202 Nun St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5020, USA    
(910) 251-2212


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Charles Pennington, Dennis Madsen

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Circa 1854. It's difficult to believe that this graceful three-story Victorian ever featured shag carpeting and linoleum floors. Hardly a fitting ending for a home that once belonged to a Confederate ship-builder and blockade runner, who burned his shipyard rather than let Union soldiers capture it. Innkeepers Charles Pennington and Dennis Madsen transformed Verandas from an ill-decorated, fire-damaged wreck into an elegant bed & breakfast. The restoration process included two years of painstaking work. For their efforts, they have been awarded a historic preservation award from the Historic Wilmington Foundation. The romantic guest rooms are filled with American, French and English antiques. Most rooms include a fireplace, and the beds are topped with luxurious, hand-ironed linens. Bathrooms now feature oversized tubs and marble floors and vanities. Gourmet coffees and teas accompany the lavish breakfasts, which feature delectable entrees such as a croissant stuffed with smoked salmon and cream cheese and baked in an egg custard. There are many amenities for business travelers, including wireless Internet, fax service and corporate midweek rates.

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$159 to $249

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Fax
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions

Foreign Languages Spoken

Sign language

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights on weekends, three nights on some holidays.


Seven days


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • State Historical Society
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Fort Fisher (15 miles)

Nearby College/University


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You have done a magnificent job with your property, and you certainly make your guests feel welcome with your food and hospitality.

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Select Registry, Southern Living, HGTV Fine Living Channel, The Chester Story, People's Choice Award.


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