Change your search

Irish Isle Bed and Breakfast

809 Washington Drive , Chesapeake, VA 23322 USA (Show map)
3 Reviews
$115 - $155
per night

Visit Website


Top of the morning to you, Lads and Lasses! Welcome to Irish Isle, Chesapeake's first and only Bed and Breakfast. Irish Isle is a unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Chesapeake, Virginia. We sit on eleven private acres with abundant wildlife, trees, ponds, and green pastures. For you animal lovers you will enjoy the ample wildlife, woodland critters and seasonal birds such as: great blue herons, giant woodpeckers, barn owls, perigrine falcons, red tail hawks, and many others. We also have our beloved horses, Lilly and Spud; and our two labrador retrievers, Ebony and Bear.

Rooms & Rates


The Dublin is located on the second floor with gorgeous views overlooking the pool and back pond with an illuminated water fountain. This spacious room is our largest of four rooms in the main house. Featuring our only King size bed and is comfortably decorated with a 32” flat screen TV. The Dublin has its own private bath, and is outfitted with a computer desk with WI-FI connection and CAT-5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Enjoy a good nights rest in this warmly decorated room! The Donnegal is situated at the front of the house with a view of our magnificent magnolia trees and wooded property. This comfortable room has its own private bath and queen size bed. The Donnegal is located on the front of our house on the second floor, and is equipped with a 32” flat screen TV, and a computer desk with WI-FI connection and CAT-5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


This peaceful second floor room will certainly delight you! The Galway is located at the top of the spiral staircase, with an overlooking balcony of our great room and our grand stone fireplace. This room has a queen size bed, 32” flat screen TV, and a computer desk with WI-FI connection and CAT-5. This room has a shared bathroom with our Sligo room with locking bathroom doors for privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


One of our coziest rooms! The Sligo has a queen size bed, two comfy swivel chairs for relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous view of our wooded property. This room also has a queen size bed, 32” flat screen TV, and a computer desk with WI-FI connection and CAT-5. This room has a shared bathroom with our Galway room with locking bathroom doors for privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Visit Website



Write A Review

  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.3

Score Breakdown based on
3 Reviews

Write A Review

Warmth and Serenity in Chesapeake

5 on August 21, 2013

It's hard to describe how wonderful the Irish Isle Bed & Breakfast was. We've visited Chesapeake three times in the last four years and now that we've stayed at the Irish Isle, we consider the area a home away from home. During our previous visits, we stayed in a hotel which was fine but you cannot compare a hotel to this place. We stayed in the Sports Suite which is a completely separate building from the main house. The Sports Suite is an entire house; with two bathrooms, multiple bedrooms if you need them, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, a big balcony overlooking a pond with a fountain, a hot-tub, internet, air conditioning, and is superbly decorated. You don't feel like you're staying in a hotel but in a very nice home. The grounds are equally as spectacular. Kathy and Dave have a very large piece of land; they have a barn with three beautiful horses, two ponds with fountains, a massive pool enclosed by a fence with a gorgeous pool house next to it, two lovely dogs and two great cats. If you love pets, you'll love this place and if you miss your pets while you're on vacation, Kathy and Dave's dogs, cats, and horses help with that. Their bed and breakfast is about a 10 minute drive from all kinds of great restaurants but you would think you're half an hour away by how quiet it is. Kathy and Dave are awesome. They made sure every need of ours was taken care of and always asked if we needed anything else. They were so much fun to talk to and hang out with and their graciousness made it almost impossible for us to leave. We're already thinking about our next trip down. After staying at their bed and breakfast, the thought of staying in a hotel feels like it would be a chore. Thanks so much for everything Kathy and Dave! - John & Bianca

Beautiful, quiet getaway in Chesapeake

4.4 on July 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Irish Isle for a birthday getaway this summer. This was our first B&B experience and Dave and Kathy did not disappoint. They both were very friendly, laid back and truly made us feel like their place was ours. We had the whole house to ourselves for the night that we stayed and were able to take a night swim in the pool and get some of the most restful sleep we'd had in awhile. The bedroom was spacious and IMMACULATE and the bed was so comfy. Our morning began with coffee and a walk around the grounds to meet all the horses and a few barn cats, followed by a Sunday Irish breakfast. I have to admit, the breakfast was a little lackluster to us, but we are a bit of food snobs and there was definitely plenty as far as portions go. Overall, we'd recommend this beautiful B&B and would happily return!


5 on December 19, 2012

It was a great experience for a couple's getaway!!! Very beautiful setting, pool, and yummy sunday breakfast that we could not finish!!! The owners are lovely and I am happy to have had the opportunity to spend time with them!!!! :)

View More Reviews


Location Type

Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk


Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Close to Va. Beach, Close to Norfolk, Close to Portsmouth, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Horseshoes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis

Visit Website


  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Will board horses for an additional fee

Terms and Conditions



Dave McLaughlin, Kathy DeMarco

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Horses

About the innkeepers

Horses, Fishing, Hunting, Music, Golfing, Track racing, Autocross

Visit Website




  • Time Served: 8 -10
  • Serving Location: Veranda, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Details Diamond Collection

809 Washington Drive , Chesapeake, VA 23322 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Get a free $75 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase