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5 Benefits Of Booking A Vacation Rental Over A Traditional Hotel

When it comes to finding the perfect place to vacation (like Sandbridge or Virginia Beach, VA), the first step is finding the perfect place to stay! Vacation rentals offer a unique experience that can make your trip more enjoyable and memorable. As a professional vacation rental company, we’ll explain five key benefits of booking a vacation rental over a traditional hotel.

Better Value

When you compare what you get when booking a regular hotel room versus a vacation rental it all comes down to value. Vacation rentals often have full kitchens, laundry rooms, plenty of space, outdoor areas, and more that make it a better value. 

A great way to save money on vacation rentals is to book during the off-season. Here at Siebert Realty we offer lower rates during the slower months, which can be an excellent opportunity to save money while still enjoying all the benefits of a vacation rental! 

More Space

One of the biggest advantages of vacation rentals is the space they offer. Unlike hotels, which usually provide only one or two rooms, vacation rentals can have multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living areas. This is especially beneficial for families or groups of friends who want to spend time together but also value their privacy. Additionally, vacation rentals often have outdoor spaces such as patios or balconies, providing even more room to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

When planning an event like a wedding party or family reunion, having enough space is crucial. Traditional hotel rooms can feel less intimate when compared to renting a vacation rental. However, vacation rentals offer both the space and privacy necessary for these types of events. With more living space, a kitchen, extra bedrooms, and more, vacation rentals are the ideal choice when planning a special event or celebration.
PRO TIP: When booking a family reunion, wedding, or large group vacation call and speak to one of our reservationists. Inquire if two or three smaller homes are located next to each other. Having two homes next door to each other adds more space to utilize and more privacy for everyone.

Unique and Personalized Experiences

Vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes, from cozy condos to luxurious beachfront villas. Each rental has its unique charm and personality, making your vacation feel more special and personalized. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront beach house or a cozy condo to call home for a long weekend, a vacation rental can meet your needs.
Not only do you get a unique experience, but as a local vacation rental company, we can provide local recommendations to help personalize your stay. We also offer unmatched guest support in case you experience any issues during your stay. 

Do As The Locals Do

Hotels are often located in busy touristy areas, which can be convenient but can also limit your exposure to local neighborhoods and culture. On the other hand, vacation rentals are usually found in residential areas, offering a more desirable destination experience out of the hustle and bustle. You can explore local shops, restaurants, and attractions you might not have discovered otherwise. Staying in a vacation rental also allows you to experience the destination at your own pace. You can wake up, cook meals, and explore the area on your schedule. 

Amenities 

Vacation rentals often come with a variety of amenities that can enhance your stay. Some rentals have pools, hot tubs, or other recreational facilities; others have access to private beaches or hiking trails. Here at Siebert Realty, you can filter our Sandbridge Beach vacation rentals by amenities like oceanfront, boat docks, private pools, hot tubs and many more! 

Booking a vacation rental can offer a unique and enjoyable experience for travelers. From increased space and privacy to personalized experiences, the benefits of vacation rentals are numerous. Ready to experience a stay in one of our Sandbridge or Virginia Beach vacation rentals? Browse our collection of rentals and start planning today!

14 Mar

Pungo Boys BBQ

Pungo Boys BBQ

There are a few types of food that taste just like summer days and fun times with family, and good barbecue is one of them. Lucky for you, Sandbridge isn’t far from one of our favorite barbecue joints—Pungo Boys BBQ!

Pungo Boys BBQ is nestled in the heart of Pungo, located just a few miles from Sandbridge. Pungo locals run the spot, and every single one of their dishes is absolutely mouth-watering. Stop on in and you’ll be pleasantly welcomed with open arms by both the kind-as-can-be Pungo boys and the locals who can’t seem to get enough of their food. With indoor and outdoor seating, you can savor their slow-cooked barbecue and phenomenal side dishes no matter what the weather—no need to wait until summer!

