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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2016
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

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • 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. There is also several books in the cottage pertaining to the history of Laguna Beach and area.

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Speaks: english

25 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)


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 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 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: Apr 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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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks at Sharon's Cottage by the Sea. The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and easy access to downtown Laguna and Dana Point. The cottage is nicely decorated and has everything you need. We enjoyed having an afternoon glass of wine on the private garden patio. Thank you Sharon for making our stay so comfortable. We hope to come back.

Lynn and Rick

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn and Rick, Thank you so much for sending such a nice review. So glad you both had such a great vacation here in Laguna Beach and enjoyed my little Beach Cottage. We really enjoyed having you and would love to have you back. Hopefully some day we can visit you up at Vancover Island, sounds like you also live in a wonderful place.. Sharon and Roger
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Perfect Laguna Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage has everything my husband and I were looking for. It's great value for the price and the location is perfect. We could walk to several nice restaurants and shops, yet we were away from the hustle and bustle of the urban core. The cottage is pleasantly decorated with a Hawaii theme, and the inviting front deck lined with tropical plants really confirms you're on vacation in a beautiful area. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals, and the cozy dining area was perfect for relaxing after a day's sightseeing. We arrived late but the owner was there to meet us and ensure that everything was set up and ready for our visit. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julia for your wonderful review, so glad you and your husband had a good time vacationing at my Cottage. Would love to have you back, just check the calendar and let me know what dates you want. Glad you had a safe trip home enjoy your kayaking, Sharon
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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, 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

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.

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Updated: Nov 22, 2016
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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. 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.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Dining Area


  • Books
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  • Games
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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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