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Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, VA, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights


**Waterfront with over water deck** **Sweeping views of sail boat races, military vessels, occasional cruise ship* Walk to seafood restaurant*

**Fish or crab off our large water deck**

** Central for Busch Gardens, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg & Yorktown Virginia. Area is loaded with history plus the beach!

**head boat fishing 2 minute walk

**shaded area beneath house**

**Video attached of nearby 7 mile beach OR small beach behind house**

**Hot tub open year round**

**Pets welcome with fee.**

**Some beach chairs provided, coolers, umbrellas, and stroller, high chair, pack n play upon request free**

***All bedrooms on top floor***amazing sunsets!!!

Parking for 3 cars, 2 in drive one on street

Busch Gardens, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach all central to this please, Hampton, Newport News all close by.

1st bedroom (King)

2nd bedroom (king bed & bunk set)

3rd bedroom (queen)

*Pets welcome when 100% accident free and on flea treatment


**walk your pets on beach allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.


Lisa Freeman

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Lisa Freeman

We love to travel and are semi retired. Stationed in 1981 to Langley Air Force Base and never left the area. Very nice diversity in the 5 surrounding cities. We have hosted many wonderful people from all over the world. The photo attached is us standing on the local fishing pier in Norfolk.

Lisa Freeman purchased this House in 2003

Why Lisa Freeman chose Willoughby Spit

This house is like being out to sea on a ship. The water is so close. The location makes for wonderful breezes in the summer, (zero insects). The views will take your breath away. Close to 5 cities (all within 20 minutes)!We love the area, especially walking on the beach collecting shells and sea glass. City of Norfolk is nice to visit, safe and not too large, USS Wisconsin, a fabulous botanical gardens and a zoo. premier outlet mall, all packed into our city of 280,000. Don't forget Water Country USA in Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Lots to do.

What makes this House unique



    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, master bedroom with great views and large master bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Bunk beds and a king bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Master bedroom has high cove ceiling with large master bath off master bedroom. The two Additional bedrooms have a full bath off the hallway.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • Master suite bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet, has a washlet as well
      • Master bath tub shower combonation is very large and jetted. 2nd bathroom has show, tub combo, 3rd bathroom is a 1/2 bath (toilet and sink) and is very large on main floor. Showers and Bedrooms are all upstairs.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          7 miles long *(very quite) and completely different than Virginia Beach, 2nd behind the house and shared with neighbors with good sand
        • Beachfront
          2 beaches one can be walked to behind house and it small, the 2nd is (7 miles long) is a 5-7 minute walk or you can drive it in 1 minute
        • Downtown
          downtown is about 15 minutes away
        • Oceanfront
        • Waterfront
          Directly on water.
        • Waterfront
          home has ten mile view.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      electric and new
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace
                    • Gas Heating
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      all linens provided, please bring beach towels
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Parking for 3 cars.. No visitors to this property, sorry.
                    • Towels Provided
                      all but beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      new and large in 2016
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          lots of utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          More than you will ever need
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          spices, oils and coffee filters, some condiments
                        • Refrigerator
                          side by side
                        • Stove
                          convection oven gas
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          4 SLOTS AND A 2 SLOT


                            • Dining
                              Dining table for 6 has nautical décor. Dining for six on large waterfront deck.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  direct tv
                                • Stereo
                                  XM RADIO
                                • Television
                                  There is a tv in the master and in the living room and in queen bedrooms (1 of the 3 bedrooms does not have a TV)
                                • Toys
                                  toy cabinet in living room.


                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      2 courses within 15 minutes
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      TWO KAYAKS THAT SEAT ONE PERSON EACH
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      adult life vest provided for kayaks
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              ELEVATED HOT TUB TO VIEW MARINA AT SUNSET!!


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Many historical sites such as Yorktown Battle Field, Jamestown settlement, and Williamsburg, as well as Busch Gardens amusement park are only 25 minutes away via interstate 64. Many military bases in the area, my favorite is Fort Story where you can walk into a lighthouse built in 1700's. We have several beautiful beaches in the Tidewater area. Including Virginia Beach with a boardwalk area is a short drive.1 beach on site 50 steps away PLUS two blocks away is a very long, quite beach that is beautiful. Very convenient, no parking fees and great by East Coast standards. See video in photo section of this ad. There are two restaurants,one 3 min walk, another 10 minutes. Many nice shops are located in Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  29 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Dated property with extreme noise levels

                                                                  Michelle C.

