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Luxury condos overlooking Laguna beach surf spots.
A great place to surf, paddle, skimboard in front of sunsets.
Laguna beach is one of the coolest place in southern California

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THE RETREAT IN LAGUNA From 2100€ for 7 nigths

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On the Spot - Family - Solo Travellers > Luxury Hotels, Appartments / Condos
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Head Points Combo

  • On the Spot
  • Family
  • Solo Travellers
  • On spot
  • Lively area
  • Downtown
  • Yoga
  • Excursions
  • Languages : English / Spanish

Head Points Accommodation

  • Double
  • Suite
  • Kitchen
  • Services Included : Wifi / TV in Room / Air Conditionning / Laundry / Parking
  • Services non Included : Airport transfers / Spa & Wellness / Laundry

Head Points Water Sport

  • Best Period : May / June / Jully / August / September / October
  • Waves Levels : Easy / Classic
  • Ability Level : Beginner / Intermediate


Inspiration happens at The Retreat in Laguna – a renowned community of eight ultra-luxurious vacation rentals.
Located on one of California’s most beautiful coastlines in Orange County’s spectacular Laguna Beach, it’s the ideal place for an exclusive executive retreat, a spiritual yoga retreat, an international destination, a family reunion and more.
The Retreat’s intimate Tuscany-esque village environment sets it apart from other Laguna Beach vacation rentals.
At the heart of the village is its “village square” : a well-appointed ocean view deck – the perfect Laguna Beach gathering spot.
What better place to enjoy some wine and cheese at sunset with your villa neighbors?

The Retreat in Laguna is just a few blocks away from historic downtown Laguna Beach where you can explore galleries, restaurants or gift shops.
If you wish to dine at home in your Laguna Beach villa, we’ll arrange a private chef, a catered dinner from one of our partner restaurants, or just go across the street to Ralphs and have a night in.

Whether you are planning to hold an organized retreat in a relaxed setting or you wish to personally ‘retreat’ from it all to your private villa, this inspiring and exclusive Laguna Beach vacation rental community is the place to be.

For our guests that demand only the best, this package is of a class and value unheard of anywhere else. Daily breakfasts, five-star dinners, and a whale watching tour are only the beginning of this full-experience package.
  • Breakfast at The Beach House Restaurant Every Day
  • Dinner For 4 at The Savannah Chophouse
  • Whale Watching Tour For 4 With Dana Wharf
  • 2 - 1/2 Hour Massages (Couples Massage)
  • $50 Towards Dinner at French 75

Honeymooners, vacationers, and lovers the world over flock to Laguna to wallow in it's shallow waters and sandy coves. Let the sun dance across your skin while you and your partner are pampered like never before with our Lover's Package.
  • Flowers and Prosecco in room when you arrive
  • Enjoy an in-villa massage for two
  • $50 Certificate Towards Dinner at Mare’s Restaurant
  • Breakfast at The Beach House Every Morning
  • Add $249.00 to any stay

For professional athletes and weekend binge-eaters alike, we have partnered with some amazing people to help you reach a new level of body awareness (and lose a few pounds while you're at it).
  • 90-min daily private morning yoga/meditation session at Ritual Yoga Arts Studio (in-villa optional) with Dava Schatz
  • Daily access to group pilates and yoga classes at Ritual Yoga Arts Studio
  • Kangen Alkaline Water provided daily.
  • 2 shots of wheatgrass daily.
  • One hour massage provided by Hudson Salon & Spa
  • Starting at $350 add-on for 3 days
We are open year long. But best season goes from from April to october
During vacations, book early cause numerous demands !

Services Included

  • Wifi
  • TV in Room
  • Air Conditionning
  • Laundry
  • Parking

Services non Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Laundry

Other Services

We are not a hotel and therefore do not have a housekeeping staff, however, we can provide additional cleaning “refresh” service. 
The cost for this service is $65 per refresh.  This includes a full cleaning, plus new linens and towels.

Linens and towels are provided.  Each villa is provided clean linens, plus an extra set for the futon or sofa bed.  Towels are provided at the beginning of your stay, you will receive (4) beach towels, (8) shower towels, (4) wash cloths, and (4) hand towels.  A towel refresh service is available for a $15 fee.

