Absolutely gorgeous Victorian home overlooking the magnificent Chesapeake bay. This fabulous home offers 6 Bedrooms (1 queen on the first floor and 2 queens and 4 twins on the second floor), 4 full baths(3 with marble and granite, one with a tile and granite), and wrap around porches with stunning views. Third floor has its own private queen bed and full bath. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining family and friends. The beach is less than a 20 yard walk from the house and the pier is conveniently located just a few steps farther.
- House4200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 6 nights
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Steps from Beach! Rent by the Month!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Jul 2018
Why Deborah Krzyzaniak chose Willoughby Spit
This property was built during the early 20th century. This house was used as an officer's quarters during World War II. General McArthur actually stayed in this house at one time. Aside from it's history it is only steps from the Willoughby Beach. The view from the back porch is spectacular, especially the sunrises! You will be amazed at how close you are to the water. It will be an experience you will not forget!
What makes this House unique
Prime location in Hampton Roads Virginia. The house is located on Willoughby Spit next to a fabulous fishing pier and restaurant. Downtown Norfolk is 15 minutes, Virginia Beach front is 30 minutes, Hampton is 15 minutes, Newport News, 30 minutes, and Colonial Williamsburg is 45 minutes away. If you want to take a day trip to Charlottesville and visit Thomas Jefferson's home, it is worth it! It is 2 and 1/2 hours each way.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely house with lots of character and a great view and beach!
We have stayed in many beach side properties over the years (mostly in NC and with many more amenities) and this Chesapeake Bay house is our favorite! We love the history of the house (One of the locals shared that the house was built by a sailor for his wife in a town about 20 mins away. She couldn’t see when he came in from sea, so he had the house moved here where she could easily watch for him from the “widow’s peak”.) and its wooden floors and door trims.
Important things to note - It is not possible to access the widow's peak nor right under it (although a door is visible in the pics). You are not supposed to go out onto the middle deck given that it is a rubber membrane (as opposed to real flooring). Also, it is near a naval base so there were planes and helicopters flying around, but we liked them!
Things we particularly loved - the house has many bedrooms (mostly with shared bathrooms of which all but one have been renovated). My bro (who sells appliances) heartily approved of the gas stove and w/d. The wrap around porch is amazing. We loved the wicker furniture and two tables facing the bay. We spent little time inside. The pier provided interesting sights as did the ships going in and out of the bay. There is a fenced yard (So you can let the dog and kids out w/o worrying about them taking off.) and you can park your cars inside of it. There were a few flat screen TVs in the house which was nice for the kids. There is also a dead end street one block towards town that had good dog walking areas.
Some reviews talk about the lack of sufficient a/c, but there were special extra units on the second and third floors that kept it cool. Perhaps they were put in after the reviews?
Most of all - there were few people on the beach the whole week we were there. It seems to be more of a residential area than the usual rental areas.
Think about making the trek over to Fort Monroe and doing a Segway tour with Patriot Tours and visiting the museum.
FYI - There are 14 steps to the middle floor bedrooms and another 14 to the top MBR. But there is a bedroom street side that is on the ground floor. There are about 8 steps up to the porch on the side, so someone with some mobility would be able to access the house.
The owner, Deborah, was so nice to work with. We would definitely return to this place!
Exceeded our expectations
Great location, up-to-date appliances, wrap around porch, plenty of room for 12 people,, and a very responsive owner.
Wish we could have stayed longer!
What a magnificent house! This rental is highly recommended for larger families or groups. There is ample space to spread out, the full wrap around porch creates extra areas for dining or playing cards, and the owners have thought of everything. If you like vintage homes with modern updates, this is the place for you. So much character and charm is found in every corner - from the fire place, to the windows, to the refinished wood floors. The beach is perfect for all ages, especially toddlers and babies as the surf is calm on the bay. There is a lot of space to fly a kite, toss a football, and build a major sandcastle. Be sure to visit the pier for a great crab cake and a glass of pier punch! Thank you for offering your beautiful home as a getaway for so many.
House was beautiful inside and out with lovely beach view.
Beach house was the pefect place for all our family to stay together celebrating our daughters college graduation weekend. House was clean, ready with all amenities needed.
Outstanding rental property and communication
The house was spacious and up to date. The rooms were spacious and the beach views are gorgeous. The kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of dishes and pots and pans. The owner was very responsive. One room was missing a TV remote and she provided a replacement same day. Will definitely stay in this home again.
Our group enjoyed the stay.
We enjoyed having a quiet spacious place to stay on our business trip. It was nice having all the cooking utensils we needed, private and common areas, and having a washer and dryer. The internet was fast and the beach was pretty. The house wasn't quite as clean as I would have liked, and basic hygiene items such as body wash and shampoo was not provided as I have become accustomed to in similar rental situations. It was also hard to control the heat on the first level, on cold days we were cold while watching television or eating dinner. Overall we were happy with our stay.
Dear Derek: Thank you for reviewing our property. I am glad that you were happy with your stay overall. I wish you would have called about the heat since we do have a back up heating source (radiators) for those very cold, windy days. Thank you for letting me know that we could improve on the cleaning. I will definitely check more carefully behind my cleaning staff and investigate how we can improve on that. Sincerely, Deborah K.
Norfolk Botanical Gardens: 15 minutes
Fort Story Lighthouse: 25 minutes
Virginia Beach: 30 minutes
Virginia Beach Aquarium: 30 minutes
Chrysler Museum of Art: 20 minutes
Colonial Williamsburg:: 45-60 minutes
Additional pricing information
60 day notice for cancellation Non-refundable pet fee is $100.00