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Ocean View, Steps to Beach, 64 Five Star Reviews...WOW!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,025 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

**Please contact us for rates...VRBO rates can change & Specials are available.

Our 'Lighthouse' is in one of the best locations within Niguel Beach Terrace with Ocean view from the Living room. It is just a 1 minute walk to the entry to Salt Creek (Dana) Strands Beach. Located on the Ocean side of the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, in one of Southern California’s most exclusive areas. The Niguel Beach Terrace condos are situated on the Coast between the lovely Dana Point Marina and Boat harbor to the South and the Ritz Carlton and St Regis Hotels just to the North of us. The 'Lighthouse' has been renovated featuring maritime and nautical themes, a color scheme of sand, beige, cream and blue, some new furnishings and furniture, and porcelain tiled patios. An easy walk to Starbucks, the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis Resort, public library, and a commercial center. This 2 Bedroom and 2 Bath, downstairs unit has ocean views from the living room, one bedroom and one of its large private patios. Living room features a 42' LCD flat screen HD TV. Two large tiled private patios; one with an ocean view and the other with a picnic area and Electric BBQ. Bright, airy, open, ground floor unit open to ocean breezes.

A fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances features a microwave, ice-maker, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock- pot, espresso machine, waffle maker, dishes, silverware and pots and pans. Cooled by ocean breezes and 52' Hunter ceiling fans in the living room, both bedrooms and the dining room, the Lighthouse has a mild, temperate climate all year around. The master suite features an office area with an antique cherry wood desk, a computer and high-speed cable internet (Wi-Fi). The extra long twin beds (can be made into a king by request) in the guest bedroom, which is large enough to be a second master bedroom.

For your convenience and comfort the following are provided - Washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board; Four cherry wood suitcase stands; Fine linens and plush towels; Six beach towels and a beach umbrella; Four beach chairs and two Boogie boards; Two beach coolers; Two hair dryers; Selected DVDs and VCRs; Library stocked with books; Reserved covered parking space #24 and guest parking is available in the complex and on Selva road. A pool and spa are a short walk away with another spa closer to the Lighthouse. No Smoking and No Pets

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each is a full size Bathroom...Master Bath with shower in separate room from vanity sink and Guest Bath with shower/tub combination. Both bathrooms have towel racks and hooks to easily accommodate 6 people.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleigh Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Extra long beds (can be converted into king size bed)
  • The Lighthouse features a King size sleigh bed in the Master Suite with its own private full bathroom. The Master Suite has a cherry wood desk, computer, phone extension, and a router for extra computer uses. Extra long twin beds in the large guest bedroom can be converted to a king size bed with two night stands and with the full bath can be a second second master suite. Both bedrooms are located off of different tiled patios. The two bedrooms have mirrored closets that feature triple tracks for easy clothing. This allows for a large floor area in each bedroom. An air-bed can be added to the Guest Suite to comfortably sleep three. Each bedroom has two cherry wood luggage stands along with quilt racks. The Master Suite is separated from the Guest Suite by the two bathrooms to allow maximum privacy.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cooled by ocean breezes and hunter fans the location of the Lighthouse cannot be beat. With a southwesterly exposure there is morning sun and midday the east patio and afternoon sun on the west patio. A bright, light and cheerful end unit everything is new in the Lighthouse from baseboards, registers, fans, appliances, tile, countertops in kitchen, appliances and carpeting. The owners/ managers of the Lighthouse are well traveled and have used their knowledge and experience to create an ideal destination vacation. Their credo is like pitching coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome once you experience a stay at the Lighthouse you will return for another visit in the future. All locations are not alike and the Lighthouse is located in the best location in Niguel Beach Terrace: a quiet area on greenbelts; does not face the parking lot as many units do; is off the street of Selva; and is closest to the beach.


