Ocean breezes, home baking, verandas with wicker chairs and rockers all await you at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you to our romantic Victorian Inn. Built in 1895, a school for 50 years, and accepting guests since 1917, it is the most historic lodging facility in Hampton Roads. Located on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood, it is just a two minute walk to the ocean and the hustle bustle of the resort area. The Cottage is completely modernized with such conveniences as jetted spa tubs and free WIFI, yet has antique furniture and hand made quilts, bringing you the feeling of yesterday with the comfort of today. Relax on our porches and patios, rock in a rocking chair or curl up with a book in one of our reading nooks and leave your cares behind.BOOK BY PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE -- CLICK "VISIT WEBSITE"
5 on January 09, 2015
I've nothing but compliments for this cozy little place. My friends and I planned a trip away from big hotel chains and were looking for b&bs with a soul. We struck gold on our very first one. Sharon and Rich received us like we were friends of the family, showed us to our gorgeous rooms and asked about food preferences for breakfast. The place is lovely and you can see in every detail all the heart they put into it. Cute amenities, lovely fresh cut plants and the bed... The most amazing bed I have ever slept on. I never wanted to leave! Rich made us a breakfast I'll crave for the rest of my existence. And as we indulged in yet another cup of coffee and played with Fiona, the cat, we didn't realize we spent close to 3 hours talking to Rich and Sharon about every and anything. We can't recommend Barclay Cottage enough.
5 on April 29, 2014
Rich and Sharon are some of the nicest people I have ever met. They are so warm and welcoming. They are easy to talk with and have good suggestions about things to do in the area. Our visit was a long weekend to just rest and relax and their home made it easy to do so. We enjoyed bike rides every morning after a lovely breakfast prepared by Rich. We relaxed on the porches and read. We strolled through the neighborhood and up to the beach. We enjoyed beautiful warm weather that was so welcome after a snowy cold winter! The area offers many things to do and enjoy, but by far the best thing about this trip, our first to this area, was most definitely having the pleasure of meeting the owners who made us feel like friends. We look forward to spending time with them again! Terry and Ray Miller
5 on April 17, 2014
Our stay at Barclay Cottage B&B was fantastic. The cottage is conveniently located 3 blocks from the boardwalk but tucked away on a quiet street. It is extremely cozy, clean, and our room was spacious. Rich and Sharon were the perfect hosts. They go out of their way to make sure all of their guests are having the best possible stay. They had lots of recommendations for restaurants and nearby activities. Rich bakes fresh cookies every afternoon and his breakfasts are delightful. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on August 15, 2013
I felt like I was staying with family. Steve and Marie-Louise went out of their way to make me feel welcome and comfortable. I hated leaving. Alice's room was charming and cozy and exactly what I needed on my mini-vacation pamper me trip. I can't wait to go back.
5 on January 08, 2013
Stayed in the Lighthouse room, which includes a private full bath. CD player in room, and plenty of relaxing CDs to choose from. Also, books, snacks, and variety of drinks availabl - including a very pleasant Sherry. The room was very clean as well. Withing very close proximity to the beach. The main event though was breakfast, and it was absolutely delicious! The LaFond's truly follow through with excellent sevice.
Thank you for recognizing our excellent service. That is one thing that B&Bs can do so much better than hotels since the ones providing you service are often the owners. Breakfast is a lot of fun for us and our guests. It is a chance to discover what everyone did the day and night before, compare dining notes, and plan for the new day. It also gives Marie-Louise and me an opportunity to provide more service by suggesting things to see and do, by making reservations for activities and dining, helping with travel directions, etc.
5 on November 15, 2012
I ate and slept in a totally charming building, but was at the beach listening to the waves in less than five minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay because it included excellent food and interesting decor that told many stories about the history of the area.
5 on August 11, 2012
We wanted a beach vacation without the hassle of a flight so we chose to drive down from Balto. Alice's room was nicely furnished & very clean.More than enough room in the bathroom. Large windows let in the morning sunshine.The huge covered porch was right off of our room through a hallway door. We enjoyed cocktails every evening there. It was a nice option to sit in the rockers during summer thunderstorms.Coffee was available every morning at 6 am. Breakfasts started with a fruit & homemade in season bread or muffin followed by eggs, waffles, sausage, bacon, grits, potatoes, & every other imaginable breakfast food.One morning we were kidding around at the table & said we'd like ice cream for breakfast. Well, sure enough, Mary-Louise added coffee ice cream to our plates the next day! The table is large enough to fit all of the couples around & intimate enough for great conversation. One day we lingered for 1 1/2 hrs because the conversation was so good. We never felt the need to eat lunch. The cottage attracts guests from all over & Steve will change the flags out front to represent the couple's country of origin.They loaned us absolutely everything we needed for the beach. Beach towels, sand chairs, umbrella, waters, sodas, ice, small bags of snacks & a cart to wheel it all down to the beach. Saved us lots of $$$ on rentals. Very cute patio area to sit a spell or just wash off your feet from the sand. Towels are deposited in a bucket & washed for the next day. They also provided large rain umbrellas for strolling to dinner during a shower. Fresh cookies & calcium (chocolate) were waiting for us in the entrance way every day. Great way to relax & not get in the car. We did however, drive the 10 miles to a day beach called Sandbridge Beach. Not as populated as VA Beach & reminded us of the Outer Banks. Lovely day. We will definitely be back!
