The Victorian Grace
Christian, Faith-Based, Gluten Free Guest Suites

Portsmouth, VA

Gladiola Suite - Fireplace & TV Gladiola Suite - Fireplace & TV
Dining Room Wood Stove Dining Room Wood Stove
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View from entry foyer to parlor with original pocket doors. View from entry foyer to parlor with original pocket doors.
Parlor with view of entry area and beautiful stairs Parlor with view of entry area and beautiful stairs
Parlor fireplace Parlor fireplace
Bathroom sink Bathroom sink

For Missionaries

To reserve The Prophet's Chamber, please contact Darathy.

Contact

Darathy Sanders-Sells
760-927-6799 cell
DarathySanders@gmail.com

For Renters

Visit our  Airbnb listings to check availability

We have chosen to share our Amazingly Beautiful 110 year old VICTORIAN home with you who desire to step back in time, if even for a night or two.  The character, charm and wrap around porch will welcome you as you arrive.

Overview

The Victorian Grace is a Christian, Faith Based, gluten free home where we rent suites to guests, and offer a suite free of charge to returning missionaries.

This is our ministry, and as such we create a welcoming, faith based space. On special occasions, we enjoy singing hymns, creating works of art, and sharing our journey of Faith with one another.

Missionaries

We reserve a special suite called The Prophet's Chamber for Missionaries to visit and recover upon returning home.  There is NO CHARGE to missionaries, as this is a gift from Finger Prints of His Grace.  However, a donation from the sending church is extremely helpful and appreciated.

Suites

All suites are private, and furnished with a queen bed, fireplace, and TV.  The shared bathrooms have showers and a bath tub.

The bathroom on level one was added many years after this home was built in 1907.  This bath is charming and up-to-date.

The Prophet's Chamber
Level 1

The Prophet's Chamber is the suite set aside and reserved for returning missionaries from the Mission Field.  It has a gorgeous antique queen bed that centers the room, and is closed by using the 110 year old pocket doors. There is a fireplace, TV, cedar wardrobe, and a comfortable chair for reading. If the suite is available, it can be rented as well.

The Prophet's Chamber - Queen Bed

For Missionaries

To reserve The Prophet's Chamber, please contact Darathy.

Darathy Sanders-Sells
760-927-6799 cell
DarathySanders@gmail.com

For Renters

Click the button below to visit our Airbnb page for this suite.

Prophet's Chamber - Fireplace & TV

The Arbor Rose
Level 2

This suite is filled with light and is welcoming.  There is an antique queen bed that is timeless, fireplace, TV, writing desk/makeup desk, and armoires.

Elevator accessible during most hours.

Arbor Rose - Queen Bed

The Gladiola Suite
Level 2

This large suite is comfortable for one night, or for a home base for several days.  The bed is queen size, and is hand painted as well as the dresser and night stand.  There is also a comfortable rocking chair.

Elevator accessible during most hours.

Gladiola Suite - Queen Bed

Gluten Free

For those desiring a light gluten free breakfast, we will offer a few options the night before so we can prepare one of your choices when possible.

We are a gluten-free environment, and ask that visitors do NOT bring any gluten (wheat or grains)  into the home due to the presence of celiac's disease.

Activities

There are paths near The Victorian Grace where you can bike, walk the trails or picnic near the water.

This home is a part of our continuing of Finger Prints of His Grace Ministry. It is a lovely, quiet place to just unwind. A TV is in each guest suite for those who would like to catch up on the happenings of the day.

A short car (Uber) or bike ride will take you to the famous Olde Towne historic district for shopping and dining.  If you take Uber, it's fast, and you don't have to find parking.

Location

We are located in the residential district of Portsmouth, VA. 3 blocks from the waterfront in a quiet, historic, restful area.

Following are some local attractions and resources.

Norfolk Int'l Airport

  • 16 mi. from Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
  • 23 min. by car.

Olde Towne, the Historic District

  • 3 mi from Olde Towne
  • 8 min. by car
  • 15 min. by bicycle

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

  • Built in 1832
  • 620 Paul Jones Circle
    Portsmouth, VA 23708
  • Distance: 3.1 mi.
  • 8 min. by car

Children's Museum of Virginia

  • 221 High Street
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Distance: 3.1 mi.
  • 9 min. by car