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Beach Equestrian Rental Available For Vacations & Events! NEW DISCOUNTED RATES!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,155 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6+ bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 14.

It is CRAZY how expensive these rentals are, right? The perfect vacation home is more affordable than you think! This modern 4,000 SF home is located 3 miles from Sandbridge Beach and 8 miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Situated on an operating equestrian property, this spacious home is equipped with all of the necessities and upscale amenities for your next vacation or group outing. How about a steam shower and hardwood sauna session after your beach day or work-out? Getting together for an event or much needed vacation? We know The Seahorse is the perfect home for your group because we've personally done it all there: Family gatherings, team and graduation parties, weddings, concerts and even church! See what our awesome guests from past seasons have to say!

As part of our 2017 property renovations, we have made significant modifications to the entrances and private suite at The Seahorse. We are so proud to be able to accommodate our guests' requests to accommodate a wide range disability. Please contact us regarding your specific needs!


Private Wing of House Offers Amenities Including: Luxurious Master Bedroom, Flat-panel HDTV, Panoramic View of Property, Breakfast/Sitting Room, Private Office, His/Hers Full Baths.

A Gorgeous Great Room Provides Premium Entertainment: 55' Flat-panel HDTV, Cable Television, BLURAY / DVD Player with Video & Music Library, Surround-sound Stereo, Plenty of Seating and a Fireplace (wood provided in Winter).

Areas for winding UP and DOWN: Basic Gym, Hardwood Sauna, Steam Shower, Free Weights and Benches, Yoga Mats and Props, Treadmill, Slip-resistant Flooring, Body Exercise Equipment.

The Game Rooms Offer Hours of Fun: Pool Table, Ping-Pong Table, Games for Adults & Kids.

Also Available at The Seahorse: 33' Pool, Hot Tub, Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Gas & Charcoal Grills, Chairs, Tables & Equipment for Parties/Events, Yard Games and Beach Equipment (please bring your own beach towels).


The Annie - 1 king (floor 1, Master suite with private bath)

The Premadonna - 1 queen (floor 2, private bath)

The Lilly - 1 queen (floor 2, shared bath)

The Cameo Appearance - 1 king (floor 2, shared bath)

The Trilogy - Bunks: 1 double and 3 single (floor 2, kitchenette & playroom, shared bath)

The Cadet Bue - Trundle: 2 single or 1 double (floor 1, private bath)

Living Room - 1 pull out sofa


Welcome to Sandbridge Beach! You’ll be delighted to live the real beach life in this Southern Virginian community. Where wild horses still roam, dolphins play in the water, and the occasional sea turtle comes up to nest. Here in Sandbridge, you and your family can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come spend your days relaxing on the beach while your children play in the waves on our lifeguarded beaches. Whether you’re looking for a new surfing, hiking, kayaking adventure, Sandbridge is the place to be. For a relaxing day, there’s lots of fishing, whether it be from the pier or the shore or crabbing in one of the inlets or the bay.


The Equine Innovations breeding stable is located in the rear of the property and the barn living quarters are typically occupied. On-site keepers and daily barn staff are available to you for assistance staging outdoor activities (horse-play, volleyball nets, etc). We hold your privacy with high regard, but love to make ourselves available to serve as needed!

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Virginia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4155 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Alligator - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master in Private Wing - Hers
    The Wanga Gut - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bathroom
    The Gabriel - toilet , shower , Shared Bathroom (Lilly/Cameo/Trilogy)
    The Dinky - toilet , Downstairs Half-Bath
    The Nate - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master in Private Wing - His
    The Rooster - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Premadonna - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra linens and blow-ups are available for larger groups.
    The Triolgy - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Two Bunkbeds with Flat screen TV, Kitchenette & Playroom.
    The Lilly - 1 queen , Second floor. Attached shared bath. HDTV w/ Roku & DVD.
    The Annie - 1 king , First floor. Master in private wing. HDTV w/ Roku & DVD.
    The Cameo Appearance - 1 queen , Second floor. TV w/ DVD Player. Attached shared bath.
    The Cadet Bue - 1 double , First floor. Semi-private suite. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Equestrian Rental Available For Vacations & Events! NEW DISCOUNTED RATES!
average rating of 4.84 based on 29 reviews

Freedom Church

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely delightful. The property is well maintained and clean. All the amenities and layout are as described. Wow! This home has a built-in sauna!And a gourmet kitchen! Nicely decorated. We were not far from good shopping and restaurants. The owner is friendly and kind. An excellent choice for a quiet getaway with all the luxuries of home. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric & Freedom Church - You are ALWAYS welcome at The Seahorse! Thank you for the kind words :)
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great home, friendly owner. We loved the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again, Viorel! Thank you very much for your kind review. We enjoyed having your group at The Seahorse and would love to host you again :) Jeremiah Property Manger
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Wonderful Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Seahorse was wonderful. There were 7 of us coming from 3 different states for a family get together. The house is big and spacious. The kitchen had everything we could need and then some. Large table in dining room was perfect for meals and games. Lots of stuff provided which was a big bonus, such as paper products, soaps, towels, etc. We liked having the water cooler too. We enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong, pool table, corn hole and there was so much more to do if you had time. Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom and the beds were very comfortable. It was very peaceful and quiet, very relaxing. The location was great, convenient to the beach, to the stores, restaurants and most everything. Definitely worth the money to stay here and could not ask for better people to rent from. Many thanks to the Sheffield family for making their lovely home available, for the extras they provide and for the friendliness they showed us from the moment we pulled into the driveway.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, we are so very pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at The Seahorse. Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope you will stay at The Seahorse again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The property offered everything I wanted in my stay. I loved the property and Lilly (horse).

