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

Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • House4155 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights

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!


Jeremiah Sheffield

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Jeremiah 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.

Jeremiah 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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 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.


        • 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

          Location Type

            • Beach
              Nearby Sandbridge beach offers the best daily beach-going in Virginia. Get all the room in the sand and water you need just a quick drive or bike away (very experienced riders only).
            • Near The Ocean
              The Seahorse is located 3 miles from Sandbridge Beach, turn right out of the driveway and you are there!. The property is located ~8 miles from the VB boardwalk and major Summer attractions.
            • Rural
              We take a great deal of pride in caring for the 5+ acres that The Seahorse is located on. Dr. Sheffield's horses and our guests deserve only the best :)


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Computer Available
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Fireplace
                        • Firewood
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Living Room
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • PC
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Thermos Bottle
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Water Cooler
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchenette
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              You won't believe how well this kitchen is stocked. You won't want for a single pot, appliance or gadget!
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                            • Mini Refrigerator
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Two ranges, one with stove, one in island.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Plenty of room for your biggest meals together!
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 14 people


                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Audio Tape Player
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Books
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Game Console
                                    • Video Games
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Fish Cleaning Table
                                        • 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)
                                        • Golf Cart
                                        • Golf Clubs
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • 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
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Smoking permitted in designated outdoor areas.
                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              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!

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Jacuzzi
                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Seasonal! Typically opened weeks before Memorial Day and closed weeks after Labor Day, depending on temperatures and pollen season. Please ask specifically for inquiry dates in May and September.
                                                • Sauna
                                                • Spa Whirlpool
                                                • Steam Shower
                                                • Whirlpool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Car Optional
                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef
                                                    • Staff


                                                        • marina
                                                        • arboretum
                                                        • bay/sound
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • autumn foliage
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • pond
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • theme parks
                                                        • water parks
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • 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

                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • ice skating
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • skiing
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      27 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews


                                                                      Fran A.Highland, New York

                                                                      We stayed at the Seahorse for 9 nights. Everything you will need is in the house including a Kitchen Aid and a pasta making attachment. We enjoyed watching the horses from all the windows in the house. We had my 91 years old Aunt with us who is in a wheel chair. The back wing was perfect for her. And we were able to sleep near her so we could here her if she needed something. My grandkids loved all the activities in the house. From pool to ping pong to basketball and many more. The owners were so nice and never bothered you but if you needed some they were right there. We would recommend the Seahorse. We hope to vacation there again.

                                                                      Terrific place to stay and relax

                                                                      ron w.Lebanon, Ohio

                                                                      We really enjoyed our week in the house. It is massive so it allows for privacy and yet has a large space for gathering in the living room/great room. David checked in with us on several occasions to be certain everything was fine. The hot tub was a nice way to relax after visiting the shipyards,museums, and beach combing. It was nice to look out the windows and see horses in the front and back paddocks. Another treat was having a working fireplace as the first couple of days were overcast and cool. The firewood was stacked on the hearth and outside on the deck so it was easily accessible. There was enough cookware available to feed a small army. The pantry was stuffed with pots, pans, roasters, cast iron, and appliances that I can't even name :)

                                                                      Great place!

                                                                      Viorel A.

                                                                      Great home, friendly owner. We loved the place.

                                                                      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 :)


                                                                      Property Manger

                                                                      Wonderful Place To Stay

                                                                      Donna B.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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!


                                                                      Allison H.Midlothian, VA

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

                                                                      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.

                                                                      We love The Seahorse at Sandbridge

                                                                      Samuel B.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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!


                                                                      Virginia Beach, VA, USA

                                                                      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

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      $0 - $15
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      BEST VALUE AT SANDBRIDGE - GUARENTEED! 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.

                                                                      27 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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