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1928 Cottage In Carolina Place/Ardmore Historic District! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to downtown and beach

This restored home is absolutely charming, with granite counter tops, high-end cabinets, custom tile work, breathtaking refinished hardwood floors, an expansive rocking chair front porch, and large fenced back yard. Off-street parking and a large shed in the back for additional storage.

The front porch has two rocking chairs flanking a small table, and a wrought-iron bistro set for enjoying the streetscape with your morning coffee.

The livingroom has a fireplace, queen-size sofa sleeper with high-quality mattress, loveseat, and 32-inch flat-screen television with DVD player and Roku streaming media. The dining room features a vintage pedestal dining table, eight chairs, and a buffet. The kitchen has a full-size, side-by-side refrigerator with through-the-door ice and water, microwave, smooth-top range, and dishwasher, and is fully equipped with coffee maker, blender, toaster, cookware, and dinnerware. The laundry room has a full-size front-load washer and dryer.

The master bedroom features a romantic four-post queen bed with pillow-top mattress, vintage lingerie chest, vintage nightstand, and en-suite bath, plus a separate exit to the fenced backyard. The middle bedroom features a pillow-top queen bed, and laminate-top maple dresser with mirror, chest, and nightstand. The front bedroom has its own exit to the driveway, along with a daybed with a pop-up trundle that can serve as a single bed, a pair of twins, or a king.

More Details

Salette Andrews
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Salette Andrews

I spent most of my life in a military family, so I've lived in a lot of places, and I've traveled extensively. I love to explore new places with all the comforts of home close at hand.

Salette Andrews purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Salette Andrews chose Wilmington

After several trips to the beach, we zeroed in on Wilmington because of the history, the proximity to everything, and the hospitality of the people.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a historic home with all the charm that brings: a rocking chair front porch, wood floors, bead board wainscoting and chair rails. But it's also a modern home with all the bells and whistles: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and high-speed internet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Salette and David for providing such a beautiful, well-equipped home for enjoying Wilmington. We had a blast and the information provided in the guest binder was extremely helpful!
Jul 2014
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Ardmore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with pop-up trundle can become two twins or king.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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1928 Cottage In Carolina Place/Ardmore Historic District! Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 19 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Great little house in historic Wilmington

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas 2016 and it was perfect for us! The home is cute, nicely furnished, and comfortable. The kitchen was will appointed and had spices, condiments, and plenty of dishes. Although it's a small house, it was plenty of room for 4 adults and 5 boys (aged 4 months - 8 years) and is pet friendly too! The backyard was nice and fenced, it served our needs perfectly (not to mention we were a 2 minute drive from family). The Roku with Netflix was clutch for the kids. If I could make one improvement, it would be so that the queen bed in the back weren't so loud/squeeky with every toss or turn- we had our 4 month old in a pack n play in there and every time I went to bed, I'd wake him up with all the noise! We were very happy with the rental and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Hilton Head Island, SC

Charming house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location, close to town and with easy access to the beach. The neigbourhood is nice and quiet. The house is immaculate and has everything you could need. The owner was very responsive during the booking process and with any follow up questions. We stayed for IM North Carolina and found it much more convenient and relaxing than staying in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. It was clean and in good working order. It was well supplied with essentials and little things that were a nice surprise. We are definitely planning on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience in a charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a a beautiful three days in this sweet 1928 cottage for our daughter's wedding. It was the perfect place for us since we were housing the bride and her bridesmaids. We were close to our church and reception venue. Being close to the riverfront was also a plus! The cottage was clean and well cared for. We had everything that we needed and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone who wanted a cozy place to stay in the Wilmington Historic District. Thank you Salette for sharing your home with our family!

The Morris Family

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, NC

Very clean and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here over Easter. This cottage was well maintained and very clean when we arrived. The yard was perfect for our dog to enjoy. I wouldn't say downtown was walk-able (we have a small child), but a very short drive. Salette was extremely helpful while booking and during our stay when we had a few questions. This house for the price is a great deal! Will stay again if we are back in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb, comfortable accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, immaculately maintained and well outfitted house in a safe neighborhood close to Wilmington's historic district, major road arteries and basic marketing needs. A great pleasure coming "home" to at night after a full day seeing local sights and partaking of many fine restaurants. Loved Wilmington. Definitely will comeback.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
Cape Fear Serpentarium
Cape Fear Riverboats
"Extensive pan-Asian menu; eclectic decor. Servers knowledgeable about vegan and gluten-free ..."
Port City Java
Whole Foods Market
Wilmington International Airport
Copper Penny
Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Juggling Gypsy
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Bald Head Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Cape Fear Country Club
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
U.S. 17
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
6.5 Miles
Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rental
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: recommended

Tree-lined streets filled with huge oaks and magnolias. Sidewalks throughout neighborhood. Great neighbors who have been here many, many generations. Charming homes that take you back to yesteryear. A short walk to Wallace Park. Major revitalization due to the popularity of the area 1.5 miles to downtown, and 7.5 miles to Wrightsville Beach. Centrally located to lots of restaurants and Independence Mall. Located in the desirable, historic Ardmore neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Guests may opt for the Damage Protection policy in addition to the $500 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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