Nicknamed as ‘The Port City’, Wilmington is a lively riverfront city on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, USA. The city embraces its history with open arms and invites visitors to explore its historic brick-paved downtown streets rich in Victorian and antebellum architecture. Just minutes away from Wilmington are miles of white sandy beaches, ideal for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more. Wilmington’s beautiful riverwalk has plenty of shops, restaurants, art galleries and a waterfront park. Featured in many TV shows and films, and housing many production facilities, Wilmington is often referred to as ‘Hollywood East.’ Museums, gardens and many new attractions are also to be found a-plenty in this scenic city. If you don’t know where to stay, come and take a look at our vacation rental recommendations, just a stone’s throw from all the city’s attractions. From Airbnbs to bed and breakfasts, there are plenty of options available. Here are the top vacation rentals in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Aptly named PalmTreeHouse, this amazing vacation rental in Wilmington, NC, is nestled among palm trees and features a private Zen garden. It is situated in the Chestnut Heights neighborhood that’s known for its quiet and charming appeal while providing easy access to what Cape Fear Coast has to offer—from the establishments and attractions of the Wilmington Riverfront to the beaches.
PalmTreeHouse comes with one bedroom that can comfortably sleep up to two guests. It also features a well-equipped kitchen with everything you will need to ensure food preparation is a breeze. Other noteworthy amenities include air-conditioning, heating, a cable TV, and WiFi.
PalmTreeHouseWilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe loved the garden the theme of the apartment and the amenitiesthe apartment is very clean and has all the amenities you’ll need for a lovely getawaythe space was very clean and well-decoratedit was very clean cool and comfythe property was well-decorated clean and comfortableoverall the space was very stylish and cleancomfortable and clean with everything you need and nice extras
Host:the hosts are very very friendly and made us feel welcomed upon arrivalthey're very gracious hosts and the place is lovelyhosts were extremely kind accommodating and sincerethe host tab and lisa were so friendly and welcominglisa and tab were the best host and have the sweetest animalsRead more reviewsthe location was fantastic close to the beaches and close to downtowngreat location - stylish retro - super quietgreat place located in a great citygood location and comfy beda lovely location for a stay-cation
If you’re looking for an accommodation to fit a large group during your Wilmington escapade, this remodeled home is the best way to go. The rental comes with three spacious bedrooms, two full baths, a bright and cozy living area, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen—all impeccably furnished to ensure the comfort and convenience of up to nine people. Another great feature of this rental is the large deck that’s equipped with a dining table and a grill, the perfect spot to enjoy the sun and the greeneries all around while relaxing with your family or friends over drinks and barbecues.
The property is centrally located close to many attractions, including the downtown area and the beach. It’s also in a nice neighborhood where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll and see the sights.
The Best Family & Friends Hangout & Pet Friendly!!Wilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi was great along with the added bonus of access to netflix amazon prime etcnice three bedroom house with lovely updated kitchen excellent tv cable and internet accessthe place is huge- great size kitchen living room back deck and yardthe kitchen was gorgeous and he even left coffee for usthe beds were super comfy and the location was greatdivine very clean and comfortablehouse was clean and comfortableeverything is very clean and updatedit was super clean stylish and comfortableeverything is very nice and clean and very roomy
Host:ease of access and quick response from ownergreat house and host highly recommendcheck in was a breeze and the host was responsive and helpfulall in all brandon’s an amazing host my family and i will definitely be backawesome communication from the ownerRead more reviewsgood location for beachgreat location nice placebeautiful home super close to downtowngreat location about 15 min to the beachgreat house in a good location
Great for couples, small groups of friends, families, or even lone travelers, this charming Wilmington vacation home will surely make your stay as cozy as possible. It has two bedrooms to comfortably sleep a maximum of four people. There’s a fully equipped kitchen so that you can whip up snacks and meals with ease. It also features two living areas—one inside and one in the stunning Zen garden outdoors.
The property is located in the midtown area. This means many of the city’s attractions and establishments are nearby, including grocery stores, bars, shops, cafes, biking and hiking trails, and, of course, the beach. Dining options from fast food to fine dining restaurants in Wilmington can also be reached easily.
Relaxing Zen GardenWilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeds were comfy couch was comfy and the location was greatsuper comfy sofa in the living room with tv’s in all roomsthe beds are super comfy great private back patio & we loved the koi pondplace was clean well appointed and the beds were comfortablespace was comfortable extremely clean and well decoratedinside was clean and cozy with every attention to detailwonderful clean place i will definitely keep this stay in mind for future tripsthe place was clean and in a great location
Host:great place and a wonderful and communicative hostthe hosts are great very communicative and accommodatingthey were very accommodating regarding our request for an early check in and communication was greatada was very responsive and the value is greatcurt and ada were extremely helpful with our arrival and any questions that we hadRead more reviewsrelaxing location and close to everythingit’s in a good location close to a grocery store restaurants and the universitythis is a great locationthe location was perfect only a 25 minute drive to the beach and near downtown wilmingtongreat central location quiet neighborhood with lots of great shopping nearby
The Pasha Casha is a charming carriage home that offers a tranquil getaway for solo travelers or couples on a romantic vacation. This home away from home in Wilmington, NC, has one bedroom that comes with a cozy queen-size bed that can comfortably sleep up to two adults. The open-plan area features a living room with a cable TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities include air-conditioning, heating, WiFi, and a private balcony.
The property is centrally located in the city with easy access to many points of interest. Wrightsville Beach, for instance, is just mere minutes away, and visiting it is one of the best romantic things to do in Wilmington. The downtown area, with its great selection of dining and shopping options, is also nearby.
Quiet getaway, minutes from the Beach and ShoppingWilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice quiet place with a comfortable bed and couch and nice kitchenthoughtful touches attuned to guest comfort like shampoo/body soap in the shower coffee and a bluetooth speakerthe apartment was very comfortable spacious and stylish with full kitchen amenities a parking spot and separate bedroomquaint quiet and super comfortablevery clean and crispy apartmentabsolutely amazing space very clean and well stockedit was clean fresh and well-designedeverything about the house was so clean & cozythe place was clean and had everything we needed
Host:matt and haley were wonderful hostsmatt and haley were awesome hosts toothe hosts were super helpful and communicativematt and haley were wonderful hosts and extremely responsivethe hosts very easy to communicate withRead more reviewsgreat central location to everything from beach to downtowngreat location only minutes away from the beach and close to the historic downtown areaan amazing beautiful place near the beachfantastic great location peaceful and quiet but only 10 minutes to the beach or 15 minutes to downtowngreat place so cute and cozy
The highly customized Carriage House at the White Barn compound in Wilmington has a very unique feel to it, with shiplap walls, exposed ceiling joists, butcher block counters in the kitchen and a sliding barn door to the bedroom! The house has been very lovingly and creatively furnished by the owners, complete with original artwork, but has all the conveniences required for a perfect vacation home. A full kitchen in an open-plan layout, a comfortable bed and a bright bathroom are available in this house. A sunny wooden deck overlooking the garden is ideal for your morning coffee or drinks in the evening. The house is only a two-mile drive to Wrightsville beach and ten minutes to downtown Wilmington, offering plenty of things to do.
