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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 - 6 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:
March 14, 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 not 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 ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Columbus, Ohio

Old home but ideal location for our family! We loved it! Very spacious and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shalonda: Thank you for visiting our home. I am so happy you enjoyed your visit!
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you decide

  • 3 of 5

This is a cautious review and future renters must decide on their own how they would have responded this specific situation. We've use HomeAway successfully for years and never dealt with this problem. A rental experience isn't just based on the home alone but on the owner's response and attitude towards the comfort of their guests. Initially i wanted to give this property a one star review but i felt i needed to be totally honest and fair.

First of all, the property is exactly as described....a beautiful 1910 Victorian style home on the beach. It has been updated and remodeled.

My negative review is based on the owners response to a maintenance issue. During one of the coldest days of the year (30's day and 18 degrees F at night), we had no heat. Well, not exactly no heat but pretty much close to it. Our stay was 3 days. The thermostat never got above 67 degrees on two of the 3 nights we stayed. That first freezing night we called the property management company listed in the house manual and the property manager was , according to the voice mail, on vacation so we hunkered down and shivered. The next day i contacted the property owner and she came over within an hour (excellent response time) to check out the house. She engaged a secondary heating system. That never came on. That was our second night sleeping in sweat clothes , hats and socks. The next morning the property management company called to say they haven't been the property manager in years. The owner did send a heating repair man that morning but by that time the system began working. Unfortunately the back up system is either on or off (the owner's words) and we spent the final night with the thermostat reading 78 degrees.

My 3 star review is based on the fact I requested a partial refund for the 2 days of freezing and one day of sweating. The owner's response was 10% and "happy new year".

To be totally fair, i did not ask the owner for a specific amount but i think 10% was woefully inadequate.

It's not just about $. It's about the attitude. If you are in the hospitality business then you need to respond appropriately.

Again, you decide.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I agree: everyone reading this should decide for themselves. I responded to your request to bring the temp above 67 degrees by coming over and turning on the alternate heating system. The next morning, I made a second trip over and turned the heat even higher. In addition I made a trip to the store to purchase space heaters to supplement the heat just in case you were not warm enough. When I stopped by to deliver them, I was told I was a "miracle worker" and that is was nice and warm inside. Had I known that it was "too warm" , I would have come back over and adjusted the thermostat to accommodate you. You always had access to the oil burner thermostat and could have adjusted it yourself. In conclusion, it is always my intention to be kind and to make my customers happy. I am sorry that you were not comfortable during your stay.
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Super location. Nice kitchen amenities, good for families and couples. Great porch, right on beach!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Responsive owner and very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again and will happily tell others about it!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garner, Iowa

Beach house with character

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Blue Beach house for 4 days while celebrating our daughter's wedding. Plenty of room for our group of 7 adults and 2 children. Kitchen is well stocked with plenty of table ware, pans, utensils. I liked the gas stove with griddle. We spent much of our time on the porches and walking the beach front. Bathrooms and kitchen are updated. Comfortable beds with plenty of pillows. Nice to have laundry. My only recommendation is to have a larger and cleaner outdoor grill. The owner was quick to respond to emails and very easy to work with. This is an older home, but has been well maintained. I recommend for anyone needing a place in the area for a larger group. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kriste: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your suggestion about the grill. I will be replacing the grill this fall. Deborah K.
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Stunning serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

This classic beachfront house hits a sweet balance of simultaneous relaxation and refinement so many aim for and do not achieve. The property is well kept and practically laid out. The location is ideal: the beach is right there and the pier is within walking distance. The area is quiet, private and picturesque. It was perfect for us, our friends and all our children to enjoy a week together after many years apart. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view and rejuvenating time!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to communicate with such a friendly and responsive home owner! Deborah was great! The home is gorgeous! It has a lot of character and is right on the beach. It is very clean and well cared for. I am kinda OCD and loved the fact that they wash the comforters as wellI have NEVER seen a home as well stocked as this one - it has everything you need. Even though it was the middle of summer - it feels like you practically have the beach to yourself. If there is a day you choose not to cook - there is a restaurant with good food within very short walking distance. We really enjoyed the time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Linen $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
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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