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28 Jun

Our Guide to Working out in Sandbridge

Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your workout schedule, if anything it means it might be time to upgrade your fitness game! Within Sandbridge and just beyond the bridge are some amazing spots to get your workout in. Here you can find accommodations for everyone from runners to bikers to water-lovers!  

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Biking

For those looking for a Breezy Ride: 

Bikes are the perfect transportation for getting from point A to B in Sandbridge! Whether you are looking for a quick way to get to the beach or down to little island park, bikes are the best way to feel the summer breeze and check out all the views. If you’re an early riser and are looking for a sweet treat, you definitely have to bike to Baja Coffee in the morning for a muffin and smoothie! 

For the Adventure Seeker:

Unique to Sandbridge is the beautiful Back Bay wildlife refuge! While you can get to the Visitor’s Center by car, if you want to adventure deeper into the park you either have to walk or bike, but biking is the most recommended because it allows you to go further into the 3,884-acre False Cape State Park. Due to its restricted access, this is one of VA’s hardest parks to access, which also makes it one of the rarest visited. Throughout the park are many trails to follow, using a map from the visitor’s center, you can choose the route that best suits you! 

For Class Lovers:

If you prefer to get your biking done stationary, don’t worry just a short drive outside of Sandbridge is the perfect cycling class for you! Cycle Bar offers many different variations of rides for customers, ranging from high-intensity full body class to low-intensity chill workouts. If you check out their website and choose the location “Red Mill Commons”, you can find their schedule and book a ride during your Sandbridge Vacation. 


Running

For the Newbie or Longtime Runner:

Stretching only 4.5 miles from North to South, Sandbridge is the perfect place for first-time runners or long distance lovers. Based on your preferences you can choose to run on the beach, semi-beach Sandfiddler road, or on the main road Sandpiper. The best time to run is early in the morning between 6am-9am before it gets too hot. One safety tip is that when running on the roads of Sandbridge, run within the bike lanes in the direction of oncoming traffic so you can see drivers coming.

For the Trail Runner:

If you prefer to get off the road during your runs, Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is the place for you. With two trails to choose from April to October, it is the perfect place to run with nature. The distance from the visitor center to False Cape is 4 miles (8 miles round trip). If you’re really up for a haul, the trail goes for 9 miles from the visitor center to the North Carolina State Line.

For maps check out: Back Bay Refuge Map

Kayaking 

For the Laid-Back (Bay) Paddle:

 If you’re looking for the perfect laid-back paddle, evenings on the bay are perfect for you. With calming breezes and gorgeous colorful sunsets, it is the perfect thing to do when the sun starts to set. During the day time, you can also bring your poles out to get a little fishing in on your vacation.

For the Sea Seekers:

Kayaking is an awesome workout! You can up your workout game by bringing your kayak to the beach! The oceanfront is the perfect place to paddle out and feel the salty ocean breeze. If you get lucky, you might also have the opportunity to see pods of dolphins playing in the waves, turtles coasting along, and pelican and osprey dive to grab dinner. Ocean kayaking is perfect for the whole family.


 Surfing & Paddle Boarding

Not Your Standard Board Meeting: 

 Surfing & Paddle Boarding is the perfect excuse to get out of the office and down to the beach! The intensity of this workout varies day to day and is dependent on your experience level and ocean conditions. With many local businesses offering one-on-one or group lessons, your trip to Sandbridge is the perfect time to learn how to Surf. Paddleboarding is a relaxing workout and takes balance, core strength, and upper body strength to the next level. If you’re up for the challenge, come rent a board from Moneysworth! 

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Links to Rentals & Classes 

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Cover photo provided by @elleydonnelly
19 Jun

What Makes Sandbridge Special?

Sandbridge is the perfect hideaway from all the busyness of the Oceanfront District. It is the best destination for those in search of pristine sand dunes, calming sea breeze, and refreshing ocean water. Our welcoming community wants to show you the best parts of our home, so that you’ll love it just as much as we do!

Support Local Businesses

Sandbridge has been built around small businesses and values keeping business local!

The Sandbridge Seaside Market is a must stop on all visitors checklists. Not only does it have anything and everything a family would need on their trip, but it also has the world’s best donuts (okay we might be a little biased!). Made fresh every morning with a variety of flavors, they are a crowd favorite. Make sure to grab a box or two early, because they sell out fast!

