1 Bdrm, perfect for 2 adults + 2 minors, across from beach
We (Art and Gerri) have lovingly restored our 1920s family business LagunaBeachCharmers, both our one bdrm cottage and our two bdrm cottage. Our two cottages are always a work in progress. 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 Southern California architecture of the past. Gerri is a graduate of UCLA and a former elementary school teacher. For the past 45 years, I have been a real estate broker with my own boutique real estate company and Art is our property manager and manages our investments, as well as working on his hobby, restoring a 1960s vintage cars. Art has worn many hats as he is retired from the LAPD and also a retired General Contractor. Along with our four adult children, four grandchildren and our friends, we have enjoyed many days at our beach house and feel very fortunate to have such a special vacation home. For our many guests, new and returning, we are happy to provide a special vacation escape away from home. Thank you for considering LagunaBeachCharmers our Laguna Beach vacation rental since 1998 Art and Gerri Cragnotti
Gerri purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Gerri chose Laguna Beach
We were fortunate to find a fantastic coastal vacation home location on the renowned California Riviera. We have specactular close in, panoramic ocean views combined with adjacent beach access as well as close walking proximity to the charming Laguna Village. We have traveled to many coastal areas throughout the world including southern Spain, the coastline of Italy, Sicily, Gibraltar, French Riviera, South American Atlantic and north Africa, Western Spain and France along the Atlantic as well as up and down the California Coast, Oregon Coast, East Coast and Mexican Riviera. 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 Cottage unique
* We have operated our two vacation rentals since 1998. We are a city permit in good standing with the city since 2003. Be aware that short term lodgings violating the strict city vacation rental rules are being vigorously pursued by the City of Laguna Beach to stop operating. With us, your “LagunaBeachCharmers” vacation rental is guaranteed to be available when you arrive. Our LagunaBeachCharmers offer awesome sweeping close-in ocean views as well as a premier location surrounded by private upscale Laguna Beach $5-25M coastal residences. We are an easy walk past 10 homes to three spectacular sandy cove beaches, as well as a seven block walk to the charming Laguna Village. A short 8-door stroll to Heisler Park provides awesome vistas along pathways above the beaches of the Pacific below. Heisler Park takes you to town, Las Brisas restaurant patio overlooking the Pacific...enjoy yummy chips and appetizers, and, if you so desire, a myriad of enticing margaritas...and then you have just a short walk home! Our cottages are fantastic and convenient in a serene ocean view setting. We are a stones throw to a burger take out, a block to a supermarket, mailbox store, pizza joint, fun, gourmet dinner house, magnificent authentic tacos and Mexican food, coffee house and other. Located a 2-7 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Coast (Mastros, Trader Joe’s, The Beachcomber), Newport Beach and Pelican Hill, one can experience many delights of being surrounded by some of the most expenseive real estate in the world. Hotel rooms in nearby resorts range from $500-1000+ per nite, and are one room. 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, not furnished with cast offs /garage sale pick ups common to many vacation rentals. We provide an alternate to dining out each meal by providing upscale granite kitchens w/ al fresco dining patios (the “best table” in LB!)
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The perfect Laguna Beach experience
You had a wonderful week with my wife @ Laguna. The location is perfect. The house really nice with a great view over the ocean. Gerri has been a great hostess too
Hi Antoine, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our cottage. We appreciate that you joined us and maybe we will see you again one day! We hope Laguna Beach will hold fond memories for you for many years.
A great stay in this beautiful cottage in stunning location
My sister and nephews had a great time in this beautiful beach cottage. The location is amazing - less than 5 minutes walk to 5 beautiful beaches, with one just steps away.
The cottage is fully equipped and ready for a relaxing beach vacation. Enjoy!
The perfect Laguna Beach escape!
This is a treasure of a vacation! I've been coming to this same property for over 20 years!! It's a home away from home, complete with all the comforts of home. Ideal location, great ocean views and the perfect place to recharge and rejuvinate... Looking forward to the next 20 years~ :)
We had an amazing vacation staying in the one bedroom cottage. Everything was perfect, and as pictured...except the view- no photo could really do the ocean view justice- go and see it yourself, you will not be disappointed! Working with the owners was smooth and easy. They answered everything timely and were so easy to deal with. We will will definitely return and rent again this lovely cottage. We felt like a local and loved the vibe of Laguna.
the pictures don't do justice to the amazing view!
This is a magical place, perfectly located--a 10" walk to the Village, right on Cliff Drive with walking access to a number of coves. There is a deck (with BBQ and table) with a wonderful view as well as a larger patio one level down with deck chairs and a larger BBQ. The view continues from inside: both from the living room (which opens onto the deck) and from the BR. The apartment is comfortably furnished, lots of books (mainly detective and thrillers), Turner Classics on the TV and a very well equipped kitchen. The apartment backs onto the Pacific Coast Highway but noise is not a problem. There is access to a washer and dryer (which take coins) and there is easy street parking on Cliff Drive. Pavilions supermarket is just a few blocks away with lots of parking. The owners are very helpful. All in all a wonderful month despite the weather.
Quaint and Relaxing
My wife and I decided to get away after Christmas for a week and we picked the Laguna Beach area.
The 1 bedroom cottage made our trip a wonderful, relaxing trip. As soon as we arrived at the cottage we asked ourselves why we hadn't planned on a longer stay. The Laguna Beach cottage was very quaint and comfortable with all the conveniences to make our stay perfect. The location is perfect at the North end of the Heisler Park and the Laguna Beach commercial strip. We enjoyed watching the sunset behind Catalina Island while we sipped wine on the front deck. We look forward to returning soon.
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 gallerys, 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).
Our property is 1 of 36 PERMITTED short term rentals in all of Laguna Beach. The City is aggressively shutting down non permitted short term rentals. We can guarantee we will be open for you when you arrive.