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Awesome Catalina Sunset Penthouse/corporate retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 31 nights


Minimum Stay
31 nights

About the property

Apartment, one bedroom and media/den with fold out sofa bed

mention VRBO for A $400. break on your first months saty with us...

Please check our calendar...... 1-6 month rentals are preferred .

For a couple or single folk.

Corporate retreat with everything you need but your toothbrush and food.

Extraordinary Ocean Views and Catalina Island Sunsets from Every Room. Close to the beach. Casual elegance...Beautifuy appointed.

Your penthouse retreat is complete with all the amenities so you can move right in,confident that you have everything you need to cook gourmet meals, make margaritas or just enjoy the sunset.

From the fully appointed gourmet marble top kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, to the master bedroom's snugly feather bed and french doors leading to the deck, to the second bedroom which is set up as a home theater with a Pioneer Elite 50' HD surround sound theater system, you are sure to enjoy your stay. You may not want to go home, which is the most common comment from our guests. There are 3 HD TV's with Cox Cable, Wireless high speed internet, air conditioning and your own forced air heating, beamed-vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, lots of linens, beach chairs and towels, carport, shared laundry room...

I'm sure I'm leaving out a lot.

Located in exotic Laguna. just North of the fabulous Montage may confuse it with Hawaii or maybe Italy.

Weather perfect Laguna Beach is a year round seaside retreat with seven miles of soft sand beaches, rated the cleanest in California... endless galleries and Zagat rated restaurants, shopping in Downtown Laguna, Fashion Island and world famous South Coast Plaze.

Nearby cities include Newport Beach, Dana Point, Newport Coast, Anahiem, Monarch Beach, Irvine,and Corona Del Mar.

We have our own Mission Hospital in town and other prestigious hospitals locally including, Hoag, Choc and St. Josephs.

Local spas and gyms..

We can also shop for you so that when you arrive your favorite foods will be there.

Hope to see you soon!

Keywords: apartment, Penthouse

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016

About verna

Trustee for the D. W. A. Smith Family Trust. Real Estate Professional for the past 41 years, Holds the coveted Counselor of Real Estate Designation. President of his own firm.

verna purchased this apartment in 1976

Why verna chose Orange County

Year round Mediterranean weather with a small town environment...

Beach community..resort activities.

What makes this apartment unique

This home is VERY relaxing....I read and look at the ocean..and sleep.

We love to have friends over for gourmet meals and cocktails on the deck.

The home theater is awesome.


Laguna Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom master bedroom - toilet , shower , fun shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , wonderful feather bed, view of the ocean.
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon , no second bedroom.....a den/media room with foldout couch
    - nonexistant...
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom has a very snuggly feather bed., Sleep Sofa (1) The couch in the media room makes into a queen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
fully stocked marble/counter gourmet kitchen with full gas range,50' Pioneer Elite HD theater system in second bedroom/ media room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Awesome Catalina Sunset Penthouse/corporate retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This place is clean, well appointed, and conveniently located with easy access to downtown Laguna... The owners are amazing and so accommodating to any special requests you have. Views are absolutely breath taking... We were very lucky and was able to watch grey and orca whales migrating south a few times. Great memories ! Thank you Verna....

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Dave...we were so happy with you there taking care of the Penthouse. Please send some photos ..especially the whales. Much happiness in our new home!! kindest regards, Verna
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A marvelous home with a wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of July in Verna's lovely home while escaping a brutal July in our home town of Tucson. Sitting on the wonderful balcony all along the front of the house having our coffee every morning was great. And watching the fireworks on July 4th from the balcony was spectacular! The house is really comfortable and very well stocked with evreything you might need including various sizes of storage bags! Verna greeted us warmly and had left a bottle of wine and a bowl of fresh vegatables for us. The house is just a short walk from the free Laguna Beach trolly that took us into town to shop, attend art festivals, and enjoy the wonderful Laguna Beach restaurants. And it was a short walk down to the many little hidden coves that dot the coast in Laguna. Verna was a most gracious host, giving us tips about things and checking in to be sure everything was OK. The laundry facilities were great as well. This the perfect house to use as a base for exploring all that Laguna offers as well as just sitting on the balcony enjoying the cool ocean breezes and the marvelous view of the ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Laguna Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a month long vacation in Laguna Beach. Our stay at Verna's house greatly exceeded our expectations. The house was in perfect condition. The newly renovated bathrooms were terrific and the kitchen was fabulous -well stocked and ready to go. When we arrived wine, cheese,and fresh fruits were waiting for us. What a great surprise after a long flight. Every evening we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the sun setting over Catalina Island. We never tired of spending time on the deck watching the scenery.

