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- Private room
- Virginia Beach
Enjoy easy access to everything from this perfectly located home base. Less than 15 miles to Virginia Beach Towne Center, the oceanfront and downtown Norfolk. Close access to I-64, about 20 min from Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk Premium Outlets and IKEA. Driveway parking on a dead end street with a community park about 200 feet away from the front door. Neighborhood is family friendly for biking/running/walking. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. Please note: I do have a 60lb dog
- Private room
- Virginia Beach
We live in a nice two story house in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. We're 10 miles from downtown Norfolk and nine miles from Virginia Beach Ocean Front beaches. We're a short walk or drive to shops, bars, restaurants, and grocery stores. WiFi is available. A pool and a grill are available during the summer months. The kitchen, guest room and living room are accessible. Only out of town guests from all backgrounds are welcome.
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Your guide to Virginia Beach
All About Virginia Beach
Surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers come to Virginia Beach to spend sunny days at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay as it meets the Atlantic Ocean. The three-mile coastal boardwalk is lined with fresh-pressed juice shacks, pastry shops, and fashion boutiques, and there’s a separate lane for skaters and rollerbladers. Sweet saltwater taffy and maple nut fudge are traditional treats to savor along the shore, and local Lynnhaven oysters are an ever-popular mainstay on local menus.
For a commanding view of the bay, climb the 191 steps up Old Cape Henry Lighthouse — part of the journey involves climbing a tall ship’s ladder. Mount Trashmore provides an offbeat attraction that combines a skatepark, playground, and a grassy mound of reused landfill. If it’s been a while since your last surfing trip, Croatan Beach is the place to get some inspiration when it hosts the East Coast Surfing Championships.
How do I get around Virginia Beach?
If you’re flying to Virginia Beach, you have two primary options — Norfolk International Airport (ORF), 20 minutes from the oceanfront, and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), about an hour away. For train travelers, Amtrak services run to Newport News, which is linked to Virginia Beach by bus. Despite some heavy beachfront traffic and challenging parking, a car is one of the best ways to get to your vacation rental and explore once you’ve settled in. During the summer months, the 1920s-style VB Wave trolley system offers three routes, and rideshares are also available. If you plan on spending a lot of time at the beach itself, you can’t go wrong on a cruiser, bike, or just a comfy pair of flip-flops.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Virginia Beach?
Summer is by far the most popular season here, with the sun and sand attracting visitors looking for Virginia Beach condo rentals. Spring is a lovely time to visit, especially for those who enjoy the great outdoors and a mild climate. The fall is a not-so-well-kept secret in Virginia Beach, as pleasantly warm temperatures can extend well into September, allowing visitors to stretch out their stays with a little more space to breathe. This is also when the Neptune Festival showcases intricate sand sculptures along the shore. The holiday season is a big deal here, with plenty of festivities such as Holiday Lights at the Beach, the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler, and the Christmas Market. The winter months also bring thousands of migrating birds to the bay, and this is the place to be for whale-watchers.
What are the top things to do in Virginia Beach?
Marine Science Center
The Marine Science Center is committed to marine conservation through research, education, and sustainable practices. The center is focused on the study of native Chesapeake Bay marine animals and plants, though researchers have pursuits and interests that cover the world’s oceans and waterways. Take a boat tour to learn more about its work and the bay’s underwater residents.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Step back from the shore for a while and take a look around the collection at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on Parks Avenue. The popular Boardwalk Art Show takes place over the summer months, and the alternative ViBe District is home to craftspeople, skate shops, and music venues.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Grab your paddle and set out for a leisurely afternoon on the water. Explore Chesapeake Bay, venture into Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, or float further afield through the scenic Great Dismal Swamp. Harbor seals, black bears, bobcats, and even bald eagles can be spotted in the local area. Braving cooler temperatures in winter might even be rewarded with a humpback whale sighting.