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5 Best Places to Rent an Airbnb in Virginia Beach

Jon Fesmire | October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Renting an Airbnb is a great way to start a unique vacation experience, staying in a more homey setting than a hotel. Virginia Beach has over 500 Airbnb vacation rentals, but which should you choose?

Rather than pick specific places, which are subject to change, we’ll share five sections of Virginia Beach where you can rent an Airbnb and have a fun stay.

While sand and sun come to mind when we think of Virginia Beach, each part of the city has a different feel. Some beaches are more relaxed, and the city also has rural and shopping districts to make your temporary vacation home.


Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Want to stay in the cultural heart of Virginia Beach? Then you’ll want to stay in an Airbnb in the Oceanfront area. This is where you’ll find the three-mile boardwalk and famous Atlantic Avenue. Get your morning exercise walking, biking, jogging, or rollerblading while listening to live music and street performers. Stop for some coffee and a treat at one of the many cafes and watch the beach and waves in outdoor seating.

Of course, with the beach right there, go for a swim or relax. If you know how to surf, bring your board and catch some great waves.



 Feeling a little introverted, or just want a quiet vacation with your family or significant other? Then consider staying at an Airbnb in Sandbridge. The beach here is more secluded than along the Oceanfront.

This area has calm waves, rolling dunes, and is a perfect place to relax or play on the shores of the Atlantic. 

Sandbridge is home to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge with its 9,200 acres of natural habitats, including beaches, woodlands, dunes, marshland, and farms. It also includes False Cape State Park, where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, and hiking.


Chesapeake Bay

Known as “Chic’s Beach” by locals, Chesapeake Bay is a calm beachfront area with swimming, volleyball, and more. The waves are gentle, the waters blue and calm. Build sandcastles, play frisbee, and watch for dolphins while here. This is also a lovely place to go for a walk in the morning or evening.

There’s more, though. Chesapeake Bay is a 64,000-square-mile watershed, and there are forested areas, too. You’ll probably want to stick to the Virginia Beach part of the bay, but if you want to explore it further, it’s there waiting for you.



 While visiting Virginia Beach, you will probably want to spend time on the Oceanfront or other beach areas, but those aren’t the only places you can rent an Airbnb. For a more rural, countryside experience, consider Pungo. This part of the city has 23,000 acres of farmland, roadside food stands, and opportunities to pick your own produce or flowers.

Check out the Military Aviation Museum, kayak and, dine with Blue Pete’s Dinner Kayak Tour, and check out the surfboards at the homey Pungo Board House. Wherever you go in Virginia Beach, Pungo is a beautiful place to start and end your day.



While there are plenty of shops and restaurants all around town, especially Oceanfront, the best shopping area has got to be Inland Virginia Beach. You’ll find bakeries, restaurants, breweries, specialty shops, and boutiques throughout the area. Want to cook your own dinner at your Airbnb? Then stop at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market or Hunt Club Farm. After a day on the ocean, hit the Shops at Hilltop or Lynnhaven Mall for some souvenir shopping.

To find your rental, simply search on Airbnb’s website. Include the location you want to stay at, when you plan to check in and check out, and how many people are going on the trip, and the site will bring up pages of listings.

If you live in or around Virginia Beach and you need a place to store your beach gear, off-season clothes, business inventory, and more, visit us at Jack Rabbit Storage. We have facilities in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.

Jon Fesmire
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