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Condo in Wilmington
Private Historic Apartment, Short Walk to Downtown
Welcome to the Lane House, built in 1922! This 2 bed, 1 bath private suite in a historic duplex is updated for all modern amenities. Located in the hip and artsy Castle Street neighborhood, less than a block to restaurants, vintage/antique stores, and coffee shops. Just a short walk to all downtown has to offer (10-15 min) and a 15 min drive to the beach. I take great pride in sharing the hidden gems of Wilmington with guests! Perfect for weekend getaways, vacations, or extended business stays.
$46 per night
Condo in Wilmington
Haus Of Style River View - Downtown - Parking
This condo is located in one of the BEST spots in downtown Wilmington! You will be staying on Water Street along the River Walk and have the ability to explore the best places downtown! Take the water taxi, tour the Battleship NC, or walk to great restaurants, bars, or museums! Conveniently close to all the downtown wedding venues.You will love enjoying your wine on the balcony and looking at beautiful sunsets over the Cape Fear River! We have over 500 5 star reviews for this property!
$119 per night
Condo in Wilmington
Heart of Downtown-Parking-Dog Friendly
There is no better place to experience downtown life than this renovated retro-modern condo! This is the perfect downtown location, close enough to walk anywhere you want to go but a couple of blocks from the crowded bars so that you won't be bothered with late-night noise. You're also only 10 miles to Wrightsville Beach! We are dog friendly, but need to approve your pet ahead of time. Let us know if you are planning to bring a dog, we allow up to 2 for a $75 pet fee per dog.
$95 per night

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Wilmington?

    Make yourself at home in Wilmington by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 730 vacation rentals in Landfall, over 1,310 vacation rentals in Mayfaire, over 790 vacation rentals in Downtown Wilmington, and over 790 vacation rentals in Wilmington Historic District.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Wilmington's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Wilmington's top attractions. We offer over 2,990 vacation rentals near Indochine Restaurant, over 2,230 vacation rentals near Airlie Gardens, over 2,500 vacation rentals near USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial Park, and over 2,500 vacation rentals near Battleship North Carolina, and so much more! Experience the best of Wilmington right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Wilmington?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Wilmington. From over 340 condo rentals to over 900 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Wilmington?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,010 vacation rentals in Wilmington featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Wilmington?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Wilmington. Choose from more than 680 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Wilmington vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 230 vacation homes with pools in Wilmington, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • How much does it cost to stay in condo rentals in Wilmington?

    Experience the best of Wilmington with our condo rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Wilmington have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 260 house rentals with a bbq area in Wilmington. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Wilmington have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 390 house rentals with self check-in in Wilmington. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Wilmington have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with a gym in Wilmington. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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Stay near Wilmington's top sights

Battleship North Carolina435 locals recommend
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier46 locals recommend
Mayfaire10 locals recommend
Oceanic132 locals recommend
Wilmington Riverwalk138 locals recommend
Airlie Gardens235 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Wilmington

Total rentals

2K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

230 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

680 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.2K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

100K reviews

Your guide to 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.

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 staying in one of the Wilmington’s vacation rentals during hurricane season, which peaks in September, make sure you pay close attention to local weather.

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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