Thursday, February 4, 2016

Party at the Pier - June 17th & Sept 2nd

FREE Party at the Pier!

When:    Fri., June 17th / 7pm - 10pm
When:    Fri., Sept. 2nd / 7pm - 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
              Little Island Park
              3820 Sandpiper Rd
              Va. Beach, VA 23456

Band:     The Rhondels - Beach Music
Cost:      FREE
Sponsor: Siebert Realty

Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand. Featuring pleasing harmonies and quality musicianship by local greats The Rhondels! 

Enjoy live music, food and dancing! If you love Beach Music then this party is for you! Little Island Park, Sandbridge Beach (Rain Dates: June 18 & Sept. 3rd).  
On Facebook? Let us know you're coming to the party at:  Facebook Event: Party at the Pier


Sponsored by Siebert Realty - The Beach People
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Over 350 Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals
http://www.siebert-realty.com


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016 Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show

February 19 - 21, 2016

Join the Tidewater Builders Association for this fantastic event, featuring an exciting line-up of celebrities and home and garden experts, offering gardening activities that offer something for everyone in the family.

Refresh and renew the inside and outside of your home with ideas and inspiration from more than 200 exhibitors offering everything from flooring to roofing to everything in between – plus learn new ways to save energy and improve your indoor air quality. For more show info, visit:  **2016 Home & Outdoor Living Show**  

Chip Wade
 Host of HGTV shows, 
Ellen’s Design Challenge & Elbow Room

45 Minute Presentation – Join Chip as he shares his knowledge, experience and expertise on tackling your home renovation projects. Go behind the scenes as he reveals what really goes on behind the camera of his hit HGTV shows.  Following his presentation, Meet Chip and grab an autograph at the Eagle Bay Hardscapes Exhibit located at the Main Entrance.

Rub Your Grub Taste Challenge
Proceeds benefit the Cuilnary Institue 
of Virginia Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, presided by Tuffy Stone, BBQ Pitmasters celebrity host and judge. Working in teams, CIV students will create savory rubs for grilled meats and present their dishes to Chef Stone and Tasting Challenge guests to sample. Tasting Challenge ticket holders will sample and vote on their favorite dish.

Tuffy Stone
Chef / Host of Destination 
America’s BBQ Pitmasters

45 Minute Presentation:  Join Tuffy as he talks about grilling techniques, favorite recipes, how to blend spices,  shares humorous competition anecdotes, and audience Q&A.

http://www.siebert-realty.com


Plan a "Home Improvement" Weekend!

Grab your family or best buddies and plan a fun weekend to Sandbridge while attending the Mid-Atlantic Home and Outdoor Living Show. We have hundreds of beautiful beachfront vacation rentals available, and best of all... many offer discounts including **BOOK 3 NIGHTS - GET 4TH NIGHT FREE!**  Many rentals also offer warm, relaxing Hot Tubs (great after a day at the show), spacious Theater Rooms, Gourmet Kitchens, and some even have Indoor Heated Pools!  

Give Siebert Realty a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us at www.siebert-realty.com. Think how special a beach house or condo would be with the beautiful Atlantic as your backdrop. Also, Sandbridge is conveniently located only 15 mins. from the show, as well as the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. See you at the beach!


Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"

Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beach Weddings


Siebert Realty offers couples everything they need to make their paradise wedding dreams come true. Ceremonies can be held in one of our spectacular rental homes or on the shores of our beautiful beach. To ensure your special day is picture perfect, we can provide help with all the details to make sure your special day is unforgettable! 
 
Siebert Realty offers the bride and groom a one-stop wedding resource for everything "Sandbridge". Planning a destination wedding can be very challenging, particularly if you live in another city and are not familiar with the area. Having planned many beach weddings here at Sandbridge, our rental agents are able to provide you access to a variety of beach wedding related information and local vendors including wedding officiants, florists, caterers, photographers, etc. We also have special event homes than are spacious enough to host a grand affair.  A call to our agents at 1-877-422-2200 today will be the first step in fulfilling your dream of the perfect beach wedding.

Why Sandbridge Beach?

Sandbridge sets the stage for the most romantic beach wedding ever! Many of our rental homes are perfectly suited for rehearsal dinners, weddings, and receptions with spacious living and dining areas, gourmet kitchens, and even multi-level decking for spectators to witness your beach nuptials. We also have smaller vacation rentals that are perfect for any out-of-town guests that may be attending. 

