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Beach Equestrian Property Available For Vacations and Events!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6+ bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 14.

It is CRAZY how expensive these houses are, right? The perfect vacation home is more affordable than you think! This modern 4,000 SF home is located 3 miles from Sandbridge Beach and 8 miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Situated on an operating equestrian property, this spacious home is equipped with all of the necessities and upscale amenities for your next vacation or group outing. How about a steam shower and hardwood sauna session after your swim or work-out? Getting together for an event or much needed vacation? We know The Seahorse is the perfect home for your group because we've personally done it all there: Family gatherings, team and graduation parties, weddings, concerts and even church! See what our awesome guests from past seasons have to say!

As part of our 2017 property renovations, we have made significant modifications to the entrances and private suite at The Seahorse. We are so proud to be able to accommodate our guests' requests to accommodate a wide range disability . Please contact us regarding your specific needs!

HOME AMENITIES: Private Wing of House Offers Amenities Including: Luxurious Master Bedroom, Flat-panel HDTV, Panoramic View of Property, Breakfast/Sitting Room, Private Office, His/Hers Full Baths. A Gorgeous Great Room Provides Premium Entertainment: 55' Flat-panel HDTV, Cable Television, BLURAY / DVD / HDDVD Players with Video & Music Library, Surround-sound Stereo, Plenty of Seating, Fireplace (wood provided) and 100' Projection Screen (available upon special request). An Unbelievable Workout Center for Winding UP and DOWN: Private Gym, Hardwood Sauna, Steam Shower, Free Weights and Benches, Yoga Mats and Props, Treadmill, Slip-resistant Flooring, Body Exercise Equipment. The Game Rooms Offer Hours of Fun: Pool Table, Ping-Pong Table, Games for Adults & Kids. Also Available at The Seahorse: 33' Pool, Hot Tub, Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Gas & Charcoal Grills, Hammocks, Chairs, Tables & Equipment for Parties/Events, Beach Equipment.

The bedrooms are currently undergoing some changes which we are certain will be a positive for all inquiring groups:

The Annie - 1 king (floor 1, Master suite with private bath)

The Premadonna - 1 queen, Private Bathroom (floor 2, private bath)

The Lilly - 1 queen (floor 2, shared bath)

The Cameo Appearance - 1 king (floor 2, shared bath)

The Trilogy - 2 bunks: 1 double, 3 single (floor 2, kitchenette & playroom, shared bath)

The Cadet Bue - 2 single or 1 double (floor 1, private bath)

Living Room - 1 pull out sofa

SANDBRIDGE: Welcome to Sandbridge Beach! You’ll be delighted to live the real beach life in this Southern Virginian community. Where wild horses still roam, dolphins play in the water, and the occasional sea turtle comes up to nest. Here in Sandbridge, you and your family can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come spend your days relaxing on the beach while your children play in the waves on our lifeguarded beaches. Whether you’re looking for a new surfing, hiking, kayaking adventure, Sandbridge is the place to be. For a relaxing day, there’s lots of fishing, whether it be from the pier or the shore or crabbing in one of the inlets or the bay. Assistance: On-site keepers are available for optional assistance staging outdoor activities (horse-play, basketball, volleyball, etc). We also offer full-service options including: Party Planning, Catering, Taxi/limo service, Maid service to name a few. If you need it, we can arrange it (or stay out of the way!)

More Details

Dr. Barbara Sheffield
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Dr. Barbara Sheffield

Dr. Barbara Sheffield earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1984. Her ethic and dedication placed her in the Phi Zeta Honorary Society.

Dr. Sheffield has owned and worked at several practices in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. She served as a relief veterinarian throughout Hampton Roads since 2007, networking and building her strong reputation throughout the area.

Along with her love for small animal medicine, Dr. Sheffield is also an avid equestrian breeder and trainer. She and her horses have been awarded multiple International Hunter Futurity and National Championships. She, her husband, David, and her three children live in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach.

Dr. Barbara Sheffield purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

We are so very pleased to provide The Seahorse as a venue for weddings, receptions, events, parties and shows! The property is well suited to accommodate large groups, vendors and event equiptment with adequate parking space for over 100 vehicles!

During the Prime Rental Season, events must be booked during a weekly rental reservation. Outside of this period, events and the duration of bookings will be considered on a case by case basis.

Event Fees are in addition to the rates published for the vacation rental and charged per event. The structure is as follows:

Number of Attendees: Cost

15-30: $495-695

31-50: $695-895

51-75: $895-1,195

75-100: $1,195-1,495

100-150: $1,495-1,995

150+: Per quote

The listed amounts cover extra preparation and care of the property leading up to your event as well as day-of assistance with set-up, parking and professional service. Please inquire for additional charges which may be applicable for your event (equipment set-up, permits, etc) and optional services offered!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough about this property and it's owners!!

My family and I were moving from Ohio to Virginia. Because of "Sandy" hitting on the same day as our closing, we had nowhere to stay.

I was looking into different options (hotel/vacation home), and came across this magnificient home.

The owners were sooo kind, making many allowances for my family and our pets!! I know God put us in touch with them in our time of need!!

The small details in this house are unbelievable, there is a ton of room, lots of things to keep little ones busy, every pot/kitchen utensil you can think of, and wonderful soft beds and pillows.

I has a working fireplace in the living room, sauna, hot tub, steam shower, swimming pool, grill, and a tub big enough to swim in- my grankids love it!!

Jeremiah met us when we got there, and was sooo friendly.

