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Richards Cottage, Ocean Views, Steps from Beach, Family Fun.

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House Front View from Street, North Facing. Has Ocean Views from Front Porch.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 sofas. House has beautifully refinished pine floors throughout. Softly painted wood paneling adds to the authentic character. House is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping in a privately walled garden that features an outdoor shower. The master suite softly inviting, with an angled 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.
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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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years or older to rent. We do not accept rentals by Adults made for minors or those under the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please note that NO 'visiting' pets are allowed either....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are steps between each floor that have limited accessibility. We do not have an elevator or any kind of ramp....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Queen Bedroom--Middle Floor: 1 queen

    On main (middle) floor. Has attached bathroom w/shower...moreless

  • Master Bedroom--Top Floor: 1 king

    Master Bedroom has an attached bathroom, partial ocean view...moreless

  • Ground Floor Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    Very private and functions like a separate apartment...moreless

  • Bunk Bed Room--Top Floor: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 3 people. Has Ocean views, and next to bathroom....moreless

  • Westside Twin Bedroom--Top Floor: 2 twin/ single

    Smallest Bedroom in House, Hall Bathroom nearby....moreless

  • 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

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Double Vanity Sinks....moreless

  • Top Floor Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double Vanity Sinks, Linen Closet...moreless

  • Middle Floor Private Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink...moreless

  • Middle Floor Half bath: toilet

    Convenient to Kitchen, Dining and Living Room areas...moreless

  • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

    Outdoor Shower under stairwell out back...moreless

  • Master Bath and Middle Floor Bathroom feature natural Coquina (coral stone) tile from the Dominican Republic. All bathrooms are updated and feature American Standard and Kohler fixtures. Tile Flooring....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a very well-stocked library of hard back and paperbacks from popular authors in a variety of genres....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in Living Room....moreless

  • Game Room:

    On Ground Floor. Adjacent is a mini-bar/kitchenette and outside back patio with outdoor shower....moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, dominos, and a few games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Limited amount of CD's kept for your enjoyment. A few classical, jazz, reggae, Big Band and random others....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Basic cable in the off season and extended cable during the high season. NO HBO or PREMIUM CABLE Please note: there is NOT wifi or internet service provided here. You ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD Player that has an ipod dock....moreless

  • Television:

    3 TVS---one on each floor. Master BR has small TV/VCR combo in Armoire. Living Room has large flatscreen Samsung TV w/dvd player and VCR and cable box. Ground floor has a TV/VCR combo....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are beach toys in a bin in the garage side area....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    22 feet from Beach Access, House is one house back from the ocean. There are PARTIAL views of the ocean. There is one very large home between our cottage and the beach, and it blocks the primary view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All new HVAC units as of 2011....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Maximum 2 cars in garage--no tall SUV's. Driveway holds 2 cars....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Features large Samsung Flat Screen TV....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Street parking by paid permit. Permit box located across street in front of empty lot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    (11) Beach towels provided but must be washed/dryed/folded and returned to linen closet by tenant prior to check out....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Inside closet at end of kitchen area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Wireless Internet Available. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot, grinder and cappuccino machine with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely tricked out with all kinds of serveware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Water Filter, Blender, Food Processor, Oyster/Crab Pot, Hand Mixer, waffle iron, bread machine...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a 'spice chain' and keep spices, oils and vinegars and a few items left by renters that are non-perishable....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero with Lower Freezer with Ice Maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Burner Gas Range with Convection Oven and lower warming drawer....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach equipment including beach chairs and toys as well as boogie boards, etc. Located inside ground floor garage area in bins....moreless

 

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High Season 2015
May 15 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $607 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Administration Fee $35 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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. Other exclusions and terms apply, per the lease

We require a reservation deposit of $400 to secure the reservation. We get 1/2 the rental amount at 90 days before check-in and the balance due including the security deposit at 30 days prior to check-in.

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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Hanover
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jerry Allen's
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Landfall Country Club (Private)
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jerry Allen's
Wrightsville Beach
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach

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.

 

Manager info

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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Photos

  • House Front View from Street, North Facing.  Has Ocean Views from Front Porch.

    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.

    Living Room, looking towards front of house. Flatscreen TV not in photo.

  • Second Floor...Living Room, Game table, looking into dining/kitchen.

    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

    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

    Half Bathroom--Convenient to Kitchen, Dining and Living Rooms on Main Floor

  • Master Bathroom-Double Vanity and Coral Stone Shower, Large soaking tub.

    Master Bathroom-Double Vanity and Coral Stone Shower, Large soaking tub.

  • Middle Floor-Queen Bedroom Suite, attached bathroom w/shower.

    Middle Floor-Queen Bedroom Suite, attached bathroom w/shower.

  • Two Twins Bedroom--Top Floor, West Side.  Hall bath outside.

    Two Twins Bedroom--Top Floor, West Side. Hall bath outside.

  • Ground Floor Bathroom, Brand new as of 2015

    Ground Floor Bathroom, Brand new as of 2015

  • Ground Floor Kitchenette/Wet Bar

    Ground Floor Kitchenette/Wet Bar

  • Back Deck, off of Lanai/Screened Porch

    Back Deck, off of Lanai/Screened Porch

  • Living Room, located on Middle Floor.  Flows into Dining and Kitchen.

    Living Room, located on Middle Floor. Flows into Dining and Kitchen.

  • Kitchen--Modern with gourmet appliances, fully stocked with gadgets, utensils.

    Kitchen--Modern with gourmet appliances, fully stocked with gadgets, utensils.

  • Kitchen/Dining

    Kitchen/Dining

  • View from Dining Room into Living Room

    View from Dining Room into Living Room

  • Master Bedroom.  Very cozy with adjoining private bathroom suite. Top Floor

    Master Bedroom. Very cozy with adjoining private bathroom suite. Top Floor

  • Master Bathroom, deep Kohler Soaking Tub with hand-held sprayer wand.

    Master Bathroom, deep Kohler Soaking Tub with hand-held sprayer wand.

  • Queen Bedroom In-Suite Bathroom with Shower, Middle Floor

    Queen Bedroom In-Suite Bathroom with Shower, Middle Floor

  • Bunk Beds & Twin Bedroom. Faces the Ocean and on Northeast corner of house.

    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.

    Ground Floor Queen Bedroom, like a private apartment---has access to full bath.

  • Game Room Ping-Pong Table--Outside Door to the right out of photo.

    Game Room Ping-Pong Table--Outside Door to the right out of photo.

  • Back Screened Porch (Lanai) looking West.

    Back Screened Porch (Lanai) looking West.

  • Back Under Deck--Patio area for chillin' and grillin'.Outdoor Shower behind wall

    Back Under Deck--Patio area for chillin' and grillin'.Outdoor Shower behind wall

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