Siebert Realty offers spacious first class special event rentals, along the oceanfront, bayside, or other areas in Sandbridge Beach that are perfect for hosting a wedding. Siebert invites you to browse our impressive selection of special event houses at:  Click Here for ** Wedding Houses **.

  Ways to Customize Your Beach Wedding:
  • String childhood photos along the backs of the chairs
  • Have a string quartet play on the beach
  • Reinvent the altar with a beach inspired arch with seashells and starfish
  • Provide your guests with flip-flops, sunglasses and parasols
  • Line the aisle with shells
  • Set up a lemonade stand on beach for guests
  • Hang floral bouquets on shephard's hooks (in the sand)
  • Customize paper fans to cool guests
  • Starfish or shell boutonnières and bouquets
  • Have guests and the wedding couple place a message in a bottle, and send them out to sea
    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
    Decorated "Gazebo" Photos above by Chuck Burleson Photography.

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    Giddy Up!

    Virginia Beach Horseback is located right on the beach along the boardwalk and has a variety of riding services from Beach Horseback Rides... to Swimming On Horseback...  to Custom Special Events.  Serving the beach since 2006, they offer not only horseback rides, but also amazing bonding moments for their customers. Horse rides are guided by one of their charming beach cowboys or cowgirls.  Currently, they provide up to 11 horses for rent at a time. 
      
    (757) 289-5470 
    Reservations not required, but highly recommended.

    VB Horseback's Story:
    VB Horseback is a fun and caring organization that is here to help provide a better understanding of the bond that is established between man and horse. They have already rescued, retrained, and sold 5 horses since Chase Foster took over the business in 2010. 


    These horses were deemed unmanageable by their previous owners who, in turn, were looking to make a quick buck by selling them to the highest bidder, slaughter chains, and all. VB Horseback's mission at these auctions is to find and save as many horses as they can.  The "unmanageable" horses come to the farm with all the spirit of a wild mustang. Their goal is not to break the spirit completely, but to find a safe way for us to communicate commands to these powerful creatures in a way that can't hurt them or us.

    Every customer that comes to support our business and experience their own bond on the beach, is ultimately helping save and care for even more of these amazing animals. 

    Beach Horseback Rides
    September 17th - May 22nd ​​
    Fall, Winter, Spring
    Thursday - Monday / 12pm - 7pm​
    ​Location: 31st & Atlantic Ave (on the beach)

    ​​Guided Rides:  
    All riders will be instructed on how to control the horses, and no experience is needed for any of their events.  You will be taken along the surf starting at 31st St. going south to the pier and back. There is nothing better than getting a tan and feeling the ocean breezes while on horseback! They even welcome you to take the horses in the water to help cool them off if needed. ​

    Rates:
    ​$60.00 per person -   30 Minute Tour 
    $80.00 per person -   1 Hour Tour
    $150.00 per person -  90 Minute Tour

    ********GROUP DISCOUNTS******** 
    $5 off each person for a party 3-4 Riders
    $10 off each person for a party of 5 or more Riders

    Professional Photography
    Recently Virginia Beach Horseback has added glamour photography and professional videography for all of our customers.

    Exclusive Photo Shoots on Horseback! 
    Families/Reunions
    Weddings/Proposals
    Senior Pics
    Military 
    Old Time Photos

    Imagine a beautiful Canvas Print on your wall! They have so many different packages and options to choose from for your own exclusive photography shoot.

    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016



    Mid-Atlantic Sports 
    & Boat Show
    January 29-31, 2016




    If you’ve been thinking of buying a boat or upgrading what you currently have, now is the time to buy! All the big dealers will be under one roof, ready to show you their stock and make a deal. Whether you want to see the latest and greatest 2016 models or want a great deal on an unused 2015, you don’t want to miss this chance to check them all out.

    The Boat Show offers plenty of family fun, too! There will be face painting for the kids and anglers clubs to teach you how to cast a net or tie a fly. Bring the family and learn how easy and affordable boating can be. A day on your boat is a relaxing way to reconnect with your family and is more affordable than you might think.


    When:
    Fri., Jan 29, Noon-9pm
    Sat., Jan 30, 10am-8pm
    Sun., Jan 31, 10am-5pm
    Where: 
    Va Beach Convention Center 
    1000 19th St.
    Free parking!
    Admission Rates:
    Adults – $8 
    Kids 12 & under – FREE

    Landside Accommodations:
    In need of calmer, more landlubbers-style quarters to rest your weary sea legs? Siebert Realty has hundreds of Sandbridge Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals perfect for your boating crew.  

