We had a very pleasant stay here. It's away from the crowds for peaceful nights and beautiful mornings -with delicious breakfasts, and close enough to beaches, water activities, sight-seeing trips and Wilmington tourist attractions. Phoebe is a very charming and gracious hostess.
Phoebe and her place are just wonderful. She is thoughtful about details, makes an incredible breakfast (tailored reasonably to your wants and needs) and knows where to go for good food, beaches… She has chairs and umbrellas for the beach, kayaks for the waterway out back and other things you might need. The bed is very comfortable and on the firm side. The separate sitting room with TV allows for some individual privacy as well. Add the sun porch overlooking the water and this is a real bargain.
My daughter, 2 1/2 year old grandson, our dog and I had an absolutely amazing time . Heather and Mike made us feel right at home. They even had a special treat for our dog, Ike to make him feel right at home too. We stayed in one of the cottages, it was comfy and cozy. They had a wagon which my grandson loved playing with and it was great carting him to and from the beach. The only downside was when we had to leave. I would highly recommend Beacon House B & B to anyone!! Thank you Heather and Mike!!
I was coming into town for only one day visit with a protective employee. Angie's feed my guests, let me us the LR and Patio to visit all day, and several other touches of assistance. I did not ask for this - they took an interest in my activities and volunteered to make it work more smoothly for me. Overall, they made it possible to get a full day of work done in a very efficient way. Now, I plan to go back for a more relaxing visit.
My husband and stayed at the Beacon House after helping our nephew move from one dorm to another. The room was great and the whirlpool and shower were both exceptional! Breakfast was delicious!
My boyfriend and I stayed here (in the main house) during an off season weekend so we got a great deal. We had a wonderful stay, Heather and Mike make an amazing breakfast and are funny, warm hosts, full of local recommendations. The house is cute and comfy.
We loved our stay here! The rooms were clean, the house is adorable, and we frequented the front porch evenings. Heather and Mike were awesome hosts and are very knowledgeable about the area. The highlight of our stay was definitely the breakfast and coffee! We stayed for 5 nights, and Mike was sure to mix up the breakfast every day so that we had something different. His overnight french toast is outstanding, so if you stay, you should probably ask for it;-) The coffee is also amazing, and is roasted locally so it's so fresh! I rate coffee by whether or not I can drink it black, and I had it black every single day. I highly recommend Beacon House!
Had the opportunity to spend four days at Port City with my daughter on a mother/daughter getaway. It was one of the BEST vacations we have ever had. Sophie made sure that my daughter's first experience at a B & B would be awesome. She made us feel like we were staying in her home and fed us the most delicious, incredible and filling breakfasts. We can't wait to go back!
Beacon house was the perfect beach getaway for one night. The owners were welcoming and helpful and friendly. The breakfast was AWESOME; delicious, homemade and creative menus. The house was full of charm, character and history. It was also nice to sit on the porch and enjoy the ocean breeze, but then inside was nice and cool. I would definitely recommend to anyone passing through Carolina Beach or staying for a longer trip. I plan to return.
We spent a very pleasant weekend at the Beacon House Inn. We stayed in one of the small cottages and it could not have been nicer! Very clean, cozy, beautifully appointed with everything you need for comfort and fun at the beach. Truly a two minute walk across a quiet street to a lovely beach. Fish and vegetable markets and bakery nearby. Heather and Mike are gracious hosts.
My partner and I stayed here for one night last weekend. The owners were amazingly friendly and offered wonderful dining suggestions. The beach is easily accessible. We cannot wait to come back to this cozy, delightful home!
This was a wonderful choice for our stay in Wilmington. Easy walking distance to waterfront as well as historic homes. Margi and Doug are excellent hosts and serve an excellent breakfast. Our room was spacious and appreciated the available snacks and drinks in the hallway. The rooms and house are well decorated. Hope to return to Wilmington and definitely will stay here. Herb and Lorna
We stayed at Beacon House at the begining of May. The location is great, the rooms are niec, and Mike and Heather really make you feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and are headed back in June!
Me and my Wife took a few days off the celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. This was our 1st Bed & Breakfast and oh how we made a wonderful choice! Sophie is a treasure and so much like a mother who just wants to make sure everything is perfect for you. And the cooking? Down home great breakfast from a healthy fruit selection to the best sausage gravy and cheese biscuits you'll ever eat. The only time I've gone somewhere for a few days and hated leaving. Thanks for the great conversation and hospitality Sophie!! Tell Chase we miss him!!! Forest & Joni Alford Smithfield NC
My wife and I stayed at Angie's over the Memorial day weekend and had a great time! Angie made us feel right at home. Our room was full of interesting things to see as well as books to read. Most importantly, it was clean! We both had a couple of great night's sleep. And Angie's breakfast and conversation were both enjoyable. We'll definitely stay there again when we return to the area.
