#1164: USA, California

home exchange #1164: USA, CaliforniaThe famous Three Arches
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiaoutdoor deck with chaise and dining table
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiabackyard with seating and firepit an succulent gardens
home exchange #1164: USA, Californialiving room with fireplace and ocean views
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiachildren's room with twin and trundle bed. It's cozy. : )
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiaguest bedroom with ocean views
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiagourmet kitchen with 6-burner Viking range and Viking refrigerator
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiaarial view of Three Arch Bay beaches- main beach on the left and "shell beach" on the right
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiasucculent gardens
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiaview to the park next door
home exchange #1164: USA, CaliforniaSunny master bedroom, with opening and shaded skylight for ocean breeze
home exchange #1164: USA, CaliforniaDining Room, seats 8, opens to porch and al fresco dining
home exchange #1164: USA, Californiadownstairs access to private bedroom and laundry

    Description

    Welcome to Three Arch Bay! As the old saying goes, 'location, location, location!' Enjoy relaxed Laguna Beach living in Lower Three Arch Bay, situated on the ocean-side of PCH, at one of the top-rated private beaches in California and the U.S., rated a “Grade A” by the Heal the Bay Annual Report. No need for a golf cart in this rental home; the steps to this beautiful private beach are right around the corner. 

    This original beach house, built in the late ‘20s, was one of the first homes constructed in Three Arch Bay. Remodeled and added to in the 90's, it's a beautiful stucco and brick home with old-Laguna cottage feel. The home features raised wood beam ceilings, a mahogany wrap-around bar and a Spanish tile outdoor dining area with ocean views. If you’re coming with the kids, this home is next door to the park and playground of Three Arch Bay, complete with basketball court and playscape. Our personal croquet set and lazy afternoons come included with the house! 

    The beach stairs are five houses from our doorstep. Just cruise through the park and you’re halfway there. Included with the rental are beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella, a collection of sand toys to make a large sand castle village, and a surfboard if you're up for it. Speaking of surf, there are several legendary surf breaks and skimboarding beaches within 2 miles of Three Arch Bay. 

    During the summer months, a free public open-air trolley service is available to downtown Laguna at the entrance to Three Arch Bay (also walking distance), with departures and arrivals all day long. All visitors will enjoy our list of Laguna local destinations, including restaurants, shopping, state parks, and the best galleries in town. Pageant of The Masters and Festival of the Arts, as well as Sawdust Festival and many other events keep this beach-town entertaining, all year round.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Three Arch Bay is located between the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis and The Montage resorts. The neighborhood is guarded by security professionals 24/7 and gated for privacy. If you are coming for a long holiday or family reunion, there are several rental properties in Three Arch Bay (including a 2-BR cottage directly across the street) available to accommodate large groups and extended families. If you are seeking a beautiful beach vacation but want to avoid the crowds, Three Arch Bay beach is one of only three private beaches in Laguna, and undoubtedly the most beautiful. Privacy and ample room on the sand are yours. On a recent visit to the beach on a beautiful March afternoon, there were 6 people on the beach...it's never crowded!

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 3: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 4: 2 x single

    The master bedroom features a king pillowtop mattress with organic spa linens and two bedrooms feature queen sized beds. The remaining bedroom is designed for children with a twin trundle bed, sleeping two.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    shower 3: shower, toilet

    The master bathroom is en suite; there is a bedroom downstairs that has a priviate bathroom with shower; and finally two bedrooms upstairs that share a full bathroom with shower/bath.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 70 to 80
    Higher fees in summer, May - September, or during holiday weeks.
    Cleaning included no
    $150

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (3 minutes walk)

    Horse riding (10 minutes drive)

    Fishing (on site)

    Golf (5 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (on site)

    Tennis (on site)

    Sailing

    Water skiing

    Snorkeling (on site)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Surfing (on site)

    Windsurfing (on site)

    Canoe/Kayaking (on site)

    Boating /Sailing (on site)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (5 minutes drive)

    Culture (5 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (10 minutes drive)

    Amusement Parks (40 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (on site)

    Galleries & Museums (5 minutes drive)

    Public transport (5 minutes walk)

    Town (5 minutes drive)

    Country club/Resort facilities (10 minutes drive)

    Bar /Pub (10 minutes drive)

    Theatre (5 minutes drive)

    Entertainment

    Place of Interest (on site)

    Spa Nearby

    Getting there

    The home is conveniently situated in Orange County, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, with close proximity to Disneyland, Legoland, Seaworld and more, all within an hour’s drive. World-class golfing is at Pelican's Hill (rated #1 Golf Resort in the world by Conde Nast readers), the Links at St. Regis, and even a great public 9-hole course 2 miles away.

    During the summer months, a free public open-air trolley service is available to downtown Laguna at the entrance to Three Arch Bay (also walking distance), with departures and arrivals all day long. All visitors will enjoy our list of Laguna local destinations, including restaurants, shopping, state parks, and the best galleries in town. Pageant of The Masters and Festival of the Arts, as well as Sawdust Festival and many other events keep this beach-town entertaining, all year round.

    Historic 1920's Beach House

    Steps from private beach, in gated oceanside luxury neighborhood Three Arch Bay

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 70 to 80 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay 7 days
    Desired Destinations France, Italy, Spain, British Virgin Islands, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Belize, Canada, Jamaica
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