    Best of all, many offer discounted rates this time of year. Visit our rental website at http://www.siebert-realty.com to check deals, availability, view interior photos and floor plans. Or simply give our friendly crew a call at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.  See you on the water! 

    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Siebert Pays It Forward

    Casual Jeans Friday 
    PAYING  IT FORWARD! 

    Team Siebert members began paying $5 each week starting mid-November to be able to wear acceptable jeans to work on Fridays.

    Monies collected through December 18th (5 weeks) went to the Virginia Beach Marine Toys for Tots program.  We are happy to announce we collected $300... and Siebert Realty matched that for a total of $600 donated!  We received this letter of appreciation from Marine Toys for Tots:

    Thank you for your generous donation to Toys for Tots.  On behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the many less fortunate children who will experience the joy of Christmas because of caring people like you, I extend my warmest thanks for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Given today's challenging economic condition, our work together is even more critical as the number of families experiencing financial hardship continues to grow. 

    We received your contribution of $600.00 on 12/18/2015.

    Again, thank you for enabling the Marine Corps to meet the significant challenge of providing Christmas joy and hope to millions of our nation's neediest children. Your kindness and compassion will make a difference in their lives. 

    Best Wishes, 
    Major Bill Grein / USMC (Ret.) 
    Vice President  / Marketing & Development 
    Marine Toys for Tots Foundation


    We plan to continue Casual Jeans Friday as our way of Paying It Forward... and beginning this year, all monies collected will go to a charity chosen by a different department each quarter.  

    Jan-Mar:  GOFUNDME - Chris Ramsey        
    One of our Pool Vendors with Clearblue Pools, Chris Ramsey, suffered a heart attack and stroke before Christmas and is currently in a coma.  This GoFundMe account was set up to help his family with medical expenses and household bills. Chris is also a dedicated Virginia Beach firefighter.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

    Apr-June: Samaritan House
    Samaritan House is Hampton Roads’ trusted domestic violence resource offering services to stop violence with education and training, safety planning and court assistance; and services to heal violence with counseling, support groups, children’s programs and more. Samaritan House is Virginia's largest emergency housing provider serving the community since 1984.

    July-Sept: St. Jude’s Research Hospital
    The leading children’s hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer, and other life-threatening diseases.

    Oct-Dec: Union Mission
    The Union Mission is dedicated to serving the poor and homeless in our community.


    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Choosing the Best Christmas Tree
    With so many options and a limited amount of time before those jingle bells start ringing, it's no wonder finding that perfect Christmas tree for your holiday setting has become more of a chore than a joy. So we've compiled some things to consider when shopping for your tree and some helpful hints to get you through the selection process.

    What to Look for in a Christmas Tree:
    When it comes to making one of the most important purchases of the holiday season, consumers are faced with what can seem to be an overwhelming amount of choices. 

    If you're considering a live tree, Hunt Club Farm is close to Sandbridge and offers beautiful trees for the holidays!  They sell Virginia grown Frasier Firs, and each year their trees arrive freshly-cut from White Top, Virginia.  Frasier Firs are fragrant, soft, short-needled trees and are relatively slow growers so they tend to keep their needles very well. The lot crew takes special care to stand up as many trees as possible, giving each one plenty of space to help you easily find the right tree for your family.  Tree prices start at $39, and 6 to 8 foot trees range in price from $45 to $85.   

    When considering a live Christmas tree, ask yourself:
    • Has the tree been well cared for in transit; was it baled up for a long period of time; does the tree have broken branches?
    • Is the tree free of insects?
    • Is the tree dirty?
    • Do you own or have access to a hand saw to cut the trunk of the tree to keep it fresher and perhaps someone in the family or a neighbor to help you with this task?
    • Do you have a way of watering the tree so that you minimize possible damage to your carpet and/or hardwood flooring?
    • Do you have space in your home for the tree that is not near a possible fire hazard?
    • Does the Christmas tree seller accept credit cards? If not, this could be a sign that the merchant is trying to sell left-over trees.
    When buying an artificial Christmas tree, consider this:
    • First, think of an artificial Christmas tree as an investment. Because you may be keeping the tree for 20 years or more, you may consider purchasing a high-quality artificial tree that has foliage resembling a real Christmas tree. This is often determined by the quantity of the branch tips and design of the foliage. In most cases, having more branch "tips" is preferred because an abundance of needles creates a full look for the tree.
    • Ensure the Christmas tree has the specific desired appearance. Look closely to see if you can see the center pole of the tree-if so, it may not be a high-quality tree.
    • Choose a tree with a strong stand to ensure that your Christmas tree will not topple or lean to one side, even if heavy ornaments are added to the tree. Some tree stands come with rubber feet to protect your carpet or your wooden floors.

