The SpaceThis secluded waterfront paradise, on more than an acre and a half of land, sits at the end of a private country road and faces the Northeast Cape Fear River, with a lovely tidal creek running on another side of the property. The spacious, art-filled 2-story home was 100% renovated in 2014 with hardwood floors, granite and stainless steel kitchen, two luxurious master suites, a spacious queen bedroom suite, and an additional twin bedroom, all with stunning river views. Front and back roomy screened porches allow for gracious outdoor living and dining. Mature hardwoods and palms abound on the property, and in season you'll have access to anything in our vegetable garden. The riverside deck is enormous and has a lovely outdoor shower framed in jasmine as well as a gas grill for outdoor cooking, and a fire pit. A walkway and stairs lead down to the private boat dock. Dock your own boat (there is a public ramp 1/4 mile away), or enjoy the river in our kayaks. The first floor of the home is a lovely open plan area with gourmet kitchen, bar counter and dining area overlooking the river. The spacious living room has french doors that overlook the river; it has a 60" cable TV, gas fireplace and ample, comfortable seating. There is a master suite on the first floor with king bed, huge walk-in shower and granite bath. Also on the first floor is a powder room and laundry room. The second floor has another luxury master suite with king bed, a glass shower overlooking the river, and a huge separate dressing room. Also on the second floor is a lovely sizeable queen bedroom with a full bath adjacent. The 4th bedroom is a converted rec room/art studio/office; it has a twin bed and tons of floor space. All the rooms have beautiful river views. (Perfect for 3 couples because no one will feel like they got the bad bedroom!) The two screened porches enable easy outdoor living, and both have tables for dining and seating areas for relaxing. This is a wonderful place to get away and really relax. But there's quick access to all that historic Wilmington, with its lovely riverfront has to offer. You're also just 10 miles from beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Also an easy drive to Topsail Island, Carolina Beach, Southport, and more.
When guests aren't staying, we live here so the house is fully equipped with everything you will need. The kitchen is fully stocked, including Keurig coffee maker, blender, stand mixer, electric kettle, food processor, and crockpot. The upstairs rec room has lots of games, jigsaw puzzles, and a mini ping-pong table. Adjustable, full-height basketball hoop in the driveway. There are two single kayaks and one tandem kayak available for your use. Guest AccessYou will have the entire property. Depending on the season, the weather, and the length of your stay, someone may need to come on the property to tend the garden. We'll let you know in advance. Otherwise, it's all yours. Interaction with GuestsWe will provide you with keys and instructions and then get out of the way to allow you to enjoy this secluded paradise. We'll always be accessible by text or phone to handle any problems or questions. The NeighborhoodThis house is at the end of a private gravel road not far from the little community of Castle Hayne. It's an easy 10 miles to historic downtown Wilmington and 10 miles to wonderful Wrightsville Beach.