The Beacon House Inn was a fantastic place to stay. I wish we could have stayed there the whole week instead of just the 2 nights that I booked. The room was wonderful for 2 people. Mike and Heather were both extremely kind and helpful to us and the breakfasts were amazing. I hope to return again someday!
The Beacon House was a wonderful getaway for a few days of a hectic life. Heather and Mike were extremely hospitable and the house itself was adorable. Breakfast in the AM was amazing, fresh, and home cooked by Mike himself and it was absolutely delish! I will certainly be going back soon!
My husband and I stayed at Angie's last weekend while visiting our son and future daughter in law on our first trip to Wilmington. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at Angie's. Our room was very comfortable and the house is gorgeous, but the best part of our stay was Angie's hospitality. She knows everything about Wilmington and is happy to share her information and stories, not to mention the delicious breakfasts she cooked every morning. We are looking forward to a return visit soon!
Our CPA partner group was looking for a quiet comfortable place to hold our retreat. At various times we met in the living room, front porch and under shade tree in beautiful back yard. Great location, walking distance to Wilmington River Front with great restaurants.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Angie's this past weekend to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We didn't know what to expect b/c neither of us had stayed at a B&B before this trip. Angie and her family made sure our stay was memorable. Our room was nice, clean, and comfortable. Angie made sure we had everything we needed. We ate breakfast here on 2 different mornings and the food was fantastic!!! We really felt like we were staying with family the whole weekend. Angie took the time to get to know us and gave us a tour of her beautiful house. I have no immediate plans to go back to Wilmington, but I know that when I do, I'll be staying at Angie's B&B! Thanks Angie for a wonderful time. Ron
During our April vacation we chose this B&B over a resort/hotel because it was close to the beach, included an acclaimed "gourmet breakfast", and we wanted to try a B&B for our first time. The description did not disappoint once we arrived. The breakfasts were 100% gourmet, including the coffee they serve. The rooms and entire B&B were clean, adorable and very fitting. We were literally 3 minutes from the beach, and only a bike ride away from locations we wanted to visit. The owners and staff were available and accommodating, and made us feel like family while we were there. I would definitely recommend this B&B and we will definitely visit again!
We are just leaving The Port City Guesthouse, and words cannot express how wonderful an experience it was. Sophie is nothing shy of amazing, and an incredible cook! Her spirit is beautiful which only adds to the home. If you are looking to try something different from your mainstream hotels, this is it! We enjoyed our mini honeymoon and will definitely will be back to visit. Loved it!
We stayed April 12, 2014. We had reserved the Green room and our friends reserved another. We were offered a "upgrade" to the Carriage Room, while our friends were moved to the Green Room. They were happy with the room overall however the Carriage Room was sub-standard. Tha mattress was set up sort of on a home made temporary frame, and the mattress sunk in the middle with no box spring. The air conditioner was broken. All that led us to loose a nights sleep and leave the following morning. As far as I could tell the other rooms looked ok and the hostess was very gracious and refunded the unused night without hesitation. The food and snacks were above average. Breakfast was very good. Some homemade goodies were mixd in, like jelly and fresh oj. I understand the Green Room had the only in room private bath. I wouldn't do it any other way. Unfortunately however, I can't recommend. :-(
A much needed and very welcome addition to Carolina Beach. Great location, superb breakfast and Southern hospitality with just a dash of New York on top. Highly recommended alternative to the otherwise drab hotel scene.
Had a fabulous stay at the Bed and Breakfast at Mallard Bay. We took our two young children with us and it was just a wonderful time. Phoebe was very accommodating and had toys for the kids to play with at the house and toys for them to take to the beach too! and of course the breakfasts were wonderful as well! Will definitely go back again!
My wife and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary by going to dinner and spending the night at Angie's. The house was beautiful, the room very nice, breakfast was great, and Angie's hospitality was unmatched. For being such a busy lady she took the time to sit down with us at breakfast and we had a nice long conversation with her. My wife just loved Angie and had much in common with her. We would highly recommend Angie's to anyone looking for a nice B & B rather than a hotel.
The Beacon House Inn was a perfect place to begin our beach holiday. We were so comfortable here we actually extended our stay one more day, even with the weather being chilly and rainy. Beach was wonderful to walk, the restaurants Mike recommended were excellent, and our adventure to Southport was great fun. The breakfasts were superb! We look forward to another visit to this very welcoming B&B in the future. Highly recommend The Beacon House Inn and Carolina Beach.
This place was great. Sophie is super nice and a great cook. My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 nights and we were greeted with an array of much needed snacks and wine upon arrival, after which we chatted with Sophie for a while about the town. She was extremely welcoming and made us feel like we lived in there while we stayed. She even offered to pick us up from downtown Wilmington if we didn't want to walk back and walk our dog for us if we were gone for too long. Breakfast was delicious both mornings, ready for us when we got up. I would definitely stay here again if back in the Wilmington area.