Be sure to think of Pungo Boys BBQ when planning your next event. They offer carry-out catering packages as well as on-site services. Take your next family reunion to the next level with some delicious brisket or pulled pork—fixed up by the experts! They also offer a 10% discount for military members and first responders. You’d better get there early…Pungo Boys BBQ is loved by locals and visitors alike, and they can sell out prior to closing!

Below is the Pungo Boys BBQ website, where you can find details on catering, their menu, and contact information.

https://www.pungoboysbbq.com/

Located in the Pungo Square Shopping Center

1776 Princess Anne Road, Unit N

Virginia Beach, VA

Days and Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00am -6:00pm (or until they run out)

2 Mar

Pet of the Month: March

Pet of the Month

This month, we’ve decided to introduce you to a four-legged fan of Sandbridge who spends his time strolling the beach. Remember: if you have a beach-loving pet, please share your pictures with us and tell us about your furry pal’s love for Sandbridge. They may be featured in a future Pet of the Month post!

Meet Prince J: March’s Pet of the Month!

Prince J is a Jack Russell terrier from right here in Virginia Beach. He is a little over 16 years old! Prince J loves Sandbridge naps and hanging out on the screened porch during his downtime. He also enjoys hanging out with his buddies Stella, Duncan, and Lily!

Prince J’s favorite beach activity is hunting for crabs in the sand…living up to the Jack Russell name! But when he takes a break from searching for crabs, peaceful sunrise walks with the family are some of the best Sandbridge memories for Prince J.

Siebert Realty offers numerous pet-friendly rentals for those wishing to make beach memories with their furry pals. Visit the link below to find your next dream vacation home now!

Pet-Friendly Rentals: https://www.siebert-realty.com/rentals/pet-friendly-rentals/

24 Feb

The Sand Palette

Don’t you wish you could just pack up one of our vibrant Sandbridge sunsets and take it home with you at the end of your vacation? Now you can!

The Sand Palette is a Sandbridge-exclusive experience that helps you capture the natural beauty of our beloved beach town by bringing the art studio right to you. While photographs of sunsets and dolphins playing in the wave are great, there is something amazing and incomparable about freezing a moment through art.

Each session is led by a local artist. There is no experience necessary! Painters of all skill levels are invited to join in on the fun—all you need is a good attitude and a desire to create art while having fun with your friends and family. The Sand Palette artist will come to your rental property with all the necessary art supplies and provide instructions on the chosen design. No need to stick straight to the script though—all painters are encouraged to follow their own art spark and take as many creative liberties as their hearts desire!

All of the painting designs are based on some of your favorite and iconic Sandbridge spots. From the beach to the bay, The Sand Palette is here to preserve your vacation memories in an incredibly special way. If guests have an idea for a custom design, the possibility of adding it to the list of chosen artworks can be discussed through email.

To book a session, contact The Sand Palette through email (thesandpalette@gmail.com) with your availability. For summer visitors—those arriving in May and beyond—booking will open in April. The pricing of a session depends on the party size, and the price includes all art supplies and instruction:

Less than 5 people: $25 per person

5 to 10 people: $22 per person

11 to 20 people: $20 per person

Food and drink are not provided during the session, but The Sand Palette highly suggests all prospective artists grab their favorite drinks and snacks for the event. What’s a painting party without some good food and a cocktail or two?

Now is your chance to hang on to your Sandbridge vacation forever—book a session with The Sand Palette and create beautiful art and unforgettable memories with the entire family!

16 Feb

Beach It! Festival

Big news for summer music: Live Nation wants to bring the concerts to YOU this year with a brand-new country music festival coming to Virginia Beach. The Beach It! Festival is bringing country music back to the oceanfront!

Grab some friends and your flip flops, because you’ll be able to enjoy live entertainment from a mix of emerging artists and some of the top country stars this summer—Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Miranda Lambert are just a FEW of the performers you’ll get the chance to see! The performances will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, between 1st Street and 8th Street.

