Love the beach and quiet neighborhood.
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.
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!
We really enjoyed our stay at Tom's place in Laguna Beach. The house is very comfortable and the views just can't be beat. Convenient to beach and shopping. Watching the sun set over the ocean and searching for whales and dolphins with Tom's binoculars was great. Highly recommend.
Tom was a pleasure to deal with. No stress vacation.
We stayed at Tom's home over Christmas for four days. It was hard to leave the house since the views were just so beautiful! The house is two bedrooms and since the one bedroom had two double beds my two daughters were quite comfortable. There were restaurants just down the road and Starbucks and quick 5 minutes by car. the beaches below were wonderful and public. tom had beach towels and beach chairs, so that was easy. If you are looking for a spot in Laguna Beach, this was just about perfect!
Tom's place was great. Tom is super nice and low key. We brought our two little kids and he assured us that there was nothing in his house he was worried about getting broken or lost. I recommend you check into renting his place if you're looking to stay in Laguna.
Outstanding property and excellent rapport with owner. We stayed for three days in late September and it was the perfect time - great weather, no crowds. We look forward to returning some time and would recommend it highly.
Very nice property in South Laguna. Beautiful view, everything like on the pictures. It's perfect to spend some relexing time in Laguna. Everything what needed is available in the house.
Tom was a great host, very good organized, gave us recommendations about restaurants, beaches and other "to do's" in Laguna.
We had a lovely stay at Tom's house. He was super helpful, giving us a thorough run-through on arrival and helping with questions during our stay via email. The location is great just above a lovely beach and very handy for the trolley stop to town. Thank you!
Coming from Germany, we have been in Tom's beach house for two weeks end of June, early July 2013. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay tremendously! As mentioned in other reviews, the house has many great features: fabulous views on the Pacific from the deck, the kitchen, dining/living room (we saw a couple times dolphins), spacy bedrooms for 4-5 people, proximity to great beaches and a few restaurants (walking, if you don't mind going back up the hill), a cool, quiet South Laguna neighborhood with very friendly people, a wonderful host with lots of advice regarding Laguna and the sorroundings and of course sunshine every day! We definitely recommend this place and would love to come back!
Spectacular views and great host. Tom was very helpful in getting me settled. Only issue was the water pressure in the shower, but that comes with the territory of staying in an older house. Would certainly stay again next time in Laguna