                                                                  This property is pretty dated and needs some TLC. There were water stains all over the ceilings, broken furniture and the flooring on the main level is separating. The reservation process is nightmare as the owner doesn't accept credit cards through VRBO, you must mail checks to them. The information listed in VRBO regarding the house wasn't correct (wifi passwords, etc) and the owner didn't tell us there was a binder with that information until I emailed her on day 2 requesting the information. The listing fails to mention that there are 3 flights of stairs to get to the house and another 3 flights to the bedrooms on the second floor. This would have been helpful to know as I was traveling with my parents, who had a hard time with all the steps. The other piece of missing information is the high volume of aircraft noise the house is in the middle of. There were helicopters nonstop throughout the day and into the night that were extremely loud. The hot tub was pretty much useless to us as it is placed about 4 feet up on blocks with a wooden stairway placed next to it to access it. The stairs did not have any kind of tread or anything on them to prevent falls and it just looked like an accident waiting to happen. The railing on one of the upper decks was loose and needs to be repaired, if someone were to lean on it they would definitely fall. After going to the grocery store and stocking up for the week we found the kitchen was full of ants. We went out and purchased ant traps and spray and were able to get rid of them. I emailed the owner regarding the ants and she was unable to help out in any way. In her defense, she said her husband was in the hospital and was quite ill which is why she was unable to help. The owners seemed quite pleasant and were accommodating when we wanted to make changes before our stay but the house just wasn't what we were hoping for.

                                                                  Clean and well maintained

                                                                  Kent and Bren C.

                                                                  This house has a great view and everything was labeled and worked perfectly. We enjoyed our visit. The owner Lisa even left my wife a happy birthday balloon!! Nice touch.

                                                                  The home was lovely

                                                                  Cindy M.Carrboro, North Carolina

                                                                  Stayed with my daughter for my birthday, the property was very comfortable with a lovely view

                                                                  Dissappointed - The pictures are nicer than the house

                                                                  Amy W.

                                                                  PROS -  location to sites--takes pets- bay view was nice

                                                                    CONS- too many steps to tote luggage - beach down the road- upkeep/cleanliness of house was poor - to many housekeeping duties- old bedlinens- no sense of feng shui,  a Sheldon Cooper rental agreement - archaic check only payment plan (goodbye credit card points and VRBO sense of  security).

                                                                  We had a very good time - very relaxing right on the water

                                                                  Sharon C.

                                                                  We had never rented a house before, so this was a new experience for us, being an older couple we were looking for a relaxed comfortable place near the water and this was it. Beautiful home and near places we wanted to visit, like Virginia Beach, James Town Settlement, Virginia Aquarium, and the boat trips to see the dolphins. The only draw backs for us was the helicopter and jet noise and stairs, but we expected the stairs. The sunsets were unbelievably beautiful. Stanley, the goose was entertaining and he brought his friends each day for nibbles of bread. The owners were great and we recommend staying in their properties. Pete & Sharon Collyge

                                                                  House is functional and is equipped but had some issues

                                                                  TROY M.

                                                                  Roof work had to be done this week, which did impact our stay one day. Also had to fix a few things while I was there. Owners are very nice and were apologetic which helped! We did have a nice time though. Sunsets were amazing on back deck!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Very sorry about the storm damage to the roof, which impacted your stay. We inspect the property between visitors. I believe you repaired a vacuum, however we do have two, one for each floor. Thank you.


                                                                  Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, VA, USA

                                                                  The home is near Norfolk Naval base and overlooks the Rebel and Willoughby Marinas. Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg 'the historical triangle' are 25 minutes away, as well as Busch Gardens. The Norfolk Airport is a 12 minutes away. Virginia Beach ocean front and boardwalk area is a 25 minute drive. located conveniently to interstate I-64. There is a 7 mile long beach 2 BLOCKS AWAY AND IS VERY QUITE. Beach is great by South East standards, great for finding beach treasures 1 restaurants 3 min walk, another 10 minutes. Smallish sandy beach right next door to the home (about 100 steps away) this overlooks the Norfolk Naval Base. House is on stilts & surrounded by Broken concrete (rip rap).low tide gives access to tiny beach under deck over water. Shop in Williamburg and Virginia Beach and return to slow pace of Willoughby spit. Other Activities: Walks on quite beach. Sea glass searching. kayak and paddle boating Golf: two 18 hole Golf courses ten minutes away!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  29 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.5/5
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