About This Listing
You will enter your private cozy studio apartment downstairs (we live upstairs w/ our retriever, Ginger) for your stay after a busy day on the beach sunning, fishing and swimming just a block away. Enjoy the quiet and romantic setting of Sandbridge.
My husband and I live upstairs with our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Ginger. So, please, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask because we want you to enjoy your stay.
After parking at the guest parking space leading to a private covered porch, you enter your cozy studio apartment. Amenities include a bar sink and counter, a microwave, a dorm refrigerator and a breakfast nook for two. Beyond, the vacation apartment boasts a queen-size bed and living/seating area with a TV and wireless internet luring vacationers to relax after a full day of surfing, swimming, boating, sunning, fishing......And don't forget the back deck with a handy grill for cook-outs and a dock for water access to Back Bay, part of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. A canoe for two is provided for your afternoon touring (fishing?) around North Bay.
Also, beach cruiser bikes are provided for guests and, for the short walk to the beach, a Rolleez beach cart is available to help carry a cooler, beach chairs (also courtesy of the hosts) and other "must haves" for a vacation to remember.
A Complimentary bottle of wine and other goodies will be waiting for you. We do NOT serve breakfast.
Policies: Maximum of two (2) adult guests. No smoking on the premises and no pets.
Sandbridge Beach is located in the resort city of Virginia Beach, however Sandbridge is on the quiet residential south end on a barrier island. We are sometimes called the Outer Banks of Virginia. The Atlantic Ocean is to the East and Back Bay is on the West side.
A mile south of our place is the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and past that is the False Cape State Park (it is only accessible on foot, bike or boat). While exploring you may see a wild horse or boar, or even a whale swimming close to the shore.And if you like bird watching, there are plenty of water fowl and other birds to see.
20 minutes away Virginia Beach has all the amenities of a beach resort; a boardwalk, nightclubs, lots of restaurants, charter fishing boats and golf courses. A visit to the Marine Science Museum is a must. They now have a zipline course, called Adventure Park! Summer outdoor concerts with big national artists are at the closeby amphitheater.
If you want to stay close, Sandbridge Beach is a wonderful place to spend the day, and night. We have two local and locally owned restaurants, and a small family owned grocery with the best donuts ever. Kayaking in Back Bay or fishing off of the fishing pier are other ways to relax and enjoy your vacation. Bring your surfboards and come on.
We are the only place in Sandbridge that doesn't have a 7 night minimum during the summer season. Sorry, we do not serve breakfast, but the "Market" has the best donuts ever, coffee too!
Norfolk International Airport services all of Virginia Beach.
A freezer in the garage with ice
Small cooler to take to the beach
Two bikes with locks
A rolleez beach cart
Charcoal Grill with charcoal and lighter fluid
Corn hole toss game
Beach chairs are provided
Canoe(canoe at your own risk)
Interaction with Guests
Depending on our schedule we may not see our guests after we check you in. However guests are welcome to come up to the top deck and watch the sunset over Back Bay. Often we can be found there, sipping on something and enjoying the view. Please join us.
Our neighborhood is a quiet beach resort. Not very commercial. But we are just 20 minutes away to the big resort city of Virginia Beach just with its shopping and night activities.
No public transit. Having a car is a must.
Other Things to Note
Sandbridge offers many bird watching and outdoor activity opportunities.
Also live music on Friday nights at the Bay View at the Baja Restuarant. Only 1 mile south of the house.
No Smoking on premises, no open flames in the unit and no pets. We do live upstairs and like guests who are not too noisy after 10 in the evening. Guests have a private entrance and their own keys.
Guest parking is on the oyster shell driveway on the right side of the house. And sorry we do NOT serve breakfast!
There is a strict cancallation policy during the peak season Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, a 50% deposit with a refund for a cancallation 10 days before check in. No refund if there is a cancellation less than 10 days before check in.
The apt. was just as expected. Andria greeted us and showed us around, then left us to our own devices. Though it rained almost the entire time we were there, Andria provides plenty of guest amenities like bikes, beach cart, canoe, and access to her inviting backyard. Bed was comfy, and a nice automatic heater helped us keep warm.
One word AWESOME!!!! I loved staying with andria and parks they made me feel so welcome and the house is beautiful I was taught how to catch and prepare catfish and I even got to drive the boat they have thought of everything Im going back and taking my son next time
We stayed at the Atkinson's house in Sandbridge for a wedding weekend and it was excellent. They offered us breakfast, beach towels, bikes, and even a surfboard (ended up getting really good waves that weekend, offshore wind the whole time). Great weekend in Sandbridge and the Atkinsons were the perfect hosts for our stay. Their back deck is really cool. They've built a private outdoor shower and have multiple levels of sun decks that lead to their back yard dock. Above all, Andria and Parks were great people and wanted to do whatever they could to improve our stay. I'll look for any excuse I can to get back to Sandbridge.
This is a wonderful getaway space! Sandbridge is so calming and peaceful as is this apartment. It's a wonderful space for 2, with a couch, table, deck, etc. It also comes with access to beach chairs, cruiser bikes (so great for an early morning ride down to the wildlife refuge), and other beach-related goodies. It was also stocked with fruit, snacks, water and wine. We were in town for a wedding, so we weren't around much but when we were, Andria could not have been more welcoming.
The 1BR, 1bath apartment is lovely and cozy...tucked into the first floor of their great home in a quiet completely residential neighborhood just two very short blocks of the beach toward the far end of Sandbridge.....Andi and Parks living space is the entire second floor. They are generous, polite, friendly, helpful, not at all intrusive. Perfect hosts, perfect spot, perfect amenities.....I highly recommend a visit. I went for one day with a friend and I wish I had ten more days.
Despite a prior engagement, Andi arranged for a friend to meet us and go over the property. Great beach access, loads of items for borrow including bikes etc. We loved the quiet private porch off of the bedroom. Nice outdoor shower (yes there is also an indoor). Couldn't be more pleased and we look forward to future visits.
About the Host, Andria
I am a math teacher and live with my husband who is a boat captain/boat builder. We import panga boats for sale, too.
I have two grown sons, one is a doctor and the other is a banking analyst right out of college.
We love the beach, boat rides and enjoying the sunset.
Music and dancing on Friday night and a great Sunday brunch too.
Back Bay Gettaways is next door with all the rentals for beach toys; boards,kayaks, jetskis and more.
Bait shop too
You can sit outside and watch the action. They deliver their pizza's too.
A real gourmet restaurant with soft shell crabs!