The following is a review from our recent stay at No Worries Be Happy Duplex.
Nestled perfectly between Chesapeake Bay Beach and the 200 ft walk to the public access is the No Worries, Be Happy Duplex. An older vacation home, this is one of those places that location, neighbors and local finds is what makes it an ideal spot for families.
To the left of the blue house you see in the photo is the access to the beach.
If you're looking for bells and whistles, elevators and a crowded "party" beach, this is not the place for you. Like most places the VI family visits, we pack a crate full of our own utensils, spices, coffee and some food we prepare ahead of time. This saves on costs, and we feel more at home on vacation with our own stuff. The Duplex provided dishes, pots, pans, and the usual appliances any home would have i.e. oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
We enjoyed the easy walk to the beach, even with baby and all of the kids gear in tow. The duplex housed a shed with additional chairs, boogie boards, and other beach odds and ends. We brought our own umbrella which was much needed and not provided by duplex. There was also an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand from a long day at the beach.
Dining Room (washer and dryer are behind the white doors)
Unlike the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Strip Beach, the beach at No Worries, Be Happy Duplex is was what made this a perfect spot in the Virginia Beach area for our family. The locals were friendly, the beach was not crowded when we were there, and the view was wonderful.
After a day at the beach it was nice to retreat to the duplex to shower, and get a restful nights sleep in the comfortable king bedroom. The mattress and sheets were some of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. The kids slept in the only other bedroom in a queen/bunk bed duo. They didn't have any complaints.
Wireless was a great edition for us since we aren't the "plugged-in" all of the time type of folks, after-all it is vacation, but it proved to be helpful for perusing Urbanspoon and the like for restaurant reviews and grocery stores.
Overall, the duplex was a great place to stay. We've noted a few things to the owners Mark and Doug that we think could be improved upon, and hope they consider making a few small changes for future guests. However, Mark and Doug were very hospitable, helpful with the local places to see and visit, and available if we needed anything from them. They each stopped by to meet us in person, a first for a Vintage Indie travel review, and much appreciated.
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