Studio in South Laguna Beach

House - Entire home/apt · Mar Vista Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, United States

Small very nice studio with private access and patio in a serene neighborhood setting with ocean views from the studio and the patio. About a third of a mile down a medium slope to pacific coast highway, beaches and buses to downtown. 2 twin beds.

The Space

This is a bright and airy guest studio, detached and with a private entrance, an en-suite bathroom, a sunny patio and an ocean view. It is very nice but be advised that it is on the small side and suitable for a maximum of two people only.

There is one twin sized sleeping alcove and one twin convertible sleeper - both very comfortable. The studio contains a kitchenette with sink, microwave, small refrigerator, table and chairs.

The entrance door opens to a private patio with a small table and chairs for enjoying the sun, the ocean view and breezes.

Cable TV and Wi-Fi are provided as are beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas as a guest courtesy.

We are located about 500 yards from Pacific Coast Highway and the great beaches of South Laguna. Main Beach and the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Laguna Beach proper are about 4 miles away and can be accessed easily by car or by convenient public transportation. There are many hiking trails in and around Laguna including the Valido trail head which is only minutes from the studio and from which you can access great views of the Pacific, the town and Laguna's mountains.

South Laguna Beach also has a number of nice restaurants of its own and is home to the world famous Montage Resort. It is also very convenient to Dana Point Harbor, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Laguna Beach -but within easy access when that's what you want to experience - enjoy the laid back California scene that is South Laguna. Here you will find many of the local's favorite beaches and restaurants, soft breezes, a sparkling ocean and gorgeous sunsets.

Guest Access

There is a hot tub that can be used on request if available. Great star-gazing while soaking.

Interaction with Guests

I always like to meet you once and learn a little about where you are from and what you hope to do during your stay. From there it is up to you to ask me for anything you might need or for advise on anything related to your trip. I live in the main house which is right below the studio patio.

The Neighborhood

It has a very nice micro-climate - balmy and warm usually. It is very quiet and is adjacent to a canyon with lots of birds and other wildlife - and yet only a short 10-15 min walk to the beach.

Getting around

Once you get to Pacific Coast Highway the buses run regularly to almost any destination. During the Summer months there is a free open air trolley that is truly a pleasure to ride. Even though car access to the shops and restaurants of LB is easy, the trolley is a carefree and fun way to go.

Other Things to Note

There are currently a few construction projects on-going near by. When you inquire, I will let you know the status to the extent that I know it

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $653 /week
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mike's Studio is a wonderful retreat. One feels relaxed looking at the view, hearing the birds and watching the sunset. A generous host with great and simple taste, makes this special place a 'must' return to treat!

    Thanks Mike for sharing.......Peneope and cousin June

    April 2014
  • The best stay, privacy, accommodation if needed, wright down to bandage. Very wonderful host !
    Even organic items in kitchen, not to mention no time to shop a nice boddle of Merlot. I have nothing but great things to say about this place !
    Donna, thanks again mike

    March 2014
  • This studio apartment was just as pictured--perfect! I stayed here for a 2-day study retreat, and it was ideal. The setting is quiet and serene with views of the Pacific Ocean from every window adding to the atmosphere. Mike was helpful and friendly from first inquiry through the end of my stay. He was attentive yet respectful of my need for privacy. I highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning.

    March 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay at the studio on Mike's property. It is in an amazing location that is close to the beach and has beautiful views- all in close proximity to the fun things Laguna Beach has to offer. I highly recommend staying here, as the property is perfect for a getaway and Mike is an incredibly kind and gracioous host. I can't wait for my next trip back!

    March 2014
  • Awesome place; perfect for us and just what we wanted (as a couple on a romantic retreat). The place is in very nice condition and has all the essentials (plus some bonuses, like snacks). The view of the ocean is breathtaking and it is a mere short walk away. Mike is very responsive and helpful without ever being intrusive. We made use of the hot tub, which Mike made available as promised!

    March 2014
  • Gorgeous views in a beautiful (quiet) neighborhood. Loved all the details that Mike had available for his guests. Just so peaceful and serene will definitely recommend as an alternative to the hotels!

    March 2014
  • A fantastic little studio in a great location, with great ocean views. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer!

    March 2014
  • What a beautiful place. Mike was very friendly and accommodating. Glorious view of the ocean and a short drive (or walk) down to the beach. Use of the hot tub was the cherry on top. The room and bed are indeed small, but spending time cooped up inside is not the reason to come here. The chill wave is strong with this spot. I definitely plan on a return visit.

    February 2014
  • My friend and I stayed in Mike's studio for a long weekend trip to Laguna. Although it was quaint, it was perfect for the two of us and had amazing views of the water. I would definitely recommend his studio for two.

    February 2014
  • Perfect for what we needed and wanted. Just south of Santa Ana and North of Dana Point. We enjoyed the peaceful stay, the wonderful view, the visit of a few birds and the charm of the room. We definitely recommend!

    Only complaint is that I should have booked it longer!

    January 2014
Per Month
Subtotal Total

This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 234 times
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laguna Software
I am a semi retired technology/marketing type and live here on Mar Vista Ave. in the main house with Mandy, a Border Collie / Lab mix . I am originally from upstate New York but have been in California for over 25 years. I would like guests to have privacy but I would also like to be helpful if needed. I am happy to recommend things to do or to answer any questions in general that you might have about your stay here in Orange County.
View full profile
Response Rate
Response Time
within a few hours
Calendar Updated
a week ago

How does Airbnb promote safety?

Similar Listings