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Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


Spectacular views from the large great room & deck!!!**1st Beach -25 Steps Away* perfect for relaxing, fishing, kayaking or swim**2nd Beach- 5 minute walk to beach that is 7 miles long.

***owned & manage by a veteran, thanks for your support***Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Busch Gardens 25 minutes**fishing charter trips twice a day within walking distance. Owner has apartment on site with separate entrance, may or may not be present as we have 4 homes.

*****Acoustic Café 2 minute walk for fabulous seafood, burgers, cocktails***

*****2 lighthouse 15 minutes, loads of site seeing from this houses central location****

****summers are cooler here due to oceans balmy breeze.

****downtown very close and lots to see and do in this small city***

*!* the heart of it all yet feel like your on an island***

Many boats can be seen with sail boat races in season seen from deck or living room*

**Cooking oils, spices, Linens provided**lots to do in 15 minute drive into downtown Norfolk, USS Wisconsin, Hermitage, Botanical Gardens (one of the best), Casemate Museum with a DRIVE through moat, cival war museum on Fort Monroe (free), 25 minute to the Mariners Museum, Virginia Beach Aquarium. Lighthouse commission by Pres. Lincoln on Cape Henry 20 minutes away, visit another lighthouse on Fort Monroe 8 minutes. All 5 cities are near & each with something fantastic & different to offer. ***Sit and relax under a 200 year live oak on our beach. No sharks here!

***GOLF: two courses 18 hole Golf courses ten minutes away! Hampton tennis is near.


**Stair lifter** On site to help eliminate most of the stairs (there are 4 stairs after the chair lift ), call owner for details! The weight limit on stair lifter is 205 pounds maximum.

~ bedroom with king, sofa sleeper and attached bath (4 quests)

~bedroom with king bed with bath (2 quests)

~bedroom with queen and mattress twin on floor w/ shared bath (3 guests)

~bunk room 2 sets of bunk w/extra mattress for floor (5 quest) **all with TV Except bunk room**

~Two large sectionals in living room plus a sofa (2-4 guests)

Pets welcome with a fee, not part of quote.

No events!!

More Details

Lisa Freeman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Lisa Freeman

We find the water here as good as it gets after traveling extensively through U.S. Tidewater area has many activities to keep our interest. Norfolk also has great museums and some interesting architecture downtown and loads of unique restaurants. Bay is huge and right around the corner is the oceanfront. Largest naval Base makes for some great site seeing too. There is always something going on outside to watch on the water here.

Lisa Freeman purchased this house in 2014

Why Lisa Freeman chose Willoughby Spit

It's all about the water! Once you arrive on this strip of land that juts out into the waters of Tidewater area, you feel as if you've landed on an island, but with easy to access to get around. Norfolk also has great museums and some interesting architecture downtown and loads of unique restaurants. The bay is huge and right around the corner is the oceanfront. Largest naval Base makes for some great site seeing too. There is always something going on outside to watch on the water here.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated on waterfront, and centrally for exploring the area. The kitchen, everything in great condition and everything you could or would possible need. Your can make a very large meal for your family. We are available should you need anything. cooler, high chair, pack and play, beach umbrellas,, and beach chairs, beach toys are all free and included. Just let us know if you need anything at all!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the best house we have rented at a beach. Well equipped, clean and the beach was great for the kids. Everyone loved it. It is semi handicapped friendly with the chair lift for my grandmother. She enjoyed her time with the grandkids and there was space to spread out.
Nov 2017
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Virginia Air & Space Center
Virginia Living Museum
The Mariners' Museum
Casemate Museum of Fort Monroe
Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar
"This raw bar I would recommend to everyone, they have many choices besides shellfish."
Sunset Grill
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."
"Great food and close by."
Battleship Wisconsin
"worth a trip to see this wonderful piece of naval history. Right downtown with wonderful re..."
Fort Monroe
"A new National park. Drive through a mote from the civil war. Free museum where Jefferson D..."
nautilus museum
"Don't miss."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Thirsty Camel
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Jamestown ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
ocean view and or hampton
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on a small beach where you can get to Busch Garden and Water Country USA or Virginia Beach in 25-30 minutes. There is a nice botanical Garden 12 minutes from the house.


Willoughby Spit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Visitors and visiting pets are not allowed inside or outside of the property unless listed on lease and there is a fee for entire length of stay.
  • No events allowed. Thank you
  • No smoking.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom on top level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , there are two bedroom that have attached bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with a master bath attached
    Bedroom three - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom four - 5 twin/ single , two sets of bunk & an additional mattress underneath bunk
    Bedroom two - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have full attached baths. Also, sleeping on 2 large sectionals. There are spare twin mattresses in bunk room. Extra linen fees may apply for large families.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.3783784 based on 52 reviews

Great place for a family get away!

  • 4 of 5

My family vacationed at this property for the first time. It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you liked our vacation rental!
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You know the phrase "BUYER Beware"? Well, "RENTER Beware". Attitude, attitude, attitude!!!!!!!

I had this long laundry list of horrible thinks to identity about Lisa. However, I have decided to be brief. I will NOT let her bring my family down by her self-righteousness.

I would reconsider renting her properties in- lieu- of others if you plan on dealing with an honorable person who returns calls, text messages, and e-mails. Do not expect Lisa to return your "Deposit Check". She will tell you she torn it up, and then go on to say maybe it is in the office etc., etc. etc. Oh, and "OWNER DOES THEIR LAUNDRY TUESDAY ATER 5PM". I quote this off the label attached to the "SHARED" washer/dryer. They have a key to enter from the back of home to sneak in any time they wish. Really!!!!!!!

