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Virginia Beach, Virginia is one of the most popular places in the U.S. for a beach vacation because of its family-friendly attractions, iconic boardwalk, and excellent dining scene. There’s plenty of sand and sun to keep everyone entertained here and also lots of vacation rental properties available if you’re looking for an alternative to a standard hotel.
These rentals are mostly condos and townhouses, but you can also find some unique lodging options in Virginia Beach by browsing Airbnb and Vrbo. Here are some highly-rated options to choose from!
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This is a popular guest suite available to rent in Virginia Beach that’s a studio space for two people. It’s a secluded spot with a kitchenette, private seating area and BBQ outside, two bikes you can use, and laundry facilities. It’s easy to cook light meals while staying here and relax while watching the 70-inch TV. The rental also comes with a work desk, full-size closet, window reading nook, and robes. The Virginia Beach boardwalk is just three blocks away from the home, and it’s also nice to bike to the state park from here.
Here’s a 350-square foot cottage for your Virginia Beach vacation and that’s in a gated community on the Back Bay. It’s about two blocks from the beach and accommodates four people with one bedroom and one bathroom. The cottage has a queen-size bed, full-size pullout sofa, TV with cable, kitchen, and both indoor and outdoor dining tables. The host provides guests with lots of fun perks, including two bikes, two kayaks, two fishing poles, two beach chairs, and cornhole boards. There’s a private dock and community boat slip that you can use here, as well as shared tennis courts and a pool in the residential complex.
Available to rent on Airbnb, this vacation rental accommodates three people and is on the north end of the boardwalk. It’s steps away from the beach and ocean and is a studio space with a queen-size bed, sofa bed, and bathroom. This small, oceanfront complex is a nice spot for small families and couples. You’ll love the balcony with views of the ocean and also access to the saltwater pool, large BBQ deck, lawn on the beach, and reserved parking space. Your rental comes with Wi-Fi, a full-service kitchen, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler.
You’ll be about eight blocks from the beach when you rent this Vrbo townhouse that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s a recommended space for up to six people and has queen-size beds in each of the bedrooms. The home also has a backyard that offers seating, a grill, festive lights, music, and an outdoor shower.
Two guests can stay in this cozy, one-bedroom cottage apartment that’s in the north-end section of Virginia Beach. It’s a great couple’s getaway spot that’s just a block from the beach and the state park as well. You’ll have two outdoor sitting areas here, an outdoor shower, grill, and off-street parking available for your vehicle. The patio comes with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and an umbrella for you to enjoy some outdoor time.
You can also stay in the lower living area of this Vrbo host’s townhome with up to four people for your Virginia Beach trip. It’s in the north end area of town and close to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, and shopping. You won’t have access to a kitchen here, but there is a mini-fridge and microwave in your space, as well as a Keurig machine. The host provides guests with beach chairs, boogie boards, and a TV. You’ll be about three blocks from the oceanfront and can get to everything on foot while staying here. The front door for access is shared with the host, and there is a dog that lives on the second level of the house. Inquire with the host about bringing your own guest pet.
Six people can book this Airbnb vacation rental and have two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms to themselves. It’s a Virginia Beach condo that is 1,205 square feet in size and spread out over three floors. The home comes with a gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi, an electric fireplace, and TVs. It comes with everything you need to be comfortable and also a reserved parking spot directly in front of the door. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other bedroom has two queen-size beds for your group.
With this vacation rental, you’ll be five blocks from the beach for your group of up to six people. It’s a 1,600-square-foot home with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms for rent on Vrbo. The home faces Lake Holly in the heart of Virginia Beach and is a great option if you have kids. It’s easy to get to all the local attractions when you stay here and also feel right at home with the gas fireplace, TVs, driveway, outdoor shower, patio, and deck with seating in a fenced yard. There are lots of movies to watch here and some games to play.
For a very unique way to experience Virginia Beach, how about renting a vintage camper for your trip? This restored camper is mobile and can be relocated to a campground of your choice or private property in the Virginia Beach area. Guests are not allowed to haul the camper, but the host will deliver and pick it up as long you choose the location and pay for the campground fee, as necessary. It’s a great option for two adults and perhaps a small child too. The camper comes with a mini-fridge, microwave, kitchen essentials, TV, full-size bed, and twin-size bed.
Although many of the Virginia Beach vacation rentals prohibit pets, this cottage welcomes furry friends and has a fully fenced yard for them to run around. It’s a 957-square-foot condo that sleeps six people and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. When you stay here, you’ll be about 264 steps to the direct public beach access point. There are some walking trails in the park nearby as well. If you’re up for a 2.4-mile walk along the beach, you can also get to the boardwalk from here.
Hosted on Vrbo, this studio condo is 300 square feet in size and a popular option for up to three people. It is on the north end of the boardwalk and a small complex that works well for couples and small families. There are two beds, a full bathroom, full-size appliances, and Wi-Fi here. For sleeping arrangements, there is a queen-size bed and a queen sleeper sofa. The complex offers a pool, reserved parking space, laundry machines, and a BBQ area.
Airbnb enthusiasts love staying at this detached house that is two miles from the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. It works well for up to five people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll be in a quiet neighborhood and have a nice backyard to relax in. Nearby attractions are the aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Motor World, the beach, and a supermarket. The home also comes with Wi-Fi, a TV, and laundry machines.