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Ideal Laguna Beach Cottage - 535 Through Street

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 bedroom close to Beach, Sleeps 6 adults. All amenities supplied

One of only 34 legally licensed and permitted and tax-paying short term rental units in Laguna Beach. We have been licensed for 11 years, after getting neighbors' approval. We pay the taxes for short-term rentals every tax quarter. Your rental is safe with us!!!Beautiful smoke-free cottage located in the beach community of Laguna Beach, California, at 535 Through Street. Walking distance to everything.

The Cottage:

Three bedrooms - one and a half bath cottage completely remodeled (2003).Outdoor beach shower

Sleeps 6 adults. Crib (Portacrib)+ High chair + booster seat available upon request. 3 Queens, 1 King, 2 Queen inflatables, 2 huge sofas (not sofa beds)

Annex has a Jacuzzi tub, 2 microwaves, 2 refrigerators, Laundry, queen bed, 2 bunk beds, A/C, heat, ceiling fan. (more info on request).

Fully equipped kitchen. : New Energy efficient Dishwasher; new Gas stovetop and indoor grill; new electric convection oven; new Microwave (fits a turkey). New weber BBQ and 5 propane bottles.

Living and dining room. Dining room table accommodates eight people.

Cottage has front and back yard + covered porch + secluded side yard with patio furniture. : 2 tables, 2 umbrellas, seats 11.

Two car drive way. Fits a camper or RV., off street.


In the heart of Laguna Beach village. Between Laguna Avenue/ Park Avenue and Legion Street at Third St.

Walk to Main Beach Laguna in 5 minutes. Beach is kid safe with recreation / picnic / park area.

Walk to secluded Victoria Beach in ten minutes. Enjoy the sand and surf!

Walk to downtown Laguna Beach in three minutes and enjoy all amenities: grocery stores, banks, movie theater, public library, countless restaurants, bars and art galleries. During the summer months the Laguna Art Festival and the Pageant of the Masters with its outdoors performances are less than five minutes walking distance from the cottage.


20 minutes by car from John Wayne Airport (SNA)

45 minutes by car from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 hour 15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles or San Diego

20 minute drive to Disneyland.

All major Southern California attractions (Disneyland, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland...) within 3/4 hour drive.


More Details

Dr. Marianne Spamer, DDS
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Dr. Marianne Spamer, DDS

A family cottage owned by a beach-loving family. Both our children attended college in Southern California, so this was our meeting place. We have celebrated Thanksgiving here with 22 relatives, 3 meals a day, 2 turkeys, and no leftovers! (mashed German potato pancakes for breakfast). We have beach toys, beach chairs, mats, towels, suntan lotion...everything that we need, so we need not bring extra stuff every time.

We even have the lobster pot, electric turkey carving knife, and 2 coffee grinders.

Dr. Marianne Spamer, DDS purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Dr. Marianne Spamer, DDS chose Laguna Beach

This is a lovely beachside village with wonderful year-round weather

What makes this cottage unique

We can walk to the village of Laguna Beach, have off-street (34-foot long driveway, fits a camper as well as 2 large-size cars), parking for 2 cars, and we live on a quiet street. We just park our car and walk everywhere. Ralph's grocery is 4 blocks away, Whole foods is 3 1/2 blocks away, and has the BEST picnic assortments, or quick pre-cooked yummy dinners.

The winery is the longest walk, near the dog park, but they have added a local wine tasting room to the Laguna Beach visitors center 2 blocks from us. There are many churches, meeting halls, 5 live theaters, and too many to mention music and entertainment venues. We can cook, or eat out at a new restaurant every time we get together...and rarely the same one twice!

Lobster rolls at Slapfish beach side restaurant is a must!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful long weekend at your cottage. I immensely appreciated the little extra time. I was delayed and lost track of time. You are so understanding.

Please let me know if I can pay for the extra time.

