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The O'Connor House for Planning Your Wedding or Vacation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights


Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

Historic Home (1896), 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to the O'Connor House, featured in the 2011 Secret Garden Tour and the 2012 Azalea Festival Home Tour. The home was completely renovated with all the modern conveniences and upscale decor. The perfect location for wedding visitors and vacationers. Centrally located in town (truly walking distance to downtown restaurants and activities) makes it convenient to churches and reception facilities and after the wedding take a walking tour of historic downtown Wilmington right from our front door; or take a horse drawn carriage ride and learn about the history of this city; or take a trolley tour past the mansions and restored homes dating back to the American Revolution and Civil War; or just sit back and enjoy the visitors passing your front porch on their way to the farmer's market, Azalea Parade or Fourth of July fireworks. And for our wedding guests, the horse drawn carriage and trolley rides are popular means of transportation to the church or reception location

Wilmington has so much to offer and the O'Connor House is so convenient! So, spend a vacation in town. Save a little money and enjoy the city. And if you like to get away to the beach, it is only a short 15 minute ride to the beautiful beaches of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach or Kure Beach. And golfers, there are numerous courses in town or just a short ride away.

The O'Connor house has 4 bedrooms: Master with full bath, a large porch, a fireplace and king size bed. 1 Queen bedroom with a rear private porch overlooking the patio and gardens, 1 large queen bedroom with a fireplace and a bedroom with a twin bed and a twin trundle. The upstairs also has an additional bathroom.

The downstairs has a large living room with fireplace and a HD tv, a dining room with a fireplace and seating for 8, a large fully equipped kitchen with new ss appliances, dishwasher and breakfast area. There is a den off the kitchen with an HD tv and wireless internet service. There is also a powder room.

There is parking in the rear for 2 cars off a private driveway, a patio and rear covered porch with a gas grill. Our housekeeper and gardener make sure the house is spotless and the garden is always in bloom!!

WEEKLY RATE....$1450

Call or email for other rates.

Keywords: Newly restored and furnished, 2400 sq ft, 1890's home is an ideal home for parents and family to stay for a wedding or vacation getaway.

Conveniently located on Front St, 2.5 blocks to the river walk with shops and restaurants, 1 block to stately residential homes and a few blocks to churches, entertainment and nightlife.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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What makes this house unique

The O'Connor House is one of the few rental homes truly in the downtown Historic District of Wilmington. Our town is a beautiful, small historic city and the Hollywood of the East. The hit series REVOLUTION is filmed in Wilmington as well as film hits: IRON MAN 3, WE'RE THE MILLERS, and THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. It has so much charm from its' walking tours, horse drawn carriage rides and trolleys to its' magnificent mansions, historic district and wooden river walk. The river walk is over a mile in length and has many shops, restaurants, and parks along its' path. It is less than two blocks from the O'Connor House. At the Riverfront Park along the path there is the annual Downtown Sundown Concert Series beginning in May and running through September 2nd. Every Friday evening there is a concert with beer, wine, and food available. For a schedule of the concert line-up and event information see WilmingtonDowntown dot com.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

The O'Connor House for Planning Your Wedding or Vacation
average rating of 4.953125 based on 64 reviews

What a gem!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wedding weekend in this fabulous home! The house was full of charm and catered to the needs of children, adults, and the elderly. It was close to downtown allowing us the ability to walk to restaurants and the wedding events.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mystery girls trip

  • 5 of 5

I was a planner for our sixth mystery girls trip. Two planners, no one else (6) knew where we were going. Lots of pressure on the planners and the O'Connor house did not disappoint! What a beautifully restored house with everything we could need to be comfortable. Easy walking distance to downtown with a beautiful front porch that we enjoyed morning and night. I cannot say enough about the O'Connor house. Rent it, you will not be sorry.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views of downtown wilmington and quaint; felt like home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the O'Connor house October 9 - 16, 2016. We booked it for our daughter's wedding in Wilmington on October 14. Hurricane Matthew was an uninvited guest and made for some exciting stories!! The house was absolutely beautiful, better than our already high expectations from viewing the web-site. Spacious and comfortable and oh so pretty - we made use of every room and both the front porch and rear garden. Everything we could possibly need was available, right at our fingertips - now that makes for a true vacation!

Angie, the property manager, was a pleasure to deal with in every way - from booking the reservation and answering questions, to our delayed arrival due to the storm, to questions we had once we arrived - she was quick to respond and very gracious. We knew we were in good hands and had no worries whatsoever.

We hope to return to this wonderful home for another week when we do not have a wedding to host, and can just relax and enjoy beautiful Wilmington. The location is an easy walk through a beautiful historic neighborhood to downtown and all that Wilmington has to offer.

It was really perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at the O'Connor house during our daughter's wedding. It was the perfect gathering place for both friends and family members. Everyone loved the space, including the great front porch. The kitchen was perfect for several meals there and we had plenty of room upstairs too. The house was just three blocks from the wedding venue so it was extremely convenient for everyone. The bridesmaids came to the house for makeup and to dress before the wedding. I know the photographer got some wonderful pictures there too. Angie was great to work with and returned my calls/emails immediately. We all hope to return to the house for our annual "beach" vacation next summer! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful well appointed home with EVERYTHING you need to enjoy a wonderful Wilmington Experience

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely, while it is a historic home, it has all modern features so you enjoy a large well stocked kitchen, nice modern baths and laundry facilities, yet all the charm associated with the period. Two of the bedrooms are very large and spacious, the other two were a very nice size - all have comfy mattresses and beautiful linens. The Location is EXCELLENT - you can walk two blocks and be on Water Street downtown Wilmington. The downtown area is full of wonderful restaurants, galleries and rich variety of boutique shops - all along the scenic Cape Fear River. Lots of outside dining opportunitys. It can be difficult to find parking downtown so being walking distance makes this a great location. The property manager let me know she was just a phone call a way if we needed anything - of course we did not...., prior to arriving she answered every question and made me feel that our stay was very important to her.... we were in town for my daughters wedding and the stay at this beautiful home suited us all perfectly. The VRBO site cannot adequately display how lovely this home is....We plan to return and will definately stay at the O'Connor House again. I highly recommend this home and the management. I would be happy to answer any questions a potential visitor may have. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Donna Moore

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Wilmington International - ILM
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Front Street Brewery
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Magnolia Greens
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Elijah's Ann and Water Street
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Wrightsville Beach


Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Season
Mar 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable Damage Deposi $220

Please call or email manager for rental other than a full week.

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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
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  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
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  • Microwave
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom with bath, Queen size Beds (2) Two upstairs bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom. Twin bed has a twin trundle underneath with additional linens., Child Beds (1) A pack and play is provided., Baby Cribs (1) A full size crib will be setup if requested.
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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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