Feedback
Enter a location, property ID, keywords, and/or descriptive words.

On the Sand in Capistrano Bay

You sent a message to this owner.

From the Beach

From the Beach Third Floor Bedroom First Floor Deck Dining Room Living Room From the Deck View from Deck House location and Dana Point Marina Sand Level Master Suite Sand Level Bedroom #2 One of our Sunsets One of Two Bathrooms Sunset over Dana Point Christmas in Capistrano Beach Road looking South The house from the Water

This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

Calendar

Last updated: 04/16/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Doheny Beach condo description

Ocean front. The house is built on the beach, and step off the porch onto the sand. The sound of the waves at night, and the views are unforgettable.

The house is located on Capistrano Bay, one mile south of Dana Point Harbor. The harbor is an easy walk/bike ride away, and is terrific for restaurants, jet ski rental, fishing trips, whale watching and the catalina express. Dolphin pods frequent the bay in front of the house, and you may be lucky enough to be a part of their day! We are 35 miles south of Disneyland, and 55 miles north of San Diego.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE or e-mail me: A prompt response is assured!

The house has two condos on three stories. Two full kitchens. Each unit has a deck, the beach is communal. Small pets are OK, but not allowed on the beach. Both units are now available for monthly, winter rentals and year round rentals beginning in September.

Beach Level Unit:

The unit is on the first floor with three bedrooms, and sleeps 8 in beds. A fireplace is in the living room, and a there is a deck on the sand with a BBQ. A king in the master, a queeen in bedroom 2, and two bunks with 4 beds in the kids room. Washer dryer, linens provided, and plenty of parking.

Upper Unit:

The unit is on the second and third floors with a spectacular master suite on the third floor. Open your eyes to breaking waves and endless views. Relax, read, exercise, enjoy. Four bedrooms on the second floor are perfect for two families. Each two bedroom set can be closed off and is ideal for adults with children.

Bed Detail:

Lower Unit:
Beach Level -- Sleeps 8
* Master Bedroom - King
* Queen
* Kids Room -- Two Bunks with 4 beds
* Living Room
* Kitchen


Unit Two:
5 bdr, Sleeps 10
Second Floor - king, queen, twins, full
Third Floor - Master Suite with King and fireplace
Living Room
Kitchen


Keywords: Condominium

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Sand Level Master...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Sand Level Guest Room...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 4 bunk bed

                Sand Level Childrens - 2 Bunks, 4 Beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

                Second Floor King...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

                Second Floor Queen...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                Second Floor Twins...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 1 double

                Second Floor Double Bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 1 king

                Third Floor King with Ocean View...moreless

              • Room in three of the bedrooms for a blow up bed (not provided) or a crib. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Parking for 5 cars. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • Fireplace, BBQ

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Sand Level, Weber (non-gas) on second floor....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront

                      Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Golf
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shelling
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating

                      Other Activities

                          • A full court Basketball court on the beach is located less than 500 feet away....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review
                          • Dream Vacation

                            Dream Vacation

                            • Guest Mike
                            • Date of stay 03/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                            What is better than walking out your back door right onto the beach. This was a fabulous home to stay in. We traveled with 7, and throughout our stay, we had up to 6 people staying with us. There was room for everyone and no one complained of having to little of space. The kitchen was updated, except for the oven, which needs a little help. The granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances were great. The updated cupboards contained everything we would need to accommodate large groups of people. To get more use of the back deck and ocean view, we grilled a lot on the BBQ. The views were spectacular, from the animal life, to the sailboats coming out of the harbor, to the beautiful sunsets over Catalina Island. Close to shopping, dining, Dana Point harbor and Golf courses, not to mention Disneyland, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park and many more attractions, the location was hard to beat. There was plenty of beds for everyone. But as great as the rooms were, the master suite was incredible. King bed in a large room with seating area, master bath, and a full wall of widows with an ocean view. The owner was very accommodating and very responsive. I had to contact the owner a couple times during our stay, and never had a problem reaching him. We had everything we needed for a fantastic vacation. From kitchen appliances, flat screen TV's and dvd players, the gas fireplaces, beach toys for the kids, to lounge chairs for the adults. Did I mention BEACH FRONT PROPERTY!? All of this in a gated community. Highly recommended to everyone. I would absolutely stay here again!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great beach house

                            Great beach house

                            • Guest Layne N.
                            • Date of stay 10/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                            Our extended family rented both units for a family gathering. There were 13 adults and we had plenty of room. The location is wonderful on the beach, easy access to I-5 and convenient to harbor, groceries, and restaurants. Outdoor gas grill was great for making family meals. The two decks and living space provide plenty of room for families to hang out. House includes all the essentials for your stay including beach toys! House was in good condition and local property management firm was responsive to our needs.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • LOTS of MICE!

