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Tropical Retreat: Salt Water Pool, Waterfall, Spa, Natural Caves!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

4000 Sq Ft, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths In This Secluded Paradise

Exotic Tropical Retreat in Laguna Beach: walking distance to beach, festivals, and downtown. Close driving distance to Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Diego, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and much more!


- Ocean View with Gorgeous Sunsets

- Large private deck with Ocean View and seating

- Gas Fireplace

- Formal Art Deco Living Room with Grand Piano

- WI-FI; High-Speed

- Cell phone boosters

- Large Screen TV, Cable TV with Apple TV

- Laundry Area

- Great Room w/ Circular Table - Seats 6-8

- Gourmet Kitchen with cooking essentials

- Filtered Water Tap

- Comfy Beds

- Hardwood Floors throughout

- Beautiful artwork throughout the home


- Tropical setting

- Private Heated Saltwater Pool with Waterfall

- Outdoor fire pit

- Spa Jacuzzi with jets

- Backyard seating/dining for up to 12 people

- Gas Barbecue Grill

- Ping Pong Table, Hula Hoops, Golf Clubs

- Pool toys, floating devices

- Beach necessities: 2 Boogie Boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, coolers


- Gorgeous Beaches within 5 minute walk

- Tennis Court 1 block away - open to the public (tennis rackets provided at home)

- Bluebird Park is about 1 mile away

(For picnics, Bocce Ball, summer concerts, large children’s playground.

- The Ranch Golf Course (golf clubs at house)

- Batting Cages in Laguna Canyon

- Hiking


35 minutes drive to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.

15 minutes to Fashion Island, large luxury outdoor mall

1 hour to San Diego, Sea World, Lego Land, San Diego Zoo

45 minutes LA, Universal Studios, Hollywood

45 minutes to Long Beach, Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach Aquarium

15 minutes to Dana Point Harbor

15 minutes to Newport Beach and Balboa Island

More Details

Cherie Fortin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Cherie Fortin

Laguna native with love for design, collecting art, and creating a tropical paradise in my backyard. International traveler and former airline employee. Also an artist working in the medium of sculpting and jewelry.

Cherie Fortin purchased this estate in 1971

Why Cherie Fortin chose Mystic Hills

My mother, a well-known So. California artist, fell in love with Laguna because it reminded her of the French Riviera. She bought this home because of its private setting and unique qualities like the natural backyard caves, large layout of home, and views of the ocean and beautiful surrounding valley. When I inherited this home, I updated the home to include a mixture of classic and modern styles. To pay tribute to my mother's artistry, you can find her gorgeous and whimsical hand-painted tiles incorporated in four of the home's bathrooms and her artwork throughout the house along with many other beautiful pieces by various artists. I used my love for traveling to exotic locales to create a lush, tropical setting in the backyard to transport myself and visitors to a colourful paradise.

What makes this estate unique

Private setting, pool and caves in the back yard. Spacious home and gourmet kitchen. Walking distance to the beach, art Festivals, central downtown and many amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My new wife and I (honeymooners!) came here for a fews weeks to get away from it all. We walked down to the beach or to town at least once a day. Ten minutes from the house. We found this little cafe we loved called Heidelberg; great coffee and breakfasts! The home felt very luxurious. great kitchen with views, comfy couches, cozy beds, awesome backyard. Perfect deck on the upper house to lounge with a glass of wine for sunset. These home owners must love art; beautiful paintings and classic pieces everywhere.
Jun 2014
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Mystic Hills Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shared Upper Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between two upper masters, gorgeous marble designs
    Mermaid Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , En suite Mermaid, dual sink, shower, jacuzzi tub, yard view
    Bath Across from Kid Friendly Room - toilet , shower , Beautiful hand painted tiles; across from kid friendly room
    Pantry/Downstairs Half Bath - toilet , Off pantry/kitchen. Close to backyard.
    Pool Shower - toilet , shower , Under house; pool shower, toilet, separate sink
  • Mermaid Bath: En suite bathroom to Mermaid master. Dual sinks w/ lots of counter space. Large shower w/ built-in seat and glass block designs. Separate jacuzzi tub with w/ jets and glass block designs. Under large window to yard with great view (but private enough for the bathroom!) Bathroom 2: Three steps from Kid Friendly bedroom, this is a smaller but luxurious bathroom with pedestal sink, open cabinet for storage, and lovely shower with hand-painted tile designs. Shared Upper Master Bath: Shared by Upstairs masters. All marble, dual sinks, tub and shower combo with hand-painted tiles. Small ocean view window! Downstairs/Visitor Half Bath: Off the pantry. Near kitchen and great access from the yard and other living areas. Pedestal sink, medicine cabinet. Pool Shower: Located under house for pool shower. Very large shower and toilet. Sink located across from bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Kid Friendly w/ 3 Single - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 3 single beds incl. bunk bed. Private bathroom across hall
    Upstairs Queen Master - 1 queen , Deck access w/ ocean view, shared master marble bathroom.
    Upstairs King Master - 1 king , Cal King, deck w/ ocean view, shared master bathroom.
    Mermaid Master Suite - 1 queen , Master suite w/ yard view, jacuzzi tub, shower
  • Queen Mermaid Master Suite: (First level of upper portion of home) Mermaid theme w/ Queen Bed. Large bay window w/ view to tropical yard and pool. En suite bath w/ dual sinks, jacuzzi tub, separate shower w/ glass block and built in seat. Kid Friendly: Across hall from Mermaid Master. Bunk bed w/ single bed across. Sleeps 3. Especially great for kids! Private bathroom w/ shower across hall. Upstairs Master Queen: On the highest (3rd) level of home. One of two master bedrooms. Queen bed, spacious room w/ seating; great space to relax. Sliding glass door leads to large deck that spans entire level of house w/ views of the ocean, backyard and pool, caves, and tropical hillside. Perfect for watching sunsets! Shared master bath w/ marble, tub & shower combo, dual sinks, small ocean view window. Upstairs King Master: (across from Queen Master) King bed, seating area, medium-sized flat screen. Same access to deck with great views. Shared bath w/ Queen Master.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
$350 cleaning fee per month. We will cover any electricity bills under $350. Any amount above $350 will need to be covered by the guest at the end of their stay, via check or money order. Please be reminded that use of the air conditioning will greatly raise the cost for electricity! California is in a serious drought so please keep this is mind and avoid taking long showers and running water excessively. Only run pool's waterfall for one hour per day or less. This will result in a fine from the city. Thanks for your consideration. If you desire house keeping for an additional fee, discuss with home owner prior to stay.


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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Balboa, Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Ranch, Aliso Creek
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Irvine, San Juan, Mission Viejo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coasy Hwy & 133 Laguna Canyon Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Many down the street
Car: recommended

Everything you would need is in Laguna! Night life, beach, festivals, music, parks, sports, and so much more! Amazing restaurants. Art, plays, and the Pacific Ocean. It's the most beautiful place in the world!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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