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Urban Condo with History of Film and Television

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Relaxed,Open Urban Living in Historic Strauss Building

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spacious, historic urban condo located in downtown Wilmington. It is a nonsmoking condo. Also, no pets are allowed.
The Condo: You'll love this second story, two bedroom, two-bath condo with its open airy space (1500 sq ft). The unit contains 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances and skylights. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds, and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the den. The unit sleeps 5-6. You can end the evening sipping a glass of wine or cup of coffee from the large deck at the rear of the condo with a view of the downtown. Located in the Federal National Historic Registry, the Strauss Building was built in 1914 and was the original “mixed use” development. The ground floor contained retail establishments for most of its life – including A&P Grocery and Sears – while the second story has always been residential. In recent years, the building has been the used occasionally for television and movies – including “The Crow”,”Young Indiana Jones”, “One Tree Hill” and a recent appearance in NBC’s new television series “Revolution.” The building is known locally for its refrigerator door, which provides entrance to the condo from 4th Street. Note: this is a second story unit without an elevator; the unit is not handicapped accessible; you must be able to climb stairs to access the unit.

Enjoy the activity and excitement of historic downtown Wilmington with a quiet night’s sleep in the historic Strauss Building located 3 blocks from the waterfront. The location (703 N 4th Street) is convenient to everything downtown Wilmington has to offer: Thalian Hall, The Brooklyn Arts Center, casual to fine dining, hip coffee houses, art galleries, excellent county library, horse drawn carriage rides, Shops of Old Wilmington or the Cotton Exchange, historic tours, Screen Gems Studio tours, Ghosts of Wilmington Tour, haunted pub crawls, Wilmington’s Farmer’s Market (April – December), the Azalea Festival (April), Riverfest (October) and the NC Battleship. PPD, Cape Fear Community College and the new convention center are within easy walking distance. You can experience the night life, then walk a couple of blocks back to the condo and spend a safe and quiet evening in your beautifully furnished unit. If you have a car, there is an abundance of free on-street parking or there is free parking provided in a private lot behind the building. No need to pay for parking.

If this property is not available or you need something bigger, check out our other property located across the street www.vrbo.com/702663.

Around Town: The Brooklyn Arts Center, where a variety of concerts and performances take place year round, is just across the street. Modern dancers, chamber orchestras, concert pianists, singers, comedians, theater companies, jazz ensembles, and many other concerts are featured at the Brooklyn Arts Center. The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is the most stunning and spectacular small-market concert venue in the Southeast.” After a show stop by the Goat and Compass Tavern for a nightcap.
Located one-half mile south of the condo is Thalian Hall. The 1858 Thalian Hall is one of the most significant theatres in the United States and has been in almost continuous use since it first opened. The theatre has been under the management of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. since 1963. Last year there were over 250 shows, events and films for a total of 495 performances, and these programs attracted audiences totaling more than 85,000 people. The events ranged from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic, independent and foreign films.
A five minute drive across the Cape Fear River is the USS NORTH CAROLINA. Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns.

Area beaches are a short drive away: Wrightsville Beach (15 minutes), Carolina Beach (30 minutes), or Kure Beach (45 minutes).

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Unit is non-smoking. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pet are not allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Must be able to climb stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Two full bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    digital cable...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) one in den/living area and one in master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs of television series and films with ties to Wilmington are available including 'Dawsons Creek', 'One Tree Hill' 'Matlock', 'The Crow', 'King Kong Lives', 'Lemony Snickett' and others....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a dining area that seats 6; there is also a breakfast nook that seats 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living area includes a queen sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free parking is provided in the rear....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is an apartment washer/dryer combo...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck in the rear overlooking downtown Wilmington....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$140 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$870 $3,330
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,129
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Full refund if reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival; Full refund less $50.00 administrative fees for cancellations less than 30 days but at least 14 days prior to arrival; No refund for cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival


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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Goat and Compass
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Echo Farms and Wilmington Municipal
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Martin Luther King Parkway to Interstate 40
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This unit is owned by four local Wilmington families. Collectively, we restored this unit and work together to maintain and lease it as a vacation rental. We collectively participate in the lease of this unit so as to provide superior service to our tenants.

Why the Owner Chose Wilmington:
We were intrigued by the history of the property and by recent economic development in the area surrounding the property.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This property can be found in the Federal National Historic Registry. Although the unit was completely renovated and updated in 2008, there are architectural features that can't be found in other condos or apartments.


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Speaks: english
 

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  • Relaxed,Open Urban Living in Historic Strauss Building

    Relaxed,Open Urban Living in Historic Strauss Building

VRBO #442643

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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