Wendy Gildea

Speaks french, spanish, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LAGUNA BEACH GEM

Laguna Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This unique Laguna home is set on a beautiful half acre that backs up to a gorgeous pristine canyon. The house, built behind high walls, has a gated entry that opens into a quiet, secluded garden.

The kitchen, with it's granite island and six burner gas range, is a cook's paradise. We've outfitted our kitchen with the finest knives, cookware and dishes. A french door refrigerator with ice maker is located in the pantry next to a large wine cooler with separate storage for white and red. The bar on one side of the granite island is the perfect place to sip morning coffee while watching the news on the flat screen TV at the end of the kitchen.

Both the master bedroom and first guest room have king sized beds. The third bedroom is a queen. All the bedrooms have flat screen televisions with DVD players.

We stock beach equipment for our tenants, chairs, beach bags, towels, umbrellas and children's toys.

The house is light filled and airy with beautiful views in every direction. Look to the canyon and down to the sea or turn back to gaze at the flower filled garden courtyard with its bird bath and giant birds of paradise.

Alta Laguna Park is just up the hill from the house. There are six public tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, a baseball park, basketball courts and a terrific children's playground.

Our home offers the peace of a retreat but is only minutes away from downtown Laguna and the beaches.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Wendy Gildea (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks french, spanish, english

About Wendy Gildea

I grew up in Laguna. My family has been in Laguna for over a hundred years. This was my mother's beloved home, designed and built by my architect brother in 1974. We live in Oregon most of the year where my husband has a practice.

Wendy Gildea purchased this house in 2005

Why Wendy Gildea chose Laguna Beach

When we inherited this property it seemed wise to sell but first we needed to remove the thirty year old green shag carpet, the green pebbled vinyl flooring, the flocked wallpaper and 25 shell collages adorning the walls. Once this was done an incredibly beautiful house emerged. Our next goal was to regain the view. We negotiated with our neighbor to trim his trees and removed the inner courtyard jungle, planting grass with flower boarders to create a quiet garden for our guests. And we fell in love with the house and couldn't part with it even though we're not able to visit very often.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Laguna Beach Gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Palm Desert, CA
5

Our second visit to the Laguna Beach Gem

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented this delightful home for the second time in August 2013 and we enjoyed a wonderful month in Laguna Beach. We love the private courtyard, the ocean views from every major room, the superbly equipped kitchen and the comfortable furnishings. We just can't say enough about this beautiful property and the very accommodating owners... except that we've already reserved another visit!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Anonymous

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in this home. The walking/biking trails are very close and the scenery is beautiful. The home is extremely comfortable and the owners are so very accommodating. We definitely will be returning. And, it is amazing to come back on Monday morning to a clean home, clean bedding and all the rest. Wonderful!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Poulsbo, WA
5

Wonderful vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about this property. The location is great with wonderful views of the ocean and the canyon. We saw red tail hawks and hummingbirds each day and even a coyote one morning. The house itself is so well equipped with everything you could possibly ask for. The beds are super comfy and the kitchen is very well stocked. The gardens and the courtyard are absolutely beautiful and look like they are lovingly cared for. My family felt very much at home here and it made for a wonderful vacation experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn:
Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home.

Please come back someday.

All the best,
Wendy
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Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Palm Desert, CA
5

This really is a Laguna Beach Gem

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I discovered this wonderful property while vacationing in the area last year and immediately booked it for August 2011. Perched almost at "Top of the World" it proved to be even better than we had remembered. Photos don't do justice to the magnificent canyon and ocean views from almost every room and can't convey the serenity you feel when you enter the house through the gated garden (which our wire fox terrier quickly claimed as hers). The house has a great floor plan which easily accomodated our daughter and her family who joined us for two weeks, it was very comfortably furnished and superbly equipped. We called Wendy, the delightful owner, who had to awaken the Maytag repairman to fix one of the two, yes two, washers. When we spoke, she asked if either the hanging flower baskets in the courtyard or the live orchids in the house needed to be replaced. We've rented through VRBO many times and never been asked if it's time to replace the orchids. This really is a Laguna Beach Gem.

Frank & Rosemary, August 2011
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Henderson, NV
5

  • 5 of 5
Our time at Wendy and Larry’s home made for the best summer ever. The house, the furnishings, the views, etc. etc. can’t be beat. If you like to cook you will LOVE the kitchen. We spent most of our time in there just hanging out (and eating and drinking ;-). Our two Scottish Terriers had a back yard to run and chase all the critters. The courtyard was very serene and we enjoyed all the potted herbs and vegetables that were there just for us! You won’t find another rental like it!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach Gem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262301
+1 541 968-8183
Laguna Beach Orange County
Chelmsford ENGLAND
5

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  • 5 of 5
In our 2 months stay in this beautiful House and Garden, it was more than a Home from Home. Very high standard of facilities but also very comfortable and welcoming.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gyn:

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Danielle still misses you. She had such a nice time with you and loved having you in the house.
I hope all is well with both you and James.
All the best,
Wendy
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

Laguna Beach is a beautiful ocean village located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Laguna has a huge community of artists and is home to the word famous Festival of Arts. Main Beach, in the center of town, has a wide stretch of sand, public bathrooms, volleyball and basketball courts and a charming Sunday crafts market. The hills are crisscrossed with hiking and biking trails and the park at the 'Top of the World', which can be reached by Temple Hills Dr. or Park Avenue features six wonderful tennis courts, a children's park and baseball diamond.

Other Activities: Festival of Arts, boating

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Laguna Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
4 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$10,500
$138,000
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Both the master bedroom and first guest room have amazing views of the pristine canyon and the ocean. Both have king sized beds. The master has a huge walk in closet, 2 beautiful desks, a large flat screen TV and seating area. The first guest bedroom has a sliding glass door that opens onto the deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
Notes:
Amenities include high speed internet, cable television with local and premium channels, a printer, copy, fax machine and the services of a once a week housekeeper. There are two sets of stacking washer/dryers in the garage.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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