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A "Hidden Gem"- The "White Whale"- Beach Cottage with private beach!

Hampton beachfront vacation home with kitchen and patio

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Hampton, VA, United States of America
  • We enjoyed our month long stay at the White Whale. Liz was amazing from start to finish.…

    Mar 12, 2021

  • Nice place, easy process checking in and out, steps to the beach. Thanks Liz!

    Aug 29, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Buckroe Beach and Park - 1 min walk
  • Grandview Beach - 17 min walk
  • The American Theatre - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Emancipation Oak Tree - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • John Biggers Murals - 3.8 mi / 6 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Double Futon

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About this home

Have a WHALE OF A TIME - Truly a beach lover's paradise boasting a sun-drenched white sand beach with small dunes. We are tucked away from the hustle & bustle but a quick commute anywhere you want to go! Fabulous beach house with it's own slice of pristine private beach!
Enjoy endless fun in the sun as you bask in the sun, go for a swim, make a sandcastle, fish from the shore or watch pods of migrating bottlenose dolphins dance in the air or take a leisurely stroll down the private beach under the moonlight. .

This idyllic beach cottage entrance begins with a temperature controlled enclosed front porch with CA/CH. Enjoy 2021 renovations including a recently updated kitchen sporting a bright & cheery paint scheme; complimented by a chic new butcher block breakfast bar.

The dining room provides a front row seat to spectacular sunrises each morning with a 180- degree unobstructed view of the Chesapeake Bay's horizon. Brilliant reds, orange & yellow hues creep over the horizon illuminating the calm waters of the Bay. It is absolutely a breathtaking sight!

As you glide pass the breakfast bar, the room opens into a large well- lit nautical themed living room. CA/CH keeps it nice & cool on hot summer days complimented by ceiling fans in every room.

The living room is nicely furnished with a plush full-size sofa & loveseat with recliners & beautiful new wood plank flooring. New 50” Smart TV in LR w/ "You Tube" & high speed WI-FI.

Large utility room adjacent to the kitchen with loads of cabinets, W/D front end loaders complmented by a menagerie of small kitchen appliances ( microwave, toaster oven, blender, Keurig, coffee pot etc.) & plenty of kitchenware’s. Both are generously stocked with supplies to jump start your stay.

The master bedroom is equipped with a comfy Queen size bed, 32" Smart TV, walk-in closet and a spacious full master bathroom with stand-up shower. The Middle room features a full size bed covered in a beautiful seashell quilt. The third room/children's room includes a set of twin beds, closet full of books & games, conveniently located next to the hall bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

We are pet friendly with prior approval on a case by case basis. No puppies or dangerous breeds accepted. We require a completed pet addendum and a $200 non-refundable pet fee for 1 pet & 250.00 for 2 pets (max of 2). Weight limit is 50lbs or less. Require picture of pet with pet addendum.

Make sure you flip thru our Welcome Book for useful information on the property & recommendations for dining out or popular attractions in the area. Seafood Lover's must visit Captain Ron's around the corner an iconic mainstay of our salty little town providing fresh seafood daily directly off the boats.

We accept reservations during the In-Season (Mid-May to Mid-September) from Sat to Sat only. During the Off-Season we require a 3-day minimum at reduced pricing. Check In is 330pm and check out is 1030am. Rates are for 6 people. $150.00 additional fee/each additional guest for a maximum of 2 additional guest.

All reservations require a completed rental contract with the house rules attached to your initial reservation and a picture ID returned to us within 72 hrs. of securing your booking.

We are strictly devoted to family- oriented vacations. We DO NOT entertain parties, weddings, reunions or large gatherings of any kind.

We look forward to hosting you & your family/friends!

