Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sunny, "Charm House" Village Cottage. Hot tub, walk to beach, quiet neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6. Approx 1600 sq. ft. Charming Beach cottage

If Laguna charm is what you are looking for, but need convenience and amenities, this 'Village' cottage has it all! Built in the l940s by Bette Davis for her mother, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home has been completely remodeled in 2010 while retaining its historic charm. The master suite and bathroom (with newly remodeled marble bath) is separated from the other two bedrooms, and has French doors opening to a beautiful garden patio view. Set in a quiet neighborhood, 3 1/2 blocks from the beach and within comfortable walking distance to the market, Village boutiques, galleries and restaurants, this is the perfect location for your summer vacation. Available Summer 2018 and selected months throughout the year. Amenities include: peek-a-boo ocean view, hardwood flooring, modern kitchen, beautifully decorated with pine antiques and original artwork, gas fireplace, piano, professionally designed gardens with water fountains, 4 private parking spaces, lots of light and garden views throughout, gas BBQ and a large outdoor entertainment area, 6 person spa, washer/dryer. Weekly housekeeping, spa and garden maintenance included. Pets considered. Sleeps six MAXIMUM!


Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Walk-in Shower has sky light and is surrounded by windows
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , single trundle bed with bed below--crowded w both beds out
  • Master suite has queen bed, Bedroom #2 has queen bed, Bedroom #3 has single trundle bed, sleeping 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper provided weekly


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sunny, "Charm House" Village Cottage. Hot tub, walk to beach, quiet neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful in every detail

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in this beautiful home. It was just large enough to accommodate us with our three children (ages 9, 10 and 11), but still small enough to feel cozy comfortable. It is obvious every single detail - from the beautiful garden areas (in the front and rear patio areas) to the furniture and kitchen accessories - has been given careful thought and consideration. We have rented many places in Laguna Beach and it is easy to say this has been our favorite. The location was perfect for us - far enough away to feel peaceful but still a short walk (5-10 minutes) to the beach and (15 minutes) to many restaurants in the heart of Laguna. Recommend very highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Bend, OR, United States

Peace & Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Moving to the mountains last year, my husband and I along with our 7 year old daughter really needed some beach time. We were introduced to the owner of this beautiful cottage and found that it was on the street where I once lived! We spent a magical week walking to the beach and revisiting old haunts. I see the word charming a lot, but this really is the definition of charming. The house gives just enough room for a family to have their own spaces, and everything is easy to find and well appointed. The back courtyard is a quiet oasis with an outdoor shower and good space to clean and store your gear after a day at the beach. We woke every morning to chirping birds and lush plants and ended each day with a soak in the hot tub and an outside dinner under the fairy lights. The location is about an easy three blocks to the beach, three blocks to a Ralph's grocery, and walkable to countless bars and restaurants and the main part of Laguna itself with all the shops and cinema. The owner is fantastic....extremely accommodating, friendly, and just a joy to deal with. It was perfect and we hope to return to this property. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing peaceful beach holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Los Angeles, Calif

A Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my first and only experience with VRBO... The house in Laguna was so charming and the perfect location. We loved the house so much that we have rented it again this summer. The owner and her home are both charming !! The kitchen will remind you of the South of France..The master bedroom has french doors that open onto a beautiful patio with twinkling lights !! The neighborhood was so much fun to walk around and see the charming cottages and homes in Laguna.. We never used our car. We walked to the beach everyday and dinner in the village..I LOVE LAGUNA!! This house is very romantic and special..If you want beautiful memories stay in this house. It's HEAVEN !!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Norther California

Fantastic, charming Laguna cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I try to give our young daughters a bit of summer each year. And this is was the perfect place to do that!

The location is perfect! Located in the 'laguna village', it's an easy walk to the beach (or favorite Laguna beaches, Oak St., Anita St.); and it's an easier walk to great nearby restaurants (Adolfo's Mexican, Gina'a Pizza, Active Culture frozen yogurt, Wahoo's, etc. etc); plus, it's on a non-through-street, so there is little car traffic on the eucalyptus tree-lined street; and it's an easy walk to downtown Laguna as well. No cars needed. Just your feet in flip flops!

The cottage is a charming mix of 'Laguna beach' meets 'Country French'. The outdoor patios and gardens are splendid for entertaining, evening supper, or just hanging out. It feels like staying at a friend's home. Wonderful and relaxing.

The owner was very nice and accommodating for our stay and a couple of requests we made. This is the perfect location, cottage and town for a relaxing Laguna village stay. We liked it so much, we've booked it for next summer already!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Terri Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

About Terri Johnson

I'm a landscape designer, and my home was on the local Garden Club tour, as well as the Charm House tour.

Terri Johnson purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Terri Johnson chose Laguna Beach

It is convenient, and will make you comfortable and happy to use as a home base for all the fun you want to plan, or for just relaxing in a cheerful environment!

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful, tended gardens, 6 person outdoor jacuzzi, outdoor h & c shower, lots of outdoor living space, newly remodeled kitchen with all appliances and goodies you would ever want! Walking distance to town, beaches, shopping and dining.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Orange County (John Wayne)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Aliso Creek, Monarch Beach
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak (either Irvine or San Juan Capistrano)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Thalia/Brooks St.
Car: recommended

Located in the middle of the 'Village,' the house is in a quiet and charming neighborhood--a perfect starting place for a leisurely walk or a vigorous hike up the hills above. It's an easy walk to great restaurants, major grocery store, unique shops and art galleries, and the beach is 3.5 blocks away! Walk less than a quarter mile to downtown Laguna for the cinema, world renowned art museum, playhouse, new community center, library and more fine restaurants, shops and galleries. Beach enthusiasts can rent stand-up paddle boards, surfboards, diving equipment, kayaks, etc. a few blocks away. Golfing is available at the beautiful 9-hole Aliso Creek, as well as the regulation Monarch Beach Golf Course, both within a 10 min. drive.

For the kids, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are a short drive, and world-class Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza shopping malls are also close by. There are professional sports--the Angels and the Ducks in Anaheim, about a 45 min. drive. The nearby Newport Beach and Dana Point Harbors offer sailing, whale watching, kayaking, stand up paddling, and ferries to Catalina Island. San Diego is approx. 1 hour away, and offers professional sports teams--the Chargers and the Padres--as well as a world-class zoo, and Mission Bay with a plethora of water activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250

Refundable security deposit refunded within 30 days of occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties