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Molly's Beach Cottage- Perfect Getaway, Upgraded Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Office, Dining Room, Sleeps 5

Molly’s Beach Cottage was built in the 1930’s for silent actress Molly Malone. She was featured in more than 80 silent films. The cottage is cozy yet roomy, sleeps up to 5 people comfortably and offers a luxurious and comfortable interior.

Entering through the Dutch door, one is surprised to discover the generous entry area with slate floors and large living room with hardwood floors, fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The kitchen is another spacious surprise. Love to cook? You’re in the right place. enjoy the gourmet kitchen with new appliances including two ovens. Dine at the large French antique barn table the open dining room. Two lovely bedrooms with queen size beds, an office, two baths & laundry room will enhance your comfort. Great yard with tropical foliage and wonderful outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

Included in the monthly rates is our wonderful cleaning lady, Teresa. She would be coming in to clean the cottage 2 times a month.

Soon to come, Molly’s Cottage on Lovers Lane, in Sonoma County.

More Details

David and Lydia Bell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why David and Lydia Bell chose Laguna Beach

Arrive and park the car and enjoy walking to the beach and town. A quaint beach town that has so many cultural things to offer. Winter playhouse, live productions, the summer time famous Pageant of the Masters and Art Festival. no car needed, take the local bus free in the summers up and down the coast.


Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We have 2 queen beds, and a futton that can be used for a 5th person. Normally, the 5th person would sleep in the office.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Molly's Beach Cottage- Perfect Getaway, Upgraded Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

The Secret Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nestled among soaring banana plants, succulents, daisies and lilies is a- one -of a kind cottage which successfully captures the ambience of Laguna Beach as we once knew it. A former summer home of a twenties movie celebrity the house has been completely restored with comfortable furniture, an updated gourmet kitchen with a family style built-in dining room decorated with beautiful Indonesian antiquities. Art work is found throughout the living areas which include a large living room complete with cable television, two generous sized bedrooms with comfy beds and courtesy robes for after=hour leisure, a private office complete with, sofa, desk, chair, and wi=fi access, two inviting bathrooms one with shower and the other with tub.

The front "dutch door" opens to a repurposed sun room, now an attractive reading room, where my husband and I enjoyed novels and magazines as we sank into the two chairs following one of our many walks down to the beach.

In the evening we took our cold drinks out to the very private patio just outside the dining room's french doors. Once again we felt miles away from the challenges of daily life, enjoying the garden foliage. It was difficult to say goodbye to this exceptional retreat, so we decided to come back for another visit this Fall.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Toni and Len, Both of you were delightful guests. We enjoyed so much hearing about your past experiences living in Laguna Beach. Can't wait for your return to hear more wonderful stories....So happy you found a second home and so happy for us to have found long lasting friends. Happy to have shared our cottage with you both. Our best, Lydia and David
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Perfect Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week in this beautiful Laguna Beach Bungalow. We rented it to have cook a Thanksgiving dinner for your college son and his friends. We had a blast cooking in the kitchen, enjoying the outdoor living space and walking the beach. It was perfectly appointed and we couldn't have wanted for anything. Fantastic location to the beach, restaurants and art galleries. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay in Laguna Beach

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Laguna Beach and the house was so lovely. The house was immaculate and was fully stocked to meet all of our needs. The front and backyard had lush, well manicured plantation and we were able to sit outside an enjoy our AM coffee. The house was walking distance to everything we chose to do: Heisler and Main Beach, Village area, Art shows/Pageant of Masters. Our children loved the house and especially the private outdoor shower (very spa like) which was perfect after spending a day at the beach. I truly hope to have the opportunity to stay at this property again in the very near future! Thanks for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anita, Dennis, Gabriella and Rylan, It was such a pleasure meeting all of you. You were all so delightful! Glad you enjoyed the cottage and everything Laguna Beach has to offer. You are all welcome to stay at the cottage anytime. Thank you for taking care of everything as if it was your own home. Fondly, Lydia and David Bell
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this cottage justice. It is beautiful and immaculate! My sisters and I were there for a sisters weekend getaway. When Lydia showed us around the house we said we could stay in the house all weekend and never leave because it was so great! The location is great being about a 10 minute walk to the village which has numerous restaurants and shopping. It's also about 2 blocks from the beach. Even after our trip we are still texting each other about how perfect the house was and how much we miss it. David and Lydia were very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful, quiet cottage in Laguna Beach

  • 5 of 5

Dear Lydia and David

Thank you very much. We have just returned from a wonderful week in your lovely cottage and enjoyed it very much

The cottage lived up to the photos and descriptions on the internet. It is a beautifully and sensitively designed home. The beds are wonderfully comfortable, the kitchen is immaculately clean and contains every appliance and cooking utensil one could wish for. The beach chairs, towels and boogie boards were an unexpected and most welcome bonus.

The complementary wi-fi was a boon.

The nearby supermarket in Boat Canyon is walkable and most convenient.

The owners recommendation of Fusion Sushi was well considered and led to a memorable meal.

We met the owners on arrival which led to a smooth and personable handover.

We do plan to return, (assuming you will have us!)

Thank you for sharing this wonderful cottage with us, I can only highly recommend it.

With all good wishes to you both.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience in Laguna Beach. The interior design is top notch and the property is in great shape. We enjoyed easy walks to the beach and the town center. Parking was always available on the street in front of the cottage, and a grocery store was only a block away. The couple renting to us was helpful, available via phone during our stay, and offered great local restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $150

$6,000/8,500.00 mo US Dollars
Winter .. $6,500/month; Sept. 15- May 31
Summer .. $8,500/month; June 1-September 15
Please note-Holidays, please check with owner as per price.
50% non-refundable, if canceled

Cleaning Fee $150.00
50% non-refundable deposit required to hold reservation.
VI,MC,DC with a 3% fee

*Please keep in mind that this is our personal home, not a party house

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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