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On The Water, Large Balcony, Great Beach, Historic, Romantic

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Great Place to Relax. This Historical Building Takes you Away to Days Gone By

This is the upstairs to a 1920 Beach Cottage and separated like a Condo. It overseas the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and offers a great beach to swim in or walk on. The waves are gentle most the time, not choppy like Va Beach. The sandy shallow bottom is great for all ages. The view is incredible and you're only a few steps from the beach. There is a full kitchen and dining area with unique antiques throughout. The living room offers a place to watch TV or just read. There is a Queen Bed in one Bedroom and a double in the other. This is a place to relax. The fishing is also good. You can walk to the OceanView Pier or the Famous Thirsty Camel Restaurant.


More Details

Randy Luten
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Randy Luten

The owner bought the house and started a long remodeling effort to ensure the house stayed in its original condition. Except for adding central air and heat, not much has changed. With the breeze from the ocean take advantage of opening the windows as few if any bugs are able to fly in the breeze. This house has Character and Style. The owner spends a lot of time there in the lower unit and is about as Jimmy Buffet as they come.

Why Randy Luten chose Willoughby Spit

Built in 1920 for a Sea Captain, this is a very unique and historic house with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Thought to be the best location on Willoughby Spit.

What makes this cottage unique

You can't get closer to the Ocean. Great Beach. Beautiful Views, Romantic, Quite, Easy walk to the Famous Thirsty Camel and Oceanview Pier. 20 Minute Drive to Virginia Beach. 30 Minute drive to Busch Gardens and Williamsburg. 15 Minute drive to Norfolk downtown and harbor, where you can walk on a battleship, visit the Aquarium, Norfolk Zoo or stroll on the Water Front. Spend the day on the beach, swimming, biking, site seeing, eating seafood or just relaxing.


Willoughby Spit Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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On The Water, Large Balcony, Great Beach, Historic, Romantic
average rating of 4.214286 based on 14 reviews
Baltimore Maryland USA

A Little Slice Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This second floor of a beachfront cottage does not disappoint.

The pictures do not do justice to this beautiful space. The kitchen dining area is big enough for 2 people to cook together comfortably with plenty of counter space. The dining table easily sits 5 chairs with room around it for kids to play on the floor. The beds are super comfy. The living room only needs a pull out couch as this space could suit 6 people no problem. The outside deck was where we spent most of our time when not on the beach which was about 15 steps away. It is a locals beach so no fighting for a beach spot. the most people I counted on it on a sunny Sunday was 13!.

I would love to own this apt! it is spotless and the owner Randy Luten is kind and non-intrusive. If you are like me and work hard for your vacation money be assured that this property will be money well spent!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and generous words. It was a please having you stay and hope you are able to find your way back. Randy
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Middletown, DE

Loved the view

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time and we’re so happy we could bring our dog to run on the beach. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Subpar at best....

  • 2 of 5

The first impression wasn't good at all because we got there an hour late and we're told to come because the house still wasn't cleaned.

We immediately smelled a horrific odor because of the cleaning solution they used. The kitchen was very nice however, the house was very rundown and needed several repairs. We were left with only 1 trash can and expected to take our own trash out. I hope your not a sports fan because they do not have ESPN or any sports network.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've had our best Summer ever because we've had the best guests ever. However, I will have to update the guest book. There are 3 very large garbage cans on the outside of the house and a very large recycle can, for guests who wish to take their garbage outside once the inside one is full. There's a smart TV with 240 Channels including ESPN. Cleaning lady may have been behind schedule, but usually it's the other way around where we are letting people in early so their groceries can be put in the fridge or their children can play on the beach or both. The house is not in need of repair, but it was built in 1920, which most couples consider romantic. In fact we've gone to considerable expense to make it Historically appropriate. (Except for the Smart TV) :)
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Return visit is definitely in order!

  • 5 of 5

Being first time renters we soon discussed we were well under packed. No beach chairs, umbrella, or water toys. That's when Randy came to the rescue and offered us his things. He was awesome! We felt at home immediately. The outdoor shower was a welcome bonus. You could spend time in the water then come up and rinse off. Very nice! To contradict one of the posts here, the a/c worked perfectly, so much so that we had to turn it down to avoid frostbite. We are definitely planning to return next year. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking to spend some quality quiet time in a the charm of a vintage home. A+++++

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation here! The large porch is perfect for morning cup of coffee and evening glass of wine. Steps to the ocean and large beach that we had almost to ourselves. We loved watching various ships go by and also saw a pod of dolphins. Plenty of room inside for our family of four. Comfortable beds and nice room darkening drapes. It was in the nineties during our trip and a/c kept it cool inside. Randy was friendly and accommodating. Great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time here. Property was very clean, had everything we needed and you can't beat the direct access to the beach!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We try hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable, so a great review makes our day. You were super guests and a pleasure to meet.
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Norfolk Botanical Garden
Great Italian Food and Good Wines
Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar
Great Place for Lunch or Dinner. The locals love it.
Jessy's Tienda
We go here for Mexican. Authentic Mexican food and they have a Mexican Bakery.
Franco's By The Bay
Old Fashion Italian Food. Excellent Service, ambience, and most importantly Food.
Thirsty Camel
I've got friends in Low Places where the Whiskey Drowns and the Beer Chases. Well here it i...
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Thristy Camel
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oceanview Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Franco's or Thristy Camel
Nearest Beach
In the backyard
Car: recommended

Historic Williamburg, Va.

Virginia Beach Events

All things Ocean

Great Seafood Restaurants

Busch Gardens Amusement Park

Norfolk Zoo

Boat Rides and Fishing

Day Trip to Nags Head, NC

Williamsburg Water Park

Dolphins swimming by the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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