About the property
- Condo500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Modern One Bedroom, One Bath With Full Kitchen.
Located at 21 N. Front St. (Unit 2B2) in Wilmington, NC 28401
Come visit and stay in the middle of everything that is Downtown Wilmington. Dining, shopping, and nightlife are literally outside your window and front door. One block from the Riverwalk that runs along the majestic Cape Fear river. Sleeps four (with use of pull out sofa bed in living room). Sheets, towels, cable TV and free high speed WiFi included. Private entrance to the 2nd floor. Kitchen boasts all stainless appliances, ice maker in freezer, coffee maker, cherry cabinets, fully stocked kitchen (hardware and utensils only; no food or perishables included) with all necessary items to stay in and cook if so desired. There is a balcony/fire escape outside the bedroom that overlooks Front St. A great place to start the day and soak in that first morning cup of coffee. We are currently in our third year of renting the property and continue to see repeat guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Michael D'Alessandro
My brother-in-law, Adam Dietz and I (Michael D'Alessandro) purchased this property in 2013 and have rebuilt the entire unit from scratch. We are very happy with the outcome as it has been a labor of love and we are even happier to share this property with you, your friends and family.
Michael D'Alessandro purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Michael D'Alessandro chose Riverfront
It is beyond unique in its location in town. The history of the building goes back to 1899 with the the cornerstone being laid on May 13, 1899, with a full Masonic ceremony. During its earlier years, it was primarily used for commercial offices, Masonic lodges and ceremonial halls. The building has had its share of Hollywood limelight as well. Dennis Hopper had bought the building in 1992 as a major restoration project. The 4th floor was used as a banquet room in the film, "Road to Wellville". The building was also occupied by Sandra Bullock while she was in town filming "28 Days". In 1999 it was sold to a local developer and on the first floor, Port City Java opened its flagship downtown coffee shop later that year. The second and third floors have been renovated into apartments. One of which you will be staying in. Finally, on the fifth floor you will find two more reasons to visit. City Stage, a local 220 seat classic theater that has played host to productions ranging from “The Rocky Horror Show” to “Romeo and Juliet” along with an annual re-staging of David Sedaris’ “The SantaLand Diaries.” It also served as a venue for the Cucalorus Film Festival and other events. And finally, Level 5, a bar with an outstanding river view.
What makes this Condo unique
You can't be any closer to all that Wilmington offers. The best part is that you do not have to drive anywhere to soak in EVERYTHING that is Wilmington. From the old world Civil War history to the modern day, you can see it all.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great spot! Bars, food, and fun!
This place was PERFECT, my boyfriend and I are from Raleigh and just wanted to get away for the weekend. We toured the battle ship, had lunch and beers, did a little shopping and did everything within walking distance of this place.
The owners are great, we forgot our phone charger there and they offered to mail it back to us shortly after our stay!
I will say though, if you are looking for a quiet get away to read a book indoors and go to bed at 9:00pm... this isnt it. There is an awesome roof top bar that gives this place a steady amount of background noise
It was perfect! My husband and I stayed there for the Ironman 70.3 and it was in the perfect location. It is a short walk to the convention center with easy access to the highway to Wrightsville Beach. It is also right in the middle of everything in downtown Wilmington. We loved every minute of staying there. Michael made several contacts to make sure everything was okay and that we had everything that we needed. We will definitely stay there again if we return to Wilmington. We highly recommend it.
Michael’s apartment is lovely, well furnished, and the perfect location for enjoying downtown Wilmington and all it has to offer. BUT...the building itself has a few quirks you need to be aware of. The building has an elevator which is great if you’re traveling with octogenarians and a lot of crap. This particular elevator has obviously been in service for many years, and apparently get a LOT of use by patrons of the rooftop bar. Fortunately, we were warned by a ‘local’ that we needed to keep all our weight balanced in the center of the elevator, as it had a tendency to ‘hang up’ if overloaded or unbalanced. This proved to be true.
Also, this perfect location comes with it’s share of downtown liveliness...lots of noise from the patrons of the establishments on the first floor of the building, even more activity from those visiting the rooftop bar. Earplugs are a must if you are a light sleeper.
We stayed here for two nights, and met the members of the hard-working Wilmington Fire Department on both of them. First night a drunk in the basement set off the fire alarm, second night was a patron stuck in the elevator. The fireman I spoke with told me that visits to this building were pretty-much routine.
We three old ladies had a good time in Wilmington and would stay at Michael’s again, in spite of all the unexpected excitement!
Where you want to be!
Historic downtown location , with European charm, this VRBO provides both. An architecturally interesting building reclaimed for urban living. The wide plank floors and big windows provide interest and light. It is a slight walk up to the unit. Well laid out design provides all the necessary convenience and free laundry room a few steps away.
Michael and Adam are very attentive and welcoming hosts. Their unit is very well maintained and decorated with sophistication and charm. I highly recommend them to you. I hope to have the opportunity to stay in this secure, comfortable, charming unit again.
Great downtown location
Great location within walking distance of many local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, local shopping and the river front.
Great rooftop bar!
You do hear all the noise from the street, usually quiets down after 2am.
We loved this place and it was a perfect spot for our girls get away trip, should we find ourselves in Wilmington again we would stay here again!
extremely convenient location to walk everywhere
Had a great stay here. Clean adorable condo in the perfect location in downtown wilmington. The owners are very helpful and easy to get ahold of. The bed is very comfortable. They had water in the fridge which we appreciated a ton! Parking was easy, only about 1/2 a block. We loved our stay here and will definitely look into coming back for future visits!
Free laundry facilities on premise. *Check In- 2 PM *Check Out- 12 Noon There are a number of sites that list what to do and see anytime of the year.