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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property


**Water views from ever room *** 4 decks*** 2 unique beaches.**2 beaches

***Fish, crab off large deck at house***

****Overwater deck is approx. 400 square feet ***

**Sail boat races in season can be seen from deck***

***No event house***

***Owned/managed by military veteran since 2009 (thanks for your support)!

**** (Sail boats, ships pass daily) ******

*** Central for day trips*** Williamsburg Yorktown Jamestown Virginia Beach Busch Garden, downtown, Norfolk, Botanical Gardens, Va Beach Aquarium, Mariners Museum, 2 lighthouses ODU, & our 7 mile beach, Chrysler Museum, Battleship Wisconsin,

- Busch Gardens 25 minutes drive & Virginia Beach

- Fishing & crabbing items provided.

- Charter fishing boat 2 minute walk.

- Large shaded area beneath house.

- Provide, linens, towels, soap, spices,, oils, foils, etc.

- Just bring your beach towel!!

- Video of beach 7 mile long beach attached

- Unforgettable as many ships pass daily!!

- Hot tub open year round.

- Pets welcome with fee.

- Provide oils, spices, beach chairs, cooler, linens, umbrellas, coolers of all sizes, beach umbrella, upon request, (stroller, high chair, pack n play) just request free.

***All bedrooms top floor***

1st bedroom (King)

2nd bedroom (king bed & bunk set)

3rd bedroom (queen)

twin mattress for addition guest

1 sofa

*Refundable security deposit of $400.00. Pets welcome only if 100% accident free and on flea treatment with fee with fee

*****This home can NOT be rented to host any type of event/party*****

More Details

Lisa Freeman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Lisa Freeman

We love the area, especially walking down to the fishing pier or on the beach collecting shells and sea glass. City of Norfolk is nice to visit, safe and not too large, USS Wisconson, a fabulous Botanical gardens and a zoo all packed into our city of 280,000. Don't forget Water Country USA in Williamsburg.

Lisa Freeman purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Freeman chose Norfolk

This house is like being out to sea on a ship. The water is so close. The location makes for wonderful breezes in the summer, (zero insects). The views will take your breath away. Close to 5 cities (all within 20 minutes)!

What makes this house unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our family time. The house was wonderful and I myself did not see any clutter as mentioned in a review. Perfectly decorated and very clean and comfortable. Amazing sunsets!!!
Jan 2017
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Willoughby Spit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Everyone whom on property must be listed on the rental lease.
  • 2. The neighbor has school age children so please be respectful after dark.
  • 3. No events of any kings, PET are allowed with fee, must be on flea meds and accident and chew free.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , has a washlet as well
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath tub shower combonation is very large and jetted. 2nd bathroom has show, tub combo, 3rd bathroom is a 1/2 bath (toilet and sink) and is very large on main floor. Showers and Bedrooms are all upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with great views and large master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds and a king bed
  • Master bedroom has high cove ceiling with large master bath off master bedroom. The two Additional bedrooms have a full bath off the hallway.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Many historical sites such as Yorktown Battle Field, Jamestown settlement, and Williamsburg, as well as Busch Gardens amusement park are only 25 minutes away via interstate 64. Many military bases in the area, my favorite is Fort Story where you can walk into a lighthouse built in 1700's. We have several beautiful beaches in the Tidewater area. Including Virginia Beach with a boardwalk area is a short drive.1 beach on site 50 steps away PLUS two blocks away is a very long, quite beach that is beautiful. Very convenient, no parking fees and great by East Coast standards. See video in photo section of this ad. There are two restaurants,one 3 min walk, another 10 minutes. Many nice shops are located in Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 46 reviews

We had a very good time - very relaxing right on the water

  • 4 of 5

We had never rented a house before, so this was a new experience for us, being an older couple we were looking for a relaxed comfortable place near the water and this was it. Beautiful home and near places we wanted to visit, like Virginia Beach, James Town Settlement, Virginia Aquarium, and the boat trips to see the dolphins. The only draw backs for us was the helicopter and jet noise and stairs, but we expected the stairs. The sunsets were unbelievably beautiful. Stanley, the goose was entertaining and he brought his friends each day for nibbles of bread. The owners were great and we recommend staying in their properties. Pete & Sharon Collyge

