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Virginia Beach is a popular vacation destination offering everything from city attractions to time on the sand. Water sports and nature lovers can enjoy both the Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay, and there is plenty of art to explore along with shops and great eateries. If your idea of the perfect base includes a pool, you’ve got plenty of options, including these top Airbnb and VRBO vacation rentals.
7-Bedroom Beach House
You’ll be able to bring your extended family and friends to this beach house that accommodates at least 16, located on the closest road to the Atlantic, Sandfiddler, so close you can hear the waves. Look forward to what feels like your own stretch of private beach, swimming in your private pool and soaking in the hot tub too. The house itself includes every comfort imaginable, with three master suites that have wrap-around private decks. The rooms on the first floor are ideal for kids, with entertainment like a flat-screen TV, Blu Ray and more than 30 board games. Adults will appreciate being able to relax on the top level with ocean and bay views on either side.
Secluded Cottage with Pool, 1 Mile to Beach
The perfect place to relax and play, this secluded home sits on nearly a full acre, providing seclusion on the Great Neck River with kayaks, bikes, and cornhole available. A two-bedroom cottage, it boasts water views from every room, and you’ll be able to cap off every day by watching glorious sunsets from inside or out. Look forward to swimming in your private pool, kayaking in the river and spending days at the beach, just a 10-minute drive away. If you’re into it, bring your fishing and/or crabbing gear to catch your own dinner as the river is right in the backyard. It includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, Wi-Fi, and an office for those planning a working vacation.
The highlights of the Modernist Oasis are the heated pool and private, enclosed front yard, with a location that’s just steps from the beach and a short drive to the resort area. Ideal for a large group, it includes two homes, the main house with four bedrooms plus a two-bedroom guest house, accommodating as many as 12 guests. It has great outdoor living spaces, including a small garden, gas grill and a hot/cold outdoor shower in the yard. You can also enjoy relaxing in the large screened-in porch that spans the width of the house. A full kitchen, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and all the essentials are provided too.
‘Vitamin Sea’ is a large, tranquil beach cottage with five bedrooms sleeping up to 13 guests and you can bring your four-legged friend as it’s dog friendly. It includes a large pool, poolside deck, covered patio and lawn that’s all fenced in, along with a large first level suite ideal for watching movies and playing video games after a day at the beach which is just a short walk away. All the bedrooms come with TVs, while the large kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a bar seating five and a dining area for eight.
'Forget About It' Suite, Steps to the Beach
This aptly named guest suite allows you to forget about all your cares, with the beach just 300 steps away and a pool for swimming with the sounds of the ocean waves. Located on the quiet north end of Sandbridge Beach, as there is no public parking, you’ll often find empty stretches of sand to enjoy all to yourself. It includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to five guests, with a full kitchen that has necessary condiments like commonly used spices, salt and pepper along with TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
Large Luxury Home Across Street from Oceanfront
Located in an upscale, residential beach community, this seven-bedroom, five-bath home sleeps as many as 19 guests and is located just a few feet from Croatan Beach, one of the nicest in the area, right across from the ocean. Just a few of the highlights include an outdoor pool and hot tub, rec room with a pool and Ping Pong table, a full kitchen, wet bar and wine cooler, and even an elevator to take you from the ground floor to the top floor. Plus, there’s a TV and DVD player in every room and a large furnished deck with beach chairs and umbrellas.
Oceanfront Beach Studio with Exceptional Views
Another fantastic option for being right on the oceanfront, this studio condo for three sits just off the boardwalk and includes access to the community pool. As it’s on the third floor, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular Atlantic, sunrise, and sunset views. Look forward to sipping your morning coffee from the balcony as the sun comes up, and watching the dolphins dance through the surf.
Updated Virginia Beach Studio, Steps to the Ocean
This bright and colorful studio offers a seaside feel with turquoise walls while featuring plenty of desirable amenities, including a fantastic kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances, and a Keurig coffeemaker. It accommodates up to four with a full-size sofa bed and a queen-size Murphy bed and includes Wi-Fi and a 43″ flat-screen Smart TV for streaming movies and shows. Plus you’ll be just a short stroll from the beach, boardwalk!, shops, and cafes. It also comes with access to the property’s pool and gated beach area with loungers.
Country Comfort, Close to the Beaches
Located just minutes from the beaches, dining, shopping, and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, this one-bedroom suite offers plenty of comforts for up to two guests and provides access to a large shared pool and deck overlooking a pond with fountains. It’s surrounded by trees and a gazebo and includes a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
Modern Condo at Oceanfront Complex with Pool
If you want to be right on the boardwalk, this studio-sized condo sleeps up to three guests with a queen-size bed plus a queen sofa bed, located in an oceanfront complex and privates access to a pool. It sits at the desired north end of the boardwalk and comes with a private balcony and front porch for enjoying the ocean views and dolphins that frequently pass by. You’ll have a full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, a/c, and Wi-Fi too.
Modern Barn at Hunt Club Farm
This recently built, architect-designed space is located in a private equestrian community, nestled in a wooded corner to ensure privacy and seclusion. Guests have access to a swimmable half-acre Koi pond, a treehouse-gazebo and a deck. Enjoy getting to know the adorable miniature donkeys and playing on the pickleball court too, for the perfect mix of beach and countryside vacation. The space includes a full kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals, a washer/dryer, fireplace, and all the other usual comforts of home.