It was such a much-needed getaway and we had a wonderful time. Obviously... We did not want to leave.

Thanks for everything you did,

Robert B
Sep 2017
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Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Set out 3 trash bins to curb every Wednesday night. THANK YOU
  • Please run dishwasher prior to leaving, and one load of towels and spit between two dryers before you leave
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink, vanity, stocked Medicine cabinet, Storage w/ dryers.
  • Master bedroom has half bath, Full bath has full large shower; Seam less, Glass enclosure; Second shower: Hot water enclosed outdoor beach shower (wood cabinet), Bath and Hair products all provided. Great for washing off sand and Boogeyboards; Hot jetted Jacuzzi bath tub in the sleeping annex.; two Fluffy terry cloth bath robes, All bath products, Rubber Ducky. Private entry.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Attached Unit - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Jacuzzi tub, W/D/D, PLAYSTATION, microwave, heat,A/C,FAN
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV, Internet, Games and puzzles, New Vizio TV, Fun!!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom, Master, Flat screen TV, Port a Crib, iron
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Pack n Play for kids, New Vizio TV, Beach Art, Baby Linens
  • King size beds (1) one king bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen bedrooms, and a fourth bedroom with a new queen bed and 2 bunk beds;, Double Beds (1) inflatables: 2 doubles and 2 queenbeds if needed, Child Beds (1), Porta crib is available for use free, plus high chair
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Check-in time is 3 pm. Check-out time is 11 am. Our cottage is just 2 1/2 blocks walk from The Laguna Main Beach and Pacific Coast Highway. Public Tennis Courts and Olympic pool are 2-3 blocks away at Laguna High School. Digital Cable TV, 2 TVs, 2 DVD players, Full Laundry in Garage, Linens provided, including beach towels and beachmats. We have 3 queen beds, king bed, portacrib, inflatable queen bed in studio, and 2 huge sofas (not sofabeds).


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Ideal Laguna Beach Cottage - 535 Through Street
average rating of 4.4634147 based on 129 reviews

A true Laguna Classic

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed here for about a week. It was the perfect place for our family of 5. Each kid had their own room. The wow factor of this house is that each room has a ceiling fan and AC. It is not very common for houses in Laguna to have AC, and since it is summer it was a huge treat to have. You can walk anyway in Laguna from this house. It made vacationing easy with our kids since we were able to walk to the beach. The house is very kid/baby friendly. There was a high chair and a pack n play available for our twin toddlers to use. There was also enough beach toys and boogie boards to take down to the beach. There is also an outside shower, which is lovely to use after the beach or anytime! It was a special treat to be able to use the house and visit a place that we love as a family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We update our cottage constantly and after 12 years it is re NJ EWR / remodeled from fitting our college - age kids to our 3- year old grandson now! Every area is gated and fenced...We have a wading pool and indoor Jacuzzi bath tub for lazy days! For autumn renters / eventers, the best weather of the year is ahead! We purchased our Laguna Beach home in September / October 2004, due to the beautiful weather! No rain and 72-74 degrees every day. When we visit, we walk downtown, to the beach and grocery stores, fine restaurants and art and music theater. The culture is great here as well as the fine Dining and amazing beaches. We hope to have you visit again and make this a family tradition! Marianne and Family
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San Diego

Very enjoyable stay in Laguna Beach

  • 5 of 5

This place is in a great location within two blocks of the main beach. The more I looked around the place the more little conveniences I found. Well stocked kitchen, games, plenty of beds that I didn't even discover until the last few hours. Plenty of blankets to curl up in. Comfortable couch. Nice TV's. Parking great in driveway. Host is very responsive to emails, spelling out exactly how to get in the house. Only negative was the pillows and sheets were not the most comfortable in the Master bedroom. I would still give the place 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I have provided about 20 bed pillows in the cottage of varying thicknesses and materials. Please feel free to pick and move pillows as needed. This year we purchased new sheets for all 4 bedrooms with good thread counts. There are 3 sets for each bedroom, but perhaps one set had a lower thread count. I will check with the cleaners and personally add another new queen set! Thank you for the nice review and feedback. We love our cottage/ second home and try to make it the best for all our guests! Marianne and Family
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Mission Viejo, CA

