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Excellent 83 Reviews
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What We Love

  • French windows that open up to unadulterated ocean views
  • Vaulted ceilings, sweeping rooms and a spacious beachfront deck
  • Pillow menu with hypoallergenic options
  • Free access to the Laguna Health Club

What To Know

  • Bottom floor of house is sometimes used for separate events, and the villa is popular for parties and weddings
  • Only two bedrooms in the house, but it sleeps up to six with pullout beds
  • Free WiFi throughout the property
  • The villa lacks certain conveniences (like kitchen supplies)
  • The beach is shared with the neighboring Pacific Edge Hotel

Amenities

  •  Pool
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Overview

The Review

Live like a star at this two-bedroom villa that opens up to the sand and the Pacific. The place feels like a small beachside mansion, and while you’ll have it all to yourself, the neighborhood offers plenty of plenty of other perks.

Bordered by the Pacific Coast Highway and the coast itself, the villa sits between the aptly named Pacific Edge Hotel and Beach House restaurant, a local landmark that was once the home to Hollywood character actor Slim Summerville. The hotel — formerly a dilapidated ’60s motel — has been given a much-needed makeover by the hip California-based Joie de Vivre hospitality chain. And whereas many of the hotel’s ocean-facing rooms are brightly painted studios with balconies, the property’s pièce de résistance is somewhat hidden.

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The furniture is elegant casual, bathed in baby blues and sea greens with understated seashell motifs. A formal dining room and a fairly simple kitchen (no real cooking facilities here) round out the downstairs. Upstairs, two bedrooms carry on the nautical theme, with old oars set above one of the beds and shells in large jars on one mantel. The master bedroom is enormous, with a field of soft carpeting, a huge, roaring fireplace and a walk-in closet big enough to live in. There’s also a fireplace in the master bathroom, which enjoys skylights and large glass doorless shower. Wooden ceilings arch overhead.

In summer, beach butlers rake the sand outside, set up chaise longues and tend to guests’ every need. The hotel’s shared pool and hot tub is just to the south of the villa, and the Beach House restaurant to the north offers a room service menu for villa guests. Perhaps you can’t afford to truly live like a movie star, but this unique beachfront home makes you feel as if you’re almost there.

How to Get There

The Villa at Pacific Edge
647 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 83 Reviews
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odeme

This hotel is in excellent location; it is close to shops and restaurant. The room was very spacious and clean. The ocean view was beautiful from the hotel. The staff was friendly and welcoming (espeacially Karen), they made our time more enjoyable. We will return for sure and highly recommend it to others.

Just Do It
Robert G

We visit Laguna Beach a few ties each year. First stay here. Looked too good to be true. Were not disappointed! Villa Majorca was everything as pictured, described and more. Staff more than accommodating to needs and requests. Kid friendly. First class stay all the way. Will return and recommend.

Karen is the best!!
Sam G

My family and I stay here every year in May and the facilities are wonderful. From the beautiful views to the cleanliness of the rooms. Everything about this place is amazing, but the real star is Karen. She makes sure your stay is just what you thought it would be. She is kind and seeks to understand, thank you Karen!!

Sincerely,
Sam