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FIVE STAR! 2 Master SUITES! Stunning! Near BEACH/Downtown/Dining/Shops/Museums!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Very private! Preferred by many celebrity guest!

Experience Wilmington while staying in this perfectly charming home in a location that is very convenient to many attractions; especially if you are filming at Screen Gems.

This home is PET FREE. We offer over the top guest services and take great pride in our very clean and neat home, on the inside and the outside.

The bed linens, comforters, and towels are always freshly sanitized with a luxurious feel and delightful light fragrance. We love to 'wow' our guests with special seasonal surprises such as fresh flowers, herbs and other wonderful treats as well. Relax on the back porch, where you'll find rocking chairs, a comfy Southern swing and the great outdoors in a very private well-manicured setting.

You'll know the minute you enter the old-English circular stone drive that many more luxurious details await. Nestled discreetly behind 60 year old azaleas and crape myrtle trees you will also enjoy total privacy in the large, serene fenced backyard where something is always blooming in the garden. The birds love it!

The beautiful colors and tasteful furnishings will delight you and uplift your spirit as will the skylights, a gourmet gas cook-top, lots of black granite and carerra marble throughout and original hardwood floors that a man cut from trees off of his farm for his daughter over sixty years ago.

The master suite affords privacy with high transome windows and is superbly equipped with a jacuzzi tub and direct access to lanai and garden, where the morning sun will greet you like an old friend each morning.


Keywords: Luxury home, executive home, house for rent near movie studio, near screen gems, close to Wrightsville Beach,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About The Owner

Hello there! I'm Jeff and here is a picture of my beautiful wife of 33 years, Leigh. Also, our 22 year old son, Skyler, who graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Virginia in 2011 and will be graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va in May 2016!

We are both from Salisbury, NC and now reside at Holden Beach, NC when we are not in Wilmington.

We welcome you to our home in Wilmington! We think this house is blessed to have a very special zen-like feel that you will surely notice and appreciate.

We are very happy to have you come and enjoy all of the creative touches, the luxurious conveniences, and the overall great energy that we have waiting for you here at this totally unique and special home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Wilmington

Wilmington is one of North Carolina's most exceptional cities. Settled on the Cape Fear River and just minutes to the ocean...Wilmington has a rich history of accomplishments and a vibrant and utterly-southern culture. Wilmington offers so many attractions, you can be sure there is something special to discover for everyone.

We stumbled across this property several years ago and something told me to remodel this house...I did so as a trubute for my wife, who deserves the best. Back then, it was quite a jalopy...and now...I consider this particular remodeling venture an accomplishment of a lifetime. It became more than just a remodeling project. It became an artistic expression and a monumental statement that says, 'You can do much more than you think you can' especially when you put all of your creativity, all your heart, and all your love into it.

What makes this house unique

Treat yourself to a horse and buggy carriage tour of old-historic Wilmington.

Also, tour the battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA, where you will step onto the stage where history took place and experience the thrill of the most decorated US battleship of WWII. (Located just a few minutes away)

Visit Mayfair Shopping Center...the award winning development with you can do plenty of upscale shopping and choose from a great variety of restaurants. Mayfair is where we bring our guests and it's our favorite place to go to the movies. : )

Enjoy the beauty of Wrightsville Beach which is just one turn and then a straight shot from this house.

Wilmington's famous Azalea Festival will celebrate it's 64th year in 2011 from April 6-10. The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

FIVE STAR! 2 Master SUITES! Stunning! Near BEACH/Downtown/Dining/Shops/Museums!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Hospitality, Gorgeous Property, Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this lovely oasis of a home at the tail end of a beach vacation. We wanted to extend our stay in the area and explore Wilmington and found this hidden gem. Let me say that I am extremely picky about where I stay and I expect a certain level of luxury and cleanliness. This property did not disappoint! The owner, Leigh, was responsive at every turn. She helped me book the property last minute and met us at the property to walk us through and make us feel comfortable. As phenomenal as this house is, I think Leigh is even better - she is an absolute delight to work with, I felt as though I had made a lifelong friend!

