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BEACH THERAPY! Stay on the Beach! Fish, Swim, Kayak, Have fun!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Direct Beachfront, Panoramic view of water, dolphins, sea glass, inlaw sui

This beach cottage overlooks the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and a nine mile beach! Custom designed and fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, indoor Jenn Aire Grill and porch off the kitchen. Enjoy a panoramic view of the entire beach from the living room or kitchen. In addition to the main house there is an inlaw suite with a King size bed. The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds and 2 twin beds) and one bath and the inlaw suite has one bedroom (king size bed) one bath plus a second kitchen, second living room and porch.

Watch dolphins while having your morning coffee! Find sea glass and shells! Get your toes in the sand and enjoy the great nature found on the coast! Enjoy the waves, fishing, swimming, walking, or drag kayaks, from house to beach and get on the water. For our winter guests, the stone fireplace really makes the place cozy! SIt by the fire while watching the winter winds out on the waves. Dining table opens up to seat 6.

If you like getting outside, walk to the fishing pier for lunch, or fishing. The beach is 9 miles long with no obstacles. Williamsburg is only 40 minutes away, Virginia Beach is 20 minutes away, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Ocean Breeze Water Park are 30 minutes to 1 hour away! Visit the sites and then return to the peaceful tranquility of the Willoughby Spit Beach!

More Details

Cindy Lee
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Simple German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Cindy Lee

Hi! Thanks for visiting our site! I'm a real estate agent with Ocean Realty. Not much better than living on a sandbar! - Unless you're in the Caribbean! Come visit!

Why Cindy Lee chose Willoughby Spit

DIrect beachfront! We have a unique beach. It is about 9 miles long but there is only one section that has public parking. That makes the beach nice and open. There are rarely any crowds. You can see dolphins, eagles, Navy ships, sailboats, cargo ships, fish, shells. Come visit!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Willoughby Spit in Norfolk

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4th bdrm in the inlaw suite w/2nd kitchen and living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed. Second bedroom has a queen bed. Third bedroom with two twin beds is off of the master bdrm and can be accessed through the master bdrm or through an exterior door. Fourth bedroom is in a separate inlaw suite with a second kitchen, living room and porch.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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BEACH THERAPY! Stay on the Beach! Fish, Swim, Kayak, Have fun!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 36 reviews

Awesome property!! Very Clean, neat right on beach! Staff Friendly loads of Fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled in for my daughter's graduation! The home was absolutely beautiful! Very clean, neat, furnishings very nice. Right on the Beach! Kayaking, walks on the Beach! Lovely

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Viley! Yay! Thanks! Glad you had a nice time. We loved having you stay with us! CIndy Lee, Greg, Rick and the gang!
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Willoughby Spit is a great destination!!!!

  • 5 of 5

You can watch porpoises while drinking coffee in the morning. You can watch the crab pots being dropped and picked up right off the beach. The beach is amazing! It is clean, quiet, quiet, quiet, and if you prefer more people watching it is a pleasant walk to Ocean View Park beach and Ocean View Pier. The people on the pier are super friendly! We were watching our 2 yr. old grandson so I didn't fish but I don't doubt I could have been eating fresh Spots, Croakers, and Cobia with a little effort. The home is great! It was perfect for us. Our adults stayed in the main home and teens in the in-law home below. We haven't had a garbage disposal for a long time (we compost) so putting potato peelings down it led to a drain issue but Cindy and Greg stayed on top of it and had the plumbing flowing again quickly. I cannot say enough about the location. It is a great beach, no crowds to deal with, friendly neighbors, plenty of parking, minutes to shopping, pet friendly (dogs can be run on the beach before 10 a.m and after 6 pm, leash law but saw no enforcement, locals very friendly with pets...seemed like a dog park in the morning so our pooch had fun too). We really enjoyed watching all the ship traffic through Chesapeake Bay. Make sure you pack binoculars!!! The only room for improvement I could see would be to add a couple lounge chairs for sunning and maybe an upgrade to the small Weber charcoal grill. The grill worked great but was a little small for the number of people we were cooking for.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Samuel! Thank you for such a nice review! And thanks for staying with us! We really enjoyed having you as guests and seeing you on the beach! We took your advice and we got some more beach chairs - and a bigger grill! Thanks again! CIndy Lee
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Great for little kids!

