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*WINTER SPECIAL*Makin Memories' on Back Bay Canal, pool/hot tub/gameroom/kayaks

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 27-32)

**WINTER SPECIAL** 4 NIGHTS FOR $2000, Ask about the special when requesting a booking so that we ca apply the discount. Can't stay for the extra day? Use it to come to nearly on your arrival day or stay later on your departure day to fully enjoy your visit. it is your choice.

ALL OUR RENTALS INCLUDE CLEANING AND LINENS. (A security/damage deposit is required)

Our vacation home is located in the peaceful community of Sandbridge Beach - Virginia Beach, Virginia. Only a short walking distance to the ocean. This home is ideal for larger groups looking for plenty of room to come together when needed and spread out as well.

Accommodations: Fully furnished Beach House on the Bay, 8 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 32 guests), 5-1/2 Baths, Full Kitchen with granite countertops and new appliances throughout, Brand new furniture and furnishing throughout.

Get ready to make some lasting memories by reserving this gorgeous beach house for your group! Totally renovated from top to bottom for 2010, this luxury home on the bay is an excellent choice for your family vacation, reunion, wedding party, or corporate getaway. This beautiful 5500 sq. ft home is only a short walking distance to the Ocean and features a 70' dock and a boat ramp, ideal for small to mid size boats. There are 8 newly furnished bedrooms that are beautifully decorated and 5-1/2 bathrooms. It also features new appliances, furniture and furnishings.

The first (bottom) floor contains a large recreation area complete with a video arcade, granite bar, bar stools, large HDTVs, Wii station with some games, pool table and fitness area. This recreation area overlooks a beautiful L-Shaped private swimming pool and an enclosed back porch where there is an inviting hot tub. There are also four bedrooms (1 room with queen bed and twin bunk beds, 1 room with a queen bed and full bed, 1 room with queen bed and twin bed and 1 room with two full size bunk beds with trundles. The queen bedrooms are equipped with 32' plasma televisions for catching up on those favorite reruns.

The second floor has wide open spaces that add to that light and bright airy feel that a house on the Bay should have. There are two large living room areas for your group to relax and gather. The large, well stocked kitchen is complete with two dishwashers that make cleaning up a breeze after cooking that large family meal. All appliances and furniture throughout the home are brand new! The custom dining room tables have plenty of chairs for the family and offers a great place to play a board game or a game of cards. There are two bedrooms on this level - one queen bedroom and one bedroom with a full size bed. It also has deck access that overlooks the pool area as well as a fantastic view of the bay. Also on the deck is a gas grill and picnic tables that will allow you to have your family barbecues.

The top level of the home contains the master bedroom with a queen bed and a twin size trundle bed. There is also a master bathroom off this master bedroom with a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. Included in this area is a private deck/balcony. There is also a loft bedroom on this floor featuring a single bed.

This is an all inclusive property rental that includes everything you need to make your vacation rental a success. All linens and towels are included so that all you need to do is show up with those flip flops on and a smile on your face. Let this property be your choice for a fantastic vacation for your large group and you're on your way to Makin Memories!

Keywords: Beach House

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 1st Floor Full Bath (Shared) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    1st Floor Full Bath (Private) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Floor Master Bath (Private) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Floor Full Bath (Private) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Floor Half Bath (Shared) - Toilet
    3rd Floor Full Bath (Private) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Fireplace and Balcony
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • 1st Floor Bedroom (Sleeps 8) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Full-size Bunkbed with Trundle
    1st Floor Bedroom (Sleeps 8) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Full-size Bunk Bed with Trundle
    1st Floor Bedroom (Sleeps 4) - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin Bed with Trundle
    1st Floor Bedroom (Sleeps 4) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , With Private Bath and Twin-Size Bunk Bed
    2nd Floor Master (Sleeps 2) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with Private Full Bath
    2nd Floor Bedroom (Sleeps 2) - 1 Large Double Bed , with Private Full Bath
    3rd Floor Master (Sleeps 4) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , With Private Full Bath and Balcony
    3rd Floor Loft (Sleeps 2) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full-Size Sleep Sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wii Station with some games provided, Fitness Area, Video Arcade, Granite top Bar with Bar Stools, Large HDTVs throughout


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*WINTER SPECIAL*Makin Memories' on Back Bay Canal, pool/hot tub/gameroom/kayaks
average rating of 4.6410255 based on 39 reviews

The best beach/vacation house EVERY!!!

