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Stylish Urban Loft in Historical Downtown Wilmington

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Spacious fully-furnished 1-bedroom loft in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington available for short- or long-term rental. We get a lot of people coming into town for weddings, romantic couples retreats, boys and girls' weekends, vacationers who want to hit the beach by day and chill downtown at night, and families coming to tour UNCW with their teens. It's perfect for all of those things.

A gorgeous urban space surrounded by history; 1200 square feet in a renovated historical building with 22-foot ceilings, exposed beams and girders, new plush carpeting and white brick walls. Two bathrooms (shower and full tub), huge walk-in closet, underground parking, skylight.

The unit is next to Cape Fear Community College, two blocks from the Cape Fear River. Surrounded by Wilmington's finest restaurants and night clubs, Pontiac Place is a five-minute walk to the Brooklyn Arts District, the new downtown convention center, PPD, the Cape Fear River Walk, and the water taxi to the USS North Carolina battleship. It's 4 miles from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and a short drive to more than a dozen attractions, including world class golf courses and Wrightsville Beach.

Downstairs living space features a twin-size daybed/couch, 37 inch HDTV, Roku box with free Netflix movies and Pandora radio, audio-visual receiver, DVD player, basic cable and WiFi Internet. Fully equipped kitchen includes refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender crock pot, full complement of plates, cutlery, and utensils. Loft bedroom features a King-sized pillowtop bed, a twin-size day bed, full sized dresser, desk, walk-in closet, full bath, and shaded skylight.

Note: We recently upgraded the living room furniture, adding two comfy leather armchairs in place of the smaller couch and a basic chair. We added a chair and a bookcase upstairs. So some of these photos are out of date. Sorry.

Free WiFi Internet, Cable TV. Coin-op laundry in building.

Sleeps four comfortably. Perfect for single travelers, couples or young families. Longer term rentals negotiable.


Early checkin/late checkout may be available, but PLEASE ASK FIRST. Otherwise we need to stick to the 11 am check out and 4 pm check in limits, so our maid has time to clean the place. Thanks.

* * * We are putting our unit on the market for sale as a turnkey VRBO rental business. If you are interested (or know someone who is) please let us know. * * *

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More Details

Christina Wood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Christina Wood

I am a freelance writer who chose to move from San Francisco to Wilmington 10+ years ago. I bought the condo quite a while ago after a big project. I used it for office space for a while. I rented it to a tenant for a bit. And I've been renting it out as a vacation rental for a few years now. I no longer live in Wilmington but I come to visit whenever I can. I love the beach and the downtown. The ocean is 85 degrees in summer. The waves are great. The diving is easy. The food is fantastic (some of it anyway.) And the people are the best. If you've never been here before, you're in for a treat.

Christina Wood purchased this condo in 2005

Why Christina Wood chose Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington is a very hip, happening place. There are two dozen great restaurants and a dozen live music venues within five blocks (yet our property is extremely quiet). It's got the third largest historical district in the southeast (after Charleston and Savannah) and for my money, the nicest. It's great to be able to go out at night in the summer when Wilmington is hopping and not have to worry about finding a parking spot or driving home. And if you're here for the beach, it's a nice way to get away from the sand and surf at night.

What makes this condo unique

Stroll two blocks to the Riverwalk and enjoy the incredible views of the Cape Fear River. Take a horse-drawn carriage through one of the largest and prettiest historical districts in the country, home to both Revolutionary and Civil War heroes. Take a water taxi across the Cape Fear to tour the USS North Carolina, a decommissioned WWII era battleship. Enjoy free concerts every weekend in summer along the waterfront. Drive out to Wrightsville Beach (25 mins) and enjoy 85 degree water and 10 miles of pristine sand; you can surf, parasail, or jet ski. Take a sail along the Intracoastal waterway or kayak through gorgeous unspoiled marshland. Dive WWII era wrecks and sunken artificial reefs within 45 minutes of shore. There are half a dozen great golf courses and amusement areas within a short drive as well. An easy two block stroll to Wilmington's rockin' nightlife along Front Street and the river. You won't be bored.


Riverfront Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully appointed, shower downstairs, shower/tub upstairs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) plush, lush pillowtop mattress and boxspring, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twin beds that double as couches/daybeds, Child Beds (1) small couch downstairs more than adequate for child under 6 years old
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful loft in a converted historic building with 22 foot ceilings, exposed rafters and brick walls, in the heart of downtown Wilmington.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

Stylish Urban Loft in Historical Downtown Wilmington
average rating of 4.9042554 based on 94 reviews

Exactly where we wanted to be

  • 5 of 5

This place was within 2 blocks of historical downtown area. We were able to walk to everything we wanted. Very nice condo with plenty of space. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nice loft in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This loft is nicely appointed and fairly spacious. Great location for walking around Wilmington.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot downtown

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot downtown Wilmington, everything is within walking distance including the river walk. They also have a free parking spot. Place was nice and clean with a fully stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor, PA

Amazing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so excited to return to Wilmington but wanted to make sure we were downtown this time, close to the best parts of the city. We began by looking at hotels but everything was so expensive. A friend suggested vrbo, and I happened upon this absolute GEM! Check in was easy, using the code for the key box and letting ourselves in. The loft was gorgeous - clean, stylish, and spacious. Everything we needed was provided and it was great to have the extra space over a hotel room. The parking garage was a great convenience, saving us money from parking in the city and we were sure our car was safe. A ten minute walk from the best spots in town, and a fifteen minute drive to the beach -- absolute perfection! We had a great time and should we return to Wilmington we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location down by riverfront

  • 5 of 5

Great space, perfect location, very comfortable and well stocked with more than the necessities.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nice loft near the channel strip

  • 4 of 5

The loft was spacious and nicely equipped. The owner clearly put time into outfitting the unit with the necessities along with travel guides and information about the surrounding area.

While there were no issues with the unit itself, we had a couple issues with the Pontiac Place building itself. The day we arrived, it was raining quite hard and lobby and main hallway flooded. This was likely due to the gutters outside the front door being plugged and overflowing. A buzzer, presumably for the front door being open, was also continuously going off, even though the front door was closed. As others have stated, the underground parking was nice, but the entrance/exit ramp was very narrow and steep. Our car actually bottomed out the first time down. We had to remove all luggage and passengers from the vehicle to prevent it from bottoming out again.

Overall the stay was present and the unit was very nice. If the unit owner has any sway with the association, they should look into the issues stated above.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Copper Penny
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Wilmington Municipal Course
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Basics
Nearest Ski
325 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Riverfront Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 15 - Mar 15
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
linens rental (optional) $30 + Tax
cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We charge an additional $20 a weekend for linens (sheets and towels), $50 for longer stays. Or you're welcome to bring your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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