Located on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, this recently renovated historic cottage is perfect for a small family or a pair of couples looking for a vacation in Norfolk! With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a pleasant covered porch, this vacation rental is the ideal beach escape. The bright, coastal decor will make you feel right at home, and getting to the shore is as simple as walking through the backyard! Explore Norfolk and make sure to visit Ocean View Beach Pier for some delicious seafood!
-- THE PROPERTY --
Historic Home | Beach Access | Ocean View
Beach-loving families will love escaping to this waterfront retreat located only a short drive from the best Norfolk attractions and excellent dining!
Bedroom 1: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Additional Sleeping: Pack ‘n Play
INDOOR LIVING: Smart TV, 6-person dining table, spiral staircase, beach decor, natural light, hardwood floors
OUTDOOR LIVING: Covered porch w/ outdoor seating, charcoal grill, private yard, bay location (calmer water)
KITCHEN: Fully equipped, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, knife set, dishware/flatware, breakfast bar w/ seating for 2
GENERAL: Free WiFi, washer & dryer, central heating & air conditioning, linens/towels, ceiling fans, beach chairs & towels, board games, high chair, baby gate, electrical outlet safety plugs, drawer stops, starter set of dish soap, toiletries, toilet paper, trash bags & paper towels, breakers (for storms)
FAQ: Access only by stairs, not suitable for guests with limited mobility, safe for young children, pets fee (paid pre-arrival)
PARKING: Driveway (4 vehicles)
-- THE LOCATION --
BEACHES + PARKS: Ocean View Beach (walking distance), Ocean View Beach Park (1.9 miles), Sarah Constant Beach Park (2.4 miles), Chic's Beach (7.6 miles), Town Point Park (9.4 miles), First Landing State Park (11.2 miles), Virginia Beach (18.7 miles)
ATTRACTIONS: Norfolk Botanical Garden (5.3 miles), Virginia Zoo (8.1 miles), Chrysler Museum of Art (8.8 miles), USS Wisconsin (9.3 miles), Nauticus (9.4 miles), Cape Henry Lighthouse (16.2 miles)
LOCAL EATS: The Bold Mariner Brewing Company (0.1 miles), A World of Good (1.2 miles), Jessy's Taqueria (1.2 miles), Karla's Beach House (1.3 miles), Pizza Chef Restaurant & Sports Bar (1.4 miles), El Rey Taqueria (1.5 miles), Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar (2.5 miles), Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant (2.6 miles)
AIRPORT: Norfolk International Airport (6.1 miles)
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-- POLICIES --
- No smoking
- Pet friendly with a fee
- No events, parties, or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- NOTE: All bedrooms are located on the second floor and require stairs; therefore, this property might not be suitable for guests with limited mobilityRead more
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