Cozy Place

  • 5 of 5

Love that it's walking distance to every where in Laguna Beach. Was a nice stay with my family. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seal Beach, CA

Lovely weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was perfect. We loved being within a short walk to the shops and restaurants, the cottage was lovely and very clean, it was stocked with everything we needed, the beds were very comfortable, and the host was super friendly and accommodating. I ran into some difficulty checking out on time, due to a problem unrelated to the property, and the owner was very forgiving In my case. I appreciated her grace.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location but BEWARE!

  • 2 of 5

BEWARE! We had a lovely stay. The location was great, however, upon check-out the owner did a complete 180 on us! She began accusing us of things that were absolutely incorrect, & completely blown out of proportion, & Instead of giving us the benefit of the doubt and thanking us for taking such great care of her home (which we did!), she tried to charge us extra for this and that. The main thing was that she tried to charge us for "checking out late". It was 11am on the dot when we were outside packing our cars. The cleaning ladies showed up at 11:02am. Since parking is SO tight on the street, there was nowhere for them to park, so they couldn't get started right away (I'm talking maybe 15-20 minutes), but she accused us of "not leaving until noon" (I have an email from the cleaners stating that they started at 11:30, FYI), but she still tried to charge us. Looney! We went above and beyond to leave the cottage better than when we arrived. We actually did some of the cleaning that would have been the cleaning crew's responsibility like washing all of the towels, and emptying all of the little trash cans around the house, but she still wanted to charge us for not putting an air mattress back in a Rubbermaid box! The place is a little funky and a few things were dirty, not functioning at 100%, and misrepresented in the ad, but we didn't complain because we were grateful for our stay. To be accused otherwise, and asked for more $ was shocking, frustrating, disappointing, and downright insulting. Looney Tunes, Twilight Zone material! Good luck!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We received a report from neighbors of excess noise, after hours.. then the honest cleaners reported the renters had not left and 2 cars and 2-3 motorcycles were blocking the driveway from cleaning access. Renter herself did not answer her cell phone And apparently left, living nearby. Half the time she was absent, leaving aunts and uncles, sleeping on floors on air mattresses even though there are beds for ten people and 2 sofas. Cottage was rented to 6 adults max and one 2 year old.apparently 12 people slept there Food from my pantry and refrigerator was put in garbage bags and stuffed in the annex???? We have 2 refrigerators- kitchen and $1100 stainless steel BBQ / patio refrigerator.. yet my condiments and food was all trashed in another bedroom No attempt to clean home at all was made- renter/ lessee was not present. 11:00 am is check out. Maids knocked and waited for 30 minutes with No/ then rude response. Maids charged me 4 hours for waiting, putting air mattresses away, cleaning 6 beds, salvaging food from pantry, tossing $100 in my good food products not kept chilled. I lost $ 190 And asked that renters cover $90 excess clean up, not leaving cottage as they found it, ( extra 2 hours,) and Wasted food- my cost $190. Hotels do not give free Day. Maids do not work or sit around for free. Renters did NOT communicate. Or answer phone for noise disturbance, or lateness, I had to text them. They did not ask for late checkout. They did not move 4-5 -6 vehicles to empty street at night... I then had to pay my office staff to track down Main female renter/leasee who was missing. I also had to pay staff to handle this. TV sets were left on "no signal" by renters, notbtuned to TV as I leave them. New renters have to reset 2 TV sets. Other damage will be observed and photographed. Bad renters, given an excellent, rate, no penalty for cancelling one day (late). No damage fees held Just, I need to pay the cleaners for twice their time and restock the pantry. I live miles away....450, and had an injury ( toxic nail salon damage to leg) or else I immediately drive to photo all the renter neglect and damage. Next renters were delayed As cottage was not clean until 4 pm ( normally 1 pm completion) Very truly saddened, Dr Marianne Spamer
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Comfortable, well-stocked, great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is incredibly well-stocked and comfortable. Great location. The annex (fourth bedroom) is not well-insulated so difficult to get cool but the main house cooled off very well in the heat. (and, there's a fan in the annex that helps). DON'T buy beach toys because there's a whole cabinet of them (to which we added the new ones we bought when we left). An advantage of this place is that it comes with 2 parking places, which is important because unless it's between the hours of 10 pm - 6 am, the streets are full (we moved our cars from the drive to the street during the middle of the night so family visitors would have a place to stay. Really, you're in walking distance of most everything (including a Whole Foods one way and a Ralph's grocery store the other) so once you're parked you're set. We would unreservedly and enthusiastically recommend this rental. The owner was a pleasure to work with too.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. There is an air conditioner in the annex that vents out to the driveway. The beige control is next to it on the microwave. The annex cools off well and I use the A/C a lot when doing extra loads of laundry. It is a portable standing air conditioning unit like ones sold at Home Depot! Yes, having a driveway is fantastic! We can park 2 SUV/ cars in the driveway and one across the end of drive for 3 parking spaces! Laguna parking lots : Charge a lot To park for a beach day! Marianne
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Ana/ John Wayne/ Orange Co.
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hennessey's Irish Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Catalina Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Irvine Coast; Pelican Hill Newport Beach
Nearest Train
22 Miles
AmTrack Beach Glider
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Laguna Highway 133
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The White House, Thai Brothers, C'est La Vie
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Main Beach, Laguna Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Beach, Laguna
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Beach High School & Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Canyon Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Marine Mammal Rescue Center
Nearest Point of Interest
C'est La Vie French Restaurant, The Greeters Cafe
Car: not necessary

