Beautiful 3000 sq. ft. custom renovated home by Wilmington's finest builder and top decorator (magazine published). Located 22 ft. from the beach access (about 15 ft from the curb), one house back from the ocean on a quiet family street. This house is perfectly situated a few blocks south of Johnny Mercer's Pier and a few blocks north of the "Downtown" beach area with Robert's Deli---so it is in walking distance of many area attractions. The home was designed as the perfect family getaway, featuring expansive wrap-around porches w/hammocks, rocking chairs, cushions and outdoor tables. There is an amazing gourmet kitchen, stocked with every imaginable gadget and cooking accessory, which features stainless-steel countertops, sub-zero refrigerator, gas range with warming drawer and dishwasher.
On the ground floor is a brand new spacious and luxurious bathroom with huge soaking tub, just steps away from the game room and ground floor Queen Bedroom. The game room features a phoos-ball table, wet bar and kitchenette---all set up like a separate apartment for privacy, but connected to the upstairs by an inner stairwell---so it can be a secluded retreat from the rest of the house, yet still connected. Also on the ground floor, a colorful 'jungle room' is a great area set up for the kids, next to the game room and it has a TV/VCR combo with dozens of Disney videos for the kids and has two rattan-style daybeds/lounges. All Bedrooms in the house feature comfortable premium mattresses.
The House has 3 dining areas (inside/outside), large open floor plan and a living room with comfortable sofas and large Samsung Flatscreen Smart TV. There are beautifully refinished pine floors throughout. Softly painted wood paneling adds to the authentic character. The house is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping in a privately walled garden that features an outdoor shower out back and a secluded under-porch hang-out spot with lounge chairs outside of the game room.
On the top floor, the master suite is softly inviting, with an angled-ocean view and it has a tv-armoire. The large master bathroom is tiled with coral stone and features a Kohler deep-soaking tub, large shower and double sink vanity.
The kitchen is a cook's dream--furnished with a gas range with warming-drawer, microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator with inner ice-maker, stainless-steel appliances, every imaginable gadget and even an oyster/crab pot. Bon Appetit! Additional dining options al-fresco: an outdoor table for four directly adjacent to the main dining room, overlooking the dunes, and dining for 6 or more on the screened back porch---quiet, shady and private.
We have a wonderful group of families who visit us year-after-year, but we are delighted to welcome new guests. Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach have year-round events and the warm climate draws people in all seasons. Some of the more popular mid and off-season 2017 events:
NC Holiday Flotilla (November)
Festival of Trees (December)
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour (Dec.)
East Coast Shag Classic (January)
Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival (Jan)
Annual NC Jazz Festival (February)
Cape Fear Beer Festival (March)
Quintiles WBE Marathon (March)
NC Azalea Festival (April)
Rims the River (April ) (Antique Car Show)
Seaside Soccer Classic (May at UNCW)
Memorial Day (end of May)
Many groups come for long golf, shopping or fishing weekends. Wrightsville Beach is one of the premier yachting communities on the East Coast, and charter fishing is a huge draw. Some of our guests charter Captain Robbie Wolfe's 'Whipsaw'--a 42' Custom Carolina Sportfisher with twin diesels, three fighting chairs and enjoy Full, 3/4 or half day trips to area 'secret' hot fishing spots. Whatever your interest, the Richards Cottage is perfectly suited for groups of 11 or under. Please call us with any questions or if you need assistance in vacation ideas.
Keywords: Wrightsville Beach, Southern Coast, Coastal, North Carolina, USA