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' Stella Del Mare' Mansion at Sandbridge Beach...Awesome!

Bedrooms 8
Space 464 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, outdoor bath house, sleeps 20 guests

'The Stella Del Mare' ranks among the largest luxury residences in Sandbridge Beach! Located mid-way of Sandbridge's five-mile beach, the towering three-story home provides guests panoramic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the twelve thousand acre Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Within this 5,000+ square foot home, guests can enjoy features and amenities found in few other homes:

---a spacious two-story greatroom lined with supple leather sofas, big-screen digital (cable) television

and a window-wall overlooking the pool that provides great ocean views.

---an adjacent Grand Dining Hall highlighted by a custom-built marble table that seats 18 guests.

---a third-floor Grand Master Bedroom Suite with king bed, private oceanside

sundeck and adjoining Grand Master Bath Suite with jetted tub-for-two as well as a separate shower.

---a large gameroom that offers foosball, billiards, ping-pong

---the best and safest fiberglass swimming pool in all of Sandbridge

Our 'Repeat Client' Club: All of our properties have loyal 'repeat guests', many of whom visit on a yearly basis. For example, Sharon and Walt Mullaney from Colonial Heights, Virginia, have been coming to 'The Stella Del Mare' for the last eight years straight.


More Details

Property Manager
Jim and Paulette Fulmer
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , 1st-floor, Bay Mural
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd-floor northside
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , 3rd-floor southside
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 3rd-floor Grand Master
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Bath House on Grilling Patio
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Grand Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 3rd-floor bayview
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 3rd-floor oceanview
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd-floor bayview
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2nd-floor oceanview
    Bedroom 6 - 5 single bed , 1st-floor (kid's) bayview
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , 1st-floor oceanview
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed , 1st-floor oceanview
    Greatroom - 1 sofa bed/futon , queen sleep-sofa in greatroom
    Other - 2 sofa bed/futon , inflatable queen, upon request
  • All bedrooms are spacious and well appointed...most have televisions.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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' Stella Del Mare' Mansion at Sandbridge Beach...Awesome!
average rating of 2.3333333 based on 3 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Here's my review:

There's not enough space here for me to list all of my complaints, but here's the SHORT list:

1. MOLD smell on the entire 1st floor, landlord even acknowledged they had water damage and yet he still rented the house.

2. Playroom unusable, mold smell, ping pong table too scratched, foozball table crooked and unable to play.

3. He got a new TV, which is great, but when he couldn't figure out how to use it again after we left, he blamed it on us! Claims that we stole a power cable, which is absolutely baseless.

4. BUGS in upstairs bed, one guest came home with bites up & down her arm. We brought our own linens, and still had bugs.

5. Lights were out around kitchen table, landlord acknowledged "the switch had gone bad and had to be replaced". It would have been nice if that occurred BEFORE we rented the house!

6. No garbage disposal in kitchen! Who heard of renting a house that can sleep 20 and not have a garbage disposal? Had to clean out gross kitchen mess every 10 min to prevent sink from getting clogged.

7. Landlord was only occasionally responsive. When we were renting, he'd respond immediately, when we had issues I had to send 3 emails and 2 phone calls before he responded.

8. He withheld a portion of security deposit even with all of the issues above.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here's a great example of a guest who left my home and sent me an email in which she said her entire family had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our home. However, when I sent her photos of the terrible condition she and her family left our home in...confetti tossed about the home (from a birthday party), windows left wide open with the AC set at 67 degrees, furniture moved about, TV and stereo cables missing, bathtubs left with standing water, just to name a few things, and told her that I would withhold $100 of her $500 damage deposit, she went ballistic. Over the course of weeks, she continued sending me emails asking me to reconsider refunding the $100 to her...each email became more demanding. When she finally realized that I would not knuckle under to her demands, she decided to slash out with this (actually one of two) negative review. My wife and I have two vacation homes in Sandbridge Beach that we've been renting for over twenty years now and we are "hands-on" owners. We continually upgrade and remodel our homes to make them the best they can be. It has always been our goal to exceed our client's expectations. I'd be happy to share the photos of the condition my home was left in by this uncaring individual and her family as well as the positive emails she sent to me after leaving our home. All I can say is...YOU BE THE JUDGE...
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30 3

Terrible rental with dirt and MOLD

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house for a family vacation. The entire house was dirty when we checked in, and we had to spend several hours cleaning, just to get it up to par. The decor was probably nice in 1970, but is way overdue for an update. The 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor were essentially uninhabitable because of a strong mold odor. After a couple of days, one of the guest dropped something behind a dresser. When we moved the dresser, we found the wall was completely covered in mold. We moved another dresser to check behind it and thankfully didn't find mold, but about 6 months worth of trash including dirty Q-tips and tissues. We wound up having to put air mattresses upstairs, so that we had enough room for all the guest to sleep.

