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& Heritage of Wilmington

We have many member levels to fit any budget. The Historic Wilmington Foundation is a non-profit membership organization. We receive no federal or state funding and rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to accomplish our mission.

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

    • 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

    • Barbara McKenzie & Jay Tervo
    • 215-A Ann Street. Newly renovated, completely furnished, upscale one bedroom, large bathroom, 600+sf. Peaceful location in heart of historic district. This fully furnished studio apartment, has its own private garden entrance and patio, in a beautiful established historic neighborhood two blocks from Cape Fear Riverfront/walk. Contemporary furnishings (Henry Miller, Miele, Starck), TV, wi-fi, brand new Tempera Pedic queen bed, heart pine flooring, convection&microwave oven, laundry. Guaranteed to make you feel happy and welcome! Apt. is located in our private Victorian (c.1901) home. No pets, no smoking. Short (3 night min.) or long term rental. Rent includes all utilities, cable and wi-fi. Perfect for wedding events and traveling professionals.

    • Call Jay at (910) 367-3495 or email Jay for showing and prices.

    • Ben Graham
    • RENTED January 2015 For rent: 514 Dock Street, an easy walk to Wilmington’s lovely riverwalk & downtown dining, entertainment & shopping. Spacious 2 level townhouse (approx. 1200 sf). Comfortable wraparound porch, OP, & private fenced backyard. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, large LR & spacious kitchen & dining area. Central heat/ac (heat pump), pine floors in LR, foyers & stairwell. $965 per month. Call Ben Graham 910.799.0125 for more details.

    • Ben Graham

    • 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

    • Century 21 Sweyer Rental Division Agent: Misty Marshburn-Smith
    • Too many great properties to list! Historic properties and apartments. Visit our easy to navigate website for photos, pricing, information and rental applications. www.wilmingtonforrent.com. Let us know you saw our ad on the Historic Wilmington Foundation website!

    • (910) 256-3031 for an agent

    • Charles & Lynne Boney
    • RENTED OCT. 2014! Write just ONE CHECK A MONTH. Rent includes all utilities. This beautiful and completely furnished 1 bed, 1 bath apartment is in upstairs of restored Queen Ann private home in the residential section of the Historic District, 1 block from the Cape Fear River, Chandler’s Wharf and the River Walk. Absolutely turnkey. Single occupancy. The apartment has a private entry, complete kitchen, sunny breakfast room, large living room and bedroom. Living room and bedroom have ceiling fans, high ceilings and fireplaces, living room has gas logs. Washer and dryer are convenient in adjacent utility room. Tile bath, apartment floors are hardwood, neutral colors. Non-smoker/no pets. 1 month’s rent plus deposit. $995/month. Broker/Owner.

    • Email Lynne

    • Chris Beck
    • Call for available properties.

    • Chris:(910) 352-8256
      Email Chris

    • Dale & Pat Nixon
    • Available January 2015! One of a kind, meticulously restored 1895 2- story Victorian charmer, complete with all 2014 amenity upgrades! Ideal downtown Wilmington location, in one of the most desirable blocks in the residential historic district on South Front Street—only one block from the River Walk.
      Over 2900 sq ft of conditioned living area. 3 BR, 3 BA, formal living and dining rooms, with 3 sets of original 9-foot high pocket doors, family room, 7 original fireplaces, full kitchens on each floor, small 1st floor office and more. A perfect home for entertaining friends and family. Beautifully, refinished original heart pine flooring throughout the house. Stunning moldings and wood work 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. $2900 per month.

      For appointment to view, call Dale or Pat. Perfect for professional, considerate, respectful family, with no pets, and who desire a one year, renewable lease.

    • Call Dale (910-398-2868) or Pat (910-398-7046)

    • 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

    • Jim Beck
    • Call for available properties.