The house is perfectly equipped with everything you need from a well-appointed (and gorgeous) kitchen, to comfortable bedding a towels, to the most relaxing backyard oasis you will ever find. We were all sad to leave and can't wait to return. I highly recommend this property and owner for people like me who want to stay somewhere that is as nice (or nicer!) than your own home and really want to relax while you're out of town. A big thank you to Leigh for all of her hospitality and dinner recommendations, we can't wait to stay at her beach house next!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, thank you so much for this lovely review! Please come back again soon! Also, we would love for you to check out our place at Holden Beach, NC, listing #306811! Best regards, Leigh
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Wonderful property!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely property the last week of July. The home was beautifully decorated. It was spotless but yet made us feel at home. Leigh was very gracious, and even met us the day we arrived at the house. She is a joy!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much! please come again soon!
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Absolutely beautiful! Excellent layout, and great outdoor space!

  • 5 of 5

Leigh did an excellent job of accommodating my family for our trip. I guarantee that you will not find another house in the area that has been maintained to the standard of this property. From the superb layout to the back porch you really cant go wrong with this home. Leah does a great job taking care of this house, and you will certainly be proud to call this your home during your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, thank you so much for the lovely review! I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness! Please come visit again!
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  • 5 of 5

I lived in this wonderful house for 4 months. It is an absolute dream. It is spacious, light and airy, beautiful interiors and has the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in. The back porch and garden is like a piece of heaven that has a swing sofa that is perfect for snoozing on or reading in the shade. The kitchen has everything you can possibly need and has two cookers, one gas one electric, so is a cooks dream! The house is in a perfect location that is close driving distance to Downtown (7 mins) and an easy route to Mayfair for shopping and the Beaches. There is ample space in the drive for up to 3 cars, oh and Port City Java is really close for your morning coffee. Lastly, like the property itself, the hospitality is unbeatable. Leigh and Jeff were the most incredible hosts. Such love and care goes into making your stay perfect. Would be difficult to find anywhere that matches how special your stay will be here. Thank you Leigh and Jeff. I will be back!

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  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle Dockery, you are 'simply the best'! Thank you for writing such a lovely review for our little 'Southern Gem' cottage! WE truly hope and pray that you will stay happy and well and that you'll come back again next year when filming your 2nd season of 'GOOD BEHAVIOR'!!! You were the most awesome house guest ever!!! <3 Love, Leigh
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Could not have been more perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful home while in town for our daughters graduation from UNCW. It was so warm and inviting, impeccably decorated, and not at all stiff or stuffy.

The property was spotless in and out, and was clearly well kept by a very deserning host family. Leigh went out of her way to accommodate our plans, and attend to our every need both before, and after our arrival.

The beds were comfortably adorned with rich linens. The seating both up stairs and down, was relaxing and easy to cosy up in. The detail of the architectural moldings make this home special, and the kitchen design was equally impressive. The back porch and yard are just icing on the cake, private but easily accessable from the office, kitchen or the master, it was just perfect for enjoying a morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine.

This was our first experience renting a property, instead of staying in a hotel, and we are hooked. This property sets the bar so very high, it will be hard, if not impossible to beat.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely and unbelievably quaint and quiet property that offers everything you could ever want in a home away from home. The only thing that surpassed the beautiful property was the treatment of the homeowner which was truly unparalleled.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such a great guest, Bill Goldberg! What a treat to meet such a fine gentleman! You were so kind to leave my son a motivational video and we really appreciate the 8 x 10 autographed glossy photos!!! You are an awesome role model!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Princess Place House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Repeat customers may be eligible for special discounts!
Add $100.00 for holidays, events and 2 night weekends only.
Please contact owner for details, thank you! Special rates and discounts offered for off season rentals!
Will happily trade properties with other VRBO and Homeaway owners! Thanks!
If family exceeds the 4 person maximum occupancy, is an additional charge.

deposit and half of balance due upon booking. remainder due within 60 days of arrival. bookings made less than 60 days ahead of time are paid in full upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Princess Place House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Master has a heated mattress in winter; suite has jacuzzi and southern covered porch w/ swing., Queen size Beds (1) Pullout, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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