This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Laguna Beach reviews

  • The Retreat Delivers: Ideal Setup and Locale in Laguna Beach

    "The Retreat in Laguna lives up to its name and then some. My wife and our teenage sons spent a 3-day weekend in the Villa D'Arte studio, and we had a great experience. We've been to Laguna many times over the years and always stayed in a standard hotel not near the water or downtown. The Retreat is an ideal location, right on top of a great beach for boogie boarding and within easy walking distance of all that Laguna has to offer. The complex is slick too, with a great deck overlooking the water that we spent a lot of time on and outdoor cabinets with all the beach gear you'd need. The owners have thought of everything for a peaceful, vibrant Laguna experience. And the studio was plenty big for all of us, with a nice kitchen and bathroom too, although we spent most of our time outside enjoying the sun. Perhaps the best part was we didn't drive anywhere for 2 of our 3-day visit, another bonus in So Cal. I'd highly recommend the Retreat and we're looking forward to our next return trip."
    Guest: Dan F. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 1, 2016
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  • great vacation stay

    "This is my second time staying at The Retreat in Bella Mar Villa. I took my 84 year old mother for a week of relaxation. We spent most of our time sitting on the balcony watching the ocean. There are a couple of trees that partially obstructed our view, but we could see easily on either side of them. We were so close to the ocean that we could even hear the waves at night with the balcony door shut which we loved. Bianca, the manager, is so thoughtful and helpful and I knew if we needed anything, she would immediately take care of it. The location is perfect - an easy walk into town and right across the street from the grocery store. The Villa had all the amenities that we needed. It was like a home away from home. Definitely recommend it!"
    Guest: louise Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 29, 2016
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  • Nice Property Awesome location

    "Exactly as expected small but nicely kept and modern. Could use a few more dishes etc. If you eat here you will need to run the dishwasher after every meal. Managers are on site during the day and helpful. Beach chairs, towels, and boogy boards are a nice feature. Walking distance to Main Beach, center of town and groceries. Fire pit has been decommissioned. This unit has no view. Views from some of the other units and the common area. Would stay here again."
    Guest: Kenneth Q. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
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  • Back to the Basics - Relaxing and Rejuvenating

    "If you are seeking the vanilla, modern type accommodation, this place is not for you. If you are looking to go back in time, interested in the history of this home/area, enjoy the quiet and simple things in life then this place is for you. It's not to say that you will be completely disconnected as this home is equipped with high-speed Wifi Internet access and comes with a washer/dryer, etc. Even though there was TV/cable we never watched it. Spent most of the time walking on the property, enjoying the ocean view from the patio deck, and marveling at the construction of the home and reading the story behind it. There is no air conditioning but there seems to be a never ending amount of cool breeze coming from the ocean (stayed here in the middle of August where the temperatures were in the mid 80s) and lots of shade from the many beautiful trees lining the property. The owner does provide electric portable fans if needed. The house was built in the 1920s. Its free from drywall and concrete slab floors. Its all wood and with that comes nostalgic properties like the creaking sounds as you step on the wood floors. The property is clean, well kept and the owner (Annette) is accommodating, reasonable and friendly. I would add that if you stay here, to respect the property by being gentle with opening and closing of doors and windows as its all thin wood framed, many of which are original pieces. My family and I really enjoyed the time spent here and we can't wait to visit again. I personally would like to stay here during winter season and hopefully have some rain so I can hear the raindrops hitting the roof... :-)"
    Guest: Brian H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 6, 2016
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