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Urban Condo With History of Film and Television

Anthony

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Anthony

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Urban Condo With History of Film and Television

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Wilmington Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo Downtown Wilmington

Spacious, historic urban condo located in downtown Wilmington. It is a nonsmoking condo. Also, no pets are allowed.

The Condo: You'll love this second story, two bedroom, two-bath condo with its open airy space (1500 sq ft). The unit contains 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances and skylights. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds, and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the den. The unit sleeps 5-6. You can end the evening sipping a glass of wine or cup of coffee from the large deck at the rear of the condo with a view of the downtown. Located in the Federal National Historic Registry, the Strauss Building was built in 1914 and was the original “mixed use” development. The ground floor contained retail establishments for most of its life – including A&P Grocery and Sears – while the second story has always been residential. In recent years, the building has been the used occasionally for television and movies – including “The Crow”,”Young Indiana Jones”, “One Tree Hill” and a recent appearance in NBC’s new television series “Revolution.” The building is known locally for its refrigerator door, which provides entrance to the condo from 4th Street. Note: this is a second story unit without an elevator; the unit is not handicapped accessible; you must be able to climb stairs to access the unit.

Enjoy the activity and excitement of historic downtown Wilmington with a quiet night’s sleep in the historic Strauss Building located 3 blocks from the waterfront. The location (703 N 4th Street) is convenient to everything downtown Wilmington has to offer: Thalian Hall, The Brooklyn Arts Center, casual to fine dining, hip coffee houses, art galleries, excellent county library, horse drawn carriage rides, Shops of Old Wilmington or the Cotton Exchange, historic tours, Screen Gems Studio tours, Ghosts of Wilmington Tour, haunted pub crawls, Wilmington’s Farmer’s Market (April – December), the Azalea Festival (April), Riverfest (October) and the NC Battleship. PPD, Cape Fear Community College and the new convention center are within easy walking distance. You can experience the night life, then walk a couple of blocks back to the condo and spend a safe and quiet evening in your beautifully furnished unit. If you have a car, there is an abundance of free on-street parking or there is free parking provided in a private lot behind the building. No need to pay for parking.

If this property is not available or you need something bigger, check out our other property located across the street www.vrbo.com/702663.

Around Town: The Brooklyn Arts Center, where a variety of concerts and performances take place year round, is just across the street. Modern dancers, chamber orchestras, concert pianists, singers, comedians, theater companies, jazz ensembles, and many other concerts are featured at the Brooklyn Arts Center. The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is the most stunning and spectacular small-market concert venue in the Southeast.” After a show stop by the Goat and Compass Tavern for a nightcap.

Located one-half mile south of the condo is Thalian Hall. The 1858 Thalian Hall is one of the most significant theatres in the United States and has been in almost continuous use since it first opened. The theatre has been under the management of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. since 1963. Last year there were over 250 shows, events and films for a total of 495 performances, and these programs attracted audiences totaling more than 85,000 people. The events ranged from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic, independent and foreign films.

A five minute drive across the Cape Fear River is the USS NORTH CAROLINA. Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns.

Area beaches are a short drive away: Wrightsville Beach (15 minutes), Carolina Beach (30 minutes), or Kure Beach (45 minutes).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anthony (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Anthony

This unit is owned by four local Wilmington families. Collectively, we restored this unit and work together to maintain and lease it as a vacation rental. We collectively participate in the lease of this unit so as to provide superior service to our tenants.

Anthony purchased this condo in 2005

Why Anthony chose Wilmington

We were intrigued by the history of the property and by recent economic development in the area surrounding the property.

What makes this condo unique

This property can be found in the Federal National Historic Registry. Although the unit was completely renovated and updated in 2008, there are architectural features that can't be found in other condos or apartments.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Urban Condo With History of Film and Television
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
4

Stunning apartment in convenient location

  • 4 of 5

I travelled with three friends for a weekend away. When we arrived on the Friday night (following the very easy and clear directions of location and access to the property) we were all taken aback as to how spacious and 'wow' this apartment was. The photos in the listing do not do it justice. We were super happy with our choice of rental.

The free parking next to the property was appreciated. It was a good 20-25 minute walk to the heart of Wilmington.

The kitchen was stocked with all the basics, but a pizza cutter would've been handy!!

I have rated the apartment 4 stars, but I would say it is just short of 5 stars. The only other comments to make this apartment a complete 5 stars would be a full length mirror and better quality toilet paper!! There were plenty of towels and the beds were comfortable - even the sofa bed!

If (or more hopefully when) we return to Wilmington, we will most certainly consider this apartment as an option for our stay. I have no reservations in recommending it to others.

Super communications with the owners too. Stand up job :)

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
South Carolina
5

Cool vibe

  • 5 of 5

The condo had a very cool vibe - kind of like the inside of a coffee shop but very spacious - which was perfect since we were there for a writing retreat. There is also an actual coffee shop across the street that is amazing and kept us fueled with caffeine.

The place was clean and had everything we needed for cooking meals. It was easy to get to with convenient parking and lots of places within easy walking distance. Anthony made everything very easy to arrange.

As a few other reviews mentioned, the bar across the street played live music until around 1am on Friday and Saturday nights, and it was especially loud in the bedroom with the queen bed. It wasn't an issue for us, but for people who need to go to bed early on the weekends, keep this in mind if you're a light sleeper.

We really enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay there again if we make it back to Wilmington.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston, MA
5

Highly recommend this rental

  • 5 of 5

Everything we had hoped for and more. Spacious, centrally located, a landlord who responded to all our requests. What more could one want in a rental? Four adults (grandparents and children) and one grandchild. Great accommodations and near to all the things we wanted to see.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North carolina
5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome setup. Slept 4 of us comfortable. Everything was updated. About 10/15 minute walk to all the bars.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick -- not only for renting from us but for taking the time to review our property. We really appreciate it and hope you will stay with us again. Tony
Tampa, fl
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed by the condo. It retains it's historic charm but is completely updated, clean and has everything you might need. The pictures do not do it justice. Bedrooms are also large and we loved the long hallway and skylight.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thanks for renting from us and a special thank you for taking the time to review our property. We really appreciate it. Tony
Chapel Hill, NC
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! It was spacious, comfortable and close to where we wanted to be! Anthony was very quick to answer our questions and very accommodating! Wonderful and highly recommended!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for renting from us Jessica! You were very easy to work with. Thanks for taking the time and effort to write your comments! We really appreciate it. We hope you will consider renting from us again when you visit Wilmington. Tony

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Goat and Compass
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Echo Farms and Wilmington Municipal
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Martin Luther King Parkway to Interstate 40
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Wilmington Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Rates
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$870
$3,330
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Full refund if reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival; Full refund less $50.00 administrative fees for cancellations less than 30 days but at least 14 days prior to arrival; No refund for cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Wilmington Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has a tv
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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