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25% OFF AUG - Stunning Oceanfront Laguna Home, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

This wonderful oceanfront home, about 3 blocks from Laguna Beach’s Main Beach and downtown’s Forest Avenue, with private steps to St Anne’s Beach - an awesome beach for children and adults alike to surf, swim, skim board, stand-up paddle board, build sandcastles, and play beach games.

Sweeping panoramic views of the shimmering Pacific, Catalina Island, and out-of-this-world sunsets can be seen from either of its two ocean view decks, living room, master bedroom, and the kitchen too. The views that surround you will both take your breath away and make you feel at ease, knowing that you made an excellent choice for your vacation getaway.

This 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1 story 1800 square foot home is not a luxury home, but does have a great beach vibe with Tommy Bahama furniture, a wonderful antique bed, original artwork, and lots of other fun amenities too.

The living room area of the great room has a 50” flat screen TV above the fireplace and comfortable seating from which to enjoy them both. It opens up onto one of the two ocean view decks - this one equipped with an 18” awning, a barbecue, and seating for dining outside or relaxing while enjoying the ocean views, surf, breezes, and vibrant sunsets.

A wonderfully organized, modern, newly remodeled kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large pantry, double ovens, a microwave and is accompanied by a dining area for 6.

Surely you will spend lots of time enjoying the views of Catalina Island, the ocean, and sunsets from these areas of the great room as well. How about ocean breezes and the sounds of the surf to make it even more magical.

The master bedroom has a king four poster bed, a wood stove, a sitting nook, its own ensuite bath with a walk-in shower, and access to the second ocean view deck right outside. It also sports a 55” curved TV for your enjoyment.

Two additional queen bedrooms and two additional baths with walk-in showers allow this home to comfortably sleep 6. And of course, all bed and bathrooms are furnished with premiere linens for your ultimate comfort.

This home has a washer and dryer, WI-FI, cable, and a DVD player. There is one parking space in the garage and another outside.

Laguna Beach is known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches and its small city feel. Main Beach features tide pools and a boardwalk leading to the paths and gardens of nearby Heisler Park.

Aliso Beach Park is a popular surf spot and the waters off Crystal Cove State Park are designated as an underwater park. Trails meander through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Come here and create beautiful memories that you and your family/friends will cherish for a lifetime!

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY!

Expansive views from so many inside and outside areas including two lovely deck for dining al fresco or relaxing while watching the sun set over the shimmering Pacific.

There is an outdoor closet next to the private beach staircase with all manner of beach gear - chairs, beach umbrellas, and boogie boards, so yo don’t have to bring or buy your own.

The beach below the house is far enough away from the crowds, yet close enough to enjoy a nice walk to downtown and to Main Beach. Casual, convenient, and classy too.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS PROPERTY:

No Smoking on the property - NO EXCEPTIONS (this is inside and outside the property)

Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) does not have air conditioning.

There are several stairs (30-40) to the beach so this may not be a good choice for some.

This home sleeps 6 people in beds. We will allow an additional two people to sleep in the property. A maximum of 8 people may occupy the home at any time. An air mattress is available upon request to accommodate for an additional fee.

This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or eviction

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SeaBreeze - Orange County
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17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Subject: Re: Laguna Beach Rental 775 Gaviota Drive 3/31/15 to 4/30/15



Hi Dave,



We are absolutely loving staying in your house, thanks so much for renting it to us. The position is absolutely fabulous and the views are to die for, of course. So convenient to everything in town and the layout is fantastic with the 2 large decks and BBQ getting a good workout, as are the stairs down to the beach. Access has been fine with the door and garage codes and the well stocked kitchen, linen and beach equipment is all much appreciated.



It was extremely clean, neat and tidy on our arrival and we have carefully managed to avoid any breakages so far, constant diligence around our 3 YO needed to ensure that! We did unfortunately lose your frisbee into the wild Pacific and it just disappeared in seconds so apologies and we will replace that. Wilson called in while we were in San Diego last weekend and adjusted the settings on the living room TV so all is good now.



Laguna Beach is beautiful and has a really relaxed and casual feel which is very "Australian" to us, plus we love the fact there are no chain restaurants around.



One request we have is if it is possible to get a late checkout on April 30, even if we have to extend our stay and pay an additional fee? This is because our flight home doesn't depart LAX until 10pm and we would prefer to drive straight from here to the airport to minimise travel time for the kids. Allowing a generous 3 hours for the drive, would checkout around 4-5pm on Thu April 30 be OK?