Art Galleries, Home to the Pageant of the Masters in summertime, Home of the Sawdust Art Festival, Museums and Historic Buildings from the Early Artist Colony at laguna Beach.

1. Main Beach

2. Mammal Rescue Center

3. Las Brisas Restaurant and wedding gazebo

4. Main Beach Toy Store

5. Slapfish Lobster Roll and Crab Roll Restaurant & Patio

6. Mozambique Steak house & entertainment

7. The White House Restaurant

8. Heisler Park Memorial and Landscaped strolls

9. Main Beach Volleyball

10. Pageant of the Masters

11. Art Affair Art Festival

12.Body surfing and boogey boarding

13. Dr. Zeuss Art Gallery

14. Whale Murals by famous artists

15. Beach front weddings

16.Laguna Canyon 3 acre Dog Park

17. Laguna Canyon Winery

18 Brussell Belgium Restaurant

19. Orange Coast shopping Mall

20. Top of the World Playground and hiking trails

21. French 75 Restaurant

22. Marine Room Tavern and live Music

23. THE GREETER statue, Ice Cream and Café

24. C'est La Vie Fresh baked/ fried Cronuts at 9 am daily

25. Envy and Hobie and Muse Clothing stores

26 Laguna Beach Cyclery

27 Gina's Pizza (best Caesar salads)

28. Thalia Street beach and Surf shop

29. The Bead Place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $35

Credit card fees and commissions are included in rent , as are taxes, free parking, utilities, fees, misc.
No Surprises with us!
Check in is 3 pm.
Check out is 11 am. Our maids are very prompt.
We ask for half down to hold the property. This is not a damage deposit or a held deposit. It goes to the Rent and cleanings. The other half of the PAYMENT IS DUE 30 days before travel to receive our lockbox codes.
We mail many brochures in a packet to new renters with menus, coupons, maps, newsletters, my business card, a History of the cottage, fun ideas, Disneyland Brochures and golf Brochures if requested.

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.

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