Welcome to the Starfish House! This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is located within a tree lined, quiet residential neighborhood, literally minutes to everything you'll want to do and see from the riverfront to the beaches. You are less than a mile to Mayfaire Town Center with shopping, entertainment and some of our favorite dining spots. Wrightsville Beach is a quick 5 miles meaning an easy commute to the sand and some of the best surf on the coast! The Downtown riverfront district, Carolina Beach and UNCW are within easy access. Whatever brings you to Wilmington, whether one of our many annual events, business or just an amazing vacation getaway this will be an ideal accommodation and location! The 3 bedroom 2 bath house is set up to be your relaxing, spacious home away from home, easily accommodating a couple as well as a large family or group of friends. Vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace make the living space open and airy in warm months but inviting and cozy during cool Fall and Winter nights. You will love the extensive back porch year round! Backing up to a private wooded preserve, you can soak in the sounds of a quiet Carolina evening or listen to the birds greeting the morning over coffee on the quaint screened porch. Don't miss a cocktail around the fire pit or grab some fresh, local fish from Motts Seafood for the grill. The kitchen is fully equipped for feeding and entertaining multiple people. Ample cooking utensils, spices and condiments are supplied as well as a quality coffee maker and Nespresso machine to accommodate all caffienating styles! Gather around the casual kitchen bar or the third generation reclaimed table in the sunny breakfast nook. Accommodate larger meals around the dropleaf table in the main living room. The master bedroom and ensuite bath offer high quality linens, plush bath towels, brand new pillows and luxury bedding. The oversized whirlpool tub with organic bath salts offers a heavenly retreat after a long day of exploring, beach play or an epic surf! A separate shower, his and hers vanities, walk in closet and french doors leading to the private screened porch make the master suite an oasis in itself. The neighborhood is exceptionally quiet at night but we know everyone has their own sleep styles so a variety of pillows and white noise fans are provided in each bedroom to ensure quality rest for our guests! Two additional bedrooms offer a set of twin beds and an additional queen bed. A pack and play is available for those with little ones. There are books, games, high speed Wifi and Spectrum cable for entertainment. The upstairs game room is open and spacious for lounging and/or business. If you need to keep up with work while away, the executive desk will accommodate a quiet, professional work space. The brand new Novogratz sofa upstairs converts to a single bed and the living room sectional is an additional pullout. This is our family vacation home and we are committed to ensuring our guests feel like family while enjoying all of the fun and beauty of our coastal city. We are long time locals of Wrightsville Beach, business owners, travelers, foodies and parents! We live nearby and are happy to offer recommendations on favorite local dining and entertainment spots, rental equipment-bikes, surf gear, in house massage, childcare, spas etc. We love where we live and having the opportunity to share our home and city with other travelers is truly a blessing!
- House2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
About Mary Chris
I grew up on the coast in a family of mariners. We spent several years cruising the world aboard our sailboat and the lure of travel, culture and people has never abated! My husband and I now reside in Wilmington, running a busy real estate business and chasing after our of 2 amazing kids. We love everything on the water and never miss an opportunity to explore, whether around our beautiful coast or international travel. We aim to send our kids to college with packed passports! We welcome you to come enjoy our lovely home and southern hospitality!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house, excellent neighborhood, great owners! Our first trip to Wilmington and will request this place again if we return. Planned sun filled adventures, but when it rained the owners went above and beyond to recommend many other fun things. Thank you Mary Chris and Ben, you made our first experience with VRBO a great one!
Thank you for being such wonderful guests! Happy you were able to keep your spirits high despite the downpours:) We would love to have you and your sons back anytime!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Great home in great location!
This home was ideal for me and my girls and their friends! The beach was a short drive away and the options for dining out were endless. Everything was close by and easy to access.
The home was impeccably kept and well maintained. Mary Chris was a gracious hostess and very responsive. I highly recommend the Starfish House!
I’m so glad you got some great beach weather! We love hosting wonderful guests like you and your girls. Please come stay again soon! :)
Perfect place to stay, wonderful owners!!
We cannot recommend Mary and her family highly enough! They are absolutely wonderful owners....we will definitely look to stay here again! Thanks! Tom and Deanna
Thank you so much for the kind words! We loved getting to meet you and having your family as guests. Please come visit again in the future! :)
Wonderful- a beautiful gift basket and two bottles of wine when we arrived.
Beautiful home and with 2 babies the hostess, fortunate for us, had a pack and play and a high chair. The home is close to beach and a charming historical downtown..
We were in Wilmington for our nephew's wedding and to celebrate our anniversary. The house had everything we needed. We needed a bigger crockpot and Mary Chris made sure we had one! She check on us a couple of times to make sure everything was okay.
She gave us excellent restaurant choices and things to see. Would defiantly stay here again!
Excellent place to stay
Every year my best friend and I take a beach trip with our 5 kids. We rented this beautiful home and I can’t tell you how great it was and the hospitality from the owners is incredible. When we arrived we had a nice welcome basket with wine and snack goodies, the house came stocked with PT, TP, and other stuff to use. I’ve never rented a house on VRBO that offered such hospitality. The owners helped us with the beach access....which I must say was the only pain. Public parking is a bear on Wrightsville Beach just be prepared to go early or drive Around for awhile, we ended up using Uber! I would highly recommend this place for your trip to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. You won’t be disappointed. It’s even great for young kids came with all kinds of books, games and toys!
Thanks Amanda for the kind review. We loved having you and your beautiful kids as guests! I so wish we could overcome the summer beach traffic...We deal with it on weekends even as locals😆 The Uber suggestion is a brilliant idea and we will offer the option to future guests. Please come back to visit anytime!!