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QUINTESSENTIAL COTTAGE - BOOK FOR FALL AND THE HOLIDAYS NOW!

Cheryl Cunningham

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cheryl Cunningham

Advertiser since: 2011
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QUINTESSENTIAL COTTAGE - BOOK FOR FALL AND THE HOLIDAYS NOW!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Laguna Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy the Laguna Beach lifestyle at its best in this lovingly restored historic cottage. One of the first 300 cottages built in Laguna in 1915. It is warm and inviting and you will find yourself immediately relaxed and ready to enjoy everything Laguna Beach has to offer.

The cottage couldn't be more convenient to restaurants, shopping, art galleries and night life venues. It is all here and all within a few blocks. Should you decide to venture further, leave your car here and catch the free Trolley to town...arriving every 15 minutes a block away. (summer months only-see schedule) Downtown is less than a mile and totally walkable.

In the morning enjoy your breakfast in the sunny back yard garden listening to the local birds. In the afternoon enjoy the front porch in rocking chairs while sipping your favorite beverage while the sun sets, listening to your favorite music. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Our Cottage has three bedrooms (king, queen and double bed)and two full service baths with an additional outside shower (to speed things up a bit).

This is our personal beach house, not a 'beach rental' property so there are many personal touches you will feel while here. It is a cozy home and the perfect place to get away from it all for a short time.

Keywords: Historic Cottage lovingly restored - comfortable, cheery and inviting

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Cheryl Cunningham (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Cheryl Cunningham

My husband and I have five children and two grandchildren. This is where we can all come together. We love to go to the beach and stay for hours catching up on our reading. We also love music and it is always on at home. Walking to town to the Saturday farmer's market or to dine or shop is always such a treat.

Our kitchen and bathrooms were lovingly restored/updated in 2008 by my husband and myself who are home builders.

Cheryl Cunningham purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Cheryl Cunningham chose Laguna Beach

We purchased this home in 2003 after seeing it once and making an offer that afternoon. It was warm and inviting and we knew right away it was for us. We consider ourselves blessed to have found the perfect mix of quiet local streets yet totally accessible to great restaurants, galleries and shopping. Most important, we wanted a home close to the beach as we go frequently. This home has it all.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our front porch for 'people watching' and sunset skies. Our back yard is delightful for breakfast; hearing local birds and enjoying the quiet sunshine. Visit our birdhouse collection or just kickback with a good book.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for sharing your home with us. What a truly lovely home. Everything is so comfortably designed,we really felt llike we were "at home".

The house was great for all the bridesmaids to be able to get ready for the most special day in our lives.

That was so nice of you to leave the bottle of wine for our daughter. The wedding really turned out to be her dream wedding; and we had such a wonderful time hosting it.

Thanks again for such a short but so nice stay, and thanks again for your well wishes.
Jun 2012
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Quintessential Cottage - Book for Fall and the Holidays NOW!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 39 reviews
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Laguna Beach Orange County
5

Perfect beach retreat

  • 5 of 5
Spent 3 weeks here from late June through mid July. Two couples and one teenager - house has a great location and comes equipped with everything you need from chilled glasses in the freezer to boogie boards - you don't need anything except groceries. Beach is a short walk across Pch - close enough that some days we came back for lunch - didn't bother to pack a lunch to the beach---some days we ordered take out lunch from El Ranchito which was also convenient--walked to see fireworks at main beach - took trolley to the Pageant of the Masters--all is convenient from this house. Ate all meals outside on the darling back patio--propane bbq was well utilized! Outdoor shower nice too - inside well appointed beachside chic--very classy and comfortable...my company from Belgium loved it and we hope to go back! Owner is super friendly and helpful with all arrangements--a super place.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Laguna Beach Orange County
Redondo Beach, CA
5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
This place was fabulous, just perfect for our family for the weekend of our son's wedding. Everything was just as it was pictured and better. Each family member who came through the door went "Wow"! Everything was immaculately clean and up to date. Cheryl was wonderful too. I'd highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone. Thanks Cheryl!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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OMG what is that smell

  • 2 of 5
My family and I were so excited to get out of the cold and snow but as soon as we walked into the house, the smell hit our noses and we couldn't believe how bad it was. I called the owner who blamed it on a sewer station in the neighborhood. But there is something seriously foul with the plumbing. Honestly, the house is small but lovely. I didn't want to trash the house but don't want another family to pay and have to deal with that terrible odor!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Carol...so sorry you are still dwelling on the unfortunate sewer pump station malfunction that you experienced during your stay in February. I realize it is very unpleasant but I know it did not last your entire stay and typically lasts only a few hours. Unfortunately for us and our neighbors, it does happen a couple of times a year. The City of Laguna Beach tries hard to mitigate it and has spent millions of dollars on repairs but from time to time it happens for a few hours. While it was unpleasant for a period of time, I understood that you had a great overall stay. Again, my apologies that all of your memories weren't pleasant. Please be assured it did NOT come from our property. Have a great summer.
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NEVER AGAIN

