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Policies Updated: 01/01/2021

You, on behalf of yourself and all intended Cottage occupants during your stay at the Manzanita Cottages (together, the “Guest”) are required to agree to the following Manzanita Cottages Policies before your reservation is processed. As used herein, the Manzanita Cottages is referred to as “we” or “us”, and the particular cottage or apartment to be occupied by Guest is referred to as the “Cottage”. The area surrounding the Cottage but within the Manzanita Cottages complex is referred as the “Property”. References to “you” or “your” refer to the person completing the online reservation. We will not accept rental applications from individuals who are under the age of 21, and by submitting this application, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age.

If you have any questions, please call us at +1 (949)-351-1636.

COVID-19 Information Laguna Beach

At Manzanita Cottages we have always taken pride in our units being extra clean.  We are now taking extra precautions by disinfecting and sanitizing in addition to cleaning each unit including all soft surfaces such as sofas, pillows, chairs and more.  Our cleaning staff wears gloves and masks while cleaning. Each unit is aired out as the cleaning crew works.  We are following the CDC guidelines for disinfecting and cleaning.

All commonly touched surfaces are disinfected such as light switches, door knobs, handles etc.  We have a linen service that cleans our linens off site.  There is no need for you to wash the sheets or towels.

Each unit has a keyless entry system for no contact (in-person) check in.  

We have eliminated our binder of information and have now provided disposable information packets.  There are packaged items for coffee filters, sugar packets and packaged shampoos.  We are sorry but we have eliminated condiments from the kitchen out of precautions.

We also have hand sanitizer in each unit as well as at the front and back gates. There is antibacterial soap in the bathrooms.

California has enacted a mandatory face mask policy when you are outside of your home or within groups other than your own “household”.  

Practice social distancing a minimum of 6 feet apart from people not in your household.  This is for all areas in Laguna Beach, inside and outside.

Stores, restaurants and bars all require masks to be worn upon entry.

Gatherings are not allowed. No parties or groups outside of your household.

The beaches are open for all activities, the fire pits have been reinstalled.  However on the beach you must practice social distancing. Remember no alcohol or glass on the beach.   

For more information and latest updates about Laguna Beach Corvid-19 information, please visit the website at

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:  

  • Fever or chills  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  
  • Fatigue  
  • Muscle or body aches  
  • Headache  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Diarrhea  

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your healthcare provider.

How does the COVID-19 virus spread?

Person-to-person spread  (through respiratory droplets produced when a person sneezes, coughs,  or talks) is believed to be the main way the COVID-19 virus is spreading – between people who are  in close contact with one another (6 feet/2 meters or less for a cumulative total of 15 minutes over a  24 hour period).   

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 may also be possible under certain conditions. There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away. These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation. Sometimes the infected person was breathing heavily, for example while singing or exercising.

Contact with Infected Surfaces or Objects  – It may be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a  surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes, but this is not  thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


We do not accept reservations for less than two (2) consecutive days. The maximum period of stay is thirty (30) consecutive days.


The number of people staying in the unit must not exceed the number stated at the time of reservation without the approval of management. The maximum number of Guests in a cottage is 4 (including children). The maximum number of Guests in the apartment is 2 (including children). The names of all Guests occupying the Cottage will be provided by guest upon request. Rollaway beds, inflatable mattresses, sleeping bags and the like are prohibited.


50% of the total amount of rental and cleaning fee, as well as a 14% occupancy tax, will be charged at time of reservation. The balance will be charged no later than 3 business days prior to your arrival.


Deposits are refundable if a cancellation is made before 30 days prior to arrival date. Your refund will be made within 30 days of the cancellation notice. There will be no refunds issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date, or as a result of inclement weather, flight/travel delays or personal emergencies. There is a $25 cancellation fee for all cancellations.


We are not able to refund any portion of your rent if you decide to vacate the Cottage prior to your originally-scheduled check-out date.


By accepting these lodging policies, you authorize Manzanita Cottages to charge your credit card up to $500 for damages to the Cottage. You are also responsible for any damages in excess of $500. There is a $250 fine for smoking on the property (see our smoking policy).


Guest hereby agrees that all occupants/invitees at the Cottage will adhere to all applicable law, including, without limitation, Laguna Beach Municipal Code Chapter 25.23 (Short-Term Lodging). No drinking of an alcoholic beverage by persons under the age of 21 is allowed on the Property. Use of the Property shall not be such as to disturb or offend neighbors or residents. Parties are not permitted on the Property. Guests also agree to adhere to any rules or instructions posted in writing at the Cottage. In the event of a breach of the foregoing, Manzanita reserves the right to demand that the Guest immediately vacate the Cottage, resulting in a forfeiture of all amounts paid to date by Guest. Guest hereby acknowledges that the occupancy of the Cottage by Guest does not create a landlord-tenant relationship between Guest and us.


Guest acknowledges, understands and agrees that Guest shall be solely responsible for any property damage, accident or injury to any person or loss sustained by any person (including loss of money, jewelry and other personal property) arising out of or in any way related to the Guest’s use of the property. Guest hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend us, and our owners, officers, agents, and representatives from and against any and all claims, including those of a third party, arising out of the use of the Cottage/the Property by Guest.


Guest acknowledges and agrees that we may enter the Cottage at any time to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, inspect for damages and make repairs, as we deem necessary.


We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.


Children are welcome (subject to occupancy limitations, above).


Pets are not allowed at the Manzanita Cottages, other than service animals as required by law. Notice: Under California law, falsely representing an animal to be a service animal carries a prison term of up to 6 months in county jail or a $1000 fine.


No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property (including smoking e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’). At the discretion of management, if there is a reason to believe that the smoking policy has been violated, a $250 fee will be charged to the Guest’s credit card. The Cottage including the patio area will be carefully inspected following your departure and if there is any evidence that smoking has occurred, a $250 fee will be charged to your credit card (which would be in addition to any amount charged for damage to the Property, addressed above).


Check-in time is between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; check-out is anytime before 11:00 a.m. Guest hereby acknowledge that we reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for one full night’s rental if check-in is earlier than 3:00 p.m. or if check-out is later than 11:00 a.m. No check-ins or check-outs will be scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.


The Cottage is to be left in a clean and orderly condition that is as good as when the guest took occupancy, subject to reasonable wear and tear. All litter, trash, pet waste, etc. must be picked up and disposed of in a trash bag in the outside trash cans. All doors and windows must be locked. Please wash, dry and put away all dishes, pots, pans and kitchen utensils.


One parking space is assigned to each Cottage. All Guests are expected to park only in the assigned space. Your vehicle must be removed from your parking space by 11:00 a.m. on the day of check-out or the vehicle may be towed at your expense. We do not provide any oversized parking.


Please click on the Check Rate button for current rates. Please note that because we cannot control the information posted on third-party travel sites, we are not responsible for honoring rates that are not consistent with the information posted on this site.


A one-time $125.00 cleaning fee is charged for cottages.


Your Cottage is supplied with fresh linens, towels, tablecloth, etc. Guests who stay longer than 7 days will be provided with fresh linens.

If for any reason the linens, towels, etc. cannot be re-used because of stains or other damage, you will be charged for replacements.

We hope if you’ve stayed with us before that you’ll recommend us to friends and family looking for a place for their weekend or romantic getaway in Southern California. Each accommodation at Manzanita Cottages provides lodging in the form of cottage vacation rentals in Laguna Beach, Orange County.

If you have any questions please call us at 949-415-4620.