About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Excellent Beach House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 7 Night Minimum, 9 persons Max
This classic Tidewater Virginia beach house located in the exclusive residential area known as North End Virginia Beach, is the ideal spot for your beach vacation. The same family has owned this wonderful two-story oceanfront house and the adjacent oceanfront lot since 1958. Since then, the home has been continually upgraded by the owners with the end result being that they have created a place where you can relax in a comfortable and welcoming old fashioned Tidewater environment while also having access to 21st century amenities like high-speed wireless internet and satellite TV with flat screen televisions in the family room and King bedroom.
The house has direct access to the beach and we are as close to the ocean and dune line as zoning allows. Our beach house is off the main road so there's no traffic driving by but it's a very short walk to the beach ramp so we have the best of both worlds--privacy and accessibility! Once on the ramp, you can easily roll your gear all the way to the water's edge using our Wheeleez beach cart and "set up camp" for a great day of beach fun.
Two oceanfront 4 season sun rooms with ceiling fans and comfy seating options provide private getaways from the main open concept family living and dining area with the original large exposed wooden ceiling beams and traditional Pickwick tongue and groove pine paneling. On our screen porch, your options for relaxing and hanging out include the wooden porch swing and cushioned sofa or you might enjoy sitting at the wooden table (seats 8) and grabbing a bite to eat. The screen porch is right off the kitchen so whether it's for early breakfast, quick lunch and back to the beach or for cocktails and dining at sunset it's the place where everyone likes to gather together.
The second floor sun deck with lounge chairs & tables overlooks the ocean and is perfectly positioned to catch the ocean breezes blowing over the dune.
This property offers the unique amenities of a large covered outdoor shower house with hot & cold water & dry changing area plus our own private adjacent sand dune and green area where we have space for additional guest parking - truly a hot commodity at the beach!
Our house is rented by the week only from Sunday to Sunday. Check-in at 4pm and Checkout at 11am.
The home sleeps Nine Persons in five bedrooms with one king bed, one queen bed, and five twin beds. All bedrooms are on the second floor.
We also provide a Wheeleez beach cart, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and, for the little ones, boogie boards, a kiddie wading pool and beach toys. We provide a Weber kettle style charcoal grill and grilling utensils and there are Adirondack chairs in the yard so you can sit outside and keep the chef company while you wait for dinner to be served on the screen porch!
The entrance to First Landing State Park South Entrance is 1/2 mile from the house and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Resort Strip with all its activities is 2 miles away. If you don't feel like driving, it's a safe walk or bike ride to all of these using the access road that parallels Atlantic Avenue. The Virginia Beach Aquarium and Adventure Park and Ocean Breeze Water Park are all within 6 miles. Busch Gardens, Water Country and historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are an hour away.
Keywords: Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, Surfing, Kayaking, Biking, Private Parking, Ramp to Beach, North End
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Bobby Hornsby
Our father bought this home and vacant lot in 1958 and it is a magical place. We spent every Summer here while growing up. The privacy afforded by the lot makes you feel like you're far removed from the hustle & bustle, but the shopping, dining, and fun of the Virginia Beach resort area is just minutes away!
Bobby Hornsby purchased this House in 1958
Why Bobby Hornsby chose Northeast Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach has the most beautiful wide sandy beach in the mid-Atlantic, with super amenities like concerts, movies, fireworks, and great restaurants. You can sit outside on the upper sun deck or inside in the AC on the ocean front porch and watch the submarines, aircraft carriers, and container ships traveling in and out of Hampton Roads harbor.
What makes this House unique
It is truly wonderful to wake up in the morning and simply walk a few hundred feet to the ocean for that first swim of the day! Then set up your beach camp with chairs and umbrellas for a relaxing day at the beach just steps from your kitchen, bathrooms, and shower.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, comfortable home; perfect setting
We live in Virginia Beach and rented this home for extended family that we could not accommodate at our house. There is plenty of room to congregate as a family or spread out if you want your own space. The upstairs porches, one inside and one out, are perfect for gazing at the ocean and the stars at night. The downstairs porch was relaxing as well with the swings. We appreciated the beach cart, chairs and toys and outdoor shower. The house is comfortably furnished and there are plenty of essentials in the kitchen. If you have a large family, you do have to share bathrooms to some extent, but because of the perfect setting and cleanliness of the property, it would not deter me from renting again. Like many other rental houses on the North End, it's old-school and that's part of the charm.
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! As a Virginia Beach North End local, we knew you would appreciate the vibe of our place so we especially enjoyed your specific comments regarding your experiences in our home's "hang out spots". You were wonderful guests and we are very pleased that our home served so well as an auxiliary "home base" for you and yours.
Second visit and this Beach House is better than ever.
Our family rented this home in 2014 and decided to return this year. We love the outdoor shower with the rain shower head - I did not shower indoors once during our week. The owners have done a really good job renovating the kitchen since our last visit. Our kids spent most evenings playing on the dune in the lot next door, and we could watch them while having cocktails on the screen porch, which seems to always have a breeze. Working with the owners was great - they remembered us and Ann sent a lot of helpful info by e-mail. We will certainly rent this house again.
We are so pleased that you were able to return to our home for another beach vacation and it's great to know that the information I sent to you was helpful. We just renovated the kitchen this spring so it's truly rewarding to receive a positive reaction to the upgrades from someone who has stayed with us before. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope that you will be in touch if your vacation plans bring you back to Virginia Beach. The screen porch, the breeze and the dune await!
A Wonderful Family Vacation
We had a wonderful family vacation that we will always remember at this home. From the first point of contact, the owners could not have been more helpful. Thank you Ann and Bob!
I agree with the past descriptions/reviews of the home. It was very clean and well stocked. For us, the outdoor shower was a tremendous plus. We’ve rented many homes in the past, and keeping it clean with children, was sometimes a stressor. All of our showers were outside, and when we came off the beach, the kids went directly into the shower; so easy. Probably the only thing I would do differently would be to rent/buy one of those wagons to get our gear to the beach more easily. Did I mention that the home was immaculate? All the cooking supplies that one would need are provided; the best I’ve seen. We also loved that the house provided a feel of a true beach home. Our family enjoyed being able to cook our meals and eat on the porch right next to the kitchen. Everything was lovely, and we will be back again!
I know, from our pre-arrival conversations, that this was your first time vacationing in Virginia Beach so we are very pleased that it ended up being such a positive experience for you and your family. We are always looking for ways to improve on the experience of staying with us so I wanted to let you know that, should you return for another visit, a Wheeleez Beach Cart has been added to the amenities we provide for our guests.
A Very Special Place!
Simply put, this place is special. It's a summer beach rental, but as soon as you arrive on the property, you feel at home! The house sits on a very private spot, is off the main road, has an empty lot with dunes on one side, and the ocean is the FRONT YARD!
The inside is very inviting with a cozy and comfortable vibe. This is a vintage home, architecturally speaking, however the modern upgrades have been done without sacrificing the unique style and charm.
The house is meticulously clean! The owners have thought of every detail to make your stay a pleasant experience - even down to providing helpful instructions to take the guesswork out of locating and operating various items.
The kitchen and baths are well-stocked with essentials. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and the mattresses and pillows are very comfortable.
There are so many ways to enjoy this special place: Sipping morning coffee in the sunroom. Having meals in the screened porch. Feeling the ocean breeze and listening to the birds sing to you from the "next door" dune while sitting on the porch swing. Spending hours walking and sitting on the beautiful, wide beach. Taking a shower in the awesome outdoor shower HOUSE! Relaxing in the living area in the evening. Gazing at the stars from the upstairs deck. I could go on and on about this special place!
Lastly, the owners were very pleasant to work with and were quick to respond with any questions. It is quite apparent they love their beach home. They have taken great care to make sure you love it too! That said, I can't wait to return!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home and we thank you so much not only for your positive comments but also for taking the time to write such a detailed review and to share so many specifics regarding your guest experience. It was lovely getting to meet you in person on check-out day and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our home for another stay.
Perfect beach house!
I'm writing this review about a month after leaving the beach house and can honestly say that I wish we were still there. Beginning with working with the owners and through the week of our vacation, we had a wonderful experience. The house is beautiful and very accommodating - lots of sitting areas, great views, close access to the beach, outdoor shower - I can go on! It's also in a quieter part of VB so if you're not into the downtown VA Beach scene, this is a great house for you. However, we found ourselves downtown quite often since it is only about a 5 to 10 minute drive.
I think I speak for everyone in our party that we had a great time and the house suited us perfectly. Thank you so much!
I know from our communications during the reservation process that your family was very much looking forward to staying in our beach house so we're very pleased to learn that it turned out to be such a positive experience for you all. Your complimentary remarks about the house and the process of working with us are very much appreciated, indeed, and we are grateful to you for taking the time to share your opinions. You were wonderful guests and we absolutely hope you will consider staying with us again!
Just the best.
If what you want is slick, tacky, and modern, skip this house. If you would instead like to go back in time to a vintage, cozy, comfortable place that exudes charm and love, then this is the house for you. The house was built in an era that prized family and togetherness and all the owners have done to update has taken nothing from that vibe. It's spotlessly clean, luxuriously appointed, and fully modern in all the ways that count, yet you feel you're living in the gracious past. This place is so delightful you don't even have to go to the beach to enjoy your vacation. Spend your time overlooking the dunes and ocean from the sitting room at the front, or swinging on the porch swing on the screen porch, completely private with your own dune between you and the next house (and a shy yet curious fox from time to time). The outdoor shower is a particular favorite-- hot and cold with the breezes tickling you as you bathe. I've made many a meal in that kitchen, cooking alongside 2 and 3 others, and we never seem to get in one another's way. It's like Mary Poppins' magical handbag-- everything fits and marvelous surprises emerge. Every time I arrive, as we turn down the alley and into the parking spot, it's like the land at the end of the rainbow, a little land of its own, a place where we have made many cherished memories, that feels like a peaceful oasis, a true retreat from the hectic, frantic world. When we're here we're living at a different pace, in connection with nature and one another. The owners do absolutely everything to protect this atmosphere of calm and welcome. This is a special place.
Wow! Thanks for your enthusiastic review!
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Resort Strip with all its activities is only 2 miles away. If you don't feel like driving, it's a safe and easy walk or bike ride using on the access road. The Virginia Beach Aquarium and Adventure Park and Ocean Breeze Water Park are all within 6 miles. Busch Gardens, Water Country and historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are an hour away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation is not confirmed until landlord has received a fully completed rental agreement from tenant. One time payment in full for bookings made less than 60 days prior to commencement of lease period.