We love the original blue formica counters. Kitchen is updated where it counts. Kitchen bar counter opens into living and dining areas. And water views from all the windows.
Vintage Mid-Century Beach Cottage

Entire home/flat

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Our house is an original old school beach house built in 1962 by Bryan's grandparents. We love the blue formica countertops and the warm wooden paneling through the house. Hardwood floors, wood paneling and lots of natural light makes the house glow. It's mid-century all the way but bathrooms and kitchen are updated. Water views from every window and a porch view that's perfect for watching the boats go by. It's on a quiet and residential street at the end of the island. Beach is 2 blocks east.

The space

Water-view! Our house is a vintage beach cottage on a quiet and quaint street at the very southern end of Wrightsville Beach. The front porch looks over Banks Channel and has a great sunset view. In fact, there is water view from almost every window in the house. Sliding glass doors across the front of the house allow for big water views from the kitchen and living room. The ocean is two blocks east. There are public accesses to the ocean and to Banks Channel at both ends of our block.

Three bedrooms, two full baths. Hardwood floors and beautiful old paneling throughout the house. The kitchen is lovely, well kept, mid-century vintage with a water view.

The bathrooms are newly renovated. The house is very clean with lots of natural light. The house is higher than all the neighboring houses so there are clear views out of every window.

Public beach accesses to both the Channel and the ocean are just down the street. There is off street parking for four cars.

This house was built by my grandfather in the 1960's and has been a gathering place for my family over the years. We hope that you will find it a charming place to relax and unwind.

Wifi included. Two beach cruiser bikes are kept at the house for your use. We also sail quite often and love to include our guests.

Interaction with guests

We live nearby and are available via text or call for any questions. We're glad to help with recommendations etc. If there are any problems with the house, we are able to address them immediately.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Cleaning Fee £76
Security Deposit £228
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Since the house is on a quiet, friendly street with mostly year-round residents, this isn't the beach venue for loud and late parties. Our neighbors appreciate it if conversations are moved from the porch to inside the house after 10 pm. Noise carries very far and easily when you're by the water.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Aug 15 - Oct 27, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

25 Reviews

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Kristie User Profile
September 2017
This is the sweetest rental, most likely, on all of Wrightsville Beach. I grew up in Wilmington and have stayed in my share of family and rental beach houses. This one is straight from the 60s with original hardwood walls and floors. It's dark inside but with warm beautiful mid-century modern furniture and it keeps you cool. The kitchen is mostly all original too and you can't beat having an original gas stove at the beach! I loved all the personal decorating touches too. The porch facing banks channel is perfect for your am coffee, lunch, dinner and general porch hangs. The walk to the beach is only 5 or so minutes. We didn't get to use the bikes but I will next time I rent this house. For reference, we were 6 dear friends staying here with no kids and we all had our own bed; so yes there is a good amount of space for adults and kids. Book this rental, you won't be sorry!
Bryan And Mari User ProfileBryan And Mari is a superhost.
Response from Bryan And Mari:
Thanks for all the kind words. Hope you get to use the bikes next time!
September 2017

Bubba User Profile
September 2017
Brian and Mari's place is a beautiful house just a short walk from the beach. It is the perfect place for a relaxed beach vacation with a large porch and great decorating. They have bikes, beach toys, and a large umbrella at the house which are a really nice touch.

Brett User Profile
September 2017
Mari and Bryan's place is great for a small quiet gathering. We enjoyed the front porch and being on south side. The bikes were an awesome touch.

Maria User Profile
September 2017
Cozy and comfortable cottage on my favorite end of the island. Mari was very helpful and communicative. The house has a huge front porch that has a lovely view out on the sound. I appreciated all the sweet touches and classic beach mementos like the hanging surfboard and original paneling, dated photos of the house and also the great book selection, outdoor shower, and access to bikes.

Ashcon User Profile
August 2017
This house was wonderful for a weekend with friends! It has everything you need for your time at the beach, and the view of the water is wonderful from the porch. It's a very quick walk to the beach as well!

Maggie User Profile
June 2017
We loved our stay here. Being at the south end was so great with access to the beach, sound, and the point. The house is just as described and is super charming and comfortable. Hosts were responsive and checked in to make sure everything was ok.

Linda User Profile
May 2017
The house was so much fun. Loved small retro touches that were so tasteful and added to the overall happy vibe. The big porch is a perfect place to play games or read. The house is very sunny too which doesn't come across in the pics but is important to me. We would definitely go back.

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Bryan And Mari User ProfileBryan And Mari is a superhost.

What don't we like to do? Sailing, paddle boarding, building boats, waltzing, surfing, riding beach cruisers on flat land, playing the concertina.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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