Laguna Beach Cottages

Laguna Beach Cottages are one of the most sought after real estate in Laguna Beach.  Laguna Beach Cottages will range from vintage homes to small beach bunaglows.  You will find Laguna Beach Cottages in most areas of Laguna Beach, California.

Found 58 blog entries about Laguna Beach Cottages.

Oct 17

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Laguna Beach offers a wide variety of properties from majestic ocean front homes located above the crashing waves to small beach cottages located in the heart of the city.  We often get requests for clients looking for homes that offer a guest casita.  This is typically done to accommodate extend family members who prefer to have separate living quarters from the regular part of the house.  It's also ideal for those have have many friends and visitors to the home who want to stay in private accomodations.  As you can image with all the high end luxury homes that exist in Laguna Beach many of the guest houses can be very elaborate and offer the ultimate in luxury living.  

A good example of this is a home that's currently on the market in the gated

Jul 10

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Located in the Laguna Village area is a house that is commonly referred to as "The Mermaid House."  The name refers to a time when a large majority of the homes in Laguna Beach where smaller bungalow style properties that were built in the rise of the 1920's.  Nowadays, we call these "Tiny Houses" expect these historic homes offer a world of charm and character that you won't find in today's newer construction homes.

How small is the home?  Well, for starters it features a total of two bedrooms, one full and one half bath with a total of 788 square feet of living space.  With the current list price of $1,395,000 this equates to $1,770.30 per square foot.  Sound expensive?  It may sound like a bargain depending on what part of the country you live in.

May 11

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The Laguna Beach high school is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area of Laguna Beach which is often referred as "The Village" area.  The Village offers a lot of older historic homes that date back to the early part of the 1920's with a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Spanish and Tudor styles.  Laguna Beach is basically made up of three different areas that include North Laguna, South Laguna and the Village.  The Village offers real estate prices that are between the more affordable South Laguna and the ultra-expensive North Laguna.  Some of the perks about living in this area is the close proximity to the downtown Village shopping filled with great restaurants, galleries and small boutique shopping.  It's also just

Jun 8

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Laguna Beach is widely known for having very expensive land that causes homes to be located close to each other and built on small residential lots.  Many of these homes were built during the turn of the century as small vacation cottages from those who lived in the Los Angeles area.  It's not uncommon to find a 400 square foot home in the South Laguna area and commonly referred to as a "Laguna Beach Charmer" that typically features a small living room, kitchen, bathroom and a small bedroom.  Even with the small square footages these homes can be very expensive with the average medium price for a single family home starting at $600,000.

One of the most unusual tiny house that's currently on the market is located in the North Laguna area and situated

Aug 26

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Laguna Beach is truly a special place with many vintage cottages that date back to the early part of the century.  These homes are typically on the small size that can average under 1,000 square feet.  What they lack in size they make up for in local charm and quality old world craftsmanship. The large majority of these homes are located near the beach in a one to three block radius.  Some of the features that are often found in the cottages include vaulted ceilings, white picket fence, small front and back yards, outdoor decks and hardwood flooring.

One of the unique things that is currently is happening in the downtown Laguna Beach area is putting the utilities poles and wires underground.  This will be done on a street by street basis with

Apr 8

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Laguna Beach is a unique town that has certain descriptions to describe various types of houses.  One of the local terms found here is the phrase "Laguna Beach Charmer."  In essence, this means a small cottage style home with that is often built in the 1920's and 30's that still retains a lot of the charm and personality of when it was first originally built.  This often includes original hardwood flooring, wood beam ceilings, charming patio and yards and a prime location in the downtown area of Laguna beach.

These homes can be rather small and often only feature only 500 square feet of living space with a single bedroom.  Real Estate prices for these charming homes can be relatively high compared to other beach towns in Orange County and currently

Feb 5

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Laguna Beach is home to many historic homes that have many different designations.  The various categories were constructed by the City of Laguna Beach historic registry to show the historical significance of the home.  The ratings include e, k and c categories.  The first category is the "e" rating which stands for a property in Laguna Beach that is in excellent condition and very unique in it's architecture.  These are considered some of the best historic structures in Laguna Beach as the city places special attention on these homes to maintain the current condition and historic integrity.  The second rating is the "k" category which means the home is in a good condition and is consistent with the architectural style that the home was built under.  The

Feb 26

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Ocean Front Beach cottages in Laguna Beach are older historic homes that were built in the early 1910's to 1920's and located directly on the beach front.  These types of homes still exist and rarely come on the market.  A perfect example is a new listing that just came on the market and located in the Laguna Village area.  It has been family owned for nearly 95 years which is truly incredible! 

Ocean Front Cottage in Laguna Beach, California

I had a chance to preview the home today and it was really a unique piece of real estate.  The property sits on Coast Hwy and has two separate parcels that consist of an apartment and garages that front Coast Hwy and are zoned commercial.  The 2 bedroom beach cottage is located on the beach front and has the views as pictured above. The home sits directly above

Jul 11

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Finding a home with a lot of land can be tricky in the beach communities in Southern California.  This is especially true for the city of Laguna Beach that is considered one of the most expensive beach towns.  The land in Laguna Beach is very expensive so that is why you will find most homes in Laguna Beach well under 1/4 acre of land.  If you are looking for a home with 2 acres or more you either have to pay a large sum of money or consider buying in the Laguna Canyon area of Laguna Beach.

The Laguna Canyon is an area on the outskirts of Laguna Beach where you will find homes on large lots for a fraction of the cost of other homes near the water in Laguna Beach.  A new home has just come on the market that features 2.8 acres of land with a 2,295 square

Mar 27

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Everyone from real estate agents to home buyers are talking about the low inventory of housing in Southern California and how frustrating it is to find a suitable property at a reasonable price in today's real estate market.  A lot of times these hidden gems may be out there but not visible on the open real estate market and hidden from being seen anywhere on the Internet.  Sometimes the best deals are those that are on "hold" status for one reason or another.

A real estate agent will put a home "on hold" for a wide range of reasons.  Sometimes seller's will have some kind of an emergency come up and still want to sell the home but are unable to cooperate with showings during a short period of times.  In other cases we see a lot of short sale and bank