I found the auction photo on eBay.
um, no, not in the land of Pat Robertson!
Va. Beach in September is the best time of year, providing there's no hurricanes. Still warm, tourists are gone, kids are back in school, the beach & boardwalk are a lot less crowded. If you'll be there around the time of the Neptune Festival, which is the 4th weekend in September, there's a LOT of stuff going on.
Ocean Sands is pretty nice and I think it's one of the newer places on the Strip. 22nd St. is right where you want to be! Be sure to hit ChiCho's for pizza, it's been great stuff for over 20+ years and still a good local's hangout. If you want a nice place to eat with great views, stay local and go to Rudee's off Mediteranean Avenue or take a drive down Atlantic Avenue to Shore Drive and go to the Lynnhaven Fish House. It's a little pricey but has the BEST view of the Chesapeake Bay. Finally, if you have the time, make the drive over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. 17 miles over the Chesapeake BAy and it's gorgeous! I think it will cost you about $20 for the round trip.
Good luck and hope for no hurricane!