|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This villa is inspired by the Italian Renaissance artist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci, and is truly an artist's retreat. This hideaway is intimate and cozy, featuring sky blue walls of Venetian plaster with a revolving art collection from local galleries. Panoramic ocean views of the Laguna Beach coastline are seen from the front living area and porch. The master bedroom is intimate and restful with a mahogany wood Queen bed and signature cotton bedding. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with dark wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. The living-dining area is set with a bar style tabletop with chairs and a leather couch, which is also a sleeper sofa.
I grew up in Southern California and have always loved being close to the water.
Having grown up in Southern California, when the opportunity came to purchase an additional property as a place for friends and family to stay when they were visiting, my wife and I jumped at the chance. Orange County provides the perfect balance between activities and relaxation. Laguna Beach is known for its artistic nature, and this location is within walking distance of art galleries, fantastic restaurants and the beautiful beach. Whether you prefer keeping busy or just laying out on the deck or the beach, this location is ideal for both.
Amazing ocean views are available here from your private deck. You can choose to spend some time on the beach, getting massages on your own deck, or enjoying the sights and sounds of historic Laguna Beach. Grocery services are available for those who want to sit back and relax. This is an idyllic vacation home. Come on out and enjoy it!
Date of Arrival : Jul 17, 2010
Name on Contract : Nina Waters
Review Rating : 5/5
Review Title : 1023728 - "Amazing Location"
"We recently stayed a week in SeaMist and had family in the Hideway across the hall. The Retreat is being remodeled and they have done an excellent job. Many details in the condo. We had a great view and listened to the ocean all night long! We absolutely loved it and will definitely return. The manager, H, was very accommodating and friendly. It was in a great locations and you can walk to everywhere in Laguna Beach. We never had to use the car!"
My husband, two teenage boys, and I stayed in the Da Vinci Villa for six wonderful nights. Upon arrival, everything was set up the way Bianca described and the villa was beautiful and spotless. The views are amazing, the sound of the ocean as you relax on the patio or indoors was fantastic, and we were steps from the beach. We only used our car once while there, and that was to go to Knott’s, the rest of the time we walked to the grocery store across the street or ate at the nearby restaurants.
This was the perfect spot for us to relax for our summer vacation and we are already planning our trip back there for next summer.
my husband and I were in town for a wedding and a weekend away. The DaVinci villa was perfect for us to relax together, enjoy the views and be close to the beach and restaurants in Laguna. Bianca was fantastic and flexible with us and made sure we had everything we needed while respecting our privacy and schedules.
I would give it a '5 star' except it was a little bit noisy from the occupants upstairs ... But not during night hours or to a level to be disruptive.
We will be back to this spot and the Retreat.
The awesome beach front neighborhood setting gives you a local feel. Perfect location to walk everywhere in the village and right at the surf break. Tasteful finish inside and out, I will return.....
The Retreat offers a subtle combination of features that are difficult to come by in Laguna individually. That they're combined in one location adds significant value and convenience. Foremost, The Retreat is ocean front. Rolling waves are seen and heard off the deck with pelicans, whales and dolphins swimming past. The views are exquisite. Second, it offers on-site parking. Anyone familiar with the area knows parking in town is often a nightmare. Free parking at the location makes walking to shops, restaurants and galleries very easy. Never underestimate the luxury of strolling through a crowded beach town while everyone else is stuck on PCH. Finally, it is secluded and quiet. Many accommodations in Laguna are on or near busy streets where traffic noise is unavoidable. The Retreat's location on a quiet alley is remarkably peaceful given the high-density nature of beach neighborhoods.
The rooms and amenities themselves are equally impressive. Each suite is impeccably furnished in a grand style and the on-site staff is always eager to satisfy their guests' requests. They've made available sand chairs, beach towels, extra beds even toy shovels and pails for the children. In these ways it is much more like a hotel than a VRBO property. However, there's a high degree of independence the property affords. There are full kitchens with real appliances and refrigerators with ice makers and BBQ grills. There is no turn-down service or daily maid services but one can request additional cleaning for a fee. Frankly, I rather prefer not to have a cleaning staff in every day nosing around my things or asking me when I plan to leave so they might return.
In essence The Retreat is perhaps the very best vacation stay in Laguna! Book early.
Absolutely the best "beach condo" I have ever stayed in! The staff was very accommodating. The view and sunsets were amazing and there were lots of excellent food choices and lots of shopping within a few blocks walking distance. I will certainly be returning. The Retreat has it all but most of all Location, Location, Location!!!!
This will be our third year going to The Retreat and we love the place, the staff, and Laguna Beach! Everyone is so accommodating and nice, especially Bianca who is constantly trying to make your day! The Retreat is right on the beach and there are variety of things to do every day.