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Vacation Rentals

3 Dec

Amazing Game Rooms in Sandbridge

Billiards, foosball, ping pong and more!  The game room is a place where kids reign, but don’t worry — every adult still has their inner kid, too!  Check out a few of these stellar game rooms found in some of our Siebert Realty vacation rentals located at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

It's a Wonderful Life

Kids Kingdom

Atlantic Dreamin'

The Tides

Virginia's Dream

1 Nov

Bathrooms at the Beach

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house.  You begin and end your day there, and did you know that the average person spends 1.5 years of their lifetime in the bathroom?  Take a peek at a few of these exemplary bathrooms found in some of our Siebert Realty vacation rentals right here at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

North Bay

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Bay Paradise

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Captain's Watch

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Sandcastle

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Froggin Castle

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Fly on Over to Sandbridge Beach

There’s a reason many associate sunshine with smiles. Warmer weather can mean an upcoming summer vacation! What better way to start planning (and packing!) for your Sandbridge Beach vacation than with a little bird’s eye view of the premier vacation destination. Let’s get started!

Set your sights on Sandbridge Beach. Miles of wide Atlantic Ocean beach on one side, and the gorgeous Back Bay waters on the other:

Should we stake out your view of the beach? How about this spot? Lounge in the pool while watching the waves:

Maybe a little sunshine relaxation is more your style:

Lounging in the shade is always a welcome activity:

One of the many benefits of Sandbridge is no matter what rental you select, you’re always just moments away from the water. Whether oceanfront, semi-oceanfront, 3rd row, 4th row or others, water is near you:

If canal life with optional beach days is more your vacation style, check out these bayfront vacation views:

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Pools days, boating, and beach? Yes please!

The time for your Sandbridge vacation is now! Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but your beach memories are priceless. Browse and book today!

“Better than a Hotel” Beach Condo Vacation in Sandbridge

We’ve all been there before. The desire to go on vacation and wanting all the hotel amenities, but also wanting more. Sure, hotels can be enticing with the pools, parking, and gym, but that’s pretty much where the perks end. Beach hotel vacationers book hoping for easy beach access, a room, and some perks. In Sandbridge, you could get those perks, plus a major upgrade.

Sandbridge condo rentals give guests the ultimate accommodation upgrade! You can still have the large pool, gym, and easy beach access, but now with even more space and additional amenities, without having to break the bank. Dine in however you choose with your own private, fully stocked kitchen, and lounge in your family room. You can also get those oceanfront views while staying within budget!

Each Sandbridge condo complex has it’s own list of extensive amenities! Check them out a few of them here:


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Bayfront at the Beach

Five miles of gorgeous, expansive beach welcome guests visiting Sandbridge Beach every day.  It’s true, one side of this resort community hugs the Atlantic Ocean, but that’s only one of the many attributes of the area. Let’s talk about the other side of Sandbridge – Back Bay. Sandbridge travelers have the unique opportunity of staying on the Bay, and still being only blocks away from the ocean.  What are some perks of the Back Bay backyard, you may ask? There are plenty.

Back Bay is actually part of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Those lucky guests who opted for a Bay stay have the most serene views with endless opportunities to spot various birds, turtles, fish, otters, and other wildlife. Some homes even include docks, boat ramps and pools – allowing guests to have a full spectrum of water play during their vacation. It’s the perfect location for kayaking, fishing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and more. Plus, the beach is just a short walk away, allowing you to diversify your vacation.

Most people that plan for a beach vacation are prepped and ready for the ocean, and perhaps some pool time. For those looking to add even more fun, consider a Bayfront property in Sandbridge and get the vacation of a lifetime!

The Family that Travels Together…

…Plays together AND sents a trend!

Pauline Frommer, with frommer.com, predicts that “Three generations traveling together isn’t new, but it’s becoming far more common than ever before. “We’ve seen a 20% jump in the last year in requests for multi-generational vacations,” says Osborne. Elizabeth Blount McCormick of Uniglobe Travel Designers is just one of many in the industry who concurs: “Multigenerational travel will continue to grow,” she says. “We’ve seen a number of grandparents taking their entire families on extensive trips.””

