|Tipo de imóvel||casarão|
|Estadia Mínima||3 noites|
Esta vila é inspirado pelo artista renascentista italiano e inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci, e é verdadeiramente a retirada de um artista. Este refúgio é intimista e aconchegante, com paredes azul céu de gesso veneziano, com uma coleção de arte rotativo de galerias locais. Vista panorâmica do mar do litoral Laguna Beach são vistas a partir da sala de estar da frente e varanda. O quarto principal é intimista e tranquila, com uma cama queen e assinatura lençóis de algodão de madeira de mogno. A cozinha gourmet é equipada com armários de madeira escura, utensílios de aço inox e bancadas em mármore. A sala de jantar é definido com uma mesa estilo de bar com cadeiras e um sofá de couro, que é também um sofá-cama.
My wife and I come to Laguna Beach all the time. We have family there. But we wanted our own space. This was our first experience at The Retreat and we were very pleased with not only it's awesome location , ocean views , walking distance to town . The unit was clean and cool( a/c) and it was hot in Laguna while we were there. It was a nice place to retreat to after been in the sun . The unit is so quiet! Very comfortable , we would definitely return !
This was our 2nd time staying at The Retreat. Both times, we were with our two kids (now 9 and 11) and this last time we brought our mini-schnauzer with us. Needless to say, both times were amazing! The place is super chill and has been access down to the beach literally about 30 steps away. The views of the ocean and downtown Laguna are spectacular both from the balcony and rooftop deck. Although the units are small for a party of 4, the unit we rented had a pull out couch and Bianca was nice enough to make a surprisingly comfortable blowup mattress available for our 9 year old. Although the place is small, it is extremely cozy. It even has a fireplace (although we didn't use it during our visit in August). On this point, I should note that the A/C and ceiling fans work like a dream and the place was plenty cool, despite the relatively hot temps in Aug.
The kitchen is extremely functional with pretty much everything you could need for cooking. It is also has a large sink, a dishwasher, a large microwave and large oven. Although there are lots of great restaurants in town, because the weather was so spectacular this last trip and we had our dog with us, we decided to take full advantage of the largely unused rooftop deck with 180 degree panoramic views by staying in to watch sunset every night. At night, we grilled out on the deck (grocery store is literally 100 yards away or less) most nights and the other nights ordered from Door Dash (PIzzabar was amazing!) who brought everything right to our door.
The place we rented has a full and a half bath. Shower is amazing! And they have a hot outdoor shower for when you come up from the beach and you and all your stuff are full on sand. The bed in our unit was pretty comfortable (even if a little creaky when you move around at night) and the pull out couch in the living room is beginning to look a bit dated. However, none of those things adversely impacted our trip. In fact, because we live only an hour a way and this is one of the few places in Laguna with a full kitchen and bbq where you can stay right on the water and bring your dog, we are actually planning to come more often now -- almost treating it like a timeshare. Part of what makes this place so easy is that they also have 2 washer/dryers available to customers.
Finally, the hospitality was once again amazing!! Both times, Bianca and the cleaning staff were always extremely helpful and accommodating which made a great stay AMAZING!
We selected the Da Vinci Villa for a special romantic stay which included a marriage proposal (and acceptance!). We couldn't have been more pleased with the quality, comfort, convenience and beauty of this property. You can spend more at some of the full service resorts, and you can certainly spend less at some lesser hotel-type properties. But this was perfect for us - beautiful ocean views, immediate beach access, great beach chairs/equipment to use, beach towels/bag provided, all linens/towels/basic toiletries provided, easy walk to all shops, restaurants, parks, etc. We never moved our car once during our stay, and the free parking is a nice bonus. Bianca helped with important romantic details (flowers, ring delivery, etc) and Jason made the booking easy. Highly recommended property - do note, however, that of the 8 villas, maybe 4-5 have a private ocean-front balcony which is nice. But the shared-use balcony gives you even better views as it is higher up and larger, so not a big deal overall. Other area recommendations: spa day at Montage resort, tide pools at Heisler Park, happy hour at Tommy Bahama's, short drive up to "Top of the World" at Alta Laguna Park, walk up and down PCH to check out the various different beaches/coves, lunch at The Cliff, breakfast at Orange Inn right around the corner from The Retreat, Skyloft for a drink or meal. Can't wait to return!
My husband, two teenage boys, and I stayed in the Da Vinci Villa for six wonderful nights. Upon arrival, everything was set up the way Bianca described and the villa was beautiful and spotless. The views are amazing, the sound of the ocean as you relax on the patio or indoors was fantastic, and we were steps from the beach. We only used our car once while there, and that was to go to Knott’s, the rest of the time we walked to the grocery store across the street or ate at the nearby restaurants.
This was the perfect spot for us to relax for our summer vacation and we are already planning our trip back there for next summer.
my husband and I were in town for a wedding and a weekend away. The DaVinci villa was perfect for us to relax together, enjoy the views and be close to the beach and restaurants in Laguna. Bianca was fantastic and flexible with us and made sure we had everything we needed while respecting our privacy and schedules.
I would give it a '5 star' except it was a little bit noisy from the occupants upstairs ... But not during night hours or to a level to be disruptive.
We will be back to this spot and the Retreat.
The awesome beach front neighborhood setting gives you a local feel. Perfect location to walk everywhere in the village and right at the surf break. Tasteful finish inside and out, I will return.....