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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property




Watch the dolphins swim past this cottage most mornings! Hunt for shells and sea glass just out of your back door. Decks on levels 2 offer amazing views. Smell the sea air! Listen to the waves lap or crash onto the shore, depending on the weather. This is an extra large cottage, built in the 1940's and still charming as a seaside family home. We are on the dunes and a multi-level house. Rustic but comfortable. We have a fireplace inside the cottage or you can enjoy our outside fireplace year round.

Off-street parking. Gas grill.

Walk out your door and onto the sand dunes to your beautiful sand beach on the Chesapeake Bay!

6 bedrooms, each lovingly decorated with a queen bed.

PLUS -3 Futons

4 bathrooms

Living room

Dining room

Eat-in kitchen with table seats four and restaurant style high chair.

Dining room table with window seat plus 6 chairs.

Two large 3-season porches are on the main level.

Our Beach cottage has plenty of room for your family to enjoy! After a day at the beach, rinse off with our outdoor shower. There's also an outdoor fireplace for cooler evenings! For a little friendly competition, we have a foosball table.

Plenty of local attraction brochures inside our cottage. Convenient to Naval Bases and Virginia Beach too but with a more quiet and quaint atmosphere of days gone by.

Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Water Country USA and Busch Gardens are just a 30 minute drive. Virginia Beach is a 15 minute drive. Water sports nearby. Take the Amtrak from Norfolk to Washington DC for the day.

This could be a getaway where you never leave the house and beach - or schedule day trips from this home base.

We provide a restaurant style high chair plus pack and play crib and toddler bed, upon request.

Consider this cottage for extended stays!

Also provided are all bath, beach & kitchen linens so your packing will be much lighter.

Includes use of beach chairs, beach towels and beach toys (Seasonal)

Cable TV and Wifi is provided.

Off Street parking for 2-3 vehicles

Pet friendly (with pet fee)

Non-Smoking only inside the cottage

No Parties

Take a long weekend, a week or an extended stay and come play at the beach! Send your inquiry today or book it now!

We offer a military and first responders discount so ask when you send an inquiry with a weekly stay.

Book with confidence. If you must cancel your reservation with us, please give 30+ days notice before your check in date and we'll give a 100% refund.

For 1-2 people, check out our listing on VRBO property #641718

More Details

Barbara Mastaglio
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Barbara Mastaglio

Barbara is an Artist and Teacher. Tom is retired US Army, and now works as a Computer Scientist and business owner.

Barbara Mastaglio purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barbara Mastaglio chose Norfolk

You can't get closer to the beach! Just walk out our back door and over the dunes. Our cottage is rustic and charming, built in the 1940's with lots of room!

What makes this cottage unique

On the Chesapeake Bay! Quiet beach with shells, sea glass and dolphins. Great swimming for families as the surf usually isn't as rough in this spot!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at your Norfolk Beach Flat! We played in the surf and visited many local attractions. My hubby golfed a couple of days and we even took a day to visit Colonial Williamsburg. Fishing at the Ocean View Pier was great with the kids. Thanks for providing our beach chairs and towels - it made our packing much lighter. Overall it was our favorite beach getaway ever as a family!
May 2014
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Ocean View Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is ensuite to large bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom linens, hand soap, body wash and toilet paper is provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Toddler bed with crib sheets available.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master suite has a queen bed and a deck on beachfront
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor Master Suite w private deck overlooking the beach
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Private 3rd floor suite with a kitchenette & full bath
  • Sheets, pillows and comforters provided by owner. We also have two toddler beds for our smaller guests. (upon request) and a pack and pay type crib, upon request. Sleep/sofa futons located in 1bedroom, 1enclosed porch and 1living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Check-in is 4pm. Check-out is 10am Spend your days at the beach! Just walk out the door and over the dunes to the beautiful 9 mile long beach of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit the Ocean View Fishing Pier for a day of fishing and lunch on the rooftop deck. In the evenings, utilize the cottage grill for cooking and watch the lights of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.642857 based on 57 reviews

Overall great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Great place to vacation with a family and small kids. Basically everything you need for your stay. Plenty of beach towels, chairs, and toys provided. The beach is right out that back door and never crowded. House needs a few updates, but overall was fantastic for our large family of 9 adults and 3 children.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good Location, But....

  • 3 of 5

Home is in a great location for our purposes. Close to the airport, NOB and very good dining. There is plenty of room and the home is appointed very well. The frontage to the beach is secluded yet one has amazing views of the ocean and the sunrises are pretty special.

