About this listing
Minimum 1 month rental. Highly upgraded, charming 1000 sq ft.1BR, 1ba beach cottage with gorgeous ocean views. Queen bed and living room has a queen sleeper. Just a few short blocks to the beach. Hot tub, laundry, internet, cable and parking.
The home is beautifully upgraded with nearly all new furnishings including the bed and sofa bed.
There is free internet access and satellite TV. Both rooms have a TV and DVD player and a selection of movies to borrow. There are also books, toys, games and music. If you are traveling with an infant, I have a portable crib and high chair for your use.
The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook a great meal. There are basic spices and condiments provided. You'll also enjoy a Keurig with complimentary coffee and creamer.
The bathroom supplies include shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hair dryer and flat iron, as well as a selection of toiletries in case you forget anything.
There is a wall heater for the colder months, and ceiling fans and a window AC unit in the bedroom for use during the warmer months.
The cottage is upstairs and has a small deck with a bistro dining set and a bbq. It is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the ocean and Catalina view. The lower patio has lounge chairs and an eating area as well as a hot tub and patio heater.
There is a garage for storage of bikes/surfboards which is also where the washer/dryer are located. You'll find beach chairs, sand toys and an umbrella in the garage as well.
*The house is a duplex. There is a studio apartment downstairs which is rented by a very nice and quiet college student. The upstairs is the vacation rental. The downstairs tenant does not utilize any of the outdoor living spaces including the hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
Unfortunately I do not live in Laguna Beach. I'm approximately 25 minutes away and have a full time job so I rarely get to meet people face to face. If you need anything, however, I'll be happy to come down and assist.
The neighborhood is clean and safe and located in the quieter area of South Laguna. You can walk to many great restaurants and beaches. Thousand steps (227 steps) is just 10-15 min walk south and Table Rock (also stair access) is about 5-7 min north. Both beaches are a must see - beautiful and great for surfing. If you don't want to hassle with stairs, Aliso Beach Park is a mile drive north and has a parking lot.
There is a great free trolley that travels up and down Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and to the festivals in the summer. You can walk down to PCH in just a few minutes where there are also some shops and restaurants. Cross over PCH to get to the beach access.
Other Things to Note
The house is only 1000 square feet and although it can technically sleep 4 if the queen sleeper is utilized for 2, it may be a tight squeeze.
Small pets are OK if they are comfortable in new places. There is no grass or yard, however, so the pet would have to be kept inside and walked in front of the house for it's "business". There is no enclosed outdoor space so the dog would have to be left inside when you are gone. I'm not a fan of "piddle pads" as there have been accidents in the past.
*Please note that there is an additional $35 pet cleaning fee. This is a one-time fee per stay (not per-pet).
There is a hot tub that is covered but not locked. Please watch any small children.
Due to the liability of the hot tub, I do require my guests to sign a straight forward rental agreement.
No smoking please.
There is a tenant downstairs and close neighbors so please watch the noise level.