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Croatan Beach With Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,715 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Beautiful home in Croatan, Virginia Beach. Home has elevator, swimming pool, two kitchens, four bedrooms and two bonus bedrooms. The home is currently being furnished with new furniture to include 1 king bed in master, two bunk beds in 2nd bedroom, queen in 3rd bedroom, and 2 full beds in 4th bedroom. Bonus has full sleeper sofa and main living room has a sleeper sofa. If fully utilized, the home can sleep 17.

Why Croatan? You have the best of both worlds. Croatan is a private community that is 1 mile south of Virginia Beach boardwalk and a private community that does not allow street parking. You get to enjoy the hustle and bustle of crowded Virginia Beach during the summer by walking 1 mile to the boardwalk along a beautiful walking path. On the other hand, you can walk two blocks to the community beach where it is a lot less crowded then the oceanfront. Check our map listed on our photos to see the location of our property.

More Details

Ray Gessner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ray Gessner

My name is Ray Gessner and I have lived in Virginia Beach my entire life. I am madly in love with my beautiful girlfriend named Kellie. We live in the home during the year and rent it during weeks of the summer. I own a local chimney sweep company named 'A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps.'

Ray Gessner purchased this house in 2013

Why Ray Gessner chose Virginia Beach

We love our home. It is only 2 blocks from the beach, has a swimming pool with slide, elevator and two kitchens.

What makes this house unique

Has 2 kitchens and an elevator.


Virginia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3715 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , 3rd floor and serves 3rd floor kitchen/family rooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor and serves bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor Master bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st floor - serves downstairs kitchen, pool, lower bedroom
  • 3rd floor bathroom, 2nd floor master with shower and tub, 2nd floor full, 1st floor with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 full size beds
    Bedroom 5 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sleeper sofa on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , additional single mattress under twin bed
  • 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Croatan Beach With Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

We rented Ray's beautiful home to celebrate our 50th with our kids and grandkids. We chose this rental because it had a pool with a slide for the grandkids, was close to the beach, and had lots of bedrooms and living space for everyone to spread out. The elevator was a big plus since us old people are finding stairs to be more of a challenge each year! We read the reviews about how beautiful and well maintained Ray's property was and how responsive he was to any problems that would arise. Our experience was that those reviews were spot on. Ray is a man of integrity who truly cares about providing the best experience for his renters. We paid for a quality rental experience ... and that's exactly what we got. We couldn't have been happier with our stay in Virginia Beach. The property is truly a 5 star rental ... but the owner and the support he provides is off the charts. Thanks Ray! We cared for your house like it was our own... and you took care of us like we were family. It doesn't get any better than that.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Neal, Thank you for the glowing review. Jeff and Matt had both mentioned what a wonderful person you were and they both spoke very highly of you. I am thrilled that the 50th went so welll with the family. I am glad that you could make wonderful family memories at our home. Thank you for your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Ray and Kellie
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. Beautiful, clean home in relaxing and quiet neighborhood. Only a short walk to the beach. We loved relaxing b the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location away from the busy area but yet close enough to enjoy it as well! The house had plenty of room and all the extras in the house helped like beach chairs for the kids and bikes to use plus the wheel barrel for the beach! Ray & the property manager Matt were super nice and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A well maintain home with comfortable furnishings. A kitchen by the pool to accommodate pool side refreshments and a third floor kitchen for the more formal dining preparations. Kitchen has all the utensils and cooking items to make any meal. Two large flat screen televisions and wifi. House cooling was very comfortable with temps being in the 90's outside. We had eight adults and 5 preschool children and no problem for space. Definitely would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, beautiful area, quiet, professional and helpful manager

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 11 other people chose this house to stay at for our senior trip. Not only was Mr. Gessner kind enough to allow us to stay(most places declined us), he was extremely helpful and hospitable for the duration of our stay. The house was more than large enough to accommodate a party of our size, and the amenities were well appreciated and used. Bikes, beach chairs, plates, silverware, etc. All provided and appreciated. If you have the privilege of staying here you are truly in for a treat!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family home!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful to be able to rent a beautiful home that is well cared for and comfortable! We were down in VA Beach for a wrestling tournament, and everyone was delighted to stay at this great home. We had a great time in the pool with the children and could let the boys relax after wrestling all day! Thank you, Ray and Kellie, for allowing us to stay in a great home.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and sheets $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

We offer a towel service but in our opinion, they are not the best quality and have not found a service to provide great towels. If you would like towels and are not as picky as Kellie, then we would be glad to add towel service and the company charges $10 per set.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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