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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property


Private, Secluded, and Peaceful, perfect for Relocation, Corporate, Vacation, Temporary and Term Rentals. 5 star international rating. Best suited for singles, couples, and small groups or small families. Apartment is located in prime resort area, minutes from the Montage Five Star Resort, State Conservatory and Marine reserves. Offering much more, for substantially less, than comparable hotel suite/apts. in this location.


Experience the pristine Protected Conservatory and Marine Reserves, Montage Five Star Resort, coves and beaches, botanical gardens, picnic parks, all free and public, minutes away, for a fraction of the cost. Located in an area, with beautiful coastline views, and the ambiance of the Amalfi Coast.

Hear the waves, and watch the beautiful Sunsets, from this lovely and cozy apartment with Euro décor. Area is Quiet, Secluded, Peaceful and Ocean close.

Apartment Features:

PRIVATE - Private side entrance with motion lights.

On/off street parking for 1-2 cars.

PATIO AND SIDE YARD – Charming Outdoor Cooking/Dinning Patio, with Natural Gas Stainless Steel BBQ, utility SINK and BBQ utensils. - Pet friendly with gated patio and side yard.

COZY DEN with Blue Water and Catalina Ocean View, Queen Sofa bed, Double Futon, Bistro Table, 40" TV w/cable/wifi.

MASTER BATH – Large Beautiful master bath, with euro tile, wall mirror, TWO SINKS, large roman sunk in tub with shower and two access doors.

PRIVATE BEDROOM with Catalina Sunset and Blue Water Ocean View , Queen Bed, Dresser, Work Desk, 32’ Flat screen TV w/DVD, HDMI/Direct TV, Wifi, dresser and walk in closet.

KITCHENETTE – Medium refrigerator/freezer, custom built in counter and cabinets, counter top appliances; microwave oven, Toaster Oven, coffee maker, steamer, double cook top, grill, crock pot, and cooking and dinning supplies.

TWO WALK-IN CLOSETS WITH BUILT-INS- Linens, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie board, fins, tennis racket, dinning seat cushions, shelving, dressers, and closet space. Unit has central AC/heating, and fans, filters, and space heaters for your comfort.

TRANSPORTATION- Free Trolley and buses run day and night to Laguna’s down town artistic community with fun night life, live music, restaurants, and various seasonal events. Free trolley and bus stop 5-10 walk, down the hill. Cabs, approx. $3-5.00 to all Laguna locations. 10-15 minute walk, to Montage Resort Beaches and Coves. Walking not suggested for small children, strollers, or anyone with disabilities. Six parking options, for resort area, even valet, resort pick up, 3 mins away, off PCH. If you are going to the Montage Resort, they can arrange for your transportation

from the apt..

The Laguna Conservatory and Protected Marine Reserves, are the most beautiful and pristine Beaches, Coves, in Laguna. This area also offers 10 restaurants, for casual and fine dining, great food delivery, bars, lounges, yoga studio, vet, Gelson's grocery store, CVS, downtown trolley,

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL/HOLIDAYS -Laguna offers a wide variety of fun for all, with some of the best beaches and coves in the world. Laguna, historically an artist community, has over 20 art galleries, and museums, and is the home of the World-Renowned Pageant of the Masters, set in a beautiful outdoor arena, where famous works of art come to life. We have Summer and Winter Sawdust Art festivals, and many options for casual and fine dining, lounges, and bars with great live music. Other attractions include, the Laguna Playhouse, Concerts, Music Festivals, July 4th Fireworks, Film Festival, Parades, Outdoor Markets, and Art Walks, that are held the 1st Thursday of every month. Art classes, yoga, cooking, fitness, swimming, writing, dancing classes etc. are also available, all over town, all year long, with local gyms, and many spas and salons. Laguna’s climate is approx. 70-75 degrees the majority of the year, and is well known throughout the world, as California’s Riviera.

You can also enjoy some of the other classes and activities like: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Jet Skiing, Whale Watching, Boating, and multiple beautiful trails for Hiking. Or visit the historical Mission in SJ, There are also three 5 star Golf Courses, and much more, all within approx. a 2.5 mile radius.

There is no pool in the unit, and it is not part of the Montage, but there is a beautiful outdoor local community pool for a $2.00 entry fee. And many free tennis courts, volleyball, basket ball, parks, playgrounds, Dog Park, etc. Access to the Montage pools is free with spa services. See for all the Montage has to offer.

DECEMBER AND NEW YEARS - Laguna comes to life with lights and the Winter Art Festival. Newport and Dana Point Historic Lighted Boat Parades, and New Year’s celebrations. One of my favorites is the Montage Resort Lounge party, with a class crowd, great band, music and dancing, all at N/C, cocktails not included. There are also paid dinning events, concerts with top musicians, casual and fine dining options throughout the year. The Montage will also provide transportation for pick up and drop off. Other New Year’s celebrations, concerts and special events are held at the other local 5 star resorts, St. Regis, Ritz Carlton, Newport Coast, the Coach House, and various local Restaurants, bars and lounges.

CLEANING/LAUNDRY/PETS, - Cleaning/ Laundry services are available. Rates, exit cleaning/linens/laundry, security deposit are based on # of occupants, usage, pets, and time period. Pets are welcomed, with extra fee. Extra fee for guests over 3.

Unit can sleep up to 5.

UTILITIES - Price includes ALL utilities, Direct TV, HBO, WiFi, A/C, GAS, ELECTRIC, WATER, TRASH, AND PARKING FOR 1-2 CARS. .


SITE SERVICE AND CC PROCESSING fees, determined by HA, taxes , when and if applicable will apply. Once booked, the RENTAL AND PREP fees are none refundable. Travelers insurance is highly recommend, to cover you in case of cancelation, for non refundable fees.

Security deposits, pet fees will be refunded, upon cancelation.

Once booked, your rental is secured with a California, RE Vacation Rental Agreement (VRA), that will be generated for confirmed booking. Unit is not secured until payment is received in full. However, in certain cases, as time permits, I may accept two payments. However, full payment must be received no later than 60 days prior, to date of arrival. Other arrangments

can be made for 6-12 month bookings,.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you, welcoming you as my guests.

Thank you

Marie Titolo

More Details

Property Manager
Marie L Titolo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, just a little italian and french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Marie L Titolo

I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, and spent most of the time in the ocean. We used to bike from Huntington Beach to Laguna in the 70's, approx. 25 miles each way. One of our favorite places was the Treasure Island Trailer Park Coves, Laguna's State Conservatory and Protected Marine Reserves, now the home of the Laguna Beach 5 Star Montage Resort. We would sneak in, explore the tide pools, Body Surf all day, and then ride back. It has always been one of my favorite places, even more beautiful now, then before.

Therefore, in 1991, when it came time for me to purchase a home, it did not take long for me to decide on the perfect location.

As after spending years traveling in Europe, most of the time on the French and Italian Riviera, and Amalfi Coast, for biz and pleasure. I knew I would have the best of both worlds, in Laguna: aka California’s Riviera and Amalfi Coast. Appropriately, Laguna is the sister city to Menton, France, that boarders Monaco, in the Cote d' Azur, and the Italian Amalfi coast. However, based on my experience, Laguna Beaches are even MORE beautiful.

I have been a world traveler for many years, as my travel bug started with a Political Science study program abroad in 1978.

I visited 10 countries, including the USSR, as a special guest. I continued to travel for the next ten years for work and study. In the late 80's, I established a Trade Show and Exhibit corporation. And for 14 years, I worked with companies all over the world, and traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia. I rented many villas in France and Italy, entertained guests from all walks of life, and I know what a traveler looks for.

I have many friends, and love people from all over the world, and I look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you as my guest.



Marie L Titolo purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Marie L Titolo chose Laguna Beach

Montage Resort area large unit, great price, and perfect location for this pristine Resort and Marine reserve area.

This is the best area, by far in Laguna.

What makes this apartment unique

Apt offers all the Laguna Montage 5 Star Resort benefits, best beaches and coves, protected State Conservatory and Marine Reserves, for a fraction of the cost. Standard 250 sq. ft. at Montage is $800-1600 on up a night. Suites of this size, are $3500-$5000 on up, per night.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our summer vacations have always been on the beaches of Southern California. In 10 years we've never gone back to the same place, until now. We've already decided to stay there next year. There's so much to do we were not able to do everything Laguna had to offer during our stay. Between the shopping and the Sawdust Festival we kept very busy. I can't wait till next year to see The Pageant of the Masters, I've heard so much about it. Although we were very busy everyday we mostly looked forward to our outside romantic dinners, and the spectacular sunsets every night. And coming home to this unit, and area, was very comfortable and relaxing. To all who read this review, I give it a 5 Star. There is something for everyone day and night, the beaches are incredible, and Marie was great!

We will be back!

Rick C. - VHR
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SNA John Wayne Airport -
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dizzy's, Tabu, Montage, Sirena Grill, ...
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dana Point - Catalina Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ritz Carlton, Newport Coast, St. Regis Resort
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Irvine And San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pch- 1, Laguna Hwy 133, 405, 5 and 73 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dizzy's, Rubies, Z Pizza, La Sirena Grill, Montage
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear, Snow Summit, Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Montage,Victoria, Coves, Beaches,Marine Reserves
Car: recommended

Located in Prime South Laguna, away from the downtown congestion and crowds, within walking distance, or 3 minute drive to the Montage Five Star Resort, Marine Reserves, Moreover, due to these factors, South Laguna has become the most desirable place to rent, live, and purchase a home.

