MidCentury-Modern Lake Estate: Near Beach & Bay

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Private room in home hosted by Chuck

  1. 12 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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Welcome to WISEACRE ESTATE! Tranquility & whimsy in 4,000sf estate on Lake Whitehurst, 3-acre grounds surrounded by water on all sides. 2 guest bedrooms with private en-suite bath, gourmet kitchen. Hot tub, dog-friendly, patios, dedicated work space/WiFi, off-street parking, oh so much space in Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home-share. Families, friends, couples, solos, groups! Chill Superhost, 450+ 5-star reviews.

The space
Welcome to Wiseacre Estate, an expansive Coastal Virginia retreat reminiscent of 1950s Las Vegas with a dollop of “Mad Men” tossed in. This whimsical 4,000sf 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), gourmet kitchen, 10x4-foot dining table, hot tub, dog-friendly accommodations, porch & patio—and 3 acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by Lake Whitehurst (freshwater fishing, sublime sunsets).

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* Our award-winning Airbnb—with kudos from Reader's Digest (Top Virginia destination), Jones Around the World (Best "Group" Airbnb in Virginia Beach), Wedding Wire, Airbnb and Tripadvisor—is a HOME-SHARE. This means your host lives at the property. I spend a majority of time in my office, allowing you full access to ALL spaces. Think of it as having a facilities manager and your own butler on-call. Please check out our 450+ five-star reviews.

* Guests are privy to 2 private bedrooms with queen beds, one with 55" HDTV/DVR. 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, limitless off-street parking & coffee/tea.
* HOT TUB located within all-season porch (robes provided), multiple outdoor terraces w/seating.
* Amazon Echo available throughout the house... let the music play!

PET POLICY
* * Wiseacre is pet-friendly for HOUSE-TRAINED, SOCIALIZED dogs. Please discuss in advance. Fee is $45. Sorry, no cats, snakes or ponies.
* While we love dogs here, if yours suffers from separation anxiety, PLEASE DO NOT BRING TO WISEACRE. You are responsible for the behavior of your dog. Charges evaluated in the event of harm to carpets, woodwork, linens, etc.

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

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

*** PLEASE NOTE: NO VISITORS to the home other than those booked overnight, without discussing before arrival.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Bay view
City skyline view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 25 spaces
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
55" HDTV with premium cable, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, standard cable

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Where you’ll be

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) and Norfolk International Airport.
* Within a mile are a bounty of local restaurants of all cuisines, including "daily catch" seafood from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay; taverns, breakfast diners, outdoor eateries, scenic dining and locally owned coffee bars.
* Parks, hiking, trails, horseback riding, kayaks, deep sea fishing are all available in nearby Virginia Beach.
* Every supermarket you can imagine, within 10-15 minutes, including Wegmans, Kroger, Lidl, Aldi, Walmart and Fresh Food Market.
* Churches, gas, wine & liquor, conveniences all within 5 minutes.
* Norfolk Premium Outlets and IKEA are 10 minutes from home!
* 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.

Hosted by Chuck

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 449 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…

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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

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy