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North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Northeast Virginia Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Outdoor Shower

Walk to the beach in minutes! Charming Flamingo Cottage is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. One block east (500 feet) is the most desirable beach in the North End for sunning, swimming, and endless dolphin watching.

Flamingo Cottage provides off street parking and all the amenities you desire.

One queen bed, one full bed, and twin bed with a trundle. Sleeps a maximum of six, including children. A Pack 'n Play is available upon request.

One full bathroom, two powder rooms, one outdoor shower with hot water.

Highest speed WiFi and TV cable included.

Beach cart, chairs, beach umbrella, a cooler are provided.

A private outdoor shower with hot water is at your disposal. It's wonderful!

Check in time is always 4:00pm. Please, no early arrivals.

Check out time is always 10:00am.

Please, no smoking, no pets.

Flamingo Cottage is a fresh alternative to a hotel for a short stay; live like a local without compromising on comfort. Make yourself at home, relax, and appreciate this special place.

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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

About Gretchen

We are an Air Force family that decided to retire to beautiful Virginia Beach after vacationing here for almost 20 years.

Gretchen purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gretchen chose Virginia Beach

We fell in love with this darling cottage that recalls the lazy days of summers past.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to the beach in 2 minutes - Flamingo Cottage has everything you need for your beach holiday. Relax on the all-season porch, or on the back deck, or enjoy the quiet backyard while grilling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Gretchen,

Thank you so much for the use of your cottage. We had a wonderful relaxing vacation. So much better than the Oceanfront! Enjoy the rest of your summer & thanks again."
Jul 2016
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North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 54 reviews

Cute, comfortable--up beat--with everything one needs for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The Flamingo is only one block to the most beautiful walkway, dunes and beach. The private sun room and deck are backed by a large fenced in yard surrounded by beautiful pines and oak trees. We had breakfast each morning in the sun room--great way to wake up each morning prior to packing our beach cart (supplied In the rental) and heading to the beach for a tuff day. There are 3 parking spaces and this is a big deal. The cottage is decorated in a way that you feel relaxation and fun from the moment you arrive. The Flamingo has all the comforts of home --can be used for vacation or visiting relatives in the area. The owners are very responsive and available to help with any questions. The Flamingo has it all!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Arlington, Virginia

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well equipped cottage. The owners were very helpful and friendly, they even left a bottle of wine and some chocolate. Perfect location, just a block from the beach in lovely, quiet North End!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy, We sure hope you will return in the future! Thanks so much for the nice review - we were happy to have you at Flamingo Cottage and glad you found it all wonderful. My Best, ~Gretchen
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Southbridge VA

Wonderful Relaxing Stay at Flamingo!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I took a Girls Trip to Virginia Beach and stayed at the Flamingo Cottage. The cottage was just perfect for our needs. I loved that we each had a separate powder room to use to do our hair and makeup, and had the full bathroom for showering. The beach is about a block away and is a very easy access. The entire house is very clean and well taken care of. Loved the paint colors. My sister enjoyed taking pictures of the different flamingos in the house. The owner was very friendly and helpful and a bottle of wine and chocolate was there to greet us when we arrived. She has everything that you need provided for you. Very well stocked. Enjoyed sitting and having a glass of wine out on the back deck. We even grilled one night. We are already looking forward to returning next summer. Love, love, loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brenda, You and your sister left Flamingo Cottage in pristine condition - wow! I am thrilled that you both enjoyed your time there, and we absolutely look forward to your return. Thank you for caring for the cottage as if it were your home. My Best, ~Gretchen
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Great location, only minutes from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Flamingo Cottage. It is a very short walk to the beach, and a nice, quiet neighborhood. Highly recommend, especially for a family with young children.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, You are right - Flamingo Cottage is perfect for folks with children. There is enough space, and it's close enough to get to and from the beach easily. Thank you for taking great care of the cottage. We hope you will spread the word, and return in the future. My Best, ~Gretchen
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A very cool cottage.

  • 5 of 5

What a great little house. Terrific location. Quiet. Immaculate. And tastefully decorated.

Having lived in Va Beach for 20 years, we plan to return every year. The Flamingo Cottage will be our home-away-from-home.

