This is the third or fourth time we've stayed at Barclay Cottage and it had been a few years since our last stay. This was past the summer season and Virginia Beach was quiet. Marie-Louise and Steve (the innkeepers) were gracious hosts just as we remembered. The breakfasts over our three day stay were nothing short of amazing! Roasted pepper omelets, pancakes hot off the griddle, fruit selections. The presentation was top notch and Marie-Louise seemed to read our minds (or at least our stomaches) about what would appeal to us for breakfast.
I read some notes in the room's guest book about jet noise (duh, your near one of the largest Naval Air stations in the country) but I don't think you can avoid that in VB. The inn provides complimentary ear plugs (helps jet noise and/or snoring). I read another comment about not changing sheets and towels daily but it's clear from the Inn's postings that they are trying to be environmentally responsible and would change linens and towels daily upon request (yeah, the heck with the environment, just make me comfortable! Really?) Just to be clear, being green is important to us and Barclay's attitude is appreciated.
We'll be back again next time we're in town
Downstairs rooms quieter. Two of three upstairs rooms share a bath but it is kept immaculate.
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October 16, 2012
Do come back before too long...we love staying in touch with our guests and keeping up with what's going on in all our lives. I am not a mind (er...stomach) reader so I am glad to know I got it right with our breakfast menus.
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Yes, we are the first 'green' b&b in Virginia Beach and I don't think it is a rare thing to change sheets on the second or third night rather than every night. Of course, if someone has a problem with that, we will respond to that preference. Thank you for appreciating our small contributions to the overall environmental concern...recycling...being judicious about laundry and so on. We, like so many conscious Americans, want to leave the world a good place for our children. We appreciate your concern. Thank you for that comment and also for your sweet review.
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