• As low as $511/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 13
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General Features

  • Arcade/game room
  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Video games
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blender
  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced yard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Gas grill
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the bay
  • Near the sea
  • Note from host: Smoking inside will incur a $500 fee.
  • On the river
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Sofa bed
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Stroller
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Unit size: 4000 sq ft (372 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water park
  • Water skiing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 4000 square feet

We invite you to appreciate the Port City from the comfort of this gorgeous, 4000 square foot home, ideally located amid the calming, tree-lined residential streets of historic downtown Wilmington. The Magnolia House is located in historic downtown Wilmington just 15 blocks from the river. We are close to The Brooklyn Arts Center, multiple downtown coffee homes and art galleries, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Cotton Exchange, Screen Gems Studio, haunted pub crawls, the BEACH, golf, and acclaimed eateries and shopping. Located in Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an enchanting location- just a 15 min. walk to the bustling riverfront, a 20 min. drive to the beach!. All linen, towels, kitchen items (service for 12) are included so you just need to pack your suitcase and make yourself at home!

The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families celebrating milestones, or visiting together and seeking peaceful refuge after a day of sightseeing. This handsome historic property is a delight! Every room is bathed in sunlight with giant windows, many facing the sizable garden in the backyard with its old magnolia tree, and pathway leading down three steps to a lower formal garden, Camelia trees and Azaleas.

The home, constructed in 1921, is filled with original details including 10-foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the old call buttons used in the 1920's. There are 3 fireplaces (one functional) with sizable decorative mantels. The home has been supplied in the Wilmington Historic Foundation's Historic Home Tour and has also been used as a location for numerous TV series and commercials..

Our guests tell us that they adore the chef’s kitchen with its stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a huge group is a enjoyment in this well equipped and cavernous kitchen. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 10-12 people comfortably for formal meals and holiday dinners.

The den is a comfortable getaway with a huge sectional, constructed-in bookshelves with books to read and a 42-inch flat screen HDTV which accepts you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also game table seating six that opens for an impromptu poker nighttime! The shelves are outfitted with puzzles and all the best board games for a fun evening in with the family. There is an XBOX to keep the kids (and maybe even a few adults) entertained with wireless remote controls and numerous games. Bring your games along with you if you have a favorite!

The den also has a doggy door out to the fenced yard.

There is also a formal living room with ample seating that is ideal for entertaining guests or simply appreciating a beverage by the fireplace on a winter nighttime.

There are 5 enormous bedrooms (all located upstairs) with the following configurations:
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom: One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 2: One Queen sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 3: Second Master Bedroom-One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)
Bedroom 4 : One Full sized bed
Bedroom 5: Two twin sized beds and one full sized bed -OR can be configured as ONE full sized bed and ONE King sized bed--(This room connects to the master bedroom with solid wood french doors, so if you would like the doors open or closed, you have a choice. When the doors are closed, there is complete privacy, and the bedrooms are completely separate. if left open, the two rooms are connected and ideal for parents with very young kids or infants.)

There is also a queen sized sleeper couch in the living room downstairs,which can be set up for guests who cannot walk up the stairs with ease.

There are three full bathrooms with deep, upsized tubs located upstairs, and there is a half bath (no tub or shower) downstairs.

*Please note that all full bathrooms are located upstairs. There is a half bathroom (no bathtub) located downstairs near the sleeper couch. The home is not handicap accessible.

The bathrooms have original fixtures and floor tiles to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction. There may be a creaky floorboard, a dripping faucet here and there, but it is all original to this home constructed in 1921.

Family Animals will be considered on an individual basis, so please inquire before booking the home. We are generally a pet-friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard. If your pet is authorized, you must sign a pet agreement. Your pet MUST BE on flea control to be considered. Pets are not allowed on furnishings, including beds.

Appreciate the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swing set (there is an infant seat, too) and slide while you grille outdoors on the gas grille.

We have a pack 'n play, stroller, and high chair for infants. There are also many puzzles and books and a few toys for kids to keep them happy during your stay.

**Please also note that we do not authorize the use of the home for large, noisy events. You may have a modest event for the number of guests staying with you. This is a residential neighborhood and we are respectful of our neighbors' right to a peaceful and peaceful environment.

Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the amenities of home in the phenomenal Port City! Come and savor!

*** Also of note--Our property has a B&B license and this B&B is a modern take on the way people travel. With an on-site manager who resides on the property, you will still feel as though you are completely alone and have complete privacy. Our manager, Katie, lives in a separate unit on the grounds. She has a separate entrance to the yard and is available only to the extent that you wish her to be. We offer keyless entry to the home so you don’t even have to meet anyone, but Katie is available for any emergencies during your stay. Need to find a flashlight? Katie can be there to show you where it is! But, if you want privacy and the feeling that you are home without having to say "hello" to anyone, you can have that as well. We can also provide grocery shopping service prior to your stay and have the refrigerator supplied with all your favorite items and provide you with the receipt (hourly rate applies for shopping service). Welcome to the modern B&B in the historic neighborhood!

Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental

About the Area

Located in Wilmington, this vacation home is in the city center and on a river. Mayfaire Town Center and The Cotton Exchange are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Cape Fear Museum and Carolina Heights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

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

Know Before you Go

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Note from host: Pets considered on an individual basis.

Our top Wilmington vacation rental tips:

How to get the best value:

  • Summer is high season in the Wilmington, NC area. Reserve your Wilmington, NC rental property in Spring or Fall to get the benefit of warm weather while saving money and avoiding crowded roads, restaurants, and activities. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book a beach front rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday vacation on the coast? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are great times to gather with family and friends at your favorite beach.
  • Reserve your rental as early as possible. Rental schedules usually become available twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many families reserve their Summer vacation rentals during Winter holiday get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner or host if your vacationing group qualifies for a discount.
  • Booking websites typically offer guests an option to purchase vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed vacation time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask the property owner for additional information.
  • Look for your local Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine upon checking in. If your rental property doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and fuel stations. In addition to great information, visitor guides contain deals for local attractions, tours, restaurants, and shops.

Planning and choosing a perfectrental:

  • Choose your dates and budget.
  • Note the number beds and what type of bedroom configuration your group requires. Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, Downtown has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts is commonly accessible online. If you don't see them listed, email or call the property owner before booking the property. Remember that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which usually includes pull-out couches and bunk beds.
  • Are you visiting for a specific attraction or event? Use a map search to locate nearby rentals.
  • Appropriate accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make certain to ask about specialized equipment and wheel chair accessibility.
  • Remember to include your furry companions! 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 costs could be applied to your contract.

During your stay:

  • Take a copy of the owner's phone number and check in/check out procedures for your rental. We recommend storing the manager's information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • During check-in, note any damages to the property and immediately alert the owner. Record all correspondence just in case a dispute arises.
  • Property managers are great sources of help! Don't be shy to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like obnoxious vacationers bothering your life at home. Practice the golden rule for common sense. If they like you, locals might even recommend great beaches and places you would've not otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Neighbors can typically help. Who better to ask where to book the best tours, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for shopping?
  • Protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by locking the property when you are out, just like you would at home.
  • Re-check every room of the vacation property to confirm that you've packed all belongings at check-out. Remember to check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Inspect the property one final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever you can. If the host is not available, remember to take photos of the rental to record its condition at check-out.
  • Did you have a terrific time? Many rental management companies make it easy for vacationers to provide feedback. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they would love to hear it. If anything was wrong and they failed to correct it reasonably, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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