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Classic Ca Cottage - Backyard Barbecuing, Group Dining - Close to Everything

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One of those amazing sunsets you'll see from your front porch or living room...

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the classic California cottage with wood floors throughout and plenty of windows to let the sunshine in. For me it's the perfect location, with Sunset park as your front yard and the ocean beyond. Sit on the front porch and enjoy your coffee in the morning, or end the day there with a cocktail as the sun goes down.

The property is in Dana Point located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, making one day trips to Los Angeles (Universal Studios, Dodger Stadium, Beverly Hills, Hollywood), Anaheim (Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium) and San Diego (Sea World, San Diego Zoo, etc.) possible.

There's a Trader Joe's right down the street along with other grocery stores, restaurants and movie theaters. And San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach are just minutes away if you want to go exploring other beaches and towns.

But you may just want to stay at the cottage and take advantage of the recently renovated kitchen and backyard with top of the line teak furniture. We've built a new large patio off the TV room where you can enjoy barbecues and entertain if the mood strikes you, or just sink into a chair, put your feet up and get lost in a book. We have tons of dvds (action, adventure, documentary, romantic comedy, kid-friendly), books (for all ages) and a variety of board games (Monopoly, Scrabble, etc).

You may be tempted to never leave the property, but remember, you're within a mile or two of some of the greatest beaches in California and the Dana Point Harbor. You'll find plenty of things to do no matter what your taste or mood with golf, tennis, surfing, fishing or my favorite - sitting on the beach reading, all with in your grasp.

Great happy-hours, barbecues, sunsets and relaxing days on the beach are endless. It's the classic Southern California living experience, life is good here.

Classic California cottage: 2 Bedrooms (queen beds) + TV room with sofa that turns into a queen bed to sleep two people. Two baths, one in the house and the other off the patio. (Sleeps 6)

This quiet Dana Point vacation rental is a classic California cottage that is only minutes from all the best beaches, shopping and recreation southern California has to offer...

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1445 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a family vacation rental for responsible families....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children can play in the backyard but the park across the street will be where they will want to go when not at the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you want to smoke you need to go out on the porch or back patio. Please not smoking in house....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • TV room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa bed in TV room sleeps another 2 if need be....moreless

  • Gets a nice breeze when top window is left open. Plenty of closet space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Clean classic cottage bathrooms, one is in the house, the other you access from the patio or through the kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All ocean water sports minutes away, with a variety of golf courses and tennis facilities close by as well......moreless

Entertainment

  • Video Library:

    Good library of a variety of movies...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Can see a bit of the ocean past the park...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    You can either eat outside on the patio or inside in the dining area...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You have all the dishes and utensils you will need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All the cooking utensils you will need are included. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice size deck with high end teak furniture...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
$2,100
low season 2
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne in Orange County
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Monarch golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lots
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Doheny Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I'm originally from Southern California and looking back, I can't remember a time when I wasn't either skiing, surfing or playing tennis. It was a really great place to grow up but eventually I needed to make a living and moved to NYC, where I started a career in advertising. I traveled a lot back then, which is how I met my wife. She was seated next to me on a flight from LA to NY and that was that. Turns out she grew up just a few miles away from where I did. Funny that I had to move 2,500 miles away to meet the girl next door. Now we've both moved back to the west coast with our dogs, Ivan and Delilah and we love it!

Why the Owner Chose Doheny Beach:
My wife and I live in LA but both have family nearby in Monarch Beach and San Juan Capistrano. We found ourselves spending a lot of time down in the OC so when this house came on the market, we jumped. Plus, at the time, we were looking for a house for my wife's mother to live in. But life is always taking unexpected twists and turns and in November of 2012, my mother-in-law decided to move out of the country to look after her father (he's 100 and as healthy as horse!). So for now, our dream cottage will be rented to anyone who wants to experience classic Southern California living while on vacation. We hope you enjoy the ocean breeze, backyard barbeques, sunset views from the front porch, walks around the park, and all the nearby beaches, restaurants and activities in the area as much as we do. This house is furnished with our own belongings and one day we hope to spend more time in it. Until then, we hope it brings you as much happiness and joy as it's brought us in the few years we've owned it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house sits in a quiet neighborhood directly across from Sunset Park and the view from the front porch of from inside looking out the front windows is simply breathtaking - pink and gold sunsets. We have family and friends with kids and when they come over they all head straight for the park. But jump in a car and the freeway is right there to take you to all the beaches, events, activities that Southern California has to offer.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • One of those amazing sunsets you'll see from your front porch or living room...

    One of those amazing sunsets you'll see from your front porch or living room...

  • This is your living room and ever growing library we have started for you...

    This is your living room and ever growing library we have started for you...

  • This is one of the places where you can gather around and enjoy meals...

    This is one of the places where you can gather around and enjoy meals...

  • This is another view of your living room-dining room bathed in afternoon light..

    This is another view of your living room-dining room bathed in afternoon light..

  • This is your view from the living room dining area of the park across the street

    This is your view from the living room dining area of the park across the street

  • This is your TV room, the couch can pull out to sleep two more people.

    This is your TV room, the couch can pull out to sleep two more people.

  • Another view of the TV room with portraits of old stars, how many can you guess?

    Another view of the TV room with portraits of old stars, how many can you guess?

  • Big closets in both bedrooms and storage above to keep all your stuff organized.

    Big closets in both bedrooms and storage above to keep all your stuff organized.

  • The house is tastefully decorated with art collected over the years...

    The house is tastefully decorated with art collected over the years...

  • Another view of the remodeled kitchen with Bosh gas stove.

    Another view of the remodeled kitchen with Bosh gas stove.

  • This is the bathroom off the patio in the backyard. Very nice when entertaining.

    This is the bathroom off the patio in the backyard. Very nice when entertaining.

  • Doheny Beach minutes away. Great family beach where you can get surf lessons.

    Doheny Beach minutes away. Great family beach where you can get surf lessons.

  • This is your front porch where you can watch those pretty amazing sunsets...

    This is your front porch where you can watch those pretty amazing sunsets...

  • This is your cottage as seen from the park across the street...

    This is your cottage as seen from the park across the street...

  • Also patio dining and relaxing with lots of chairs and sofas to chill on...

    Also patio dining and relaxing with lots of chairs and sofas to chill on...

  • This is your walkway up to the cottage from the driveway. Plenty of parking.

    This is your walkway up to the cottage from the driveway. Plenty of parking.

  • This is part of the park that has been built to entertain kids.

    This is part of the park that has been built to entertain kids.

  • Another view of the TV room, where over a hundred movies await you.

    Another view of the TV room, where over a hundred movies await you.

  • This is your bedroom in the back of the house with plenty of closet space.

    This is your bedroom in the back of the house with plenty of closet space.

  • This is your bedroom in the front of the house, with plenty of closet space...

    This is your bedroom in the front of the house, with plenty of closet space...

  • This is a view of the recently renovated kitchen with everything you need.

    This is a view of the recently renovated kitchen with everything you need.

  • This is your full bathroom in the main house.

    This is your full bathroom in the main house.

  • This is Dana Point Harbor that is close by. Fun to walk around or go to eat.

    This is Dana Point Harbor that is close by. Fun to walk around or go to eat.

  • Laguna beach just north of you, very arty community and fun to walk around.

    Laguna beach just north of you, very arty community and fun to walk around.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/18/2015
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