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Downtown One BR close to EVMS, CHKD, Sentara. Walk to restaurants/entertainment

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our cool, comfortable and very spacious (1,000 sq. ft.) one bedroom apartment with exposed brick walls, high ceilings and concrete floors has a "downtown" city feel! It sleeps two to four and is located within walking distance to many entertainment venues and restaurants in areas like the Neon District, Ghent, and Downtown Norfolk. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, secured garage parking and complimentary bikes.

The building itself, built in 1915, was Virginia's oldest auto dealership called F.A. Roethke DeSoto. It has recently undergone an extensive historic renovation cumulating in the design of Fort Tar Lofts. The preservation of this historical structure is noted by the industrial finishes found in this studio, which include such features as original concrete flooring, exposed brick and masonry walls, 14-ft ceilings and expansive 9-foot windows that make the interior of this studio like no other in Hampton Roads, all with 1st floor on-site secured garage parking.

Our convenient location is less than a five minute walk to the Chrysler Museum, Chrysler Hall and The Harrison Opera House. Downtown Norfolk, with its many exciting restaurants, superb night life and premier shopping is located just a half mile away, as well. The Tide, Norfolk's new light rail system, which can be used to easily travel anywhere throughout downtown Norfolk and into Virginia Beach is nearby as well.

More Details

Michael Glenn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Norfolk Auto Row Historic District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Combination bathtub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • New plush mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Downtown One BR close to EVMS, CHKD, Sentara. Walk to restaurants/entertainment
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Great apartment we enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Great unit

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment for short or lon visits to Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here wil my 73yo mom while visiting family in Norfolk for a high school graduation. The place was perfect and actually bigger than expected. Four people would be extremely comfortable. It was very safe with the secure garage parking and entry. It was centrally located and had all the essentials. Good wifi, two TVs, good A/C, basic kitchen supplies, etc. Michael was incredibly responsive. I arrived hours after my mother and he walked her through everything and made sure she was all set up and comfortable. We plan to use this apartment again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaime, glad we could be accommodating. Easily the best part of being an airbnb owner is meeting great people from all over the world and from all walks of life. You and your Mom easily fit that description!
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Beautiful, modern unit in a great central location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this unit from mid August through early November 2016. The unit is beautifully furnished and was very clean upon arrival. It is safely secured with gated parking on the main level and keyed access throughout the building. The rooftop patio provided great views of the downtown Norfolk area and a lovely place to grill. Kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances throughout, including the in-suite washer and dryer. Great central location with easy access to shopping, locally owned restaurants and a lovely market. The landlord was amazing and very responsive if needed. I would highly recommend this unit for both short or longer term stays.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic property with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property when attending a family wedding in Norfolk. The modern amenities complement the historic characteristics of the property, and we had secure parking on the first floor of the building. It is within walking distance of downtown Norfolk and Ghent. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. By all means, ask him about the history of the property and how he re-purposed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice bed, good location, lovely folks

  • 5 of 5

This was an easy place to stay. We enjoyed the gated garage parking and the nice security upgrades on the apartment. The bed was comfortable. The sofa bed was comfortable as well and would be a good fit for two children or one adult. The property is well maintained and well stocked. If you look on Google Earth before traveling, there have been nice upgrades to the neighborhood since those photos were taken. I would be fully comfortable staying in this location alone or just me and the kids. The owner and family live close and are very responsive and kind.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great studio apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was fantastic! My wife and I stayed for an extended period - 3 months. We over-packed so the apartment was a little short on storage space with a single closet, but we were still quite comfortable. The location is very convenient as it is walking distance to downtown and to Ghent which we found to be the best neighborhoods to spend time in. The king size bed is super comfortable, everything in the apartment including the appliances are new, and there is TV and internet service provided. The management team was very responsive and all of our requests were addressed in a timely manner. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a furnished short to medium-term housing solution.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.8 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7.2 Miles
Oceanview Golf Course
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Norfolk Auto Row Historic District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Cancellation policy: 100% refundable if cancelled at least 7 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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