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Lovely Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio (Sleeps 6)

Lovely Beach Cottage at family-friendly Wrightsville Beach, NC (Wilmington, NC), 2 bedrooms + one bedroom downstairs separate from the upstairs, 1 bath + half-bath with downstairs bedroom, outside shower, front porch with swing & rocking chairs for reading, dozing, chatting, happy hour, people watching. Cottage sleeps 6. Located in the heart of the island just off Lumina Ave by the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk. We are 2 minutes from the waterway and 3 minutes from Oxford Street beach, walking of course. 8 blocks from Roberts Market, Tower 7, The Trolley Stop, and Kohl's Frozen Custard. Farmer's Mkt every Mon morning. Activities at the Wrightsville Recreation Center. Oxford is a quiet street of nearly year round neighbors. No by the night availability, only by the week or month availability. We offer our cottage for family vacations or business travel. No renting for high school/college spring breaks, sorority or fraternity parties, church groups, bridal/wedding parties. Must be 25 and older. Thank You!

***From September 1st to May 15th the cottage is only rented on a monthly basis, preferably all 8 months at the same time. The monthly rate is $1,725 for 2 bedrooms and $1,825 for 3 bedrooms (utilities included).

More Details

Irene Kennedy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Irene Kennedy

We have lived in Raleigh, NC, for 30 years, although I originated in Washington, DC, and my husband in North Dakota, combining a military family and an academia family. We both went to school here in NC at UNC-CH and NCSU.

Irene Kennedy purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Irene Kennedy chose Wrightsville Beach

We love WB for its family-friendly atmosphere and because many of our favorite things to do here are within walking distance, and it's only 2 hrs away from where we live in Raleigh. Our cottage is located in the heart of the island, 2 blocks from recently restored Johnny Mercer's Pier where you can pick up Sunday papers. Our 2 daughters grew up spending summers here and have many fond memories of time spent with friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage was built in 1939 and has the charm and coziness of an older cottage--good bones, you might say. The sunrises, sunsets and breezes on the porch are soothing, as are the birds chirping in the eucalyptus tree and Chinese Elm outback. Breezes from the ocean and the sound flow through, lulling guests to calm, peace, connectedness.


Wrightsville Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One full BA. Outside shower under carport. Downstairs bedroom has half bath, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are 2 BRs with one Q/bd in one room and 2 Q/bd in the other. The 3rd BR is not connected to the upstairs living space.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Washington DC

Lisa from Washington DC

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The cottage is within walking distance of Robert's, the local grocery store, i e cream, and the famous Trolley Stop. There were 6 of us (including two huge teenage boys) and we had plenty of space to hang out after long days at the beach. The kids kept saying how much they loved Wrightsville and this cottage.

The beach is a very short 2-3 minute walk and the sound is just a few houses away. It is very safe for kids to walk back and forth as the only road to cross is Lumina Ave. Drivers are very considerate of pedestrians and always stop for them to cross. It is the perfect spot for families.

Wrightsville is the perfect beach destination if you are looking for a true beach vacation without 1000's of people, huge resorts, traffic, etc. We loved the relaxing feel of the island.

The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay.

We are already picking our week for next summer to stay here!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem, NC

Coastal charm vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful time at this perfectly charming coastal cottage! The house was cheerful, bright and clean. The location was so close to the beach it was easy to pop back for refreshments. Great amenities...the front porch and swing to enjoy the beach breeze and convenient outdoor shower and laundry room were perfect! Thank you Irene!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful visit and this little house was pretty great. Exactly as advertised and a wonderful location. Beds were comfortable and the amenities were good. I do think it would benefit from a basic kitchen redo and more kitchen accoutrements, and some updating of the porch, but it was overall a good stay. Loved being close to the Sound and a quick walk to the beach. Also loved having bikes to use!

Irene was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions, too!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Excellent Cottage very close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 7 nights here attending a family reunion and having a beach mini vacation. We chose the perfect place. Location in the historicand and happening part of Wrightsville beach allowed us to walk where ever we wanted. Mercers Pier and great beach for walking or looking for sharks teeth...found 2 nice fossils. Great choice of shops, ice creamery, grocery all easy walks. Very safe area. The cottage was well equipped -- especially for beaches...outside shower for rinsing off too. Decorations are very tasteful. We would recommend to anyone considering a few days in the area. Parking is great

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.8 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (19 mins)
Car: recommended

See historic Wilmington by horse and carriage. Checkout what's happening at Bellamy Mansion Museum & History and the Brooklyn Arts Center. Stroll through the riverfront farmer's market on Sat a.m. and/or WB farmer's market on Monday a.m. Walk The Loop and while you're at it stop in at WB Museum of History in historic Myers Cottage. Kids Making It Hippie Ball June 29, 2013 www, for tickets. Lumina News in the newstands, Facebook, Twitter for weekly news of WB, goings on, tides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Linens available at $25/person/week.

Weekly rentals only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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