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Source: on 08/15/2017

Debbie M.

"We loved the property! It was very nice and well kept. The kids loved it as well as us grown ups!"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"We had a wonderful stay at the Seahorse at Sandbridge! Our whole family loved the roomy house and the pool. We were so close to the beach and all the other things we wanted to do. Any problem that occurred was taken care of immediately! We even had family pictures taken on the property while we were there. A wonderful vacation! We would definitely recommend this vacation rental!"
Submitted: August 7, 2017    Stayed: July 28, 2017    Source: HomeAway

Rob S.

"It was a home, not just a house"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"Our family had a wonderful time. My one son said it was the best house so far. We met the owners and they were awesome. We have rented many homes through VRBO some are houses and only three have been homes. What makes it a home are the owners. They were very responsive and genuine. We will return given the opportunity."
Submitted: July 6, 2017    Stayed: June 23, 2017    Source: HomeAway

Curtis R.

"Beautiful place to stay!"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"This place was very nice to stay in. David was very friendly and helped out with anything we needed and the house had EVERYTHING we could wish for and then some. We had it at full capacity and had plenty of room to spread out. Loved it and would recommend it to anyone. We all loved watching the horses. And if we ever had the opportunity to stay in a big group setting again we would stay here if available."
Submitted: July 2, 2017    Stayed: June 3, 2017    Source: HomeAway

Veronica A.

"Absolutely fantastic, everything you could ask for.."                    5 of 5 Stars!

"The house is big and spacious. There were enough rooms and space to accommodate our guests. We utilized the amenities such as the hot tub, sauna, basketball and grill. It is a great space for a family gathering, the property owner was helpful, warm and friendly. I highly recommend the Beach Equestrian property!"  
Submitted: May 15, 2017    Stayed: May 11, 2017    Source: HomeAway

Nina A.

"Our stay was wonderful!"                     5 of 5 Stars!

"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

Alicia S. - Simms Family

5 of 5 Stars!

"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: October 20, 2015    Stayed: October 2015    Source: HomeAway

Wintergreen fan

"A Wonderful Time!!"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"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: August 2, 2014    Stayed: July 2014    Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


"Peaceful retreat"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"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: March 2013    Source: HomeAway


Jason Y.

"Exceptional Home with Exceptional Value"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"A friend and I stayed at the Seahorse at Sandbridge for 7 days and we could not have had a better stay. The house was wonderful and exactly as described in the ad. It was very comfortable and very well appointed. Jeremiah was a great host and checked often to see if everything was ok with our stay. Everything was in working order and the house was very clean and well cared for. Reservations were easily handled and it was a treat to sit and watch the horses. You can bet the next time I plan to vacation in VA Beach, I will be staying at the Seahorse."

Submitted: February 8, 2012    Stayed: January 2012    Source: HomeAway


Kerry O.

"Chock full of amenities!"                    5 of 5 Stars!

"Absolutely fantastic vacation home! Full of amenities and very close to beautiful Sandbridge Beach. A quiet and private property yet only a short car ride from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. The owners are on site, but never intrusive. They were some of the most laid back and friendly people you could meet. The horses were beautiful and friendly and we enjoyed watching them every morning and evening.

This house was a perfect fit for us. We have children ranging in age from toddlers to teens and all of them found fun things to do. Plenty of entertainment for the kids between the games, pool table, ping pong table, hot tub, pool, and huge dvd collection/entertainment system in the living room. The house is so big in fact that the kids had a blast simply playing hide and seek! I honestly can't think of anything more this house could offer! We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to return next summer!"

Submitted: September 6, 2011    Stayed: August 2011    Source: HomeAway


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Date Rating Comment                [Guest Comments: 4 positive, 0 negative]
07/28/09 Positive
I took my family to the Seahorse at Sandbridge for a week to celebrate my roommate's birthday & it far exceeded my expectations!

The house is GORGEOUS - the photos do not do it justice! It is very well maintained, & nearly everything looks clean & new. The kitchen was fully loaded with an incredible bounty of cooking gear & has 2 full ranges, one above the oven & one in the kitchen's island. There was also a grill & a smoker on 1 of the decks. In the 5 bedrooms, there are mattresses of varying firmness, so it is easy for everyone to find the mattress that works for them.

In addition to that, the property itself is beautiful. The horses were gorgeous and very sweet. David even let me feed then 7-wk-old Cadet Blue :). If you like dogs, the owner keeps a small apartment behind the property during the summer, & his dogs are SO friendly and sweet - I could have spent all week playing w/them! That said, if you DO NOT like dogs, there is NO need to fear - they have an electric fence & are extremely docile.

Frankly I LOVED the fact that David (the owner) had an apartment behind the house. He was SO kind & helpful, & a great conversationalist. Although he was helpful, he was NOT nosy or pushy in any way; I was usually the one to approach him. He even brought me some delicious farm fresh eggs that had been given to him by his neighbors! He volunteered to help us out or do fun things with our family on a couple of occasions. At the very end of our stay, he asked to take a picture of our family - I believe he does this with all the families, but I was still very touched. The more I learned about the Sheffield family, their value system, and the true love they have for the animals in their charge, the more I was convinced that I could not have possibly "invested" in a better family, so to speak.

