving Weekend). Wilmington Historic Candlelight Tour (December). Soundside water access at end of street for neighborhood residents with sandy beach. Little Chapel on the Boardwalk (Methodist) located at the end of the street....moreless
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Vacation Rental with so many extras!
Vacation Rental with so many extras!
Staying at the Richards Cottage was a great experience. As you can see from the pictures, the house is nicely decorated which gives it a cozy and comfortable feel. The living space is conducive to a bigger group because there are two sitting areas...one with a TV and another with seating for 4 or 5 and a game table. Also, there are two dining tables (one off the kitchen and one on the screened porch ). The front porch was a favorite spot for our group. With palm trees all around, a wonderful hammock and comfortable rockers, the porch was a hard spot to leave! The kitchen is also the best we've encountered after 15 years of beach rentals. Top end appliances (i.e a great blender, a quiet dishwasher and a big frig with ice maker) and lots of great bowls and utensils made dinner prep so much easier than in years past. Also, there were many staples (i.e. sugar, spices, oil, ect) already at the house when we arrived. Of course we had to replace a few of the items during our stay but it was nice to start the week with a few of the essentials. Our group found the bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors comfortable. However, the basement bedroom was not a hit with our group. If you have any fishermen in your group, we recommend Captain Jot. If you google Captain Jot in Wrightsville Beach you will easily find it. He's a really nice guy and definitely knows the hot spots for fishing. Our guys caught enough fish to feed our group for two nights!! Also, the ladies in our group rented stand up paddle boards from the Aussie Island Surf Shop (1 North Lumina...on the corner across from Wings). The guys at the shop helped us across the street with our boards and gave us a quick lesson before we started paddling. The cost was only $15 for 1 1/2 hours....which we thought was a bargain!! Also, If anyone in your group wants to learn to skim board, the surf shop connected us with a skim board instructor ($15 for an hour and he came right to the beach in front of the house). You will love this house, it's location, and all the fun things to do at Wrightsville Beach.
- Guest Heather (Pittsburgh)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 17 - Sep 6, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
We do not discount the property. We will consider long-term rental, but there is NO discount for long-term rentals. We will consider renting to special groups on a case-by-case basis. We do not allow any parties or special events at the house under any circumstances. No pets are allowed, no smoking allowed. Bed and Bath linens are not included.
Tenants pay In full at 30 days prior to rental. We have a reservation deposit of $200 to secure the reservation. We get 1/2 the rental amount at 90 days out and the balance due including the security deposit at 30 days out.
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000
- Tax Rate 13.5%
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- Nearest Airport: New Hanover at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-40 at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Wrightsville Beach at Wrightsville Beach
- Nearest Barpub: Jerry Allen's at 0.6 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Landfall Country Club (Private) at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Jerry Allen's at 0.6 Miles
Year Purchased: 1997
Why Wrightsville Beach:
We have family ties to the area and love the natural beauty of the beach but convenience of a lovely historic city nearby.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is a classic cottage. We purposefully renovated it to have all the modern conveniences but have kept the charm of a family beach vacation retreat. We decided to keep as much of the outdoor porch space as possible to allow a truly organic beach vacation. There is nothing like enjoying the balmy beach breezes from the front porch hammock on a lazy afternoon.
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House Side View--West-facing Side of house--Amazing Sunsets!!
Living Room, located on Middle Floor. Flows into Dining and Kitchen.
Kitchen--Modern with gourmet appliances, fully stocked with gadgets, utensils.
View from Dining Room into Living Room
Master Bedroom. Very cozy with adjoining private bathroom suite.
Master Bathroom, deep Kohler Soaking Tub with hand-held sprayer wand.
Queen Bedroom In-Suite Bathroom with Shower, Middle Floor
Bunk Beds & Twin Bedroom. Faces the Ocean and on Northeast corner of house.
Ground Floor Queen Bedroom, like a private apartment---has access to full bath.
Back Screened Porch (Lanai) looking West.
Back Under Deck--Patio area for chillin' and grillin'.Outdoor Shower behind wall
House Front View from Street, North Facing. Has Ocean Views from Front Porch.
Living Room, looking towards front of house. Flatscreen TV not in photo.
Second Floor...Living Room, Game table, looking into dining/kitchen.
Main Dining Area, has ocean views on an angle and French Doors to outside dining
Half Bathroom--Convenient to Kitchen, Dining and Living Rooms on Main Floor
Master Bathroom-Double Vanity and Coral Stone Shower, Large soaking tub.
Middle Floor-Queen Bedroom Suite, attached bathroom w/shower.
Two Twins Bedroom--Upper Floor, West Side. Hall bath outside.
Game Room Ping-Pong Table--Outside Door to the right out of photo.
Back Deck, off of Lanai/Screened Porch
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