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May in Virginia Beach

There’s a lot to say about May in Virginia Beach. It’s common for most to think the optimal beach vacation time is in the latter summer months; that thinking doesn’t hold true here. Virginia Beach offers visitors amazing vacations any month, but there’s something extra special about May. Beautifully situated between Spring and Summer, May is a treasured month for beach vacations.

The first May perk, and probably one of the most popular features, is the unlimited access to the beach for Fido. Sandbridge is a pet friendly beach area. During the month of May, you can not only take advantage of the gorgeous weather, you can bring the whole family to the beach at any time. Come June and into the summer months, Fido will need resume the honorable guard dog duties protecting the rental from 10am-6pm. Pet beach play is permitted before and after that time frame during those months.

May also offers the ideal getaway setting. Guests can decide if they want to take a long, needed vacation or come visit for a short getaway. The month lends the opportunity of combining an extended beach weekend away with weather that is transitioning to summertime. This combo means vacationers can anticipate some wonderful days outside. Not to mention the pools open in early May, so guest can enjoy all the rental amenities!

May also launches an unofficial festival and events season in the area! There are two different wine festivals, a monster trucks show, an air show, the renowned Pungo Strawberry Festival, and so much more! Visitors can fill their vacation with memorable days at the beach and fun events in Virginia Beach.

To be honest, any time is the perfect time to visit Sandbridge Beach, but May boasts a slight competitive edge compared to other months. It offers expansive beaches, right in the launch of sandal season. Activities, events, amenities and even discounted rental rates mean guests get a memorable vacation for a bargain price.

May is here, and we look forward to seeing you! Book today at Siebert Realty.

Packing for the Perfect Beach Day

Your perfect Sandbridge Beach day is right around the corner! You have your favorite beach chair and towel ready. Books, toys, and music are packed along with some sunscreen. The anticipation of relaxing on the beach, dips in the water, and strolls in the sand are building. Before you leave, consider these extra tips, tricks and insight that help make your beach day even more perfect:

  1. Frozen snacks, like grapes, can double as ice to help keep things cold in your cooler, as can half-frozen water bottles.
  2. Pre-making sandwiches and then putting them back in the bread bag help keep the food dry and have snacks ready.
  3. Anchor your beach umbrella to make sure a breeze doesn’t blow your shade away.
  4. Turn flip flops sole facing up so the sun won’t heat them before you put them back on (or hang them from an umbrella).
  5. Pack a t-shirt and hat for skin breaks from the hottest part of the day.
  6. Remember that sun reflects off of water so wear UV protection sunglasses.
  7. Apply sunscreen at your vacation rental home prior to hitting the beach. This way sand or other variables won’t distract from full coverage. Then bring the sunscreen to the beach and reapply throughout the day.
  8. Bring a trash bag. There are public trash cans, but being able to consolidate then do one trash drop makes for a more convenient trip.
  9. Bring a bucket. This can be a central location for items to remove from pockets prior to swimming in the ocean, a place to hold seashells, or even double as a speaker if needed.
  10. Make your spot a personal landmark and check it when in the water. Ocean currents can nonchalantly move you down the beach.

No matter what you bring to the beach, you’re guaranteed to leave it with the best of memories. Come explore Sandbridge and make a new family tradition! Browse and book your rental 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!

National Plan for Vacation Day

 

Project Time Off has created a National Plan for Vacation Day and we are excited! What does this day entail? It’s a day to celebrate your hard work and place concrete, actionable plans towards fun in your future.

Every day, many people long for a relaxing break or new adventures, but daily tasks override the opportunity to plan.  The costs and coordination might appear complex, but in reality, are easier when you are able to take a moment to dedicate to your plan. That’s this day. That moment to plan for your vacation…and we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you!

Online Searching

On our website, visitors can view homes available by utilizing the homepage quick search. This will give you a broad results of available homes. Already know specific amenities you want? Add some filters by utilizing our Advanced Search Page. If you are more of a bargain hunter, definitely check out our Specials Page.

Payments

We understand planning doesn’t always coincide with available funds. For this reason, we have a Vacay-Layaway plan! You can book that beach vacation now, pay 20%, then have the rest of the cost split into equal monthly payments. See all of our payment options here.

Feel free to call one of our Vacation Reservation Specialists anytime during office hours with questions. They are ready to help you find your dream beach rental and with the entire booking process! We even have a chat feature if you’d prefer to converse online with a Vacation Reservation Specialist.

We understand the value of taking time to spend with your family and friends. Time to get away from the stress and make time to build memories that will last a lifetime. Your Sandbridge Beach Vacation is ready!

