We’ve gathered a lot of information to assist you with stay at Dolphin Run. We strongly recommend that you read through all of the following rental information. You’ll find helpful information for nearby grocery stores, pharmacies, golf and tennis courts, bike rentals, mobility rentals and so much more. Can’t find what you’re looking for, we are a phone call 757-425-6166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org away!
Things to Bring on Your Vacation
Your vacation rental features all the comforts of home, plus a few upgrades! Just remember that there are some things you should be sure to bring along with you, since you may not find them in your vacation rental home. Below is a list of items to remember to pack, as compiled by our vacation specialists:
|Condiments||Bath soap||Bathing suits / cover-ups||Laundry detergent||Eye glasses|
|Spices||Shampoo / conditioner & other toiletries||Beach equipment (toys, chairs, umbrella, beach blanket & cooler)||All-purpose cleaner||Prescriptions and medications|
|Paper towels / napkins||Tissue||Beach bag||Camera / video recorder (don’t forget batteries)||Cell phone & charger|
|Napkins||Toilet paper||Books & magazines||Bicycle||Writing material|
|Ziploc bags||Sunscreen||Games & toys|
|Aluminum and plastic wrap||Beach/pool towels||Fishing pole & tackle|
Many of our condos feature items such as DVD and book libraries, video game systems with games, baby equipment and beach gear (umbrellas, chairs and toys). Be sure to check the home’s web page to find out if it provides amenities other than the standard amenities found in every Dolphin Run condo, or feel free to call or email the office.
Getting to Virginia Beach. When approaching from the west, the easiest routes are Interstate 64, U.S. 460 or U.S. 58. From the north and south, convenient routes are Interstates 85 or 95, U.S. 17 and U.S. 13 (crossing the world-famous Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel, a 17-mile span connecting Virginia’s Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach). These routes intersect with Interstate 64, which connects with the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway, Interstate 264, and leads directly to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Alternate Driving Routes
Travelers driving to Virginia Beach can avoid the tension of driving and relax right away, thanks to the myriad of peaceful routes leading to the resort city. Rather than the traditional and trafficked Interstate 64, explore the breathtaking scenery, wildlife and historical monuments found along routes 13, 17, 60 and I-664 in Virginia.
Route 13 For a truly picturesque drive from the north, consider Route 13 – a scenic stretch of open road through Virginia’s eastern shore. A trip through Cape Charles offers a look at some of Virginia’s most untouched nature, as tall trees and grasses line the highway and sea gulls glide in the sky.
Route 17 Another alternative route to Virginia Beach from the north is Route 17, leading drivers through the heartland of Virginia. Historic towns like Fredericksburg and Yorktown dot Route 17, ensuring visitors a healthy dose of American history while on their way to the beach resort.
Route 60 Route 17 also affords travelers the opportunity to connect with Route 60, and experience yet more American history with a stop at Colonial Williamsburg or the 1607 Jamestown Settlement. Williamsburg, in addition to the historical attractions, boasts unique shopping experiences and theme parks, such as Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.
Route 460 Visitors also can travel Route 460 through the Virginia countryside, through Petersburg and Lynchburg, to stop and explore the Civil War monuments.
Interstate 664 Those eager to get to the beach as soon as possible – and, who can blame them – can pick up Interstate 664 in Newport News and experience Hampton Roads other bridge-tunnel, the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel. Interstate 664 connects with Interstate 264 in Portsmouth, just minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
By Air Norfolk International Airport is 20 minutes from the oceanfront and is serviced by most major U.S. carriers, www.takeorf.com, (757) 857-3351. Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport, www.NNWairport.com, (757) 877-0221, also services the area. Airport Express provides ground transportation from the airport to Dolphin Run Condominiums, (757) 857-5950.
Linens and towels:
If you don’t wish to bring your own linens and towels, Dolphin Run has partnered with Ocean Rentals, they offer free delivery and pick up. Also available to rent: beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes and more! Need help?? Their friendly staff is ready to assist you!
Their telephone number is 800-695-4212 or you can order securely online: Ocean Rentals http://oceanrentalsltd.com/
Each condominium has one reserved parking space. For additional vehicles we recommend the parking lot at the 9th Street city garage. The city operates seven municipal parking lots and two garages at the oceanfront. All locations and meters accept major credit and debit cards.
