We invite you to relax in all public spaces in the home, including the 650sf living room, kitchen, bar, porch and terraces.Wide view of the great room.
Mid-Century Lake Estate: Beach/Bay
14 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
14 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

Mid-Century Modern oasis on Lake Whitehurst, close to Virginia Beach & Chesapeake Bay. A blend of whimsy & tranquility await you in this 4,000sf one-level home, with 3 private acres. Two guest rooms w/queen beds & private updated en-suite bath. Sofa-sleeper in great room. Fully equipped chef's kitchen. Porch, patios, hot tub, on-site fishing, space to gather in a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired pad. Ideal for families, groups, couples & zen solitude. Easygoing 5-star host w/expertise in events.

The space

Welcome to Wiseacre, an expansive, private estate reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.—with a dash of “Mad Men."

This whimsical 4000sf Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Mid-Century Modern home offers a relaxing retreat from the rat race (if not the rat pack). Wiseacre is a family-friendly destination, also suited for couples, individuals searching for solitude, reunions, NAVY business, work groups and those looking for a stop along the way along the way.

All on one-level featuring a cavernous 650sf great room with 20-foot ceilings, newly renovated chef's kitchen, 10' dining table, wet bar, all-season porch, multiple terraces—and 3 acres of landscaped grounds surrounded on three sides by picturesque Lake Whitehurst (sublime sunrises & sunsets). We are also experienced hosting weddings & events (contact host for details).

* Guest Bedroom A: queen bed, HDTV/cable/HBO, lake view, bottled water, black-out drapes
* Guest Bedroom B: queen bed, lake view, bottled water, black-out drapes
* Private Bathroom: renovated Jack & Jill bath shared between Guest Bedrooms A&B, step-in shower, towels, blow dryer, shampoo/conditioner
* Great Room: for 6+ overnight accommodations: pullout queen sofa sleeper, blow-up mattress available, 4 built-in twin mattresses, half bath

Kitchen: gas convection range, 22 cu.ft. refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker & Keurig, toaster, blender, air cooker, waffle iron, pots/pans, dishes, glassware, cooking utensils, cutlery.

OTHER FACILITIES: plenty of private driveway parking, Wifi, keyless entry, use of gas grill, 10’ dining table & chairs, 6’ wood-burning fireplace, central AC/heat, Amazon Firestick-equipped HDTV in kitchen, iron & board, porch, patio & terrace with furniture, lawn chairs, Amazon Echo… so much more!

* Guests are privy to 2 private bedrooms with luxurious queen-size beds, memory foam mattresses and an updated en-suite bathroom w/step-in shower. First guest room includes 55-inch HDTV/DVR/DVD & full cable/HBO.

* For more than 4 guests, a queen-size pullout sofa is available in the great room. There is also a queen blow-up mattress available. For larger groups, it's time to get creative. There are four comfy built-ins along the wall and space in the great room to... spread out. We’ve had as many as 18 sleep here! (Please discuss large groups with your host.)

* Keyless entry, WiFi, a personalized guide to local activities, and morning coffee/tea make your stay all the more restful.
* Amazon Echo is at home here; ask Alexa for weather, travel directions, news, and listen to music.
* Smart TV in the Guest Room A with cable, HBO, DVR. Second Smart TV in the kitchen with connectivity via Amazon Firestick and all other subscription services and mobile connects.
* Also: Multiple terraces w/seating and vistas of spectacular sunrises & sunsets on the lake, hammock, fishing, baby grand piano, and plenty of safe parking.

Please check out 175+ 5-star reviews on Airbnb!

---> Any EVENT with more than SIX hosted at the home must ABSOLUTELY be discussed with your host in advance. No visitors to the home other than those booked, without discussing with the host.
---> PLEASE NOTE: Your host is on premises during your stay. I am a full-time work-at-home journalist, and spend days in the back office. Consider this your private getaway... with a butler present.

Wiseacre is 5 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk Botanical Garden and Norfolk International Airport. The Virginia Beach oceanfront & boardwalk are an easy 15-minute drive. Downtown Norfolk is 12 minutes on I-64. Busch Gardens and Williamsburg are an hour away.

Enjoy the best of both worlds: serenity on-site & all conveniences minutes away. Welcome to Hampton Roads... and Wiseacre!

*Local restaurants, taverns, groceries, gas, museums, shopping within minutes. Lots of suggestions on-site.
* High-speed Internet: Password shared upon arrival.
* Keyless entry, with a personalized 4-digit code.
* Towels & Linens provided. Shampoo, blow dryer, iron at hand.
* Coffee & Tea: And lots of it.
* Parking: Private driveway.

* Sweet 1.5yo Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Charlotte is your co-host, who looks forward to meeting you. She spends 99% of her time with me in my office, and will grant you privacy—or love.

Guest access

Guests are invited to enjoy all public spaces within the 4,000sf property. The 650+sf great room, kitchen, dining room, wet bar and porch. "My house is your home."

Then there are the grounds: 3 acres to explore directly on the lake, fishing, terraces, patios, hammock, outdoor seating, privacy & an opportunity to EXHALE... smoking is a-okay in all outdoor areas.

Interaction with guests

Your host Chuck has worked in the entertainment industry as a professional journalist for three decades. As a former New York City boy with southern roots, I'm an affable, open-minded guy.

PLEASE NOTE: Your host is on premises during your stay. As a full-time freelance journalist, I spend days in the back office. I'll show you around, help get you settled in... and then let you enjoy your time at Wisacre.
Consider this your private getaway... with a butler present!

Other things to note

* High-speed Internet: Password shared upon arrival.
* Keyless entry, with a personalized 4-digit code.
* Towels & Linens. Shampoo, soap, blow dryer, iron at hand.
* Wiseacre is outfitted with Amazon Echo. You'll love getting to know Alexa!
* Parking: Private driveway.
* Minutes from I-64, the Bay Bridge Tunnel, Shore Drive and Norfolk Naval Base.
* Norfolk International Airport is 5 minutes away. Cabs and Uber serve the region. Rental cars are on-site at the airport.


Extra people $28 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25 NZD
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 sofas, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Your host is a 50ish single guy who is young at heart and sociable. All ages embraced. As a former New Yorker, I am flexible, accommodating and ready to welcome new friends.

* You are free to smoke outdoors & within the screened porch.

* Anyone invited to the home above & beyond paying guests must be discussed with the host.

* Any EVENT for more than 6 hosted at the home must be discussed with the host in advance and incurs additional fees. Your host is experienced with events and will help ensure that your day/evening is remarkable... This home was DESIGNED for entertaining!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

176 Reviews

Check In
Konstantine User Profile
August 2017
A picturesque escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Everything you need is on point! Everything from comfort to technology - no detail left out. The host and the "hostess" catered to your every need.

Hyeryun User Profile
August 2017
The house has beautiful view and decor just like the pictures. Chuck was a great host. very considerate and kind with lots of information. He welcomed us with his cute little doggy. We had our privacy even when he stay at home during our stay. The location is convenient to visit places like botanical garden, naval musuem(battleship Wisconsin), and Virginia Beach.

Kris User Profile
August 2017
Our time at wiseacre was exceptionally awesome. There was no burden of Chuck being there and also made the time there better. I wish we had more time to get to know him. I would rent this house again and again. Ps.. He loves titos and tequila shots

Tatyana User Profile
August 2017
We stopped at Chuck's unbelievable lake house for one night on our road trip from SC to MA. Even though it was a short stay, Chuck (and his sweet dog Charlotte) gave us his full attention. The place is utterly mind blowing - inside and outside. I've never seen anything like it. I only wish we had more time to explore it.

Shawna User Profile
August 2017
This is a super awesome Mid Century Modern estate. Make sure you take time to enjoy it. Loved every inch of this place. Fully decorated with some cool retro items. Pick up the books and flip through them. Close to a lot of great restaurants. Only 25 mins from Virginia Beach.

Sherri User Profile
July 2017
Why pay for a hotel when you could stay at a gorgeous private home like this one? The home is unique, the views are stunning, the back yard is idyllic, and the host is welcoming. Would have loved to stay longer and spent more time enjoying the hammock and beautiful sunset. Also would have liked to make use of the hot tub but it was, simply, stifling hot outside the day of our stay, but would be perfect way to unwind after a day of travel. Definitely recommend for those looking for something a little different with a lot of character!

Gyke User Profile
July 2017
My first Airbnb experience was with the man himself - Chuck. What a gracious host, to start with he gave us a very warm welcome as if we've been friends for a long time. I wish! My group of 13 arrived separately and he didn't mind giving multiple tours to each group. He was very attentive, he wasn't eying us like a hawk but this Superhost just knew when to pop up when we needed him most and then gave us privacy. It was my birthday weekend so we had really wild nights paired with Ciroc shots. The house was a messed! But when we woke up he prepared a big trash can for easy morning clean-up and had coffee made for us! Loud music and day drinking all day, he does stay in the estate but not once did he come out to stop the party. The place offers a lot of privacy and great scenic view of the lake. Planes taking off and landing was a sight to enjoy. It was really close to the ground. His house provides great entertainment, especially that brand new hot tub. Good lawwd! It can also offer peace and tranquility if that's your cup of tea. Big windows offers a nice view of the lake that gives off a relaxing vibe. I don't even know where to start with the kitchen, we cooked all our meals for 3 days. He had brand new appliances and we had everything we needed in there. When it was time to check out, he took shots with us and made sure we did not leave anything behind. The place is truly wonderful but Chuck made it an unforgettable experience. I am forever grateful that my first airbnb experience was with him, he may be the reason why I would use airbnb again. For first time users, it may be rare to find vacancy but I highly recommend you to stay at this lake estate. You cannot go wrong. Thanks Chuck! We all enjoyed our stay and we'll definitely come back again. It's Lit!

Norfolk, Virginia, United StatesJoined in November 2014
Chuck User ProfileChuck is a superhost.

Your host Chuck has worked in the entertainment industry as a professional journalist for more than three decades. I'm a friendly, conversational, open-minded guy. If you'd like to share cocktails on the terrace, I'm game. And if you'd rather enjoy your privacy and have a getaway from life's chaos, this 4,000sf home also allows for minimal interaction. The choice is yours!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The neighbourhood

Similar listings