Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast

400 16th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States | B&B
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This B&B, located in the Northeast Virginia Beach area of Virginia Beach, is near Virginia Marine Science Museum, Rudee Flipper, Captain Mickey's Rudee Inlet Parasail, and Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast Virginia Beach

    Welcome Home!

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    When Steve or Marie-Louise LaFond answer the door of Barclay Cottage, you feel like you've stepped back into the warmth of another era. The cottage is immaculate, the furnishings homey, and the little "touches" are astounding -- reading material, CDs, DVDs, binoculars, and on-the-mark recommendations for dining or doing. The cottage is within two blocks of the boardwalk which is close enough to be convenient but far enough away to be quiet. If you need a place to relax, refresh, and renew -- the is the place for you!

    You won't find a better B&B!

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    Where do I start? My husband and I have been staying at the Barclay Cottage for years and it just keeps getting better! Steve and Marie Louise create an environment for their guests that make you feel incredibly welcome. No stone is unturned when it comes to thoughtful touches in this B&B. There are beach toys to borrow, a "pantry" with micro, small frig and other useful items. Soothing music flows from the large television where you can listen to digital music, watch a DVD or read a magazine. The porches are wide and inviting with beautiful rockers. We never take advantage of the breakfast basket at the beach because we love the fellowship at the table and the wonderful food. Now, let me tell you about those rooms. The pillow top beds, the scented candles, candy filled dishes, soothing music CDS and lots of other great items that make a stay at Barclay Cottage exceptional. Don't think about staying anywhere else!

    A visit not a stay

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    In this modern age of working more hours and having less free time, vacations may be limited. As such, they need to be carefree and memorable. Welcome to the Barclay Cottage world. From the first moment that you speak to Steve and Marie-Louise LaFond (innkeepers) you feel that you are going to visit friends and not stay at commercial lodging. Their warmth is evident from the first day's "welcome, how was your trip?" to the last day's "have a safe trip home, please come back" and all moments in between. The location, walking distance to the boardwalk and beach but far from the noise, was absolutely perfect. There are beach chairs, towels and boogie boards for each guest to use. Steve and Marie-Louise's recommendations of where to go or eat were supplemented with directions and brochures. As soon as you open the door to your room you are forced to relax. The cozy room has a sense of tranquility (no TV) and is perfectly decorated. The common area of the B&B has a TV (with cable subscription), VCR, DVD and a receiver; available are movies to watch, games and cards to play and books to read. Snacks (chocolates, chips, water, etc.) and fresh coffee is available throughout the day and evening. The breakfast table exemplifies the warmth and friendly atmosphere of the Barclay Cottage. Each day started with freshly prepared home cooked food and good conversation with the other guests, Steve, and Marie-Louise. In such a natural way each guest spoke about themselves and their families. Conversation included the past day's events and considerations for the current day. Breakfast became an unstructured forum, a potpourri of thoughts and ideas. We spent 4 days in Virginia Beach and had a great time (even though it rained 3 of the 4 days).

    J & S, M & A

    NJ

    The best B and B ever!

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    The hosts were amazing. The breakfasts were incredible. The rooms were beautiful. A totally first-rate experience.

    Barclay - Home away from Home!

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    What a cozy B&B! Steve & Marie-Louise are such great hosts. You feel welcome the minute you walk through the door. Our room was cozy, clean and SO comfortable. At one point while watching TV in the great room - I actually forgot that I wasn't at home. Staying at Barclay while visiting VA Beach is a MUST!

    Exceeded expectations

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    We were wary of staying in a B&B because of poor experiences years ago in other B&Bs, but the reviews of Barclay Cottage convinced us to try again. I'm so glad we did!

    I expected the welcoming hosts, the good breakfast, and the comfortable room, but the extras made it an exceptional stay - it was a more like a friend's home than rental property, with a cart and chairs for the beach, a "pantry" for cold drinks, snacks, and first aid, a good selection of books and DVDs, plus wi-fi which was a real plus to me.

    Amazing hosts

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    Steve and Marie-Louise, the hosts, went out of their way repeatedly to make my stay at Barclay Cottage more enjoyable. I was attending a conference with early morning hours, and they made my breakfasts well before the normal time. The place is immaculately clean, and the building is both historic and charming. The sharing of bathrooms and shoehorning of parking spaces is due to the prime location and age of the building. My mattress was a little soft and saggy, but the positive environment more than made up for it.

    Immaculate and comfortable

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    Stephen was so very helpful with suggestions for places to go and things to do. This B&B is why I prefer a good B&B over a good hotel- personal service. Would a hotel employee make you a nice cup of cocoa when you returned from a chilly outing on a boat? Nope. But that's the kind of service you can expect at Barclay Cottage. I was very impressed by the linens also. The sheets were of fine quality and smelled divine!

    Everything was spotless, yet comfortable, and we will definitely return.

    All That A B&B Should Be

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    To surprise my wife on our 10th anniversary I wanted to try something different. I began searching for a B&B in Virginia Beach. I was surprised to find there are only 2 B&Bs located in Virginia Beach. I checked the first one out and was very disappointed, I imagined a B&B to look like my grandma¬ s house, a big porch and fully loaded with antique furnishings, and that place didn¬ t come close. So I left there and headed for Barclay Cottage. It is perfect in every way. I felt very relaxed and at home, it is very clean, and has a lot of interesting history as told by the new owners. The owners are friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home and make sure you have a good time in the local area. They have beach equipment to use if you like. I was impressed with the delicious breakfast and had good conversation with the other patrons. If you opt for it, you can even have a breakfast basket prepared to take to the beach and watch the sun rise, we plan to give that a try on our 11th anniversary this year.

    Absolutely perfect

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    Steve & Marie-Louise made our first anniversary that much more special, with a wonderful room, terrific hospitality, and a diverse library of books and music. Top notch all the way. They're so close to the beach, and perfectly positioned right in the middle of the boardwalk, and they got a great selection of beach gear (boogie boards, all kinds of chairs, etc.). If we go back to Virginia Beach, we're staying here again! Brian & Jenn T.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast Virginia Beach

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