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

62 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Sandbridge Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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

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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 May 2-Oct 2 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 dishwashing detergent, dishwashing 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Elaine and Mark
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 22, 2016
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based on 62 traveler reviews

'He Crab She Crab' Coastal Home with Beach, Bay &Backyard Fun.Perfect for Kids!
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews
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: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. We had a lot of rain and they were in contact with us to see if we were ok. We did puzzles and played games. We would go there again if we had the oppertunity. You have to go to margies and rays seafood the best we have ever had. The sage garden is also very good. Love you can eat and shop all in one stop.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diana H

  • 5 of 5

We found He Crab She Crab to be a lovely home for our family vacation. It was very well furnished with every the comfort and accessory to make our stay relaxing and fun. We enjoyed evening dinners and morning coffee on the spacious deck, watching movies on the large screen TV and spending time on/near the water and at the beach together. We used the bikes and kayaks almost every day. The kitchen was very well stocked with spices, utensils and kitchen appliances so that it was easy to plan and prepare meals. Our youngest is 15 months old; Elaine and Mark provided a high chair, a running stroller, a bike with a baby seat and a fully furnished nursery. The beach nearby was clean and fun and with the bikes it was only 5 minutes away. Back Bay NWR and Little Island Park were fun family outings. Elaine and Mark provided all the information that we needed to plan our vacation and were very prompt answering emails and text messages. We hope to return for another week next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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He Crab She Crab a delight

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 6 adults and one 4 year old spent a week at this venue. We had booked early in the year ahead and enjoyed the anticipation of this week. Well...we were not disappointed. The home is older, but in wonderful condition with appliances that were brand new, a great room that overlooks the bay with a deck right off that where you could enjoy morning coffee, go out to check the crab traps or fishing lines, or walk down to kayak around the bend. There are plenty of spaces in the house and on the decks of the home for gatherings for meals, games or just chats. Also, the house is large enough that there are places to go to be by yourself also. My husband and I especially enjoyed the bed that we could adjust to our own comfort. My children enjoyed golf courses that were quite close to the house too. We had a great family week at He Crab, She Crab!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabuous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

He Crab/She Crab was the perfect place for our family vacation. There was plenty of room for our family of twelve. The house is clean, well maintained and well stocked and we were lucky to have perfect weather We have stayed in many rentals over the years and this is one of the best. There is plenty to see and do in the area. The beaches are clean and not overcrowded. We saw schools of dolphins that came right up to the shore. The Aquarium is a great place to visit.We went fishing off the pier just south of Sandbridge. I would suggest a trip on the dolphin cruise too. We spent lots of time on the back dock and the upper deck. The screened in porch was perfect for afternoon naps and morning coffee. The beach is within walking distance even for small children. We took advantage of the bikes and kayaks that were provided. Mark and Elaine were great and made sure that we had everything we needed. Would certainly consider coming back again

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home.......Great visit!!!! :-)

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home we found to stay in the days before and after my son’s May 14th college graduation for family members. One of the perks for choosing this home was that it had kayaks and bicycles as well as a ‘Southern Hospitality’ ambiance. We were able to use the home’s kitchen supplies (flour, sugar, spices, etc) as well as laundry soap, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc. throughout our visit without having to run out to the grocery store as soon as we arrived. If something was running low, we replenished it. Bed linens and towels were also provided so we did not have to bring them with us in an already full car or rent them. Cleaning fees were included in the rental fee so we did not have to pay extra for that service.

The home is much larger than I expected after seeing the pictures of the home at the VRBO website. There are TVs in a lot of rooms, plenty of seating and a picturesque view from the living room through the expansive windows in the main room that looks out onto the deck and canal behind it……very peaceful to view. We loved the bird feeder on the deck and enjoyed watching the many birds come and go. Mark even came to fill up the bird feeder with more food while we were there. The kid’s swing set/clubhouse looked like an awesome place for younger kids to play in.

We were provided with lots of information for places to visit and directions how to get there. If we needed something or had a question, we were encouraged to call Elaine and Mark. My adult children loved to use the kayaks even venturing out to the bay; they also spent quite a bit of time on the Widow’s Walk taking in the view and sunbathing and reading. While it was still a bit early for swimming, walks on the beach and dipping your feet in the water was very nice. We really enjoyed the Margie & Ray’s Seafood restaurant not far from this home; Elaine highly recommended it…..and she was right! The Rudee Tours dolphin boat ride we took was spoiled a bit by the spring heavy rain that began after we left the dock area, but we still saw dolphins and had a good time. The Virginia Beach boardwalk was close enough to easily visit.

A couple of things to share, that were not ‘deal breakers’ for us: the main level king bedroom has early morning light streaming in the skylight window & instructions for TV and bed remote would have been helpful.

Would we return to this home if in the area again? YES! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar
King Neptune Statue
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Blue Pete's Restaurant
Little Island Park
Virginia Zoological Park
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Battleship Wisconsin
Busch Gardens - Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement
Red Mill Commons
Zest Restaurant -- CLOSED
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pungo Pizza
Sweet Frog
Sandbridge Seaside Market
Hunt Club Farm
Bonney & Sons Seafood
First Landing State Park
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Military Aviation Museum
Heron Ridge Golf Club
Signature at West Neck, The
Hell's Point Golf Club
Primo Pizza
Sandbridge Eco Sports
Rudee Inlet
Eddy's Cafe
Rigoletto Italian Bakery
Senor Fox Mexican Bar and Grill
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Yanni's Casual Greek -- CLOSED
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Nimmo Bella Pizza
LA Bella Italia
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

Sandbridge Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 8-28, 2016
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
October 29-November 18, 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19-25: Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26-Dec 2, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 3-16, 2016
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17-Jan 6, 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
January 7-13, 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
January w/ Holiday Weeknd 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Jan 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
January 21-February 10, 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
February w/Holiday Wknd, 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
February 18-March 17, 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
March:St.Patrick's Day Wknd
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
March 25-April 7, 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
April: Easter Week/Weeknd 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 22-28, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 29-May 19, 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20-26, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27-June 2, 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 3-9, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 10-23, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24-August 11, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 12-25, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26-September 1, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2-8, 2017: Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 9-29, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.5%

Bed and Bath Linens are included in weekly rentals from April 29, 2017 - Sept 29, 2017 and are quoted separately for all other stays. A Cleaning Fee of $150 is assessed on all rentals less than 7 nights. A 2.5% Processing Fee is applied to credit card payments. Pet Fees range from $75-$150. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Sandbridge Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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