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Stylish Urban Loft in Historical Downtown Wilmington

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King-sized pillowtop mattress with shuttered skylight.

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 So some of these photos are out of date.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.

NO SMOKING. NO PETS, NO EXCEPTIONS. SORRY.

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. * * *


Keywords: condo, condominium, short-term rental, hipster pad, love nest, getaway, hideaway, artists loft, historical building, apartment, loft, one-bedroom, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, perfect accommodations for wedding guests, Revolution (TV), Under The Dome (TV)

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one guest needs to be 18 or over please....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    definitely not....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Fully appointed, shower downstairs, shower/tub upstairs.

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful loft in a converted historic building with 22 foot ceilings, exposed rafters and brick walls, in the heart of downtown Wilmington....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    37-inch HDTV with basic cable; WiFi Internet; Roku with free NetFlix movies, Pandora Music stations, and a lot more...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Via NetFlix on the Roku...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Steps from shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs. A couple of blocks from the Cape Fear River....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    yes, it works -- and that's a good thing because summer can get pretty muggy....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    wifi access...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    coin operated laundry down the hall...moreless

  • Garage:

    underground parking space -- a rare thing in downtown wilmington...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For a fee: Sheets & towels cost $20 for a weekend, $50 for longer stays. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    guest parking available off street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    See the note on linens. We provide hand towels for free, others for a fee....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    coin operated laundry down the hall...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full set...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 15 - Mar 15
2 night min stay
$75
$495
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$99
$649

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $60 + tax
  • linens rental (optional) $30 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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:

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


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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Copper Penny
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wilmington Municipal Course
200 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 40
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Basics
325 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Mountain
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Riverfront, Wilmington, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • King-sized pillowtop mattress with shuttered skylight.

    King-sized pillowtop mattress with shuttered skylight.

  • Spacious dining area

    Spacious dining area

  • Downstairs living room with 37-inch HDTV and WiFi Internet

    Downstairs living room with 37-inch HDTV and WiFi Internet

  • Another view of the fully stocked galley kitchen.

    Another view of the fully stocked galley kitchen.

  • Another shot of the loft with King and Twin beds

    Another shot of the loft with King and Twin beds

  • A picture of the mile-long Riverwalk along the Cape Fear, two blocks away.

    A picture of the mile-long Riverwalk along the Cape Fear, two blocks away.

  • The Cape Fear River at night.

    The Cape Fear River at night.

  • The exterior -- converted from a 1940s era Pontiac dealership in 1997.

    The exterior -- converted from a 1940s era Pontiac dealership in 1997.

  • The sign of our times (The building behind it is Bannerman Station.)

    The sign of our times (The building behind it is Bannerman Station.)

  • The view from the loft

    The view from the loft

  • Fully stocked galley kitchen

    Fully stocked galley kitchen

  • Loft bedroom with pillowtop king bed and twin daybed

    Loft bedroom with pillowtop king bed and twin daybed

  • A nice quiet area to get some work done

    A nice quiet area to get some work done

  • Upstairs bathroom (with the Dark Knight)

    Upstairs bathroom (with the Dark Knight)

  • Yes, downtown Wilmington really does look like this.

    Yes, downtown Wilmington really does look like this.

  • What it's like to live here.

    What it's like to live here.

  • Beautiful downtown Wilmington with the Henrietta III floating in the foreground.

    Beautiful downtown Wilmington with the Henrietta III floating in the foreground.

  • A shot of the beautiful riverwalk next to the Cape Fear River, two blocks away.

    A shot of the beautiful riverwalk next to the Cape Fear River, two blocks away.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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