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Buckroe Beach and Park - 1 min walk
  • Grandview Beach - 17 min walk
  • The American Theatre - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Emancipation Oak Tree - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • John Biggers Murals - 3.8 mi / 6 km
  • Hampton Convocation Center - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Booker T. Washington Memorial Garden & Statue - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Hampton University - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Virginia-Cleveland Hall - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Fort Monroe - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 31 min drive
  • Newport News - Williamsburg Intl. Airport (PHF) - 24 min drive
  • Newport News Station - 22 min drive
  • Norfolk Station - 26 min drive
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Hampton, VA, United States of America

The manager


Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1500 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -1 double bed
  • Studio - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Separate dining area
  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Near theme parks
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby


  • Water park access


  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:30 PM
  • Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • WiFi in rooms*
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Also known as

  • Vrbo Property
  • The "white Whale" Semi secluded Beach House on Private Beach!
  • The "white Whale" Pristine Private Beach 3bd 2ba Beach Cottage!
  • A "Hidden Gem" The "White Whale" Beach house with private beach!


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Crabtown Raw Bar & Grill (2.6 mi), Mama Rosa's Italian Family Restaurant (2.8 mi), and El Diablo Loco Cantina & Tequila Bar (3.2 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, fishing, and jet skiing. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching. A "Hidden Gem"- The "White Whale"- Beach Cottage with private beach! also has a water park.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We’ll be back!

    This was our second time renting this property in 4 months! We loved it just as much the second time around! The private beach is perfect and the house is clean, comfortable, and just right for our family of 7!

    Lara M., Other trip, May 18, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Clean home with a great view of Chesapeake bay

    We had a good experience staying at this home

    matt s., Other trip, Sep 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful little hideaway!

    With work being so stressful we decided to rent this small beach house with my kids husband and in-laws. This was more than we expected. The house had everything we needed and more. It was quiet, clean and beautifully located on prime beach front property. We had most of the beach to ourselves. Thank you for making this a perfect stay.

    Kristina W., Other trip, Sep 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice place!

    My family and I had a wonderful time. The views are absolutely unbeatable and everything was nice and cozy. Liz was great and we look forward to a return trip in the future! Thanks Again.

    Corey G., Other trip, Apr 17, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional


    This little house was absolutely perfect for our family! It was super clean and comfy! Very well equipped with everything we could have needed! The stretch of beach was pristine! It was a dream to be right on the beach! Every expectation met fir a relaxing vacation! Liz the owner was wonderful to work with!

    Susan C., Other trip, Jun 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a wonderful weekend at “The White Whale!”

    My family and I had a wonderful weekend at the White Whale! Liz was very responsive and helpful and the house was even better than we could have imagined! The view is amazing and the private beach is a dream! The house was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed! We are already planning our next visit! Thank you Liz for sharing this amazing property with others!

    Lara M., Other trip, Jan 20, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great View

    Pros: Beautiful view, large rooms, private beach, plenty of seating, and nice bedding. Cons: There are no blinds on the back of the house. No blinds. The kids on the deck next door (20 feet?) watched us eat dinner. I would have liked to have the option of closing a blind. The bedroom blinds have missing slats. Not much privacy. There are A LOT of burrs in the sand. If you bring a dog, you will need booties. The following is not the owners fault, but we found that people in this neighborhood aren't overly friendly. We would say good morning, to numerous folks...with literally no response. The manager, on the other hand, was super friendly and guided us well.

    Nancy J., Other trip, May 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice but some things need addressed

    We all had a great time and loved how close it was to the beach. Something werent as clean as I would have liked. The extra comforters for the beds had stains on them and the garbage disposal had broken glass in it. The front yard and back yard are covered in sand spurs. Wish we would had known because we had many hours of pulling spurs off clothes, dogs fur and out of the kids feet. Nice place for the price and manager is nice but somethings just werent up to my standards.

    Katie W., Other trip, Aug 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beach rental, right at the beach

    The location of this rental is amazing, just a few yards from the beach. Rental is comfortable, all that one needs is at hand. I do recommend this rental!

    Hans H., Other trip, Oct 4, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful view and comfortable accommodations!

    We had a great time at White Whale. The view and easy beach access can’t be beat. Just watch out for the burrs! The home is surprisingly roomy with everything you need. We loved watching all the ships come in. There are also so many interesting and historic places in the area. A great place for a reasonable price!

    Jennifer C., Other trip, Apr 3, 2021

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