Going to Carolina

3 bedroom | 3 bathroom (1 full, 2 half) | House

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3 bedroom | 3 bathroom (1 full, 2 half) | House

Rates from $179 – $400 / night
This amazing and large historic home is yours to enjoy. 3 bedrooms, 3 covered porches, and a private backyard give you plenty of space. Convenient street parking and no need for an Uber or your car. This home has plenty of historic charm and all of the modern amenities you need. It's kid-friendly and great for families.

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Historic charm abounds in this turn-of-the-century arts and crafts era home located on a quiet one-way brick lined street in Downtown Wilmington. Boasting 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 covered porches, and a private backyard, this historic gem is ideal for families, friends, and old home lovers. This home was renovated over the course of several years with emphasis on restoring and preserving the original details. The big pocket doors which separate the living room and dining room are fully functional. Fireplaces throughout the house are non-functional but boast beautiful surrounds and mantles. The original woodwork and trim are throughout and the original hardwood flooring was restored. Chandeliers, period correct furniture like beautiful armoires and desks, and some windows with wavy glass give them home a lovely vintage feel.

The charming neighborhood is full of meticulously restored historic homes and the short walk to the riverwalk and other destinations in the heart of downtown is a very pleasant one. The neighbors are friendly and often seen enjoying the evening air from their porches with a glass of wine.

All of the common spaces are on the first floor, from the front covered porch to the living room, dining room, kitchen, and covered back porch. The 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor up a flight of stairs. All of the bedrooms have new comfortable mattresses and mattress protectors and have room darkening window treatments. The front bedroom which would have initially been the nursery is a small bedroom with a queen bed. The middle bedroom is larger and has a California King bed. The back bedroom is large and has a king bed and its own private covered porch with lounge chairs.

The kitchen is fully modernized and renovated, with new cabinets, new countertops, a dishwasher, and a gas stove. It is completely stocked with cookware, flatware, dishes, and cooking basics. It also has a vintage desk for work or extra prep space.

The dining room table seats 6, has a beautiful cabinet with wavy glass, a non-functioning decorative fireplace and mantle, a chandelier, and accesses the back covered porch.

The living room has period correct furniture, a cute table that is perfect for snacks like a charcuterie board, a non functioning fire place, large vintage oriental rug, and TV.

The backyard is sizable and private.

Street parking is free and usually very plentiful.

Discover “Going to Carolina”: A Historic Retreat in Wilmington

Welcome to ‘Going to Carolina’
Nestled in the heart of Wilmington, NC, on a quaint, brick-lined street, the ‘Going to Carolina’ house invites you to experience the charm of a bygone era combined with modern comfort. This turn-of-the-century arts and crafts era home has been meticulously restored to showcase its historical significance while incorporating all the conveniences of contemporary living.

A Glimpse into History
Constructed during the arts and crafts movement, this house retains its original woodwork, hardwood floors, and grand pocket doors. Non-functional fireplaces with stunning surrounds add a decorative touch, echoing the craftsmanship of the early 20th century. The restoration process was carefully carried out over several years, focusing on preserving the original details that give this home its unique character.

Modern Comforts in a Vintage Setting
Though steeped in history, ‘Going to Carolina’ does not shy away from modern amenities. The kitchen has new cabinets, countertops, a gas stove, and a dishwasher. Each bedroom, adorned with new mattresses and darkening window treatments, promises comfort and a restful night’s sleep. The home’s layout, with common spaces on the first floor and private quarters upstairs, ensures a perfect blend of shared experiences and personal retreats.

Outdoor Spaces and Neighborhood Charm
Three covered porches and a private backyard offer peaceful nooks for relaxation or socializing. The neighborhood is a vibrant community of restored historic homes where neighbors enjoy evenings on their porches. A short walk leads you to Wilmington’s famous riverwalk and a bustling downtown full of cultural and culinary delights.

Why Stay at ‘Going to Carolina’?
‘Going to Carolina’ is the perfect vacation rental, acting as a portal to the past and a haven of tranquility in the city. Ideal for families, friends, and lovers of old homes, this property offers a unique opportunity to stay in a piece of history while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of modern life.

Come stay at ‘Going to Carolina’ and find yourself at the intersection of historical exploration and contemporary enjoyment, making for a truly memorable visit to Wilmington.


Popular Amenities
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Rain Shower
  • Shower Gel
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/ Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Smart TV
  • Deck/ Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/ Terrace
  • Lawn/ Garden
  • Walkable to Park/ Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Requires Stairs
  • Limited Parking
  • Home Wide Doorway

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