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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1340 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum rental age is 26....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable package....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' HDTV + small tube set in master bdrm....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Decorative only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On-street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, spices & some standard pantry items provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range- auto light...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Apr 1 - Sep 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$249
Fri, Sat
$1,195
Fall/Shoulder Season
Sep 14 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$199 $229
Fri, Sat
$995
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199
$995

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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All rates listed are based on 1-2 person occupancy.

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$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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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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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 12 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Your getaway starts here!

    Your getaway starts here!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Pointing us out (literally) on the Carriage Tour!

  • 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)

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

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

  • Fireplace in front parlor

    Fireplace in front parlor

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

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

  • Master en suite bath.

    Master en suite bath.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Attention to detail everywhere you look.

    Attention to detail everywhere you look.

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

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

  • The Henrietta making her way up river.

    The Henrietta making her way up river.

  • Arrrgh! Pirate invasion during Riverfest in Oct.

    Arrrgh! Pirate invasion during Riverfest in Oct.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
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Vienna, Austria (EST + 6hrs)

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