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Green Beach House 500' to the Waves

Bedrooms 2
Space 620 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath 1935 Vintage Cottage/ Walking Distance to the Beach

Visit our other 2 Cottages on the same property. VRBO # 716721 VRBO # 716711

Great for Weddings/ Family Reunions/

Take a step back in time with one of these 3 newly restored cottages in the heart of Laguna Beach. Built as a seaside retreat in the 1930’s, our cottages have endured as a magical escape to the bygone time of California’s “Surf and Sand” fun. Freshly restored in 2015 with our unique vision of the 1930s to 1950s beach ambiance. Located only 1⁄2 block from Coast Highway you will have easy access to the beach and all of the great restaurants, and "outdoor fun” that Laguna has to offer. Bring your guitar, favorite books, and festive party spirits, as there are no televisions or telephones to distract you. Large front yard for relaxing with views of the ocean. Easy parking. (2 cars per cottage). Internet, laundry, fully stocked kitchens, & queen sized beds in each cottage.

255, 255 1/2, & 265 St. Ann's Drive; Laguna Beach, CA 94119

• 3 Charming 1931 Cottages in Center of Laguna Beach

- Front Unit 2bd/1ba (Sleeps 4) Green

- Middle Unit 2bd/1ba (Sleeps 4) Blue

- Rear Unit 2bd/2ba + Loft (Sleeps 6) Brown

• 1/2 block north of Coast Highway

• 1935 "Surf Shack" Motif

• On a Large 10,000 Sq. Ft. Parcel

Three charming 1935-1955 cottages only one block from the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by the best places to recreate and that Laguna Beach has to offer.

The property is on a large 10,000 sq ft parcel, in the very heart of the city. Take a trip back in time to stay in California’s last surviving intact beach community.

Check-In is anytime after 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Check-Out is anytime prior to 11:00 am. The minimum consecutive stay is seven (7) nights. Whether you’re visiting us for a week or an entire month, our staff is committed to making your time at LagunaCottage.Rentals unforgettable.

Large front yard for relaxing with views of the ocean.

Easy parking for 2 cars per cottage. Internet, laundry, fully stocked kitchens, queen beds in each cottage.

Sycamore tree - beautifully lit at night.

See what others are saying about the cottages:

The cottage was beautiful, just what we were looking for for our few days by the ocean. The beds were really comfortable and rooms were really spacious. The cottage also offered nice spaces to chill out after a tough day on the beach. Location was excellent. Lots of good restaurants and cafes within walking distance and beach was one block away. I'll be back!


Beautiful cottage. So much better than staying at a hotel. Everything was taken care of and every potential need thought of and provided for. We so loved our stay, and hope to be back int the future. Thank you so much for your hospitality!


Neil was great to deal with-- very communicative and easy going. The cottage is exactly as advertised and very close to the downtown restaurants and beach. I highly recommend going to Tacos Locos at some point-- the food is incredible. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to any friends looking to stay in Laguna Beach!


We really enjoyed our stay at Neil's place. It's in a great location and the cottage is extremely cute with some of the most comfortable beds! We will definitely be going back.


The cottage was everything you see and more. Attention to detail around every corner. Fully stocked kitchen allowed us to enjoy freshly ground coffee, and all the cooking tools to fix appetizers throughout the day. Beds were comfy, and shower had all the typical toiletries found at a hotel. Very nice place!


This place could not be more cozy & magical! Loved every minute of our (unfortunately short) stay. But def plan to come back soon hopefully!


Perfect location in Laguna Beach very close to the main beach.. Just off of Coast Highway so very little street noise. Plenty of parking. Cottage has been completely renovated. It is like new. It has a very nice kitchen that is fully equipped. Neil is a tremendous host. I would absolutely stay here again.


Very nice place, close to the beach & off the crowded tourist center. Enjoyed our stay a lot!


