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Barclay Cottage B&B

400 16th St , Virginia Beach, VA 23451 USA (Show map)
95 Reviews
$120 - $270
per night

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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"


Rooms & Rates

Lillian's Room

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"

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

Lighthouse Room

Cozy first floor room with queen bed and private bath with jetted spa-tub.
Lighthouses everywhere!

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

Alice's Room

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"

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

Garden Room

Second floor room with king size bed and shared bathroom across the hall. All hearts and flowers this room is a garden of delights!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Shore Room

Second floor room with Euro-king bed (a little shorter than regular king) or two twin beds and shared bath across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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95 Reviews

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Comfortable and Relaxing

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

Thank you Rich and Sharon!

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!

My happy place

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.

Great stay, cozy room, and very friendly people

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Charm at the Beach

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.

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Location Type

Historic Neighborhood, Beachside, Oceanside


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Exit airport and take I-64 East toward, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Get off I-64 onto I-264 East to Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Follow directions above.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Each room accommodates 2 adults only (18+ only)
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No All rooms hypoallergenic

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nites weekends in season - 3 nites on major holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total amount of stay by credit card at time of reservation which may be made on phone or online from the top of every page of our website... click VISIT WEBSITE
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is received 14 days or more prior to arrival date. For later cancellation or shortening stay, there is no refund unless the room is re-rented (All changes subject to $25 charge).



Richard & Sharon Yenni

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

1 Dog , Dog in owners' quarters only. Others

About the innkeepers

Sailing,fishing,history,golf,woodcarving,quilting,sewing,gourmet cooking

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  • Time Served: at 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Sunrise Breakfast "to go" by advance request, Dining Area or we can pack a, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , by advance request

Signature Dish

Quiche Lorraine
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.


Details Diamond Collection

400 16th St , Virginia Beach, VA 23451 USA (Show map)

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