Welcome to our farm. We would love to invite you to join us for a vacation like no other. We offer a wonderfully appointed cozy farm cottage above our barn. Riptide Stables is a 17-acre farm with plenty of room to roam, nature trails to explore, and animals to pet and feed treats! We have 8 miniature donkeys, 3 full-sized horses, and 2 miniature horses as well as several canine and feline friends. Your well-behaved pets are welcome to join you at our farm. This is more than a great place to stay that is only 12 miles to Wrightsville Beach, 10 miles to Downtown Wilmington, and only minutes to shopping and restaurants. This beautiful 17-acre farm with horses, donkeys, nature trails, a fire pit, two ponds, a huge deck, and tons of peace and quiet. This cozy apartment above a beautiful barn overlooking horse pastures, ponds, and fountains has been completely renovated with new everything, all while keeping the warm, cozy farmhouse feel. You will not want to leave!
This is a farm where the owner keeps her horses. There is the tranquility of waking up to sunshine over the ponds and the horses grazing in the distance. The home comes with tons of books, games, a cooler, and beach toys, as well as a tin of horse and donkey treats if you would like to feed them. There is a fire pit and an abundance of wood to gather along some of the nature trails on this 17-acre property. The caregiver for the horses lives in another cottage on the property but overall you will feel like you are vacationing at a secluded country retreat. A beautiful deck overlooking the farm is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. We will provide waffle batter, eggs, butter, coffee, and marshmallows to roast at the fire pit when you arrive. Also, the pantry is stocked with spices. If you would like to use anything, you are welcome to it. Toiletries, towels, linens, laundry detergent, you name it, we have provided it. If there is something you want that is not on this list, please ask. We are happy to add extras upon request. We do not live on the premises but do live close and stop by to see our animals all the time. Dawn Berard knows the area very well as she is a realtor who is also always available to answer any of your questions. You will have access to our entire apartment and deck as well as storage under the stairs. You will have parking, use of the fire pit by the pond, and use of the nature trails. Please note, this is a farm with all that happens at farms. Most often the critters enjoy the pastures more than the stalls in the barn so rarely is there noise from that animal downstairs. Every animal is friendly and loves the attention of our guests.
Please, visit our VRBO website to learn rental rates and what dates are available. Then, we would be happy to book direct to save the vrbo fees if you would rather reach out to us through our website. Either way, we look forward to having you as our guest!