We had an amazing stay in Laguna with my wife and two small children. The entire process was "laid back"... and we loved it that way. This is a beautiful and roomy surf shack that is very well appointed and comfortable. Within minutes walking distance to great beaches, restaurants/bars/coffee/grocery, and all kinds of shops. We wish we could have stayed longer and will be back in the future! Were unable to connect to the Wi-Fi with any device, and couldn't seem to get that resolved (only posting this in case you need Wi-Fi for work, kids etc.). Still worth a 5-star review -- this place is... shall I say "RAD"!!


So to much say… The cottage is truly the quintessential beach house! Clean, minimal, "beachy," style, with an open floor plan, plenty of sun, comfortable beds, 2 blocks from the beach, free parking, AND a with a front yard with an Ocean View!!! The location is perfect; far enough away from the main beach for calm and quiet, with access to all the tiny, lesser-traveled coves; yet, close enough to walk down and take in all of the action. Turn south instead of north, walk ten minutes to K'ya's rooftop bar and watch the sunset. Devine. We will be back, probably several times. Lastly, Neil's responds promptly, and it could not have been easier! Great place, great host!


What a great cottage! The home was recently remodeled and decorated very nicely. It was equipped with all the comforts of home and perfect for a family of four. The location was amazing. Only one block to the beach. Neil was welcoming and great to work with!


Neil's place was 50 seconds from the beach just as he said. It is recently remodeled and very welcoming. He made the entire process very easy. He was attentive to all our questions and was onsite to give us our keys. He even offered to show us around, which I thought was a lovely touch. He had everything we could have needed. Towels, bath supplies...even laundry supplies in case we needed to wash our clothes before packing up. We would love to go back for a longer stay the next time. His place is in a great location-walking distance to the beach and downtown Laguna.


This place is an excellent location as described and I would highly recommend. Clean and new, thank you Neil.


We were the first guests to stay at this adorable beach cottage over Spring Break. It is eveything described and more! It is immaculately decorated with every convenience that you'd need for a vacation in Laguna. It is ideally located a short walk to the beach and cafes. We had the best time! Neil is one of the nicest guys and had the best suggestions where to have breakfast and where to skimboard. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a breezy and relaxing stay in Laguna, stay here at Neil's cottage. Can't wait to come back. Thanks again Neil!! Carly


More Details

Property Manager
Neil Baker
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Neil Baker

I'm a Laguna Beach local who loves this town! I will be readily available to help you with anything during your stay. If you have any questions or want any suggestions while here in laguna, just ask!

Neil Baker purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Neil Baker chose Laguna Beach

These beach cottages are truly wonderful. We are located in a perfect area. We have our own private parking lot with ample room, so you won't feel squeezed. Our cottages are near everything. We are close to PCH and the beach, making walking to almost anywhere in Laguna the best transport method! It's a great way to experience the city. We are also one block away from ralph's (which is open late), great since you will have access to a full kitchen and private bbq.

What makes this cottage unique

It's very close to everything Laguna has to offer. Easy walking distances.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Laguna Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom fan has an electric heater that provides a soothing warm shower environment, very nice for cold mornings or after a swim in the ocean.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 Queen sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 Queen Sized Bed
    Queen pull out couch - 1 large double bed
  • Each bedroom features a comfortable queen bed with tons of pillows. There are fans in each bed room should the weather be warm. Adequate lighting for reading.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Green Beach House 500' to the Waves
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a girls trip of 5. Beautiful cottage, lovely outdoor area, steps to the beach, bars, shops and grocery store. All of us said at one point during this trip that we wanted to live in the cottage. DEFINITELY RECCOMEND!

