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Exclusive Emerald Bay - Thirty Seconds From The Sand

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed/2 Bath On Desireable Ocean Side of Pacific Coast Highway

Come inside the guard gated community of Emerald Bay and enjoy one of the most exclusive beaches in California. When the ocean is less than a minute's walk from your front door, you are never far from the swimming, surfing, volleyball, and tennis. Stroll the shoreline at sunrise and barbecue at sunset.

This is our family beach house. It is a quaint 1950's bungalow that sleeps up to eight guests. It is approximately 1,600 square feet.

The upstairs/downstairs separation is ideal for two families wanting privacy, with a common social area.

Upstairs is a master bedroom with a king-sized bed; a bedroom with two twin beds; a full bathroom; family room; dining room; kitchen; and small yard, with barbecue patio.

Downstairs is a bedroom with a queen bed; adjoining sleeping loft with a double bed and a king bed; a 3/4 bath (walk-in shower); foyer; and two-car garage. There is adequate parking for 4 mid-size vehicles on the property.

There is a wood burning fireplace in the family room and a grill in the backyard.

Tenants must sign an Emerald Bay tenant agreement prior to renting the home and pay the $500 non-refundable application fee, plus a $2,000 refundable deposit (this is in addition to rent, cleaning, and owner's damage deposit).

More Details

Brad Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Brad Lewis

We are local to the Southern California area and used this home briefly as our primary residence in the 1950's.

Brad Lewis purchased this house in 1958


Emerald Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Dresser, Desk, chair, and television
    Upstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Dresser and television
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached 3/4 Bathroom, with walk-in shower, Desk, television
    Sleeping Loft - 1 king , 1 double , Off the downstairs bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Exclusive Emerald Bay - Thirty Seconds From The Sand
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Altadena, California

Vintage Beach House - Walk to Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed over Memorial Day weekend and we loved it! The house is a charming original only steps from the very exclusive Emerald Bay Beach. We enjoyed the beach every day, as well as the pool, and easy trips into Laguna Beach for great dinners and to meet friends. We are already looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Location Simply Can't Be Beat

  • 5 of 5

Yes, the house is a sweet, vintage beach house but in many ways it is refreshing to see an iconic home from the 50's still standing this close to such an amazing beach. If you go with expectations to enjoy the history and the beach beauty, you will not be disappointed. Three families shared this home with kids for Spring Break and we all had a great time. Great little yard for pets, too. The owners were excellent to work with. Very professional and got back to us immediately on any and all questions. In such an exclusive neighborhood, we wondered if renters might be treated 'differently' but everyone we encountered either at the beach, pool, gatehouse, etc. were super welcoming and friendly. If you have kids who get cramped in a hotel room, well behaved pets, love the beach- you can't go wrong with this sweet house.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Its the perfect vintage beach house, sleeps lots of people, comfy beds, flat screen tv, all the amenities and steps from the beach! It's the best priced rental in emerald bay. I'd highly recomend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Location

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the beach. Easy access to PCH. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach in Cali

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Emerald Bay, and, for those who remember "E-Bay" before it was an online auction, you will agree that this is the best beach in the state. This house is just like the old days, before the sell out. We loved it and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We feel the same way.
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-location wonderful BUT, the property is lousy

  • 1 of 5

The house hasn't been maintained

since the 1950's; it was abysmal and we were sorely disappointed. It was, quite frankly, hot and awful and many items in the home were in disrepair or tired/old. We couldn't sleep in any room but the back bedroom due to the heat and lack or cross ventilation, fans, A/C....anything to cool the place. The owner was prompt and courteous when working with us to secure the reservation. The location was an easy walk to the private beach. However, the house wasn't worth the money and I would not recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our family's beach house. We have pictures of the main rooms and the outside of the house on our listing. I am not sure how she misunderstood what she was renting. While it was built in the 1950s, it is clean, functional, and has such modern conveniences as WI-FI, cable, and flat panel televisions. There is only one other house that I know of in Emerald Bay that offers these types of vacation rentals, and they charge four times the rent. This is a very exclusive neighborhood with a private beach, parks, tennis courts, heated swimming pools, hot tub, manned guard gates, and hiking access. It is well worth the price.
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Nearest Airport
12.1 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
CA 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Emeral Bay
Car: recommended

Enjoy our family beach house in the gated community of Emerald Bay. The lot sits on the highly desirable Beach Side of the highway. You will have a fifty yard walk from the front door to the private beach, which includes volleyball, fire pits, lifeguards, and soft white sand. Play tennis with a view of the ocean or shoot hoops with the kids in Swanson Park.

Home to seven miles of coastline, Laguna Beach is a surf lover's paradise. The village is an artist colony, featuring many galleries and well-known festivals, including Festival of Arts, Art-A-Fair, and Sawdust Art Festival. The Pageant of the Masters, held during July and August, is internationally known.

Golfers can hit the links at several local courses.

Our house is located about thirty minutes from Disneyland, about fifty minutes from LEGOLAND, and about seventy minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Fashion Island Mall is approximately fifteen minutes away and includes Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and many specialty shops

Dana Point is approximately 20 minutes south and includes the Ocean Institute, with hundreds of marine animals and The Pilgrim Schooner; Catalina Express, for a day trip to Catalina Island; and many excellent restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Cleaning $300
Community Assct. Fee $500
Pet Fee $250
Refundable EBCA Deposit $2,000
Refundable damage deposit $950

Access to the community is restricted and must be arranged by owner.
Tenants must sign an Emerald Bay tenant agreement prior to renting the home and pay the $500 non-refundable application fee, plus a $2,000 refundable deposit (this is in addition to rent, cleaning, and owner's damage deposit). Tenant must abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the Emerald Bay Homeowner's Association.
Rates are subject to change without notice.

50% of Rental amount, plus all fees are due up front.
Balance due at least two weeks prior to move-in.
We accept cashier's checks and personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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