  • 4 of 5

The house is two levels with separate entries. The sheets on bed were delicious, silky and smooth. The bed was a little saggy. Not a towel bar to be had. One hook on bathroom door. Mirrors were scarce and the only one in a bedroom was not over the dresser - odd and not useful. The kitchen had a coffee maker, toaster and really nice pots and pans. There was a small washer and dryer. It was stocked with a couple rolls of toilet tissue, paper towels, dishwasher pods, and dishwashing and hand soaps. The balcony off the kitchen was in the sun most of the time but the other covered deck/balcony was nice. We loved having direct access to the beach. And there was plenty of parking.

The bay side beach was perfect for my 3 and 5 year old grandchildren and it was not crowded!! Amazing!. We learned at the last moment that dogs are not allowed on beach. But we saw many dogs. MANY. Oddly, the cops had been running up and down the beach on their four wheelers and had not said a word and then our last day of the stay one cop decided to play the j@#k. Sorry that cops have to do that. Norfolk, please change your dog laws. At least allow leashed dogs for crying out loud.

All in all, this place was expensive, expensive. They do get you with the absurd prices. BUT it was a lovely vacay. Not touristy. No boardwalk. No vulgar T-shirts.

We also enjoyed the kayaks.

Please, Cindy, give us some towel bars and hooks, put in more mirrors and place them over dressers. The notebook with general info could be a lot more helpful: How to take out the trash. How to face the cans. Too hard to see the writing on the cans themselves when all printing is dark blue on a dark blue can and it is dark out.

But, all in all, I want to thank the owner, Cindy Lee for maintaining this place and allowing my family and dog to spend time there.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach. Very quiet, secluded with very friendly people. The porch was amazing! We could wake up and watch the beautiful sunrises. I was able to read a novel and really relax. Owners were friendly and very accommodating. They let us check in early with our very tired grandson. There were a couple of things I would change. Beds were very bouncy except for the inlaw suite. We let our son, who was on California time, sleep downstairs. He couldnt have been more happier. Downstairs was very private, dark and quiet. The rest of the family was upstairs which was very open and lighted. I would try to make a few changes to make it more kid friendly. We put the coffee table back in one of the bedrooms because of the dangerous corners. I would also put a chain or upper lock on front door to keep small children from walking out the door. Bathroom door lock not working. A couple embarrassing moments with the 3 year old walking in. I would also hang hooks in bathroom to accommodate wet towels. One last thing I would fix. I would install an outdoor shower. There was a outdoor hose but it wasn't near the steps that led to the porch that led to front door. I was sweeping sand constantly from the porch trying to keep it from the house. Our solution was to fill up the baby pool and dip our feet into the water before we made our way up the steps. There were plenty of beach toys. The kayaks were a blast. We were able to put a large tent up and spend the day at the beach. So we're so close to the house that if we needed something we could walk and go get it.. We researched our restaurants on yelp. Everyone took turns and chose their favorite. Avoid tunnels at all cost during rush hours. All in all, we had a wonderful time and would choose this area again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Very clean and in a great location on the beach. Cindy Lee is great!

I recommend this house and would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and cozy. The location is perfect.

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for us. Cindy Lee was very helpful and accommodating to us. If you need anything at all she will make it happen very quickly. The location was perfect, right on the beach but not many people around at all. Easy access to many activity and restaurants. The only negative things I can say is the bathroom door upstairs doesn't lock and the in law suite would have been a little easier if there was access from inside the main house. Over all we were very pleased and will return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Norfolk Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Thirsty Camel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ocean View Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean View

BEACH - You're there!

Virginia Beach - 20 minutes

Williamsburg - 25 minutes

Golf Course - 3 minutes

Fishing Pier - 4/10 of a mile

Groceries - 1 mile

Airport - 10 minutes

Water Country USA - ~ 30 minutes

Busch Gardens - 35 minutes

Boat Ramp - 2 minutes

Marinas - 4 minutes

Restaurants - Walking distance to 3 Less than 5 min drive to 7 others

Deep Sea Fishing - 25 minutes away

Ocean View Park with outdoor concerts, art shows, food festivals 1/2 mile


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Willoughby Spit, Tidewater - Hampton Roads

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Taxes, linens, cleaning £190.35
Pet Fee £114.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28

Smoking Outside Only. No cats, dogs only. Must be at least 24 to contract for the rental - please read the contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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