My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Camellia Cottage this past weekend. We couldn't have been happpier. Paula and Steve were the perfect hosts and their dog, Sparky, is so sweet and gentle and graciously accepted our constant petting. We had early morning coffee on the front porch, enjoyed the peace and serenity of the neighborhood, and could hardly wait to see what the next fantastic breakfast would be. The Crane room was spacious and extremely comfortable, the house tastefully decorated, the yard beautifully landscaped and well tended. Parking was easy (and free) and you're within a stone's throw of the downtown historic area and riverwalk so you can walk to everything. There is so much to do and see in Wilmington and Paula and Steve provided plenty of brochures and information and made great recommendations. We look forward to visiting with Paula, Steve and Sparky again!
- 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