God bless these people and this house, and thank you so much for all your wonderful help!!
Nov 2012
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Virginia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Alligator - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master in Private Wing - Hers
    The Wanga Gut - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bathroom
    The Gabriel - toilet , shower , Shared Bathroom (Lilly/Cameo/Trilogy)
    The Dinky - toilet , Downstairs Half-Bath
    The Nate - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master in Private Wing - His
    The Rooster - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Premadonna - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra linens and blow-ups are available for larger groups.
    The Triolgy - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Two Bunkbeds with Flat screen TV, Kitchenette & Playroom.
    The Lilly - 1 queen , Second floor. Attached shared bath. HDTV w/ Roku & DVD.
    The Annie - 1 king , First floor. Master in private wing. HDTV w/ Roku & DVD.
    The Cadet Bue - 1 twin/ single , First floor. Semi-private suite. Wheelchair accessible.
    The Cameo Appearance - 1 queen , Second floor. TV w/ DVD Player. Attached shared bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


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Beach Equestrian Property Available For Vacations and Events!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Freedom Church

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely delightful. The property is well maintained and clean. All the amenities and layout are as described. Wow! This home has a built-in sauna!And a gourmet kitchen! Nicely decorated. We were not far from good shopping and restaurants. The owner is friendly and kind. An excellent choice for a quiet getaway with all the luxuries of home. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric & Freedom Church - You are ALWAYS welcome at The Seahorse! Thank you for the kind words :)
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Our stay was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The house is beautiful and we look forward to visiting again. The house was roomy and well stocked. The house also works well for even smaller groups, for this trip, it was just my mom and I plus one pet a for Mother's Day getaway and it was perfect for us. Jeremiah was always helpful and friendly when I called with any questions. The area was great with the beach close by and good restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simms Family

  • 5 of 5

I left a note on a paper plate at the house, because we were on such a relaxing vacation, we did not have one piece of paper with us. LOL. We were pleasantly surprised with the enormous amount of room in the house, more space than anyone would need and a neat layout. There was nothing we needed to bring, although we packed sooo much stuff, there was everything you would need to cook, bathe, sleep and relax. EVERYTHING was so nice and accommodating. The setting was private, just like we have at home, so we felt comfortable there too.

The restaurants, just a stone's through from the house, had the best breakfast, lunch and dinner.....and of course the beach is right down the street, what else is there to ask for?! Please know that we will be booking for vacation next year, so don't be surprised to see our name pop up again in a few weeks. Thanks so much for a very nice experience in Virginia Beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. We had plenty of room and everything was clean and nicely layed out. The house and grounds were beautiful. The group we brought had 9 teen wrestlers and several adults. The pool table and ping pong table gave several hours of entertainment. The hot tub was used several times as was the garden tub. The large kitchen and seating provided the perfect space for the large meals we cooked and everything we could possible need was found in the ample supply pantry. He hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Time!!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week staying at this house for a family reunion and we had the most delightful time we have ever had together on a vacation! The house was absolutely beautiful, with a fully stocked kitchen and all the amenities you can think of: Jacuzzi tub inside, a sauna, a hot tub outside, an outdoor pool, a fire pit, an extremely spacious great room, and so much more! We enjoyed watching movies together on the very large television in the great room and just enjoyed the space and hanging out together. There was plenty of seating for our big crowd for dinner: a large dining room table, a kitchen table and even some seating at the island area. Also, the view out of the big windows in the great room was beautiful! Horses grazed in the front field and it was so peaceful to see them. The owners were the most kind and delightful people and such a big help to us. The beach is just a short distance away, the grocery store is only about 3 miles the other way, so the house is in the perfect location! I can not say enough good things about this vacation property. You will love it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? The hospitality and attention to our needs however great or small is what stands out as I reflect back to our time at the Seahorse. Immediately, upon our arrival,we were greeted by warmth and a genuineness that made us feel like we were long lost friends versus first time vacationers. The house was incredible and exactly as described. My favorite room was the kitchen, my father's the great room, specifically the large screened TV, and my son, the hot tub and jacuzzi! It was easy to get to the beaches, parks, and Starbucks!

As far as customer service, there was no need was too great (recommendation for car repair) or too small (how does the sound system work again?). Jeremiah and his family were immediately available to assist with anything that came up.

The Seahorse is a refreshing and restful retreat. My next vacation can't get here soon enough.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi N! You are so very kind. We can't wait to see you again:) Jeremiah
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hells Point Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sandbridge Beach
Car: recommended

Family Fun: Virginia Beach Natural Science Museum and Aquarium (8 miles), Ocean Breeze Fun Park (7 miles), Owl's Creek/Rudee Inlet Boat Ramp (8 miles), Sandbridge Surf & Adventure (3 miles)

Golf: Hells Point ( 1 mile), Heron Ridge (3 miles), Virginia Beach National/TPC (6 miles), The Signature at West Neck - Arnold Palmer (6 miles), Red Wing Lake (6 miles)

Tennis: Lagomar Park (1 mile), Owl's Creek Municipal Center (5 miles).

Shopping/Grocery: Bloom (1 mile), Red Mill Commons (2 miles), Strawbridge (2 miles), Lynnhaven Mall (9 miles).

Restaurants: Amazing! Anything you desire within 2 miles.


Rates & Availability

Virginia Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season 1
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2
Apr 29 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Holiday
May 18 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season 1a
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 1b
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Independence Day Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Summer Special
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre-Fall Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season 1
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.1%

Please send us an inquiry with a little information about your party and the nature of your trip to Virginia Beach. We specialize in coming up with discounts on our published rates to ensure your vacation is not only perfect but affordable!
No Security Deposit! Taxes and all change-out fees are included in the published rate!
Non-refundable Reservation Fee ($250 for Pre and Prime Summer Periods) is required at booking. Typically, one-half of the rental rate is due 21-30 days after Booking Date. and the balance is due 14-30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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