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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Ocean Views from 4 levels, decks, waterfall jacuzzi, koi pond, fireplace, BBQ,

Stunning ocean views from every level. This quite retreat has 2750 Sq. ft.of art and Luxury ~ 4 Bedrooms ~ 3 Bathrooms ~ Everything is newly remodeled and includes a magnificent waterfall rock Jacuzzi and your very own Koi Pond ~ Decks All Around ~ Weber, BBQ ~ You will be located just above the village and beach! A beautiful place for family gatherings. It's Amazing!

There is a community bus directly across the street from the house if you do not want to walk into town.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Karen

Hi, I am Karen ... I am an artist in Laguna... I have been in the Sawdust Art Festival for 26 years. You and yours are welcome into the show for free entry anytime during your stay.

I am involved with the local art scene and am very well known in our small community. I studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and sold my paintings out of the Sales and Rental Gallery in the Museum itself. Find me on Facebook so we can get to know one another or visit my website.

Karen Petty an artist in Laguna ...

Karen purchased this estate in 2002

Why Karen chose Mystic Hills

Close to the Ocean, shopping, unique dining, dancing and local musicians abound. Just a short walk to the Top of the World where you will find Tennis & B-ball courts, parks, hiking and glorious views. I am located just above the Village and there is a community bus directly across the street to take you downtown if you do not want to walk. Free Trolleys in the summer and I know everybody and all the cool spots. Best home for a family sanctuary! NO ON STREET PARKING! AVAILABLE. Private drive available.

What makes this estate unique

There are ocean views from every floor (4 levels, 2 bedrooms downstairs, and 2 bedrooms on the 4th level). The water fall rock jacuzzi will certainly knock everyone off their feet. There is also a Koi Pond at the entry and the furnishings are beautiful with fine art surrounding you everywhere. This is a very modern home and is very unique and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Karen,

We had wonderful time the kids loved it.

The house was very clean and safe and nice area.

I would recommended to my friends and it was nice dealing with you

I hope we can do it again

Thank you

Aug 2014
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Mystic Hills Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • I encourage you to enjoy my home, however, if noise or neighborhood complaints are reported you will forfeit your agreement.
  • No 'on street' parking'. All guests will be contacted soon after VRBO automatically books my home. I live is a small seaside village.
  • If after booking my home and I find discrepancies in how you have represented yourselves the contract becomes 'null & void".
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Two showers with a sit down area and hand held shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Marbled bathroom throughout
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Beautiful half bath off of the Great Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms ~ Sleeps 8 comfortably... 2 in each bedroom ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I Built This Home And Love Every Inch Of It ... I Am An Artist In The Sawdust Art Festival Tickets Any Time.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
New Braunfels, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Karen's house in Laguna Beach could not have been any better. We were visiting our son and his fiancé for Christmas and we thought renting a home would be a better choice their were five of us and we needed four rooms and a bigger space for our family to celebrate the Holidays, it turned out perfect. We would rent Karen's home again when we are in the area. We absolutely recommend this Beautiful home. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House, Views and Host Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

This multilevel Laguna Beach hillside home was perfect for my family and me. With bedrooms on the top and ground level there was plenty of room for the five of us. The two "living" levels gave us all plenty of room to relax.

The home is spacious, fully equipped and beautifully decorated! The wrap around deck offered plenty of beautiful views, day and night. With lounge chairs for sunning, tables with chairs for eating/drinking and an umbrella for a little shade it was my girls' favorite spot to hang. Another deck level came furnished with an umbrellaed table for eating, gas grill and and the incredible stone jacuzzi with waterfall. Another fave spot with the girls! All this at "home" and you're only 5 minutes away from Laguna's restaurants, shops and beaches. In a word, perfect!

My review wouldn't be complete without a couple words about our host. Karen is great! She was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Very friendly, fun and full of information about the area. She made us feel very much at home!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Francis - you are the bomb... twas great to meet you and the teens. So beautiful.. hope to see you again very soon. love
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Stunning Views. Amazing House.