There are two washers and two dryers on-site.  They are available for your use to the left of the office.  Please be courteous to other guests and only use them between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM.  Detergent is available at the Ralphs grocery store across the street.

Concierge services are available to arrange local tours & activities
Spa services and other special requests.

We hold your valid Visa, Amex, or Mastercard on file in lieu of a damage deposit. If damage is found or an items is missing it will be charged to this card.
If you pay by check or cash an $800 damage deposit is due before check-in, and if everything is found to be in order it will be mailed to you upon check-out.


Laguna Beach is one of the world’s foremost destinations for healthy living and beautiful people. 
While we are primarily a vacation rental property, we are the only luxury vacation rental property in the world that at your request can put you through a health retreat customized to your goals. 

During your luxury vacation you can give your body a vacation by getting :
-Massages, drinking wheat grass, going on a juice fast, meditating, doing yoga, and exercising, all with our professional team of health experts. 
For an additional fee we will plan your entire trip, show you what is possible, and hold your hand through what is to some a life-changing experience.
 Our primary goals on this plan are to help you raise your energy levels, lose weight, educate you on nutrition, and recenter your mind and body.

Walk down to the beach within seconds with beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas, all provided by The Retreat at no cost.  For a small fee we will set up your towels, chairs, and umbrella in the morning to reserve your space on the beach.

Laguna has some of the best night life in South OC.  Walk to several lounges, bars, and fun locations.

Laguna Beach is home to some of the world’s most famous artists. Visit the Wyland gallery or the Townley gallery located within walking distance.

Laguna Beach has beautiful hiking and biking trails for miles and miles.
Hike in the Laguna Canyon among the fresh air and ocean views. We can arrange a trail guide to take you out for the day, or ask one of our guest liaisons to provide you with a trail map for a self-guided hike.

Our partners can provide you with rental equipment to go kayaking, or take a day trip to Catalina Island and kayak around the island’s untouched coves.

We have teamed up with Dana Wharf to provide every guest with a free pass for a whale watching adventure. See blue and grey whales, as well as dolphins, and have drinks while relaxing on Dana Wharf’s beautiful pontoon boat as the captain takes you on an adventure.

Laguna Beach is home to amazing snorkeling and scuba diving. Enjoy your oceanfront villa, or our Wyland villa, and explore our beautiful ocean.

Other Activities

  • Yoga
  • Excursions


Each of our vacation rental villas has its own modern design and a romantic ocean view. We offer :

  • Full size kitchens in every villa
  • Breathtaking ocean views from most villas
  • One minute walk until you feel the sand between your toes
  • Wireless internet and flat-screen televisions in every villa
  • Cozy hand-crafted stone fireplace
  • Private ocean view balcony
  • Walk to Laguna beaches, restaurants, shopping, and downtown
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and luxury appliances
  • Grocery stocking service is available for a fee
  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle
  • Luxury L’Occitane bath and spa products
  • 2 flat-panel cable TVs
  • Large ocean view shared deck with patio tables, seating, and chaise lounge chairs
  • Outdoor barbeque grill
  • Comfortable queen size sleeper sofa for your guests
  • Complimentary on site laundry facilities
  • Exclusive complimentary access to Ritual Yoga
  • A completely non-smoking property

We have a shared ocean-view deck that has chaise lounges, umbrellas, and a couch.  It is a wonderful place to lay out and relax.

If you’ve been to Laguna before you know that parking comes at a premium.  We like to think that we are a high-class property and therefore do not try to charge you $25.00 per night for parking.  Parking is included in your stay.
The Retreat allows 8 cars to be parked on property at any one time – 1 car per Villa.  No SUVs, Trucks.

This penthouse villa creates feelings of warmth and luxury with elegant rich colors.
As you enter the living/dining area, the handcrafted stone fireplace is the central focus of this inviting atmosphere. The extraordinary ocean vistas complete the main features of this Villa.