Carriage House at the White Barn CompoundWilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewshouse had a/c which was awesomea very comfortable place with everything you needcharlie's carriage house was clean and beautifulamazingly clean and exactly as describedi loved the cleanliness of charlie's spacesuch a stylish and clean spacecharlie’s spaces are creative clean and comfortable
Host:charlie was kind polite and professionalhe was so responsive and easy to communicate withcharlie was very responsive and helpfulcharlie and chuck made us feel right at home very friendly and helpfulawesome place charlie was super helpful and even though our stay was short we still thoroughly enjoyed itRead more reviewslocation is great middle of everythingcool place close to wrightsville beach brewerygreat location to the beach and downtowngreat place centrally located between wrightsville beach and downtown wilmingtoncute cozy and fun perfect location too
There’s lots of charm and character to be found at the White Barn apartment with exposed wooden beams in the high ceilings and a sliding Egyptian door to the bedroom. A large king-size bed in the cozy bedroom comfortably accommodates two guests. A fully stocked kitchen with a very modern subway tile backsplash has everything you need to cook tasty meals! A luxurious bathroom and a walk-in closet are added flourishes to this house. This rustic house is just a five-minute drive from Airlie Gardens. Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington are a quick short drive away too.
The White Barn ApartmentWilmington, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe furniture was comfortable and impeccably decoratedcomfortable bed cool bluetooth sound system private balconybeautiful home the rustic turquoise bedroom barn door modern bathroom perfect open space concept kitchen and living areait’s a modern space with antique finishes and all of the little things you need to be comfortablecharming and warm with everything you need but groceries for a comfortable weeks stayplace was as advertised clean and stockedcharlie’s place was very clean and very uniqueit was clean and rustic yet modernvery private clean and comfortablegreat barn design and clean place
Host:charlie was a great hostcharlie is a great host with quick responses and nice extra touchescharlie is a great host super responsive makes check in and out very easybeautiful space and great host lots of nice touches to make our stay comfortablecharlie was extremely helpful and i can’t wait to book the white barn againRead more reviewsthe location is great not too far from downtown or wrightsville beachbeautiful and interesting place to stay and close to everythinggreat location and a very nice placeperfect location and space for a weekend trip to the coastreally unique spot in a great location and cool amenities
Hawk’s Nest is a snug condominium with an open-plan layout in the kitchen and living area. This one-bedroom one-bathroom apartment is perfect for two guests. All the essentials required for a comfortable stay are available in the apartment. Hawk’s Nest is very conveniently located right next to the main campus of UNCW. Many biking and walking paths are also at a walking distance from the apartment. Downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, restaurants, and shops are also quite nearby.
Hawk's NestWilmington, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was incredible which was a nice plusvery conviently located and thoughtful touches for guests were included (linens towels wi-fi and netflix)all the comforts of a hotel room with the added value of having a kitchena great deal the apartment was clean and sleek like the photos and very comfortableit’s a very good value and i enjoyed my 4 nights on the comfortable bedvery clean and neatthe space was immaculately cleanvery clean neat and tidyclean and easy to findnice and clean
Host:our host was very helpful and responded promptly to our questionswe had a blast and appreciate the hospitality quick responses from the host and self-check-in processthe host was very easy to get in touch with when we neededit was just the right kind of space to relax after my meetinghost was very responsive and aside from noisy neighbors our stay was wonderfulRead more reviewsthe location was greatgreat location next to campusgreat location if you are visiting uncwgood location in wilmington and is not very far from downtownnice place with a great location
This fully furnished, bright and cheerful house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, located in the heart of Wilmington, is the perfect vacation home for a family or group of friends. The kitchen comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and the sunny outdoor deck adds a nice touch to this house in the upscale Lake Park Village townhome community. The house is at a walking distance to one the areas largest county park, Hugh MacRae Park that has tennis courts, pet play areas, playgrounds, picnic grounds, and a scenic pond. Public bus routes, supermarkets, upscale shops, and restaurants are also quite closeby.
