Offering 30 acres of seaside luxury in the heart of Southern California’s artist colony, the Montage community is actually a 248-room resort boasting elegant beachfront accommodations. Perched on a coastal bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the community is characterized by its craftsman-style architecture and known for its incredible views.
Residents of the Montage enjoy access to a number of resort amenities. Among these are a 20,000 square foot oceanfront spa and three swimming pools. The property also offers distinctive on-site dining opportunities, including the resort’s signature restaurant Studio as well as Mosaic Bar & Grill and The Loft. Other amenities include over 16,000 square feet of stunning indoor/outdoor space as well as a museum-quality collection of fine are.
Meanwhile, each of the homes at the Montage offer private entrances, beach access and breathtaking ocean views. Features of the villas include classic wood and stone architecture, private entry courtyards, elegant interiors and generous outdoor living spaces.
Laguna Beach Culture
Due to its location in Laguna Beach, the Montage community also provides residents with easy access to a variety of arts, music and cultural opportunities. Among the sites and attractions found in Laguna Beach are the Laguna Art Museum, the 2,600-seate Irvine Bowl amphitheater and the Laguna Playhouse, which is the oldest continuously running theatre on the west coast.
The Pageant of the Masters, which is a unique show that recreates famous artworks with real people as models, takes place in Laguna Beach every summer. The Festival of Arts, which started in the 1930s, showcases juried work by local artists while the Sawdust Art Festival is a counterculture alternative to the Festival of the Arts featuring non-juried crafts and arts. The Art-A-Fair, which started in 1966, exhibits juried work from artists outside of the area. Other festivals and events include the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, the weekly Summer Concert in the Park series, the annual music festival sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society, the Bluewater Music Festival and the Kelpfest.
Laguna Beach also has a rich surfing history that centers largely on a five-block stretch of rocky reefs situated between Brooks and St. Ann’s Streets. The Brooks Street Surfing Classic, which began in 1955, takes place within a four-month-long window each summer and is open only to Laguna Beach residents. The Vic Skimboarding World Championship also takes place at Laguna Beach’s Aliso Beach each year, while the Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament has been taking place in Laguna Beach since 1955.
Laguna Beach is also home to foothill trails that are internationally known for mountain biking, while the lawn bowling field at Heisler Park serves as the host of the U.S. Open for Lawnbowling every year.
Of course, Laguna Beach is also known for its nearly perfect weather. With its mild Mediterranean climate, the city boasts abundant sunshine all year. In January, the average daily high temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit while the average high temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit in August. Meanwhile, the annual precipitation is relatively low at just 13.56 inches.