I had high expectations and they were all easily exceeded. The property was clean, well and intelligently stocked and the location was perfect for a quiet stay but close enough to the action to walk. Very happy. Very impressed.
— Bill, February 18, 2019
My family and I just visited Laguna Beach for our 10th year in a row and we have stayed every time at this fantastic property. We stayed in the 1 bedroom unit the first several years while our kids were little, but now that they are older we’ve moved upstairs to the 2 bedroom unit to have more space. Both units are very well appointed, are super cozy and have great decks for hanging out to enjoy the cool ocean breezes and incredible views. And, you can’t beat the location. The property is located in North Laguna within a 5 minute walk to multiple beach coves and an easy walk to area parks, restaurants and lookout points. There is also a free shuttle that runs during the summer that will take you to Main Beach and the downtown area. It’s also a great location to home-base from if you’re looking to venture out on some day trips. We go to Disneyland every year and it’s an easy 30 minute drive. The property owners, Art and Gerri, are wonderful hosts and always make sure our stay is awesome. We’ve often thought about going to another beach location for our summer vacation, but our kids won’t let us! They love Laguna and the beach house. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
— Kevin, June 20, 2019
Another perfect stay in Paradise - your beautiful, comfortable beach cottage on Cliff Dr! I have vacationed in Laguna Beach since the late '80's, typically staying in 4/5 Star oceanfront hotels which currently run $500-1200 per night. Really sorry it took me until 2017 to discover your perfect two bedroom cottage. First, it's everything the website photos show and more. An authentic, beachy vibe in a huge roomy living space with large bedrooms, great ocean views and a spectacular deck for relaxing with coffee or wine while listening to the waves crash on the beach below. SO much better than a square, sterile hotel room and having to dress to go for coffee or meals. It's very clean and well stocked with everything you need for a few nights or longer. I never brought or needed a car - it's an easy walk to town, one block to the grocery store, or across the street to jump on the free trolley if I'm going farther than downtown. The coves nearby are perfect for spending time away from the more crowded main beach. The restaurants of Laguna are terrific, the summer art festivals are always fun to explore and the Pageant of the Masters is an absolute MUST SEE. I rented the cottage for 2018 while I was in in 2017 and did the same this year for 2019. I really appreciate the small changes you make to keep the cottage fresh and the fact that the few times I've texted you with a question, you answer within one hour. Thanks, Gerri and Art, for another wonderful stay!
— Karen, September 2, 2018
Our family of four LOVED our stay here! Of the 15+ years we've been vacationing in Laguna, this cottage has the best deck, views, and ample space. The cottage is well cared for, well stocked, and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed every evening watching the sun set over the ocean from our deck. So relaxing...Unlike other cottages we've stayed in, Gerri's cottage gets cool ocean breezes, but also has air conditioning if needed which is a plus.Location was also a plus. The cottage is within a short walk to several uncrowded pristine beaches, and an easy walk or trolley into the main part of town.The hosts have thoughtfully supplied beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and other goodies for guests to use.We will not hesitate to stay here again! Thank you Gerri and Art!
— Ruth, July 11, 2018
We have stayed in the one bedroom cottage many times, but decided to book the 2 bedroom this time. We were so happy we did, the view absolutely can not be beat. Honestly the photos posted of the master bedroom are 100% accurate- so romantic and breathtaking! Morning coffee, evening wine, with an ocean breeze on the balcony was my absolute favorite part of this relaxing cottage. Having the extra space was great as well- it truly feels like you can just move in upon entering. It was very clean, and there were many staples in the pantry and drawers to use which was great. Having a grocery store and many restaurants in walking distance is a huge plus. Working with Gerri and Art was super easy and never had to wait long for a response. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation and we can not wait to return.
— Misty & Brady, April 10, 2018
We treasure our time at Laguna Beach Charmers from start to finish. There is something about the soothing sound and sight of the Pacific Ocean that continues to draw us back year after year.
As return visitors to both the one bedroom and two bedroom units, we have noticed that the units are updated regularly and in good working order. If you want to cook, the tools are provided. If you desire to eat out, excellent restaurants are within walking distance.
We enjoy walking along the beach in Heisler Park. We usually take in a play at the Laguna Play House and have been pleased with the talent and performance.
We usually don't plan a lot to do during our stay because being at the unit and so near the ocean is enough for us.
Gerri and Art, the owners, are close by if there are any concerns during our stay.
— Paul and Cheri, January 19, 2018
I have been staying at the Laguna Cottages for the past few years and been more than pleased with both the one bedroom and the two bedroom options!
I am very familiar with the vacation rental scene in Laguna as my family had a rental near Victoria Beach for about 3 years; we also owned a condominium right down the street from these laguna cottages on Cliff Drive.
I can say with great certainty that these cottages are among the best value you for the quality and location that you will find…and believe me I have done my research. You will not be disappointed! The location is convenient and situated close to private North Laguna cove beaches that are beautiful, they are close to town so you may walk and not deal with parking and it is on the beach side of PCH with a view of the beach! They are also close to Crystal Cove- one of my favorite places in the world- a three mile stretch of beach in southern California without houses! Sometimes in the winter months I run the beach and only see about a dozen people… yes, in Southern California an empty beautiful beach.
Although the cottage is older, it has very cute, clean updates and all the amenities needed for a fun trip to the beach. I absolutely love the two bedroom master that is lined with sheer drapes and the bed situated to look out over the ocean with lots of windows for breeze and viewing. Sometimes I take the hotter afternoon time to sit in bed, read, take in all the beauty and stay out of the hustle bustle below.
I don't stay anywhere else in Laguna if possible as the cottages are never a disappointment.
— Laura, November 25, 2017
My family rented Laguna Beach Charmers in November 2017. Charming is exactly the right word to describe this gem of a cottage! The location is stunning, with expansive ocean views from the outdoor deck and master bedroom, and a very easy walk down to gorgeous beach and tidepools. Many terrific cafes and restaurants are also in easy walking distance. Inside the cottage, literally every detail has been considered by the owners. All the little touches you might enjoy in a luxury hotel can be found as you settle into Laguna Beach Charmers. Our family enjoyed two days at Disneyland while renting this cottage, but speaking for myself, I never wanted to leave!
— Kristen, November 18, 2017
My husband and I stayed in the BeachCharmers Cottage A for 10 days in April and loved it! The cottage is beautiful, romantic and has all you can ever need (we particularly appreciated the binoculars). The location is very handy, a walking distance to a good supermarket, several restaurants and even the town center (there's also a trolley stop nearby). Lovely hiking trails are also just minutes away. The location on the Coastal Highway means you get some traffic noise but we, as city people, got used to that really quickly. And you just forget everything else when you sit on the porch which was perfect, partly covered and with lovely lazy chairs to sit on and take in the views. We saw both whales and dolphins on several mornings. I'm not usually one to sit down and relax but this porch just was so inviting. And there was even enough room for us to practice with our local yoga teacher. We hope to be back.
— Kirsti, April 6, 2017
What a wonderful Laguna cottage! It feels like home. My wife, 2 daughters, and I have stayed at this property for the past 7 years. Gerri and Art are incredible hosts and they go above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful experience. The cottage is located in a great area of North Laguna with a very short walk to wonderful beach coves and a short drive (few blocks) to restaurants and grocery stores. There's even a free trolley that will take you up and down the PCH in the summer. The ambiance and view from the balcony is incredible. While at the cottage we spend most of our time, and eat most of our meals, outside on the balcony. The cottage is always clean, bright, and well-appointed with anything you will need during your stay. One of the best things is the outdoor shower where you can rinse the sand off of yourselves and the kiddos after a day at the beach before heading upstairs to the cottage. It's also a good place to "home base" from if you plan to do other things during your stay. We take a day trip to Disneyland every year and also visit friends in Long Beach. I can''t say enough good things about this place. There's a reason why we keep coming back year after year.
— Kevin, Aug 11, 2016
The PERFECT beach cottage! I have been visiting Laguna since I was a kid and now I bring my own family there every year. We have stayed in several beach rentals and this is definitely the best one we have stayed at. Location is perfect; steps to the beach, one block from grocery store, and great burger spot right across the street! The cottage is clean, bright, perfectly stocked and well taken care of. The owner was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We have already booked for next year and I think our search for the perfect beach rental is over!
