Richards Cottage, Ocean Views, Steps from Beach, Family Fun.
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- Minimum stay:2-8 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Beautiful 3000 sq. ft. custom renovated home by Wilmington's finest builder and top decorator (magazine published). Located 22 ft. from the beach access, one house back from the ocean on a quiet family street. Designed as the perfect family getaway featuring expansive wrap-around porches w/hammocks, rockers, gourmet kitchen, game room w/ping-pong table, wet bar and kitchenette. Bedrooms feature comfortable premium mattresses. House has 3 dining areas (inside/outside), large open floor plan and a living room with comfortable sofas. House has beautifully refinished pine floors throughout. Softly painted wood paneling adds to the authentic character. House is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping in a privately walled garden that features an outdoor shower. The master suite softly inviting, with an angled ocean view and large bathroom with a Kohler deep-soaking tub, large shower and double sink vanity. A colorful 'jungle room' is a great area set up for the kids, next to the game room. The Jungle Room has a TV/VCR combo with dozens of Disney videos for the kids.
The kitchen is a cook's dream--furnished with a gas range with warming-drawer, 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 2013/2014 events:
NC Holiday Flotilla (November 29)
Festival of Trees (December 8)
Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour (Dec. 7 & 8)
East Coast Shag Classic (January 30- Feb 2)
Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival (Jan 31-Feb 2)
34th Annual NC Jazz Festival (February 6-8)
Cape Fear Beer Festival (March 1)
Quintiles WBE Marathon (March 16)
NC Azalea Festival (April 9-13)
Rims the River (April 18-20)
Easter (April 20)
Seaside Soccer Classic (May 17-18)
Memorial Day (May 26)
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
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- 3 story
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We love families and have added some things such as a childrens basket to the bunk bed room for your convenience with some books, etc. Please keep in mind that children are not to draw/color or perform craft projects directly on furnishings or tabletops (be sure to cover any work surface). We also ask that food and drinks to be served in the dining areas (including porches) or game table areas only, as it is costly to clean the slipcovers and rugs (which will be deducted from your security deposit if soiled during your rental). We have also furnished a beach bin of toys--please feel free to enjoy these or add to the bin if you wish....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- Top Floor: (1) King Master Bedroom, (2) Twin Beds, and a Bunk Bedroom that has another twin sleeping a total of (3) in this room. Middle Floor: (1) Queen Bedroom has an attached bathroom w/shower. Ground Floor has (1) Queen Bedroom has access to ground floor full bathroom. On Top Floor, the Hall bathroom has double vanity sinks, toilet and tub/shower combo....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Premium Mattresses, Wet Bar/Kitchenette, Kitchen features a 'Coffee Center' with all the amenities to prepare your own gourmet coffee in the morning--grinder, espresso/cappucino machine, and accessories. House has an Outdoor Shower, a Library with lots of paperbacks, Kids 'Jungle Room' Lounge with own TV/VCR combo, Lots of porches with rockers, hammock, and lounge chairs, Multiple dining areas (inside seating 10, front porch seating 4+, back screened porch seating 8). Beach Toy Bin. As of 2010, we have Four adult beach chairs and Two smaller beach chairs for your use. We also have Two large beach umbrellas. Ironing Board, Iron, Hair Dryers on every floor. High Speed Wireless Internet....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
We have a variety DVDs, VHS and alot of Disney Children's VHS tapes. Rentals located at Plaza East Shopping Center or the NHC Public Library located at the north end of Landfall Shopping Center. Also, Redbox rentals at local Harris Teeter and other Grocery Stores....moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
Dining table seats 6. There is a matching adjacent game table that seats 4 more. Just outside the dining room are french doors which open on to the front porch. A outdoor table seats 4 more....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
Broad range of gadgets, utensils, serving pieces, Dinnerware, glassware, baking items, trays, pitchers, etc. Everything you will need. Stock Pots, Roasters, Casseroles, Salad Spinner, Tea Pot, Iron Frying Pan, Multiple frying pans, etc. We do NOT provide Tupperware or Plastic storage containers ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