Bella Mare means “beautiful seashore” in Italian. Our unique custom finishes like venetian plaster walls, dark mahogany cabinetry and gourmet stainless steel kitchen make this luxury villa a stylish Tuscany retreat by the sea.
The open kitchen and café table creates a charming eating area where you can enjoy your own private art collection from a local gallery.

The Villa Teatro is one story above the Villa Rustico—making these two villas a perfect combination for groups. With its soaring views of the Laguna Beach coastline seen from an intimate rooftop patio, you can entertain your guests on your private outdoor dining table and chairs.

This courtyard facing, luxury vacation villa is well suited for any family grouping and offers 1 ½ baths with comfortable amenities to handle everyone. The large beige suede futon couch provides for extra guests in the living dining area where a glass dining table makes it easy to accommodate everyone.

This elegant and intimate Artist Studio is one story above the Retreat courtyard. The stunning panoramic ocean views from the two large picture windows at the front of the studio make the intimate space feel enormous. A streamlined gourmet kitchen with a sleek black dining table is available for an intimate dinner or breakfast.

The front door opens to a private outdoor fire pit leading up to our spacious Piazza deck overlooking the coastline. Featuring a luxury gourmet kitchen with high quality, stainless steel appliances surrounded by marble counter tops with the elegant dark toned wood cabinets.
It’s easy entertaining your friends or family while you are enjoying the majestic ocean views.

This viila is inspired by the Italian Renaissance artist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci, and is truly an artist’s retreat. This hideaway is intimate and cozy, featuring sky blue walls of Venetian plaster with a revolving art collection from local galleries. Panoramic ocean views of the Laguna Beach coastline are seen from the front living area and porch.

This Villa has been inspired by the word “Lion” because there’s nothing that isn’t fit for a king here. With stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops in the open kitchen/dining area that features café style table and chairs and a spectacular view of the water below.
A selection of unique paintings from our collections add a beautiful finish to the Venetian plaster wall surfaces that feature crown molding in every room.

The Retreat is a beautiful property, and we offer it for full bookings. Book the entire property and have privacy, elegance, and a wonderful space for corporate events, family events, and weddings.

We welcome your guests as our guests, and in keeping with safety regulations for all of our guests there is a maximum occupancy of 8 guests per unit at any time.
Each unit has sleeping accommodations for 4, no more than 4 may spend the night in any villa.

Most villas are outfitted with a beautiful fireplace, and Palazzo D’Stella has a full fire-pit with seating for you and your family or friends to gather around.

We speak english, spanish and a bit of french, thanks to the lovely CRISTOL family who came in June 2013 for a great surf & skim stay at our place ! ;-)

Meal Plan

You can stock your private villa from the grocery store conveniently located across the street or walk across the street to dozens of reasonably priced fine dining establishments.
We are located within walking distance of several 3, 4, and 5 star dining establishments.  We have partnered with several of them to provide discounts and freebies to our valued guests.

We provide one-bedroom villas with full kitchens to be used.
On demand we can prepare stocking in your fridge with food before your arrival.

There are 3 shared barbecues on property that can be used anytime from 9 AM to 9:30 PM.

Continental breakfast on the deck is an option for groups.

Sport Services

Laguna Beach is a city filled with ocean adventure.
From paddle boarding and surfing to hiking, and biking,

Paddle boarding is famous in laguna. We have partnered with Costa Azul to provide paddleboarding lessons, rentals, and information.

La plage de Laguna est idéale pour pratiquer le Paddle et reconnue mondialement pour le skimboard

Laguna Beach was founded on surfing, home to some of the world’s best surfers, Laguna Beach has the waves and we can provide the equipment.

Many surf shops where you can rent paddleboards, surfboards for a day or a week.
You can arrange this with the local shops, 2 mn walking from our place


Laguna Beach is home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Visit Cleo St. beach directly in front of The Retreat or walk to several more. We are only a 5-minute walk from Main Beach in the middle of downtown.


