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“Quiet, cozy, and comfortable”
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Very good
16 reviews
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Summerland Cottage
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Private Courtyard
Exterior Street Side
Exterior at Entrance
Patio dining
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Fabulous location
Steps to beach, park and town
Across from private coves
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Laguna Beach, California

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Daniel G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet, cozy, and comfortable”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The owner, Paulette, made the effort to accommodate us for a one-night stay -- in between two longer vacation rentals -- with less than a week's notice! She was easy to communicate with, quick to respond to emails and phone calls, and very sweet in person.

The cottage was just as described and pictured. It's quiet, cozy, and comfortable; perfect for a couple. I'm a lumbering 6' 5" tall, but I never feel cramped in this quaint guest house. All of the rooms were clean and well maintained. There are windows aplenty to let in natural light and ocean breezes. We especially enjoyed having our breakfast at the dining table for two under the kitchen skylight.

The location is great -- less than a mile from downtown, Main Beach, Pageant of the Masters, etc. You can catch the free trolley in the summer, but we just walked to everything, since it was only 10-15 minutes away by foot.

Can't say enough nice things about the cottage and Paulette. My wife couldn't stop saying, "It's so cute!" We'd love to come back for a longer stay!

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Liked best: The overall relaxing ambience
Liked least: Finding the entrance (at intersection of street and alley) and unloading our bags was a little tricky
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Angie P
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Laguna Beach for a business trip/vacation. I researched many different places but decided that Summerland Cottage would be just what we needed, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we pulled up and were greeted by Paulette, the owner, I knew this was a perfect choice. Paulette was so friendly and inviting. She showed us around, gave us great tips for the area and then let us get settled in. She let me know that if we needed anything just to contact her. As soon as I walked through the green doors, I felt like I was in a secret garden. The courtyard was beautiful with a nice, cool breeze. There is a lounge chair to relax on and a table and chairs if you like to sit outside to eat. When you walk into the cottage, you will see that it is beautifully decorated! The kitchen has everything you need from a coffee pot to plenty of pots and pans to cook dinner. There is plenty of windows to open and let in the cool ocean breeze. We kept the fan in the window or door and stayed cool our entire stay. The bed was very comfortable and I loved the feather pillows. Paulette went an extra step in making sure that Summerland Cottage was not only warm and inviting but luxurious and relaxing. What really impressed me was the cleanliness of the cottage and everything you needed was already there; even beach towels and beach chairs. I liked having a washer and dryer too. My husband wanted to make sure that I mentioned the shower was fantastic (good water pressure in the shower is important to him). Also there is fantastic internet speed, wifi and also a hi definition flat screen tv with satellite. I highly recommend Summerland Cottage for your vacation rental.

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cmbautist...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“STUDIO-Not 1 BR!”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Firstly, this place is a studio not a one bedroom cottage! If you book this place for any warm or summer months, prepare to be miserable! There is no AC & the windows are so small that you can barely feel the breeze (only one ceiling fan on far end of studio so not much air circulation). No screens on windows, so hopefully you're insect-friendly. Limited kitchen appliances-no blender for making drinks or dishwasher. Owner will accuse you of damage to any less-than-new item if she thinks she will get away with it. The only reason it deserves any stars at all is because of the location!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Dear Candie Bautista,
A “studio” apartment refers to a living space where the sleeping area is in the living room.
As anyone can see viewing the photos there is no bed in the living room.
There are 12 outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor and over 30, excellent Five star reviews on Airbnb.
It seems others don't share your opinion.
Please know there is no reason to "prepare to be miserable" as Laguna Beach does not suffer from unbearable heat even in the summer months. Just another one of the many reasons it is a tourist resort. The average daily high temperature ranges from 68 °F in January to almost 80 °F in August.
There is a dutch door at the entrance to the cottage that most guests enjoy leaving open to fully appreciate the continual cool ocean breezes.
There are multiple windows in the kitchen and bedroom along with several fans.
Laguna Beach does not have an insect problem, people seem surprised by this fact if they come from areas where that is the case.
There is every imaginable kitchen appliance needed in the cottage including a blender, a juicer, a rice cooker, toaster, crock pot, coffee machine and mini Cuisinart.
I would have been happy to direct you to the blender if you had given me the courtesy of mentioning it, rather than posting an untrue comment in a public forum.
Fortunately, I have never had to accuse any one of damaging anything that is less than new.
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Ddwolpert
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Laguna Beach Perfection”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
7
people found this review helpful

If you are looking for a perfect place for a couple that's burts with character and charm, that is literally steps from the ocean, away from the crowds, yet still within comfortable walking distance to all the Laguna Beach restaurants and shops, then Summerland Cottage is your place. The moment we walked into the 1929 bungalow we were in love. The owner has thought of everything, including a perfect place to spend your mornings or grab an afternoon nap - a private brick patio that is beautifully landscaped. We are planning another trip to Laguna Beach late this summer and have already booked our stay here. We travel quite a bit and this has been the perfect spot to enjoy the beauty of Laguna Beach, yet still be able to enjoy some peace and quiet. Love, Love, Love!!!
Thanks Paulette!!!

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Desert Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Liked best: Secluded getaway, but still walking close to beach, shopping and restaurants
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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