3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, french, spanish
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
House was very comfortable with everything you would need to enjoy your vacation.
The courtyard was very private with beautiful wicker furniture. The view of the ocean and canyon was scenic from the bedrooms, dining room and living room.The style of the home is eclectic and very comfortable. The deck off the dining room and one of the bedrooms was nice to relax on and just chill out.
Wendy, the owner, was available at all times to assist with any problems that occurred.
The home also included things for the beach. I can't think of anything you would need to bring other than your clothes.
The perfect home away from home!
I almost hate to leave a review because we don't want to give away this hidden gem :) -- We absolutely loved this home!
It had everything you could want in a rental. The house felt extremely homey and having a full, beautiful kitchen was great! One of our favorite things was spending time in the front courtyard, it was a wonderful little oasis. The house has a great energy. We traveled with our two dogs who also loved this property. The backyard was perfect for them. Wendy couldn't have been more of a pleasure to stay in contact with. The house is just far away enough from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to get there in a few minutes. And we loved being so close to Alta Laguna/Top of the World park for some great hikes, views and sports. Honestly, we have no negative comments or areas of improvement! It's obvious to say we will definitely be returning in the near future! :)
Absolutely Delighted With Everything
My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay at this beautiful and well-maintained home in Laguna Beach. It is located in a quiet location and is spacious, clean, and comfortable. The location is ideal -- close to the beach, shopping, a nice park, and good restaurants. The owners are absolutely wonderful. We can't thank them enough for opening their beautiful home to us. The home is serene, beautifully decorated, and the furnishings are well-maintained and comfortable. The kitchen is a chef's dream. We were impressed with how generously stocked this home was - with everything we needed for our home away from home--from coffeemaker, dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans, storage containers, to cleaning supplies and paper goods. The view of the ocean is beautiful, and the yard for the home is spacious -- both front and back. We enjoyed the lush front courtyard just as much as we enjoyed the beautiful deck in the back and the tiered yard. This home is one of the best vacation rentals we have had in Southern California. We already booked for next June and can't wait to return.
Thank you for the lovely review. It was great having you in the house. I count ourselves very lucky to have you and your husband as renters. You are much appreciated!
Until next year👍
All the best,,
Our second visit to the Laguna Beach Gem
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!
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!
Wonderful vacation rental!
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.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home.
Please come back someday.
All the best,
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