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Placebo: Ocean views Pool Hot Tub Walking Distance to Market

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), Bunkbeds 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 13 in beds

Come to the Outer Banks of Virginia! With great ocean views and a big pool, we are right on the beach and only one block from the fully stocked market/deli and restaurant /bar and public beach. This classic beach cottage sleeps 13 in beds. There is also a converted garage that serves as a game room/ hangout.( extra bunk beds there) so actually we can sleep 13. We added a big window to that room for more light and a flat screen, and new sliders upstairs last season and more seating on the decks and poolside and in main salon. Several of the analog televisions you see in the photos have been replaced with flat screens.. This place is comfortable. You can walk to shopping and beach and never get in your car!

In 2015 we renovated the kitchen with a new floor, granite counter tops and refinished cabinets. New cookware. Replaced the sofa, put in new deck furniture and a new Air Conditioning system. New paint. Landscaping around the pool. All of the pictures are current.

We have a clean and well maintained property for your vacation.

This house is walking distance to the public beach, market and restaurant! You don't have to get in your car to do anything, its all nearby! There are not many places in Sandbridge that can say that.

. We have Wi-fi . 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths

Sandbridge is a quiet little beach neighborhood several miles south of the Virginia Beach strip just to the north of the North Carolina line. Sandbridge is sometimes referred to as 'the Outer Banks of Virginia'. We have 5 bedrooms, and sleep 13 people comfortably in beds. There is a set of bunk beds in the bunk room, but we do not advertise it as a regular sleeping area. The bunk room is a detached garage that has been converted to its own space with a ping pong table, fridge, bunk beds, and flat screen Smart TV. Bring your XBox or video games and hook up to the TV. Kids love it as a getaway from the parents, but we don't recommend this as a sleeping area. It does not have a bathroom or closet.

We widened the driveway which was a problem in past years. Ample parking! Since there is no on street parking this has really made parking easier.

This house is semi-oceanfront, with views and sounds of the ocean. We are one row back from the first line of Oceanfront homes. The beach is really close and we actually are on the dunes and have a dune in our front yard. The large pool is on the other side of the house and gets great afternoon sun.

We are only one block from the public beach where lifeguards are on duty in the summer months. If you have small children this is a big plus. The street in front is generally for local traffic and has very little traffic, even in the peak of summer. Beach access is right across this sleepy little road.

You can walk down this little street about a block or so to the local market for morning coffee, fresh doughnuts and the newspaper. You can watch the sunrise from the front deck while the others sleep and look forward to another sunny day at the beach. In the evenings, some of our guests like to enjoy cocktails on the front deck looking out over the ocean.

Next to the fully stocked market and deli is a wonderful restaurant with ocean views and excellent food. In the evenings it is fun to walk from the restaurant over to the yogurt shop for dessert before walking home. If you don't like getting in your car to go everywhere you don't have to.

There are other restaurants a few minutes drive away. The Baja rocks with live music most nights in the summertime.

Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is just a few minutes south and you sometimes see wild horses and pigs and other wildlife year-round.

If you want to cook there is a fully stocked kitchen, a gas grill on the front deck with ocean views and large areas for dining either inside or on the front or back decks.

Hell's Point Golf Course is about 5 minutes up the road and is consistently ranked in the top 100 of all public courses in the country. Tennis courts and playgrounds and a fishing pier are another 5 minutes in the other direction.

The close proximity to the beach, neighborhood center and public facilities mean you don't need to get in your car for days at a time..

... If you want more action you are only a few minutes drive to great shopping, restaurants, the nightlife of the resort strip of Virginia Beach or another hour or so to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country.

Sandbridge is surrounded by the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and as a result there is no through traffic. All traffic headed for Sandbridge is going only to Sandbridge. This remoteness is part of the charm of this fabulous little beach. It is out of the way but still very accessible to everything.

You can expect a relaxing vacation on an uncrowded beach right in front of this well appointed home......Give us a call or email us for more details and rental information if you have more questions about the house or Sandbridge Beach. We look forward to hearing from you.



front left with queen bed

Back left with two twin beds

(these bedrooms share a common bath)

front right with queen bed

back right with two twin beds

(these two bedrooms have a bath on this side)

Sleeper Sofa


One queen bed

one single bed

1/2 bath and laundry room

Bunk room

Bunk beds and sleeper sofa


More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Why The Owner chose Tidewater & Hampton Roads

Location location location! Come to the Outer Banks of Virginia! Stay at Placebo. Close to market and public beach. And a great house at a great price. Views of Ocean, awesome beach, big pool, hot tub, sleeping for 13 and parking. Pet friendly!!!

