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You Can't Live Closer to the Beach Unless You stay in an Oceanfront Hotel

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 1.5 Bath, less than a block to the beach - Renovated 2015 - U will love

This unit is on the first floor level of a family owned beach cottage and has 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, and an outdoor shower on private deck. It is a residential dwelling although most everything around it is not residential - hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. That's why it's such a good find! Close to the beach with all the comforts of home.

Have a need to accommodate more people? We have another condo that sleeps 6 adjacent to this one and in the same house: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3568121

The beach is so close you won't believe it. It's literally one-half city block from the boardwalk and beach. The 24th street stage is an open concert and event area that borders the boardwalk and beach - you can enjoy the music with a short walk or simply stay home and listen to the music from your deck.

This condo sleeps 6. It is a no-smoking, no pets rental. Bedroom #1 has a queen size bed. Bedrooom #2 has two twin beds. Living area has a queen size sleep sofa. The apartment is equipped with cable service, HD-TV, DVD, and secure WIFI. All appliances new in 2015 include stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, washer/dryer. French doors in kitchen open to private deck.

Owner provides freshly cleaned bed linens and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests need to bring their own towels, paper products, soap products, and beach gear. There is one parking space for guests and additional parking for visitors can be found at local private parking lots or one of the city's parking lots at Virginia Beach oceanfront. The closest overnight parking lot is city-owned and is only one block away (25th Street and Pacific Ave).

Renovated 2015 - This home is the former residence of John Woodhouse Sparrow a decorated hero of the Coast Guard. This Coast Guard location has historical significance, described and preserved in the Coast Guard Museum across the street. A portion of the original outside wall of Mr Sparrow's home is preserved in the front bedroom.

This newly renovated mix of modern amenities, historic design, and eclectic art is sure to make for a memorable beach vacation.

More Details

Owner
Jennings Family
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Jennings Family

Our entire extended family has had a hand in restoring and preserving this uniquely situated house. The home was originally purchased by our father, W. Stanley Jennings, a Chesapeake, Virginia family physician. It is now maintained by his children and grandchildren. We offer this cherished home to you. When you share it with us, it provides a common cause which strengthens the bonds of our family. Thank you.

Jennings Family purchased this condo in 1968

Why Jennings Family chose Northeast Virginia Beach

If you're looking for a cozy getaway that is close to all the action, then this is the place for you. Our family has always loved the beach and how close this house is to the beach.

It is located in the "old beach" area of Virginia Beach, which is in the center of resort area activity. It's just the right mix of nostalgia with the most modern in family adventure.

This home was once the living quarters of the captain of the Virginia Beach Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Museum, which sits across the street, is a local historical remembrance of the old Coast Guard station that was located on Atlantic Ave and 24th Street.

What makes this condo unique

From the parking area in front, vacationers make their way down the short boardwalk to the back, where this secluded apartment awaits. Open the door to meet a bedazzled, colorful octopus, "Grandpa's Revenge". It's to remind you that you are here to enjoy the beach.

The condo includes washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, HD-TV and dishwasher. It's equipped with a microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, and a fully equipped kitchen and has cable and secure WIFI.

There is an open floor plan, a kitchen with island and dining options. French doors open out to a secluded private deck. Some parts of the captain's quarters have been preserved as accents for this totally renovated ground floor unit.

You are so close to the 24th Street stage that you can hear the nightly concerts from your deck. You are right in the middle of the beach action, yet secluded.

The new I-Fly skydiving adventure is also visible from the deck. There are 12 restaurants, the beach, an outdoor concert stage and countless adventures a half block from your doorstep, or you can just hang out and let it go on all around you while nestled in your tranquil private oasis.

