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Military - Active/Retired/Family Bed & Breakfast!
Military - Active/Retired/Family Bed & Breakfast!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Showing my military family some much needed love! This special discounted rate is extended to active duty/retired service members, and their immediate family. As everyone knows, if you have a spouse or loved one in the military, the whole family is in the military!

I have a private room with a queen sized bed and private bathroom in my home complete with flat screen TV, cable, Wifi and coffee in the morning for my military guys and gals! Need to get off base for a night or two? Come relax!

The space

The space is a good sized bedroom with a queen sized bed, dresser, TV with cable and WiFi, and closet. Fully decorated. The room also has an ironing board and iron for your use. The bathroom is completely stocked with everything you should need. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toiletries, hair dryer, etc. Forget something when you packed? Ask me! I probably have it and you are welcome to it!

I also provide a continental type breakfast EVERY morning of your stay! Bagels, danish, muffins, yogurts, assorted fresh fruits (seasonal), coffee, teas, juices, etc. I want you to feel welcomed! Feel like cooking your own breakfast? SURE! The kitchen is open for your use!

Guest access

You will have access to the entire downstairs of the house to include living room, den, dining room, kitchen, sun room, outdoor patio and fire pit. I want you to feel completely comfortable and enjoy my home! It's completely open for your use!

Interaction with guests

We will be available at nights during the week and all day on weekends. I love to entertain! Interaction is encouraged if you choose! Who doesn't want to make new friends!

Other things to note

I can not allow pets as I have 3 rescue Italian Greyhounds. My home is VERY clean so you won't have any pet odors. I have a house keeper and the carpets are cleaned regularly.

I do NOT allow smoking (cigarettes/cigars) in my home except for outside on the patio. I enjoy a good cigar myself from time to time.

We are 40 minutes away from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Colonial Williamsburg, and Prime Outlets for shopping. Ghent, which is 5 minutes from our house is where you will find great shopping and independent restaurants. The views of the downtown Norfolk waterfront are GREAT! We have the battleship USS Wisconsin to visit, plus some great museums and parks.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress


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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

I'm very flexible and accommodating of special needs so please feel free to ask! As long as you are neat, respectful, and clean up after yourself, we should get along fine! There will always be someone at the house in case you have questions or concerns. Smoking is allowed outside on the patio. There is plenty of seating, a fire pit, gas grill, and has great lighting at night. I always provide a nice continental breakfast in the morning with coffee/tea, bagels, danish and fresh fruit. Did I mention I love to entertain and have guests!

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


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Carol.B.Rockett@Gsk.Com User Profile
September 2017
Mark's home was perfect for our stay. It is conveniently located to many local activities. Mark is an amazing host that exceeds expectations. He makes you feel like you are at home away from home. He truly provides the airbnb experience that you want. We will definitely stay there again. Also loved his pups!!! : - )
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
The pleasure was all mine! One day, as Scottie is standing on the top podium, accepting the gold medal, I can look at my friends and say, "Now I can charge more for that room! It has celebrity status!!" LOL!
September 2017

Mark User Profile
September 2017
Mark is a great host, and there is no better place to stay in the Norfolk area. My wife and I highly recommend staying with Mark. From the moment we booked our stay, Mark was extremely inviting and helpful to make our trip all about relaxation and enjoyment.

Adam User Profile
September 2017
Excellent service that was beyond what I expected. The two Italian greyhounds were a pleasure to play with.

Beatrice User Profile
August 2017
Mark's home was all that and then some. He was a perfect host. I will definitely stay at another airbnb just because he made my first stay at an airbnb so wonderful.

Airen User Profile
August 2017
Our stay was amazing. Mark has thought of absolutely everything and is a wonderful host. The dogs are all wonderful as well. Best airbnb we've stayed at so far!

Maranda User Profile
August 2017
Of my five years of using Airbnb both locally and internationally, Mark's place has by far been one of my best experiences. His home is beautifully designed, including the backyard with a fire pit that we used to make late-night smores. He also has an amazing personality and great hospitality (iPhone/Android chargers, bath robes and fresh linen, complimentary breakfast, wine, and beverages etc.). I am a local resident and needed housing for only one night until my apartment was ready to move-in. However, his place was so relaxing I stayed an extra two nights! =] My boyfriend had never used Airbnb and was very hesitant, but Mark erased any doubt. I highly recommend for new or seasoned travelers!

Carlos User Profile
August 2017
Awesome place, especially his backyard! Those pictures not giving enough justice, you need to see it! Mark really did an Outstanding makeover on his place!

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Norfolk, Virginia, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Mark User Profile

I am just a single gay guy making his way through life. I work in the architectural and interior design field during the weekday and spend my evenings and weekends doing endless projects inside and outside the house. I'm always in the middle of re-purposing some old piece of furniture or yard sale find into something new for my very eclectic style home and gardens. Bringing new life to old and forgotten items gives me a sense of accomplishment.

My 2 (Zippy passed away August 26th) Italian greyhounds keep me busy and on my toes. I belong to a network of foster homes for Mid-Atlantic Italian Greyhound Rescue. I take in abused and forgotten "greys" and make sure they are showered with love and affection. Only problem is that I fall in love with them and end up adopting them! They are my rescue boys and I love them dearly. I'm a quiet person that enjoys a quiet evening at home, except it never happens. I always find something that needs done. I'm constantly improving and working on my house and yard. Digging in the dirt gives me the ultimate peace. I love watching things grow and prosper in my gardens. I enjoy good food, wines, a nice cigar on occasion, and just love entertaining guests. I work very hard on my home and yard and I love to show it off to people and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

When you stay with me, you are not simply a guest. My entire home is always open to you, from the private bedroom and bath, to the sun porch, outdoor spaces, and everything in between. I invite my guests to be as interactive and social as they want to be. Meeting new faces and building bonds is what life is all about! I have met some of the most interesting people from all over the world. I have hosted guests from the UK, China, and even as far away as Australia! I feel humbled and blessed to be able to share my home and life with all of them.

When you stay at Cape Defoe, you are not simply a guest, you are FAMILY.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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