Friday, January 1, 2010



Summerland Cottage is the perfect refuge,

a great place for artists to relax and be inspired

a writers retreat or a romantic getaway.

It is a historic cottage sitting high on a bluff overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

It is newly refurbished and well appointed throughout.

The private brick courtyard with peekaboo ocean view makes this historic cottage a charmer.

Summerland Cottage is located in desirable North Laguna Beach,
just steps to the ocean (less than half a block).

Walk to secluded Fisherman's Cove in minutes and enjoy the sand and surf, or kayaking, snorkeling, diving and fishing.
Beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler are all provided for your summer enjoyment.

Enjoy Spectacular Views overlooking the Pacific Ocean as you walk through Heisler Park to reach Downtown Laguna.

The quaint town is filled with famous restaurants, art galleries and charming shops.

During the summer months the Sawdust Festival, Laguna Art Festival and the Pageant
of the Masters with its outdoor performances , are a free trolley ride from the cottage.

For 90+ more things to do in Laguna Beach click here

A little history on the cottage... fun little facts that you may want to know...
At one time, many years ago, a famous cowboy actor named Tom Mix lived here.
More recently the tony award winning producer Steve Orich and his wife Judy have
stayed for a respite.
And last year Andrew Mc Mahon the singer and song writer stayed here several times
with his beautiful wife Kelly and sweet dog Doris Day while creating new music for a CD
being released later this year.
The cottage and gardens have been featured as a location for a Body Glove bathing suit photo shoot.
Romantic Homes Magazine JUNE 2012 featured the property in a 14 page story.
and in Laguna Beach Magazines September 2012 issue

Rates (in US Dollars)

Jun 01-Sep 15 .. $1800/week. High Season

Sep 12-May 31 .. $1500/week .. off season $3000/month.

Deposit Required, 50% to Reserve

$125 Cleaning Fee, Non Refundable

$500 Security Deposit


High speed Internet access

Wireless Internet

Kitchen fully equipped

Gas grill

Washer and Dryer

Towels, sheets, pillows

DVD Satellite TV and music stations

Beach chairs and towels

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If you enjoy reading what others think, there are over 57 reviews here

and a few here,

David G

had a great time in Laguna with Paulette. She was really sweet and welcoming, and even cooked us some chicken breast and made an insalata caprese with fresh basil from her garden, vine ripened tomato and mozzarella at 2:30 in the morning when we arrived super late and were hungry! The place is centrally located, walkable to the beach, and the cottage has a back yard that is beautiful. We

had a blast! Thanks Paulette, will def stay again :)


We had an incredible stay at the Summerland Cottage for our honeymoon. Paulette is an ideal host -- she is there for any questions you may have, but she also respects your privacy. She lives in the main house attached to the cottage, but she has her own back yard, so the courtyard is yours (she is only there when coming or going from her house). For us, she made a list of vegan restaurants, bookstores, and art museums, and she even got us hard-to-get tickets to the opening of the Sawdust Art Festival. The cottage itself has everything you need -- full kitchen with appliances and cookware, laundry, and a private courtyard. We were able to leave the cottage door open, so that when we were gone, our little dog was free to roam about the cottage and the courtyard. The beach is across the street and down a few steps, and Heisler Park is just across the street. This is the perfect place for a couple or a couple with a dog. We can't recommend it enough!

  • Summerland Cottage is a charming vintage accommodation in a perfect location. Hostess Paulette has thought of everything to make you comfortable. From dishes, pots and pans, corkscrew, coffee pot, a cozy throw to beach chairs, it's all there. She even offers her shared laundry area if needed. The Directv access allows you to record movies and watch at your leisure. The cottage is spotless as if it were brand new and loaded with designer style. The queen bed was comfy and the down-filled love seat in the sitting room was dreamy. As for location, we parked our car across the street in a nice well lit area and didn't use it again until we left to go home. It's a 5 minute walk to a couple of gorgeous coves and Heisler Park. About a 15 minute beachfront walk through Heisler Park puts you at Main Beach and downtown. Paulette is a wonderful hostess!!! And, her little cottage is a perfect getaway.

  • The Summerland Cottage is a fantastic find in Laguna Beach and Paulette will make you feel right at home in this perfectly appointed slice of heaven. The cottage is pristine, airy and bright. Artwork by local artists grace the walls. And, it's all a short walk from the best beaches in Laguna. As a former Laguna local, I can tell you that its location in North Laguna can't be beat. It's my favorite neighborhood, totally walkable and utterly charming. So, feel like a local yourself and enjoy your stay at Summerland. Some highlights: *Charming brick patio, with BBQ, seating and peek-a-view *Spotless bathroom with delightful shower pressure *Short walk to best beaches and coves *Welcoming, informative, friendly local hostess

  • Summerland Cottage was fantastic, and Paulette, the lovely host, was incredibly gracious and welcoming. I highly recommend this gem in Laguna Beach: it's a block from the ocean and a stroll away from downtown. Paulette has provided everything one needs for a pleasant and relaxed stay. The interior is beautiful and comfortable, and the courtyard garden is enchanting. This cottage is a delightful space to return to after a day of exploring. Thank you, Paulette!

  • We had a wonderful experience at the Summerland Cottage and we would definitely come back. The cottage is a sweet oasis that is warm and inviting just like the host Paulette, she is really great! The private patio, wash and cottage are very nice. The grill was a major bonus, especially since there is a grocery store right around the corner. The beach is a hop, skip and a jump away and the free shuttle was amazing. Paulette is a wonderful host and she keeps a very clean home, which was so... More »

  • We made a new friend...I had researched so many private places to stay before choosing the Summerland Cottage. If I were you, allow my efforts to save you time and gain peace of mind. Staying at this uber clean quaint cottage was the best choice we made. Paulette is a classy artistic hostess. The location is directly across from the beach. The cottage sits behind the main house, but we still had ocean view from our very own private courtyard. My fiance is a big guy and the queen bed with the sumptuous sheets and pillows was very comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed. She definitely paid attention to details. We plan on staying here again when we return to the Laguna area in the Spring.

  • The Summerland Cottage is your must-stay place when you're in Laguna Beach. The cottage is absolutely adorable and I was about 2 minutes away from Heiser Park and some of the best views of the beach. Paulette is by far my favorite Airbnb host. She called me to make sure I was okay and knew how to get to the cottage. She was very helpful and welcoming. I need to plan more trips to Orange County so I can stay with Paulette again. :)

  • The property was beautiful and Paulette was a great host. She was very gracious with her time, chatting with us about our plans, and offering her ideas and even extra passes to a local even she happened to have. The property was cozy and very comfortable, and was literally steps from the quiet Heisler park/beach. Can't wait to go back!


  1. Having stayed here at Summerland Cottage I have to say that it is one of the most charming places to stay in Laguna Beach. The ammenities are incredible and every detail well thought through. The down bed makes for sweet slumber. The courtyard is a beautiful place to relax or walk across the street to the shore. Our stay at the Summerland Cottage was so incredibly memorable. We will long hold it dear to our hearts. A charming warm inviting cottage tucked away and nestled in beautiful Laguna. Everything to love about it. We are so grateful we found the Summerland Cottage and Paulette!

  2. My hubby and I stayed at Summerland Cottage and it was absolutely magical!! The cottage is warm and inviting--Paulette's patio and garden delightful-with a wonderful view of Catalina. The town of Laguna Beach is within walking distance (as is a Starbucks!!) Our weekend was relaxing, romantic and rejuvenating. We can't wait do it again!!