My family spent a lot of time enjoying the pool and the hot tub, which was especially easy since the owners of the home have the house fully stocked with tons and tons of extra towels, as well as a garage equipped with a compressor and PLENTY of inflatable floating toys for the pool. (The garage also has beach chairs... they are really prepared!) Honestly, even if we had been 50 miles away from the nearest beach, and not 3, we would have been happy!

My only regret is having to leave so soon. I have already tentatively booked 2 weeks for next year - 1 just was not enough! THANKS so much to all the members of the Sheffield family for making me feel so at home, & I can't wait to see you again next summer!
  Jena, Lancaster, PA
07/22/09 Positive
My whole family stayed at this property and had a fantastic experience. The owners were tremendously friendly and willing to please. The house was huge and the 10 of us were quite comfortable. The kids liked the horses and the pool and the adults like the pool table, sauna, steam room, hot tub, exercise room and whirlpool bath. We celebrated a family member combined birthday and all 10 of us fit comforatbly around the dining room table. We wanted for nothing in the kitchen appliance and accommodation area. We were only about 7 minutes straight to the beach and 5 minutes from an array of stores and restaurants. We are coming back next year.
  Rich Gervais, Albany, NY
07/07/09 Positive
I knew The Seahorse at Sandbridge was the perfect vacation spot for my family the minute I spoke with the owners. Even over the phone and through email contact, I was pleasantly surprised at how kind, caring, and attentive everyone was. It only got better when we arrived. We got in much later than expected, but Dr. Shetfield was kind enough to wait up for us to welcome us into the home. Throughout the week, he and his family were so attentive to our needs and always made us feel so welcomed.

The house itself is absolutely amazing. With 8 people, it is quite difficult finding a home where we don't feel crowded. We were so happy that the living room fit all of us comfortably during a movie, and it is so rare to have all the family members sit at one dining table to eat a meal together, but this home made it possible.

The first night at the home, we were so exited and used EVERYTHING in the home. We played pool, took a swim, sat in the hot tub, steamed ourselves in the steam sauna, and sat in the dry sauna. Throughout the week, we had ping pong tournaments and family poker night. We almost felt bad leaving the home to go to the beach and to Bush Gardens. One week was not enough because the home had so much for us to do.

There is so much to do in a close radius. The family went to Sandbridge Beach everyday because it is so close, quiet, and beautiful. We went kayaking. We biked the Virgina Beach boardwalk. We stuffed our faces at a nearby restaurant "Margie and Ray's". And we had shops upon shops to choose from when we needed a day out of the sun.

The best part was waking up every morning to Cadet Blue and his mother grazing. We became so attached that it was hard to say goodbye at the end of the week.

I HIGHLY recommend The Seahorse at Sandbridge to anyone looking to have a relaxing vacation. My family agrees that the owners and the home are the best we have encountered in years. Our goal was to travel all over the U.S. every summer, but we are definitely coming back in the future. :)
  Ellen, Harrisburg, PA
06/21/09 Positive
We enjoyed our stay at the Seahorse. The owners were wonderful. They were always available for anything we needed but never intrusive.

The pictures do not do this home justice. It is absolutely gorgeous. The kitchen is huge with two cooktop ranges. We had two families in the home during our stay and that came in handy. The master suite was on the opposite side of the home away from the main living area. There is a huge deck with a hot tub just outside of the suite. The living room had a wonderful sound system with a beautiful flat screen TV. There was also an internet connection that we could have used should we have brought our laptop.

The home has so many amenities that you will literally never have to leave. There is a wonderful pool that we used everyday. The exercise room was well appointed with a treadmill and free weights as well as a steam shower and sauna. The game room was stocked with a chest full of games such as chess, checkers, scrabble, and jenga just to name a few. The best part of the property hands down was the horses. We were fortunate enough to stay when the youngest horse, Cadet Blue, was a little over a week old. The horses by themselves provided hours of entertainment. We were given the opportunity to interact with them, which our children loved. They were extremely friendly and posed for quite a few pictures!

During our stay we drove to the Norfolk Zoo which we highly recommend as well. We also went to the Children’s Museum in Portsmouth as well as the aquarium.

The home is ideally located on Sandbridge Road at short drive from Sandbridge Beach and the VA Beach Boardwalk and waterfront. Homes that would begin to compare with this one on the Sandbridge waterfront are double or triple the rental price of the Seahorse. This is a steal!

Simply put, you will not regret your stay. The Seahorse is magnificent!
  Joyce Buchanan, Severn, MD
04/07/09 N/A
Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
Thank you so much for staying with us at The Seahorse at Sandbridge! We hope you enjoyed your stay thouroughly and will be back to see us next summer. Please sign our guestbook and feel free to send photographs of your stay to theseahorseatsandbridge at gmail dot com See ya soon!
Dr. Barbara Sheffield
Equine Innovations, LTD for The Seahorse
  Dr. Sheffield