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“Wow!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Steve and Marie were definitely born to be hosts of a B&B!!! They are extremely welcoming and encourage you to explore the entire inn. We were there in November, it was quite cold and quiet in Virginia Beach as well as at the Bed And Breakfast. They could not have been more accommodating. From the bottle of sherry left out for a nice warm nightcap after a crisp cold walk, to the always brewing coffee and fresh baked cookies. We also enjoyed their company and stimulating conversations over Marie's wonderful breakfast. A place where we always felt welcome and comfortable...truly relaxing. A real gem!

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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
You've discovered how wonderful Virginia Beach can be in the fall and winter! Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us. We appreciate it very much.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Barclay Cottage at Virginia Beach is two blocks from the waves, but seems much farther from the stark highrises that front on the walk. It is a lovely building in which you find multitudes of interesting items wherever you look. The innkeeper has added conveniences and touches that are pleasing--ones that one may not even think of requesting. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Truback
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed your visit...I know...you're supposed to be the one who enjoyed it! So thank you for your review! Yes, do come back.
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Where do I begin? I have had 3 delightful stays at Barclay Cottage and plan more for the future. Both the cottage and the innkeepers are charming and the accomodations offer a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. From the time you arrive until the day you depart, you will be embraced with lavish hospitality (but not intrusively), well appointed-clean-quiet rooms, and ammenities that will pampered you. You will feel the genuine joy and the servant hearts of Maire Lousie and Steve throughout your stay as they go above and beyond to provide you will all thay you may want or need. The breakfasts are gourmet, the cottage is spotless (TY Dawn), and there is so much to see and experience in this central beach location. You will not be disappointed....you will truly experience a relaxing and wonderful time!

Room Tip: The two lovely rooms on the first floor work well for those who find stairs challenging.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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5 Thank Carla H
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review here about your stay with us. You are one of our dearest guests and we look forward to seeing you again. Dawn will be so pleased that you mentioned her efforts to keep the Inn nice and clean!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

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

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms quieter. Two of three upstairs rooms share a bath but it is kept immaculate.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank TotallyRelaxed
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 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.

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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

There is nothing that my husband and I can say about Barclay Cottage that hasn't been said before. We booked here on the recommendation of a good friend and expected it to be good. However, nothing prepared us for the warmth, hospitality, cleanliness, cuisine and friendliness that we experienced. Steve and Marie Louise are inn-keepers pas excellence and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and their absolutely beautiful home to anyone. The breakfasts are what dreams are made of and even our fellow diners could have been handpicked for us! Thank you for a wonderful stay - can't wait to return next time we're in the U.S.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank Spangles93
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. You, along with our mutual friend, are now a part of our Barclay Cottage extended family. Looking forward to welcoming you home on your next trip across the pond!
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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My wife and I went here for our honeymoon and enjoyed every moment from when we walked in. Felt right at home with fresh baked cookies, snacks, drinks and a comfortable and very cozy room. Great porches for reading and relaxing and a short walk to the beach. Owners Steve and Mary Louise went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Would highly recommend and want to return ourselves!

Room Tip: Room 3 has a large private bathroom!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Frank S
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
That you chose to spend your honeymoon with us is the greatest honor for us. Thank you so much for that and your kind review. We wish you many many happy years together.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great hosts and great breakfast. They have bikes you can cruise the boardwalk with, beach chairs and towels, umbrellas everything you need for a relaxing beach getaway. We took a pair of bikes and biked up to the Fort Story Base, where we visited the historic lighthouse, which we climbed (the view is spectacular from the top) and we took in the "first landing site" . The cottage is only 2 blocks from the beach and there is a multitude of excellent restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: Virginia Beach is the home to NAS Oceana so there is a fair amount of jet noise during the day but i...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Dennis S
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tria3, Owner at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your review! With every good thing there can be a downside...You're right about the jets...we are so proud to have them here in Virginia Beach and, at the same time, we'll be glad when their landing field in Chesapeake has reopened from having been renovated.
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Property: Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Address: 400 16th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3406
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Location: United States > Virginia > Virginia Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Virginia Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1895 Victorian Coastal Cottage located in historic residential neighborhood. Turkish towels, crisp linens, heavenly beds, spa robes, modern upscale amenities, gourmet breakfasts, beach towels and all beach gear, bicycles, many extras included in rates. 2 Blocks to the beach, and short walk to 20 restaurants, 3 museums, and fishing pier. A romantic alternative to high-rise hotel/motel lodging. ... more   less 
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