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Chalyn Newman

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

North Laguna Perfect!!! Town, Beach, Hike in minutes.

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 31 nights

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1.5 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults +up to 2 kids OR 3 adults)

Walk a block and a half to find yourself at two of North Laguna's most beautiful beaches: Shaw's Cove,Crescent Bay, Diver's Cove

Drive 2 minutes to downtown Broadway & PCH

Walk 5 minutes to Heisler Park and stroll into town along the cliffs by the main beach.

Drive 1min to the supermarket.

Hike or run out the back of the property and up the hill into the canyons for amazing views and natural beauty.

Great for families with children--beach toys and chairs available.

Newly painted, light, airy upstairs apartment with ocean views.

Watch the sunrise from the balcony, hear the seals calling from the kitchen windows in the evening.

Queen bed in master bedroom and trundle bed in adjacent sleeping alcove. (This apartment is NOT suitable for 4 adults. It IS suitable for 2 adults and up to 2 young children OR 3 adults)

This property is near to the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters, and Disneyland (30 minutes drive).

Take the free Shuttle downtown, to the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, or down the south coast during July & August - pick up just 2 minutes from the apartment.

Keywords: Quiet upstairs flat,near beach, 1.5 bedroom

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chalyn Newman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Chalyn Newman

This property has been in our family for multiple generations. Laguna Beach is a very special Mecca of art and beach culture that inspires us every time we visit. We love to share the inspiration of this wondrous coastal community with friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

Our family has owned this property since the 1960s. We like the simple old-style Laguna living and hope you will too! Art is an integral part of our family so that is evident throughout our apartment.

We love spending the mornings and afternoons at Zinc's Cafe and always catch Saturday's Farmers Market. Summers in Laguna offer a multitude of things to do including the Laguna Festival of the Arts, the Sawdust Festival, the Pagent of the Masters, music, a free trolley service and of course the many local beach coves.


based on 28 traveler reviews

North Laguna Perfect!!! Town, Beach, Hike in minutes.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
Washington, DC

Perfect location- clean and cozy beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out today and had a great time! This cottage was very cozy and clean and had everything we needed. It's within a short (and picturesque) walking distance to all the beautiful Laguna beaches. The owner responded quickly to any questions. This was my first time using VRBO and it was a very good experience! I would definitely recommend this house for anyone looking to visit and relax in Laguna Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rough around the edges.

  • 2 of 5

The owner was nice , The property needs updates .in a pinch it worked . could use a good was in great need of updates.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, great location

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple who stayed in this house in April without a car. It is well located, 5-10 minutes walk from a couple of lovely beaches and a 15-20 minute walk to the centre of town. There is a useful grocery shop nearby, a decent takeaway food place, and a very good (and good value) Chinese restaurant. The house itself is cosy, with a well stocked kitchen with a good oven, a nice living area and a comfortable bedroom. There is an area for sitting outside (in the sun for most of the day), a washing machine and dryer, and the neighbours are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a relaxing time there. The only issue was how long it takes to cross the main road on the way to the beach (though the main road cannot be heard from the house itself which is good)!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, great location

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Has everything you could need, really comfortable bed with nice sheets. The location is fantastic. You can see the water from the windows and it's a short walk to the beaches and tidepools. My only gripe is the amount charged for the cleaning fee which made up 25% of my total cost.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback on our Laguna apartment. So sorry to hear that the cleaning fee made you uncomfortable. It is our goal to keep the apartment spick and span for every guest who arrives. Whether a stay is 2 or 20 days the fee to our cleaner is the same. We apologize if this felt unreasonable.
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Amazing, I felt very at home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I stayed at this beautiful cottage after Christmas for a family vacation! It is very homey! We loved opening the windows during the day (on our sons nap time) to let the breeze in it was wonderful! It's about 1 mile from Main beach Laguna and all the shops, But Pavilions (a grocery store) is about two or three streets away. The walk isn't bad at all, I found it quite relaxing. There are plenty of beaches to explore near by. The cottage is clean and has a washer and dryer down stairs which was very useful. The owner is wonderful she was so sweet, helpful and she answered any questions I had. Over all my family and I absolutely loved our stay here, we will definitely be back And we highly recommend staying here for a family vacation!! <3

