for decorative images

Top 4 Areas to Rent an Airbnb in Virginia Beach, VA

Jon Fesmire | February 22, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Virginia Beach is a gorgeous and fun vacation destination any time of year. There’s so much to do and see from theme parks along the boardwalk to bird watching in Chesapeake Bay. There are historical sites, like First Landing State Park where the English colonists first landed in 1607. During the summer, there are many trolleys that will take you to and from the Boardwalk.

If you’re looking to rent an Airbnb on your visit, here are the four areas we recommend.


The Oceanfront District

Let’s start with the Oceanfront District, which includes the three-mile-long Virginia Beach Boardwalk and includes the longest pleasure beach in the world. In or by the water, you can enjoy swimming, fishing, surfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and kayaking. On the boardwalk, you’ll find many statues with a beach and ocean theme, including a colossal bronze figure of Neptune. The boardwalk is 28-feet wide, and people walk, bike, and roller-blade along it. The boardwalk frequently hosts festivals and has live music on its many stages. You’ll also find shopping, restaurants (especially with seafood), and breweries.

Charter a fishing boat in this district, or take the kids to one of several theme parks, which include Atlantic Fun Park and Neptune Park. Want to learn a little history? Visit the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art for local flavor and history.


The ViBe District

You could consider this a sub-district of Oceanfront, but it’s worth highlighting. The ViBe District comprises an area from Virginia Beach Blvd to 23rd Street, and from Pacific Avenue to the Convention Center.

Also called the ViBe Creative District, this is an amazing place to visit. It includes art studios, small shops, murals, art installations, restaurants, breweries, and a farmers market on Saturday.

Rent an Airbnb here and you’ll have quick access not only to this forward-thinking community, you’ll be close to the boardwalk and all it has to offer, too.


Croatan Beach

Do you want to be near a beach but find the bustle of the Oceanfront a bit much? Then consider renting an Airbnb at Croatan Beach. It’s about a mile and a half south of Oceanfront, is a lovely, upscale neighborhood, and the beach from which the area takes its name is peaceful and quiet. There are fewer crowds here, but you’ll still have quick access to the Oceanfront restaurants and attractions.

The residential neighborhood is a nice place to stay if you really want to feel like you’re at home while away from home, so it’s worth checking out the Airbnbs here.


Chick's Beach

The worst-kept secret in Virginia Beach is the Chick’s Beach neighborhood. Think of it as Virginia Beach for locals. Around this area, you’ll find charming beach bungalows, large homes, and three-story condo buildings near the water.

The beach here is along the Chesapeake Bay and is in the northern part of Virginia Beach. That keeps the waters calm and warm on white, sandy beaches. It’s a wonderful place for families to take their kids. You’ll still have quick access to the Oceanfront area and the boardwalk, but imagine getting up in the morning, having a nice breakfast in your Airbnb, then walking a couple of blocks north to a calm, uncrowded beach. 


The water here is too gentle for surfing, but it’s nice for swimming so rent bungalows or a comfortable condo to have a great time by the water. 

If you live in Virginia Beach and need a place to store your surfboards, off-season clothes, or business inventory, then consider us at Jack Rabbit Storage. We have 10 facilities in Virginia Beach alone. Rent online or in person. We’re always happy to help.

Jon Fesmire
What unit size is right for you!

Watch our size guide videos to choose the right unit

Size Guide for storage units

Find storage near me

Recommended locations