For Rent

As a service for our members (starting at $75 for households; $100 for companies), the Historic Wilmington Foundation maintains this listing of available rentals in and around all of Wilmington’s historic districts. As information is provided to us, we regularly update the list to keep the information as current as possible.

Members: If you have rental property you would like us to include on the list, or amendments or updates to your current entry, please call the Foundation office at (910) 762-2511 or email us.  Non-members: Call or email if you would like to receive membership information.

Abbreviation Codes:

  • BR = bedroom
  • BA = bathroom
  • hdwd = hardwood floors
  • w/d = washer/dryer
  • OP = off street parking
  • d/w = dishwasher
  • h/a = central heat and air
  • $ = figure is rent per month unless otherwise specified
    • Become a member of HWF ($75 or higher) and list your rental properties here!

    • (910) 762-2511
      Email Angie

    • Ann Keiser
    • Call 910-763-7007 or e-mail historicrentals@bellsouth.net for available properties.

    • (910) 763-7007
      (910) 470-4913
      Email Ann

    • Art & Lee Wallach
    • 1 & 2 BR unfurnished apartments in the heart of the downtown historic district. All within walking distance of historic downtown. Water, trash & sewer included. Call for availability.

    • (910) 232-8628

    • Benedict Fortunati
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 343-8029

    • Brian Beers and Louise Bliss
    • Call for available properties.

    • (540) 729-1216 or (703) 282-7043
      e-mail: Email Louise
      or Email Brian

    • Cheryl Luse
    • Available October 1, 2017! Charming 3BR 1BA large apartment on 2nd floor in historic building. Newly decorated kitchen, D/W and microwave. Close to downtown and PPD and Community College. Over Freaky Tiki Lounge on North 4th. Long back room all windows, good for plants. Tenant pays h/a. Water and trash pickup is included. No smokers or pets. $1195 month plus security deposit.

    • Elinor 910-476-8383

      Email Elinor

    • Chris Beck
    • Call for available properties.

    • Chris:(910) 352-8256
      Email Chris

    • Dale & Pat Nixon
    • Rented! One of a kind, meticulously restored 1895 2-story National Register Victorian charmer, complete with all new 2015 amenity upgrades! Awarded the 2015 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Ideal downtown Wilmington location, nestled in one of the most desirable blocks in the residential historic district—only one block from the River Walk.
      Over 2900 sq ft of conditioned living area. 3 BR, 3 BA, formal living, dining room and family rooms, with 3 sets of original 9-foot high pocket doors. 7 original fireplaces, full kitchens on each floor, small 1st floor office and more. 12′ ceilings on first floor, 10′ on the second. A perfect home for entertaining friends and family. Beautifully refinished original heart pine flooring throughout the house. Stunning moldings and wood work were restored throughout the house, including a one of a kind original ball and spool staircase. Large wrap around west-facing covered porch. Beautiful low maintenance landscaping in front and back, with secluded, off-street parking.

      Perfect for professionals, respectful families, who desire a one year, renewable lease. $2600 per month. A six-month lease will be considered.


    • Deanes Gornto
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 762-7915

    • Dwight and Sandra Davis
    • Call for available properties.

    • (919) 880-6336 or (919) 605-6362

    • Elaine Warshauer
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 763-6632

    • Eva Williams Central Missionary Baptist Church
    • 716 Red Cross. 1.5 BA, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 stories, w/d, recently restored with all new appliances, hdwd. Very affordable former church manse. No pets. $750/mo.

    • (910) 762-4240

    • Gold Walker
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 343-1767

    • Jenny McKinnon Wright
    • Rented! Private Apartment in beautiful Queen Anne home, 314 S Front Street: This has it all and one monthly rent check covers it all! Electric, HVAC, washer & dryer, utilities, wireless internet and cable connection. Your separate downstairs entrance leads you upstairs to your studio apartment with full kitchen, living area and bath. Your private porch opens to a panoramic river view! Walk everywhere to restaurants, theatre, entertainment, stroll along the River Walk….or just enjoy those sunsets from your own porch! No smoking or pets. Perfect for the professional person looking to live in the heart of downtown! 1 year lease; $1075/month. Photos available on my Facebook page.

