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'He Crab She Crab' Coastal Home with Beach, Bay & Backyard Fun.Perfect for Kids!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Deal directly with the owners!



Sandbridge Beach is peacefully nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay at the southeast tip of Virginia and is often referred to as the 'Outer Banks of Virgina'. It is also home to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Sandbridge is the ideal location for those who want the 'get-away-from-it-all' atmosphere yet is only 15 minutes to numerous entertainment and leisure activities such as: golf courses, water parks, aquarium/museum, movies, shopping, dining, concerts, and the Virginia Beach Resort Area and Boardwalk. Little Island Park at the southern tip of Sandbridge has a fishing pier, beach lifeguards, covered picnic area, great playground, showers, restrooms, snack bar, tennis courts, basketball court, and plenty of parking.

'He Crab, She Crab' is a charming waterfront home with an open floor plan, making it ideal for family retreats, yet has plenty of rooms and porches for relaxation and privacy. The second level has 2 Bedrooms including a Master Suite, 2 Bathrooms, Great Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, and Florida Room. The Great Room, Florida Room, and Dining Area are lined with sliding glass doors and windows overlooking the canal and leading to a large wrap-around deck. The deck accesses a 3rd story widow's walk offering panoramic views and incredible sunsets.

The first level has 3 Bedrooms, one of which can be used as a Nursery. The Master Bedroom on the first level has a King size Sleep Number bed and sliding doors leading to a screened porch overlooking the canal. The 3rd Bedroom overlooks the covered front porch. This level also has a large bathroom with a 2-sink vanity, a laundry room, and a back entrance leading to a large back yard with swing set/sandbox. There you will also find a private outdoor shower that is perfect for rinsing off after the beach or for taking a relaxing shower while star gazing.

This waterfront home is located on a large access canal leading to Back Bay making it ideal for kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats. The boat dock is great for fishing and crabbing. The quiet neighborhood street is perfect for your short walk to the beach or for biking, jogging, roller-blading, or just plain strolling while watching the gorgeous sunsets over Back Bay.

Once you arrive, you will be able to enjoy the privacy of your vacation home with amenities found in no other. Luxurious bed linens await you on freshly made beds along with plush, colorful bath linens for each guest on weekly rentals April 29-Sept 28 and upon request. No need to rush to the store upon arrival for basic supplies just to freshen up. We provide products such as paper towels, toilet tissue, tissues, and liquid hand soap to get you through at least a few days. To help you avoid the hassle of packing or the expense of buying supplies you may only need a few times during your stay, we provide all dish washing detergent, dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets. An assortment of cleaning supplies is provided for any touch-ups needed during your stay. In addition to the kitchen being fully stocked with all cooking and dining essentials, you will also find coffee filters, sugar, flour, and an assortment of spices.

Utilize our “concierge” services to avoid wasting precious time while on your vacation. We will personally provide restaurant, shopping, and area attraction information as well as directions at any time during your stay. We will even help you plan your vacation activities and help tailor them to your needs.

Don't forget to come enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Great location for fishing, golfing, and enjoying our beautiful, uncrowded beach.

A $500 Damage Deposit is required on all rentals and is refundable within 14 days of departure.

Cleaning Fees ARE included in the Weekly Rates. Rentals less than 7 nights are assessed a $150 Cleaning Fee. We do NOT charge reservation or other misc. fees.

Tax Rates: 6% State and 9.5% City

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More Details

Elaine and Mark
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Sandbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , located in 2nd level Master Bedroom Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Small bath adjacent to Great Room, Kitchen,& Full Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large tiled bathroom on lower level with double sinks
  • Enclosed outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Sleep Number bed in Master Bedroom on first level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 Double in bedroom on first level overlooking covered porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 Twin Bed in nursery with full size crib on first level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed in Master Suite on second level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 Queen in bedroom on second level overlooking canal
    Sunroom - Extra space for air mattresses, etc
  • King size beds (2) Sleep Number king bed in master bedroom on first level; king bed in master suite on second level, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen in bedroom on second level overlooking canal, Double Beds (1) 1 Double in bedroom on first level overlooking covered porch, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Twin Bed in nursery with crib., Child Beds (1) Crib in nursery along with a twin bed., Baby Cribs (1) Crib provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Outdoor Shower, Boat Dock, Large Backyard, Swing Set with club house/picnic table/sand box, Widow's Walk, Vegetable Garden, 2 kayaks with life vests, crib, high chair, booster seats, jogging & umbrella stroller, safety gates, cabinet locks, night lights, 4 Adult Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 kid bikes, 3 tricycles, wagon, & 6 beach chairs. Dish & laundry detergent, dryer sheets, liquid hand soap, cleaning supplies provided. Starter supply of all paper goods supplied incl. toilet tissue, tissues, paper towels, & napkins.


