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Featured on Carriage Tour! Ellis Cottage in Historic Downtown Wilmington

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautiful 2BDR/2BA Historic Home in Downtown Wilmington, NC

Perfect for a grown-up getaway! Enjoy an authentic downtown experience in this charming 1890’s Victorian cottage. You will be amazed how quickly you can slip into the relaxed vibe and easy going pace of life here. Ideally located in the heart of the historic district and featured on the carriage tour, this 2 Bdr/2 Ba lovingly restored home is just 1½ blocks from the Riverwalk, and an easy walk to all the shops and restaurants of our fabulous Port City.

Inside you will find everything you need to feel right at home, or better yet, on vacation! The house has Wi-Fi throughout and features a lovely front parlor with fireplace, a comfy den with 42” HDTV, sunny dining room, fully-stocked kitchen with gas stove, and 2 cozy bedrooms. One has a queen bed with pillow-top mattress and en-suite bath w/ shower tub. The other, a double bed and writing desk. There is also a second full bathroom. Feel free to travel light: beach towels, chairs, picnic cooler, and coozies are provided for you to take to Wrightsville Beach-- just a 15 minute drive away. Or head to Carolina & Kure Beaches on your way to explore Ft. Fisher 30 minutes down the road along the Cape Fear River.

While the house is not wheelchair accessible, it is a great choice for travelers who have mobility issues. It is one story and has only 3 shallow steps at the entryway. There are also ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms along with central A/C to ensure you stay comfortable on those balmy Carolina nights. The quiet of this particular street is a welcome surprise to almost everyone who comes here-- typically only the sound of horses clopping by or a passing neighbor saying hello that risk disrupting your afternoon snooze on the porch. And rest assured that after dark you would never know a vibrant night life is underway just a few blocks away.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1340 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum rental age is 26....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside w/ provided ashtray is fine....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Property is close to all downtown area attractions, and has a beautiful wrap-around porch with glider and chair. Castle Street 'Antique District' with many shops is one street over. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable package....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' HDTV + small tube set in master bdrm....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Decorative only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On-street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, spices & some standard pantry items provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range- auto light...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach gear: towels, chairs, coolers & coozies....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Mar 3 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$229
Fri, Sat
$1,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Mar 31 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$259
Fri, Sat
$1,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 11 - Nov 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$229
Fri, Sat
$1,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

**PLEASE NOTE** VRBO automated estimates may not reflect accurate rates for your inquiry.

All rates listed are based on 1-2 person occupancy.

Contact owner for nightly rate details, holiday & event rates, and special requests.

Please keep in mind that the cottage is meant as a quiet retreat for 1-4 people only. If you have ANYTHING else in mind, you must let us know ahead of time and get appropriate permission before booking. No additional guests or visitors are allowed.

$95 Cleaning fee charged for all stays 5 days and longer.

$250 REFUNDABLE damage deposit required.

Visit our website: www.elliscottage.net for more information.

Payment accepted via check, PayPal, or PayPal credit card invoicing. 50% of total required to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
ILM
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ft. Fisher
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Saturday mornings there is a lively Farmer's Market on Water Street. An easy 10 min. walk from the house along the Riverwalk.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I was fortunate enough to move to Wilmington over 13 years ago thanks to my career in coastal management. I absolutely loved living there, and have really enjoyed renovating the house over the years (a never-ending process!) Recently, I began a new chapter in Vienna, Austria, which keeps me away from Wilmington much of the year. One of the most surprising aspects about renting my home to holiday makers is coming back and knowing it's been filled with happy memories by guests who've enjoyed it in my absence. Reading the guestbook is one of the first things I do when I get home! I also love to travel, and am delighted to be part of creating a memorable travel experience for guests. Inside you will find lots of attention to detail to ensure your visit is relaxed, cozy, and comfortable. The property manager lives right around the corner and the two of us take great pride in making sure you have a lovely stay.

Why the Owner Chose Historic District, Wilmington, NC, USA:
I got lucky: Wilmington chose me. The vibe here is like no other, and this particular location downtown is hard to beat. It's so laid back and friendly. It's a place where not saying 'hey' to people you pass on the street borders on offensive. Hopefully after your first visit, you will understand what keeps bringing me back-- and will bring you back again too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
So close to everything! Once you get a good feel for downtown, you'll see each little street has it's own unique personality. Not only is this one perfectly tucked between the Riverwalk and the Antique District, but the beautiful old Magnolia & Live Oaks, brick streets, and fantastic neighbors make it a very special place.


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • Welcome to our cottage! Your getaway starts here.

    Welcome to our cottage! Your getaway starts here.

  • Curl up with your favorite book, or enjoy one of ours.

    Curl up with your favorite book, or enjoy one of ours.

  • Pillow top mattress & hypo-allergenic duvet. En suite full bath.

    Pillow top mattress & hypo-allergenic duvet. En suite full bath.

  • Master en suite bath.

    Master en suite bath.

  • Second bedroom is across the house from master suite for maximum privacy.

    Second bedroom is across the house from master suite for maximum privacy.

  • Guest bathroom. Renovated with a beautiful nod to history.

    Guest bathroom. Renovated with a beautiful nod to history.

  • 42in. HDTV w/ cable and BlueRay. WiFi throughout house.

    42in. HDTV w/ cable and BlueRay. WiFi throughout house.

  • Kitchen is fully stocked. Coffee,  tea, spices and more are provided.

    Kitchen is fully stocked. Coffee, tea, spices and more are provided.

  • The Riverwalk begins just 1.5 blocks away.

    The Riverwalk begins just 1.5 blocks away.

  • Visit during our famous Azalea Festival in the spring!

    Visit during our famous Azalea Festival in the spring!

  • Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach... Just 15 minutes from downtown.

    Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach... Just 15 minutes from downtown.

  • The perfect coffee perch.

    The perfect coffee perch.

  • Front parlor is adorned with antiques and comfy furnishings.

    Front parlor is adorned with antiques and comfy furnishings.

  • Cable TV is tucked in armoire.

    Cable TV is tucked in armoire.

  • Fluffy towels & all linens are provided.

    Fluffy towels & all linens are provided.

  • Writing desk in second bedroom with view of the garden.

    Writing desk in second bedroom with view of the garden.

  • Enjoy movies or the big game in the living rm.

    Enjoy movies or the big game in the living rm.

  • Most unused room thanks to so many great restaurants nearby.

    Most unused room thanks to so many great restaurants nearby.

  • Pointing us out (literally) on the Carriage Tour!

    Pointing us out (literally) on the Carriage Tour!

  • The Henrietta making her way up river past our beautiful little city.

    The Henrietta making her way up river past our beautiful little city.

  • 4th of July downtown. Spectacular! (photo: Panoramio)

    4th of July downtown. Spectacular! (photo: Panoramio)

  • The neighborhood at dusk. Another quiet evening by the Cape Fear.

    The neighborhood at dusk. Another quiet evening by the Cape Fear.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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