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Charming Laguna Beach Cottage, Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Historic Gem In S Laguna, Includes 1200 Sq Ft And 450 Sq Ft Deck With Ocean View

This 1200 sq ft suite in a true historic gem across the street from the beach. Huge great room features wood burning fireplace with 8 ft french doors out to a 450 sq. ft. deck with amazing ocean view. There are 2 upstairs bedrooms with queen size beds, 1 bathroom and a private den area with a day bed. Newly renovated French country kitchen features a 6 burner Julia Child's gourmet gas range with great living space attached for entertaining. The home sits on a 7000 sq ft lot that consist of gardens and more private patio areas. Satellite TV and wireless internet included. Lots of street parking is available in front of the property makes this a truly special house, as parking in Laguna can be a challenge. For nightly request please check with owner.


Woods Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , newly renovated
  • newly renovated bathroom with easy access
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single , sunroom off great room area
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds and sunroom off great room with daybed. Sleps 5 comfortably.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Charming Laguna Beach Cottage, Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews

Adorable Property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a sea view and walking distance from the beach. Nicely decorated and well stocked kitchen with appliances

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests to host. Would love to have them back anytime.
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Thanks for letting us stay in your delightful place!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect retreat for our girlfriend getaway. It felt like home. Beautiful yet functional and comfortable. The ambience felt as though we were in a cozy French cottage. From the eclectic mix of antique furnishings to the beautiful artwork reminiscent of Monet and the Impressionists, to the high beamed ceilings with sky lightings , wood floors and wraught iron railings to the claw foot bathtub. Possibly the most comfortable sofa I've ever sat upon. The deceptively quaint kitchen with modern conveniences and state of the art appliances. We felt at home immediately and were reluctant to leave.

If I could make one suggestion I would add a magnifying makeup mirror perhaps at the bathroom window.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Vivian's charming cottage! There were six of us and we never felt crowded as we spent most of time our time on the fabulous deck with the incredible views! My mother and I loved Vivian's decorating and enjoyed coming home each day after roaming the city and relaxing on the beaches. The kids loved that they could grab boogie boards and hop on the trolley to Main Beach. I do wish there were sidewalks outside their home but the walk to the trolley is just three doors down.

Vivian and Ray ~ thank you so much for sharing your beautiful beach cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Home!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time on our vacation. Vivian and Ray's home has everything you need for your vacation. The view from the deck is gorgeous. The trolley stop is nearby. Gorgeous, spacious kitchen for your cooking needs. Beds were comfortable and the living room/dining room was spacious as well.

Chairs, umbrellas were also there for your beach needs. Would definitely come back again. I didn't get a chance to talk to Ray but Vivian was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carming cottage with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We didn't want to leave. Perfect for couples and families. The house was well stocked close to beaches and trolly perfect and beautiful... I was presently surprised with Vivian and Ray's hospitality and care. We can't wait to visit again! I miss Laguna and this house already!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renters BEWARE - NOT WHAT IT SEEMS (DOUBLE Post as not all fit in one!)

  • 1 of 5

My husband, myself and one year old son were excited when we booked this “beach house” for three months this winter. We read the great reviews and thought it would be perfect. BOY WERE WE WRONG! This cottage was anything but acceptable and we hope no other renters will have to experience what we did and be scammed out of thousands of dollars the way we were by the owners of this property.

We are not picky people and spend a lot of time traveling and staying in many different rentals. However upon our arrival it was quickly apparent that this was not what we signed up for and in fact we feel very mislead into what we were actually getting. We notified the owner immediately about our concerns and asked for our money back. Although we received some of it, she would not refund us the whole amount and essentially we feel frauded. Below the issues with the rental are outlined.

1) No where on the rental does it mention that the owner lives downstairs. Upon arrival we found out that they do. We found this to be very misleading and uncomfortable. This is not a stand-alone home but rather a top floor of a two-story house. The separation between the two units is minimal with lots of noise travelling back and fourth. For example you can hear their phone ring, footsteps, doors opening and closing.

2) The listing notes that there is opportunity to walk to the beach and town however that is not the case as it is not a safe walk especially with a baby. The rental is located right on the coast highway. You walk down a bunch of steps onto a small driveway and the highway. There is no crosswalk, sidewalk or anyway to leave the property safely especially with a child or baby. There is a small narrow path on the side of the highway with cars flying by. Essentially we would have been stranded at your property, as we do not drive. This was very misleading and inappropriate not to mention the inability to leave the property safely on foot with our baby.

3) The place was incredibly dirty when we arrived. We booked this in November and expected that when we arrived at the end of January the place would be in top shape for us. When we arrived there is an unbelievable amount of dust and dirt everywhere — so much so that my I had a reaction to it and our son starting coughing as soon as he arrived. To expose anyone to this is unacceptable especially a child. The bathroom noted as “new renovated” was a construction zone when my husband arrived.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Parvez and Carly arrived 2 days late and own a business in LA so they had plenty of time to view the property and ask any questions they may have concerns about. I understand there disappointment with regards to not having total control of our property however it is documented on our website that we (the owners) occupy the property part of the year. This is a short term rental and we have neighbours that we have to be considerate of. That being said we occupy the lower suite some of the time and when we are not here we have a property manager present. I hire gardeners once a week and a cleaning company to do the cleaning. None of our guest have ever complained about our home being dirty in the past and we have been renting our home for 2 years in Laguna. We are more than happy to have our guests view the property prior to confirming a booking.
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Vivian Lank and Ray Back
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Vivian Lank and Ray Back

I have lived in Vancouver BC most of our lives where we ran a VRBO rental in the heart of the city since 2008. We have done extensive traveling throughout the world and have always dreamt of owning a home in Laguna Beach.

Vivian Lank and Ray Back purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Vivian Lank and Ray Back chose Woods Cove

I now spend my summers in Vancouver and our Winters at Laguna in a small suite on the propert . Golfing sailing and the famous art community attracts me to Laguna Beach. It is the perfect place.

What makes this cottage unique

Laguna Beach is hosts the famous Festival of Arts, Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust Festival. Laguna is a walking town, especially in the summer when traffic and parking can be problematic! In the summer there's a free trolley service to move you all over Laguna which stops 3 houses away from our house, or you can choose to take a 30 min walk all the way to Main Beach downtown Laguna. It may take you a bit longer if you choose to linger through lots of Art galleries and unique shops or stop for a bit at one of the many restaurants on the way. Albertsons and Vons Grocery stores are a 5 min trip on the trolly.

This location is half a block walk to the very private and romantic Moss Point Beach.

Location really is everything in Laguna and this spot not only allows walking distance to the best spots. Very easy access routes to outside locations like Dana Point Marina, Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, Disneyland, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, LA... SNA Airport is only 15 minutes away.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
John Wayne Santa Anna, Orange County
Nearest Barpub
0.22 Miles
Salanne's Tavern 1464 South Coast Hwy
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Aliso Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Metrolink San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mozambique Restaurant 1740 S Coast Hwy
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Moss Point Beach
Car: not necessary

Minutes from bus. We are located on the famous Art Walk that happens every 1st Thursday of each month. Enjoy lots of free treats and wine. A must do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please email for nightly availability and rates.
Rates posted are approximate Monthly rates.

Each person over 5 people will be charged $50.00 each per night. 60 days notice for cancelation. All charges are US funds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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