Wilmington Vacation Rentals & Beach Houses

Wilmington Vacation Rentals & Beach Houses

Wilmington is a port city nestled along the Atlantic coastline in southeastern North Carolina. Known for its stunning historic river district and island beaches, Wilmington exudes charm and hospitality guaranteed to capture the heart of every traveler lucky enough to visit. Spend your vacation here exploring the historic attractions, visiting the botanic gardens, walking through the quaint downtown, and strolling along the riverwalk. There are numerous top-rated beaches just a stone’s throw away.

Find your ideal vacation rental in Wilmington. Whether you’re looking for a cozy condo, a beachfront rental, or a spacious beach house for your next family vacation, you’ll find all that and more. Read until the end of this article to learn all about the most popular property types available in Wilmington.




from $112.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Welcome to PAMPAS, your charming home away from home in the heart of Wilmington, North Carolina! Nestled in a picturesque neighborhood, this delightful townhouse has been thoughtfully designed to provide you with all the comfort and convenience you need for a truly enjoyable vacation.Warm Hospitality Awaits You: We're thrilled to have you as our guest, and we've gone the extra mile to ensure that our home exudes warmth and hospitality. From the moment you step through the door, you'll feel the inviting atmosphere that PAMPAS offers.Hassle-Free Check-In: To make your arrival as seamless as possible, this is a self-check-in unit. Rest assured, you'll receive the passcode for the lock within an hour of your check-in time, giving you the flexibility to start your vacation on your own schedule.Treats and Refreshments: To kickstart your stay on a delicious note, we've thoughtfully provided a selection of tasty snacks and refreshing beverages for you and your family to enjoy. It's our way of saying "welcome" and ensuring you feel right at home.Well-Stocked Bathrooms: We understand that convenience matters, especially after a long journey. That's why our bathrooms are stocked with initial supplies, so you can settle in comfortably without the need for an immediate trip to the supermarket. Freshen up and relax as soon as you arrive.Around-the-Clock Assistance: Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Whether you have questions, concerns, or simply need recommendations for exploring Wilmington, we're here for you 24/7. Feel free to reach out through text or calls, and we'll be more than happy to assist you.Make Yourself at Home: Above all, we want you to feel right at home during your stay at PAMPAS. We've created a space where you can unwind, create lasting memories, and make the most of your time in this beautiful coastal town.Wilmington, with its historic charm, vibrant cultural scene, and stunning natural beauty, is right at your doorstep when you choose PAMPAS as your vacation rental. We can't wait to host you and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Book your stay today and embark on a memorable journey in Wilmington, North Carolina!




$299.50 - $1,005.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Whiskey Creek #137 makes a perfect venue for small gatherings and intimate weddings, a small special event fee of $1500 will apply on top of the normal nightly rate. Named after the stunning tidal creek it sits on, “Whiskey Creek #137”, a Landmark Vacation Rentals home, is an exquisite 4-bedroom waterfront retreat that truly offers a unique getaway for thoughtful reflection, basking in the natural beauty of the marsh. Nestled amongst the live oaks and tucked away on a quiet residential street, this home welcomes families with an open floor plan, a game room, a great backyard patio and a private dock to enjoy the sunshine and serene marsh views. Bring or rent a boat, paddle boards or kayaks and launch them at the nearby neighborhood boat ramp and leave them on the dock for the week for easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway or Masonboro Island! The sprawling backyard overlooks the peaceful creek making it the perfect place to spend your summer nights with friends and family. This beautiful lot provides lush landscaping, comfortable outdoor seating, a fire pit to roast marshmallows, and plenty of space to entertain or host a small event. Contact Landmark Vacation Rentals to inquire about a special event and pricing. Dogs welcome! At the heart of this property you’ll find a soaring open living space, marked by gorgeous natural light flowing in from the massive windows that fill the walls. To one side, a large couch faces a massive flat-screen TV, while behind that is a dining area that offers seating for eight. Adjacent, is a large kitchen stocked with all the necessities needed to prepare meals throughout the week. There is ample countertop space on the breakfast bar and which provides bar stool seating for six. Not only is the main living space a prime location for taking in the stunning marsh view, the room over from it holds an open entertainment space and features a foosball table, two arcades, a fireplace, flat-screen TV, and sliding glass doors that open up to the backyard deck. There is a sleeping area beside the window with one twin-sized bed. An additional sleeping area can be found off of the game room with one twin-sized bed. These two sleeping spaces are not private, as they do not have doors that can be shut off from the rest of the house. Proceed down the hallway to find three additional bedrooms. The master suite has a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, TV and en suite bathroom with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. Down the hall is the second bedroom, which has two twin-sized beds, TV and walk-in closet. A full bathroom is located nearby which is shared with the third bedroom. This room has a queen-sized bed, TV and two walk-in closets. An upstairs loft area has a full over full bunk and a twin, sleeping a total of 5. There is second full bathroom located near the kitchen. This property is a 25-minute drive to Wrightsville Beach where you can find world class surfing, local events and concerts, the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Park, fresh seafood, and a vibrant nightlife. Carolina Beach is a 20-minute drive from the house and is famous for shopping on the boardwalk, the North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Fisher State Park, and sumptuous dining. Boats can be launched at the Trails End Boat Ramp, which is located beside the Masonboro Yacht Club - a brief walk from the house. (613 Trails End Rd) One trailer is allowed to park on the property. Disclaimer: Swimming near or around the dock is highly discouraged due to large oyster beds that can lead to major injuries or infection. The home is equipped with a washer, dryer, and high-speed wireless internet. Guest groups are assigned a personal entrance code for the duration of their stay on the keyless entry lock. Provided With Your Stay: Bath Towels, Hand Towels and Washcloths, Bath Mats, and Kitchen Linens are provided. A First Night Amenity Kit which includes: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Trash Bags and More will be waiting for you! Professional cleaning service is provided after every guest stay.




