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Featured on Carriage Tour! Ellis Cottage in Historic Downtown Wilmington

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Welcome to your getaway! Nestled in among the beautiful spring azaleas.

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wilmington house description

Perfect for a grown-up getaway! Enjoy an authentic downtown experience in this charming 1890’s Victorian cottage. You will be amazed how quickly you can slip into the relaxed vibe and easy going pace of life here. Ideally located in the heart of the historic district and featured on the carriage tour, this 2 Bdr/2 Ba lovingly restored home is just 1½ blocks from the Riverwalk, and an easy walk to all the shops and restaurants of our fabulous Port City.

Inside you will find everything you need to feel right at home, or better yet, on vacation! The house has Wi-Fi throughout and features a lovely front parlor with fireplace, a comfy den with 42” HDTV, sunny dining room, fully-stocked kitchen with gas stove, and 2 cozy bedrooms. One has a queen bed with pillow-top mattress and en-suite bath w/ shower tub. The other, a double bed and writing desk. There is also a second full bathroom. Feel free to travel light: beach towels, chairs, picnic cooler, and coozies are provided for you to take to Wrightsville Beach-- just a 15 minute drive away. Or head to Carolina & Kure Beaches on your way to explore Ft. Fisher 30 minutes down the road along the Cape Fear River.

While the house is not wheelchair accessible, it is a great choice for travelers who have mobility issues. It is one story and has only 3 shallow steps at the entryway. There are also ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms along with central A/C to ensure you stay comfortable on those balmy Carolina nights. The quiet of this particular street is a welcome surprise to almost everyone who comes here-- typically only the sound of horses clopping by or a passing neighbor saying hello that risk disrupting your afternoon snooze on the porch. And rest assured that after dark you would never know a vibrant night life is underway just a few blocks away.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1340 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside w/ provided ashtray is fine....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum rental age is 26....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Property is close to all downtown area attractions, and has a beautiful wrap-around porch with glider and chair. Castle Street 'Antique District' with many shops is one street over. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Beach gear: towels, chairs, coolers & coozies....moreless

              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Medical Services
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Hiking
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Bird Watching
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 13 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall/Shoulder Season
              Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $229
              Fri, Sat
              $995
              Spring/Shoulder Season
              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $229
              Fri, Sat
              $995
              Peak Season
              Apr 1 - Sep 13, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $249
              Fri, Sat
              $1,195
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $199
              $995

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 13%

              Notes:

              VRBO automated estimates are based on 2 person occupancy and may not reflect accurate rates for your inquiry.

              Contact owner for nightly rate details, holiday & event rates, and special requests.

              $95 Cleaning fee charged for all stays 5 days and longer.

              $250 REFUNDABLE damage deposit required.

              Visit our website: www.elliscottage.net for more information.

              Payment accepted via check, PayPal, or PayPal credit card invoicing. 50% of total required to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/18/2014
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              Location

              6 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              ILM
              29 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Ft. Fisher
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Wrightsville Beach

              Car: Not Necessary

              Saturday mornings there is a lively Farmer's Market on Water Street. An easy 10 min. walk from the house along the Riverwalk.

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: I was fortunate enough to move to Wilmington over 10 years ago thanks to my career in coastal management. I absolutely loved living there, and have really enjoyed renovating the house over the years (a never-ending process!) Recently I began a new chapter in Vienna, Austria. But this cottage and Wilmington are so special to me, I wanted to know I could always come home before setting up shop in Europe. The perfect solution? Sharing this wonderful spot with others! I also love to travel, and am delighted to be part of creating a memorable travel experience for guests. Inside you will find lots of attention to detail to ensure your visit is relaxed, cozy, and comfortable. The property manager lives right around the corner and the two of us take great pride in making sure you have a lovely stay. Enjoy & welcome to Wilmington!

              Why the Owner Chose Wilmington:
              I got lucky: Wilmington chose me. The vibe here is like no other, and this particular location downtown is hard to beat. It's so laid back and friendly. It's a place where not saying 'hey' to people you pass on the street borders on offensive. Hopefully after your first visit, you will understand what keeps bringing me back-- and will bring you back again too.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              So close to everything! Once you get a good feel for downtown, you'll see each little street has it's own unique personality. Not only is this one perfectly tucked between the Riverwalk and the Antique District, but the beautiful old Magnolia & Live Oaks, brick streets, and fantastic neighbors make it a very special place.


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              Speaks: german, english

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              Photos

              • Welcome to your getaway! Nestled in among the beautiful spring azaleas.

                Welcome to your getaway! Nestled in among the beautiful spring azaleas.

              • Fireplace in front parlor

                Fireplace in front parlor

              • Writing desk in front bedroom with a view of passing carriages.

                Writing desk in front bedroom with a view of passing carriages.

              • Enjoy movies or the big game in the living rm.

                Enjoy movies or the big game in the living rm.

              • Quietest spot in town w/ queen pillow-top & attached bath.

                Quietest spot in town w/ queen pillow-top & attached bath.

              • Master bedroom en suite bath.

                Master bedroom en suite bath.

              • Most unused room thanks to many great restaurants w/in walking distance.

                Most unused room thanks to many great restaurants w/in walking distance.

              • The perfect spot for coffee or cocktails.

                The perfect spot for coffee or cocktails.

              • The Riverwalk begins at the end of Nun Street just 1 1/2 blocks away.

                The Riverwalk begins at the end of Nun Street just 1 1/2 blocks away.

              • 4th of July downtown. Spectacular! (photo: Panoramio)

                4th of July downtown. Spectacular! (photo: Panoramio)

              • Beware! Pirate invasion each October during Riverfest. (photo: Examiner.com)

                Beware! Pirate invasion each October during Riverfest. (photo: Examiner.com)

              • Curl up with your favorite book, or enjoy one of ours.

                Curl up with your favorite book, or enjoy one of ours.

              • Front bedroom

                Front bedroom

              • Renovated with a beautiful nod to history.

                Renovated with a beautiful nod to history.

              • 42in. HDTV w/ cable and BlueRay. WiFi throughout house.

                42in. HDTV w/ cable and BlueRay. WiFi throughout house.

              • Old school tube TV & videos are tucked into the armoire.

                Old school tube TV & videos are tucked into the armoire.

              • Fluffy towels & all linens are provided.

                Fluffy towels & all linens are provided.

              • Big, bright kitchen is fully stocked and ready for you.

                Big, bright kitchen is fully stocked and ready for you.

              • Pointing us out (literally) on the Carriage Tour!

                Pointing us out (literally) on the Carriage Tour!

              • The Henrietta making her way up river.

                The Henrietta making her way up river.

              • Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach... Just 15 minutes from downtown.

                Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach... Just 15 minutes from downtown.

              • The neighborhood at dusk. Another quiet evening by the Cape Fear.

                The neighborhood at dusk. Another quiet evening by the Cape Fear.

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

              $142 - $249 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Vienna, Austria (EST + 6hrs)

              Speaks: german, english
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