Like "Victorian" or "spacious," the word "cottage" can mean many different things in the world of Craigslist. Let's take a look at a sampling of cottages currently on offer.
Description: "Bluff front location on Birdview ave, 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage duplex overlooking the beach and surf. Big sweeping ocean and coastline views, stairs to the beach. Enjoy sunset views over the pacific and channel islands."
Monthly rent: $6,500
Location: Beachwood Canyon
Description: "1930's charm, hunting lodge/cottage with own private entrance and spacious backyard. Rustic stone steps walk you to red brick back patio. The house gets wonderful light through its many large windows and lovely skylight. Big living room. Tall ceilings. 1 bedroom. 1 loft. 1 full bath (with tub) and kitchen. Perfect for single or couple. Looking for wonderful, respectful tenants."
Monthly rent: $2,495
Location: Hollywood Hills
Description: "Aspen in the Hollywood Hills. Down a narrow private foot path and behind a pedestrian gate, hidden from the road and the city beyond, this rustic romantic cottage is on a large idyllic property. Two bedrooms one up and one down, hardwood floors, large outdoor space. Plenty of room to garden and enjoy the sun and mature natural surroundings."
Monthly rent: $2,300
Description: "This cozy 1 bedroom plus loft, Tujunga Canyon cottage home, has a warm inviting feeling, complete with wood beam ceilings and a brick fireplace that boasts a pot belly stove. The large lot leads down the path to the corral below that can hold 2 horses and includes an automatic watering system. There is ample room for storing hay and a horse trailer as well."
Monthly rent: $1,650
Location: Redondo Beach
Description: "Charming 1920s beach cottage. Easy walking distance to beach, pier, shops and restaurants. Amenities include washer/dryer and enclosed patio. Water, gardener, and trash paid"
Monthly rent: $1,550
· Renters Week 2011 [Curbed LA]