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Gorgeous, Huge 5 Bedroms, 3.5 Bath, 4000 Sq Ft Sunlit Beauty, Historic Downtown

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come and enjoy everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of this fully furnished, 4000 square foot home with security system, and many special amenties. Located in historic Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an excellent location- just a 15 minute walk to the bustling riverfront, a 15 minute drive to the beach, and yet, perfectly situated amid the peaceful, tree lined residential streets of historic, downtown Wilmington. This former Bed and Breakfast is clean and well equipped for all your needs.

The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families and friends celebrating milestones, or vacationing together and seeking private refuge after a day of sightseeing. This beautiful historic property is a delight! Every room is bathed in sunlight with huge windows, many facing the large garden in the backyard with its old gracious magnolia tree, and pathway leading down three steps to a lower formal garden, Camelia trees and Azaleas.

The house, built in 1921, is filled with original details including 10 foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the call buttons used in the 1920's. There are 3 fireplaces (one working) with large decorative mantels. The house was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and has also been used as a location for several TV series and commercials in the past.

Our guests tell us that they love the chef’s kitchen with its stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a large group is a pleasure in this well equipped and spacious kitchen. The appliances are all new, including a new french door stainless steel refrigerator There is also an additional catering refrigerator and a deep freezer, making this space easy to host a gathering. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 8 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners, large family gatherings, or holiday dinners. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).

The den is a comfortable retreat with cozy seating, built in book shelves, and a brand new 42 inch flat screen 'smart' HDTV which allows you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also an octagon shaped game table for an impromptu poker night! The shelves are stocked with puzzles and all the best board games for a fun evening in with the family! Our most recent addition to the den is an XBOX 360 to keep the kids (and maybe even a few adults) entertained. There are 4 wireless remote controls and 17 games. Bring your games along with you if you have a favorite!

There is also a more formal living room with ample seating that is perfect for entertaining guests, or simply enjoying a cocktail by the fireplace on a winter night.

There are 5 large bedrooms (all located upstairs) with the following configurations:
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom: One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 2: One Queen sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 3: Second Master Bedroom-One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 4 : One Full sized bed
Bedroom 5: Two twin sized beds and one full sized bed -OR can be configured as ONE full sized bed and ONE King sized bed--(This room connects to the master bedroom with solid wood french doors, so if you would like the doors open or closed, you have a choice. When the doors are closed, there is complete privacy, and the bedrooms are completely separate. if left open, the two rooms are connected and ideal for parents with very young children or infants.)

There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room, which can be set up for your convenience downstairs for guests who cannot walk up the stairs easily.

There are three full bathrooms with deep, oversized tubs located upstairs, and there is a half bath (no tub or shower) downstairs.

*Please note that all full bathrooms are located upstairs. There is a half bathroom (no bathtub) located downstairs near the sleeper sofa. The house is not handicap accessible.

The bathrooms in the house have original fixtures and floor tiles to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction, and we like it that way!

Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard.

Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swings and slide while you grill outdoors on the charcoal weber grill.

We have a pack 'n play, stroller, and high chair for babies. There are also toys and books for children to enjoy.

During the summer months, be our guests at the outdoor pool at the local healthclub (less than 2 miles away) . We offer summer access (June 1- August 31) to an upscale full service club with outdoor heated pool, steamroll, and sauna. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.

If you make your way to the beaches in the area, we provide beach towels, beach chairs and boogie boards for your convenience.

Please note, WE DO NOT charge additional fees for small events/rehearsal dinners (you must have events pre-authorized), for use of amenities, or for payment by credit cards.

Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in the wonderful Port City! Let us show you what it is like to live in the historic district of this enchanting town. One warning....you may never want to leave!

Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    Minimum age 25 (unless accompanied by parents or guardians)....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toys, swings, slide, highchair, crib...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Any sign of smoking in the house will incur a $500 cleaning fee. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered on an individual basis. Non-refundable Pet fee will be required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • King size beds (2) 2 Rooms with King sized beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room with Queen sized bed, Double Beds (1) 1 room with full sized bed, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 room with 2 twin sized beds PLUS a full sized bed. Can convert into a king bed and a full bed with conversion kit. Request in advance and we will have the beds ready this way for you!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play for infant., Sleep Sofa (1) One queen sized sleeper sofa in den plus an air mattress is available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 1

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  • 3.5 bathrooms 3 bathrooms upstairs, half bathroom downstairs

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library of books to choose from. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in Living Room...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Game table for 6 with cards and chips....moreless

  • Games:

    Game table with chips and cards. Many board games for children and adults....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table:

    Bumper pool...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cabl, . TVs are Smart TVS, so they are Netflix enabled for endless entertainment...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat Screen Smart TV in Living room, flat screen smart tvs in 3 of the 5 bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys and books available in the Chldren's Room....moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBOX 360 with 17 games....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large separate dining room with attached butler's pantry. Beautiful decorative fireplace in dining room and Queen Anne Style Table for 8 guests. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 separate Central Air Conditioning and heating units--one downstairs with separate thermostat and one upstairs with separate thermostat. Nest thermostats....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Sized Dryer in the Large Utility Room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in the Living Room...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness Facility 2 miles away-membership included during th months of June, July, August...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Working fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating included...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living Room with Brand New 42 inch Flat Screen TV, Game Table for 6 people, and various games to entertain adults and children....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Street Parking only...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    Local and Long Distance (USA only) calls included....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Sized Washing Machine in the Large Utility Room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi included...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    Must be arranged in advance...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Double Coffee Maker-Drip, French Press, Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and Utensils for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Separate Deep Freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large and well stocked kitchen with windows, stainless steel counters, island with seating for 6 people. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand New Panasonic Microwave with Inverter Technology for even cooking and Inverter Turbo Defrost for quick defrosting ...moreless

  • Oven:

    New Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new french door stainless steel refrigerator. Separate deep freezer. Additional catering refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    New Gas Stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Brand New Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Pretty patio area with table and chairs to enjoy outdoor meals....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful Garden with Azaleas and Camelias....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber Charcoal Grill...moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool access in a beautiful health club with perfectly maintained and heated outdoor pool, covered cabanas, locker room and towels. Located less than 2 miles from house....moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Housekeeping Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13%

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Included with your summer rental (June 1- August 31)is free access to a fitness center which is located less than 2 miles away with racquetball courts, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, and childcare (while parents work out). Certain rules apply.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We are a family of five currently living in California.

Why Wilmington, NC, USA:
We purchased this home after falling in love with it while staying there when it was a Bed and Breakfast. We were expecting our first child at the time, and moving to Wilmington, and this house felt like home from the first moment we entered it. The large, brightly lit rooms were filled with promise for a beautiful life with our growing family. As time went on we had three children while living there, and enjoyed an extremely memorable few years in Wilmington. A few years later, we were disappointed to find out that we had to move for work purposes and tried to find a reason to keep the house We decided that turning it into a vacation rental would be a wonderful option. We now have the opportunity to share this home with others that want to experience the beauty and history of Wilmington and the 'Magnolia House.'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We found that the house had so many special qualities and we grew to truly appreciate not only the its architectural beauty, but the location, neighborhood, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach, downtown's cultural activities and restaurants, the rich history of the area and so much more!


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Photos

  • Welcome

    Welcome

  • Elegant formal living room with gas fireplace

    Elegant formal living room with gas fireplace

  • Close up of Dining Room.

    Close up of Dining Room.

  • Amazing kitchen with island seating for 6, new stainless steel appliances.

    Amazing kitchen with island seating for 6, new stainless steel appliances.

  • Front Staircase leading to the bedrooms and bathrooms which are all on 2nd floor

    Front Staircase leading to the bedrooms and bathrooms which are all on 2nd floor

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Extra Large Bedroom with THREE beds: 2 Twin Beds and 1 Full Bed

    Extra Large Bedroom with THREE beds: 2 Twin Beds and 1 Full Bed

  • Calm and comfortable private bedroom with queen sized bed, private bathroom, tv.

    Calm and comfortable private bedroom with queen sized bed, private bathroom, tv.

  • Cozy and Comfortable Bedroom with full sized bed.

    Cozy and Comfortable Bedroom with full sized bed.

  • Bathroom between two bedrooms.  Hand held shower and lots of light.

    Bathroom between two bedrooms. Hand held shower and lots of light.

  • Under the Magnolia tree

    Under the Magnolia tree

  • 4000 Square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

    4000 Square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

  • Dining room with seating for 8

    Dining room with seating for 8

  • Den with game table, tv, netflix, xbox, books, and a door to the back yard.

    Den with game table, tv, netflix, xbox, books, and a door to the back yard.

  • Utility room with laundry, 2 refrigerators and deep freezer. Caterers dream!

    Utility room with laundry, 2 refrigerators and deep freezer. Caterers dream!

  • Huge Romantic Master Bedroom with Decorative Fireplace, perfect bridal suite

    Huge Romantic Master Bedroom with Decorative Fireplace, perfect bridal suite

  • En suite Master Bathroom

    En suite Master Bathroom

  • Another view of the Extra Large bedroom with THREE beds.

    Another view of the Extra Large bedroom with THREE beds.

  • Bathroom attached to queen bedroom

    Bathroom attached to queen bedroom

  • King Sized Bed in back bedroom.  Flat Screen TV in room.

    King Sized Bed in back bedroom. Flat Screen TV in room.

  • Peaceful backyard--(swing set, grill and lower garden and fountain not shown)

    Peaceful backyard--(swing set, grill and lower garden and fountain not shown)

  • A wonderful place to gather with your wedding party!

    A wonderful place to gather with your wedding party!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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