Pool / Spa
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 15 (sleeps up to 15 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
Only thing was me to do a better up keep on the lawn
Thank you for the review. We will report the issue to the correct department so we can have it right for future guest. We hope to have you stay with Sandbridge Blue again soon!
Great location, lovely house but not well maintained
Pros: The house itself and its beautiful siting on the bay are as described. The house layout and amenities are great for large groups, and the décor is as shown on this site, except for its poor condition. The pool is lovely and bigger than it looks in the photos. The depth ranges from around 30 inches to 5 feet.
Cons: It seems the house has not been maintained other than routine cleaning. Right away, we noticed numerous maintenance issues, and every day, we discovered something else that was broken or dirty beyond a simple cleaning.
Safety/security issues: no house numbers (mailbox missing); difficult or broken door locks; some warped decking with popped nails; a loose deck railing; and many, many burned out/missing light bulbs or broken light fixtures/lamps.
Other maintenance issues: broken refrigerator door; sticky freezer door; broken oven door; filthy, broken gas grill; numerous pieces of broken furniture; severely stained carpet throughout; severely stained sectional set; no hot water in one bathroom sink; no cold water in another bathroom sink; missing or broken towel bars, hooks, toilet paper holders in many bathrooms; mold in a couple of showers.
Some nitpicky wishes: Light blocking shades in the bedrooms; more glassware and silverware; bigger kitchen/dining table with more chairs (only seats 8), so we can share the same table at the same time
We fixed the fridge door and popped nails ourselves and reported the other issues and then some to the management company. Since we didn't want workers traipsing through the house all week, we requested only that they fix the grill, which they replaced the same day.
I would use the management company again, but I’m sure not I would pay the price I did for this particular home in its current state. The property needs a thorough inspection, many small repairs, and a deep cleaning. With a little more care, this property would be stellar.
Thank you. All of these items have been resolved now with the exception of the decks and outdoor speakers. The outdoor speaker had to be disconnected because of a town ordinance that is forbidding them (this is something new; it's also why we don't advertise them). The deck we're going to speak with the owner about getting some work dun over the winter. We hope you come to stay again to see all the updates and fixes made.
Location, location, location
Let's start with the positive, because it is SUPER positive. The location of the house is outstanding. When in VA beach, we will ALWAYS stay in Sandbridge. Working with the management company was fantastic. Great communication and follow up.
The house is on the bay: kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, sunsets. It has a great pool deck and family friendly pool. It is a very short walk to the practically private beach. It is not the best of both worlds, it is the best of ALL worlds.
The house itself is extremely spacious. The number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, closets, living rooms, outdoor lounging areas, parking spaces - ideal. You can hang with the big group or you can find plenty of space to retreat. We loved this house and would absolutely book it again.
Constructive criticism. The reviews of this place were on point. It does need TLC, possibly more than TLC, more of a good once over in the maintenance department:
-kitchen lights do not work
-upstairs oven does not work
-outdoor speaker system does not work
-lower deck is in disrepair and is hazardous
-outdoor shower does not work
-gym equipment does not work
-pool railing at steps into the pool is loose
-home needs to be updated with coded locks
-a house manual would be very helpful with specific instructions for all electronics, lights, appliances, etc.
-an email letting you know what the house provides and what you should bring/acquire locally such as beach supplies, paper goods, cooking tools, would also be fantastic
LET ME SAY IT AGAIN - I would absolutely book this house for a future vacation. The items mentioned above were small nuisances and nothing more. They do not outweigh all of the overwhelmingly positive aspects of this rental. If the owner could address these issues, 5 stars would not be enough.
Thank you for your review. We have let the correct department know about the issues at the property. We hope to have you stay with us again soon!
The property was very nice but it could have benefitted from better upkeep of the exterior bc there
The property exterior needed better upkeep -overall it could have super shined but it didn’t
I also hated the locks on the doors and having keys instead of electronic locks
Thank you for your review! We will let the correct department know about the upkeep of the exterior of the property. We hope to have you stay with us again!
A great space but needs some TLC...
This house is an incredible space and a wonderful value, but what's preventing it from being a 5-star rating is that it needs a bit of care. The house was "surface" clean, and the pool was immaculate. There were a ton of things included in the house like useful appliances, a margarita maker, coffee maker, multiple washer/dryers, etc. The location was ideal... about a 5 minute walk from the beach and right on top of Chesapeake Bay with your own dock. Everyone who stayed at the house enjoyed it thoroughly, but we all agreed it could have been a perfect experience if a few things were taken care of. The downstairs kitchen drain leaked, the workout room had a funky odor, the entire house could have used a new coat of paint inside (it wasn't in horrible condition, but being this is a highly-trafficked rental home, there are a ton of scuff marks from people before you). The carpets need to either be shampooed deeply or replaced. The area rugs are clean and in great condition. The hardwood is beautiful. The bathrooms were very clean, except one lower bathroom's shower liner had mold... a liner you can pick up in a dollar store--no reason to have that in a beautiful home with a Tommy Hilfiger exterior shower curtain. The A/V and TVs were often overly-complicated to use. The WiFi was horrible at first, but after resetting it by unplugging it and plugging it back in, it worked like a charm.
But even with all the little problems... the space was awesome and everyone had an amazing time. Kayaks were rented locally and they dropped off/picked them up from the house allowing hours of freedom on the Bay. The kids really enjoyed endless hours in the pool while we barbecued and cooked up some tasties in the large, well-equipped kitchen. The day I arrived I received a text alerting me that any questions/needs I had could be asked via text 7 days/week, from 9A-5P, which was a nice touch. I had a question and the response was immediate. I would recommend this place, as long as you are not expecting perfection.
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