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“Enchanting pet friendly B&B!”

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Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
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“Enchanting pet friendly B&B!”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We found this wonderful place simply by googling "Pet Friendly B&B in Wilmington NC" Little did we know that our visit there would be such a nutrturing experience and that the proprietors would be so very above and beyond accommodating to us in every way. This is a place of peace, beauty, and really everything one would hope a bed and breakfast to be! Loved the decorating too! Paula is a gourmet chef and both she and Steve quietly work to make all within the Camellia Cottage walls feel blessed. It was a delightful stay and we will highly recommend this B&B to anyone. The location is very near & an easy walk to many restaurants, the river, and historical points of interest . If you are a pet owner the downstairs room by the front door is perfect and Sparkie, the well mannered host pet is a dear!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Camellia Cottage is a pure delight! My husband, small dog and I travel all over to enjoy a B&B and explore a city in the U.S.A. This is our very favorite B&B and it's mainly because of Paula and Steven...the innkeepers we all want when staying somewhere. An absolutely delicious, savory/sweet multi-course breakfast awaits you each morning and this lovely couple and their big loveable gentle dog Sparky always make you feel welcome in every way. The location is perfect for walking to downtown restaurants, shops and attractions. Street parking in front of the B&B has never been an issue and this is our second visit with hopefully more yearly stays coming. We couldn't ask for a more dog friendly atmosphere and I enjoy that we aren't "bombarded" with "house rules" on line or when we first arrive. It's quiet, classy, clean and very relaxing with delightful rooms and a front porch that is extremely inviting. They do everything SO right. Thanks Paula, Steven and Sparky for the pleasure of knowing you!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I usually avoid B&B's because of some previous negative experiences, but stayed for two nights at Camellia Cottage as the result of a gift. I was surprised and delighted. Here's why:
1) Nice quiet location on a lovely street with ample parking --a short walk from downtown river area.
2) Nicely decorated house without being overdone. Large rooms (the one we had had a huge bathroom/sunroom) with tasteful furnishings and artifacts.Lovely front porch.
3) Great hosts who were friendly without being intrusive with lots helpful information they were very willing to share.
4)Terrific breakfasts different each day. Hosts were very eager to make dietary accomdations.

I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pine Knoll Shores
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

On the recommendation of a friend, we stayed at Camellia Cottage a few weeks ago. What a charming B&B. Our hosts, Steven and Paula, were delightful and very informative about local attractions, etc. Breakfast was a three-course meal and wonderful. We highly recommend it and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I would recommend the Camellia Cottage to folks wanting a nice walkable place to stay in the historic downtown section of Wilmington. I am from Wilmington originally, and my new wife and I stayed with Steven and Paula on our first night together. The room was neat, artsy, and clean. There is no onsite parking, but on-street parking worked fine. Easy walk to any of the downtown attractions.....except, of course, the Battleship which would make for a wet stroll unless you take water taxi! :-) Breakfast was delightful, as was the company. Giant, non-sparky, dog "Sparky" is a definite plus at breakfast. I don't think anyone would be disappointed staying there. Best wishes, Marc

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I've known Paula's cooking since the 1970's. Always excellent. The hospitality that Paula and Steven provide is the best there is. The home is very nicely located near the center of things, but still on a quiet street. A great porch for just hanging out.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Wonderful proprietors...excellent breakfast in a comfortable setting. Pet friendly. Comfy room. Huge bathroom in our suite. Centrally located for easy access to river walk and other points of interest downtown Wilmington.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Address: 118 S 4th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4569
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once home to artist Henry MacMillan, The Camellia Cottage is a high-peaked, Queen Anne shingle house featuring four guest rooms. A long veranda, painted by a local artist, provides a view of the lush garden of azaleas, magnolias, ferns and camellias. Here, great food, gracious service and a friendly atmosphere make for a relaxing guest experience. Greet each morning with coffee at your door and a sumptuous breakfast of fruit, homemade pastries and entree. Paula’s stint as a hotel pastry chef ensures a delightful dining experience. The Crane Suite features an ornate, metal bed, carved fireplace and vibrant color. Formerly the sun room, the bath and dressing area is filled with lush tropical plants. Henry’s Room, featuring a canopy bed and fireplace, reflects the stateliness found in two of Henry’s paintings hanging in the house. Jane’s Room is named after Henry’s mother and features floral designs and vintage photos complementing the four-post bed and fireplace. In the Tuscany Room, the golden glow of the walls and large windows make you think you’re in an Italian villa. Enjoy the fireplace from the whimsical iron bed or soak in the claw-foot tub with a glass of Chianti. ... more   less 

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