My issue with the home is mainly with the management. To utilize the laundry equipment, one had to use coins, just as in any coin-operated laundromat. However, this is a home, not a laundromat. Nickel-and-diming is similar to low-fare airlines where everything has a cost yet the low-fare airlines have miserable reputations. If the laundry equipment has an extra municipal burden, then place it into the overall fee for the home.

The last issue is that a service fee was deducted from our deposit for repair to the laundry equipment. We did not utilize the laundry equipment because we didn't carry sufficient quarters and we were there for only two nights. Any seasoned business traveler can easily pack for five days. We arrived at the domicile and some care-takers were finishing up putting things away in the laundry room. I am not saying the care-takers did any damage but I can attest we did not. So, deducting from a deposit, without conclusive proof or circumstance, really diminished my recommendation of the location.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and clean oceanfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently took a trip to the beach for my husbands birthday and it was a total of 14 of us. There was plenty of space, everything was clean, and the owners even provided toiletries in every bathroom. It was also nice being able to have our own suite on the third floor for just me and my husband. We all had an awesome time!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fun, scenic and relaxing trip.

  • 4 of 5

Found things the way they were presented online. Barbara was so easy to work with and was quite prompt with all our post-arrival questions. The cottage was clean and ready for us. There is a short stairwell leading from the backyard up to the 20 ft (ish) steep sand dune down to the beach. Toys and towels and toys were plentiful. Sadly for us, the weather changed and we were playing on the beach with long sleeves. Fire pit in the backyard was nice to hang out around and roast marshmallows. The "queen" beds seemed more like full size to me and my family. Not a big deal. The cottage was a little quirky....discovering which switches went for what was at times challenging, but that isn't a complaint, just observation. Wi-if worked perfectly. Power went out, and Barbara was notified. She quickly communicated with us about the area power outage, and thankfully, power was restored within 3 hours. We were 7 adults and 5 kids under 6. It's not the most crawling baby or toddler friendly cottage (bring your own outlet covers, and watch out for coffee table sharp corners and no baby gates on the stairs). However, each set of indoor staircases had doors we could close to avoid littles going where they shouldn't. Stairs are steep (older cottage), so those with stair-issues should take special care. These are just things I wish I had known in addition to all the web info. Overall, we had a lovely time and enjoyed the sounds of the waves and the feel of the sand. (Didn't swim bc the water was too chilly). For smaller kids, it was nice being on the bay bc the water was much calmer than the water on the ocean. Thanks, Barbara!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun!!! Great home for a large family. Plenty of parking. The home is full of character. It is on the beach and has beautiful views. Close to restaurants. The neighbors were very friendly. Barbara, the property owner/manager, is wonderful to work with. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Entrance to the property was up an indoor flight of stairs that were filthy. (One has one chance to make a first impression.) The rental was the second and third floor of a three apartment complex, which had not been clear in the description. The bay-side small yard was shared with other renters. The windows facing the dunes were unwashed. The only partial bay view was outside on the third floor deck. There was no dishwasher. Washing machine for clothes would cost you $1.50 per load, and was in the garage. This is an adequate somewhat rustic rental for an active family or group of friends; but not for anyone for whom flights of stairs is an issue.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that you were unable to navigate the stairs in the cottage. It is true that the first flight of stairs is inside from the garage up to the main living area (which has two bedrooms also). The next flight of stairs would have taken you up to the three upper level bedrooms and two beachfront decks with unobstructed, amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay and beaches. In the off-season, we do rent the attic apartment, making our cottage available for two groups. In the summertime, we only rent the whole house to one group. There is a locked doorway that we open for a better flow inside the cottage. It's a total of 4500 sq ft so there's plenty of room. The attic apartment (6th bedroom in summer), has separate parking and it's own outside entrance. If you are referring to the basement storage area as a third apartment, that is our storage space only and a place to store beach toys and extra cleaning supplies and is not for our renters' use. I personally cleaned the beachside windows 10 days ago. It's an ongoing battle with a windy Bay and sand but we value highly our amazing views. Our cottage was built in 1945 and is rustic and charming. Again, I'm sorry that you could not physically make it up and down the stairs. It's stated in our listing that we are on the dunes and with multi-levels. All the best, Barbara
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ocean View City Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
At the door! We are on the dunes!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ocean View Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Vacate Cleaning Fee $245
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check-in time is 4pm. We will contact you a couple of days before for check-in instructions.
Check-out time is 10am

Non-smoking only inside the cottage - Smoking inside means forfeiture of all deposit amount
No parties
Off-street parking
Wifi passwords provided at check-in

Book with confidence. If you need to cancel your reservation with us, please let us know 30+ days before your check-in and you'll receive a 100% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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