Deposit and Payment Terms
A 50% deposit is required for all reservations of 3 nights and longer. A 100% deposit is required for stays of 2 nights or less. The balance of your room is due upon check-in. Visa/MC/Discover, American Express and Travelers Checks are accepted for payment. Room rates do not include applicable state and local taxes. All deposits and payments are due and accepted in U.S. Dollars only. We cannot accept personal checks as payment. Rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.
For reservations made for periods not listed below, cancellations 21 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date, there is a 15% cancellation fee on the total stay. For cancellations 21 days or less of the scheduled arrival date, there is no refund. We do no transfer, or credit any deposits regardless of the reason for cancellation. Reasons for cancellation may unfortunately include, but are not limited to, medical or family emergencies, inclement weather, missed or cancelled flights, ferry reservations, etc. Deposits on bookings cancelled at any time scheduled for New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th week, Carnival week, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, and Women’s Week are only refundable if the room is re-rented for the entire stay regardless of the time when the cancellation was made. As travel, weather, and life can be uncertain, we highly recommend purchasing a trip cancellation insurance, available at minimal cost from any travel agency or online at
Minimum stay requirements apply to all advance bookings and vary depending on the season, holidays, and events. To provide more flexibility for your trip to P’town, minimum stays do not require a Saturday arrival. The minimum stay requirements are:
New Years (3 nights), Valentine/Presidents Weekend (3 nights), Memorial Day (4 nights), July 4th Week (5 nights), Bear Week (7 nights), Carnival (7 nights), Labor Day Weekend (5 nights), Columbus Day weekend (3 nights), Woman's Week (4 nights), Halloween Weekend (3 nights), Thanksgiving weekend (3 nights). Weekends in May & June (2 nights), Weekends in July & August (4 nights), Weekends in September & October (2 nights).
Arrival and Departures
Check-in time is between 2:00PM and 7:00PM. For arrivals earlier than 2:00PM, we are able to accommodate luggage storage and we make every effort to accommodate our guests as soon as possible. For check-ins after 7:00PM, personalized instructions are left for our guests who do require a late check-in. Check-out time is 11:00AM. A late check-out of 1:00PM is available for an additional charge of $75.00.
Smoking & Candles
Smoking, candles, or any form of open flame is not permitted anywhere on property. Guest violating the non-smoking or open flame policy will be automatically billed an additional $500.
We are an adult vacation property. Children of 16 years of age and older are permitted.
Although we understand how hard it is to leave your loved ones behind, The White Porch Inn does not accommodate pets of any kind. If you wish to travel with your pet(s), there is a local pet resort that we recommend. Please contact
Any damage above normal wear and tear to textiles, furnishing, carpeting are subject to a minimal fee of $50 plus additional service fees as needed.
Limited onsite tandem parking is available but must be reserved in advance, ideally at time of booking, and is based on availability for $12.00/day plus tax. We suggest bringing a second set of keys for your convenience. Due to space restrictions this confirmed parking is restricted to one small or mid-sized vehicle per room. We are not able to accommodate any large vehicles including, but not limited to, trucks, vans, pick-ups, trucks, or SUVs. Alternatives to parking on site include public and private lots immediately in close proximity at both ends of Johnson Street.