  • 1 of 5
The house was ok. We were told that our dogs could use the space on the side of the house, after cleaning up all there business the owners still complained. Trust me if you make any kinda sound the neighbors will COMPLAIN, we were blamed for noise all the other dogs made that live in the area that we're barking. If you decide to rent from these people, trust me they will do what ever it takes to keep your deposit. And don't bother cleaning the house because they will complain about that too (we vacuumed but we should have emptied the bag. They have a maid service!!)right?
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  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was obviously upset about the recent posting of a negative review by a past guest. Unfortunately the guest was not forthright about the size and demeanor of his two large dogs. The dogs, the guests' partner and mother stayed in the car for over 30minutes while I showed the guest around the house, yard, etc. After arriving back to the house after the guests departure, I found my side yard leading to the garage dug up with poop deposited on the plants that had not been cleaned up. The "dog run" in the front part of the yard seemed to be in good order. After going into the house the housekeeper showed me my duvet cover on the master bed that had several poop remnants left; ovbiously from the guest's two large dogs. I was shocked as I had never had anyone so disregard my property in that way. Animals are forbidden on the beds, the couches, etc.
In addition, in their haste to clean up after the dogs (hair) prior to my housekeeper getting there, they used the utility vacuum intended for guests only to cleanup but didn't have the courtesy to dump the overflowing wad of hair. There were a couple of other things missing in the house but I usually just replace them. I always appreciate it when guests let me know that something broke or goes missing. The worst thing that happened during their stay was when our next door neighbor came over at 1:30 in the morning to ask the guest to keep their dogs from barking as they had to work in the morning and the neighborhood is very tight. The guest slammed the door on my neighbor and proceeded to let the dogs out, starting shouting obscenities and rousing the dogs to bark until about 6am. This was absolutely unbelieveable to me. They are guests in my home and I try very hard for my neighbors to not be affected adversely by our guests so this was just astounding. Because of these incidents I have decided to not allow dogs in the future...they have spoiled it for everyone else who wishes to bring a pet with them. A portion of their security deposit is being withheld for cleaning of the duvet and replanting of the flowers that were dug up or stomped on repeatedly by the dogs. The remainder was refunded...I am not in the business of keeping security deposits; actually this is only the third deposit in three years that I have not fully refunded. The other deductions were made because of dog damage to the yards/house also. We have had too many guests with dogs to count....the majority are very considerate.
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5

most relaxing family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
our family of six stayed at this beautiful home near the beach for spring break. Our three sons loved their rooms, our dog enjoyed exploring the back and side yard and my husband and I loved the entire house. Such a laid back town and literally hidden behind mountains. Cheryl was very kind and comfortable to talk with. Bob was our home tour guide and he was very welcoming and smiley as well. I loved walking out dog on the beach and the locals were all so considerate and kind. I'd recommend the near by pizza place..real good! We'll be back again for sure! Thanks Cheryl!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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-760 578-0185
Laguna Beach Orange County
5

A true "Beach Cottage"

A true "Beach Cottage"
  • 5 of 5
The Cottage was everything we could have asked for and Cheryl was extremely helpful with the process. The close proximity to the beautiful beach and everything that Laguna has to offer made our stay very special. We will absolutely return and can't wait!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Derek:

Thank you so so much for your wonderful review. It is always great when I get such great feedback from a guest. I try hard for everyone to have a comfortable, relaxed (and worry free) stay. I thank you for your kind words and look very much forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best,

Cheryl

Map

Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Avila's, Kya and Splashes
Car: not necessary

Our house is 1-1/2 blocks from the Surf & Sand beach. We are within walking distance to Blue Bird Park where you can enjoy free summer outdoor concerts or your children can play on their amazing playset. Our beautiful beach is a sandy beach (not rocky) with lifeguards on duty during the summer months. Stroll along the beach or bring a beach chair down and watch the sunset. It is all yours to enjoy and appreciate.

The new sport of Paddleboarding is in full swing in Laguna Beach and lessons/equipment can be easily found.

We are in the center of 'The Hip District' (Historical and Interesting Places) contains over 40 shops, galleries, and restaurants to satisfy all shoppers. The downtown Village is less than a mile - certainly walkable or take the free shuttle during summer months. Shuttle and Bus stop is 1/2 block from the house.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $385 Per night

Laguna Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall to Early Spring
Sep 3 2014 - Feb 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,600
 
 
Spring
Feb 11 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,800
 
 
Early Summer
May 16 2015 - Jun 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
House cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes HOLIDAY RATES (EXCEPT SUMMER HOLIDAYS) - $500/NIGHT ..... CONTACT OWNER FOR WEEKLY RATE

NOTE: UNTIL CONFIRMED, RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Owner requires 50% deposit due at time of reservation.
Balance due 30 days prior to reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bath 1 has tub/shower and plenty of storage. Bath2 has shower only but light and roomy.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Fabulous TemperPedic mattress!, Queen size Beds (1) New comfortable mattress, Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Have a Pack n Play, high chair and stroller suitable for infants and toddlers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy the Laguna Beach lifestyle in this beautiful historic cottage just steps away from the beach, wonderful restaurants with nightlife as well as great 'Hip District' shopping. This cottage has new LED flat screen TVs as well as inside/outside sound system for total enjoyment. Wine cooler and small refrigerator in garage will keep your beverages cool. Subzero refrigerator and built-in dishwasher a plus. Games for kids, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards and umbrellas available for your total 'beach experience'. Enjoy the view from the front porch with rocking chairs and rose garden. Back yard is a pleasant get'away with new bbq, dining table and chairs and flowering garden. Great location - one block to Surf and Sand Hotel as well as within walking and free trolley distance to restaurants, art galleries, Main Beach as well as the famous Pageant of the Masters (summer). Trolley stop across the street arrives every 15 minutes and will take you anywhere in Laguna Be

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