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is functional and is equipped but had some issues

  • 3 of 5

Roof work had to be done this week, which did impact our stay one day. Also had to fix a few things while I was there. Owners are very nice and were apologetic which helped! We did have a nice time though. Sunsets were amazing on back deck!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy, we have 2 vacuums at the house, no need for you to try to repair. Very sorry about the storm damage to the roof, which was patched one day of you weeks stay.
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This home was very nice!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay here! We had plenty of room for the 6 of us and the home was equipped with everything we needed to have a comfortable and fun stay away from home! Oceanview beach was very nice and quiet, but we also enjoyed Virginia Beach when we wanted to have more of the fast passed and busy touristy experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time kayaking was great on the calm waters of the bay.

  • 3 of 5

While we enjoyed the house overall, it as clean and well equipped, the area was not what I expected. Also the wifi is really difficult to access as you really do need to be at the dining table because you are using the neighbors signal.. Also if it had been a really hot week, the air conditioning would not have been able to keep up. The owners live close by and stopped by a few too many times for our comfort.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have upgraded the WiFi. We check on our guests once during their stay. We are glad you enjoyed the kayaks.
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Amazing rental

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and sunset was awesome.

So close to water and enjoyed the decks!

Overall excellent experience and would love to stay again....thank you for allowing us to rent for the week!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Perfect location...near everything. Enjoyed the view from the decks and kids enjoyed fishing!

  • 4 of 5

Overall this is a lovely place and I will vacation there again. In fact, it was my 2nd stay there. The owners are very responsive. However, there are some things that don't work properly or are very difficult to operate...the gas logs/fireplace, the hallway bathroom shower, and the light on the lower deck was not working so we, especially the kids, couldn't sit and enjoy the waterfront view late into the night. The kids and I enjoyed the hammock during our first stay (5 years ago), but it was not there during my recent visit and I wanted to take pictures to compare from previous stay...memories. Maybe it was not put up because of the time of the year. Also, the grass had not been mowed when we arrived on Saturday and was not done until Tuesday (checkout was Wed). But again....I love the place and location. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our quests to have wonderful memories. (April 1st) is why the hammock was not hung. To engage the shower, you pull down on the Delta Spicket (It is also labeled). Lamp post decorative light over deck switch was replaced, however no need to sit in the dark as there are two other lights to use beneath the home. The fireplaces has a knob, turn left for more flames, turn right for less flames. This is labeled as well. We do hope our guests would reach out to us with any questions, but especially just read the information book within the home. It has easy breezy instructions as well. Thanks again for returning to 10 Mile View!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hampton golf Ocean view
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Shared beach behind house/long beach 6 min walk
Car: necessary

The home is near Norfolk Naval base and overlooks the Rebel and Willoughby Marinas. Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg 'the historical triangle' are 25 minutes away, as well as Busch Gardens. The Norfolk Airport is a 12 minutes away. Virginia Beach ocean front and boardwalk area is a 25 minute drive. located conveniently to interstate I-64. There is a 7 mile long beach 2 BLOCKS AWAY AND IS VERY QUITE. Beach is great by South East standards, great for finding beach treasures 1 restaurants 3 min walk, another 10 minutes. Smallish sandy beach right next door to the home (about 100 steps away) this overlooks the Norfolk Naval Base. House is on stilts & surrounded by Broken concrete (rip rap).low tide gives access to tiny beach under deck over water. Shop in Williamburg and Virginia Beach and return to slow pace of Willoughby spit.

Other Activities: Walks on quite beach. Sea glass searching. kayak and paddle boating

Golf: two 18 hole Golf courses ten minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

book fee (shown as tax) $0
cleaning $135
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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