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Cliff Dr - Steps to sand between your toes! Incredible 1 Bdrm Cottage - VIDE

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bdrm, perfect for 2 adults + 2 minors, across from beach

Rare and incredible opportunity to vacation on LagunaBeachCharmers prestigious Cliff Dr. Escape the troubles of the modern world and live like the locals, where life is one long weekend. Drop your shoulders, recharge your batteries, fill your senses and your tummy, all just steps away from sand between your toes. +18183831499. Enjoy our close-in panoramic ocean view personal deck or maybe you want to try paddleboarding, paddle yoga at Fishermans Cove or Divers Cove, or surfing, kayaking, rent scuba gear, snorkeling gear, get scuba certified, go out on scuba boat, all available one block away, have a massage, hike the neighborhood trails, explore the tide pools, go a block to supermarket for adult beverages or healthy indulgences (Husky Boy and Ginas Pizza are across the street for not so healthy; Jan's for super healthy; Reunion Kitchen and Asada for incredible meals; Blk Dot Vietnamese (strong,) coffee), and more, all just doors away.

Besides 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 kiddies to bed and have after-hour cocktails on our deck, enjoy our 200+ channel TV in the comfortable living room, or relax in our cozy romantic master bedrm. This cottage is a newly furnished in coastal appropriate appointments, with panoramic ocean views on prestigious Cliff Drive. One queen bedroom with hotel linens, full bath, granite kitchen with all the amenities, and beautiful trestle beams and hardwood floors throughout. Grand living room, with trundle twin beds suitable for minors. Master bedroom, living room plus personal deck overlook the ocean. All linens provided. YES, WE HAVE FREE WIFI. We provide beach chairs and beach towels. Coin-operated laundry on premises shared by two others.

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.


We have a strict no smoking policy on the whole property. City of Laguna Beach also has a strict non-smoking policy everywhere in the city. This includes e-cigarettes, vaping and all other types of smoking. Sorry we cannot accommodate pets. We allow four people maximum overnight. Our rates are double occupancy. Please check our rates section and rules and poesfor details.


We are not suitable for partying groups. Our mission is to offer a "live like a local" awesome beach vacation while at the same time being located in walk-friendly north Laguna Beach.

Do not be concerned that the property backs up to the iconic Hwy 1. It is not a traditional "highway" . It is the state coastal Highway 1 / 101 that weaves up the coast to Canada. In Laguna Beach it is just an ordinary main artery street with stop lights every couple of blocks. There is a garden courtyard buffer between the street and the cottage and the Bedroom and Living Room or on the Cliff Drive side and overlook Cliff Dr and the ocean across the street.

Laguna Beach is consistently among the top 10 beach resorts in the U.S. The Laguna Beach beach-side lifestyle is all around us, not partying groups that are so popular in our neighboring towns, but if you are coming here for a quiet experience our place is not for you. LagunaBeachCharmers cottages are for visitors looking for a vibrant beach "live like a local" escape with all the excitement and amenities of a bustling, popular, upscale Southern California beach town. At times there will be trucks, trolleys from the free trolley route we are on, occasional construction or barking dogs, or loud motorcycles (whose revved up riding is forbidden in Laguna but they do it anyway), or more, that pass by our cottages and by our immediate neighborhood of $5M+ homes. More than half of our guests return time and again.

Also, while we have great street parking in front of the building for eight cars, in the warm weekend months those places fill up fast with beachgoers. Please be patient and a place will open up for you usually after 5 PM until about 10 AM. Weekends are the busiest. Once you are at the cottage, unless you are taking day trips, you will rarely have to move your car as we are a "walkability" neighborhood.

Also, unusual for homes in Laguna Beach, we have installed central air-conditioning! We have a very mild temperature range but there will be an occasional heat wave. We also have portable fans and ceiling fans.

If you wish to have an incredible stay and need a two bedroom, please check out our listing 310136. It's perfect for four people or a couple with two older children, not suitable for children under seven. Or have a great great experience and book for both cottages for up to 8 people.

