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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wilmington house description
Li'l Blu is conveniently located on a quiet street in the
Wilmington Historic District, just blocks from the River Walk and many of Wilmington's fine restaurants; there are more than a dozen great restaurants in the downtown area. It’s an easy stroll to the River Walk where one can browse through the many shops or watch the sunset across the Cape Fear River. If you prefer the beach, you have a choice of three beach areas: Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure. Each can be reached by a short drive of around twenty minutes with easy access and parking.
- 1320 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
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Perfect spot in Wilmington!
Perfect spot in Wilmington!
Went to a wedding in Wilmington and stayed there with my parents, wife, and 1yo son. 1. Location - Perfect spot, on a quiet street but only 2 blocks away from the action. We walked everywhere. 2. House - Much bigger than we expected :) 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom upstairs. Beds and pillows were very comfortable, mom fell in love with the mattress and pillows. Kitchen fully stocked with everything you could need, family room and dining room were very nice. Deck off the back was very pretty and relaxing. Home was also spotless, showed how much Kaki cares about her property. All in all, we will for sure stay there again when visiting Wilmington, much better experience then staying in a hotel. Thanks Kaki
- Guest G & L (Chicago)
- Date of stay 10/22/13
- Review Submitted 11/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Gerard, I greatly appreciate the respectful care you gave Li'l Blu and your honest review. You are welcome back, anytime, and we would gladly offer our repeat discount on top of any other offered at that time. Best regards!
Spent several days in Wilmington with "Lil Blu" as our home base. Cozy home with all the amenities we needed. Great location within short walking distance to so much. The owner was very helpful and easy to contact. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Wilmington.
- Guest JB (North Carolina)
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: It was a pleasure to have a family that appreciated our home as you all did. Thank you for your TLC and kind review; I hope you come back, receive a 'returner's' discount and try to enjoy Li'l Blu as much as we do!
We visited Wilmingto for the weekend to direct my niece's wedding. We didn't get too spend much time relaxing but because the location was so close to the waterfront we did get to stroll down for dinner and ice cream. We got lucky to be there while Riverfest was going on so we got to see fireworks. Again, great location.
- Guest HOMEINNC (NC Triad/Triangle)
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review; I'm thrilled you not only found Li'l Blu the perfect place to come back to after a big day, but that the easy stroll to downtown also filled your needs! Come back anytime and receive a "friend" discount when you do. Thanks again!
Lil Blu is the Perfect Home Away from Hime
Lil Blu is the Perfect Home Away from Hime
We absolutely loved this property. Located in the Historic District we were in walking distant to the Riverfront and tons of great restaurants. The kitchen is well stocked for a foodie who loves to cook. The pond in the yard was our morning sanctuary. All of the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. We spent many evenings waving to the tours going by on horse drawn carriage. Wilmington is a great place to vacation with same children. The Children's Musuem, Halyburn Nature Center, New Hanover County Arborteum and the Train Muesum are must stops in addition to the 3 beaches a short drive away. Also you can catch blue crabs easily at the Carolina Beach State Park, which has great walks and kayak rentals at the small marina. We will return to this property and have recommended it to all of our friends.
- Guest Tyresse H.
- Date of stay 07/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: What a lovely review of our dear Li'l Blu and surrounding area! I think you captured it all and we are so glad you had such a great time absorbing what the area has to offer. You showed great respect for our little 'home-away-from-home' and we appreciate that greatly! Please know that if you do come back, we offer a Returning Guest discount for anytime you wish, even if there are other discounts.
Great week at L'il Blu!
Great week at L'il Blu!
We had a wonderful stay at L'il Blu during a week in Wilmington. The property is in a great location in the historic district within walking distance to the riverfront yet on a quiet street. You can watch the horse carriage and trolley tours go by from the front window and walk a few blocks to some of the historic homes open for tours. The house itself is very clean, updated and well-maintained. The quality of the furnishings and interior seem to suggest that a professional decorator helped with the house. The owner was very good about communicating and even called to be sure everything was okay when we arrived at the rental. We had two adults and three children ranging in ages from 5 to 7 in our party. The children especially enjoyed watching fish and tadpoles in the pond on the back deck. We would love to stay here again during future trips to Wilmington! Recommended attractions: Bellamy mansion, Burgwin-Wright museum house, boat tour on the Cape Fear river, Cape Fear Serpentarium
- Guest Meredith (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you M for your kind remarks and for your attentive consideration of Li'l Blu. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves and hope you come back again; returnees get a discount, on top of any others we offer at the time. Hope to see you soon!
We enjoyed staying at lil blue. It was very convienent to walk downtown with our two boys 7 and 9. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed to make meals. I would highly recommend this place if you have children and want to stay close to downtown.
- Guest Dana (Charlotte NC)
- Date of stay 04/04/13
- Review Submitted 04/19/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed Li'l Blu; I bet the pond was interesting to the boys too, with the fish and tadpoles. Thank you for your review and I hope you can come back soon ("friend" discount for returning guests!).
Great house in a great location!
Great house in a great location!