What makes this house unique

Private Pool & Hot Tub, Recreation Room, Walking distance to Restaurants, Market, Public beach with lifeguards, Shopping, Ice Cream & Yogurt Shop, surfing, beach in front of house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was great. The pictures really don't do it justice. The pool and hot tub was such a wonderful addition to the experience. For my family the open-air kitchen and livingroom was the most enjoyable. We could cook and socialize and play games together all in the same vicinity. The location was perfect. We enjoyed long walks along the road and also along the beach in the mornings. The view was exactly as promised. We could open the curtains and watch the sunrise right from our living areas and the front deck. Our vacation experience was more than expected and we would certainly recommend this home and consider renting it again in the future.
Jul 2010
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Sandbridge Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Southside of house for easy access of bedrooms 3 & 4.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , North side of house for easy access of bedrooms 1 & 2.
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , In bedroom.
  • 2.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Additional roll away cot is stored in the closet.
    Bunk Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Not recommend as a sleeping area. No bath or closet.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen sized Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5) one of the single beds is in a 'pass-through room' not considered a bedroom but still a bed for an extra person or to escape a snoring person!! Child Beds (1) We have two Sleep Sofas (2) One sofa bed in the living room and one sofa bed is in the bunk room, Bunk Beds (2) bunk beds are in bunk room. We don't recommend this as a sleeping area. It does not have a bathroom or closet
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full sized Washer/Dryer, DVD surround sound, Gas grill on 2nd floor deck, tables and chairs located on decks & patio.


Good! 3.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Placebo: Ocean views Pool Hot Tub Walking Distance to Market
average rating of 3.8285713 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a week in April,we enjoyed it very much.Everything was clean and orderly.pool and hot tub were clean and was a great relaxation for all of us.the view was good,sunrises were beautiful while enjoying coffee on front deck.We would do it again!! Thank you Mr Yates we loved your place.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location and is just steps to the beach. It is away from the traffic of Virginia Beach but still close enough to enjoy activities and restaurants. The house itself was both efficient and comfortable. Bedrooms had super comfortable beds and where very nicely​ sized. Kitchen had everything you could want for cooking and serving. Nice view of the ocean from the front porch. It was too cool on our trip to use the pool but it was still nicely maintained and a great size for the whole family. There also was a hot tub near the pool which was very relaxing. Owner was very responsive throughout our trip with any questions we had. We had a great time and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Affordable Beach Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have stayed here three times. We always have a great vacation and are close to the beach but also when the beach becomes too hot or uncomfortable from winds then we retreat to the pool! I always say it is the best of both worlds. We have had vacations where the wind was not too bad and we were able to have lunch on the beach and other vacations here that the wind was too strong for that lunch on the beach. That is when we have lunch/drinks poolside! The property is in a nice area of Sandbridge. We travel with our dog and it is absolutely perfect for us. Having the ability to rent an entire house and bring your dog with you on your vacation is priceless. I loved all of the new updates! Especially the granite countertop. I was saddened that a previous renter had scratched the new pergo flooring in the kitchen. It looks like someone was lazy and dragged their cooler across the floor. If everyone would just respect these properties like they were their own then everything would stay nicer longer.

I really enjoyed the new Harris Teeter store on the way into Sandbridge (located by the Food Lion) We also visit the local shop within walking distance of the house. This was our first time we had a couple days of bad weather (Tropical Storm Hermine) We had a few breakers pop and had to call the owner for help and our call was answered immediately. The issue was resolved very quickly. I always liked the sign in your kitchen that says "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain" I bought some beautiful flowers at Harris Teeter and we danced in the rain! :) Thank You again for another wonderful dog friendly vacation! We are definitely coming back. I miss it already. I would not recommend this property for girls getaways that want champaign trips on chopped sirloin budgets because we tend to get bitchy when things are not perfect. Most girls getaways need to book themselves at a ritz carlton or equivalent and then they can get waited on hand and foot and have drinks with a cabana boy delivering them.That is in response to a girls getaway review that I read on here. LOL! We brought our bikes & rode them down to the pier one evening. I photographed an amazing sunrise and a couple sunsets during our stay. We also watched the dolphin while we were on the beach. A couple of times they even jumped out of the water. This property has a very convenient location, near the main road and close beach access.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week vacation in Sandbridge. This home needed some updates, including new patio furniture for front deck and comfortable living room furniture with more than one couch. We were quite happy with the location, quiet and laid-back. It was an easy walk across the street to play in the ocean. We enjoyed the pool every day and the hot tub was relaxing in the evening hours. Being three-four houses from the corner store and beachy restaurant was very convenient. This house needs a little TLC, but we really enjoyed the location and our time in Virginia Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. The patio furniture has been upgraded! Whenever we get a review we try to address the concern right away. When you have a traditional beach cottage that isn't brand new there is almost always something that can use a little TLC! But we keep making the property better. Just last Saturday we put up a retaining wall by the front door to keep sand from spilling into the walkway. This helps prevent sand from being tracked into the house. We added more lighting to the pool and hot tub area in the back so this area will be more hospitable. Both of these changes were made in response to vacationer suggestions. We will add more seating in the main salon for 2017 season. Thanks for your helpful comments.
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Great Location...great house for the price...

