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The O'Connor House for Planning Your Wedding or Vacation

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Front of O'Connor House on Front Street

Front of O'Connor House on Front Street Front Garden and porch Front porch rockers Front entrance Entry foyer Living room off entry foyer Dining room connects to living room Dining room off entry foyer Modern kitchen off the rear of entry foyer Dinette area for additional seating Den with tv off kitchen Stairway from front entry to bedrooms Master bedroom with doorway to upper level porch Master fireplace with closet Upper porch off of master bedroom Master bath Bedroom #2 Bedroom #2 with fireplace Bedroom #3 is a twin bed with trundle Bedroom #4 with private outside porch Rear yard from porch off bedroom #4 Entry to courtyard from driveway Rear gardens Second upstairs bath has claw foot tub

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wilmington house description

Welcome to the O'Connor House, featured in the 2011 Secret Garden Tour and the 2012 Azalea Festival Home Tour. The home was completely renovated with all the modern conveniences and upscale decor. The perfect location for wedding visitors and vacationers. Centrally located in town (truly walking distance to downtown restaurants and activities) makes it convenient to churches and reception facilities and after the wedding take a walking tour of historic downtown Wilmington right from our front door; or take a horse drawn carriage ride and learn about the history of this city; or take a trolley tour past the mansions and restored homes dating back to the American Revolution and Civil War; or just sit back and enjoy the visitors passing your front porch on their way to the farmer's market, Azalea Parade or Fourth of July fireworks. And for our wedding guests, the horse drawn carriage and trolley rides are popular means of transportation to the church or reception location

Wilmington has so much to offer and the O'Connor House is so convenient! So, spend a vacation in town. Save a little money and enjoy the city. And if you like to get away to the beach, it is only a short 15 minute ride to the beautiful beaches of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach or Kure Beach. And golfers, there are numerous courses in town or just a short ride away.

The O'Connor house has 4 bedrooms: Master with full bath, a large porch, a fireplace and king size bed. 1 Queen bedroom with a rear private porch overlooking the patio and gardens, 1 large queen bedroom with a fireplace and a bedroom with a twin bed and a twin trundle. The upstairs also has an additional bathroom.

The downstairs has a large living room with fireplace and a HD tv, a dining room with a fireplace and seating for 8, a large fully equipped kitchen with new ss appliances, dishwasher and breakfast area. There is a den off the kitchen with an HD tv and wireless internet service. There is also a powder room.

There is parking in the rear for 2 cars off a private driveway, a patio and rear covered porch with a gas grill. Our housekeeper and gardener make sure the house is spotless and the garden is always in bloom!!

WEEKLY RATE....$1400

Call or email for other rates.


Keywords: Newly restored and furnished, 2400 sq ft, 1890's home is an ideal home for parents and family to stay for a wedding or vacation getaway.
Conveniently located on Front St, 2.5 blocks to the river walk with shops and restaurants, 1 block to stately residential homes and a few blocks to churches, entertainment and nightlife.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom with bath, Queen size Beds (2) Two upstairs bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom. Twin bed has a twin trundle underneath with additional linens., Child Beds (1) A pack and play is provided., Baby Cribs (1) A full size crib will be setup if requested....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                New upscale pots and pans and nearly all electrical appliances including blender, toaster, grill, toaster/oven and coffee maker....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                New full kitchen with stainless steel appliances , jenn-air duel fuel convection range and service for 12....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side by side with water and ice dispenser....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Service for 12 or more...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                All linens provided and beds made. Bath towels and initial supply of toiletries are also provided. Just show up and enjoy our complimentary wine. Renters must bring their own beach towels...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                4 fireplaces, however they do not function...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Rear parking and driveway for 2 cars...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full size front load...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Full size front load...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Air Conditioning

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) HD 42inch TV in living room and additional TVs in den, master bedroom and bedroom #2,...moreless

              • Video Library
              • Toys
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Modem and internet wiring and wifi available...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    (2) Master br has a large covered porch and rear br has a private open balcony...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    brick patio and covered wooden deck in rear...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Antiquing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Exceptional

                    Exceptional

                    • Guest ckp (Burgaw NC)
                    • Date of stay 12/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                    We stayed during the Christmas holiday and was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully they had the house decorated for the season. The house was extremely clean and abundantly well appointed. There is more than enough room for a large family to gather, and the kitchen is perfect for cooking large meals. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever seen!! Everyone was very impressed with the house and would like to stay again in the future. Thanks again!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Amazing Wilmington Weekend

                    Amazing Wilmington Weekend

                    • Guest Kristen R.
                    • Date of stay 09/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                    We stayed at the O'Connor house because we were in need of a larger than normal space that a hotel could not offer. We brought the kids and grandma for a weekend wedding so mom and dad could enjoy their time with friends at night. The house was price wise a better deal than surrounding hotels and MUCH more comfortable. We were all so impressed upon arrival. Everything from the furniture to the bedding to the bath towels was so comfortable. We've used VRBO several times in the past and my husband (the neat nick) kept commenting how this was by far the cleanest and best place we've ever rented...and I totally agreed! My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the history and reno information about the house. We enjoyed it do much and I think the hubby was tired of getting a history lesson about the place all weekend long. The weather was absolutely perfect and that enabled us to spend most of Saturday walking around downtown Wilmington (river walk was so close, the farmers market, the marketplace, etc.). The location was perfect as we were able to enjoy all the beautiful houses along Front St. It was so convenient we were also able to walk to the wedding! We often said we wish we could stay longer than two nights. Everyone was super easy to work with and we had zero problems with communication, arrival, departure, and stay expectations. I personally wished we could have stayed longer so I could do more cooking in that amazing kitchen (LOVE the Jenair stove)! The pictures don't do it justice online...it is so much better in person! Also, our two year old twins had do much fun playing in the backyard with the shovels and pails and took full advantage of playing with all the toys that were so nicely labeled in the TV sitting room. Outstanding residence and we will definitely stay again when we come back to the area!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Beautiful Home

                    Beautiful Home

                    • Guest Rachel (Mooresville, North Carolina)
                    • Date of stay 09/18/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                    I am so happy we chose to rent this house for myself and my family to stay at a few days leading up to my wedding. I had several family members coming from out of state and I actually live closer to the Charlotte area so it made sense to either rent a house or try to get a good group rate somewhere on a hotel. I am so glad we decided to rent the house! It is GORGEOUS!!! It has a wonderful historic feel and is conveniently located next to everything downtown. I hope to stay at this house again sometime in near future and highly recommend it to everyone! The renters were great to work with and provided us with everything we needed for a wonderful vacation home.

                    Manager response: Rachel, Thank you so much for your kind words. Angie, our manager and home cleaner does a wonderful job in communicating with our guests and making sure they have an enjoyable stay. We would love to have you visit again! Jim and Maxine Owners

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                  • O'Connor Hosue visit

                    O'Connor Hosue visit

                    • Guest Marsha (Peachtree City, GA)
                    • Date of stay 08/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/06/13
                    Our family gathered here for my son's wedding on Saturday. It was a great place for us to visit and close to the wedding venue, Brooklyn Arts Center. We loved to wander downtown and visit the shops. Especially enjoyed the Port City Java Coffee shops. Very comfortable and well suited our needs.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                  • Wonderful Home!

                    Wonderful Home!

                    • Guest Funinthesun (Charlotte, NC)
                    • Date of stay 08/16/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                    This was our second stay at the O'Connor house and it was just as wonderful as last summer. Such a beautiful home with everything we needed to have family meals at the house. Close to shopping and such a nice walk to the river. We really lucked out with the weather and enjoyed the outdoors almost every day. Close to the beach too, only 15-minute drive. We will be back again next summer!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Travelers from Alabama

                    Travelers from Alabama

                    • Guest April C.
                    • Date of stay 07/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                    I had a great experience with Angie the manager from the start. When we got there- the house was so beautiful and they truly thought of everything to make it a home. It was walking distance to everything and for the first time in vacation I felt "home" I would recommend going here to anyone whom loves history, detail, a beautiful view and some of the best people to take care of you while you are enjoying it!! We will be back next year!!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Manager response: We love Angie as well. She does the cleaning, gardening as best of all makes sure our guests feel right at home. Thank you.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • O'Connor House - Wilmington, nC

                    O'Connor House - Wilmington, nC

                    • Guest Kathy K. (Loveland, Colorado)
                    • Date of stay 04/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/03/13
                    This place was fabulous! Beautifully decorated and located 2 blocks from the River Walk, among other historic homes. The house is on a major street, so, if you have a problem with traffic noise, you may opt to select a different bedroom than the master, which overlooks the street. Otherwise, you can't beat its warmth and character---as well as its location: Walking distance to wonderful restaurants, river activites, shopping, historic tour activities and a short drive to several area beaches. We would definitely stay at this house again!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Great Vacation Home

                    Great Vacation Home

                    • Guest Azelea Festival Weekend (Wilmington, NC )
                    • Date of stay 04/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/19/13
                    We had a wonderful Azalea Festival weekend in downtown Wilmington. The house was in the perfect location as we could walk to all the festivities and great restaurants. We were even able to watch the fireworks from the front yard. The house was well equipped with everything imaginable to make our stay comfortable (including lots of toys for the grand-kids). The home is more attractive than even the pictures reveal and the updated kitchen made family meals a joy to prepare. The manager was readily available to answer all questions and the owner responded immediately when we needed him. We had a delightful stay in the O'Connor House. Thanks to everyone.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Magic!

                    Magic!