— Courtney, June 13, 2016
Classic coastal cottage. This is a wonderful place for a quiet coastal get away. It is very well-stocked and well taken care of. The owners were very helpful and communication was good. They views from the deck are spectacular, hey great spot for breakfast or lunch. Parking was fine and it's a short walk to three fabulous beaches, even more if you walk a little farther. Good walking distance to town for dinner but if you want to write home, there is a trolley that drops you close to the front door. You can find Beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. In the laundry room for your trips to the beach. Highly recommended. We had a fabulous time.
— Donna K, April 18, 2016
Where is the "10" star button? Upon entering this amazing bungalow we were delighted. The view is expansive and so close to the ocean! Amazing sunsets too. Laguna trolly stops just down the street from the condo, less than a football field away. Its free on weekends in the fall/winter - so really no need for a car. The condo was clean, with a large living room and the beds so comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, even during the Thanksgiving holiday we had everything we needed to prep our food. Best part of all is the deck, partially covered was great especially when it rained. We will not hesitate to come back and enjoy this outstanding spot, we were lucky in choosing this listing for our holiday in Laguna. Thanks Gerri!
— Alison S, Nov 30, 2015
Hi Gerri. we are now back in the UK. We wanted to thank you for a fabulous stay. We loved your place, its beautiful location and a gorgeous cottage. We loved sitting on the balcony enjoying the views and having cosy candlelit dinners. You have clearly put a lot of effort in to the place and extras such as great coffee, candles, blankets which was really appreciated. And thank you again for letting us stay a little longer it made our last day as good as possible. When we left my daughters said; one day we will bring our children and show them this little gem :) My oldest added, even better one day I will buy this and this can be our summerhouse... good to have dreams... Thanks again The Hobbis's
— Helle H, Aug 17, 2015
Gerri, We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your 2-bedroom cottage. It was very warm and cozy, not to mention the location and amazing views from the deck. We had a great vacation and will be back to Laguna many times. The location on Cliff Drive is excellent. We like to take walks together and from the cottage we could watch the sunset from a different beach each evening. We have visited several communities along the So. California coast, and none of them compares to the awesome beauty of the beaches in Laguna. Our first night was very special as we were engaged in Fisherman's Cove, just a few steps from your cottage. The ambience and charm of the cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. We plan to be back no later than Summer 2016 and will be looking at your calendar for availability. Thanks for everything.
— Scott S, Apr 21, 2015
Love this beach! Gerri, I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic week we were able to spend in your lovely cottage! It was so wonderful to be able to park the car and take it all in. My family loved walking to different beaches and really appreciated the umbrella, beach chairs and especially the boogie boards that you provided. The view from the bedrooms was amazing and my husband and I were thrilled that we could keep the windows and doors open to the breeze. I must say that the memory foam mattress topper was a godsend. I recently seriously injured both of my knees and I think that this was the first time I was able to sleep without a pillow between my knees in a month. I'm buying one of these things!. I have to say that our favorite thing about your cottage was the deck. Sunshine with morning coffee, evening cocktails watching the sunset, and nighttime by candle light. It couldn't have been more perfect! Thank you again.
— Bec, Apr 6, 2015
Hi Gerri, We just got back from our week in Laguna on Cliff Drive. It was indeed heavenly as we suspected. What an incredible place, if you looked up “quintessential beach cottage” in the dictionary… Anyways, just wanted to let you know how much we loved everything and are definitely planning to come back next year for even longer. I'll make sure and book early. Now we're just trying to shake off the back from vacation blues (sigh). Thanks again for your lovely little house! Cynthia
— Cyn, July 20, 2015
Had a blast in Laguna Beach! When we arrived at your cottage where we stayed for my nephew's senior recital at Chapman, it was over 100 degrees and smoky from the Carlsbad fires. I must say it was frightening dodging smoke plumes in order to land at Palomar Airport. The air cleared remarkably fast with the marine layer that arrived on the coast on the second day. Like the mountains I suppose, if you don't like the weather on the coast, wait 10 minutes... My sister, the mother of the trumpet playing graduate from Chapman, works for a billionaire who has a part time home in Montage down the coast from your cottages. Although the billionaire's house is an architectural masterpiece, full of almost priceless Asian art, has access to a luxury spa and catering, I'd rather stay in your beach cottages! It's much more fun to be close enough to town to walk, and to watch the street scene from your deck. We walked to the Laguna Beach Art Gallery, the beach across the street where we met lots of friendly locals, and to a cornucopia of fabulous restaurants. My sister only stayed with her boss at the Montage so as not to hurt her feelings, she wanted to be with us where the action was!
— Sara, June 3, 2015
This property does indeed ooze charm, and its location couldn't be better. My husband, 16-year-old daughter and I had a glorious week at the neighboring beaches and tidepools, vast selection of restaurants, extensive shopping, the marine mammal rehab center, Crystal Cove State Park, and two day trips to LA to watch the taping of a TV show pilot, see a comedy troupe, visit the La Brea Tarpits and shop Melrose Avenue. The cottage itself is extremely cute, clean and comfortable, with ocean views from the bedrooms and living room as well as a nice deck. There was a great selection of beach books, board games, and even boogie boards and beach chairs. We spent a couple evenings just hanging out watching movies on the large flatscreen tv and lounging on the home's four couches. We also were pleased that the house was only 30 minutes from John Wayne Airport yet so close to several gorgeous cliff-enclosed coves, lovely parks, shopping and the restaurants. We've stayed in many VRBOs everywhere from Seattle to Boston, and this definitely ranks as one of our favorites. Can't wait to return.
— Cind, May 2, 2012
Loved the cottage, could not have been more happier, loved it the second I stepped through the pre-open sliding glass doors and heard subtle jazz music playing. It was real welcoming. The deck/patio view along w/ the lounge chairs and fire-pit were great in the evenings. The location couldn't have been better, and the closest beach access was probably one of the most vacant and beautiful coves available. Plenty of tide-pools for kids. I definitely plan on staying here again.
— Napoli Martin
This place is magical...from the variety of beaches steps away to the amazing energy of the whole town itself and the spectacular view from the balcony, the overall feel of this place is just perfect. We've been twice and would return. We love Laguna and staying anywhere else there would not feel like "home".
— Arizona Escapees
We just left! I have not seen my husband, Rick, relax like this in a long, long time! What a picture perfect weekend!
— Judy and Rick
We had an amazing time in Laguna Beach. It was very difficult to leave. We cannot wait to return! Your place is magical in every way, the location and the whole feel of it. The kids LOVED the beaches as they are far more interesting w/ the rock pools and my son fished every day at fisherman's cove. I ran every morning on the path, it was heaven. We are already talking about renting again and perhaps with another family in the other unit!
— Lynn and John, Phoenix
Got here late last night. Your place is wonderful! Just what the doctor ordered. Thanks so much. You've done an amazing job with all the modern updates and conveniences and still keeping the charm. I hope I can make this an annual 2 week time slot. The cottage was awesome.
Dear Gerri, We just drove away from your lovely cottage. We had a wonderful time and made fun family memories!! The whole place was larger than we expected and the outdoor decks were especially enjoyable. Family and friends came by to visit and it was a perfect place for hosting our visitors. What a perfect location and view! We look forward to coming back again!
— Love, The Murrays
Amazing vacation at your beautiful cottage..so sad to have left..we hope to visit your place again, thanks for the perfect vacation.
— Paula and Gene, Burbank CA
Just wanted to let you know, we had a wonderful trip to Laguna Beach. We couldn't believe how nice the apartment at 777 Cliff Drive was. Everything we needed was right there waiting for us. The apartment was immaculate and so much fun to occupy. Back here in dreary Massachusetts it's rainy and miserable, what a contrast. Don't be surprised if we come back next spring.
— Bill, MA
We wanted to say thank you very much for the beautiful week we had at your cottage. The views are spectacular and the cottage was very well equipped. We had a very relaxing time. Steve and Ellen Indianapolis, IN
We stayed at your cottage last week and it was fantastic. The pictures on the internet site doesnt do it justice. I can't tell you what a magical time we had, my soul needed this so much. My boyfriend and I reconnected and we just had a wonderful, wonderful time. Just wanted to let you know! Thanks again for providing such a charming place to lay your head and spirit.
