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Gerri

Member since: 1996
Speaks: english

No. Laguna, Cliff Dr, Steps to sand between your toes.Sweeping ocean views. VID

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Orange County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4). CITY PERMIT 2002.03

Owner maintains scheduling for security purposes. CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY for availability, either message or text. (818-383-1499). Online public calendars not up to date. Still available: 8/18-8/29; 10/21-12/6; 1/7/2017-1/21/2017; 2/5/2017-

Sorry, but this 2 bdrm cottage cannot accommodate children under seven. (If you wish to have a smaller cottage or have children under seven, see our incredible one bedroom in our same location, #358, and text me. Young families really enjoy it. Also, enjoy a family gathering of up to 8 people by taking both cottages!)

Rare, incredible opportunity to vacation on prestigious Cliff Dr. and live like the locals. Drop your shoulders, recharge your batteries, fill your senses and your tummy, all just steps away from sand between your toes. Enjoy our close-in panoramic ocean view covered porch as well as an open deck or maybe you want to try paddleboarding or paddle yoga at Fishermans or Divers Coves, or surfing, kayaking, rent scuba gear, snorkeling gear, get scuba certified, book a scuba boat trip, all one block away, have a massage, hike the neighborhood trails, explore the tide pools, have a Starbucks, go a block to supermarket for adult beverages or healthy indulgences (Husky Boy and Ginas Pizza are across the street for not so healthy), and more, all just doors away.

Besides fun on our sandy beaches, if you are a small family you can tour Disneyland and Legoland, we are located between the two. Then put the exhausted kids to bed and have after-hour cocktails on our deck or relax in our cozy romantic master bedrm.

Walk one block to the beach and to the entrance of Heisler Park, perched along the waves for a breathtaking short walk to the enchanting Laguna Village with restaurants of every category, high end or taco stand, and local shopkeepers. Free summer daily trolley (July and Aug) otherwise weekend only trolley, stops right across the street.

This restored 1920s beach cottage has been newly appointed with coastal designer furnishings. One queen ocean view bedroom with hotel linens, a second view bedroom with a full bed and a twin bed, full bath, fully equipped granite kitchen with all the amenities, and beautiful trestle beams and hardwood floors throughout. Grand living room (w/40 inch flatscreen and hundreds of cable channels), master bedroom, living room plus deck overlook the ocean. All linens provided for bedroom and bathroom. YES, WE HAVE FREE WIFI. Coin-operated washer dryer shared by two others. Beach chairs, sand toys, beach towels provided.

WE ARE 1 of 36 LEGALLY PERMITTED VACATION RENTAL BUILDINGS BY THE CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH. We have had our two vacation rentals since 2000. We can guarantee we will not be shut down by the city prior to or during your visit and forcing you to check in last minute to a hotel.

Please text owner for availability (818-383-1499). For security purposes we do not keep a public online calendar. Mostly fill-in dates are available as guests are booking quickly. We have a five night minimum.

We have a strict no smoking policy on the whole property. Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets. Our rates are double occupancy. Please check the Rates section for complete details on the rates.

WATCH THE AMAZING DRONE VIDEO OF OUR PROPERTY in the video link.

Our cottages are not suitable for partying groups. Our mission is to offer a serene and relaxing awesome beach experience while at the same time being located in restaurant-rich, activity-rich, walk-friendly north Laguna Beach.

Do not be concerned that the property backs up to Coast Hwy. It is not a traditional "highway" but rather just a main artery street with stop lights every couple of blocks. The kitchen and bath are on that side. The bedrooms, living room and deck overlook Cliff Dr and the ocean beyond.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gerri (Owner)
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english

About Gerri

Art and Gerri have lovingly restored these 1920s era beach cottages, both our one bdrm cottage and our two bdrm cottage. They are always a work in progress with ongoing new updates and overall maintenance. We love to restore older homes and have done so in our home town of Glendale, CA, as an avocation as well as a business. It is our mission to preserve the architecture of Southern California past. Gerri is a real estate broker with her own boutique Glendale real estate company and Art is our property manager and manages investments. Art has worn many hats as he is retired from the LAPD and also a retired General Contractor. With our four adult children, two grandsons and our friends, we have enjoyed many days and evenings at our beach house and feel very fortunate to have such a special vacation home. We are happy to provide our new guests and well as our many retuning guests a special vacation home away from home.

