The Cottages of Holly Ridge are in the center of it all.
Enjoy Downtown Wilmington’s Riverfront
Go sailing at Wrightsville Beach
Great fishing, just minutes from your door...
One of the largest historic districts in North Carolina, Wilmington offers visitors year round tours by horse drawn trolley or carriage, riverboat tours, trolley rides, or strolling on foot. Tours are available including haunted sites, historic homes and gardens, and churches. Wilmington is also home to Screen Gems, a major film studio as well as the Cucalorus, independent film festival.
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April in the Greater Wilmington Area. An extended weekend celebration that attracts more than 300,000 people. Experience Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during it’s five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, a street fair, a circus, music concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern.
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UNCW is ranked sixth in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report in the top public regional undergraduate universities in the South. Located near the historic district of Wilmington, just four miles from the Cape fear River and five miles west of Wrightsville beach. Total Fall enrollment of 2007 was 11,840.
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Mayfaire combines a mix of specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues, hotels and office space, while retaining the gracious lifestyle of the Cape Fear Coast. Mayfaire Cinema is the area's premier movie theater.
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A breathtaking stretch of paradise along the North Carolina Coast, the clear waters off Wrightsville Beach often resemble those of the Caribbean. Wrightsville Beach offers its pleasure to any who seek fishing, boating, surfing or simply a peaceful place to lounge at the waters edge.
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The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach began twenty-five years ago, and has become one of the Top 20 "Must See Events in the Southeast," attracting an estimated 50,000 people to Wrightsville Beach. It’s a must see!
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What Surf City lacks in sheer volume, it makes up in quality. The friendly, independent gift and art shops offer many locally crafted or inspired items with very competitive prices and the opportunity to find something out of the ordinary. Dining out is a pleasure here. Fine restaurants offer diners a wide array of fare from superb local seafood to pizza, Italian, gourmet, home-cooking, subs and burgers. And if it’s the water you love, you’ll find a hundred ways to enjoy it—boating, surfing, swimming and great fishing all await you!
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Located in Topsail, NC, this unique resource is a benefit for the area’s returning sea turtles and for residents alike. Staffed by community volunteers, the Center works to preserve and increase the sea turtle population and nesting grounds on Topsail Beach.
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Topsail Island has a rich and colorful history. Local legend tells that the area earned the name Topsail (pronounced Tops’l), during the 1700’s when pirate ships roamed the coastal waters. Local merchants discovered that the channel had become an infamous pirate hiding place and began to watch for the tops of the pirates' sails showing.
Camp Lejeune and it's surrounding communities are home to active duty Marines, retirees and civilian employees with an approximate population of 170,000. Payrolls and contracts from the base support the infrastructure required to train and equip our Marines by generating nearly $3 billion in commerce yearly.
Camp Lejeune has been the recipient of the Commander-in-Chief's Award for Installation Excellence six times.
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The Cottages at Holly Ridge has been a proud sponsor of the "Heroes at Home" award ceremony for military spouses since 2008. The Heroes At Home Award honors military spouses from every branch for their hard work at home, in the community and their contribution to our country's military forces.
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Local Surf Spot
Kayak on the Intracoastal Waterway
Collect Seashells on the shore
From our owners:
We just want to take this opportunity to express our thanks & gratitude to all of the staff at The Cottages.
We love the close community living and the close proximity to beach living that The Cottages provide.
Our neighbors are so welcoming and friendly. Thanks to the staff for providing many opportunities and meet and greets to enable us to become better acquainted with our neighbors.
What an excellent community to raise our family. Thank you guys for making our house and neighborhood so welcoming!
Kevin & Robyn
The Sand Dune Cottage Owners
ENJOY A $129 3-DAY/ 2-NIGHT CAROLINA GETAWAY AT THE WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH HOLIDAY INN RESORT!