More Than Just A Vacation

Sandbridge Beach is a premier beach vacation destination. It boasts a variety of rentals for families and friends to enjoy the Atlantic coast. While good weather, fun in the sun, and delicious eats are all part of a wonderful experience; your Sandbridge stay is so much more than that. It the foundation for family memories.

People come to the beach for different reasons. Perhaps it is the first time on a vacation or it is a yearly traditional. Regardless of what draws people here, one thing stays consistent: the desire to return. Sandbridge soon becomes more than a destination, it becomes a home. You don’t have to live here to feel like you’re from here. Sandbridge is welcoming in that way.

The rentals become your “other home.” They give you a sense of comfort and the beach is always ready for you. Sandbridge isn’t just a nice area with a beach. Packed with stories and memories, Sandbridge fulfills the desires for family traditions that everyone looks forward to.

But, don’t just take our word for it.

Hear our guests:

“We love vacationing at Sandbridge. People are friendly, it’s peaceful and relaxing. We’ve been coming here for a while now and my family enjoys it. “ – V.J. (Virginia)

“We had a great week. The pictures for this don’t do the [deck] and views justice, so much prettier in person. We have already booked this same house for next year.” – M.A. (Indiana)

“We love Sandbridge!! We have come every year since 2008 with our children and grandchildren” – J.P (Virginia)

“This was the best vacation we have ever had. The location was wonderful. Private, very quite, no noise. Loved the location! We will def be back for our future vacations.” – A.M. (Tennessee)

“Our family has been coming since the 70s, staying at a new place with the smallest number ever, and the experience was just as great!” – G.B. (Ohio)

“We LOVE this house! All the amenities, spaciousness and nearly direct access to the beach make it perfect for our family of 15. This was our 5th year at [this rental] and we already have reservations for next year!!!” – L.L. (Virginia)

 

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Vacation at Sandbridge Beach

Thankgiving is known as most of the most highly traveled Holidays in the United States. Why not hit the road for a holiday where you can take “Thankful” to a new level? Come to Sandbridge Beach!

Here are just a few perks of a Thanksgiving holiday vacation at the beach:

  • Fully furnished kitchens! We know that cooking and eating together are deeply rooted in family traditions. You can still make mom’s famous stuffing and your aunt’s fall casserole in an amazing kitchen, while adding on to these cherished memories with the most amazing views and settings. Spend time while the turkey’s roasting with a long walk on the beach.
  • Add to the menu! Smithfield hams and roasted oysters might as well be local staples on the holiday dinner tables here. Join in this coastal Virginia tradition and add more flavors to the menu. It’s also Rockfish season! These stripers make for fun fishing and delicious eating.
  • Private indoor entertainment (theater and game rooms)! So many of the rentals come with various places to gather around to watch your favorite show, beyond a comfortable family room! Spend quality time with billards, ping pong, kayaking or more!
  • Intimate breathing room! You read that right! Families can gather under one roof to celebrate the holiday, while still having even room to kick back, relax and breathe.
  • Activities for everyone! Sandbridge Beach and the surrounding area provide an abundance of activities. Hikes through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, go to the movie theaters (the closest one at Redmill has reclining seats), visit Hunt Club Farms, shop at Norfolk Premier Outlets, and more!

Why not get the best of both worlds?! The cherished traditions of your family’s Thanksgiving and a memorable beach vacation. Check out available holiday vacation rentals here.

 

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.

44th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend



44th Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017

2017 marks the 44th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year’s outdoor shopping and dining experience… from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.  For event-specific information, go to:  Neptune Festival Events

Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 29:   12pm – 11pm
Sat, Sep 30:   10am – 11pm
Sun, Oct 1:     10am – 6pm

This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few!  Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk.

LIVE MUSIC:  Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.  Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE for 2017 Band Schedule

STAGE HOURS:  Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm | Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Sep 30th – 11:30am – 1pm
16th – 32nd Street – Atlantic Ave.

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands…all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune’s Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units.  Be sure to keep a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court!  With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.

Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd.  Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM.  As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike.  So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!  For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.

International Sandsculpting
Championship:  
Sep 29th – Oct 8th

4th – 10th Street – Oceanfront

How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

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** CANCELLED ** Sandbridge Party at the Pier

** CANCELLED ** Party at the Pier”

Unfortunately, we were just notified by city officials that the **Party at the Pier** has been **CANCELLED** due to expected inclement weather over the weekend.  No rain date.  🌧🌧🌧

Siebert Realty was the main sponsor for this event, so you can imagine our disappointment, but we must always bow to Mother Nature.  Hope to see you next year!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People
When: Friday, Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm
Rain Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd / 7pm – 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Cost:   FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by one of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands, Buckshot – Pop/Country Music.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

Local food trucks will be onsite selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additionally, for the first time, we’ll be offering onsite beer sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation.

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