  • 4 of 5

Overall this place is very nice, kitchen is stocked with anything you can need/want (only thing I'd say is need more forks) Plenty of sleeping and bedroom/bathroom set up is nice. Added game room/hang out area is a bonus.

Having a pool and hot tub makes it super nice to be hanging out in evenings or if you want to just cool off in fresh water.

Some of the negatives:

there are a few things that need fixed and/or replaced, although minor it would have been nice to have everything up to date. (deck table needs replaced, a few chairs by the pool need replaced, the toaster is hit or miss (sometimes it works sometimes it didn't)

Other than that - I think the cleaning person needs to put a little more time and effort in to the cleaning, I know there are things that the renters are to do, but I can tell you it was cleaner when we left then when we got there.

The last thing would be living room area needs more comfortable seating, 1 couch isn't enough for a house that sleeps this many. Somehow need to figure out how to get another couch and recliners in that area.

But overall, highly recommended and definitely would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This sounds like a five star review, but I guess we got a 4 because of the deck table and the pool chairs. We believe that this is a five-star property, so please note the following: 1. We repaired the deck table and it is beautiful. 2. We threw out the old pool chairs and bought new ones. 3. My cleaning service replaced the person who cleaned for these people. 4. We added seating to the main area. Our cleaning service stands by their work, so if there are any complaints about cleaning, we ask our tenants to immediately notify us so that any complaints can be remedied immediately. We want your vacation to be worry-free. We thank these renters for their reviews because their feedback allows us to improve the vacation experience for the next people. We are of course pleased that they want to stay with us again and we have many return visitors year over year. Thank you for this positive review.
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really amazing. When we arrived the house, pool, and hot tub, were all very clean. The game room was a very nice addition with the extra beds, ping-pong table, flat screen, and room for everyone (it is separated from the house). The kitchen has plenty of plates, silverware, cups, and dishes for everyone. Everything in the kitchen worked great. The grill seemed to be a little old, but worked well all week for grilling. We did not have great weather the whole week, but having the pool and hot tub were perfect for rainy days and at night. The location is great as well, it is right near two beach entrances right across the street. The beach was pretty quiet all week, partly due to how early we were there and the weather, but it is a great beach with lifeguards as well. The owner was also very helpful with a small issue we ran into and in setting up the reservation.

I would definitely recommend renting this house, we had an awesome time.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five star review. We believe that this house is the best value in Sandbridge. We bought a brand new grill for the house the week we received this review so their is a new gas grill to replace the old one. The close proximity to the each and constant salt air makes a new grill old very quickly. we generally buy new grills every year for this reason. Thank you again for this positive review which allows us to improve the property week to week and year to year.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sandbridge Grill & Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Knotts Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hell's Point Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 264
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sandbridge Grill & Bar and Island Pizza
Car: not necessary

Little Island Park is a 144-acre beach park about 5 miles south of the home. The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park.

There are Four Picnic Shelters, Lighted Tennis Courts

Basketball Courts, Volleyball Court and Beach Volleyball,

Playground, Canoe/Kayak Launch Area on Back Bay

and Public Restrooms.

Seasonal Rental Items: umbrellas/chairs, tiki umbrellas and soft surf boards. Items will be available beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

Seasonal Concessions, Vending Machines, Public Use AED

The following items can be checked out of the park office with a driver license or other form of identification: badminton equipment, basketballs, baseball bats, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs and volleyball nets.

15-20 minutes from the home is Ocean Breeze Water Park, Motor World with Kart Tracks, Rides & Amusements, and Splat Zone Paintball. Next to Ocean Breeze is Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.


Rates & Availability

Sandbridge Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 29, 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 6, 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 13, 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 20, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27, 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 3, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 17, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 24, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 15, 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 29, 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 12, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug. 26, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 2, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 9, 2016
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 16, 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 23, 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept. 30, 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct. 7, 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct. 14, 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Refundable damage deposit $500
Lodging Tax $14
Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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