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Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, B&B, Downtown

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Come and enjoy everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of this fully furnished, 4000 square foot home with security system, and many special amenties. Located in historic Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an excellent location- just a 15 minute walk to the bustling riverfront, a 15 minute drive to the beach, and yet, perfectly situated amid the peaceful, tree lined residential streets of historic, downtown Wilmington. This Bed and Breakfast is clean and well equipped for all your needs.

The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families and friends celebrating milestones, or vacationing together and seeking private refuge after a day of sightseeing. 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.

The house, built in 1921, is filled with original details including 10 foot ceilings, a wide brick path, the call buttons used in the 1920's. There are 3 fireplaces (one working) with large decorative mantels. The house was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and has also been used as a location for several TV series and commercials in the past.

Our guests tell us that they love the chef’s kitchen with its 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 french door stainless steel refrigerator There is also an additional catering refrigerator and a deep freezer, making this space easy to host a gathering. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 8 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners, large family gatherings, or holiday dinners. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).

The den is a comfortable retreat with cozy seating, built in book shelves, and 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! The shelves are stocked with puzzles and all the best board games for a fun evening in with the family! Our most recent addition to the den is an XBOX 360 to keep the kids (and maybe even a few adults) entertained. There are 4 wireless remote controls and 17 games. Bring your games along with you if you have a favorite!

There is also a more formal living room with ample seating that is perfect for entertaining guests, or simply enjoying a cocktail by the fireplace on a winter night.

There are 5 large bedrooms (all located upstairs) with the following configurations:

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom: One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)

Bedroom 2: One Queen sized bed (with flat screen tv)

Bedroom 3: Second Master Bedroom-One King sized bed (with flat screen tv)

Bedroom 4 : One Full sized bed

Bedroom 5: Two twin sized beds and one 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, and the bedrooms are completely separate. if left open, the two rooms are connected and ideal for parents with very young children or infants.)

There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in the 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 tubs 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 house is not handicap accessible.

The bathrooms in the house have original fixtures and floor tiles to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction- a faucet may drip, and we like it that way!

Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard. If your pet is authorized, you must sign a pet agreement.

Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swings and slide while you grill outdoors on the charcoal weber grill.

We have a pack 'n play, stroller, and high chair for babies. There are also toys and books for children to enjoy.

**Please also note that we do not authorize the use of the home for large, noisy parties. This is a residential neighborhood and we are respectful of our neighbors' right to a quiet and peaceful environment.

Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in the wonderful Port City! Let us show you what it is like to live in the historic district of this enchanting town. One warning....you may never want to leave!

Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental

More Details

Property Manager
Natalie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Natalie

We are a family of five living in Wilmington and loving our beautiful city! Natalie began her career in hospitality management at The St. Regis Hotel in NYC many years ago, and has a strong commitment to guest satisfaction. By purchasing the B&B, we fulfilled a life long dream.

Natalie purchased this house in 2003

Why Natalie chose Coastal North Carolina

We purchased this home after falling in love with it while staying as guests in the 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 time went on we welcomed three children into our family while living in this home, and that has been the most important and exciting time of our lives. We now have the opportunity to share Magnolia House with others that want to experience the beauty and history of Wilmington and Carolina Heights.

What makes this house unique

Our house has so many special qualities and we truly appreciate not only the its architectural beauty, but the location, neighborhood, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoy the proximity to the beach, downtown's cultural activities and restaurants, the rich history of the area and so much more!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Natalie,



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 :)
Apr 2011
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Amenities

Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3.5 bathrooms 3 bathrooms upstairs, half bathroom downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) 2 Rooms with King sized beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room with Queen sized bed, Double Beds (1) 1 room with full sized bed, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 room with 2 twin sized beds PLUS a full sized bed. Can convert into a king bed and a full bed with conversion kit. Request in advance and we will have the beds ready this way for you!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play for infant., Sleep Sofa (1) One queen sized sleeper sofa in den plus an air mattress is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, B&B, Downtown
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 96 reviews
4

the houe was comfortable and convenient to downtown Wilmngton

  • 4 of 5

A large house that was comfortable for 5 couples. Everything we needed was there to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this house for our wedding weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer! The size of the house was just as noted in the description and the pictures were all correct. We had no issues during our stay! The size was great for our bridal party and family. We had our rehearsal dinner here with 28 people and at no point did we feel cramped. There was a sign that said "enter as strangers, leave as friends" and it was very fitting as we had friends come from many states and countries for our wedding that had not met until staying in this house. I would definitely recommend this house!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's wedding and we had plenty of room for our family to be together. The house and yard were perfect for pictures and we were able to have an Easter egg hunt Sunday morning for the kids. The owner and property manager were very friendly and accommodating! Thank you Natalie and Katie!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renee, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that everything went well. When you emailed me and said that you were going to have photos taken around the house, and an Easter egg hunt for the kids, I was thrilled! We truly love it when families are able to utilize the Magnolia House for special activities like this. Please send photos if you can, and come back for another visit soon! Best wishes, Natalie
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5

PERFECT house for large group of family and friends in downtown Wilmington!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding in downtown Wilmington and rented The Magnolia House for a long weekend. We even had our rehearsal dinner at the property and with 50+ people there was more than enough room! The living areas are both large and the dining room is huge! Plenty of seating throughout. The kitchen is the perfect size for "hanging out". We were pleasantly surprised to find a utility fridge and freezer (in addition to the regular fridge/freezer) which we used to stock all of our food and drinks for a long weekend with lots of people! The backyard was perfect for the weather all weekend and is extremely private. The house itself is gorgeous! The upstairs bedrooms and baths are so roomy - you can get lost in the maze of rooms! As a wedding weekend idea, the girls all stayed at the house on Friday night and had their own bedrooms. Then Saturday night the whole wedding party stayed at the house with plenty of room. Like I said, perfect. The host and property manager are extremely friendly, accommodating, and flexible! There was even a "Happily Ever After" pillow in the master bedroom - so thoughtful. We highly recommend The Magnolia House for your next big adventure in downtown Wilmington! Xoxo

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Raven! I enjoyed talking with you and planning your stay! I'm thrilled that everything worked out well. Send us a wedding photo and congratulations on your marriage! All the best, Natalie
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5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for any occasion! I was in town for my son's wedding and we had plenty of room for our family to stay with us. So much fun and great property management.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Coleen! We loved hosting your family. Please send us a wedding photo, and come back for another stay again in the future. Best Wishes, Natalie
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5

Excellent size and location... great owner!

  • 5 of 5

Responsive owner, but not intrusive.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adam! Enjoyed having you as our guests! Natalie
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Map

The George on the Riverwalk
North Carolina Studios Tours
Tree Hill Bridge
Port City Java
Circa 1922
Whole Foods Market
Caprice Bistro
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Slice of Life
Hot Pink Cake Stand
Catch
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Wilmington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 16 2018 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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