Come and enjoy everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of this beautiful, 4000 square foot home in the heart of Wilmington. The Magnolia House is located in historic downtown Wilmington, just 15 blocks from the river. We are close to The Brooklyn Arts Center, several downtown coffee houses and art galleries, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Cotton Exchange, Screen Gems Studio, haunted pub crawls, the beach, golf, and wonderful restaurants and shopping. Located in 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 Magnolia House is perfectly situated amid the peaceful, tree-lined residential streets of historic downtown Wilmington. This Bed and DIY Breakfast is very clean and well equipped for all your needs. Please note that since we do have a B&B permit, we offer fresh fruit and DIY breakfast upon check-in for your convenience. We also offer bottled water throughout your stay. All linen, towels, kitchen items (service for 12) are included so you just need to pack your suitcase and make yourself at home!
The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families 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 has been included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation's 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. There are 2 full sized refrigerators and a deep freezer, making this space easy to cook for your family. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 10-12 people comfortably for formal meals and holiday dinners.
The den is a comfortable retreat with cozy seating, built-in bookshelves, and a 42-inch flat screen 'smart' HDTV which allows you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also game table seating six 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 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 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. There may be a creaky floorboard, a dripping faucet here and there, but it will all be original.
Pets will be considered on an individual basis, so please inquire before booking the house. We are generally 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. Your pet MUST BE on flea control to be considered. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Pets are not allowed on beds.
Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swing set (there is an infant seat, too) 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 many toys and books for children to enjoy.
**Please also note that we do not authorize the use of the home for large, noisy parties. You may have a small event for the number of guests staying with you. 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.
Our B&B is a modern take on the way people travel. With an on-site manager who resides on the property, you will still feel as though you are completely alone and have complete privacy. Our wonderful manager, Katie, lives in a separate unit on the grounds. She has a separate entrance to the yard and is available only to the extent that you wish her to be. She will check you in and check you out, and she will be available for any emergencies during your stay. Need to find a flashlight? Katie will be there to show you where it is! But, if you desire privacy and the feeling that you are home without having to say "hello" each morning, you can have that as well. We provide a DIY breakfast with fresh fruit, juice, eggs and bacon in the refrigerator so that you can make your own breakfast in the morning. Welcome to the modern B&B in the historic neighborhood!
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