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Croatan Beach With Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,715 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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.


Croatan 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 ...
Pool / Spa:
  • 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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Croatan Beach With Pool
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 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: Jun 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 place! Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week ! The beach was beautiful. The kids enjoyed the pool and the house had plenty of room for 3 families with teenagers The house is well maintained and very nice !

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy, Thank you so much for staying with us. We are happy that you made our house a home. Have a safe trip back home and hope to see you again in the future. Ray and Kellie
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We visited VA Beach in July 2017 for a dance competition held at the Convention Center. Our group consisted of 5 Mothers and 6 children. The house is very large with MANY gathering locations to visit each other. The mothers had a living space to talk while the kids were in front of the TV or playing games in the kitchen...there are 2 balconies, table at the pool, downstairs kitchen...Honestly, we couldn't use all the space, which was great! The owner responded to our questions at check-in immediately and accommodated our every request. The walk to the beach was short and the children had dolphins swimming with them Sunday morning! I think our video shows them to be about 15 feet away! Thanks so much for setting up a great rental home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our three children and their families came from various states to share this vacation with us. We couldn't have made a better choice. Location was great as were the amenities the house provided. We were four different families and the house design offered privacy for all. The kids loved the pool as well as proximity to the beach. Perfect weather all week was the frosting on the cake. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty, We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time with great weather. Thank you so much for making our house a home. Ray and Kellie
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Beautiful home, short walk to beach. This home was made for entertaining

  • 5 of 5

We have a large family aged 8 months to 85 and this house never felt small.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and your family to visit us. You were a wonderful family and thanks again. Ray and Kellie
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The house made up for the not so great weather.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this house on Sunday, May 21st. The weather from that day until Thursday was rainy off and on (more on than off.) We started our stay with just me, my husband, and our son and daughter. As the week went by, friends arrived to help fill the house. It was just lovely! The house is beautiful. It had almost everything we needed. At one point we realized we needed another set of sheets for the day bed, and I texted Ray to request them. The management arrived a little later with the sheets. It was great having a washer and dryer. Despite the weather, we enjoyed many fun times in the house playing games, watching movies, reading books, cooking and eating great meals, having drinks. We made several trips to the beach during the week which is just a short walk from the house. We brought our bikes and did some riding and were able to store the bikes in the garage. We managed to fit 7 cars in the parking area (none were huge.) And on our last full day it was finally warm and sunny enough to use the pool (cold, but fun!) Ray was available via text to provide answers to all my questions and gave us great info about the area since he has lived there all his life. And when I got home on 5/28 and realized I had left something behind, I texted him and it arrived at my house a few days later. Lovely home owned by lovely people. I would stay there again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina, Thank you so much for the kind review. You really make our home a home and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again when you can.
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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 Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

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.