The Wilsons (Lee and her obedient servant, Jim)

Fearrington Village, NC

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee and Jim, I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your time at Flamingo Cottage! We absolutely look forward to your return in the future. Thank you for being such lovely guests and for the glowing review. My Best, ~Gretchen
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Flamingo Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival we found a bottle of wine, chocolate, and a wonderful welcome note from Gretchin. She was very hospitable,friendly, and prompt during the reservation process and even provided a binder with all the needed information and local recommendations. The home was meticulously clean. The kitchen was well stocked (although we only used the toaster, coffee pot, and tea kettle)The home looked exactly as it did in the pictures, only better. The ocean was just a few minute walk and the home was quiet.There were also lots of books in the home, and board games. We never played but I enjoyed reading two mystery books. If you are a music lover there is a wonderful BOSE music system. Flamingo cottage is fun, cozy, and very welcoming! Parking is great. The home also has a wonderful green space with plenty of room for evening games, grilling etc.An immense amount of items were provided at no charge, including towels and linens! This is a luxury at VA beach. There were more than enough towels, washcloths, hand towels, and dish cloths/towels. Trash bags, dish detergent, hand soap, toilet paper, and laundry detergent were also provided. This was an amazing amenity. The toilet paper was even tied into a rosette on the beginning of each roll! I think the home would be good for a girls getaway or a couple. I am not sure about a family due to the layout of the home. If you have teenagers there is only a small box TV in one bed room and a TV in the family room. The furniture is a bit dated but very comfortable, clean and welcoming. The only reason I am not giving this rental a 5 star is because I received an email after leaving inquiring when the love seat was damaged. I was shocked because we did not damage it and had no clue it even was damaged. Gretchin was VERY nice and was only inquiring for insurance purposes. She sent a picture and the button had came detached. Personally I would of just fixed it. I love flamingo cottage but even though i would probably rent again I would be hesitant as I would worry about the risk of being responsible for something that was damaged that I didn't damage. I also would not want my reputation as a considerate, clean, "good" renter to be marred as I LOVE the north end and we rent on the north end frequently.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Mary's Restaurant
"Locals go here for breakfast. Go early!"
Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
"Awesome place for yoga, pilates & barre classes."
Dockside Seafood Market & Mrna
"Casual dining for seafood."
"Visit the USS Wisconsin - a great outing for all."
North End Pizza, Pasta's & Subs
"Good pizza and they deliver! (757) 428-2002 "
Baladi Mediterranean Cafe
"Excellent Middle Eastern cuisine and wonderful service."
Pier Cafe
"Informal outdoor eating with a nice menu selection and great views of the sunset."
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods Market
"Anything you could need to prepare a wholesome, delicious meal."
Naro Expanded Cinema
"Independent movie theater."
The MacArthur Memorial Museum
"Worth a visit if you like history. Closed Mondays."
TASTE at the Oceanfront
"Local restaurant serving nice sandwiches for lunch."
Beach Movie Bistro
"Fun movie theater where you can eat dinner while you watch the movie. Bonus! The food is good!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Heron Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Surf Club Ocean Grille
Car: necessary

~Minutes to historic Cape Henry Lighthouse on Fort Story.

~VA Museum of Contemporary Art - 5 miles

~Marine Science Museum and IMAX 6.5 miles

~The Sandler Center for Performing Arts - 13 miles

~Norfolk Botanical Garden - 15 miles

~Military Aviation Museum - 19 miles

~The MacArthur Memorial - 21 miles

~Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA - 21 miles

~Nauticus & USS Wisconsin Battleship in nearby Norfolk, VA.

~VA Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA - 28 miles

~Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown & Jamestown are a one hour drive.

~Busch Gardens is 53 miles.

~Williamsburg Prime Outlets, 64 miles.

~Civil War battle site Petersburg, VA is a 100 mile day trip.

~Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is a 90 mile day trip.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Virginia Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2016/2017
Nov 28 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017 - Value
May 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

To be in compliance with the City of Virginia Beach, a $1/night flat tax will also be assessed.

You must be 25 years of age to rent Flamingo Cottage. The cottage is not to be used as a party house.

Standard/Summer Rate (7 nights): Check In on Saturdays at 4:00pm, Check Out on Saturdays at 10:00am.
Other times: check in at 4:00pm, check out 10:00am.

No early arrivals, please.
No smoking. No pets.

Cancellation policy: Guests will receive 50% refund of of their paid rental costs if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of their reservation.

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Northeast Virginia Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Private powder room with toilet and sink off bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Private powder room with toilet and sink off bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 1 - shower , outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower with changing area, hot & cold water.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom with hallway access. Toilet, tub, sink.
  • Flamingo Cottage's outdoor shower has hot and cold water. It is very private and perfect for after your day at the beach. It is useable for the majority of the year.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twin with trundle
  • Flamingo Cottage sleeps a total of 6 people. If you have an infant we have a pack 'n play, available upon request. We request that the maximum occupancy is respected.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Flamingo Cottage is great for a wedding getaway, girls' weekend, couple's weekend, or a family vacation. You can really relax and unwind at Flamingo Cottage! A fresh alternative to a hotel for a short stay; live like a local without compromising on comfort.

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