Again, many thanks for your beautiful home.



Bill
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laguna Beach in Orange County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

3.7/5 -
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25% OFF AUG - Stunning Oceanfront Laguna Home, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 4 reviews
Lakewood NY USA
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Disgusting!

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My husband and I rented a 3-bdrm for a month so we could entertain friends and family while we were here in Laguna. We are from New York state, and our kids go to college out west. We have travelled with similar services before so we know how to look at the listing. We are familiar with California homes. We looked at Google maps and other factors and carefully chose a home with a great address and location, specifically sandwiched between very, very high end luxury homes on a beautiful beach. We read very carefully every word of the web descriptions and five-star reviews, and squinted to see every photo, all of which portrayed a beautiful, well-kept, tommy bahama style home which, if a bit quirky, was done with good furnishings and art. We expected a comfy, nice place.

While the location and beach are really, really nice, we arrived to find the furniture was absolutely not as depicted. The unit was crammed with very old, grungy, faded, fraying, stained and deteriorated upholstered furniture, a worn and holey leather sofa that was super uncomfortable, wood furniture with consistently scarred and chipping finishes , and throw pillows that were all worn, musty, fraying and faded. The vertical blinds are cheap and barely function. The deck loungers are broken. The grill was fully corroded. The living room fireplace screen is totally rusted and the gas function itself is just a starter, not a gas fire insert, so the fire is just a line in the floor and not incorporated into the log set as usual. The grout on tile shower floor in back bathroom and the floor itself are discolored. The kitchen sink needs cleaning and resealing as it is disgusting. The umbrellas don't open, the grill is a wreck.

We have been totally embarassed to bring our friends here. Even our college aged kids and their friends are discerning enough to see the furnishings in this place are just falling apart.

To be fair, the beds were comfortable. The tvs work, etc. Most of the paint is ok, except the main floor deck floor, which is disgusting. The bath and kitchen finishes and condition are just ok, but cannot in any manner be described as "five-star" or "luxury"

The home itself, with its great location and views, would be great but needs every piece of furniture replaced before it can be occupied by the high end customer who can afford it. The rental company is top-notch and obviously deals with luxury properties all day long.

We asked nicely for a refund, but none was given.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Monica
5

A well-appointed, lovely beachfront home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and friends recently spent one week at Dave Marriner's beautiful beach house. Our visit crossed over both Labor Day weekend and the one that followed. Arrival and check-in was easy...having two parking spaces (one in garage, one outside) is a gift in that part of Laguna and unloading was quick and painless. The decor is 100% Tommy Bahama, with colorful artwork on the walls as well. We did lots of cooking and BBQing...the kitchen was better equipped than ours at home. Comfy living room, huge TV (big bonus for the sports fans in our crew) and of course, the gorgeous deck. We spent many hours sitting outside listening to the waves, dining, relaxing etc. The views are spectacular.

We stayed in the Master Suite which has a huge, very comfortable bed (sheets were fab), small living area, a 2nd amazing deck and nice-sized bathroom. It was also very quiet which allowed for other guests to enjoy the top floor without disturbing us.

The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on the main level were also a good size, and the washer/dryer were a welcome amenity. Lots of extra linens too, which was a bonus.

There's an outdoor closet next to the private stairs that holds chairs, beach umbrellas and boogie boards, which were a big hit. The beach below the house is just far enough away from the crowds, yet close enough to enjoy a nice walk to downtown and Main Beach. We also rented SUPs for the week from SUP to You...great local company if you enjoy water sports and the owner Steve is awesome.

Our only two challenges were 1) - over the holiday weekend the Unit above us was occupied with a family - noise from the kids running back and forth, dropping things on the floor etc was tough at times. Goes with the territory though...things quieted down once they left. 2) - the cleaning lady arrived a few minutes early on check-out day, and was rather rude to my husband and friend as they were frantically trying to pack everything up. We were running a bit past the 11am check out time, mainly because we wanted to leave the house as clean and orderly as possible. Recommend you be packed and out before 11am to avoid this woman.

Overall we had a wonderful time at the house, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to return one day soon. Highly recommend!! Thanks again Dave!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Norway
5

Patricia

  • 5 of 5

GREAT PLACE !!!!! We rented house for 2 weeks and we will definitely come back to this amazing place !!! Stunning ocean views , very comfortable beds , very clean , kitchen perfectly organized .And of course super good location ...5 minutes walking to Laguna centrum....

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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