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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Croatan Beach With Pool
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

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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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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Ray's home was absolutely beautiful, perfect location, easy walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better vacation rental. Ray's home is beautiful and very spacious. We had 13 girls for a girl's weekend, and had more than enough room. We all agreed that the pictures do not even give the house justice - the inside blew us away and is much larger than we expected!

We arrived to a very thoughtful welcome basket, which made us feel right at home. The two kitchens gave us plenty of room to store everything and the upstairs kitchen is large, open and fit all of us easily. We did not use the pool much, but it is a nice quiet backyard, good for relaxing after the beach. There is a wide grassy area right next to the house that leads directly to the beach - maybe a two minute walk. The neighborhood is just as cute and was a $5 uber or easy bike ride to bars/restaurants near the boardwalk. Having spent many weekends in Virginia Beach, the location of this home is absolutely ideal - you get a private beach but walkable to downtown. We had a few questions (i.e. wifi code), and Ray emailed and/or texted back in a matter of minutes. He keeps a notebook upstairs that has all of that information as well, but if you have other questions, he's readily available.

Highly recommend this home! Thanks Ray for giving us such a great, stress-free long weekend - wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay very much! The pool was a big hit with the kids! We felt very comfortable in the house and there was plenty of room for all of us. The private beach was beautiful and a short walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family - 6 adults and 4 children (ages 3-8) - was very happy with our choice of vacation home and the Croatan/Virginia Beach area. The house was beautiful and very large - I don't recommend it for elderly (many stairs - yes there is an elevator but it is very slow and temperamental). The layout worked perfectly for our family - beautiful well equipped kitchen and living area. All 4 bedrooms were very large - plenty of room to throw extra mattresses on the floor if needed. We enjoyed the pool since our 3 year old still needed to nap. Lower kitchen by the pool was very handy. We took bikes and rode along the boardwalk every morning - the house is very conveniently located.

We were very impressed with Croatan and the Virginia Beach boardwalk area. Croatan is very quiet with many beautiful homes - the beach was very close, clean and relaxing. The water temperature and waves were perfect for our family!

Ray was very helpful and extremely quick to respond to any questions we had. Thanks Ray for a very memorable family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally, you and your family were the best. The fun thing about Croatan is the stress free life. You got it! Thank you. Ray and Kellie
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Love the area!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the area. The house is located in an area that is private and yet accessible to everything. We biked, walked, enjoyed the boardwalk, but mostly felt little need to leave the house. We played in the pool everyday (although the slide was not available). There was enough room for everyone to have their own space. The area is great for healthy, long bike rides. The trails were flat and there were many places for our grandchild to play at the recreational areas along the way. We would love to come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach


Rates & Availability

Croatan Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and sheets $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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