The Baja is the local’s retreat. It is a place to come for delicious food, live music, and beautiful sunsets. Whether you’re are looking for the perfect place for a family dinner or to relax and grab drinks, the Baja is the place for you. Also, if you’re in need of the tasty wake-up call, head over with the sunrise and grab a cup of joe and breakfast burrito at Baja Coffee.

Bandidos is a little food truck tucked on Sandbridge road. This hidden gem is serving up delicious made to order tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. With great prices and outdoor seating, this is the best place to grabs a quick bite after a long beach day. There might be a little wait since it is extremely popular, but it is 100% worth the wait! Also, make sure to add churros to your next order!

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the resort area

Located a short 30-minute drive south, Sandbridge is secluded from the bright light and craziness of the resort area. Follow down the scenic Sandbridge road and find our hidden slice of paradise. Sandbridge is special in that there are no hotels — there are only houses and condos available to rent.

This helps to keep beach traffic low and the atmosphere laid-back, which makes it the best place for families to play all day and night at the beach. From waking up early and combing the beach in the morning to using flashlights for catching sand crabs at night, Sandbridge Beach allows for all day fun. Also, don’t forget to grab some surfboards and kayaks from Moneysworth Rentals to make your beach day even more fun!

Get in touch with Nature

One unique feature about Sandbridge is that it is home to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This Refuge includes over eight miles of scenic trails, many camping areas, various wildlife, and a visitor’s center. All of which makes this the perfect place for photographers, adventures, and families to visit.

There are also many other opportunities to get your explorer on! The Blue Goose Tram runs throughout the year, offering a guided tour through the refuge and False Cape State Park to the historic Wash Woods site. Volunteer days, such as Clean the Bay Day (June) and National Public Lands Day (September) give visitors the opportunity to protect and maintain their national wildlife refuge. Fishing clinics are also offered at these volunteer events.

Just added this summer is the opportunity for kids to become Junior Rangers! Children ages 5 and up can pick up a Junior Refuge Ranger booklet filled with 19 fun activities all about nature here at Back Bay NWR. As you work through the book you can earn the title & badge of Junior Refuge Biologist, and if you complete the whole thing you become a Junior Refuge Manager!!

Cover photo provided by @elleydonnelly

 

11 Jun

Winter Rentals

Sandbridge is not just a place for summer vacations, it can also be your winter getaway too. Siebert Realty has over 60 temporary rental homes and condos available from fall to spring!

For more information check out the Siebert Realty web page. There you will find Winter Tenants Rules and Regulations, as well as, the Rental Application.  Here are a few spotlighted properties to help you with your search for the perfect home! 

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Quisenberry

https://www.siebert-realty.com/sandbridge/quisenberry/

Quisenberry is a beach retreat turned home for those looking for a long time stay. From fall to spring you’ll enjoy the colorful and bright ocean sunrises from the east deck and sunrises from the large west sun deck. On cool fall nights, you’ll enjoy the easy access to the beautiful sand dunes and salty breeze.

Located on the second row, this home offers a split-living floor plan with two Bedrooms and one bath on either side of the Great Room that’s perfect for larger families or those who love hosting guests. Downstairs there is a large Den that can be turned into an additional Bedroom. The great room for late night family movie nights or early morning chit-chats. The kitchen is perfect for cooking up new recipes or classic family breakfasts on Sunday mornings.

In 2019 there have also been many additions made to this property including; new quartz kitchen counter tops, new faucet, and sink, new white railings on the front deck, new mattresses on twin beds.

Click the link under images for more photos of the property!

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Eco-adventure

https://www.siebert-realty.com/sandbridge/eco-adventure/

Eco-Adventure is a 3-acre “hobby” farm located just 3 miles from beautiful Sandbridge Beach. This property was completely renovated for the 2017 rental season and is perfect for a family looking for an ecotourism experience.

The stunning open floor plan is perfect for those who love to entertain. The large living area connects to the kitchen which allows for conversations to be carried on without pause. Looking up the exposed rafters, create the perfect country modern atmosphere. Through doorways on either side of the living area, you’ll find the three beautiful bedrooms this property has. Two of the three have a private bathroom connected, the third has a private access from the room to a common area bathroom.

