Vacationer's Guide

Beaches open May 22nd!

Atkinson Realty is committed to public health and safety as we navigate this unprecedented crisis. We recognize it is a time filled with uncertainty and we would like to offer our sincere gratitude for your patience and understanding as we work through this. Please review below for important updates and policy changes. As this situation develops, we will adjust accordingly.

Why Choose a Beach Cottage Vacation Rental?

 The safety of seclusion. When you rent a vacation home, you and your family come in contact with few people. You do not pass strangers in hallways. You do not share an elevator, lobby or common area with the public. For the duration of your stay, contact with others takes place solely at your discretion – a feature that most hotels simply cannot offer.

Beach Access

 Virginia beaches will reopen Friday May 22nd. There are a few guidelines for you to follow to ensure everyone's health and safety. Below you will find the Virginia Beach Access Plan that outlines the guidelines:


  • No group sports (volleyball, football, Frisbee, etc.)
  • No speakers
  • No alcohol
  • No large tents or grouping of umbrellas
  • No fishing in the Resort Area (Jetty to 42nd Street, does not include the North End)
  • Parking garages and surface lots will be limited to 50% capacity

Grocery Stores and Restaurants
All local grocery stores are open, with social distancing guidelines in place. Most paper products are still in short supply however.

 Restaurants with outdoor seating are able to welcome patrons again with limited capacity and most are delivery and curbside pick-up options.

Cleaning Standards
Atkinson Realty has always provided the highest level of service and cleaning standards that you have come to know. Our cleaners continue to follow the CDC cleaning guidelines and recommendations that are set.  Here is a sampling of those CDC guidelines. To ensure the highest level of cleaning is achieved, our cleaners:

  • Use commercial grade disinfectants
  • Wear disposable gloves and booties to avoid carrying germs from place to place
  • Disinfect cleaning supplies and equipment before and after each cleaning
  • Sanitize light switches, faucet handles, tubs, sinks, showers, tile grout, interior and exterior of refrigerators, glass top tables and surfaces, coffee pots and filter baskets, handrails, door knobs, lamps, remotes, countertops, appliances and floors

Staff Availability & Support
Due to COVID-19 we are adjusting to reduced staff and operational changes, please excuse any delays. Our team is available Monday through Thursday 9:00am–5:30pm and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Please note, we are prioritizing support for reservations scheduled to arrive within 30 days. If your check-in date is more than 30 days away we would appreciate you waiting before contacting us about your stay. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 
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