|Minimum Stay||31 nights|
'Hidden Gem'. This art-filled, designer-owned home sleeps six! This property exemplifies luxurious contemporary living with warm old-world charm. The ultimate in indoor-outdoor living, it has 2 bedrooms plus den /library, and 2 bathrooms, and a beautifully landscaped and furnished private meditation garden patio and rooftop ocean view sunset deck.
Enjoy sweeping ocean views from this prime Pacific Coast Highway location, just two blocks from the crashing surf of Victoria Beach and one block from The Montage, Laguna's renowned resort and spa.
Top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and granite counter tops make this home an entertainer's dream. It's garden patio with barbecue and peaceful waterfall provides the perfect setting for either a cocktail party or a quiet evening at home dining alfresco. The patio staircase leads to a large rooftop sunset deck affording panoramic views of spectacular ocean vistas or Catalina sunsets. All amenities await you, from free wi-fi to fine bed linens and champagne flutes. You will be also be greeted with fresh flowers on your arrival.
Truly an ideal location, this luxurious retreat is a hidden walk-up perched atop Laguna's fine gift boutique, The Black Iris. It is just 2 doors from Laguna's only 5-star Zagat rated restaurant, Tabu Grill.
Walk one block to Laguna's newly renovated shopping center which is home to our largest grocery store, CVS Pharmacy, 3 restaurants, yoga center, hair salon and veterinary clinic (yes, we're small dog friendly.*) in addition, some of Laguna's finest hiking trails are only 1/2 mile away.
So whether you wish to stroll to the Montage for a day of spa services or golf, hike Laguna's vista trails, enjoy Laguna's world-famous summertime Pageant of the Masters, or spend a glorious day on Laguna's world-class beaches this lovely hideaway is your home away from home. A free summertime trolley makes access to all of Laguna' attractions easy! A private covered parking stall comes with your rental, and day trips to Disneyland, Sea world, Legoland and Knotts Berry Farm are all less than 60 minutes away.
We are also within close proximity of Surf and Sand Hotel, Monarch Beach Resort Spa and Golf, and Ritz Carlton Hotel. Boating and water sports available in nearby Dana Point or Newport Beach.
Come discover the luxury of Laguna's hidden gem!
*dogs under 20 lbs. will be considered with additional security deposit.
We rented this property for a long weekend in June 2016 for a combined bachelor/bachelorette get together. 2 of us from Austin, 2 from LA, and 1 from NYC. Having a nice/shaded back patio w/grill, rooftop deck with ocean view, and full featured kitchen were GREAT! Everything was very clean, and the owners were very communicative prior to our arrival. The nearby Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a MUST SEE!
I'm giving this property 5 stars because it was exactly what I expected it to be, maybe even a little better. That being said, here are a few bullet points you may want to consider.
1) This place has TONS of decor, trinkets, art, sculptures, etc. Very cool, but maybe not the best if you have some really rambunctious children that insist on playing with balls in the house.
2) The bedroom windows both face the South Coast Highway (1). The rooms both have portable air conditioners, which require one of the windows to be a little open for ventilation. If you are a very light sleeper, beware the sound of passing cars and streetlights will keep you up. There is a white noise machine, but still.
3)You must go up a flight of stairs to enter the property. Also, the walk to the beach (the beach was AWESOME) but the walk to it gets realllly steep. If you are planning on staying with someone that has limited mobility, I would suggest looking elsewhere further south where the beaches aren't below cliffs.
4) The TV's have VERY basic cable (no HGTV =[) and the WiFi can be painfully slow if you want to stream an HD movie or something (averaged <5Mbps).
Other than that, you're good to go. Certainly cheaper than $500/night at a nearby hotel for just 1 room. You will miss it when you have to leave, I know we did.
Beautiful home. Nice furnishings and decor. Comfy beds, great linens. Kitchen has everything. Great patio. Close to the beach and The Montage Hotel. Will stay here again on our next visit.
We stayed here for 3 nights after visiting Disneyland and absolutely loved it.
The townhouse is beautiful with plenty of room for our family of four.
We loved the rooftop terrace with a view of the ocean especially at night. The Zen garden is beautiful.
The location was perfect for us. Right in between Laguna Beach and Dana Point and a short walk to Victoria beach. We were also able to hit Mission San Juan while there.
We wished we had stayed there all week, it was so relaxing.
Bill, the owner, was very helpful. We especially loved the fresh flowers from his floral shop. Very nice touch.
There is some traffic noise from Pacific Coast Highway but nothing real bad that would cause me to not come back. The view is worth putting up with a little noise.
We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to others.
My family and I were very impressed with our visit to "Laguna's Hidden gem". The home was very well appointed and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with appliances and utensils that made cooking away from home a breeze. For us the highlight was the outdoor living space. Multi level lush green patio off the main floor and the roof deck offered us a constant mix of sun and relaxing shade. We will certainly return to this property.
My girlfriend and I spend New Years at Laguna's Hidden Gem and it was perfect. The pictures don't do this place justice. Perfect if you're looking for a nice getaway with great views. I'd definitely recommend staying here!
What a wonderful retreat! We were greeted with wine and fresh flowers by Bill who made us feel so welcome. The house was decorated beautifully with a beautiful relaxing patio , and a rooftop patio with a view of the ocean and Catalina island! I highly recommend a get away here! Paradise!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.