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Charming Home with Breathtaking Ocean Views Just Steps from the Sand

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About the property

2 bedrooms + Loft, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 (2nd bedroom and loft downstairs)

Whether you are a family looking to vacation or a couple looking for a place to relax and enjoy the sunset and the beach, the Mermaid Cottage is the perfect place for you. Just steps from the sands of popular Victoria Beach, and one of the few rentals on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway, this charming home is in the heart of Laguna Beach, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the sunset. During the summer, there is a free trolley stop near the house to downtown and other parts of Laguna.

There are 2 bedrooms, one with twin beds and a king in the master, plus a loft with a queen size bed - comfortably sleeps 6. There are 2 full bathrooms, a fireplace, washer and dryer and a enclosed garage. The kitchen is complete with all cooking amenities, including a dishwasher and microwave - there is also an outside gas BBQ. The backyard has ocean views and is a perfect spot for outdoor dining and relaxing, as is the front balcony which has sweeping ocean views.

The living area is open, spacious and airy wiith original hardwood floors. There are 2 flat screen TV's with cable, movie channels, 2 Blu-Ray DVD players and Netflix. There are beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and a large cooler for your short walk to the sand.

This original beach cottage is the perfect family getaway and the only home rental a short walk to the beach.



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Dennis Walsh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Laguna. We were truly lucky to find the Mermaid Cottage since we started our search so late. The house was perfect in so many ways.

From the front deck to the back patio, from the living room to the kitchen, one could enjoy the cool breeze coming off the Pacific anywhere in the house. The house is in a great location- a short walk to the picturesque Victoria Beach, a short drive to Laguna, Dana Point and other surf beaches and close enough to town to be able to take advantage of shopping and dining but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of town. You can't beat the master shower either!

The house was well appointed with the basic needs. The kitchen was equipped with all cooking needs- pots and pans, grill, etc. Beach chairs, towels, coolers were all there. Upon arrival, there were no worries other than stocking the house with food.

We did take advantage of a couple of your recommendations for restaurants- the roof top bar for drinks was amazing (at the Hotel downtown) and the Montage had remarkable views. The surf shop took care of all of our needs and made for a care free surfing experience.

Our experience renting homes out here on the East Coast is different in regard to checking in. I was not sure, at first, how this would all work- not actually seeing a rental agent upon check in. Working with you was very easy and check in/check out was very easy- almost too easy!

We do not get to the West Coast so much but we would definitely go back to Laguna and the Mermaid Cottage if we go west again. Thanks for doing what you could to make our experience so enjoyable.
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
John Wayne Airport

Located just a mile south of downtown Laguna and the Summer Festival, Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust festival. Close to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the San Diego Zoo, and the Wild Animal Park.


Victoria Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3-Loft - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Charming Home with Breathtaking Ocean Views Just Steps from the Sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
burlingame, ca

Fabulous beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 just spent our second summer at the Mermaid Cottage, each trip for one month. The house is in a perfect location - a less than 5 minute walk to Victoria Beach, and on the ocean side of PCH. The house is well stocked, tastefully decorated, and has amazing views of the Pacific and Catalina. The house is also right on the trolley run to downtown Laguna, so no driving necessary. Dennis the owner is very responsive and accommodating. We have been coming to Laguna every summer for 10 years and this is our favorite rental by far! Overall, a fabulous experience for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Week!

  • 5 of 5

I normally don’t write reviews but had to share the great experience my family and I had at Mermaid Cottage. The location is perfect, a short walk from a great neighborhood beach and a short drive into downtown Laguna. The house itself is the perfect beach cottage. Plenty of space for the whole family. The best part of the week was sitting on the front deck with a cocktail watching the whale spouts. Truly amazing. Dennis, the owner, was incredibly accommodating and responsive. Great experience all around. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

perfect beach cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect location. Steps from a beautiful beach. Beautiful homes on the block, great views, quiet neighborhood. Easy shuttle ride to town. Great market close by. the home is charming, beautifully decorated, fully equipped, spacious and comfortable the way it is laid out. The backyard patio was a great bonus. It was absolutely perfect for my teenage kids and myself. We cannot wait to return! Also, working with Dennis from the inquiry stage until departure was easy, professional, efficient and very warm and helpful. We felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Family

  • 5 of 5

My family has spent the last two spring breaks at the mermaid cottage! We are from Denver and have 4 girls! I highly recommend the mermaid cottage for large families , all six of us were very comfortable and felt right at home! The mermaid cottage had everything we needed to make our vacation enjoyable! Victoria Beach is a short walk away and is breath taking! We walked into Laguna, went whale watching, flew kites, took surfing lessons and rented paddle boards! The owners of the Mermaid cottage are wonderful to rent from and you can tell they take great pride in their rental property! Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Happy Holidays

  • 5 of 5

We rented Mermaid Cottage for 5 nights over Christmas 2014. The house was perfectly comfortable for me, my husband and 4 children (27, 20, 19, 16). The kids bunked in the downstairs bedroom and loft. The owner was very prompt in communicating with me before, during and after our trip. The home is in a quiet neighborhood with sweeping ocean views. It is a short walk to a beautiful ocean beach. We took most of our meals in. The kitchen is well equipped with cookware, utensils, pantry staples and a natural gas grill. A grocery store is just around the corner. We took a day trips to both L.A. and San Diego, about 1-1/2 hour drive each. As much fun as we had sightseeing, our favorite part of each day was wine and cheese on the front balcony at sunset! Our trip was fantastic and we hope to revisit Mermaid Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pa

Wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

Whether you are looking to relax or seeking adventure, Laguna Beach and Mermaid Cottage are the place for you. Our family of 5 (three sons) all loved the Mermaid Cottage. The house itself has so much charm from top to bottom, inside and out. If you want to eat in and grill on the back patio or eat out at one of the many great restaurants in Laguna, you are covered. The views of the ocean are lovely and the house has such a beachy and peaceful feel. Nearby Victoria Beach (just a walk down the street) is stunning and great for boogie boarding and taking amazing pictures. Main beach in Laguna and the shopping area is great for families. There are some great local hiking trails and the nearby Pacific Marine Mammal Center was fun for the kids (this is where all of the Elephant Seals and Sea Lions who are rescued in OC are taken). Dennis was very helpful and hospitable. I highly recommend Mermaid Cottage and wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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