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Secluded Cottage Getaway, Dramatic Ocean Views, Steps to Beach

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights


South Laguna Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Escape into this cozy 1930’s Laguna Beach cottage retreat with spectacular ocean views and all the comforts of home. Our newly remodeled home is designed to be a peaceful, private, romantic and a most inviting space to revitalize your inner spirit. Located a short walking distance to Thousand Steps Beach (a local favorite) and Aliso Creek Beach and assorted South Laguna restaurants.

This quaint cottage, “Tree House”, has beautiful wood floors, antiques and ocean views throughout with everything you need for a splendid relaxing vacation.

The newly remodeled galley kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, convection oven, and all the utensils to prepare a gourmet meal with a bonus ocean view framed between corner casement windows that open out for a refreshing ocean breeze. A Perfect place to view the incredible Laguna sunsets over Catalina Island.

Both bedrooms offer queen size beds and tropical ocean views framed by towering tropical vegetation. The Master suite features a sliding door opening to a cozy outdoor ocean view balcony with a bistro table and chairs. A great place to relax and enjoy the ocean view. Perfect for romantic cocktails. This large master suite can also be set up to accommodate a roll away bed or crib.

The living room and dining areas offer a bistro dining table for four, with a tree top ocean view. We offer a full size desk with wireless high-speed Internet access, TV with surround sound and DVD player for your use.

Several private lush garden terraces, with beautiful lighting are perfect for an evening of barbecuing, outdoor dining and pleasure. These terraced gardens are perfect for a day of sunning and relaxing while enjoying the ocean view. The herbal garden terrace is available for all your culinary delights. During certain seasons of the year, enjoy picking oranges, lemons, plums and apricots in our “secret” garden.

Tropical vegetation draws you to a cool covered outdoor courtyard space with a comfortable sofa and chairs. It’s a perfect place for relaxation, or a quiet place to read.

A full complement of beach gear is provided. Everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach, including towels, backpack beach chairs, rolling ice cooler, umbrella, boogie boards and beach toys.

Ample parking is provided with two off street parking spaces.

There’s so much to discover. With in a few short blocks you will find stunning private beaches and coves. Take the Free Trolley on Coast Highway to the lively downtown Laguna Beach art colony, where you will find The Sawdust Festival and the famous Pageant of The Masters, boutiques, galleries and excellent restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.

For the more adventurous, step outside to hike the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Enjoy the ocean breeze and beauty of over forty miles of trails leading through oak and sycamore woodlands and up onto ridges with expansive scenic ocean vistas and rocky bluffs towering above the canyon trails.

Just a mile north nestled in Aliso Canyon, is the Aliso Creek Golf Course. Tee it up at this beautifully maintained 80 acres 9-hole course.

Spend a day discovering the historic San Juan Capistrano or take the ferry ride to Catalina Island from Dana point harbor. Or head Inland a half hour to Disneyland, or an hour south to the Wild Animal Park (one of our favorites) or the San Diego Zoo.

We hope that we can assist you in creating wonderful vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

Keywords: cottage, house, bungalow, home, Casita

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Julie Horne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 46 traveler reviews

Secluded Cottage Getaway, Dramatic Ocean Views, Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Great beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great beach getaway! My family and I stayed for a week and enjoyed several beaches on the area. It made it especially nice to have all the beach accessories supplied. We sat out in the beautiful patio area every evening! Cozy little get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and would visit again! Great location. Beautiful home. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln CA

Cozy Cottage by the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed comfortably at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It had great access to the beaches and was convenient to shopping as well. Our sons had a great time taking off to use the free trolley that provided transportation from Dana Point to the end of Laguna.

The house was cozy and well equipped. We had everything we needed from the kitchen, linens, towels and bedding. It was wonderful sitting in the backyard enjoying the evenings. The kitchen had a beautiful view and an incredible cool breeze that helped cool the area. A big convenience for us was having the washer/dryer. We had a fantastic time and would love to come again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week vacation at Julie's house. Fantastic location with stunning water views.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great seeing you having you stay again!
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Denver, CO

Perfect Vacation Hone

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying in the cottage, it absolutely has everything you need. The kitchen is perfectly equipped, complete with views of the water. The beds were large and comfortable, also with views! We spent a lot of time out on the patio enjoying breakfast or just reading. The off street parking is a God send since it is a beach town. Then there was the actual town of Laguna which we loved, lots of restaurants, shopping, music and art. Last but not least the beaches! We went to a different beach everyday and loved them all ❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience Laguna Beach like a local

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy vacations that feel more "authentic" than staying in resort properties, this is the cottage for you. It is situated in a "regular" neighborhood and the entire experience allows for blending in and relaxing as only a "place of your own" can provide, even if it's just a temporary, rented space among the million+ dollar cottages. The cottage itself is decked out with anything & everything you will need. It is at the very south end of Laguna Beach. There is a Gelson's market w/i a mile either direction along PCH, so stock up on your groceries there. Nearby highlights include: 1) Thousand Steps Beach (really only +/- 260 but seems like a thousand); 2) Aliso Beach - very picturesque with waves crashing very close to the shoreline; and 3) the "greenbelt" in the hills above the property for hiking with ocean views. All in all, this place is what "vrbo" is all about - great owners who take care of their rental and want you to have a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really enjoyed meeting you two. Hope you return soon so you can try out some of those hiking trails.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Aliso Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
1000 Steps
Car: recommended

skim boarding, art galleries, stand-up paddle boarding, skateboarding


Rates & Availability

South Laguna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Summer season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservations are not complete until the damage deposit and signed Rental Rules and Agreement are received.
The damage deposit and cleaning fees may vary depending on the number in your party and the number of nights stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Laguna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • (2) Queen size Beds one in each room. Master bedroom has a pillow top bed. Upon request (1) One roll away bed available and (1) PackNPlay crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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