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Gorgeous 5 BR, Sunlit Beauty, Downtown, Bring your whole family!

Natalie David

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Natalie David

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Gorgeous 5 BR, Sunlit Beauty, Downtown, Bring your whole family!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Wilmington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Come and enjoy everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of this fully furnished, 4000 square foot home. Located in historic Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an excellent location- just a 15 minute walk to the bustling riverfront, a 15 minute drive to the beach, and yet, perfectly situated amid the peaceful, tall live oak trees that line the residential streets. This former bed and breakfast is clean and well equipped for all your needs.

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

The house, which was built in 1921, is filled with original details including 10 foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the call buttons used in the 1920's. There are 3 fireplaces (one working) with large 1920's decorative mantels. The house was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and has also been used as a location for several TV series and commercials in the past.

Our guests tell us that they love the chef’s kitchen which has stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a large group is a pleasure in this well equipped and spacious kitchen. The appliances are all new, including a new double door stainless steel refrigerator with water and ice dispenser. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 8 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners or large family gatherings or holiday dinners. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).

The den is also a delight with comfortable seating, a brand new 42 inch flat screen 'smart' HDTV which allows you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also an octagon shaped game table for an impromptu poker night!

There is also a more formal parlor, with books and comfortable sofas. It is a lovely spot to enjoy a cocktail or a cup of tea by the fireplace on a cool night.

There are 5 large bedrooms (all located upstairs) with the following configurations:

Master bedroom: One King sized bed

Bedroom 2: One Queen sized bed

Bedroom 3: One King sized bed

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 children or infants.

There are 36 inch flat screen televisions with DVR and Netflix in 2 of the bedrooms, and smaller tvs in the other bedrooms.

There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in our living room, which can be set up for your convenience downstairs for guests who cannot walk up the stairs easily.

There are three full bathrooms with deep, oversized bathtubs 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 sofa. Therefore, this house is not ideal for guests who need a shower downstairs due to disabilities.

The bathrooms in the house have all the original fixtures to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction, and we like it that way!

Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard.

Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swings and slide while you grill outdoors. Set the oversized picnic table (seats 10) for the whole family and enjoy your meal under the magnolia tree. It is a perfect place for a family celebration or just a relaxing evening after a day of sightseeing.

During the summer months, we invite you to enjoy the outdoor pool at the nearby healthclub (less than 2 miles) . We offer summer access (June 1- August 31) to an upscale full service club with outdoor heated pool, steamroll, and sauna. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.

Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in the wonderful Port City! Let us show you what it is like to live in the historic district of this enchanting town. One may decide to stay!

We look forward to welcoming you.

Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Natalie David (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Natalie David

We are a family of five currently living in California.

Natalie David purchased this house in 2003

Why Natalie David chose Wilmington

We purchased this home after falling in love with it while staying there when it was a Bed and Breakfast. We were expecting our first child at the time, and moving to Wilmington, and this house felt like home from the first moment we entered it. The large, brightly lit rooms were filled with promise for a beautiful life with our growing family. As we settled into Wilmington. As time went on we had three children while living there, and enjoyed an extremely memorable few years in Wilmington.

A few years later, we were disappointed to find out that we had to move for work purposes and tried to find a reason to keep the house As a result, we decided that turning it into a vacation rental would be a wonderful option. We now have the opportunity to share this home with others that want to experience the beauty and grace of Wilmington and the 'Magnolia House.'

What makes this house unique

We found that the house had so many special qualities and we grew to truly appreciate not only the its architectural beauty, but the location, neighborhood, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach, downtown's cultural activities and restaurants, the rich history of the area and so much more!

Guestbook comments from the manager


The house worked perfectly for the wedding! Everyone loved it and it was great to all be in one place and yet still have enough room where you don't feel cramped. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us :)
Apr 2011
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Gorgeous 5 BR, Sunlit Beauty, Downtown, Bring your whole family!
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 55 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent house to be in for any length of time, for any reason!

Since the beginning of January, my family had been temporarily relocated to Wilmington for work. My wife, 1yr-old daughter, two dogs and I all shared the space with our friend/co-worker, and found the place to be accommodating to our every need.

The kitchen is large, and big enough to cook two meals simultaneously. The living rooms and other common spaces are all warm, inviting and wonderful to spend time in during rainy days. The upstairs master suite has fit my family easily, and the other room with a large bed fits our friend just fine, even at 6'4" tall. Any time we've had guests, be it for dinners or weekend stays, we've had plenty of space to use and have never felt cramped. The backyard is perfect for grilling out, and even has a swing set (which, I promise, has seen plenty of use).

The neighborhood is great. The entrance to the historic cemetery is 3 blocks north on 15th st, and we all take walks through it regularly. Downtown is a 3-minute drive, 7-minute bike ride or 15-minute walk away, which makes for a lovely evening. And the beach is easily reached by car as well.

Natalie is wonderful to work with, and Katie (who oversees the place) is an incredibly sweet person also. Whether your reservation is a week-long vacation, or a 6-month-relocation, this is one of the best places to stay in Wilmington, hands down. We'll absolutely stay here again, should the chance arrive.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joe! I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to have your family staying at the house, and it was sad when your stay ended after these months. It makes me happy to know that you were able to enjoy the comforts of the house. I agree that it is a very cozy place to enjoy a rainy day! I hope that your work will bring you back to Wilmington again in the future, and that you will return to Magnolia House again. All the best to all of you. Natalie

Great home for large family or holidays!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (total of 15 which included 2 small children) rented this home for a family wedding! The home perfectly accommodated all of us plus others that were in and out for various wedding gatherings/dinners! The home was clean had everything we needed plus some! It was in a great location...close to downtown and just a short drive from the beach! We would most definitely rent it again and recommend it for others!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kineta! I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed the house. I appreciate your review, and hope you will come back for another stay at the Magnolia House. Best Wishes, Natalie

Great Place for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Very spacious and in a great location near downtown. Natalie was great to work with and we had a great time during our stay. House was large enough to easily accommodate a large group for a wedding.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, JP! I enjoyed working with you and accommodating you. Please visit again! Best Wishes, Natalie

Perfect House for a Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

My family came to stay in Wilmington for my wedding in March. The space was perfect and everyone was comfortable. The kids had their own room and games to play with all weekend. The eat-in kitchen was the place where everyone came together to talk and relax. There are many big spaces in the house for family to have space but also to spend time together. This was a great place for the wedding party to get ready as well. My family and I were very pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kerri! I am glad your family enjoyed the trip. I love hearing that the kids enjoyed the games in the kids' bedroom. I am going to make sure to always keep those games well stocked since I know from personal experience that it is so important to keep kids busy so that parents can relax on vacation! So, thank you for mentioning that. I hope you will consider another stay with us in the future. Kind Regards, Natalie

Weekend visit for a wedding at the Wilmington convention center

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful! The children enjoyed the open large spaces. Since we only stayed 2 very short nights. We wished we could've stayed longer. The adults were a little uncomfortable. The kitchen was immaculate! It could've used a cleaning: dishwasher, refrigerator and coffee table there was food in the cracks and crevasses. Bathrooms were cleaned except The master bedrooms bathroom bathtub had a clogged drain, the furniture can use reupholstery, it was all stained. You can feel the wind and cold from bedroom windows. This kinds of things reduces the beauty and value. Overall pretty huge house.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Friends Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Magnolia was a perfect place for our group of friends to gather. This home is so cozy and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The kitchen is amazing and had everything you could ever need. We are cooks! The backyard was also a great place with plenty of room to play games and gather. We will definitely be back. This place made you feel right at home! Thanks for a great experience...

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi KB, Thank you for your review! Please DO come back! It sounds like you enjoyed the house the way it should be enjoyed. I love it when our guests enjoy cooking because this is a true cook's kitchen! Best Wishes, Natalie


George on the Riverwalk
North Carolina Studios Tours
Tree Hill Bridge
Port City Java
Circa 1922
Whole Foods Market
Caprice French Bistro
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub
Hot Pink Cake Stand
Car: recommended

Included with your summer rental (June 1- August 31)is free access to a fitness center which is located less than 2 miles away with racquetball courts, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, and childcare (while parents work out). Certain rules apply.


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Wilmington House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Housekeeping Fee $150.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

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Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3.5 bathrooms 3 bathrooms upstairs, half bathroom downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) 2 Rooms with King sized beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room with Queen sized bed, Double Beds (1) 1 room with full sized bed, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 room with 2 twin sized beds PLUS a full sized bed. Can convert into a king bed and a full bed with conversion kit. Request in advance and we will have the beds ready this way for you!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play for infant., Sleep Sofa (1) One queen sized sleeper sofa in den plus an air mattress is available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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