"This gorgeous condo is beautifully furnished and sits perched on the edge of the water. At high tide, the waves crash all the way below the balcony and you feel as though you are on the railing of a cruise ship. It is the perfect spot for a sunset view with the surfers on the afternoon waves and the ocean breeze on your face. We spent each morning sipping our coffee, watching the people walk up and down the beach and the surfers climb in for a few early waves. At night, we ate dinner with our ocean view, and then after dark enjoyed watching the moon drape the ocean in silvery light and an almost surreal panorama. On July 4th, we had an exceptional view of the Laguna Beach fireworks as they lit the sky above the water at the peninsula just north of the condo. Easily the best view of fireworks we’ve ever had, and that includes Las Vegas!
Inside, the layout has a good flow from back to front, allowing for privacy in the master suite that is set a few steps below the rest of the house. This also provided some insulation from the sound of waves and a feeling of being tucked away in a cocoon. The other two bedrooms were perfect-sized for our teenage son and daughters, and the kitchen is fully equipped and also looks out to the ocean. We cooked almost every meal here, and when we were not on one of the nearby beaches—all within a short few steps down the stairs!—we were right here in the condo, enjoying the ocean all the way up until bedtime.
The location is perfect, as you can either walk to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, or surf and clothing shops, as well as art galleries and more, or you can take the free tram right into the village in a five minute ride. All in all, this is an idyllic setting for anyone looking for an oceanview getaway. Great for couples or families alike, there is something for everyone here. We had all the beach chairs and umbrellas and toys we needed, including boogie boards and beach games. Perfect!
It is no surprise then that after five years of renting houses in Laguna Beach, this has been voted by the family as the best we’ve ever stayed in, hands-down. We only regret that we could not have stayed longer, as the ten days we were here flew by in what felt like a minute. Lastly, the owners, Tom and Keri, were quite responsive and easy to contact, a pleasure to deal with on anything we needed.
We look forward to coming back soon, and highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for the perfect vacation in Laguna Beach!"
Guest: James L.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 18, 2015