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Vacation Serenity In A Quiet Neighborhood

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,635 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 14 fully furnished and equipped

Updated 1970's house, reminiscent of childhood vacations at the beach, provides a comfortable, relaxing home in a quiet south end neighborhood. Easy access makes it just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a hop and skip to view stunning sunsets over the sound. A bird sanctuary is a block away on the south tip of the island. Terns nest there during the summer. It's a great place for children to bike, scoot or skateboard on child friendly streets so between the beach, the sound, and the neighborhood, children can spend lots of time outside. Fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare fresh seafood dishes for a family meal. Open floor plan allows for ease of entertaining.

The 4 bedrooms supply 2 queen and 2 double beds with 2 full baths located between rooms. The sofa in the living room folds out to allow for more sleeping accommodations. Enjoy ocean breezes while rocking in rocking chairs or swinging in the hammock on the front porch, in the mornings with coffee, after a day at the beach with a beer or glass or wine, or star gazing at night. The outdoor shower and the carport is covered in jasmine for delicious smells when it's blooming in June. Parking for up to 6 cars is a plus as parking on the side of the street is not allowed and guests can visit during the day without paying public parking fees. The house provides 2 TV's, wifi, dvd player, and a radio/CD player.

The utility room below supplies a washer and dryer, boogie board, skim board, sand toys and comfortable beach chairs. An outside grill makes it easy to cook while watching the sunset over the sound.

If you want to live a simple life of ease and relaxation on your vacation, this house and location is perfect.

More Details

Nancy Hofer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Nancy Hofer

My sister and I inherited this house from our father. We both were born and still live in NC. My sister is a retired mail carrier and I am a Montessori educator. We have 5 extraordinary children between us and she has 3 spectacular grandchildren.

Nancy Hofer purchased this house in 1984

Why Nancy Hofer chose South End

During our childhood our family visited Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach often. We had extended family that lived in Wilmington. Our families would spend days on the beach swimming, surfing, sunning and enjoying picnics of homemade pimento cheese and tomato sandwiches. Our best childhood memories were made on this beach.

What makes this house unique

My father always dreamed of having a house at Wrightsville. In fact in the 1960's he bought the lot our house is on. By a quirk of fate, we ended up with the house when Dino DeLaurentiis needed to move 2 houses off the lots he was building his house on, when he opened what is now Screen Gems Studio. For the last 30 years we have made cherished memories in this house. We've spent countless hours preparing meals together in the kitchen, playing games on the long dinner table, rocking on the porch with a cup of coffee, a cold beer after a day at the beach, or with a sleepy baby.

This house is comfortable enough to suit all your needs while being simple enough to encourage relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful renting experience. We enjoyed your beach house and the countless hours we spent on the sand and surf:) Everything was very convenient and the house, well-stocked. We come to Wilmington every year and will make sure to book again with you all.
May 2015
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South End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1635 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are between and accessed from 2 bedrooms on each side of the house. Bath towels and beach towels are NOT provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Queen size sofa bed in living area.
  • Each bedroom has a dresser, 2 night tables with lamps and a closet. Bed linens are NOT provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional kitchen appliances: blender, hand mixer, food processor Outdoor shower


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Vacation Serenity In A Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews
Richmond VA

Loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Please to stay. Quiet - Clean - Parking - Easy!! I will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jennifer, so glad to have you.
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Great vacation spot ...very quiet area

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay and do close to the beach. Enjoyed the house with plenty of room. Kitchen has everything you need and plenty of games and other stuff for kids. Nice to have the additional tv in one of the bedrooms. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. You were great guests. Thank you for staying with us and I hope to have you as guests again.
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lockport, ny

Wonderful accommodations & perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect choice for our family of adult siblings & spouses. We especially enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch while having our morning coffee & evening cocktails. The proximity to the beach was a welcome bonus. We hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home - Close to Beach, Away from the Crowds

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying here for a few days this week. Schloss Street is a charming location, and the home was well-equipped, clean, and comfortable. We will definitely stay there again as soon as possible. The front porch was my favorite place to be when we weren't on the beach. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your cozy home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Good location, nice up keep.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house in the best location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about this rental property. To begin, Nancy was incredibly pleasant to work with in regards to communication and providing all the necessities. The house was clean, spacious, and homey. Tucked away on one of WB's side streets, it not only had easy access to the beach but also a serene, neighborhood feel. I will recommend this house for years to come, as I know others will have just as wonderful of an experience as I did.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. You were also great to work with. I hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wilmington Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ft. Fisher
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

The property is in a quiet, residential neighborhood, within walking and biking distance to restaurants, surf shops, stores, ice cream shops, parks, a local museum, and farmers market. A five minute walk to the beach and a hop and skip to the sound for quieter water and beautiful sunsets. The beach location is at the south end of the island where there is a minimum of parking for daily beach visitors so the beach is not crowded. The ocean water is crystal clear 80% of the time and a Caribbean ocean color. Pier, surf and sound fishing are popular. A bird sanctuary is located at the end of the island and protected by fencing and bird watchers.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

The security deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of the last rental day, assuming there is no damage to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.