One of the bedrooms on the first floor is basically a laundry room that they threw a bed in to call it a bedroom. Since that is the only washer & dryer in the house, anyone staying in that room wont get privacy. The game room is a joke. Its a 20 year old table tennis and billiard table in an unfinished garage. There is a mold in that room, which is not even insulated, so it was too hot to use anyway.

The pool was nice, but had to be repaired while we were there. The wood on the deck is old and needs to be replaced. It was in such bad shape that it could not be walked on in bare feet, or you would get multiple splinters. The entire house, inside and out, was infected with spiders and other bugs. The house is falling into disrepair, and being patched together with spit and glue. Several outlets and light switches were taped over to prevent use. All of the air vents were covered in dust and dirt. Black mold was found in several locations throughout the house, and several places where they had painted over it. Inferior plumbing, bad AC, not enough parking, etc, etc, etc. Way too many problems to list. The only room in the house that was tolerable was the kitchen, which thankfully appeared to have been updated this century.

We called the owners about all the problems we were having, and were given a long list of excuses. At one point they actually told us they would give us bleach and paper towels, so we could clean it ourselves!

I really believe that this house is rented by the owner because no reputable rental company would ever put their name on it. We will never rent this or any of their houses again. BEWARE!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This client arrived well before the checkin time, however, once the home was ready, I walked the couple through the home and they were pleased with everything. No comments were made regarding what they termed "70s style furnishings...the home is tastefully furnished as my posted photos and our YouTube video tour clearly illustrates...there are no surprises. After being in the home for three days, the client called a complained about finding mold behind a dresser on the first floor. My wife and I immediately went to the house where we did find some mildew which we in turn wiped off the wall. Another complaint about the pool not pool guy had shut off the pool motor and taken the filter to his home to power wash it. The down time was no more than an hour. We have our pool serviced twice a week to insure our guests a sparkling clean pool. The other complaints that were made were equally unfounded. These guests, like others who visit Sandbridge, figure if they make enough complaints, they can expect a price adjustment or refund. Now, here's my complaint...these folks left my home in very bad condition, to the extent that we had to delay the checkin time for the incoming guests. I have little respect for people who do not respect my property. If you have any doubts, I'll be sure to share photos of the aftermath of their visit.
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22 1

Wonderful Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a week for our family reunion. The house had ample space for everyone and had a great layout. The home was well kept with only minor wear and tear issues that were reported to the owner however nothing that interrupted our good time. The kitchen was stocked with enough dinnerware to have fed double our group. We did have one major issue while there. The dryer died and was immediately reported to the owner. They did not waste time sending a repairman and instead had a new one installed the next day. I would highly recommend this home for your next gathering. I would have returned this year however because of the great time that was had, my group was too large for this home this year. The Fulmer's were wonderful to work with. Having an owner to deal with versus a company was one of the reasons that this home was chosen and I am so glad that I did!!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sandbridge Island Restaurant and Baja Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hell's Point Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Harbor Park, Norfolk, VA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandbridge Island and The Baja
Nearest Beach
Sandbridge Beach
Car: necessary

There's a wide array of activities and attractions nearby...The Hell's Point Golf Course is only two miles away, the Virginia Beach Recreation Center is just four miles away (Olympic pool, gymnasium, weight room, racquetball courts and 6 AM - 9:30 PM daily...fee required), the Little Island Park and Fishing Pier, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Ocean Breeze Water Park and Motor World (go-cart tracks), the Virginia Aquarium and IMAX Theater, the Virginia Beach Amphitheater (concert venue for touring entertainers), Rudee Inlet Sport Fishing Center and Marina, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, the Contemporary Art Museum, Edgar Cayse Center for Research and Enlightenment, First Landing State Park, the new Virginia Beach Town Center (shopping and entertainment), Norfolk's Waterside Park- Nauticus- MacArthur Mall- General Douglas MacArthur Memorial- Walter P. Chrysler Art Museum, Hampton's Air Museum and NASA, Williamsburg's Busch Gardens and Water Country, plus outlets.

Other Activities: putt-putt golf, arcade rides, water park, go-cart rides, the Virgina Aquarium and IMAX Theater


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$252.68
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,263.4

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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