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'He Crab She Crab' Coastal Home with Beach, Bay & Backyard Fun.Perfect for Kids!
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Dallas, TX

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of five (mom, dad, grandparents and 10-month old). The home was simply beautiful and looked just as portrayed in the pictures here. We had everything we needed to vacation for a week with one very curious baby. Mark and Elaine were accommodating, providing us with all the baby gear as listed here. The kitchen is well stocked with all sorts of cooking and eating utensils and appliances. This place was a home away from home. Though it rained for 4 of the 7 days we were there, we were able to find much to do around the house (fishing, movies, games, crabbing, making quick runs to the beach, etc). We visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium and actually saw dolphins while walking on the beach one day! The She Crab soup at Margie and Rays is a must have!! All in all, a very relaxing, memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family home-So many extra amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our family (including an almost two year old and a 3 1/2 year old.) This house was perfection for our needs. So well stocked and so many extras for the kids. We were actually able to meet the owners while we were there and they couldn’t have been nicer. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great even though the weather was very hot and humid. No problems at all, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Just as advertised and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a good location on a canal. We did not mind the transport to the beach. Peaceful and quaint. Owner was very good at communicating. It was a little older than surrounding homes but was very functional. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most comfortable rental ever.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great and make sure you have ample supplies to start your stay. Kitchen is well stocked and everyone had a great time. The yard is great for dogs; it has actual grass and not sand! and you could comfortably walk around barefoot without dragging sand into the house. Yard is well kept and the home was extremely clean. You are right on the water and can fish from the property under the shade of a tree. Lots of residents in a quiet area so if you are looking for relaxation, this is a great place to be. Nice bath towels, kitchen linens and bed linens provided which were a plus too, not those chincy-well worn things you get from other places. My family and I really enjoyed ourselves and will be back again! Close enough to the beach with a short walk; quick drive to a park with showers, restrooms and food trucks. Short drive to great fruit stands and local restaurants, VA Beach proper and lots of stores. you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but are close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great house for large families

  • 4 of 5

Great property with lots of room for our family and close to the beach. We loved all the accessories that came with the Home such as bikes, kayaks, swingset, baby crib with monitor, high chair etc. the owners were a pleasure to work with! Our family had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

In Sandbridge Beach: Beautiful beach on Atlantic Ocean, Back Bay with breathtaking sunsets, kayak/canoe/pedal boat rentals for Back Bay and canals, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge tram tours, Little Island Park with fishing pier/tennis courts/covered picnic areas/playground/life-guarded beach access/live entertainment for kids on Tues nights, Wed night Bingo at the Sandbridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station.

Within 15-30 minutes: Virginia Marine Science Museum & Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Hell's Point Golf Course, Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, dolphin and whale watching boat tours, para-sailing, deep sea fishing charters, shopping, dining, movies

Within 45 minutes: Nauticus museum, U.S.S. Wisconsin museum, MacArthur Shopping Mall, Norfolk Tides AAA Baseball, Norfolk Zoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Day trips: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, The Virginia Air & Space Museum, Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, Jamestown


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-Bed and Bath Linens are included in weekly rentals from April 28, 2018 - Sept 28, 2018 and are quoted separately for all other stays.
-A Cleaning Fee of $150 is assessed on all rentals less than 7 nights.
-A 3% Processing Fee is applied to credit card payments.
-Pet Fees range from $75-$150 depending on the size and breed

*Cancellation Policy: Requests to cancel must be in writing. All monies paid less a cancellation fee of 10% of the total rent will be refunded only if the property is re-rented for the same dates and rates. If the property can only be re-rented for a portion of the original rate and dates, you will be refunded only the difference. If the property is not re-rented, a refund will not be issued regardless of the reason. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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