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Awesome Catalina Sunset Penthouse/corporate retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 31 nights


About the property

Apartment, one bedroom and media/den with fold out sofa bed

Please check our calendar...... 1-6 month rentals are preferred .

For a couple or single folk.

Corporate retreat with everything you need but your toothbrush and food.

Extraordinary Ocean Views and Catalina Island Sunsets from Every Room. Close to the beach. Casual elegance...Beautifuy appointed.

Your penthouse retreat is complete with all the amenities so you can move right in,confident that you have everything you need to cook gourmet meals, make margaritas or just enjoy the sunset.

From the fully appointed gourmet marble top kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, to the master bedroom's new king size bed that everyone loves and french doors leading to the deck, to the second bedroom which is set up as a home theater with a Pioneer Elite 50' HD surround sound theater system, you are sure to enjoy your stay. You may not want to go home, which is the most common comment from our guests. There are 3 HD TV's with Cox Cable, Wireless high speed internet, air conditioning and your own forced air heating, beamed-vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, lots of linens, beach chairs and towels, carport, shared laundry room...

I'm sure I'm leaving out a lot.

Located in exotic Laguna. just North of the fabulous Montage may confuse it with Hawaii or maybe Italy.

Weather perfect Laguna Beach is a year round seaside retreat with seven miles of soft sand beaches, rated the cleanest in California... endless galleries and Zagat rated restaurants, shopping in Downtown Laguna, Fashion Island and world famous South Coast Plaze.

Nearby cities include Newport Beach, Dana Point, Newport Coast, Anahiem, Monarch Beach, Irvine,and Corona Del Mar.

We have our own Mission Hospital in town and other prestigious hospitals locally including, Hoag, Choc and St. Josephs.

Local spas and gyms..

We can also shop for you so that when you arrive your favorite foods will be there.

Hope to see you soon!

Keywords: apartment, Penthouse

More Details

Property Manager
Verna Glancy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Verna Glancy

Don Smith ,the ownerTrustee for the D. W. A. Smith Family Trust. Real Estate Professional for the past 41 years, Holds the coveted Counselor of Real Estate Designation. President of his own firm.

Verna Glancy purchased this apartment in 1976

Why Verna Glancy chose Laguna Beach

Year round Mediterranean weather with a small town environment...

Beach community..resort activities.

What makes this apartment unique

This home is VERY relaxing....I read and look at the ocean..and sleep.

We love to have friends over for gourmet meals and cocktails on the deck.

The home theater is awesome.


Laguna Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom master bedroom - toilet , shower , fun shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 sleep sofa /futon , no second bedroom.....a den/media room with foldout couch
    - nonexistant...
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , wonderful new lovely king bed, view of the ocean.
  • King Bed (1) Master bedroom Sleep Sofa (1) The couch in the media room makes into a queen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
fully stocked marble/counter gourmet kitchen with full gas range,50' Pioneer Elite HD theater system in second bedroom/ media room.


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Awesome Catalina Sunset Penthouse/corporate retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Houston Texas

Heaven in Laguna Beach!

  • 5 of 5

I’m saddened that I have to even leave a review as I did NOT want my stay to come to an end! I spent a month in the Penthouse and it is far beyond what you can imagine. The awesomeness started with Verna and each day staying there only got better! The home is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is one that I would want in my own home! There is nothing you will need to bring other than groceries! Upon my arrival, Verna had surprised me with a nice bottle of wine, fruits, veggies, cheese, crackers and more! Now, let’s talk about the view! The balcony extends from around the home all the way to the bedroom. There are no words to describe the beautiful sunsets you will experience overlooking Catalina Island. I have a picture of each night to remind me of my stay that I will treaure forever. Don’t pass this place you will regret it! There are also SO many amazing restaurants and shops to walk to that I rarely needed my vehicle. Thank you Verna for a life time experience!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This place is clean, well appointed, and conveniently located with easy access to downtown Laguna... The owners are amazing and so accommodating to any special requests you have. Views are absolutely breath taking... We were very lucky and was able to watch grey and orca whales migrating south a few times. Great memories ! Thank you Verna....