According to familyvacationcritic.com, some of the reasons vacation rentals are ideal for multi-generational travel include:

  • Dining areas that accommodate families
  • Rentals allow for a wider variety of activity planning, since the rental itself is inviting should one choose to relax inside.
  • Pricing is more reasonable
  • The space that bedrooms and suites provide while still fostering a sense of community

Sandbridge is the perfect place for family travel! Vacation rentals meet the needs of family with fully furnished accommodations that include enough room to spread out and enjoy the vacation. There are activities for everyone including indoor and outdoor fun. Check out the “advanced search” section of our site if you are looking for specifics.

Sandbridge Welcomes Your Fur Babies

Photo by Cindy Graf

Your Pet Deserves A Vacation Too!

Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long!  Why leave your precious fur baby behind when heading to your family getaway? Your pet deserves a beach vacation too! Siebert Realty has over 65 fully furnished Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcomes your pets.

A record 68% of American households now own a pet. Most, by far, are dogs and cats, who are now traveling more often with their human companions.  That’s why an increasing number of vacation rentals don’t just accept pets, they downright cater to them – usually for a fee that goes toward deep-cleaning.

The entire family is welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach and that includes Fido and Whiskers too! Whether it’s romping on our 35-miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy-paddle in the ocean or playing a little game of fetch in our off-leash dog parks, you and your four-legged companion can experience “a dog’s life” at the beach!

Pets allowed on the Beach:
During the Winter, Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime (on leash). However, during the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10am and after 6pm (on leash). During the Summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6am to 10am only.

Luckily, the question of where to find pet-friendly beaches is much easier. Coastal communities such as Sandbridge Beach realize it’s a “win-win” as long as the human half of the equation does their homework.  That means making sure their license and vaccinations are up to date, observing leash laws and, it should go without saying but we’ll say it anyway, scooping the poop. 🙂  If you and your 4-legged buddies are traveling to a beach away from home, it’s also a good idea to attach your vacation address and contact info to their collar.

Ready to plan a fun getaway with your fur babies?  Check out the over 65 Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcome pets to the beach:  http://bit.ly/2hfAFT0Read More

What You Need to Know When Booking a Vacation Rental

Booking a vacation rental home is no longer a rare occurrence. While many people make be accustomed to renting a home for the annual family vacations at the beach, there are many travelers new to the concept. With sites like Homeaway and AirBnB, travelers are gaining the knowledge that vacation rentals are budget friendly and an ideal way to stay while away from home. This is opening more doors for vacationing, but there are still important “need-to-know” facts when booking a vacation rental.

3rd Party Websites versus Property Management Websites
Third party and aggregate websites are amazing resources for initial research. These sites, like those mentioned above, provide a decent scope of the types of properties available in the area. The properties you’ll see could be directly from homeowners or from property management companies.

The catch is, what you read is what the homeowner displays, but sometimes systems don’t sync. You may be able to ask about a home for 3 nights, but really the home only takes 7 night stays. Other, more thorough, details about properties, specials, promotions , payment plans and rental information may not be included on these sites’ listings because their displays may not have a space for it.

So, as you do you research, certainly use these sites to browse, but definitely book through the property management company to guarantee you know what you are booking and that all of the contractual information is valid.

Vacation Travel Insurance
Often times, travel insurance gets a bad rap. It has that lingering annoyance of extra expenditure. Here’s the thing, if you are investing in a vacation rental, don’t just forget about it. Some vacation homes cost thousands of dollars; and while the cost split between multiple families makes it affordable, a few more dollars will protect the investment. Health reasons are the largest factors of cancelling trips, but travel insurance can cover and assist with a variety of items including unpredictable school day extensions, roadside assistance, misplaced luggage, and more.

