A welcoming retreat near the Chesapeake bay where you can paddle board or kayak with dolphins, fish or just lie in the sun. Enjoy a multitude of fabulous restaurants or ride a bicycle to the excitement of the Virginia Beach ocean front.
Enjoy a private and secure room with your own coffee maker and refrigerator. Enjoy grilling at the covered outdoor kitchen with plenty of seating for a meal or just relax and read a book.
Access your room directly from the back entrance of the house with a shared bathroom. You will have off street parking and access to the entire outdoor kitchen. Enjoy a shower in the huge outdoor shower after a day at the beach. 2 paddle boards, 2 bicycles and a 2 person kayak available for rent during your stay. Clothes washer and dryer available for use just outside you room door.
Interaction with Guests
We stay in the main part of the house and will be available often to advise on activities and dining opportunities as needed. Speak English, French and some Spanish if necessary.
Quiet neighborhood with a huge park with a large frisbee golf course, 3 dog parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, covered picnic shelters and trails. A short bike ride to the bay or to the trails of the new Pleasure House Point nature area. Ride a bike 2 miles down the road to Chick's Oyster bar and sit on the deck enjoying a cold beer and spectacular seafood as you watch the sunset. Or go fishing on the Lynnhaven fishing pier just across the street. It doesn't get any better than this.
We have bicycles for rent or you can take the local bus to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or Virginia Beach Town Center. Taxi's are also available.
Other Things to Note
We have 2 cats and a loving dog. We have a girls and a boys beach cruiser for rent for $10 each for the day and a 2 person sit-on-top ocean kayak for rent for $20 for the day.
We will respect your privacy and we expect the same. You are free to come and go as you like. There are ash trays outback if you smoke but there is no smoking in the house. If you use the outdoor kitchen we expect you to clean up behind yourself.
We had a great, if brief, experience at the Bayside Retreat. Staying here was a wonderful and relaxing part of our busy trip. We made it to the beach quickly and easily by car, and really appreciated the guidebook provided by Todd and Isabelle. The space is clean, inviting, and comfortable. The host and host-dog were extremely kind & welcoming. Would recommend this spot for anyone traveling to Virginia Beach!
My wife and I went down to Virginia Beach for our 3 year anniversary and the Bayside Retreat at Todd & Isabelle's was perfect.
From communications before we arrived to our first moments there, Todd was laid back, helpful and attentive. He and Isabelle are friendly and welcoming - and the house is a beautiful haven with lovely green space and fruit trees. The house is a short distance from the beach and multiple lovely park areas. It is in a nice neighborhood, only a few blocks from main avenues, making it convenient to get to a variety of locations.
Todd gave us the inside information on local eateries and things to do and was a perfect guide - resulting in a lovely time at local beaches kayaking & paddle-boarding and excellent meals out. It also resulted in my wife and I enjoying something we have always dreamed of doing: swimming with dolphins in the wild!
The room is private and the adult children living at home are quiet, respectful and friendly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I expect we will be back again before too long!
Todd provided all the information that we could have asked for before and during our weekend stay. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, but the real gem was the back porch patio and cooking area--a great place to make breakfast and casually start the day. The neighborhood felt safe and was quiet each evening.
Todd is gracious host
Outside shower is cool
Three backyard is impressive
The shared bathroom was noisy in middle of night as people came and went.
Beach was further from the house than I expected.
I have to admit I was a little surprised to see a negative review. It's our first. All our other guests have had an overwhelmingly positive review of our place and we sincerely work hard to ensure a positive stay for all our guest. After all you are on vacation and I would hate t be the one responsible for making it less than awesome. I will say that the location of our place is clearly marked on the AirBnB map so our distance from the beach shouldn't have been a surprise. As for the noise in the restroom, I apologize. We try our best to keep it quiet but I think the door needs a little grease. Again, I can't apologize enough for this and we will do our best to remedy the problem in the future. Thanks again for staying with us.
Todd & Isabelle are wonderful hosts! We couldn't have asked for more and really enjoyed our stay :) loved their cozy home and beautiful garden and outside area to hang out and relax!
They also took us to the MOCA and we had a great time :)
Thanks again for hosting us!
We would always go back!
Vielleicht bis bald :)
My boyfriend and I stayed with Todd and his family for two nights during Labor day weekend. We had a great time and Todd is an amazing host. The place is peaceful and beautiful with a large outdoor area with grills and an amazing garden. I would go again and recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a great vacation. In addition, Todd and his wife showed us around town and took us to a bar. We got to know some of his friends and felt like we had a really cool experience that we would not have had, had we stayed at a hotel. Thank you Todd!
Lovely hosts! Todd and Isabelle were gracious and refreshingly laid back and made us feel very very welcome. Their local insight was perfect for our short stay as we didn't waste time trying to figure things out on our own. Definitely recommend their place anytime you find yourself in or around virginia beach!
We are a married couple with grown children. We love the outdoors, our pets and dining out. I grew up in Virginia Beach and know just about everything there is to know about what to do and how to get around the city. I will help in any way I can to make your stay enjoyable. My wife was born and raised in France and speaks fluent French so if you speak French and need assistance with the language she will help as much as she can.