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15 Beautiful Airbnbs in Wilmington (Downtown and the Beach!)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on April 23, 2024.

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Wilmington is known for family-friendly fun, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and breweries, and so much more. While soaking up all of the amazing things to do in Wilmington, you’re definitely going to want an equally amazing place to stay on your trip!

These Airbnbs in Wilmington are the perfect place for you to make the most out of your beach vacation! Check out these properties from Downtown Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach (one of NC’s best beaches), and enjoy the sand, sun, and fun!

Here’s how we’ve organized this guide:

  • Airbnbs in Wilmington (Downtown and Wilmington Beach)
  • Airbnbs in Carolina Beach
  • Airbnbs in Kure Beach

This post is part of our series on awesome places to stay in North Carolina, including hotels and the coolest Airbnbs.

Whether you’re a new resident, a frequent visitor, or a local, we’re leaving no detail behind. If you live in the Wilmington area and are wondering, “What are the best Airbnbs near me?” we think this NC travel guide will help you out!

Airbnbs in Wilmington

We have not personally stayed at these Airbnbs in Wilmington but have researched them just for you. If you do book one of these places, we may receive a commission to fund our future travels when you use our link.

Note that all of the photos used in this article are courtesy of the property owners via Airbnb.

Quiet Carriage House

the kitchen and living area with a ton of natural lighting at the Carriage House

This Carriage House is in the Princess Place neighborhood of Wilmington, located right next to Burnt Creek Mill, where an abundance of wildlife lives. Spend your mornings out on the screened-in porch or back deck and enjoy the complete privacy afforded by this Airbnb. 

$80/night | 3 guests | 1 bed
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Read More: Visiting Airlie Gardens in Wilmington (+ 10 Things We Love!)

Palm Tree Hut

uniquely remodeled Mid-Century garage Airbnb

Nestled in the palm trees, this uniquely remodeled Mid-Century converted garage is filled with industrial charm. Sit out on the Tiki Porch to feel like you’re in your own little world.

This converted garage is conveniently located next to many restaurants, Wilmington breweries, the Riverfront, and more!

$72/night | 2 guests | 1 bed
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Hip Loft in Historic Downtown

an elephant painting and a large green couch at an artful Airbnb

Stay in the heart of the city in this Airbnb in Wilmington, NC’s Downtown. It’s an artful, fully renovated Airbnb. You will be only minutes from the award-winning Riverwalk, and tons of bars, restaurants, and shops are right at your doorstep!

A fully stocked kitchen, convenient parking, and modern amenities mean you’ll want nothing while you visit.

$133/night | 5 guests | 3 beds
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Recondo Wilmington

The living area at a renovated downtown condo in Wilmington

The location can’t be beaten when staying at this renovated downtown condo in Wilmington! Inspired by South American decor, this one-bedroom is located in the historic Masonic Temple building (1899). It is within walking distance of bars, shops, and restaurants, and the building is also connected to The Rooftop Bar.

Bringing along a furry friend? No problem! This Wilmington Airbnb is pet-friendly and offers a few pet supplies to help stay comfortable.

$160/night | 4 guests | 2 beds
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Zen 2 Getaway in the Woods

A rustic barn Airbnb at Zen 2 Getaway

This Wilmington cottage provides privacy within the trees, only a 10-minute drive from downtown and one of the best Airbnb’s near Wrightsville Beach, NC. When staying at this Airbnb, you can also access a private hot tub! 

$90/night | 2 guests | 1 bed
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Haus of Style

A large island in a modern kitchen with orange barstools

The location of this Airbnb in Downtown Wilmington is truly hard to top! It’s positioned right behind the Riverwalk, meaning you’re within walking distance of everything you could possibly want or need to see!

Conversely, it’s also far enough away from the bar noise and comes with a private balcony to watch the sunrise or sunset over the Cape Fear River. 

$212/night | 2 guests | 1 bed
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Artsy Studio

a modern, New Orleans-style interior in downtown Wilmington

The last of our Airbnbs in Wilmington is a nice New Orleans-style space Downtown. It has been given an artist’s touch, with eclectic and fun styles throughout. The building is secure, gated, and even has a parking spot—a rarity for downtown Wilmington NC Airbnb!

