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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

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 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. Base price is: September 1 to May 31, $100, June 1 to July 31 $125 for two people, there is an additional $25 per person per night total of four people, plus a $75 refundable cleaning fee

Sharon McNair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)


Quaint cottage close to Aliso beach and far enough from the congestion of downtown laguna.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed a month at Sharon's cottage. Sharon lives next door and was very accommodating. The cottage was well suited to my needs but would be a bit crowded for more than about 3. I liked the close proximity to PCH and Aliso beach and the relative calm compared to locations closer to the downtown area. This cottage is about 3.5 miles from PCH/Laguna Canyon Rd so was pretty handy to get to the 405 and 5 freeways. If you are going to rent this cottage, be aware that the downstairs bedroom has a low ceiling. I am 5'8" and still had to bend over a bit to not bump my head. The heater did not consistently work so the thermostat was changed but there were still problems. I'm sure that this problem will be fixed for the nest tenant. Also, there are no markings on the oven control to show temperature so I didn't use the oven. There is a slight mildew odor in the bedroom but it didn't bother me much. Finally, the cottage is very well equipped in the kitchen, with towels for bathroom and beach use, with beach chairs, coolers, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for you positive review. We enjoyed having you and would to have you back. You were a wonderful guest in my little cottage. Sorry the weather wasn't better. How you had a save trip he me. Sharon
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Loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

I had a really great weekend at Sharon's cottage by the sea! One I'll never forget! My boyfriend and I wanted to just get away for the weekend and I'm glad we chose this place. The beach is walking distance and as well as a few restaurants. Shops and other restaurants are just a short drive away. Sharon greeted us shortly after we arrived and she was the sweetest and even had fruit waiting for us on the kitchen table. If you want a quiet place to just relax this is definitely the spot the beaches are beautiful and everyone is friendly. Definitely looking forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy that you and your boyfriend had such a great mini vacation at my little Cottage By The Sea. It makes me happy to know that all the effort in making your vacation home as comfortable as possible is appreciated and thank you for letting me know. I would love to have you both back, please check the up to date calendar and come again. Sharon
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5


We really enjoyed meeting you and our stay in your beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for the fruit basket & bagels. It was so nice being able to walk to the shops & beaches, as well as have breakfast in the front garden patio. The property itself was as described; clean & nicely furnished. Would highly recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review. We enjoyed having you and hope you can come again. I really appreciate hearing back how my guests felt about staying in my Little Beach Cottage and will take any new suggestions that I can do to make the vacationing experience even better. It's been so much fun meeting wonderful people from all over this country and other countries. I love sharing my wonderful town of Laguna Beach with them as I feel we have so many fun and exciting things to do here, besides the beaches and mountains. Again I thank you for your thoughtful review and hope to see you again. Sharon
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This place was awesome! Great location. Beautiful little house and front porch. It was so relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely come back here. The location and price can't be beat.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Sharon
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Happy Travelers

  • 5 of 5

Sharon's Cottage By The Sea was spectacular. From the moment we booked (first-timers with Home Away) we were impressed with the ease and comfort level we had with the owner. We arrived and all was ready for us and Sharon greeted us upon arrival and welcomed us to the neighborhood. The property is super cute and owner had really thought of everything needed to make our stay comfortable. The cottage was clean and well maintained and owners were very personable and gave some great recommendations for nearby attractions. The property was within a short walk to beachfront and various dining. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a get-a-way to Laguna Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and are definitely planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. So glad you had such a happy anniversary and visit. Would love to have you again, please check the calendar and book again. Hope your trip home was safe. Sharon
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

“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. Large deck for relaxing and 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”.

That description is so true, but it forgot to mention Sharon’s graciousness. We found breakfast including a bowl of fresh fruit when we arrived, as well as a binder full of information about local activities. This was a terrific vacation; we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my Beach Cottage. It really pleases me when my "guests" get the essence of staying here in Laguna Beach and show me their appreciation with such positive reviews. Sharon
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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 one week before arrival.

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South Laguna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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