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.
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!
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......
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
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!
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.