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Gorgeous Beachfront Home With Stunning Views Of The Chesapeake Bay!!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Steps from Beach! Rent by the Month!

Absolutely gorgeous Victorian home overlooking the magnificent Chesapeake bay. This fabulous home offers 6 Bedrooms (1 queen on the first floor and 2 queens and 4 twins on the second floor), 4 full baths(3 with marble and granite, one with a tile and granite), and wrap around porches with stunning views. Third floor has its own private queen bed and full bath. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining family and friends. The beach is less than a 20 yard walk from the house and the pier is conveniently located just a few steps farther.

Property Manager
Deborah Krzyzaniak
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why Deborah Krzyzaniak chose Willoughby Spit

This property was built during the early 20th century. This house was used as an officer's quarters during World War II. General McArthur actually stayed in this house at one time.

Aside from it's history it is only steps from the Willoughby Beach. The view from the back porch is spectacular, especially the sunrises! You will be amazed at how close you are to the water. It will be an experience you will not forget!

What makes this house unique

Prime location in Hampton Roads Virginia. The house is located on Willoughby Spit next to a fabulous fishing pier and restaurant. Downtown Norfolk is 15 minutes, Virginia Beach front is 30 minutes, Hampton is 15 minutes, Newport News, 30 minutes, and Colonial Williamsburg is 45 minutes away. If you want to take a day trip to Charlottesville and visit Thomas Jefferson's home, it is worth it! It is 2 and 1/2 hours each way.


Willoughby Spit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1)No parking on the grass 2)Quiet Time: After 9pm 3) Please do not lean on or over the railings 4) Please pick up your pet waste. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , All marble
    Bathroom upstairs 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite and tile
    Bathroom upstairs 2 - toilet , shower , Marble, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3rd floor - toilet , shower , Marble and glass blocks
  • Additional outdoor shower by the gate to the beach.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom downstairs - 1 queen , Gorgeous sun room attached to bedroom
    Ocean view 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Pop up trundle bed. Jack and Jill bath with ocean view
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins. Connecting bath to master
    3rd floor bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view.
    Master with Ocean View - 1 queen , Gorgeous ocean view. Jack and Jill bath
  • ! queen on the first floor with a full bath, 2 queens on the ocean side, second floor, 4 twins on the second floor, 2 with partial ocean view(2 full baths on second floor, each shared by a full bath), 3rd floor: queen and full bath. Please note the 3rd floor is actually on the 4th level, therefore, even though it has a separate air conditioning system it a little warner than the rest of the house in the heat of the summer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gorgeous Beachfront Home With Stunning Views Of The Chesapeake Bay!!!
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews

Gorgeous and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Bob B.

The home is as advertised. Appliances are up-to-date and well kept. We took full advantage of the wrap around porch. We probably spent more hours on the porch (watching the sunrise and the ships) than we did in the family room which has an up-to-date TV with all the channels could possibly need. Kitchen is well equipped to cook in. We baked, fried and griddled our breakfasts in everyday to start our days slow and ramped up from there. With the ocean literally feet away my family made time for the beach everyday. My wife and I came with our family, 2 adult children, their spouses, three grandchildren and two dogs. Plenty of room for everyone with the home and property is very child and pet friendly. Finally as a host, Deborah was very responsive to any questions or needs we may have had.She was a delight to deal with and made our stay in Norfolk that much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely house with lots of character and a great view and beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many beach side properties over the years (mostly in NC and with many more amenities) and this Chesapeake Bay house is our favorite! We love the history of the house (One of the locals shared that the house was built by a sailor for his wife in a town about 20 mins away. She couldn’t see when he came in from sea, so he had the house moved here where she could easily watch for him from the “widow’s peak”.) and its wooden floors and door trims.

Important things to note - It is not possible to access the widow's peak nor right under it (although a door is visible in the pics). You are not supposed to go out onto the middle deck given that it is a rubber membrane (as opposed to real flooring). Also, it is near a naval base so there were planes and helicopters flying around, but we liked them!

Things we particularly loved - the house has many bedrooms (mostly with shared bathrooms of which all but one have been renovated). My bro (who sells appliances) heartily approved of the gas stove and w/d. The wrap around porch is amazing. We loved the wicker furniture and two tables facing the bay. We spent little time inside. The pier provided interesting sights as did the ships going in and out of the bay. There is a fenced yard (So you can let the dog and kids out w/o worrying about them taking off.) and you can park your cars inside of it. There were a few flat screen TVs in the house which was nice for the kids. There is also a dead end street one block towards town that had good dog walking areas.

Some reviews talk about the lack of sufficient a/c, but there were special extra units on the second and third floors that kept it cool. Perhaps they were put in after the reviews?

Most of all - there were few people on the beach the whole week we were there. It seems to be more of a residential area than the usual rental areas.

Think about making the trek over to Fort Monroe and doing a Segway tour with Patriot Tours and visiting the museum.

FYI - There are 14 steps to the middle floor bedrooms and another 14 to the top MBR. But there is a bedroom street side that is on the ground floor. There are about 8 steps up to the porch on the side, so someone with some mobility would be able to access the house.

The owner, Deborah, was so nice to work with. We would definitely return to this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 4 of 5

Great location, up-to-date appliances, wrap around porch, plenty of room for 12 people,, and a very responsive owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent house! This rental is highly recommended for larger families or groups. There is ample space to spread out, the full wrap around porch creates extra areas for dining or playing cards, and the owners have thought of everything. If you like vintage homes with modern updates, this is the place for you. So much character and charm is found in every corner - from the fire place, to the windows, to the refinished wood floors. The beach is perfect for all ages, especially toddlers and babies as the surf is calm on the bay. There is a lot of space to fly a kite, toss a football, and build a major sandcastle. Be sure to visit the pier for a great crab cake and a glass of pier punch! Thank you for offering your beautiful home as a getaway for so many.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was beautiful inside and out with lovely beach view.

  • 5 of 5

Beach house was the pefect place for all our family to stay together celebrating our daughters college graduation weekend. House was clean, ready with all amenities needed.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding rental property and communication

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and up to date. The rooms were spacious and the beach views are gorgeous. The kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of dishes and pots and pans. The owner was very responsive. One room was missing a TV remote and she provided a replacement same day. Will definitely stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Thirsty Camel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ocean View
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Wintergreen, VA
Car: recommended

Norfolk Botanical Gardens: 15 minutes

Fort Story Lighthouse: 25 minutes

Virginia Beach: 30 minutes

Virginia Beach Aquarium: 30 minutes

Chrysler Museum of Art: 20 minutes

Colonial Williamsburg:: 45-60 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

60 day notice for cancellation
Non-refundable pet fee is $100.00

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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