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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Laguna Beach reviews
European Luxury on the California Riviera
"The Retreat offers a subtle combination of features that are difficult to come by in Laguna individually. That they're combined in one location adds significant value and convenience. Foremost, The Retreat is ocean front. Rolling waves are seen and heard off the deck with pelicans, whales and dolphins swimming past. The views are exquisite. Second, it offers on-site parking. Anyone familiar with the area knows parking in town is often a nightmare. Free parking at the location makes walking to shops, restaurants and galleries very easy. Never underestimate the luxury of strolling through a crowded beach town while everyone else is stuck on PCH. Finally, it is secluded and quiet. Many accommodations in Laguna are on or near busy streets where traffic noise is unavoidable. The Retreat's location on a quiet alley is remarkably peaceful given the high-density nature of beach neighborhoods.
The rooms and amenities themselves are equally impressive. Each suite is impeccably furnished in a grand style and the on-site staff is always eager to satisfy their guests' requests. They've made available sand chairs, beach towels, extra beds even toy shovels and pails for the children. In these ways it is much more like a hotel than a VRBO property. However, there's a high degree of independence the property affords. There are full kitchens with real appliances and refrigerators with ice makers and BBQ grills. There is no turn-down service or daily maid services but one can request additional cleaning for a fee. Frankly, I rather prefer not to have a cleaning staff in every day nosing around my things or asking me when I plan to leave so they might return.
In essence The Retreat is perhaps the very best vacation stay in Laguna! Book early."
Guest: ScottDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
Great Property for a small family - Can't beat the view
"We had one of our favorite vacations here. We are frequent renters and pretty picky, so 4 star rating is pretty good in our book. The view is out of this world. The pictures don't do it justice. The patio/fire pit was one of our favorite things about the property. Evenings with Smores and wine - can't beat it!
It is VERY small, so I would not recommend this for more than 4 people. The bathroom is TINY, and the rooms are also very small. But the view and location make up for that!
I think they need to get some new towels b/c the current towels have quite a bit of miles.
The property manager was incredible and even brought us dish towels one night b/c I said we didn't have any. I didn't even ask her to bring them. I was just letting her know that they needed some. Amazing service!
The other thing you should know is that this property is a "tri-property" with two other homes in the same common yard. I say that you should know that because we had some VERY noisy neighbors that partied until 4am right outside our window on one of the nights. We didn't complain about it and they didn't do it again, but you're kind of going in not knowing how your neighbors will be. But that's not really something you can control. I'm sure if we had said something to the property manager, she would have addressed it.
Another thing that I liked is that they had darkened curtain panels in the bedrooms. This is often a complaint when I rent properties b/c without them, my kids wake up at 5am.
We had many people walk down our street and see us sitting on our patio and ask "how did you get this place"?... What an amazing location! Made us feel blessed to be there :)
Anyway, we loved it and we may rent it again in the future."
Guest: Andrea N.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 8, 2015