Paradise Found In These Laguna Beach Coastal Retreats

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate the views from these Laguna Beach retreats. These two coastal beauties have us dreaming of a beach getaway. And best of all, they could be yours!

Each retreat offers picturesque views in a prime Laguna Beach locale, but their price points are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Splurge or Steal? Let us know in the comments. 

Splurge: Laguna Beach Stunner With Ocean Views For $8.199M

It doesn’t get much better than this! You can dip your toes in the sand and make a splash in the ocean with ease from this Laguna Beach stunner. Situated right on the sand in the heart of Orange County sits this impressive four-bedroom, four-bathroom beach home with all the upgrades.

We are talking fantastic Catalina and San Clemente Island views, plus masterfully designed interiors. Walls of glass bring the outdoors in. The chef’s kitchen will have you whipping up gourmet meals. And the master suite is the most tranquil place to refresh and renew. But this Laguna Beach gem has an ace up its sleeve.

According to the listing, “This is one of the few properties on the coast that embodies an internal courtyard fully equipped with built-in barbecue, fire pit, and lounging area.” It also has a detached quest quarters and is mere steps to the best beaches and cafes to pick up a bite to-go. Sign us up!

Donnie Bowen with Re/Max Real Estate Group has listed 1155 Gaviota Drive, Laguna Beach, California for $8.199 million.

Steal: Architectural Beauty Mere Blocks From Best Beaches For $2.34M

Now, for nearly six million less, you could post up in this architecturally significant coastal home along Temple Hills Drive. Per the listing it was “Conceived by the principal of a well-regarded architectural firm as his personal residence.” So you know it has to be good.

The views are mesmerizing, inside and out. And the three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty offers a lot of bang for your buck! This includes intersecting planes, walls of glass, and serene spaces to unwind. In fact, the home is made up of three stacking cubes that are perfectly poised for relaxation. The most dramatic of all is at the heart of the home, in the kitchen. It has a soaring wall of glass that leads to a calming terraced yard. All of this is accented by warm woods, sleek concrete, and plenty of natural light.

Did we mention there is a hot tub, pergola, and multiple terraces to find your Zen? Perhaps the best part, however, is that much like our splurge, it too is just steps from the best beaches and shops. What a steal!

Mike Johnson with Compass has listed 940 Temple Hills Drive, Laguna Beach, California for $2.34 million.