40 day(s) / year

Weather / Temperature

Air temperature : 32°C (Summer) / 20°C (Winter)

Water temperature : 21°C (Summer) / 17°C (Winter)

Surf Story

Came from Hawaiian islands, just a few hours away by plane, in the late 1930s, the surf was reserved for an idle elite who could spend time on the beaches.
But the benefits of surfing proved to the public in 1950.
The California coast is a fantastic and wild gamefield where those "rebels" can surf, sleep on the beach and enjoy the sweetness of the region that is full of extraordinary waves.
After the Second World War, more than a sport, surfing becomes a way of life, a culture.

In the 1960s, boards and materials evolve.
Then from the mid 70's the "surf business" is taking shape; First pros become stars and the universe of the competition starts to be organized. Slowly the world will ear of the region symbol of Surf Culture : CALIFORNIA
It's a place where all water sports are a must :  surf but also Stand Up Paddle and Skimboard, or outrigger canoe ...
Today's destination has a high standard and all that relates to the evolution of surfing comes from here :
Great shops, surfwear and Innovation surfbrands leading to ecology and respect for the ocean.
A new generation of surfers has understood the need to preserve the symbol for future generations.


1542 : Portuguese navigator João Cabrilho (Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo) happens by chance on the site of Los Angeles, admiring the place from his boat.
- 1769 : California is in the hands of Spain, the Spanish governor, led an expedition in search of Monterey Bay. Objective : To establish a chain of Franciscan missions in order to consolidate the Spanish takeover of California. 21 missions are well established in the late eighteenth century.
- 1781 : The vecinos pobladores (settlers) Indian mixed (African-Indian-Hispanic), based an embryo colony they call El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora del Río Los Angeles, the name of a saint celebrated the day before in the calendar ... A small village which became the center of Los Angeles
- 1822 : Mexico inherits control of California. Los Angeles is a succession of huge livestock ranches. The Rancho Rodeo de Las Aguas become Beverly Hills, rancho San Jose become the city of Pomona, another give birth to the famous resort of Santa Monica.
- 1846 : In the wake of the war between the United States and Mexico, Los Angeles and California are attached to the United States and became an American city. While San Francisco to the north, has a gold fever late XIX , Los Angeles lives from its agriculture and plantations.
- 1885 : Opening of the railway line from Santa Fe, the region takes an economic boom.
- 1886 : 2 emigrants, buy a large plot in the vicinity of the city, they transform into a thriving farm.
Midway alley become Hollywood Boulevard. The farm is called Hollywood, "Holly Wood".
Soon the movie world and its companies will develop here amid fruit trees and Mediterranean plants.


At the west of United States, bordered by the Pacific Ocean, California is both highly urbanized and very wild. Sea, mountain and desert are the city gates, themselves rather open on nature.

We especially known clichés: Los Angeles, the film stars of Hollywood, joggers and rollerbladers on Venice Beach, Santa Barbara sirens and surfers in Malibu, the famous Golden Gate Bridge overlooking the entrance to the bay of San Francisco and web technologies in the Silicon Valley.
Blue sky and mild weather almost year-round offer an unparalleled quality of life.
If we add to this the economic health which has long been enviable, one understands why many Americans and migrants still want to move to California.
The "Golden State" has become a new center of the world (the gold rush then the film industry, and today's new technologies and viticulture) provided unparalleled prosperity in the country's history.
Today, the crucible of development and wealth of the United States is still between San Francisco and San Diego. California continues its course to the tireless rhythm of the waves that rock its coasts.

- Population : 37.2 million inhabitants (it is the most populous state: 12.2% of the U.S. population).
- Population of major cities : Los Angeles, 3.8 million inhabitants. (More than 10 million for the Los Angeles County and 18.5 million for the Greater Los Angeles), San Francisco, 805 000 hab. (7 million for the Bay Area) San Diego, 1.3 million inhab. (3.1 million in the Greater San Diego).

Los Angeles is the second U.S. city after New York, and the largest city of California State whose capital is Sacramento.
- Area : 1 290 km ² administratively, placing it second among the largest cities in the United States.
But considering the Los Angeles County, 88 towns, one arrives at an extended 10 times larger, 12 308 km ².

