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North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning

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 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

Owner
Gretchen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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 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

"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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

North End, Virginia Beach: Charming Flamingo Cottage!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 62 reviews
5

Great stay, nice home and location

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matt, Thank you for the nice words, and for leaving Flamingo Cottage in great shape upon your departure. We hope you will return in the future! My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Clean, spacious house with an amazing backyard! Gretchen is a great hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, plenty of room and a great backyard. Gretchen provides anything you could possibly need. Amazing getaway I know where I am staying next time I'm in VA beach again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, I'm so very glad you all enjoyed your getaway at Flamingo Cottage! We look forward to your return! My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Above and Beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Flamingo cottage was above and beyond my expectations! From the owner, Gretchen, to the accomodations themselves to how well-stocked the house was--it was all over the top. Beds were comfortable, lots of pillow and blankets and even extra sheets. Kitchen had ALL of the basics--even K cups for the Keurig machine!! The house is adorable with plenty of room to relax. The grass back yard was a plus with kids--somewhere for them to play. The tiled outside shower with separate dressing area was a luxury.The wine and chocolate from the owner was another added bonus. Would definitely stay here again when I visit Virginia Beach!! Thank you, Gretchen, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home for our son's wedding weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina, I am so happy it worked out for you all to stay at Flamingo Cottage for your son's wedding weekend. It's an honor to have been a small part in the special time for your family. I hope you all will return when you are back in Virginia Beach! My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Cute beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This beach rental has everything you need! Great location and so close to the beach. The owner, Gretchen, is super to work with! We will be back soon! Thanks for a wonderful spring break!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, thank you for the lovely review. Flamingo Cottage is such a special place and I'm so glad it worked for you all to spend spring break there this year. We look forward to your return soon! My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Cozy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Flamingo Cottage! The owner Gretchen goes out of her way to make your stay special without overlooking any details. She was helpful with assisting our plans with knowledge of the area as our girls had a soccer tournament on Marathon Weekend! Thanks Gretchen for another great stay we appreciate everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, we were so pleased to have you all again at Flamingo Cottage. You were so patient with all of the disruption from the annual Shamrock Marathon that runs directly in front of the cottage! Thank you for that! We look forward to welcoming you all again. My Best, ~Gretchen
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5

Amazing Thanksgiving Get-a-Way

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! I absolutely loved the simple charm of this home. It was close to the beach and close to shopping. Gretchen was very gracious and responds quickly. The house was in great, clean shape when we arrived. We were not disappointed. We came down to VA to visit our son that was there for military training. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and one we'll never forget. Thank you Gretchen and thank you Flamingo Cottage for the warm hospitality and some great memories !

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug, I was so glad Flamingo Cottage was available for your family to reunite over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for leaving it in perfect condition, and for your generous review. I hope you all will return in the future! 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

Northeast Virginia Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Summer 2017 - Value
May 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017/2018
Nov 27 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
$2,400
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Summer 2018 - Value
May 29 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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