Questions about a meter? Call the Focus Point Hotline at (855) 339-9088.
|Locations||Mon – Thur||Fri, Sat, Sun||Hours of Operations||Spaces|
|Fixed Rate Locations:|
|2nd Street||$7||$10||8 am – 12 midnight||101|
|Rudee Loop||$7||$10||8 am – 12 midnight||152|
|4th Street||$7||$10||8 am – 12 midnight||65|
|19th Street North||$7||$10||8 am – 12:30 midnight||534|
|19th Street South||$7||$10||8 am – 12:30 midnight||204|
|Variable Rate Garage Locations:|
|9th Street||8 am – 12:30 midnight||610|
|31st Street||8 am – 12:30 midnight||525|
|Variable rates = $2/hour with a maximum daily rate of $10 after 3 hoursRegular overnight parking is permitted at the 9th Street and 31st Street garages only.Monthly parking is available at all garages: 9th St and 31st St.|
Resort Beach Regulations
Lifeguards are on duty Mid-May to late-September. Memorial Day to Labor Day they are on duty from 9:30 am-dusk daily. In May and September their hours and patrols are limited.
Beach: Fires of any kind are not permitted on the beach.
Skateboarding is not permitted on the VA Beach boardwalk.
Surfing restrictions are enforced from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Surfers must wear a leash and surfing is prohibited within 30 feet of the shoreline. In the resort area (from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street) surfing is not permitted between the hours of 10am and 4pm on weekdays and 10am and 6pm on weekends and holidays except in designated surfing areas. Designated surfing areas are found at Rudee Inlet and between 4th and 5th Street.
The VA Beach Boardwalk is a concrete walkway that is accessible to individuals with varying degrees of mobility. Rams are available at each street to take you from the Boardwalk to the sand. In addition, wooden walkways that take you onto the beach are located at 8th, 17th, 24th and 30th Streets, along with Grommet Island Park and Playground. Water edge access cannot be guaranteed at all wooden walkways due to weather and the condition of the beach. Ramps are extended as far as possible given the condition of the beach and time of year.
Helpful Information About Our Building
ATM: Dolphin Run has an ATM located on the first floor of the lobby near the Front Desk.
ICE: Dolphin Run sells 10 lb bags of ice for your convenience.
Laundry and Trash Rooms: Located on floors 2-14 to the right as you face the elevators. (Please use the trash chute for bagged garbage. Place rinsed out bottles, paper and cardboard boxes on the shelves.
To ensure the safety and security of the little ones in your vacation party, Dolphin Run participates in the Find-A-Kid Wristband Program. By way of an identification wristband distributed at our Front Desk to children 10 and under, this free program helps locate wandering children and gets them back to their parents as quickly as possible.
Dolphin Run takes the Security of our Owners and Guests seriously.
Upon arrival you will be provided with electronic key cards. These are programmed specifically for you and will work only for the duration of your stay. You will not be able to enter the building or the condo you have rented without the key card. If you lose a key card there is a $10 fee per card.
The main entrance has an electronic directory that will be programmed to the cell phone number you provide upon arrival. If someone in your party is locked out or you have a guest coming to visit you, advise them to utilize the directory. Upon arrival we will explain to you how the system works. Lastly, please do not open any access door for anyone without a key card, when in doubt, buzz the Front Desk from the main entrance.
Our pool, located on the first floor is an indoor heated salt water pool with a retractable ceiling. It also faces out to the boardwalk and oceanfront. When the weather is good the ceiling and all windows are open. The pool remains open in inclement weather. The pool closes during severe weather. We follow the protocol of the Beach Lifeguard Services. Your signature on the lease agreement acknowledges that you are aware our pool has no lifeguard in attendance at any time, that you are aware of potential risks/injuries associated with the use of a swimming pool and that you assume responsibilities for such accidents. Your signature on the lease agreement also acknowledges that DRCA and the individual property owners are released of any and all rights to make a claim. Please follow all posted pool rules within the pool area.
Beach Chairs: Stop the MADNESS!
