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“Charming Retreat above Lively Town”

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Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
chapel hill, nc
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Charming Retreat above Lively Town”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for fun weekend away, head for Camelia Cottage in
Bustling Wilmington. This is a delightful B&B set in a camellia garden
In the Historic section of Wilmington. We parked our car on Friday,no
Fees, and didn't use it until we left on Monday! Great location, above
The hustle and bustle of downtown, quiet street filled with interesting
Historic homes. Paula and Steven are wonderful hosts. They send out
Info on What's Happening in Wilmington,allow sweet pets, prepare
Tasty and creative breakfasts, and even provide early morning coffee
Outside your door. Our room was decorated nicely and it was quiet!
Value for money at Camelia Cottage.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

My wife and I stayed at The Camellia Cottage in September 2013 for a wedding. This bed and breakfast is in a great neighborhood, easy access to downtown Wilmington by just a short walk. The owners are very kind and the rooms are comfortable and cozy. We would definitely recommend this place for couples or a small family if looking to tour around Wilmington, NC.

Room Tip: Ask for the upstairs room on the left side of the house if you are facing the front. It has a nice...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perry, New York
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Paula,Steve and Sparky are just the best. Do not let the term "pet friendly" scare you off if you are not a pet person! This place is absolutely gorgeous and comfortable. The food is outrageously good. Steve and Paula are warm,accommodating and wonderful, and Sparky is the zen influence with his extremely calm demeanor....I am not making this up
We stayed here on mid October with family and friends to celebrate our son's Wilmington wedding..it was a joyous occasion and so nice to use the Cottage as our base...special thanks to Paula for a needle and thread so I could adapt my husband's tuxedo tie.
Go enjoy this great place and these exceptional people. And great fod!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely and beautifully appointed..
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We have been fortunate to stay at the Camellia Cottage twice in the past year and it has become a favorite place for a weekend getaway. It's in a great location and you can walk to the riverfront and downtown restaurants. Paula and Steven prepare an awesome breakfast and they are also very helpful with ideas about places to go and things to do. You almost feel like you are staying with friends when you are at their house, and we've had a great time on both visits. Wilmington used to just be a place we passed through on our way to the beach, but now it has become a destination for us.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews
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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!

Room Tip: The Crane Suite is the only room on the main floor and it's large and sunny. We particularly lov...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, NC
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115 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast

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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