About the property
- Apartment700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4). CITY PERMIT 2002.03
Rare, incredible opportunity to vacation on prestigious Cliff Dr. and live like the locals. Escape the troubles of the modern world in favor of a place where life is one long weekend.
(Sorry, we cannot accommodate children under seven. For an alternate cottage on the same property for young children, visit lagunabeachcharmersDOTcom.) +1 8183831499).
Drop your shoulders, recharge your batteries, fill your senses and your tummy, all just steps away from sand between your toes. Enjoy our close-in panoramic ocean view covered porch as well as an open deck or maybe you want to try paddleboarding or paddle yoga at Fishermans or Divers Coves, or surfing, kayaking, rent scuba gear, snorkeling gear, get scuba certified, book a scuba boat trip, all one block away, have a massage, hike the neighborhood trails, explore the tide pools, have a Starbucks, 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 overall fantastic meals; a new Vietnamese specialty coffee house), and more, all just doors away.
Besides fun on 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 kids to bed and have after-hour cocktails on our deck or relax in our cozy romantic master bedrm.
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.
This restored 1920s beach cottage has been newly appointed with coastal designer furnishings. One queen ocean view bedroom with hotel linens, a second view bedroom with a full bed and a twin bed, full bath, fully equipped granite kitchen with all the amenities, and beautiful trestle beams and hardwood floors throughout. Grand living room (w/40 inch flatscreen and hundreds of cable channels), master bedroom, living room plus deck overlook the ocean. All linens provided for bedroom and bathroom. YES, WE HAVE FREE WIFI. Coin-operated washer dryer shared by two others. Beach chairs, sand toys, beach towels provided.
We have had our two vacation rentals since 2000. We can guarantee we will not be shut down by the city prior to or during your visit and forcing you to check in last minute to a hotel.
Please text owner for availability (818-383-1499).
For security purposes we do not keep an updated public online calendar. Mostly fill-in dates are available as guests are booking quickly. We have a five night minimum.
Laguna Beach has a strict no smoking policy (only in home or car). We have a strict no smoking policy on our whole property. This includes e-cigarettes, vaping and all other types of smoking. Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets. Our rates are double occupancy. Please check the Rates section and Rules and Policy section for complete details.
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Our cottages are not suitable for partying groups. We may not be suitable for those that have difficulty walking, as we are up one flight of stairs.
Our mission is to offer an awesome beach experience while at the same time being located in activity-rich, walk-friendly north Laguna Beach.
Do not be concerned that the property backs up to the Coast Hwy. It is not a traditional "highway" but is the ICONIC HIGHWAY 1 that weaves up the coast of California on to Canada. In Laguna it is just a main artery street with stop lights every couple of blocks. The kitchen and bath are on that side. The bedrooms, living room and deck overlook Cliff Dr and the ocean beyond.
Laguna Beach is among the top 10 beach resorts in the U.S. The Laguna Beach beach-side experience is all around us, not partying groups that are so prolific in our neighboring towns, but if you are coming here for quiet, our place is not for you. Laguna Beach Charmers cottages are for visitors looking for a vibrant beach experience with all the excitement and amenities of a bustling, popular, upscale Southern California beach town. At times there are trucks, trolleys passing on the free trolley route we are on, occasional construction, barking dogs, or loud motorcycles (whose revved up rides are forbidden in Laguna Beach but they do it anyway), and 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, on warm weekends in 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're taking day trips, you will rarely have to move your car as we are a "walkability" neighborhood.
Also, Unlike most homes in Laguna Beach, we are happy to say we have central air conditioning. We have a very mild temperature range but there will be an occasional heat wave which, of course, no one can predict. We also have portable fans and ceiling fans.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
Art and Gerri have lovingly restored these 1920s era beach cottages, both our one bdrm cottage and our two bdrm cottage. They are always a work in progress with ongoing new updates and overall maintenance. 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 architecture of Southern California past. Gerri is a real estate broker with her own boutique Glendale real estate company and Art is our property manager and manages investments. Art has worn many hats as he is retired from the LAPD and also a retired General Contractor. With our four adult children, four grandchildren and our friends, we have enjoyed many days and evenings at our beach house and feel very fortunate to have such a special vacation home. We are happy to provide our new guests and well as our many retuning guests a special vacation home away from home.
Gerri purchased this Apartment in 1988
Why Gerri chose Laguna Beach
We were fortunate to find a spectacular ocean view vacation home located on the renowned California Riviera. We have among the best combinations: close-in ocean views combined with adjacent beach access as well as "walkability" to the charming Laguna Village. We have traveled to many coastal areas throughout the world including southern Spain, along the coasts of Italy, Sicily, Gibraltar, French Riviera, South American Atlantic, and north Africa, as well as up and down the California Coast, Oregon Coast, East Coast and Mexican Riviera and coasts. 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 Apartment unique
We have had these two cottages as vacation rentals since 1996. Our two vacation rentals have been permitted since 2003. The city works vigorously to shut down vacation rentals that do not adhere to the strict city standards and permitting process. With us you're reservation is guaranteed to be there when you arrive. We are not an apartment with low ceilings, cramped spaces, or average decor. Our apt cottage-style offers jaw dropping sweeping close-in ocean views as well as a premier location surrounded by private, upscale 5M-25M Laguna Beach coastal residences. This cottage features a covered porch as well as sunny area, with fantastic, sweeping ocean views! We are 8-10 doors to three spectacular sandy cove beaches, as well as a 7 block walk to the charming Village. A short 8-door stroll to Heisler Park provides awesome vistas along pathways threading above the Pacific Ocean beaches. Heisler Park takes you to our quaint Village with shops and restaurants. Our cottages are fantastic and convenient in a serene ocean view setting. We are located on the free Laguna trolley line to downtown. Located a 2-7 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Coast, Newport Beach and Pelican Hill, one can experience many delights of being surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in the world. A one room-hotel room in nearby Laguna Beach resorts is very pricy. 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, rather than furnished with cast offs and garage sale pick ups common to many vacation rentals, as well as providing an alternate to dining out each meal by providing upscale granite kitchens and al fresco dining areas, our 1920s built Laguna Beach Charmer offers a fun and exciting experience that prompts many return visits. We are confident once you stay with us you will be back again and again.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Truly the perfect little beach cottage! Clean, cozy, steps to beach! We'll be back next year!
