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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3-Story, 5BR. Cottage. Stunning Waterfront View. Steps From The Beach.

Charming 1934 cottage located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach is the perfect destination for your next getaway. Full of original character and family history, this 3-story home boasts a full kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths and an outdoor shower, perfect for a quick rinse after some fun in the sun. But perhaps the most exquisite feature are the two sprawling porches overlooking the sound.

A quick walk across the street lands you on the sandy beach shore. Get there early to take your pick of shells. And after an afternoon at the beach, head down the street for shopping and a bite to eat.

With room enough for up to 12 guests, this home is ideal for reunions, family vacations, or even a couple's retreat.

*Check-in / Check-out is Saturday. Sunday check-out can be arranged by special request.

More Details

Frank Conner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Frank Conner

We call Charlotte, NC home in the off-season, but can't get enough of the beautiful beach weather and water activities in Wrightsville. The Tipsy Cottage has brought so much pleasure to our friends and family over the past 40 years that we want to share the experience with others.

Why Frank Conner chose Southern Coast

Family owned since 1970. Many holidays and family vacations have been enjoyed in this wonderful cottage and we're excited to share this unique property with vacationers wanting to make their own family memories.

There is a lot of original charm, including family photos and other memorabilia that is a mainstay of the decor, making this property ideal for someone who appreciates true beach house living.

What makes this cottage unique

-unbeatable porches

-elevator (located on the main level behind the porch swing. Connects all three floors of the house)

-private pier with built-in seating

(Not available for student, long-term rental. Thank you for your understanding.)


Wrightsville Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet & Sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet & Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet/Sink/Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Sink, Shower/Tub combo.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Playroom with bunk beds and sofabed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Check-in 4 PM; Check out 11 AM


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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A wonderful time was had by all 10 of our family.

  • 5 of 5

A cute but large period family beach house. Aptly named Tipsy Cottage. Great views of the water, short walk to the ocean. We loved it! Thanks Frank!!

Toby & Stephanie.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tipsy Cottage. While it is an older beach house dating back to the early days of Wrightsville Beach, we had a great time with lots of rooms. The layout is not a modern one, it was a classic beach house. We had 10-12 tennis friends stay for a long weekend of tennis and time on the water watching the sunsets and getting a little Tipsy.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home on the causeway!!

  • 4 of 5

We all had a great time! Stayed at Tipsy Cottage while 4 or our family competed in the Wilmington ironman event. The house is close to the beach and was a perfect distance from downtown Wilmington and all the activities we needed to be at. The house is "Tipsy", but has great porches for gathering and relaxing on. All the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook a meal. We loved the area and would return for another visit. Communication with the owner was prompt. The property was perfect for our needs. We would recommend to friends and family. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It was our pleasure to host your group and we are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you for taking such great care of the Tipsy and we hope to see you again. -Frank and Mimi
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Tipsy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Charming,,Comfortable and peaceful. Family friendly. Everything you want or need is right here. Something for everyone from toddlers to grand parents! Fishing, collecting shells, walking to the stores or restaurants. You arrive and feel right at home. The owners are so nice and helpful! You could not ask for better.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tipsy Cottage an absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I had a most wonderful stay at the Tipsy Cottage. What a lovely and very "old fashioned" beach cottage and such delightful porches. We loved it all, including the kitchen floor!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samuel, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the character of the house. We hope you will stay with us again!
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Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we expected and more and it made for the perfect multi family getaway in the spring The vintage nature of the house just made it better and everyone with us felt like we were at a relatives house rather then in a rented vacation home

We can't wait for next year as our plan is to return to the same spot to watch the incredible sunsets while sitting on the back porch overlooking the water

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Wrightsville Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June- August 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct - Nov 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check-in is 4 PM; Check-out is 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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