Fully furnished Corporate Model Unit available for short or long term rentalWilmington, NC, US
Top guest reviewsthere is plenty of room and pretty much equipped with all of the common items for your staymuch larger than it looks, had everything we needed, very comfortableif you have smallchildren you will have to be worry about them not talk ,laugh loud because of neighbor next doorvery spacious townhouse , very neatvery clean and comfortablewonderful place! so clean and spacious in a great location!beautifully decorated
Host:the only problem was a neighbor next to it very touchy about us talking around 10:pmapparently she could hear us talkingthe owners are very hospitable and helpful if neededRead more reviewsbeautiful surroundings and within walking distance to a parkother than that the property is great and good location , close to allattractions in wilmingtonconvenient to grocery stores, restaurants and drugstores
Conveniently located in midtown Wilmington, this pretty house has two bedrooms, a comfortable living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a relaxing outdoor deck. A massive fenced lawn with a hammock, a fire pit and lots of shade from the trees will surely delight your kids and the family pet! This charming house is at a walking distance from some excellent local breweries, parks, shops and restaurants. The boardwalk area is just twelve-minutes away from the house. The beach and downtown area are just a fifteen-minute drive away.
Hermosa casa ubicada en el centro de Wilmington
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsThe home is very comfortableWe only needed one bedroom but we used the second bedroom for one of our suitcases since the space was a little tightand we enjoyed our stay during our beach vacationIt was close to downtown and the beach Easy to uber to everything we wanted to do and needed to be at for the weddingThe pups enjoyed having a yard to roam and play although one section of the fence was down for repair (we were informed ahead of time)Everything was prristine and the bedssuper comfy
Host:She is by far the most hospitable host I have encountered through VRBOThe azaleas and wisteria greeted me as I drove up the driveway to this Wilmington home giving me a colorfulYou can tell the owner really cares about their gueststhe beach or bothHost was VERY accommodating with unexpected nice special touchesRead more reviewsEasy 10min drive to downtown or WrightsvilleLocation of the house was amazing for getting around Wilmington and down to Carolina beach quicklyand we thought the location was convenientThe owners are such a pleasure to work with From the complementary wine to the soft bedsBut the owner got on it right away
The Bamboo Bungalow is a great Wilmington, NC, beach rental that has a massive three-bedroom two-bathroom ranch house that comfortably accommodates nine guests. Done up in soothing blue tones, the interior of the house has a very welcoming vibe to it. The kitchen is fully stocked and fitted with stainless steel appliances. A beautiful wooden patio is perfect to enjoy your morning coffee, lunch, a candlelit dinner or just to watch your pets and kids run around in the adjoining lush garden!
The Bamboo Bungalow is just two right turns to Wrightsville Beach. A short drive will take you to downtown Wilmington. Shops, restaurants, and a mall are also in close proximity to the house.
Come unwind at the Bamboo Bungalow, 2 right turns (4mi) to Wrightsville Beach!Wilmington, NC, US
Top guest reviewsthe outside shower was a bonusThe outside patio with the fireplace was an added bonus tooThe beds were super comfortableThe Bungalow was light and airy and surrounded by a large lush lawn and shrubs and treesThe pictures accurately match the propertyThe house was nicely decorated and was very cleanMimosa's Can't beat that
Host:Owner was great to work with and very attentive to our needsKathryn was a great host that kept in contact with us whenever we had any questions and the house had everything we needed and moreOur grandchildren played frisbee outdoorsWe traveled to Wilmington to visit our daughter who graduated in May from UNCW (and wants to make Wilmington her forever home) and to run in the Battleship NC Half Marathon Bamboo Bungalow was so ...Such a comfortable clean and convenient homeRead more reviewsAwesome place in a great locationIt was close to everything (beaches restaurantsProperty was as seen in photos No unpleasant suprises Enjoyed our stay thoroughly Close to beach and restaurant at the end of the street had brunch on Saturday with $2 00Amazing House was just as described Located close vicinty to shopping and the beachThe neighborhood was quiet and close to everything
The tasteful décor of this beautiful townhome is reflected in its color-coordinated furniture, fixtures, and fittings. The kitchen is updated, modern and fully equipped with all the essentials. The furnished outdoor deck with a grill is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The three master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are cozy and comfortable. The house is just a ten-minute drive to downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
Monthly Rental !5 minutes to Beach & Shopping! 3 Master Suites!