                            LOTS of MICE!

                            • Guest Sue (Idaho)
                            • Date of stay 06/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/02/13
                            We rented the sand level unit for 7 days. The view is spectacular, the ocean and sand just steps away and the deck was super comfortable... But the house has some problems. The Kitchen has been remodeled and is lovely but boy oh boy did the kitchen have mice! Our fourth day there after trapping three mice, I emailed lee about the mice problem. He said that it was "really yucky", said he would send an exterminator out the next day, later said to use the mouse traps in the garage cabinet at our discretion..... Then he quit responding to my emails. We never did have an exterminator come out, nor heard any more from lee! We trapped and killed 6 rodents (one looked to be a small rat) before giving up, we just put all the food in the oven! The rest of the house was just okay. The beds are REALLY OLD, uncomfortable and the bedding is worn; None of the windows or the patio door have screens, so if you want fresh air, you also get bugs. The two love seats are comfortable but pretty dirty and have an odor like wet dog; and... the master bathroom has an exterior glass door right next to the toilet and shower so bring something to hang over it if you want privacy from people outside! I read a similar review posted earlier about this property, but lee said the guy was trying to get money back and left a bad review when lee would not give him a refund..... That is not the case here, I have not ask for anything! Just wish I had not discounted the previous review. I would not stay again.

                            Owner response: I am very sad about the review concerning mice. I really think it was unwarranted, but I respect her right to post when a stay is viewed as unsatisfactory. I try really hard to be responsive, and that part of the review hurt the most. The “mice problem” was addressed the day the tenant called. Apparently, a drainage canal was flushed brining a few mice from the palisades above the house down to the beach. Contrary to what was said, an exterminator was called immediately. It is the beach, and there are a few critters from time to time, but it is by no means prevalent or a regular occurrence. To prevent this from happening in the future, I have hired a exterminator service to routinely handle any mice plus any other related problems as they arise. Additionally, the outside door to the bathroom on the first floor gives visitors a handy entrance to a shower from the beach. The door has frosted glass, and is not transparent.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/13

                          • Great House for large group

                            Great House for large group

                            • Guest Surprise Fam (Surprise, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 06/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/18/13
                            We had 4 families staying in both units...19 people in all with kids ranging from 17 to 9. Everyone had a bed to sleep in and there was more than enough space to keep from getting in each others way. We used every feature the home had to offer...spectacular views of the ocean and sunsets...had breakfast at the table outside on the deck each morning...fire pit in the sand eating Smores each night...Grilled dinner on the BBQ! The house was clean and well stocked with items needed to have a great vacation. Lots of communal space to gather and socialize, play games and just hang out. The dolphins swimming by each day was an added bonus! We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to relax and enjoy life!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Doesn't get much better than this

                            Doesn't get much better than this

                            • Guest Jen (Phoenix Az)
                            • Date of stay 05/26/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/02/12
                            Just returned from a wonderful week in Dana Point. We rented both units for a 50th birthday/family and friends get together. Kids played in the sand and ocean, grandparents stayed inside by the fire place and watched the fun while they stayed cozy warm. All ages in between had fun enjoying the private beach. House was lovely and had lots of nice touches. I found the price to be extremely reasonable for this great locale. My favorite thing to do while we were there was watch for dolphins and sea lions every day. There is also plenty to do within short drive of house. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Super vacation!

                            Super vacation!

                            • Guest Concon (Fernley, NV)
                            • Date of stay 04/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                            We rented the upper two levels for a family vacation. There were 4 adults and 8 children -- and we had an incredible time! There was plenty of space and the modern kitchen was well stocked with appliances, pots, pans, dishes, silverware etc. for large groups like ours. The decks are wonderful and have nice outdoor furniture. We loved open windows and listening to the ocean all night. The beach changes daily from rocky to sandy, but so close to the house we had fun to playing in the water and sand. If we were chilly in the evenings, the gas fireplace warmed us quickly. There's a basketball court just a few steps down the beach and we challenged each other to game after game. We visited Disneyland and Seaworld while there. Both were an easy drive. Costco and other stores for supplies are just a mile away. We would love to return to this property again!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Wonderful Getaway

