|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Villa Bella Mare means "Beautiful Seashore" in Italian. Our unique custom venetian plaster walls, dark mahogany cabinetry and gourmet stainless steel kitchen make this luxury villa a stylish Tuscany retreat by the sea. The open kitchen and café table creates a charming eating area where you can enjoy your own private art collection from a local gallery. The leather couch in the living room is also a queen size sleeper for extra guests. The bedroom is a striking complement to the colors of the beautiful sunsets you'll see from your private balcony overlooking the ocean. The essence of seaside relaxation is combined with the luxury Italian styling to make this Villa a unique experience that is customized for your visit with our Concierge Services.
I grew up in Southern California and have always loved being close to the water.
Having grown up in Southern California, when the opportunity came to purchase an additional property as a place for friends and family to stay when they were visiting, my wife and I jumped at the chance. Orange County provides the perfect balance between activities and relaxation. Laguna Beach is known for its artistic nature, and this location is within walking distance of art galleries, fantastic restaurants and the beautiful beach. Whether you prefer keeping busy or just laying out on the deck or the beach, this location is ideal for both.
Amazing ocean views are available here from your private deck. You can choose to spend some time on the beach, getting massages on your own deck or enjoying the sights and sounds of historic Laguna Beach. Grocery services are available for those who want to sit back and relax. This is an idyllic vacation home. Come on out and enjoy it!
From the moment we arrived, this beautiful apartment offered everything needed for a brilliant getaway. Bianca greeted us upon arrival then left us to our privacy for the remainder of our stay - yet was nearby if needed - which she wasn't, because everything we could possibly need was either in our beautiful suite or on site. The location is superb, the neighbourhood extremely quiet with the great laid-back beach vibe Laguna is so famous for. Our deck, as well as the common deck, overlooked the surf and was situated directly in front of glorious sunsets and Catalina Island. Truly a gem. If you should have the opportunity to book Villa Bella Mare on a planned visit to Laguna, do not hesitate, we certainly wouldn't, and envy you the opportunity!
My wife and I celebrated our 15 year anniversary at the Retreat, in the Belle Mare unit. We loved everything about the property. The waves breaking below us, the gorgeous sunsets, the lounge deck, steps from the beach. We parked our car when we arrived on Thursday, and didn't need to get in it again until we left on Sunday. We were walking distance to ALL of our favorite restaurants, breakfast cafes, rooftop lounges, and shopping. We will be coming back to the Retreat, for sure.
Restaurant suggestions: The Cliff (breakfast), The Deck (lunch and sunset), Sky Loft (lunch, dinner, sunset, late night), Nick's (breakfast, dinner, late night), Rooftop Lounge (lunch, sunset, K'ya Bistro (dinner).
We spent a week at The Retreat in the Villa Da Vinci in January. Our prior visit to Laguna was built around a stay at the Montage so a vacation rental was a new experience. We loved it!! The accommodations were 4 star hotel quality, the rooms are well appointed with plenty of room for two people to spread out. Having the kitchen was a nice convenience and, while we did not cook meals, we used it for snacks/wine/cheese/sandwiches. The property is located one row from the beach and our room had a fantastic view of the ocean. We watch dolphins swim up the coast, saw the surfers every morning, and relaxing on the balcony was heaven. The property is only a few blocks from town so restaurants, shops, groceries, and coffee are all walking distance. Beach access is simple and the property provides chairs, boards, and the like. The staff was friendly but not obtrusive. Parking in the area is scarce but our room came with a space and we never had any problem. Highly recommend The Retreat
I know where I'll be staying next time I visit Laguna! I've stayed in Orange County several times, and this location was the perfect spot! The area feels private/secluded since it's tucked away on a side street, yet only a few steps from my favorite coffee/tea stop. The staff was so friendly and service felt personal, especially since there are very few units, you're able to park so close to your entrance, and you have a private entrance to the beach. The facilities were so clean and new, yet cozy instead of "sterile". The kitchen was fully equipped with cabinets and cooking supplies, so it was ideal to step over to Sapphire for wine/cheese/fruit chocolate arrangement to enjoy the sunset privately with friends. Ideal for a quick weekend or a prlonged stay. I stayed with girlfriends, but it would also be intimate enough to be an ideal romantic weekend. We were glad to be so close to a few of our favorite boutiques and a swanky new sushi stop, also walking distance from good lunch/dinner spots like Surf n Sand, French 75, etc. We just walked across the street to Ralph's for a few groceries when the ocean breeze and crashing waves made it hard to leave our balcony and the large common balcony area! I have not tried the bed n breakfast option or the other "retreat options", but I loved the staff and amenities, so I can't wait to return!
This was amazing. Friends and I stayed here for a birthday celebration and we loved it! It is conveniently located in Laguna Beach. We were able to easily walk to restaurants and shops. The view was stunning! You can see the ocean from the kitchen, living room and bedroom. Excellent amenities: clean, new, gorgeous.
Really great place to unwind. The ocean views are beautiful! It takes all of 30 seconds to get down to the beach and the sand and waves are great there. Literally, everything you need is within a minute or two walk.
Need to hit the grocery store? There's a Ralph's 2 minutes away.
Want a great breakfast and "the best coffee in Laguna"? Orange Inn is great and it's about 30 seconds away as well.
Want to go surfing? Hit the surf shop just a minute away.
Seriously, everything you need is super close. The main broadway and park are about a 5 minute walk up the road, but it's a nice walk.
The rooms were really nicely appointed and the showers were excellent!
Staff was super friendly as well.
Parking is tight, my ice maker wasn't working, and I noticed quite a few burnt out light bulbs, but these are minor nuisances that didn't really take away from my enjoyment of the trip.