    • Jenny McKinnon Wright

    • Jim Beck
    • Call for available properties.

    • Jim: (910) 540-4488
      Email Jim

    • Jim Snow
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 251-0084

    • John Debnam
    • 1) New Listing – Available October 2016: 405 Dock Street, first floor unit, 3 BR, 1 BA. Nice front porch. Very spacious LR & DR. Central gas heat, window unit AC. $1,000/mo.

      2) New Listing – Available October 2016: 411 Dock Street, first floor apartment: 2 BR , 1 BA. Spacious LR and DR. Central gas heat, window unit AC.  Ideal location. $800/mo.

      Both of these apartments are located close to restaurants and the River Walk!

    • (910) 762-9814

    • Joy Allen
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 251-9865 or (910) 538-3781
      Email Joy

    • Joy Miller & Bill Sisson
    • Rented May 2015!  1928 Wrightsville Beach historic plaque home for rent. This is a yearly rental only. 3 BD, 1 BA hdwd, w/d, OP, h/a. $1400/monthly with a year lease to start plus security deposit. This does not include utilities. No pets, no smoking.

    • Joy Miller

    • Julie Boatwright Pettee
    • Live in one of Wilmington’s cultural treasures! 14 South 3rd Street is one of Wilmington’s oldest homes and its newest rehabilitation. Two master suites, new HVAC, all new kitchen with top of the line appliances. Fenced rear garden with deck & patio. Remote access 2 car garage. Pet friendly.

    • 910.465.0220
      Email Julie

    • Nancy Bullock
    • Retail and office space available in historic Chandler’s Wharf, The Cotton Exchange, and Front Street Centre (130 N Front).

    • 910-343-9896
      Email Nancy

    • Rhonda Schoolfield
    • September 2016: Suite 4 in The Woodbury-Hoggard House is now available for monthly rentals! Surround yourself with the elegance of the past but with the conveniences of today in one of the most desirable locations in Wilmington. Located on the second floor, it is furnished with antiques, has original hardwood floors and is filled with light from ten large windows. Featuring two bedrooms: one with a king bed, the other with a queen. Luxury linens are included, along with towels for the bathroom, kitchen, and beach. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dining table for six. The living room features a desk with charging station. Extras include expanded cable TV service with 3 new “smart” TVs, high speed internet, and free Netflix and Amazon Prime programming. A large marble bath has a whirlpool tub and free-standing shower. The laundry room is conveniently located outside the kitchen door. Enjoy our famous Southern ‘rocking chair’ front porch and lighted courtyard. ALL utilities are included – truly a “turn-key” rental.
      This beautiful condo is located in the historically significant Woodbury-Hoggard House (1854) in downtown Wilmington at the corner of 5th Ave. & Orange Street, just 6 blocks from the Cape Fear River. Winner of a 2004 Preservation Award and featured on many historic tours and in several magazines, it is one of Wilmington’s finest mansions. Please click HERE for photos of Suite 4.
      Minimum lease: one month. Rental Rate: $1495 ALL inclusive.


    • (910) 685-1949
      Email Rhonda

    • Scott Woehr
    • Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BR apartments in historic district. $650-$1300. 806 Orange Street (c. 1906 J.W. Carmichael house); 713 Chestnut Street (c. 1870 Gerard M. Altaffer house); 408.5 Dock Street, 410 Dock Street, and 412 Dock Street; and 420 South Fifth Avenue. Call regarding availability.

    • (240) 988-9459

    • Sweyer Property Management
    • Properties available for rent in downtown Wilmington. Please contact us for a list of addresses and details, or see our website: www.wilmingtonforrent.com

    • Sweyer Property Management
      (910) 256-3031
      Email Sweyer

    • Tom Inksetter
    • Call or email for available properties.

    • (910) 232-4340
      Email Tom