1 block to Brdwalk & Beach! 2 bedroom 1 bath cozy CONDO!
About Holly Markhoff
We are a family of 4 who loves the beach and being outdoors! We welcome you to Sandcastle By the Shore, and invite you to feel at home!!
Holly Markhoff purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Holly Markhoff chose Northeast Virginia Beach
Our family has always loved the beach and the ocean! When we discovered this little condo, we felt so fortunate to be able to make it our home away from home, right near the water! We hope your family will enjoy your stay and create many happy memories here!
What makes this Condo unique
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Sandcastle By the Shore is only ONE block to the boardwalk and ocean area!! The complex is right on the corner of 9th and Pacific Avenue, on the east side of the street backing up to Atlantic Avenue!!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best place to stay in Virginia Beach
I booked this property because of its proximity to the beach, but was then amazed at how great the property was. It was clean, cozy, and well equipped for our stay. Furthermore, the owner was very accommodating, and a pleasure to deal with. My family and I have agreed to book this property every time we come to Virginia Beach. Thank you Holly.
Property was perfect size and location. Is was clean and proximity to the beach and everything was excellent. Would definitely stay there again. There were no issues but the owners were available for anything if we needed them. As a first time to Virginia Beach it was a GREAT TIME. Not having to drive once we got there was a huge plus. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for a relaxing stay in Virginia Beach.
Great place close to beach!
3 blocks to beach (5 minutes)
Close to the stores
Great size for a family of 4
1 free parking space
Communication with owners
Satellite TV and Wi-Fi
Nicely stocked kitchen (w/ pots, pans, utensils, crock pot, blender, coffee pot, etc.)
Lots of room for storage
Cons (all just minor issues)
Bedroom windows face 9th Street, which was loud Friday and Saturday nights (bought fan for background noise)
1 person kitchen (just had to make do-which wasn't a big problem)
Parking spot was tight (but neighbors were nice)
Had to figure out A/C as the living room was freezing and bedrooms were warm the first night
When it stormed, satellite TV went out
Well worth it and would stay here again!
Thank you so much for writing such a kind and thoughtful review! I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation, and the condo!
Thank you also for noting the 5 minute walk to the beach! We are super close to the beach and boardwalk area, right on the corner of 9th and Pacific in the midst of the hub bub!
*I actually have always thought of the condo as only a 1.5 block walk to the sand and ocean area! There is the one short width sized block walk from the corner of Pacific Avenue to the corner of Atlantic Avenue, and then right across Atlantic Avenue are all of the ocean front businesses and hotels! But, distance wise, there is a walk from Atlantic Avenue to, and across the boardwalk to get to the beach, which could be considered a short block as well! :)
I am relieved to know that a fan took care of the noise you heard from busy 9th street, and am so sorry it bothered you before the fan. I thank you for mentioning the noise that can come from 9th street, as we really want people to make an informed choice of where they want to stay, and understand our location! We REALLY ARE IN THE MIDST of the Atlantic Avenue/Board walk 'resort area' (boardwalk/beach area) which is super busy in the summer, and we are on a corner of a main thoroughfare! The wonderful news is you can park your car for the entire vacation, and walk, or even bike ride or trolley to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, night time street entertainment, the amusement park, arcade, shops, the convention center, various stages for concerts and beach music, etc.... It is only really toward the off season (beginning of September through mid May) that the area quiets down.
And, yes the kitchen is a thin galley type kitchen, but fortunately full size with a dishwasher, microwave, full sized oven and all of the conveniences!
The A/C issue is news to me, and I will research this a bit! I know the main vent is in the living room, and one is in the bathroom. I will need to see if one is in each bedroom as well! If so, were vents all open? If not, perhaps the door needs to be ajar for the air to circulate through the apartment?! I have not had that issue before, and will investigate! Thank you for bringing to our attention!
As for the tv, we use Cox Cable for our tv channel package, HBO, and wifi, but we don't have a satellite dish. My thought is that the storm temporary knocked out the local wifi & cable, either to the area, street, or our complex. I am hopeful that channels and wifi were up the next day and that Cox Cable was right on it?? I always make certain guests have all of my contact information, so I hope anyone who stays will always feel invited and welcome to call or text me if this happens! (I will then call Cox cable immediately and see what the scoop is, and if perhaps just a signal needs to be sent to the router to get the cable up quicker !)
THANK YOU AGAIN for taking the time to write your thoughtful review, for your patience and your problem solving. Your feed back keeps me in the loop and helps me to offer the best vacation home I possibly can, and communicate well to future guests!
Kind Regards, Holly
great place close to beach and board walk. Clean and cozy, ac was a life saver very hot on our stay, parking really tight but overall would stay again.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the condo and Va Beach, particular during what seems the hottest week of this summer! Thank you so much for also mentioning that the condo was clean and cozy! The cleaner who works with us is amazingly meticulous! And, I hope that even though the parking lot is tight, having that reserved spot so close to the boardwalk and beach made the space feel like a gem! Thank you again for both your patronage and your kind review.
Great location just a 5 minute walk to the beach!
This is a great little condo for our family of four. The kitchen was well stocked, there was plenty of blankets and quality bath towels. The only thing we were missing was somewhere to hang wet towels and bathing suits-a drying rack would be a great addition. Thanks Holly and family for sharing!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. I am so happy that the condo was a great fit for your family of four. We are also a family of four, and the condo is a perfect fit for us as well. (For those reading, the condo can accommodate up to 6, if a second person sleeps in the double bed , and the single sized sleeper love seat is used. I recommend that just up to 5 adults can fit comfortably.) Thank you also for noticing the stocked kitchen and quality bath towels! (I buy new, fresh fluffy towels each year and really appreciate that they were enjoyed and noticed!! I also love your idea of a drying rack! There is little extra space, so perhaps a fold up drying rack that can be set up in the bath tub, or by a window with a towel or plastic tub under it? I will problem solve and add right away! And finally, thank you for trusting us to provide a nice vacation home for you and your family. I hope you will always feel welcome to come back to stay.
Can't beat the location and price. Well stocked kitchen. Great cable internet. Furniture worn enough that one does not fear being the first to cause damage. Artwork on the walls painted by the owner is a nice touch.
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review ! I loved all of your comments ...particularly about the art! :). And, your furniture comment helps me feel better about some of the more ‘used & comfortable’ pieces ! I am so happy that you felt at home. Thank you again for your delightful review !
Located right in the heart of the Virginia Beach resort and boardwalk area! The Board walk, beach & ocean, play grounds, shops, restaurants and art galleries are steps away!