Top guest reviewsThe place was also equipped with everything that we neededthe 2 side properties in the back were not tidy BottlesThe online description and the images were just like the TownhouseIt was spacious enough for 5 adults and 2 childrenThe residence was clean and spacious; having an on-suite bath for each bedroom is a real plus; location close to restaurants malls; only draw back is 20 minute drive to beach; would surely stay ag...Everything was ready and very cleanVery clean and nice place to stayThe house was well decorated but not cluttered and extremely cleanLoved the three en-suite bedrooms and central location to downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Linens and towels provided which was greatOtherwise house was great for everything we needed
Host:Easy check in and met all expectationsGreat location near Wrightsville Beach and nice condo layout with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathsKitchen very well stocked including laundry soap and dish soap A little challenging to get one of the visitor spots on some days for the third vehicleGreat convenient location clean and well stocked Would stay there againWe enjoyed the home for a bachelorette weekend trip We loved the layout and the patio for all of our fun picturesRead more reviewsA perfect location for visits to Wrightsville Beach and downtown WilmingtonThere were stores to shop at nearbyIt was extremely convenient and in a great central location to everythingproperty manager expedited the shipment of it to us which was above and beyond the call of dutyWe found the property well kept It was convenient and quiet
The Pineapple Inn, with its brick veneer exterior, exudes southern charm and has lots of room for the entire family! If you’re in the mood to just lounge about all day, the house has a lovely outdoor patio (with an outdoor grill) under the shade of the trees leading onto a large grassy garden. If exploring is on your mind, the house is just three miles from Wrightsville Beach. Downtown Wilmington is within a fifteen-minute drive and a fresh seafood market is at a walking distance from the house.
Pineapple Inn(181402)...3 miles from Wrightsville Beach!!205 Avondale Ave
This gorgeous four-bedroom house has been tastefully decorated with luxurious furnishings in cool and calming colors that will instantly put you in a relaxed mood. The skylights in the living area provide plenty of natural light and a lovely fireplace adds to the charm of this house. A modern kitchen and bright and airy bedrooms complete the interiors of the house. A wooden patio leads onto a huge manicured garden. As an added bonus, the house has an additional suite with a separate kitchen and living area, perfect for families or multiple groups traveling together. The house is a short drive away from Wrightsville Beach, UNCW and downtown Wilmington.
Lovely patio home 3 miles to Wrightsville Beach, newly renovated and furnished6024 Wrightsville Ave
The charm of this two-bedroom house in midtown Wilmington lies in its 25 feet (7.62 meters) high ceilings that give the house a very spacious feel. The house is pet-friendly and has an open-plan kitchen, a living area and a loft above the bedrooms and bathroom. For indoor entertainment, there is a ping-pong table in the loft and the TV in the living room has Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime to keep you entertained for hours on end! Just ten minutes from the house is Wrightsville beach and the historic downtown area. Great places to eat and a shopping mall are also just a few minutes away.
2 Bedroom 25ft Ceilings With Loft & Extra Parking!Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat location great amenities comfortable beds perfect for our 2 families for the weekendthere is a full kitchen incorporated into the open living space making socializing and cooking easily accomplished simultaneouslyeverything was clean and comfortablevery clean and exactly as describedso clean and extremely well stockedthe house was very clean and comfortablethe place was super clean and well organized
Host:the host was responsive and helpfulbrandon is an awesome hosthost was easy to communicate with and responsivebrandon was very helpful with questions i hadhomeowner was quick with responses to our questions and most helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location at a low pricegreat location in the wilmington areagreat place in a great locationthe location was great and neighborhood was easily accessible and quietgreat place good location easy to use
Riverfront jewel - Wilmington, North Carolina
Sightsee, shop, dine, or join fun festivals – historic Wilmington offers all these activities and more! This riverfront city exudes southern charm and great places to stay. Wilmington, North Carolina has just what you need to experience the legendary southern hospitality.
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