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 Tervo
    • Available May 1, 2016
      FURNISHED GARDEN APARTMENT. This completely furnished, newly renovated, upscale garden apartment in the heart of the residential Historic District, offers a private, peaceful retreat in our Victorian home just two blocks from the river walk on quiet, scenic Ann Street. Private garden entry. Includes w/d, d/w, hdwd floors, h/a, and stocked with luxurious bed linens and towels. Perfect for single professional or couple. Rental: $1375/mo. One monthly check covers rent, high speed internet, Cable TV, all utilities. Will consider month to month or longer lease. Non smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

    • Call Barbara McKenzie or Jay Tervo
      c: 910-367-3495 or off: 910-763-8464

    • Ben Graham
      Located at 709 Princess Street. Ideal for attorneys. Within easy walking to New Hanover County Court House. Six Spacious offices downstairs, foyer and reception area, coffee room, two half baths, and storage room. Three spacious rooms upstairs. Off street parking behind building. Monthly lease $1,800.00.

    • Call Ben Graham at 910-799-0125 for details and appointment.

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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

    • Jim Beck
    • Call for available properties.

    • Jim: (910) 540-4488
      Email Jim

    • Jim Snow
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 251-0084

    • Joan Farrenkopf-Winters
    • 1) 218 N. Fourth Street: $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.

      2) 2BR/1BA circa 1940s, 1200ft²; $1100/mo. + utilities. Hardwood floors, tiled bath, large u-shaped kitchen, living rm, dining rm, laundry. 2 porches, beautiful garden.


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

    • John Debnam
    • 1) New Listing – Available February 1, 2016: 405 ½ Dock Street, upstairs unit, 1 BR, 1 BA. Nice front porch. LR & dining area; kitchen. Gas heat, window unit AC. No pets. $700/mo.

      2) New Listing – Available May 1, 2015: 401 Dock Street, first floor apartment: 2 BR , 1 BA. Spacious LR and DR. Central gas heat, window unit AC. No pets. Ideal location. $800/mo.

      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

    • 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

    • Larry Glienke
    • Call for available properties.

    • (910) 540-1952

    • Mari Ann Harvey
    • New listing—Available now: 1120 S. 4th Street. Beautiful, recently updated 2-story home (ca. 1912). 4 BR, 3 BA, 2200 sq. ft of living history with all the conveniences for the modern family. Original hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings, large living room and formal dining room, enclosed front porch, huge kitchen and breakfast nook, study, fenced-in yard, screened-in porch and close to everything. $1575/month. Call or email Mari Ann for more information.

    • 910-471-9636
      Email Mari Ann

    • Mary Ann Keiser
    • Available August 1, 2015:  1 BR studio apartment, upper level. $700/mo.

      Rented! Large 1 BR, entire lower level of Queen Anne style duplex. Pet friendly. 1100 sq.ft. $900/mo.Exceptional apartment in Victorian era home.

      Rented! 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.

      Rented! 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.


    • (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

    • Pierce & Bill Overman
    • RENTED OCTOBER 2015. This is simply the most beautiful apartment in downtown Wilmington. This apartment occupies the entire lower half of the home (1700 sq/ft) overlooking formal gardens and the river. 2 BR (one can serve as office or den) with ceiling fans and working fireplaces. Large, gourmet kitchen with adjacent dining room. Large, bright sunroom faces the river. The entrance to the apartment is a Charleston-style configuration, opening on the side with a wrap-around porch. The entrance opens into a foyer with fireplace. W/D & wine cellar in basement, both available to the renter. $1250 per month. Perfect for a respectful professional or professional couple. No smoking, no pets. One year renewable lease. Available by appointment at 312 South Front Street.

    • 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

    • 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