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, we enjoyed having you stay at The Seahorse! Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope you will consider The Seahorse for future stays in the VA beach area.
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The Seahorse September 2017

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week. The house/grounds exceeded our expectations. Any questions, concerns were directed to David and he consistently responded in a very timely fashion. My only disappointment was that the Hot Tub did not work properly. David did try to remedy this but was not successful. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so sorry the hot tub was having issues during your stay, we are working right now to remedy the situation so we have a functioning hot tub again. We hope you stay at The Seahorse again!
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We love The Seahorse at Sandbridge

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Seahorse at Sandbridge. It is setup perfectly. Some can be cooking in the kitchen while others sit at the bar or lounge in living room, and we all can converse with ease.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samuel, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Seahorse and have already booked a stay for 2018. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to your stay next year!
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Dr. Barbara Sheffield
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Dr. Barbara Sheffield

Dr. Barbara Sheffield earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1984. Her ethic and dedication placed her in the Phi Zeta Honorary Society.

Dr. Sheffield has owned and worked at several practices in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. She served as a relief veterinarian throughout Hampton Roads since 2007, networking and building her strong reputation throughout the area.

Along with her love for small animal medicine, Dr. Sheffield is also an avid equestrian breeder and trainer. She and her horses have been awarded multiple International Hunter Futurity and National Championships. She, her husband, David, and their three children live in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach.

Dr. Barbara Sheffield purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

We are so very pleased to provide The Seahorse as a venue for weddings, receptions, events, parties and shows! The property is well suited to accommodate large groups, vendors and event equiptment with adequate parking space for over 100 vehicles!

During the Prime Rental Season, events must be booked during a weekly rental reservation. Outside of this period, events and the duration of bookings will be considered on a case by case basis.

Event Fees are in addition to the rates published for the vacation rental and charged per event. The structure is as follows:

Number of Attendees: Cost

15-30: $495-695

31-50: $695-895

51-75: $895-1,195

75-100: $1,195-1,495

100-150: $1,495-1,995

150+: Per quote

The listed amounts cover extra preparation and care of the property leading up to your event as well as day-of assistance with set-up, parking and professional service. Please inquire for additional charges which may be applicable for your event (equipment set-up, permits, etc) and optional services offered!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough about this property and it's owners!!

My family and I were moving from Ohio to Virginia. Because of "Sandy" hitting on the same day as our closing, we had nowhere to stay.

I was looking into different options (hotel/vacation home), and came across this magnificient home.

The owners were sooo kind, making many allowances for my family and our pets!! I know God put us in touch with them in our time of need!!

The small details in this house are unbelievable, there is a ton of room, lots of things to keep little ones busy, every pot/kitchen utensil you can think of, and wonderful soft beds and pillows.

I has a working fireplace in the living room, sauna, hot tub, steam shower, swimming pool, grill, and a tub big enough to swim in- my grankids love it!!

Jeremiah met us when we got there, and was sooo friendly.

God bless these people and this house, and thank you so much for all your wonderful help!!
Nov 2012
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hells Point Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sandbridge Beach
Car: recommended

Family Fun: Virginia Beach Natural Science Museum and Aquarium (8 miles), Ocean Breeze Fun Park (7 miles), Owl's Creek/Rudee Inlet Boat Ramp (8 miles), Sandbridge Surf & Adventure (3 miles)

Golf: Hells Point ( 1 mile), Heron Ridge (3 miles), Virginia Beach National/TPC (6 miles), The Signature at West Neck - Arnold Palmer (6 miles), Red Wing Lake (6 miles)

Tennis: Lagomar Park (1 mile), Owl's Creek Municipal Center (5 miles).

Shopping/Grocery: Bloom (1 mile), Red Mill Commons (2 miles), Strawbridge (2 miles), Lynnhaven Mall (9 miles).

Restaurants: Amazing! Anything you desire within 2 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Booking Fee $250
Tax Rate 8.1%

Please send us an inquiry with a little information about your party and the nature of your trip to Virginia Beach. We specialize in coming up with discounts on our published rates to ensure your vacation is not only perfect but affordable!
No Security Deposit! Taxes and all change-out fees are included in the published rate!
Non-refundable Reservation Fee ($250 for Pre and Prime Summer Periods) is required at booking. Typically, one-half of the rental rate is due 21-30 days after Booking Date. and the balance is due 14-30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.