• 5 Bedrooms
  • 5.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Towels
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Books For Kids
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Childs Highchair
  • Childs Highchair
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Desk
  • Desk
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Game Room
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Games For Kids
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Hospital Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • House
  • House
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kettle
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Kitchen Island
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Police Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Pool Table
  • Pool Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Travel Crib
  • Travel Crib
  • Video Games
  • Video Games
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

We invite you to appreciate everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the appreciation of this handsome, 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, numerous downtown coffee homes and art galleries, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Cotton Exchange, Screen Gems Studio, haunted pub crawls, the BEACH, golf, and acclaimed eateries and shopping. Located in Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an great location- just a 15-min. walk to the bustling riverfront, a 15-min. drive to the beach! Magnolia House is ideally located amid the calming, tree-lined residential streets of historic downtown Wilmington. This Bed and DIY Breakfast is very tidy and well supplied for all your needs. Please note that since we do have a B&B permit, we offer new fruit and continental breakfast upon check-in for your comfort. All linen, towels, kitchen items (service for 12) are supplied 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 visiting together and seeking private refuge after a day of sightseeing. This superb historic unit is a delight! Every room is bathed in sunlight with monumental windows, many facing the huge 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 home, constructed 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 functional) with huge decorative mantels. The home has been supplied in the Wilmington Historic Foundation's Historic Home Tour and has also been used as a location for numerous TV series and commercials..

Our visitors tell us that they appreciate the chef’s kitchen with its stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a generous group is a comfort in this well supplied and cavernous kitchen. There are 2 full sized fridges and a deep freezer, making this space simple to prepare for your family. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 10-12 people restfully for formal meals and holiday dinners.

The den is a calming getaway with peaceful seating, constructed-in bookshelves with tons of books to peruse, and a 42-inch flat screen HDTV which accepts you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also game table seating six for an impromptu poker nighttime! The shelves are supplied with puzzles and all the most attractive board games for a fun evening in with the family. There is an XBOX to keep the children (and maybe even a few adults) entertained with wireless remote controls and multiple games. Come with your games along with you if you have a favorite!

There is also a formal living room with bountiful seating that is ideal for entertaining visitors or easily savoring a libation by the fireplace on a winter nighttime.

There are 5 enormous 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 just right for parents with very young children or infants.)

There is also a queen sized sleeper couch in the living room, which can be set up for your appreciation downstairs for visitors who cannot walk up the stairs effortlessly.

There are three full bathrooms with deep, upsized 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 couch. The home is not handicap accessible.

The bathrooms in the home 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 is all original to the origins of this historic home.

Family Animals will be considered on an individual basis, so please inquire before renting the home. 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. Animals are not allowed on furnishings, including beds.

Appreciate the peaceful backyard and watch the children play on the swing set (there is an infant seat, too) and slide while you grille outdoors on the charcoal Weber grille.

We have a pack 'n play, stroller, and high chair for infants. There are also many puzzles and books for children to savor.

**Please also note that we do not authorize the use of the home for sizable, noisy events. You may have a modest event for the number of visitors staying with you. This is a residential neighborhood and we are respectful of our neighbors' right to a peaceful and calming environment.

Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in the phenomenal Port City! Savor it as a resident of Wilmington.

*** Also of note--Our unit has a B&B license and this B&B is a modern take on the way people travel. With an on-site manager who resides on the unit, you will still feel as though you are thoroughly alone and have complete privacy. Our marvelous 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 want privacy and the feeling that you are home without having to say "hello" each morning, you can have that as well. We give a continental breakfast for your first nighttime. If you request, we will give eggs, bacon and fruit juice. We will also give grocery shopping service prior to your stay and have the refrigerator outfitted with all your favorite items and give you with the receipt (hourly rate applies for shopping service). Welcome to the modern B&B in the historic neighborhood!

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Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Many property managers and vacation rental properties provide Southport area travel books that feature promotions, either offered individually by vendors, or by way of a relationship between the management company and the local merchant itself. Look for these catalogs and coupon books, since this allows visitors to enjoy the very same fantastic attractions at a frequently substantial discounted.
  • Wish to stay away from the crowds of people? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of high prices.
  • Are you a military veteran? Many property management companies offer unique discounts to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to confirm with property management company to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a special offer.
  • Some properties are practically designed to serve particular customers, whether it is soundside units with fishing pier passes, city-center homes with close access to shopping or waterfront homes that have their own kiteboarding launching areas. Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the family activities and interesting attractions you are most interested in.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners often offer their clients the option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides visitors reimbursement of their rental expenses for any missed as a consequence of health related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unanticipated hotel room stay or extra fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

General Rental property Advice

First-timers are oftentimes surprised at the number and wide range of short term properties available in the Southport area. Rental accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online search sites like Homeaway and VRBO.

Vacation rentals are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. For property owners not directly involved with the management of their rental home, management companies are instrumental in assisting guests with booking, checking-in, housekeeping services, and any routine service problems that may arise.

Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out a few tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting vacation homes, however most novices will be delighted to know that many of these "tricks" are in plain sight, if you recognize how to search.

How to find and reserve the perfect vacation rental:

Do you think "Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, Downtown " is the perfect rental for your next visit? Browse through this checklist to confirm it fits your needs.

Start Your Search Early

Like many popular vacation spots, In Southport the best rental homes are booked early. To ensure the best choice of properties, we advise searching and reserving your Southport rental home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever possible. Holiday gatherings are a great time for groups to plan their Summer family vacations..

Find your Spot and Establish Dates

Quite often, the most challenging part of planning your trip is figuring out where to search, and when. When the big decisions are hammered out, everything else will be much easier.

Just How Much Vacation rental Do You Actually Need?

How many family members are planning to share your vacation? Be aware that a lot of homes list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your family. Generally rental listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Commit to a Spending Limit

Does your favorite vacation property fit your budget during that preferred Summer week? If many groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make sure each person knows their obligations and has approved a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Most rental contracts require a single individual to be responsible for the whole reservation.

Property Amenities

What amenities is the group interested in? Are you looking for a rental home with outside kitchen? Does the property need to be oceanfront, downtown, or close to restaurants? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, beach carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental property charge? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and wants" from your party to help narrow your search to the perfect home.

Special Things to consider

Adequate access could make or ruin a trip for the less-mobile. Make sure that you remember and ask about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

Paws-Friendly, Please

Make sure you include your companion! Even though quite a few rentals permit pets, rules and fees fluctuate per rental. A number of limitations could dismiss a potential vacation property. Examine your contract very carefully! Extra charges may apply when animals are included. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start your Search

Several internet resources exist to match visitors with property owners.. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Local companies usually have an exclusive selection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

When you've located the rentalhome of your dreams, make sure your vacation dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your greatest possibility of a lower rate is shifting to a less desirable week.

Read the Contract

Read through the full agreement and be certain you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Electric bills
  • WIFI Access
  • Long Distance Calls
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning services and housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

In addition to the standard fee, travelers will need to pay state taxes when renting "Gorgeous, HUGE 5 bedroms, 3.5 bath, 4000 Sq ft Sunlit Beauty, Downtown ", along with any other additional fees which might be required based upon their situation, including an animal charge, early check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.

If you need to Cancel

Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental price, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected hotel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Booking

When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Do not forget that most rental agreements require a considerable rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the vacation rental owner.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Put the rental manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your trip.

Good luck on booking your rental home! You're on the right path to a fabulous vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental property immediately upon arrival. We also recommend immediately calling the rental home manager with a report of any problems, along with your request for any critical repairs. If there is a disagreement about responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts should be very helpful.
  • Should there be any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, house access, pool functions, etc... we recommend you ask the rental home manager immediately. A brief phone call avoids many head aches.
  • Be respectful of the local community. Permanent residents most likely live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Locals may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best chicken wings, have a great date night, or the best areas for night life?
  • Make certain to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation home secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.

At the end of your stay

  • Check to make sure you've packed all of your belongings. Sweep every room in the home for forgotten items. Check bathrooms, the garage, cabinets, porches, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
  • Make a point to walk through the rental home one last time and look for property damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a great time? Just about all vacation rental management companies and vacation rental websites permit travellers to offer reviews. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was outstanding, they will appreciate your praise. If anything went wrong and they did not correct it in a acceptable manner, or if the rental was not as described, you will want to make it a point in your comments.

Learn from your Experience

Did everyone have a blast? Hopefully this guide steered you to a terrific rental unit. Maybe the rental was not perfect, and you'll better understand how to perfect your search for the next trip.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni

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