— Peace & Light,
— Talya, San Ramon CA
Thank you for a wonderful spot to stay in! We absolutely loved it there. The location and charm were perfect! I was the right place to stay for a beautiful warm weekend. My compliments to you on a great hideaway!
— Brandon, Salt Lake City, UT
That's it. I'm not leaving, ever! I'll just curl up on the couch outside, you'll never know I'm here. I'm quiet, low maintenance and like the many beautiful hummingbirds that continually entertained, I eat very little…Will you adopt me, please? This place is magic and I have fallen under its spell.
— Portland, Or
This place is "charming" and brought out the best between my husband and me. We look forward to coming again.
Charming, cozy and so roomy. I was enchanted when I first walked in. The Internet pictures cannot give the real sense of spaciousness and charm you have here. Thanks for the special touches both inside and out.
— Glendale, Ca
The cottage is charming in every detail and the view from your "tree house" deck is spectacular. We left feeling relaxed, renewed and anxious to return.
— Minneapolis, MN
Amazing. Relaxing. Inspiring. Peaceful. Intimate. Refreshing. Alive. Tranquil. Home. Perfect.
— Portland,OR and Los Angeles
Relaxing. Entertaining. Adventurous. Fresh. Exciting. This vacation was truly one of the greatest.
I've been coming to Laguna for the last 30 years and this is one of the most memorable times I've had. We never bothered to go out to eat…the kitchen and the setting was too special to waste time away.
Had to E-mail you in order to say how much we loved our Laguna Charmer "A", (so aptly named).It was wonderful to relax in your spacious Californian beach sanctuary! We are already missing the super view from the large deck, the beautiful (book filled) lounge, sweet cozy bedrooms, in fact the whole character and charm of this perfect retreat (adored the humming birds!). We thoroughly enjoyed the coves, the Heisler Park walk to Main Beach, the spectacular view from the top of Park Avenue (Aliso Country Park), not to mention the great restaurants. Hope to be back. Thanks so much.
— Pam, Steve Tina and Susie, East Sussex, U.K.
— P.S. We flew the flag on 9.11 from the deck, in honour of your countrymen and ours, who lost their lives on that horrendous day.
The last time we were here we stayed at the Ritz Carlton. I can honestly say we've enjoyed this more. Your home is warm, relaxing and so well thought out. What a joy to come back to each evening. After five glorious days, we made a decision to more here in the next few years (I'd like to move today if we could)
— Lake Oswego, OR
We enjoyed our visit so much. Laguna is such a peaceful place. Your home is so warm and comfortable. Our favorite place is the awesome deck. We loved sitting out in the morning playing scrabble and watching the fog burn off. We will be back next year.
— Scottsdale, AZ
Wow! This place is truly magical. We were able to have the kind of relaxed family time that is so hard to come by, and we have you guys and your beautiful bungalow to thank. If anything, the "charmer" itself is better than advertised. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
— Tucson, AZ and NYC
To walk on the beach every morning, golf, and shop every afternoon, and enjoy margaritas every evening on the deck over looking the ocean was most special. Your cottage is delightfully well provisioned. Your care and thought in furnishing and appointing the amenities are evident and very much appreciated. Everything has been provided for our needs and comfort. It has been a month we will not soon forget. Hopefully we will find an opportunity to return. Don't let anyone tell you that Northern Californians don't love the Southland.
— Oakland, CA
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay here. This is the first time that we rented a condo (we usually stay in hotels) and were surprised at the way you furnished and filled the cottage to meet all our needs. . . Even the kitchen worked fine and Dick loved the grill on the deck. Norm timed it perfectly to prune and clear the enclosed garden so we could also enjoy all the plants and statuary that you have there. We lived on the deck - even when it was cold. You are truly a pro. Thanks for this opportunity to enjoy your cottage and, for a short time, be a resident of lovely Laguna Beach.
— San Francisco
No exaggeration that your place is spectacular! I have been lucky enough to stay in many beautiful places in California but your place is so warm, personal and welcoming. Here is another thing you were right about, we just did not want to leave-what Heaven. We hope to be back soon.
