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Sandbridge Beach Retreat with Great Screened Porches

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The house is located on the 'Third Row' of Sandbridge. It is a short walk to the beach. Sandbridge has a white sandy beach and fun surf. It is not too rough, but has ample waves for boogie boarding and surfing fun. Pitch your umbrella and enjoy the day.

Cathedral ceilings and large windows provide an open, outdoorsy feel. Rough cut cedar walls and pine floors throughout. Living area opens up to a screened breezeway. The breezeway has wonderful sea breezes and shady areas throughout the day. Plenty of deck furniture makes it a wonderful place to gather. Master Bedroom/Bath (QB) is off the main living area. Bedroom 2 (QB) and Bedroom 3(2 sets of tw bunks) and 2nd bath are separated from the main part of the house by the breezeway. There is also an ocean side sun deck with a table and chairs and umbrella. It is a great place to sunbathe, and is shady and cool in the evenings.

Situated on a large sandy lot surrounded by sea grasses, bayberry and wax myrtle, the property has a secluded, beachy atmosphere. Enjoy bird watching and gorgeous sunsets over Back Bay.

Keywords: Beach House

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Don Tracy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Don Tracy

We bought our house in Sandbridge from friends. We had visited many times and liked the open floor plan with the screened breezeway and high ceilings. We call it 'the house of porches' because it has so many places to enjoy sitting 'outside'. We like the fact that we can enjoy the ocean and bay without leaving the house. The short walk to the white sandy beach beach is another reason we chose the house. This photo was taken of us at the house in 1981, when we were newlyweds.

Don Tracy purchased this house in 1994

What makes this house unique

The house is just a short walk to the wide sandy beach. A beautiful white sand beach, surf, and summer water temperatures in the mid to high 70's give Sandbridge every amenity that makes US mid-Atlantic beaches so enjoyable. It has nice surf without being too rough. The waves are big enough for a fun day of boogie boarding and surfing. If a playground for smaller children is desired, Little Island Park is a mile or so down the road. It has a public guarded beach, picnic areas, a bath house, and playground equipment. If a nature walk is your preference, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is just a little further down the road from Little Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello! Don & Loraine,

We've returned home after a very enjoyable week! The house met our needs and provided a comfortable environment for family togetherness. The proximity to the beach was great!! Thank you for the hoagie/sub and beer! The beverage refrigerator is very helpful.

I'm sorry I did not get to meet you this year. Maybe next year I will!!

Thank you so much,
Aug 2010
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Sandbridge Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two sets of Twin BunkBeds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linen package available for $100 per week. Includes sheets and pillowcases for all beds plus bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths for 8. Enclosed outside H&C Shower.


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Sandbridge Beach Retreat with Great Screened Porches
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews

Great home

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Sandbridge. The home was perfectly beachy and rustic and suited our small family well (though we could comfortably have fit more than our 4 adults and 2 toddlers).

The kitchen is well stocked with all the things you may need to cook a big meal. I do wish the oven was full size, but we made it work!

The beach is not a far walk at all, though I would recommend renting or brining a beach cart if you plan to schlep a ton of stuff. This home is fairly far from "stuff"--which was exactly what we were looking for, but is super close to the nature preserve and a short drive inland to get to restaurants/groceries/etc.

Overall, we'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great old school house with throw back decor and a cabin like feel. Outer

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with family. Plenty of seating. Close walk to the beach. Only things I can think of to let people know is that two bedrooms are on the exterior of the main house. Rooms are well secured but younger children might be leary of using the the restroom as you have to cross an exterior porch. Also the room with the pull out sofa can not be accessed from inside the house. This place was spotless, the owners really nice and the price was completely right. Definitely a place I would go again. These owners are first class vrobo people!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retro with everything you need to have fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a house from a different age. Two of the bedrooms are separated from the rest of the house with a full length breezeway. The breezeway keeps the air flowing from all directions and the screens keep the bugs from getting in - leaving a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the weather. You could sleep there but the bedrooms are so nice you'll give up and go to bed- you can smell the cedar paneling.

The beach is a couple of blocks away - dragon flies would cheer us as walked over. When you come back from the beach there is a really good outdoor shower that helps get the sand off. Sandbridge is becoming more and more high density but this house still has a big yard with pine trees and blackberry bushes. It feels more private.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Virginia Beach very much and we would stay at this property again as it offered reasonable value for the area. The owners are helpful and friendly. The location is perfect - the beach is just steps away and is not very crowded at all, even during high season. The layout is terrific as two of the bedrooms are separated by a breezeway and are not part of the main building which affords a larger family lots of space and privacy. The furnishings were comfy and well laid out for the space. The A/C units are efficient and noiseless which I was overjoyed about because we were staying during a heat wave. I had a couple of tense moments trying to haul loads of laundry down the stairs and along an uneven route to the laundry room, which was inconvenient and a bit dangerous - a laundry chute would be a welcomed addition if feasible/possible. The house itself is almost 50 years old and while charming, could really use some updates (kitchen and bathrooms). Minor repairs are needed to the sliding doors going out to the sun deck (we chose not to use the sun deck for fear of doing further damage to the door that didn't want to budge) as well as the French doors leading to the bunk beds (doors stick and are hard to close; locking mechanism seems to be broken and my daughter cut her hand on the sharp protrusion from the door knob). Finally, a propane BBQ would be much cleaner and more convenient. We ended up cooking everything on the stove because we didn't want to take the time to wait for charcoal or deal with having to clean it out and wipe it down afterwards. But truthfully, these complaints are minor and did not significantly detract from a terrific week in the sun.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation due in large part to this house... It was accommodating and unique. The beautiful screened porch and breezeway made the place a pleasure to stay in! Close to the beach (especially when cutting thru the backyard neighbors' yard).

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.5%

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