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Recent Virginia Beach property reviews

  • We almost forgot we didn't live there!

    "The "Surf Shack" is a great place for good friends and family to hangout and relax. At moments we felt like we were in a Hawaii with surf themed rooms. Just 2 blocks from the beach and just down the street from the Sandbridge Market, makes this an ideal beach vacation spot. The open layout of the house lets you enjoy everyone's company, but still allow guests to have their own spaces. Dogs will also love the house - plenty of room indoors and out for your pups to enjoy their vacation just as much as you will. As far as utensils, linens, etc... this house has EVERYTHING you need (except a dishwasher). Everyday we found ourselves hanging out in a different room. The many ceiling fans were probably my favorite. We'll definitely visit again! "
    Guest: Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 24, 2013
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  • Old Virginia Beach at its best

    "This is Old Virginia Beach charm complete with pine paneling, breezy screened porch and a skip to the sand dunes. The house is comfortably equipped with A.C. as well as fans, new tv, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped as well, along with convenient washing machine and dryer. No complaints and if you listen closely, you can likely hear the waves."
    Guest: Liz Date of Stay: September 2012 Review Submitted: October 28, 2012
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  • Excellent place to stay!

    "We have a family of 5, three children ages 11 to 1. We just returned from this property and had a A+ experience. The pictures are 100% accurate and the owner of the property was an extremely polite and responsive host. The property is a short walk to the beach and you are within a few minutes of the boardwalk and the busy area of town without being right in the middle of the noise and traffic. There are a lot of very good places to eat within a small radius and we had a lot of luck dining at places outside of the VA Beach strip. There is a gas grill in the back which worked great for lunches after spending time at the beach. If you like history, I would recommend making the short trip to the lighthouse. We will be back and I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a great summer get away! "
    Guest: BG Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 30, 2013
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  • Awesome condo location!!

    "Highly recommend condo. It is located right in the middle of everything on the VA Beach Boardwalk, i.e., Beach Street, which has nightly entertainment mid June until September. Large balcony overlooking the ocean with the best seating in the whole condo complex. Fully equipped kitchen. All the amenities listed were in the condo. I would definitely recommend this condo and would stay there again."
    Guest: Cathy M Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 14, 2012
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Virginia Beach Travel Tips

Located on the coast where the Chesapeake meets the Atlantic, Virginia Beach has long been a vacation destination with something for everyone. Come here for a mixture of East Coast class and lovely relaxing beaches.

Beaches

It’s certainly not surprising that Virginia Beach has miles of sandy paradise. But it might surprise you that it has different types of beaches. If you want to be where all the action is, head to “the strip,” the resort beach area with cafes, restaurants, street performers, live music and a boardwalk.

A great spot to watch surfers is Croatan Beach, which is in a ritzy neighborhood just south of the strip. It’s also pretty fun to see the million dollar homes that line the beach. If you want a quieter, more relaxing day in the sand, head 20 minutes south to the less-populated but incredibly lovely Sandbridge Beach, which has swaying seagrass and cozy vacation homes.

Checking out Sandbridge Beach warrants a trip to the massive False Cape State Park - a six-mile strip with fun to be had both Atlantic and bayside. Take a lovely stroll on one of the five trails that make up 15.3 miles, including the relaxed interpretive Barbour Hill trail. Be on the lookout for wildlife as this state park is part of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. You can take a canoe or boat ride out in the bay or just enjoy the wild beaches and peaceful surroundings of nature.

Chesapeake Bay

If you want a completely different beach experience, head away from the Atlantic and northwest to the bayside to check out the Chesapeake Beach at First Landing State Park. Aside from relaxing on this beach just off Shore Drive, there are nine excellent biking, jogging and walking trails that cover a collective 19 miles. Don’t miss the Bald Cypress Trail, a 1.5-mile loop a slightly hilly walk with several boardwalks and observation platforms that takes you through both wetlands filled with cypress swamps and sand dunes. Or check out the Osprey Trail, which takes you on a scenic 1.2-mile stroll or ride near Broad Bay tidal beach.

At the nearby military base, check out the famous Cape Henry lighthouse, which was originally built in 1792. In 1870, a new lighthouse was built less than 400 feet away from the old one and is still in use today by ships at sea.

Historic Homes

Virginia Beach is home to several historic houses. The Lynnhaven House, built around 1725, is a hardy stone structure today furnished as a museum to show visitors what life was like in the area in the early 18th century. The Adam Thoroughgood House, built in 1719, is probably one of the oldest remaining homes in the area. It was built by Adam Thoroughgood, one of the fist Virginia colonists, and visitors today can take a tour and learn about his life.

Festivals and Events

Virginia Beach is home to some excellent yearly events. At the quirky, one-day Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge, hosted on the beach at 30th Street, participants can enter their hermit crabs into the Crustacean 500 race and the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. Hermits crabs often come decorated in a fancy shell and win trophies for biggest, shyest and most traveled crabs.

The Neptune Festival is an annual beachside event during the entire month of September. It’s host to the whimsical North American Sandsculpting Championship, Neptune’s 5k Run, the Atlantic Regatta and a surfing event. There’s also a wine festival and plenty of fabulous music and food. It’s located - where else? - in Neptune Park under the watchful gaze of a 34-foot bronze statue of Neptune, King of the Sea.

There’s plenty more to do in Virginia Beach, so check it out!

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