Verna was extraordinary. She made sure any questions we had were promptly addressed. She even supplied us with a binder filled with notes and directions for everything in the house

We were so thrilled with our stay, that we have already committed to Verna for an even longer stay for next year. We can't wait to return! If you are interested in staying in Laguna Beach do yourself a favor and contact Verna. This is the house to chose!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Skeila and Peter, Thank you so much, am so looking forward to having you back at our Catalina Sunset Penthouse!! are awesome renters. Kindest regards, Verna Glancy
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Views, Privacy, and a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly as it is in the pictures. The views are to-die-for with a long extended balcony, A rarity in the Laguna Beach area. All rooms except for the back entertainment/2nd bedroom have amazing views and nice ocean breezes. The property is well-kept and the owner was quite accommodating, and we are very particular!

The kitchen is very well stocked if you choose to cook and there's plenty of storage throughout the property. The owner will even store your luggage giving you a little more wiggle room if you need it.

There is a short but hilly walk to the free Laguna Beach Trolley which we took advantage of often. There is a quaint neighborhood restaurant down the hill. Victoria Beach is about a 10 minute walk, easy down and challenging but do-able trip up. The Montage is about a 15 minute walk with just a few seconds along the bike path on PCH, the rest sidewalk paths. Just a short fifteen minute drive to Dana Point, Newport Beach, or Corona del Mar.

Uber was an easy option as most rides were just a few dollars into the Village.

We were grateful we had the parking spot as finding a spot can be a challenge during high season. We were also enjoyed having the air conditioning to take advantage of on the days when temps were unusually high.

The full-size washer and dryer were nicer than those we have at home!

In the two months we were there we got a chance to know the very nice neighbors.

We hope to get a chance to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dana. We loved having you visit for two months. We have been very lucky finding people like you to take care of the Penthouse! Hope you will be coming back soon! Kindest regards Verna
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. As others stated beautiful views, wonderfully decorated and great location. Owner also purchased us a Bullitt blender when we asked if they had one and they did not. The owner went out of their way to accommodate us when their was a problem one day in the kitchen area. Hope to come back soon to this magical place in Laguna beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat having you stay with us. I just love it when our guests treat the Penthouse as if it were theirs.Thank you for taking good care of our Laguna Sunset Penthouse.! Glad you enjoyed it!! Come back soon. Kindest regards, Verna
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not your average vrbo

  • 5 of 5

After many years of searching for the perfect summer home……we have found this treasure where we stayed for three months last summer.

Not only is the location fantastic: 8 minutes’ walk to Victoria Street beach, 3 minute drive to the Montage walk (the most beautiful walk in the world) and 5 minutes to Main Beach (most fun place on the Coast). Not to mention the Penthouse itself: everything is in pristine condition and of high quality. The place has a magical atmosphere and you can’t not be happy and feel celebratory to be there. The views….every night a sensational sunset! Oh, and the fabulous showers!!!

The owners are superb human beings and have gone above and beyond in helping us with some unusual issues. Any little problem you might find is immediately taken care of in the most pleasant manner.

Please don’t book too long…..give us a chance to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowers Museum
"Wonderful cultural arts destination"
Napa Rose at Grand Californian
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Laguna Art Museum
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Aliso Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway one block away
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary

Laguna Beach is like a warmer Carmel. Tons of art galleries, museums, great shopping and the best restaurants. Water sports, trips to Catalina, fishing....all with amazing sunsets right from your living room and deck. A 180% view of the ocean. WOW!! Walking distance from the beautiful Montag Resort.


Rates & Availability

Laguna Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 30 2016 - Jun 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
summer -2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
winter 2016-2017
Oct 1 2017 - Jun 29 2018
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $500
Cleaning Rates $250

There is a $2000 security deposit which is refunded after inspection of the property if there is no damage or loss
VRBO will charge 4-7% fee.(NON-REFUNDABLE) Ours should be at 4-5 %. If you are allowed to pay by credit card there is an additional 2% FEE PAID .( also not refundable)

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