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! Our goal is to make our guests feel at home, relaxed and cared for. We are so happy to hear that your stay met your family's needs. We encourage feedback so that we can continue to improve the quality of stay for all our guests. We very much look forward to hosting you when you visit Laguna Beach again. Don't forget to remind us you are returning guests.
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problems need to be fixed

  • 1 of 5

There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the porch. Good thing since the views of the ocean from the filthy windows make it seem you are in the LA smog. I'd have cleaned the windows, but some of the linens in the unit have more stains than my rags at home. When you remove the 100% polyester bed sheets on your last day you'll find a bed pad with worse staining than any infant could do. For many, dirty is subjective. Long hairs all over, soap scum in the shower, and black stained cutting boards are not an issue for some. I wouldn't have bothered writing a review about them.

However subjective the above, two other issues compelled me to write this review. The front unit, which appears to be a long-term renter, yelled at my Thanksgiving dinner guests for using the common areas he claims as his. He'd already spoken with me and I agreed to his (inappropriate) terms, just to keep the peace. But, he didn't wait for me to tell the guests to continue his tirade. He incorrectly cites the written terms for this unit as justification that you don't get to use all the common areas. I draw the line at being required to navigate around his SUV and the bushes. Your punishment for non-compliance is his using every power tool in the garage below the unit at 6:30am. It's a fight the landlord should resolve, not you while on your vacation. Ironically, his daughter greets guests with a warm hello.

Most importantly though, the unit appears to violate electrical code. Your safety may be in jeopardy from possible fire. Extension cords run into the walls through holes drilled into the sheetrock and then exit to be plugged into outlets. I believe a unit which may be in violation of code and risks your safety should not be on the rental market. I left four days early, especially when I've got the problem front unit person using electrical power tools under where I'm sleeping.

I forfeited half my payment because I believed I wasn't safe. You shouldn't consider renting this unit for your own safety.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate constructive criticism from our guests. Our goal is to provide a comfortably clean, beachy, artistic space for all our guests to enjoy. We are constantly upgrading each room as we receive feedback from our guests. We strive to be responsive before, during and following your stay in our family vacation paradise. As the numerous reviews indicate, our beach bungalow is an ideal space for families with young children and mature adults to relax and enjoy the beauty of the nearby beach, hiking and art scene of Laguna Beach.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Orange County
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Shaws Cove, Crescent Bay
Car: recommended

5 minute drive from Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters. Free trolley service July-August to town and festival.

30 minute drive to Disneyland,

Walk to California's most beautiful beaches known as the California Riviera.

Perfect for families with children or mature couples.

This property is walking distance to supermarket and shopping.

Walk to world class art galleries.

2 minute walk from Shaw's Cove and Crescent Bay beaches.

5 min walk to Heisler Park,

15 minute walk to main beach and downtown. Hiking, running and mountain biking trails just a short walk from the house at Dartmoor.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 7 2017 - Mar 1 2017
31 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Orange County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower only - no bath tub All linens, bath & beach towels provided Body products provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 Master: Queen Bed (1), Bedroom 2 Attached Bedroom Alcove: Twin sized Trundle Bed with pull out bed below. Best suited for 2 children or 1 adult due to the size and proximity of adjoining room. The alcove is a walk through between the bathroom and the master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
5 minute walk to Shaw's Cove or Crescent Bay beaches, two of Laguna Beach's most beautiful local beaches. 15 minute walk to Main Beach and downtown, Run hike or mountain bike right out the door, Amazing ocean view canyon trails just a 5 minute walk up the hill, Great for families with children, Upstairs apartment with view of the ocean, Watch the sunrise or sunset from the balcony, Queen bed and trundle bed in adjacent sleeping alcove, 20 minute walk or a quick trolley ride to the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts , Sawdust Festival , 30 minute drive to Disneyland, 20 minute drive south of Orange County Airport or 30 minute drive from Long Beach Airport

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