Magical Charm, Panoramic Ocean Views! Walk to Town and Beach!

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Three bedroom, two bath, new king, queen and double beds, all with pillow top mattresses, plus a Shabby Chic queen sleeper sofa- sleeps a total of 6-8 adults. Air mattresses and crib available upon request for children or larger families.

Once you set foot on this property you won't want to leave...but if you do... you're only 5 blocks from the amazing Thalia Street beach!

Enjoy panoramic ocean and white water Laguna Beach views from this 1927 Spanish-Revival jewel box home, situated on a beautiful lot in the historical village portion of Laguna Beach. Some of the most famous beaches in the world, great restaurants, art galleries and shopping are all within enjoyable walking distance from this charming home.

The home has been lovingly updated and decorated by the owners, one of which is a home designer. This home is a cozy, charming beach house that includes white slipcovered sofas, luxurious bed linens, white fluffy bath towels, french doors, hardwood floors and traditional sotillo tiles throughout.

The main living room area has the original wood burning fireplace and a wall of french doors and windows looking out onto the deck and view. Curl up in the cozy down-filled sofa or read a book next to the fireplace in at very cool rope arm chair.

Have fun cooking in the retro styled kitchen with a fully restored O'Keefe and Merritt stove, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, sky blue SMEG fridge, french bistro table and other charming details. Dine outside on the expansive decks or patios and watch the sunset...(both indoor and outdoor tables comfortably seat 8) -this is outdoor living at its finest!

There is an enclosed lower garden and an inviting front courtyard and entry all with fountains that provide charming ambiance. Privacy is enhanced by the mature hedges and tropical landscaping.

Downstairs features french doors throughout, a wet bar and entertainment bar, 50' LG Plasma HDTV with full HBO cable package and DVR. The master bedroom is located on this level as well and features a king size four poster canopy bed, HD TV with full cable and French doors lead out to a deck and garden fountain. A second bath and laundry room with dual washer and dryers (fantastically convenient!) are also located on this level.

Take a walk down to Thalia Street Beach for a full day at the beach or a sunset picnic. Cooler, beach chairs and beach towels are all provided. You will feel just like a local!

Please feel free to visit our Facebook Page which features extensive view photos from the deck and property. or see live link, located under the Links & Video tab on this site.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1864 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please call to discuss....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Air mattresses available upon request for additional sleeping....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, but we don't permit smoking anywhere on the property for fire safety reasons. Any evidence of smoking on property will result in immediate forfeiture of full security deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Double bed with dresser, small closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom has a California King, Four Poster Canopy Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen bed, Reading Chair, Desk, Views....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Media Room Sleeper Sofa excellent for kids / guests....moreless

  • King size bed (1) Downstairs Master Bedroom with 4 poster Cal King, TV, DVD, Cable, large closet, Queen size Bed (1) Upstairs Bedroom with Ocean Views, desk and closet, Double Bed (1) Upstairs Double Bedroom with dresser and closet, Child Beds (2) Queen Air Mattresses with pump available upon request for additional sleeping for large families. Plenty of space available. Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Sleep Sofa in Downstairs Media Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom w/ large tiled walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs Bath with Tub / Shower, Pedestal Sink...moreless


  • Books:

    Selected books available throughout the house....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games downstairs in bar island cabinet....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Upstairs stereo with speakers interior and exterior for main deck includes CD Player, Bluetooth and Aux Jack for phones or computer. JBL Charge, portable bluetooth speaker....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Upstairs stereo with speakers interior and exterior for main deck includes CD Player, Bluetooth and Aux Jack for phones or computer. JBL Charge, portable bluetooth speaker....moreless

  • Television:

    3 Televisions: Media Room with LG 50' Plasma HDTV. Upstairs living room with 40' HD / 3D, and Master Bedroom with HD, all with Direct TV DVRs....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toy chest with legos and games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Direct TV DVRs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Stunning, Panoramic Ocean Views, White Water Center Beach Laguna Views. Catalina Island is Framed perfectly in the front door as you walk into our home. Very private, spacious decks and patios. Enjoy Laguna as it was meant to be enjoyed! ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    180 degree panoramic ocean view with Catalina Island framed in the front door when you walk in. White water views of Center Beach Laguna. Views are from the main living and dining areas as well as decks and upstairs bedroom. Downstairs master has a peak of ocean view as well and a private deck outside with fountain in the garden....moreless

  • Village:

    This home is located in Laguna Beach Village, looking out from just above the LBHS, with white water ocean views, Catalina Island "Picture Framed", and still walking distance to town and beach....moreless

  • Water View:

    VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS... Our home is among the best vista locations in Laguna Beach with walking access to the beach and town. The geography of Laguna slopes up the hill and then rises to an elevated terrace where the views open up dramatically from this location. This property has a combination of stunning views and old Laguna charm you will love...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining either indoors or outdoors. View deck with teak table seats 10. Indoor dinning room can be expanded for 8 to 10 guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi access....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two Brand New Kenmore Large Capacity Dryers...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is indoor wood and gas burning as well as outdoor chiminea for the deck....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Large capacity refrigerator/freezer, charcoal Weber BBQ, high chair, crib and other amenities available upon request....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The Main Living room fireplace is both wood and gas burning for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Central heating, installed December 2013....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Internet w/ WiFi upstairs at 30 MBPS...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count 100% cotton linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Upstairs living room w/ Shabby Chic decor, full stereo with 40' HD / 3D TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Three street parking spaces in front, and ample neighborhood parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample street parking with off street drive way....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There are 3 continuous street parking spaces directly in front of the house with 2 additional in-line spaces in Spanish tile driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with mobile handsets upstairs in the living room, and downstairs in the Wet Bar / Media room....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White towels for bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two Brand New LG Washing Machines. Both are Large Capacity....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi details in Guest Information provided...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker, coffee grinder and Multiple French Presses. We like coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with above stove pot rack loaded with stainless and cast iron cookware. Coffee maker, french press, toaster, hand mixer. Baking dishes, mixing bowls, BBQ utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All white dishes and serving wear for dining....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher & Paykel double drawer pull out Dishwasher, new....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Period vintage kitchen with all of the amenities for those who truly love to cook. O'Keefe and Merritt Stove and Oven, Fisher Paykel Drawer Dishwasher, SMEG Refrigerator. Small Island w/cutting board....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Haier, new....moreless

  • Oven:

    O'Keefe and Merritt Stove and Oven, fully restored....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    SMEG (Italian) refrigerator, retro style, new....moreless

  • Stove:

    O'Keefe and Merritt Stove and Oven, fully restored....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    One Trek full suspension Mountain Bike for His / Her usage. Available in the garage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Panoramic Ocean, Catalina Island and White Water Views of Center Beach Laguna. Teak dining table with seating for 10 adults. Outdoor wood burning chiminea for enjoying the sunsets!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many area courses in Orange County....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Downstairs patio/lanai with teak dining table and chairs for four....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gardens throughout the property are mature and well maintained weekly by our gardener....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The front Spanish Couryard has both new charcoal and gas Webber grills....moreless



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Changeover Day: Saturday

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Currently, we are not offering use of our golf cart for liability risks. We hope you understand.

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Our Check In Time is 4:00 pm (FIRM) on the date of arrival. Our Check out time is 10:00 am (FIRM) on the date of departure. We politely decline requests for either early check in, or late check out as we require the full period of time for gardening, cleaning, maintenance and preparing the property for your arrivals. Thank you for your understanding.

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Laguna Beach is full of night life
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Island Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many Southern California Golf Courses
20 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Pacific Coast Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Laguna Beach Village Restaurants
350 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mammoth Mountain
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Thalia St to Brooks, Walk down via Anita & Oak St

Car: Recommended

Laguna Beach is both a 'get away' for locals from Orange County as well as a destination resort for global travelers. Half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, it offers convenient access within an hour or so from some of the finest entertainment anywhere, with an ocean breeze and birds' eye view of Catalina Island to welcome you back...

This property is ideally located for a balance of being in the beach scene, close to town, combined with spectacular, breathtaking views.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Roddy, a native San Diegan, and Catherine a native Marinite have lived in several parts of the US, Europe and Asia and have owned this wonderful home since 2002. Catherine is an accomplished home designer and together with Roddy, has lovingly made this this home both comfortable and stylish. We love this home dearly and are excited to share it with those who are looking to experience this charming beach town.

Why the Owner Chose Laguna Beach:
First of all, we couldn't resist the views. Secondly, early 1930's photos of Laguna show that this home was among the very first in the area. A time when home owners could select the most stunning view locations among the ridge lines to build their homes. The fundamental architecture of this property has not changed since it was built from rough cut redwood 2' x 4's, as its charm and character endure to provide you with a timeless experience. This is a wonderful property in a magical location! Before purchasing this home we did extensive terrain map studies and many walks through Laguna. This unique location on the exclusive culdisac portion of Lower Temple Hills Drive combines just the right elevation, presentation of Catalina Island and walking distance to the beach and town - our answer to perfection! Tastefully private, and hidden behind a hedge, this property is beautifully hidden from the street. Once you step into the courtyard you are taken away to another time and can instantly feel the original charm and soul of this home. For those who value authentic California living and uncompromising views, you will find that you won't want to leave!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
AMAZING VIEWS of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island!! The Spanish courtyard has a fountain and is encircled by mature hedges, entry courtyard has a wall fountain and flowering vines. The view deck and private lower garden have a third fountain outside the master bedroom's deck with mature hedges and vines throughout. Indoors, the home glows with cozy beach living that will allow you to relax and enjoy your time with friends and family.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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