    • Jim: (910) 540-4488
      Email Jim

    • Jim Snow
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 251-0084

    • Joan Farrenkopf-Winters
    • 218 N. Fourth St #6. $825 / 1BR – 500ft² – Includes ALL utilities, Professional studio, walk to downtown. Great open design w/ “Charleston Entrance.” Just enough for one person. Two 8 foot closets, tile floors, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, laundry, patio, great neighbors. Just bring your phone! Perfect situation for professionals. Four blocks walk to Cape Fear River Waterfront. No smokers or pets please. Call 910-232-8913, leave message for showing, application sent via your email.

    • Joan:(910) 232-8913 or Al: (910) 313-1800
      Email Joan

    • John Debnam
    • 1) NEW LISTING (11/2014): 403 ½ Dock Street, second floor apartment: 2BR with an extra room. 1 BA. Spacious LR and DR. Central gas heat, window unit AC. No pets. Ideal location. $800/mo. Available 12/1/2014.

      2) NEW LISTING (12/2014): 405 Dock Street, first floor apartment: 3BR with large family room (could use as BR). 1 BA. Spacious LR and DR. Central gas heat, window unit AC. No pets. Ideal location. $800/mo. Available 1/1/2015.

      3) 1417 Country Club Road. 3BR, 2.5 BA, 2-story house. H/a, w/d, elevator. No pets. $1,800. Minimum 1-year lease.

    • (910) 762-9814

    • Joy Allen
    • Call for available properties.

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

    • Larry Glienke
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 540-1952

    • Mary Ann Keiser
    • Available March 2015:

      1) Exceptional apartment in Victorian era home. Entire lower level with large rooms. Great front & back porches. 4 blocks to river. Can be X-large 1 BR or 2 BRs if you give up designated dining rm. Pets okay. Approx.1,500 sq ft $1100/mo. & includes 2 off street parking places, window treatments & landscaping.

      Available March 2015:

      2) Two BR, entire upper level of Queen Anne style home. 6 blocks to river. W/D & dishwasher. Central heat & air. Working gas log fireplace. Pet friendly. Approx. 1100 sq ft. $950/mo.

      Available March 2015:

      3)Large 1 BR, entire lower level of Queen Anne style duplex. Pet friendly. 1100 sq.ft. $900/mo.

      Available May 1, 2015:

      4) 1 BR studio apartment, upper level. $700/mo.

      Call Mary Ann with questions and/or to make an appointment.

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

    • 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

    • Paula Tirrito/Steven Skavroneck
    • First month’s rent free! 3 BR, 2 BA bungalow at 109 Castle St. 2300 sq ft. Former gallery. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, enclosed yard, driveway. OP, w/d, fireplace, unfurnished, d/w, all appliances. Pets allowed. $1400 per month. one year lease, then month to month. Flexible start date.

    • (910) 763-9171

    • Rhonda Schoolfield
    • “River Retreat” is a large one bedroom, one bath suite in the Woodbury-Hoggard House, with a private entrance on 5th Avenue. This downstairs apartment has been featured on the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Old Wilmington. Includes a large living area with formal dining alcove, a chef’s kitchen, a small office & a large bedroom with a King bed. The sofa converts to a very comfortable Queen sleeper. Luxurious linens for four guests are supplied. Offered for the first time, completely furnished. All utilities are provided, including high-speed internet, expanded Cable TV, free Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Laundry facilities are on site. Available for short-term (2 night minimum) stays and monthly rentals. Click here for photos.
      Another suite is available in the Woodbury-Hoggard House for weddings and reunions. Click here for information.

    • (910) 685-1949
      Email Rhonda

    • Ruth O'Donnell
    • Unfurnished large 2 bedroom plus open den apartment in historic William Reaves house, built 1900 close to downtown at 514 S. 2nd St.  Home has wrap around porch with gazebo, finely carved entrance hall, heart pine floors, 1.5 bath, central heat/ac, w/d, 2 working fireplaces and 2 off street parking spots. 1500 square feet plus 1300 square feet of deck and porch space. $1200/month plus utilities.

      Upstairs at same home: 2 bedroom plus open den apartment w/ 1 bath, 1 parking spot. $1100/month plus utilities.

    • (202) 543-1789

    • 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