Memory Monday 1/28/19 – Dog day

Dog day

Greetings from a chilly, but beautiful Sandbridge Beach on this Monday morning. Crisp is the best work we can think of this morning when thinking of how to describe the day. The frost on the ground this morning looked like a fine layer of snow fell overnight. It was really beautiful. It was tough to get up this morning and walk the dog however. READ MORE

Christmas in Sandbridge – Memory Monday 12/24/18

Greetings from a glorious Sandbridge Beach. I was just out on the beach earlier this morning with my dog enjoying a beautiful Christmas Eve sunrise.

It was truly an amazing sight as the sun was rising over an otherwise very calm Atlantic ocean, I looked to the west and saw the remnants of a full moon setting in the northwestern sky. Did you know that the full moon we had on the first day of winter was such a rare situation that none of us may live to see it again. READ MORE

Relaxing – Memory Monday 12/17/18

Relaxing at the beach
Good morning from a bright and sunny Sandbridge beach.   A good day to take a brisk walk on the beach as temperatures are expected to reach 60 degrees today.   Or you can just head to your deck and enjoy a relaxing view.

That is what we offer you today on Memory Monday.   A simple photo that conveys all that is good with a beach vacation.   Who would not enjoy sitting on your oceanfront deck, prop your feet up on the railing, and enjoy a warm beverage as you gaze out at the ocean?  In fact, how about we do that today?!

We hope you are having a relaxing day wherever you may be.   This is a busy and stressful week for a lot of people as it is effectively the last week of the business year as many companies are closed multiple days over the next two weeks.  Lots of family travel is in store for folks as well.

If you still have holiday shopping to do this week, or if you have some deadlines to meet at work we pass this photo on to you as our gift from Sandbridge Blue to remind you that relaxing times can be yours.

Now is the time to start thinking about a vacation for summer 2019 and we still have good availability on our properties for next year.   January starts our busy season in terms of bookings so why not take a look around our inventory today and get a head start on your own relaxing vacation?  Our booking calendars are all open for next year right now, and we can set you and your family up today with your own relaxing vacation.

We are ready when you are with our reservations staff available 24 hours to help with any questions you may have.

In the meantime we wish you all the best from the beach!

Memory Monday – Friends 12/10/18

Good morning from a very active Sandbridge Beach this morning weather wise as we look forward to winter storm Diego moving away from us and taking with it the affects on our weather.   Diego is not considered one of our friends.

Winds are blowing steadily at 25-30 miles per hour along the oceanfront this morning, and we had gusts yesterday upwards of 40 miles per hour.  Add to that a good amount of rain, some sleet, and a few minutes of snow and that made for a very ugly day along the beach.  We even had some of the flags in front of our office tattered by the strong weather.  Very surprising for us.

We look for better weather ahead, but this morning we look back on Memory Monday to a great photo that reminds us that not all of our vacation rentals are occupied by families getting together.   While we don’t normally rent to non-family groups….one could consider these ladies an extended family once you hear their story.

This photo is of a group of ladies that came and stayed with Blue in September.  Ann L tells the story of this remarkable photo.

She says “we live in a small rural town on the Rhappahannock river.  On our street great neighbors join together in times of need and times of fun.  9 ladies pictured here make an annual trip to the beach…and this is the official trip picture.”  What a great looking group of friends!

We think that is inspiring, and great.  Thank you Ann for sharing your photo of you and your friends with us.  It seems to us that times like this are rare occasions these days and it is encouraging to see the enjoyment of just being together and sharing in a photo.

We look forward to serving you and your group again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Dog day – Memory Monday 10/8/18

Dog day
Greetings from another fantastic morning here in Sandbridge.   This fall has basically been an extension of summer as every day has been glorious, and warm.    Like really, really warm.   This week in fact our high temperatures are expected to be in the 80’s every day!  Almost like the dog days of July and August except there are not nearly as many people here at the beach, and the evenings are much cooler than the summer.

Each Monday we work to share a photo memory with you which comes from one of our guests that stayed with us, and today we share with you yet another photo of some four legged friends that enjoyed a stay recently with Sandbridge Blue.  This photo comes to us from Jessica Niehaus of Columbus, Ohio who stayed with us just a couple of weeks ago with her two furry family members

We promise that we don’t have dogs all over the beach, but it is amazing about how many dog pictures we get sent to us for our Memory Monday photo contest.  It just goes to show that dogs really enjoy a beach vacation as well as their humans do!

We have properties that accept pets, as well as houses that don’t, and we have some great options available if you want to take advantage of the remarkable weather that we’ve been having lately.   All of our properties have great wi-fi so you can keep up with your e-mail while you enjoy our little slice of heaven so why not consider a little beach time before the real fall weather arrives?

We would love to help you arrange a getaway.   When you come don’t forget to snap some pictures and send them to us so we can post them here on Memory Monday and show everyone else what a great time you had.  Deal?

All the best from the beach!

Sand Chairs – Memory Monday 9/17/18

Sand chairs 2
Greetings from Sandbridge Beach which is quickly getting back to normal this morning.   The clouds have cleared out for the first time in almost a week, and we saw the most fantastic sunrise earlier this morning.   It looks like a good day to get some beach chairs and head to the water.

We have had quite a week here in Sandbridge.  We are trying to remember the last time an evacuation order was called for the area (it has been quite a while), but indeed the governor did call an evacuation for us last week in advance of Hurricane Florence.   The order was lifted on Saturday, and we welcomed our guests back over the weekend.   It was quite strange without them for a few days.

So that brings us to our normal routine, and that includes our Memory Monday photo submission.   Today’s submission is brought to us courtesy of Dwight Vaughn of Warrenton, Virginia who stayed with Sandbridge Blue two weeks ago at the vacation rental property “Starfish Inn.”

Dwight shows us a couple of pictures of his grandchildren enjoying their own “Sand Chairs.”  Who needs those bulky plastic or aluminum seats that you have to lug over the dunes when you can just move around some nice cool sand and plant your backside right on the sand?!

These handy chairs were made by their aunt and uncle.  We particularly like the arms on the chairs.   Ultimate comfort.

Dwight signs his message “One Proud Gandpa.”   We can believe it.  The cute factor machine will break when it comes to these pictures.  Thanks for sharing your photo memories Dwight.

Keep in mind we post photo memories of your Sandbridge Blue vacation right here every Monday on Memory Monday.   Then randomly we choose one of our submissions each month to win a drawing for a $100 discount on next year’s vacation with Sandbridge Blue.   We hope you win Dwight.

All the best from the beach!

Labor day in Sandbridge – Memory Monday 9/3/18

Labor day memories
Greetings from Sandbridge.  Can it possibly be true that today is Labor day?   Wow.  Where did this summer go?

It seems like just last week it was May, and we were looking forward to Memorial day and another great summer.  Now, while we officially still have 2 weeks of summer left, the unofficial end of summer is here and our kids are ready to go back to school (well, they are probably not ready, but they are going back tomorrow anyway!).

This summer has been a hot one.   July and August were record setting, and we had more than our share of rain this summer, but we still enjoyed the wonderful beach days.   There were a lot of them and there were a lot of great memories made by our wonderful rental guests.  Many of whom shared their photo memories with us here at Sandbridge blue!

That brings us to this week’s photo memory.   Jen sent this one in, and she has a picture of her gang wading into the cool water on a very calm ocean day recently.   We had a lot of very calm days this August that were just like this one pictured.

So while we put the wraps on another great summer season here in Sandbridge we invite you to enjoy labor day in whatever way seems right (go to the water park one last time, head out to the ocean, go play golf, or piddle around the house and maybe have a cookout), and think about coming to Sandbridge this fall to enjoy the peace and solitude that only the fall season at the beach can deliver.

We look forward to seeing our summer friends again next year, but we hope to see you again very soon.

All the best from the beach!




Glorious sunrise – Memory Monday 8/27/18

Glorious sunrise
Good Monday Morning!  We hope you are enjoying a great Monday as we are here at Sandbridge.  This is the last full week before our kids go back to school here in Virginia Beach so we are going to embrace this week just as it looks like this glorious sunrise embraced the day.

