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Exceptional Wilmington Vacation Rentals

Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.℠

Why TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental

Distinctive Homes

Discover our collection of luxury and premium properties in top destinations across the U.S.

Professionally Cleaned

Enjoy a spotless home with fresh, hotel-grade linens and a starter set of toiletries.

Full Kitchens

Prepare meals for family and friends in fully equipped kitchens.

24/7 Guest Support

Contact our team at any time to help make your stay more enjoyable.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Entertain or work with reliable high-speed Wi-Fi in every TurnKey home.

Seamless Check-In

Access each home with clear arrival instructions and easy-to-use digital locks.

Why Wilmington guests love staying with TurnKey...

"Right in the heart of the historic district. Easy to enjoy everything within walking distance. A great way to spend a winter’s weekend. Property was exactly as shown in pictures - chic and beautiful!"..."
Wilmington TurnKey Guest 3 months ago
Chic Downtown 1BR w/ River Views, Walk to Dining
"All good. No surprises."..."
Kathy j. 4 months ago
Downtown Condo w/ River View, Near Shops & Beaches
"Right in the heart of the historic district so once there, you can walk to everything. Paid parking is located in a city garage across the street ($10/day). Plenty to see and do with lots of restaurants and brew pubs. Rental property was exactly as depicted - chic and unique. A two story one bedroom condo located above stores and shops, the unit was clean and provided everything needed for a wonderful stay. One thing to be mindful of is the rooftop bar and nightclub that is located on the fifth floor of the building, directly above the bedroom. It does stay open well into the early morning hours. Would recommend that this be noted in the property description so as not to catch future renters unawares. Fun winter weekend!"..."
Wilmington TurnKey Guest 4 months ago
Chic Downtown 1BR w/ River Views, Walk to Dining
"We spent Thanksgiving weekend here with extended family and everyone loved the house. The living/dining/kitchen area was large enough to accommodate all of us without feeling crowded. Bedrooms and baths are very nice but the views were the best! Ocean views from all living areas and a wonderful covered porch. We hope to visit again!"..."
Wilmington TurnKey Guest 4 months ago
New Listing! Oceanfront Majesty w/ Pool & Elevator

Top Wilmington vacation rentals for large groups

2 New-Build Beach Estates w/ Private Pools & Spas
10 BR 10 BA Sleeps 28
** This property is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation...
From $500/night
Newly Built! 2 Beach Retreats w/ Elevators & Pools
10 BR 10 BA Sleeps 28
** This property is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation...
From $500/night
New Listing! Roomy Home in Private Beach Community
7 BR 7.5 BA Sleeps 24
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $300/night

Guest-favorite Wilmington vacation homes

All-Suite 4BR Condo w/ Pool - Walk to Beach
4 BR 4 BA Sleeps 8
This dog-friendly 4BR/4BA condo offers plenty of space and laid-back style for your group of eight.
From $89/night
Oceanfront Condo w/ Pool - Steps to Beach!
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $100/night
Charming & Spacious Condo, 200 Steps from the Sand
3 BR 2.5 BA Sleeps 6
This spacious 3BR/2.5BA condo is perched 1 block from stunning Wrightsville Beach.
From $150/night

Pet-friendly Wilmington rentals

Expansive Beach Beauty w/ Heated Pool & Balconies
5 BR 5.5 BA Sleeps 17
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $250/night
New Listing! Coastal Home w/ Pool, Walk to Beach
4 BR 2 BA Sleeps 11
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $200/night
Fish N Hooks w/ Ocean-View Porch, Steps to Beach
5 BR 3 BA Sleeps 12
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $125/night

New TurnKey homes in Wilmington

New Listing! Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
1 BR 1 BA Sleeps 4
Enjoy views of the sparkling blue Atlantic waters at this stylish 1BR condo nestled directly on the beach at The Riggings condos.
From $85/night
New Listing! Caswell Dunes Condo by the Beach
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6
Perfect vacation days await at this 3BR/2BA Caswell Dunes condo! Walk less than 100 yards along a private walkway to the beach.
From $85/night
New Listing! Coastal Condo w/ Pool - Walk to Beach
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6
Fun-filled beach days await at this stylish 3BR/2BA condo at the Carolina Bay Condominiums!
From $75/night

