Rent this secret garden for yourself.
Accommodations: One bedroom with queen bed, queen-size pull-out sofa in living room, one bath
Rates: June 15-September 15, $1,590 weekly; September 16-June 14, $400 for two nights, $600 for three nights, $760 for four nights, $1,260 weekly
Location: Ocean view in Laguna Beach, California
Nearest airport: 15 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Amenities: Garage, well-equipped kitchen; wood-burning fireplace; cable TV and DVD player; Internet access; charcoal grill and equipment; beach chairs, towels, coolers, and toys
Need-to-know info: $75 cleaning fee. Pets will be considered. High chair and portable crib available.
Don't miss: In summer, The Festival of Arts presents its Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust Art Festival; foapom.com.
Contact info: 949/494-4554 or www.lagunamagicalcottages.com
(published June 2008, updated April 2010)