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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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" .
Historic Neighborhood, Beachside, Oceanside
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 18 miles
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.
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, Free Street and Beach Entertainment, Whale & Dolphin watching, Golf Courses and Tennis Courts Nearby, Oldest Lighthouse built by US, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, 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, Public Tennis Courts nearby, Surfing/Bodyboarding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
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, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
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
Richard & Sharon Yenni
1 Dog , Dog in owners' quarters only. Others
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.
Stay at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast and for $65.00 per person add our Winter Wildlife Safari Package which includes: *Admission to Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; * 3-D IMAX Theater Presentation; * 2 hr Wildlife Safari Boat Trip; and * Dinner at Rockafeller's - a locals' favorite for seafood Safari Boat Trips usually run Thurs- Sun. Call to schedule COST $65.00 per person in addition to room charges.