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Natalie David

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

75 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

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 former 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, 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.

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.

During the summer months, be our guests at the outdoor pool at the local healthclub (less than 2 miles away) . We offer summer access (June 1- August 31) to an upscale full service club with outdoor heated pool, steamroll, and sauna. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.

If you make your way to the beaches in the area, we provide beach towels, beach chairs and boogie boards for your convenience.

Please note, WE DO NOT charge additional fees for small events/rehearsal dinners (you must have events pre-authorized), for use of amenities, or for payment by credit cards.

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 may never want to leave!

Keywords: House, Vacation, Wilmington, NC, Rental

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Natalie David (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Natalie David

We are a family of five currently living in California.

Natalie David purchased this house in 2003

Why Natalie David chose Coastal North Carolina

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 time went on we had three children while living there, and enjoyed an extremely memorable few years in Wilmington.

A few years later, we were disappointed to find out that we had to move for work purposes and tried to find a reason to keep the house We decided that turning it into a vacation rental would be a wonderful option. We now have the opportunity to share this home with others that want to experience the beauty and history of Wilmington and the 'Magnolia House.'

What makes this house unique

We found that the house had so many special qualities and we grew to truly appreciate not only the its architectural beauty, but the location, neighborhood, our neighbors, and all that Wilmington has to offer. We enjoyed 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


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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Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.826667 based on 83 reviews

Great vacation spot for families

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this house. You can tell the house is lived in, which makes it more desirable for families. We were able to spend quality time together as a family while having our own individual spaces to retreat to as well. There were some small areas that were being renovated. It did not interfere with our stay. They offer many amenities. Make sure you have extra trash bags, washing powder to keep your towels clean, and basic things like extra paper towels and toilet paper. I would recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton, FL

Excellent place to stay in Wilmington!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with large bedrooms. Well equipped and kept up very nicely. Convenient location to downtown and not far to the beach and shopping. Owner Natalie and manager Katie both very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnolia house is a beautiful, inviting, and comfortable historic home that I plan on visiting again

  • 5 of 5

We rented Magnolia house for a week starting a few days before my son got married. The whole process was effortless. I called Natalie, the owner and not only was she very pleasant to talk to, she was a "wealth of information" about the area including helpful recommendations for a number of caterers, rental companies, wedding planners etc. I really enjoyed our conversation. We hosted the rehearsal dinner at Magnolia house and it was perfect! Many commented that it was so much more relaxing and enjoyable having it in this big, beautiful, historic home than to be at a restaurant formally sitting around tables! This way our guests could mingle and get a chance to meet everyone. Even with 35 people in the house, it didn't seem crowded at all because of the huge rooms downstairs and the layout. We used the entire first floor for entertaining and the caterers had their own space with 2 refrigerators and a large freezer. We rented 4 6’ rectangular tables for the food and beverage plus 3 high top bar tables with stools and still had plenty of space! In addition, we decorated the huge magnolia tree out back with string lights and set up games for the wedding party i.e. cornhole, giant Jenga. Katie the manager was very responsive to our questions via text and phone calls. In addition to the rehearsal dinner, we were able to provide "housing" for all of the groomsmen, parents, and grandparents (saving us a lot of money)! At first I worried that having all of those people in one house for a week would be difficult (especially during stressful times such as a wedding) but I needn't have worried because there was plenty of space for both visiting and quiet time when needed! The beds and bed linens were very comfortable, the house was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. Overall, I was thrilled with our experience and would recommend it to anyone needing a large comfortable space for entertaining and/or housing a large group! Thank you Natalie and Katie for all of your help!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easton, MD

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Magnolia House and this time we were able to really appreciate the large rooms, great family-sized kitchen and all the comforts of home. There was plenty of room for our party of 7! Our grandchildren loved exploring all stairs and inter-connected rooms. The location was perfect for visits to downtown Wilmington, the nearby beaches, the NC aquarium, the battleship North Carolina, and lots of other local sights, restaurants and attractions.

The house was ready as promised and owner and manager were always available to answer questions and provide any assistance we needed.

We have now celebrated both our daughter's marriage and her five year anniversary at Magnolia House. We look forward to a return visit with even more of the family!

I highly recommend Magnolia House for any family visiting the Wilmington area for any occasion!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, Beautiful memories, Great location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home. We love the old world charm, and the updated amenities which fit perfectly together in this home. We had so much room for us all (13 adults!) , and it provided a great central meeting spot for family and friends to meet, greet, and eat! Located near downtown, and close enough to walk to! We even had a dog with us, who was accepted at most stores and George's restaurant at the river. 9 minutes to the airport, yet no air traffic at all! Wrightsville Beach is wonderful, with parking and access to the public. The Oceanic restaurant was nicely located right on the beach, reminding us of our NJ beach restaurant. We enjoyed playing games at the table in the family room, some which are supplied, some we brought. It was so enjoyable. Two refrigerators! We could cool all the beer and white wine for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding! Fantastic! Fully-stocked kitchen with every pot, pan, plate, glass, bowl you would need, even enough for a larger group! Linens, pillows and blankets are all provided, but I would bring/buy extra toilet paper, as they supply a few rolls, but with a larger group staying at the house, you will need to replenish. Same would be true for trash bags.

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. With the "stress" of a wedding, it was good to know that our accommodations were not an issue in the least.

Donna Edwards

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, thank you for this lovely review! I have learned some new information about Wilmington, too. I never knew the George on the River accepts pets on their deck. What a great new tidbit about our pet friendly city. And, thanks for mentioning our well-stocked kitchen and updated amenities. We work hard to provide everything we can to make our guests are comfortable, so your comments are appreciated! I am so happy to hear that the Magnolia House was a comfortable home base during the exciting wedding week. Hope you will return again soon. Best Wishes, Natalie
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Liberty, MO

Magnolia House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this stately home. It is beautiful and adds to the experience in historic Wilmington. It`s a very large home and well furnished. I would recommend this home and the owner is easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, M&M, We loved having you at the Magnolia House. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Wilmington. I do agree that staying in an historic home is a nice way to experience this town. Please come back for another visit soon! All the best, Natalie
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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
Car: recommended

Included with your summer rental (June 1- August 31)is free access to a fitness center which is located less than 2 miles away with racquetball courts, outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, and childcare (while parents work out). Certain rules apply.


Rates & Availability

Wilmington House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2016 - Aug 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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

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