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Historic Dowtown Wilmington - Loft on Water St and Free PARKING!

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Loft with queen bed or queen size sleeper sofa, 1 full bath

Location, Location, Location....

Truly in the 'Heart' of Historic Downtown Wilmington. The Loft offers you the chance to spend a long weekend or week getaway to experience all that Wilmington has to offer! The unit is located on Water St. at the intersection of Water and Orange St.

The unit is a Studio Loft located on the ground floor facing the courtyard that has a queen size bed and also has a queen size sleeper sofa that will sleep 2 people if you do not want to sleep in the lofted sleeping space. There is a large closet in the unit as well as a large size bathroom that includes a washer and dryer to use at your convenience. There is an additional chest in the bathroom to store your personal items. The kitchen area has a stove/oven, refrigerator, and utensils.

We keep it stocked with everything you could possibly need including wireless internet and a grinder for your coffee. If there is something that you want, let us know and we will consider adding it to the Loft.

Security Deposit: Will be refunded 14 days after departure automatically from HomeAway, unless there is a need to retain some of the deposit which you will be notified of.

Parking information: We rent a parking space near the building that is located at 115 S. Front St. It is an unassigned spot were we provide you with a parking hang tag.


Farmer's Market: The Riverfront Farmers' Market is located on N. Water Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington along the Scenic Cape Fear River. Open Saturday's, starting in April thru December 8:00am to 12:30pm. The Loft is about 1 minute walking distance from the Farmer's Market.

Visitors Booth: Don't forget to stop by the visitor's booth located at Water and Market St. (same area where the Farmer's Market is). They have a ton of tour information as well as dining information

***HVAC-We do not allow the temperature to be set below 70 degrees due to freezing the coil***

Average Temperature in Wilmington:

Daily High Daily Low

January 56 35

February 58 37

March 65 43

April 74 52

May 81 60

June 86 67

July 90 71

August 89 72

September 84 66

October 75 54

November 67 44

December 60 37

**WE ALSO HAVE A 3 Bed, 3.5 bath unit at CAROLINA BEACH HomeAway#: 4623572.**

More Details

Jaime or Tim
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Jaime or Tim

My husband and I would often take long weekends visiting the beach during the day and go into Historic Downtown Wilmington for the evening. We love the charm Downtown has to offer and all the fantastic places to eat. When we found this unit, we knew it was perfect for us and also decided to rent it out and use it for us and our family.

Jaime or Tim purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jaime or Tim chose Wilmington

We felt this unit was one of the best locations located in Historic Downtown being on the river and having the ability to walk to everything! There is always something going on. I love walking the Farmers Market and it goes on almost year round. We take very good care of our unit and have been very lucky to have had such great renters. We make sure to keep the unit comfortable for people when they rent with us by putting higher end linens, towels and tasteful furnishings. We wanted it to be a place we could enjoy and for others that stay with us too. We love to get feedback on the unit and always hope that everyone enjoys their stay with us!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location! You step outside your door and you are in the middle of it all: the board walk, cafe's, restaurants, art galleries, local history and relaxation. We love getting up early, grabbing a cup of coffee and walking up and down the boardwalk.


USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
"If you enjoy Thai food you have to try Indochine. You need to sit outside in the back if it..."
Cape Fear Serpentarium
The Dixie Grill
"Very popular breakfast place. "
Bellamy Mansion Museum & Gardens
Circa 1922
"One of my favorite restaurants to eat! Tapas style and the menu frequently changes. Circa ..."
Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy
"Love their ice cream. Plus there are so many other delicious treats to try. Great place to..."
Tree Hill
Cape Fear Riverboats
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: not necessary

Steps away from Elijah's, The George, Art Galleries, Boutiques and Chandler's Wharf. The unit is a gated complex with many options to park near by. The unit is about 15 minutes from Wrightsville Beach. You also have the option to take a ferry over to Bald Head Island from SouthPort or go deep sea fishing at Carolina Beach.