Amenities

Northeast Virginia Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking available for one car only
  • Bring your own towels, soaps, & paper products
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , half bath has toilet and sink
  • Full bath has tub/shower, sink, and toilet. Half bath has sink and toilet, and also houses the washer/dryer in this small room in off of the kitchen. There is an outdoor shower on your private deck for beach rinse off. Guests MUST bring their own bath towels and beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In addition to these bedrooms, there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the Living Room that will sleep 2 people comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Virginia Beach oceanfront is loaded with activities within walking distance. Bring your bikes to enjoy the 40 block long bike patch along the oceanfront. Free music and entertainment is provided by the city from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You'll be in the center of it all when you stay at this vacation rental.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
5

Wonderful! Convenient to great restaurants and the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home. Bed was comfortable sheets were clean and soft. Harpoon Larry’s and CP Shuckers offer great food and happy hour( not the best weather so was had to find something to do!) Doc Taylor’s for breakfast is a must! Be prepared to wait because it is that good. The location of the house is so convenient we parked and walked everywhere. Truly an awesome experience! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were comfortable in our family's beach cottage and took advantage of its convenient location. We hope your next visit will include more sunny days.
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5

Always a pleasure!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Jennings house and again we loved it. Always clean and has everything you might need. The location is perfect and you can walk to the boardwalk in 5 seconds. Everything you need is close by and it helps there's a Walgreens on one side and a 711 on the other side. We can't wait to come stay with them again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice cottage, private, cozy and well maintained.Close to all activities and quiet too.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the nice touches, decorations and outdoor furniture. Very nice and warm.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the house. It was right near the beach in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

With all of the hotels at the beach front, it was very nice coming back to a home. The house was very clean and well kept. It had everything that we needed. It is right in the middle of the hustle and bustle, but that is what we were looking for. Beth and Joe were great and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute apartment, great location, friendly owners!!

  • 4 of 5

Our rental was great with only a couple minor issues. We would most definitely recommend this rental to others!! The location is right behind a very busy, but convenient Walgreens and across the street from a fun pavillion where we saw all sorts of performers, a festival and fireworks!! There's plenty of places to eat and shop nearby and getting to the beach

takes no longer than getting out of a beach front hotel. The owners were great to deal with and they made everything so easy! The only issues we noticed were that the fabric softener button on the washer sticks, which prevents you from starting the washer until you can "unstick" it, and the flooring at the master bedroom door is sinking in. It seems as though someone could eventually fall through if the linoleum ever gives out. Those are both easy fixes though and we truly loved our time at Virginia Beach! Thanks so much, Jennings family!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and a great value!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Sparrow's Nest. Due to an issue with the upstairs unit we were able to experience both units downstairs. We loved both of them. They were very comfortable and very well furnished and equipped. They were very clean and updated. The Jennings were very attentive and a pleasure to deal with. They took very care of us. The condo is very close to the beach and other attractions. We had easy access to the boardwalk, Walgreens, shops and restaurants, mini golf, etc. I look forward to staying there again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
CP Shuckers
Nearest Golf
Jungle Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Harpoon Larry's
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Car: not necessary

The 'old beach' area of Virginia Beach is in the center of resort area activity. Just the right mix of nostalgia with the most modern in family adventure, all within walking distance of this historic location.

Within a block you can eat at a dozen different places, play jungle golf, attend live nightly concerts, experience indoor skydiving, jump in the ocean, lay on the beach, check out the old coast guard station or the firehouse. You forgot to bring something, so Walgreens is next door.

You will forget that you brought your car, because you just don't need it. Maybe you'll be tempted to explore by bike instead. Breakfast at the Honeybee pancake house or Doc Taylor's. Try the indoor sky diving across the street after gathering your courage at CP Shuckers. It won't be long before you've forgotten what you did for a living.

You are gonna love this vacation!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Full refund if cancelled 60 days or more before reserved date begins. See rental agreement for hurricane related refunds.
2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 6. Beds have fresh, clean linens. Kitchen is fully equipped. Private deck, short walk to beach (one-half block). Washer and dryer in condo unit. DVD player, WIFI and HDTV included in rent.
No smoking. No pets. Parking for one car only. Bring your own towels, soap and paper products.

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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