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North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 half baths, one outdoor shower with hot water.

Highest speed WiFi and TV cable included.

Wheeleez 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

Owner
Gretchen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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 house 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 house 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

"Gretchen & Jeff, As you know, we love Flamingo Cottage. Being here is a great, relaxing break for us. We hope to be here again and again. Thank you! L&B"
May 2017
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Amenities

Northeast Virginia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 68 reviews
5

Amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet pristine beach in a serene beach house and landscape! Wonderful responsive owners- clean and comfortable rooms. The beach house had everything we could ever want and more. Highly recommend. You will not find a better place to stay at VA beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely review - many thanks! We were so glad to have your family at Flamingo Cottage and hope you will return next year. We really appreciate you treating the cottage as if it were your own. My Best, ~Gretchen
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great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Glad they use a detergent with no perfume or smells because I'm allergic to tide.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at the Flamingo Cottage since 2015. The property is very well located, one block from the beach, in a quiet residential area. The beach near the cottage is never very crowded. There are volleyball nets for people wishing to play beach volleyball. The beach is clean.

The owners of the property are nice, awesome people. They care a lot about their guests. They answer questions very quickly (often within an hour) and are available to help if required. Since our last visit in 2015, there were improvements made to the cottage and there is really nothing missing. The kitchen is well stocked with a mixer, a blender, pots and pans, etc. The bedrooms and the beds are comfortable and clean. The bathrooms are very clean as well. There is a large family room and a living room, not to mention the patio. And the secret about this cottage is the complete outdoor shower, which allows you to shower immediately after a day at the beach. That way, there is no sand in the cottage.

The entire cottage seems to welcome the visitors. It is the perfect place to rent if you are looking for peace of mind for a vacation. We are looking forward to our next stay at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place to stay on vacation! We were a family in need of peace and quiet and this cottage was perfect. Its clean and has anything you could ever need. My favorite part was the outside shower, it was perfect when getting off the beach. My family used this place to start healing process from losing my mom this spring. We fit myself, my hubby, my two kids and my Dad all under one beautiful roof. Love this place and hope to return next year. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Gretchen! The MacDonald Family

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MacDonalds, we loved having your sweet family at Flamingo Cottage and are so pleased you found it restful and healing. We love the outdoor shower too - there's nothing like having one! We really hope to see you again next year and thank you for choosing Flamingo Cottage! My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental and a great location. Gretchen is easy to work with and always promptly answered my questions. The wine and chocolate was a most thoughtful gift. My 3-year-old granddaughter loved the outdoor shower and all the children's books. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, I'm so glad you all were able to stay at Flamingo Cottage! Your granddaughter knows the good life with outdoor showers! Wonderful that she enjoyed the books - we'll bring more over before you return. Thank you for the lovely review and for choosing Flamingo Cottage for your holiday. We look forward to having you again. My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect getaway for three couples in town for a wedding. It had everything we needed and was in a nice, quiet area away from the heavier traffic nearer to the boardwalk. They don't call it "Flamingo Cottage" for nothing - we counted 572 flamingos in all!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, Oh my! It sounds like we have a flamingo problem...I'm hoping you also counted all of the flamingos on the decks of cards! Seriously, I'm so pleased you three couples enjoyed your stay while in Virginia Beach for a wedding. I thank you for leaving everything in good order and look forward to your return! My Best, ~Gretchen
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Map

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."
Nauticus
"Visit the USS Wisconsin - a great outing for all."
Starbucks
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. http://www.narocinema.com/"
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

To be in compliance with the City of Virginia Beach, a $2/night flat tax will also be assessed. $14 is the default - the amount will be adjusted as necessary by the number of nights booked.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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