Hear the Surf, Whitewater Views

House - Entire home/apt · Holly Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, United States

The Space

Awake to the sound of waves crashing below, and a breathtaking panorama. Your beach getaway looks right down onto the sandy beach and surf. Also you'll see the neighborhood rocky coves, and a calm lagoon. Walls of glass bring the outside in. Its an easy walk to the beach, restaurants, spa, or golf course.
In addition to a beach view, you can see white water against the rocks/reef, miles of coastline to the North, and when its clear Catalina
and San Clemente Islands in the distance to the South. Watch for whales, dolphin, sea lions, pelicans and other shore birds cruising by.

Sunlit rooms with comfortable furnishings invite you in and welcome you home. There are sit down whitewater views from the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Guests come back for the unique location and ocean side ambiance. You'll notice the rhythm of the surf day and night, even with the windows closed. City lights in the distance and floodlights on the reefs/surf add animation to make the night view sparkle.

There are two ocean view master suites. You can even see the Pacific from one of 2 showers. Queen and a double bed in one bedroom. Queen bed in the other bedroom. Central heating throughout.

Large deck out front with table and seating for six. Great for alfresco dining. There are year-around flowers and colibri/hummingbirds.

The spacious kitchen includes an island with bar seating, food prep area and a second
sink facing the ocean, living room, and dining areas.
Stainless appliances, SubZero fridge, convection oven, and 6 burner stove top.

Huge floor to ceiling windows give the feeling of being outside. The floor plan is open, with high beam ceilings.
Cozy sunken conversation area in the living room.
Hi def LED TV with DVD/BlueRay and HDMI/VGA cables for your laptop. Enjoy your music through a quality sound system with connection for your phone/Mp3 player.

Walk to 6 neighborhood restaurants. Many more
galleries/eateries/shops with a 3 to 5 minute drive.
A local shuttle bus picks up year around in the neighborhood, and
in Summer take the open air trolly for a
for a quick ride to the famous Laguna Beach art festivals and some of Orange County's highest rated restaurants, shopping, live theater, etc.

Lovely and quiet neighborhood.
Safe, end of cul de sac location. The neighborhood consists of loop streets and cul de sacs (no through traffic). Take a few minutes walk to the hiking trails with access to a
17k acre open space preserve with awesome 360 degree coastal and inland mountain views

Thirty minute drive to Disneyland, one hour to Legoland, Sea World and San Diego Zoo. One hour to Hollywood/ Los Angeles. Ten minutes to Dana Point Harbor, then sixty minutes by boat to Avalon on Catalina Island.

I provide a list of hidden coves, places to walk, and things to see in Laguna Beach.
One of Laguna's most beautiful bluff top parks is within walking distance
adjacent to the Montage Resort and Spa.
A nice feature of the neighborhood, this park is a great place for a stroll before stopping in the lobby lounge for refreshment and some live piano music, or a meal at one of three restaurants.

* Amenities
o Washer
o Dryer
o Linens and Towels Provided
o Off Street Parking

* Entertainment
o BlueRay/DVD player
o CD Player
o Sound System with connection for your phone/mp3 player.
* Kitchen
- Full Kitchen with convection oven and 6 burner stovetop.
- Cooking Utensils Provided
- Refrigerator
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
* Outdoor Features
- Deck/Patio with view and sounds of the surf.
- Balcony with sea view
* View/Location
- Beach View, waves, surf whitewater view
- Ocean View, coastline view. Catalina Island sunsets.
- This location also overlooks a calm lagoon with whitewater washing over the natural protective reef and rocks.
* Communications
Broadband Internet
-WiFi (Wireless Internet)
* Suitability
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Not Allowed
* Activities (nearby)
- Golf right in the neighborhood
- Tennis
- Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles' Amusement Parks
- 1/2 hour from shopping at the OC's South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island
o Sightseeing
o Restaurants
o Kayaking
o Sailing
o Boating
o Jet Skiing rentals at Dana Point Harbor
o Swimming
o Snorkeling/Diving
o Surfing,Stand up paddle boarding (lessons and board rentals in town)
o Biking
o Mountain Biking
o Open Space Preserve with Hiking trails, entry 5 minutes walk
o Fishing
o Fitness Center/Gym
o Health/Beauty Spa
o Basketball Court
o Cinemas/Movie Theaters
o Live Theater, Pageant of the Masters
* Other Activities
o Tidal pools with colorful starfish, shore bird watching
o Worlds best skim boarding beach below

Guest Access

Keys etc, will be arranged after booking.

Interaction with Guests

I am available if there are any questions during your stay.

The Neighborhood

A seaside neighborhood with breath taking views. You can hear the waves day and night even with the windows closed. A great place to walk the quiet loop and cul-de-sac streets. Located near the end of the street, this property looks right down onto the sandy beach, surf, and whitewater washing over the rocks below.

Getting around

No need for a car. Walk to beaches and Laguna restaurants. A local bus service picks up in the neighborhood. And in Summer there is an open air trolly. Its a 3 to 5 minute ride(or drive) to many more eateries/galleries/shops, cinema, music, and live theater.

