• As low as $300/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
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General Features

  • Arcade/game room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video games
  • 2 total pets
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Bicycle on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Blender
  • Car required
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Close to skiing
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining room
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First aid kit
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near laundromat
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • Note from host: Smoking outside ONLY! Cleaning fees will apply!
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor pool
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Spa tub
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Stroller
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water park
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2700 square feet

Uncle Horacio's is the ideal family or group getaway, featuring a 20 x 40 heated salt water pool, screened in porch with sunken hot tub, kid friendly back deck, playground, partial RV Hookup in the driveway, kid-proofed Dining Room & Family Room, Games Parlor and a completely outfitted Nursery!

Tucked away in one of Wilmington's nicest neighborhoods, this elegantly comfortable four bedroom, two and one half bath home accommodates up to 9 Adult guests plus an infant in the Nursery's crib. (Note: four bedrooms, so, max adult occupancy must include two adults on the bottom full bunk in the Nursery bedroom, one on the top single bed bunk in the Nursery bedroom. The remaining three bedrooms [1 king, 1 queen and 1 full] accommodate up to two adults each.) Less than 7 miles from Wrightsville Beach, 10 miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington and less than 5 miles from the very trendy Mayfaire Towncenter, this conveniently located home has something for everybody, especially the kids and family family family pets in your family! Unwind in the hammock in the bamboo enclosed private back yard, while the kids play in their own private play yard with swings, slides, sandbox and a play home! Take a swim in the 20 x 40 heated salt water pool! Pool toys and flotation devices for every age are included! Or, if you need a little additional warmth, take a soak in the 6 person hot tub beneath the flickering lantern lights of the screened in porch. Appreciate a family BBQ on the roomy and kid-friendly back deck! You can even bring Fido! We can leave the bicycles out for your use upon request. (Be sure to let me know if you wish to use them! Otherwise they may be locked up the private garage.) And for those traveling by RV, 50AMP and water hookups are available in the driveway. (A modest electric fee will apply)

The prepare in your group will adore the entirely outfitted Tuscan-Industrial styled kitchen! With an inviting wine bar and Pecan Live-Edge conversation table that seats four, this warm space opens through double french doors to the back deck. Ideal for entertaining and fully supplied with dishes, cookware, spices and all the basics you have at home, you will appreciate cooking in this handsome, centrally located kitchen.

The Dining Room and Family Room are kid-proofed and pet friendly! With a formal look and a laid back feel, the Dining Room seats10 plus a highchair. Child-proof corner cabinets hold plenty of additional dinner ware and flatware to accommodate huge groups. This delightful space is connected directly with the Family Room, which is equipped with sanitized kid toys, books for all ages, a big screen TV and even a hidden changing station! The new 60 inch intelligent T.V. is ideal for a family movie nighttime. Pop some corn & grab a cozy throw for a family movie nighttime. The Family Room is a great space for your entire group.

Just opposite the Family Room on the other side of the Kitchen and Foyer is the Games Parlor. This warm and inviting room, decorated with striking original art work, antique mirrors and furnishings, is well appointed with many board and card games, a profession poker set, mahjong & a awesome beverage style arcade video console with EVERY classic game you can name! Play your twentieth century heart out on classics like Donkey Kong, Frogger Ms. Pacman, Galaga and hundreds more! (Please note that the Parlor is NOT kid-proofed.) The game benches are packed with card games, board games and puzzles for good old fashioned family fun!

A splendid half Bath with a highboy toilet and a convenient Laundry Room supplied with pool towels and robes for the hot tub finish out the downstairs space. The doggy door is located in the Laundry Room as well, and that's where you'll find pet dishes (and a few treats for Fido!).

As we talk about Fido, here we should note: Our kitties, Tippy and Molly, live full time in a separate and private apartment on the property, just off the back of the attached garage. They have their own private entrance and side yard, so you may not see them at all... But they may just sneak in for a peek around if you leave the doggy door open. It will be closed when you arrive to discourage them; but if they do slip in, just set them out again and they will get the hint. A caretaker stops by and feeds them daily; but, your privacy will not be disturbed by her. She comes and goes via the private side gate to the private yard and apartment. And both Molly and Tippy are accustomed to dogs and guests, and are friendly to both!

Upstairs a enormous masculine Master Suite with king size bed and new intelligent TV await. The antique wardrobe and hutch provide plenty of guest space, and, basic toiletries are supplied in the on-suite Bathroom. All linens including additional blankets and pillows are supplied for your stay!

The double sink Hall Bath is likewise supplied with toiletries, first aid kit and even kids's bath toys! Still training a little one? No problem! A training toilet is found in the bathroom closet.

The nursery is kid-proofed and thoughtfully sanitized for each group's stay. In addition to the comfortable crib, a full size bottom bunk and an upper single bunk means this room will sleep up to four kids (or three adults)! The Nursery is loaded with toys for all ages and everything you may need for traveling babies and toddlers. Infant supplies like a pack-n-play crib for the beach, stroller, bouncer, carrier and swing can be found in the closet- cleaned, sanitized and ready for your use. Express yourself on the blackboard wall or bang out a new song in the music corner... This room is a blast for little ones!

The Bride's Bedroom is a cavernous feminine bedroom getaway that overlooks the back yard and pool area. With a queen bed, comfy reading chair and pretty handmade area rug, this room is a favorite space for our most honored guests. Many brides have donned their gowns here while peeking out the blackout curtains at their guests gathering below in the backyard.

A fourth bedroom, called simply the Guest's Room, offers a cozy reading chair, Roku TV and double bed.

