About the property
- House1550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Direct Waterfront with access to Atlantic Ocean. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, porch, kayaks.
Life on a Sandbar! Placed directly on the water, this house epitomizes "Life is Good". Everything is easy here. The house is situated for entertaining and has a beautiful sun room that overlooks the bay for those who want to get away from the crowd. Three bedrooms with comfortable queen size beds, two full baths, great room, sun porch, 2 outdoor porches and a yard that leads right to the beach make it the perfect family vacation home! And, kayaks are provided for people who want to get out on the water! Bring your boat your fishing pole - in fact bring all your water toys. You can fish, swim, float and anchor your boat right in bay and access in front of the house. We only rent this property through VRBO, so if you see it listed anywhere else, it is a scam. This is also a smoke-free house and property.
Willoughby Bay is protected from a lot of the big winds and weather, but you have direct access to the Atlantic Ocean!! Centrally located near everything! 40 minutes to WIlliamsburg, 20 minutes to Virginia Beach, 50 minutes to Water Country, 20 minutes to museums, concerts, 4 minutes to a festival park and 2 minutes to two marinas! This house makes vacation easy! And, the kitchen was completely remodeled in March - fully equipped for your fabulous summer creations.
There is a boat ramp 1/4 mile away. where you can put a boat into WIlloughby Bay. From there you can get to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean - or just boat around the corner to the house where you can anchor in front. Two kayaks are provided. The water in front of the house has a gradual decline with no quick drop off. Make sand castles on the beach in front of the house or sit on the porch in the shade of a huge tree and watch the sunset over the water.
Life is good . . . . on a sandbar.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful home away from home!
Stayed here twice and love the location. All you need to live comfortably. Nice beds and linens. Well equipped kitchen. Beautiful water view. Owner is delightful and easy to work with. We will be back.
"Life on a Sandbar" was peaceful and relaxing. Just what we needed to reconnect with college friends and unwind from a busy summer of non-stop work.
The home is very quaint and extremely well designed for function. Everything you need for cooking is available in a freshly renovated kitchen. They even have melamine dishes that can be used outside with no fear of breakage. The beds are quite comfortable with quality linens and closet space is plentiful. My 6'4" husband was thrilled that the bath towels actually circled his body. It is a very comfortable home ... crisply decorated while maintaining its rooted charm.
The beach on the Chesapeake Bay is a short walk, as is the Sunset Grill.
(Great food and fun locals!)
Most of our time was spent enjoying the patio ... watching the water, the Naval activities, and the ducks. A few small fish were caught and the kayaks and hammock got plenty of use.
Mary is a delightful homeowner. She was easy to contact and accommodating with our requests, while offering great suggestions for activities and dining. We would definitely return to this sweet spot if the opportunity arises.
Great home and perfect spot on the bay!
This home is a perfect get -a-way and close to a lot of what Norfolk and Va Beach have to offer. We were on the kayaks within minutes of parking the car, and loved joining the ducks for a quick dip! The house is very well kept and we had all that we needed. Mary was a delight to talk to and she answered my many questions! Each night brought us on on the porch to watch the Navy helicopters, and we even saw a practice water rescue!!
Thank you for your great review. I hope next time you can stay over on a Thursday night to watch the sailboat races.
Fun out the back door
We (family of four with kids 8 & 12 years old, and our family dog) spent 2 weeks here and enjoyed it. The house was recently renovated and updated (kitchen) with clean and nice furnishings throughout. The kids loved the beach & bay out the back door. The kayaks were fun, too. And everyone enjoyed watching all the Navy activity across the bay! It's also very convenient to the highway to travel all around -- Williamsburg, Virginia beach. If you trailer your boat, there's a boat ramp just down the street. Mary & Joe were delightful renters.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Mary
Clean and well appointed!
Mary's home was a delightful surprise...clean, all we needed to feel at home, and hosts who ensured we were happy and well-informed. A local beach is a ten minute walk and another, with life guards, is only a few minutes drive from the home. Groceries and restaurants all readily available. Close to many great day trip destinations...D.C., Williamsburg, Virginia Beach. Many thanks to our hosts for working with our last minute reservation!
A great place to relax
Our family had a wonderful week at Life on a Sandbar. Mary was wonderful! She was quick to answer questions and most accommodating. We so appreciated all her help and information about the sailboat races. Life on a Sandbar is pleasant and comfortable. Our family enjoyed visiting and eating together on the patio overlooking the bay and our daughters shared some special "sister time" together in the kayaks. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place for a relaxing time away. Thank you Mary for sharing your vacation home with us.
You are welcome and Thank You for your kind review. We are so glad your family could create some memorable moments.
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