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Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gerri

We (Art and Gerri) have lovingly restored our 1920s LagunaBeachCharmers, both our one bdrm cottage and our two bdrm cottage. Our two cottages are always a work in progress. 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 Southern California architecture of the past. Gerri is a graduate of UCLA and a former elementary school teacher. For the past 45 years, I have been a real estate broker with my own boutique real estate company and Art is our property manager and manages our investments, as well as working on his hobby, restoring a 1960s vintage cars. Art has worn many hats as he is retired from the LAPD and also a retired General Contractor. Along with our four adult children, four grandchildren and our friends, we have enjoyed many days at our beach house and feel very fortunate to have such a special vacation home. For our many guests, new and returning, we are happy to provide a special vacation escape away from home.

Gerri purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Gerri chose Laguna Beach

We were fortunate to find a fantastic coastal vacation home location on the renowned California Riviera. We have specactular close in, panoramic 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, the coastline of Italy, Sicily, Gibraltar, French Riviera, South American Atlantic and north Africa, Western Spain and France along the Atlantic as well as up and down the California Coast, Oregon Coast, East Coast and Mexican Riviera. 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 cottage unique

* We have operated our two vacation rentals since 1998. We are a city permit in good standing with the city since 2003. Be aware that short term lodgings violating the strict city vacation rental rules are being vigorously pursued by the City of Laguna Beach to stop operating. With us, your vacation rental is guaranteed to be available when you arrive.

Our LagunaBeachCharmers offer awesome sweeping close-in ocean views as well as a premier location surrounded by private upscale Laguna Beach $5-25M coastal residences. We are an easy walk past 10 homes to three spectacular sandy cove beaches, as well as a seven block walk to the charming Laguna Village. A short 8-door stroll brings one to Heisler Park, which provides awesome vistas along pathways above the beaches of the Pacific below. Heisler Park takes you to Las Brisas restaurant patio overlooking the Pacific...enjoy yummy chips and appetizers, and, if you so desire, a myriad of enticing margaritas...and then you have just a short walk home!

Our cottages are fantastic and convenient in a serene ocean view setting. We are a stones throw to a burger take out, a block to a supermarket, mailbox store, pizza joint, fun, gourmet dinner house, magnificent authentic tacos and Mexican food, coffee house and other. Located a 2-7 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Coast (Mastros, Trader Joes), Newport Beach and Pelican Hill, one can experience many delights of being surrounded by some of the most expenseive real estate in the world. Hotel rooms in nearby resorts range from $500-1000+ per nite, and are one room. 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, not furnished with cast offs and garage sale pick ups common to many vacation rentals. We provide an alternate to dining out each meal by providing upscale granite kitchens and al fresco dining patios.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time staying in the one bedroom cottage and we felt like we were right at home. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and it is very clean. We loved having coffee in the morning on the deck and planning our day, but more importantly enjoying the sunsets with a glass of wine- the view is absolutely perfect! We rarely used our car and walked to town, as well as all the coves right around the cottage. Working with the owners was so easy and pleasant they are very prompt at getting back to you.

Thank you for sharing your Laguna gem, and we look forward to many more memories here.

Misty Malone

November 2017
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Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Person booking LagunaBeachCharmers must be at least 25 years of age. Not suitable for partying groups but rather for a family environment.
  • Reservation not accepted by owner until guests complete owner's rental agreement which is emailed after initial vrbo communication.
  • $225 cleaning fee. 12% Laguna bed tax. 2% surcharge for international cc bookings.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Spotless, designer cabinet, fixtures;outdoor shower for sand
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Romantic Master Bedroom w ocean view - 1 queen , Charming bedroom, window seat, large closet, ocean views
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). This cottage is not suitable for four adults. It is suitable for a single, couple or a family with minor children under 16 years old.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
High Speed Wireless Internet access (wifi only); 40' flat screen TV w/ Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc; 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, Trundle style twin beds in living room can sleep 2 minors, Dive shop for rentals one block away. Supermarket with Starbucks, plus Pizza, upscale dining, Mexican food, yoga, hair salon, mani-pedi all one block away. Email me direct: GerriGCREatAOLdotCOM Text or call me: Eight One Eight-Three Eight Three-One Four Nine Nine


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Cliff Dr - Steps to sand between your toes! Incredible 1 Bdrm Cottage - VIDE
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

A great stay in this beautiful cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

My sister and nephews had a great time in this beautiful beach cottage. The location is amazing - less than 5 minutes walk to 5 beautiful beaches, with one just steps away.