The farm is home to ducks and chickens that are tended to by a neighbor daily. When available, help yourself to the fresh eggs and, if you desire, you can actually assist with tending the large garden and greenhouse and share in the bounty.

For the person who enjoys the great outdoors, bring your kayak, bike and golf clubs – there’s a shed available for easy storage. The farm is located on a small canal that empties into Back Bay and is ideal for exploring the local waterways and even bass fishing. It’s also located on over 100 miles of Virginia Beach’s shared/paved bike route. Hell’s Point Golf Course is just 500 yards away and Heron Ridge is only two miles away.

A short drive down Sandbridge Road will get you to lovely Sandbridge Beach. Also, an added bonus is that Eco Adventure is conveniently located near many grocery stores and great restaurants!

Click the link under images for more photos of the property!

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Sandblast

https://www.siebert-realty.com/htmls/wunits.php?unit=23629

Situated on the private, low-traffic South end of Sandbridge within walking distance of the pier, this modernized semi-oceanfront retreat is one of the area’s most demanded single-family homes!

Inside, Sandblast is an exceptionally well-appointed ~2,000 square foot property outfitted with high end accouterments, including a chef’s kitchen with convection oven, a large living area with vaulted ceilings, a private King master suite with walk-in closet and incredible luxury bath, a spacious garage suitable for SUVs and trucks, and even a two-sided fireplace. You will also enjoy a new 55” smart TV in the living room, high-speed WiFi, Denon stereo, Nintendo Wii (bring your favorite games), and a convenient washer-dryer closet in the main hallway. The queen bedroom features a 42” TV and newer bedding, and the kids’ bedroom features two sets of twin bunks and a closet with drawers and shelving.

Outside, you will enjoy Sandblast’s uniquely private and heavily wooded property featuring an oversized saltwater swimming pool surrounded by resort-quality Polywood furniture and Nardi adjustable chaise loungers. A convenient outdoor shower, all-weather stereo system, and comfortably shaded breezeway area are complemented by Sandblast’s extraordinary pool house outfitted with fans, lights, and luxurious Polywood seating. In the garage game room, you can enjoy ping pong or Foosball while also having ready access to your poolside drinks and snacks in the bonus refrigerator-freezer. And, situated high above the house on Sandblast’s crow’s nest, you will find oversized captain’s chairs that are great for watching the sunrise or for relaxing at the end of a fun-filled day!

In the past two years, Sandblast has made many additions including; in 2018: New pool house, New kitchen, several New outdoor furnishings, New LED lights, New 55” smart TV, fresh interior paint, replaced ground-level decking, replaced game room refrigerator. And in 2019: Newly remodeled private master suite with hardwood floors, travertine floors, all-tile shower with rain shower head, and dual-sink vanity. Newly remodeled hallway bath with marble countertop, tile surround shower, and soaking tub.

Click the link under images for more photos of the property!

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Cover photo provided by @elleydonnelly
5 Jun

Don’t Forget the Pups!

  Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Vacation 

When planning your trip down to Sandbridge with Siebert Realty make sure you don’t forget about the dog! We have over 75 vacation homes that are pet-friendly and ready to rent, so come on down and bring your pets and they can enjoy the family vacation too!

Sandbridge Beach Dog Rules

Wake up in the morning to a cup of coffee and a peaceful walk down to the beach with your fur friend! Beach walks in the morning are the best time to watch the sunrise, comb the beach for shells, and watch your pup play in the waves. Sandbridge beach stretches 4.5 miles from north to south end, so the hardest decision you have to make in the morning is whether to go left or right! 

Before you go here are a few rules that the beach has about dogs:  

  • During season which is defined as the time period from 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial day through 6:00 p.m. Labor Day of each year, pets are not allowed on any other public sand beaches except before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. If you are staying on the bayside your pups can swim all day long in Back Bay!
  • All dogs must be on a leash while walking on the beaches or the streets of Sandbridge.  For the safety of all visitors on the beach, canine and human alike, please supervise your pet carefully.
  • Make sure to bring your bags! It is important to clean up after your dogs so that all visitors can enjoy the beach as much as you and your pup. There are trash cans located at all beach entrances, so you can dispose of your trash and continue on your way!

Walk it out! Fur Friendly Parks & Beaches 

Pet-friendly Restaurants

  • Simply Steamed: Located across the street from the market is a cute local grab and go spot! Come order yourself a bite to eat and sit outside at the tables with your pup! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/SimplySteamed/
  • Bandidos Tacos: This local secret is serving up some of the best tacos and burritos around. This little food truck is located right on Sandbridge road and serves made to order until they sell out. With ample room to park and many tables available, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some food with your pup. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/BandidosSB/?rf=625241454175519
  • Sage Kitchen at Anderson’s: A little ways out of Sandbridge is a healthy farm to table spot! Sage offers up everything from salads to burgers to tacos! Sit outside with your family and pups and the enjoy live music while your kids enjoy the play area and mini golf! For more information: https://loveandersons.com/andersons-restaurant/

Local Brews and Pups: Grab a Drink With Your Pup! 

  • New Realm Brewing Co.: This cool space is complete with multiple bars, TVs for big games, private space and a huge outdoor beer garden with lawn games, plenty of seating & fire pits. 
  • Commonwealth Brewing Co.: The Commonwealth Tasting Room is a veritable craft beer haven, located just steps from the bay in the Chic’s Beach landmark Chesapeake Beach Fire & Rescue Station #4. Centered in the Chic’s Beach neighborhood a few blocks from the Chesapeake Bay beaches, it’s a perfect stop for your beach day.
  • Wasserhund Brewing Co.: Wasserhund Brewing Company was born from a love of the beach, dogs, and German beer. The owners aspire to bring the German beer culture to Virginia Beach in the best way… by brewing the highest quality ales and lagers and providing the environment to enjoy them with family, friends, pups.

 

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

30 May

Welcome To June 2019

Come Check Out Some of this Month’s Highlights!

Ring in June with Patriotic Festival

FRIDAY, MAY 31 | SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Come celebrate THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront with three days of FREE National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos and Displays. The Concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon. Artists performing include, Friday: Old Dominion, Morgan Evans, Brandon Lay, and DJ Ty Street, Saturday: Luke combs, Muscadine Bloodline, Faren Rachels, and DJ Ty Street, and Sunday: Kane Brown, Ryan Hurd, Alec Edmonds, and DJ Ty Street. 

Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour

| Thursday, JUNE 13 |

This popular artist will be making his way up to Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach June 13th, 2019. Special Guests include Dustin Lynch, Russel Dickerson, and Rhett Akins. 

Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour 

| Saturday, JUNE 29 |

Kick off your vacation with an extra fun night to remember! The concert will showcase these fan favorites in their element, back on the road playing their biggest hits, crowd favorites and powerful rising single “Back To Life”. Don’t miss out on seeing one of country’s favorite bands! 

Get Groovy at Sandstock

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | SUNDAY, JUNE 30 | MONDAY, JULY 1

Sandstock, A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from Pink Floyd to the Allman Brothers to Journey crank out hit after hit on beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! Get ready to get your groove on! This event is FREE and open to the public! You’ll catch this annual event at the 24th Street Stage.


MORE FAMILY FUN

Come check out Norfolk Harborfest 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 | SATURDAY, JUNE 8 | SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in its 43rd year!  For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.

2019 North American Sand Soccer Championship

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 | SATURDAY, JUNE 8 | SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Calling all sports lovers! Coming to Virginia Beach in June is the best month for soccer lovers to visit! Watch this special sporting event transform the oceanfront to an intense beach game of soccer! The internationally known North American Sand Soccer kicks off another tournament beginning on June 7th. This weekend-long event takes over the sand, with fields and fields of games to watch. Soccer isn’t the only sports game going on at this event! The “Sidekick” games will include sports like beach football, beach wrestling, beach lacrosse, and sand hockey. This is definitely a favorite beach weekend for sports lover of any kind! Don’t miss this extreme weekend at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk & Oceanfront. Learn more about the 2019 North American Sand Soccer Championships!

Summer Carnival

| SATURDAY, JUNE 7 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 |

The Summer Carnival, held at the Mount Trashmore Park, is an ongoing event that begins June 1st and lasts until June 19th. This is a fun event for people of all ages to attend. There will be over 20 rides, carnival type foods (funnel cake, hot dogs, cotton candy…), and prizes to win! Of course, you can’t have a carnival without a Ferris wheel. Invite the whole family to this favorite thing to do in Virginia Beach, as it is family-friendly.  Find the hours of the Summer Carnival here!

