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Urban Condo With History of Film and Television

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

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 www.vrbo.com/702663.

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

Owner
Anthony
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

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.

Amenities

Riverfront Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has a tv
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Urban Condo With History of Film and Television
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

Best secret in Wilmington

  • 5 of 5

This condo is better than the pictures can show. It is very spacious, yet cozy. It is tastefully descorated and comfortable. We appreciated the vicinity of both the Arts and Historic districts. There were so many places to choose from and the beaches were close as well. To us, this loft is one of the best kept secrets in Wilmington!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ronald for taking the time to write a review of our property.! We really appreciate it! Thanks again for renting from us. Tony
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5

Great location plus out of the way

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for wedding weekend. We stayed a couple of extra days to enjoy the beach and downtown as well. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, wonderful amenities .. perfect!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for renting from us and for taking time to give us feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Tony
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4

Pleasing

  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful place. The restoration and charm of the condo was well done. Kitchen was well stocked. The location to downtown was great and we walked everywhere we went. A very enjoyable and pleasing experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Besutiful and spacious condo in a prime location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly a hidden gem! Spacious rooms with historical character but with all of the modern conveniences. We were able to walk to all downtown areas and loved the awesome refrigerator door entrance. You will not want to miss this rental! Plus, The owner is so quick to respond with check in info and seemingly had thought of all comforts for this condo. We were in Wilmington to accept an award for my recently deceased Father so it was an emotional. time but the condo always made us smile and there was plenty of room for us to bond and share memories of my Dad. Beautiful place!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! It is our privilege to be able to provide you with lodging while you remember and honor your father. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. And thanks for renting from us! Tony
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5

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my daughter and her friend to Wilmington for spring break/One Tree Hill self guilded tour. The girls loved how close it was to everything. The condo is walking distance to downtown. We walked to The Copper Penny for supper and then Kilwins for dessert. I would recommend this condo to anyone. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terrie for renting from us and for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. We are glad you had a good time in Wilmington. We think it is a great city! But we are a little bit biased. I hope you will stay with us again. Tony
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Riverfront Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Contract is required; upon verbal commitment to rent a contract is emailed. Contract must be completed, signed and either emailed or faxed. Upon receipt of completed contract, we sign the contract and email an executed copy to tenant.

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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