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Sharon's Garden Cottage By The Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 37 m²
Property type cottage
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)


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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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
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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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Darling Retreat by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay, very well appointed with attention to detail and function. Sharon was very accommodating host and gracious, cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, I really appreciate it. Please check the calendar and come again when you can stay longer, and thanks again for leaving the cottage so clean. Sharon
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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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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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