Vacation homes near Wilmington attractions

Airlie Gardens
Battleship North Carolina
Bayshore, NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum
Burgwin-Wright Museum and Gardens
Cape Fear Country Club
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
Eagle Island, NC
Figure Eight Island, Harnett
Hampstead, NC
Harbour Village Yacht Club
Hightsville, NC
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
Kings Grant, NC
Masonboro Island State Natural Area
Missiles and More Museum
Murrayville, NC
Myrtle Grove, NC
Nelva R. Albury Recreation Area
North Topsail Beach
Ogden, NC
Olde Point Country Club
Pine Valley Country Club
Poplar Grove Plantation
Silver Lake, NC
Surf City, NC
Topsail Beach
Topsail, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington Historic District
Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington Municipal Golf Course
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Wrightsboro, NC
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
Wrightsville Beach Park
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Why rent a vacation home in Wilmington, NC

Fascinating history. Gorgeous Beaches. Vibrant culture. Few other destinations combine those three ingredients like Wilmington does. If you are planning on a trip to Wilmington, consider staying in a vacation rental, a form of accommodation growing in popularity. Most vacation rentals offer more space than what you’d find in a typical hotel room, with multiple bedrooms, a full kitchen, a living room and more, making them great choices for family or group trips. And if you’re staying in a TurnKey Wilmington home, you’ll still get all your favorite hotel perks, like free WiFi, hotel-grade linens and towels, a starter set of toiletries, and 24/7 support from our local Wilmington team. Vacation rentals also provide for a more authentic, local experience: you’ll feel as if you’re part of the neighborhood whether you stay in the historic downtown or in a beachside community.

Here are some things you can look forward to during your stay in a Wilmington vacation rental:

  • Drench Yourself in HistoryWilmington is known for its breathtaking homes from the antebellum period. Walking the grounds of these historical homes is truly like stepping back in time. The shade of live oak trees and the moss dangling from the limbs helps you picture people living and working in days past. With over 230 blocks of homes, churches, old architecture, and ancient trees, this area in Wilmington is a Nationally Registered Historic District. Two popular homes to tour are the Bellamy Mansion and the Poplar Grove Plantation.
  • Take a Horse-drawn Trolley RideA fun, unique way to view the historic areas of town is to ride to the click of hooves, just like days of yore. Springbrook Farms Trolley was not only voted the best trolley service by Encore Magazine, but they are committed to rescuing abused and unwanted horses and giving them a great life! You are not only purchasing a fun afternoon ride around Wilmington, but supporting a great cause.
  • Stroll on the Carolina Beach BoardwalkFood and Wine Magazine voted this one of the Top 10 Boardwalks in the Nation, and you will see why! The Carolina Beach Boardwalk features numerous shops, tons of restaurants, rides, nightlife and even weekly fireworks - all right by the ocean! You'll find iconic boardwalk activities such as an arcade, ice cream shop, and a huge ferris wheel which offers an memorable view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are seasonal events at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk such as concerts and special Christmas activities. Visit their calendar of events and plan your visit! It's a must!
  • Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is ready to let you get close to stingrays, baby turtles, an albino alligator and even talk to one of their divers while they are deep underwater with sharks! You can spend a day here just amazed by the abundance of underwater nature and its inhabitants. The Aquarium is open daily from 9am - 5pm. Tickets prices are reasonable with discounts for kids, seniors and military. Also, kids under the age of 2 get in free!
  • Dine OutIf you love to eat at great restaurants, Wilmington is the place to be! And when you think "dine out", we truly mean it. Downtown Wilmington was voted the "#1 Best Al Fresco Neighborhood" by USA Today readers. Wilmington is home to a great collection of craft breweries, wine bars, bistros, seafood, and eclectic restaurants.Dine at a variety of unique locations such as by the ocean, at the riverfront, or on a rooftop.

  • Live Music is Easy to FindMany of the antebellum homes host concerts in their gardens and music is ongoing at our riverfront or oceanfront amphitheaters. With so many outdoor venues in Wilmington, you will find concerts and festivals to fill your days, all year long.
  • Head to the BeachLocated close to the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington offers the paradise beachfronts you’ve been dreaming of. While visiting Wilmington you are convenient to Carolina Beach, a family-friendly classic beach featuring the iconic boardwalk. You are also handy to Kure Beach, a more laid-back, natural beach where you can forget all your worries. Wrightsville Beach is the beach to visit to surfing, kayaking or paddleboarding! Each beach has its own personality yet offers miles of sandy beach where you can enjoy the surf or get lost in a book!

Wilmington Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Wilmington team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Wilmington to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Wilmington house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Wilmington team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Wilmington vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Wilmington vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Wilmington vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Wilmington, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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