Beautifully renovated 1866 House in the Historic District in the Downtown Wilmington neighborhood .Gorgeous old hardwood floors, footstep-worn thresholds, tiled fireplaces & time-shifted glass panes tell you this house has been here 150 years! Our 3 bedroom/2-bath/full-kitchen duplex is walking distance to anywhere downtown & short 17 minute drive to the beach! A very large backyard for hanging out.
We expect you around 5-6 PM but if this is not correct and you come later , let us know before your arrival. We live next door with our 6 year old who goes to sleep at 8 PM , which means we will be upstairs and won't hear any knocking . We live on N.6th Street near the Princess St. intersection and the house is colored pale rose. Your entrance is on the left and when you arrive just knock on the door on the right .We will have your cell once you reserve the house so please make sure you have ours...If we are not home we will give you a code for the lockbox which is straight behind the house towards the shed, turn right, go up the main stairs to the first level and find the first door on the right which enters the kitchen . The Doorknob in front is historic and decorative, please use Metal handle to push door open. We left you oldstyle keys in the keyhole of the bathroom doors for privacy, which means do not use the little latches on black doorplates to LOCK DOWN or OPEN UP. they cannot be trusted.
Now about the place.....You have a functioning kitchen with glasses and cups for all beverages, a coffee machine with filters and grinder plus toaster. Recently the oven element stopped working and is in the process of replacement but all 4 stove tops work. Recycling and trash pickup is early on Monday morning so we will let you know when we pull all the receptacles to the street .Recycling bin is blue, Trash is smaller and green, both behind the house by the shed though in the kitchen the trash is red and recycling is turquoise, both under the sink. Let us know if you need another bagl.Please put all TRASH out on sunday evening , and most important, please NO PLASTIC BAGS in recycling. folks have been forgetting this.
Linens and towels are all there with soap but you will need Shampoo if ours is wrong for you, shower gel and more toilet paper. And a hair dryer.
Network ID is guest110un and the password is 21novjake for WIFI .
PARKING is on the street and free and mostly empty after 5 p.m. with the exception of the spot in front of the green house to our right, that neighbor has a handicapped member and needs that spot on weekends. Please please do not block the driveway , we share it with our friendly neighbors . However you can load and unload there when you get here.
You have 2 bedrooms upstairs , both with queen beds plus a sunroom in the back with a doublebed . The Sunroom is accessible through the second bedroom but all the rooms have doors for privacy. There is a Shower and bathroom upstairs. There is also a fully equipped laundryroom. Laundry detergent is ultra concentrated so please fill cap up to line 2 for each load. Extra blankets and towels are in the old wicker baskets from the 60s. Please just lift them gingerly, the hinges stopped opening a decade ago. Access to upper floor is by spiral staircase from living room and by a straight stairwell from back porch leading to second bedroom upstairs.All switches and pullchains control light and fans .Only kitchen fan is problematic so please do not pull on that chain.
Downstairs is a queen sofa bed with the sheets and pillows in the black ottoman, a bathroom with tub and shower.Have beach towels if you do go to Wrightsville Beach or buy them because all the house towels are only for showering in the house.And please shake out sand before entering, either on front porch or backyard.You are welcome to use the backyard and the BBQ and we have left you equipment for that ; if you need pointers on the charcoal chimney method, we will gladly show you.
We would greatly appreciate it if you leave the heat on 66 or the air conditioning on 78 when you are out all day . That is the auto setting on the two Trane unit control panels , which you will find behind the spiral staircase downstairs, and in the master bedroom at front of second floor above Luca's Papa's old desk.
We have cable TV. Just aim the remote at DTV box on lower left of Toshiba TV and press ON twice and give it 12 seconds to react : do not change anything on remote please. When you leave put all towels in hamper and strip all the beds you used, leaving sheets on the floor. Also no cell phone or chats on front porch after 11 PM, our 2 adjacent neighbors hear it all because of the 6th St. echo. . Please let us know if you ran the dishwasher before you left.
Any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us ......a lot to read uh.
Amy and Luca