This is the back deck, that connects to the covered Lanai or screened back porch. It is 12' X 15' and is surrounded by railing and attached benches on three sides, with the fourth side attached to the screened porch/Lanai....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Front deck is a wrap-around covered porch-It runs the full length of the streetside front of the house, and wraps around on the beach side and stops at the double french doors that lead into the dining room/kitchen. We keep multiple rockers, chairs, tables, a hammock and an outdoor dining table for four with matching chairs in this area. Ocean views from the front porch....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
This is a back screened porch area that features a door going to the kitchen, and double french doors going into the Living Room. It runs the length of the back wall of the house, except for the portion that goes into the kitchen. It also features a screened door that opens to the back staircase that goes down to the private enclosed back yard where we have set up the grilling area, adjacent to the outdoor shower, and lower patio. We have a very large outdoor dining table on the back deck that has seating for eight or more people (extra plastic outdoor chairs for your convenience). There are also two lounge chairs in this area....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall Mid Season 2016
Sep 11 - Nov 3, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter Off Season 2016
Nov 4 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
8 night min stay
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2016
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Administration Fee $35 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 13%
We do not discount the property. We will consider long-term rental, but there is NO discount for long-term rentals. We will consider renting to special groups on a case-by-case basis. We do not allow any parties or special events at the house under any circumstances. No pets are allowed, no smoking allowed. Bed and Bath linens are not included. Other exclusions and terms apply, per the lease
We require a reservation deposit of $400 to secure the reservation. We get 1/2 the rental amount at 90 days before check-in and the balance due including the security deposit at 30 days prior to check-in.
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Fine Gardens, Deep Sea/Charter Fishing, Fine Wine Shops/Gourmet Shopping, Art Galleries, Public Library, Dancing, Night Clubs, N.C. Azalea Festival (April), Riverfest (October), Cucalorus Film Festival, Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament (May at Landfall Country Club). Beach to the Battleship Triathlon, Annual Holiday Flotilla (Thanksgiving Weekend). Wilmington Historic Candlelight Tour (December). Soundside water access at end of street for neighborhood residents with sandy beach. Little Chapel on the Boardwalk (Methodist) located at the end of the street.
Year Purchased: 1997
Why Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA:
We have family ties to the area and love the natural beauty of the beach but convenience of a lovely historic city nearby.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is a classic cottage. We purposefully renovated it to have all the modern conveniences but have kept the charm of a family beach vacation retreat. We decided to keep as much of the outdoor porch space as possible to allow a truly organic beach vacation. There is nothing like enjoying the balmy beach breezes from the front porch hammock on a lazy afternoon.
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House Front View from Street, North Facing. Has Ocean Views from Front Porch.
Living Room, looking towards front of house. Flatscreen TV not in photo.
Second Floor...Living Room, Game table, looking into dining/kitchen.
Main Dining Area, has ocean views on an angle and French Doors to outside dining
Half Bathroom--Convenient to Kitchen, Dining and Living Rooms on Main Floor
Master Bathroom-Double Vanity and Coral Stone Shower, Large soaking tub.
Middle Floor-Queen Bedroom Suite, attached bathroom w/shower.
Two Twins Bedroom--Top Floor, West Side. Hall bath outside.
Ground Floor Bathroom, Brand new as of 2015
Ground Floor Kitchenette/Wet Bar
Back Deck, off of Lanai/Screened Porch
Living Room, located on Middle Floor. Flows into Dining and Kitchen.
Kitchen--Modern with gourmet appliances, fully stocked with gadgets, utensils.
View from Dining Room into Living Room
Master Bedroom. Very cozy with adjoining private bathroom suite. Top Floor
Master Bathroom, deep Kohler Soaking Tub with hand-held sprayer wand.
Queen Bedroom In-Suite Bathroom with Shower, Middle Floor
Bunk Beds & Twin Bedroom. Faces the Ocean and on Northeast corner of house.
Ground Floor Queen Bedroom, like a private apartment---has access to full bath.
Game Room Ping-Pong Table--Outside Door to the right out of photo.
Back Screened Porch (Lanai) looking West.
Back Under Deck--Patio area for chillin' and grillin'.Outdoor Shower behind wall
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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