Please note: We keep a fold out bed with an inflatable bed (full size) that may be used for overflow guests in the game room or family room when they need it. (I warn, the downstairs areas do not offer a great deal of privacy, but it is a comfortable bed and painless to use.) Please request this bed be left out along with the linens and linens if you think you may need it.

We raised four extraordinary men in this home and over the decades we've welcomed hundreds of friends there to celebrate life and family. A place of tranquility where hospitality is a cherished expression of appreciate and kindness. It is our sincerest want that you feel well cared for the moment you enter and that you leave feeling rested and refreshed in body and spirit. Here you are really welcome!

A few items that must be said:
Note: The pool is not heated year round, but may be heated to a comfortable 83 degrees upon request only. An additional "Heating Fee" of $50 per day will be required. A solar blanket cover has been installed and most months is sufficient to maintain a pleasant temperature, but for the cooler months the propane heat pump extends swim season rather a lot! Please note: The blanket MUST be used at all times when the pool is not in use. It may be effortlessly removed by use of a simple crank that rolls the blanket up and away for swimming and fun time. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.


PLEASE NOTE: In regards to Fido... Our neighborhood has numerous kids and pets; therefore, ONLY safe breeds are allowed. If you are unsure if this definition will include your pet, please ask. We are real dog lovers and have appreciated nearly every breed in our family through the years; but, not all dogs and not all dog owners are alike. Therefore; all pets MUST BE accurately described as cat and kid friendly. Ours is a family neighborhood where you'll see many people appreciating a bicycle ride or walk with their pets. So pets MUST be well behaved and friendly under ALL circumstances. This we require without exception. And finally ONLY two pets per visit are allowed please. (This is outlined in the attached Short Term Rental Agreement, which we require all guests review prior to booking.) Guests with pets that mark and/or soil carpets or furnishings WILL be charged any and all additional cleaning costs from their deposit; and, guests with pets that do not meet the guidelines specified herein will be asked to leave without refund.

Please note as well: Every person who lives on our cul-de-sac is reasonable, hospitable and kind. This being said we too try to be good neighbors and insist that our guests follow neighborhood rules and policies during their stay. The posted max. neighborhood speed limit is 25 miles per hour due to the high volume of kids and pets. PLEASE respect this policy! Neighborhood peaceful hours are 10PM through 8AM and are STRICTLY ENFORCED. Our neighbors will definitely call me if they feel guests are not complying with these rules and policies, as I have asked them to do so. Please rest assured, I understand that vacation time can become loud and rambunctious, so I will always give my guests a heads up call first... But repeat non-compliance with peaceful hours will result in eviction and surrender of all deposits. So please be respectful. (Neighborhood rules are outlined in the attached Short Term Rental Agreement, which we require all guests review prior to booking.)

Before booking PLEASE take time to download and review the Short Term Rental Agreement, where more detailed information can be found.

Thanks for looking and we hope to host you soon!

About the Area

Located in Wilmington, this vacation home is near theme parks and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Halyburton Park and Ogden Park, while Wrightsville Beach Museum of History and Cape Fear Museum are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider New Hanover County Arboretum, or check out an event or a game at Trask Coliseum. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and hiking nearby.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Know Before you Go

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

  • Pets allowed
  • Dogs only
  • 2 total pets
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Tips and Tricks to get the best vacation property experience:

Sticking to your budget:

  • Summer is the most expensive season along the coast of NC. Booking in the Fall or Spring is one of our best tips for saving money on your vacation home. Rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of desirable homes. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with family and friends at the beach.
  • Reserve your rental as early as possible. Rental schedules often become available a year in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many families book their Summer vacation rentals during Winter holiday gatherings. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner whether your group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Booking websites often offer guests an option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost 1% - 5% of the reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed time as a result of medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for program terms and fees.
  • Many management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitor guides which include coupons, either offered directly by local businesses, or by way of a relationship with the management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide and coupon books at local shops and grocery stores.

Planning and choosing the perfectvacation home:

  • Start by selecting your a vacation week and a max budget.
  • Determine how many bedrooms and the configuration your family needs. Family Retreat w/ Heated Pool, Hot Tub & RV Hookup -15min to Wrightsville Beach! has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
  • Precise information about bedrooms and bed counts is almost always accessible online. If they are not listed, reach out to the host before you book the rental. Remember that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull-out couches and bunk beds. You will need to establish what bed configuration is best for your group.
  • Are you visiting for a single attraction? Use a map search to locate nearby rentals.
  • Proper accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Confirm all necessary amenities are available before reserving a rental.
  • Are you bringing the family pet? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your agreement thoroughly! Extra fees or applied to your agreement.

More considerations:

  • Take a copy of the property manager's phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. Put the manager's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Note any damages to the rental during check in, and immediately e-mail them to the owner. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that can be valuable if damages are attributed to your stay.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a hot tub, stereo or appliance. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief call prevents a lot of issues.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disagreeable visitors bothering your peaceful neighborhood. Apply the golden rule for common sense. Happy residents may even recommend great local food and places you would've not otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Locals can usually help. Who better to ask where to spend a rainy day, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for BBQ?
  • Keep your rental home locked while you're out! Don't let thieves spoil your family vacation.
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before you drive away, take a walk through the rental property to confirm you've collected all belongings. Check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden belongings. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • After your trip, leave feedback! Property owners rely on good feedback to inspire more bookings. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something went awry, other families will be thankful you shared your review find their best vacation home. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the property manager could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to fix it.

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