$180.12 - $451.44

Wilmington, NC, USA

211 - 2 Bedrooms, 2.0 Baths (Sleeps 4) This historic building is close to everything downtown Wilmington has to offer! This spot is perfect for a girls weekend or a romantic couples getaway. Within walking distance to the many different restaurants, shops, and bars that the city has to offer. Enjoy shopping at the many different popup markets/boutiques and morning coffee from one of the many local coffee shops like Java Dog! Nights out on the town are a must with the many different cocktail bars and clubs Wilmington has to offer.Condo Layout:2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 4.Top floor walkup unit.Kitchen: Fully stocked with cooking supplies, drip coffee pot, and high top table with seating for 4.Living Room: Oversized sectional with flatscreen Smart TV.Master Bedroom: Queen size bed, attached bath with shower/tub combo, access to private balcony.Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, with closet, plus attached bath with shower/tub combo.Parking for 1 car.Urban Environment:This property is located in downtown Wilmington where there are many bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. that stay open until 2am every night so please expect a loud environment surrounding the property until 3am. The city of Wilmington picks up garbage starting at 6am so you may hear beeping/trucks early in the morning. Ear plugs are provided to help you sleep soundly at night.Nightly Rental Requirements:Peak Season three-night requirement.Off Season two-night requirement.Off Season monthly rentals (mid-Sept. - mid-May).Arrival/Departure:Coded entry.Check-In: 4:00.Check-Out: 10:00AM.You may call our office to see if an early check-in/late check-out is available. Early check-in/Late check-out fee is $25 per hour.Items to Bring:Paper towels and toilet tissue, trash bags, soaps, detergents, minimal cleaning supplies and beach towels/items.Things to Do:Lose yourself in all the area has to offer, including paddle boating on the nearby lake, exploring historic Fort Fisher or the local aquarium, or going to Wilmington and seeing all that the Port City has available. Explore in the Carolina Beach State Park, take a fishing charter out to the deep sea for the day, or enjoy a relaxing day on the beach at Freeman Park. Sleep in or get up early to watch the beautiful sunrises accompanied by dolphins and shrimp boats. Every week in the summer, you have Fireworks at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. There's activity on The Island year-round!Registered Guests Must Be 25 Years of Age. Family groups only. No sororities, fraternities, prom groups, etc. You will be asked to vacate immediately if you misrepresent yourself or others in your group. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is STRICTLY enforced. Exceeding the stated occupancy will result in rental termination. NO refund will be given if you are asked to vacate the premises.NO Smoking inside, outside or in common areas downstairs.




$210.00 - $300.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Embrace the call of the waves at our charming cottage just moments away from the beach. Nestled among trees on a beautiful half-acre lot, this delightful 4-bedroom home accommodates up to 12 guests and offers a fully equipped kitchen, making it perfect for large families on vacation. Located in Wilmington, a vibrant coastal town with endless attractions, you'll find yourself just 14 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from Downtown. Enjoy the tranquility of the quiet neighborhood while still being within easy reach of the town's hotspots. This cozy vacation home is nestled in a wooded part of town, offering peace and tranquility. The cottage boasts ample outdoor space, including a covered porch with comfortable patio furniture. Whether you're relaxing in the fresh air or exploring the surrounding area, you'll appreciate the peaceful ambiance. Pets are welcome with a fee, and the keyless entry provides convenience and security. Luxurious retreat close to local marinas and a private beach. Home is a few minutes from the Beach. 1-min drive to Pages Creek Preserve 9-min drive to Ogden Park 10-min drive to Flip and Fly Trampoline Park 15-min drive to Wrightsville Beach 16-min drive to Jungle Rapids Water Park 20-min drive to Downtown Wilmington 23-min drive to Cape Fear Riverwalk and Restaurants 23-min drive to Battleship North Carolina. 4-min drive to Publix 10-min drive to Walmart 10-min drive to Mayfaire Shopping Center




from $212.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located place.




from $423.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Immerse yourself in the heart of Wilmington by staying in our lovingly restored, historic property just a few blocks away from all of the best Wilmington has to offer. This unique home effortlessly blends the past and the present, offering character-filled spaces and modern conveniences to ensure a memorable stay.




from $751.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

This condo is located in the heart of downtown Wilmington on S. Front Street at Muters Alley. The deck overlooks the Cape Fear River, the USS North Carolina Battleship, Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, water taxis and & tours, & Anne Bonnie's Bar & Grill located on a floating barge. The riverwalk is less than a block away. Nearby attractions include carriage tours, history tours, ghost tours, historic home tours, river tours by boat, boat rentals, rooftop bars, live music, festivals, & more! This is a vacation rental property. Guests have full use of entire condominium. This condo is located in the heart of downtown Wilmington on South Front Street at Muters Alley. The large back deck overlooks the Cape Fear River, the USS North Carolina Battleship, Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, multiple water taxis and water tours, as well as Anne Bonnie's Bar & Grill located on a floating barge. The famed Wilmington riverwalk is less than a block away. Amazing dining options & nightlife exist throughout the surrounding area. Nearby attractions include carriage tours, history tours, ghost tours, historic home tours, river tours by boat, boat rentals, rooftop bars, live music, festivals, and more! Take a leisurely ride through historic downtown Wilmington on the FREE Downtown Trolley! Catch the Trolley at designated stops or, flag down the Trolley to board anywhere along its route. The water taxi stops nearby and makes runs between the battleship and convention center in season. Kitchen/Living: This unit features a fully stocked kitchen. The kitchen was remodeled in 2018 with new appliances, counters, wall to ceiling subway tile backsplash. A Keurig coffee maker is provided with assorted K-cups. The breakfast bar has 5 stools. There is a 65" 4K Smart TV (Roku OS) in the living room, ceiling fan, as well as a love seat and pull out couch that sleeps two. Master Bedroom: The master bedroom has 12 foot ceilings, huge windows, a ceiling fan, walk in closet, king size bed, and en-suite full bath. This room has windows overlooking Front Street. 39" Roku TV. Second Bedroom: This room features a queen size bed, large dresser, 55" 4K Roku "smart" TV, & large closet, & ceiling fan. The hall bathroom can be accessed from inside this room as well. The window in this room faces toward water street and has a view of the river. 55" 4K Roku TV Parking: We provide parking passes for TWO vehicles in the private lot immediately behind this condo. Renter is responsible for displaying the pass at all times on the lot and leaving it behind at check-out. There are multiple other public parking facilities nearby. If you need additional parking we recommend the City of Wilmington deck at 115 Market St (intersection of Market and 2nd streets) for any extra vehicles you need to park. This deck is $1 per hour with an $8 per day maximum. Wedding/Event Venues: This condo is a short walk from many popular venues including Riverwalk Landing, The River Room, The Loft on Front, The Atrium, & The Penthouse. Tours: Here are some nearby tours. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours, Battleship North Carolina - 1 Battleship Rd, Bellamy Mansion - 503 Market St, Burgwin-Wright House - 224 Market St, Front Street Brewery Tours - 9 N Front St, Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington - Riverfront at Market and Water Streets, Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours - 4 Grace Street, Haunted Pub Crawl - 11 Water St, Historic District Walking Tours - O Market Street, Hollywood Location Walk - Riverfront at Market and Water Streets, Horsedrawn Carriage Rides - Market St, Latimer House - 126 S Third St, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society - 126 S. Third Street, Port City Brew Bus - 108 Grace St, Riverwalk Watersports - 10 Harnett Street, The Spoke and Wheel - 208 S. Front Street, Unit 3, Tour Old Wilmington - 1 Market Street, Wilmington Adventure Walking Tour Company, Wilmington Trolley Company - 101 Water St. Boaters: This area is a popular destination for boaters. The city of Wilmington allows private boats to dock at the municipal docks on the river for up to 14 days. These are a 5 minute walk away. . For information about cost/reservations visit The "Port City Marina" is nearby as well and is another option for your boat, you can walk, drive, or take the water taxi to & from this marina. We do not have any trailer parking available. You would need to park your boat trailer at another location. Wi-Fi: We have high speed internet from the local cable company. Typical speed is 60-100mbps. EV Charging: There are CCS-1 and J1772 chargers available in the Wilmington (Market St) Parking deck which is >5 minute walk away. These are ChargePoint chargers, you can check ChargePoint app for more specific details. Parking in this deck is $1 per hour as of 9/5/23. PLEASE NOTE: This condo is located in a vibrant downtown area. The owner has NO control over outside noise. Music is played outdoors in downtown Wilmington at many rooftop bars, festivals, and from other establishments. We provide top rated "white noise" machines for early or light sleepers. This is not an issue for most of our guests or us...(we stay here often) but we want to be transparent that on most evenings the area is bustling until late. We do not provide early check out, credits, or refunds due for music or other outside noise as it is inherent to this popular downtown and historic building.