The cottage is fully equipped and ready for a relaxing beach vacation. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Laguna Beach escape!

  • 5 of 5

This is a treasure of a vacation! I've been coming to this same property for over 20 years!! It's a home away from home, complete with all the comforts of home. Ideal location, great ocean views and the perfect place to recharge and rejuvinate... Looking forward to the next 20 years~ :)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local living..

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation staying in the one bedroom cottage. Everything was perfect, and as pictured...except the view- no photo could really do the ocean view justice- go and see it yourself, you will not be disappointed! Working with the owners was smooth and easy. They answered everything timely and were so easy to deal with. We will will definitely return and rent again this lovely cottage. We felt like a local and loved the vibe of Laguna.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the pictures don't do justice to the amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical place, perfectly located--a 10" walk to the Village, right on Cliff Drive with walking access to a number of coves. There is a deck (with BBQ and table) with a wonderful view as well as a larger patio one level down with deck chairs and a larger BBQ. The view continues from inside: both from the living room (which opens onto the deck) and from the BR. The apartment is comfortably furnished, lots of books (mainly detective and thrillers), Turner Classics on the TV and a very well equipped kitchen. The apartment backs onto the Pacific Coast Highway but noise is not a problem. There is access to a washer and dryer (which take coins) and there is easy street parking on Cliff Drive. Pavilions supermarket is just a few blocks away with lots of parking. The owners are very helpful. All in all a wonderful month despite the weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to get away after Christmas for a week and we picked the Laguna Beach area.

The 1 bedroom cottage made our trip a wonderful, relaxing trip. As soon as we arrived at the cottage we asked ourselves why we hadn't planned on a longer stay. The Laguna Beach cottage was very quaint and comfortable with all the conveniences to make our stay perfect. The location is perfect at the North end of the Heisler Park and the Laguna Beach commercial strip. We enjoyed watching the sunset behind Catalina Island while we sipped wine on the front deck. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic stay at this lovely cottage. The view was amazing and beautiful decor inside made it a very enjoyable way to explore the beaches, restaurants and shopping in Laguna Beach and surrounding towns. The location was perfect - walking distance to everything but a bit removed from all of the hustle and bustle. Gerri was very organized and responsive, making everything very easy to plan. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
John Wayne Santa Ana
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
One block; 7 blocks to Laguna Village
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Many varied in Laguna Village
Nearest Beach
Diver's Cove; Fisherman's Cove; Shaw's Cove
Car: recommended

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 gallerys, 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).

Our property is 1 of 36 PERMITTED short term rentals in all of Laguna Beach. The City is aggressively shutting down non permitted short term rentals. We can guarantee we will be open for you when you arrive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $600

We are one of very few permitted short term rentals in Laguna Beach. The majority of short term lodgings (STL) on this site in Laguna Beach are non permitted. The City is agressively pursuing the non permitted STLs to shut them down. We can guarantee we will be open for your arrival and stay.

Our criteria:
Jan, Feb, Mar:
.Monthly rate is minimum 31 nights; No bed tax charged; 2 adults maximum for monthly stay, or occasional guest; monthly rate is for one-two guests
.Weekly rate is for one-two guests, based on two week minimum stay.

Our nightly rate (less than 31 nights) is minimum 5 nights:
This cottage is not suitable for four adults. Rather it is suitable for a single, a couple, or a family with 1-2 adults and 1-2 minors under 16 years old.
12% Laguna Beach bed tax on nightly rate.
One-time cleaning fee 225..
$600 refundable security deposit
Thanksgiving weekend $325/night,
We cannot accommodate pets.
Bookings are reserved upon receipt of signed rental agreement and payment.
For security reasons, we do not keep this public calendar up-to-date. Please text me directly rather than through this site to get the fastest reply and best rate: 818-383-1499.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund