Excellent Beach House, Smoke & Pet Free, 5 BR 2.5 Ba 7 night Min 9 guest Max
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 other fun activities 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. In the evening, you can enjoy our ocean front home plus tucked away private dune as a perfect end to a great day at the beach!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A perfect beach vacation!!
I don’t even know where to begin that’s how great this home, property, beach and the lovely owners are. This was our first visit to Virginia Beach, coming from CT and we could not have had a better experience. Cleanliness is very important to me and this beach house was spotless upon arrival. It has everything you would need to have a carefree, enjoyable beach vacation. The sun porches both upstairs and down are great places to relax and read a book. We have 4 teenage children and there was plenty of space for all to relax and each had their own bedroom. The bedrooms, 3 out of the four ( not including the master) are all somewhat interconnected which worked out fabulous for our family. All our children had their own space but can open their bedroom doers and be together as well. This beach house offers so much charm in each room. And the location to the beach could not be better. There is a ramp right outside the driveway which allows one to easily use the provided wheeley cart to take everything to the beach which is xirtually right outside your back door!! I had the pleasure of working with and speaking to Ann who was so wonderful. She answered all my questions quite quickly and was a true pleasure to work with. I can honestly say this was one of my favorite vacations,, we had no reason to leave the fabulous beach house. We played lots of family games and enjoyed time spent together. If you are looking for a great beach vacation, look no further. The charm and comforts of this home are sure to please you.
Thanks so much for providing such a thoughtful and positive review of your beach vacation experience in our home. Knowing from our conversations that your family has been longtime "Cape Cod People" I am truly so very pleased to know that your first time in Virginia Beach was such a great experience for all of you. You were wonderful guests and we sincerely hope that this first time to Virginia Beach won't be your last time and that you will return to stay with us again.
They provided Immediate response with any questions. Loads of character to the house..this could mean not modern with private baths etc.this is an older house that has been perfectly maintained and updated..perfect for our family..actually has 5 bedrooms..the beach set up can not get any better than this. Views are great. We can't really pic a favorite room but the screen in porch is hard to beat..ocean view sunroom is spectacular, rooftop deck is fantastic....overall a great place in a great location. State park is just about 6 blocks away with lots of nature and water access..we kayaked a lot from there. Drove to close by activities.....best vacation ever for the grandkids!
Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about staying in our family beach house. From our conversations, I knew that making three generation beach memories (those are just the best!) has been a "wish list" item for you and your wife for quite awhile so I'm thrilled to know our home fulfilled your expectations so perfectly. Also, I'm really glad that you took advantage of our close proximity to the gem that is First Landing State Park. When you told me your family liked to kayak I knew that FLSP would be just the place for you: calm waters for kayaking while observing herons standing "knee deep" looking for a meal and spanish moss hanging from trees that hold osprey nests (and nestlings)...a visual feast and big fun for everyone so, Yay!
You were wonderful guests and we hope you will return to our beach house in the future to add more good times at the North End to your family memory book.
Fantastic vintage beachfront home!
This is an amazing beachside family retreat in Virginia Beach. The location was far enough from the famous Boardwalk so that the beaches are not crowded, but close enough to easily bike on the Maritime Bike Trail (10-15 minutes). Beach access is next door (randomly crossing the dunes is illegal for conservation reasons). There are two private bedrooms (one king and one queen) for couples and 3 rooms with single beds (5 total) for kids. There are two full baths in the main living space, a “beach access quickie” half-bath in the outside entry laundry room, and a spacious 3rd “indoor, but outdoor” shower in the storage shed.
The kitchen is a small, yet highly efficient “galley style” food preparation area. It is the most completely equipped of any that I’ve stayed in....EVER! We prepared everything from crab boils to baked goods with no problem. Plenty of beverage containers and glasses for gallons of Sangria! A full set of knives and a knife sharpener.
There are 2 sunrooms (one on each floor) and an outdoor deck that are perfect for sunrise breakfasts or watching the ships pass through the main channel entering the Chesapeake Bay (binoculars provided).
A Weber grill and fire pit kept us close to home at night. There are plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys for kids (young and old). A large sand cart makes the daily beach set up a one trip event. The homeowners provide “in plain sight” instructions for everything imaginable. From light switches to beach chair folding, you won’t be left scratching your head!
If you are looking for a huge, open concept beach home, this cottage is not for you. However, if you like vintage homes and efficient, cozy living spaces where the sounds of family interacting abound.... this is your oceanfront oasis! It certainly was ours......
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your trip review. We are gratified to know that spending your beach vacation in our home was such a positive experience for you and your family! You were such considerate guests and we hope, if the stars align for you to return to Virginia Beach, that you will stay with us again.
True Beach Treasure!
I’m not sure where to begin...
We are a city family with three wildling boys. This charming beachside secluded home had everything we could’ve hoped! It was so cozy, felt like home. Bike ride mornings to beach days to outdoor spa worthy shower to movie nights. There was a treasure around every corner for us to find. Amazingly clean and fully stocked kitchen! Ann responded to our every need and request. This home is magical - a true escape from the hustle and bustle of life!
We can’t wait to return!
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to let us know that your week in our home was such a great experience for your family of three generations making beach memories together. YAY! I'm gratified to know that the information I provided proved to be helpful. I truly enjoyed being able to answer your "first time in Virginia Beach" questions because it gave me an opportunity to introduce you to some of the many interesting things that are happening in our area. Also, as my husband spent his boyhood with his two brothers at this beach house, the photos you shared with us of your three "wildling boys" enjoying our home and the North End beach were particularly resonant for him. So, additional thanks to you for that thoughtful gesture. You were wonderful guests and, if you find yourselves returning to Virginia Beach, we would love to have you stay with us again.
Our family had an amazing time. The home was very clean and very accommodating.
We're very glad that you had an amazing time! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments regarding your experience of staying in our beach house. ~AH
Step back in time to a cozy cottage at the beach. Warm and comfortable with lots of Home touches
We had a great week of enjoying this wonderful home at the beach. Everything you need to enjoy time with your family. A well stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook. Very cozy and clean. Outdoor shower is perfect and the screened in porch is perfect for family time. We enjoyed all the puzzles, games and book selection. What a wonderful place to getaway and enjoy the beach. Loved it!
I enjoyed meeting you on check-in day and chatting with you about our beach house. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for taking the time to write about your positive experience. It's so great that you took advantage of the books, puzzles and board games that we keep at the house because we have found it's those "old fashioned pastimes” that really help facilitate what we believe are the very best things about a beach vacation: unplugging, relaxing and reconnecting with family and friends. You were wonderful guests and, should your vacation plans bring you back to Virginia Beach, we would love to have you stay with us again. Best~AH
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.