from $1,532.00

Wilmington, NC, USA

Private pool, pond views, gardens, and a 10 minute drive to the beach! This home backs up to a nature preserve. Relax by the pool and tiki bar area watching TV or enjoying music. Pool Heater: Our pool is open and maintained year round. The pool heater can reliably generate heat as long as the outside temperatures are above 50 degrees which will generally be from March to November, however in our area it is not unusual for us to have warm days at any time of year. Many vacation rental propert We wont bother you during your stay but are always available. We do have vendors (pool maintenance, landscaping, etc) that may visit during daylight hours. We may need to come on property from time to time as well but would only be popping by outside or the basement storage area.

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  • Are you looking for condos in Wilmington, NC? Or perhaps a cozy beachfront cottage to enjoy a romantic getaway with your significant other? Maybe you want a spacious beach house for your next family vacation? Good news, you’ll find all that and more in Wilmington. Check out all of our most popular property types here.

    Wilmington Beach House Rentals

    Beach house rentals are the perfect option for families and large groups wanting plenty of space and privacy for their Wilmington beach vacation. With a beach house, you’ll get to enjoy all the comforts of home, including a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable sleeping spaces, entertainment areas, and often times a private swimming pool and hot tub.

    This enormous 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom home has it all. Enjoy stunning views of the ocean from the enormous covered deck. Best of all? You’re just a short walk away from the beach and ocean. There’s not a better option for a family getaway in Wilmington.

    Condos for Rent in Wilmington, NC

    A condo is the perfect option for couples or small groups wanting to stay close to the beach and ocean. Condos are typically oceanfront and boast all the comforts of home. Relax on the balcony as you watch the waves roll in, and cook family-style meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The best part about staying in a condo is that you’ll have access to shared amenities, like a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center.

    This gorgeous, newly renovated condo boasts breathtaking ocean views and a huge wrap-around porch. You’ll have plenty of space to relax and enjoy the space in the open concept living, dining, and kitchen areas. Up to 6 people can comfortably share this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom space.

    Cottage to Rent in Wilmington, NC

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of Wilmington from a private cottage. Cottages are typically tucked away in forested areas, or along the beachfront. Usually far away from neighbors or establishments, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time unwinding in complete silence while enjoying the spectacular nature of Wilmington that surrounds you.

    This cozy wooden cabin was built in 1934. Up to 4 people can comfortably share this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom space. There’s a fenced in backyard, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, and high-speed WiFi. What’s not to love?

  • Browse Our Wilmington Best Rentals by Your Desired Amenities

  • Find Wilmington’s best rentals by searching for vacation rentals based on the amenities and features that are important to you. Want a Wilmington beach condo with views of the ocean? Or perhaps a cottage with a jacuzzi? Here are some of the most popular amenities to look out for during your search.

