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

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4+ Bedrooms, 2 full/4 half Baths,outside shower, (Sleeps 12-16)

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 residential neighborhood, this home 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 family gatherings. Guests repeatedly state that the website photos don't do it justice.

Fees quoted are for up to twelve people in four bedrooms. Guests repeatedly remark about how comfortable the memory foam mattresses are and how well they sleep. A fifth bedroom which has a separate entrance, plus two more bedrooms next door in the Owner's home, and a queen air mattress for the music room are available for additional fees. The dining room seats 16.

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. There are still some pieces of the original 1955 furniture and the mid-century aesthetic has been retained in the updating.

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 only 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 with two stalls helps your group 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. We provide wheels to help roll the kayak down to the beach. Surfing is allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. in the summer. Dogs are allowed on the beach before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m in the summer and anytime the rest of the year.

The grounds offer numerous places to retreat outside: a playground for the kids 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.

There are six parking places which is a very unusual luxury in this part of Virginia Beach.

Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood, this home is perfect for families, but is not suitable for noisy gatherings of unrelated adults.

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.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 has 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 two TVs with DISH network plus DVD players, movies, and board/card games for rainy days. WiFi is provided. A solar and wind powered clothes dryer lets your clothes smell fresh. 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, laundry facilities, and grounds. She provides inside tips on local information and restaurants as a concierge would do. Her Australian terriers love to share their dog yard with visiting dog buddies.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Private, Quiet, exclusive Northend Virginia Beach, Awesome views, Perfect for Family Vacations, quiet beach retreat, good for those with asthma or allergies
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • 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
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chameleon room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Default stores 2nd twin under main twin for more space...moreless

  • Music Room

    Queen air mattress; privacy shades between living room ...moreless

  • King size bed (1) in Seaside room can be made up as two twin beds, Queen size Beds (2) in master bedroom and Sky blue bedroom, Double Bed (1) in Chameleon room , 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. Children under six are not allowed in the top bunk. Full or Double Bed (1) in Ground floor bedroom. 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: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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

  • Master bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    toilet & additional sink separated by door...moreless

  • two 3/4 baths with toilet separated, 4 half baths, outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Books for children and adults...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • 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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Widest beach in Virginia Beach accessed via a public walkway to the beach. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Spectacular views from three of the five levels with 360 degree view from rooftop room and deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table seats 12 plus four barstools...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • 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

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency front loading washing machine is complicated to use; Guests must be supervised by Owner in order to use. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    We can provide a list of local caterers who will be happy to provide catering for your special event....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    includes grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    large crock pot, food processor, blender, turkey roaster fits 22# turkey, George Foreman electric grill on deck can also be used inside. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen includes plenty of pots and pans and dishes for a full house of 14. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Advantium speed cook oven includes microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Adventism oven provides speed cook and convection bake. Additional turkey roaster holds up to a 22# turkey, cooks much faster and retains more moisture in the meat than a traditional oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    lots of spices & tea bags, plus coffee filters and condiments left by previous guests. paper towels & kitchen cloths provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • 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 George Foreman grill can be used inside as well as out. Non stick surface makes cleanup a breeze. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

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



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Early May
May 1 - May 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 22 - Jun 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 15-20
Jul 15 - Jul 20, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2017 2
Jul 21 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Late summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 17 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,800 $3,500
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Early December
Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
winter 2018
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2018
4 night min stay
$1,500 $3,000
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
4 night min stay
April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
4 night min stay
Early May 2018
May 1 - May 20, 2018
4 night min stay
Early summer 2018
May 21 - Jun 3, 2018
5 night min stay
Summer 2018
Jun 4 - Aug 19, 2018
7 night min stay

Late summer 2018
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2018
5 night min stay
Indian Summer 2018
Sep 4 - Oct 14, 2018
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • city room tax $ 2/day $14
  • Pet Fee $85
  • cleaning $320
  • Tax Rate 14%


These rates are for four bedrooms which sleep 12 plus a queen air mattress in the music room. An optional fifth bedroom on the ground floor has a double bed and separate entrance and is adjacent to the ground floor half bath and outdoor shower.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jamestown Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I64 and I264
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

This home is in the prestigious Northend of Virginia Beach, a quiet residential neighborhood with no hotels or commerce. Tucked away in the middle of the block, this home provides a quiet refuge where children can play safely on the playground and adults can relax and listen to the ocean waves and bird calls on two patios, a rooftop deck and in the garden. The widest beach at Virginia Beach is easily accessed by a public walkway. Being a quiet residential neighborhood with neighbors who value peace, this is not a place for loud parties. It can however be ideal for small weddings or family reunions that wind down by c. 10:00 p.m. Parking is limited in the neighborhood but there are six possible parking spaces at this property.


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 Northeast Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from dunes

    View from dunes

  • Playground with swing for toddlers

    Playground with swing for toddlers

  • Dining room with view on three sides

    Dining room with view on three sides

  • Pelican room kitchenette

    Pelican room kitchenette

  • Music room adjacent to living room

    Music room adjacent to living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bunk bed in Seaside room
Only children 6 & older may sleep in top bunk

    Bunk bed in Seaside room Only children 6 & older may sleep in top bunk

  • Shower on level II

    Shower on level II

  • Sky blue bedroom on same level as kitchen & dining room

    Sky blue bedroom on same level as kitchen & dining room

  • Optional fifth bedroom

    Optional fifth bedroom

  • Sunset from deck

    Sunset from deck

  • Main entrance & patio on west

    Main entrance & patio on west

  • Kitchen


  • Pelican room

    Pelican room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Ocean side patio, delightful in the evenings!

    Ocean side patio, delightful in the evenings!

  • Master tub & shower
two sinks & separate toilet not shown

    Master tub & shower two sinks & separate toilet not shown

  • Seaside room king bed

    Seaside room king bed

  • Tub & sink on level II
Separate toilet & sink not shown

    Tub & sink on level II Separate toilet & sink not shown

  • Half bath next to sky blue bedroom

    Half bath next to sky blue bedroom

  • Outdoor shower with two stalls

    Outdoor shower with two stalls

  • Dawn from deck

    Dawn from deck

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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