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Penthouse On Water Street! Incredible views of the river and downtown! FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 1 Bedroom Penthouse Type Unit On The Top Floor Overlooking The River.


Winter special is available for the months of December, January and February.

Lovely 1 bedroom unit with incredible views, private balcony and in the best area. Sleeps 1-2, bedroom has queen bed. Beautifully furnished and appointed. Large TV with cable, DVD and wireless internet...for when you want to stay in and just enjoy the views. Bedroom has TV too. If you decide to venture out, you are near galleries, shopping, many restaurants, carriage rides and more. The unit is housed in an interesting warehouse conversion that keeps the charm of old but has the comforts of a new space. You will need to be able to do stairs, but the views at the top will be worth it!

There are no 1 night rentals. A minimum of 2 nights is required. Rates are not negotiated. Thank you for your understanding.

Keywords: condominium, downtown wilmington, water view, vacation rental, corporate rental, loft, accommodations, contemporary, quiet, downtown, sleeps 2, honeymoon, anniversary, fully furnished, fully equipped, turn key, getaway, cozy, entertainment, full kitchen.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

What makes this condo unique

Wilmington has many beautiful downtown condos. This one happens to be in one of the quietest areas, away from the downtown bars, so you will be able to rest. If you choose, there is parking available right at the back door of the building. Once you get to the top floor, the views will amaze you and so will the privacy. This unit already has a following by some of Wilmington's visiting celebrities.


Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has tub with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large 1 bedroom with a queen bed. Has room darkening shades.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
$75.00 cleaning fee, $150.00 for excessive cleaning.


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Penthouse On Water Street! Incredible views of the river and downtown! FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

10 out of 10!

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was a beautiful place with amazing views! The location was perfect and I would absolutely stay here again! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall a good stay

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Penthouse On Water Street was overall good. We visited this location for the Ironman NC (Beach to Battleship) event. The location to this event and things to do in Wilmington is ideal. It is on Water street right across from the Cape Fear river so you get a nice view of the area and the water. The parking space with the rental is another great plus as parking is limited and every location requires you to pay so this was ideal. Note, they do monitor parking around and will ticket you quickly. The Penthouse itself was clean, well decorated and overall a nice location with wood floors and a balcony overlooking the water (even though there are a few buildings that block part of the view). There is plenty of room to stretch out and put your items in this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo. Do note this is on the 3rd floor and does NOT have an elevator so this did make things a bit tough getting items up and down especially my event gear. If you have any limitations on mobility please take note of this as it could be an issue for some. Overall the place was good minus the very squeaky bed which we did bring up to Sam and will hopefully be taken care of as it was very annoying especially when my spouse or I had to get up for would wake the other up. The only other item to note was the outside noise. This is in a "busy" area with a good amount of locations that had live music or nightlife events that could be heard from the condo, as well as individuals walking by the building. This comes with these types of locations but I wanted to make it known as this place is far better than others that are right in the heart of the nightlife. This place is not right next to these places but still can be a little annoying at times. For the Ironman this location worked great as it was just 1 street down from the marathon portion and less than 1/2 mile from the convention center making it very easy to just park the car and walk everywhere. It is also only 20 minutes away from the beach start making it overall great on the location. The other perk is it is just across the bridge from the USS North Carolina which is a must see for the area. You can't walk there but it is within 5 minutes. Just get there early as the road to the ship can flood at high tide. If you are looking for a nice place and in a good location (heart of Wilmington) this is a great choice. Sam was also great to work with and made sure we were taken care of.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo is more beautiful than the pictures show. Extremely clean and comfortable. Love the decor and especially the Red Chair!The location is perfect. Far enough away from the hustle of downtown, yet we were able to take a short stroll for any of the amenities downtown offered. Sam was a joy to work with, attention to detail, easy instructions and timely in his responses. We are definitely planning on coming back to Sam's place again soon. Thank you Sam!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann, THANK YOU for being the perfect guest & for the 5 stars! You are welcome back anytime. Will definitely let you know if I decide to get rid of the red leather Sincerely, Sam
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  • 5 of 5

Property location perfect, property itself was top notch. Clean, tastefully decorated, great views of the water. We will definitely return to Wilomington and will book this same unit when doing so. Thanks Sam!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colin, It was my pleasure to have you & your wife as my guests. Thank you for being so considerate & for the 5 stars! Very appreciated. You are welcome back anytime. Take care, Sam
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A beautiful and quiet retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was spacious, quiet with great views. It was very convenient for walking to restaurants and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martha, Thank you for the excellent review & the 5 stars! You were the perfect guest. Please come back again soon. Kind regards, Sam
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Great little trip away from work and kids!

  • 5 of 5

Due to work demands, my wife and I had to change our anniversary plans from a week in Charleston to a two night trip...somewhere....just the two of us. Found this wonderful loft apartment, and it was available for two nights.. Sam was wonderful to work with...even bought and delivered a blender when I asked if there was one in the apartment for frozen drinks. It was VERY hot that week in NC. We had a great trip, and the flowers were a very nice touch. A mini anniversary get away for us. Great location for walking, exploring, eating, and relaxing. And what a view of the river and the battleship. Will definitely stay again in the future...if its available!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, It was such a pleasure to have you & your wife as guests. Thank you for the 5 stars. Please come back again. You are welcome anytime. I will always have the ice maker full & a blender ready for you! Sincerely, Sam
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Superb location just steps from The River Walk. This area is close to downtown theater, dining and drinks, but in a much quieter, peaceful and private setting. You will feel like you have your own personal get away in the penthouse on Water Street! Incredible views of the river and downtown!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Convenient Parking right at the back door of the building (when available) for only $15 a day. Property Damage Protection (PDP) or a refundable damage deposit is required for all rentals. Monthly tenants pay their electric. Other utilities furnished by landlord.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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