Wilmington House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14))
Perfect Downtown location! Swimming Pool Access included June-August, Clean and Spacious, Former B & B in historic Carolina Heights neighborhood available for a 5 night minimum stay, weekly, monthly or longer term.
Built in 1921. 15 blocks to riverfront, downtown shops and restaurants. 15 minute drive to Wrightsville Beach.
The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families and friends celebrating milestones, or vacationing together and seeking private refuge. This beautiful historic property is a delight to see! 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.
There are 3 fireplaces (one working) with large 1920's decorative mantels. The house is filled with historic details including 10 foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the call buttons used in the 1920's. It was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and also used as a location for several TV series and commercials.
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 huge kitchen. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The dining room seats 8-10 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners or large family gatherings. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).
There are 5 bedrooms with the following configurations:
Master bedroom: King sized bed
Bedroom 2: Queen sized bed
Bedroom 3: King sized bed
Bedroom 4 Full sized bed
Bedroom 5: Two twin sized beds and a 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.
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 navigate stairs.
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.
The bathrooms in the house have all the original fixtures to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home.
This is a beautiful and relaxing home. The bedrooms are large and private, with attached bathrooms. There are two staircases, making it ideal for more than one family to stay together and yet, maintain privacy. It is perfect for wedding parties, graduations, family reunions, or relocations to the Wilmington area. This is the largest vacation home available in the area with the most sleeping space to accommodate a large family or group. It is also comfortable for smaller groups that just want additional space for comfort. It is even ideal for a couple looking for a romantic home in Wilmington.
Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard.
We include Wifi, and a stereo with ipod connectivity. 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/July/August) to a this upscale full service club with OUTDOOR HEATED POOL, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.
Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home that will meet all your needs in Wilmington.
We look forward to welcoming you!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Natalie David
We are a family of five currently living in California.
Natalie David purchased this house in 2004
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, we found that the house had so many special qualities and we grew to truly appreciate not only the its beauty, but the location, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoyed the beach, downtown's cultural activities and restaurants, the rich history of the area and so much more! As time went on we had three children while living there, and enjoyed an extremely memorable few years in Wilmington.
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. After all, all our children had been born in Wilmington while living in the same house, and we will forever be connected in our hearts to this special place. 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
While staying at the Magnolia House, guests enjoy the privacy and comfort of a family home, outdoor backyard space, at the price of a price of a motel (when considering per bedroom cost).
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 :)