  • 5 of 5

Karen's home is architecturally stunning, a multilevel design that takes account of the home's hillside perch and the magnificent views of the ocean. We were graced with unlimited visibility, a view of Catalina Island and fiery sunsets. The house is roomy, afforded plenty of space for our family gathering, and with the multilevel layout gave each of us a sense of privacy when we retired for the evening. The kids loved the downstairs bedrooms. Karen herself is a pleasure to deal with. She's pleasant, straightforward, and helpful. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you yourself... it was a pleasure to deal with you and look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon. love
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Great View, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

The view was stunning and Karen was an incredible Host. She was in communication throughout the entire process--from booking to our stay which was very comforting. Laguna Beach is spectacular. Thank you Karen for opening your home to us during our holiday vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi... Happy New Year ... loved having you, hope to see you soon ... karen...
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Crofton, Maryland

The Greatest Experience of our Lives!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! Our party had an AMAZING time over the 7 days we were at Karen's property in Laguna Beach!!! Let me first start out by saying that the pictures on the website simply do NOT do this house justice! We had the amazing fortune to spend 7 days/nights at Karen's Laguna Beach oasis and it was worth every single penny. The home is massive: The living/great room (which provides a view to the ocean that is stunning) can probably seat an army of people and is surrounded by huge glass windows that allow you to see everything. The entry is huge and the kitchen is superb with Viking appliances fridge, pantry space to store enough food to feed an army and the "Zen Den" right off the kitchen allows you to relax in style but stay connected to what is going on in the kitchen. The bedrooms (yes, again!) are GREAT with tons of space...and with views to die for!!! The master shower is larger than our entire bathroom here in joke! The deck literally stretches from off the Zen Den around to the upper level off the great room/living room and we spent every morning and night up there enjoying morning coffee or catching the insane sunsets. Now to the Piece de Resistance: The hot-tub with grotto/patio/bar-b-que area off the Zen Den. Just beautiful...patio table with seating for many (with plenty of other space for using other deck chairs) and a massive bar-b-que. We spent just about every evening out there relaxing, bar-b-que'ing and just chilling - we loved the seating in the hot tub which wrapped around the entire unit with the waterfall and it gets really hot as well which was perfect for one or two chilly nights. In a word, the entire experience was just sublime...I am out of superlatives at this point, really. I also want to mention how AWESOME Karen is as well. The entire experience with her was exactly what we expected and she is beyond accommodating. We also really enjoyed a number of pieces of her artwork that hang around the home. I can barely draw stick figures and she has some amazingly talented pieces of art throughout all levels. There is no question that when/if we return to Laguna Beach to spend a week we will be reaching back out to Karen to get one more chance at some time in PARADISE!!! Thank you for everything Karen!!! Cheers, Travis

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Travis... twas wonderful having you and hope to see you again soon. karen...
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  • 5 of 5

I have always envisioned renting a house on the beach with my grandkids; I even went so far as adding that vision to my bucket list. So, in April of this year I finally decided to make my dream come true. I had spent several days searching web for the perfect beach rental. I finally came across a website called, Home Away, and came across a house in Laguna Beach. The pictures of the property were spectacular and the artwork displayed in every room was captivating. I immediately fell in love with the place. I rented the house for a week in the month of June. When we arrived we found that the pictures on the Home Away website didn’t do the place justice; it was gorgeous. The house was grandiose, it’s five stories high and very artistically furnished; it is literary, “On Top of the World”. Every room of the house is stunning and you can see the ocean from every bedroom window: the views were breathtaking. There’s a Rock Jacuzzi that was amazing; we spent a lot of in it and on the deck overlooking the ocean. The kitchen is huge and the pantry was very well stocked. The main bathroom was ginormous; I had to stand on my tippee toes, just to wash my face and brush my teeth. The shower was larger than my desk at work and had showerheads on the opposite sides of the walls. There was also a Koi fish pond and my granddaughter’s job was to feed the fish daily. We also visited the beach everyday and when we were tired, it was nice to know that we would return to this fabulous house.

The owner, Karen was very warm, friendly and accommodating; the perfect hostess. She even took the time to write out instructions on how to operate the Jacuzzi, the barbecue, the TV and other things. She supplied all the beach equipment, toys, etc. I also found out that she painted all the artwork in house; she is a very accomplished artist. She also had a booth at the Sawdust Festival this summer and when I visited I purchased some of her artwork. I love her work!

All in all my grandkids and I had a fabulous time and we look forward to going back again. Thanks Karen for giving us the pleasure of staying in your lovely house this summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gloria, you are amazing... it was a pleasure to be here for you and you have won the award for the cleanest guest ever!!! After polishing up my home you are always welcome for a special rate girlfriend,. love Karen...
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Mozambique Restaurant
"love to go here to listen to music and have drinks, dance or have a dinner... best place..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
John Wayne International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cliff
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Aliso Creek Golf in Laguna Beach
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe 230
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Laguna's Main Beach
Car: not necessary

My home over looks the Pacific Ocean with views from every floor. Laguna Beach is America's first and most famous 'Artist Colony. I am an artist in Laguna...I can get you free passes to the Sawdust Art Festival on any given day. Our town is PARADISE EVERY DAY.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until contract is agreed upon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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