5 on July 27, 2012
This was our first stay at a B&B. Barclay Cottage was magical! We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary there (we met in Virginia Beach 41 years ago). The INN keepers were fabulous! so friendly and helpful. The cottage was very clean and the breakfast was the best part of the day. Everyone was so friendly , you couldn't help but decompress. Never mind the beach just staying at the cottage was worth the trip, everything else was a bonus. It was so pleasant to absorb the history of the cottage, it reminded me of the old movie "The Enchanted Cottage" .
5 on July 26, 2012
We have been to Barclay Cottage at least 5 or 6 times over the last few years and plan to keep coming back again and again. Whenever we are in the mood for a relaxing and romantic weekend, my husband and I book here. We love arriving and being greeted with a hearty "Welcome Home!" because this really does feel like coming home (except with seriously delicious breakfasts and someone to see to every single detail). We love Steve and Marie-Louise and they always make us feel so welcome - if they haven't already anticipated our every need (which is rare) they gladly go the extra mile to provide just about anything we require. The special touches they provide make every trip a memorable experience and make it so that we can't wait to come back!
5 on July 21, 2012
I just returned from a three night stay at Barclay Cottage and I'm writing this review to capture what I've been telling friends and colleagues all week: If you are in the VA Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk area, you MUST experience this gem. The accommodations and service are impeccable -- no detail is left out. Having stayed in many B&B's and fine inns, I'm able to say that the quality of care, cleanliness, and amenities (not to mention fabulous gourmet breakfast) are more typical of inns charging twice the price. Host Marie Louise and Steve LaFond truly love to host and serve, and no one feels like a stranger in their home. You won't be disappointed!
Large first floor room with queen size bed and private bath with jetted spa-tub. Miss Lillian's classroom in Miss Barclay's School. Pictures of Miss Lillian as a child, antiques from Victoian era. BOOK THIS ROOM ON PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE - CLICK ON "VISIT WEBSITE"
Nightly Rate: $135 - $250
Cozy first floor room with queen bed and private bath with jetted spa-tub.&#13;&#10;Lighthouses everywhere!&#13;&#10;BOOK THIS ROOM BY PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE - CLICK ON "VISIT WEBSITE"
Nightly Rate: $135 - $250
Second floor room with queen bed and large private bath with soaking tub/shower. Charles Lutwig Dodgson's (Lewis Carroll) Alice in Wonderland motif BOOK THIS ROOM ON PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE - CLICK ON "VISIT WEBSITE"
Nightly Rate: $135 - $250
Second floor room with king size bed and shared bathroom across the hall. All hearts and flowers this room is a garden of delights! BOOK THIS ROOM ON PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE - CLICK ON "VISIT WEBSITE"
Nightly Rate: $110 - $210
Second floor room with Euro-king bed (a little shorter than regular king) or two twin beds and shared bath across the hall. BOOK THIS ROOM ON PHONE OR ONLINE FROM THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE - CLICK ON "VISIT WEBSITE"
Nightly Rate: $110 - $210
Historic Neighborhood, Beachside, Oceanside
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 18 miles
I-64 East to I-264 East. I-264 turns to 21st Street at the Oceanfront. Take 5th right on Arctic Avenue and go south 5 blocks. Barclay Cottage is on corner of 16th and Arctic. Cross over 16th Street Parking lot is in rear off of Arctic.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Very large beach recreational area, Golf Courses and Tennis Courts Nearby, Whale & Dolphin watching, Free Street and Beach Entertainment, Oldest Lighthouse built by US, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Most historic and romantic lodging facility., Full ABC license, Jetted Spa-tubs in some rooms, Free WIFI throughout property, Free Beach Towels Daily, Beach Chairs& Umbrellas, Free use of Beach Cruiser Bicycles
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Rollerblading/rollerskating, Para-sailing, Whale and Dolphin Watching, 9 golf courses nearby, Surfing/Bodyboarding, Public Tennis Courts nearby, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Richard & Sharon Yenni
Dogs , Dog in owners' quarters only.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , by advance request
Decadently creamy quiche with ham or bacon and extra cheese. PLEASE ADVISE us of any FOOD ALLERGIES, FOODS YOU DON'T EAT, or FOODS YOU STRONGLY DISLIKE by explaining in the "Notes" section when you Reserve Online - by clicking on the "RESERVE ONLINE" Link at the top of each page of our website. Get there by clicking "VISIT WEBSITE" on this page.