Find the best place to stay — Wilmington

Where to stay around Wilmington?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,138 vacation rentals near Wilmington. From 891 houses to 839 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wilmington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wilmington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wilmington:

  • Riverfront: 88 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 93 vacation rentals
  • Landfall: 270 vacation rentals
  • Wrightsville Sound Village: 16 vacation rentals
  • Airlie: 52 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wilmington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wilmington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mayfaire Town Center: 2,198 vacation rentals
  • Wilmington Convention Center: 1,926 vacation rentals
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: 2,093 vacation rentals
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park: 2,077 vacation rentals
  • Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens: 1,865 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wilmington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Wilmington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 891 houses in Wilmington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wilmington include:

  • Condos: 839 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 192 rentals available
  • Cottages: 103 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including apartments and more.

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Wilmington?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,590 near the ocean rentals in Wilmington. You have also many other possibilities in Wilmington area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 1,191 rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 1,189 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 1,015 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wilmington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 751 vacation rentals with pool available in Wilmington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Wilmington—the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation

    Wilmington’s historic riverfront and proximity to 4 diverse beach communities has made it one of North Carolina’s most popular and versatile vacation destinations. Overflowing with cultural and heritage attractions, malls, museums, and parks, it’s the perfect choice for family holidays, combining stimulating activities with the chance to kick back and relax. Well-equipped Wilmington vacation rentals make it easy to dive enthusiastically into everything that this friendly city has to offer, with the promise of home comforts awaiting at the end of each adventure.

    History and heritage on Wilmington’s waterfront

    Wilmington traces its origins back to the first European settlers, who founded a community on the banks of the Cape Fear River. This waterway forms the scenic backdrop to the city’s famous Riverwalk, which links the heritage landmarks of downtown. The Cotton Exchange has transformed a range of historic buildings into a lively complex of fashionable stores and restaurants, and the Murchison Building dating from 1914 is an iconic skyscraper that broke new ground in building design. The boardwalk also provides the focal point of the weekly farmers market and other popular local events.

    Wilmington’s war hero

    Wilmington vacation rentals in downtown enable you to explore the many attractions of this storied neighborhood on foot. A pleasant stroll along the boardwalk leads you to the USS North Carolina. This former World War II battleship has been a favorite fixture on the waterfront since 1961. Museum displays recount the story of America’s most decorated warship of the Pacific Fleet, the proud holder of 15 battle stars. Visitors can tour the main deck, much of the interior, and 2 of the gun turrets, along with one of the few surviving Kingfisher aircrafts that operated as shipboard observation resources during WWII.

    Wilmington’s hot streak

    Mild, dry winters and hot, humid summers are the result of Wilmington’s proximity to the warm Atlantic Ocean. If you’re visiting July through September, you’ll appreciate the refreshing benefits of Wilmington vacation rentals with a pool, though tropical storms can occur occasionally in late summer or early fall. January is a perfect month to enjoy a warm winter break, with temperatures regularly reaching the mid-50s. Look for Wilmington vacation rentals with their own hot tub and enjoy the health benefits of alfresco living, with the promise of spring just around the corner.

    Wilmington—a safe haven for turtles

    Fort Fisher State Recreation Area encompasses over 280 acres of beach, saltmarsh, and lagoon habitats on the site of the Confederacy fort that originally protected the port of Wilmington during the Revolutionary War. The remains of the fort can still be seen, along with a small museum. This undeveloped stretch of coastline now protects a thriving colony of sea turtles. Regular patrols by state park rangers ensure that turtle nests are clearly marked to prevent unwitting damage to the eggs from vehicles or pedestrians. The newly hatched turtles thus have a far better chance of survival.