Gerri purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Gerri chose Orange County

We were fortunate to find a spectacular ocean view vacation home located on the renowned California Riviera. We have among the best combinations: close-in ocean views combined with adjacent beach access as well as close walking proximity to the charming Laguna Village. We have traveled to many coastal areas throughout the world including southern Spain, along the coasts of Italy, Sicily, Gibraltar, French Riviera, South American Atlantic, and north Africa, as well as up and down the California Coast, Oregon Coast, East Coast and Mexican Riviera and coasts. Whenever we are home here in our vacation spot of Laguna Beach, we marvel how this spot is one of the most spectacular we have seen in the world, if not THE MOST SPECTACULAR place on earth. Yet, Laguna Beach remains a small beach town...but with sophisticated restaurants and amenities. One can relax in quiet serenity or find stimulating activity and entertainment all minutes away.

What makes this apartment unique

We have had these two cottages as vacation rentals since 1996. Laguna is vigorously pursuing all non-permitted short term lodgings, banning them having guests until they go thru a permitting process. With us you're reservation is guaranteed to be there when you arrive.

We are not an apartment with low ceilings, cramped spaces, or average decor. Our cottages offer jaw dropping sweeping close-in ocean views as well as a premier location surrounded by private, upscale Laguna Beach coastal residences. This cottage features a covered porch as well as sunny area, with fantastic, sweeping ocean views! We are 8-10 doors to three spectacular sandy cove beaches, as well as a 7 block walk to the charming Village. A short 8-door stroll to Heisler Park provides awesome vistas along pathways threading above the Pacific Ocean beaches. Heisler Park takes you to our quaint Village with shops and restaurants. Our cottages are fantastic and convenient in a serene ocean view setting. Located a 2-7 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Coast, Newport Beach and Pelican Hill, one can experience many delights of being surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in the world. A one room-hotel room in nearby resorts is very pricy. Our cottages are half those prices and are 3-4 rooms each, like a small house. Combined with nice furnishings appropriate to the cottage style, rather than furnished with cast offs and garage sale pick ups common to many vacation rentals, as well as providing an alternate to dining out each meal by providing upscale granite kitchens and al fresco dining areas, our 1920s built Laguna Beach Charmer offers a fun and exciting experience that prompts many return visits. We are confident once you stay with us you will be back again and again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Laguna immediately after the 12/22/10 mudslide. Before we even asked about the condition of the unit, the owners had emailed their assurances about the home and its condition. It turned out that the roof had a few minor drips (more of a problem for the owner than for us renters) but the owners offered a price discount after we had already moved in. Classy move... classy place... The well-equipped and clean kitchen was stocked with the kind of basics you hate to buy on a vacation, and the bedrooms were comfortable with nice linens. The otuside steps are a little slippery, and the bathroom doesn't have much storage space, but if those are my complaints - who cares?
Dec 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

No. Laguna, Cliff Dr, Steps to sand between your toes.Sweeping ocean views. VID
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

The PERFECT beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Laguna since I was a kid and now I bring my own family there every year. We have stayed in several beach rentals and this is definitely the best one we have stayed at. Location is perfect; steps to the beach, one block from grocery store, and great burger spot right across the street! The cottage is clean, bright, perfectly stocked and well taken care of. The owner was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We have already booked for next year and I think our search for the perfect beach rental is over!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. We loved having you and your family at our Laguna Beach Charmer cottage. I know you had a reservation that canceled on you last minute due to lack of city permit and you had to quickly scurry around to find another. We are so glad that we fulfilled your expectations and that we will see you again next year!
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New Mexico
5

classic coastal cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a quiet coastal get away. It is very well-stocked and well taken care of. The owners were very helpful and communication was good. They views from the deck are spectacular, hey great spot for breakfast or lunch. Parking was fine and it's a short walk to three fabulous beaches, even more if you walk a little farther. Good walking distance to town for dinner but if you want to write home, there is a trolley that drops you close to the front door. You can find Beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. In the laundry room for your trips to the beach. Highly recommended. We had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna for taking the time to write your lovely review. We certainly appreciate you as our guest and hope to see you again in the future.
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Austin TX
5

Where is the "10" star button

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering this amazing bungalow we were delighted. The view is expansive and so close to the ocean! Amazing sunsets too. Laguna trolly stops just down the street from the condo, less than a football field away. Its free on weekends in the fall/winter - so really no need for a car. The condo was clean, with a large living room and the beds so comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, even during the Thanksgiving holiday we had everything we needed to prep our food. Best part of all is the deck, partially covered was great especially when it rained. We will not hesitate to come back and enjoy this outstanding spot, we were lucky in choosing this listing for our holiday in Laguna. Thanks Gerri!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Beachcottage

  • 5 of 5

Hi Gerri. we are now back in the UK. We wanted to thank you for a fabulous stay. We loved your place, its beautiful location and a gorgeous cottage. We loved sitting on the balcony enjoying the views and having cosy candlelit dinners. You have clearly put a lot of effort in to the place and extras such as great coffee, candles, blankets which was really appreciated. And thank you again for letting us stay a little longer it made our last day as good as possible.

