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'He Crab She Crab' Coastal Home with Beach, Bay &Backyard Fun.Perfect for Kids!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)




Sandbridge Beach is peacefully nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay at the southeast tip of Virginia and is often referred to as the 'Outer Banks of Virgina'. It is also home to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Sandbridge is the ideal location for those who want the 'get-away-from-it-all' atmosphere yet is only 15 minutes to numerous entertainment and leisure activities such as: golf courses, water parks, aquarium/museum, movies, shopping, dining, concerts, and the Virginia Beach Resort Area and Boardwalk. Little Island Park at the southern tip of Sandbridge has a fishing pier, beach lifeguards, covered picnic area, great playground, showers, restrooms, snack bar, tennis courts, basketball court, and plenty of parking.

'He Crab, She Crab' is a charming waterfront home with an open floor plan, making it ideal for family retreats, yet has plenty of rooms and porches for relaxation and privacy. The second level has 2 Bedrooms including a Master Suite, 2 Bathrooms, Great Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, and Florida Room. The Great Room, Florida Room, and Dining Area are lined with sliding glass doors and windows overlooking the canal and leading to a large wrap-around deck. The deck accesses a 3rd story widow's walk offering panoramic views and incredible sunsets.

The first level has 3 Bedrooms, one of which can be used as a Nursery. The Master Bedroom on the first level has a King size Sleep Number bed and sliding doors leading to a screened porch overlooking the canal. The 3rd Bedroom overlooks the covered front porch. This level also has a large bathroom with a 2-sink vanity, a laundry room, and a back entrance leading to a large back yard with swing set/sandbox. There you will also find a private outdoor shower that is perfect for rinsing off after the beach or for taking a relaxing shower while star gazing.

This waterfront home is located on a large access canal leading to Back Bay making it ideal for kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats. The boat dock is great for fishing and crabbing. The quiet neighborhood street is perfect for your short walk to the beach or for biking, jogging, roller-blading, or just plain strolling while watching the gorgeous sunsets over Back Bay.

Once you arrive, you will be able to enjoy the privacy of your vacation home with amenities found in no other. Luxurious bed linens await you on freshly made beds along with plush, colorful bath linens for each guest on weekly rentals May 2-Oct 2 and upon request. No need to rush to the store upon arrival for basic supplies just to freshen up. We provide products such as paper towels, toilet tissue, tissues, and liquid hand soap to get you through at least a few days. To help you avoid the hassle of packing or the expense of buying supplies you may only need a few times during your stay, we provide all dishwashing detergent, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets. An assortment of cleaning supplies is provided for any touch-ups needed during your stay. In addition to the kitchen being fully stocked with all cooking and dining essentials, you will also find coffee filters, sugar, flour, and an assortment of spices.

Utilize our “concierge” services to avoid wasting precious time while on your vacation. We will personally provide restaurant, shopping, and area attraction information as well as directions at any time during your stay. We will even help you plan your vacation activities and help tailor them to your needs.

Don't forget to come enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Great location for fishing, golfing, and enjoying our beautiful, uncrowded beach.

A $500 Damage Deposit is required on all rentals and is refundable within 14 days of departure.

Cleaning Fees ARE included in the Weekly Rates. Rentals less than 7 nights are assessed a $150 Cleaning Fee. We do NOT charge reservation or other misc. fees.

Tax Rates: 6% State and 9.5% City

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More Details

Elaine and Mark
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017


Sandbridge Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , located in 2nd level Master Bedroom Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Small bath adjacent to Great Room, Kitchen,& Full Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large tiled bathroom on lower level with double sinks
  • Enclosed outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Sleep Number bed in Master Bedroom on first level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 Double in bedroom on first level overlooking covered porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 Twin Bed in nursery with full size crib on first level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed in Master Suite on second level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 Queen in bedroom on second level overlooking canal
    Sunroom - Extra space for air mattresses, etc
  • King size beds (2) Sleep Number king bed in master bedroom on first level; king bed in master suite on second level, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen in bedroom on second level overlooking canal, Double Beds (1) 1 Double in bedroom on first level overlooking covered porch, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Twin Bed in nursery with crib., Child Beds (1) Crib in nursery along with a twin bed., Baby Cribs (1) Crib provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Outdoor Shower, Boat Dock, Large Backyard, Swing Set with club house/picnic table/sand box, Widow's Walk, Vegetable Garden, 2 kayaks with life vests, crib, high chair, booster seats, jogging & umbrella stroller, safety gates, cabinet locks, night lights, 4 Adult Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 kid bikes, 3 tricycles, wagon, & 6 beach chairs. Dish & laundry detergent, dryer sheets, liquid hand soap, cleaning supplies provided. Starter supply of all paper goods supplied incl. toilet tissue, tissues, paper towels, & napkins.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

'He Crab She Crab' Coastal Home with Beach, Bay &Backyard Fun.Perfect for Kids!
average rating of 4.80597 based on 67 reviews
Dallas, TX

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of five (mom, dad, grandparents and 10-month old). The home was simply beautiful and looked just as portrayed in the pictures here. We had everything we needed to vacation for a week with one very curious baby. Mark and Elaine were accommodating, providing us with all the baby gear as listed here. The kitchen is well stocked with all sorts of cooking and eating utensils and appliances. This place was a home away from home. Though it rained for 4 of the 7 days we were there, we were able to find much to do around the house (fishing, movies, games, crabbing, making quick runs to the beach, etc). We visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium and actually saw dolphins while walking on the beach one day! The She Crab soup at Margie and Rays is a must have!! All in all, a very relaxing, memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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24 7

Great house for family fun!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our time in Sandbridge at this home with two other families with children for a Spring Break getaway. The house was comfortable, clean and stocked with all things needed to make it fun for the kids and parents. We greatly enjoyed the kid bikes and having the bay access in the backyard to fish in. The swing set was also a huge hit and having a crib for our almost one-year-old was so helpful. We will definitely come back again and appreciate everything provided and the attention to detail to make this such a safe destination for all the little ones. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malvern, PA

Wonderful house for a family get-away

  • 5 of 5

This spacious house is located in a quiet and scenic neighborhood, with the canal right in the backyard. Inside is comfortable and clean, and the kitchen has all the amenities you could ask for. The beach is an easy walk or bike ride away. I would definitely recommend this house for a family vacation or long weekend away!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Perfect Christmas

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect venue for our family to get together to celebrate Christmas. There were 9 of us (10 if you count our grandchild due any day now) and everyone was more than comfortable. Our daughter who was just under 9 months pregnant and her 6'5" husband had plenty of room in the downstairs master bedroom while my husband and I occupied the upstairs master. Everyone slept comfortably (including my 80 year old mother-in-law who also joined us). Elaine and Mark were great hosts - they even decorated the house for Christmas which made it even more homey. The kitchen was well equipped for the many meals we had to prepare throughout the week and that includes our Christmas day feast! I would definitely recommend this house to anyone - especially large families. They were very accommodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a great place for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Our gang consisted of 9 adults and one infant for a Thanksgiving reunion. We were concerned going in that the kitchen might be to small or not well stocked and that preparation of our Thanksgiving feast would be a challenge. What we found was a spacious kitchen well stocked with utensils and dishes that made dinner preparation including the many side dishes and deserts that go along with Thanksgiving dinner. The dining area had a table that could comfortably seat ten people.

The house was well constructed and very sound proof, accomadating both the night owls and the early risers. Even the infants 4:00 a.m. Feeding was not a disturbance.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurricane leak in roof blamed on renter!

  • 2 of 5

It was the last week of the summer before school was to start. The house was looking a little shabby when we arrived. The sofa in the great room was shredded on the side. Several bikes were rusty and unsafe since they were stored outside. One Kayak handle was broken. Beach umbrella broken and not usable. Windows could not be opened for fresh air because hardware was broken in bedroom. Location of house was deceptive on VRBO map. Much longer walk to the beach than described and parking was not allowed near the beach. Amenities in the house were acceptable and we left house cleaner than when we arrived. I even weeded the garden, stripped the beds and washed most of the linens for the owner. That is just the way I am. We waited for our security deposit to be returned for over a month only after owner accused us of having a pet in the house and that we left urine on the rug in great room. We never has a pet in the house and suspect that the hurricane leaked through the ceiling. We left a day earlier to evacuate. This accusation was unfair and the reason I would not recommend this house for your vacation. I think I paid for their total house carpet to be cleaned. Very frustrated and I would not recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that you are still unhappy with the resolution of your issues despite VRBO establishing them as unfounded. We are happy to report that there was no leak in the roof and are sorry that all of the information we provided regarding beach access and available parking options was not helpful or utilized. The map is maintained by VRBO and Google maps and is accurate. As stated, the beach is a 10 minute walk at a leisurely pace and all are welcome to use the beach bikes we provide to get there as well. Unfortunately bikes that are taken to the beach on an almost daily basis will rust in the salt air. We always encourage potential renters to read the reviews our guests have posted regarding the beach access for additional perspective, the majority of which state that it is closer and/or easier to access than they thought. As for the beach umbrella and kayak, we do not advertise that we provide beach umbrellas but often do so anyway. The umbrella during your stay was left by another group. We are available to our guests 24/7 by phone, email, and text and would have gladly replaced the kayak handle if we had been contacted. Again, we are sorry that you did not alert us to your concerns during your stay and apologize for the length of time needed to process your deposit; however, the rental agreement states that it may take up to 30 days if there are issues to resolve which is quite rare. We attempted to work with you and investigate your assertion that the wet puddle in the Great Room was not urine and took steps to have it professionally analyzed rather than simply taking a deduction from your Damage Deposit. We rarely find it necessary to deduct money to cover damages from the deposit and never do so without communicating and working with the guest to resolve the matter to everyone's mutual satisfaction.
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Car: necessary

In Sandbridge Beach: Beautiful beach on Atlantic Ocean, Back Bay with breathtaking sunsets, kayak/canoe/pedal boat rentals for Back Bay and canals, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge tram tours, Little Island Park with fishing pier/tennis courts/covered picnic areas/playground/life-guarded beach access/live entertainment for kids on Tues nights, Wed night Bingo at the Sandbridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station.

Within 15-30 minutes: Virginia Marine Science Museum & Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Hell's Point Golf Course, Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, dolphin and whale watching boat tours, para-sailing, deep sea fishing charters, shopping, dining, movies

Within 45 minutes: Nauticus museum, U.S.S. Wisconsin museum, MacArthur Shopping Mall, Norfolk Tides AAA Baseball, Norfolk Zoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Day trips: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, The Virginia Air & Space Museum, Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, Jamestown


Rates & Availability

Sandbridge Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20-26, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27-June 2, 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 3-9, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 10-23, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 24-30, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 1-August 4, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 5-11, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 12-25, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26-September 1, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2-8, 2017: Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 9-29, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 30-October 6, 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 7-27, 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 28-November 17, 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17-24, 2017: Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
November 25-December 15, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
December 16, 2017-Jan 5, 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.5%

Bed and Bath Linens are included in weekly rentals from April 29, 2017 - Sept 29, 2017 and are quoted separately for all other stays. A Cleaning Fee of $150 is assessed on all rentals less than 7 nights. A 2.9% Processing Fee is applied to credit card payments. Pet Fees range from $75-$150. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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