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

    • 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.


    • Dave Billitto
    • Unique collection of furnished and unfurnished properties focused in and around Front Street. Includes a one of a kind (c. 1837) historic residence used as 5 separate furnished condos.

      We have the Hannah Block House (one of the first preserved homes in the Wilmington Historic District). A gem of architecture and history, 2 of the 6 individual 1 BR units are available furnished as corporate rentals while the others are year long traditional rentals.

      We also have a furnished 2 BR on Front and another project coming in 2018.

    • (910) 297-0145
      Email Dave 

    • Deanes Gornto
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 762-7915

    • Dwight and Sandra Davis
    • Call for available properties.

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

    • 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
    • Built in 1767, the DuBois-Boatwright House at 14 South Third Street has all of the southern charm you would expect in an historic home and much more. Located just blocks from the Cape Fear River, in one of the most desirable areas of Wilmington, it is only a minute’s walk to shopping, dining and entertainment. Gleaming, original heart-pine floors throughout. Two master bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite baths plus a powder room downstairs. The large garage with remote entry, a rare find in the Historic District, make parking easy. Bright, white kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Two energy efficient heating and cooling systems and an endless on-demand gas water heater. Spacious deck, perfect for entertaining, overlooks private garden. Washer and dryer and yard maintenance are included. Currently rented but available mid-July 2018.

    • 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

    • 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 Warshauer
    • Call Tom for available properties.

    • (704) 258-9267