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

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Laguna Beach house description

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

Once you set foot on this property you won't want to leave...but if you do... there are only 5 blocks to 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, tasty restaurants, art galleries and shopping are all within walking distance from this charming home.

The home has been lovingly updated and decorated by the owners, one of which is an interior 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 our very cool rope arm chair.

Have fun cooking in a retro styled kitchen with a fully restored O'keefe and Merrit 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!


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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

          Other Amenities

              • Vintage gas powered golf cart kept in the garage for trips around town and easy access to local shopping and beaches....moreless


              • Books:

                Selected books available throughout the house....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

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

              • Music Library:

                CD collection and CD player for upstairs Stereo unit....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Upstairs living room has a full stereo unit with a plug for easy adaptation to iPod or computer. Upstairs interior and outside deck....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
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • 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
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • 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

              • Water View:

                VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS...Lower Temple Hills Drive 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
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • 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

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa


              Write a review 5
              from 22 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              January 2015
              Jan 3 - Jan 17, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Spring 2015
              Apr 1 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,750 $8,500

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Summer 2015
              Jun 13 - Sep 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,200 $16,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              28 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Taxes Included


              No Refunds - You can get very reasonable trip insurance by doing a google search on "Trip Cancellation For Any Reason"

              Waiver required for use of "Moonbeam", our vintage golf cart.

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              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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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
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Laguna Beach Village Restaurants
              350 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mammoth Mountain
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Thalia Street, adjacent to Center Beach Laguna

              Car: Not Necessary

              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 interior designer and together with Rod, has lovingly made this this home both livable 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:
              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', 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 tastefully hidden from the street. Once you step into the courtyard you are taken away to another time and feel the original charm and soul of this home. For those who value authentic California living and uncompromising views, you will find it almost impossible to leave!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              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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              Speaks: english, spanish

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              VRBO #423402

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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

              $1,450 - $4,200 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
              Minimum stay: 7-28 nights
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              Speaks: english, spanish
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