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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 37 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Please check calender before responding. And email or call for availability. 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 small to midsize cars. Large deck for entertaining or just relaxing, 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.

Short term stays to be determined by owner upon email requests. $100 a night for two winter rate, September to May, summer rates $125 per night for two, June to August. Base price is: September 1 to May 31, $2500. per month, June 1 to July 31 $2700 per month for two people, there is an additional $25 per person per night total of four people, plus a $75 refundable cleaning fee. If there is a problem with 30 days stay email me.

More Details

Sharon McNair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Sharon McNair

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. There is also several books in the cottage pertaining to the history of Laguna Beach and area.

Sharon McNair purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Sharon McNair chose Orange County

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, or a mountain trail or just puruse the neighborhood and feel very safe. The cottage has all the amenities they could want and is close to excellent restaurants

What makes this cottage unique

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. they can walk the three beautiful public beaches and 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 is very mild.


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

Top Thing to do in City:

* visit art galleries, shops.

* go to the beach, hike.

* Have many fine dinning restaurants close by.

* Visit Dana Pt Marina for boating and Marine Institute.

* Play golf, tennis and walk around town.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walk and lay on the beach,.

* Walk around Dana Point Marina.

* Many shops and art galleries in area that are free.

* Free tennis, and hiking.

* Low budget restaurants in area.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play on the beach.

* Dana Point Marine Institute.

* many children parks in neighborhood and area.

* Visit the ocean rescue institute for seals, and ocean life.

* Many movie theaters in area.

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.


South Laguna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , small bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has a low ceiling, provides a double bed, washer and dryer and large closet. Also has a small TV and DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
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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(44 traveler reviews)

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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
average rating of 4.568182 based on 44 reviews

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a cozy little cottage that was perfect for what we needed - a place near the water that served as a home base while we were in town for a wedding. Sharon provided everything that we could have needed (iron/board, beach towels, tea, etc) and was available if there was something we needed that we didn't have already. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place while they're in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for. your wonderful review, glad you two had such a great time. Would love to have you back, just check the calendar and come again. Your cleaning check will be in your PayPal account, thanks for leaving the place so clean. Sharon
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Lovely friendly beach cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely welcoming cottage with welcoming owners who live next door. Property as described. Stayed as a family of 4. Bed comfortable, 2 kids fine on sofa bed. Kitchen had everything we needed, as did bathroom. Loved the veranda and garden - was never too hot as breeze flowed nicely through the house (even when it was 90oF+ one night). Kids loved all the board games too, which kept us all nicely occupied! Great location - stroll to the beach and close to the trolley bus and great that the owners had umbrellas and beach chairs/ towels to borrow. The only improvement I would say is that while I was very happy to 'earn' my $75 cleaning fee back, there were a few places in the house that needed a deeper clear, such as the outdoor furniture and kitchen cupboards etc. That being said I do have high standards! Thanks so much Sharon for making us so welcome - we'd happily come and stay again and recommend you to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Team Bosworth, thank you for your wonderful review and the additional helpful cleaning tips, will get right after that. Glad that your family enjoyed staying at my little Laguna Cottage, and would love to have you back. Hope your trip home was a safe one. Please check the calendar and plan your next trip. Sharon
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Cozy cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cuteness of the cottage and Sharon was warm and welcoming. We 3 ladies shared the space and it was comfortable. Nice to have a little kitchenette for morning coffee. The bedroom downstairs has a low ceiling, so anyone taller than 5'2" would have difficulty standing upright. At 5'3", I could stand upright, but felt compelled to stoop over to avoid the beams. The lanai was spacious and relaxing to sit in, enjoy the garden and catch up with friends.

The location was 4 miles south of the Laguna Beach downtown area so quieter and less traffic. One can still access the trolley on PCH to get to and from the downtown area.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little cottage with a great patio

  • 4 of 5

The best part of this property is the charming deck and patio area. It's a great location that is walking distance to a beach, community garden and a fabulous Mexican restaurant. The cottage is tiny but good for two. I stayed there for two nights with my sister. The bedroom ceiling is very low and there's not good water pressure in the small shower. But those minor things aside the cottage is great. Just as advertised. Sharon was there to greet me and was friendly and helpful. She provided us with bagels and cream cheese and coffee. Cottage is very clean and in a cool neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer for your review, didn't know about the water pressure, will have to check it out. Glad you and your sister had a great time. Please check the calendar and would love to have you come again. Sharon
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A cute little home in a beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here during our trip to Laguna Beach. It was in a really good location close to the beaches and close to many great restaurants and shops. The only downside is the basement (the basement) was really short. I had to duck if I was to stand up down there

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet location

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect fit for our stay last weekend. Everything was just as listed. Renters must be aware of the low ceiling in the bedroom below and the tiny bathroom...both of which were listed as such. Many of the original cottages in Laguna were one room affairs with single thickness walls and the barest of accommodations. I just imagined what this place was like before adding the lower floor (bedroom) to what was above. For me, It was like staying in a classic beach house/cottage. The beach is a stretch to walk to since this place is up a steep drive (as is most of Laguna Beach south of the main beach) but if you're looking for a quiet, open air cottage experience....give this a try!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review, and again thanks for the lovely flowers. Glad you enjoyed your stay, would love to have you back. Please check the calendar and come again. Sharon
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

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

Weekly Rate: $700 - $1000, monthly rate is: $2500.00 at approximately $83 a night

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.