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.
Kelly was so responsive and quickly answered all of my questions about the cottage! The cottage was relaxing, tranquil and has a fantastic view from the balcony. We had an amazing stay and hope to be back soon.
The cottage is absolutely stunning and the stay was one of the highlights of our California trip. It offered everything one could wish for and more: fantastic location, great decor and extremely well equipped. Would certainly return.
Great communication with Kelly and Kendra, simple check in and a folder full of helpful advice is provided. Great airbnb experience.
What a wonderful experience we had staying at Kelly's cottage. Beautiful space, wonderful view and located in a great location for our activities. We were impressed with Kelly's communication leading up to our stay with great directions and instructions once we got there. Well stocked and very clean. We would definitely stay there again! Thanks Kelly for sharing your cottage with us!!
What an amazing place to stay, Kelly property has all you need to feel comfortable and the views of the ocean are breathtaking, Kelly is such a friendly host and was very welcoming , the area is such a relaxing place and I would be definitely staying here again , thank you Kelly for making our stay in Laguna beach magical ;)
Kelly is a wonderful hostess! She was very responsive and professional in all our interactions, from our initial inquiries about her vacation cottage right through to contacting us several times during our stay to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction. I wish we had gotten the chance to meet her face-to-face to thank her in person for such a lovely time. This was our first experience with Airbnb and she made the whole thing stress-free. The cottage was exactly as she described it in the listing, beautifully decorated and impeccably clean with so many extra little personal touches showing the pride she takes in her property. It was very easy to find, located in an amazingly quiet neighborhood within walking distance to several beautiful beaches and a short trolley ride to the many shops, galleries and restaurants of downtown Laguna. I have stayed in several vacation rentals all over the country and Kelly's cottage is by far my favorite! I'm already looking for a chance to go back!
Kelly's place is fantastic. Well thought out; we had everything we needed.
Checkin was simple. All-communication easy and
clear. The cottage is great, wonderful location , great view,
Kelly's Cottage is very unique and adorable!! Beautiful view of the ocean, very quiet neighborhood, great location. She has pots, pans, bathroom items, coffee.. everything you need for a nice vacation away from home.
Kendra, her assistant, is extremely quick and friendly with her responses. I definitely recommend her place if you are vacationing in Laguna Beach!
About the Host, Kelly
Fun and friendly mother of 2 girls. My cottage is my future vacation home and I'm happy to share it with the world until that time comes. I live about 25 minutes east and work full time so I'm sorry I don't get to meet most of you but I'm sure you'll have a wonderful stay!