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Beautiful Private Beach AND Awesome First Landing State Park!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach and Nature Paradise where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean

Steps to the water, the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, AND steps to beautiful First Landing State Park. Professionally decorated, luxurious 3 story condo; all new furniture, furnishings and 50" or 43" High Def Smart flat screen TVs in every bedroom. 50" High Def Smart TV in living area. Expansive private beach with gentle surf, away from the crowds at the oceanfront. Outdoor shower. Bikes available for exploring the park one block away. Nightclubs, restaurants, grocery store in walking distance. Well equipped kitchen. High speed WiFi. A perfect beach getaway for families with children or couples in a quiet neighborhood. (Sorry, this is not a party place.) Come, relax and enjoy Virginia Beach as it should be. Note that our summer season begins Memorial Day weekend and lasts through the Labor Day weekend. During the summer beginning with Memorial Day weekend we rent by the week only 7 nights minimum and from Saturday to Saturday. Check rates and minimums for other times.

Ralph Ricardo
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ralph Ricardo

Retired Navy Captain and business owner, grew up in the area and stayed after Navy because I love it. My wife of 32 years shares duties with the property. She hails from south Texas and is interested in English Bulldog rescue, and loves the beach also. Two college graduate kids have flown the coop. We are committed to making your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Ralph Ricardo purchased this condo in 2005

Why Ralph Ricardo chose Cape Story by the Sea

The beach is steps away, no roads to cross, and it features calm surf without the boisterous crowds at the oceanfront. And unlike the oceanfront you are steps from beautiful First Landing State Park with hiking and bike trails; an incredible nature experience. All furnishing are brand new (spring 2016). This property has been in the family almost 50 years but condo was built in 2005.

What makes this condo unique

Location! Beach and park, an unbeatable combination.


Cape Story by the Sea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please use trash bags and take trash to black container and recycle items to blue container behind building before departing.
  • Please clean the grill thoroughly after use.
  • Please do not leave the cornhole game boards out overnight. Put them back in the garage.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • We provide hand soap for each bathroom, along with starter packs of bath soap and shampoo for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , First floor with full bath
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Third floor, jetted tub, separate shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Bunk single over double with pull out trundle - full bath
  • New flat screens TVs in all bedrooms. All bedding and furnishings are brand new (spring 2016).
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This location has it all! You can hike or ride a bike through the woods at the state park, visit the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse, take a romantic walk on the beach at sunset, or build sand castles with the kids on the beach. Friendly locals, great places to eat nearby. Live music nearby - Fourth of July fireworks on the bay.


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Beautiful Private Beach AND Awesome First Landing State Park!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Perfect vacation retreat for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing in this beautiful private beach home. Only step to the beach and a park close by, as well as wonderful restaurants. The home is extremely comfortable with wonderful bed and sheets and the kitchen has everything and more you could ask for. The bedrooms all have there own floors so it gives everyone plenty of room. Highly recommend staying in this home as it is a perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Ralph & Sandy have a gorgeous home. Our family of 6 had plenty of room. The amenities were all thought of and the decor was beautiful. Access to the beach was steps away. A must stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved the house, in fact, we were so comfortable there we didn't want to leave. I wouldn't be surprised if we rented the place again in the near future. The location is great, even with the cold & rainy weather, we got to enjoy the Beach and First Landing State Park. Bummer we couldn't take advantage of the bikes! The house is roomy laid out nicely for our group. The master suite on third floor was a bonus. The jetted tub & big comfortable were quite relaxing after our busy days. Kitchen was great for cooking with everything you need.

The owners were great host and very welcoming. We had a flawless visit, so we didn't need their assistance, but they did provide us with ways to get ahold of them if we did.

This rental was money well spent and this house was part of a very special weekend for our group.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very classy and beautiful! Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home is so beautiful and located right at the bay/ocean front. It's in a low key neighborhood right near state park and great dining. The beds are extremely comfy even the trundle bed. Has bikes, chairs, umbrellas and outside shower. Perfect stay outside of the tourist area! Ralph and Sandy were easily accessible and quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend staying here.

Home details: 3 levels one bedroom on ground floor with king bed and full bath next to it. Two bedrooms on third level one is master with king bed and full bath, the other has double bed with single bunk and pull out trundle and full private bath. Kitchen & living area are on second floor with half bath. Kitchen is fully loaded with all your basic and cooking supplies.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was nice and clean. Kitchen could use a little TLC. No towel hooks in downstairs bathroom.

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Close to beach, hiking trails, grocery stores and restaurants.

Owners very responsive to any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have consistently received the highest marks possible from every guest until now. I have no idea what "TLC" is lacking. We have the finest cleaning crew in Va. Beach. We have invested in numerous extras. The kitchen is stocked with high quality amenities that are second to none. I believe we are getting less than a 5 star review because my wife wouldn't pause in trying to help our daughter hit by a Category 4 hurricane in the Florida Keys to go out and buy laundry detergent for this guest who called to tell us they ran out. Or maybe it's the lack of hooks in the bathroom???
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Perfect rental for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. This rental is perfect for your family vacation. Right next to an entrance to a somewhat private beach which was not crowded at all. Perfect for when the kids want to go back inside.

The owners had every amenity possible as well. This was easily the most well equipped rental we have ever stayed in and we definitely recommend staying at this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Chesapeake Bay beach
Car: recommended

Virginia Marine Science Museum, Ocean Breeze Waterpark at the oceanfront, I Fly indoor skydiving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check out no later than 10 AM, check in no earlier than 3 PM.

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