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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 12 nights


About the property


**Waterfront with over water deck** **Sweeping views of sail boat races, military vessels, occasional cruise ship* Walk to seafood restaurant*

**Fish or crab off our large water deck**

** Central for Busch Gardens, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg & Yorktown Virginia. Area is loaded with history plus the beach!

**head boat fishing 2 minute walk

**shaded area beneath house**

**Video attached of nearby 7 mile beach OR small beach behind house**

**Hot tub open year round**

**Pets welcome with fee.**

**Some beach chairs provided, coolers, umbrellas, and stroller, high chair, pack n play upon request free**

***All bedrooms on top floor***amazing sunsets!!!

Parking for 3 cars, 2 in drive one on street

Busch Gardens, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach all central to this please, Hampton, Newport News all close by.

1st bedroom (King)

2nd bedroom (king bed & bunk set)

3rd bedroom (queen)

*Pets welcome when 100% accident free and on flea treatment


**walk your pets on beach allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.

More Details

Lisa Freeman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Lisa Freeman

We love to travel and are semi retired. Stationed in 1981 to Langley Air Force Base and never left the area. Very nice diversity in the 5 surrounding cities. We have hosted many wonderful people from all over the world. The photo attached is us standing on the local fishing pier in Norfolk.

Lisa Freeman purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Freeman chose Willoughby Spit

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)!We love the area, especially walking on the beach collecting shells and sea glass. City of Norfolk is nice to visit, safe and not too large, USS Wisconsin, a fabulous botanical gardens and a zoo. premier outlet mall, all packed into our city of 280,000. Don't forget Water Country USA in Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Lots to do.

What makes this house unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Gorgeous home with wonderful sunsets. Location is great for visiting the surrounding area. We walked the 7 mile beaches everyday with our dog Sammy. Used the kayaks on small beach behind house. We found the house to everything we needed.
Nov 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: 10
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Everyone coming onto the property needs to be listed on the rental lease.
  • 2. Pets are allowed (older than 1 year) on flea medicine. accident and chew/scratch free. There is a fee for pets.
  • 3. No events.
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 ...
  • 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 10
  • 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
  • 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 4.535714 based on 50 reviews

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great view and everything was labeled and worked perfectly. We enjoyed our visit. The owner Lisa even left my wife a happy birthday balloon!! Nice touch.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was lovely

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with my daughter for my birthday, the property was very comfortable with a lovely view

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dissappointed - The pictures are nicer than the house

  • 3 of 5

PROS -  location to sites--takes pets- bay view was nice

  CONS- too many steps to tote luggage - beach down the road- upkeep/cleanliness of house was poor - to many housekeeping duties- old bedlinens- no sense of feng shui,  a Sheldon Cooper rental agreement - archaic check only payment plan (goodbye credit card points and VRBO sense of  security).

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry about the storm damage to the roof, which impacted your stay. We inspect the property between visitors. I believe you repaired a vacuum, however we do have two, one for each floor. Thank you.
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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Wonderful for the entire family.
Busch Gardens - Williamsburg
fun and every changing
Colonial Williamsburg
great education experience, some shopping too.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
great for a day visit.
Waterman's Surfside Grille
I recommend the specials, service is always good.
Virginia Beach Amusement Park
Old time amusement for the entire family
Chick's Oyster Bar
cute place, great food.
Yorktown Victory Center
Great piece of history, they have George Washington tent, now that is something to see.
Colonial Parkway
Nice rural ride through the country side.
Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar
This raw bar I would recommend to everyone, they have many choices besides shellfish.
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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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