Need hotel rooms for your friends and family during your wedding week? Come and enjoy everything that downtown Wilmington has to offer from the comfort of this fully furnished, 4000 square foot home. Located in historic Carolina Heights, the Magnolia House is in an excellent location- just a 15 minute walk to the bustling riverfront, a 15 minute drive to the beach, and yet, perfectly situated amid the peaceful, tall live oak trees that line the residential streets. This former bed and breakfast is clean and well equipped for all your needs.
The Magnolia House is a gathering place for families and friends celebrating milestones, or vacationing together and seeking private refuge after a day of sightseeing. This beautiful historic property is a delight! Every room is bathed in sunlight with huge windows, many facing the large 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 house, which was built 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 working) with large 1920's decorative mantels. The house was recently included in the Wilmington Historic Foundation Historic Home Tour, and has also been used as a location for several TV series and commercials in the past.
Our guests tell us that they love the chef’s kitchen which has stainless steel countertops and three sinks. Cooking for a large group is a pleasure in this well equipped and spacious kitchen. The appliances are all new, including a new double door stainless steel refrigerator with water and ice dispenser. There is seating for 6 around the kitchen island for informal meals. The formal dining room seats 8 people comfortably for formal meals, including rehearsal dinners or large family gatherings or holiday dinners. Catering can be arranged if needed (must be requested in advance).
The den is also a delight with comfortable seating, a brand new 42 inch flat screen 'smart' HDTV which allows you to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows and surf the Web. There is also an octagon shaped game table for an impromptu poker night! Our most recent addition to is an XBOX 360 to keep the kids (and maybe even a few adults) entertained. There are 4 wireless remote controls and 16 games. Bring your games along with you if you have a favorite!
There is also a more formal parlor, with books and comfortable sofas. It is a lovely spot to enjoy a cocktail or a cup of tea by the fireplace on a cool night.
There are 5 large bedrooms (all located upstairs) with the following configurations:
Master bedroom: One King sized bed
Bedroom 2: One Queen sized bed
Bedroom 3: One King sized bed
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 ideal for parents with very young children or infants.
There are 36 inch flat screen televisions with DVR and Netflix in 2 of the bedrooms, and smaller tvs in the other bedrooms.
There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in our living room, which can be set up for your convenience downstairs for guests who cannot walk up the stairs easily.
There are three full bathrooms with deep, oversized bathtubs 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 sofa. The house is not handicap accessible.
The bathrooms in the house have original fixtures to preserve the beauty and integrity of this historic home. This is not new construction, and we like it that way!
Pets will be considered on an individual basis. We are a pet friendly home! There is even a pet door to the fenced backyard.
Enjoy the peaceful backyard and watch the kids play on the swings and slide while you grill outdoors. Set the oversized picnic table (seats 10) for the whole family and enjoy your meal under the magnolia tree. It is a perfect place for a family celebration or just a relaxing evening after a day of sightseeing.
During the summer months, be our guests at the outdoor pool at the local healthclub (less than 2 miles away) . We offer summer access (June 1- August 31) to an upscale full service club with outdoor heated pool, steamroll, and sauna. All towels are provided at the club for your convenience.
Throughout the year, the Magnolia House offers the comforts of home in the wonderful Port City! Let us show you what it is like to live in the historic district of this enchanting town. One warning....you may decide to stay!
We look forward to welcoming you.
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Lakota · Married on 11/18/2017
Our family rented this home to stay in during our wedding weekend. No only is it breathtaking but it had everything we needed to feel at ease prior to the big day. Big enough for our family to spend some time together and it was so beautiful we had our hair and makeup done there too!Sent on 09/29/2018