Other Things to Note

The amusement parks, attractions of Orange County, and Disney Land are within 30 minutes. Los Angeles and San Diego County's attractions such as Hollywood, Universal Studios, and Balboa Park/Zoo are an hour away.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $2300 /week
Monthly Price: $8000 /month
Security Deposit: $800
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Wow! We stayed here for a work trip and what a treat. It was not only everything we had hoped for but way more. The sound of the ocean and the views, can we live here for ever please. Don't hesitate, the host made us feel welcome and gave us the locals insight. Will stay here again whenever I'm back in the Laguna area.

    March 2014
  • One of the most amazing views you can hope to find along this coast. The deck, as well as the floor to ceiling windows make leaving here to enjoy what Laguna has to offer difficult. The location, while not in the heart of Laguna, offers easy access to beaches and restaurants. While the beds show their age, we still enjoyed falling asleep and awakening to the sounds of the surf below. Tom is a very kind host, excellent communicator, and made our stay very worthwhile.

    February 2014
  • Laguna Beach is the perfect place to play and Tom's house is the perfect place to stay! You won't meet a warmer, friendlier or more laid back person than Tom. We instantly felt like he was one of our sons. He chose this house wisely. It sits in a neighborhood on a cliff at the southern end of Laguna Beach. Both the living room and the expansive kitchen have floor to ceiling glass windows that boast the rocks in the ocean and the beautiful white water waves crashing on the beach that lies below, on the other side of HWY 1 (The Coast Highway}. The house is incredibly private for having such large windows and views! The main floor is so bright and cheery.We had very easy access to the beach as we enjoyed sitting in Tom's beach chairs and reading there several days. On other days we made one trip south to LaJolla and others north to Newport, L.A. and Malibu. We highly recommend renting this house if you can get it! The week passed much too quickly for us!

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at Tom's house. The view on the ocean is absolutely stunning, and you can hear the crashing waves from the bedrooms as well. You will enjoy amazing sunset from up there. The house is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes away from the beach and the Montage park. Tom is a wonderful host, who gave us great tips for walks, restaurants, and sightseeing in the region. I would definitely recommend this place, and would love to go back myself!

    November 2012
  • Beautiful home. Five minute walk from the beach. A great place to get away.

    August 2012
  • The house was great and the view amazing. Tom greeted us at our arrival and explained where to locate items for use, eg towels, coffee, etc. The internet access was not working well and if you feel the need to be hooked up during your stay talk with Tom before hand as our guys had a difficult time with the WI-FI and they are both pretty tech savvy. THe location is ideal as you can walk to the beach and to the bottom of the hill to use the free Laguna shuttle into town. We definitely would stay here again. If you had trouble with stairs it may not be the place for you as you need to climb stairs to get to the house and the bedrooms and baths are upstairs, no problem there for us however. Hope to be back again!

    July 2012
  • The views from this house are SPECTACULAR. The house itself was delightful. A rambling three story house on the hill almost directly over the beach. Kitchen, although a bit dated, was huge and had ample room for our group of six to all be in it at the same time. Dining area and living rooms are a bit disjointed - step downs into one seating area but were large and very livable and very beachy.The walls of windows give a perfect view from every spot of the first floor. The large front deck had plenty of comfortable seating and gave us front row seats to the most spectacular sunsets every night. The bedrooms are up a narrow flight of stairs and just what you'd expect from a casual beach house. The only real oddity to the house is that both bathrooms are only accessible through the bedrooms. The house did warm up during the late afternoon but the ocean breezes cooled it off very quickly.
    Tom provided coffee and all the fixings for the morning. He did a great job with the quick walk through when we arrived (all houses have their quirks). He had a guide to the area that he had highlighted with his personal favorites. He gave us great suggestions for restaurants and beaches. There is a grocery store just a two minute drive away.
    While the beaches are technically within walking distance we chose to drive to them. The area is filled with great beaches.
    I would recommend this house and this host to anyone.

    July 2012
  • 4 of us stayed at Tom's place and I cannot fault it. Tom was a brilliant host, he waited for us to arrive late in the afternoon and took us through the house plus gave us tips on things to do/places to go during our stay. The house is spacious, the views are amazing and the balcony was my favourite spot (perfect setting to polish off the bottle of wine we'd picked up earlier in our trip in Calistoga!). The house is located in a very quiet street so be mindful of making a lot of noise. Also remember where it is as one wrong turn at night can lead you completely off track! All in all, great place and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends or stay here again.

    June 2012
  • The house has the most beautiful view of the ocean seen through floor to ceiling windows from all the front rooms. It is a short walk to the water in a very cute residential neighborhood, feels like you are very far from the grind of L.A. yet still in civilization. Tom was a great host, meeting us late the first night and offering all sorts of wonderful tips about the local fare. I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2012
  • Tom's house was amazing, peaceful, tranquil, set in the hills above South Laguna, where you could hear the crashing surf from any room in the house. Two bedrooms with bathrooms, large open space with angular almost loft like reminders and skylights. I highly recommend this space as its walking distance to the beach and the Montage Resort as well as restaurants. Tom was wonderful, helpful in anything we needed.
    A great experience overall. I especially loved the view from the front deck watching the sun go down yet having my own private space as well.

    May 2012
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