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Dave...we were so happy with you there taking care of the Penthouse. Please send some photos ..especially the whales. Much happiness in our new home!! kindest regards, Verna
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A marvelous home with a wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of July in Verna's lovely home while escaping a brutal July in our home town of Tucson. Sitting on the wonderful balcony all along the front of the house having our coffee every morning was great. And watching the fireworks on July 4th from the balcony was spectacular! The house is really comfortable and very well stocked with evreything you might need including various sizes of storage bags! Verna greeted us warmly and had left a bottle of wine and a bowl of fresh vegatables for us. The house is just a short walk from the free Laguna Beach trolly that took us into town to shop, attend art festivals, and enjoy the wonderful Laguna Beach restaurants. And it was a short walk down to the many little hidden coves that dot the coast in Laguna. Verna was a most gracious host, giving us tips about things and checking in to be sure everything was OK. The laundry facilities were great as well. This the perfect house to use as a base for exploring all that Laguna offers as well as just sitting on the balcony enjoying the cool ocean breezes and the marvelous view of the ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Laguna Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a month long vacation in Laguna Beach. Our stay at Verna's house greatly exceeded our expectations. The house was in perfect condition. The newly renovated bathrooms were terrific and the kitchen was fabulous -well stocked and ready to go. When we arrived wine, cheese,and fresh fruits were waiting for us. What a great surprise after a long flight. Every evening we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the sun setting over Catalina Island. We never tired of spending time on the deck watching the scenery.

Verna was extraordinary. She made sure any questions we had were promptly addressed. She even supplied us with a binder filled with notes and directions for everything in the house

We were so thrilled with our stay, that we have already committed to Verna for an even longer stay for next year. We can't wait to return! If you are interested in staying in Laguna Beach do yourself a favor and contact Verna. This is the house to chose!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Skeila and Peter, Thank you so much, am so looking forward to having you back at our Catalina Sunset Penthouse!! are awesome renters. Kindest regards, Verna Glancy
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Views, Privacy, and a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly as it is in the pictures. The views are to-die-for with a long extended balcony, A rarity in the Laguna Beach area. All rooms except for the back entertainment/2nd bedroom have amazing views and nice ocean breezes. The property is well-kept and the owner was quite accommodating, and we are very particular!

The kitchen is very well stocked if you choose to cook and there's plenty of storage throughout the property. The owner will even store your luggage giving you a little more wiggle room if you need it.

There is a short but hilly walk to the free Laguna Beach Trolley which we took advantage of often. There is a quaint neighborhood restaurant down the hill. Victoria Beach is about a 10 minute walk, easy down and challenging but do-able trip up. The Montage is about a 15 minute walk with just a few seconds along the bike path on PCH, the rest sidewalk paths. Just a short fifteen minute drive to Dana Point, Newport Beach, or Corona del Mar.

Uber was an easy option as most rides were just a few dollars into the Village.

We were grateful we had the parking spot as finding a spot can be a challenge during high season. We were also enjoyed having the air conditioning to take advantage of on the days when temps were unusually high.

The full-size washer and dryer were nicer than those we have at home!

In the two months we were there we got a chance to know the very nice neighbors.

We hope to get a chance to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dana. We loved having you visit for two months. We have been very lucky finding people like you to take care of the Penthouse! Hope you will be coming back soon! Kindest regards Verna
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. As others stated beautiful views, wonderfully decorated and great location. Owner also purchased us a Bullitt blender when we asked if they had one and they did not. The owner went out of their way to accommodate us when their was a problem one day in the kitchen area. Hope to come back soon to this magical place in Laguna beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat having you stay with us. I just love it when our guests treat the Penthouse as if it were theirs.Thank you for taking good care of our Laguna Sunset Penthouse.! Glad you enjoyed it!! Come back soon. Kindest regards, Verna
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Aliso Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway one block away
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary

Laguna Beach is like a warmer Carmel. Tons of art galleries, museums, great shopping and the best restaurants. Water sports, trips to Catalina, fishing....all with amazing sunsets right from your living room and deck. A 180% view of the ocean. WOW!! Walking distance from the beautiful Montag Resort.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Rates $250
Pet Fee $250

There is a $2000 security deposit which is refunded after inspection of the property if there is no damage or loss
VRBO will charge 4-7% fee.(NON-REFUNDABLE) Ours should be at 4-5 %. If you are allowed to pay by credit card there is an additional 2% FEE PAID .( also not refundable)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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