10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Wilmington, North Carolina - Updated 2023

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With close access to three amazing beaches and over 400 film credits since 1983, Wilmington is one of the most exciting places to visit in North Carolina. Check out these beautiful Vrbo vacation rentals in Wilmington!

1. Historic bungalow near Wrightsville Beach (from 127 USD)

This charming bungalow was built in 1916 and is located in the historic district of Wilmington. Stay amongst other historic houses on the popular Wrightsville Avenue, approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from downtown Wilmington. You will be within walking distance of a diner, a park, and a coffee house. Wrightsville beach is only a 15-minute drive away. You can even find a little bit of television trivia here – the house across the street was used in One Tree Hill as Chad Michael Murray’s character’s home.

1916 bungalow

Price: from 127 USD

Number of Guests: 7

2. Condo in the Woodbury-Hoggard House (from 86 USD)

This elegant condo is located in the historic Woodbury-Hoggard House in downtown Wilmington. Here you will be able to enjoy a large porch with swings and rocking chairs. The house also includes a small kitchen, 14-foot (4.2-meter) ceilings with original plaster, an office space, large television, minibar, washer/dryer, and original artwork.

When you want to leave your cozy home, walk to Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington to watch fabulous sunsets and eat at amazing restaurants. Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach are less than a 30-minute drive. Some other area activities include a Civil War Museum, a guided movie walking tour (Wilmington has logged more than 400 film-related credits since 1983), star-gazing, windsurfing, antiquing, and more.

Woodbury-Hoggard House

Price: from 86 USD

Number of Guests: 4

3. Pet-friendly home with a backyard (from USD 131)

This Antebellum House was built in 1850 and is located in the downtown Wilmington Historic District. It retains the character and history of a home for its time period while offering modern conveniences. Here, you will enjoy the original hardwood floors, plaster crown molding, a romantically themed bedroom with fireplace, dishwasher, Keurig, stainless steel appliances, WiFi, and cable. You can also take some time to relax and enjoy the backyard and patio.

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Private vacation home 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we found ourselves just enjoying the sofa and tv after walking to and from several walkable history sites
the hosts were fantastic
we got a chance to meet the owners/property managers and they were nice people
location beautiful property fully equipped
great location right outside downtown & very clean
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4. Creekside apartment with a dock (from 119 USD)

This light and sunny apartment has a fully stocked kitchenette, all-wood floors, a walk-in shower, WiFi, and cable television. The location is quiet and serene, yet only a 10-minute drive from downtown Wilmington and 10 minutes from Wrightsville Beach. As the apartment sits directly beside a creek, you can enjoy the dock or single and double kayaks provided.

Hewlett's Creek

Price: from 119 USD

Number of Guests: 2

5. Renovated townhouse near the downtown riverwalk (from 160 USD)

Want to get closer to the beach during your stay? This renovated townhome is just a 5-minute drive to the ocean. It is also located 3 blocks from Mayfaire mall, 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) to UNCW, and a short drive from the downtown Riverwalk.

During your stay here you can also enjoy a television in every bedroom, WiFi, a patio area, and grill. Dogs are also allowed at no charge. Need more space? The host has another property located in the same complex to accommodate your large party.

Renovated townhouse

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: 7

6. Beautiful hideaway with a private garden (from USD 200)

The highlight of this house is the privacy and seclusion. The private garden and guest house is surrounded by walls on three sides and woods on the fourth side. Inside the house, you will find a four poster bed, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, oriental rugs, and an amazing collection of Southeast Asian art.

Outside the house, you will find a Balinese-style veranda overlooking a koi pond with waterfalls and a stream. There are also many pieces of statuary and other artifacts. This house and garden are comfortable, private, serene, and unique. Guests report that it is also centrally located enough to not cause an issue with driving to town or the beach.

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if there were any improvements possible a bigger bed would be the only request
a comfortable guest house in a unique walled compound stocked with asian art and semi-tropical plants
tara was helpful and accommodating when we requested to stay a couple additional nights
my wife and i found a little peace of paradise staying at this location
an oasisbeautiful place for a relaxing couples get away
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7. Ground-floor apartment with parking (from 99 USD)

Oasis is a spacious, ground-floor apartment with designated parking right outside the front door. They also have a second bedroom that can be made available for 20 USD per person up to a maximum of 4 guests. The apartment is fully decorated with an open floor plan and has 13-foot (3.9-meter) ceilings and two cathedral windows.


Price: from 99 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Charming cottage close to the downtown shops (from 171 USD)

Located in historic downtown Wilmington, this fully furnished three-bedroom cottage includes a modern kitchen, washer/dryer, lounge, and outside porch. The riverfront district and downtown shops are within walking distance, and all the local beaches (Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville) are an easy drive away.

Charming cottage

Price: from 171 USD

Number of Guests: 6

9. Urban loft close to pubs and cafes (from 114 USD)

This beautiful condo is located in the historic Ahrens Building, built in 1907. Located right in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, you will find yourself walking distance from pubs, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, breweries, and the Riverwalk.

Urban loft

Price: from 114 USD

Number of Guests: 4

10. Cozy rental in downtown Wilmington

History comes alive in this one-bedroom condo located in the historic Cummings-Taylor house, built in 1889. Experience cobblestone streets, two large porches, fantastic outdoor spaces, beautiful furnishings, and original wood floors. The condo also includes a full kitchen, dining area, and washer/dryer. Located in the historic district of downtown Wilmington, you will be able to walk four blocks and catch the free downtown trolley to anywhere in the historic area you would like to visit – restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more. Wrightsville Beach is just a 20-minute drive from this home.

129 reviews
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 120
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lady in ground apt is charming and helpful
so we had a very rough night sleeping on a love seat in an 85 degree living room
the apartment was charming old but had everything you might need
apt is clean and welcoming
the owner is easily reachable and detail oriented
hostess was very accommodating and kind
neighborhood is safe and within walking distance of downtown
perfect location for walking to riverwalk restaurants and historic district
such a cute place convenient to anything and everything you could need
love this place this efficient and adorable apartment has everything you need the location is amazing
perfect location so much charm and well maintained
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