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Lovely Carolina Place Historic Gem Tucked Near Downtown Wilmington

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Perfect space in historic Wilmington to relax retreat or get out about town.

Stylish, tastefully decorated private apartment centrally located in the tree-lined historic and charming Carolina Place neighborhood- walk to coffee, bike downtown, and quickly drive to the beach. Best suited for 1 or 2 guests, can comfortably accommodate 4. Situated in a 100-year-old house, the inviting red staircase leads visitors to a hip little spot with a combination kitchenette & dining area, inviting bedroom, comfortable living room and large bathroom boasting an old claw foot tub. Thoughtfully decorated with mid century furnishings and art, everything in our space is calming, cozy and intentional. Guests enjoy a comfortable Danish modern table and chairs to enjoy meals or to sit around with visiting friends, new air conditioning system, wireless access, flat screen TV, record player, great books and games, combination microwave/ convection oven, induction cooker, top notch coffee supplies, yoga mats and a beloved record player and even a contemplative Buddha statue. Large front porch for morning coffee or evening cocktail.

ania Welin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About ania Welin

We have been around this town for a loooong time. My husband Josh was born here and after many years away, which included going to college, meeting me, living for years in Boston- he decided to come back together with me, buy a rambling old house and embark on the wacky journey of parenthood. We are lucky to be here and we especially love our neighborhood, the same in which the apartment is located. I spent last summer renovating and furnishing it and now offer you the chance to use it.

ania Welin purchased this apartment in 2012

Why ania Welin chose Wilmington

The Carolina Place neighborhood is the very best in Wilmington. This is a historic area composed of treasured homes on city blocks with sidewalks - most of the homes are now over 100 years old and lovingly maintained by mixture of old and new residents. We know one another, people walk about, kids are out on bikes. Our apartment is 2 blocks from lovely Wallace Park with Burnt Mill Creek running through it, and 4 blocks from two different coffee shops. We have a neighborhood wine bar with live music on the weekends and another about to open. When you do leave Carolina Place, you will only be minutes from most of Wilmington's many exciting and beautiful destinations.

We live nearby and can interact as little or as much as our guests prefer. We know Wilmington well and we can offer suggestions of where to go, shop, eat, park etc. as well as insider tips about local happenings. We are aiming to provide an amazing experience for our guests and want them to feel at home in our sweet little apartment. We are only a text away, but the 2nd story apartment is totally private.

What makes this apartment unique

We are situated about 20 blocks from the downtown waterfront, and in less than 10 minutes visitors can be picking up groceries at Whole Foods or Trader Joes, or our local Food Coop Tidal Creek. UNCW, or the Wilmington International Airport are only a few minutes up the road. If you just head down Wrightsville Avenue until it ends, you will wind up at the beach in about 15 minutes. Our public transportation system is not great but parking is easy and once you are downtown (walkable, easily bike-able) you can walk everywhere or use the free shuttle to get around. Cabs from the airport are cheap and easy, or we are also willing to pick you up if our schedule allows.


Wilmington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have no reviews here yet, but plenty from our other rental website. I will be happy to give you a link so you can read them all. 'We stayed at Ania's place for 2 weeks. This was more than initially planned, but worth every minute. Her apartment was perfect, exceeds expectation. Besides great stay, Ania took the time to show us around and make us feel like locals. This part we appreciated so very much,since we got to feel real Wilmington (which is great!). We are from the Netherlands and are on a trip around the world. Our Wilmington time will stay with us forever and will repeated. Thanks Ania, family and friends!!' 'Ania was such a gracious host. When we arrived, we found Ania had provided local organic coffee for us to make in the morning. So sweet! Everything we could possible need was provided. My favorite memory here was listening to Patsy Cline while getting ready to attend a wedding in Wilmington. The atmosphere was warm, cozy and the space is absolutely beautiful.'


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

great location, everything we needed, comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

I am thankful to have found this charming, quiet home for my visits to Wilmington. Ania is an attentive and "real" host. This home is a reflection of her gift of hospitality. It is a short walk to downtown, there is plenty of parking,

and has all of the comforts of home. I look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a perfect stay at this place! A nice, quiet escape, but still accessible from downtown and all the fun. Lovely, cute little place that accommodated all of us very well! :)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Wilmington and in Ania's beautiful home was absolutely DELIGHTFUL! Ania was a wonderful host, and made sure everything was taken care of; also she was super accessible if we had to get ahold of her:)

The house was AMAZING. The character and decor of the house was something that took our breath away, and absolutely enhanced our trip. Such a cute house, with so many fun things to explore even just within the house.

We had no problems whatsoever, and hope that one day, we can go back again. Wilmington rocks!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the best spot to in Wilmington to wind up in if you want easy-access to the beach, downtown, shopping the university, the hospital. Carolina Place is a beautiful, wonderful, historic family-oriented neighborhood centrally located smack the middle of Wilmington. The house is on the main a corner in the crux of the neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

Initial deposit/ first payment is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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