64th Annual Boardwalk Art Show 

| THURSDAY, JUNE 13 – SUNDAY, JUNE 16 |
THU: Noon-6pm | FRI-SAT: 10am-6pm | SUN: 10am-5pm

Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern shore! Come explore 275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond, as they present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts, 20th to 36th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

2019 Party at the Pier in Sandbridge

| FRIDAY JUNE 14 |

Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot! Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing. New this year, there will be onsite beer and wine sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. A valid ID must be presented to purchase adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety. Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beer/wine ticket sales will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Last pour will be at 9:30 pm. Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible. Rain Dates:  Saturday, June 15. 

12 Apr

A Golf Vacation in Sandbridge

Do you have a family full of golfers?  You can probably tell if they’re glued to the TV this weekend watching The Masters!  (We’re rooting for Virginia Beach resident Marc Leishman.)

Virginia Beach is full of challening golf courses.  You will be able to take glances at Hell’s Point, a local gem, on the way into Sandbridge.  This challenging design was built by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones.  Within 25 minutes are at least four other courses including the infamous Virginia Beach National.  This course was once a host for professional events, and players such as Bubba Watson competed here.

Let Sandbridge be the destination for your next golf trip.  Siebert Realty is happy to provide the perfect home for your visit fully equipped with your own private putting green!  Several of the vacation homes are listed below.  We also manage a house that is located outside of Sandbridge but within just 500 yards of Hell’s Point!

We hope to see you on the links!

Beach Dreams

Atlantic Retreat

Poolin' Around

Beach Pleasure

Happy Daze

1 Apr

Spectacular Views of Back Bay

Not everyone comes to Sandbridge for the ocean.  Back Bay provides remote trails, isolated beaches, and pristine waters far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Take a look at some of the very best Back Bay views in our Siebert Realty vacation homes.

Dreamcatcher

Dolphin's Paradise

The End In Mind

Emotional Rescue

Sunset Beach

6 Mar

Sandbridge one of the Top 25 Beaches in United States

It’s official — Sandbridge is one of the Top 25 Beaches in the United States!  A Trip Advisor article ranked us with other beaches from states such as Hawaii, Florida, and California.  Rankings were compiled from millions of reviews and rankings gathered over the duration of 2018.

Picture it now … a vast beach, perfect accommodations, ideal proximity to all the fun … and NO hotels. Sandbridge offers visitors a neighborhood dynamic with a beach living feel. There’s breathing room between the homes; yet all rentals are within a good proximity of a wide beach. Since this is an exclusive beach area, the upkeep is held to a higher standard. The area creates a family-friendly environment without the over saturation of a busy beach.

Siebert Realty manages over 330 beach homes and condos within Sandbridge and can be the venue for almost any size of a vacation.  Some of our houses even sleep up to 50 guests.  Whether you’re looking for an outdoor pool, indoor pool, theater room, game room, or even a putting green — we’ve got them all.  With over 75 pet friendly houses, don’t forget your furry friends either!

Stay with us this summer, and find out why Sandbridge is so special!

15 Jan

Screened Porches in Sandbridge

The screened porch could be considered the best outdoor spot of a vacation rental.  So what’s different about screened porches in Sandbridge?  Swimming pools, televisions, bay views, ocean views, comfortable seating, and more!  Check out some of the very best screened porches in our Siebert Realty vacation homes.

Sandgroper

Esmerelda's

Dock Holiday

Healing Waters

Beach Ball

20 Dec

Holiday Lights Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

More holiday lights! Pack the family into the car and set your sights on the Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The entrance is located at 2nd street where there are signs directing you to the start. Next — sit back and enjoy as you cruise from 8th street to 22nd street and take in 50 specially selected displays which have been hand-picked for inclusion.

Santa, Navy planes, sea creatures and more can be seen on either side of the boardwalk and even arching over top. Drivers can also tune their car to a specific radio station to hear holiday tunes. Hours of operation are 5:30-10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-11 PM Friday and Saturday.  The event runs through December 30th. Cars are $10, but all Siebert Realty guests will be provided a FREE ticket upon check-in as our gift to you.

Happy Holidays!