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Little Dipper Cottage
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Little Dipper CottageBright and private cottage located on the grounds of the main house. Conveniently located to beaches, downtown Riverwalk, shopping, pubs. Comfy King bed with all cotton bedding, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, full kitchen, T.V., shower, blue tooth radio, great work space or relaxing indoors. An attached private screened porch with rocking chairs, keypad entry. Sleep under the stars with beautiful skylights. This is a converted artist studio and has a sweet relaxing feel. WIFI included.
The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ Bath
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath
The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ BathLooking to escape for a bit or enjoy a peaceful environment for a bit? The Zen Den is a private room with its own private entrance from the outside of the home, stocked with everything to make your stay as pleasurable as possible! The Zen Den is an additional room, added onto the century old home quite some time ago, but has recently been remodeled with a beautiful full private bathroom and new furnishings. The Den is 1 mile from downtown, 8 miles from the beach.
Heart of Historic Downtown! Great 1 Bedroom Apt. H
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Heart of Historic Downtown! Great 1 Bedroom Apt. HGreat 1 Br Apartment in the middle of Historic Downtown on N. Front St.! Walk to most places Downtown within a few blocks. With High Ceilings, exposed brick wall, ceiling fans and 100 year old wood floors - it has a great historic feel with modern comfort!

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Riverfront Condo, A Little Slice of Heaven, Relax!
$135 per night
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Harbor Oaks, rest, relax, renew...
$60 per night
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Fantastic 2 Br, Apt. E overlooking N. Front St. !!
$98 per night
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The Weekender
$61 per night
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Charming Downtown Empie-Possion Cottage
$171 per night
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Pelicans Rest - Exhale, you've found your Hammock.
$156 per night
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'The Great Escape - Part 2' with Private Hot Tub!
$107 per night
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Starfish House~Mins to Wrightsville and Mayfair!
$203 per night
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Steer on Dock - Private Historic Mansion Apartment
$195 per night
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Lovely 2-bedroom condo with free parking
$142 per night
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Zen 2 Getaway in the Woods with Private Hot Tub
$103 per night
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The NoFo House
$99 per night

Your guide to Wilmington

All About Wilmington

Wilmington is a colonial city with a cosmopolitan heart. Officially established in 1739, the city is integrated with the Cape Fear River and has a popular 1.75-mile Riverwalk, considered one of the best in the country. But it’s Wilmington’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean that lures many visitors. Bordered by 31 miles of shoreline defining Cape Fear, the city boasts a trio of popular beaches whose recreational activities draw vacationers from all over. Downtown Wilmington’s cobblestone streets and pre-Victorian architecture are reminders of the city’s long and colorful past.


How do I get around Wilmington?

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located just north of the city, serving eight destinations across the Midwest and East Coast. Alternatively, you’ll find additional options via one of the other major airports in the region: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is a little over two hours northwest; or Charleston International Airport (CHS), about three hours south. Wilmington’s Wave public transportation network features 16 bus routes, shuttles, and free trolleys circling downtown. There’s also a local water taxi route, and taxis and rideshares are common. Pedestrians and cyclists take advantage of the Gary Shell Cross City Trail, which connects many of the city’s recreational and cultural points of interest. Metered parking is abundant, and parking is often free after business hours.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wilmington?

Given its location along the Gulf Stream, Wilmington experiences a humid subtropical climate characterized by incredibly mild winters (highs in the mid-50s Fahrenheit) and hot, sticky summers (highs in the lower 90s). It seldom snows during the cold months, and when it does, it’s generally light and melts quickly. More notable for Wilmington is its lengthy spring, beginning in late February and lasting through May, with a beautiful show of flowers. With summer comes heat and humidity, together pushing Wilmington’s heat index toward 100 degrees at its peak, driving many visitors to the beaches. The push and pull of warm Atlantic Ocean waters and the city’s geography in relation to storm system tracks puts it in prime tropical-storm territory. If you’re traveling here during hurricane season, which peaks in September, make sure you pay close attention to local weather.


What are the top things to do in Wilmington?

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Located on Wilmington’s southeastern shore, these neighboring beaches comprise an area aptly named Pleasure Island for its bounty of coastal escapades. Popular with ocean sports enthusiasts, these beaches are lined with rental shops offering kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and surfboards; each has its own boardwalk.

Downtown Wilmington

Even if you’re staying on the beaches, it’s worth going out of your way to stroll downtown Wilmington’s historic district. Marking its roles in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and WWII, this living museum spans more than 230 blocks, making it one of the largest National Register Historic Places in the country. Explore on your own, or book one of the neighborhood’s many popular walking tours or horse-drawn carriages to learn as you go.

Airlie Gardens

To get an authentic taste of Southern scenery, book a ticket to Airlie Gardens on the banks of Bradley Creek, tucked onto Wilmington’s northeast side. Self-guided tours and bird hikes wind through an expansive 67 acres of paths, lakes, and landscaped gardens. Immaculately maintained for year-round visits, the gardens are filled with mossy oaks, an array of flowers and plants, and charming historic structures.