You have everything you need within walking or biking distance.

$97/night | 2 guests | 1 bed
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Airbnbs in Carolina Beach

Let’s move away from Wilmington with some nice Airbnbs in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Let’s start with some cool places in the former!

Read More: 20+ Great Things to Do in Carolina Beach (and Nearby!)

Breathtaking Oceanfront Views

The balcony space with two chairs and a small table at Carolina Beach

Enjoy this beautiful oceanfront 2nd-floor Airbnb in Carolina Beach with convenient beach access. You’ll feel absolute relaxation when staying here, thanks to the thoughtful décor and big glass sliding doors illuminating an expansive ocean view. 

It’s one of the best Airbnbs in Wilmington, NC, with oceanfront views!

$183/night | 3 guests | 2 beds
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The Great Wave

gray furniture in a 3rd-floor apartment

If you’re looking for an Airbnb near Wilmington Beach, then this 3rd-floor Airbnb in Carolina Beach will be perfect. It’s fully renovated with beautiful ocean and marina views. Enjoy the many restaurants within walking distance, or spend the day at the beach. Regardless of how you spend your day, you know you’ll have a great place to come back to!

$89/night | 5 guests | 2 beds
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Here Comes the Sun – Bright & Airy Retreat!

a clean, comfortable living space at 'Here Comes The Sun' Retreat

Just minutes from the Carolina Beach boardwalk is one of the newest Airbnbs in Wilmington, NC! At this lovely retreat, you’ll enjoy ocean views from the living room, master bedroom, or both covered patios.

This Airbnb is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation and is only 30 minutes from downtown Wilmington! 

$217/night | 8 guests | 3 beds
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Airbnbs in Kure Beach

The last of our Airbnbs in Wilmington’s surrounding areas is in Kure Beach, one of our favorite places to stay along the coast!

Still Waters Resort

A large indoor pool at Still Waters Resort

When staying at Still Waters Resort, you get all the amenities that come with the resort! Soak up the sun on your beach vacation with private beach access, oceanfront views, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, and more.

$261/night | 6 guests | 3 beds
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Oceanfront Retreat

a living room with a couch, coffee table, Tv, loveseat, and doorway leading out to a balcony with an ocean view

This oceanfront retreat in Kure offers so much to see and do! Walk the trails of Carolina Beach State Park, enjoy the food and fun of this quaint beach town, or see wildlife at the aquarium and Civil War history at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

Enjoy all the amenities offered at this retreat, such as a pool, spa, fitness center, and easy access to ferries that can take you to the other islands!

$250/night | 7 guests | 4 beds
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Read More: 7 Wonderful Aquariums in North Carolina and How to Visit them All!

Sea Salt Escape

a light blue house with palm trees out front

Enjoy this brand-new build in the heart of Kure Beach. This beautifully staged home is in the middle of the boardwalk and aquarium, as well as within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and local coffee shops.

$172/night | 8 guests | 4 beds
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Ocean Dunes Kure Beach Condo

beachy living space with a balcony and teal decor

Soak up amenities such as a pool, hot tub, and playground at this oceanfront condo, located only 2 miles from Fort Fisher and the aquarium! The condo offers high-quality furnishings and décor with high-speed WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, a built-in sound system, and more. 

$176/night | 4 guests | 3 beds
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Ocean Front Condo

a beautiful beachfront view at sunrise

This beachfront property is the perfect place to relax and unwind while watching the sunrise with unobstructed ocean views.

Enjoy all that Pleasure Island has to offer, from water sports to the boardwalk to shops and restaurants, while staying in this home away from home.

$210/night | 6 guests | 3 beds
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Ready to Book One of these Airbnbs in Wilmington North Carolina?

Whether you are visiting the beaches or soaking up history at Battleship North Carolina, we hope you can stay at one of these Airbnbs in Wilmington. More than just places to stay, these houses and condos will make your beach vacation a truly memorable experience.

Which of these Airbnbs in Wilmington would be your first pick if you were to choose? We’d love to know which one and why and hope to hear more about your visits to our Port City in the comments or our Facebook Group!

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