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NORTH END! Book your summer week NOW! One block to beach & all linens included.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Outdoor Shower

20 April 2018: Only 3 weeks remaining for this summer, so book NOW to secure Flamingo Cottage for your summer holiday!

Walk to the beach in a moment! Charming Flamingo Cottage is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood at 87th Street. One block east (500 feet) is the most desirable beach in the North End for sunning, swimming, and endless dolphin watching.

***Please note! During the summer high season Flamingo Cottage is only rented weekly Saturday - Saturday.***

Flamingo Cottage provides off street parking for three (3) cars, and all the amenities you desire. The kitchen is fully stocked and bath and bed linens are provided.

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 cable included. New 43" smart TV.

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

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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 Northeast 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

"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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Northeast Virginia Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
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 ...
  • 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 also have a pack 'n play available. We request that the maximum occupancy is respected.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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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: June 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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We love Flamingo Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Gretchen, for your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Quick stay, in for a family reunion weekend. Love the cottage. Clean, great location & great hospitality. Thank you so much, we look forward to staying again! Catherine

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, We were pleased to have you all and look forward to your return at your next family reunion, or before. Thank you for leaving Flamingo Cottage in pristine condition! My Best, ~Gretchen
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Sweet little cottage in Virginia Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Flamingo cottage for the Shamrock marathon in March and it was a perfect little home base for the weekend. The owner was very helpful and responsive. Beds were comfortable and there was a good amount of space for the four of us. So many flamingos!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Megan, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay while in town for the Shamrock Marathon! It's always a fun weekend, and great to see everyone run by directly in front of the cottage. We welcome your return any time! My Best, ~Gretchen
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The perfect little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our ladies bible study group stayed here for the weekend Oct 6-8, 2017. It is the perfect little cottage for a quick getaway and we were greatly impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked and the beach items available. We also liked the 4 sitting areas for gathering for talks and laughs--one in the tv room, one just inside the front door, one on the screened porch, and one on the back porch. Even though there were only 3 beds and 5 of us, we just brought inflatable mattresses and there was enough room for them. There is only one full bathroom, but 2 half baths and an enclosed outdoor shower (which we enjoyed more than the indoor one, lol). The best thing about this place is that it is far from the touristy part and in a residential area--quiet, clean, and peaceful. The beach access had a really nice ramp and several benches. The beach was less populated and we were overjoyed with the number of dolphins we saw and they were so close to the shore--more than what we saw on a dolphin tour at the inlet. The homeowner was so kind and thoughtful too--she left us a welcome note and small gift--unexpected gesture but greatly appreciated. The homeowners thought of everything you could possibly need--we only needed our clothes, beach towels, and food. We all loved this place and anyone who rents it won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely review that highlights some of the special things about Flamingo Cottage! We try hard to make everything available for our guests. As you discovered, the cottage has several sitting areas, as well as outside - so lots of choices of where to hang out. The outside shower is the best - and wonderful to use most of the year! I hope your Bible Study group will return again for another weekend of relaxation together! My Best, ~Gretchen
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time staying in the North End of Virginia Beach and we loved it. Less noise, crowds and everyone in the neighborhood was so friendly. The cottage is nice and quaint. Very clean. Having access to the beach buggy was a big help to transport items to the beach which was only a short walk away. My only suggestions for the home is a new shower head to provide more water pressure and more comfortable seating for the TV area but other than that I would recommend this cottage to family and friends. Thanks so much Gretchen for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Virginia Beach Flat Tax $14
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please Note! Summer High Season is on a weekly basis - Saturday to Saturday. No other arrival or departure days will be accepted.

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 100% refund of their paid rental costs if they cancel at least 60 days before the start of their reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.