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Cottage on Back Bay Wild Life Refuge at Sandbridge Beach

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type Recreational Vehicle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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recreational vehicle
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday recreational vehicle in Sandbridge Beach - ALLORA

Full size trailer with pillow-top Queen, two full pull-outs, kitchen and bath.

Vacation in a tranquil setting on beautiful Back Bay. View incredible sunsets from your back yard after a day of swimming and fishing in the fresh water of Back Bay or after a day of surf and sand on the beach. Play tennis at our clubhouse, swim in two pools, relax in a hot tub, hike or bike through a nature trail in Back Bay, go kayaking, rent jet skis right next door or go fishing in the Atlantic Ocean on the Pier at Sandbridge Beach right across the street. If you wander long enough on the nature trails of Back Bay's 4,600 acres of Wildlife Preserve you could end up in North Carolina! Bay Bay is listed as one of the top 10 Must See Virginia Beach activities with a 92% thumbs up rating.

This cottage is located at Outdoor Resorts in Virginia Beach at Sandbridge Beach, Unit #148 This cottage has a full kitchen and bath, sleeps 2 adults and 4 children, killer Wifi, 50 inch HD cable TV, and is located right on the water with your own private dock and a 400 sq foot deck with a large awning right across from one of the two pools and bath house.

The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top Queen Size bed. Instead of a small second bedroom, this cottage has a large great room for daytime fun with two leather couches that pull out into two full beds. The unit has its own Wifi and the deck has top of the line Adirondack Chairs, a table with plenty of seating and a gas grill. This cottage is located in one of the only places in the world where you can wake up on the banks of a fresh water National Wildlife Preserve and walk across the street to swim or surf in the ocean. It is impossible to find accommodations any closer to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. To check out this incredible national treasure just Google 'Back Bay Virginia'. The ocean and beach is less than a 2 minute walk across the street from the front of the resort. It is truly a remarkable location.

New for 2017! I have traveled a bit lately and will be making some changes to your arrival package based on my experiences as a renter using the VRBO service. All 7 day rentals will come with a complete linen package at no additional charge. This will include professionally cleaned bed linens, bath towels, washcloths, and kitchen towels. You will still need to bring your own beach towels. Also, I will also make sure the unit has a starter roll of paper towels, toilet paper and a trash bag. The first thing you should do upon arrival is dip your feet in the bay and NOT have to run to Walmart. For renters less than 7 days there is a $30 professional cleaning fee for linens that will be added to your invoice. Please let me know in advance if you will be bringing your own linens and do not want this service.

The Summer Combo Package is incredibly popular and is reserved almost every week of the summer by one of our guests. $400 gets you the combination to the owner's shed. Some of the items include bicycles and helmets, beach chairs, basketball, tennis rackets and tennis balls, Kayak, stand up Paddle Board, life vests, bath towel and linens, fishing rod and tackle box (for liability purposes actual tackle must be purchased separately - there is a store just outside our gate) and more! The package is priced near the cost of renting just a few bikes for the week from local vendors. Please note we own and rent two units and this package serves each unit on a first come first served basis only. If you have an interest, please inquire about the Summer Combo Package as soon as possible.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul DiNardo
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Paul DiNardo

Our family lives in Virginia Beach and we purchased the unit at Sandbridge as a weekend get-away. It has been a blast, but with the passage of time the children grew up. All are either in or out of college except for one high schooler. While the cottage has been maintained, it has sat largely empty the past several years. So we decided to rent it out.

Paul DiNardo purchased this recreational vehicle in 2004

Why Paul DiNardo chose Tidewater - Hampton Roads

This cottage was used personally and was never rented until July 2014 so it is in excellent shape. It has a huge great room with 2 leather couches and the full size kitchen has plenty of utensils. It was our family vacation house for years and we have taken very good care of it.

What makes this recreational vehicle unique

This cottage is on one of the larger lots and can handle parking for 3 cars. It has a huge deck with a heavy duty awning that covers about half of the deck.


