About the property
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
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.
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.
Dr. Marianne Spamer, DDS
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 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!!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, nice amenities for a beach vacation.
Nice beach cottage with plenty of beds and touches for heading to the beach. Kitchen had wonderful appliances and all the comforts of home. Excellent location just 3 blocks from Main Beach.
What a Great Cottage Home!
We enjoyed our stay here. So close to town and the beach. You won't miss the sunset because you can just walk down the street.
The house has lots of beds and load in space.
The annex is in the back of the house and is not connected to the inside. So anyone who is staying back there just needs to aware that they need to come inside to use the facilities.
A driveway is long enough for a large SUV.
Overall very homey and we enjoyed ourselves.
Very enjoyable stay in Laguna Beach
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.
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
Love that it's walking distance to every where in Laguna Beach. Was a nice stay with my family. Thanks.
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.
Good location but BEWARE!
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!
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
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.