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Architectural Ocean Front Gem on Widest Most Private Beach in Virginia Beach

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Virginia Beach house description

This luxurious oceanfront home has stunning views of the best beach in north end of Virginia Beach. Nestled in a grove of live oaks and pine trees, this property feels like a private retreat from the moment you round the corner of the driveway. 3,200+ square feet on five levels plus three decks, two garden areas, a grove of live oaks, and playground for children give ample space for individuals in a large group to have moments of quiet retreat, making this home ideal for reunions, family gatherings, weddings and other special events. Inspired by the Norfolk residency of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953, and designed by local architect, Herbert Smith, this home is registered on the Virginia Beach Historic Register.

A fully furnished rooftop deck has what is often described as “the best view in Virginia Beach”. Our beach is where the dolphin watching boats stop to view our favorite mammals and you can watch them at any time from the comfort of your dining room or rooftop deck! Cook on the deck with the small gas grill or cook in the kitchen and send up the food in the dumb waiter! And enjoy a perfect view of the weekly city fireworks, as well as sunrises, sunsets and full moons.

'Sandswept' is a multilevel level house with four floors plus the ground floor with laundry and outdoor shower. The multiple levels provide a large group numerous opportunities for privacy but the many steps make this inaccessible for the handicapped and uncomfortable for those with mobility issues. Access to Pelican room on top and the rooftop deck is via a spiral staircase.

Both full bathrooms provide spa like experiences, with tubs that provide aeromassage, dynamic turbo massage and chromatherapy. Toilets are located in “water closets” separated from the cleansing shower and tub area, which allows a bather to relax undisturbed. Dimmers in the bathrooms and throughout the house let you create mood lighting whenever and wherever you want.

A spacious hot and cold exterior shower and changing space helps you easily clean off the sand after the beach. A beach cart makes it easy to carry small children and their toys, umbrellas, chairs, and snacks to the beach. Bring or rent a surfboard or kayak. Surfing is allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. daily.

The grounds offer numerous places to retreat outside: a playground for the kids, a hammock in the shade of the holly tree, two patios, one on the east side and one on the west, a pond with goldfish, and a garden that is a recognized wildlife habitat, full of flowers and bushes that attract and feed butterflies and hummingbirds.

Listed with Green Vacation Hub as an exemplary green vacation rental, this Green home was fully renovated in 2006 to Energy Star and LEED ReGreen standards with top of the line Energy Star appliances and excellent windows and insulation to provide greater indoor comfort. A whole house water filter provides chemical free water even for your showers! There are no VOCs in the finishes so this is the perfect home for anyone with chronic allergies or asthma.

This cul de sac has no traffic and is primarily year round residents. An entrance to walking paths in First Landing State Park is two blocks away. Downtown with all its activities is only 3 miles away, a safe and easy bike ride on the access road. The Virginia Aquarium, Auto World bumper cars and Ocean Breeze Water Park are only 6 miles. Busch Gardens, Water Country and historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are an hour away.

There are four TVs with Cox cable plus DVD players, movies, and board/card games for rainy days. WiFi is provided. A solar and wind powered clothes dryer is available. Crib, high chair, booster chair, infant seat for outdoor swingset, and diaper pail are available.

No Smoking. Leave outside shoes at the door as this is the single most important way to protect indoor air quality. Dogs are permitted on a case by case basis, with an extra pet fee per dog; shaded, fenced dog yard can be shared with owner’s dogs.

The owner lives next door and shares the driveway and grounds. She provides inside tips on local information and restaurants like a concierge. Her Australian terriers love to share their dog yard with visiting dog buddies.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Private, Northend Virginia Beach Virginia, Beach retreat, exclusive, executive

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Pets allowed on case by case basis with payment of extra fee per dog. Fenced dog yard. Beach access for pets before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.; nearby state park offers shaded walks. poop pickup required everywhere by city. Pets must be groomed with nail trim before arriving and confined when left alone in the home. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            booster seat for dining room, toddler steps to reach sinks, swing set with fort, slide, ladders, toddler swing seat; diaper pail; small live oak trees to climb; great place to play with water guns...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            Master bath with separated toilet & additional sink....moreless

          • Seaside room: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

            King bed can be made up as two twins. ...moreless

          • Chameleon room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Second twin can be stored under other twin for more space....moreless

          • Sky blue room: 1 double

            connected to half bath on dining room/kitchen level...moreless

          • Optional Ground Floor bedroom with separate access: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Bunk bed with full on bottom and twin on top; sink in room...moreless

          • King size bed (1) in Seaside room can be made up as two twin beds, Queen size Bed (1) in master bedroom, Double Beds (2) in Chameleon room and Sky blue bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in 'Chameleon' bedroom or add (1) Port-A-Crib- 38' x 24' instead of second twin. Highchair and booster seat in dining room; infant swing seat, & diaper pail also available. Bunk Bed (1) with two twin beds in Seaside bedroom. Bunk Bed (1) in Ground floor bedroom has double on bottom and twin on top. Children under six are not allowed in the top bunk. Optional Ground floor bedroom requires additional fee....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 4 Half Bathrooms

          • Half bath on kitchen level: toilet

            Toilet and sink accessed through sky blue bedroom...moreless

          • Level two half bath: toilet

            Toilet and sink accessed from hall, separate from full bath...moreless

          • Ground floor W.C.: toilet

            Accessed from outside, near outdoor shower...moreless

          • Master W.C.: toilet

            Toilet & sink accessed from master bath & from living room...moreless

          • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

            Spacious outdoor shower with two stalls...moreless

          • Level two bath: shower, jetted tub, toilet

            toilet and additional sink have separate entrance from hall....moreless

          • Master bath: shower, jetted tub, toilet

            toilet & additional sink separated by door...moreless

          • two 3/4 baths, 4 half baths, outdoor shower

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Local restaurants will be happy to provide catering for your special event....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Opens to dining room so you can see the ocean view while cooking....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table seats 12 plus four barstools...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Advantium speed cook oven...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            includes grinder...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            French door...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 16 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            Solar and wind powered clothes line preferred method of drying except for towels....moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway and parking shared with owner: can accommodate 6 guest vehicles ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Share driveway with owner who lives next door; parking for 6 cars ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading water efficient...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Member of Green Vacation Hub for superior indoor air quality, water conservation and purity, energy efficiency, wildlife habitat, eco-friendly materials, solar and wind powered clothes dryer, solar panels, geo thermal heating and air conditioning. chemical free cleaning via Norwex system....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                42' TV in living room, smaller TV in Pelican room on rooftop level. Small TV in two bedrooms, one connected to VCR player for children to have quiet time and one with DVD player. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Assortment of children's VCRs including Disney movies, Magic School Bus and National Geographic. Misc DVDs...moreless

              • Books:

                Books for children and adults...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR


              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    (2) Each bathroom has a jetted tub with aero massage and underwater lights....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (3) Rooftop deck and two patios on ground floor, one on east ocean side and one on west. Pond with goldfish, hammock, benches and swing set in yard....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Official National Wildlife Habitat. Herbs for cooking available from organic garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Electric Dimplex grill...moreless

                  • Bicycles


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront


                      • Churches
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Boating
                      • Golf
                      • Parasailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Water Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Festivals
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Jet Skiing


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late summer
                      Aug 23 - Sep 7, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Fall shoulder 2014
                      Sep 8 - Oct 24, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      Late Fall
                      Oct 25 - Nov 21, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      Early December
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      Winter 2015
                      Jan 5 - Feb 27, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      Early Spring
                      Feb 28 - Mar 28, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      Early Summer 2015
                      May 22 - Jun 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 6 - Sep 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • city room tax $ 1/day per room $7
                      • Pet Fee $95
                      • cleaning $360
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Tax Rate 14%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Norfolk International
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Jamestown Ferry
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I64 and I264

                      Car: Recommended


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1955

                      About the owner: I am a classical musician, a harpsichordist, and an eco- builder, helping homeowners build high performance, energy efficient homes. I have two Australian terriers and we walk every day on the beach. I sing with the Virginia Symphony Chorus.

                      Why the Owner Chose Virginia Beach:
                      This is my family home, built by my parents in 1955 to entertain summer guests. It has provided many happy summer memories for many people for 59 years! It is on the historic register for the city of Virginia Beach. We aim to preserve this historic property and keep providing a restorative retreat for many people. This home is often said to have the best view of the best beach in Virginia Beach.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Walking dogs on the beach is my favorite activity year round. In the summer, I enjoy swimming, sunbathing, hiking in the cool shade of nearby First Landing State Park, biking to the resort area, watching the sunrise or the full moon from the roofdeck.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • View from dunes

                        View from dunes

                      • Rooftop Deck looking north to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

                        Rooftop Deck looking north to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

                      • Kitchenette with dumb waiter, next to rooftop deck

                        Kitchenette with dumb waiter, next to rooftop deck

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • Queen size bed in master bedroom

                        Queen size bed in master bedroom

                      • Music room with sofa bed

                        Music room with sofa bed

                      • Towel warmers and hair dryers in both bathrooms

                        Towel warmers and hair dryers in both bathrooms

                      • King size bed in east Level II bedroom can be made up as two twins

                        King size bed in east Level II bedroom can be made up as two twins

                      • Level IV bedroom with full bed

                        Level IV bedroom with full bed

                      • East Patio

                        East Patio

                      • Spectacular sunsets, moonrises, rainbows and cloud formations

                        Spectacular sunsets, moonrises, rainbows and cloud formations

                      • Garden retreat with swingset, hammock, lounge chairs

                        Garden retreat with swingset, hammock, lounge chairs

                      • Rooftop deck looking south

                        Rooftop deck looking south

                      • Kitchen


                      • Stairwell


                      • Master bathroom tub

                        Master bathroom tub

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Jetted tub with aeromassage, dynamic turbo jets and chromatherapy

                        Jetted tub with aeromassage, dynamic turbo jets and chromatherapy

                      • Bunk bed in blue bedroom
Note: children must be six to sleep in top bunk

                        Bunk bed in blue bedroom Note: children must be six to sleep in top bunk

                      • Chameleon Room, 1 full bed, two twins

                        Chameleon Room, 1 full bed, two twins

                      • West Patio/ front entrance

                        West Patio/ front entrance

                      • Spacious outdoor shower

                        Spacious outdoor shower

                      • moonrise at sunset

                        moonrise at sunset

                      VRBO #391482

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

                      $200 - $700 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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