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Laguna Villas: Affordable Beachfront Living in Virginia Beach

February 7, 2024

Laguna Villas: Affordable Beachfront Living in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is known for its beautiful oceanfront properties, but finding affordable, new construction housing near the beach has always been a challenge. At Bishard Homes, we saw this gap in the market and created our newest development project: Laguna Villas. These unique multi-story lifestyle lofts offer a perfect blend of price, product, and proximity to the beach, making them an attractive option for a variety of buyers.


One of the standout features of Laguna Villas is the affordability factor. In a city where oceanfront properties often come with a hefty price tag, these homes break the mold. Ranging from the low $400k’s to around $600k with square footage of 907 to 1,258 sq ft, these lofts are priced to suit a variety of budgets and needs. New construction homes at the oceanfront with an affordable price tag is not something that’s offered right now, so we created a unique product in the right price range to meet our buyers’ needs and still offer that beachfront lifestyle.


Laguna Villas consists of 8 lofts, all located off of Norfolk Ave and 9th St. These multi-story homes are designed for functionality, despite their compact size. Each loft features 2 to 3 bedrooms, with the 2-bedroom homes featuring a third floor reserved for an expansive master suite. The 10 ft ceilings on the third floor and 7 ft windows throughout the whole house flood the space with natural light, creating an open and airy atmosphere.

The kitchen and living room are cleverly designed to maximize space, allowing for the addition of creative furniture like an island on wheels with stools underneath or sleek L-shaped couches. The homes also offer unique features like free-standing tubs, providing a touch of luxury amidst the beach lifestyle. On the bottom floor, every home has a storage room connected to the outside where residents can put bikes, beach chairs, coat racks, or other necessities.


Laguna Villas is all about location. Situated just a few blocks (about 3) from the beach, it's a mere 9-minute walk or a quick 3-minute bike ride to the oceanfront. Residents here can quite literally smell the salty air and experience the beach lifestyle while still living close to many local favorites like the ViBe DistrictLake Rudee, and Croatan.

The neighborhood exudes a beachy meets city ambience due to its multi-story layout yet bold exterior colors. And despite its close proximity to the beach, each home comes with 2 dedicated parking spots, and those with a garage enjoy an additional 1-2 spots. When guests come to visit, 9th St also provides even more spaces, ensuring that parking hassles are a thing of the past.

The Neighborhood Transformation

Before Laguna Villas was built, the area was extremely rundown with 9 dilapidated homes on the property. Our co-founder, Steve Bishard, saw an opportunity to revitalize the property and the neighborhood to create something special. Upon tearing down the old units, we also invested in new city infrastructure, including curbs, gutters, road widening, sidewalks, storm drains, fencing, landscaping, pavers, and more. The result is a neighborhood that has greatly improved, enhancing the overall quality of life for residents and for the city of Virginia Beach as a whole.

Who is Laguna Villas for?

Laguna Villas caters especially to 3 distinct groups of buyers:

  1. Those Seeking Simplicity: For those looking to pare down their lives and enjoy a simpler, beachfront lifestyle, these lofts offer a perfect solution. Each home provides the essentials at an affordable cost with spaces that are uniquely crafted for our buyers.
  2. Low Maintenance Second-Home Buyers: Laguna Villas is an ideal second home for those who want an affordable vacation house just blocks from the beach without the worry of maintenance. The association takes care of all grounds and landscaping, allowing home-owners to relax and enjoy the area whenever they come to visit. Say goodbye to expensive and time-consuming home and landscaping upkeep.
  3. First-Time Homebuyers: For individuals or families buying their first home, Laguna Villas provides a unique opportunity to experience the oceanfront lifestyle they've always dreamed of, at a price point they can afford.

In conclusion, Laguna Villas by Bishard Homes is a game-changer in the Virginia Beach real estate market. It's a project of proximity, offering a unique neo-design at an affordable price for its oceanfront location. With its clever layout, ample natural light, and convenient proximity to the beach, these lifestyle lofts provide an enticing opportunity for various buyers to live the beachfront dream. Come experience a neighborhood that "smells like saltwater and sunscreen" at Lagunas Villas, where affordability meets the oceanfront lifestyle.

To visit the Laguna Villas listing page, click here. To talk with our Online Sales Consultant, Danielle, click the Questions? tab in the top right and fill out the form or you can call her at (757) 364-0901.