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*Convenient, Private, Romantic, 2 BR House in Historic Downtown Wilmington*

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,320 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bdrm & 2 bath house; walk to restaurants & fun; has own tranquil pond & deck!

Inquiries during Low Season for High Season:

Less than a 7 night inquiry will not be considered until 120 days from requested arrival date and less than 4 nights would not take priority until 90 days; 3 night rate is always minimum

RATES ARE MISREPRESENTED BY THIS WEBSITE: All nights are charged sales and use taxes equalling 13%, until 7th night, at which point I include it ($156 or $130 savings). After two weeks, the taxes are no longer incorporated, due to the substantial nightly discounts! If the stay is 90 days or longer, no sales/use or occupancy taxes are required. Please contact me for specific rates and other information 434.535.2540, 8am-9pm and leave a detailed message.

Li'l Blu is conveniently located on a quiet street in the Wilmington Historic District, just blocks from the River Walk and many of Wilmington's fine restaurants; there are more than a dozen great restaurants in the downtown area. It’s an easy stroll to the River Walk where one can browse through the many shops or watch the sunset across the Cape Fear River. If you prefer the beach, you have a choice of three beach areas:  Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure. Each can be reached by a short drive of around twenty minutes with easy access and parking.

More Details

Kaki Pearson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Why Kaki Pearson chose Wilmington

I love being very close to all the activities offered in or near downtown Wilmington without having to share space with anyone; I can also be at the next best place, the beach, within 15 minutes!

What makes this house unique

Li'l Blu has a separate dining room, two bedrooms and two full baths and is fully equipped with all new appliances, including a flat-screen TV. Enjoy the tastefully furnished rooms, filled with family antiques and art. In back, there is an ample deck with multiple seating areas, a dining area under a pergola covered with fragrant jasmine and it all overlooks a small, private pond. The outdoor area is also fully lighted for after dark relaxing.


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both master and guest bedrooms have NEW queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) This NEW single is in the guest room with queen bed. Accommodations are for 2 adults with up to 3 YOUNG children or 2 couples, ONLY. No other areas of the house are for sleeping.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
At the back of the house is a lovely pond, surrounded by decks; an area for relaxing and enjoying a book or your family and friends staying with you! This house is appropriate for 2 couples or for a family with 2 adults in 1 bedroom and 2-3 YOUNG children in the other, ONLY. Please see our website for details: We'd be happy to discuss your possible stay!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

*Convenient, Private, Romantic, 2 BR House in Historic Downtown Wilmington*
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Adding a rave!

  • 5 of 5

You know that first morning in a rental when you reach for the coffee filters and...phooey! Not at L'Blue. Everything you need is there, where it should be, including things you haven't thought of. Not one late night trip to Target required. As a VBRO veteran, I have to say this is the most well-appointed place we've seen. I'll add a voice to those who say it is perfectly located and the backyard is an oasis, but I really have to say it was the most convenient vacation we've had in a long time, and much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

L'il Blue is located in a great spot in the historical district of Wilmington. A 5-10 minute walk puts you on the river walk and onto market street. Only a 20-30 drive to the beaches.

The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay for 4 or 5 people. The owner was very responsive to emails and phone calls when needed. Highly recommend this place for your next Wilmington visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kevin. The cable/remote was an issue upon your arrival but with your patience and our manager's willingness to fix it on Thanksgiving day, was a greatly appreciated combination. If you ever want to return to Wilmington, I hope you consider Li'l Blu again; you left our home as if it was your own and for us, that is worth a returning guest discount! Maybe a warmer time of year when your family could really enjoy Wrightsville Beach? Thanks again for your business.
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Perfect location, cute house

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in Wilmington in July 2016 and Lil' Blue was perfect for our needs. We are an active family, and I am the type of person that likes to park my car in one spot and walk all over. Lil' Blue is perfectly located for that, being in the historic area of Wilmington. A short (very short) walk through the historic downtown area and you are at the Riverwalk, multiple shops/restaurants, and some unique tourist attractions. (Serpentarium!) Wrightsville beach is a short drive away and I'd recommend going to the right side of the beach if you want less crowds. There are no lack of beaches around you, and no lack of activities to do in the area, whether historic, active, water-related, film, I could go on and on. We used the oven, stove top, washing/dryer machines and a/c and everything worked without a hitch, and it was nice to have the specific instructions written out so there was no question on how anything worked or was to be used. The beds are comfortable, and I especially appreciated 2 beds in the 2nd bedroom as I had 2 teenagers that don't like to share beds, but they liked having the bedroom to share together. The house is two story with the bedrooms on the second level, and the only comment I would add is that the staircase can be slippery if one is walking down it with just socks. It was remedied with being mindful and keeping my hand on the rail, and no one else seemed to have a problem with it, but I didn't want to fall regardless. (I didn't have quite this same concern going up the stairs as much) my daughter who had had recent hip surgery did just fine going up and down, but she's a barefoot type of girl so her feet probably 'stuck' better than my socked ones.

