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Wiseacre MidCentury Lake Estate: Near Beach & Bay

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12 guests2 bedrooms7 beds1.5 baths
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Welcome to WISEACRE! Tranquility & whimsy at 4,000sf estate on Lake Whitehurst, 3-acre backyard featuring water on 3 sides. 2 guest rooms, queen beds & en-suite bath, chef's kitchen. 5 minutes to Chesapeake Bay, 15 minutes to Va Beach Oceanfront. Patios, hot tub, oh so much space in Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home-share. Families, friends, couples, groups. Dog-friendly (extra $). Chill Superhost, 400+ 5-star reviews.

The space
Welcome to Wiseacre, an expansive retreat reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.—with a dollop of “Mad Men” tossed in. This whimsical 4000sf Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Mid-Century Modern property offers a relaxing respite from the rat race, all on one-level with a cavernous 650sf great room (20-foot ceilings), chef's kitchen, 10-foot dining table, porch & hot tub, multiple terraces—and 3 acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by Lake Whitehurst (fishing, sublime sunsets).

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* This is an Airbnb home-share. That means I live at the property. When home, I spend a majority of time in my office, allowing you full access to all public spaces in the 4,000sf house. Think of it as a cross between a facilities manager and your own butler on call. Please check out our 400+ five-star reviews for guests' perspective.
Unfortunately, guests continue to book without absorbing this detail... That's why you will see it repeated 6 times through the listing... apologies for the redundancy!

* Guests are privy to 2 private bedrooms with queen-size beds, one with 55" HDTV/DVR/DVD. They share a modern jack & jill bathroom w/step-in shower. Additional overnight/sleeping options available in the Great Room.
* Keyless self-entry, free WiFi & coffee/tea make your stay all the more convenient.
* Amazon Echo available throughout the house, with Amazon Prime music and SiriusXM.
* Hot tub within all-season porch (robes provided), multiple terraces w/seating and vistas with spectacular sunrises & sunsets, fishing, plenty of free parking.

--> Any group of more than six hosted at the home must be discussed with your host in advance.
--> Your host is on-premises during your stay at this Airbnb home-share. I am a full-time work-at-home journalist. Consider this your private getaway... with a butler.

PET POLICY
* Wiseacre is pleased to allow HOUSE-TRAINED, SOCIALIZED dogs. Please discuss in advance. Fee is $45. --> no cats.
* If your dog suffers from separation anxiety when you are out, kindly do not bring to Wiseacre. Cage required if your pet is "excitable," or under 1yo.
** Damage will be evaluated, with charges in the event of any harm to carpets, woodwork, linens, owner belongings. --> Please: You are responsible for the behavior of your dog.

We are 5 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk Botanical Garden, while the Virginia Beach oceanfront/boardwalk is an easy 15-minute drive. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Yorktown & Jamestown are an hour away.

PLEASE NOTE
--> Absolutely NO VISITORS to the home other than those booked overnight, without discussing before arrival.
--> Your host is on premises during your stay. I am a work-at-home freelance journalist. Consider this your private getaway... with a butler.

* Local restaurants, taverns, groceries, gas, museums, shopping within minutes. The Wiseacre "Guidebook" is packed with lots of suggestions on-site!
* High-speed Internet: Password shared upon arrival.
* Keyless entry, with personalized 4-digit code.
* Towels & Linens provided. Shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer, iron.
* Coffee & Tea: And lots of it.
* Parking: Private driveway.
* Sweet 5yo Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Charlotte is your co-host. She spends 99% of her time with me in my office, and will grant you privacy—or love.

Enjoy the best of both worlds: serenity on-site & all conveniences minutes away. Welcome to Coastal Virginia... and Wiseacre!

=PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE POTENTIALLY BOOKING=
* This is an Airbnb home-share. That means I live at the property. Think of it as a cross between a facilities manager and your own butler on call. Please check out our 400+ five-star reviews for guests' perspective.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
5 single beds, 1 air mattress, 2 floor mattresses

Amenities

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 25 spaces
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
55" HDTV with premium cable, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, standard cable
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Full kitchen

Step-free entrance to the room

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Location

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

* Located on the border of Norfolk & Virginia Beach and adjacent to the Little Creek Norfolk Naval Base, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, I-64, 460, Shore Drive (Route 60).
* Minutes from Norfolk International Airport.
* Within a half mile: countless local restaurants, taverns, groceries, churches, gas, wine & liquor, conveniences and retail.
* Wiseacre is 5 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk Botanical Garden, while the Virginia Beach oceanfront/boardwalk is an easy 15-minute drive. Downtown Norfolk and hip Ghent are 12 minutes away on I-64.
* For a day trip, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens are an hour’s drive.
* Norfolk Premium Outlet Mall and IKEA are 5 minutes away.

Hosted by Chuck

Joined in November 2014
  • 412 Reviews
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HELLO! I've been sharing my home since November 2014, and I love the pioneering spirit of Airbnb guests from all walks of life! As a Superhost, I hope to provide everything you need, but more so, to do what I can to help you create lots of new memories here at Wiseacre, with no fuss. I want to you feel at HOME during your stay. I have worked as a professional journalist for more than three decades. I'm a friendly, conversational, open-minded guy. If you'd like to share a beverage on the terrace, I'm game. Or if you'd rather enjoy your privacy and have a getaway from life's chaos, this 4,000sf home also allows for minimal interaction. The choice is yours. Hope to see you soon! =Chuck=
HELLO! I've been sharing my home since November 2014, and I love the pioneering spirit of Airbnb guests from all walks of life! As a Superhost, I hope to provide everything you nee…
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Your host Chuck has worked in the entertainment industry as a professional journalist for decades. As a former New York City boy with southern roots, I'm an affable, open-minded guy.

PLEASE NOTE: Airbnb created the "sharing economy"; thus, this is my home and I am present during your stay. I'll show you around, help get you settled in... and then let you enjoy your time at Wisacre. Any concerns? Please scan our 400+ reviews.
Your host Chuck has worked in the entertainment industry as a professional journalist for decades. As a former New York City boy with southern roots, I'm an affable, open-minded gu…
Chuck is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy