|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Excellent 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! 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 spacious kitchen. The appliances are all new, including a new double door stainless steel refrigerator with water and ice dispenser. We provide all you will need to cook fabulous meals in this kitchen! There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal 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).
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 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 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!
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 in a relaxed atmosphere that will meet all your needs in Wilmington. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all that Wilmington has to offer from the best downtown location.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental
We are a family of five currently living in California.
Natalie David purchased this house in 2004
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.'
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).
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Magnolia House turned out to be a great space for a reunion of seven adults and a dog. The house itself is beautiful, if in need of a little maintenance here and there. The kitchen is enormous and was perfect for us all to relax and eat meals in. The bedrooms are large and comfortable.
The property manager was extremely welcoming and helpful and the house was clean and in good shape for us to begin our week. I will definitely keep this house in mind next year when scheduling our vacation.
Included with house is free access during the summer months ( June/July/August) to nearby fitness center with racquetball courts, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, and childcare while parents work out). Certain rules apply.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Housekeeping Fee||$125 + Tax|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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