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Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Please check calender before responding. Fully furnished Hawaiian style one-bedroom beach cottage with a beautiful private garden, ocean view, and walking distance to local beaches mountain trails and restaurants. Located in a very quiet neighborhood, with parking provided for two midsize cars. Large deck for entertaining or just quietly reading gazing at the flowered garden. This secluded property offers you the luxury of 'getting away from it all' with an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a retired Geriatric Social Worker and have had this property since 1979. I have had the privilege of living in Laguna Beach since 1963 and love the town, neighborhood and area, so when my guests ask about the history, of the area I love relaying this information.

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15 Reviews

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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County
Sacramento, CA

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon stay at Sharon's Cottage. She made us feel very welcome. Our stay was worry free. The cottage has everything a traveler needs. It's comfortable, safe, clean, homey, great location, convenient parking. Most of all, it was comfortable. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we enjoyed having you and so glad you choose our little beach cottage for your honeymoon. Would love to have you back.
Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County
diamond bar ca

cottage by the sea

  • 1 of 5
my purpose of my vacation was to relax, but I didn't. They had construction next door started as 7 am and went on until 5 pm. Bedroom was a basement with vey low ceiling .Iam 5:2 and kept hitting my head every time .The place is close to the beach but the beach over there has no public restrooms . for me it wasn't worth it.....
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I was very sorry that this guest was so unhappy, as it was not evident to me during her stay. Unfortunately her complaints are things that are beyond my control, when she arrived we went over these issues and I gave her information as to what beaches had restrooms. She did continue to stay for the time she had booked. I have been renting my cottage for several years now, and as shown with the past reviews, there have been very few complaints. When a guest expresses a complaint, I always try to address it and resolve it if possible.
Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County

Dream Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Sharon's cottage was completely amazing! The pictures don't do it justice. Our stay was very pleasant and the cottage very cozy. The garden was so beautiful and we enjoyed the atmosphere of both the cottage and neighborhood. The essentials were in walking distance (restraint and convenience stores). The cottage was complete with everything we needed to survive the week: towels, soaps, dishes, extra blankets, pillows, movies, books, etc. We had such a good time and look forward to our return!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sabrina,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, and I am glad you two had such a wonderful honeymoon at my little beach cottage. Would love to have you back again sometime. Check the calendar for open dates and I will book you. Again Thanks.Sharon
Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County
Yucca Valley, CA

Sharon’s Cottage Laguna Beach

  • 5 of 5
Charming, cozy, immaculate, private, quiet and affordable.

We spent three days relaxing in historic Laguna Beach, leaving our hectic lives behind while luxuriating in the artistic ambiance and marine climate.

The cottage is well stocked with DVDs and books, especially books on the history of Laguna’s founding and rise to its current eminence.

Having lived in Laguna Beach in the 80’s much has changed, but the locals, sights, sounds and bonhomie are all still there, waiting for our return.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we really enjoyed meeting you and loved learning about community fresh market places. Please check the calendar and
book another trip for your "get away time."
Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County

Amazing Laguna stay

  • 5 of 5
I had the most beautiful time in Sharon's little cottage by the sea. Thank you so much Sharon for such a good location and time. She provided me with healthy good brand bagels, fresh fruit, coffee, movies , books , beach towels. It was an excellent stay. Extremely cozy and comfortable. Easy access to beaches and downtown Laguna , just as close to Dana point and San Clemente. I went shopping in town at the lab in Costa Mesa, ate at a bunch of amazing restaurants and also hiking. I will be bringing my 3 year old in January for her birthday after Disneyland!
Sharon was extremely kind and welcoming :)
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aimee for your wonderful review. I am so glad you had such a wonderful mini vacation, and look forward to meeting your daughter in January. Glad that you could meet so many wonderful people in my area, and you gave me a new website to let my other guests know the various activities and ways of meeting people in my area.
Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
Laguna Beach Orange County
Palm Desert

A Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in Sharon's Cottage by the Sea. The cottage itself is adorable and laid out so well for its compact size; it feels more roomy than the square footage suggests. In addition, the large front porch and garden is such a lovely place that we spent most of our time relaxing outside and ate every meal there. The neighborhood too is a great place for walks, with amazing views, friendly folks and beautiful landscaping.
Sharon has decorated so well and every detail is thought of including a fruit basket, bagels, full ice tray... upon arrival. I was touched by all the thoughtful extras and mostly by her sincerely kind heart.
We can't wait to go back and truly did come as guests and leave as friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carole,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed having your wonderful family for the month of August and part of September. You enjoyed the cottage the way we like our guests to, eating on the deck looking at the garden.We are looking forward to having you back next summer. Have a good year.


From the Owner

This property is an ideal place for a vacation because the neighborhood is very quiet, there are two parking places in front, and guests can feel they have a small home all to themselves. They can walk to the beach, on a mountain trail or just pursue the neighborhood and feel very safe. The cottage has all the amenities they could want and is close to excellent restaurants

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Coyote Grill at 1.4 Miles Nearest Golf : The Ranch, Laguna Beach at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : South Coast Hwy at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coyote Grill at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : West Street Beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Laguna Beach, the artists colony is only a ten minute drive. This is where the famous Festival of Arts runs from July 1 Sept 1st. Free Shuttle buses in the summer for guests and residents. There are many cultural events such as first class plays, writers discussions and classical music groups offered throughout the year. Close by are first rate five star hotels such as the Montage, Ritz Carlton, and St Regis.Close to good shopping, beautiful beaches. Hiking trails, art galleries and plenty of recreation opportunities such as swimming, surfing, snokling, sailing, boating. Dana Point Marina within 5 miles. Local bus for transportion downtown a block away.


From $100 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
standard rate
Sep 1 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable damage deposit $75
  • refundable fee $75

Deposit of half the total amount is due to hold the dates, PayPal at, or Personal Check made out to Sharon McNair, 31631 Santa Rosa, Laguna Beach, Ca, 92651. A contract will be sent after notification of funds received, the final payment is due two weeks before arrival.

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150 this price is for two people, each additional person is $25 more per night, including small children

Weekly Rate: $700 - $1000

Monthly Rate: $2500 - $3000

Daily Rates:Rates are based on double occupancy. Summer rates are June to August:$125, September to May $100 a night for two. additional person $25 per night; pet fee $25. Refundable cleaning fee $75. Pets cannot be in cottage alone. Prefer two night stays. Weekly Rates: September - May -$700 to $1000

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Updated: Feb 25, 2015


From the Owner

The most unique aspect of this property is that it is not attached to any other structure so my guests feel the have their own private house. It is also in a very quiet and safe neighborhood away from all the traffic and noise of the city. The patio, yard, and deck provides a relaxing atmosphere, and the weather if very mild.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, small bathroom


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • The bedroom has a low ceiling, provides a double bed, washer and dryer and large closet. Also has a small TV and DVD player.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Cottage is 400 sq ft , 200 on first and 200 on the second floor with a large deck for outside dining and entertaining friends. Full kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, coffemaker and plenty of cookware for dinning at home. Futon in living room with high quality mattress which can sleep two, extra linens and towels provided. DVD player, flat screen TV. Wireless for laptop computer, washer and dryer. Double bed with a first rate mattress, large closet with beach chairs, towels and barbeque, DVD and Flat Screen TV in bedroom. Bedroom ceiling is low, about 5' 9'. Owner has also provided a local resource book for guests to find the best restaurants and entertainment places to visit in the area. Three beautiful beaches are a fifteen minute walk.

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