We had a wonderful time during our stay at L'il Blue! My fiance's business partner lives in Wilmington so we came to town on a combination of business and pleasure. We both work from home regularly so while in town he would go work at their house and I worked from the comfort of L'il Blue's living room. It was the perfect setup, with a desk right by the back door so I could sit and work by the open door, looking out onto the fabulous back deck and fish pond. The house was just as described in the listing - very well maintained and in great condition. One of the best parts? ... we got to bring our dogs for a very reasonable deposit/fee. The house is in the heart of the Historic district so there were beautiful homes everywhere you looked. Just a five minute walk from downtown Wilmington, we were able to explore during the late afternoons and evenings and found many great places to eat; Front Street Brewery, Circa 1922, Black Sea Grill and Yosake just to name a few. The owner was very helpful and attentive - you can really tell how much she loves and cares for her house! I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Wilmington for business or pleasure and we will definitely check availability on L'il Blue first the next time we come to Wilmington!
- Guest chicagoak_77 (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 10/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your considerate review of Li'l Blu. You were exceptionally respectful guests and had well behaved, small dogs that were obviously greatly loved and cared for. I'm so glad that you found Li'l Blu well maintained and convenient to many of the fun places and activities that downtown Wilmington provides and I hope you do come back, especially to Li'l Blu!
Excellent Review for L'il Blu
Excellent Review for L'il Blu
My wife found this house for our family of five after a mix-up with the rental of another downtown Wilmington house left us without a place to stay. What luck! We could not have been happier during our stay at L'il Blu. The house was immaculate when we arrived, and as we used more of the space and appliances throughout the week, we always found what we needed. As odd as it sounds, even though the house only has two bedrooms, L'il Blu suited our family very well. The kids (oldest 10, youngest 5) slept in one room (the two younger ones sharing a double bed and the other sleeping on the single. The owner had left detailed instructions on how to get into the house, how to turn on the water heater, how to work the brand new infrared gas grill, when to roll the trash and recycling out to the curb (though both bins had been emptied when we arrived), anything we needed to know. All appliances were not only brand new, due to a recent renovation, but also of the kind of top quality that most anyone would be delighted to have in his/her permanent home. The back deck that surrounds a shallow fish pond was a great place to hang out and certainly helps to give the house the feel of a larger place than its inside square footage would suggest. Our girls spent countless hours using the perimeter of the pond as a staging area for an imaginary Doll Club Med Resort, and whenever we arrived back at the house, they would rush directly out there to start up their pretend game or check out the tadpoles. L'il Blu's location seems ideal for the historic district. It is just one block off Front Street, the main downtown Wilmington street, and a pretty easy six blocks from the center of town. Great location, no traffic noise. We walked downtown to eat several times. (Recommend: the Flying Pi for breakfast or lunch, Slice of Life for pizza, Front Street brewery for a good meal and Port City Java for coffee.) I was working while the family was in Wilmington, and the WiFi in the house was plenty fast and the phone signal on the property strong. I spent a couple of mornings working at the table (under a lovely trellis of vines) on the back deck. When I needed something printed, I called the folks two blocks away at Dock Street Printing, emailed it to them, and they printed it out when I walked down. Bottom line: We had a great week. The owner treats this house not as a rental, but as a "home" for other people. We would L'il Blu again in a heartbeat -- and we just might.
- Guest Lon (Roanoke, Va)
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Lon, Cheryl and your adorable kids! How lucky we were to have you as our first guests. You were very considerate and careful of Lil Blu and obviously enjoyed its proximity to all the FUN and useful amenities of downtown Wilmington! So happy you were there and hope you come back using our FRIEND discount too.
Contact me (by email) for the best WEEKLY rate or about Holiday rates. Generally: High Season=March15-September15=$1,200/week;Low Season=all other=$1,000/week INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES, internet AND 7% sales tax and 6% occupancy tax (13%) cleaning & linens,INCLUDED($150);NO beach towels; Pet fee minimum = $100.00 GoodCare/Security Depo.=$300(+/pet)refundable w/no damage,loss,excessive cleaning or breach of contracts! Partial refund=leaving house as found upon arrival 50% of Total Required to Hold; Balance (includes security deposit) to Confirm or Due 60 Days Before Arrival. Ask about'Wrk-Wk',Month, Holiday Rates OR-STANDBY LIST
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Why the Owner Chose Wilmington:
I love being very close to all the activities offered in or near downtown Wilmington without having to share space with anyone; I can also be at the next best place, the beach, in 15 minutes!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Li'l Blu has a separate dining room, two bedrooms and two full baths and is fully equipped with all new appliances, including a flat-screen TV. Enjoy the tastefully furnished rooms, filled with family antiques and art. In back, there is an ample deck with multiple seating areas, a dining area under a pergola covered with fragrant jasmine and it all overlooks a small, private pond. The outdoor area is also fully lighted for after dark relaxing.
Kitchen with ALL NEW pots, pans, china, utensils, ETC!
Living room looking towards door to decks
Living room with desk
New front load washer and dryer
Guest bedroom with queen and single bed
River Walk is just 2 blocks west!
Li'l Blu's back deck and pond!
Kitchen w/ALL NEW appliances!
Living room with family antiques
First floor full bath
Upstairs full bath
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