My husband and I stayed at the Barclay Cottage for the second time in September, 2022. Rich and Sharon are the consummate innkeepers. Rich is a fantastic cook! His breakfasts are 5 star delights! Sharon is a gracious host. They are both warm and engaging, just lovely people. The accommodations are wonderful. The bed was very comfortable and the B & B is very clean. The B& B was quiet, even though the boardwalk and ocean beach are a short walk away. But, we stayed there in late September, so I can't comment on how quiet it is in the summer. All in all, it is a great place to stay.
We stayed at Barclay Cottage B&B from August 6 to 12, 2022. We felt at home right away. This B&B is an oasis, quiet and very relaxing! The Delmar room had its own attached bathroom. It was a five minute walk to the beach and other local restaurants. They also had bicycles, chairs and towels for the beach. Sharon and Rich are two of the nicest and most accommodating hosts we've ever met! Delicious 5 stars breakfasts were served at 9:00 every morning. If we plan to return to Virginia Beach at some point in the future, we will enjoy another stay at Barclay Cottage. Thanks again for the great hospitality!
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying with Sharon and Rich at Barclay Cottage during mid-September. As with the majority of our B&B stays, we chose Barclay based on the five star customer reviews. In this case, the reviews were absolutely spot-on. Everything about Barclay is top shelf, from Rich's gourmet breakfasts to the well-appointed rooms. Sharon and Rich take great pride in ensuring that no detail has been overlooked. We stayed in the Davenport room on the second floor, which has its own attached bath. Note: not all rooms have an attached bath. In the morning and evening, we loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch, which was right outside our room. Barclay also offers massages, which my wife raved about. Access to the beach and the three mile long boardwalk is a short walk, roughly two blocks away. Although we had a rental car available, we walked to all but one of the restaurants during our stay. Barclay provides everything you need for a trip to the beach including towels, chairs, umbrellas, and a cart. They also provide bicyles for riding the bike path paralleling the boardwalk or just exploring VB. By far and away, the very best part of our stay at Barclay was our interactions with Sharon and Rich. Both are very personable and excellent inn-keepers. When it was time to leave, we felt like we were leaving family behind. We can't wait to return.…
My husband surprised me for an early anniversary and booked a few nights stay at this B&B. We have stayed in a few B&Bs over the years, and by far, this was the best one! When we arrived Rich took us into the small sitting room and explained everything to us. He detailed all the local restaurants, the local attractions, and toured us around the end. Everything was clearly marked so that we were able to easily use it. We felt at home right away. We stayed in the Delmar room which had its own attached bathroom. The porches were amazing to sit on and just enjoy the breeze and the view. Any five star hotel would want the breakfast that we had. It was a five minute walk to the beach and other local restaurants. They also had bicycles, chairs and towels for the beach, and even umbrellas if it rained. Rich and Sharon are probably some of the most generous and kind innkeepers we have ever met. If we ever make it back to Virginia Beach, we will definitely stay here. If you are considering to stay at this B&B or a hotel, I would definitely encourage you to stay here.…
This is a lovely bed and breakfast. Sharon and Rich are great hosts. It was very quiet at night and the breakfast was delicious. Rich remembered that I'm lactose intolerant and made a separate breakfast one morning and a few changes the next. I can't wait to stay here again!
What a gem! An absolutely beautiful home with nice rooms. Walking distance to the beach/boardwalk, but it was still surprisingly quiet. We loved being able to sit out on the porches and enjoy our coffee and tea in the early morning. Sharon and Rich are two of the nicest and most accommodating hosts we've ever met. Breakfasts were 5-star worthy. We plan to return to Virginia Beach at some point in the future and no doubt we will enjoy another stay at Barclay Cottage.
This is my favorite place I have ever stayed. Rich and Sharon absolutely thought of everything to make my stay comfortable and relaxing which is exactly what I was looking for. I had the best nights’ sleep in my comfortable bed in my beautiful room with the sound machine playing nature sounds. I started my day with the most delicious freshly prepared breakfasts from Rich. It was absolutely a dream to be able to have the most relaxing massage ever in the same house in the room right beside the room I was staying in! I loved being able to grab bottled water before I went on the short safe two block walk to the beach or exploring the nearby Vibe district and I really appreciated being able to borrow bicycles to ride on the boardwalk nearby. I was greeted warmly by Sharon when I arrived and it was nice to be able to park right there and to utilize the beautiful screened in porch to read and relax, kept warm by the cozy blankets Rich and Sharon left in my room for me. By the time you go home you’ll feel like you have stayed with friends. I hesitate to tell all of you how much I loved Sharon and Rich (and Fiona!) and this place because I want to come back soon and I don’t want it to be booked ☺️.…
Sharon and Rich were perfect hosts for a two-night stay. We did not expect a gourmet breakfast but Rich prepared it expertly. Our room was cozy and everything was made easy for us. Easily one of the best B&Bs we've visited, and we are picky. Parking was easy and all the attractions for VA Beach are nearby.
There are so many places to explore that my husband & I rarely go to the same place twice when we travel. We stayed at Barclay Cottage B&B for 3 nights in April & it was so wonderful that we came back for 2 more nights in October. The historic old house is gorgeous & tastefully decorated. We love the wrap around porches. The beds & bedding are extremely comfortable & everything is very clean. The location is excellent, just a couple of blocks from the boardwalk, but quiet & peaceful. Rich & Sharon are incredible hosts. They are so warm & welcoming. The gourmet breakfasts Rich makes are not only visually appealing but they are SCRUMPTIOUS too! I have never liked quiche until I tried Rich’s. It was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had!
Me and my wife finally had our first week with no kids, and wanted to get out of our home in Jacksonville, FL and take a road trip to Virginia Beach, and we are both so happy we chose Barclay Cottage! Mrs. Sharon and Mr. Rich are the couple that own and run this place, and they both were just fantastic people. Their establishment is the perfect getaway, quiet and a breath of fresh air. And the breakfast Mr. Rich makes is gourmet style breakfast that’s out of this world. There are bikes on site you can take out, and there are tons of restaurants, ice cream shops, etc. nearby, as well as the boardwalk! Barclay even offers massages on site! If you’re looking for a little piece of heaven on Earth, this is the place to go to!! 10/10 would recommend!!!