About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
5+ bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, remodeled kitchen and baths
We specialize in family groups and reunions. Two king BR, two queen BR, two bunk rooms, first with triple bunk and twin and own bath sleeps 4, second with triple bunk sleeps 3, rec room with double futon and queen sofa-bed. Suggested capacity 15, but obviously can sleep more, main consideration is for our guests to be comfortable. Remodeled In 2010: Upgraded Kitchen W/ Granite Counter Tops & New Appliances, Enlarged Master Bath With Tile Accents. Two Full Bathrooms Downstairs Remodeled. Located in the quiet, low-traffic north end of Sandbridge, a short stroll to the lifeguarded beach, Beach Bird features a solar-heated 16 x 36 pool. You can relax on the wonderful shaded poolside patio with comfortable cushioned chairs and table under the 12 x 12 gazebo. There is also ample poolside lounging, outside shower, and two gas grills in the private fenced backyard. Additional features are the downstairs kitchenette with 2nd refrigerator and microwave, hot plate & oven off the rec room. There is a spacious front deck with second patio dining set and ample parking in the gravel front yard. AC/heat-pump, 7 TVs (1 large screen), VCR's, DVD's, hi speed wireless internet access, basketball, ping pong, high chair. No smoking or pets.
J.Bernard du Buy
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About J.Bernard du Buy
We took over management of Beach Bird in 2011 from an agency to better serve our guests. Thanks to Homeaway this was not as daunting as expected; it turns out everything is done online now anyway. We get to meet and know our guests and this has been very rewarding; there are some really great folks out there and providing them with a first class vacation has been a wonderful experience. When you have guests relaxing and having a good time it makes all the hard work worthwhile.
J.Bernard du Buy purchased this House in 2001
Why J.Bernard du Buy chose Sandbridge Beach
For me Beach Bird was love at first sight; my real estate agent wanted to turn around and leave immediately. All the windows and doors were frosted and furnishings were pretty basic, but I liked the layout and location in the low-traffic North End. You would never guess now with the large pool and gazebo but the backyard was a bramble path. But there were great views, and the owner had already installed solar hot water, so we already had a start on my goal of going solar.We now have a solar pool heater and this year hope to start on our PV solar project. Every off season we were busy remodeling starting with the doors and windows. Some day maybe I'll get to stay there a few days without working and see what it's like!
What makes this House unique
Over the years as Sandbridge has become busier I have come to appreciate the North End more and more. You can walk or bike ride without worrying about busy traffic, and crossing the street to the beach path is never an issue, the neighbors have been great and we have tried to be selective in having guests who like to relax and enjoy peace and quiet on their vacation. We have made the backyard pool area into an oasis where you can relax by the pool and keep and eye on the kids in comfortable reclining patio chairs out of the hot sun under the gazebo cooled by the ocean breeze. I'm sure that sounds like hype but we do actually get an afternoon rising convection sea breeze most afternoons when I'm taking a break from the remodeling; it's my favorite spot.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What a great week!
My family of 12 stayed at the beach bird in August of 2016. Bernard is such a nice man. We arrived a little early but he let us unload our things in the downstairs and then we left to get lunch at the local eatery. The house was a mere minutes walk from the beach! Most of the family lounged in the pool all day. He had everything you would need for the beach. We especially liked the cart to pull our belongings. The house was clean, large enough for all of us. Having tv's in every room was a huge plus. I would recommend this house again and again. And just working with Bernard was such an easy and pleasurable experience. Thank you so much!
Thanks Katie, always a pleasure to have such a great family at Beach Bird. It really means a lot to us to have someone appreciate all the work and preparation. Thanks also for taking such good care of Beach Bird and leaving it so clean!
Sorry for the long overdue review. My family of 12 had a wonderful time at this vacation house. Bernard is an absolutely wonderful man. The communication before our arrival was amazing. Once we were there he took care of anything we needed. The house was well equipped and the pool was amazing!! Short walk to beach, town, activities. Thank you Bernard for everything. You are the best!!! Would highly recommend this home.
Thanks so much, Kathy, we work hard to exceed expectations and the appreciation of such a great family as yours means a lot to us.
Best vacation ever
This was a great vacation for my family and all seven of my grandchildren ...... You commendations were first class and everything we needed was there ..... This included all supplies in the kitchen and all supplies for the beach and pool plus there were many games for the grandchildren to use and play with ..... We thoroughly enjoyed our week and recommend this property to anyone who wants to spend a great week at the Virginia Beach shore.
Beach Bird has it all..and then some!!
From start to finish your experience at Beach Bird will be wonderful!! The owner, Bernard du Buy, goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest has a phenomenal experience. He provided us with directions to help us avoid potential driving delays so we could get our vacation started on time! Beach Bird is fully equipped with everything you could wish for and use at the house and the beach! Everything from beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, pool and ocean toys, books, and games -- Beach Bird has it all! I emailed Bernard asking if Beach Bird had umbrellas as I have 2 family members who are sun sensitive -- not only did he provide umbrellas, but he purchased a large SunBrella so that several family members could hang out at the ocean without worrying. Also, your linens are free of charge --sheets, bath and beach towels!!! If you want to stay at a very clean, well maintained, and equipped house that is only a 2 minute walk to the ocean and an owner who is friendly and committed to providing you and your family the most relaxing, hassle free vacation --- then stay at Beach Bird!! Thanks Bernard for making our third vacation at Beach Bird so phenomenal!
Excellent!!! Wonderful house and good location.
The property is well taken care of and anytime something needs attending to, the owner responds immediately. The grand kids claimed the downstairs and enjoyed the games and pool. We had dinner at the restaurant next to the grocery store (which was very good) and toured the Wildlife Sanctuary several times. It is so peaceful down there. I have recommended this to all my friends. We love Sandbridge and do not even consider going to any other beach or house.
Bernard allowed me to rent the beach house off season for a relaxing work retreat with my coworkers. The house was very spacious and accommodating. Everything we needed was available, very clean and well maintained. Bernard stopped by to tend to the pool and he was very good natured, friendly and sought out if we were having any problems. The beds were very comfortable, atmosphere relaxing and not one complaint from anyone except that our time was too short. It was just a short walk to the beach or the little market that had outstanding fresh donuts but we enjoyed our time by the pool chilling under the gazebo area. I would definitely go back and recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit Sandbridge.
Bike, kayak, surfboard paddleboard rentals and surf and paddleboard lessons and eco-tours in Sandbridge. Jet-ski and parasailing rentals at Rudee Inlet 20 min.away as well as bike rentals on Boardwalk.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation policy: we give a full refund if property is rented for same amount,. Only choice given is super-strict but in fact we are not if given sufficient notice to re-rent. Please note that Homeaway/VRBO fee is not refundable. Non-smoking means in or out, use the vacation to quit! Minimum $100 extra cleaning fee for any cigarette butts found. Changeover day Saturday.