This was our second stay at the cottage and we have already booked it for next year! The cottage has everything you need in a clean, bright, and inviting setting. Short walk to the beach and excellent views from the deck and bedrooms!
A lovely place to stay and relax in Laguna Beach
My husband and I stayed in the BeachCharmers Cottage A for 10 days in April and loved it! The cottage is beautiful, romantic and has all you can ever need (we particularly appreciated the binoculars). The location is very handy, a walking distance to a good supermarket, several restaurants and even the town center (there’s also a trolley stop nearby). Lovely hiking trails are also just minutes away. The location on the Coastal Highway means you get some traffic noise but we, as city people, got used to that really quickly. And you just forget everything else when you sit on the porch which was perfect, partly covered and with lovely lazy chairs to sit on and take in the views. We saw both whales and dolphins on several mornings. I’m not usually one to sit down and relax but this porch just was so inviting. And there was even enough room for us to practice with our local yoga teacher. We hope to be back.
Perfect location and view.
Our family of four had a wonderful time as this property. The views from the deck and the bedrooms can't be beat. It feels like you are in a tree house. Never slept better with the ocean breeze and comfy beds. Short walk to everything. Grocery store, pizza place and all the shops downtown. Easy access to 3 coves. The house was spacious and well equipped. My daughter is attending LCAD so we will be back to stay whenever we visit her.
What a wonderful Laguna cottage! It feels like home.
My wife, 2 daughters, and I have stayed at this property for the past 7 years. Gerri and Art are incredible hosts and they go above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful experience. The cottage is located in a great area of North Laguna with a very short walk to wonderful beach coves and a short drive (few blocks) to restaurants and grocery stores. There's even a free trolley that will take you up and down the PCH in the summer. The ambiance and view from the balcony is incredible. While at the cottage we spend most of our time, and eat most of our meals, outside on the balcony. The cottage is always clean, bright, and well-appointed with anything you will need during your stay. One of the best things is the outdoor shower where you can rinse the sand off of yourselves and the kiddos after a day at the beach before heading upstairs to the cottage. It's also a good place to "home base" from if you plan to do other things during your stay. We take a day trip to Disneyland every year and also visit friends in Long Beach. I can''t say enough good things about this place. There's a reason why we keep coming back year after year.
Kevin, thank you for your lovely comments. We are excited that you were able to make the transition from the one bedroom, when you had wee little ones, up to the two bedroom now that your kids need more space. I know you were hesitant as you felt so comfortable in our cozy one bedroom. I am glad this worked out for you. We look forward to seeing you next year.
The PERFECT beach cottage!
I have been visiting Laguna since I was a kid and now I bring my own family there every year. We have stayed in several beach rentals and this is definitely the best one we have stayed at. Location is perfect; steps to the beach, one block from grocery store, and great burger spot right across the street! The cottage is clean, bright, perfectly stocked and well taken care of. The owner was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We have already booked for next year and I think our search for the perfect beach rental is over!
Courtney, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. We loved having you and your family at our Laguna Beach Charmer cottage. I know you had a reservation that canceled on you last minute
due to lack of city permit and you had to quickly scurry around to find another. We are so glad that we fulfilled your expectations and that we will see you again next year!
classic coastal cottage
This is a wonderful place for a quiet coastal get away. It is very well-stocked and well taken care of. The owners were very helpful and communication was good. They views from the deck are spectacular, hey great spot for breakfast or lunch. Parking was fine and it's a short walk to three fabulous beaches, even more if you walk a little farther. Good walking distance to town for dinner but if you want to write home, there is a trolley that drops you close to the front door. You can find Beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. In the laundry room for your trips to the beach. Highly recommended. We had a fabulous time.
Thank you Donna for taking the time to write your lovely review. We certainly appreciate you as our guest and hope to see you again in the future.
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 galleries, 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).
Additional information about rental rates
****We are a permitted vacation rental building in good standing with the city since 2003. Vacation rentals that violate the strict city vacation rental rules will be shut down and your booking may not be available when you arrive at one of those. Our bookings are guaranteed to be available on your arrival. Our criteria: Five night minimum Two bedroom cottage is not suitable for children under seven. Weekly rate is for two people and two week minimum stay. Cottage cannot accommodate pets. We accommodate up to 4 people maximum: nightly rate is for 4 adults maximum. Additional guests violate our city permit and all will be evicted without refund. One time cleaning fee: $225 2% surcharge for cc international bookings $600 refundable security deposit All reservations are subject to other reservations until paid in full Thanksgiving Wed to Sunday $395/ night Laguna Beach requires we charge our guests their 12% bed tax per night. Cancellation policy: any days that we rebook after your cancellation will be refunded to you otherwise your stay is not refundable. For security reasons, we may not have this public calendar up to date. If you are looking for the best rate and fastest reply, please text me to inquire rather than emailing me on this site. 818-383-1499.