Exterior view of the outside. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Jared Aldape/ Released.)
Exciting news: twenty fully-furnished beach cottages on 67th Street in Virginia Beach are now available to rent by military and retired personnel! Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia and the 39th most populous city in the United States. Considered a popular resort town with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront, the city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world.
Roy Sr. on the beach facing the Atlantic Ocean nearby 67th Street, celebrating the arrival of the new cottages. Photo courtesy of Ann Crawford.
Virginia Beach is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, which is the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world. Another interesting tidbit: near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists, who eventually settled in Jamestown, on April 26, 1607. With Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Theme Parks, the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the Virginia Zoological Park, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art nearby, Virginia Beach is the perfect place for a family vacation!
The Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story’s (JEBLCFS) project of vacation rentals located in Virginia Beach are the latest addition to Morale, Welfare, and Recreation’s (MWR) ‘Navy Getaways Destination’ inventory. According to the press release by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Aldape, the rentals “are designed to give service members, Retiree’s, DoD personnel and their families a much needed break near the heart of the renowned Virginia Beach resort and recreation area.”
Exterior view of one of the 67th Street townhomes. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Jared Aldape/ Released.)
There are a total of 20 townhouse-style cottages available for rent, 10 two-bedroom units and 10 three-bedroom units, and they are situated along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach cottages are available to rent seasonally, during May–September and October–April. The rate structure is the following:
MAY – SEPT GUEST STATUS 2-BEDROOM 3-BEDROOM Active Duty/Reservist $150.00 $175.00 Retired $175.00 $200.00 DoD Civilian $200.00 $225.00