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Condo in Wilmington
Historic Masonic Bldg w/4 windows facing Front St
Welcome the epicenter of downtown living and convenience! This 1 bedroom, 1 full bath 2nd-floor apartment allows walkability to everything that downtown has to offer. Located on the street-side of the building, this unit has views of front street, and abundant natural light. The property features solid wood floors, granite counters, and full tile shower. Parking deck is directly across the street - daily and long-term rates are available.
G$17,488 GYD per night
Guest suite in Wilmington
The Lodge in the Woods 10 Min to Beach & Downtown
PARTY POLICY: The Great Escape is nestled in a very quiet neighborhood and no parties of any kind are permitted. Violations of our house rules such as excessive noise, smoking inside, or extra guests will lead to a fine of $250, cancellation of your reservation, and your immediate removal from the property. If this is not an issue, please send a request or instant book. We would love to host you!
G$14,624 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Cape Fear River View - Central Downtown - Parking
Cape Fear River Condo cannot be beaten with its location! It's a short walk to all restaurants, bars, breweries, and entertainment downtown Wilmington offers. The best feature of the space is the beautiful view from the balcony! Enjoy your morning coffee on the rocking chairs, or end the night with a glass of wine while enjoying a fantastic Cape Fear sunset.
G$26,834 GYD per night
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Stay near Wilmington's top sights

Photo of Battleship North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina438 locals recommend
Photo of Mayfaire
Mayfaire10 locals recommend
Photo of Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier46 locals recommend
Photo of Wilmington Riverwalk
Wilmington Riverwalk140 locals recommend
Photo of Airlie Gardens
Airlie Gardens237 locals recommend
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Oceanic132 locals recommend

Wilmington vacation rentals

Guest suite in Wilmington
King Bed* Private Entrance* Close To DT/Beach
G$9,770 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Riverside Condo Historic Downtown Wilmington
G$20,593 GYD per night
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Rental unit in Wilmington
❤️New+Clean Studio Apt In Historic Dist-Walk 2 Cafe
G$10,861 GYD per night
Cottage in Wilmington
Wonderful Cottage-Big Backyard - Pet Friendly!
G$15,618 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Luxury Loft
G$27,889 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Beautiful River View - Central Downtown - Parking
G$28,343 GYD per night
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Condo in Upper Downtown
The NoFo Loft
G$22,281 GYD per night
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Guest suite in Wilmington
Zen 2 Getaway in the Woods with Private Hot Tub
G$15,829 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
✨ Downtown Port City River Roost w/FREE parking ✨
G$18,482 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
Stylish Cozy Tree House Pet Friendly!
G$14,476 GYD per night
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Private room in Wilmington
The Zen Den - A quaint Private Oasis room w/ Bath
G$10,855 GYD per night
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Rental unit in Wilmington
The Glass Garden • Unique Downtown Apartment
G$22,311 GYD per night
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Beach house rentals in Wilmington

Home in Carolina Beach
No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach
G$14,063 GYD per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
G$25,327 GYD per night
Home in Wilmington
Airlie Abode by Wrightsville Beach
G$31,448 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
Atlantic Coast Dome Home Across from Sound w/ View
G$18,362 GYD per night
Home in Wrightsville Beach
25 West Downstairs
G$24,272 GYD per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
*NEW* Cozy Home in Carolina Beach | Walk to Beach
G$15,557 GYD per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
The Beach House on Snapper
G$39,204 GYD per night
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Private room in Wilmington
Suite Serenity ~ Private Room and Bath
G$18,995 GYD per night
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Home in Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Getaway | Unbeatable Location & Views
G$59,035 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
Charming Cottage, Water Views of ICW
G$26,382 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
Morning View on Bradley Creek- Waterfront
G$41,488 GYD per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach | Fenced Yard!
G$26,021 GYD per night
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Downtown Wilmington vacation rentals

Rental unit in Wilmington
Private Apt 5 Min From DWNTN - Clean & Cozy!
G$11,306 GYD per night
Home in Wilmington
The Historic Lovely Loft - Walk to Downtown
G$17,307 GYD per night
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Rental unit in Wilmington
Cozy Loft Apt in Heart of Downtown
G$16,131 GYD per night
Guest suite in Wilmington
The Rustic Retreat 10 Minutes to Downtown & Beach
G$14,624 GYD per night
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Rental unit in Wilmington
Cozy & Cute Private Apartment Near Downtown-Clean
G$14,021 GYD per night
Condo in Wilmington
The Original Diamond Feed Store Airbnb
G$16,070 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Retreat on Front Street
G$13,900 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Chez Vous - Historic Downtown Loft
G$21,739 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Riverside Loft
G$20,050 GYD per night
Condo in Wilmington
1914 Stable Skylit Urban Studio Historic Downtown
G$22,100 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
Songbird’s Nest near DT & beach
G$20,692 GYD per night
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Rental unit in Wilmington
★ Chic Riverside Condo-2 Blocks from Water-Parking
G$14,956 GYD per night
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Stays in Downtown Wilmington

Condo in Wilmington
Downtown Balcony with River Views and Free Parking
G$19,719 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Heart of Downtown - Walk Everywhere - Parking
G$42,211 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Spectacular Downtown
G$27,889 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
HOS Sunsets on the River
G$33,166 GYD per night
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Stays in Wilmington Historic District

Rental unit in Wilmington
Lovely Private 1 BDRM Apt 5 min Walk To Cafe
G$11,608 GYD per night
Condo in Wilmington
The Wilmingtonian on Front
G$16,131 GYD per night
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Condo in Wilmington
112 MARKET STREET RETREAT Down by the Riverwalk!
G$30,844 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
14 Min Walk to RiverWalk, Historic Charming House
G$14,987 GYD per night
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Stays in Mayfaire

Guest suite in Wilmington
Wilmington's 'Great Escape' with Private Hot Tub!
G$15,378 GYD per night
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Home in Wilmington
The Cozy Cottage: 2BR/1B 10Min to Beach & Downtown
G$21,106 GYD per night
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Guesthouse in Wilmington
2 bedroom guesthouse with private fenced in yard!
G$27,437 GYD per night
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Guest suite in Wilmington
Casa Cozy
G$14,774 GYD per night
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Your guide to Wilmington

Introduction

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.


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 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.


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.