  • 5 of 5

"Makin Memories" beach house has it all!!! It's a very spacious home with room to entertain or just find a quiet room to read a book. With the size of this house it's not hard to find your "alone time" no matter the amount of people staying. The kids loved it because they could play man hunt for hours and never hide in the same spot twice. The rooms are furnished with everything you look for in a beach house. Great beachy themed names for every room and wonderfully chosen linens to match. The first floor gaming/hot tub/pool table/bar area has everything you need to entertain. It's right on the water with beautiful views of sunrises/sunsets. If the ocean is what you're after...it's not a long walk at all. It was kind cool when we stayed but a group of us all walked to beach to look for seashells...great time!! The house was very clean and ready the moment we arrived. The owner/rental manager was so nice and understanding. I can't say enough great things about how accommodating she was...top notch and professional all the way. She answered every question very quickly prior to my arrival. If you are looking for a big vacation beach house with room to breath and tons of space to entertain with multiple families....look no further!!! This is my NEW go to Sandbridge/Va. Beach rental home!!! Thank you, we had a blast and look forward to many more trips/stays down there. Keep up the great work...awesome job!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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terra alta, wv

Great mini-reunion at Makin Memories

  • 4 of 5

Six graduates of the class of 1964 of SHHS and their spouses enjoyed a long weekend mini-reunion at Makin Memories on Back Bay Canal. In many ways this visit/rental could have received 5-stars; however, we were the last rental group before some renovations. Had we been the first group after the renovations (new carpeting etc), that rating would have been a 5. The Kitchen was well stocked, the variety of recreational activities (pool table, hot tub {the hot tub is flushed after each rental group!}, boat launch, etc.) was impressive. The master bathroom on the top floor is massive with a two person shower and a two person soaking tub!

The property manager was available and responsive, a mal-functioning tv was addressed immediately. Other questions were answered with a single phone call.

Clearly Memories were made during our weekend at Makin Memories. I am confident that following the scheduled renovations this 4+ will become a solid 5!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We work hard to ensure all our guests enjoy there stay. Each year we tackle new projects to keep our home up to date and well maintained. Projects for Fall 2017 are new carpeting, fresh coastal themed interior paint, new "water toys (kayaks, etc) and a fire pit. We would love to host next years' reunion...sounds like it was a lot of fun!
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Arlington, VA

A beautiful getaway for Makin' Memories!

  • 5 of 5

This is my first time using HomeAway, and the wonderful time at Tara's home has me sold! Tara was so welcoming and accommodating with her hospitality and communication. We were a band of 23 young adults on a church retreat in late September, and we felt like we truly experienced home away from home in Tara's lovely residence. From the kitchen to the porch decks and living areas, everything contributed to a beach experience that we will not be forgetting. Thank you Tara for opening up your beautiful place and letting us make some memories!



  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your guests enjoyed a wonderful visit to Sandbridge and our home. We would love to host you again!
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I would definitely recommend this property and we hope to come back again in the near future.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property with "only" 9 people (2 families). I say "only" since there is room for so many more. The home is very comfortable and accommodating. Our 5 kids (from age 12 to college) loved hanging out in the game room, hot tub and pool. There are many tv's - most of which we didn't use all week since we were enjoying other activities including some listed above. My kids are often in front of the tv when at home, so the change of routine for this week is a testament to how much this home can be enjoyed. The adults also enjoyed wine and cheese and hanging out on the decks overlooking the bay, not to mention the occasional hot tub and pool. Bring your camera for beautiful sunset pictures along the bay. The very nice beach is a 10 minute walk. We brought a golf cart and brought our chairs, cooler, and beach games up by cart every day. Or you can drop off all gear and beach goers by car. No parking at beach so at least one person must walk back and forth. That was not a problem since the walk is past nice homes and scenery and not long. If you don't enjoy a 10 -15 minute walk, bring a bicycle with you for the back and forth. Bike racks are at the beach.

One previous reviewer complained about the beds - however all 9 of us slept comfortably every night of our 1 week stay. So we were not agreeable with that prior review. The house has an unusual layout (ex. fireplace in 3rd floor massive master bathroom) which grows on you throughout your stay.

We had 2 runners including myself and a teenager, and found the roads around the house and along ocean to be quiet, easy roads to run each morning.

We bought fresh seafood from local markets and had great seafood &/ or steak and wine dinners several nights, which we enjoyed very much. We took advantage of a couple of rainy days by visiting sites in Virginia Beach (which is 15-30 minutes away depending on where you go) and Norfolk (40 minutes). Enjoyed that as well (including tour of the very historic USS Wisconsin docked in Norfolk).

Finally, the owner (Tara) was excellent to deal with and very easygoing. On request, she made several good recommendations for restaurants. I would add to her restaurant list the restaurant Blue Pete's - less than 15 minutes away right on the back bay. Also good seafood, steaks, salads.

All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay and we'll be back to this home again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for our Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing experience staying at Makin Memories. We had about 35 people, most were kids, stay in the home and there was plenty of room for everyone! Rooms are extremely spacious and in great condition. We had all meals in the home both indoor and outdoor grilling. Owner had great communication with me. Highly recommended this home for any large family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Tara was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. The house had everything you need for a great stay. My family of 20 had plenty of room and things to do. The only downside to the home are the beds. They are extremely uncomfortable and hard to sleep in. The beds and few other things could be updated, but other than that it was a great place! And I cannot say enough kind words about Tara. She is great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hells Point Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sandbridge Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.6
Tax Rate 9.5%

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