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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3-Story, 5BR. Cottage. Stunning Waterfront View. Steps From The Beach.

Charming 1934 cottage located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach is the perfect destination for your next getaway. Full of original character and family history, this 3-story home boasts a full kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths and an outdoor shower, perfect for a quick rinse after some fun in the sun. But perhaps the most exquisite feature are the two sprawling porches overlooking the sound.

A quick walk across the street lands you on the sandy beach shore. Get there early to take your pick of shells. And after an afternoon at the beach, head down the street for shopping and a bite to eat.

With room enough for up to 12 guests, this home is ideal for reunions, family vacations, or even a couple's retreat.

*Check-in / Check-out is Saturday. Sunday check-out can be arranged by special request.

More Details

Frank Conner
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Frank Conner

We call Charlotte, NC home in the off-season, but can't get enough of the beautiful beach weather and water activities in Wrightsville. The Tipsy Cottage has brought so much pleasure to our friends and family over the past 40 years that we want to share the experience with others.

Why Frank Conner chose Wrightsville Beach

Family owned since 1970. Many holidays and family vacations have been enjoyed in this wonderful cottage and we're excited to share this unique property with vacationers wanting to make their own family memories.

There is a lot of original charm, including family photos and other memorabilia that is a mainstay of the decor, making this property ideal for someone who appreciates true beach house living.

What makes this cottage unique

-unbeatable porches

-elevator (located on the main level behind the porch swing. Connects all three floors of the house)

-private pier with built-in seating

(Not available for student, long-term rental. Thank you for your understanding.)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet & Sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet & Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet/Sink/Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Sink, Shower/Tub combo.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Playroom with bunk beds and sofabed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Check-in 4 PM; Check out 11 AM


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Great location - lots of space - 3rd year renting for the summer and we love it

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love hosting your group and are so honored you've made it a family tradition! Can't wait to see you guys again at the Tipsy!
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Sound side is the best!

  • 5 of 5

I've known Wrightsville Beach my entire life but this is the first time my family has rented directly on the sound. The pier and front porch were obvious favorites. Other perks were: the beds, comfortable and quality sheets and towels, every kitchen pan and gadget, new gas stove, ample parking, all the beach chairs, boogie boards, beach umbrellas you could imagine, clean, vintage beach furniture with character and comfort, air conditioners in every room with ceiling fans. If I could ask for something extra it would be a light over the large dining room table, washer and dryer on the main level, and to allow mature dog(s), with deposit or not. I look forward to coming back next summer!

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time was had by all 10 of our family.

  • 5 of 5

A cute but large period family beach house. Aptly named Tipsy Cottage. Great views of the water, short walk to the ocean. We loved it! Thanks Frank!!

Toby & Stephanie.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tipsy Cottage. While it is an older beach house dating back to the early days of Wrightsville Beach, we had a great time with lots of rooms. The layout is not a modern one, it was a classic beach house. We had 10-12 tennis friends stay for a long weekend of tennis and time on the water watching the sunsets and getting a little Tipsy.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home on the causeway!!

  • 4 of 5

We all had a great time! Stayed at Tipsy Cottage while 4 or our family competed in the Wilmington ironman event. The house is close to the beach and was a perfect distance from downtown Wilmington and all the activities we needed to be at. The house is "Tipsy", but has great porches for gathering and relaxing on. All the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook a meal. We loved the area and would return for another visit. Communication with the owner was prompt. The property was perfect for our needs. We would recommend to friends and family. Thanks.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It was our pleasure to host your group and we are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you for taking such great care of the Tipsy and we hope to see you again. -Frank and Mimi
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Tipsy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Charming,,Comfortable and peaceful. Family friendly. Everything you want or need is right here. Something for everyone from toddlers to grand parents! Fishing, collecting shells, walking to the stores or restaurants. You arrive and feel right at home. The owners are so nice and helpful! You could not ask for better.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March - April 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
June- August 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct - Nov 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$101.47
Cleaning Fee C$256.88 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check-in is 4 PM; Check-out is 11 AM. Parties and events are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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