Passes for the Beach It! Country Music Festival officially go on sale Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00am EST. Passes will start at $249 for a 3-Day GA pass, $899 for a 3-Day VIP pass, and $1,149 for a 3-Day VIP Reserved pass. There are layaway plans available to make it easier to purchase a pass. To find the pass that is right for you, visit the Beach It! Festival website, which includes information on rentable lockers, full artist lists, and other festival fun.

Presale information can be found below:

  • Locals and military members: Presale on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. Those eligible for this presale can save up to $46 per pass!
  • Text/Email Presale: Folks can sign up for the text/email presale and get early access to purchase passes on Monday, February 20th at 10:00am. Visit https://beachitfestival.com/ to sign up for this presale.

The city council has dedicated $1.5 million to the event, and they hope it will become an annual festival. One thing is for sure—we are so excited to be able to enjoy some good live music with our toes in the sand.

“Beach It” Country Music Festival

https://beachitfestival.com

June 23-25, 2023

1st Street to 8th Street

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

9 Feb

Search Results Soaring

Attention all beach lovers!

Summer travel searches are soaring, and Sandbridge is at the top of the list. Folks have heard about the beauty and tranquility of staying in our small beach town, and they want to experience it for themselves. The trends also suggest that travelers are booking earlier getaways this year; according to The Virginian Pilot, rental property stays between March 20th and June 20th have jumped 14% compared to 2022.

The selection of rental properties will shrink massively by March 1st. Siebert Realty is taking on over 150 reservations a week and our available summer weeks are sure to book up soon. If you’ve fallen behind on your summer vacation planning, act now! Book a stay in Sandbridge for you and your family before you miss out this year.

Not sure if you can pay the full amount up front? No problem. Siebert Realty offers a vacation-lay-away plan to better fit your schedule…there’s no excuse to hold out on your dream beach getaway any longer!

We are urging guests to book quickly to reserve the property that best fits their needs. Don’t admire the coastline and Sandbridge sunsets through your friend’s social media photos—make it a reality! Contact Siebert today and let’s start your summer vacation countdown.

26 Dec

RESCUE Exhibit

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s latest exhibition, RESCUE, allows guests to experience and react to high-pressure, rescue-based scenarios in land, sea, and air rescues. The new exhibit is part of the Aquarium’s changing exhibits gallery which showcases new exhibitions seasonally. RESCUE is included in general admission to the Virginia Aquarium and will be on display from September 19, 2022 to January 10, 2023.

Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, guests can learn how rescue technology works and the skills and experience needed to be a rescuer. Take control of a full-size helicopter simulator to get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene and use infrared cameras to look for heat signals. Navigate a jet ski around obstacles while searching for a swimmer washed out to sea, experience what it is like to traverse through a smoke-filled room and use the correct fire extinguisher to put out different fires. Interactive exhibits will also educate guests about medicine, search techniques, radio communication, rescue supplies and equipment such as the Jaws of Life.

Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions shared, “Imagine Exhibitions is proud to partner with Scitech to bring RESCUE to the Virginia Aquarium. Who didn’t dream of becoming a police officer or firefighter as a child? At RESCUE, now the whole family can learn more about what it takes to be a first responder, and maybe visitors of all ages will be inspired to make that childhood dream a reality!”

RESCUE will be open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until January 10, 2023. General admission tickets are available to purchase on the Virginia Aquarium’s website.  Click the link below to see an awesome Instagram tour of the exhibit!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cmoa67nJ-mO/

https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/

 

23 Nov

Lights at the Beach

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Spending Christmas at the beach? Kick off the holiday festivities with a drive down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk under an elaborate holiday light display!

Holiday Lights at the Beach is a long-standing tradition in Virginia Beach. Children and adults will enjoy beach and adventure-themed displays and traditional holiday music from the comfort of their own car! Extravagant light tunnels, surfing Santa, and dancing sea creatures line the boardwalk to create a priceless memory for you and your family. The lights draw both locals and visitors to the beach with over 20,000 families enjoying the event each year.  The light show is held rain or shine, so do not be discouraged if the weather is less than ideal on your night out—you will still be able to enjoy the show!

Holiday Lights at the Beach will be running November 18-January 1. The lights open nightly at 5:30pm and stay open until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm Friday through Saturday. This year, Lights at the Beach guests will benefit from shorter lines with timed entry; guests are required to purchase tickets online in advance for a specific time slot.

Tickets for passenger vehicles are $25 Monday through Thursday, and $30 Friday through Sunday. Check out Military Mondays: guests with military IDs will receive $5 off for reserving a time slot on Mondays.

This year, there will also be a Bike Night on Sunday, January 1st.

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.universe.com/events/bayport-credit-union-holiday-lights-at-the-beach-presented-by-food-lion-tickets-MXY8KB

2 Nov

Sitters in Sandbridge

Finding childcare on vacation can be tough, but Tidewater Tots Childcare is here to cover your babysitting needs during your next trip to Sandbridge!

Enjoy a date night or a get together with friends without any worries—the employees of Tidewater Tots Childcare are thoroughly qualified, vetted, and hold a current Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid certification. If you’d like to meet your sitter beforehand, families are more than welcome to Facetime or video call their sitter beforehand free of any charge. You can also arrange to meet a sitter in-person, but the hourly rate will apply for the meeting.

These sitters and nannies are ready to provide services throughout the Hampton Roads area, even on short notice. You’ll be able to relax knowing the kids are being looked after by incredibly caring professionals!

“Tidewater Tots Childcare is THE BEST!” said Hope Michiels, who has used the service multiple times.  “With the ability to call on 1 day notice, the affordable pricing, and the reliability of the sitters — it’s such a great deal.”

Hourly rates are below:

$18/hour for 1-2 children

$20/hour for 3-4 children

$22/hour for 5-6 children

Tidewater Tots Childcare offers a 10% discount on booking fees and memberships to the following families: military, first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, students, and single parents.

Further information on booking procedures, sitters, and policies can be found on Tidewater Tots’ website. Reach out to Tidewater Tots Childcare with any questions or concerns: tidewatertotsva@gmail.com.

Tidewater Tots Childcare

https://www.tidewatertotschildcare.com/

tidewatertotsva@gmail.com

 

 

18 Oct

Halloween at the Beach

Virginia Beach Boos and Brews

October 29, 11am – 5pm

24th St Park

 While the Boos & Brews event is the official after-party of the Wicked 10k, anyone over the age of 21 can join in on the fall festivities at 24th Street Park. Breweries from all over Hampton Roads will be bringing out the best of their fall selections to get you in the spooky spirit. Guests will be able to enjoy unlimited samplings of over 40 beers from 20 different breweries and live music from Allen Hudson & the Halfmoons and Dustin Furlow Duo. If you get hungry, Philly Pretzel Factory will be there to get you your soft pretzel fill.

Tickets can be purchased at the link below:

https://www.universe.com/events/virginia-beach-boos-brews-powered-by-coastal-virginia-brewery-alliance-tickets-KZWJ4P

Pumpkins & Pirates

October 29, 11am – 4pm

17th St Park

 Ahoy! Calling all scallywags! Grab your pirate costume and head on down to 17th Street Park to take part in this brand-new family event…for FREE!

Pumpkins & Pirates is sure to be fun for the entire family, no matter the age.  Face painters, carnival games, stilt walkers, family relay races, roving jugglers, bandana making, storytellers, and pirate DJs will be turning the park into an epic fall party! Make sure you have your bandana ready and your boots polished; there will be a pirate costume contest and plenty of photo-ops.

Baja Halloween Party

October 29, 8pm – 12am

Looking to get your Halloween fix without leaving Sandbridge? Swing by the Baja on October 29th and join in on the ghostly fun at the annual Halloween Party. You’d better start planning your costume now, because there will be a costume contest with cash prizes! Lucky 757 will be providing live entertainment for the night’s festivities, and patrons will be able to enjoy walk up bar and cocktail service. We can’t wait to see your creative costumes…it’s time to get spooky in Sandbridge!