Remember when you could just go to the beach with a towel? Now we carry everything with us. Don’t throw your back out while on vacation. Lock your beach chair up in the pool area. Stop by the Front Desk for a combination lock. It will free up your hands to carry more important things, like boogie boards, sand toys, coolers, umbrellas, etc!
Cornhole: Located on the pool deck near the Oceanside windows you will find our boards. Stop by the Front Desk to sign out the Cornhole bags any time!
Balconies: Please refrain from hanging towels over the railings. As tempting as it is, please do not feed the seagulls from the balconies. One last balcony note: Do not use any type of laser light to flash/flicker/waive from the balcony. The Virginia Beach Police Department will ticket the individual.
Please remember to bring your own bike lock. Our bike cage is locked at midnight and re-opens at 6 am.
If you are traveling with a luggage carrier, your vehicle will not fit into our garage, so it will have to be removed. We can store it securely for you for the duration of your stay.
17th Street and Atlantic Avenue
17th Street and Artic Avenue
24th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Post Office: 33rd Street and Artic Avenue
ABC Store: Hard liquor and spirits are sold in ABC stores. Other alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the nearest grocery store.
405 30th Street 757-491-5198 Mon-Sat 10 am- 9 pm Sunday 1 pm -6 pm
Fire, Police Rescue
Poison Control Center
Sentara VBGH Emergency Room
Building Security and after hour
First Baptist Church
35th Street and Holly Road
First Presbyterian Church
300 36th Street
Friends Meeting (Quaker)
1537 Laskin Road
Galilee Episcopal Church
40th Street and Pacific Avenue
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard
1489 Laskin Road
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
621 First Colonial Road
Star of the Sea Catholic Church
14th Street and Pacific Avenue
25th Street and Baltic Avenue
VA Beach Community Chapel
1261 Laskin Road
VA Beach United Methodist Church
19th Street and Pacific Avenue
We offer daily and weekly rentals of beach accessible mobility equipment. Delivered and Collected from the condo. Our goal at Beach Power Mobility is to help people, plain and simple. We are here to assist people needing a little extra help to enjoy the waters of Virginia Beach. We grew up around here and want everyone visiting our area to enjoy it all, regardless of any disability. Customer service is our top priority, we want you to have a great experience visiting one of the most beautiful spots on the East coast.
Hampton Roads Transit’s VB Wave is an easy way to get around the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Wave shuttles make stops along Atlantic Avenue, the Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, the Holiday Trav-L-Park, the KOA campgrounds on General Booth Boulevard and the Shops at Hilltop. These hybrid-electric shuttles are also a lot of fun. Kick back and let us do the driving.
VB Wave Shuttle System and Schedule
Route 30 Atlantic Avenue Shuttle – Ride the VB Wave from one end of Atlantic Avenue to the other. Stop along the way at shops, restaurants, museums and more. Daily, May – September, 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. about every 15 minutes.
Route 31 Aquarium and Campground Shuttle – Ride the VB Wave south to campgrounds and tennis courts, fun parks, and to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum. Catch the Atlantic Avenue shuttle for points north. Aquarium and Ocean Breeze serviced during operating hours only. Daily, May – Labor Day, 9:30 a.m. until 11:10 p.m., about every 20 minutes.
Route 32 Shoppers Shuttle – Ride the VB Wave to the trendy, up-scale Hilltop area for shopping and dining. Take it a little further to Virginia Beach’s premier shopping experience, Lynnhaven Mall. Daily, May – Labor Day, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., about every hour.
Cash Fares available for purchase on the VB Wave
- Adults/Youth: $1.00 – Half Fare* $0.50
- Children under 38″: Free (up to 2 free per adult)
- GO 1-Day Shuttle Pass: $2.00
- GO 1-Day Shuttle Pass (Half Fare*, Youth): $1.00
- GO 3-Day Shuttle Pass: $5.00
- GO 3-Day Shuttle Pass (Half Fare*, Youth): $2.50
Purchase Shuttle Passes at: Sunsations 500 Atlantic Ave 757- 422-6210
ITEMS LEFT BEHIND:
Neither Owner nor Dolphin Run Condominiums is responsible for items left in the condo by guests. Please check for all personal items before departure.
LOCKED OWNERS CLOSETS:
Most of our owners maintain a locked closet for their own personal use. Please respect these closets, for they are not to be opened.