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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 37 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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

More Details

Sharon McNair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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.


South Laguna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea
average rating of 4.617647 based on 34 reviews
Vero Beach, FL

Third time's a charm

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time visiting this great little cottage. Can't beat the location, the price, or the hosts. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review so glad you and your son had a wonderful visit. Would love to have your whole family next time. Please check the calendar and try again. Sharon
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Cute little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this charming cottage and its owner are just wonderful. Sharon is a great host and her rental is just what a seeker of authentic Southern California Beach style living could only wish for. It was my second visite and I will be definetly back for more. I already miss sitting on my sunny porch with my breakfast and my favoriti book: Mma Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana :-). Hoping for book nr. 6 when I am back in January!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susanne, for the wonderful review you just wrote. As you know, we loved having you and so glad your visit was as wonderful as. your first one. I will look for the book #6 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency for your next visit so you. can enjoy your quiet sunny reading place again. See you in January and glad you're back home safely. Sharon
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  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time. Love the property and the owners are great!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jackie and Helmut, we loved having you and especially One Eye Charlie. Thanks for the review and leaving the cottage so clean, look forward to having you again. Sharon
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What an enjoyable stay...we will be back

  • 5 of 5

Hi Sharon,

It was very nice to meet you. Your cottage is everything you say and more. Thank you for going the extra mile with the fruit basket and bagels to make our stay that much more enjoyable. The garden was a delightful added touch. So peaceful. My husband and I hoped to be able to return to this tranquil little getaway someday. Actually, we didn't want to leave. Thank you, again, for everything. Veronica and Bob C.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, and so glad you two had such a nice restful vacation visiting your brother. We really enjoyed having you and would love to have you again. Sharon
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Lovely, peaceful, good value.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was larger than we expected. The variety of plants, cute neighborhood, and enjoyable deck was the best part. We liked having access to the washer and dryer, and the owner provided good quality shampoo, conditioner, and soap in the shower. We enjoyed our stay quite a bit and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Marcy for the nice review. So glad you and your darling daughter had such a wonderful girls trip, would love to have you back. Sharon
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A fun place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our small dog all enjoyed our stay at Sharon's cottage. It had everything we needed, and we felt it provided a true Laguna Beach experience. It is a tiny cottage located in a neighborhood of other fun and funky homes. We could see the ocean and (sometimes) Catalina Island through the main floor windows, and sitting on the front porch surrounded by the fully fenced in garden was a delight for us and our dog. The beach is only a few blocks away, but it is down a very steep hill -- another part of the true Laguna Beach experience. You can easily drive to beaches, the village, and a beachside walking path that is very beautiful.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty, thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you and your husband loved our little neighborhood, it is really like the old days of Laguna, quiet and with a variety of houses with their own brand of uniqueness . We enjoyed having you and thought your little doggie was the cutest. Would love to have you back, please check the calendar and come again. Sharon and Roger
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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.


Rates & Availability

South Laguna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

refundable cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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