Good luck hunting for a great place to stay. Norfolk is an awesome place to be. Not sure you want to deal with ignorance when you are trying to relax.

If you read other reviews on Lisa you will find we were not the only deceived people.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I did write void & tear up her deposit & sent a text photo, there was NO damage to the property. It was in my office and not cashed. Not certain why this would be an issue or taken as having an attitude. This guest took great offense to this. Guest was not aware we have a separate apartment on site, we don’t hide the fact, some folks just don’t read. We have multiple homes, if our presence is a concern (in our separate apartment with separate entrance)then we prefer your reserve another property. We do our laundry after 5p.m. in the shared laundry area (the only shared space) My husband met guests at time of arrival. He carried their luggage up the stair because the husband stayed had recent open heart surgery. Although I never met either guest over there 5 days stay, my husband was very courteous. We responded to all her texts & 1 email sent courteously. We realize that all guest are unique in their expectations. Their service dog that I waived the fee for was a mental health certificate she sent. Please do read other reviews and there is a comment book in the house that is filled with positive comments from happy guest. Also I think her request to come meet her puppy via text 7 times, I did politely decline was taken as an insult, when in fact I am just a busy property owner that can't meet each guest.
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Perfect for family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

As a real estate broker I always stay in vacation rentals when we travel. This home, by far, was the best we've ever experienced. The home was open floor plan. The living area was big rooms and open so all family members could be together. Cooking, visiting, watching kids, men watching sports. The living room opens with sliders on to the view deck. Property is located right on the bay. Kids fed the birds and ducks. Elders enjoyed the view. All bedrooms were large sq footage, beds comfortable and clean. Great for extended family, everyone had their own space. We were there for my Grandmother's 100th birthday. The home felt like it was our home. Centrally located.Close to airports, shopping and beaches. The owners were awesome, hands on. Communication all times. When we visit our family in Virginia, Delaware and Maryland we will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We were thrilled to host you and your family so you could celebrate your grandmother's 100th birthday.
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  • 5 of 5

Spacious home, clean, with very helpful owners. Nice to have some essentials in pantry & not have to purchase salt, pepper, etc. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Chesapeake Escapes. Please cone again, Lisa
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Such a great house and owners

  • 5 of 5

The photos really don't do justice to the size of the house or the deck. The house is very large and the deck is SO close to the water with an unobstructed view.

I have rented many houses and this is the first time the Owner greeted us when we arrived. It was so helpful because we spent the entire day traveling, we were really tired and hungry. Charlie showed us how (we live in Northern Nevad) the locks worked and gave us a suggestion for a place to eat that was very close (.03 miles) to the house, good food, and entertainment. We had everything we needed to be comfortable, including the beds!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy we could help! Safe and happy travels!!!
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terrible experience

  • 1 of 5

I’ve rented vacation home several times before without any problem or complaint. This time I have to write a review because of terrible experience that I have had with the owner of this rental property.

Before check-in day: the whole process is confusing and inconvenient. I’ve booked exactly 2 months and 1 week ahead, and made the 1st and 2nd payment on time as directed. However, Home away website keeps sending message that I haven’t made the 1st payment while my bank account shows money withdrawal. I contact her and at this time she hits button on website to admit that she received 1st payment. A month later, she calls me and asks about 2nd payment. I send her a screen snap shot of my bank account statement that she had received my check and cashed it out already. About a week before check in day, she calls me about signed agreement which I have no clue because she’s never sent it to me. Couple days before check in day, she contacts me again about missing guests’ name list which I already listed in the agreement. In the meantime, she repeats 3 times in agreement, in email, and in text message that no event or party in her house. When I let her know it’s annoyed, then her excuse is she’s afraid of college kids who host a party since I didn’t tell her purpose of renting. Excuse me, if you need to know, you may ask me but I don’t see any policy or requirement that I have to explain my purpose to rent the house.

Check in day: In agreement, parking is limited, max 5 cars. When we come there, 2 cars and 1 small RV already parked in parking. Next day, they park one more car so now her 3 cars and 1 small RV park in parking. Really? The most creepy and annoying issue is after they come back, they stay in the house’s basement all the time. Who does that? You can drive by to check but staying underneath to watch tenant is not acceptable. We rent the house because we want privacy and even we don’t do anything wrong but have feeling someone watching us is not comfortable at all.

For Lisa, I have 2 suggestions for you: 1st, you should hire an agent who can help you with paperwork to avoid confusing for tenant and yourself. 2nd, don’t accept booking request if you don’t trust them. You must let tenant know that you will stay in the basement if they're fine with it before booking with you. You cannot send them a short message after they check in to let them know that you’re staying underneath. They have no choice. It's not how to run a business.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home has 8 parking spots, 4 to 5 always reserved for our guests. Guest entered 2 separate reservation request on the web site. This created a lot of confusion and was problematic logging payments for her multiple reservations. The property overview "owner has space on site, may or may not be present" I think the wedding occupied her thoughts and some things were overlooked, such as reading the rental agreement sent and reading the property overview entirely. The agreement is quite clear and other guests have not struggled with these unique issues that Anne had while planning her wedding at the rental (this is a no event property), We hope our future quest come as a family to enjoy their quality time together.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.5%

.A damage deposit is due by check. The check for $400 to $500.00 is held until just prior to arrival and refunded within 7 days.

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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