When we left my daughters said; one day we will bring our children and show them this little gem :)

My oldest added, even better one day I will buy this and this can be our summerhouse... good to have dreams...

Thanks again

The Hobbis's

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gerri, We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your 2-bedroom cottage. It was very warm and cozy, not to mention the location and amazing views from the deck. We had a great vacation and will be back to Laguna many times. The location on Cliff Drive is excellent. We like to take walks together and from the cottage we could watch the sunset from a different beach each evening. We have visited several communities along the So. California coast, and none of them compares to the awesome beauty of the beaches in Laguna. Our first night was very special as we were engaged in Fisherman's Cove, just a few steps from your cottage. The ambience and charm of the cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. We plan to be back no later than Summer 2016 and will be looking at your calendar for availability.

Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Love this beach!

  • 5 of 5

Gerri, I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic week we were able to spend in your lovely cottage! It was so wonderful to be able to park the car and take it all in. My family loved walking to different beaches and really appreciated the umbrella, beach chairs and especially the boogie boards that you provided. The view from the bedrooms was amazing and my husband and I were thrilled that we could keep the windows and doors open to the breeze. I must say that the memory foam mattress topper was a godsend. I recently seriously injured both of my knees and I think that this was the first time I was able to sleep without a pillow between my knees in a month. I'm buying one of these things!. I have to say that our favorite thing about your cottage was the deck. Sunshine with morning coffee, evening cocktails watching the sunset, and nighttime by candle light. It couldn't have been more perfect!

Thank you again,

The Hansens

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The last week of June to Labor Day there is a free trolley that takes you to town, and passes by every 30 min til 11PM. Pick it up right across on Coast Hwy, so fun. Take it to the Village, the summer Sawdust Festival, and Art shows. Also, our location provides walking proximity to Laguna's famous art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and shopping. Dive shop w/ wet suits, fins and other supplies one door away. Supermarket w/ Starbucks one block. 30 min N to Disneyland, 40 min S to Legoland, 90 min to San Diego, Zoo, Sea World and more. Crystal Cove Historical restored shacks and restaurant 3 min, Pelican Hill resort and golf 7 min. Great mall upscale shopping in Fashion Island (15 min) and So Coast Plaza (25 min).

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Rates & Availability

Laguna Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer July-August
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Fall Sept 6- Dec 21
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,400
$4,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Early Summer-June
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$465
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$295
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

****If you are looking at short term rentals (ST) in Laguna Beach that do not charge bed tax, you are looking at a non permitted ST rental, city of Laguna is actively pursuing to shut them down. We can guarantee our cottage will be available for your arrival and stay.
Our criteria:
Five night minimum
Two bedroom cottage is not suitable for children under seven.
Cottage cannot accommodate pets.
We accommodate up to 4 people maximum.
One time cleaning fee: $150
$300 refundable security deposit
All reservations are subject to other reservations until paid in full
Thanksgiving Wed to Sunday, Christmas Dec 21-Jan 3, = summer rates
Laguna Beach requires we charge our guests their 10% bed tax per night.
Cancellation policy: any days that we rebook after your cancellation will be refunded to you otherwise your stay is not refundable.
For security reasons, we do not keep this public calendar up to date. We have stated our open dates in the opening paragraph in "Description" on the site. Please text me to reserve rather than going through this site to get the best rate. 818-383-1499.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Orange County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Pedestal sink, shower over tub, shelves for holding toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean-View Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Ocean-View w/ 2 Beds - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
High Speed Wireless Internet access (wireless only), 40' flat screen TV w/ multitude of cable channels, designer linens - cookware - utensils - wine & champagne glasses provided, Huge Living Room, private romantic 'queen' bedroom with ocean views, Fabulous view deck, gas BBQ, Hair dryer, Beach chairs/towels/kids toys, Dive shop and supplies a block away. Supermarket, Starbucks, pizza, yoga, mani pedi, UPS Store all a block away. Free Trolley to town stops across the street, runs every 30 min from end of June to Labor Day, rest of year longer between stops but it does run.

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