                    • Guest Swiss family (Switzerland)
                    • Date of stay 12/21/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                    We had the pleasure to spend the Christmas Hollidays in this lovely house. It was magic: the house was in and out decorated according to the season, just gorgeous!!! Super location, clean, complete, the house itself was even better than the photos we saw. Angie, the manager, was always very kind and helpful. Everytime we had questions she answered them very quickly, in a professional manner. We would definitelly recommend the O'Connor House to anyone, anytime. Just don't mess with the house, future guests, we want to stay there again :-)

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Manager response: Our second guest from Switzerland!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home while in Wilmington and would love to see you again. We love our manager, Angie, and so glad she helped you during your stay! My wife thanks you for your kind comments about her decorating; she takes great pleasure in adding her personal little touches to the house. Jim

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Beautiful Home

                    Beautiful Home

                    • Guest BDT (NC)
                    • Date of stay 12/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 12/14/12
                    My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The O'Connor House! The furnishings and space gave all 7 of us plenty of space to stretch out. The price was very reasonable and we were only 1/2 mile from the wedding site. I highly recommend staying there, you will not be disappointed!

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Season
                  Mar 28 - Oct 26, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,400 $3,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,200 $3,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Location

                  • USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial

                  • Airlie Gardens

                  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

                    "Great for kids!!"

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                  • Elijah's Restaurant

                    "Nice restaurant on the RiverWalk"

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                  • North Carolina Studios Tours

                    "View the Film studio where many movies and tv series are filmed."

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                  • George on the Riverwalk

                    "Nice restaurant on the RiverWalk."

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                  • Kilwins Chocolates

                    "If you like ice cream!!! This is where all the locals go."

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                  • Port City Java

                    "Our local coffee cafe."

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                  • Front Street Brewery

                    "The local brewery for the best craft beer. Inexpensive family meals, and always hoppin!"

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                  • Fat Tony's Italian Pub

                    "Where to get your pizza and have a cold draft!"

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                  • Harris Teeter

                    "The best supermarket."

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                  • The Little Dipper Fondue

                    "Very popular downtown restaurant."

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                  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

                    "If you are celebrating a special event; although pricey, the food and service are terrific."

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                  • Bonefish Grill

                    "Terrific seafood."

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                  • Burgwin-Wright Museum House and Gardens

                    "It is always interesting to take a tour of our historic homes and this is one of the oldest."

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                  • Bellamy Mansion Museum & Gardens

                    "One of the best mansion's to visit. Also a wonderful location to host a special event."

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                  • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

                    "Even if you do not take in a show, take a look inside to see a real historic Arts Center."

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                  • Nearest Airport: Wilmington International - ILM at 5 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Wrightsville Beach at 10 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: Front Street Brewery at 0.6 Miles
                  • Nearest Golf: Magnolia Greens at 7 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Elijah's Ann and Water Street at 0.3 Miles
                   

                  Manager info

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The O'Connor House is one of the few rental homes truly in the downtown Historic District of Wilmington. Our town is a beautiful, small historic city and the Hollywood of the East. The hit series REVOLUTION is filmed in Wilmington as well as film hits: IRON MAN 3, WE'RE THE MILLERS, and THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. It has so much charm from its' walking tours, horse drawn carriage rides and trolleys to its' magnificent mansions, historic district and wooden river walk. The river walk is over a mile in length and has many shops, restaurants, and parks along its' path. It is less than two blocks from the O'Connor House. At the Riverfront Park along the path there is the annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series beginning in May and running through September 2nd. Every Friday evening there is a concert with beer, wine, and food available. For a schedule of the concert line-up and event information see WilmingtonDowntown dot com.


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                  Photos

                  • Front of O'Connor House on Front Street

                    Front of O'Connor House on Front Street

                  • Front porch rockers

                    Front porch rockers

                  • Entry foyer

                    Entry foyer

                  • Dining room connects to living room

                    Dining room connects to living room

                  • Modern kitchen off the rear of entry foyer

                    Modern kitchen off the rear of entry foyer

                  • Den with tv off kitchen

                    Den with tv off kitchen

                  • Master bedroom with doorway to upper level porch

                    Master bedroom with doorway to upper level porch

                  • Upper porch off of master bedroom

                    Upper porch off of master bedroom

                  • Bedroom #2

                    Bedroom #2

                  • Bedroom #3 is a twin bed with trundle

                    Bedroom #3 is a twin bed with trundle

                  • Rear yard from porch off bedroom #4

                    Rear yard from porch off bedroom #4

                  • Rear gardens

                    Rear gardens

                  • Front Garden and porch

                    Front Garden and porch

                  • Front entrance

                    Front entrance

                  • Living room off entry foyer

                    Living room off entry foyer

                  • Dining room off entry foyer

                    Dining room off entry foyer

                  • Dinette area for additional seating

                    Dinette area for additional seating

                  • Stairway from front entry to bedrooms

                    Stairway from front entry to bedrooms

                  • Master fireplace with closet

                    Master fireplace with closet

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Bedroom #2 with fireplace

                    Bedroom #2 with fireplace

                  • Bedroom #4 with private outside porch

                    Bedroom #4 with private outside porch

                  • Entry to courtyard from driveway

                    Entry to courtyard from driveway

                  • Second upstairs bath has claw foot tub

                    Second upstairs bath has claw foot tub

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, April 06, 2014

                  $250 - $275 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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