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Best Location On The Island!  Oceanfront Luxury!
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Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Best Location On The Island! Oceanfront Luxury!This completely remodeled condo is in the heart of it all on Pleasure Island in Carolina Beach. Previously known as Surf Station, now with new local ownership, was just completely remodeled top to bottom with luxury you don't often find in an oceanfront rental. When you arrive you can just park your car and walk to everything. Watch dolphins, fireworks, sunrises & sunsets all from your balcony. Whether your looking for relaxation, fun & adventure or a little bit of everything we have it all!

Central location w/private entry
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Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Central location w/private entryComfortable modern suite with private entry in the Port City of Wilmington NC. This midtown neighborhood location is close to eateries and just a short ride to Wrightsville Beach, downtown & UNCW.

Quaint Stone Cottage -Water Enthusiast Dream Stay
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 baths

Quaint Stone Cottage -Water Enthusiast Dream StayOld Bridge Site Stone Cottage is a quaint get away for the nature enthusiast, water adventurers and those who are seeking a calming environment. Steps away from the North East Cape Fear River, Riverside Park and the Castle Hayne Boat access. 15 minutes to downtown Wilmington, 20 minutes to Wrightsville Beach. The second floor is a simple open loft with kitchenette, full Bath, 1 Full Bed and sitting area. Downstairs the converted garage has a private bedroom, half bath and flex space.

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Hammock Island Lookout
$125 per night
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Lookout Lagoon Cozy Condo, Pool, Beach Access
$117 per night
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The Rustic Retreat 10 Minutes to Downtown & Beach
$128 per night
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Lavender Guesthouse - A Private Oasis Downtown.
$162 per night
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Private Tiny Home in the Woods!
$99 per night
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Casual Cabana Relax poolside with your pups
$99 per night
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Bamboo Bungalow * 1 BR Suite with Private Entrance
$88 per night
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Great 1 Br Apt. G, Center of Historic Downtown!
$74 per night
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Haus of Style River View Heart of Downtown Parking
$115 per night
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KING BED/POND VIEWS/PRIVATE ENTRY/ OZONE CLEANED
$91 per night
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No Up-front Pet Fees: Wilmington Pet Friendly
$136 per night
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'The Great Escape - Part 2' with Private Hot Tub!
$134 per night

Your guide to Wilmington

All About Wilmington

Wilmington is a colonial city with a cosmopolitan heart. Officially established in 1739, the city is integrated with the Cape Fear River and has a popular 1.75-mile Riverwalk, considered one of the best in the country. But it’s Wilmington’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean that lures many visitors. Bordered by 31 miles of shoreline defining Cape Fear, the city boasts a trio of popular beaches whose recreational activities draw vacationers from all over. Downtown Wilmington’s cobblestone streets and pre-Victorian architecture are reminders of the city’s long and colorful past.

How do I get around Wilmington?

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located just north of the city, serving eight destinations across the Midwest and East Coast. Alternatively, you’ll find additional options via one of the other major airports in the region: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is a little over two hours northwest; or Charleston International Airport (CHS), about three hours south. Wilmington’s Wave public transportation network features 16 bus routes, shuttles, and free trolleys circling downtown. There’s also a local water taxi route, and taxis and rideshares are common. Pedestrians and cyclists take advantage of the Gary Shell Cross City Trail, which connects many of the city’s recreational and cultural points of interest. Metered parking is abundant, and parking is often free after business hours.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wilmington?

Given its location along the Gulf Stream, Wilmington experiences a humid subtropical climate characterized by incredibly mild winters (highs in the mid-50s Fahrenheit) and hot, sticky summers (highs in the lower 90s). It seldom snows during the cold months, and when it does, it’s generally light and melts quickly. More notable for Wilmington is its lengthy spring, beginning in late February and lasting through May, with a beautiful show of flowers. With summer comes heat and humidity, together pushing Wilmington’s heat index toward 100 degrees at its peak, driving many visitors to the beaches. The push and pull of warm Atlantic Ocean waters and the city’s geography in relation to storm system tracks puts it in prime tropical-storm territory. If you’re traveling here during hurricane season, which peaks in September, make sure you pay close attention to local weather.

What are the top things to do in Wilmington?

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach

Located on Wilmington’s southeastern shore, these neighboring beaches comprise an area aptly named Pleasure Island for its bounty of coastal escapades. Popular with ocean sports enthusiasts, these beaches are lined with rental shops offering kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and surfboards; each has its own boardwalk.

Downtown Wilmington

Even if you’re staying on the beaches, it’s worth going out of your way to stroll downtown Wilmington’s historic district. Marking its roles in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and WWII, this living museum spans more than 230 blocks, making it one of the largest National Register Historic Places in the country. Explore on your own, or book one of the neighborhood’s many popular walking tours or horse-drawn carriages to learn as you go.

Airlie Gardens

To get an authentic taste of Southern scenery, book a ticket to Airlie Gardens on the banks of Bradley Creek, tucked onto Wilmington’s northeast side. Self-guided tours and bird hikes wind through an expansive 67 acres of paths, lakes, and landscaped gardens. Immaculately maintained for year-round visits, the gardens are filled with mossy oaks, an array of flowers and plants, and charming historic structures.

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