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Charming 1 BR Cottage by ICW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Quiet Setting With Easy Access To Area Beaches & Downtown Wilmington, Nc

Our charming, smoke free, 1 BR, Cottage offering 1 Queen BR & 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa is perfect for 2 and accommodates 4. We have internet, cable TV & provide continental breakfast of coffee/tea, juice, yogurt & granola bars. With a private entrance, covered porch & country lane in a quiet neighborhood, this is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all! We have a no smoking, no pets policy. We do have a microwave & small fridge but no kitchen.

Only steps away from uninterrupted views over marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) you are centrally located to the area beaches of Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington - all approximately a 20 minute drive by car. Enjoy ICW water access for your own kayak, canoe or SUP & soak up the awesome sunrise! There's plenty of on-site parking & a key lock-box for easy check-in & check-out.

Freshly laundered sheets & towels are provided There's a small fridge & a microwave, no kitchen, A/C & heat and screens on the windows.

Our cottage is located across the lane from the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and as our guest, you have unrestricted access to the water from our dock (there is no beach). From your cottage, walk East and a brick walkway between our house & carport. You're invited to launch your own kayak, canoe or SUP (stand up paddleboard) from our dock. The circular driveway is large enough to park both a car & boat trailer. Unfortunately the tides and shallow draft prevent boats from tying up at our dock, but there's a public ramp about 10 minutes north, off Hwy 17 where you can launch & park your trailer.

We've created this space so you may enjoy your privacy. We hope to meet you but we also love to travel so it's possible we may not be here when you arrive or during your stay. Before your arrival, I'll send an email with the access code to open & relock the key in the box (to the left the door). At this time, the internet access password will also be provided. If you have any questions or concerns we can always be reached by phone/text.

I've noted our favorite breakfast spots, local coffee house and points of interest in the guidebook in the cottage. Also inside the binder are local listings for emergency contact numbers, medical clinic, restaurants, drug-stores, food stores and shopping. We're always happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction!

Best Regards,

Jo Ann

More Details

Owner
Jo Ann Tomaselli
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jo Ann Tomaselli

Although discovering new lands and enjoying new adventures is always fun, I love where I live and enjoy the beauty of coastal North Carolina.

I'm grateful for all life has to offer especially my husband, my family, the beauty of nature & the sun that rises every morning!

I love photography and over 3 years ago started a personal photo project 'Same View, Different Day' and have taken over 350 sunrise photographs from my backyard. All the images in the Artists' Studio are mine and the handmade fish and birdhouses are crafted by my brother Andy.

When you stay our cottage my wish is that you'll find shelter from our busy world and time to spark your own artist aspirations no matter what form they may take!

Jo Ann Tomaselli purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jo Ann Tomaselli chose Hampstead

Located on a private lane in a quiet neighborhood, this is the perfect place to get away from it all! Only steps away from uninterrupted views over marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, we are centrally located to the area beaches of Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington - all approximately a 20 minute drive by car. If you're heading downtown, plan your trip via the Route 17 South By-Pass to avoid local traffic & lights. Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher Aquarium and quaint Southport are nice day trips.

This is a very safe neighborhood. If my neighbors ask, introduce yourself and tell them you're our guests. They're super-nice folks and will make you feel welcome! There is no light pollution in our area so we ask you to turn off the porch light when turning in for the night. Then step outside to enjoy the star filled skies!

There's a chance you'll see deer, red fox, raccoon, possum, turtles, dogs, cats & children on the road so please drive with caution.

What makes this cottage unique

We've created this space so you may enjoy your privacy. We hope to meet you but we also love to travel so it's possible we may not be here when you arrive or during your stay. If you have any questions or concerns we can always be reached by phone/text.

For your convenience the key is in a lock-box on the porch, to the left the door. Within a few days of your arrival, I'll send an email with the access code - used both to open & to lock the key in the box. At this time, the internet access password will also be provided.

I've marked our favorite breakfast spots, local coffee house and points of interest in the AirB&B Interactive Guidebook and in the directory in the cottage. We're always happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi!

We've been operating our rental for several seasons on AirB&B and we're excited to now be part of the VRBO community!

The reviews you see below are from our guests who booked our cottage through AirB&B in 2016 & 2017.

We look forward to hosting your visit ~ I believe you'll love our charming 1 BR cottage!

Wishing you all the best!
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Hampstead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is not permitted in the cottage or on the porch. You may smoke on the grounds but please deposit extinguished butts in the outside trashcan.
  • Please use the large trashcan outside for cigarette butts, overflow and oversize trash, ie: pizza boxes; close lid tightly.
  • Please hang wet towels to dry ~ the cork floor thanks you!
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Private Bedroom, Cable TV, Internet
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Local Beaches & Historic Downtown nearby

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
5

Serene mini vacay

  • 5 of 5

I do photography and Jo Ann and Kent were more than accomadating to allow me to go on their property which has morning views that are absolutely gorgeous. The cottage itself was perfect and so relaxing. Home away from home feeling. Just a few miles from Topsail and a few miles from Wilmington. Tons to do and Jo Ann makes suggestions of places to visit. You have to go to the Riverwalk in Wilmington. And get up with the birds and enjoy the view. Thank you so much for everything . The complimentary bottle of wine was a very nice touch too. I will come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place was lovely, clean, and quiet with great owners.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our visit. JoAnn and Kent were so generous with their property. Our kids loved the swings by their porch overlooking the Intercoastal and we found the accommodations to be comfortable and perfect for what we needed. We appreciated the quiet and easy proximity to Wilmington and surrounding areas. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Safe, Quiet and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my three night stay at the cottage. I was traveling on my own in the area for our family business and found it to be very safe, quiet and comfortable. It is a beautiful setting and is conveniently located between Wilmington and Top Sail. Jo Ann was very hospitable and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. The cottage is very clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed and owners were very helpful. Great location as well, very quiet and secure. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend & enjoyed this tranquil escape. It was my first time to the NC coast & we found this to be a great location - between Topsail Island & Wilmington. Walking the beach at Topsail and seeing the sights in Wilmington... then back to this peaceful, charming home away from home. Wonderful snacks/coffee/tea/juices were provided & we enjoyed great meals at nearby restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute charming stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend and loved the area. We're not big on the hustle and bustle of staying on a strip at the beach. The beach is only about 20 minutes away, so a perfect drive. Also you have the intercoastal waterway right in the backyard. Has the amenities of a hotel room, such as a coffee pot, fridge, and microwave, without the aggravation of hotel life. Absolutely loved our stay, and it's so central to so many things! Will definitely be going back if available!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Jebbys on 17
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle Point, Castle Bay, Belvedere, Landfall
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village Cafe
Car: necessary

Karen Beasley Turtle Hospital. Fort Fisher Aquarium. Fort Fisher Historical Site. Historic downtown Wilmington. Topsail Island. Wrightsville Beach.

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Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45

Driveway is large enough for a boat and trailer. Public launch ramp is a few miles north. Our dock is not available for boat tie up due to extreme low tides that prohibit navigation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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