Create a Must-Have and Want List
When transitioning from staying in a hotel to staying in a vacation rental, you can explore more options beyond wanting a king size or two double beds. Property management sites have advanced search options when you can see homes based on amenities, rooms, location, and more. By creating a list, you can research rentals that fit your perfect vacation, then explore and adjust from there, instead of overwhelming yourself with rental options.

Concierge Services
Hotels have front desk staff ready to support travelers. Vacation rental companies have entire departments.  If you are booking with an individual homeowner, try and establish a communication line prior to check in so you understand all details. With property management companies, you have dedicated support staff there to help answer any questions. Call about location insight, things to do, discounts, rental specific details, and more! You can still receive, and 100% deserve, quality service.

Read the Contract
Understanding what you signing up for is a best practice for any traveler, in any circumstance. Know cancellation policies, coverage, payment details and rental information. This is imperative should you decide to not book with a credible property management company. Always make sure you receive a valid contract, and if you book a rental through a 3rd party site, but it’s from a property management company, make sure you understand the property management company’s contract in addition to the website’s obligations – as they may not be the same.

Staying at a vacation rental is more than just a trend, it’s becoming the new accommodation norm. Arm yourself with this insight when booking your rental and set yourself up for the perfection vacation! Happy booking!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200

What You Need to Know When Booking a Vacation Rental

Booking a vacation rental home is no longer a rare occurrence. While many people make be accustomed to renting a home for the annual family vacations at the beach, there are many travelers new to the concept. With sites like Homeaway and AirBnB, travelers are gaining the knowledge that vacation rentals are budget friendly and an ideal way to stay while away from home. This is opening more doors for vacationing, but there are still important “need-to-know” facts when booking a vacation rental.

3rd Party Websites versus Property Management Websites
Third party and aggregate websites are amazing resources for initial research. These sites, like those mentioned above, provide a decent scope of the types of properties available in the area. The properties you’ll see could be directly from homeowners or from property management companies.

The catch is, what you read is what the homeowner displays, but sometimes systems don’t sync. You may be able to ask about a home for 3 nights, but really the home only takes 7 night stays. Other, more thorough, details about properties, specials, promotions , payment plans and rental information may not be included on these sites’ listings because their displays may not have a space for it.

So, as you do you research, certainly use these sites to browse, but definitely book through the property management company to guarantee you know what you are booking and that all of the contractual information is valid.

Vacation Travel Insurance
Often times, travel insurance gets a bad rap. It has that lingering annoyance of extra expenditure. Here’s the thing, if you are investing in a vacation rental, don’t just forget about it. Some vacation homes cost thousands of dollars; and while the cost split between multiple families makes it affordable, a few more dollars will protect the investment. Health reasons are the largest factors of cancelling trips, but travel insurance can cover and assist with a variety of items including unpredictable school day extensions, roadside assistance, misplaced luggage, and more.

Create a Must-Have and Want List
When transitioning from staying in a hotel to staying in a vacation rental, you can explore more options beyond wanting a king size or two double beds. Property management sites have advanced search options when you can see homes based on amenities, rooms, location, and more. By creating a list, you can research rentals that fit your perfect vacation, then explore and adjust from there, instead of overwhelming yourself with rental options.

Concierge Services
Hotels have front desk staff ready to support travelers. Vacation rental companies have entire departments.  If you are booking with an individual homeowner, try and establish a communication line prior to check in so you understand all details. With property management companies, you have dedicated support staff there to help answer any questions. Call about location insight, things to do, discounts, rental specific details, and more! You can still receive, and 100% deserve, quality service.

Read the Contract
Understanding what you signing up for is a best practice for any traveler, in any circumstance. Know cancellation policies, coverage, payment details and rental information. This is imperative should you decide to not book with a credible property management company. Always make sure you receive a valid contract, and if you book a rental through a 3rd party site, but it’s from a property management company, make sure you understand the property management company’s contract in addition to the website’s obligations – as they may not be the same.

Staying at a vacation rental is more than just a trend, it’s becoming the new accommodation norm. Arm yourself with this insight when booking your rental and set yourself up for the perfection vacation! Happy booking!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200