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(66 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View, Steps to Beach, 64 Five Star Reviews...WOW!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews

We loved The Lighthouse

  • 5 of 5

Our young family loved it at the Lighthouse. We brought the kids scooters and they had endless fun along the walkways that overlook Dana Strand beach. Beach was awesome. Pool was nice. Condo was fantastic. Clean, well appointed and enough room for our family of 5. Dana Point is wonderful and very convenient to both Disney and Legoland. Also enjoyed a Whale Watch right out of Dana Point. The owners definitely have their act together. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous condo, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in the Niguel Beach Terrace area for 5 years, and the Lighthouse Suite for three of them. It's in a perfect location for views, walks, restaurants, stores. And the condo has every comfort you could ask for - immaculate, updated, easy maintenance, well supplied with kitchen equipment, smart TV with access to our Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts. The owners have been wonderful, very responsive, and we're hoping to escape the New England winter here again next year. We love it!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Couldn't be nicer - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in private homes over hotels and were not disappointed for one minute. This great home is everything and more than the owners represent. The location is superior, views are stunning, it's well maintained and very clean. I would highly recommend this unit t if you plan a vacation get-away to Dana Point. There are lots of choices, but this one won't disappoint - it's definitely the best unit in the complex. Just steps from one of the best swimming beaches, near great walking trails, a beautiful park, a real paradise and the perfect spot to enjoy your vacation. The owners could not be more welcoming and helpful. This is definitely a 5-star!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
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vancouver, bc, canada

Could Be Better

  • 2 of 5

Positive - Bedrooms and living room were good. Neighbourhood is decent. Beach is beautiful - however seniors and physically handicapped should be cautious as it takes a lot of steps to go the beach. Climbing the steps back home could be very challenging. The tram to the beach is closed during winters.

Negatives - Bathrooms were very old and dingy. Toilets took forever to flush. Blinds: guests were required not to turn on the window blinds in all the rooms. In spite of that, they still kept falling. It was frustrating.

Cleaning fee: we were charged extra cleaning fee providing a reason that it took more time to clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Chandler, Arizona

Great Time at Dana Point Lighthouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at the Lighthouse condo in July. We are a family of five and really enjoyed the location and access to the beach. It was just how the owner described it. It was clean and had everything we needed. We have stayed at several places over the years and Tom and Vonne are by far the most friedly, accommodating, and helpful owners we have ever rented from. We will defiantly return and recommend this rental. Thank you for a memorable time Vonne and Tom.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Exceeded expectations, we even swam with Dolphins!

  • 5 of 5

My family (kids 4 & 7) and I spent a week at the Lighthouse and found every accomodation we could think of ready and waiting! We felt right at home and loved spending time at the pool and especially the beach. We actually spent most of our time at the beach that is located right down the stairs from the unit. On our last day we spotted Dolphins right off the shore and swam right next to them for a few minutes. It was truly incredible and an experience we will never forget!

We usually spend our beach trips in Newport beach but, this time we decided to try Dana Point and found it to be a really good choice. It was so fun and easy to explore the Strands Beaches and surrounding areas thanks to the owners helpful lists and maps of things to do in the area. We loved cooking and eating at the Lighthouse without having to pack a single pan from home. In fact, we only brought our clothes with us. The lighthouse had beach towels, sand castle supplies, boogie boards, coolers, kitchen supplies, even step-by-step instructions for how to navagate between cable and playing the DVD's (saved us so much time). It really is a home away from home!

Thanks to the wonderful owners and their thoughtful preparation, that was one of the very most memorable family vacations we've had yet! We can't wait to plan the next visit to the Lighthouse. Thank you Tom and Vonne -

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chart House
Nearest Beach
Monarch Beach
Car: necessary

In the center of the 'California Riviera' the Lighthouse is located in Niguel Beach Terrace in the Monarch Bay section of Dana Point. Walk to 5 star resorts like the Ritz-Carleton and St. Regis destination resorts. Water activities beckon from Dana Point Harbor. Disneyland, Sea World, Laguna Beach and other Orange and San Diego sites are a short drive away. Everything you could want from shopping malls to outlet centers to surfing spots is close by or just spend your time relaxing at Dana Strands beach just steps from 'the Lighthouse.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental rates depend on the number in the party, length of stay, and season. Rent varies $3,400/mo. to Summer High Season $6,000/mo.
To book your reservation we require 50% Deposit Payment of the Rental fee. Cancellation Refund of 50% of Deposit for notice 90 or more days in advance and 25% of Deposit for notice 60 or more days in advance. Balance due of Rental fee 30 days before arrival. There is $125 Cleaning fee. A security deposit Authorization hold Only of $500 on arrival and will be released at time of your departure if there are no major losses or damages.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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