This fantastic picture comes to us from Valerie Whetstone who stayed with Blue some time ago, but we did not forget her picture and we’ve been waiting for that just right opportunity to share it with you.   Today seems as good a time as any to reach into the archives and pull it out to share with you.

Ready?   Here it is!

We actually don’t know exactly where Valerie took this picture, but that doesn’t diminish the beauty of it.   It also reminds us that getting up early in the morning has some special benefits.   Not only do you get a jump on the day, but if you head to the beach you get to see glorious sights like this.   All we can say is Wow!

So this is the second week in a row of fantastic sunrises we’ve shared with you.  Maybe another one coming next Monday?  You never know…come back then to check it out for yourself.

Also don’t forget that we are always looking for great photos that share memories of our guests’ stay.   Each Monday we post a photo here to share those memories with you all, and then to make sure the positive memories are carried on we randomly draw one of our entrants each month to win our contest where we give the winner a $100 discount on your next year’s stay with Sandbridge Blue.

Keep that in mind the next time you are rolling through your photo memories!

All the best from the beach!

Sandbridge Sunrise – Memory Monday 8/20/18

Sunrise at Sandbridge
Greetings from Sandbridge.   It looks to be a great day today with temperatures in the 80’s.  Good beach weather with a small chance of a thunderstorm.   We just enjoyed a great sunrise earlier this morning and that brings us to this week’s Memory Monday photo submission.

Roberty Filipiak of Newport News, Virginia stayed with Blue and one morning he was the first to be awake, and got this perfectly angled early morning shot of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean to start another fabulous day at the beach.

There is absolutely nothing like getting up early in the morning before the sun rises and witnessing the earliest light coming over the ocean.   The fingers of light that Robert captured in this photo is breathtaking.

There actually is a scientific name for this – Crepuscular rays  or fingers of light are a real thing.  We don’t see it very often first thing in the morning, but it sure was captured in this sunrise.

So today being the 20th of August is an important day.   Just two weeks from today will be Labor Day and the summer will be close to the end.   The good news for you is there is still time to make it away for a Sandbridge getaway.   We still have some limited availability next week, and also some openings for Labor Day week if you can find the time – we can find a place for you to escape to before the summer is over.

We can’t promise a sunrise like Robert presented in this week’s Memory Monday,, but we can promise a relaxing environment for you to slow down and catch up on the important things in life like time with your family.

We thank Robert for his photo submission and we look forward to serving his family (an your family) again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Lightning and Peace – Memory Monday 8/13/18

peace with weather
Good morning and thanks for coming back to our blog to check out Memory Monday.  Today is a beautiful day here in Sandbridge and we are looking forward to a great week at the beach.   We’ve had a lot of storms lately, but this morning is all peace and calm.

How about you?  Are you still looking forward to a peaceful week at the beach? Well come on down then!   We still have select availability on properties between now and Labor day, and several on our specials page have fantastic promotional pricing available.

So for our Memory Monday photo submission we have a couple of shots brought to us by Kenny Bills who stayed with us at Sandbridge Blue and provided us a picture of our summer.   We have a picture of some impressive weather.

Here’s a well timed picture of a lighting strike over back bay from one of our houses.   We’ve seen quite a lot of weather over the last few weeks, and while the forecast is for good weather this week, we have to admit there is something exciting about a summer time thunderstorm.   It shows the power and beauty of nature all at one time.

With power comes another thing we love about the beach and that is the peace and quiet of an early morning walk along the beach.  In this picture some dolphins (you can tell the difference between porpoise and dolphins by the shape of the dorsal fin) are also enjoying the quiet with a stroll along the coast on their side of the beach.

There is nothing like the view from the beach when a pod of these guys go strolling by the coast.

Thank you Kenny for sharing your photo memories.  Keep in mind we are always looking for great photos to share with our followers of your memories of staying with Sandbridge Blue.   You never know – you may see your memories right here one day soon.

All the best from the beach!