"Lovenia" Historic cottage charm
"Lovenia" Historic cottage charm
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Charming 1925 brick cottage in Wilmington's historic Carolina Place Ardmore district. 3BR/2BA, renovated bath with custom shower, sunroom, rocking porch, hardwood floors, fenced in yard, offstreet parking. Bike or take a $5 Uber ride to downtown/riverfront. Walk to park. Food, spirits, and live music at neighborhood bar. 20 minute drive to Wrightsville Beach.

The space

Enjoy this peaceful sanctuary in this idyllic Wilmington neighborhood on one way street which was originally trolley path. Home was built in 1925 by the Harrelson family who worked for the Atlantic Coast Railway. It offers rare offstreet parking for 3 cars and covered carport. Fenced in yard with plenty of room to romp. Swing, rock, sip, and birdwatch on the jasmine infused front porch. Home has many historic features like original 4 over 1 windows, picture molding, decorative fireplace, plaster walls, hardwood floors, clawfoot tub, crystal doorknobs, and french doors. Dining room with table that seats 4-6. Full kitchen with stainless steel fridge and gas stove. Sunroom with tall bar table and 4 chairs. Master Bedroom with Queen bed, walk in closet and renovated master bath with large custom shower and double vanity. Second bedroom with Full bed. Guest bath with claw foot tub which can also be a shower. Third bedroom with twin daybed and closet. Washer and Dryer available for use. Located ideally between the beaches and downtown. Bike, walk, or Uber to the downtown riverfront. 20 minute drive to Wrightsville or Carolina Beach. Less than an hour drive for day trips to more southern beaches and Bald Head Island via the ferry departing from the charming town of Southport. Close to beaches, downtown, film studios and major medical center making it perfect for family gatherings, beach escapes, writer's retreats,Cucalorus film festival travelers, business travelers, movie industry, or medical residents. Recently painted and floors refinished

Guest access

Whole house

Interaction with guests

We live 15 minutes away
Happily available if needed


Cleaning Fee £39
Security Deposit £234
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price £156 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

Non-smoking. No illegal drugs. No burning candles please. Historic Fireplace is not functional. Additional guests must be approved. Keep doors and windows locked. The beautiful, original oak floors have been recently refinished so please treat them kindly. Please take off shoes. No loud music after 11 pm. Before checkout please take used linens to laundry room, clean kitchen, and consolidate trash and take outside and put in trash or recycling bin under carport. If you are checking out on Sunday, please roll recycle and trash bins to the end of driveway. In general, please treat Lovenia like she is your home. Most importantly, you must relax and have a great time!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
September 2017
First off, this is a great house. Clean. Spacious. Location is a 5 minute cab to downtown or a 15 minute drive to Wrightsville beach. Super quiet neighborhood and the condition of the house is great. The only downfall is that there is a really strong musty smell throughout the house that you'll notice during your stay. But outside of that, it's a great spot!

Nick User Profile
August 2017
The house was centrally located as not far at all from the beach, bars, restaurants, etc. it was clean when we arrived and a perfect house for a weekend stay in Wilmington. Trilby was wonderful and welcoming! I would definitely stay here again if I were coming back into town!

Nickolas User Profile
July 2017
Trilby's home is terrific. She did a great job of communicating with us. We will definitely be back!

John User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful home on a quiet street with all the amenities one could hope for.

Carrie User Profile
July 2017
Great place and gracious host!

Irene User Profile
July 2017
Trilby's place is lovely, inviting, charming. I loved the quaint radio that brought in the local NPR station. The TV wasn't used much, except by the little ones for their PBS shows. The beautiful oak floors are easy to keep clean, and the extra little touches like the plants add to the value.

Louis User Profile
July 2017
Great historic home. Size worked well with four of us, my wife, two teenaged kids and I. Nice one-way steet and nice neighborhood. A short drive to downtown. One good breakfast restaurant within walking distance. Has Wi-Fi but no cable TV.

Wilmington, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Trilby User Profile

Trilby works as a PA in Pediatric Surgery and loves children and animals. Her hobbies are dance, yoga, and playing peek a boo with her adorable son.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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