    Christmas Tree Decorating Tips:

    First, determine the overall look you're trying to achieve. If it is simplicity you're going after, stick to one or two colors and start with stringing your lights. Add on decorations and ornaments slowly and as you see fit. If your style is more dramatic and colorful, outline your plan of attack first, lay out all of your decorations and go one step at a time.

    Generally, follow this order to get the best overall look out of a Christmas tree. First, start with the lights. Go from the base of the tree and wrap the lights all the way to the top. Use one or many colored strands... this is entirely your preference. It's best to use about 100 lights for every vertical foot of tree.

    Next, it's time to layer on your tree garlands. Again, there are no rules and uniformity is not the name of the game here. Start stringing garland from the top down and make sure to space out evenly and hang loosely on your tree. 

    Now for the best part... The Ornaments! Start with hanging your most important ones, then the largest ones, and finally fill in the gaps with small and medium size "fillers" such as icicles or shiny balls. Create depth in your tree décor by hanging your ornaments both on the branch tips and closer to the trunk.

    Most importantly, HAVE FUN!  There is no right or wrong in tree decorating and you can always move things around to your liking. So gather the family, stream some holiday music, and get decorating. When the tree is finally up... be sure to reward yourself by kicking back in front of a roaring fire, sipping mulled cider, and admiring your handy work. Happy Holidays!  

    PS - Many of our beach home rentals come with fully trimmed Christmas trees to help set the perfect holiday ambiance.  Call our friendly reservationists today at 1-877-422-2200 for more information on our available rentals.  See you at the beach! 

    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200



    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Winter Whale Watching Tours!

    Virginia Beach Whale Watching Tours are available now through March 31, 2016 by Rudee Tours.  

    Come experience an unforgettable trip to see incredible views of the world’s largest and most beautiful marine mammals. Rudee Tours' knowledgeable captain and crew will lead you on an educational journey along the Atlantic coast in search of whales, dolphins, seals, and several species of birds. The highlight of these trips is spotting humpback whales, which can often be seen breaching, flipper slapping or tail lobbing. Captain Jeff, local whale whisperer, has 30+ years of experience navigating our coastal waters and is sure to give you and your family the experience of a lifetime. All of their boats are ADA compliant, equipped with two bathrooms, a snack bar, a full bar, a heated indoor cabin with comfortable seating, and they also have a spacious upper deck that is perfect for spotting Virginia’s magnificent wildlife. As the winners of the 2014 and 2015 year of excellence award from Trip Advisor, they can promise you this is not a trip you want to miss! So come on down and experience the best of Virginia's marine wildlife at Rudee Tours.

    Trips are running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm through March 31st.  Whale sightings are guaranteed December through February 15th, and if none are seen then, you may ride again for FREE! (no refunds offered).  You will even receive a souvenir photo when you board the boat that can be purchased at the end of the trip! 

    Tours Through Mid-March  
      Adults: $28.00   
      Kids 11 & under: $24.00   
      Kids 3 and under: Free

    The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay entrance off of Virginia Beach are one of earth's unique ecosystems. The Humpback and Fin Whales don't really make their seasonal migration along the eastern seaboard until now (winter)Marine life sightings this time of year are incredible with whale sightings as the number one goal on the whale watching tours. You may also see brown pelicans, northern gannets, double-crested cormorants and other sea birds, all of which make a dramatic show while feeding on schools of fish. Hope you can get out there and see these magnificent creatures up close. It will take your breath away! 


    If you're coming in from out of town to explore all the winter fun and are in need of lodging, contact the vacation experts at Siebert Realty!  We can assist with all your lodging needs... offering fully furnished beach home and condo rentals at beautiful Sandbridge Beach, which is just 20 minutes south of Rudee Inlet and the resort and boardwalk area.  Many rentals have toasty fireplaces and bubbly warm Hot Tubs... perfect for when you return from a trip out on the open seas.  Hope to see you soon!  
      