                            Wonderful Getaway

                            • Guest Ashley P. (Modesto)
                            • Date of stay 12/02/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/25/12
                            This house was just the getaway we needed. Beautiful views, cozy living space with a fireplace for at night, an easy bike ride to the pier and the shops. This was a great spot to go for a vacation, we couldn't have asked for more. It was a great house for the whole family, everyone had their own space. We all had a great time and spent most of our time outside on the deck and down in the sand!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Gorgeous Escape

                            Gorgeous Escape

                            • Guest JW (Modesto)
                            • Date of stay 12/02/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/25/12
                            I loved the simplicity of the house. Everything was nicely decorated and not to over done and rather "homey"! We had a wonderful time and love waking up to the beautiful ocean view and having dinner on the deck and watching the sunset! Can't wait to go again.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • My Vacation from hell ;-)

                            My Vacation from hell ;-)

                            • Guest kaypee (United States)
                            • Date of stay 12/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/18/11
                            Jussst Kidding!!! I loved the house... The view was amazing and having the ocean as a front yard was awesome. The rooms were really nice, they all had a different style so everyone was able to pick a room that best suited them. The kitchen and living room were updated, comfortable, and cozy. Both kitchen and media appliances were up to date. Almost every bedroom had a flat screen tv in it with cable which was a good and unexpected feature! The third level room was heaven.. the room was Huge and had Amazing views because the entire room had floor to ceiling windows that wrapped around the entire room. The house, the view, and having the ocean 20 ft away was more than I could have ever imagined and I would 100% recommend this rental house to others. I hope that I can go back soon!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • A little bit of Heaven!

                            A little bit of Heaven!

                            • Guest Blondie (United States)
                            • Date of stay 12/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/18/11
                            Spending 4 days at this beautiful,serene beach house was like a dream! My family & I (9 people)occupied the upstairs,5 bedrooms with plenty of space for everyone. The bedrooms were very clean & nicely decorated.Sleeping with the sound of waves hitting the shore was most peaceful. Our favorite place was just hanging out on the deck,watching the waves,sailboats,birds and most amazing sunsets! We also took advantage of the newly remodeled kitchen,cooking for our crew & BBQ'ing on the deck!My kids spent a few days in Disneyland,only a 30 min drive.Riding our bikes a short distance to the Marina to check out all the cute shops & amazing boats was a fun outing! I have to say this was a great trip,loved the beach house and can't wait to go back! I highly recommend it!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Feb 10 - May 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          $2,300 $4,800
                          Summer
                          Jul 1 - Aug 16, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $9,200
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $8,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          $2,300 $4,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Clean/Linens Upper Level $260
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Clean/Linens Sand Level $220
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          Standard Rates reflect sand level unit during the winter. Upper unit is 800 per night, 2800 per week, 5200 per month. Discount available if both units are rented. Late August, June and September are higher than winter rates, but lower than summer rates. Please inquire about rates and availability. We discourage Sunday checkouts as it is difficult to find housecleaners on Sundays.

                          One third to complete reservation, one third due four months prior to arrival, and remaining third due 60 days prior to arrival.


                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                          Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


                          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                           

                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: I am a retired Beach Bum where the biggest decision I make is 'which beach?'

                          Why the Owner Chose Doheny Beach:
                          I grew up here, and I just love Capistrano Beach. It is the birthplace of surfing. This section of California is one of the last true surf communities left in the state, and does not have the urban feel or Los Angeles, San Diego or Newport Beach. Come here to relax, be with family, and nurture relationships.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          The weather is fantastic and the walks are terrific.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • From the Beach

                            From the Beach

                          • First Floor Deck

                            First Floor Deck

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • View from Deck

                            View from Deck

                          • Sand Level Master Suite

                            Sand Level Master Suite

                          • One of our Sunsets

                            One of our Sunsets

                          • Sunset over Dana Point

                            Sunset over Dana Point

                          • Beach Road looking South

                            Beach Road looking South

                          • Third Floor Bedroom

                            Third Floor Bedroom

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • From the Deck

                            From the Deck

                          • House location and Dana Point Marina

                            House location and Dana Point Marina

                          • Sand Level Bedroom #2

                            Sand Level Bedroom #2

                          • One of Two Bathrooms

                            One of Two Bathrooms

                          • Christmas in Capistrano

                            Christmas in Capistrano

                          • The house from the Water

                            The house from the Water

                          VRBO #67429

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Monday, February 10, 2014

                          $500 - $1,314 per night (USD)
                          19

                          8 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 20

                          View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
                          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                          Get an instant quote
                          Owner
                          Email owner

                          (209) 324-5000 (California, USA)

                          Speaks: english

                          Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                          Add vacation protection services to your booking

                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                          Get it now