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage on Back Bay Wild Life Refuge at Sandbridge Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great location away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, great experience, great location. We caught fish right off the private dock while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Paul is a great guy and a pleasure to deal with. We found the cottage to be clean and orderly when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Very pretty location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The cottage was located in a perfect spot. It was a very peaceful and relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location and Relaxing Pool Nearby

  • 5 of 5

The location was absolutely beautiful and relaxing! Sitting right on the bay was magical and we enjoyed dinner and lounging on the deck overlooking the bay. We also loved having a pool right across from us to lounge in during the 100 degree days of summer! And when we wanted beach access, it was only two blocks across the main street. We couldn't have asked for a better location. We loved being at Sandbridge as it was quieter and much less commercialized than downtown Virginia Beach, but it was close enough that we didn't have to drive far to find things to do in the city. We highly recommend visiting the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Great for kids and adults! Just don't go on a holiday like we did (July 4). It was packed!

Paul was a great renter and host. If we had a problem (which only happened once...we got locked out of the rental), he was on top of it and fixed it quickly. He communicated constantly with us before our rental time to make sure we had what we needed and more.

Paul also gave great restaurant recommendations that we took advantage of. We highly recommend Blue Pete's, Margie & Ray's, and Baha. All are local and delicious. We also loved having several local farm stands in the area with tons of fresh produce, baked goods, fresh herbs & greens, and seafood. Made cooking dinners a breeze.

Our only difficulty was that the bathroom in the rental is not quite made for big people (welcome to RV living!). It was a challenge at times! But we also had a bathroom and nice shower across the way near the pool if we desired more space at any time. So it really wasn't a problem. Additionally, the bath house had laundry facilities so you could take advantage of not dragging home a ton of dirty laundry. Otherwise, the rental was well maintained and very clean. Nice size kitchen and living room, and a queen size bed in the bedroom which was comfortable.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It was a pleasure having you. It was very nice meeting both of you and I want to thank you for the nice review and taking such good care of things. I really enjoyed our talk and would like to thank you for your professional advice and insight with that issue we discussed. It was very helpful. We'd love to have you back and please remember, returning guests receive the prior year rate. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! Paul
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Relaxing, quiet, and great views!

  • 5 of 5

A great family spot with access to the bay and the beach is within walking distance.

The property met all of our family needs while on vacation. If we travel this way again, we will definitely look to book here first.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The resort was beautiful. We are a family of 6 so it was tight for us, but it worked. Fresh water bayou on one side, swimming pool across the street and the ocean a five minute bike ride in the other direction. We also did the summer combo package which I recommend. I loved fishing, boating, biking and the stand up paddle board. I highly recommend. Paul was amazing. He was very helpful and very prompt getting back to me with any questions I had.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy, thanks for staying with us and leaving everything is such great order. I am very happy you guys had such a good time. I personally handle every aspect of my quests' stays right down to cleaning the bathroom. Getting the unit ready allows me to remember all the great time we had down there with my family when everyone was young. Please come again! Paul
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Nice quiet place to stay on the back bay.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet place to stay on the bay, this is the place. Beach access is not too far away, within walking distance but we chose to rent the golf cart which we parked very close to the beach access. There are 2 pools in the community with one being pretty much right across from the unit. Nice place. Paul was very responsive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Blue Pete's Restaurant
"Great local restaurant. One of the most beautiful setting on Back Bay. A real local treat."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hell's Point
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Resort Amenities include:

Wifi, Two pools, Hot tub, Sauna, Fitness room, Playground, Dog walks, Two bathhouses, Two laundry rooms, Private tennis courts, Private basketball court, Private boat ramp, Gated community, Full facilities, Mail room, Clubhouse, Guest parking, Ice, Vending machine.

Area Attractions include:

Atlantic Fun Park, Ocean Breeze Waterpark, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Hell's Point Golf Course, Virginia Aquarium, Motor World, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, First Landing State Park, False Cape State Park, Sandbridge Beach, Margie & Ray's, Baja Restaurant, Blue Pete's Restaurant, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Jamestown Settleme


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday recreational vehicle in Sandbridge Beach, Tidewater - Hampton Roads

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May 27th and June 3rd week
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 10th and June 17th week
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 High Season - Weekly Only
24 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 19th and Aug 25th week
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Labor Day week
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Cleaning Fee £41
Tax Rate 8.0%

High Season (Summer) Saturday to Saturday rental only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday recreational vehicle in Sandbridge Beach in Virginia

Property Type:
  • Recreational Vehicle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub, shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Dresser, closet and queen pillow top bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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