    • WiFi/internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Private pool/outdoor pools/oceanfront with view
    • Gas fireplace/beautiful stone fireplace
    • Smart TV/DVD player
    • Oceanfront rentals/oceanfront balcony
    • Mountain views/amazing views
    • Fresh linens
    • Washer/dryer
    • Luxurious amenities
    • Onsite parking
    • Family-friendly
    • Pet-friendly
    • Fully equipped kitchen
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  • What to Do during Your Wilmington, NC, Vacation

  • From exploring the historic downtown area, to enjoying the water, to visiting family-friendly attractions, and more, there’s never a shortage of ways to enjoy Wilmington, NC! Keep reading to learn about our top picks for activity options for your next Wilmington vacation.

    Walk through the historic district

    Wilmington is well-known for its charming and historic downtown district. It’s one of the largest districts listed on the National Register of Historic places in the USA! Walk the quaint streets and admire all the charming historic buildings and architecture. Most buildings have plaques next to them so that you can learn about the history of each one.

    Go for a peaceful stroll on the Riverwalk

    The two-mile-long Riverwalk offers a scenic peek into the historic areas of Wilmington along the Cape Fear River. The entire Riverwalk stretches from Nunn Street to the Isabella Holmes Bridge. It’s an excellent activity option for families and couples wanting to move and explore one of Wilmington’s most beautiful offerings.

    Spend the afternoon at the Airlie Gardens

    These stunning 67-acre gardens are home to wildlife, several lakes, oak trees, flower blooms, and so much more. It’s a beautiful place to enjoy a peaceful stroll at any time of the year. There’s also an on-site restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat after you’ve walked and enjoyed all the gardens have to offer.

  • What Other Guests Said about their Wilmington, NC, Beach Houses

  • Downtown Jewel

    Nice house in a great location. Few minutes walk to downtown and only a short drive to the beach. The house is new, spacious and nicely decorated with everything you’d need for a long stay including kitchen and bar accessories. The beds are comfy and the master suite felt like in a chic hotel!

    The house is pet friendly and the owners even provided items like bowls and an extra bed for our pups.

    I highly recommend this house next time you’re looking for a clean and beautiful place to stay in Wilmington.

    -Brenden B.

    Windy Harbor House

    Very nicely furnished. It had everything we could possibly need for a vacation rental.

    -Barbara B.

    Market Street Loft

    The house was beautiful and just a walk to almost everything.

    -Vanessa H.

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Wilmington Vacation Rentals & Beach Houses FAQ

  • FAQs related to Wilmington Vacation Rentals

    Where is Wilmington, NC?

    Wilmington is a port city located in New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina.

  • How many vacation rentals in Wilmington, NC are available on bnbfinder?

    There are currently 3 vacation rentals in Wilmington available on bnbfinder.

  • What is the best area to stay in Wilmington?

    Wilmington Historic District, Carolina Place, Mayfaire, and Water Street are among the most popular areas to stay in Wilmington.

  • What if I need to cancel my trip to Wilmington?

    For cancellations, refunds depend on the individual cancellation policy specific to the property you have booked. Before confirming your booking, please be sure to read the cancellation policy for the property.

  • Are there pet-friendly Wilmington, North Carolina, beach rentals?

    Numerous pet-friendly vacation homes available in Wilmington, NC. Whether a property is pet-friendly or not will be clearly stated on the property’s booking page. Some properties charge an additional fee if you’ll be bringing a pet, while other pet-friendly properties might include this in the overall price.

  • Are the Wilmington beach houses listed on bnbfinder suitable for groups?

    Numerous Wilmington, NC vacation house rentals are suitable for groups. Before booking, always check the number of people the rental property can accommodate.

  • How much do Wilmington beach vacation rentals cost?

    The price of Wilmington beach vacation rentals ranges from $99-500 or more per night.

  • What is the weather like in Wilmington, NC?

    Summers in Wilmington, NC are extremely hot and summer. Winters are short and cold. Fall and spring seasons boast mild temperatures and frequent rainfall.

  • What's the best time of the year to travel to Wilmington?

    March through May and September through November are considered the best times of year to travel to Wilmington NC.

  • What amenities are most popular for the Wilmington, NC, vacation home rentals?

    WiFi, a private swimming pool, washer/dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen are among the most popular Wilmington, NC amenities.