I think if I had a house like lil' Blue, I might not ever share it! Fortunately, the owners don't feel that way and are more generous!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you all as guests too! You were courteous of our house and our nice neighbors too; thank you. Also thrilled that you enjoyed so much of Wilmington and the surrounding areas. Please come back and receive a 'returning guest' discount -- there is still Southport, Figure 8 Island and so much more!!
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A Respite from the World

  • 5 of 5

L'il Blue is truly a gem. The place is well appointed and welcoming. The instant you walk in you feel a sense of home. It is a place the beckons to you after a day of sight seeing or, if you so choose, surrounds you with a cocoon of quiet respite to relax and enjoy the pond out back or immerse yourself in your favorite book as a soothing summer rain cools the day.

The kitchen will make any home chef happy. It is well stocked with all the essentials to make the perfect meal for your family. I was able to create meals for everyone to enjoy as I puttered and experimented with recipes.

I would recommended it to anyone who wishes to take a vacation in the lovely historic town of Wilmington.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have been remarkable guests, not only taking good care of our "gem" but also relaxing enough in it to know it's nooks and crannies -- making a good suggestion too. I hope you return (and receive a discount!) and possibly bring to our town a needed service...
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Close to everything - still peaceful and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during some of the hottest days in July, but the air conditioning really held up well. Separate controls for upstairs and down let us stay comfortable day and night. The walk down to the riverfront wasn't far, and the nearest trolley stop looked like it was only a few blocks away also. The neighborhood was so quaint, peaceful, lovely, relaxing. In the morning people would jog by or walk their dogs. Just lovely. Cute house, comfortable furniture, spacious bedrooms. Little lamps by each chair in the living room for reading in the evening. Bright rooms. Great location. Even though we were there over July 4th holiday, we had no problem with parking. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, you described everything I love about our little gem and have made me miss it, immensely! Thank you for your lovely review and for being such wonderful guests treating our house as if it was yours. You would be welcome back, anytime, and would receive a returning guest discount. Thanks again!
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Li'l Blu to attend a niece's wedding. Great downtown neighborhood. Walked a lot as the house is close to about everything that historic Wilmington has to offer. After a long day of touring and shopping, it was magical sitting out on the back deck. Kitchen is well-equipped although we ate out often at some great restaurants. Kaki was very helpful and responsive to our every need. She believes in giving her guests a little extra. When we admired the décor in the home during her welcoming phone call, she was right there with directions to local antique shops. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim for submitting such a thoughtful review. From the beginning you asked pertinent questions about the house and area that I was happy to explain. Your group was a delight to have at Li'l Blu and your kind comments are much appreciated. We are grateful for your attentiveness too and leaving our house the way you found it! Please come again and receive a returning guest discount!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Wrightsville Beach

Downtown Wilmington, NC; Carriage Ride; Cape Fear River; Wrightsville Beach; Carolina Beach; Kure Beach; Screen Gem Studios; River Walk; Historic houses; museums; Shopping; Antique Shops; Restaurants. Frontstreetbrewery offers great food, to eat there or take out; check their website.


Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%


VRBO does not calculate taxes correctly for this rental; I include taxes WITHIN rate when staying 7 nights; that is $185.00/night for High week and less than $143.00/night for Other weeks, except some Holidays.

TOTAL ALWAYS INCLUDES ALL utilities, wireless internet, cable, linens and cleaning fee!
7% sales/use tax and 6% occupancy tax (13%) are included ONLY in week stay (that's $130.00-$168.35 included in total when staying 7 nights!!). THEREFORE 13% is added to any stay of less than ONE WEEK.
GoodCare/Security Depo.=$300 and is refundable w/no damage, loss, excessive cleaning or breach of contracts!
Partial fee refund = leaving house as found upon arrival (if you pay through my PayPal, personal check or wire)!
50% of Total Required to Hold; Balance (includes security deposit) to Confirm or Due 60 Days Before Arrival.
Ask about: 'Work-Week'; Greater Than 1 Month; Holiday Rates AND REPEAT GUEST DISCOUNT, TOO!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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