Exquisitely Appointed Ocean Side Home 5 Sleeping Areas Perfect For 2 Families
About Laurie Francis
Because we love Virginia Beach so much, we bought a beach home in our own town! My husband is a builder who completely renovated this home and I as an interior designer did the interiors.
Laurie Francis purchased this House in 2013
Why Laurie Francis chose Northeast Virginia Beach
The North End is the most prestigious and sought after neighborhood in Virginia Beach, and this home is steps from the beach. It offers privacy and many entertaining possibilities, while also giving guests a truly coastal Virginia experience.
What makes this House unique
We renovated this home so that one day we could retire here and entertain our grand kids! We are on the ocean side so my sweet grand children will not need to cross busy Atlantic Ave. and has an elevator should we become unable to do stairs.
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We''ll be Back
The house exceeded our expectations. It truly is beautiful and the location could not have been better. We rented ShoreHaven to attend a wedding. We will be renting again soon to enjoy the beach. The house is immaculate and incredibly well maintained. The layout is very open with a lot of spaces for everyone. The hardest decision is what spot to enjoy next. Only regret is that we were unable to stay longer.
This home is not to be missed!
I cannot possibly say enough nice things about Shorehaven (It really should be called Shoreheaven). We rented this home to celebrate our family Christmas. My daughter- in-law was battling stage 4 cancer and we knew that she wouldn't be strong enough to make the trip to Ohio. Unfortunately she passed away 2 days before we were due to check in. When Laurie heard, she told us we could check in immediately (a day early - I was just hoping to be able to get in a few hours early). When I opened the door, I couldn't believe my eyes. The home was so beautifully decorated for Christmas that it brought tears to my eyes. My daughter-in-law would have loved it. This home is so beautiful. No detail has been overlooked. It was such a wonderful place for my family. Our emotions were so raw that it was like a warm hug each time we'd come home. We've rented many homes on VRBO, Airbnb, and Home Away all across the country. This was the most beautiful - by far. I will never be able to repay Laurie and her husband for the kindness that they showed my family during this difficult time. If you are considering renting this home for a vacation, do it quickly... before someone else rents it before you do. You will not regret it.
(I forgot to mention how close it is to the ocean and a beautiful beach!)
Your review brought tears to my eyes. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the circumstances. Please come back and see us :)
The Perfect Home for Gathering!
Our family came from all over the country to celebrate Thanksgiving here and all agreed it was the best home we've gotten together in so far (we gather every year in various states). There were several things that made it so perfect. First, the home is beautiful and very inviting. Well-appointed and personal touches everywhere. Second, there are spaces for getting the whole gang together to watch "the big game" and also smaller areas for curling up with a book next to a fire. We have introverts and extroverts among us, so that made it perfect for those who need some private time and space for re-energizing. Thirdly, the kitchen is very user-friendly and has all the tools to make a wonderful meal. Lastly, the back yard area is another inviting space, with a hot tub, conversation area, and grill (where we roasted oysters!). Oh yes, and you're two miles from a large grocery store and a few steps from the beach. Two added advantages. All in all, a Thanksgiving we won't forget. We hope to return!
Local North End Secret will not be a secret long!
Your home is incredibly updated, decorated, stocked, maintained,... Its in a perfect location. Our family loved staying there and look forward to next year. What great memories we have from our week in your beautiful home. Thanks for making it such a great vacation.
This is our second stay at this lovely home! We have already booked it for next year too!
Laurie and Jeff have thought of everything. It is beautifully appointed and well stocked. The kitchen has everything one would need. It's a great location, steps from the beach and truly a North End secret! We love this place! Can't wait until next summer!
The Brooks Family
If the rating scale is 1-10 our family would give a 15. From age 7-65 we were all thrilled.
Where do we begin!
First impressions matter, we were swept off of our feet.
The hostess is available whenever needed and was so very helpful with everything.
The home is lovely and so comfortable. There were charming little nooks everywhere (complete with books) to have quiet time and be away from the group if that's what we wanted. With 3 generations vacationing together this was a wonderful plus😊�
The kitchen has everything imaginable that we needed, blender, juicer, toaster, water boiler, coffee station, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, there was nothing we needed that wasn't there. Also a gas grill which we used as well!
It was not our plan to eat dinner in but as it was we did every night except for a birthday celebration & our day out of town.
We just wanted to be "home".
Towels aplenty & the beds were comfortable :-)
3 fireplaces, between couches, chairs & table space there is seating for 30 on the main floor.
Also an outside seating area, outside shower to get rid of the sand, and a hot tub to relax in after sundown.
From beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, and a wagon to get it all to the beach as well as bikes they have thought of everything. And washer & dryer as well.
The open floor plan and decor made it so enjoyable and relaxing.
There were nine in our group and I believe there were six TVs in the house. However, we only watched one very briefly, there was so much to do.
The home is in North Virginia beach away from the large crowds but was only minutes from stores & the boardwalk and everything that that entails.
Laurie's decorating style is outstanding.
The spaciousness & charm of the house are beyond impressive.
We are planning our 2019 vacation now so that we're sure to secure Shorehaven as our home again.
Thank you, Laurie for a vacation we will never forget.
We give it 15 stars!
Thank you, Laurie
from our happy family of 9