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Is Misrepresented, Very Uncomfortable And Unsafe

  • 1 of 5

The property is NOT AS described, there is a serious security issue and the owners are totally unresponsive to their guests. In fact, the owners will not even honor their own representative's promises. We encountered one problem after another during our short stay. First, the cottage as advertised as having working internet connection, however the internet went down and despite the owner's rep's promise to fix it, the internet stayed down an entire day. The cottage was also advertised as having two parking stalls, which we needed as we had two cars. However, the owners own three cottages that share same parking lot and they do not check or monitor the number of vehicles in each party. As a result, our vehicles were repeatedly blocked in, which prevented us from using our cars for hours at a time and other times we were forced to find alternative parking many blocks away. Also, we had to constantly reshuffle vehicles so one person could get out and another could park. In addition, we also had a serious security problem with the cottage as both the next door neighbor and the Bicycle shop owner right around the corner informed us upon arrival that there had been several break ins in the area and they advised us to keep all our windows closed. This presented a serious problem as the cottage has no AC, NO security bars (or even screens) on the windows and consequently, we had no choice, but to keep all the windows closed, even while we were in the cottage and trying to sleep. This is a major problem as this small cottage has a tin roof with little to no insulation so with no AC the cottage feels like an oven .

Further, in addition to all the problems described above, we also had an ongoing problem of our vehicles being blocked in and not being able to access our assigned parking places for several hours at a time due to cars parking in the lot whose owners were going to the busy Mexican restaurant right next door. The customers will park their vehicles right in front of the assigned spaces for the cottage, thereby either blocking in your vehicle or preventing you from using the assigned parking spaces. Although the owners' rep was nice and promised to accommodate us for all these problems, the owners themselves never did anything at all. Obviously these owners don't care about their guests or their experience and they are completely non-responsive and don't honor their own reps' promises ! ! !

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was difficult to work with. While I respect their opinion on many of the issues they encountered, some just are not true. First, both Laguna Beach and the area the cottages are located are very safe and none of our cottages have had any security issues in the two years we have been operating. Second, the guest stayed during a particularly hot week in the summer and while that is unfortunate, we don't normally have a problem with temperature problems. We have never had a problem with parking, as each cottage is allowed for two cars but the parking lot can hold much more than that. I work hard to keep all guests happy and I'm shocked by this review.
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Laguna Beach Fun Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the green cottage was really fun.. The cottage has a great location. We were able to just park the car and walk everywhere including downtown Laguna, which we did. The cottage has it's own parking, nice green lawn, seating outside and a nice BBQ. The inside of the cottage is nicely decorated, clean and has everything we needed. We were able to cook and eat in when we wanted or walk to any type of eatery. The owner was friendly and easy to contact. I would come back and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

great getaway! Stress free. Where do I start? If you like to cook and grill you will have everything you need in the kitchen and a great outdoor gas grill. Grocery store is one block away. If you do not want to cook you are surrounded by many bars and restaurants. No need to drive onto busy PCH just hop on the FREE trolley. This trolley rides from 11AM thru 11PM and it's free. The stop is right on the corner of St. Anne's. Walking across the street to watch the sunset is a must. There was only one negative for me, I am a TV junky and missed not watching a bit of TV but I survived. The place is so comfortable and the beds were so comfy. You can also find some beach chairs in the pantry in the kitchen area. Can't wait to go back. The staff is very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in Laguna Beach. This darling cottage is just steps from the sand. It was so nice to leave our car at the cottage and walk. Very cute beachy decor. Nice small yard and outdoor furniture to enjoy. Would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodations and centrally located in Laguna

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The location was centrally located with an easy walk into town to shop and dine. Many great restaurants to choose from and a grocery store less than a block away. We especially enjoyed wine, snacks, and chatting under the huge Sycamore tree in the large front yard. We visited the Mission San Juan Capistrano and went on a whale watching boat out of Newport Beach; each a short drive via Pacific Coast Highway enjoying the ocean views. Looking forward to returning to this property again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Orange Country (John Wayne) SNA
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Cafe Zoolu
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
St. Ann's Beach in Laguna Beach


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$206.65
Pet Fee AU$34.44
Property Damage Insurance AU$81.28
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$413.31

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.