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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Urban Condo With History of Film and Television

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Special Offer! Mid Week Special May 31 - September 30

Wilmington Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo Downtown Wilmington

Spacious, historic urban condo located in downtown Wilmington. It is a nonsmoking condo. Also, no pets are allowed.

The Condo: You'll love this second story, two bedroom, two-bath condo with its open airy space (1500 sq ft). The unit contains 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances and skylights. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds, and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the den. The unit sleeps 5-6. You can end the evening sipping a glass of wine or cup of coffee from the large deck at the rear of the condo with a view of the downtown. Located in the Federal National Historic Registry, the Strauss Building was built in 1914 and was the original “mixed use” development. The ground floor contained retail establishments for most of its life – including A&P Grocery and Sears – while the second story has always been residential. In recent years, the building has been the used occasionally for television and movies – including “The Crow”,”Young Indiana Jones”, “One Tree Hill” and a recent appearance in NBC’s new television series “Revolution.” The building is known locally for its refrigerator door, which provides entrance to the condo from 4th Street. Note: this is a second story unit without an elevator; the unit is not handicapped accessible; you must be able to climb stairs to access the unit.

Enjoy the activity and excitement of historic downtown Wilmington with a quiet night’s sleep in the historic Strauss Building located 3 blocks from the waterfront. The location (703 N 4th Street) is convenient to everything downtown Wilmington has to offer: Thalian Hall, The Brooklyn Arts Center, casual to fine dining, hip coffee houses, art galleries, excellent county library, horse drawn carriage rides, Shops of Old Wilmington or the Cotton Exchange, historic tours, Screen Gems Studio tours, Ghosts of Wilmington Tour, haunted pub crawls, Wilmington’s Farmer’s Market (April – December), the Azalea Festival (April), Riverfest (October) and the NC Battleship. PPD, Cape Fear Community College and the new convention center are within easy walking distance. You can experience the night life, then walk a couple of blocks back to the condo and spend a safe and quiet evening in your beautifully furnished unit. If you have a car, there is an abundance of free on-street parking or there is free parking provided in a private lot behind the building. No need to pay for parking.

If this property is not available or you need something bigger, check out our other property located across the street

Around Town: The Brooklyn Arts Center, where a variety of concerts and performances take place year round, is just across the street. Modern dancers, chamber orchestras, concert pianists, singers, comedians, theater companies, jazz ensembles, and many other concerts are featured at the Brooklyn Arts Center. The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is the most stunning and spectacular small-market concert venue in the Southeast.” After a show stop by the Goat and Compass Tavern for a nightcap.

Located one-half mile south of the condo is Thalian Hall. The 1858 Thalian Hall is one of the most significant theatres in the United States and has been in almost continuous use since it first opened. The theatre has been under the management of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. since 1963. Last year there were over 250 shows, events and films for a total of 495 performances, and these programs attracted audiences totaling more than 85,000 people. The events ranged from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic, independent and foreign films.

A five minute drive across the Cape Fear River is the USS NORTH CAROLINA. Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns.

Area beaches are a short drive away: Wrightsville Beach (15 minutes), Carolina Beach (30 minutes), or Kure Beach (45 minutes).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anthony (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Anthony

This unit is owned by four local Wilmington families. Collectively, we restored this unit and work together to maintain and lease it as a vacation rental. We collectively participate in the lease of this unit so as to provide superior service to our tenants.

Anthony purchased this condo in 2005

Why Anthony chose Wilmington

We were intrigued by the history of the property and by recent economic development in the area surrounding the property.

What makes this condo unique

This property can be found in the Federal National Historic Registry. Although the unit was completely renovated and updated in 2008, there are architectural features that can't be found in other condos or apartments.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Urban Condo With History of Film and Television
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This condo was even better in person. It was so much larger than I expected. It was a great location. Extremely quiet and peaceful area. I would go back there every time! Everything was great! The owner was very quick to respond to any questions! 5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate it. Thanks for renting from us. Tony
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Garner, NC

Unbelievable Condo, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do NOT do this condo justice!! I stayed with 2 other ladies for a bachelorette weekend and while the other attendees stayed in a dive motel, we had the good fortune to stay in this amazing condo. It was clean, spacious, and comfortable and I will definitely be staying again. The condo was decorated so nicely and had amenities such as silverware/glasses/dishes, towels, bedding, TV, games, and books. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us and we were very happy with the experience. There's also a GREAT little cafe across the street where they serve coffee, espresso, baked goods, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend this condo to anyone interested in visiting the charming town of Wilmington, NC.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brittany for the kind review. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with our condo! I hope you have need to travel to Wilmington again. Tony
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We walked into the rental and were immediately impressed with the high ceilings, beautiful kitchen, and all the space. We could walk to a few restaurants and drive to the river walk in minutes. We would stay there again if we return to Wilmington.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnstown, PA

Christmas in Wilmington

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Anthony for making this Christmas a special one for the family. The condo was the perfect way to visit our daughter who moved to Wilmington to attend college and could not make it home for Christmas. We are thinking about making this a new holiday tradition for now! Thanks again.....

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for renting from us and for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed Christmas with your daughter. Christmas will be here again before we know it. Thanks again. Tony
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Port Orchard, WA

Strauss Building condo in Wilmington

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in Wilmington for a family member's wedding. We needed a large location for 6 adults. The condo was perfect for our needs! clean, spacious and conveniently located near the wedding venue and other wedding event locations. We had a great time, and highly recommend for first time visitors to Wilmington.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience in our apartment. Thanks for renting from us. We hope you enjoyed your time in Wilmington and that you will consider us when you return. Tony
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Stunning apartment in convenient location

  • 4 of 5

I travelled with three friends for a weekend away. When we arrived on the Friday night (following the very easy and clear directions of location and access to the property) we were all taken aback as to how spacious and 'wow' this apartment was. The photos in the listing do not do it justice. We were super happy with our choice of rental.

The free parking next to the property was appreciated. It was a good 20-25 minute walk to the heart of Wilmington.

The kitchen was stocked with all the basics, but a pizza cutter would've been handy!!

I have rated the apartment 4 stars, but I would say it is just short of 5 stars. The only other comments to make this apartment a complete 5 stars would be a full length mirror and better quality toilet paper!! There were plenty of towels and the beds were comfortable - even the sofa bed!

If (or more hopefully when) we return to Wilmington, we will most certainly consider this apartment as an option for our stay. I have no reservations in recommending it to others.

Super communications with the owners too. Stand up job :)

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks for renting from us. Tony
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Goat and Compass
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Echo Farms and Wilmington Municipal
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Martin Luther King Parkway to Interstate 40
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Wilmington Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! Mid Week Special

Special Offer From:
Dates May 31, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016

Enjoy our beautiful city mid-week for only $100.00 per night! Our lowest rates ever for our spacious condo! Good Monday through Thursday from May 31 -- September 30. Three day minimum is required.

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Full refund if reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival; Full refund less $50.00 administrative fees for cancellations less than 30 days but at least 14 days prior to arrival; No refund for cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival

A major credit card is required to reserve the property. We require a credit card in lieu of a security deposit. We charge $200.00 to the card upon the execution of the contract. You may cancel up to 30 days prior to your arrival and receive a refund of $100.00 The balance of the rent is charged 30 days prior to your arrival and is non refundable.

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Wilmington Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has a tv
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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