House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 16
About Terri Layne-Beigel
Real Estate broker/owner of Ocean Real Estate in Virginia Beach
Terri Layne-Beigel purchased this House in 2004
Why Terri Layne-Beigel chose Croatan Beach
My husband and I love the location overlooking the lake and 1 minute walk to beach!
What makes this House unique
10 minutes from the Convention center. 1/4 mile from 40 block Virginia Beach Boardwalk (shops and restaurants) and 1/4 mile to the Aquarium and Marine Science museum, and Ocean Breeze water park. Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens approximately 1 hour away!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
NORMALLY 7 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKS (spring break, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years). 7 night min in the summer--SAT TO SAT RENTALS.
NO CANCELLATIONS BUT GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO COVER ANY UNEXPECTED TRIP INTERRUPTIONS AT INSURE MY TRIP DOT COM
GUEST MUST PAY AN 8% VIRGINIA BEACH TAX.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great space for family
Great location in quiet neighborhood close to the beach. The upstairs living space is open and great for family gathering. The first floor , however, smelled musty and the electricity didn’t work . We also noted that there was food left in the oven and beer bottles on the outside table . The property manager was very helpful and prompt when contacted about these issues . The cleaning service came and cleaned the mildew off of the doors and shower curtain in first floor that was causing the odors . The promptness of the service made up for the uncleanliness and overall we had a wonderful vacation .
Thank you so much for choosing our Beachhouse! We are so sorry for the inconvenience. .Thank you for making us aware so we could take care of it immediately! All issues are resolved and everything is back to normal!
Very nice home in a very nice location.
Really enjoyed our stay. Very easy to rent and the property owner was easy to communication with.
Not a realxing vacay
A beautiful and quiet beach neighborhood. The neighbors are friendly and it is safe.
The rental home looks great from the front. Check in process was exactly as described. There was a glass shell full of treats on the entry table. It looked like this was going to be a great place to be, then we walked up stairs to realize it was 85 degrees in the house and the air conditioning wasn't working. There was a portable unit already in the main living area, so that was out indication that this wasn't a problem that just had started. Since we arrived around 4, I didn't email the property manager until that evening. She was very kind to respond and tell me that she was sorry and she would have other portable units brought over until the problem could be resolved. My mom and brother both have health issues and the house was so hot that night, it was miserable. No one slept well and we all woke up hoping for a better day. The first portable unit was delivered late that afternoon, but no other units came until the next day. Staying at the beach during an extreme heatwave without air is NOT fun. Not to mention, by the second night, we realized that the garage was infested with cockroaches of all sizes! I realize this is the south, but there were so many and they were bolting into the pool table and under the fridge in the garage every time we turned the light on. When the final units were delivered, they were put in by someone who is not maintenance. He left huge gaps in the windows where the units fed out. By Monday night, the basement twin room had been overrun by mosquitoes! It was horrible. I used spray to kill them after we removed all of our things. Then, my husband and I had to sleep upstairs on a leather couch for the night because it smelled so badly. We stuffed towels around the door so that the smell wouldn't come out to the other rooms. Even with units in the house, it wasn't much better. By Tuesday the mechanic came and got the blower working a little better, but also, the heat outside dropped. Beyond the air, there is mold in the basement bathroom and the upstairs bathroom smells like rotten eggs (probably due to lack of air circulation). The hot tub was nice, but the lack of care around it led to a lot of bees, cockroaches(at night), mosquitoes and ants. This home needs to be invested in. The owner and manager were very kind, but the problems could be avoided with regular maintenance.
We are very sorry that the AC went out at the start of your visit during such a hot week! We had the portable AC units brought in while we were waiting for an AC part. Unfortunately here in the south we do have extreme humidity and heat brings bugs but our maintenance team DOES keep the perimeter of the house sprayed. And those bugs are palmetto bugs that live outside--NOT regular cockroaches. We DO NOT have mold--there was a small piece of grout missing. To anyone reading this--all of the problems have been resolved!!!
Good stay but.....
House is good but AC in bedroom didn’t get the room cool. Also,
lake access is difficult. We brought kayaks but there isn’t a lot of room to access the lake which is across the street from the house. Paddle boat is ok for 2 people but not 4.
Rooms are spacious & lots of tvs is nice but downstairs bathroom needs TLC. We were there during a hot week so we didn’t use the hot tub or the pool table in the garage. The outdoor grill is a mess. We cooked inside once but it got too hot in the house to do that again. AC needs to be serviced. Lots of beach chairs & beach was great.
Thank you for choosing our beach house! Unfortunately we had 100 degree temps that week. The AC has been serviced! There is actually plenty of room to take our boat or a guest kayak on the lake in front of our home--people do it all the time!
It is classified as a 5 person paddle boat but only 2 people can pedal the boat at one time--the others just ride on the boat!
The bathrooms and kitchen have all been remodeled within the last 8 years.
Would not recommend
When you go to get the keys & the house is wide open, then you only get 1 key for 2 families staying there & never got the keys . But wait not sure how old these pictures are but not the same house. Half the things in the house & outside don't work & if you call about it forget about that you paid for this vacation you are expected to wait for maintenance to show up. The only saving grace is the neighbor nextdoor
We appreciate that you chose our Beachhouse— I am very sorry to hear that you had a few problems!
We only have a five hour window between guests so if the last guests breaks something Unfortunately sometimes we have to get it repaired after the next guest checks in.
We value our guests and want everything to be right for you!
Again our sincere apologies!
Virginia Beach Family Vacation 2019
Our first experience with VRBO. Our landlords made everything so easy. When we had any issues, they taken care of immediately. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. It was fabulous. With our son in the Navy, it's been almost 3 yrs since we were all together. It was priceless. 16 of us enjoyed this home.
Many many thanks for choosing our Beachhouse — we’re so glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation!!!
swimming-1 to 2 minute walk to beach
hot tub on back deck-open all year round!!!
Virginia Beach resort board walk nearby-approx 1/4 mile
Ocean Breeze Water Park nearby-approx 1/4 mile
Virginia Marine Science Museum-approx 1/4 mile
Colonial Williamsburg/Busch Gardens approx 1 hour drive North
Washington D.C. approx 3 to 3 1/2 hour drive North
Outer Banks of North Carolina approx 1 hour drive South