LA County is a huge city : 80 km as the crow flies from west to east, (from Malibu to Highway 83).
From north to south, there are about 60 km between the San Fernando Valley and the tip of Point Fermin in San Pedro neighborhood, near the Port of LA.
The city has nearly 4 million people. Los Angeles County, 10.2 million, making it the largest in the country, and the Los Angeles area (which itself extends well beyond the metropolitan area), some 18 million.


French travelers wishing to visit the United States for tourism or travel for business or passing through U.S. territory are now exempt from visa under certain conditions.
- Present a valid biometric or electronic passport (whatever the date of issue)
OR an individual machine readable passport valid registered before 26 October 2005.A visa or a new passport will have to be required. Passport validity 6 months after date of return is not required to go to the USA.
Having an ESTA formula obtained at your local US ambassy or on internet.
The traveler must have this electronic travel authorization prior to boarding a plane.
Otherwise, it will be refused entry on American soil.
The ESTA is valid for a period of 2 years or until expiry of passport (if expired in the next 2 years).
The form may be completed no later than 72 hours before departure but it is recommended to do so as soon as your trip is planned.
Have a plane ticket or a return cruise ticket (proving your output U.S. territory, whatever the place of entry and exit)

Project a maximum stay of 90 days (the stay can not be extended on-site visitor can not change status, accept employment or study).
Present proof of solvency (credit card, traveler's checks, etc.).

You can hire a car on arrival. Prices may vary. Please note, taxes, 4-20%, are rarely included in vouchers agencies, as insurance, it depends on the companies. Mileage is usually unlimited.
It is difficult or impossible to rent a car if you have less than 21 years.
In the best cases, less than 25 years old will sometimes take insurance "Young Drivers" which costs about $ 25 per day.
- Have absolutely a payment card.
- The national permit is in principle sufficient, but check anyway beforehand : some companies may require an international license.
Provide a road map and a GPS because 5-ways highways and multiple outputs are a headache around LA or San Francisco.
The petrol is not expensive and a vehicle allows you to overcome the large distances between the surf spots on the coast.
Drive carefully  and calmly otherwise you get stopped by the police. In this case do not leave the vehicle. Correctly attach your boards on the roof, put your seat belt and do not smoke or drink while driving.
Finally, if you consider that getting off his car tow away or collecting fines are only small troubles, so be respectful about the parking rules especially in Los Angeles.

All hospitals have an emergency department. Care are of excellent quality but very expensive. Warning : you will be asked to pay in advance - check with your insurance prior to departure.
Otherwise, the note will be shipped in France. Tip : pay your bills, otherwise they will be able to pass the next time you return to the customs office where USA. and pay a more expensive fine, plus tracking and deadbeat : Great experience ...

- 11H time difference compared to France. When it is 12 in France, it is 3Am in California.

English (with a strong American accent !). Spanish is the second language of the state, spoken by 46% of Californians.

Due to the vastness of the California territory, climates are varied.
San Francisco has small temperature differences from one season to another and a good general sunshine from April to September. Frequent rains in winter.
Fog, especially in summer : it may persist throughout the day and give the unpleasant feeling of being in France in November.
The climate of Southern California is Mediterranean (mild winters, dry summers and warm). The sea temperature barely reaches 19 ° C in the heart of the summer in Los Angeles and 16 ° C in San Francisco.
The North East LA is desert and it is also best to visit Death Valley in the fall or spring because the summer is hot.

To avoid sunburn, drink plenty of water, you need your sunglasses, a hat and coat your face with total screen protection.

How to transform degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius ? Subtract 26 ° F, then divide by 2 and you will have Celsius ...

The U.S. dollar is the currency.
Credit cards are accepted everywhere. You will find around ATMs which accept major credit cards.

110 volts. Plan to buy an adapter before departure (buy at the airport) the wifi is free in many public buildings, but also in parks and gardens. Most hotels and motels offer their customers free internet access.

However, the wifi in upmarket accomodation is usually paid and expensive (approximately $15), but there is way sometimes to avoid it, registering free and without commitment to their loyalty program.

You can buy local phone cards to use during your stay to call locally for cheap. They are found in supermarkets or drugstores.

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