Shuttle, bus and Taxi to all downtown locations. 6 options for beach parking, even valet.

Unit is within walking distance and located right above Moss Point, Victoria Beach, and Montage Resort Beaches, Coves, Parks, Botanical Gardens, Spa, Casual and Fine dining, bars, lounges and downtown shuttle Transportation.

Experience the Montage area, with more space and comfort, for a fraction of the cost.


Less than a mile south, is the Dana Point Harbor that features Boating, Fishing, Whale Watching, Marine Center, Jet Ski's, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Catalina Ferry Cruises, Parks, Live concerts, and more.

Golf Courses - Golfers paradise. 'Honey go golfing, I'll go shopping and go to the spa'

There are three first class golf courses within 1 mile from the rental.

Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, Newport Coast.

Also, less than a mile, visit Mission San Juan Capistrano, or go horseback riding, and more!

If you love the ocean and water sports, it's hard to beat Laguna!


Arch Beach Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master bath with euro tile, shower, sunkin tub, dual sinks
  • Spacious Master Bath with Beautiful European tile, shower, large Roman sun kin tub, seat, large counter , two sinks, wall mirror, and two access doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen bed in BEDROOM, 1 queen/full sofa @ 1 futon in DEN
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please call me with any questions. I will do my best to accommodate all of your needs, and help to make sure your stay in Laguna is as enjoyable as possible. As even a month is not enough to enjoy all Laguna has to offer.


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So happy to be returning to Marie's place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and Mambo our Labrador are so looking forward to returning to Marie's for another 5 week stay this January and February. Marie is a delight and this year with some suggestions we made about making the kitchen space more user-friendly she completely renovated the area and it looks great!! So now a wonderful new kitchen and still spectacular views of the Pacific ocean and Catalina island.

Karen and Stuart Greenbaum

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen. It's great having you back. Enjoy!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with Marie for 3 months while I was working in Southern California for the summer. The unit is very nice and clean and has views of the ocean. Marie was always helpful and very responsive. We were there for a long time, so we had to communicate with her a lot. She was always available and worked hard to take care of our needs. It was a nearly perfect situation.

As with any experience, there can always be mild inconveniences. Be aware that the kitchenette does not have a sink, which makes doing any kind of dishes difficult. Additionally, we ran into a small ant and spider (mostly daddy long legs) problem around July. It was so minor that we dealt with it ourselves and didn't even bother Marie about it, but I'm sure she would have handled it had we reached out.

We knew what we were getting into because we are familiar with Laguna Beach, but for those not familiar, this is an area full of VERY steep hills. Although you can see the ocean from the property, you would not want to plan on walking to and from the beach. However, it is easy to find a parking spot near Victoria Beach if you park on Nye's Place. It was super easy to jump in the car, park down the hill, and be at the beach in 5 minutes.

All in all, I highly recommend staying at Marie's place. Laguna Beach is a great town and Marie is a great host.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks kids! Glad you enjoyed it. It was great to have you here. I was sad to see you go. Take care! Marie For those of you who don’t know Laguna: Laguna is an artistic beach community that is nestled in between wilderness canyons, and peaks, and valleys. I am 200 yards from one of these wilderness areas, and 500 ft. up a short hill from the ocean. These guest had two dogs, and I believe the ant problem may have been due to the heat and the pet food. Fyi, "daddy long legs" are just tiny little spiders with long legs, that hang out in the trees.Ant traps were supplied. If I was informed of these minor issues, I would have gladly helped to take care of it. The kitchenette works very well for most who do not cook big meals daily. There is a large utility sink outside next to the bbq and dining area that most people use for large meals. I did not see these quests use this cooking area. at all, that most really enjoy. Can cook all, and BBQ is the way to go, all year long. There are also two large sinks in the master bath, disk rack, and disposable dinning supplies for everyday use. There are nine restaurant options minutes below, and great food delivery. The hill is very short, and people walk, bike, and skateboard up and down every day. I have guests in their 60's, three times their age who walk to downtown and back in a little over an hour. As walking is the best way to see and experience the charm and spectacular views of Laguna. The most beautiful beaches in Laguna are 3 minutes away. With many options for parking; down hill on PCH: meter street parking, underground, Montage Resort parking, valet and resort pick up at apartment is available. I have a 5 star international rating, and have been noted as "one of the best deals in Laguna".
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Spectacular views in hills of Laguna

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our Labrador returned for another season at Marie's. At our suggestion from the previous stay in 2016 Marie did a major renovation of the kitchenette that looks great and was much more user-friendly. And the views of the Pacific and Catalina Island from the windows remains spectacular! Marie goes out of her way to make her guests feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not a safe walk to the beach, deposit issues

  • 3 of 5

We booked this unit during a summer holiday and were hopeful to walk the kids to the beach and to restaurants without having to worry about parking downtown, etc.