Did you know that Wilmington is considered the Hollywood of the East! If you have time, make sure to tour Screen Gems Studios. If it's a rainy day, we have the box set of DAWSONS CREEK in the unit along with other DVD's. In Downtown Wilmington there are many things to do, carriage rides, museums, ferry rides, fine dining and plenty of night life. Enjoy your day at the beach, come back and refresh so you can walk throughout Downtown Wilmington.


Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Very large spacious bathroom. Washer and Dryer available for use. Towels, toilet paper and basic soaps provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Bedroom is located up in the lofted area. Please be aware of the stairs and lofted sleeping space. They are photographed in the photos as best as I could. The lofted sleeping space height is about 5ft in and there are built stairs to access the sleeping area. This unit is not suited for children or elderly people. Anyone who has trouble with stairs will not find this unit comfortable for them. The sofa is also a sleeper sofa for those not interested in sleeping in the lofted sleeping space.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You can not get a better location than the Loft on Water Street! The Loft is furnished with high quality bath towels and basic soaps. We provide fine bed linens along with extra pillows and high quality coverlet's to use for your convenience. If you would like to go to the beach, we provide 2 beach towels and 2 beach chairs. **I ask if you use any of our items such as beach chairs, etc and they break during your stay I ask that you please replace during your visit. I keep these items in the unit for convenience and can't replace after each use. Thank you for your understanding. If we do not have anything that you would want, let us know and we will consider adding it to the LOFT!


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Historic Dowtown Wilmington - Loft on Water St and Free PARKING!
average rating of 4.820513 based on 78 reviews

Comfortable and quaint loft

  • 5 of 5

My husbands and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The loft was stocked with essentials. It was so relaxing. The bed was super soft. We would stay again! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and welcomed back should you ever visit Wilmington again!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and convenient in Historic Wilmington

  • 4 of 5

Great location, the perfect spot for our weeklong stay. Ample amenities and the loft provided a bit of fun. Enjoyed long walks on the boardwalk as well as the surrounding neighborhoods filled with restored 1800s architecture. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Georgia

Quaint but with a few hiccups.

  • 3 of 5

It's an ideal location for two. The parking situation, upstairs neighbor and the low ceiling loft bed were the biggest challenge, but overall it's everything you need to get away for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at the Loft in Historic Downtown Wilmington! Sorry to hear about your “hiccups”! We strive to be transparent about our accommodations in this urban Loft through our pictures, details on the website and detailed polices/procedures that every renter recieves.
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Greenville, SC

Can't beat the location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Wilmington for a long weekend getaway and this place was the perfect spot to call home base, with the beach a short drive away during the day, and bars and restaurants within close walking distance at night. As other commenters and the profile have noted, the lofted space does have a low ceiling, which I imagine would get more inconvenient the taller/bigger the person. Everything the owners could control was great (clean, exactly as advertised) so that's 5 stars from us. But we were surprised that no one else mentioned the floor above in previous reviews. Perhaps the apartment on the second story is also a short term rental and we just got unlucky, but the tenants above were so loud, clomping as early as 5:30am and as late as 1am, that it was a significant drawback (if the only one) to staying here. It was super disappointing, especially for a vacation where we would have liked to sleep a little more, but again, really not something the owners could control, and probably the price you pay for staying in a party city over summer. Overall, this was a nice experience and we would be back (while crossing our fingers that the second floor is unoccupied!)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

The place was well kept, kitchen was well stocked, as well as toiletries, and plenty of room for two people. We bumped our heads a couple of times getting in and out of bed in the loft, but the accommodations were comfy otherwise. Nice location to be able to walk to everything in downtown Wilmington. Parking was a little rough the first night, but once we found the $7 dollar lot, just a short walk away, it wasn't bad. I would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we would be happy to have you back if you return to Wilmington!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

*I do not do 1 night rentals.
*I do not negotiate my rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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