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Blue Beach House 500' to the Waves

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath / Newly Remodeled Beach House

Visit our other 2 Cottages on the same property. VRBO # 716668 VRBO # 716721

Great for Weddings / Family Reunions / Corporate Events / Yoga & Fitness Retreats / Reunions / Receptions

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 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 / Green 2bd/1ba (Sleeps 6)

- Middle / Blue 2bd/1ba (Sleeps 6)

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

• 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 500 steps from the waves of 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, Check-Out is 11:00 am.

- 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.

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 everything 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 skim-board. 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!!

More Details

Neil Baker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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 Orange County

You will see. It's like going back in time to Laguna's roaring 1930s-1950s past but at the same time, keeping the luxury of a newly remodeled home.

What makes this cottage unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Laguna Beach in Orange County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Blue Beach House 500' to the Waves
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Great location in cute cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue beach cottage.

Check-in/out procedures and communications throughout our stay were excellent.

The location is indeed a short walk to the ocean. There are plenty of stores for shopping and amenities nearby.

The unit itself is a small cottage that has been simply refurbished for rental. It is neat and clean. If you're looking to stay in an authentic lived-in residential beach cottage, this is not it. The furnishings, decorations and supplies are more reminiscent of a nice motel suite than a fisherman's shack.

We would stay again and will recommend this unit to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage by the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Thanks for a nice getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay in the beach house! Very clean and had neccessaties we needed. Would stay here again! Thank you Neil for good communication also!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

2 couples shared the Blue cottage which was just like the pictures. Very cozy and relaxing. The deck and porch area were also perfect for grilling and relaxing. It is also very convenient and an easy walk to downtown shops and restaurants and there are also restaurants even closer. The beach is a short walk and just beautiful. Neil could not be a better host. He answered all my questions promptly and truly cares about his property. I would definately recommend the cottages and plan on returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place and beautifully decorated. Well managed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Location!

  • 4 of 5

The bungalow is centrally located, allowing us to walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go in Laguna Beach, which was great because the traffic was so horrendous! The bungalow is quite small, but there seemed to be just enough room for three people. The house was adequately appointed and was clean and probably recently updated. There is no tv in the house, which I wouldn't normally complain about for a weekend vacation rental, but there was breaking news that would have been nice to watch on tv rather than read about or view on an iPad. Because it's so centrally located, it was not a quiet or secluded place as there was a women's lodge across the street that held two events while we stayed the weekend (one event was a party that blasted rap music until 1:00 am!). I'm sure the price I paid for the bungalow (roughly $300 per night, including tax and cleaning fee) was a good price for the area for three people, but if I had paid more, I would not have thought it a very good value. Overall we enjoyed our stay and found Neil, the owner, responsive to messages through HomeAway's app.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Beach
Nick's Laguna Beach
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Laguna Art Museum
Mozambique Restaurant
Cafe Zoolu
Zinc Cafe & Market
Laguna Beach Cyclery
The Deck
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
John Wayne Airport SNA
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Pelican Hill Resort
Nearest Train
8 Miles
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I - 5 / Hwy 133
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Foodies Paradise
Car: recommended

Gorgeous newly remodeled cottages in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Laguna Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.95
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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