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Romantic Cottage in Historic Downtown Wilmington

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Romantic Key West style cottage in historic downtown Wilmington -- two bedrooms each with full size bed, and one HUGE bathroom complete with claw foot tub. Walk to the River, shopping, bars, restaurants, live theater, and all the amenities that downtown has to offer.

The home has a large covered rear porch to enjoy the oriental garden and very private backyard. Although the house was built in the late 1800's, it was redone in this century retaining much of its original charm... high ceilings, hardwood and ceramic floors. The "cooks" kitchen, while minus a dishwasher, is fully equipped including blender, gas range, microwave, 'frig, and custom counter-top made of granite and exotic woods.

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More Details

Andrea Moriarty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018


Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
To confirm booking, we ask for 50% of total costs via check mailed to owner. This amount will be applied to reservation. Remaining balance to be sent 30 days prior to arrival, along with $250 refundable damage deposit


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Cottage in Historic Downtown Wilmington
average rating of 4.4722223 based on 36 reviews

Overall it was decent, but it wasn’t very clean at all.

  • 3 of 5

The house could definitely use some updating and cleaning. There was a serious bug issue. The location was super convenient though. I wouldn’t stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice older home close to downtown historic Wilmington River Walk in nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I visited Wilmington along with my daughter and niece for 7 days and rather than stay at a hotel, we decided to go the VRBO route. We were comfortable in the cottage and were pleased to have all the bedding available along with bath towels etc. The beds were very clean and comfortable. The coffee maker was a nice addition as well. We chose to eat all our meals out. The plumbing fixtures and overall home itself took me back to when I was a kid in the late 60's, visiting grandparents. The washer and dryer are relatively new and not the old "wringer washer" and clothes line. Oh, the Air Conditioner was EXCELLENT, nice cool air in a balmy humid environment. We never turned on the television.

The only small challenges we had were the WiFi was difficult to access and use, we never could find the password, the bed frame in one bedroom was broken but fixed it by placing bricks under the frame and lastly, there were numerous cockroaches in the yard area and we found a live one in the home. No big deal though as I grew up with cockroaches all over the place in Brawley, California.

Overall, the value was there for the cost of housing 4 adults.

The contact person was responsive to a few questions we had which made the stay nicer.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have recently started using VRBO and I think hotels for us are a thing of the past. This is truly the way to go and Andrea's beautiful historic beach cottage went above and beyond our expectations. The location is perfect and just a stroll away from River walk. The beach is a quick drive away and the cottage is located in a nice quiet neighborhood. My husband and I both agreed that it's such a cool experience to be among the neighbors and experience Wilmington more like the locals, which we love.

We love nature and being outside and the backyard is an Asian garden feel that took our breaths away. We really enjoyed just sitting out on the back covered porch and enjoying the view.

We can't say enough wonderful things about the cottage, the homeowner Andrea, and the entire beach experience. We will definitely be back, and any time we are in Wilmington this will be where we go.

Thank you Andrea for welcoming us in your beautiful home and we are looking forward to our next stay here.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer & Patrick Schober

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The place was very quaint and clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house

  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked with paper goods! Very quiet and beautiful neighborhood. Will book again!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and charming. Just the right size!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home has everything one should need to be very comphy. The neighborhood is located near everything. You can walk or drive to anything you would like to visit. A must stay!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

The rates have not changed in 7 years, but i have added a $50 pet fee and a $50. cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.