LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Many lovely B&Bs are located in quiet rural areas, and because there are few activities during the year, owners must work hard to attract people to their area before they can expect them to stay as guests. Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located in the middle of the Oceanfront area of Virginia Beach, Virginia - one of the premiere resort areas of the American East Coast and within one tank of gas for 1/3 of the American population. Through the owners’ marketing efforts and those of the Virginia Beach Tourist and Visitor Bureau, recognized as one of the best marketing organizations of its kind, Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is known throughout the world as one of the resort’s best lodging options. Rated #1 in Virginia Beach by TripAdevisor since 2004, it has won many tourism awards and has been featured in Coastal Living, Washingtonian, Continental Magazine, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA Today, and many local, national, and international newspapers and magazines.
The Beach’s tourist season peaks between the middle of May and end of September, however, it has many historic sites; museums; outstanding natural areas including two State Parks and two National Wildlife Refuges; excellent golf courses and tennis facilities; and some of the best sport fishing in the world. Tourism in Virginia Beach is truly a year round affair and Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is able to put "heads in beds" during every season. Virginia Beach supports over 130 hotels and 4 B&Bs - but only Barclay Cottage and one other B&B are in the city’s Oceanfront area. Located in an historic neighborhood only 2 blocks from the beach, this Victorian beach cottage with two story wrap around porches is uniquely situated - close to the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk, yet far enough removed to seem a world away.
Virginia Beach is Virginia’s largest city at almost ½ million people, and the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region has 1.7 million residents. It is home to 5 military bases and many defense businesses supporting our military. The area has 8 universities, 4 community colleges, a medical school and research hospitals. Close to one of the nation’s busiest ports and rail terminals, the area is a major business center. Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast provides government and business travelers a respite from their busy days throughout the year.
Barclay Cottage has five guestrooms. Three rooms have queen beds and private baths (two with jetted spa-tubs). Two rooms share a bathroom located across the hall from them. One has a king bed and the other two twins that may be configured as a Euro-king with special mattress topper. Each is decorated individually, and guests are allowed to select the room they wish from the inn’s website menu. Common areas include the Great Room on the first floor where breakfast is served and guests may unwind and watch the cable television. There are several small nooks in the second floor hallway where the Guest Business Center may be found with computer, printer and copier. The first floor pantry/laundry is off the Great Room and has plenty of storage and High Efficiency Washer/Dryer. It also has a private entrance and contains the stairway to the Owners’ Quarters.
- Built in 1895
- 95 years as B&B
- Last renovation in 2012
- 5 Guest Rooms
- 4.50 Guest Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.25 acres
- 5 Parking Spots
- Has owner's quarters
- 49% annual. occ. rate
- $171.76 avg daily rate
400 16th St Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3406