Award Winning Architectural Gem on the Ocean Front

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Dolphin deck
Dolphin Deck
Dolphin Deck
Panoramic view from rooftop "Dolphin Deck"

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Award Winning Architectural Gem on the Ocean Front

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
5.0/5 Exceptional
5 bedrooms2+ bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
Virginia Beach, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFirst Landing State Park5 min walk
  • Popular LocationAtlantic University2 min drive
  • Popular LocationEdgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment2 min drive
  • AirportNorfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.)22 min drive

Rooms & beds

5 bedrooms (sleeps 14)

Chameleon room

2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Bed

Optional Ground Floor bedroom with separate access

1 Double Bed

Primary bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Seaside room

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Sky blue room

1 Queen Bed

2 bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

2 Outdoor showers

Soap · Shower only · Shampoo

Ground floor half bath

Soap · Towels provided · Toilet

Half bath on kitchen level

Soap · Towels provided · Toilet

Primary bath

Soap · Towels provided · Bidet · Toilet · Shower only · Jetted bathtub · Shampoo · Hair dryer

Secondary bath

Soap · Towels provided · Bidet · Toilet · Shower only · Jetted bathtub · Shampoo · Hair dryer


Deck or patio
Outdoor shower
Separate dining area
Outdoor play area

About this property

Award Winning Architectural Gem on the Ocean Front

This luxurious oceanfront home has stunning views of the widest beach in north end of Virginia Beach. In a quiet residential neighborhood, this property feels like a private retreat from the moment you round the corner of the driveway. This is the place to get away from it all!

3,300 square feet on four levels plus two patios, a rooftop deck, two garden areas and a grove of live oaks give ample space for individuals in a large group to have moments of quiet retreat, making this home ideal for family gatherings.

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 is available for an additional fee. The dining table seats twelve plus three stools at the counter.

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”. The dolphin watching boats come here to view our favorite mammals but 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 sunrises, sunsets and full moons.

'Sandswept' is a multilevel level house with four floors plus the ground floor, shared with the owner, which has a laundry room and outdoor clothesline, 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.

Two spacious exterior showers with hot and cold water 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. 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 swingset for the kids, two patios, one on the east side and one on the west, a pond with a relaxing fountain, and a garden that is a recognized wildlife habitat, full of flowers and bushes that attract and feed birds, butterflies and hummingbirds.

There are four to six parking places (depending on size of vehicles) which is an 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. Virginia Green Travel awarded Sandswept a Star Award "Green Vacation Rental of 2017 and 2018". New in 2021 is a high speed EV charger for guests with electric vehicles!

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. The Resort with all its activities is 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 6 miles. Busch Gardens, Water Country and historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are an hour away.

There are two TVs with DISH network plus a DVD player and whole house audio. High speed Orbi WiFi is provided. A solar and wind powered clothes dryer Imbues your clothes with the fresh smell of the sea air. Port-a-crib, high chair, booster chair, infant seat for outdoor swingset, and diaper pail are available; please request in advance.

No Smoking allowed inside or within 50' of an open window. 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.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Private, Quiet, exclusive Northend Virginia Beach, Award winning Green Vacation Rental, awesome views, Perfect for Family Vacations, quiet beach retreat, good for those with asthma or allergies

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Travel in the New Normal (US Travel - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
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Hot Tub
Pet friendly
Free WiFi

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