The owner was very responsive during the booking process and the unit was clean. It sits below the owner’s main residence but does still have a view of the ocean from some parts of the unit/yard.

Despite this location’s close proximity to the ocean and the city transportation offered, there is not a path/sidewalk down the windy hill for pedestrians, making it an unsafe walk to the PCH, especially with kids or a stroller. The walk back up would be a steep incline and again there is the issue of the windy road and the local drivers passing by constantly. This was a huge disappointment for my family (which includes two young children) since we ended up having to drive everywhere and deal with hectic Southern California beach parking.

The kitchenette appears to be remodeled since our stay, so I will omit my comments on that subject. We ended up paying holiday rates to stay at a hotel during one of the nights we were there to get the beach experience we had hoped for. Then when everything was all over we ended up in a dispute with the owner over our deposit, which was never resolved (we gave up and moved on with our lives). So if you do end up renting this unit I would recommend making sure all the fees, costs, and terms of the deposit are in writing and clear before hand. Follow up communication with the owner since our stay has not been pleasant or professional.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was never made aware of any dispute or problem, until a review was posted 8 months later. My last correspondence from this guest thanked me, and provided me with a third address, within a 2 1/2 wk period. Her security deposit was returned 10 days later, well within VRA TERMS. Her issues seemed to have been with HOMEAWAY booking and CC processing fees. I do not determine these fees. And as stated on my listing, and on VRA, these are the clients responsibilitiy. She just failed to read them. My listing location is provided for by street, map, 3D and Aerial views. The road to the beach is a short one. But it is not right for anyone who has problems walking., or too much to handle. However many people walk, run, jog, bike, skateboard on this short hill, every day, weather permitting. This was a mother of a 2 and 5 year old, with a stroller and a dog. She was left here most of the time alone without a car. The common sense thing for her to have done was to call for a $2-3 cab. If she had a car, there are 7 parking areas for this location. And south Laguna has a lot more parking and allot less crowds than downtown area. Downtown Parking is expensive, and all hotels charge parking fees. Valet is free at the Montage. if you lunch, dine, drink or have a spa treatment. The majority of streets in Laguna do not have sidewalks. The Montage is the only hotel on waterfront in the Laguna Conservatory and Marine Reserve Area that is below me. The Montage rates during this time for 1 room approx 250qf for 2 per is approx $1600 per night, plus tax, and resort fees. The suites go up front there starting at approx $3500 on up per night. My suggestion, for the ease of acess required, in a case like this, is that they book the Montage Laguna Resort for any furture stays in Laguna. Furthermore, I use a California RE VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT, and my listing is detailed and comprehensive. One only needs to review these docs. to understand all. No follow up or contact was made from this clent regarding ANY "issues" after her stay.
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Palm Desert

Fabulous escape!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a serene, hideway with a comfortable European feel, DON'T MISS THIS EXQUISITE location! (You will be tucked away from it all at the top of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean and The Montage Hotel). If you need to clear your thoughts and quiet your mind this is for you. I've stayed in this lovely home several times over the past few years and look forward to returning soon! The European ambiance, solitude and privacy reminds me of many private villas in France and italy that I've visited with my husband over the past several years. I enjoy the neighborhood, walking up and down the hill everyday for exercise and never, ever miss the sunset. (For walkers, climbers and hiking enthusiasts this is a perfect workout for

you)! Marie, who's the owner is ready and capable to take care of your every need. When my husband was ill, she offered to make him a gourmet meal. And, he loved it! She's a great cook and eager to please her guests. We always felt at home and welcomed. Jerry loved going to Marie's and could hardly wait to return. It made us feel like we were in Europe, but, much closer to home. Wonderful memories have been created at this location for myself and family. In fact, there is enough room in the 'living room area' for my young male son to have his own private quarters. It's perfect for a family of three or even four....Enjoy walking on the white sandy beach, the ocean breezes, fresh fish in the local restaurants and various activities in town. There is always something happening in Laguna Beach. And, you can curl up on the couch and read a book or write a book! Whatever your interests may be this a perfect destination to enhance your life! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debra, I am very sorry about Jerry's passing. It is always a pleasure to have you as a guest. I am thankful you have such fond memories, and took the time out to share, and I look forward to your return this summer. I am glad you enjoyed some of the best and beautiful hiking trails and beaches in Laguna. All the best. Marie
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with an epic walk down to PCH and Laguna! Marie was amazing host and made my stay relaxing and stress-free!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kurt. You are always welcomed here on your travels. Pleasure meeting you. All the best. Marie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.0%



Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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