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Highlights Wilmington

  • Vacation rentals
  • Exciting getaways
  • Large selection of outdoor activities
  • Charming neighborhoods
  • Delectable seafood
  • Historical landmarks
  • Sand beaches

Best Vacation Rentals in Wilmington

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Wilmington, New Hanover County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(50 reviews)
Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or the lively action of Wilmington's downtown scene, you will find our condominium to be the ideal location.Conveniently located in downtown Wilmington within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the River Walk, yet in a quiet residential building.We are located on the Cape Fear River and have fabulous water views from our balcony, a great place to sit with your morning coffee or watch the evening sunset.Please read our reviews to see what other travelers had to say about us.The condo is furnished with a queen sized bed, fully appointed kit...
from $163 / night
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Vacation Rental • 441 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(55 reviews)
Location, location, location! 215 S. Water Street is a first-class condominium, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Enjoy what downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of a quaint, gated community. This unit is located in the 2nd building - there are no balconies in this building (photo of complex is the street view). Beautiful entry courtyard and patio cafés across the street. Shop, dine, listen to live music, visit museums, all within a 2 block radius. Walk to the Azelea Festival, Farmers Market, Downtown Sundown Concert and any other downtown even...
from $140 / night
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Vacation Rental • 592 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(68 reviews)
Total Privacy awaits you in the Bali House, which is a half acre private garden and guest house surrounded by walls on three sides and woods on fourth side. Furnished with a queen-size, four poster bed, drapes to separate the living area and bedroom, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, oriental rugs, granite kitchen counter tops, and a wonderful collection of Southeast Asian art. The living area has sliding glass doors opening to a large Balinese-style verandah overlooking a koi pond with waterfalls, a stream, and many pieces of statuary and other artifacts. This unique tropical Balinese-styl...
from $203 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Wilmington

$328for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
$263 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Wilmington

24%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
48% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Wilmington

Vacation rental locations

Are you looking for an exciting city vacation where you can access beautiful sandy beaches, stunning riverwalks, wonderful museums, among other attractions? Visit Wilmington on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and explore the region to take in all its wonders. Whether you want to spend days near the Atlantic Ocean or the downtown historic district, you’ll always have enough to keep you engaged. You can book a vacation rental spread across different parts of the city but with proximity to the best attractions. Stay in your rental property enjoying the amenities offered, or venture out to explore what this lively riverfront city offers.

Vacation rentals for everyone

Wilmington offers multiple vacation rentals designed to match all your vacation needs. You can come with your lover, family, friends, or pet and find a rental property to accommodate everyone. Wilmington has something for you if you want to stay in a historical or modern vacation rental with the best amenities and features. Luckily, most rentals have fully stocked kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, and bedrooms. You’ll also enjoy staying in a rental with a pool, garden, balcony, view, internet, TV, and air conditioning.

Vacations in Wilmington

The area and getting around

A riverfront city bustling with activities

When you arrive in Wilmington, you may opt to use air transport, hire a car, a bicycle or walk to get to major attractions. If you want to explore the city’s recreational points, you can walk or cycle through Garry Shell Cross-City Trail. However, you may have to drive or use air transport if your miles away from points of interest. Visit the city’s Cape Fear River with its popular 1.75-mile Riverwalk, or visit downtown Wilmington to explore the cobblestone streets. Still, you can head to the shoreline and explore various beaches while looking for an ideal spot for recreation.

Delectable seafood and unique local activities

With its proximity to the ocean and Cape Fear River, you’re sure to find most restaurants in the city with seafood dishes. You can explore the city and its charming neighborhoods to find an excellent restaurant that serves delectable seafood and other meals. For example, you can try the Boathouse, Carolina Fish Fry, Boca Bay, or 22 North for seafood with Southern American flavors. Explore the neighborhoods for sightseeing as you marvel at the pre-Victorian architecture. In these buildings, you’ll find bars, antique shops, boutiques, grocery stores, among other businesses. You can pop into a few and buy gifts and foodstuff for your loved ones.

Travelers and activities

Wilmington for culture and history enthusiasts

History buffs will find Wilmington a unique place to explore. The city has many historical buildings and museums where you can spend days exploring the culture and history of early Wilmington. For example, you can go to downtown Wilmington and explore the Historic District. Here, you’ll find hundreds of buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. Head across the river and explore Cape Fear Museum, Battleship North Carolina, and Children’s Museum. You will enjoy learning about Victorian history from various exhibits. You can also enjoy exploring their adjacent outdoor parks, where you’ll find interactive exhibits, water, and native plants.

Wilmington for water sports lovers

When you travel during summer, Wilmington’s beaches will lure you to try various water sports. And the good thing is, you only need to drive a few miles to the nearest beach. You can visit Carolina Beach or Kure Beach, located on the southeastern shore. These beaches come with beautiful sand to relax or play various beach games. Sunbathe as you watch boats and people come and go or play games like volleyball, football, baseball, and sandcastle building. Still, you can get into the water and enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, and boating.

On Sept. 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence hit the city and caused great damage worth hundreds of millions of dollars. However, the residents bounced back and have restored most businesses and attraction sites.

Top 5 travel tips in Wilmington

1. The Riverwalk

If you’re looking for an exciting and free thing to do while in Wilmington, strolling along the Riverwalk will have a lot in store for you. The Riverwalk is best known for its scenic views of Cape Fear River, among other historical buildings. If you’re interested in shopping and dining, you’ll find various shops and restaurants around. You can also relax on the benches to enjoy the scenery or visit when events like Farmers Market on Saturday or Riverfest are held annually.

2. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Take your lover for an evening outing in Thalian Hall to enjoy various performances and events. The building is ideal for history buffs to learn about its designer and celebrities who performed in the 19th and 20th centuries. The hall has different venues with over 400 performances and events. For example, you can visit the theater, lectures, film, dance, and music.

3. New Hanover County Arboretum

Treat your family to a visit to New Hannover County Arboretum, located in the city center. This garden is seven acres and is ideal for taking your little ones to explore various plants and gardening techniques. Let your kids go to a children’s garden that comes with a miniature playhouse, water garden, herb garden, and tropical garden. You can relax in the Japanese Garden with an arching bridge, a kai pod, and a tea house. Spend an afternoon with your better half in the picnic area and take photos of the surroundings.

4. Wilmington Railroad Museum

If you’re still looking for historical sites and landmarks to explore, you can visit Wilmington Railroad Museum. The railroad stretches 161 miles and features some of the best exhibits used in the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. You will see different model trains like a century-old steam locomotive and rolling stock traveling in the railroad. Your kids can enjoy spending time at the train-themed play spot.

5. Cameron Art Museum

Visit Cameron Art Museum in 17th Street and explore the city’s love for art. The museum has many decorative arts, fine arts, and designs by local and international artists. You will watch the collection of arts in rotating themed exhibits. In addition, this art museum hosts several programs for families and children. For example, you might find film, music, dance, literature and other arts.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Wilmington

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Wilmington?

We can see from last year that Wilmington had an average price of $273 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Wilmington?

According to the previous year, the months with the cheapest prices in Wilmington are February, March and August, with average prices of $217, $234, and $251, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Wilmington?

Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($331), November ($318), and January ($296).

Is Wilmington a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Wilmington on your bucket list, we recommend planning your vacation long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 86% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

Last year, the months with the largest number of available properties of the year in Wilmington were January, September and February, with average availabilities of 31%, 28%, and 20%, respectively.

Are there many rentals in Wilmington?

We have collected the offers from 2 different providers in Wilmington, so we can offer you around 120 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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