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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. In a quiet neighborhood, this is the place to get away from it all! 3,200 square feet on five levels plus two patios, a rooftop deck, 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. Fees quoted are for four bedrooms with 12 beds. A fifth bedroom sleeping up to three is available for an additional minimal fee.
Inspired by the Norfolk residency of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953, and designed by local architect, Herbert Smith, this home was built in 1955 and 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 grill or cook in the kitchen and send food up 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 which has a laundry room, outdoor shower, additional half bath and optional fifth bedroom. The multiple levels provide a large group numerous opportunities for privacy, with the bedrooms well spread out from each other. The many steps, however, 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 Virginia Green Travel 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.
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
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
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15
Master bedroom: 1 queen
Master bath with separated toilet & additional sink....moreless
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
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
Member of Virginia Green Travel for superior indoor air quality, water conservation, 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
July 5- 11 2014 Jul 5 - Jul 10, 2015 6 night min stay
Summer II 2015 Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Late summer Aug 22 - Sep 7, 2015 6 night min stay
Indian Summer 2015 Sep 8 - Oct 15, 2015 4 night min stay
Late Fall 2015 Oct 16 - Nov 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 20 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
Early December Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 5 night min stay
Winter 2016 Jan 4 - Feb 27, 2016 3 night min stay
March Feb 28 - Mar 31, 2016 3 night min stay
April Apr 1 - May 1, 2016 4 night min stay
May 1-21 May 2 - May 19, 2016 4 night min stay
Early summer 2016 May 21 - Jun 3, 2016 5 night min stay
Summer 2016 Jun 4 - Aug 20, 2016 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$99
city room tax $ 1/day per room$7
optional fifth bedroom$500 + tax
These rates are for four bedrooms which sleep 12. An optional fifth bedroom on the ground floor has a separate entrance and is adjacent to the ground floor half bath and outdoor shower.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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 60 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.