Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Emerald Bay Community Amenities

Aug 20 21 Views, 0 Comments.

Emerald Bay is one of the top communities here in Laguna Beach and offers a wide range of community amenities for it's residents.  Situated in the north section of Laguna Beach on a private beach is the exclusive community known as "Emerald Bay" that is home to approximately 500 homes.  This is a gated community that only allow access to those who live here and their guests.  Many ask about visiting the beach at Emerald Bay but there is not public access to this beach and the only way to gain access is by boat if you don't live in the community.  The video here explains some of the community amenities found in Emerald Bay.

For starters, Emerald Bay offers a 24 hour guard gate that creates a safe and friendly environment for those who live there. 

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Lighthouse Home in Laguna Beach, CA

Aug 13 57 Views, 0 Comments.

Many Laguna Beach homes offer a wide variety of amenities but very few can offer it's own private lighthouse!  A home in the Three Arch Bay gated community in Laguna Beach, California has just come on the market and offers a lighthouse that sits on the ocean front with private steps down to the ocean which offers a luxury swimming pool located adjacent to the ocean!  The oceanfront home located at 40 N La Senda Dr in Lower Three Arch Bay is currently on the market for $24,950,000 and offers spectacular ocean and white water views and comes with a detached guest house as well.

The home was originally built in 1929 and is one of the original homes built in the Three Arch Bay community.  The home was it's own private beach and swimming pool that has been

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Woods Cove Ocean View Homes

Aug 6 85 Views, 0 Comments.

Woods Cove is a great area located just north of Victoria Beach and continues to the tip of Arch Point.  Here you will find a combination of ocean front and ocean view homes that can be located several blocks back from the ocean.  Many love this area due to the close proximity to the Laguna Village and downtown area of Laguna Beach.

Ocean View homes in Woods Cove currently start at $1,995,000 and go as high as $15,400,000 for an ocean front home on Arch Point.  One of the most interesting homes in this area is the home located at 1715 Ocean Way.  It just came on the market 23 days ago and is located on the ocean front.  What makes this home unusual is that it is built on a rock formation with little rocks that act as stepping stones down to the sandy

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Rancho Laguna Ocean View Homes

Jul 30 110 Views, 0 Comments.

Rancho Laguna is a quiet residential neighborhood located at the top of Bluebird Canyon and just south of Temple Hills.   Due to the high elevation, the homes offer great ocean and canyon views.  One of the main reasons why buyers decide on this area is the private setting you get when you live here.  This is a very remote area at the top of the ridge which only receives traffic from those who live in the neighborhood.  The backdrop is simply beautiful with natural canyon's surrounding the entire community with coastal views in the horizon.

Home prices for ocean view properties in Rancho Laguna currently start at $1,450,000 for a three bedroom ocean view home that offers 2,328 square feet of living space.  A large selection of homes is rarely on the

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The Village Ocean View Homes

Jul 23 112 Views, 0 Comments.

The Village area of Laguna Beach stretches from the Woods Cove area and continues to the Main Beach area is by far the most sought after residential area for homes in the one to two million range near the beach.  What makes this area so great is the location and the style of homes that can be found here.  First, the location is within a several block radius to the beach and the many shopping and resturants that line Coast Highway.  The homes in this area date back to the early part of the century with many Spanish and bunglaow style homes built in the 1920's.  Ocean view homes are best found closest to the beach as the topography tends to be rather flat and doesn't afford itself to having big ocean views.

Ocean View homes in this are currently start at

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Laguna Beach Mills Act Homes

Jul 16 136 Views, 0 Comments.

Laguna Beach has a large inventory of older historic homes that were built at the turn of the century.  Many love these older homes for their historic charm and architectural details.  Others seek these homes out for their tax savings if they are covered under the Mills Act.  So what exactly is the Mills act and how does it save a homeowner money?  First, the Mills Act is an National organization that is set out to preserve these historic homes from destruction and modification.  They work with the state and federal government in lowering a homeowners tax base in care of these homes.  Laguna Beach has a lot of older homes but they are all not on the Mills Act.  A resident must submit an application to the Mills Act organziation to get approved before any

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Main Beach Ocean View Homes

Jul 9 131 Views, 0 Comments.

Main Beach homes are located near the Main Beach Park and beach area near the center of Laguna Beach.  This is the true meeting spot for many who live in Laguna Beach with it's wide open views of the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean and the famous lighthouse that resides on Main Beach.  Homes that are found in this area will offer close proximity to the beach but will rarely have a huge ocean views due to the low topography of the area.  Finding a home here with an ocean view will command a premium in price as view and location are the most desirable items when looking for a home in Laguna Beach.

One of the best places to find ocean view properties in this area is on the oceanfront street of "Gaviota Drive."  This is a great street to find single family

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Laguna Beach Homes On The Sand

Jul 2 149 Views, 0 Comments.

Situated in the Thousands Steps beach area in Laguna Beach is a rare offering for homes that are literally built and located on the sandy beach. There is very common to see this is neighboring beach towns like Newport Beach and Dana Point where homes have been built right on the sand. Laguna Beach is a much different topography with homes being built on the cliff side or on the ocean front and rarely on the sand. Thousands Steps Beach is located in the South Laguna area and actually has three homes that are located on the sand.

What makes this really unusual is that these homes are part of another home located at the top of the street known as "Coast Hwy." Since it literally takes 1000 steps to get down to the beach the homes have a cable system that

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Laguna Beach Weekly Vacation Rental Rules

Jun 25 189 Views, 0 Comments.

For those interested in purchasing a property in the Laguna Beach area for vacation rentals it's important to understand the steps that are involved in preparing your home for a weekly rental.  First, not all homes and neighborhoods are designated for weekly rentals.  The city has a great service where you can call in the address of the Laguna Beach home and they can tell you if they home qualifies.  There are many factors that goes into this qualification process but mainly deals with the density of homes in the area and if it conducive for weekly rentals based on room for parking, noise factors, etc. 

Once you have learned that the property is zoned for short term rentals the next step would be to submit an application to get a permit.  The

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Camel Point Ocean View Homes

Jun 18 134 Views, 0 Comments.

Camel Point is a quiet residential neighborhood of 15 homes located in a premier oceanfront location.  The community offers 8 homes located on the ocean front with an additional 7 ocean view properties.  This is a small gated community that offers direct access down to the beach as pictured below.  Since the community is home to only 15 properties homes rarely come on the market here.  The neighborhood has a nice mixture of contemporary as well as older historic homes.  An ocean view property is now being offered for sale for $4,595,000.  I had a chance to preview this home and the 5 bedroom home really did offer nice views of the ocean. 

The views are mainly over the rooftops of the properties located on the oceanfront as pictured below.  In addition,

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