About this listing
Hear the surf and easily walk to beaches, rocky coves and restaurants. Your Laguna Beach getaway looks right down onto the sand, surf, and a calm lagoon. Sit back and enjoy a stunning wide panorama of seascape and coastline from your living room.
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 beaches, secluded coves, the lagoon with a natural protective reef, 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/doors 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 the provided audio cable to connect a phone or 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 where you can take a whale/dolphin cruise or choose the sixty minute Catalina channel crossing - an easy day trip 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.
o Linens and Towels Provided
o Off Street Parking
o BlueRay/DVD player
o CD Player
o Sound System with connection for your phone/mp3 player.
- Full Kitchen with convection oven and 6 burner stove top.
- Cooking Utensils Provided
* Outdoor Features
- Deck/Patio with view and sounds of the surf.
- Balcony with sea view
- 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.
-WiFi (Wireless Internet)
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Not Allowed
* Activities (nearby)
- Golf right in the neighborhood
- 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 Jet Skiing rentals at Dana Point Harbor
o Surfing,Stand up paddle boarding (lessons and board rentals in town)
o Mountain Biking
o Open Space Preserve with Hiking trails, entry 5 minutes walk
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
Keys etc, will be arranged after booking.
Interaction with Guests
I am available if there are any questions during your stay.
A seaside neighborhood with breath taking views. You can hear the surf day and night even with the windows closed. Tucked in above the waves, this exclusive area has no through traffic. Stroll down tranquil loop streets and cul-de-sac walkways. Located near the end of the street, this property looks right down onto the sandy beach, surf, and whitewater washing over the rocks below.
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
Laguna is the jewel of the California Riviera, with access to amusement parks, attractions of Orange County, and Disney Land within 30 minutes. Los Angeles and San Diego County's attractions such as Hollywood, Universal Studios, and Balboa Park/Zoo are an hour away.
1.) This home is in a quiet neighborhood. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the seaside ambiance, you'll see from the reviews, that this is the place. No events/loud music//parties.
2.)When returning from the coves/beaches below, please rinse off any sand with the hose by the garage.
3. )The maximum number of guests is 4. Some exceptions can be made for up to 6 with prior agreement before booking.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We had an amazing stay here, the house and views were beautiful and the sound of the surf at night was relaxing. Tom was the perfect host and was thoughtful down to providing beach toys for our young girls. Highly recommend a stay here
Tom was very nice in welcoming us to his home. He was very thorough in explaining all of the amenities of the home. The view of the ocean was breathtaking and the sound of the waves was very soothing. We had a very enjoyable stay.
Amazing home in the Laguna Beach hills with wonderful views. Stayed 4 nights listening to the ocean and hiking the beaches. Already planning our next vacation at Toms house.
My family and I loved staying at Tom's home in Laguna Beach. The view is amazing and at the right time of year, you can see dolphins and maybe whales. You really can hear the waves all day and all night if you keep the windows open. The neighborhood is beautiful and the home is well equipped for a family of 4. Beds are comfortable and the home is clean. If you are in good shape and do not have any physical limitations or young kids, this is a wonderful place to stay. There are 36+ stairs to climb and the 10-min walk to the beach is healthy but worth it. Tom makes sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable of the local scene, but then does not hover. Just want to reiterate that the view from the living room is amazing and you will not be disappointed even if the weather does not cooperate. We would love to stay again in the future. Thank you, Tom!
We stayed at Tom's place for a long weekend in March. We had an excellent experience. The view is incredible and location is great to walk to beach, go for a hike or take short drive into town.
The home could use some updating, but the photos were very accurate so home met my expectations. The wall of windows and huge patio made it a great spot to enjoy the great setting and weather. The view is much better than the photos.
A note for families...the home has many stairs and levels, and it is not baby proof. We have a 3.5 yr old and 16 month old. We had to keep a close eye and put up a few barriers, but the girls had a blast exploring and playing on the patio. They also enjoyed being greater by whales a few hundred feet of the beach a short walk from the home.
This a good spot for exploring Laguna.
Tom couldn't have been a more gracious host and the views from the pictures don't do justice to the actual views from the house. Tom was available to us if we needed anything, including a quick stop by the house when we had some wifi issues, which were quickly resolved. The neighborhood was quiet, which was great for us. The main bed wasn't the most comfortable, but that truly was the only item that wasn't a positive. Would definitely stay again here, and hopefully we be able to do so in the future!