— Manchester, England
Everything you described was true-we had a wonderful time! The view was spectacular. Pictures could never do this place and area justice! Felt just like home....and wish it was.
— Toledo, Ohio
Laguna has always been a place for dreaming. No where else can it be sunny, warm, breezy and cool-all ingredients to harbor dreams. We will be back to enjoy a lifetime of dreams, hopes and sunsets.
What a great spot you have here. We always love Laguna Beach, but your place has made it more special this time. Its's unusual for a place this old to be spotlessly clean, and it added to our enjoyment. Keep that cleaning dynamo. The well-appointed kitchen and the spaciousness-we appreciated that too. We'll be back.
— Portland, OR
Serenity, warm and just beautiful. Just added to one of my wonderful memories with my family.
— New Zealand
This was the perfect ending for our honeymoon. This place was perfect for relaxing and we loved the beaches.
— Columbia, Missouri
We have just spent 5 wonderful days celebrating Judy's 50th birthday. Your home and the surrondings are all so inviting. Our visiting friends and family could not believe how beautiful an area could be. The weather and the beaches were perfect. Our warment thanks.
— Riverside CA
I grew up in Laguna Beach so I feel extremely fortunate. I've been going to Divers' Cove for 47 years! North Laguna is my childhood and full of wonderful memories. We felt truly at home. This house has so much charm and personality. Thank you for making this home available to us to feel so at home. The mornings are the best!! The sunsets from the deck or Divers' Cove on Heisler Park are not to be missed.
Our trip turned out as wonderful as we hoped that it would. Our accomodations were great, the weather was fabulous and Laguna Beach....only God could create something so spectacular. We will be back, in fact, we love it so much we'd like to retire here. By the way, 3 sunsets that words don't describe.
— San Francisco, CA
The rental was perfect-loved sitting out on the deck at sunrise and sunset, enjoying the warm weather and view. I will recommend this place to friends. I think they would enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for making it all possible.
— Carmel, CA
We've been here for 5 days and it isn't enough. The weather has been perfect. Your house is vey comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed all the decorative items and the wonderful selection of books-we added a couple- and games. Nothing better than morning coffee on the porch.
— Wilmot, NH
Delightfully charming! From the first moment I was in love with your beautiful cottage. So comfy and warm.
I really appreciated the loving care you lavished upon this cottage and its contents. The thoughtufulness with which you surrounded us in made us feel completely at home. This has been the best experience because of that.
— New Zealand 12/3/00
Very lovingly appointed. We will be back.. made us feel very much at home. Thanks so much.
This is a gorgeous cottage in a beaurtiful and convenient location. Another fabulous Christmas and New Years will be added to our memories of bets experiences. Our freinds visting from near and far also loved this location and amenities. Your attention to detail with all the comforts of home were greatly appreciated. Thw weather was fantastic and the scenery of beach, sea and sunsets were just incredible. We love this area so much that we hope to rent an apartment long term for our USA visits.
— New Zealand
What an honor to the history of Laguna Beach that you maintain these cottages and make them home to many who like to re-live some of the old! It quickly became home to us-upon awakening greeted by the birds--while "preening" and making breakfast seranaded by a person at the bustop-in Spanish- who was, like the birds, totally unaware of the pleasure he added to our day. To see the ocean from the "lanai"-leaving our car parked!! While Heisler Park and the beach are so beautiful to enjoy walking--it all together is a wonderful retreat.
What a wonderful vacation beach cottage. Comfortable bed and 100% cotton sheeets, just what the weary traveler needs. The views around here are spectacular and we walked all over-sometimes eight miles a day. We brought a pedometer. Also, the restaurants are plentiful and good, great hamburgers, yummy margaritas, delicious martinis and fabulous fish dishes. Whats not to like? Many thanks.
— Greenwich, CN
Living in Orange Co, I have always loved Laguna Beach but never knew what it felt to be a resident. Boy, was it wonderful! The cottage was lovely and charming-we will definitely return soon. Falling asleep to the sounds of waves crashing on shore is irreplacable. Thanks for a great visit.
— Mission Viejo ,CA