    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

    Note:  Photo credit (top photo) goes to Brian Lockwood of Poquoson.  Brian was out fishing on his jet ski off the coast of Virginia Beach on Jan. 10, 2013 when he caught this amazing sight of a humpback whale.  Awesome! 

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    Baby It's Cold Outside!

    If you take an annual trip to the beach in the summer, you may be missing the best that seaside towns have to offer. Here are 5 reasons to embrace the coast in the winter:

    It’s Quiet
    Most people look forward to a beach vacation as a time to recharge their battery, but then get swept up in crowds and activities and do anything but relax. Visit Sandbridge in the winter, and you'll have plenty of time to kick back and relax. It's life at a much slower pace and there's plenty of time to read, nap and recharge your soul. 

    Deserted Beaches
    Sure, beaches are fun when it’s warm and sunny, but they’re also crowded. The weather may be colder in the winter, but it's usually warm enough to read, stroll along the shore, and just hang out on the deck or beach. The vistas are so beautiful with soaring pelicans, swaying sea oats, and gorgeous sunrises to marvel at while sipping your morning coffee.  Another bonus of a deserted beach? You won’t have to share your shells with anyone else.  :)

    It’s Romantic. Way More Romantic.
    If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, definitely plan it for winter. This holiday season, you can go on a breathtaking whale watching trip.... or maybe take a horse drawn carriage ride along the boardwalk to see the Holiday Lights while snuggled under a blanket with some hot chocolate. So romantic! Or simply take a long stroll along the shore...  hand in hand. Also, many of our beach rentals provide roaring fireplaces, swirling hot tubs, and indoor pools all to set the mood for the perfect romantic getaway. 

    Walk-in Seating
    Many seaside towns either have reservation-impossible world-class restaurants or popular seafood dives with lines out the door. In the winter, locals walk right in to the best restaurants and local favorites. Same goes for museums and local attractions.    

    Deals Abound
    During the Off Season, our vacation beach home and condo rentals are already discounted and many rentals offer an even deeper discount! We also offer a promotion right now **Rent 3 Nights, Get 4th Night Free** (on participating rentals)!  All in all, during the winter months, you’ll either be able to save lots of $$... or you can stay twice as long.

    So as you can see, there are dozens of reasons to plan a beach getaway in the winter.  It's a magical time to de-stress, recharge, or get romantic... all while saving a few dollars at the same time! It's definitely a Win-Win! Looking for a great Holiday Surprise for that someone special? Why not give a beach getaway? It's the perfect gift! Gift Certificates are available on our website at:  Gift Certificates  Hope to see you soon!
      

    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200


    Monday, November 30, 2015

    Santa's Seaside Village

    Hunt Club Farm's Winter Wonderland is now... 
    Santa's Seaside Village presented by Catch 31
    Atlantic Avenue & 30th Street

    Santa’s Seaside Village will be open from 2:00pm-10:00pm Thursdays-Sundays from November 27 through December 27:

    A new holiday tradition has come to Hampton Roads this winter!  Santa’s Seaside Village, presented by Catch 31 Restaurant, has set up shop at Atlantic Avenue & 30th Street to delight the young and young-at-heart with animated displays, shopping, live entertainment, and Santa Claus himself… all with a “beachy” twist!
    • Walk through the animated displays in our giant tent.  
    • See Santa’s elves busily building, packing, and shipping toys to be delivered on Christmas Eve to boys and girls everywhere.  
    • Feast on pretzels, popcorn, and cookies, and sample the goodies in Santa’s Sweet Shoppe.  
    • Enjoy live entertainment like carolers, storytelling, and arts and crafts demonstrations on select days.  
    • Shop at the quaint merchandise booths in our Merchant Square and select your holiday presents!  
    • Take a spin on the carnival rides and thrill to the holiday lights and decorations at Santa’s Seaside Village.  
    • Best of all, visit with Santa and take a photo as a reminder of your family’s visit at Santa’s Seaside Village!

    Santa’s Seaside Village is conveniently located next to the 30th Street public parking garage. Combined with a visit to McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, families are presented with a unique and gratifying holiday experience sure to be remembered! 

    Admission:
    Click here for $1 Off Coupon:  $1 Off Coupon
    • $4 per person 
    • $10 family 4-pack (4 tickets; each additional ticket will be $3)
    • Children 2 and under free.
    • Carnival rides and pony rides require separate tickets.
    Make it a combo!  Visit Santa’s Seaside Village AND drive through McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach for $20!  More information at: Santa's Seaside Village


    Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
    Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
    Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
    877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

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