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Grab This Affordable Relaxing Get-a-Way in Laguna Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Newly renovated beach cottage with big private yard for picnics and family fun; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 convertible queen sleepers, (sleeps 8). Steps to a dedicated beach with no buildings to block the beautiful white sugar sands right from the front porch, aqua water and unbelievable sunsets. Sit on the front deck and watch the ocean waves. Short walk to the 'Carousel Market and Package Store' renowned for its wine cellar (offering wines from around the world) and steps from famous Thomas Donuts. Short drive to Pier Park Mall for shopping, fun and great food! Shipwreck Island Water Park and Ripley's Believe it or Not are close by for family enjoyment.

The house has new kitchen and baths, comfortable beds, fast DSL internet available, and a TV/DVD player in every bedroom. Just minutes from all new Pier Park with major retail stores, restaurants and entertainment beach style (Jimmy Buffet's Margariteville). You will enjoy days of entertainment, shopping and good food, then relax in this lovely homey atmosphere as you watch the gorgeous sunsets from your front deck. Enjoy this perfect beach location for a great value! Many amenities provided. Let us know if you have any special needs or requests we can help with. Enjoy!

Keywords: Private Home

More Details

Louise Darnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Louise Darnell chose Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico

Large fenced-in back yard, very private, friendly neighborhood, many amenities including laundry facilities. enjoy your vacation just steps to the beach without paying beach-front rental prices.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family from Germany the kids and myself enjoyed our stay at the Pelican

House .

Thanks again
May 2015
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Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Grab This Affordable Relaxing Get-a-Way in Laguna Beach
average rating of 4.733333 based on 20 reviews

Pros and Cons

  • 2 of 5

I'll organize my review by Pros and Cons. Let's start with the Pros.


Great location with beach just down the street, Thomas Doughnuts (could be a con especially if one is trying to lose weight), Pier Park nearby

Lovely front porch

Very bright and cheery interior

Beach chairs and umbrellas provided.

Pet Friendly


Horrible mattresses/pillows with one (mattress)having urine stains and was grossed out when I realized I had slept on top of urine stains! Tried 2 of the 3 mattresses and all were very uncomfortable. The 3rd one which I didn't try was in a bedroom with a loud unit so I knew I wouldn't get sleep in there. Would strongly encourage the owner replace old, stained mattresses and pillows as well as linens (sheets/towels).

Black mildew on shower liner.

A/C didn't seem to adequately cool the place not b/c it wasn't blowing cool air but I think it was due to capacity of A/C as well as unit layout.

Living room is very overcrowded with furniture. Would prefer less and more comfort but I'm sure the owner is trying to accommodate larger families.

Fenced back yard is accessible from side door then you have to open the gate to access fenced back yard from the side yard. (Not like you open back door to fenced back yard). This is more FYI than a negative. Also back yard is full of thorny weeds so beware if walking barefoot and/or your 4 legged's paws.

Outdoor furniture in backyard was covered with debris which looked like it had been there for a while. Really needed to be cleared off before guest's arrival.

Would stay here again if mattress (pillows and linens) were replaced with quality ones because not sleeping well at any time especially while on vacation doesn't bode well for the next day and even worse when it's cumulative.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: tDear guests, Our goal is to provide a relaxing and enjoyable vacation for our guests. If you had contacted me about any issues that prevented you from reaching this goal the situation would have been corrected immediately. Quote from recent guests: "Thank you for letting us use your home again. It was a home that felt like home to us. We love staying there better than any place we"ve stayed." The mattresses have memory foam and my previous guests have enjoyed this. All mattresses have protective pads and the pillows have covers. All linens and towels are cleaned before guests arrive. Also, There is a washer and dryer provided. The shower liners are not placed in the washer weekly and with the recent humidity I offer my apologies if you found mildew on them. This will be taken care of asap. The a/c unit layout has been provided by professionals, therefore, I am unable to respond to this complaint. I have already contacted the installer (All American) to address this issue. The living room suite was manufactured by one of the top manufacturers and is found to be very comfortable by my guests. I am sorry you found the backyard unsuitable. I do pay a lawn service to take care of the yards and I will try to find someone to pressure wash the yard furniture. This is a double lot and the backyard provides lots of privacy and space. Please remember to contact me about any issues you have. Vacations are usually only once a year and are meant to make wonderful memories and I will do my best to make your stay enjoyable. Again, my apologies for your discomforts. Louise
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Forsyth, Ga

Stayed month of October 2015

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Pelican House for the month and had a wonderful relaxing time. Louise was very nice everytime we communicated regarding the rental. I would love to stay here again and if we are not living near the beach but next fall I hope this home will be available.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say that the location of the Pelican House was perfect. We walked to the Beach and The Famous Thomas Donuts everyday. There is a little grocery store near by that was perfect. The drive to Pier Park was not at all bad. The neighbors were very friendly. Thank you Louise for allowing my family and our Dog to use your vacation home. Our Dog enjoyed the fenced in backyard. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville KY

Perfect location for Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing you can say but just "Awesome"! Perfect place to stay! not once NEG thing came to thought during our stay! close to beach, shopping, grocery & the famous doughnut shop around the corner (which if your enjoying the deck late night you can smell the sugar & sweet flavors in the air)! Our 2 teenage girls had a blast with the big back yard & amount of space in the rooms (with lot of closet space). all i have to say is stay here & you will return again! thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most vacations are "well earned." Therefore, they should always be an enjoyable and exciting time with no unexpected surprises to rob you and your family of these special times together. It is always a good feeling to know I help make vacations turn out to be just what you hoped for.
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Jenison, MI

Quaint cottage that lives up to its reputation

  • 5 of 5

We drove down to Florida from Michigan for a relaxing Spring Break with our 4 teenage son's and a couple of their friends. The Pelican House lived up to its billing and then some, the pictures cannot show how nice this property really is. We found it to be truly a home away from home as we entertained additional guests in the spacious backyard with shrimp on the barb-y. The owner was very sweet and made sure that we had a care free stay. We enjoyed coffee on the front porch where we had a view of the ocean, and we took several short walks to the doughnut shop just around the corner. The grocery store near by was very reasonable and only a short walk from the cottage. I would recommend this house to my family and friends, that is if we aren't already staying there. Thanks again Louise, your the best!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the great review. I appreciate the time you took to let others know about my vacation cottage. You are a really great family and it was a pleasure to meet you. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful beach cottage was exactly as described. It was a perfect place to spend a week at the beach. We were close to everything we wanted, but far enough away from the heavy traffic to enjoy peace and quiet. I hope to be able to spend another week here soon! Thank you Louise - is was exactly as promised.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are into sports, sporting events, or concerts, check out Frank Brown Park less than 2-1/2 miles east.

Pier Park Mall which is also less than 2-1/2 miles east, provides shopping, restaurants and entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.