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House On the Ocean at North End Virginia Beach! - Privacy & Extra Parking

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Excellent Beach House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 7 Night Minimum, 9 persons Max

6910 Ocean Front Avenue, 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 classic 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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Bobby Hornsby
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much--we had a wonderful week. What a great way to end the summer. We appreciate all the special touches in your home. Our family LOVED the outdoor shower.
Aug 2016
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Northeast Virginia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , pedestal sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet and sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pedestal sink plus built-in storage for storing toiletries
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are on the ground level. Bathroom 3 is on the second floor. Toilet paper is supplied and the indoor showers and the outdoor shower house are stocked with shampoo and conditioner, bath soap and/or body wash.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (5) All Bedrooms are located on the second floor. Bed linens and towels are not provided but can be rented from
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened porch with dining table, porch swing, and sofa, two ocean front glassed-in porches, outdoor covered shower-house with hot & cold water and dressing area, private adjoining sand dune and green space with additional parking area, 70th street has handicap ramp leading to the beach, second floor oceanfront sun-deck has lounge chairs and side tables, the piano is perfect for sing-along fun, games, puzzles, DVDs and books as well! Rent also includes 2 beach umbrellas and 9 beach chairs, a Wheeleez beach cart, boogie boards, kiddie wading pool and beach toys for the little ones.


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House On the Ocean at North End Virginia Beach! - Privacy & Extra Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

A Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Best, ~AH
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Wintergreen, VA

A Very Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Sincerely, ~AH
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Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! ~AH
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Philadelphia PA USA

Just the best.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for your enthusiastic review! ~AH
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Another awesome time at this perfect beach hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family has come to this wonderful oceanfront home for a few summers now and it just gets better every time. I say "home" because this classic beach house goes so far above and beyond any "vacation rental" I've ever experienced that it really feels like home. Well, "home" if home was right on the ocean with a perfectly appointed kitchen, a killer outdoor spa shower (seriously, maybe my favorite part of the experience!), and all the beach goodies you could want. In addition to days spent swimming and lounging on the beach, we love having evening cocktails in the front room with the ocean view in the evening and hosting big long dinner parties on the screened-in porch with friends (we got a bushel of crabs this year and had a crab picking party!). My husband and I have loved sharing this incredible place with our parents and friends here so much that we are already looking at our calendars for next year to book a vacation with our new baby (to be born in February!). We treasure the memories we've made here and can't wait to make this a new family tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Susie! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about our beach house. You and your family are ideal guests so it's great that your vacation week turned out so positively for everyone. We are thrilled to hear about your baby news and we truly look forward to having you and your growing family stay with us again! ~AH
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Meriden, NH

Vacation Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented this house for the last four years. Each year when we walk into the house we all think "we're home". We Love the authenticity of a real cottage on the ocean. It never matters whether it's sunny or raining this house provide you with the most spectacular views of the ocean from the ocean facing sunroom or from the outdoor deck. In addition the house is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need during your stay. This vacation home and our stay in Virginia Beach is the highlight of our summer and what we look forward to during the cold winters of New Hampshire.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and very positive review. In addition to the lovely comments you have written in our guest book, this is a neat way for us to be able to learn more about your feelings regarding what it's like to stay in our beach house. We know there are many accommodation options in Virginia Beach so it's especially gratifying for us to have wonderful guests, like you and your family, who return to stay with us year after year. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope you will come again! Sincerely~AH
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Nearest Point of Interest
Edgar Cayce ARE Spa & Massage
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Henry Historic Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Rudee Inlet
Nearest Point of Interest
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation is not confirmed until landlord has received a fully completed rental agreement from tenant.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.